Adaptive Remote Control Manual (old Gray Jumbo Size)

Adaptive Remote Control Manual (old Gray Jumbo Size)
BETA-BRITE®
Remote Control
Programming Manual
This manual is for the 1026 and 1040 models of the BetaBrite® sign.
To find the model of your BetaBrite® sign, turn it off and then on again.
The model number appears as follows:
10404402d EZ95
The first four numbers (“1040”) are the model number.
Form No. 9704-0001B
4/02/2001
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NOTE:
Due to continuing product innovation, specifications in
this document are subject to change without notice.
Copyright © 1998-2001 Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
The following are trademarks of Adaptive Micro Systems: Adaptive, Alpha, AlphaNet plus,
AlphaEclipse, AlphaPremiere, AlphaTicker, AlphaVision, AlphaVision InfoTracker, Automode,
BetaBrite, BetaBrite Director, BetaBrite Messaging Software, Big Dot, PPD, Smart Alec, Solar,
TimeNet.
Visit our Internet World Wide Web sites:
http://www.betabrite.com and http://www.adaptivedisplays.com
or e-mail us at [email protected] or [email protected]
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Contents
Warranty................................................................................... iv
Return Merchandise Authorization .................................................... v
General information ...................................................................... 1
Using a Remote Control to operate your sign..................................................1
Basic sign operation ..................................................................... 3
Turning a sign on and off.................................................................................3
Setting a sign’s time and date..........................................................................4
Clearing a sign’s memory ................................................................................5
Setting a sign’s password................................................................................6
What to do when you forget a sign’s password........................................7
How to delete a sign’s password ..............................................................7
Sound control..................................................................................................7
Beginning text messaging ............................................................... 8
Example 1 — Using upper and lowercase in messages ..................................8
Example 2 — Displaying messages in file name order (A, B, C, etc.)............10
Example 3 — Displaying messages in time order .........................................12
Example 4 — Changing the text of an existing message ...............................14
Example 5 — Deleting messages ..................................................................16
Advanced text messaging ..............................................................17
Example 6 — Displaying the time and date ...................................................17
Example 7 — Using fonts and colors ............................................................20
Example 8 — Speeding up and slowing down messages .............................23
Example 9 — Special effects with modes (Trailing modes)...........................25
Example 10 — International characters ........................................................26
Graphics ...................................................................................28
Example 11 — Creating a movie marquee ....................................................28
Example 12 — Mixing text with graphics ......................................................33
Example 13 — Deleting a graphic .................................................................35
Appendixes................................................................................36
Appendix A — Modes, fonts, and colors available ........................................36
Appendix B — Sign diagnostic test...............................................................38
Appendix C — Connecting the sign to a computer........................................39
Appendix D — Updating the sign’s firmware (EPROM).................................40
Quick Reference Card ...................................................................41
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Warranty
Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc. warrants to the original purchaser that
the sign, keyboard and power supply will be free of defects in
workmanship and materials for a period of one year from the date of
purchase.
Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc. will without charge, repair or replace,
at its option, defective product or component parts upon delivery to the
factory service department accompanied by proof of the date of purchase
in the form of a sales receipt.
This warranty does not apply in the event of any misuse or abuse of
the product, or as a result of any unauthorized repairs or alterations. This
warranty does not apply if the serial number is altered, defaced or
removed from the sign. Incandescent lamps used in incandescent
products are not covered by this warranty.
The purchase price of this product does not include, from Adaptive
Micro Systems, Inc., any on-site support, service or maintenance.
Local ordinances prohibiting the use of flashing signs may exist in
some locations. Compliance with local ordinances is the sole
responsibility of the customer.
To obtain warranty coverage, this product must be registered. Please
complete the enclosed warranty registration card and mail it to Adaptive
Micro Systems, Inc.
How to obtain warranty service
1.
Contact Adaptive Micro Systems Customer Service at 414-357-2020.
2.
Ask the Customer Account Specialist for a Return Merchandise
Authorization (RMA) number. An RMA number is required to obtain
warranty service.
3.
Fill out the Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) Form on the
following page. To obtain warranty service, this form, including the
RMA number, must accompany the product.
4.
Follow the return instructions on the RMA Form to return to
Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc.
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Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) Form
RMA Number:
Date of Purchase:
Company Name:
Contact Person:
Address:
Phone Number:
Fax Number:
________________________________
________________________________
________________________________
________________________________
________________________________
________________________________
________________________________
________________________________
Description of Problem: _____________________________
________________________________
________________________________
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Return Instructions
1.
Obtain an RMA number from Adaptive Micro Systems at
414-357-2020. Ask for Customer Service.
2.
Fill out this form and include proof of purchase receipt if product is
under warranty.
3.
Pack this form, the sign, keyboard and transformer in the original
carton (or a suitable replacement). Please write the RMA number on
the outside of the package. Any damage to the product during
shipment is the responsibility of the freight company or the owner of
the sign.
4.
Ship the package, postage/shipping prepaid to:
Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc.
Attn: RMA No. ________
7840 North 86th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53224
PLEASE WRITE THE RMA NUMBER ON THE LABEL OF THE SHIPPING BOX. THANK YOU.
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Remote Control Programming Manual
General information
You can operate a BetaBrite® sign in two ways:
•
•
by using a hand-held Remote Control
by using a single computer with special software (See “Appendix
C — Connecting the sign to a computer” on page 39.)
Using a Remote Control to operate your sign
A Remote Control is a hand-held keyboard used to operate a
BetaBrite® sign. Most of this manual shows you how to program
messages on your sign using a Remote Control.
A Remote Control needs four AAA batteries to operate.
Point this end of the Remote Control at a sign.
Press PROGRAM to put
the sign into programming
mode. (This mode is used
to set the date and time,
type in messages, etc.)
ON - OFF
SOUND
PROGRAM
RUN
APPEND CURSOR SPECIAL FONT
SCROLL FLASH
ROLL
WIPE
1
2
3
4
AUTO
SPEED
TIME
DOT
7
8
9
0
B
A
¢
#
<
N
:
T
S
’
*
K
L
-
R
Q
.
,
V
Use one of the SHIFT keys to
access these white functions
(like ROLL and TIME) . . .
