User`s guide | Altinex CP451-008 Network Card User Manual

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CP451-008 shown with optional docking cradle.
MANUAL PART NUMBER: 400-0518-001
CP451-008
MULTITOUCH WIRELESS
TOUCH SCREEN CONTROLLER
USER’S GUIDE
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
PRECAUTIONS / SAFETY WARNINGS ............... 2
GENERAL..........................................................2
HANDLING ........................................................2
CLEANING.........................................................2
FCC NOTICE .....................................................2
ABOUT YOUR CP451-008 ..................................... 3
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS............................. 4
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION ..................................... 5
APPLICATION DIAGRAMS .................................... 6
DIAGRAM 1: TYPICAL SETUP ..........................6
DIAGRAM 2: DIMENSIONS ...............................7
DIAGRAM 3: AC404-101 (OPTIONAL)...............8
INSTALLING YOUR CP451-008 ........................... 9
OPERATION........................................................... 10
POWER UP AND SHUTDOWN .........................10
PREPARING CONTROL SOFTWARE .............10
INSTALLING FILES AND APPLICATIONS.......10
INSTALLING LARGE FILES.............................10
AVSNAP ..........................................................11
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE ............................. 11
POWER IS NOT ON.........................................11
SOFTWARE/FILES ARE MISSING ..................11
ALTINEX POLICIES .............................................. 12
LIMITED WARRANTY/RETURN POLICIES .....12
CONTACT INFORMATION ..............................12
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PRECAUTIONS / SAFETY WARNINGS
1.4 FCC NOTICE
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Please read this manual carefully before using your
CP451-008 and keep it handy for future reference.
These safety instructions are to ensure the long life
of your CP451-008 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 CP451-008.
Handle the CP451-008 carefully.
1.2 HANDLING
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For best results, place the CP451-008 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
CP451-008 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 CP451-008 carefully. Dropping or
jarring can damage the unit.
Do not pull any cables that are attached to the
CP451-008.
Do not place heavy objects on top of the
CP451-008.
If the CP451-008 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 CP451-008 adapter before cleaning.
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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 CP451-008
The CP451-008 is small, lightweight, and powerful.
It can easily be carried from room to room and used
to control several devices on one or more wireless
networks.
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CP451-008 SERIES
Wireless Touchscreen Controller
AVSnap is preinstalled on each CP451-008 making
it easy to integrate into any control environment.
AVSnap provides a complete environment for
designing simple to sophisticated graphical user
interfaces (GUIs). 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.
The CP451-008 touch screen controller is ideal for
a great many applications including multimedia
control systems, general computing, real-time data
terminals, etc. Each controller runs Windows XP
Embedded and includes these key features:
• Battery Powered
• Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)
• Bluetooth Personal Area Network (PAN)
• Enhanced Write Filter (EWF) Protection
• AVSnap™ Professional AV System Integration Tool
Everything needed to start is included in a sample
application. Use the predefined procedures and
functions to communicate with devices over the
WLAN, or create your own custom subroutines. If
you can program Crestron or AMX, you can
program AVSnap.
The CP451-008 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 CP451-008 incorporates effortlessly into
PC based control systems.
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.
Since the CP451-008 can run on battery power,
most setups use the WLAN feature. 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. Place the AC301-201 on an RS-232
controlled device and then connect it to a wireless
router for an instant wireless network.
The AC404-101 is an optional docking cradle
available for the CP451-008 that includes 2 USB
ports, an Ethernet/LAN (RJ-45) port, and an input
for DC power. Power is provided to the cradle using
the power adapter supplied with the unit. The USB
and LAN ports make the cradle an ideal base
station that allows for a permanent LAN connection
as well as inputs for a USB keyboard and mouse.
When not in use, the CP451-008 can be placed
back on the cradle for charging.
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.
The Bluetooth module inside each CP451-008 is
compatible with most peripheral devices like
headsets, barcode readers, printers, cell phones,
and more.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
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MECHANICAL
CP451-008
Specifications are subject to change.
See www.altinex.com for up-to-date information.
Enclosure
FEATURES/
DESCRIPTION
Color
Black
Height
7.9 in (200 mm)
CP451-008
Details
Magnesium-Aluminum
Alloy
LCD Size
8.4”
Width
9.6 in (240 mm)
Resolution
800 x 600 max.
Depth
0.9 in (23 mm)
Weight
2.0 lb (0.9 kg)
Shipping Weight (approx.)
3.1 lb (1.4 kg)
Colors
CPU
RAM
32 bit
AMD Geode™ LX 800
500 MHz
512 MB
WLAN
802.11 b/g
PAN
Bluetooth
Solid State Drive (SSD)
T° Operating
0-40°C
T° Maximum
60°C
Humidity
CF Type II, 1GB
90% non-condensing
MTBF (calculations)
External Connections
External Battery
7-pin (1)
Docking Bay
9-pin (1)
40,000 hrs (min.)
Table 2. CP451-008 Mechanical
ELECTRICAL
CP451-008
USB
Type A F (1)
12VDC
DC Jack (1)
Microphone
3.5 mm F (1)
USB 2.0 Voltage
5V
Headphones
3.5 mm F (1)
USB 2.0 Current
100 mA max.
