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V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
If the button did not seem to learn correctly, press any other button on the
PixiePlus, then press the target button again to rearm it, and repeat the learning
procedure.
Example: You wish to configure the PixiePlus to send a power command to a projector and a separate power command to an amplifier with single press of the
PixiePlus POWER ON button.
8. Repeat for each button: While still in learning mode, program and verify
each button.
To do so, program the PixiePlus POWER ON button with two commands, Power
On from the projector remote, and Power On from the amplifier remote. Then configure the PixiePlus POWER ON button to macro mode.
9. Set a button to macro mode: If a button has been programmed with multiple
commands, the button may be configured to send all commands with a single button press. By default, buttons are configured to Round Robin mode.
After verification, and while still in learning mode, press and hold the button you
wish to set to macro mode for approximately five seconds. The PixiePlus will beep
three times to indicate that it has now been set to macro mode.
Press-and-hold repeat commands (such as volume ramping) are not available for
buttons set to macro mode. A Macro button can send one and only one instance of
each code with a single button press. There is a 300 millisecond delay between
each code in the series. Some devices may not be able to respond to multiple
commands sent at this frequency.
Use of the Inactivity Shutdown Timer requires the DISCRETE POWER
ON/POWER OFF keypad module.
13. To exit learning mode: Gently remove the paper clip to exit learning mode. Be
sure not to hold any buttons while removing the paper clip, or the unit will be set to
cloning mode.
14. To test learned codes: Verify that the IR emitter bud has been placed directly
over the IR detector on the device the PixiePlus controls. Press the PixiePlus button that you wish to test. A red LED labeled “IR Activity” will blink when the code is
being sent, but the emitter bud does not illuminate.
Configuration of the Inactivity Shutdown Timer requires the VOLUME UP and VOLUME DOWN keypad module to be inserted. The volume module can be replaced
with a blank after the feature is configured.
• The timer begins counting down immediately after the PixiePlus powers on a display device. Pressing any button except POWER OFF resets the timer and it
begins timing down again. Pressing POWER OFF stops the timer. There is no visible behavior when the timer is counting down, until two minutes before it expires.
11.To control multiple devices:
15. Troubleshooting: If you cannot control the device, be sure that the emitter bud
is positioned correctly. If some buttons work but others do not, try re-programming
the buttons that do not work. Make sure you press the button on the remote for at
least one second during learning.
Fluorescent lights can interfere with IR signals. Check if the projector is close to a
fluorescent light source. If so, try turning off the lights. If this restores control, cover
the IR emitter bud and display device IR receiver window with an IR-opaque shield,
such as gaffer's tape.
Press and hold both volume keys while gently inserting a paper clip in the programing aperture of the PixiePlus.
By default the Security Keylock feature is off, and the default Security Keycode is
OFF-OFF-OFF.
The PixiePlus will begin beeping to communicate the current Timer setting
(described in the table below).
See Section X. Troubleshooting beginning on page 21 for more tips.
When you have reached the desired setting, remove the paper clip to return to normal operation.
VI. Configuring Special Features
Inactivity Shutdown Timer Settings
One PixiePlus may learn IR commands from remote controls from different
devices. Each button can be configured to send a single command (normal operation) or multiple commands (macro mode) with a single button press.
Example: The PixiePlus Inactivity Shutdown Timer is set to three hours. If no button is pressed on the PixiePlus for three hours, the PixiePlus will begin to beep and
flash in warning 120 seconds before three hours has elapsed. If no button is
pressed, at three hours the PixiePlus will send all codes programmed to the
POWER OFF button.
The Inactivity Shutdown Timer will automatically shut the display device down if it is
not used for a configurable length of time.
When the units are correctly lined up, the donor PixiePlus will automatically enter
cloning mode. Its Status LED will turn solid red and both units will chirp rapidly.
3. Hold the recipient steadily in front of the donor. If the connection is broken (the
recipient ceases to chirp), reposition the recipient unit to re-establish communication and the units will continue where they left off. If communication is broken for
more than 15 seconds, the recipient will time out of cloning mode and you will need
to begin again.
IX. Operation
Power buttons control power on the projector or monitor. The PixiePlus is always
on, and its LED backlit buttons remain continually illuminated, unless the Security
Keylock is active. By default the PixiePlus is configured with the Epson discrete
codes for Power On and Power Off.
POWER
ON
Toggling
To complete the installation, secure a Leviton
Decora™ wall plate (not included) over the face of
the PixiePlus. The outer screw holes on the PixiePlus
should be used to secure the wall plate.
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SOURCE
VIDEO
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Discrete
(2-Button)
Programming Problems
Verify that the PixiePlus is in learning mode for programming. The Status LED continually blinks red when the PixiePlus is in learning mode.
Confirm that the IR emitter bud is positioned directly over the receiver on the IR
window of the device you are controlling. Some devices are sensitive to accurate
placement.
The Status LED is solid red and the PixiePlus beeps loudly each time you try to
arm a key for learning.
When the PixiePlus is emitting a code in verification mode, you should see the
Status LED flicker at a consistent strength and frequency. If the flickering seems
uneven, verify that you are holding the remote control in the correct sweet spot described in Section V, Part 3.
Some commands work but others do not.
Power and Source Selection commands are sent by RS-232 and Volume commands are sent by IR. If some commands but others are not working, check the
wiring type that matches the codes that are not working.
If you are using learning a device manufactured by Philips, Magnavox, or Koss,
consult the SP Controls PXE-DCM Philips Protocol Application Note for additional
programming instructions.
If the Status LED does not flicker rapidly when the remote control is emitting a
code, verify that the batteries in your remote control are fresh.
The PixiePlus beeps three times as soon as the paper clip is inserted into the programming aperture.
Volume
Operation Problems
If the PixiePlus is not used to control volume, a blank button insert may be used.
By default the PixiePlus is configured with RS-232 control codes for Volume Up
and Volume Down.
Fluorescent lights can interfere with IR signals. Check if the projector is close to a
fluorescent light source. If so, try turning off the lights. If this restores control, cover
the IR emitter bud and display device IR receiver window with an IR-opaque shield,
such as gaffer's tape. Some opaque tapes do not block IR.
Control is intermittent.
This can happen if a button is stuck. Check all buttons to make sure they are not
caught in a depressed position. If not, it is possible that the button contacts on the
PixiePlus circuit board are being shorted. Remove the bezel and check for solder
or bits of wire that could bridge the button contacts. Then reseat the buttons, reattach the bezel, and try entering programming mode again. If this does not correct
the problem, please contact SP Controls Technical Support.
Discrete
(4-Button)
If you are still unable to control your device, please contact SP Controls Technical
Support for further assistance.
approx. one inch apart
facing each other
To power the recipient, you may wish to temporarily daisy-chain power
from the terminal block of the donor unit with a short length of cable.
It will time out of cloning mode in about 15 seconds, so have both devices on
hand. If the PixiePlus times out of cloning mode, repeat this procedure to return it
to cloning mode.
2. Position the two units face-to-face, with both units held upright, approximately
one inch apart. They should be directly across from each other with the bezels
lined up. This will position the IR receiver window of the cloning PixiePlus directly
across from the IR transmitter in the donor PixiePlus.
Be sure not to obstruct the IR receiver window or transmitter with your
hands.
Is the PixiePlus display dark, and does it chirp when any button is pressed? If so,
the PixiePlus Security Keylock is active. See page 16 ff. for information on how to
configure and/or retrieve the Security Keylock code.
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Warranty
PixiePlus™
Projector Controller for Epson®
SP Controls warrants all PixiePlus products and accessories against defects in
materials and workmanship for a period of five years from the date of purchase.
Installation Guide
Although SP Controls thoroughly tested and reviewed this documentation, there is
no warranty, express or implied, with respect to quality, merchantability, or fitness
for a particular purpose. Therefore, the PixiePlus and accessories are provided "asis" and the purchaser assumes the entire risk as to quality and performance.
There are no obligations or liabilities on the part of the SP Controls Corporation for
consequential damages arising out of or in conjunction with the use or performance
of these products or other indirect damages with respect to loss of profit, revenue,
or cost of removal and/or replacement. Some states do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you
may also have other rights that vary from state to state. SP Controls' maximum liability shall not exceed the price paid by the user.
All implied warranties, including warranties for merchantability and/or fitness, are
limited in duration to five (5) years from the date of purchase. Proof of purchase
must be provided with any claim.
FCC Compliance
This equipment generates radio frequency energy and if not installed in
accordance with the manufacturer's instructions may cause radio interference.
This equipment complies with part 15, Subpart J of the FCC rules for a Class A
computing device. This equipment also complies with the Class A limits for radio
noise emission from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulation
of the Canadian Department of Communications. These above rules are designed
to provide reasonable protection against such interference when operating the
equipment in a commercial environment. If operation of this equipment in a residential area causes radio frequency interference, the user and not SP Controls,
Inc., will be responsible.
XI. Technical Specifications
Package Type
Single-Gang Decora™ Mounting
Dimensions
4.130” (h) x 1.745” (w) x .90” (d)
Weight (PCB with bezel and 3
insert modules)
2.5 oz
Power Supply
6VDC, 300mA
Output Type
IR Emitter/RS-232 (preconfigured, reprogramming RS-232 requires PXE-PGM-TOOL, sold
separately)
Recommended Wire
CAT5, CAT5e, or CAT6; male-female RS-232
straight serial
The PixiePlus does not power the projector/monitor on.
VOLUME
Any PixiePlus may quickly and easily copy all the codes from any other PixiePlus.
The PixiePlus cannot clone a Pixie.
Both units must be powered. The donor unit should be installed before beginning.
X. Troubleshooting cont’d
The PixiePlus does not control the projector/monitor.
The PixiePlus beeps three times when it is toggled between two-button and fourbutton Source Selection modes. This is done by pressing and holding any button
while inserting the paper clip. Is one of the buttons being activated while the paper
clip is being inserted?
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VII. Cloning
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If the buttons appear to program properly but do not control the device, verify each
code is correctly learned immediately after it has been programmed. The button will
blink rapidly to indicate it is in verification mode. Push the button and the IR emitter
will emit the corresponding code.
Source button inserts control input selection on the projector or monitor. By default
the PixiePlus is configured with toggling source selection commands for use with
the 4-Button discrete module. The default Epson codes are Computer 1 and
Computer 2 (toggle) for the COMP button, and for Video 1 and Video 2 (toggle) for
the VIDEO button. The AUDIO button turns the Epson AP-60 audio system on and
off via IR, and the circle-with-line MUTE button toggles the projector mute on and
off.
By default, the PixiePlus clicks when a button is pressed. To mute, press and hold
any button while inserting a paper clip into the programming aperture. The
PixiePlus will beep quickly three times to indicate that AUDIO has been set to OFF.
3. To change the Security Keycode, enter a new code by pressing a sequence of
up to six keys, using any keys in any combination, except POWER ON. After the
code is entered, the PixiePlus will immediately show the new Security Keycode.
OFF
Discrete
3. PixiePlus Audio Feedback
2. To enable or disable the Security Keycode feature, press POWER ON to toggle
between enabled/disabled.
The ambient light is too bright. Shield the PixiePlus from ambient light sources and
try to re-program.
POWER
Source
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once
twice
three times
four times
five times
six times
seven times
eight times
To confirm the new settings, press POWER ON and hold it down until the PixiePlus
beeps three times.
Both units must have the same button insert types, though they may be of different
colors.
• The PixiePlus will show the existing Security Keycode by illuminating each button
in the code in sequence, pausing briefly, then repeating the code.
Timer DISABLED (default)
One-hour shutoff
Two-hour shutoff
Three-hour shutoff
Four-hour shutoff
Five-hour shutoff
Six-hour shutoff
Seven-hour shutoff
Eight-hour shutoff
X. Troubleshooting
Power
4. When the recipient has completed copying codes from the donor, it will beep 3
times and reset. After the PixiePlus has reset it will be fully operational with the
same codes and configuration settings programmed into the donor unit.
After cloning is complete, the donor unit will remain in cloning mode for 15 seconds
until it times out. It will then return to normal operation.
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PIXIEPLUS STATUS LED TIMER SETTING
One long beep
One quick beep
Two quick beeps
Three quick beeps
Four quick beeps
Five quick beeps
Six quick beeps
Seven quick beeps
Eight quick beeps
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1. Press and hold both POWER ON and POWER OFF while gently inserting a
paper clip into the PixiePlus programming aperture. The PixiePlus will enter
“Security Keylock configuration mode” and communicate the current Security
Keylock settings as follows:
• The Red Status LED indicates whether the Security Keylock feature is enabled
(LED is on) or disabled (LED is off).
PIXIEPLUS AUDIO
1. Set the recipient to cloning mode. If the PixiePlus has never been programmed,
you may set it to cloning mode by pressing and holding any button while applying
power. If a PixiePlus has previously been programmed, gently insert a paper clip
into the IR Learning aperture of the recipient unit. Press and hold any button on the
that unit and, while still holding the button, remove the paper clip. The PixiePlus
will rapidly chirp while in cloning mode.
In cloning there is a donor unit and a recipient unit. The donor unit must already be
programmed with the appropriate codes (see Section V). The recipient will copy
the donor unit’s codes.
Configure the Security Keylock
To change the active setting: Press VOLUME UP or VOLUME DOWN to cycle to
the next setting. The PixiePlus will indicate the new setting with a pattern of beeps,
and update its Red LED blinking.
Cloning Procedure
If the Security Keycode is forgotten, you can retrieve it by putting the
PixiePlus back in Security Keycode configuration mode – it will then display
the currently-configured code.
Security Keycodes may one to six button presses long. Codes can use any key on
the keypad other than POWER ON.
Be gentle with the paper clip to ensure that you do not damage switch
mechanism.
4. After the new Security Keylock has been reconfigured, its new settings must be
confirmed. If you do not follow this sequence to store the new settings, any
changes you make will be discarded when you leave Security Keylock configuration mode.
VII. Cloning cont’d
5. After the new code is set and confirmed, carefully remove the paper clip as
usual to return to normal operation.
How the Security Keylock works
If the entered code is not correct, the system emits a long beep and remains
locked.
Example: You wish to control power and source selection on a projector, and volume on an IR-controllable amplifier.
1. Inactivity Shutdown Timer
Use of the Security Keylock feature requires the DISCRETE POWER ON and
POWER OFF keypad module to be inserted. If your device remote has only a “toggling power” key, you may still use this module if you program both POWER ON
and POWER OFF with the same (toggle) code.
Set the Inactivity Shutdown Timer
Different buttons on a single PixiePlus may be programmed with codes from different remote controls.
To do so, wire one IR emitter to the LCD monitor and the second IR emitter to the
amplifier. Program the PixiePlus power and source buttons with the codes from the
LCD monitor remote control. Program the PixiePlus volume buttons with the volume control codes from the amplifier remote control.
The Security Keylock locks the PixiePlus during disuse to prevent unauthorized
use. It disables the keys on the PixiePlus after POWER OFF is pressed, until a
Security Keycode is entered on the standard PixiePlus keypad. If the proper code
is not entered, the system cannot be turned on or used.
When the system is locked, any button press other than POWER ON is understood
as a Security Keycode entry. A soft chirp is emitted, but the key does NOT illuminate, and no control operation is performed. If the correct code sequence is
entered, the system unlocks, the interface illuminates, and normal operation is
restored, until the next time POWER OFF is pushed and the system locks again.
• If the timer expires, the system shuts itself down exactly as if the user had
pressed the POWER OFF key. Any macro programmed for POWER OFF is executed. If the Security Keylock feature is enabled, the PixiePlus will also lock.
VI. Configuring Special Features cont’d
If more than six keys are entered, the PixiePlus will beep and reset to the previously configured code.
When POWER OFF is pressed, the PixiePlus enters a “locked” state and all keypad buttons go dark.
• If the timer counts down to 120 seconds, the PixiePlus will begin beeping and
the POWER OFF button flashes to warn users that it is preparing to shut down.
10. To control multiple units of the same device:
One PixiePlus may send identical codes to multiple units of the same device without any additional configuration. For example, you may control two identical projectors with a single PixiePlus by adding an additional IR emitter and wiring it from the
PixiePlus to a second projector. A single button press on the PixiePlus will send
identical codes to both devices, and the PixiePlus will control them in tandem.
VI. Configuring Special Features cont’d
2. Security Keylock
What the Timer does
12. To restore the PixiePlus to its default preconfiguration: Set the device to
learning mode by inserting the paper clip. Then press and hold any two buttons
while the device is in learning mode. The whole keypad will blink, first slowly, then
quickly. Then the PixiePlus will beep four times, indicating that it has been restored
to its default configuration.
Each button must be independently set to macro mode.
If a button is reprogrammed the code will automatically default back to round robin
mode.
VI. Configuring Special Features cont’d
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
Copyright
Pixie™, PixiePlus™, and the SP Controls switch logo are trademarks of SP
Controls, Inc. Epson® is a registered trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation.
Decora™ is a registered trademark of Leviton Manufacturing Co. All other trademarks mentioned in this manual are the properties of their respective owners. No
part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any
means, electronic or mechanical, for any purpose, without express written permission of SP Controls, Inc.
(Decora™ wall plate not included)
© 2010 SP Controls, Inc. All rights reserved.
If the Security Keylock is not set, verify that the projector or monitor powers on normally with its own remote control or settop controls. If it does not, it may not be
plugged in or may require service.
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The PixiePlus is UL listed and CE certified.
Changes or modifications made to this equipment not expressly approved by SP
Controls, Inc., could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
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SP Controls, Inc. assumes no responsibility for any errors that appear in this document. Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
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ELPSP10
Important Safety Instructions
II. Installation Overview
I. Introduction
1) Read these instructions.
2) Keep these instructions.
3) Heed all warnings.
4) Follow all instructions.
5) Do not use this apparatus near water.
6) Clean only with dry cloth.
7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding type plug. A
polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug
has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong is
provided for your safety. When the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12) Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving
the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods
of time.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when
the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is
damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has
been dropped.
Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects filled with
liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
IR Transmitter
IR Learning Window
Insert Modules
The PXE-DCM+ is a low-voltage device. Never install the PixiePlus in an electrical
back box containing high-voltage wiring. This would cause a serious electrical
danger and violate United States national electrical codes.
1. Assemble Insert Modules
Learning Mode
Activation Switch
Bezel
Preconfigured for Easy Setup
The PixiePlus (PXE-DCM+) Projector Controller for Epson® (ELPSP10) is a singlegang AV control device configured to provide power, source selection, and volume
control of any compatible Epson projector with RS-232. Users who wish to control
an Epson projector with the Projector Controller’s preconfiguration may disregard
the PixiePlus programming instructions.
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CAT5 to PixiePlus
PXE-DCM+ 6VDC
Power Supply to Outlet
1 CAT5, CAT5e, or CAT6 Cable (Required)
1 RS-232 Serial Cable (male-female straight DB9) (Required)
1 Leviton Decora™ wall plate (Required. Match to bezel color.)
1 Single-Gang Back Box (Optional. SP Controls recommends using a grounded
back box)
• PixiePlus programming tool (PXE-PGM-TOOL) for reconfiguration of the
PixiePlus RS-232 codes or schedule events (Optional)
This section describes how to reprogram the PixiePlus control codes, which will
not be necessary for most installations. The Projector Controller for Epson is
preconfigured with RS-232 codes that control any compatible Epson projector. The
default codes are:
Default Codes
Power On (RS-232)
Power Off (RS-232)
Computer 1/Computer 2 (toggle) (RS-232)
Video (toggle) (RS-232)
Epson AP-60 Power Toggle (IR)
Projector A/V Mute Toggle (RS-232)
Volume Up (RS-232)
Volume Down (RS-232)
6. Thread the 6 VDC power supply through the opening in the ceiling plate and
plug it into the power supply barrel receptacle.
7. Mount the PixiePlus to a single-gang wall box (not included) or appropriate
mounting location. The inner screw holes on the PixiePlus should be used to
anchor the unit to the wall box. The outer screw holes will be used to affix a
Decora™ wall plate over the face of the PixiePlus.
8. Once all the connections are made, plug in the PixiePlus power supply wall wart
to the electrical box.
The PXE-DCM+ is a low-voltage device. Never install the PixiePlus in an
electrical back box containing high-voltage wiring. This would cause a serious electrical danger and violate United States national electrical codes.
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PXE-DCM+
video
The PixiePlus DCM interface connects to the ceiling plate (PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5232/IR) with a single CAT5 cable.
Discrete
(4-Button)
The ceiling plate provides a female DB9 for RS-232 connection to the Epson projector, using a straight-through RS-232 serial cable (not included). An IR emitter
(included) connects to the ceiling plate with a captive screw connection. The ceiling
plate also includes a connection jack for the wall wart power supply (see page 7).
VOLUME
The single CAT5 cable carries power and control data between the ceiling plate
and the PixiePlus DCM.
1. Install the ceiling plate (PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR) near the Epson projector.
A standard ceiling-mounted electrical box with AC power must be installed nearby
(provided by electrician).