F
E
P
U
6
+
/
”
COLOR
ROTATE
5
&
J
O
WIDTH
HOLD
SELECT
D
%
I
=
>
M
;
C
$
H
G
To turn the sign off or on,
hold down SHIFT and
then press PROGRAM.
Press RUN twice to exit
programming mode.
REMOTE CONTROL
W
. . . and these white characters
(like # and !).
X
!
?
Y
Z
SHIFT
INSERT
SPACE
RETURN
CAPS
SHIFT
BACK
ADV
DELETE
Figure 1: Infrared (IR) Remote Control keyboard
General information: Using a Remote Control to operate your sign
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To program a sign with a Remote Control:
• Stand at least 5 feet and no more than 30 feet from the sign.
• Make sure nothing reflective is in front of the sign. (Light from
the sign’s display that is reflected back can interfere with the
Remote Control.)
• If nearby fluorescent lights interfere with the Remote Control,
you may have to relocate either the lights or the sign.
30
30
o
o
30
o
30
o
If a sign is this far from the floor...
...then hold a Remote Control this far
away:
10 feet
from 10 to 30 feet
15 feet
from 19 to 30 feet
20 feet
from 25 to 30 feet
Figure 2: Using a Remote Control with a sign
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Basic sign operation
Turning a sign on and off
When you plug in the sign’s power supply, the sign starts up
automatically, and unplugging the power supply turns the sign off.
However, instead of unplugging a sign, there is another way to turn a
sign off:
Holding down SHIFT and then pressing PROGRAM turns a sign off and on.
NOTE: Messages that you have programmed into the sign will not be
lost when you turn a sign off. Messages will be retained for
up to 30 days if the sign is not powered.
When a sign starts up, the following will be displayed:
10404402d EZ95
This is the software (or “firmware”) inside the sign.
THEN
8K RAM
This is the amount of memory inside the sign.
THEN
WED 1:26 PM
Basic sign operation: Turning a sign on and off
Because the time and date are not updated when the
sign is off, the time and date must be reprogrammed each time the sign is turned back on.
(See “Setting a sign’s time and date” on page 4.)
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Setting a sign’s time and date
Once set, a sign will remember the time and date unless the sign is
unplugged or interrupted by a power loss.
NOTE: Because the BetaBrite® sign does not have a real-time clock,
the date function can not be updated when power is off. The
date and time must be re-programmed whenever the sign
loses power for any reason.
Step
When you do this...
1
Press PROGRAM.
2
Press BACK until SET TIME appears.
You see this...
PROG TEXT A
SET TIME
SET W/D ,H&M
3
Press ADV.
THEN
MON 2:29 AM
4
Press D to set the day of the week.
Press H to set the hour.
Press M to set the minute.
TUE 11:21 AM
NOTE:Press SELECT, to change from 12-hour
(AM/PM) to 24-hour mode (0 - 23).
5
Press BACK until SET DATE appears.
6
Press ADV.
SET DATE
SET WITH D,M,&Y
THEN
JAN. 19, 2006
Press D to set the correct day.
Press M to set the month.
Press Y to set the year.
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1/19/06
NOTE:Press SELECT to display the date in
different formats—for example, JAN 26,
2001 or 1/26/01, or 26/1/01, etc.
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4
After setting the date and time, press RUN twice to return to normal operation.
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Clearing a sign’s memory
NOTE: Clearing a sign’s memory erases all messages, graphics, and
the password that have been programmed into the sign.
Step
When you do this...
1
Press PROGRAM.
2
Press BACK until CLEAR MEMORY appears.
3
Press ADV.
You see this...
PROG TEXT A
CLEAR MEMORY
WARNING!
THEN
CLEAR ALL? Y/N
4
Press Y to clear the sign’s memory. The sign will return to normal operation and display a series of demo
messages.
Basic sign operation: Clearing a sign’s memory
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Setting a sign’s password
Some signs allow you to set a personal password to protect your
messages and graphics from tampering by others.
NOTE: DON’T FORGET YOUR PASSWORD! If you do, you won’t
be able to operate the sign.
However, if you do forget the password, see “What to do when
you forget a sign’s password” on page 7.
Step
When you do this...
You see this...
PROG TEXT A
1
Press PROGRAM.
2
Press BACK until SET PASSWORD appears.
SET PASSWORD
3
Press ADV.
SET PASSWORD? Y/N
4
Press Y to set a password.
ENTER 6 CHAR’S
Type a 6-character password. (Only asterisks will
appear on the sign as you type.)
******
THEN
RE-ENTER THE 6
Re-type the password when prompted.
THEN
******
5
THEN
CORRECT will appear if you entered the same
password.
CORRECT
THEN
If you failed to type the same password, ERROR will
appear, and you’ll have to start over from Step 1.
6
Press RUN twice.
Press Y to password protect the sign.
PASSWORD RUN? Y/N
SECURE
The sign will return to normal operation.
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NOTE:If you select N, then a password will not be
needed when you press PROGRAM.
6
PROG TEXT A
Now, whenever you press PROGRAM, you’ll have
to type the password you just entered.
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What to do when you forget a sign’s password
Step
1
When you do this...
Press PROGRAM.
You see this...
PROG TEXT A
******
THEN
2
Hold down SHIFT and press L six times.
CORRECT
THEN
PROG TEXT A
3
Enter a new password. (See “Setting a sign’s password” on page 6.)
How to delete a sign’s password
If you no longer want to be prompted to password protect a sign, you
must clear the sign’s memory in order to delete the password. To do this,
see “Clearing a sign’s memory” on page 5.
Sound control
Normally, when you press a Remote Control key while programming
a sign, the sign will beep.
If you want to turn the beeping off, hold down SHIFT and then press
RUN. (To turn the beeping on again, repeat this.)
Basic sign operation: Sound control
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Beginning text messaging
This section shows you how to start creating messages on your sign.
Example 1 — Using upper and lowercase in messages
In this first example, you’ll display the text THIS IS YOUR FIRST
MESSAGE like this:
THIS IS YOUR
Your first message
will look like this.
THEN
FIRST MESSAGE
. . . and then the text This is your second message:
This is your
THEN
second
This message must be shown
on three displays because the
words “second message”
won’t fit on a single line.
