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Personal Priority Display
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Personal Priority Display
User Manual
PERSONAL
PRIORITY DISPLAY
1996–2003 Adaptive Micro Systems LLC
Form No. 9708-5002A
12/12/03
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Personal Priority Display
NOTE:
Due to continuing product innovation, specifications in this
document are subject to change without notice.
© Copyright 1996–2003 Adaptive Micro Systems, LLC. All rights reserved.
Adaptive Micro Systems
7840 North 86th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53224 USA
414-357-2020
414-357-2029 (fax)
http://www.adaptivedisplays.com
Trademarked names appear throughout this document. Rather than list the names and
entities that own the trademarks or insert a trademark symbol with each mention of the
trademarked name, the publisher states that it is using names for editorial purposes and to
the benefit of the trademark owner with no intention of improperly using the trademark.
The following are trademarks of Adaptive Micro Systems: Adaptive, Alpha, AlphaLert,
AlphaNET, AlphaNet plus, AlphaEclipse, AlphaPremiere, AlphaTicker, AlphaVision,
AlphaVision InfoTracker, Automode, BetaBrite, BetaBrite Director, BetaBrite Messaging
Software, Big Dot, Director, EZ KEY II, EZ95, PagerNET, PPD, PrintPak, Serial Clock, Smart
Alec, Solar, TimeNet.
The distinctive trade dress of this product is a trademark claimed by Adaptive Micro Systems,
LLC.
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Personal Priority Display
Contents
Warranty.................................................................................... 4
How to obtain warranty service .......................................................................4
Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) form ...................................... 5
Description and installation ............................................................. 6
Personal Priority Display description ..............................................................6
Personal Priority Display technical specifications ...........................................7
EMI compliance...............................................................................................7
Remote Control keyboard description (optional).............................................8
Basic sign operation...................................................................... 9
Turning the sign on and off .............................................................................9
Setting the sign’s time and date ....................................................................10
Setting the sign’s serial address ....................................................................12
Clearing the sign’s memory...........................................................................13
Connecting a sign to a personal computer ...........................................14
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Personal Priority Display
Warranty
Adaptive Micro Systems, LLC. 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, LLC. 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, LLC., 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, LLC.
How to obtain warranty service
1.
Contact the dealer/distributor from whom the sign was purchased. If
you do not know where the product was purchased, contact
Adaptive Micro Systems Customer Service at 414-357-2020.
2.
If the dealer/distributor cannot service the product, obtain a Return
Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number through that company.
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 return instructions on the RMA form to return to Adaptive
Micro Systems, LLC.
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Warranty: How to obtain warranty service
Personal Priority Display
Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) form
RMA Number:
Date of Purchase:
Company Name:
Contact Person:
Address:
Phone Number:
Description of Problem:___________________________
___________________________________________
___________________________________________
___________________________________________
___________________________________________
Return Instructions:
Step 1:
Obtain an RMA number from your dealer/distributor.
Step 2:
Fill out this form and include proof of purchase receipt if product is under
warranty.
Step 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.
Step 4:
Ship the package, postage/shipping prepaid to:
Adaptive Micro Systems, LLC.
Attn: RMA No. __________
7840 North 86th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53224
PLEASE WRITE THE RMA NUMBER ON THE LABEL OF THE SHIPPING BOX - THANK YOU.
Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) form: How to obtain warranty service
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Personal Priority Display
Description and installation
NOTE: The Personal Priority Display is for indoor use only, has no
customer serviceable parts, and should not be continuously
exposed to direct sunlight.
A
9 3/8" (23.8 cm)
4"
(10.2 cm)
C
D
E
B
C
New style (top)
and old style
(bottom)
mounting
bracket
positions.
F
Make sure that the
correct power supply is
used with the display.
Otherwise, the display
may not function and
could be damaged.
C
Figure 1: Personal Priority Display (front, side, and back views).
Item
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Name
Description
A
Used to set the display’s date, time, and serial address; to clear the
Programming buttons
display’s memory; and to turn the display off and on.
B
Infrared (IR) receiver
window
When the Remote Control keyboard (part number 1072-1111) is
pointed at this window, the Remote Control can be used to type in
messages and to program the sign’s operation.
C
Mounting bracket
Used either to suspend or to hold the display upright. (The brackets
and screws are included.) Make sure the mounting hardware used to
hang the display can support at least 4 times the weight of the display.
D
RS232/RS485 jack
See “Connecting a sign to a personal computer” on page 14.
NOTE: This jack is not a phone connector.
E
Wall mounting holes
Used to hang the display to screws in a wall. Use #8 screws that can
support at least 4 times the weight of the display. (These screws are
not supplied.) Space the screws 4" apart and at least 1/4" from the wall.
F
Power supply
connection
Connects to the power supply that came with the display.
NOTE: Make sure that the correct power supply is used. Otherwise, the
display may not function and could be damaged.
Description and installation: How to obtain warranty service
Personal Priority Display
Personal Priority Display technical specifications
Item
Description
Weight:
Display: 1 lb 5 oz (595.35 grams)
Power supply: 1 lb 3 oz (538.65 grams)
Height: 3.5 in (8.89 cm)
Length: 13.7 in (34.80 cm)
Depth: 1.84 in (4.67 cm)
Input voltage: 9.0 VDC, 1.5 amp
Power supply: 120 VAC 60 Hz or 230 VAC 50 Hz
The Personal Priority Display is for indoor use only. The
Environmental display should be operated in an environment where the
requirements: temperature is between 0 - 50 ° C, and the humidity
(non-condensing) does not exceed 95%.
EMI compliance
While this device is a verified Class A device, it has been shown to
meet the Class B limits.
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 the
instruction manual, 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.
Changes or modifications made to the Personal Priority Display that
have not been expressly approved by Adaptive Micro Systems, LLC.
could void your authority to operate the Personal Priority Display.