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To re-enable four-button mode:
Assemble the PixiePlus, including a four-button module, as described in Section III
above. Press and hold any single button in the source selection module while
inserting a paper clip into the programming aperture. The PixiePlus should beep
three times to indicate that four-button mode is now active.
When four-button mode is enabled, both the left and right sides of any one- or twobutton module button should illuminate separately when a source button is
pressed, not in unison. If two neighboring buttons on the four-button pad illuminate
simultaneously, the unit is NOT in four-button mode.
The PixiePlus will now be in learning mode. You may program the PixiePlus or, to
exit learning mode, remove the paper clip.
2. Plug the PXE-DCM-CAT5-ADAPTER into the back of the assembled PixiePlus
DCM.
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
5. To program a button with a single code: While the PixiePlus is in learning
mode, press the button to be programmed to arm it. It should beep once and slowly blink.
If the room is too bright, the PixiePlus will not enter learning mode. The LED will
glow solid red, the buttons will beep continually when pressed, and they will not
arm for learning. Darken the room or shield the PixiePlus from the ambient light
while learning. Direct sunlight is always too bright.
3. Test Remote and Identify Sweet Spot: Position the remote control a few inches from the IR learning eye (upper right of PixiePlus front).
If the button beeps loudly as soon as you press it, check if the Status LED
is solidly lit. If it is, there may be too much light in the room. Reduce the
ambient light level or shield the PixiePlus from the light source and try again.
Hold the remote control in the sweet spot you found in step 3. Press and hold the
button on the remote for about a second. The status LED should flicker, indicating
that the code is being received. The PixiePlus will beep three times quickly to indicate successful learning.
When you press a key on the remote, the PixiePlus status LED should flicker. As
you move the remote closer or farther from the receiver window, or move off axis
the red flashes will dim and become intermittent. Find a position that consistently
yields clear, regular blinking. This is the "sweet spot."
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The armed key will indicate it is ready to learn the first code by flashing once,
pausing, flashing once, and so on.
Hold the remote control in the sweet spot you found in step 3. Press and hold the
button on the remote for about a second. The PixiePlus will beep three times
quickly to indicate successful learning.
Now the button will indicate it is ready to learn the second code by flashing twice,
pausing, flashing twice, and so on.
Program the button, and it will again beep three times to indicate if the code was
successfully learned. Repeat as many times as necessary.
If you do not see the Status LED flicker rapidly, your remote may need new
batteries.
You may press a different button for learning at any time, including buttons that
have already been programmed. If you press a button that is already armed for
learning a second time, it will be disarmed.
When you have programmed the last code in the series, the PixiePlus will beep
quickly three times to indicate the code is successfully learned, and then beep
slowly three more times to indicate that the button has been fully programmed.
Some remotes have several emitting LEDs, which may not be located in
the center of the remote.
If the PixiePlus learns the code, the button will begin flashing rapidly in Verification
Mode. Go to step 7, Verify Learned Keys.
Arming will eventually time out if no IR code is received. You may select a different
key for learning at any time, including keys that are already learned.
To learn a remote control:
Any button may be programmed with any code – it does not have to be the same
as the label silk-screened on the button.
5. Connect the female DB9 on the ceiling plate to the serial control port of the projector with a straight male-to-female RS-232 serial cable (not included).
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
To program the PixiePlus you will set it to learning mode, arm each key for IR
learning, and squirt it with the appropriate remote control commands.
4. For use with the AP-60: connect the IR emitter to the two-position captive screw
IR output on the ceiling plate. You may connect the emitter directly, or extend the
IR emitter with a two-conductor cable. Pull the IR cable through the face plate to
the AP-60 and attach the IR emitter bud to the IR receiver window on the speaker
near the microphone nobs. Use the IR Bud Holder to facilitate projector service.
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus
The PixiePlus controls AV devices by learning and duplicating the IR codes of their
remote controls. A single button may be programmed with as many as four codes.
Multiple codes may be sent as macros or round robin.
IR
Pixie
Board
Be sure the bezel is placed right-side-up. The SP Controls logo should be
right-side-up.
VIDEO
Discrete
(2-Button)
Inserts
Note: You must chose one (and only one) insert module of each type. That is, you
cannot use two source insert modules and no volume module.
Programming Overview
RS-232 Serial Cable
SOURCE
Toggling
Bezel
Required and Optional parts and accessories (not included)
2
Button
Power ON
Power OFF
COMP
VIDEO
AUDIO
BLANK
VOLUME Up
VOLUME Down
OFF
Discrete
SOURCE
Bezels are available in black (PXE-BEZEL-BL) and gray (PXE-BEZEL-GR).
Ceiling Plate
(PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR)
POWER
ON
1 PixiePlus Circuit Board
6 White Plastic Button Inserts and 7 Rubberized Button Pads
PXE-DCM-RTC Real Time Clock Module
PXE-DCM-CAT5-ADAPTER – PixiePlus CAT5 Output Adapter
PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR – RJ45-to-DB9/IR Adapter Ceiling Plate
IR Emitter
IR Emitter Bud Holder
1 6VDC Regulated Power Supply
IR Emitter Cable Anchors
2 Bezels (ivory and white)
Installation Guide
PixiePlus ELPSP10 Supplement
Mounting Screws
Paper Clip (for IR-learning)
The PixiePlus may be installed in a single-gang back box (not included).
IV. Wiring PixiePlus to Display Device cont’d
PXE-DCM+ 6VDC
Power Supply
POWER
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The PixiePlus may be configured with schedule events (security lock, auto power
off, etc.) at specific times and date ranges using the PXE-DCM-RTC Real Time
Clock Module (included). Configuration of schedule events requires the SP
Controls Programming Wand (PXE-PGM-TOOL, sold separately). See
Programming Wand documentation for schedule configuration instructions.
The PixiePlus is designed for use with a Leviton Decora™ wall plate (not included).
3. Connect the PXE-DCM-CAT5-ADAPTER to the PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR
with a CAT5 cable.
CAT5
RS-232 Serial Cable
Available Insert Modules
Inserts Circuit Board Single-Gang Wall Box
(not included)
The Projector Controller for Epson ships with:
1
Ceiling Plate
(PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR)
Reprogramming the PixiePlus RS-232 commands requires use of the PixiePlus
programming tool (PXE-PGM-TOOL).
Status LED
PixiePlus Board
IV. Wiring PixiePlus to Display Device
Installation Overview
After selecting the appropriate insert modules, place them against the circuit board
and secure them in place with the bezel.
If you wish to reconfigure the PixiePlus with alternate controls, you may replace
those button modules as needed with buttons that match the control codes you
wish to use. Select the button insert modules that match the design of your remote
control. For example, if your remote control has a single toggling power button,
select the Toggling Power module.
The PixiePlus may be configured with an Inactivity Shutdown Timer (pg. 14) to protect bulb life, or with a Security Lock (pg. 16) to prevent unauthorized use. One
PixiePlus may be used to control multiple projectors in tandem with a 1x2 CAT5
splitter (sold separately).
Electrical Warning
2. Attach Bezel
The Projector Controller for Epson is preconfigured to use the Discrete Power, 4Button Source, and Volume Control button modules. To function with the PixiePlus
preconfiguration codes, these button modules must be used.
Mounting Screws
If it is necessary to reprogram the PixiePlus, the modular button interface and IR
device control codes may be easily reconfigured. Modifying the RS-232 commands
programmed to each button requires the SP Controls Programming Wand (PXEPGM-TOOL, sold separately).
WARNING - To Reduce the Risk of Fire Or Electric Shock, Do Not Expose This
Apparatus To Rain Or Moisture.
III. PixiePlus Installation cont’d
III. PixiePlus Installation
RS-232 Programming
RS-232 commands may be reprogrammed on the PixiePlus with the SP Controls
Programming Wand (PXE-PGM-TOOL). See Programming Wand documetnation
for further instructions.
The PixiePlus may be reprogrammed to reproduce different IR control codes. To
control a device through IR, an IR emitter must be wired from the PixiePlus to the
device under control (see page 7 for more information).
If the PixiePlus successfully learns the code the key will begin flashing quickly to
indicate it is in Verification Mode.
1. Power the PixiePlus: the LED backlights will be illuminated.
4. Round Robin Codes and Macros
2. Enter learning mode: Gently insert a paper clip into the small hole labeled
"insert paperclip to enter learning mode." The PixiePlus will remain in learning
mode while the paper clip remains in the aperture. Removing the paper clip will
return the PixiePlus to normal operation.
Each PixiePlus button may be programmed with either a single command or multiple commands (as many as four). Multiple commands may be sent round robin or
as macros. Round robin buttons send one command per button press. Each time
the button is pressed, it sends the next code in the series. Macro buttons send all
programmed codes each time the button is pressed.
Be gentle with the paper clip to ensure that you do not damage the switch
mechanism.
The Status LED will blink red while the PixiePlus is in learning mode.
Toggling Source Module Between 2-Button and 4-Button Mode (optional)
By default, the PixiePlus is configured to work with a four-button source module. To
use a one- or two-button source modules, you must disable four-button mode.
Be sure that you are not pressing any of the PixiePlus buttons when you insert the
paper clip, or you will toggle the PixiePlus Audio Mode on or off (see Section IV,
Part 5).
To disable four-button mode:
RGB1
Video
RGB
Video
Remote Control
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7. Verify learned keys:
If the PixiePlus is wired to control
the display device before programming, you can verify each code
was successfully learned immediately after programming it. Each
button will remain in verification
mode for 20 seconds before timing
out.
Example - Macro: The COMP input button may be programmed with two commands and configured to macro mode. The COMP button is programmed so that
each time it is pressed it sends the RGB1 input command, followed by the autosync command.
6. To program a button with multiple codes for macro or round robin commands: Put the PixiePlus in learning mode. Quickly press the button you wish to
program one time for each code you want it to learn. The PixiePlus will beep once
for each code it expects to learn.
SOURCE
While the four-button mode is disabled, both the left and right sides of any one- or
two-button module button should illuminate together when the button is pressed. If
only one side of a button on the two-button pad illuminates, the unit is still in fourbutton node.
By default, any button that has been programmed with multiple codes will send
them round robin. To set a button to macro mode, first verify the code, then go to
step 8.
Example - Round Robin: The SOURCE toggle button may be programmed with
four round robin commands to switch between four inputs on the display device.
The single SOURCE button is programmed with all four input commands, and configured to Round Robin mode. Each time the SOURCE button is pressed, it sends
one of the four commands, in the order learned.
Assemble the PixiePlus, including a one- or two-button source module, as
described in Section IV above. Press and hold any single source button while
inserting a paper clip into the programming aperture. The PixiePlus should beep
three times to indicate that four-button mode is now disabled.
The PixiePlus will now be in learning mode. You may program the PixiePlus or, to
exit learning mode, remove the paper clip.
You cannot add a new code to a key that is already programmed. You must reprogram it entirely. If any code fails, the learning sequence for that key is started over.
VIDEO
COMP
Example: If you wish to program a SOURCE button with three codes, set the
PixiePlus to learning mode and quickly press the SOURCE button three times. The
PixiePlus will beep three times to indicate it is ready to learn three codes.
Source Module
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After learning, each button will blink
rapidly to indicate that it is ready for verification. Press the button, and the
PixiePlus will emit the code. The display device should respond appropriately.
If the key is set to round robin or macro mode, it will send the multiple codes as
configured.
Verification is particularly useful for verifying that repeating codes work
properly (e.g., volume ramping).
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Important Safety Instructions
II. Installation Overview
I. Introduction
1) Read these instructions.
2) Keep these instructions.
3) Heed all warnings.
4) Follow all instructions.
5) Do not use this apparatus near water.
6) Clean only with dry cloth.
7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding type plug. A
polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug
has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong is
provided for your safety. When the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12) Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving
the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods
of time.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when
the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is
damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has
been dropped.
Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects filled with
liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
IR Transmitter
IR Learning Window
Insert Modules
The PXE-DCM+ is a low-voltage device. Never install the PixiePlus in an electrical
back box containing high-voltage wiring. This would cause a serious electrical
danger and violate United States national electrical codes.
1. Assemble Insert Modules
Learning Mode
Activation Switch
Bezel
Preconfigured for Easy Setup
The PixiePlus (PXE-DCM+) Projector Controller for Epson® (ELPSP10) is a singlegang AV control device configured to provide power, source selection, and volume
control of any compatible Epson projector with RS-232. Users who wish to control
an Epson projector with the Projector Controller’s preconfiguration may disregard
the PixiePlus programming instructions.
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Toggling
CAT5 to PixiePlus
PXE-DCM+ 6VDC
Power Supply to Outlet
1 CAT5, CAT5e, or CAT6 Cable (Required)
1 RS-232 Serial Cable (male-female straight DB9) (Required)
1 Leviton Decora™ wall plate (Required. Match to bezel color.)
1 Single-Gang Back Box (Optional. SP Controls recommends using a grounded
back box)
• PixiePlus programming tool (PXE-PGM-TOOL) for reconfiguration of the
PixiePlus RS-232 codes or schedule events (Optional)
This section describes how to reprogram the PixiePlus control codes, which will
not be necessary for most installations. The Projector Controller for Epson is
preconfigured with RS-232 codes that control any compatible Epson projector. The
default codes are:
Default Codes
Power On (RS-232)
Power Off (RS-232)
Computer 1/Computer 2 (toggle) (RS-232)
Video (toggle) (RS-232)
Epson AP-60 Power Toggle (IR)
Projector A/V Mute Toggle (RS-232)
Volume Up (RS-232)
Volume Down (RS-232)
6. Thread the 6 VDC power supply through the opening in the ceiling plate and
plug it into the power supply barrel receptacle.
7. Mount the PixiePlus to a single-gang wall box (not included) or appropriate
mounting location. The inner screw holes on the PixiePlus should be used to
anchor the unit to the wall box. The outer screw holes will be used to affix a
Decora™ wall plate over the face of the PixiePlus.
8. Once all the connections are made, plug in the PixiePlus power supply wall wart
to the electrical box.
The PXE-DCM+ is a low-voltage device. Never install the PixiePlus in an
electrical back box containing high-voltage wiring. This would cause a serious electrical danger and violate United States national electrical codes.
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audio
PXE-DCM+
video
The PixiePlus DCM interface connects to the ceiling plate (PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5232/IR) with a single CAT5 cable.
Discrete
(4-Button)
The ceiling plate provides a female DB9 for RS-232 connection to the Epson projector, using a straight-through RS-232 serial cable (not included). An IR emitter
(included) connects to the ceiling plate with a captive screw connection. The ceiling
plate also includes a connection jack for the wall wart power supply (see page 7).
VOLUME
The single CAT5 cable carries power and control data between the ceiling plate
and the PixiePlus DCM.
1. Install the ceiling plate (PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR) near the Epson projector.
A standard ceiling-mounted electrical box with AC power must be installed nearby
(provided by electrician).
Blank
Control
To re-enable four-button mode:
Assemble the PixiePlus, including a four-button module, as described in Section III
above. Press and hold any single button in the source selection module while
inserting a paper clip into the programming aperture. The PixiePlus should beep
three times to indicate that four-button mode is now active.
When four-button mode is enabled, both the left and right sides of any one- or twobutton module button should illuminate separately when a source button is
pressed, not in unison. If two neighboring buttons on the four-button pad illuminate
simultaneously, the unit is NOT in four-button mode.
The PixiePlus will now be in learning mode. You may program the PixiePlus or, to
exit learning mode, remove the paper clip.
2. Plug the PXE-DCM-CAT5-ADAPTER into the back of the assembled PixiePlus
DCM.
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
5. To program a button with a single code: While the PixiePlus is in learning
mode, press the button to be programmed to arm it. It should beep once and slowly blink.
If the room is too bright, the PixiePlus will not enter learning mode. The LED will
glow solid red, the buttons will beep continually when pressed, and they will not
arm for learning. Darken the room or shield the PixiePlus from the ambient light
while learning. Direct sunlight is always too bright.
3. Test Remote and Identify Sweet Spot: Position the remote control a few inches from the IR learning eye (upper right of PixiePlus front).
If the button beeps loudly as soon as you press it, check if the Status LED
is solidly lit. If it is, there may be too much light in the room. Reduce the
ambient light level or shield the PixiePlus from the light source and try again.
Hold the remote control in the sweet spot you found in step 3. Press and hold the
button on the remote for about a second. The status LED should flicker, indicating
that the code is being received. The PixiePlus will beep three times quickly to indicate successful learning.
When you press a key on the remote, the PixiePlus status LED should flicker. As
you move the remote closer or farther from the receiver window, or move off axis
the red flashes will dim and become intermittent. Find a position that consistently
yields clear, regular blinking. This is the "sweet spot."
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5
4
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
The armed key will indicate it is ready to learn the first code by flashing once,
pausing, flashing once, and so on.
Hold the remote control in the sweet spot you found in step 3. Press and hold the
button on the remote for about a second. The PixiePlus will beep three times
quickly to indicate successful learning.
Now the button will indicate it is ready to learn the second code by flashing twice,
pausing, flashing twice, and so on.
Program the button, and it will again beep three times to indicate if the code was
successfully learned. Repeat as many times as necessary.
If you do not see the Status LED flicker rapidly, your remote may need new
batteries.
You may press a different button for learning at any time, including buttons that
have already been programmed. If you press a button that is already armed for
learning a second time, it will be disarmed.
When you have programmed the last code in the series, the PixiePlus will beep
quickly three times to indicate the code is successfully learned, and then beep
slowly three more times to indicate that the button has been fully programmed.
Some remotes have several emitting LEDs, which may not be located in
the center of the remote.
If the PixiePlus learns the code, the button will begin flashing rapidly in Verification
Mode. Go to step 7, Verify Learned Keys.
Arming will eventually time out if no IR code is received. You may select a different
key for learning at any time, including keys that are already learned.
To learn a remote control:
Any button may be programmed with any code – it does not have to be the same
as the label silk-screened on the button.
5. Connect the female DB9 on the ceiling plate to the serial control port of the projector with a straight male-to-female RS-232 serial cable (not included).
COMP
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
To program the PixiePlus you will set it to learning mode, arm each key for IR
learning, and squirt it with the appropriate remote control commands.
4. For use with the AP-60: connect the IR emitter to the two-position captive screw
IR output on the ceiling plate. You may connect the emitter directly, or extend the
IR emitter with a two-conductor cable. Pull the IR cable through the face plate to
the AP-60 and attach the IR emitter bud to the IR receiver window on the speaker
near the microphone nobs. Use the IR Bud Holder to facilitate projector service.
SOURCE
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus
The PixiePlus controls AV devices by learning and duplicating the IR codes of their
remote controls. A single button may be programmed with as many as four codes.
Multiple codes may be sent as macros or round robin.
IR
Pixie
Board
Be sure the bezel is placed right-side-up. The SP Controls logo should be
right-side-up.
VIDEO
Discrete
(2-Button)
Inserts
Note: You must chose one (and only one) insert module of each type. That is, you
cannot use two source insert modules and no volume module.
Programming Overview
RS-232 Serial Cable
SOURCE
Toggling
Bezel
Required and Optional parts and accessories (not included)
2
Button
Power ON
Power OFF
COMP
VIDEO
AUDIO
BLANK
VOLUME Up
VOLUME Down
OFF
Discrete
SOURCE
Bezels are available in black (PXE-BEZEL-BL) and gray (PXE-BEZEL-GR).
Ceiling Plate
(PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR)
POWER
ON
1 PixiePlus Circuit Board
6 White Plastic Button Inserts and 7 Rubberized Button Pads
PXE-DCM-RTC Real Time Clock Module
PXE-DCM-CAT5-ADAPTER – PixiePlus CAT5 Output Adapter
PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR – RJ45-to-DB9/IR Adapter Ceiling Plate
IR Emitter
IR Emitter Bud Holder
1 6VDC Regulated Power Supply
IR Emitter Cable Anchors
2 Bezels (ivory and white)
Installation Guide
PixiePlus ELPSP10 Supplement
Mounting Screws
Paper Clip (for IR-learning)
The PixiePlus may be installed in a single-gang back box (not included).
IV. Wiring PixiePlus to Display Device cont’d
PXE-DCM+ 6VDC
Power Supply
POWER
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The PixiePlus may be configured with schedule events (security lock, auto power
off, etc.) at specific times and date ranges using the PXE-DCM-RTC Real Time
Clock Module (included). Configuration of schedule events requires the SP
Controls Programming Wand (PXE-PGM-TOOL, sold separately). See
Programming Wand documentation for schedule configuration instructions.
The PixiePlus is designed for use with a Leviton Decora™ wall plate (not included).
3. Connect the PXE-DCM-CAT5-ADAPTER to the PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR
with a CAT5 cable.