THEN
message
Step
When you do this...
1
Press PROGRAM.
2
Press ADV.
Your second message will use
lowercase text.
You see this...
PROG TEXT A
A]
“A” is the file name of your message
A]
[AUT]T
Type THIS IS YOUR FIRST
MESSAGE
3
Note: If you make a
mistake while
typing, press
DELETE to erase a
letter.
[AUT], which stands for Automode, will
appear as you type your first character.
Automode automatically displays your
message in different formats.
Your message should
look like this when
you’re done typing.
A]IRST MESSAGE
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THIS IS YOUR
THEN
4
Press RUN twice.
FIRST MESSAGE
Because Automode [AUT] was used in your message (see Step 3), the
text of your message will be displayed in a variety of formats. For
example, one of the formats (or modes) called Scroll moves your
message from the bottom to the top of the sign.
Now that the first message is done, we’ll enter a second message which contains upper and lowercase characters.
5
Press PROGRAM again.
6
Press SELECT.
PROG TEXT A
PROG TEXT ?
The A changes to a question mark (?) after pressing SELECT.
B]
7
Press B.
“B” is now the file name of your second message. If you pressed
A instead of B, you would have written over the first message.
Type T
8
Press CAPS to switch to
lowercase letters.
B]cond message
Your message should look like this when you’re done typing.
Type his is your second
message
This is your
THEN
second
9
Press RUN twice.
THEN
message
You should notice that . . .
• The first message doesn’t appear at all. (We’ll fix this is the
following example.)
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Example 2 — Displaying messages in file name order (A, B, C, etc.)
Once you’ve programmed messages into the sign, you may want to
set the order or sequence in which messages appear. This method will
display messages by their file name (A, B, C, etc.) or in alphabetical order.
Step
When you do this...
You see this...
This example continues where Example 1 left off.
This example assumes that there are two messages (files A and B) in the sign:
File A = THIS IS YOUR FIRST MESSAGE
File B = This is your second message
1
Press PROGRAM.
2
Press RUN.
PROG TEXT B
RUN
TIME (or TIM) or DEMO (or CAN) may also appear here.
If RUN appears on the sign,
go to the next step.
RUN
3
Otherwise, press SELECT
until RUN appears.
4
Press B.
B
RUN
This is your
THEN
5
second
Press RUN.
THEN
message
You have just programmed the sign to run only message file B.
Next, we’ll program the sign to display message B first, then A.
10
6
Press PROGRAM.
7
Press RUN.
PROG TEXT B
RUN
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If RUN appears on the sign,
go to the next step.
RUN
8
Press SELECT until RUN
appears.
BA
RUN
9
Press B, then A.
The order of these letters determines the order in which
messages will appear on a sign.
(In this case, message B will appear first, then message A.)
This is your
File B
THEN
second
THEN
message
10
Press RUN.
THEN
File A
THIS IS YOUR
THEN
FIRST MESSAGE
These two messages will keep being
displayed in this order until a new file name
order or a new message is entered.
Using this method, you can program the order
of some or all of the messages you’ve entered on a sign.
Beginning text messaging: Example 2 — Displaying messages in file name order (A, B, C, etc.)
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Example 3 — Displaying messages in time order
In Example 2, you set the order of messages by file name. However,
that method could not specify an exact time when a message would
appear.
In this example, we’ll show you how to make a message appear and
disappear at times you specify.
NOTE: Unless a sign has a battery-backed clock, displaying
messages in time order will only work so long as a sign is
powered. When a sign without a battery-backed clock loses
power, its internal clock becomes inaccurate and must be
reset (see “Setting a sign’s time and date” on page 4).
Step
When you do this...
You see this...
For this example, make sure that your sign’s internal clock has been accurately set.
(See “Setting a sign’s time and date” on page 4.)
This example continues where Example 1 left off.
This example assumes that there are two messages (files A and B) in the sign:
File A = THIS IS YOUR FIRST MESSAGE
File B = This is your second message
In this example, we’ll program the sign to display File A on Monday through Friday from 1:10 PM to 2:30 PM.
We’ll program the sign to always display File B.
1
Press PROGRAM.
PROG TEXT A
2
Press SELECT until B
appears.
PROG TEXT B
3
Hold down SHIFT and
press 9 for TIME.
4
Press PROGRAM.
PROG TEXT B
5
Press SELECT until A
appears.
PROG TEXT A
6
Hold down SHIFT and
press 9 for TIME.
B ON ALWAYS
Since file B is already set up,
we’ll go on to file A.
ON ALWAYS is the default
setting for a message. A
message set to ON ALWAYS
will run continuously.
A ON ALWAYS
First, we’ll select the ON time or when the message starts.
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A ON M-F 0:00
Press D (for day) until
M-F (Monday through
Friday) appears.
Press D to set the day, H for hour, and M for minute
(in 10-minute increments).
A ON M-F 13:00
8
Press H (for hour) until
13:00 appears.
Hours must be represented in 24-hour or military style.
So 1:00 PM = 13:00, 2:00 PM = 14:00, etc.
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A ON M-F 13:10
Press M (for minute) until
13:10 appears.
Minutes are in increments of 10.
10
A OFF M-F 0:00
Press SELECT.
After setting the ON time, select the OFF time or when the message stops.
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Repeat Steps 7, 8, and 9 to set the OFF time (2:30 or 14:30 in this example.)
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Press RUN once.
(If TIME does not appear,
press SELECT until it
does.)
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TIME
RUN or DEMO may also appear here.
Press BA to set the display
order of these two
messages.
TIME
BA
This is your
THEN
File B
This message
should appear
continuously.
second
THEN
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message
Press RUN once.
THEN
THIS IS YOUR
File A
This message
should only
appear between
the ON and OFF
times you set.
THEN
FIRST MESSAGE
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Example 4 — Changing the text of an existing message
After typing in a message, you may want to add or remove text from
it. The following is an example of this common situation:
Step
When you do this...
You see this...
This example continues where Example 2 left off.
This example assumes that there are two messages (files A and B) in the sign:
File A = THIS IS YOUR FIRST MESSAGE
File B = This is your second message
and
that File B, then File A is displayed.