External Connections
Agency Approval
LAN Speed
EMC
FCC Class B
Safety
UL, CE
Power Consumption
+12VDC
Accessories Included
Internal Battery
Power Adapter+
AC Power Cord
Stylus
Optional Accessories
Docking Cradle with
USBx2, 12 VDC In, LAN
Desktop Stand
Li-Ion 14 W
Table 3. CP451-008 Electrical
+12VDC
Non-electronic
AC404-101
AC404-102
Table 1. CP451-008 General
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10/100 Mbps
(from adapter)
42 W max.
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
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Power/Charging LED
Network LED
Microphone
Stylus
Headphones
Microphone In
Power
Switch
Brightness
Control
USB Port
+12VDC In
Speaker
Docking Port Connector
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APPLICATION DIAGRAMS
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DIAGRAM 1: TYPICAL SETUP
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DIAGRAM 2: DIMENSIONS
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DIAGRAM 3: AC404-101 (OPTIONAL)
Height............ 3.0 in (76 mm)
The docking cradle uses the CP451-008’s power
supply as its input power source. The cradle makes
an excellent charging station as well as providing
an Ethernet port and 2 additional USB ports. A
network connection, USB keyboard, and USB
mouse can be permanently attached to the cradle
making it a central base and charging station.
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Width............. 6.5 in (165 mm)
Depth............. 7.7 in (196 mm)
Weight........... 1.3 lb (0.6 kg)
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INSTALLING YOUR CP451-008
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CONTROL SOFTWARE SET UP
Step 1. The CP451-008 only requires power to be
operational. If using the docking cradle,
determine the best location for installation.
The docking cradle should be centrally
located to the CP451-008’s operational
area so users will remember to return the
unit to the cradle for charging. One power
adapter is shipped with the CP451-008.
This power adapter can power either the
cradle or the CP451-008.
Step 1. Prepare the control software using your
normal software development station. The
CP451-008
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
CP451-008.
Step 2. Debug the control software using the
device for which it was written. The
CP451-008 is a normal computer and its
LAN/WLAN ports work the same as a
desktop computer.
Additional power adapters can be
purchased if the CP451-008 is continually
used for long periods away from the
docking cradle. In this case, a second
power adapter can be used at remote
locations while not disturbing the docking
station setup.
Step 3. When the control software is complete,
copy all necessary files to a USB drive.
Step 4. Start the CP451-008 and then escape out
of the AVSnap demo application and
return to the desktop.
ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS
• If the CP451-008 connects to the
network through the docking cradle,
LAN access and a network cable are
required.
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Step 5. Install the USB drive into the CP451-008
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.
Make sure there is access to the USB
ports. One USB port is accessible
from the side of the CP451-008 and
there are 2 USB ports accessible from
the back of the docking cradle.
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
CP451-008 to the installation location.
Make sure the cables are long enough to
allow for service loops and to be routed
neatly to their destinations.
Step 6. Restart the CP451-008 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 CP451-008.
Step 3. Press the power switch on the side of the
unit to turn power on. The unit will start
Windows and then automatically launch
the AVSnap demo application.
Step 7. The unit is now operational. Verify the
CP451-008 boots up and automatically
launches the new control software.
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OPERATION
7.3 INSTALLING FILES AND APPLICATIONS
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The CP451 utilizes the Windows XP Embedded
EWF to protect its internal drive 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 CP451-008 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
CP451-008 using a USB drive or network
connection.
Once set up, the CP451-008 will work trouble-free
without user intervention.
1. COMMIT.BAT – Write to hard drive
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.
7.1 POWER UP and SHUTDOWN
In most installations, the system boots directly into
the end-user application the same as the default
demo application.
The CP451-008 can be powered down using the
shutdown/power off option from the START menu,
or directly from an AVSnap application using the
“App.Shutdown” function.
2. ENABLE.BAT – Turn on EWF
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 CP451-008. 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 CP451-008 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 CP451-008 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 CP451-008. If not
executed properly, changes will be lost.
7.3.1 INSTALLING LARGE FILES
The best way to create and edit on the CP451-008
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 CP451’s “C” drive.
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If the application or file is too large for the available
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
CP451-008 making it easy to integrate into any
control environment.
We have carefully tested and found no problems in
the supplied CP451-008; however, we would like to
offer suggestions for the following:
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8.1 POWER IS NOT ON
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
shipped with the unit.
Cause 2:
Adapter is
CP451-008.
Solution:
App.Shutdown ................ Close the application and
turn off the computer.
Verify the DC power plug coming
from the AC adapter is plugged all
the way into the CP451-008.
Cause 3:
The CP450 has a problem.
App.SleepMonitor ........... Turn off monitor power.
Solution:
If there is AC power to the adapter
and the LED still does not turn on,
the CP451-008 or the power adapter
may require service, call ALTINEX
at (714) 990-2300.
Everything needed to start is included in a sample
application. Use the predefined procedures and
functions to communicate with devices over LAN or
WLAN, 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 “App” to be part of the application.
App.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.
plugged
into
8.2 SOFTWARE/FILES ARE MISSING
App.Stop ........................ Stop
the
executable
application.
Use with EXE files only!!!
App.Powersave .............. Hibernate (standby) the
computer per display
property settings.
App.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 CP451-008
then run the COMMIT batch file on
the desktop before shutting down or
restarting the CP451-008.
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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