CAT5
RS-232 Serial Cable
Available Insert Modules
Inserts Circuit Board Single-Gang Wall Box
(not included)
The Projector Controller for Epson ships with:
1
Ceiling Plate
(PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR)
Reprogramming the PixiePlus RS-232 commands requires use of the PixiePlus
programming tool (PXE-PGM-TOOL).
Status LED
PixiePlus Board
IV. Wiring PixiePlus to Display Device
Installation Overview
After selecting the appropriate insert modules, place them against the circuit board
and secure them in place with the bezel.
If you wish to reconfigure the PixiePlus with alternate controls, you may replace
those button modules as needed with buttons that match the control codes you
wish to use. Select the button insert modules that match the design of your remote
control. For example, if your remote control has a single toggling power button,
select the Toggling Power module.
The PixiePlus may be configured with an Inactivity Shutdown Timer (pg. 14) to protect bulb life, or with a Security Lock (pg. 16) to prevent unauthorized use. One
PixiePlus may be used to control multiple projectors in tandem with a 1x2 CAT5
splitter (sold separately).
Electrical Warning
2. Attach Bezel
The Projector Controller for Epson is preconfigured to use the Discrete Power, 4Button Source, and Volume Control button modules. To function with the PixiePlus
preconfiguration codes, these button modules must be used.
Mounting Screws
If it is necessary to reprogram the PixiePlus, the modular button interface and IR
device control codes may be easily reconfigured. Modifying the RS-232 commands
programmed to each button requires the SP Controls Programming Wand (PXEPGM-TOOL, sold separately).
WARNING - To Reduce the Risk of Fire Or Electric Shock, Do Not Expose This
Apparatus To Rain Or Moisture.
III. PixiePlus Installation cont’d
III. PixiePlus Installation
RS-232 Programming
RS-232 commands may be reprogrammed on the PixiePlus with the SP Controls
Programming Wand (PXE-PGM-TOOL). See Programming Wand documetnation
for further instructions.
The PixiePlus may be reprogrammed to reproduce different IR control codes. To
control a device through IR, an IR emitter must be wired from the PixiePlus to the
device under control (see page 7 for more information).
If the PixiePlus successfully learns the code the key will begin flashing quickly to
indicate it is in Verification Mode.
1. Power the PixiePlus: the LED backlights will be illuminated.
4. Round Robin Codes and Macros
2. Enter learning mode: Gently insert a paper clip into the small hole labeled
"insert paperclip to enter learning mode." The PixiePlus will remain in learning
mode while the paper clip remains in the aperture. Removing the paper clip will
return the PixiePlus to normal operation.
Each PixiePlus button may be programmed with either a single command or multiple commands (as many as four). Multiple commands may be sent round robin or
as macros. Round robin buttons send one command per button press. Each time
the button is pressed, it sends the next code in the series. Macro buttons send all
programmed codes each time the button is pressed.
Be gentle with the paper clip to ensure that you do not damage the switch
mechanism.
The Status LED will blink red while the PixiePlus is in learning mode.
Toggling Source Module Between 2-Button and 4-Button Mode (optional)
By default, the PixiePlus is configured to work with a four-button source module. To
use a one- or two-button source modules, you must disable four-button mode.
Be sure that you are not pressing any of the PixiePlus buttons when you insert the
paper clip, or you will toggle the PixiePlus Audio Mode on or off (see Section IV,
Part 5).
To disable four-button mode:
RGB1
Video
RGB
Video
Remote Control
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7. Verify learned keys:
If the PixiePlus is wired to control
the display device before programming, you can verify each code
was successfully learned immediately after programming it. Each
button will remain in verification
mode for 20 seconds before timing
out.
Example - Macro: The COMP input button may be programmed with two commands and configured to macro mode. The COMP button is programmed so that
each time it is pressed it sends the RGB1 input command, followed by the autosync command.
6. To program a button with multiple codes for macro or round robin commands: Put the PixiePlus in learning mode. Quickly press the button you wish to
program one time for each code you want it to learn. The PixiePlus will beep once
for each code it expects to learn.
SOURCE
While the four-button mode is disabled, both the left and right sides of any one- or
two-button module button should illuminate together when the button is pressed. If
only one side of a button on the two-button pad illuminates, the unit is still in fourbutton node.
By default, any button that has been programmed with multiple codes will send
them round robin. To set a button to macro mode, first verify the code, then go to
step 8.
Example - Round Robin: The SOURCE toggle button may be programmed with
four round robin commands to switch between four inputs on the display device.
The single SOURCE button is programmed with all four input commands, and configured to Round Robin mode. Each time the SOURCE button is pressed, it sends
one of the four commands, in the order learned.
Assemble the PixiePlus, including a one- or two-button source module, as
described in Section IV above. Press and hold any single source button while
inserting a paper clip into the programming aperture. The PixiePlus should beep
three times to indicate that four-button mode is now disabled.
The PixiePlus will now be in learning mode. You may program the PixiePlus or, to
exit learning mode, remove the paper clip.
You cannot add a new code to a key that is already programmed. You must reprogram it entirely. If any code fails, the learning sequence for that key is started over.
VIDEO
COMP
Example: If you wish to program a SOURCE button with three codes, set the
PixiePlus to learning mode and quickly press the SOURCE button three times. The
PixiePlus will beep three times to indicate it is ready to learn three codes.
Source Module
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After learning, each button will blink
rapidly to indicate that it is ready for verification. Press the button, and the
PixiePlus will emit the code. The display device should respond appropriately.
If the key is set to round robin or macro mode, it will send the multiple codes as
configured.
Verification is particularly useful for verifying that repeating codes work
properly (e.g., volume ramping).
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Important Safety Instructions
II. Installation Overview
I. Introduction
1) Read these instructions.
2) Keep these instructions.
3) Heed all warnings.
4) Follow all instructions.
5) Do not use this apparatus near water.
6) Clean only with dry cloth.
7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding type plug. A
polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug
has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong is
provided for your safety. When the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12) Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving
the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods
of time.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when
the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is
damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has
been dropped.
Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects filled with
liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
IR Transmitter
IR Learning Window
Insert Modules
The PXE-DCM+ is a low-voltage device. Never install the PixiePlus in an electrical
back box containing high-voltage wiring. This would cause a serious electrical
danger and violate United States national electrical codes.
1. Assemble Insert Modules
Learning Mode
Activation Switch
Bezel
Preconfigured for Easy Setup
The PixiePlus (PXE-DCM+) Projector Controller for Epson® (ELPSP10) is a singlegang AV control device configured to provide power, source selection, and volume
control of any compatible Epson projector with RS-232. Users who wish to control
an Epson projector with the Projector Controller’s preconfiguration may disregard
the PixiePlus programming instructions.
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Toggling
CAT5 to PixiePlus
PXE-DCM+ 6VDC
Power Supply to Outlet
1 CAT5, CAT5e, or CAT6 Cable (Required)
1 RS-232 Serial Cable (male-female straight DB9) (Required)
1 Leviton Decora™ wall plate (Required. Match to bezel color.)
1 Single-Gang Back Box (Optional. SP Controls recommends using a grounded
back box)
• PixiePlus programming tool (PXE-PGM-TOOL) for reconfiguration of the
PixiePlus RS-232 codes or schedule events (Optional)
This section describes how to reprogram the PixiePlus control codes, which will
not be necessary for most installations. The Projector Controller for Epson is
preconfigured with RS-232 codes that control any compatible Epson projector. The
default codes are:
Default Codes
Power On (RS-232)
Power Off (RS-232)
Computer 1/Computer 2 (toggle) (RS-232)
Video (toggle) (RS-232)
Epson AP-60 Power Toggle (IR)
Projector A/V Mute Toggle (RS-232)
Volume Up (RS-232)
Volume Down (RS-232)
6. Thread the 6 VDC power supply through the opening in the ceiling plate and
plug it into the power supply barrel receptacle.
7. Mount the PixiePlus to a single-gang wall box (not included) or appropriate
mounting location. The inner screw holes on the PixiePlus should be used to
anchor the unit to the wall box. The outer screw holes will be used to affix a
Decora™ wall plate over the face of the PixiePlus.
8. Once all the connections are made, plug in the PixiePlus power supply wall wart
to the electrical box.
The PXE-DCM+ is a low-voltage device. Never install the PixiePlus in an
electrical back box containing high-voltage wiring. This would cause a serious electrical danger and violate United States national electrical codes.
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PXE-DCM+
video
The PixiePlus DCM interface connects to the ceiling plate (PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5232/IR) with a single CAT5 cable.
Discrete
(4-Button)
The ceiling plate provides a female DB9 for RS-232 connection to the Epson projector, using a straight-through RS-232 serial cable (not included). An IR emitter
(included) connects to the ceiling plate with a captive screw connection. The ceiling
plate also includes a connection jack for the wall wart power supply (see page 7).
VOLUME
The single CAT5 cable carries power and control data between the ceiling plate
and the PixiePlus DCM.
1. Install the ceiling plate (PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR) near the Epson projector.
A standard ceiling-mounted electrical box with AC power must be installed nearby
(provided by electrician).
Blank
Control
To re-enable four-button mode:
Assemble the PixiePlus, including a four-button module, as described in Section III
above. Press and hold any single button in the source selection module while
inserting a paper clip into the programming aperture. The PixiePlus should beep
three times to indicate that four-button mode is now active.
When four-button mode is enabled, both the left and right sides of any one- or twobutton module button should illuminate separately when a source button is
pressed, not in unison. If two neighboring buttons on the four-button pad illuminate
simultaneously, the unit is NOT in four-button mode.
The PixiePlus will now be in learning mode. You may program the PixiePlus or, to
exit learning mode, remove the paper clip.
2. Plug the PXE-DCM-CAT5-ADAPTER into the back of the assembled PixiePlus
DCM.
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
5. To program a button with a single code: While the PixiePlus is in learning
mode, press the button to be programmed to arm it. It should beep once and slowly blink.
If the room is too bright, the PixiePlus will not enter learning mode. The LED will
glow solid red, the buttons will beep continually when pressed, and they will not
arm for learning. Darken the room or shield the PixiePlus from the ambient light
while learning. Direct sunlight is always too bright.
3. Test Remote and Identify Sweet Spot: Position the remote control a few inches from the IR learning eye (upper right of PixiePlus front).
If the button beeps loudly as soon as you press it, check if the Status LED
is solidly lit. If it is, there may be too much light in the room. Reduce the
ambient light level or shield the PixiePlus from the light source and try again.
Hold the remote control in the sweet spot you found in step 3. Press and hold the
button on the remote for about a second. The status LED should flicker, indicating
that the code is being received. The PixiePlus will beep three times quickly to indicate successful learning.
When you press a key on the remote, the PixiePlus status LED should flicker. As
you move the remote closer or farther from the receiver window, or move off axis
the red flashes will dim and become intermittent. Find a position that consistently
yields clear, regular blinking. This is the "sweet spot."
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
The armed key will indicate it is ready to learn the first code by flashing once,
pausing, flashing once, and so on.
Hold the remote control in the sweet spot you found in step 3. Press and hold the
button on the remote for about a second. The PixiePlus will beep three times
quickly to indicate successful learning.
Now the button will indicate it is ready to learn the second code by flashing twice,
pausing, flashing twice, and so on.
Program the button, and it will again beep three times to indicate if the code was
successfully learned. Repeat as many times as necessary.
If you do not see the Status LED flicker rapidly, your remote may need new
batteries.
You may press a different button for learning at any time, including buttons that
have already been programmed. If you press a button that is already armed for
learning a second time, it will be disarmed.
When you have programmed the last code in the series, the PixiePlus will beep
quickly three times to indicate the code is successfully learned, and then beep
slowly three more times to indicate that the button has been fully programmed.
Some remotes have several emitting LEDs, which may not be located in
the center of the remote.
If the PixiePlus learns the code, the button will begin flashing rapidly in Verification
Mode. Go to step 7, Verify Learned Keys.
Arming will eventually time out if no IR code is received. You may select a different
key for learning at any time, including keys that are already learned.
To learn a remote control:
Any button may be programmed with any code – it does not have to be the same
as the label silk-screened on the button.
5. Connect the female DB9 on the ceiling plate to the serial control port of the projector with a straight male-to-female RS-232 serial cable (not included).
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
To program the PixiePlus you will set it to learning mode, arm each key for IR
learning, and squirt it with the appropriate remote control commands.
4. For use with the AP-60: connect the IR emitter to the two-position captive screw
IR output on the ceiling plate. You may connect the emitter directly, or extend the
IR emitter with a two-conductor cable. Pull the IR cable through the face plate to
the AP-60 and attach the IR emitter bud to the IR receiver window on the speaker
near the microphone nobs. Use the IR Bud Holder to facilitate projector service.
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus
The PixiePlus controls AV devices by learning and duplicating the IR codes of their
remote controls. A single button may be programmed with as many as four codes.
Multiple codes may be sent as macros or round robin.
IR
Pixie
Board
Be sure the bezel is placed right-side-up. The SP Controls logo should be
right-side-up.
VIDEO
Discrete
(2-Button)
Inserts
Note: You must chose one (and only one) insert module of each type. That is, you
cannot use two source insert modules and no volume module.
Programming Overview
RS-232 Serial Cable
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Toggling
Bezel
Required and Optional parts and accessories (not included)
2
Button
Power ON
Power OFF
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VIDEO
AUDIO
BLANK
VOLUME Up
VOLUME Down
OFF
Discrete
SOURCE
Bezels are available in black (PXE-BEZEL-BL) and gray (PXE-BEZEL-GR).
Ceiling Plate
(PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR)
POWER
ON
1 PixiePlus Circuit Board
6 White Plastic Button Inserts and 7 Rubberized Button Pads
PXE-DCM-RTC Real Time Clock Module
PXE-DCM-CAT5-ADAPTER – PixiePlus CAT5 Output Adapter
PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR – RJ45-to-DB9/IR Adapter Ceiling Plate
IR Emitter
IR Emitter Bud Holder
1 6VDC Regulated Power Supply
IR Emitter Cable Anchors
2 Bezels (ivory and white)
Installation Guide
PixiePlus ELPSP10 Supplement
Mounting Screws
Paper Clip (for IR-learning)
The PixiePlus may be installed in a single-gang back box (not included).
IV. Wiring PixiePlus to Display Device cont’d
PXE-DCM+ 6VDC
Power Supply
POWER
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The PixiePlus may be configured with schedule events (security lock, auto power
off, etc.) at specific times and date ranges using the PXE-DCM-RTC Real Time
Clock Module (included). Configuration of schedule events requires the SP
Controls Programming Wand (PXE-PGM-TOOL, sold separately). See
Programming Wand documentation for schedule configuration instructions.
The PixiePlus is designed for use with a Leviton Decora™ wall plate (not included).
3. Connect the PXE-DCM-CAT5-ADAPTER to the PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR
with a CAT5 cable.
CAT5
RS-232 Serial Cable
Available Insert Modules
Inserts Circuit Board Single-Gang Wall Box
(not included)
The Projector Controller for Epson ships with:
1
Ceiling Plate
(PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR)
Reprogramming the PixiePlus RS-232 commands requires use of the PixiePlus
programming tool (PXE-PGM-TOOL).
Status LED
PixiePlus Board
IV. Wiring PixiePlus to Display Device
Installation Overview
After selecting the appropriate insert modules, place them against the circuit board
and secure them in place with the bezel.
If you wish to reconfigure the PixiePlus with alternate controls, you may replace
those button modules as needed with buttons that match the control codes you
wish to use. Select the button insert modules that match the design of your remote
control. For example, if your remote control has a single toggling power button,
select the Toggling Power module.
The PixiePlus may be configured with an Inactivity Shutdown Timer (pg. 14) to protect bulb life, or with a Security Lock (pg. 16) to prevent unauthorized use. One
PixiePlus may be used to control multiple projectors in tandem with a 1x2 CAT5
splitter (sold separately).
Electrical Warning
2. Attach Bezel
The Projector Controller for Epson is preconfigured to use the Discrete Power, 4Button Source, and Volume Control button modules. To function with the PixiePlus
preconfiguration codes, these button modules must be used.
Mounting Screws
If it is necessary to reprogram the PixiePlus, the modular button interface and IR
device control codes may be easily reconfigured. Modifying the RS-232 commands
programmed to each button requires the SP Controls Programming Wand (PXEPGM-TOOL, sold separately).
WARNING - To Reduce the Risk of Fire Or Electric Shock, Do Not Expose This
Apparatus To Rain Or Moisture.
III. PixiePlus Installation cont’d
III. PixiePlus Installation
RS-232 Programming
RS-232 commands may be reprogrammed on the PixiePlus with the SP Controls
Programming Wand (PXE-PGM-TOOL). See Programming Wand documetnation
for further instructions.
The PixiePlus may be reprogrammed to reproduce different IR control codes. To
control a device through IR, an IR emitter must be wired from the PixiePlus to the
device under control (see page 7 for more information).
If the PixiePlus successfully learns the code the key will begin flashing quickly to
indicate it is in Verification Mode.
1. Power the PixiePlus: the LED backlights will be illuminated.
4. Round Robin Codes and Macros
2. Enter learning mode: Gently insert a paper clip into the small hole labeled
"insert paperclip to enter learning mode." The PixiePlus will remain in learning
mode while the paper clip remains in the aperture. Removing the paper clip will
return the PixiePlus to normal operation.
Each PixiePlus button may be programmed with either a single command or multiple commands (as many as four). Multiple commands may be sent round robin or
as macros. Round robin buttons send one command per button press. Each time
the button is pressed, it sends the next code in the series. Macro buttons send all
programmed codes each time the button is pressed.
Be gentle with the paper clip to ensure that you do not damage the switch
mechanism.
The Status LED will blink red while the PixiePlus is in learning mode.
Toggling Source Module Between 2-Button and 4-Button Mode (optional)
By default, the PixiePlus is configured to work with a four-button source module. To
use a one- or two-button source modules, you must disable four-button mode.
Be sure that you are not pressing any of the PixiePlus buttons when you insert the
paper clip, or you will toggle the PixiePlus Audio Mode on or off (see Section IV,
Part 5).
To disable four-button mode:
RGB1
Video
RGB
Video
Remote Control
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7. Verify learned keys:
If the PixiePlus is wired to control
the display device before programming, you can verify each code
was successfully learned immediately after programming it. Each
button will remain in verification
mode for 20 seconds before timing
out.
Example - Macro: The COMP input button may be programmed with two commands and configured to macro mode. The COMP button is programmed so that
each time it is pressed it sends the RGB1 input command, followed by the autosync command.
6. To program a button with multiple codes for macro or round robin commands: Put the PixiePlus in learning mode. Quickly press the button you wish to
program one time for each code you want it to learn. The PixiePlus will beep once
for each code it expects to learn.
SOURCE
While the four-button mode is disabled, both the left and right sides of any one- or
two-button module button should illuminate together when the button is pressed. If
only one side of a button on the two-button pad illuminates, the unit is still in fourbutton node.
By default, any button that has been programmed with multiple codes will send
them round robin. To set a button to macro mode, first verify the code, then go to
step 8.
Example - Round Robin: The SOURCE toggle button may be programmed with
four round robin commands to switch between four inputs on the display device.
The single SOURCE button is programmed with all four input commands, and configured to Round Robin mode. Each time the SOURCE button is pressed, it sends
one of the four commands, in the order learned.
Assemble the PixiePlus, including a one- or two-button source module, as
described in Section IV above. Press and hold any single source button while
inserting a paper clip into the programming aperture. The PixiePlus should beep
three times to indicate that four-button mode is now disabled.
The PixiePlus will now be in learning mode. You may program the PixiePlus or, to
exit learning mode, remove the paper clip.
You cannot add a new code to a key that is already programmed. You must reprogram it entirely. If any code fails, the learning sequence for that key is started over.
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Example: If you wish to program a SOURCE button with three codes, set the
PixiePlus to learning mode and quickly press the SOURCE button three times. The
PixiePlus will beep three times to indicate it is ready to learn three codes.
Source Module
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After learning, each button will blink
rapidly to indicate that it is ready for verification. Press the button, and the
PixiePlus will emit the code. The display device should respond appropriately.
If the key is set to round robin or macro mode, it will send the multiple codes as
configured.
Verification is particularly useful for verifying that repeating codes work
properly (e.g., volume ramping).
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Important Safety Instructions
II. Installation Overview
I. Introduction
1) Read these instructions.
2) Keep these instructions.
3) Heed all warnings.
4) Follow all instructions.
5) Do not use this apparatus near water.
6) Clean only with dry cloth.
7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding type plug. A
polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug
has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong is
provided for your safety. When the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12) Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving
the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods
of time.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when
the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is
damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has
been dropped.
Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects filled with
liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
IR Transmitter
IR Learning Window
Insert Modules
The PXE-DCM+ is a low-voltage device. Never install the PixiePlus in an electrical
back box containing high-voltage wiring. This would cause a serious electrical
danger and violate United States national electrical codes.