In this example, we’ll change File A and File B to the following:
File A = THIS IS YOUR FIRST MESSAGE, BUT NOW IT’S LONGER
File B = This is the second message ( your changed to the )
1
Press PROGRAM.
PROG TEXT A
2
Press SELECT until B
appears.
PROG TEXT B
3
Press ADV until the space
after your appears.
B] This is your
We’re going to delete your and replace it with the.
4
Press DELETE until your
(and the space after it) are
erased.
B]
[AUT]This
INSERT
5
T]This
is
is
Press INSERT.
Text you type now will be inserted
here—after the space following is.
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6
Type the
(and then SPACE).
INSERT
7
Press INSERT to turn text
insertion off.
B]
8
Press ADV until the first
few letters of second
appear.
is is the
T]This
is the
B] is is the sec
the has replaced your
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Press APPEND to go to
the end of the message.
B] cond message
DON’T OMIT THIS STEP.
This is the
Press RUN twice.
File B
THEN
10
second
THEN
message
Next, we’ll add text to the end of File A.
11
Press PROGRAM.
PROG TEXT B
12
Press SELECT until A
appears on the sign.
PROG TEXT A
13
Press APPEND.
A] IRST MESSAGE
APPEND takes you to the end of a message.
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To type a comma, hold
down SHIFT and press W.
15
Press SPACE and then
type BUT NOW IT.
A]E, BUT NOW IT
16
To type an apostrophe,
hold down SHIFT and
press V.
A], BUT NOW IT’
17
Type S LONGER.
A]W IT’S LONGER
A]IRST MESSAGE,
THIS IS YOUR
THEN
Press RUN twice.
File A
FIRST MESSAGE
18
THEN
BUT NOW IT’S
THEN
LONGER
Beginning text messaging: Example 4 — Changing the text of an existing message
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Example 5 — Deleting messages
To delete all the messages in a sign, see “Clearing a sign’s memory”
on page 5.
However, if you only want to delete selected messages, then use the
method shown in this example.
Step
When you do this...
You see this...
This example continues where Example 4 left off.
This example assumes that there are two messages (files A and B) in the sign:
File A = THIS IS YOUR FIRST MESSAGE, BUT NOW IT’S LONGER
File B = This is the second message
In this example, we’ll delete File B.
1
Press PROGRAM.
PROG TEXT A
2
Press SELECT until B
appears on the sign.
PROG TEXT B
3
Press DELETE.
4
Press Y to delete the file.
DEL TEXT B? Y/N
PROG TEXT A
THIS IS YOUR
THEN
5
Press RUN twice.
File A
FIRST MESSAGE
THEN
BUT NOW IT’S
THEN
LONGER
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Advanced text messaging
Before attempting the following, make sure you’re familiar with the
previous examples in the “Beginning text messaging” section of this
manual.
Example 6 — Displaying the time and date
NOTE: Because the time and date are not updated when the sign is
off, the time and date must be re-programmed each time the
sign is turned back on.
Step
When you do this...
You see this...
In this example, we’ll create a message that continuously displays the current time and date:
Rosco
THEN
Advertising
THEN
3:26
PM
The time will be displayed
in extra wide letters.
THEN
Jan. 19, 2006
1
Delete all the messages currently stored in the sign.
(See “Clearing a sign’s memory” on page 5 or “Example 5 — Deleting messages” on page 16.)
2
Press PROGRAM.
PROG TEXT A
3
Press SELECT.
PROG TEXT ?
4
Press A.
A]
5
Hold down SHIFT and
press 1 for ROLL.
A]
[RL↑]
This stands for Roll mode.
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A]
7
Press SELECT to change
the Roll direction to ↓
(down).
8
Type R
9
[RL↓]
Press SELECT until the Roll direction changes to down:
[RL↑] = Roll up a message
[RL↓] = Roll down a message
[RL ←] = Roll a message to the left
[RL →] = Roll a message to the right
[RL <>] = Roll a message in from both sides of the sign
[RL ><] = Roll a message out from the middle of the sign
A]
Using CAPS to switch
between uppercase and
lowercase letters, type the
following:
[RL↓]R
A]o Advertising
osco Advertising
We’ll Roll the time in from the bottom to the top of the sign.
10
Hold down SHIFT and
press 1 for ROLL.
11
Press WIDTH to display
the time in wide characters.
A]
[RL↑]
A]
[RL↑][WID]
This will display the time in wide letters.
12
Hold down SHIFT and
press 9 for TIME.
A]
3:48 PM
This inserts the current time (in wide characters).
Next, we’ll Roll the date in from the left to the right of the sign.
Hold down SHIFT and
press 1 for ROLL.
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Then press SELECT to
until the Roll direction
changes to ←
Press WIDTH to turn off
wide characters.
A]
[RL←]
We’ll make the date will roll to the left.
A]
[RL←][SLM]
[SLM] means the following characters won’t be wide.
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18
Press SPECIAL.
SPECIAL
[RL←][SLM]
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A] CT. 14, 2001
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Press M
Pressing SPECIAL and M inserts the current date into a message.
Rosco
THEN
17
Press RUN twice to see the
message.
Advertising
THEN
3:26
PM
THEN
Jan. 19, 2006
Advanced text messaging: Example 6 — Displaying the time and date
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Example 7 — Using fonts and colors
Fonts
Fonts are the way characters are displayed on a sign. In the world of
printing and publishing, fonts are given names like Times or Helvetica
and qualities like serif or sans serif, font size (like 12 point or 14 point),
bold or italic, etc.:
This is Times — a serif font.
This is Helvetica — a sans serif font.
On this sign, the following fonts — called [SS7], [SS5], and [SRF] —
are available:
Sans serif
fonts
(SS7 is what
you normally
see on a sign.)
This is SS7
Upper and lowercase
letters can be used with
this font.
THIS IS SS5
Only upper letters can
be used with this font.
Serif font
This is SRF
Upper and lowercase
letters can be used with
this font.
Also, any of the sign’s fonts can be made bold (or wider) by using the
button.
To determine what fonts are available on your sign, see “Appendix A
— Modes, fonts, and colors available” on page 36.
WIDTH
Colors
Your sign can display up to eight colors — [GRN] for green, [RED]
for red, etc. — plus four special color combinations.