Description and installation: Personal Priority Display technical specifications
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Personal Priority Display
Remote Control keyboard description (optional)
Point this end of the Remote Control at a sign. The
Remote Control should be from 5 to 30 feet from
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.)
Press RUN twice to
exit programming
mode.
REMOTE CONTROL
ON - OFF
SOUND
PROGRAM
RUN
APPEND CURSOR SPECIAL FONT
WIPE
1
2
3
4
AUTO
SPEED
TIME
DOT
7
8
9
0
B
A
¢
#
<
N
:
T
S
?
I
’
6
*
K
L
-
R
Q
. . . and these white
characters (like # and
!).
.
,
V
Use one of the SHIFT
keys to access these
white functions (like
ROLL and TIME) . . .
F
E
P
U
5
+
/
”
COLOR
ROTATE
&
J
O
WIDTH
HOLD
SELECT
D
%
=
>
M
;
C
$
H
G
W
X
!
Y
Z
SHIFT
To turn the sign
off or on, hold
down SHIFT
and then press
PROGRAM.
SCROLL FLASH
ROLL
INSERT
SPACE
RETURN
CAPS
SHIFT
BACK
ADV
DELETE
Figure 2: Infrared (IR) Remote Control keyboard.
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Description and installation: Remote Control keyboard description (optional)
Personal Priority Display
Basic sign operation
Turning the 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 are two others ways to
turn a sign off:
Holding down SHIFT and then pressing PROGRAM on a Remote Control turns
a sign off and on.
Using the
and
and
keys also turns a sign off and on
When you do this...
You see this...
at the same time
BUTTON MENU
RESUME (A)
Press
5 times.
Press
to turn the sign off.
To turn the sign back on, press
Turn Unit Off (A)
Turn Back On (B)
.
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 10 days if the sign is not powered.
Basic sign operation: Turning the sign on and off
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Personal Priority Display
Setting the sign’s time and date
the
You can set the date and time by using either the Remote Control or
and
keys:
Using the
and
and
10
keys to set the time and date
When you do this...
You see this...
at the same time
BUTTON MENU
RESUME (A)
Press
.
SET TIME AND DAY (A)
MON 12:27 AM
Press
.
A Next, B Change
MON 12:27 AM
The day will be in wide type. Press
to
change the day (or
to select the hour).
A Next, B Change
MON 12:27 AM
The hour will be in wide type. Press
to
change the hour (or
to select the minute).
A Next, B Change
MON 12:27 AM
The minute will be in wide type. Press
to
change the hour (or
to select 12 or 24hour mode).
A Next, B Change
MON 12:27 AM
AM/PM or 24 Hr will be in wide type. Press
to change from 12 to 24-hour mode.
A Next, B Change
MON 12:27 AM
Press
for Next.
SET TIME AND DAY (A)
MON 12:27 AM
Press
.
SET DATE(A)
AUG 23,1996
Basic sign operation: Setting the sign’s time and date
Personal Priority Display
Press
A Next, B Change
AUG. 23,1996
.
The month will be in wide type. Press
to
change the month (or
to select the day).
A Next, B Change
AUG. 23,1996
The day will be in wide type. Press
to
change the day (or
to select the year).
A Next, B Change
AUG. 23,1996
Press
SET DATE(A)
AUG 23,1996
and
Press
for Next.
at the same time
BUTTON MENU
RESUME (A)
to resume normal sign operation.
Basic sign operation: Setting the sign’s time and date
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Personal Priority Display
Setting the sign’s serial address
The serial address is a number from 0 to 99 assigned to a sign. This
number permits you to send messages to an individual sign in a network
of signs. Ordinarily, messages are broadcast to all signs on a network, but
when you give a sign a unique address, messages can be directed to
specific signs.
See Networking Alpha Signs (pn 9700-0112) for more information.
You can set the serial address by using either the Remote Control or
the
and
keys:
Using the
and
and
Press
Press
keys to set a serial address
When you do this...
You see this...
at the same time
BUTTON MENU
RESUME (A)
A Next, B Change
00
.
Press
to change the first digit (or
select the second digit).
Press
to change the second digit.
Press
for Next.
and
Press
12
SET SERIAL (A)
00
until SET SERIAL (A) appears.
to
A Next, B Change
00
A Next, B Change
00
SET SERIAL (A)
00
BUTTON MENU
RESUME (A)
at the same time
to resume normal sign operation.
Basic sign operation: Setting the sign’s serial address
Personal Priority Display
Clearing the sign’s memory
You can clear the sign’s memory by using either the Remote Control
or the
and
keys:
NOTE: Clearing the sign’s memory erases all the messages that have
been programmed into the sign.
Using the
and
and
Press
keys to clear the sign’s memory
When you do this...
You see this...
at the same time
BUTTON MENU
RESUME (A)
until CLEAR MEMORY (A) appears.
CLEAR MEMORY (A)
WARNING!
*******
Press
then
.
CLEAR?
A=YES B=NO
Press
to clear the sign’s memory. The sign will return to normal operation.
Basic sign operation: Clearing the sign’s memory
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Personal Priority Display
Connecting a sign to a personal computer
Messages can be sent to a sign using a Remote Control or a personal
computer running the appropriate messaging software (see below).
For further connection options, see Networking Alpha Signs (pn
9700-0012).
B
A
C
Personal Priority Display
To the sign’s
RS232/RS485
jack
Item
Part #
To one of the
PC’s COM
(RS232) ports
PC running
AlphaNET
software
Description
Ferrite (ferrite end towards sign)
A
B
C
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NOTE: A ferrite must be used in order for the Personal Priority Display to
comply with Class B EMI requirements.
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
Connecting a sign to a personal computer:
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