1. Assemble Insert Modules
Learning Mode
Activation Switch
Bezel
Preconfigured for Easy Setup
The PixiePlus (PXE-DCM+) Projector Controller for Epson® (ELPSP10) is a singlegang AV control device configured to provide power, source selection, and volume
control of any compatible Epson projector with RS-232. Users who wish to control
an Epson projector with the Projector Controller’s preconfiguration may disregard
the PixiePlus programming instructions.
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CAT5 to PixiePlus
PXE-DCM+ 6VDC
Power Supply to Outlet
1 CAT5, CAT5e, or CAT6 Cable (Required)
1 RS-232 Serial Cable (male-female straight DB9) (Required)
1 Leviton Decora™ wall plate (Required. Match to bezel color.)
1 Single-Gang Back Box (Optional. SP Controls recommends using a grounded
back box)
• PixiePlus programming tool (PXE-PGM-TOOL) for reconfiguration of the
PixiePlus RS-232 codes or schedule events (Optional)
This section describes how to reprogram the PixiePlus control codes, which will
not be necessary for most installations. The Projector Controller for Epson is
preconfigured with RS-232 codes that control any compatible Epson projector. The
default codes are:
Default Codes
Power On (RS-232)
Power Off (RS-232)
Computer 1/Computer 2 (toggle) (RS-232)
Video (toggle) (RS-232)
Epson AP-60 Power Toggle (IR)
Projector A/V Mute Toggle (RS-232)
Volume Up (RS-232)
Volume Down (RS-232)
6. Thread the 6 VDC power supply through the opening in the ceiling plate and
plug it into the power supply barrel receptacle.
7. Mount the PixiePlus to a single-gang wall box (not included) or appropriate
mounting location. The inner screw holes on the PixiePlus should be used to
anchor the unit to the wall box. The outer screw holes will be used to affix a
Decora™ wall plate over the face of the PixiePlus.
8. Once all the connections are made, plug in the PixiePlus power supply wall wart
to the electrical box.
The PXE-DCM+ is a low-voltage device. Never install the PixiePlus in an
electrical back box containing high-voltage wiring. This would cause a serious electrical danger and violate United States national electrical codes.
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audio
PXE-DCM+
video
The PixiePlus DCM interface connects to the ceiling plate (PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5232/IR) with a single CAT5 cable.
Discrete
(4-Button)
The ceiling plate provides a female DB9 for RS-232 connection to the Epson projector, using a straight-through RS-232 serial cable (not included). An IR emitter
(included) connects to the ceiling plate with a captive screw connection. The ceiling
plate also includes a connection jack for the wall wart power supply (see page 7).
VOLUME
The single CAT5 cable carries power and control data between the ceiling plate
and the PixiePlus DCM.
1. Install the ceiling plate (PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR) near the Epson projector.
A standard ceiling-mounted electrical box with AC power must be installed nearby
(provided by electrician).
Blank
Control
To re-enable four-button mode:
Assemble the PixiePlus, including a four-button module, as described in Section III
above. Press and hold any single button in the source selection module while
inserting a paper clip into the programming aperture. The PixiePlus should beep
three times to indicate that four-button mode is now active.
When four-button mode is enabled, both the left and right sides of any one- or twobutton module button should illuminate separately when a source button is
pressed, not in unison. If two neighboring buttons on the four-button pad illuminate
simultaneously, the unit is NOT in four-button mode.
The PixiePlus will now be in learning mode. You may program the PixiePlus or, to
exit learning mode, remove the paper clip.
2. Plug the PXE-DCM-CAT5-ADAPTER into the back of the assembled PixiePlus
DCM.
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
5. To program a button with a single code: While the PixiePlus is in learning
mode, press the button to be programmed to arm it. It should beep once and slowly blink.
If the room is too bright, the PixiePlus will not enter learning mode. The LED will
glow solid red, the buttons will beep continually when pressed, and they will not
arm for learning. Darken the room or shield the PixiePlus from the ambient light
while learning. Direct sunlight is always too bright.
3. Test Remote and Identify Sweet Spot: Position the remote control a few inches from the IR learning eye (upper right of PixiePlus front).
If the button beeps loudly as soon as you press it, check if the Status LED
is solidly lit. If it is, there may be too much light in the room. Reduce the
ambient light level or shield the PixiePlus from the light source and try again.
Hold the remote control in the sweet spot you found in step 3. Press and hold the
button on the remote for about a second. The status LED should flicker, indicating
that the code is being received. The PixiePlus will beep three times quickly to indicate successful learning.
When you press a key on the remote, the PixiePlus status LED should flicker. As
you move the remote closer or farther from the receiver window, or move off axis
the red flashes will dim and become intermittent. Find a position that consistently
yields clear, regular blinking. This is the "sweet spot."
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5
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
The armed key will indicate it is ready to learn the first code by flashing once,
pausing, flashing once, and so on.
Hold the remote control in the sweet spot you found in step 3. Press and hold the
button on the remote for about a second. The PixiePlus will beep three times
quickly to indicate successful learning.
Now the button will indicate it is ready to learn the second code by flashing twice,
pausing, flashing twice, and so on.
Program the button, and it will again beep three times to indicate if the code was
successfully learned. Repeat as many times as necessary.
If you do not see the Status LED flicker rapidly, your remote may need new
batteries.
You may press a different button for learning at any time, including buttons that
have already been programmed. If you press a button that is already armed for
learning a second time, it will be disarmed.
When you have programmed the last code in the series, the PixiePlus will beep
quickly three times to indicate the code is successfully learned, and then beep
slowly three more times to indicate that the button has been fully programmed.
Some remotes have several emitting LEDs, which may not be located in
the center of the remote.
If the PixiePlus learns the code, the button will begin flashing rapidly in Verification
Mode. Go to step 7, Verify Learned Keys.
Arming will eventually time out if no IR code is received. You may select a different
key for learning at any time, including keys that are already learned.
To learn a remote control:
Any button may be programmed with any code – it does not have to be the same
as the label silk-screened on the button.
5. Connect the female DB9 on the ceiling plate to the serial control port of the projector with a straight male-to-female RS-232 serial cable (not included).
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
To program the PixiePlus you will set it to learning mode, arm each key for IR
learning, and squirt it with the appropriate remote control commands.
4. For use with the AP-60: connect the IR emitter to the two-position captive screw
IR output on the ceiling plate. You may connect the emitter directly, or extend the
IR emitter with a two-conductor cable. Pull the IR cable through the face plate to
the AP-60 and attach the IR emitter bud to the IR receiver window on the speaker
near the microphone nobs. Use the IR Bud Holder to facilitate projector service.
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus
The PixiePlus controls AV devices by learning and duplicating the IR codes of their
remote controls. A single button may be programmed with as many as four codes.
Multiple codes may be sent as macros or round robin.
IR
Pixie
Board
Be sure the bezel is placed right-side-up. The SP Controls logo should be
right-side-up.
VIDEO
Discrete
(2-Button)
Inserts
Note: You must chose one (and only one) insert module of each type. That is, you
cannot use two source insert modules and no volume module.
Programming Overview
RS-232 Serial Cable
SOURCE
Toggling
Bezel
Required and Optional parts and accessories (not included)
2
Button
Power ON
Power OFF
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VIDEO
AUDIO
BLANK
VOLUME Up
VOLUME Down
OFF
Discrete
SOURCE
Bezels are available in black (PXE-BEZEL-BL) and gray (PXE-BEZEL-GR).
Ceiling Plate
(PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR)
POWER
ON
1 PixiePlus Circuit Board
6 White Plastic Button Inserts and 7 Rubberized Button Pads
PXE-DCM-RTC Real Time Clock Module
PXE-DCM-CAT5-ADAPTER – PixiePlus CAT5 Output Adapter
PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR – RJ45-to-DB9/IR Adapter Ceiling Plate
IR Emitter
IR Emitter Bud Holder
1 6VDC Regulated Power Supply
IR Emitter Cable Anchors
2 Bezels (ivory and white)
Installation Guide
PixiePlus ELPSP10 Supplement
Mounting Screws
Paper Clip (for IR-learning)
The PixiePlus may be installed in a single-gang back box (not included).
IV. Wiring PixiePlus to Display Device cont’d
PXE-DCM+ 6VDC
Power Supply
POWER
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The PixiePlus may be configured with schedule events (security lock, auto power
off, etc.) at specific times and date ranges using the PXE-DCM-RTC Real Time
Clock Module (included). Configuration of schedule events requires the SP
Controls Programming Wand (PXE-PGM-TOOL, sold separately). See
Programming Wand documentation for schedule configuration instructions.
The PixiePlus is designed for use with a Leviton Decora™ wall plate (not included).
3. Connect the PXE-DCM-CAT5-ADAPTER to the PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR
with a CAT5 cable.
CAT5
RS-232 Serial Cable
Available Insert Modules
Inserts Circuit Board Single-Gang Wall Box
(not included)
The Projector Controller for Epson ships with:
1
Ceiling Plate
(PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR)
Reprogramming the PixiePlus RS-232 commands requires use of the PixiePlus
programming tool (PXE-PGM-TOOL).
Status LED
PixiePlus Board
IV. Wiring PixiePlus to Display Device
Installation Overview
After selecting the appropriate insert modules, place them against the circuit board
and secure them in place with the bezel.
If you wish to reconfigure the PixiePlus with alternate controls, you may replace
those button modules as needed with buttons that match the control codes you
wish to use. Select the button insert modules that match the design of your remote
control. For example, if your remote control has a single toggling power button,
select the Toggling Power module.
The PixiePlus may be configured with an Inactivity Shutdown Timer (pg. 14) to protect bulb life, or with a Security Lock (pg. 16) to prevent unauthorized use. One
PixiePlus may be used to control multiple projectors in tandem with a 1x2 CAT5
splitter (sold separately).
Electrical Warning
2. Attach Bezel
The Projector Controller for Epson is preconfigured to use the Discrete Power, 4Button Source, and Volume Control button modules. To function with the PixiePlus
preconfiguration codes, these button modules must be used.
Mounting Screws
If it is necessary to reprogram the PixiePlus, the modular button interface and IR
device control codes may be easily reconfigured. Modifying the RS-232 commands
programmed to each button requires the SP Controls Programming Wand (PXEPGM-TOOL, sold separately).
WARNING - To Reduce the Risk of Fire Or Electric Shock, Do Not Expose This
Apparatus To Rain Or Moisture.
III. PixiePlus Installation cont’d
III. PixiePlus Installation
RS-232 Programming
RS-232 commands may be reprogrammed on the PixiePlus with the SP Controls
Programming Wand (PXE-PGM-TOOL). See Programming Wand documetnation
for further instructions.
The PixiePlus may be reprogrammed to reproduce different IR control codes. To
control a device through IR, an IR emitter must be wired from the PixiePlus to the
device under control (see page 7 for more information).
If the PixiePlus successfully learns the code the key will begin flashing quickly to
indicate it is in Verification Mode.
1. Power the PixiePlus: the LED backlights will be illuminated.
4. Round Robin Codes and Macros
2. Enter learning mode: Gently insert a paper clip into the small hole labeled
"insert paperclip to enter learning mode." The PixiePlus will remain in learning
mode while the paper clip remains in the aperture. Removing the paper clip will
return the PixiePlus to normal operation.
Each PixiePlus button may be programmed with either a single command or multiple commands (as many as four). Multiple commands may be sent round robin or
as macros. Round robin buttons send one command per button press. Each time
the button is pressed, it sends the next code in the series. Macro buttons send all
programmed codes each time the button is pressed.
Be gentle with the paper clip to ensure that you do not damage the switch
mechanism.
The Status LED will blink red while the PixiePlus is in learning mode.
Toggling Source Module Between 2-Button and 4-Button Mode (optional)
By default, the PixiePlus is configured to work with a four-button source module. To
use a one- or two-button source modules, you must disable four-button mode.
Be sure that you are not pressing any of the PixiePlus buttons when you insert the
paper clip, or you will toggle the PixiePlus Audio Mode on or off (see Section IV,
Part 5).
To disable four-button mode:
RGB1
Video
RGB
Video
Remote Control
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7. Verify learned keys:
If the PixiePlus is wired to control
the display device before programming, you can verify each code
was successfully learned immediately after programming it. Each
button will remain in verification
mode for 20 seconds before timing
out.
Example - Macro: The COMP input button may be programmed with two commands and configured to macro mode. The COMP button is programmed so that
each time it is pressed it sends the RGB1 input command, followed by the autosync command.
6. To program a button with multiple codes for macro or round robin commands: Put the PixiePlus in learning mode. Quickly press the button you wish to
program one time for each code you want it to learn. The PixiePlus will beep once
for each code it expects to learn.
SOURCE
While the four-button mode is disabled, both the left and right sides of any one- or
two-button module button should illuminate together when the button is pressed. If
only one side of a button on the two-button pad illuminates, the unit is still in fourbutton node.
By default, any button that has been programmed with multiple codes will send
them round robin. To set a button to macro mode, first verify the code, then go to
step 8.
Example - Round Robin: The SOURCE toggle button may be programmed with
four round robin commands to switch between four inputs on the display device.
The single SOURCE button is programmed with all four input commands, and configured to Round Robin mode. Each time the SOURCE button is pressed, it sends
one of the four commands, in the order learned.
Assemble the PixiePlus, including a one- or two-button source module, as
described in Section IV above. Press and hold any single source button while
inserting a paper clip into the programming aperture. The PixiePlus should beep
three times to indicate that four-button mode is now disabled.
The PixiePlus will now be in learning mode. You may program the PixiePlus or, to
exit learning mode, remove the paper clip.
You cannot add a new code to a key that is already programmed. You must reprogram it entirely. If any code fails, the learning sequence for that key is started over.
VIDEO
COMP
Example: If you wish to program a SOURCE button with three codes, set the
PixiePlus to learning mode and quickly press the SOURCE button three times. The
PixiePlus will beep three times to indicate it is ready to learn three codes.
Source Module
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After learning, each button will blink
rapidly to indicate that it is ready for verification. Press the button, and the
PixiePlus will emit the code. The display device should respond appropriately.
If the key is set to round robin or macro mode, it will send the multiple codes as
configured.
Verification is particularly useful for verifying that repeating codes work
properly (e.g., volume ramping).
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Important Safety Instructions
II. Installation Overview
I. Introduction
1) Read these instructions.
2) Keep these instructions.
3) Heed all warnings.
4) Follow all instructions.
5) Do not use this apparatus near water.
6) Clean only with dry cloth.
7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding type plug. A
polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug
has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong is
provided for your safety. When the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12) Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving
the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods
of time.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when
the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is
damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has
been dropped.
Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects filled with
liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
IR Transmitter
IR Learning Window
Insert Modules
The PXE-DCM+ is a low-voltage device. Never install the PixiePlus in an electrical
back box containing high-voltage wiring. This would cause a serious electrical
danger and violate United States national electrical codes.
1. Assemble Insert Modules
Learning Mode
Activation Switch
Bezel
Preconfigured for Easy Setup
The PixiePlus (PXE-DCM+) Projector Controller for Epson® (ELPSP10) is a singlegang AV control device configured to provide power, source selection, and volume
control of any compatible Epson projector with RS-232. Users who wish to control
an Epson projector with the Projector Controller’s preconfiguration may disregard
the PixiePlus programming instructions.
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CAT5 to PixiePlus
PXE-DCM+ 6VDC
Power Supply to Outlet
1 CAT5, CAT5e, or CAT6 Cable (Required)
1 RS-232 Serial Cable (male-female straight DB9) (Required)
1 Leviton Decora™ wall plate (Required. Match to bezel color.)
1 Single-Gang Back Box (Optional. SP Controls recommends using a grounded
back box)
• PixiePlus programming tool (PXE-PGM-TOOL) for reconfiguration of the
PixiePlus RS-232 codes or schedule events (Optional)
This section describes how to reprogram the PixiePlus control codes, which will
not be necessary for most installations. The Projector Controller for Epson is
preconfigured with RS-232 codes that control any compatible Epson projector. The
default codes are:
Default Codes
Power On (RS-232)
Power Off (RS-232)
Computer 1/Computer 2 (toggle) (RS-232)
Video (toggle) (RS-232)
Epson AP-60 Power Toggle (IR)
Projector A/V Mute Toggle (RS-232)
Volume Up (RS-232)
Volume Down (RS-232)
6. Thread the 6 VDC power supply through the opening in the ceiling plate and
plug it into the power supply barrel receptacle.
7. Mount the PixiePlus to a single-gang wall box (not included) or appropriate
mounting location. The inner screw holes on the PixiePlus should be used to
anchor the unit to the wall box. The outer screw holes will be used to affix a
Decora™ wall plate over the face of the PixiePlus.
8. Once all the connections are made, plug in the PixiePlus power supply wall wart
to the electrical box.
The PXE-DCM+ is a low-voltage device. Never install the PixiePlus in an
electrical back box containing high-voltage wiring. This would cause a serious electrical danger and violate United States national electrical codes.
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audio
PXE-DCM+
video
The PixiePlus DCM interface connects to the ceiling plate (PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5232/IR) with a single CAT5 cable.
Discrete
(4-Button)
The ceiling plate provides a female DB9 for RS-232 connection to the Epson projector, using a straight-through RS-232 serial cable (not included). An IR emitter
(included) connects to the ceiling plate with a captive screw connection. The ceiling
plate also includes a connection jack for the wall wart power supply (see page 7).
VOLUME
The single CAT5 cable carries power and control data between the ceiling plate
and the PixiePlus DCM.
1. Install the ceiling plate (PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR) near the Epson projector.
A standard ceiling-mounted electrical box with AC power must be installed nearby
(provided by electrician).
Blank
Control
To re-enable four-button mode:
Assemble the PixiePlus, including a four-button module, as described in Section III
above. Press and hold any single button in the source selection module while
inserting a paper clip into the programming aperture. The PixiePlus should beep
three times to indicate that four-button mode is now active.
When four-button mode is enabled, both the left and right sides of any one- or twobutton module button should illuminate separately when a source button is
pressed, not in unison. If two neighboring buttons on the four-button pad illuminate
simultaneously, the unit is NOT in four-button mode.
The PixiePlus will now be in learning mode. You may program the PixiePlus or, to
exit learning mode, remove the paper clip.
2. Plug the PXE-DCM-CAT5-ADAPTER into the back of the assembled PixiePlus
DCM.
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
5. To program a button with a single code: While the PixiePlus is in learning
mode, press the button to be programmed to arm it. It should beep once and slowly blink.
If the room is too bright, the PixiePlus will not enter learning mode. The LED will
glow solid red, the buttons will beep continually when pressed, and they will not
arm for learning. Darken the room or shield the PixiePlus from the ambient light
while learning. Direct sunlight is always too bright.
3. Test Remote and Identify Sweet Spot: Position the remote control a few inches from the IR learning eye (upper right of PixiePlus front).
If the button beeps loudly as soon as you press it, check if the Status LED
is solidly lit. If it is, there may be too much light in the room. Reduce the
ambient light level or shield the PixiePlus from the light source and try again.
Hold the remote control in the sweet spot you found in step 3. Press and hold the
button on the remote for about a second. The status LED should flicker, indicating
that the code is being received. The PixiePlus will beep three times quickly to indicate successful learning.
When you press a key on the remote, the PixiePlus status LED should flicker. As
you move the remote closer or farther from the receiver window, or move off axis
the red flashes will dim and become intermittent. Find a position that consistently
yields clear, regular blinking. This is the "sweet spot."
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
The armed key will indicate it is ready to learn the first code by flashing once,
pausing, flashing once, and so on.
Hold the remote control in the sweet spot you found in step 3. Press and hold the
button on the remote for about a second. The PixiePlus will beep three times
quickly to indicate successful learning.
Now the button will indicate it is ready to learn the second code by flashing twice,
pausing, flashing twice, and so on.
Program the button, and it will again beep three times to indicate if the code was
successfully learned. Repeat as many times as necessary.
If you do not see the Status LED flicker rapidly, your remote may need new
batteries.
You may press a different button for learning at any time, including buttons that
have already been programmed. If you press a button that is already armed for
learning a second time, it will be disarmed.
When you have programmed the last code in the series, the PixiePlus will beep
quickly three times to indicate the code is successfully learned, and then beep
slowly three more times to indicate that the button has been fully programmed.
Some remotes have several emitting LEDs, which may not be located in
the center of the remote.
If the PixiePlus learns the code, the button will begin flashing rapidly in Verification
Mode. Go to step 7, Verify Learned Keys.
Arming will eventually time out if no IR code is received. You may select a different
key for learning at any time, including keys that are already learned.
To learn a remote control:
Any button may be programmed with any code – it does not have to be the same
as the label silk-screened on the button.
5. Connect the female DB9 on the ceiling plate to the serial control port of the projector with a straight male-to-female RS-232 serial cable (not included).
COMP
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
To program the PixiePlus you will set it to learning mode, arm each key for IR
learning, and squirt it with the appropriate remote control commands.