To determine what colors are available on your sign, see “Appendix
A — Modes, fonts, and colors available” on page 36.
The following examples demonstrate how to use fonts and colors on
your sign:
Step
1
20
When you do this...
You see this...
Delete all the messages currently stored in the sign.
(See “Clearing a sign’s memory” on page 5 or “Example 5 — Deleting messages” on page 16.)
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2
Press PROGRAM.
3
Press ADV.
4
Hold down SHIFT and
press 5 for HOLD.
PROG TEXT A
A]
A]
[HLD]
Hold mode turns off Automode.
5
Press COLOR until [GRN]
(green) appears.
A]
[HLD][GRN]
We’ll make the first part of the message appear in green.
6
Press FONT to select
[SRF] (the serif font).
7
Using CAPS and SHIFT
when needed, type This is
SRF
8
Press RETURN to start a
new line of text.
A]
[HLD][GRN][SRF]
A] his is SRF
As you type, the font you selected will appear
as it will actually be displayed on the sign.
A] is is SRF ↵
This symbol indicates RETURN.
9
Press COLOR until [AMB]
appears.
A] s SRF ↵
[AMB
All the text after [AMB] will be amber colored.
10
Press WIDTH to display
wide text.
A]RF ↵
[AMB][WID
[WID] = wide text
11
Using CAPS and SHIFT
when needed, type SRF
Wide
A]Wide
12
Press RETURN to start a
new line of text.
A]Wide ↵
13
Press WIDTH again to turn
wide characters off.
A] de ↵
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A] e ↵
14
Press COLOR until [RB1]
(rainbow 1) appears.
[SLM][RB1]
[SLM] = regular or “slim” text
[RB1] = rainbow 1 colored text.
15
Press FONT to select the
[SS5] font.
A] [SLM]
[RB1][SS5]
[SS5] = the smallest font
Type THIS IS SS5
16
NOTE:Only uppercase
character can be
used with this font.
A
[SS5]THIS IS SS5
This is SRF
This text should
appear in green.
THEN
SRF
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Press RUN twice to see
what you’ve typed.
THEN
This text should
appear in amber.
Wide
THEN
THIS IS SS5
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This text should
appear in rainbow 1.
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Example 8 — Speeding up and slowing down messages
Messages can be sped up or slowed down using the SPEED mode. Once
you pick a mode, like ROTATE, a speed can be selected by selecting SPEED on
the Remote Control. Then press SELECT to change the speed:
[SP1]
[SP2]
[SP3]
[SP4]
[SP5]
Slowest
speed
[NHL]
Fastest
speed
Here’s an example of how to vary the speed of the SCROLL mode of a
message:
Step
When you do this...
You see this...
1
Delete all the messages currently stored in the sign.
(See “Clearing a sign’s memory” on page 5 or “Example 5 — Deleting messages” on page 16.)
2
Press PROGRAM.
3
Press ADV.
4
Select SCROLL. (Hold
down SHIFT and press 3.)
PROG TEXT A
A]
A]
[SCR]
[SCR] = SCROLL mode, which we’ll use to demonstrate message speed.
5
Select SPEED. (Hold down
SHIFT and press 8.)
A]
[SCR][SP4]
[SP4] is the default speed setting.
6
Press SELECT until [SP1]
(very slow) appears.
A]
[SCR][SP1]
[SP1] = very slow
7
Type Scroll speed=1
A]croll speed=1
8
Select SCROLL again.
A]
9
Select SPEED again.
A]
[SCR]
[SCR][SP5]
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10
Press SELECT until [NHL]
appears.
A]
[SCR][NHL]
(No Hold = very fast)
11
Type Scroll speed=N
Press RUN twice to see
your message.
12
The message Scroll
speed=1 should scroll up
very slowly.
However, the message
Scroll speed=N should
scroll up without pausing
at all.
A]croll speed=N
Scroll speed=1
Using [SP1], slow
speed, the message
scrolls up into the
sign, pauses, then
scrolls off the sign.
Scroll speed=1
Scroll speed=N
Using [NHL],
fastest speed, the
message scrolls
into and off the sign
without pausing.
Scroll speed=N
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Example 9 — Special effects with modes (Trailing modes)
Modes, like ROTATE and ROLL, are used to create special effects with
messages. Typically modes are used once at the beginning of a message.
However, a mode can also be placed at the end of a message (called a
“trailing mode”) to create a special effect.
NOTE: The following can not be used as a trailing mode: CONDENSED
ROTATE, SCROLL, SLIDE, SNOW, and SPRAY.
Step
When you do this...
You see this...
1
Delete all the messages currently stored in the sign.
(See “Clearing a sign’s memory” on page 5 or “Example 5 — Deleting messages” on page 16.)
2
Press PROGRAM.
3
Press ADV.
4
Hold down SHIFT and
press 4 for FLASH.
A]
5
Type ATTENTION!
A]
6
Hold down SHIFT and
press 1 for ROLL.
PROG TEXT A
A]
A]
[FLS]
LS]ATTENTION!
[RL↑]
This is the trailing mode. The ROLL mode “trails” the first mode, FLASH.
A]Trailing mode
7
Type Trailing mode
8
Press RUN twice to see trailing mode in action. ATTENTION! should flash and then roll off the display.
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Example 10 — International characters
International characters — like ü and é — can be included in
messages.
NOTE: International characters can not be used with the small [SS5]
font.
The following table summarizes all the international characters that
can be used:
Type a Base Character, like A.
International
Characters
Base
Characters
A]
A
Then press SELECT to choose
an international character.
(Use the CAPS button on the Remote Control for the lowercase letters.)
A
C
E
I
N
O
U
â
Ç
é
ä
ç
ê
å
C
Ä
c
i
Y
?
!
ï
ñ
ô
î
Ñ
ö
ë
ì
N
è
I
n
ü
ÿ
¿
¡
¢
û
Y
?
!
£
ò
Ü
y
Ö
ú
ƒ
$
Å
É
ó
U
æ
E
o
u
Æ
e
O
á
$
¥
o
a
A
a
The following example shows how to use international characters in
a message:
Step
26
When you do this...
You see this...
1
Delete all the messages currently stored in the sign.
(See “Clearing a sign’s memory” on page 5 or “Example 5 — Deleting messages” on page 16.)