4. For use with the AP-60: connect the IR emitter to the two-position captive screw
IR output on the ceiling plate. You may connect the emitter directly, or extend the
IR emitter with a two-conductor cable. Pull the IR cable through the face plate to
the AP-60 and attach the IR emitter bud to the IR receiver window on the speaker
near the microphone nobs. Use the IR Bud Holder to facilitate projector service.
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus
The PixiePlus controls AV devices by learning and duplicating the IR codes of their
remote controls. A single button may be programmed with as many as four codes.
Multiple codes may be sent as macros or round robin.
IR
Pixie
Board
Be sure the bezel is placed right-side-up. The SP Controls logo should be
right-side-up.
VIDEO
Discrete
(2-Button)
Inserts
Note: You must chose one (and only one) insert module of each type. That is, you
cannot use two source insert modules and no volume module.
Programming Overview
RS-232 Serial Cable
SOURCE
Toggling
Bezel
Required and Optional parts and accessories (not included)
2
Button
Power ON
Power OFF
COMP
VIDEO
AUDIO
BLANK
VOLUME Up
VOLUME Down
OFF
Discrete
SOURCE
Bezels are available in black (PXE-BEZEL-BL) and gray (PXE-BEZEL-GR).
Ceiling Plate
(PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR)
POWER
ON
1 PixiePlus Circuit Board
6 White Plastic Button Inserts and 7 Rubberized Button Pads
PXE-DCM-RTC Real Time Clock Module
PXE-DCM-CAT5-ADAPTER – PixiePlus CAT5 Output Adapter
PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR – RJ45-to-DB9/IR Adapter Ceiling Plate
IR Emitter
IR Emitter Bud Holder
1 6VDC Regulated Power Supply
IR Emitter Cable Anchors
2 Bezels (ivory and white)
Installation Guide
PixiePlus ELPSP10 Supplement
Mounting Screws
Paper Clip (for IR-learning)
The PixiePlus may be installed in a single-gang back box (not included).
IV. Wiring PixiePlus to Display Device cont’d
PXE-DCM+ 6VDC
Power Supply
POWER
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The PixiePlus may be configured with schedule events (security lock, auto power
off, etc.) at specific times and date ranges using the PXE-DCM-RTC Real Time
Clock Module (included). Configuration of schedule events requires the SP
Controls Programming Wand (PXE-PGM-TOOL, sold separately). See
Programming Wand documentation for schedule configuration instructions.
The PixiePlus is designed for use with a Leviton Decora™ wall plate (not included).
3. Connect the PXE-DCM-CAT5-ADAPTER to the PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR
with a CAT5 cable.
CAT5
RS-232 Serial Cable
Available Insert Modules
Inserts Circuit Board Single-Gang Wall Box
(not included)
The Projector Controller for Epson ships with:
1
Ceiling Plate
(PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR)
Reprogramming the PixiePlus RS-232 commands requires use of the PixiePlus
programming tool (PXE-PGM-TOOL).
Status LED
PixiePlus Board
IV. Wiring PixiePlus to Display Device
Installation Overview
After selecting the appropriate insert modules, place them against the circuit board
and secure them in place with the bezel.
If you wish to reconfigure the PixiePlus with alternate controls, you may replace
those button modules as needed with buttons that match the control codes you
wish to use. Select the button insert modules that match the design of your remote
control. For example, if your remote control has a single toggling power button,
select the Toggling Power module.
The PixiePlus may be configured with an Inactivity Shutdown Timer (pg. 14) to protect bulb life, or with a Security Lock (pg. 16) to prevent unauthorized use. One
PixiePlus may be used to control multiple projectors in tandem with a 1x2 CAT5
splitter (sold separately).
Electrical Warning
2. Attach Bezel
The Projector Controller for Epson is preconfigured to use the Discrete Power, 4Button Source, and Volume Control button modules. To function with the PixiePlus
preconfiguration codes, these button modules must be used.
Mounting Screws
If it is necessary to reprogram the PixiePlus, the modular button interface and IR
device control codes may be easily reconfigured. Modifying the RS-232 commands
programmed to each button requires the SP Controls Programming Wand (PXEPGM-TOOL, sold separately).
WARNING - To Reduce the Risk of Fire Or Electric Shock, Do Not Expose This
Apparatus To Rain Or Moisture.
III. PixiePlus Installation cont’d
III. PixiePlus Installation
RS-232 Programming
RS-232 commands may be reprogrammed on the PixiePlus with the SP Controls
Programming Wand (PXE-PGM-TOOL). See Programming Wand documetnation
for further instructions.
The PixiePlus may be reprogrammed to reproduce different IR control codes. To
control a device through IR, an IR emitter must be wired from the PixiePlus to the
device under control (see page 7 for more information).
If the PixiePlus successfully learns the code the key will begin flashing quickly to
indicate it is in Verification Mode.
1. Power the PixiePlus: the LED backlights will be illuminated.
4. Round Robin Codes and Macros
2. Enter learning mode: Gently insert a paper clip into the small hole labeled
"insert paperclip to enter learning mode." The PixiePlus will remain in learning
mode while the paper clip remains in the aperture. Removing the paper clip will
return the PixiePlus to normal operation.
Each PixiePlus button may be programmed with either a single command or multiple commands (as many as four). Multiple commands may be sent round robin or
as macros. Round robin buttons send one command per button press. Each time
the button is pressed, it sends the next code in the series. Macro buttons send all
programmed codes each time the button is pressed.
Be gentle with the paper clip to ensure that you do not damage the switch
mechanism.
The Status LED will blink red while the PixiePlus is in learning mode.
Toggling Source Module Between 2-Button and 4-Button Mode (optional)
By default, the PixiePlus is configured to work with a four-button source module. To
use a one- or two-button source modules, you must disable four-button mode.
Be sure that you are not pressing any of the PixiePlus buttons when you insert the
paper clip, or you will toggle the PixiePlus Audio Mode on or off (see Section IV,
Part 5).
To disable four-button mode:
RGB1
Video
RGB
Video
Remote Control
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7. Verify learned keys:
If the PixiePlus is wired to control
the display device before programming, you can verify each code
was successfully learned immediately after programming it. Each
button will remain in verification
mode for 20 seconds before timing
out.
Example - Macro: The COMP input button may be programmed with two commands and configured to macro mode. The COMP button is programmed so that
each time it is pressed it sends the RGB1 input command, followed by the autosync command.
6. To program a button with multiple codes for macro or round robin commands: Put the PixiePlus in learning mode. Quickly press the button you wish to
program one time for each code you want it to learn. The PixiePlus will beep once
for each code it expects to learn.
SOURCE
While the four-button mode is disabled, both the left and right sides of any one- or
two-button module button should illuminate together when the button is pressed. If
only one side of a button on the two-button pad illuminates, the unit is still in fourbutton node.
By default, any button that has been programmed with multiple codes will send
them round robin. To set a button to macro mode, first verify the code, then go to
step 8.
Example - Round Robin: The SOURCE toggle button may be programmed with
four round robin commands to switch between four inputs on the display device.
The single SOURCE button is programmed with all four input commands, and configured to Round Robin mode. Each time the SOURCE button is pressed, it sends
one of the four commands, in the order learned.
Assemble the PixiePlus, including a one- or two-button source module, as
described in Section IV above. Press and hold any single source button while
inserting a paper clip into the programming aperture. The PixiePlus should beep
three times to indicate that four-button mode is now disabled.
The PixiePlus will now be in learning mode. You may program the PixiePlus or, to
exit learning mode, remove the paper clip.
You cannot add a new code to a key that is already programmed. You must reprogram it entirely. If any code fails, the learning sequence for that key is started over.
VIDEO
COMP
Example: If you wish to program a SOURCE button with three codes, set the
PixiePlus to learning mode and quickly press the SOURCE button three times. The
PixiePlus will beep three times to indicate it is ready to learn three codes.
Source Module
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After learning, each button will blink
rapidly to indicate that it is ready for verification. Press the button, and the
PixiePlus will emit the code. The display device should respond appropriately.
If the key is set to round robin or macro mode, it will send the multiple codes as
configured.
Verification is particularly useful for verifying that repeating codes work
properly (e.g., volume ramping).
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Important Safety Instructions
II. Installation Overview
I. Introduction
1) Read these instructions.
2) Keep these instructions.
3) Heed all warnings.
4) Follow all instructions.
5) Do not use this apparatus near water.
6) Clean only with dry cloth.
7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding type plug. A
polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug
has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong is
provided for your safety. When the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12) Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving
the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods
of time.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when
the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is
damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has
been dropped.
Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects filled with
liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
IR Transmitter
IR Learning Window
Insert Modules
The PXE-DCM+ is a low-voltage device. Never install the PixiePlus in an electrical
back box containing high-voltage wiring. This would cause a serious electrical
danger and violate United States national electrical codes.
1. Assemble Insert Modules
Learning Mode
Activation Switch
Bezel
Preconfigured for Easy Setup
The PixiePlus (PXE-DCM+) Projector Controller for Epson® (ELPSP10) is a singlegang AV control device configured to provide power, source selection, and volume
control of any compatible Epson projector with RS-232. Users who wish to control
an Epson projector with the Projector Controller’s preconfiguration may disregard
the PixiePlus programming instructions.
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CAT5 to PixiePlus
PXE-DCM+ 6VDC
Power Supply to Outlet
1 CAT5, CAT5e, or CAT6 Cable (Required)
1 RS-232 Serial Cable (male-female straight DB9) (Required)
1 Leviton Decora™ wall plate (Required. Match to bezel color.)
1 Single-Gang Back Box (Optional. SP Controls recommends using a grounded
back box)
• PixiePlus programming tool (PXE-PGM-TOOL) for reconfiguration of the
PixiePlus RS-232 codes or schedule events (Optional)
This section describes how to reprogram the PixiePlus control codes, which will
not be necessary for most installations. The Projector Controller for Epson is
preconfigured with RS-232 codes that control any compatible Epson projector. The
default codes are:
Default Codes
Power On (RS-232)
Power Off (RS-232)
Computer 1/Computer 2 (toggle) (RS-232)
Video (toggle) (RS-232)
Epson AP-60 Power Toggle (IR)
Projector A/V Mute Toggle (RS-232)
Volume Up (RS-232)
Volume Down (RS-232)
6. Thread the 6 VDC power supply through the opening in the ceiling plate and
plug it into the power supply barrel receptacle.
7. Mount the PixiePlus to a single-gang wall box (not included) or appropriate
mounting location. The inner screw holes on the PixiePlus should be used to
anchor the unit to the wall box. The outer screw holes will be used to affix a
Decora™ wall plate over the face of the PixiePlus.
8. Once all the connections are made, plug in the PixiePlus power supply wall wart
to the electrical box.
The PXE-DCM+ is a low-voltage device. Never install the PixiePlus in an
electrical back box containing high-voltage wiring. This would cause a serious electrical danger and violate United States national electrical codes.
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audio
PXE-DCM+
video
The PixiePlus DCM interface connects to the ceiling plate (PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5232/IR) with a single CAT5 cable.
Discrete
(4-Button)
The ceiling plate provides a female DB9 for RS-232 connection to the Epson projector, using a straight-through RS-232 serial cable (not included). An IR emitter
(included) connects to the ceiling plate with a captive screw connection. The ceiling
plate also includes a connection jack for the wall wart power supply (see page 7).
VOLUME
The single CAT5 cable carries power and control data between the ceiling plate
and the PixiePlus DCM.
1. Install the ceiling plate (PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR) near the Epson projector.
A standard ceiling-mounted electrical box with AC power must be installed nearby
(provided by electrician).
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Control
To re-enable four-button mode:
Assemble the PixiePlus, including a four-button module, as described in Section III
above. Press and hold any single button in the source selection module while
inserting a paper clip into the programming aperture. The PixiePlus should beep
three times to indicate that four-button mode is now active.
When four-button mode is enabled, both the left and right sides of any one- or twobutton module button should illuminate separately when a source button is
pressed, not in unison. If two neighboring buttons on the four-button pad illuminate
simultaneously, the unit is NOT in four-button mode.
The PixiePlus will now be in learning mode. You may program the PixiePlus or, to
exit learning mode, remove the paper clip.
2. Plug the PXE-DCM-CAT5-ADAPTER into the back of the assembled PixiePlus
DCM.
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
5. To program a button with a single code: While the PixiePlus is in learning
mode, press the button to be programmed to arm it. It should beep once and slowly blink.
If the room is too bright, the PixiePlus will not enter learning mode. The LED will
glow solid red, the buttons will beep continually when pressed, and they will not
arm for learning. Darken the room or shield the PixiePlus from the ambient light
while learning. Direct sunlight is always too bright.
3. Test Remote and Identify Sweet Spot: Position the remote control a few inches from the IR learning eye (upper right of PixiePlus front).
If the button beeps loudly as soon as you press it, check if the Status LED
is solidly lit. If it is, there may be too much light in the room. Reduce the
ambient light level or shield the PixiePlus from the light source and try again.
Hold the remote control in the sweet spot you found in step 3. Press and hold the
button on the remote for about a second. The status LED should flicker, indicating
that the code is being received. The PixiePlus will beep three times quickly to indicate successful learning.
When you press a key on the remote, the PixiePlus status LED should flicker. As
you move the remote closer or farther from the receiver window, or move off axis
the red flashes will dim and become intermittent. Find a position that consistently
yields clear, regular blinking. This is the "sweet spot."
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
The armed key will indicate it is ready to learn the first code by flashing once,
pausing, flashing once, and so on.
Hold the remote control in the sweet spot you found in step 3. Press and hold the
button on the remote for about a second. The PixiePlus will beep three times
quickly to indicate successful learning.
Now the button will indicate it is ready to learn the second code by flashing twice,
pausing, flashing twice, and so on.
Program the button, and it will again beep three times to indicate if the code was
successfully learned. Repeat as many times as necessary.
If you do not see the Status LED flicker rapidly, your remote may need new
batteries.
You may press a different button for learning at any time, including buttons that
have already been programmed. If you press a button that is already armed for
learning a second time, it will be disarmed.
When you have programmed the last code in the series, the PixiePlus will beep
quickly three times to indicate the code is successfully learned, and then beep
slowly three more times to indicate that the button has been fully programmed.
Some remotes have several emitting LEDs, which may not be located in
the center of the remote.
If the PixiePlus learns the code, the button will begin flashing rapidly in Verification
Mode. Go to step 7, Verify Learned Keys.
Arming will eventually time out if no IR code is received. You may select a different
key for learning at any time, including keys that are already learned.
To learn a remote control:
Any button may be programmed with any code – it does not have to be the same
as the label silk-screened on the button.
5. Connect the female DB9 on the ceiling plate to the serial control port of the projector with a straight male-to-female RS-232 serial cable (not included).
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
To program the PixiePlus you will set it to learning mode, arm each key for IR
learning, and squirt it with the appropriate remote control commands.
4. For use with the AP-60: connect the IR emitter to the two-position captive screw
IR output on the ceiling plate. You may connect the emitter directly, or extend the
IR emitter with a two-conductor cable. Pull the IR cable through the face plate to
the AP-60 and attach the IR emitter bud to the IR receiver window on the speaker
near the microphone nobs. Use the IR Bud Holder to facilitate projector service.
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus
The PixiePlus controls AV devices by learning and duplicating the IR codes of their
remote controls. A single button may be programmed with as many as four codes.
Multiple codes may be sent as macros or round robin.
IR
Pixie
Board
Be sure the bezel is placed right-side-up. The SP Controls logo should be
right-side-up.
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Discrete
(2-Button)
Inserts
Note: You must chose one (and only one) insert module of each type. That is, you
cannot use two source insert modules and no volume module.
Programming Overview
RS-232 Serial Cable
SOURCE
Toggling
Bezel
Required and Optional parts and accessories (not included)
2
Button
Power ON
Power OFF
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VIDEO
AUDIO
BLANK
VOLUME Up
VOLUME Down
OFF
Discrete
SOURCE
Bezels are available in black (PXE-BEZEL-BL) and gray (PXE-BEZEL-GR).
Ceiling Plate
(PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR)
POWER
ON
1 PixiePlus Circuit Board
6 White Plastic Button Inserts and 7 Rubberized Button Pads
PXE-DCM-RTC Real Time Clock Module
PXE-DCM-CAT5-ADAPTER – PixiePlus CAT5 Output Adapter
PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR – RJ45-to-DB9/IR Adapter Ceiling Plate
IR Emitter
IR Emitter Bud Holder
1 6VDC Regulated Power Supply
IR Emitter Cable Anchors
2 Bezels (ivory and white)
Installation Guide
PixiePlus ELPSP10 Supplement
Mounting Screws
Paper Clip (for IR-learning)
The PixiePlus may be installed in a single-gang back box (not included).
IV. Wiring PixiePlus to Display Device cont’d
PXE-DCM+ 6VDC
Power Supply
POWER
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The PixiePlus may be configured with schedule events (security lock, auto power
off, etc.) at specific times and date ranges using the PXE-DCM-RTC Real Time
Clock Module (included). Configuration of schedule events requires the SP
Controls Programming Wand (PXE-PGM-TOOL, sold separately). See
Programming Wand documentation for schedule configuration instructions.
The PixiePlus is designed for use with a Leviton Decora™ wall plate (not included).
3. Connect the PXE-DCM-CAT5-ADAPTER to the PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR
with a CAT5 cable.
CAT5
RS-232 Serial Cable
Available Insert Modules
Inserts Circuit Board Single-Gang Wall Box
(not included)
The Projector Controller for Epson ships with:
1
Ceiling Plate
(PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR)
Reprogramming the PixiePlus RS-232 commands requires use of the PixiePlus
programming tool (PXE-PGM-TOOL).
Status LED
PixiePlus Board
IV. Wiring PixiePlus to Display Device
Installation Overview
After selecting the appropriate insert modules, place them against the circuit board
and secure them in place with the bezel.
If you wish to reconfigure the PixiePlus with alternate controls, you may replace
those button modules as needed with buttons that match the control codes you
wish to use. Select the button insert modules that match the design of your remote
control. For example, if your remote control has a single toggling power button,
select the Toggling Power module.
The PixiePlus may be configured with an Inactivity Shutdown Timer (pg. 14) to protect bulb life, or with a Security Lock (pg. 16) to prevent unauthorized use. One
PixiePlus may be used to control multiple projectors in tandem with a 1x2 CAT5
splitter (sold separately).
Electrical Warning
2. Attach Bezel
The Projector Controller for Epson is preconfigured to use the Discrete Power, 4Button Source, and Volume Control button modules. To function with the PixiePlus
preconfiguration codes, these button modules must be used.
Mounting Screws
If it is necessary to reprogram the PixiePlus, the modular button interface and IR
device control codes may be easily reconfigured. Modifying the RS-232 commands
programmed to each button requires the SP Controls Programming Wand (PXEPGM-TOOL, sold separately).
WARNING - To Reduce the Risk of Fire Or Electric Shock, Do Not Expose This
Apparatus To Rain Or Moisture.
III. PixiePlus Installation cont’d
III. PixiePlus Installation
RS-232 Programming
RS-232 commands may be reprogrammed on the PixiePlus with the SP Controls
Programming Wand (PXE-PGM-TOOL). See Programming Wand documetnation
for further instructions.
The PixiePlus may be reprogrammed to reproduce different IR control codes. To
control a device through IR, an IR emitter must be wired from the PixiePlus to the
device under control (see page 7 for more information).
If the PixiePlus successfully learns the code the key will begin flashing quickly to
indicate it is in Verification Mode.
1. Power the PixiePlus: the LED backlights will be illuminated.
4. Round Robin Codes and Macros
2. Enter learning mode: Gently insert a paper clip into the small hole labeled
"insert paperclip to enter learning mode." The PixiePlus will remain in learning
mode while the paper clip remains in the aperture. Removing the paper clip will
return the PixiePlus to normal operation.
Each PixiePlus button may be programmed with either a single command or multiple commands (as many as four). Multiple commands may be sent round robin or
as macros. Round robin buttons send one command per button press. Each time
the button is pressed, it sends the next code in the series. Macro buttons send all
programmed codes each time the button is pressed.
Be gentle with the paper clip to ensure that you do not damage the switch
mechanism.
The Status LED will blink red while the PixiePlus is in learning mode.
Toggling Source Module Between 2-Button and 4-Button Mode (optional)
By default, the PixiePlus is configured to work with a four-button source module. To
use a one- or two-button source modules, you must disable four-button mode.
Be sure that you are not pressing any of the PixiePlus buttons when you insert the
paper clip, or you will toggle the PixiePlus Audio Mode on or off (see Section IV,
Part 5).
To disable four-button mode:
RGB1
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RGB
Video
Remote Control
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7. Verify learned keys:
If the PixiePlus is wired to control
the display device before programming, you can verify each code
was successfully learned immediately after programming it. Each
button will remain in verification
mode for 20 seconds before timing
out.
Example - Macro: The COMP input button may be programmed with two commands and configured to macro mode. The COMP button is programmed so that
each time it is pressed it sends the RGB1 input command, followed by the autosync command.
6. To program a button with multiple codes for macro or round robin commands: Put the PixiePlus in learning mode. Quickly press the button you wish to
program one time for each code you want it to learn. The PixiePlus will beep once
for each code it expects to learn.
SOURCE
While the four-button mode is disabled, both the left and right sides of any one- or
two-button module button should illuminate together when the button is pressed. If
only one side of a button on the two-button pad illuminates, the unit is still in fourbutton node.
By default, any button that has been programmed with multiple codes will send
them round robin. To set a button to macro mode, first verify the code, then go to
step 8.
Example - Round Robin: The SOURCE toggle button may be programmed with
four round robin commands to switch between four inputs on the display device.
The single SOURCE button is programmed with all four input commands, and configured to Round Robin mode. Each time the SOURCE button is pressed, it sends
one of the four commands, in the order learned.
Assemble the PixiePlus, including a one- or two-button source module, as
described in Section IV above. Press and hold any single source button while
inserting a paper clip into the programming aperture. The PixiePlus should beep
three times to indicate that four-button mode is now disabled.
The PixiePlus will now be in learning mode. You may program the PixiePlus or, to
exit learning mode, remove the paper clip.
You cannot add a new code to a key that is already programmed. You must reprogram it entirely. If any code fails, the learning sequence for that key is started over.
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Example: If you wish to program a SOURCE button with three codes, set the
PixiePlus to learning mode and quickly press the SOURCE button three times. The
PixiePlus will beep three times to indicate it is ready to learn three codes.
Source Module
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After learning, each button will blink
rapidly to indicate that it is ready for verification. Press the button, and the
PixiePlus will emit the code. The display device should respond appropriately.
If the key is set to round robin or macro mode, it will send the multiple codes as
configured.
Verification is particularly useful for verifying that repeating codes work
properly (e.g., volume ramping).
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Important Safety Instructions
II. Installation Overview
I. Introduction
1) Read these instructions.
2) Keep these instructions.
3) Heed all warnings.
4) Follow all instructions.
5) Do not use this apparatus near water.
6) Clean only with dry cloth.
7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding type plug. A
polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug
has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong is
provided for your safety. When the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12) Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving
the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods
of time.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when
the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is
damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has
been dropped.
Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects filled with
liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
IR Transmitter
IR Learning Window
Insert Modules
The PXE-DCM+ is a low-voltage device. Never install the PixiePlus in an electrical
back box containing high-voltage wiring. This would cause a serious electrical
danger and violate United States national electrical codes.
1. Assemble Insert Modules
Learning Mode
Activation Switch
Bezel
Preconfigured for Easy Setup
The PixiePlus (PXE-DCM+) Projector Controller for Epson® (ELPSP10) is a singlegang AV control device configured to provide power, source selection, and volume
control of any compatible Epson projector with RS-232. Users who wish to control
an Epson projector with the Projector Controller’s preconfiguration may disregard
the PixiePlus programming instructions.
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CAT5 to PixiePlus
PXE-DCM+ 6VDC
Power Supply to Outlet
1 CAT5, CAT5e, or CAT6 Cable (Required)
1 RS-232 Serial Cable (male-female straight DB9) (Required)
1 Leviton Decora™ wall plate (Required. Match to bezel color.)
1 Single-Gang Back Box (Optional. SP Controls recommends using a grounded
back box)
• PixiePlus programming tool (PXE-PGM-TOOL) for reconfiguration of the
PixiePlus RS-232 codes or schedule events (Optional)
This section describes how to reprogram the PixiePlus control codes, which will
not be necessary for most installations. The Projector Controller for Epson is
preconfigured with RS-232 codes that control any compatible Epson projector. The
default codes are:
Default Codes
Power On (RS-232)
Power Off (RS-232)
Computer 1/Computer 2 (toggle) (RS-232)
Video (toggle) (RS-232)
Epson AP-60 Power Toggle (IR)
Projector A/V Mute Toggle (RS-232)
Volume Up (RS-232)
Volume Down (RS-232)
6. Thread the 6 VDC power supply through the opening in the ceiling plate and
plug it into the power supply barrel receptacle.
7. Mount the PixiePlus to a single-gang wall box (not included) or appropriate
mounting location. The inner screw holes on the PixiePlus should be used to
anchor the unit to the wall box. The outer screw holes will be used to affix a
Decora™ wall plate over the face of the PixiePlus.
8. Once all the connections are made, plug in the PixiePlus power supply wall wart
to the electrical box.
The PXE-DCM+ is a low-voltage device. Never install the PixiePlus in an
electrical back box containing high-voltage wiring. This would cause a serious electrical danger and violate United States national electrical codes.
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audio
PXE-DCM+
video
The PixiePlus DCM interface connects to the ceiling plate (PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5232/IR) with a single CAT5 cable.
Discrete
(4-Button)
The ceiling plate provides a female DB9 for RS-232 connection to the Epson projector, using a straight-through RS-232 serial cable (not included). An IR emitter
(included) connects to the ceiling plate with a captive screw connection. The ceiling
plate also includes a connection jack for the wall wart power supply (see page 7).
VOLUME
The single CAT5 cable carries power and control data between the ceiling plate
and the PixiePlus DCM.
1. Install the ceiling plate (PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR) near the Epson projector.
A standard ceiling-mounted electrical box with AC power must be installed nearby
(provided by electrician).
Blank
Control
To re-enable four-button mode:
Assemble the PixiePlus, including a four-button module, as described in Section III
above. Press and hold any single button in the source selection module while
inserting a paper clip into the programming aperture. The PixiePlus should beep
three times to indicate that four-button mode is now active.
When four-button mode is enabled, both the left and right sides of any one- or twobutton module button should illuminate separately when a source button is
pressed, not in unison. If two neighboring buttons on the four-button pad illuminate
simultaneously, the unit is NOT in four-button mode.
The PixiePlus will now be in learning mode. You may program the PixiePlus or, to
exit learning mode, remove the paper clip.
2. Plug the PXE-DCM-CAT5-ADAPTER into the back of the assembled PixiePlus
DCM.
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
5. To program a button with a single code: While the PixiePlus is in learning
mode, press the button to be programmed to arm it. It should beep once and slowly blink.
If the room is too bright, the PixiePlus will not enter learning mode. The LED will
glow solid red, the buttons will beep continually when pressed, and they will not
arm for learning. Darken the room or shield the PixiePlus from the ambient light
while learning. Direct sunlight is always too bright.
3. Test Remote and Identify Sweet Spot: Position the remote control a few inches from the IR learning eye (upper right of PixiePlus front).
If the button beeps loudly as soon as you press it, check if the Status LED
is solidly lit. If it is, there may be too much light in the room. Reduce the
ambient light level or shield the PixiePlus from the light source and try again.
Hold the remote control in the sweet spot you found in step 3. Press and hold the
button on the remote for about a second. The status LED should flicker, indicating
that the code is being received. The PixiePlus will beep three times quickly to indicate successful learning.
When you press a key on the remote, the PixiePlus status LED should flicker. As
you move the remote closer or farther from the receiver window, or move off axis
the red flashes will dim and become intermittent. Find a position that consistently
yields clear, regular blinking. This is the "sweet spot."
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
The armed key will indicate it is ready to learn the first code by flashing once,
pausing, flashing once, and so on.
Hold the remote control in the sweet spot you found in step 3. Press and hold the
button on the remote for about a second. The PixiePlus will beep three times
quickly to indicate successful learning.
Now the button will indicate it is ready to learn the second code by flashing twice,
pausing, flashing twice, and so on.
Program the button, and it will again beep three times to indicate if the code was
successfully learned. Repeat as many times as necessary.
If you do not see the Status LED flicker rapidly, your remote may need new
batteries.
You may press a different button for learning at any time, including buttons that
have already been programmed. If you press a button that is already armed for
learning a second time, it will be disarmed.
When you have programmed the last code in the series, the PixiePlus will beep
quickly three times to indicate the code is successfully learned, and then beep
slowly three more times to indicate that the button has been fully programmed.
Some remotes have several emitting LEDs, which may not be located in
the center of the remote.
If the PixiePlus learns the code, the button will begin flashing rapidly in Verification
Mode. Go to step 7, Verify Learned Keys.
Arming will eventually time out if no IR code is received. You may select a different
key for learning at any time, including keys that are already learned.
To learn a remote control:
Any button may be programmed with any code – it does not have to be the same
as the label silk-screened on the button.
5. Connect the female DB9 on the ceiling plate to the serial control port of the projector with a straight male-to-female RS-232 serial cable (not included).
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
To program the PixiePlus you will set it to learning mode, arm each key for IR
learning, and squirt it with the appropriate remote control commands.
4. For use with the AP-60: connect the IR emitter to the two-position captive screw
IR output on the ceiling plate. You may connect the emitter directly, or extend the
IR emitter with a two-conductor cable. Pull the IR cable through the face plate to
the AP-60 and attach the IR emitter bud to the IR receiver window on the speaker
near the microphone nobs. Use the IR Bud Holder to facilitate projector service.
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus
The PixiePlus controls AV devices by learning and duplicating the IR codes of their
remote controls. A single button may be programmed with as many as four codes.
Multiple codes may be sent as macros or round robin.
IR
Pixie
Board
Be sure the bezel is placed right-side-up. The SP Controls logo should be
right-side-up.
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Discrete
(2-Button)
Inserts
Note: You must chose one (and only one) insert module of each type. That is, you
cannot use two source insert modules and no volume module.
Programming Overview
RS-232 Serial Cable
SOURCE
Toggling
Bezel
Required and Optional parts and accessories (not included)
2
Button
Power ON
Power OFF
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VIDEO
AUDIO
BLANK
VOLUME Up
VOLUME Down
OFF
Discrete
SOURCE
Bezels are available in black (PXE-BEZEL-BL) and gray (PXE-BEZEL-GR).
Ceiling Plate
(PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR)
POWER
ON
1 PixiePlus Circuit Board
6 White Plastic Button Inserts and 7 Rubberized Button Pads
PXE-DCM-RTC Real Time Clock Module
PXE-DCM-CAT5-ADAPTER – PixiePlus CAT5 Output Adapter
PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR – RJ45-to-DB9/IR Adapter Ceiling Plate
IR Emitter
IR Emitter Bud Holder
1 6VDC Regulated Power Supply
IR Emitter Cable Anchors
2 Bezels (ivory and white)
Installation Guide
PixiePlus ELPSP10 Supplement
Mounting Screws
Paper Clip (for IR-learning)
The PixiePlus may be installed in a single-gang back box (not included).
IV. Wiring PixiePlus to Display Device cont’d
PXE-DCM+ 6VDC
Power Supply
POWER
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The PixiePlus may be configured with schedule events (security lock, auto power
off, etc.) at specific times and date ranges using the PXE-DCM-RTC Real Time
Clock Module (included). Configuration of schedule events requires the SP
Controls Programming Wand (PXE-PGM-TOOL, sold separately). See
Programming Wand documentation for schedule configuration instructions.
The PixiePlus is designed for use with a Leviton Decora™ wall plate (not included).
3. Connect the PXE-DCM-CAT5-ADAPTER to the PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR
with a CAT5 cable.
CAT5
RS-232 Serial Cable
Available Insert Modules
Inserts Circuit Board Single-Gang Wall Box
(not included)
The Projector Controller for Epson ships with:
1
Ceiling Plate
(PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR)
Reprogramming the PixiePlus RS-232 commands requires use of the PixiePlus
programming tool (PXE-PGM-TOOL).
Status LED
PixiePlus Board
IV. Wiring PixiePlus to Display Device
Installation Overview
After selecting the appropriate insert modules, place them against the circuit board
and secure them in place with the bezel.
If you wish to reconfigure the PixiePlus with alternate controls, you may replace
those button modules as needed with buttons that match the control codes you
wish to use. Select the button insert modules that match the design of your remote
control. For example, if your remote control has a single toggling power button,
select the Toggling Power module.
The PixiePlus may be configured with an Inactivity Shutdown Timer (pg. 14) to protect bulb life, or with a Security Lock (pg. 16) to prevent unauthorized use. One
PixiePlus may be used to control multiple projectors in tandem with a 1x2 CAT5
splitter (sold separately).
Electrical Warning
2. Attach Bezel
The Projector Controller for Epson is preconfigured to use the Discrete Power, 4Button Source, and Volume Control button modules. To function with the PixiePlus
preconfiguration codes, these button modules must be used.
Mounting Screws
If it is necessary to reprogram the PixiePlus, the modular button interface and IR
device control codes may be easily reconfigured. Modifying the RS-232 commands
programmed to each button requires the SP Controls Programming Wand (PXEPGM-TOOL, sold separately).
WARNING - To Reduce the Risk of Fire Or Electric Shock, Do Not Expose This
Apparatus To Rain Or Moisture.
III. PixiePlus Installation cont’d
III. PixiePlus Installation
RS-232 Programming
RS-232 commands may be reprogrammed on the PixiePlus with the SP Controls
Programming Wand (PXE-PGM-TOOL). See Programming Wand documetnation
for further instructions.
The PixiePlus may be reprogrammed to reproduce different IR control codes. To
control a device through IR, an IR emitter must be wired from the PixiePlus to the
device under control (see page 7 for more information).
If the PixiePlus successfully learns the code the key will begin flashing quickly to
indicate it is in Verification Mode.
1. Power the PixiePlus: the LED backlights will be illuminated.
4. Round Robin Codes and Macros
2. Enter learning mode: Gently insert a paper clip into the small hole labeled
"insert paperclip to enter learning mode." The PixiePlus will remain in learning
mode while the paper clip remains in the aperture. Removing the paper clip will
return the PixiePlus to normal operation.
Each PixiePlus button may be programmed with either a single command or multiple commands (as many as four). Multiple commands may be sent round robin or
as macros. Round robin buttons send one command per button press. Each time
the button is pressed, it sends the next code in the series. Macro buttons send all
programmed codes each time the button is pressed.
Be gentle with the paper clip to ensure that you do not damage the switch
mechanism.
The Status LED will blink red while the PixiePlus is in learning mode.
Toggling Source Module Between 2-Button and 4-Button Mode (optional)
By default, the PixiePlus is configured to work with a four-button source module. To
use a one- or two-button source modules, you must disable four-button mode.
Be sure that you are not pressing any of the PixiePlus buttons when you insert the
paper clip, or you will toggle the PixiePlus Audio Mode on or off (see Section IV,
Part 5).
To disable four-button mode:
RGB1
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RGB
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Remote Control
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7. Verify learned keys:
If the PixiePlus is wired to control
the display device before programming, you can verify each code
was successfully learned immediately after programming it. Each
button will remain in verification
mode for 20 seconds before timing
out.
Example - Macro: The COMP input button may be programmed with two commands and configured to macro mode. The COMP button is programmed so that
each time it is pressed it sends the RGB1 input command, followed by the autosync command.
6. To program a button with multiple codes for macro or round robin commands: Put the PixiePlus in learning mode. Quickly press the button you wish to
program one time for each code you want it to learn. The PixiePlus will beep once
for each code it expects to learn.
SOURCE
While the four-button mode is disabled, both the left and right sides of any one- or
two-button module button should illuminate together when the button is pressed. If
only one side of a button on the two-button pad illuminates, the unit is still in fourbutton node.
By default, any button that has been programmed with multiple codes will send
them round robin. To set a button to macro mode, first verify the code, then go to
step 8.
Example - Round Robin: The SOURCE toggle button may be programmed with
four round robin commands to switch between four inputs on the display device.
The single SOURCE button is programmed with all four input commands, and configured to Round Robin mode. Each time the SOURCE button is pressed, it sends
one of the four commands, in the order learned.
Assemble the PixiePlus, including a one- or two-button source module, as
described in Section IV above. Press and hold any single source button while
inserting a paper clip into the programming aperture. The PixiePlus should beep
three times to indicate that four-button mode is now disabled.
The PixiePlus will now be in learning mode. You may program the PixiePlus or, to
exit learning mode, remove the paper clip.
You cannot add a new code to a key that is already programmed. You must reprogram it entirely. If any code fails, the learning sequence for that key is started over.
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Example: If you wish to program a SOURCE button with three codes, set the
PixiePlus to learning mode and quickly press the SOURCE button three times. The
PixiePlus will beep three times to indicate it is ready to learn three codes.
Source Module
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After learning, each button will blink
rapidly to indicate that it is ready for verification. Press the button, and the
PixiePlus will emit the code. The display device should respond appropriately.
If the key is set to round robin or macro mode, it will send the multiple codes as
configured.
Verification is particularly useful for verifying that repeating codes work
properly (e.g., volume ramping).
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Important Safety Instructions
II. Installation Overview
I. Introduction
1) Read these instructions.
2) Keep these instructions.
3) Heed all warnings.
4) Follow all instructions.
5) Do not use this apparatus near water.
6) Clean only with dry cloth.
7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding type plug. A
polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug
has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong is
provided for your safety. When the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12) Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving
the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods
of time.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when
the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is
damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has
been dropped.
Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects filled with
liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
IR Transmitter
IR Learning Window
Insert Modules
The PXE-DCM+ is a low-voltage device. Never install the PixiePlus in an electrical
back box containing high-voltage wiring. This would cause a serious electrical
danger and violate United States national electrical codes.
1. Assemble Insert Modules
Learning Mode
Activation Switch
Bezel
Preconfigured for Easy Setup
The PixiePlus (PXE-DCM+) Projector Controller for Epson® (ELPSP10) is a singlegang AV control device configured to provide power, source selection, and volume
control of any compatible Epson projector with RS-232. Users who wish to control
an Epson projector with the Projector Controller’s preconfiguration may disregard
the PixiePlus programming instructions.
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CAT5 to PixiePlus
PXE-DCM+ 6VDC
Power Supply to Outlet
1 CAT5, CAT5e, or CAT6 Cable (Required)
1 RS-232 Serial Cable (male-female straight DB9) (Required)
1 Leviton Decora™ wall plate (Required. Match to bezel color.)
1 Single-Gang Back Box (Optional. SP Controls recommends using a grounded
back box)
• PixiePlus programming tool (PXE-PGM-TOOL) for reconfiguration of the
PixiePlus RS-232 codes or schedule events (Optional)
This section describes how to reprogram the PixiePlus control codes, which will
not be necessary for most installations. The Projector Controller for Epson is
preconfigured with RS-232 codes that control any compatible Epson projector. The
default codes are:
Default Codes
Power On (RS-232)
Power Off (RS-232)
Computer 1/Computer 2 (toggle) (RS-232)
Video (toggle) (RS-232)
Epson AP-60 Power Toggle (IR)
Projector A/V Mute Toggle (RS-232)
Volume Up (RS-232)
Volume Down (RS-232)
6. Thread the 6 VDC power supply through the opening in the ceiling plate and
plug it into the power supply barrel receptacle.
7. Mount the PixiePlus to a single-gang wall box (not included) or appropriate
mounting location. The inner screw holes on the PixiePlus should be used to
anchor the unit to the wall box. The outer screw holes will be used to affix a
Decora™ wall plate over the face of the PixiePlus.
8. Once all the connections are made, plug in the PixiePlus power supply wall wart
to the electrical box.
The PXE-DCM+ is a low-voltage device. Never install the PixiePlus in an
electrical back box containing high-voltage wiring. This would cause a serious electrical danger and violate United States national electrical codes.
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PXE-DCM+
video
The PixiePlus DCM interface connects to the ceiling plate (PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5232/IR) with a single CAT5 cable.
Discrete
(4-Button)
The ceiling plate provides a female DB9 for RS-232 connection to the Epson projector, using a straight-through RS-232 serial cable (not included). An IR emitter
(included) connects to the ceiling plate with a captive screw connection. The ceiling
plate also includes a connection jack for the wall wart power supply (see page 7).
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The single CAT5 cable carries power and control data between the ceiling plate
and the PixiePlus DCM.
1. Install the ceiling plate (PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR) near the Epson projector.
A standard ceiling-mounted electrical box with AC power must be installed nearby
(provided by electrician).
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Control
To re-enable four-button mode:
Assemble the PixiePlus, including a four-button module, as described in Section III
above. Press and hold any single button in the source selection module while
inserting a paper clip into the programming aperture. The PixiePlus should beep
three times to indicate that four-button mode is now active.
When four-button mode is enabled, both the left and right sides of any one- or twobutton module button should illuminate separately when a source button is
pressed, not in unison. If two neighboring buttons on the four-button pad illuminate
simultaneously, the unit is NOT in four-button mode.
The PixiePlus will now be in learning mode. You may program the PixiePlus or, to
exit learning mode, remove the paper clip.
2. Plug the PXE-DCM-CAT5-ADAPTER into the back of the assembled PixiePlus
DCM.
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
5. To program a button with a single code: While the PixiePlus is in learning
mode, press the button to be programmed to arm it. It should beep once and slowly blink.