2
Press PROGRAM.
3
Press ADV.
A]
4
Using CAPS and SHIFT
when needed, type Submit
your re
A]ubmit your re
PROG TEXT A
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5
Press SELECT until é
appears.
A]ubmit your ré
6
Type sume
A] your résume
7
Press SELECT until é
appears.
A] your résumé
8
Press RUN twice to see your message satellite.
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Graphics
In addition to pre-programmed or “canned” graphics (see “Sign
graphics” on page 43), you can create your own custom graphics using
DOTS files.
You can display a DOTS graphic that you create either by itself or
with text.
NOTE: After you create a DOTS graphic, to display it on your sign, the
DOTS graphic must be placed in a text file—even if you just
want to display the graphic all by itself.
Example 11 — Creating a movie marquee
Step
When you do this...
You see this...
In this example, we’ll create three graphics (or DOTS files)
and combine them with text to make a flashing marquee:
First you’ll create
these three
graphics files
(called DOTS files
A, B, C).
Then this text will
be added after the
three graphic files.
1
Delete all the messages currently stored in the sign.
(See “Clearing a sign’s memory” on page 5 or “Example 5 — Deleting messages” on page 16.)
2
Press PROGRAM.
PROG TEXT A
PROG DOTS A
3
Press BACK.
The name of your first DOTS graphics is A.
(The second one will be named B and the third one C.)
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The blinking DOTS cursor keeps
track of where you’re drawing.
4
Press ADV.
Keep pressing Q
until the DOTS
cursor moves here.
REMOTE CONTROL
ON - OFF
SOUND
PROGRAM
RUN
APPEND CURSOR SPECIAL FONT
5
SCROLL FLASH
ROLL
WIPE
1
2
3
4
AUTO
SPEED
TIME
DOT
7
8
9
0
Press Q until the DOTS
cursor is on the bottom.
B
A
¢
#
N
:
;
T
S
?
I
’
U
Z
SHIFT
INSERT
6
NOTE:Remember: hold
down SHIFT with
these keys to
actually draw.
W
X
SPACE
RETURN
CAPS
SHIFT
BACK
These keys move the
DOTS cursor.
ADV
Also, you can draw (or
erase) dots when you hold
down SHIFT and press
one of these keys.
DELETE
SHIFT + L
Complete DOTS graphic A
by using E, J, and Q keys.
7
R
.
,
V
L
-
Q
!
Y
Hold down SHIFT and
press L to draw a line
across the entire bottom of
the display.
*
K
P
”
F
E
+
/
O
6
&
J
=
>
M
COLOR
ROTATE
5
SELECT
D
%
H
G
<
C
$
WIDTH
HOLD
SHIFT + J
SHIFT
+Q
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8
Press RUN.
9
Then press Y to save
graphic A.
PROG DOTS A
10
Press SELECT until a
question mark appears.
PROG DOTS ?
11
Type B as the name of the
next graphics file.
PROG DOTS B
Repeat the previous steps
to draw graphics B and C.
(Both are just smaller
versions of graphic A.)
DOTS graphic B
Use the COLOR key to
make all the dots in graphic
B green, and all the dots in
graphic C amber.
DOTS graphic C
12
NOTE:
In order to display a DOTS graphic, it must be placed in a text message.
In the following steps, we’ll create a text message and add the three DOTS graphics just created.
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13
Press BACK to return to
PROG TEXT.
PROG TEXT A
14
Press SELECT until a
question mark appears.
PROG TEXT ?
15
Press A.
A]
16
Hold down SHIFT and
press 4 for FLASH.
A]
17
Hold down SHIFT and
press 8 for SPEED.
A]
[FLS][SP4]
18
Press SELECT until [SP5]
appears. (This is the fastest
speed.)
A]
[FLS][SP5]
19
Insert the first DOTS
graphic you created (file A)
by holding down SHIFT
and pressing 0.
A]
[FLS]
FLS][SP5][DOT]A
The letter A is the name of the graphic file.
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Insert the second DOTS
graphic by holding down
SHIFT and pressing 0
again.
Then press SELECT until
the letter B appears.
21
Insert the third and final
DOTS graphic by holding
down SHIFT and pressing
0 again.
Then press SELECT until
the letter C appears.
A]
[DOT]A
Press SELECT.
A]
4][DOT]A [DOT]B
A]
[DOT]A
Press SELECT.
A]]A
[DOT]B [DOT]C
Now we’ll add the message Movie News after the three graphics:
22
Press FONT until [SRF]
appears.
A]T] B[DOT] C[SRF]
23
Type the letter M
A]B[DOT]C[SRF]M
24
Press FONT until [SS5]
appears.
A]]C
[SRF] M [SS5]
[SS5] is the smallest character font.
25
Type ovie and then press
SPACE.
A]RF] M [SS5]OVIE
26
Press FONT until [SRF]
appears again.
A][SS5]OVIE
27
Type the letter N
A]S5]OVIE
28
Press FONT until [SS5]
appears again.
29
Type ews
A]IE
[SRF]
[SRF] N
[SRF]
N[SS5]
A][SRF] N
[SS5]EWS
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Press RUN twice to watch
the marquee you created.
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Example 12 — Mixing text with graphics
In this example, we’ll create a graphic and combine it with text:
Step
When you do this...
You see this...
These triangle graphics (two copies of a single DOTS file) will be combined with the text Graphics!
1
Delete all the messages currently stored in the sign.
(See “Clearing a sign’s memory” on page 5 or “Example 5 — Deleting messages” on page 16.)
2
Press PROGRAM.
3
Press BACK.
PROG TEXT A
PROG DOTS A
The name of your DOTS graphics file will be A.
The blinking DOTS cursor keeps
track of where you’re drawing.
4
Press ADV.
Press X to move a vertical
line across the sign. This
reduces the size of the
drawing area.
5
W moves this line left
(increases drawing area)
Keep pressing X until there
are 5 dots between the
vertical line and the end of
the sign.
X moves this line right
(reduces drawing area)
The line should end up 5 dots from the end. So our
drawing area will be 5 dots wide by 7 dots high.
NOTE:If you don’t reduce
the graphic area, the
graphic would take
up the entire area of
the sign.