If the room is too bright, the PixiePlus will not enter learning mode. The LED will
glow solid red, the buttons will beep continually when pressed, and they will not
arm for learning. Darken the room or shield the PixiePlus from the ambient light
while learning. Direct sunlight is always too bright.
3. Test Remote and Identify Sweet Spot: Position the remote control a few inches from the IR learning eye (upper right of PixiePlus front).
If the button beeps loudly as soon as you press it, check if the Status LED
is solidly lit. If it is, there may be too much light in the room. Reduce the
ambient light level or shield the PixiePlus from the light source and try again.
Hold the remote control in the sweet spot you found in step 3. Press and hold the
button on the remote for about a second. The status LED should flicker, indicating
that the code is being received. The PixiePlus will beep three times quickly to indicate successful learning.
When you press a key on the remote, the PixiePlus status LED should flicker. As
you move the remote closer or farther from the receiver window, or move off axis
the red flashes will dim and become intermittent. Find a position that consistently
yields clear, regular blinking. This is the "sweet spot."
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
The armed key will indicate it is ready to learn the first code by flashing once,
pausing, flashing once, and so on.
Hold the remote control in the sweet spot you found in step 3. Press and hold the
button on the remote for about a second. The PixiePlus will beep three times
quickly to indicate successful learning.
Now the button will indicate it is ready to learn the second code by flashing twice,
pausing, flashing twice, and so on.
Program the button, and it will again beep three times to indicate if the code was
successfully learned. Repeat as many times as necessary.
If you do not see the Status LED flicker rapidly, your remote may need new
batteries.
You may press a different button for learning at any time, including buttons that
have already been programmed. If you press a button that is already armed for
learning a second time, it will be disarmed.
When you have programmed the last code in the series, the PixiePlus will beep
quickly three times to indicate the code is successfully learned, and then beep
slowly three more times to indicate that the button has been fully programmed.
Some remotes have several emitting LEDs, which may not be located in
the center of the remote.
If the PixiePlus learns the code, the button will begin flashing rapidly in Verification
Mode. Go to step 7, Verify Learned Keys.
Arming will eventually time out if no IR code is received. You may select a different
key for learning at any time, including keys that are already learned.
To learn a remote control:
Any button may be programmed with any code – it does not have to be the same
as the label silk-screened on the button.
5. Connect the female DB9 on the ceiling plate to the serial control port of the projector with a straight male-to-female RS-232 serial cable (not included).
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
To program the PixiePlus you will set it to learning mode, arm each key for IR
learning, and squirt it with the appropriate remote control commands.
4. For use with the AP-60: connect the IR emitter to the two-position captive screw
IR output on the ceiling plate. You may connect the emitter directly, or extend the
IR emitter with a two-conductor cable. Pull the IR cable through the face plate to
the AP-60 and attach the IR emitter bud to the IR receiver window on the speaker
near the microphone nobs. Use the IR Bud Holder to facilitate projector service.
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus
The PixiePlus controls AV devices by learning and duplicating the IR codes of their
remote controls. A single button may be programmed with as many as four codes.
Multiple codes may be sent as macros or round robin.
IR
Pixie
Board
Be sure the bezel is placed right-side-up. The SP Controls logo should be
right-side-up.
VIDEO
Discrete
(2-Button)
Inserts
Note: You must chose one (and only one) insert module of each type. That is, you
cannot use two source insert modules and no volume module.
Programming Overview
RS-232 Serial Cable
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Bezel
Required and Optional parts and accessories (not included)
2
Button
Power ON
Power OFF
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VIDEO
AUDIO
BLANK
VOLUME Up
VOLUME Down
OFF
Discrete
SOURCE
Bezels are available in black (PXE-BEZEL-BL) and gray (PXE-BEZEL-GR).
Ceiling Plate
(PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR)
POWER
ON
1 PixiePlus Circuit Board
6 White Plastic Button Inserts and 7 Rubberized Button Pads
PXE-DCM-RTC Real Time Clock Module
PXE-DCM-CAT5-ADAPTER – PixiePlus CAT5 Output Adapter
PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR – RJ45-to-DB9/IR Adapter Ceiling Plate
IR Emitter
IR Emitter Bud Holder
1 6VDC Regulated Power Supply
IR Emitter Cable Anchors
2 Bezels (ivory and white)
Installation Guide
PixiePlus ELPSP10 Supplement
Mounting Screws
Paper Clip (for IR-learning)
The PixiePlus may be installed in a single-gang back box (not included).
IV. Wiring PixiePlus to Display Device cont’d
PXE-DCM+ 6VDC
Power Supply
POWER
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The PixiePlus may be configured with schedule events (security lock, auto power
off, etc.) at specific times and date ranges using the PXE-DCM-RTC Real Time
Clock Module (included). Configuration of schedule events requires the SP
Controls Programming Wand (PXE-PGM-TOOL, sold separately). See
Programming Wand documentation for schedule configuration instructions.
The PixiePlus is designed for use with a Leviton Decora™ wall plate (not included).
3. Connect the PXE-DCM-CAT5-ADAPTER to the PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR
with a CAT5 cable.
CAT5
RS-232 Serial Cable
Available Insert Modules
Inserts Circuit Board Single-Gang Wall Box
(not included)
The Projector Controller for Epson ships with:
1
Ceiling Plate
(PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR)
Reprogramming the PixiePlus RS-232 commands requires use of the PixiePlus
programming tool (PXE-PGM-TOOL).
Status LED
PixiePlus Board
IV. Wiring PixiePlus to Display Device
Installation Overview
After selecting the appropriate insert modules, place them against the circuit board
and secure them in place with the bezel.
If you wish to reconfigure the PixiePlus with alternate controls, you may replace
those button modules as needed with buttons that match the control codes you
wish to use. Select the button insert modules that match the design of your remote
control. For example, if your remote control has a single toggling power button,
select the Toggling Power module.
The PixiePlus may be configured with an Inactivity Shutdown Timer (pg. 14) to protect bulb life, or with a Security Lock (pg. 16) to prevent unauthorized use. One
PixiePlus may be used to control multiple projectors in tandem with a 1x2 CAT5
splitter (sold separately).
Electrical Warning
2. Attach Bezel
The Projector Controller for Epson is preconfigured to use the Discrete Power, 4Button Source, and Volume Control button modules. To function with the PixiePlus
preconfiguration codes, these button modules must be used.
Mounting Screws
If it is necessary to reprogram the PixiePlus, the modular button interface and IR
device control codes may be easily reconfigured. Modifying the RS-232 commands
programmed to each button requires the SP Controls Programming Wand (PXEPGM-TOOL, sold separately).
WARNING - To Reduce the Risk of Fire Or Electric Shock, Do Not Expose This
Apparatus To Rain Or Moisture.
III. PixiePlus Installation cont’d
III. PixiePlus Installation
RS-232 Programming
RS-232 commands may be reprogrammed on the PixiePlus with the SP Controls
Programming Wand (PXE-PGM-TOOL). See Programming Wand documetnation
for further instructions.
The PixiePlus may be reprogrammed to reproduce different IR control codes. To
control a device through IR, an IR emitter must be wired from the PixiePlus to the
device under control (see page 7 for more information).
If the PixiePlus successfully learns the code the key will begin flashing quickly to
indicate it is in Verification Mode.
1. Power the PixiePlus: the LED backlights will be illuminated.
4. Round Robin Codes and Macros
2. Enter learning mode: Gently insert a paper clip into the small hole labeled
"insert paperclip to enter learning mode." The PixiePlus will remain in learning
mode while the paper clip remains in the aperture. Removing the paper clip will
return the PixiePlus to normal operation.
Each PixiePlus button may be programmed with either a single command or multiple commands (as many as four). Multiple commands may be sent round robin or
as macros. Round robin buttons send one command per button press. Each time
the button is pressed, it sends the next code in the series. Macro buttons send all
programmed codes each time the button is pressed.
Be gentle with the paper clip to ensure that you do not damage the switch
mechanism.
The Status LED will blink red while the PixiePlus is in learning mode.
Toggling Source Module Between 2-Button and 4-Button Mode (optional)
By default, the PixiePlus is configured to work with a four-button source module. To
use a one- or two-button source modules, you must disable four-button mode.
Be sure that you are not pressing any of the PixiePlus buttons when you insert the
paper clip, or you will toggle the PixiePlus Audio Mode on or off (see Section IV,
Part 5).
To disable four-button mode:
RGB1
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RGB
Video
Remote Control
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7. Verify learned keys:
If the PixiePlus is wired to control
the display device before programming, you can verify each code
was successfully learned immediately after programming it. Each
button will remain in verification
mode for 20 seconds before timing
out.
Example - Macro: The COMP input button may be programmed with two commands and configured to macro mode. The COMP button is programmed so that
each time it is pressed it sends the RGB1 input command, followed by the autosync command.
6. To program a button with multiple codes for macro or round robin commands: Put the PixiePlus in learning mode. Quickly press the button you wish to
program one time for each code you want it to learn. The PixiePlus will beep once
for each code it expects to learn.
SOURCE
While the four-button mode is disabled, both the left and right sides of any one- or
two-button module button should illuminate together when the button is pressed. If
only one side of a button on the two-button pad illuminates, the unit is still in fourbutton node.
By default, any button that has been programmed with multiple codes will send
them round robin. To set a button to macro mode, first verify the code, then go to
step 8.
Example - Round Robin: The SOURCE toggle button may be programmed with
four round robin commands to switch between four inputs on the display device.
The single SOURCE button is programmed with all four input commands, and configured to Round Robin mode. Each time the SOURCE button is pressed, it sends
one of the four commands, in the order learned.
Assemble the PixiePlus, including a one- or two-button source module, as
described in Section IV above. Press and hold any single source button while
inserting a paper clip into the programming aperture. The PixiePlus should beep
three times to indicate that four-button mode is now disabled.
The PixiePlus will now be in learning mode. You may program the PixiePlus or, to
exit learning mode, remove the paper clip.
You cannot add a new code to a key that is already programmed. You must reprogram it entirely. If any code fails, the learning sequence for that key is started over.
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Example: If you wish to program a SOURCE button with three codes, set the
PixiePlus to learning mode and quickly press the SOURCE button three times. The
PixiePlus will beep three times to indicate it is ready to learn three codes.
Source Module
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After learning, each button will blink
rapidly to indicate that it is ready for verification. Press the button, and the
PixiePlus will emit the code. The display device should respond appropriately.
If the key is set to round robin or macro mode, it will send the multiple codes as
configured.
Verification is particularly useful for verifying that repeating codes work
properly (e.g., volume ramping).
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Important Safety Instructions
II. Installation Overview
I. Introduction
1) Read these instructions.
2) Keep these instructions.
3) Heed all warnings.
4) Follow all instructions.
5) Do not use this apparatus near water.
6) Clean only with dry cloth.
7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding type plug. A
polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug
has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong is
provided for your safety. When the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12) Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving
the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods
of time.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when
the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is
damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has
been dropped.
Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects filled with
liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
IR Transmitter
IR Learning Window
Insert Modules
The PXE-DCM+ is a low-voltage device. Never install the PixiePlus in an electrical
back box containing high-voltage wiring. This would cause a serious electrical
danger and violate United States national electrical codes.
1. Assemble Insert Modules
Learning Mode
Activation Switch
Bezel
Preconfigured for Easy Setup
The PixiePlus (PXE-DCM+) Projector Controller for Epson® (ELPSP10) is a singlegang AV control device configured to provide power, source selection, and volume
control of any compatible Epson projector with RS-232. Users who wish to control
an Epson projector with the Projector Controller’s preconfiguration may disregard
the PixiePlus programming instructions.
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CAT5 to PixiePlus
PXE-DCM+ 6VDC
Power Supply to Outlet
1 CAT5, CAT5e, or CAT6 Cable (Required)
1 RS-232 Serial Cable (male-female straight DB9) (Required)
1 Leviton Decora™ wall plate (Required. Match to bezel color.)
1 Single-Gang Back Box (Optional. SP Controls recommends using a grounded
back box)
• PixiePlus programming tool (PXE-PGM-TOOL) for reconfiguration of the
PixiePlus RS-232 codes or schedule events (Optional)
This section describes how to reprogram the PixiePlus control codes, which will
not be necessary for most installations. The Projector Controller for Epson is
preconfigured with RS-232 codes that control any compatible Epson projector. The
default codes are:
Default Codes
Power On (RS-232)
Power Off (RS-232)
Computer 1/Computer 2 (toggle) (RS-232)
Video (toggle) (RS-232)
Epson AP-60 Power Toggle (IR)
Projector A/V Mute Toggle (RS-232)
Volume Up (RS-232)
Volume Down (RS-232)
6. Thread the 6 VDC power supply through the opening in the ceiling plate and
plug it into the power supply barrel receptacle.
7. Mount the PixiePlus to a single-gang wall box (not included) or appropriate
mounting location. The inner screw holes on the PixiePlus should be used to
anchor the unit to the wall box. The outer screw holes will be used to affix a
Decora™ wall plate over the face of the PixiePlus.
8. Once all the connections are made, plug in the PixiePlus power supply wall wart
to the electrical box.
The PXE-DCM+ is a low-voltage device. Never install the PixiePlus in an
electrical back box containing high-voltage wiring. This would cause a serious electrical danger and violate United States national electrical codes.
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PXE-DCM+
video
The PixiePlus DCM interface connects to the ceiling plate (PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5232/IR) with a single CAT5 cable.
Discrete
(4-Button)
The ceiling plate provides a female DB9 for RS-232 connection to the Epson projector, using a straight-through RS-232 serial cable (not included). An IR emitter
(included) connects to the ceiling plate with a captive screw connection. The ceiling
plate also includes a connection jack for the wall wart power supply (see page 7).
VOLUME
The single CAT5 cable carries power and control data between the ceiling plate
and the PixiePlus DCM.
1. Install the ceiling plate (PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR) near the Epson projector.
A standard ceiling-mounted electrical box with AC power must be installed nearby
(provided by electrician).
Blank
Control
To re-enable four-button mode:
Assemble the PixiePlus, including a four-button module, as described in Section III
above. Press and hold any single button in the source selection module while
inserting a paper clip into the programming aperture. The PixiePlus should beep
three times to indicate that four-button mode is now active.
When four-button mode is enabled, both the left and right sides of any one- or twobutton module button should illuminate separately when a source button is
pressed, not in unison. If two neighboring buttons on the four-button pad illuminate
simultaneously, the unit is NOT in four-button mode.
The PixiePlus will now be in learning mode. You may program the PixiePlus or, to
exit learning mode, remove the paper clip.
2. Plug the PXE-DCM-CAT5-ADAPTER into the back of the assembled PixiePlus
DCM.
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
5. To program a button with a single code: While the PixiePlus is in learning
mode, press the button to be programmed to arm it. It should beep once and slowly blink.
If the room is too bright, the PixiePlus will not enter learning mode. The LED will
glow solid red, the buttons will beep continually when pressed, and they will not
arm for learning. Darken the room or shield the PixiePlus from the ambient light
while learning. Direct sunlight is always too bright.
3. Test Remote and Identify Sweet Spot: Position the remote control a few inches from the IR learning eye (upper right of PixiePlus front).
If the button beeps loudly as soon as you press it, check if the Status LED
is solidly lit. If it is, there may be too much light in the room. Reduce the
ambient light level or shield the PixiePlus from the light source and try again.
Hold the remote control in the sweet spot you found in step 3. Press and hold the
button on the remote for about a second. The status LED should flicker, indicating
that the code is being received. The PixiePlus will beep three times quickly to indicate successful learning.
When you press a key on the remote, the PixiePlus status LED should flicker. As
you move the remote closer or farther from the receiver window, or move off axis
the red flashes will dim and become intermittent. Find a position that consistently
yields clear, regular blinking. This is the "sweet spot."
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
The armed key will indicate it is ready to learn the first code by flashing once,
pausing, flashing once, and so on.
Hold the remote control in the sweet spot you found in step 3. Press and hold the
button on the remote for about a second. The PixiePlus will beep three times
quickly to indicate successful learning.
Now the button will indicate it is ready to learn the second code by flashing twice,
pausing, flashing twice, and so on.
Program the button, and it will again beep three times to indicate if the code was
successfully learned. Repeat as many times as necessary.
If you do not see the Status LED flicker rapidly, your remote may need new
batteries.
You may press a different button for learning at any time, including buttons that
have already been programmed. If you press a button that is already armed for
learning a second time, it will be disarmed.
When you have programmed the last code in the series, the PixiePlus will beep
quickly three times to indicate the code is successfully learned, and then beep
slowly three more times to indicate that the button has been fully programmed.
Some remotes have several emitting LEDs, which may not be located in
the center of the remote.
If the PixiePlus learns the code, the button will begin flashing rapidly in Verification
Mode. Go to step 7, Verify Learned Keys.
Arming will eventually time out if no IR code is received. You may select a different
key for learning at any time, including keys that are already learned.
To learn a remote control:
Any button may be programmed with any code – it does not have to be the same
as the label silk-screened on the button.
5. Connect the female DB9 on the ceiling plate to the serial control port of the projector with a straight male-to-female RS-232 serial cable (not included).
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
To program the PixiePlus you will set it to learning mode, arm each key for IR
learning, and squirt it with the appropriate remote control commands.
4. For use with the AP-60: connect the IR emitter to the two-position captive screw
IR output on the ceiling plate. You may connect the emitter directly, or extend the
IR emitter with a two-conductor cable. Pull the IR cable through the face plate to
the AP-60 and attach the IR emitter bud to the IR receiver window on the speaker
near the microphone nobs. Use the IR Bud Holder to facilitate projector service.
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus
The PixiePlus controls AV devices by learning and duplicating the IR codes of their
remote controls. A single button may be programmed with as many as four codes.
Multiple codes may be sent as macros or round robin.
IR
Pixie
Board
Be sure the bezel is placed right-side-up. The SP Controls logo should be
right-side-up.
VIDEO
Discrete
(2-Button)
Inserts
Note: You must chose one (and only one) insert module of each type. That is, you
cannot use two source insert modules and no volume module.
Programming Overview
RS-232 Serial Cable
SOURCE
Toggling
Bezel
Required and Optional parts and accessories (not included)
2
Button
Power ON
Power OFF
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VIDEO
AUDIO
BLANK
VOLUME Up
VOLUME Down
OFF
Discrete
SOURCE
Bezels are available in black (PXE-BEZEL-BL) and gray (PXE-BEZEL-GR).
Ceiling Plate
(PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR)
POWER
ON
1 PixiePlus Circuit Board
6 White Plastic Button Inserts and 7 Rubberized Button Pads
PXE-DCM-RTC Real Time Clock Module
PXE-DCM-CAT5-ADAPTER – PixiePlus CAT5 Output Adapter
PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR – RJ45-to-DB9/IR Adapter Ceiling Plate
IR Emitter
IR Emitter Bud Holder
1 6VDC Regulated Power Supply
IR Emitter Cable Anchors
2 Bezels (ivory and white)
Installation Guide
PixiePlus ELPSP10 Supplement
Mounting Screws
Paper Clip (for IR-learning)
The PixiePlus may be installed in a single-gang back box (not included).
IV. Wiring PixiePlus to Display Device cont’d
PXE-DCM+ 6VDC
Power Supply
POWER
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The PixiePlus may be configured with schedule events (security lock, auto power
off, etc.) at specific times and date ranges using the PXE-DCM-RTC Real Time
Clock Module (included). Configuration of schedule events requires the SP
Controls Programming Wand (PXE-PGM-TOOL, sold separately). See
Programming Wand documentation for schedule configuration instructions.
The PixiePlus is designed for use with a Leviton Decora™ wall plate (not included).
3. Connect the PXE-DCM-CAT5-ADAPTER to the PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR
with a CAT5 cable.
CAT5
RS-232 Serial Cable
Available Insert Modules
Inserts Circuit Board Single-Gang Wall Box
(not included)
The Projector Controller for Epson ships with:
1
Ceiling Plate
(PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR)
Reprogramming the PixiePlus RS-232 commands requires use of the PixiePlus
programming tool (PXE-PGM-TOOL).
Status LED
PixiePlus Board
IV. Wiring PixiePlus to Display Device
Installation Overview
After selecting the appropriate insert modules, place them against the circuit board
and secure them in place with the bezel.
If you wish to reconfigure the PixiePlus with alternate controls, you may replace
those button modules as needed with buttons that match the control codes you
wish to use. Select the button insert modules that match the design of your remote
control. For example, if your remote control has a single toggling power button,
select the Toggling Power module.
The PixiePlus may be configured with an Inactivity Shutdown Timer (pg. 14) to protect bulb life, or with a Security Lock (pg. 16) to prevent unauthorized use. One
PixiePlus may be used to control multiple projectors in tandem with a 1x2 CAT5
splitter (sold separately).
Electrical Warning
2. Attach Bezel
The Projector Controller for Epson is preconfigured to use the Discrete Power, 4Button Source, and Volume Control button modules. To function with the PixiePlus
preconfiguration codes, these button modules must be used.