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Remember:
6
Draw the following graphic
using the keys indicated.
7
Press RUN twice.
PROG DOTS ?
8
Press BACK until PROG
TEXT appears.
PROG TEXT A
9
Press ADV.
A]
10
Hold down SHIFT and
press 6 for ROTATE.
A]
11
Hold down SHIFT and
press 0 to insert your
DOTS graphic.
To just move the
cursor, don’t hold
down SHIFT.
SHIFT + Q
SH
T
IF
+
D
12
Using CAPS and SHIFT
when necessary, type
Graphics!
(Place a space before
Graphics!)
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13
Hold down SHIFT and
press 0 to insert your
DOTS graphic again.
14
Press RUN twice to see
your graphic and text
message move across the
sign.
A]
[ROT]
[ROT][DOT]A
The A is the file name of your DOTS graphic.
A]T]A Graphics!
Place a space before the word Graphics!
(Otherwise, the first triangle will appear too close.)
A]
[DOT]A
NOTE: If you had not placed a space after the first triangle graphic,
the message would look like the following:
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Example 13 — Deleting a graphic
If you want to delete an entire DOTS graphic file, use this example as
a guide:
Step
When you do this...
You see this...
This is a continuation of the previous example.
This example assumes that the following graphic is in DOTS file A:
1
Press PROGRAM.
PROG TEXT A
2
Press BACK.
PROG DOTS A
3
Press SELECT.
PROG DOTS ?
4
Type the letter of the
graphic you want to delete.
(In this case, type A.)
5
Press Z.
6
Press Y to delete the
graphic. (Or N if you don’t
want to delete it.)
7
Press RUN four times to return to normal operation.
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Appendixes
Appendix A — Modes, fonts, and colors available
Modes determine the way text and graphics move on a sign. For
example, the ROTATE mode moves a message across a sign from right to
left. Fonts are the size and shape of text characters.
The letters in brackets — like [AUT] and [RED] — are what will
appear on the sign:
Modes available
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Automode — [AUT] — SHIFT + 7.
Flash — [FLS] — SHIFT + 4.
Hold — [HLD] — SHIFT + 5.
Interlock — [SPC]3 — SPECIAL + 3.
Roll — [RL↑] — SHIFT + 1. Use SELECT to change roll direction.
Rotate — [ROT] or [CRT] — SHIFT + 6. Use SELECT to change
between the two.
Scroll — [SCR] — SHIFT + 3.
Slide — [SPC]5 — SPECIAL + 5.
Snow — [SPC]2 — SPECIAL + 2.
Sparkle — [SPC]1 — SPECIAL + 1.
Spray — [SPC]6 — SPECIAL + 6.
Starburst — [SPC]7 — SPECIAL + 7.
Switch — [SPC]4 — SPECIAL + 4.
Twinkle — [SPC]0 — SPECIAL + 0.
Wipe — [WI↑] — SHIFT + 2. Use SELECT to change wipe direction.
Fonts available
All these fonts can also be displayed wider using WIDTH:
• 7-row sans serif — [SS7]
• 7-row serif — [SRF]
• 5-row sans serif — [SS5]
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Colors available
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Red — [RED]
Light red — [LRD]
Green — [GRN]
Light green — [LGN]
Amber — [AMB]
Brown — [BRN]
Orange — [ORG]
Yellow — [YEL]
Rainbow 1 — [RB1]
Rainbow 2 — [RB2]
Mixed colors — [MIX]
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Appendix B — Sign diagnostic test
Your sign can do a self test to determine if all the LEDs (or
incandescent lights) are working properly.
Step
When you do this...
1
Press PROGRAM.
2
Press BACK until SET
TIME AND DAY or SET
TIME appears.
3
Press ADV.
You see this...
PROG TEXT A
SET TIME
SET W/D ,H&M
THEN
MON 2:29 AM
Type TEST
4
56
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NOTE:This test deletes all
messages in the
sign. However, if
you type the letter R
immediately after
typing TEST, your
messages will be
preserved.
1:00 AM00
THEN
A series of test displays will appear.
Press PROGRAM to exit the self-test mode.
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Appendix C — Connecting the sign to a computer
Messages can also be programmed into the sign using a computer. To
do this, you’ll need special connectors and computer software, either
AlphaNet plus™ or BetaBrite®Messaging Software™. Follow the
instructions that come with the software CD to program messages.
To sign’s RS232 jack,
behind cover
B
A
C
To one of the
PC’s COM
(RS232) ports
To surge-protected
power source
D
PC running
BetaBrite®
Messaging
Software™ or
AlphaNeT plus™
software
NOTE: A BetaBrite® sign can only be connected to one computer. It can not be
networked to more than one computer or to another BetaBrite® sign.
NOTE: Use only the power supply (Item D) that came with the sign. Set it flat, so
that it’s not dangling by the cord. Do not fasten it to anything.
NOTE: Connecting a surge protector between the electrical outlet and the sign is
highly recommended. Message data can be lost or the sign could be
damaged by power fluctuations.
NOTE: Electrostatic discharge, or “carpet shocks”, can also cause data loss and
damage to the sign. Avoid touching the sign after it’s been installed,
especially in cold, dry winter air.
NOTE: Do NOT connect a telephone to the sign’s RS232 jack and do NOT try to
substitute ordinary telephone wire for any parts listed below.
Item
A
B
C
D
E
Part #
Description
—
Ferrite (ferrite end towards sign), supplied with data cable
1088-8625
25-foot 6-conductor RS232 data cable
1088-8627
50-foot 6-conductor RS232 data cable
4370-0001C
25 pin sub-D/to 6 pos. RJ11 adapter
1088-9108
9 pin sub-D/to 6 pos. RJ11 adapter
—
Power supply
1102-9102
BetaBrite® Messaging Software™
1092-7827
AlphaNeT plus™ software
NOTE: BetaBrite®Messaging Software™ is available for online
purchase through http://www.BetaBrite.com. Click on
“Shop @ BetaBriteDirect” to submit an order.
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Appendix D — Updating the sign’s firmware (EPROM)
Your sign has an internal chip or EPROM that is used to control the
sign. From time to time, the firmware in this EPROM is updated and the
EPROM must be changed.
NOTE: Internal components may be damaged by “static electricity”,
or electrostatic discharge. Follow these guidelines to prevent
weakening of circuits that may not be immediately evident:
•
•
•
•
•
•
1.
Discharge any static charge you may have built up before
handling static-sensitive devices. Touch something metal before
putting your hand on sensitive components.
Put on a grounded, anti-static wristband or heel strap.
Until you’re ready to handle them, keep static-sensitive parts in
an anti-static container.
Do NOT touch EPROM leads. If they become bent, use a tool to
straighten them.
Do your work on a static-free surface and always use grounded
soldering, test and assembly tools.
For more information, refer to Adaptive Tech Memo 00-0005,
“Guidelines for Controlling Electrostatic Discharge Damage”,
available at http://www.adaptivedisplays.com.
After removing power from the sign, slip off the access panel on
the back of the sign:
NOTE: Remove power from the sign before you begin.
2.
Using the top and bottom tabs on the EPROM socket, gently pull
the EPROM out of the sign. Then place the new EPROM in the
empty socket and replace the access cover:
EPROM
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Quick Reference Card
Message control keys
ON - OFF
SOUND
PROGRAM
RUN
APPEND CURSOR SPECIAL FONT
WIDTH
COLOR
To turn the sign on or off, hold down SHIFT and then press PROGRAM.
To enter messages, set the date and time, clear memory, etc., press PROGRAM and
then:
PROG TEXT A
OR
PROGRAM
Press BACK to select one of the following:
PROG DOTS A — press ADV to create a graphic.
SET TIME — press ADV to set the time.
SET DATE — press ADV to set the date.
SET PASSWORD — press ADV to set a password to prevent
someone from changing the sign’s text.
CLEAR MEMORY — press ADV to erase all messages.
RUN
Press twice to exit PROGRAM mode.
APPEND
When editing text, this takes you to the end of a message.
CURSOR
Not used.
Press ADV
to enter a
message in
file A.
SPECIAL
Used to set various text modes. (See “Display modes and special keys” on page 42.)
FONT
Changes the font—[SS7], [SRF], or [SS5]—used in a message.
(See “Example 7 — Using fonts and colors” on page 20.)
WIDTH
Changes the width of a font. Text that appears after [WID] will look bold.
To return to normal text, press WIDTH again and [SLM] will appear.
(See “Example 7 — Using fonts and colors” on page 20.)
COLOR
Changes the color of text.
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Display modes and special keys
APPEND CURSOR
ROLL
WIPE
SCROLL FLASH
1
2
3
4
AUTO
SPEED
TIME
DOT
7
8
9
0
HOLD
ROTATE
5
6
SELECT
ROLL
Hold down SHIFT and press 1 to use the Roll mode in a message.
Use SELECT to change the direction of the roll.
WIPE
Hold down SHIFT and press 2 to use the Wipe mode in a message.
Use SELECT to change the direction of the wipe.
SCROLL
Hold down SHIFT and press 3 to use the Scroll mode in a message.
FLASH
Hold down SHIFT and press 4 to use the Flash mode in a message.
HOLD
Hold down SHIFT and press 5 to use the Hold mode in a message.
ROTATE
Hold down SHIFT and press 6 to use the Rotate mode in a message.
AUTO
Hold down SHIFT and press 7 to use the Auto mode in a message.
SPEED
Hold down SHIFT and press 8 to use the Speed mode in a message.
Use SELECT to set the speed (NHL = fastest, SP1 = slowest).
TIME
Hold down SHIFT and press 9 to include the time in a message.
Date
Press SPECIAL and then M to include the date in a message.
Twinkle
Press SPECIAL. Then press 0.
Sparkle
Press SPECIAL. Then press 1.
Snow
Press SPECIAL. Then press 2.
Interlock
Press SPECIAL. Then press 3.
Switch
Press SPECIAL. Then press 4.
Slide Across
Press SPECIAL. Then press 5.
Spray
Press SPECIAL. Then press 6.
Starburst
Press SPECIAL. Then press 7.
Carriage return
Press RETURN.
Half space
Hold down SHIFT and then press SPACE.
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Sign graphics
“Thank You”
Press SPECIAL. Then press S.
“No Smoking”
Press SPECIAL. Then press U.
“Don’t Drink and Drive”
Press SPECIAL. Then press V.
Running Animal
Press SPECIAL. Then press W.
Fireworks
Press SPECIAL. Then press X.
Turbo Car
Press SPECIAL. Then press Y.
Cherry Bomb
Press SPECIAL. Then press Z.
Welcome
Press SPECIAL. Then press 8.
Slot Machine
Press SPECIAL. Then press 9.
How to create a graphic
1.
PROG DOTS A
REMOTE CONTROL
ON - OFF
SOUND
PROGRAM
RUN
APPEND CURSOR SPECIAL FONT
SCROLL FLASH
ROLL
WIPE
1
2
3
4
AUTO
SPEED
TIME
DOT
7
8
9
0
B
A
¢
#
<
N
M
:
;
T
S
’
6
*
K
L
-
R
Q
Next, press ADV. The DOTS cursor will be in the upper left hand
corner of the sign.
3.
Use the direction keys (D, E, F, etc.) to move the DOTS cursor in
the direction indicated by the white arrows.
4.
To draw a line, hold down SHIFT while pressing one of the
direction keys. For example, to draw a diagonal line, hold down
the SHIFT while pressing R.
5.
When you’re done, press RUN twice.
6.
Press BACK until this display appears:
PROG TEXT A
.
,
V
2.
F
E
P
U
5
+
/
”
COLOR
ROTATE
&
J
O
WIDTH
HOLD
SELECT
D
%
I
=
>
?
C
$
H
G
Press PROGRAM and then BACK:
W
X
!
Y
Z
SHIFT
SPACE
RETURN
CAPS
SHIFT
7.
Press SELECT and then a letter, like A:
A]
INSERT
BACK
ADV
DELETE
8.
Enter the DOTS file. For example, hold down SHIFT and press 6
for ROTATE. Then hold down SHIFT and press 0 for DOT:
A]
9.
Quick Reference Card: Sign graphics
[ROT][DOT]A
Press RUN twice to display the graphic.
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