Mounting Screws
If it is necessary to reprogram the PixiePlus, the modular button interface and IR
device control codes may be easily reconfigured. Modifying the RS-232 commands
programmed to each button requires the SP Controls Programming Wand (PXEPGM-TOOL, sold separately).
WARNING - To Reduce the Risk of Fire Or Electric Shock, Do Not Expose This
Apparatus To Rain Or Moisture.
III. PixiePlus Installation cont’d
III. PixiePlus Installation
RS-232 Programming
RS-232 commands may be reprogrammed on the PixiePlus with the SP Controls
Programming Wand (PXE-PGM-TOOL). See Programming Wand documetnation
for further instructions.
The PixiePlus may be reprogrammed to reproduce different IR control codes. To
control a device through IR, an IR emitter must be wired from the PixiePlus to the
device under control (see page 7 for more information).
If the PixiePlus successfully learns the code the key will begin flashing quickly to
indicate it is in Verification Mode.
1. Power the PixiePlus: the LED backlights will be illuminated.
4. Round Robin Codes and Macros
2. Enter learning mode: Gently insert a paper clip into the small hole labeled
"insert paperclip to enter learning mode." The PixiePlus will remain in learning
mode while the paper clip remains in the aperture. Removing the paper clip will
return the PixiePlus to normal operation.
Each PixiePlus button may be programmed with either a single command or multiple commands (as many as four). Multiple commands may be sent round robin or
as macros. Round robin buttons send one command per button press. Each time
the button is pressed, it sends the next code in the series. Macro buttons send all
programmed codes each time the button is pressed.
Be gentle with the paper clip to ensure that you do not damage the switch
mechanism.
The Status LED will blink red while the PixiePlus is in learning mode.
Toggling Source Module Between 2-Button and 4-Button Mode (optional)
By default, the PixiePlus is configured to work with a four-button source module. To
use a one- or two-button source modules, you must disable four-button mode.
Be sure that you are not pressing any of the PixiePlus buttons when you insert the
paper clip, or you will toggle the PixiePlus Audio Mode on or off (see Section IV,
Part 5).
To disable four-button mode:
RGB1
Video
RGB
Video
Remote Control
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7. Verify learned keys:
If the PixiePlus is wired to control
the display device before programming, you can verify each code
was successfully learned immediately after programming it. Each
button will remain in verification
mode for 20 seconds before timing
out.
Example - Macro: The COMP input button may be programmed with two commands and configured to macro mode. The COMP button is programmed so that
each time it is pressed it sends the RGB1 input command, followed by the autosync command.
6. To program a button with multiple codes for macro or round robin commands: Put the PixiePlus in learning mode. Quickly press the button you wish to
program one time for each code you want it to learn. The PixiePlus will beep once
for each code it expects to learn.
SOURCE
While the four-button mode is disabled, both the left and right sides of any one- or
two-button module button should illuminate together when the button is pressed. If
only one side of a button on the two-button pad illuminates, the unit is still in fourbutton node.
By default, any button that has been programmed with multiple codes will send
them round robin. To set a button to macro mode, first verify the code, then go to
step 8.
Example - Round Robin: The SOURCE toggle button may be programmed with
four round robin commands to switch between four inputs on the display device.
The single SOURCE button is programmed with all four input commands, and configured to Round Robin mode. Each time the SOURCE button is pressed, it sends
one of the four commands, in the order learned.
Assemble the PixiePlus, including a one- or two-button source module, as
described in Section IV above. Press and hold any single source button while
inserting a paper clip into the programming aperture. The PixiePlus should beep
three times to indicate that four-button mode is now disabled.
The PixiePlus will now be in learning mode. You may program the PixiePlus or, to
exit learning mode, remove the paper clip.
You cannot add a new code to a key that is already programmed. You must reprogram it entirely. If any code fails, the learning sequence for that key is started over.
VIDEO
COMP
Example: If you wish to program a SOURCE button with three codes, set the
PixiePlus to learning mode and quickly press the SOURCE button three times. The
PixiePlus will beep three times to indicate it is ready to learn three codes.
Source Module
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After learning, each button will blink
rapidly to indicate that it is ready for verification. Press the button, and the
PixiePlus will emit the code. The display device should respond appropriately.
If the key is set to round robin or macro mode, it will send the multiple codes as
configured.
Verification is particularly useful for verifying that repeating codes work
properly (e.g., volume ramping).
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Important Safety Instructions
II. Installation Overview
I. Introduction
1) Read these instructions.
2) Keep these instructions.
3) Heed all warnings.
4) Follow all instructions.
5) Do not use this apparatus near water.
6) Clean only with dry cloth.
7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding type plug. A
polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug
has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong is
provided for your safety. When the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12) Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving
the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods
of time.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when
the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is
damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has
been dropped.
Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects filled with
liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
IR Transmitter
IR Learning Window
Insert Modules
The PXE-DCM+ is a low-voltage device. Never install the PixiePlus in an electrical
back box containing high-voltage wiring. This would cause a serious electrical
danger and violate United States national electrical codes.
1. Assemble Insert Modules
Learning Mode
Activation Switch
Bezel
Preconfigured for Easy Setup
The PixiePlus (PXE-DCM+) Projector Controller for Epson® (ELPSP10) is a singlegang AV control device configured to provide power, source selection, and volume
control of any compatible Epson projector with RS-232. Users who wish to control
an Epson projector with the Projector Controller’s preconfiguration may disregard
the PixiePlus programming instructions.
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CAT5 to PixiePlus
PXE-DCM+ 6VDC
Power Supply to Outlet
1 CAT5, CAT5e, or CAT6 Cable (Required)
1 RS-232 Serial Cable (male-female straight DB9) (Required)
1 Leviton Decora™ wall plate (Required. Match to bezel color.)
1 Single-Gang Back Box (Optional. SP Controls recommends using a grounded
back box)
• PixiePlus programming tool (PXE-PGM-TOOL) for reconfiguration of the
PixiePlus RS-232 codes or schedule events (Optional)
This section describes how to reprogram the PixiePlus control codes, which will
not be necessary for most installations. The Projector Controller for Epson is
preconfigured with RS-232 codes that control any compatible Epson projector. The
default codes are:
Default Codes
Power On (RS-232)
Power Off (RS-232)
Computer 1/Computer 2 (toggle) (RS-232)
Video (toggle) (RS-232)
Epson AP-60 Power Toggle (IR)
Projector A/V Mute Toggle (RS-232)
Volume Up (RS-232)
Volume Down (RS-232)
6. Thread the 6 VDC power supply through the opening in the ceiling plate and
plug it into the power supply barrel receptacle.
7. Mount the PixiePlus to a single-gang wall box (not included) or appropriate
mounting location. The inner screw holes on the PixiePlus should be used to
anchor the unit to the wall box. The outer screw holes will be used to affix a
Decora™ wall plate over the face of the PixiePlus.
8. Once all the connections are made, plug in the PixiePlus power supply wall wart
to the electrical box.
The PXE-DCM+ is a low-voltage device. Never install the PixiePlus in an
electrical back box containing high-voltage wiring. This would cause a serious electrical danger and violate United States national electrical codes.
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audio
PXE-DCM+
video
The PixiePlus DCM interface connects to the ceiling plate (PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5232/IR) with a single CAT5 cable.
Discrete
(4-Button)
The ceiling plate provides a female DB9 for RS-232 connection to the Epson projector, using a straight-through RS-232 serial cable (not included). An IR emitter
(included) connects to the ceiling plate with a captive screw connection. The ceiling
plate also includes a connection jack for the wall wart power supply (see page 7).
VOLUME
The single CAT5 cable carries power and control data between the ceiling plate
and the PixiePlus DCM.
1. Install the ceiling plate (PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR) near the Epson projector.
A standard ceiling-mounted electrical box with AC power must be installed nearby
(provided by electrician).
Blank
Control
To re-enable four-button mode:
Assemble the PixiePlus, including a four-button module, as described in Section III
above. Press and hold any single button in the source selection module while
inserting a paper clip into the programming aperture. The PixiePlus should beep
three times to indicate that four-button mode is now active.
When four-button mode is enabled, both the left and right sides of any one- or twobutton module button should illuminate separately when a source button is
pressed, not in unison. If two neighboring buttons on the four-button pad illuminate
simultaneously, the unit is NOT in four-button mode.
The PixiePlus will now be in learning mode. You may program the PixiePlus or, to
exit learning mode, remove the paper clip.
2. Plug the PXE-DCM-CAT5-ADAPTER into the back of the assembled PixiePlus
DCM.
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
5. To program a button with a single code: While the PixiePlus is in learning
mode, press the button to be programmed to arm it. It should beep once and slowly blink.
If the room is too bright, the PixiePlus will not enter learning mode. The LED will
glow solid red, the buttons will beep continually when pressed, and they will not
arm for learning. Darken the room or shield the PixiePlus from the ambient light
while learning. Direct sunlight is always too bright.
3. Test Remote and Identify Sweet Spot: Position the remote control a few inches from the IR learning eye (upper right of PixiePlus front).
If the button beeps loudly as soon as you press it, check if the Status LED
is solidly lit. If it is, there may be too much light in the room. Reduce the
ambient light level or shield the PixiePlus from the light source and try again.
Hold the remote control in the sweet spot you found in step 3. Press and hold the
button on the remote for about a second. The status LED should flicker, indicating
that the code is being received. The PixiePlus will beep three times quickly to indicate successful learning.
When you press a key on the remote, the PixiePlus status LED should flicker. As
you move the remote closer or farther from the receiver window, or move off axis
the red flashes will dim and become intermittent. Find a position that consistently
yields clear, regular blinking. This is the "sweet spot."
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5
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
The armed key will indicate it is ready to learn the first code by flashing once,
pausing, flashing once, and so on.
Hold the remote control in the sweet spot you found in step 3. Press and hold the
button on the remote for about a second. The PixiePlus will beep three times
quickly to indicate successful learning.
Now the button will indicate it is ready to learn the second code by flashing twice,
pausing, flashing twice, and so on.
Program the button, and it will again beep three times to indicate if the code was
successfully learned. Repeat as many times as necessary.
If you do not see the Status LED flicker rapidly, your remote may need new
batteries.
You may press a different button for learning at any time, including buttons that
have already been programmed. If you press a button that is already armed for
learning a second time, it will be disarmed.
When you have programmed the last code in the series, the PixiePlus will beep
quickly three times to indicate the code is successfully learned, and then beep
slowly three more times to indicate that the button has been fully programmed.
Some remotes have several emitting LEDs, which may not be located in
the center of the remote.
If the PixiePlus learns the code, the button will begin flashing rapidly in Verification
Mode. Go to step 7, Verify Learned Keys.
Arming will eventually time out if no IR code is received. You may select a different
key for learning at any time, including keys that are already learned.
To learn a remote control:
Any button may be programmed with any code – it does not have to be the same
as the label silk-screened on the button.
5. Connect the female DB9 on the ceiling plate to the serial control port of the projector with a straight male-to-female RS-232 serial cable (not included).
COMP
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
To program the PixiePlus you will set it to learning mode, arm each key for IR
learning, and squirt it with the appropriate remote control commands.
4. For use with the AP-60: connect the IR emitter to the two-position captive screw
IR output on the ceiling plate. You may connect the emitter directly, or extend the
IR emitter with a two-conductor cable. Pull the IR cable through the face plate to
the AP-60 and attach the IR emitter bud to the IR receiver window on the speaker
near the microphone nobs. Use the IR Bud Holder to facilitate projector service.
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus
The PixiePlus controls AV devices by learning and duplicating the IR codes of their
remote controls. A single button may be programmed with as many as four codes.
Multiple codes may be sent as macros or round robin.
IR
Pixie
Board
Be sure the bezel is placed right-side-up. The SP Controls logo should be
right-side-up.
VIDEO
Discrete
(2-Button)
Inserts
Note: You must chose one (and only one) insert module of each type. That is, you
cannot use two source insert modules and no volume module.
Programming Overview
RS-232 Serial Cable
SOURCE
Toggling
Bezel
Required and Optional parts and accessories (not included)
2
Button
Power ON
Power OFF
COMP
VIDEO
AUDIO
BLANK
VOLUME Up
VOLUME Down
OFF
Discrete
SOURCE
Bezels are available in black (PXE-BEZEL-BL) and gray (PXE-BEZEL-GR).
Ceiling Plate
(PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR)
POWER
ON
1 PixiePlus Circuit Board
6 White Plastic Button Inserts and 7 Rubberized Button Pads
PXE-DCM-RTC Real Time Clock Module
PXE-DCM-CAT5-ADAPTER – PixiePlus CAT5 Output Adapter
PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR – RJ45-to-DB9/IR Adapter Ceiling Plate
IR Emitter
IR Emitter Bud Holder
1 6VDC Regulated Power Supply
IR Emitter Cable Anchors
2 Bezels (ivory and white)
Installation Guide
PixiePlus ELPSP10 Supplement
Mounting Screws
Paper Clip (for IR-learning)
The PixiePlus may be installed in a single-gang back box (not included).
IV. Wiring PixiePlus to Display Device cont’d
PXE-DCM+ 6VDC
Power Supply
POWER
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The PixiePlus may be configured with schedule events (security lock, auto power
off, etc.) at specific times and date ranges using the PXE-DCM-RTC Real Time
Clock Module (included). Configuration of schedule events requires the SP
Controls Programming Wand (PXE-PGM-TOOL, sold separately). See
Programming Wand documentation for schedule configuration instructions.
The PixiePlus is designed for use with a Leviton Decora™ wall plate (not included).
3. Connect the PXE-DCM-CAT5-ADAPTER to the PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR
with a CAT5 cable.
CAT5
RS-232 Serial Cable
Available Insert Modules
Inserts Circuit Board Single-Gang Wall Box
(not included)
The Projector Controller for Epson ships with:
1
Ceiling Plate
(PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR)
Reprogramming the PixiePlus RS-232 commands requires use of the PixiePlus
programming tool (PXE-PGM-TOOL).
Status LED
PixiePlus Board
IV. Wiring PixiePlus to Display Device
Installation Overview
After selecting the appropriate insert modules, place them against the circuit board
and secure them in place with the bezel.
If you wish to reconfigure the PixiePlus with alternate controls, you may replace
those button modules as needed with buttons that match the control codes you
wish to use. Select the button insert modules that match the design of your remote
control. For example, if your remote control has a single toggling power button,
select the Toggling Power module.
The PixiePlus may be configured with an Inactivity Shutdown Timer (pg. 14) to protect bulb life, or with a Security Lock (pg. 16) to prevent unauthorized use. One
PixiePlus may be used to control multiple projectors in tandem with a 1x2 CAT5
splitter (sold separately).
Electrical Warning
2. Attach Bezel
The Projector Controller for Epson is preconfigured to use the Discrete Power, 4Button Source, and Volume Control button modules. To function with the PixiePlus
preconfiguration codes, these button modules must be used.
Mounting Screws
If it is necessary to reprogram the PixiePlus, the modular button interface and IR
device control codes may be easily reconfigured. Modifying the RS-232 commands
programmed to each button requires the SP Controls Programming Wand (PXEPGM-TOOL, sold separately).
WARNING - To Reduce the Risk of Fire Or Electric Shock, Do Not Expose This
Apparatus To Rain Or Moisture.
III. PixiePlus Installation cont’d
III. PixiePlus Installation
RS-232 Programming
RS-232 commands may be reprogrammed on the PixiePlus with the SP Controls
Programming Wand (PXE-PGM-TOOL). See Programming Wand documetnation
for further instructions.
The PixiePlus may be reprogrammed to reproduce different IR control codes. To
control a device through IR, an IR emitter must be wired from the PixiePlus to the
device under control (see page 7 for more information).
If the PixiePlus successfully learns the code the key will begin flashing quickly to
indicate it is in Verification Mode.
1. Power the PixiePlus: the LED backlights will be illuminated.
4. Round Robin Codes and Macros
2. Enter learning mode: Gently insert a paper clip into the small hole labeled
"insert paperclip to enter learning mode." The PixiePlus will remain in learning
mode while the paper clip remains in the aperture. Removing the paper clip will
return the PixiePlus to normal operation.
Each PixiePlus button may be programmed with either a single command or multiple commands (as many as four). Multiple commands may be sent round robin or
as macros. Round robin buttons send one command per button press. Each time
the button is pressed, it sends the next code in the series. Macro buttons send all
programmed codes each time the button is pressed.
Be gentle with the paper clip to ensure that you do not damage the switch
mechanism.
The Status LED will blink red while the PixiePlus is in learning mode.
Toggling Source Module Between 2-Button and 4-Button Mode (optional)
By default, the PixiePlus is configured to work with a four-button source module. To
use a one- or two-button source modules, you must disable four-button mode.
Be sure that you are not pressing any of the PixiePlus buttons when you insert the
paper clip, or you will toggle the PixiePlus Audio Mode on or off (see Section IV,
Part 5).
To disable four-button mode:
RGB1
Video
RGB
Video
Remote Control
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7. Verify learned keys:
If the PixiePlus is wired to control
the display device before programming, you can verify each code
was successfully learned immediately after programming it. Each
button will remain in verification
mode for 20 seconds before timing
out.
Example - Macro: The COMP input button may be programmed with two commands and configured to macro mode. The COMP button is programmed so that
each time it is pressed it sends the RGB1 input command, followed by the autosync command.
6. To program a button with multiple codes for macro or round robin commands: Put the PixiePlus in learning mode. Quickly press the button you wish to
program one time for each code you want it to learn. The PixiePlus will beep once
for each code it expects to learn.
SOURCE
While the four-button mode is disabled, both the left and right sides of any one- or
two-button module button should illuminate together when the button is pressed. If
only one side of a button on the two-button pad illuminates, the unit is still in fourbutton node.
By default, any button that has been programmed with multiple codes will send
them round robin. To set a button to macro mode, first verify the code, then go to
step 8.
Example - Round Robin: The SOURCE toggle button may be programmed with
four round robin commands to switch between four inputs on the display device.
The single SOURCE button is programmed with all four input commands, and configured to Round Robin mode. Each time the SOURCE button is pressed, it sends
one of the four commands, in the order learned.
Assemble the PixiePlus, including a one- or two-button source module, as
described in Section IV above. Press and hold any single source button while
inserting a paper clip into the programming aperture. The PixiePlus should beep
three times to indicate that four-button mode is now disabled.
The PixiePlus will now be in learning mode. You may program the PixiePlus or, to
exit learning mode, remove the paper clip.
You cannot add a new code to a key that is already programmed. You must reprogram it entirely. If any code fails, the learning sequence for that key is started over.
VIDEO
COMP
Example: If you wish to program a SOURCE button with three codes, set the
PixiePlus to learning mode and quickly press the SOURCE button three times. The
PixiePlus will beep three times to indicate it is ready to learn three codes.
Source Module
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After learning, each button will blink
rapidly to indicate that it is ready for verification. Press the button, and the
PixiePlus will emit the code. The display device should respond appropriately.
If the key is set to round robin or macro mode, it will send the multiple codes as
configured.
Verification is particularly useful for verifying that repeating codes work
properly (e.g., volume ramping).
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Important Safety Instructions
II. Installation Overview
I. Introduction
1) Read these instructions.
2) Keep these instructions.
3) Heed all warnings.
4) Follow all instructions.
5) Do not use this apparatus near water.
6) Clean only with dry cloth.
7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding type plug. A
polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug
has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong is
provided for your safety. When the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12) Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving
the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods
of time.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when
the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is
damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has
been dropped.
Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects filled with
liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
IR Transmitter
IR Learning Window
Insert Modules
The PXE-DCM+ is a low-voltage device. Never install the PixiePlus in an electrical
back box containing high-voltage wiring. This would cause a serious electrical
danger and violate United States national electrical codes.
1. Assemble Insert Modules
Learning Mode
Activation Switch
Bezel
Preconfigured for Easy Setup
The PixiePlus (PXE-DCM+) Projector Controller for Epson® (ELPSP10) is a singlegang AV control device configured to provide power, source selection, and volume
control of any compatible Epson projector with RS-232. Users who wish to control
an Epson projector with the Projector Controller’s preconfiguration may disregard
the PixiePlus programming instructions.
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CAT5 to PixiePlus
PXE-DCM+ 6VDC
Power Supply to Outlet
1 CAT5, CAT5e, or CAT6 Cable (Required)
1 RS-232 Serial Cable (male-female straight DB9) (Required)
1 Leviton Decora™ wall plate (Required. Match to bezel color.)
1 Single-Gang Back Box (Optional. SP Controls recommends using a grounded
back box)
• PixiePlus programming tool (PXE-PGM-TOOL) for reconfiguration of the
PixiePlus RS-232 codes or schedule events (Optional)
This section describes how to reprogram the PixiePlus control codes, which will
not be necessary for most installations. The Projector Controller for Epson is
preconfigured with RS-232 codes that control any compatible Epson projector. The
default codes are:
Default Codes
Power On (RS-232)
Power Off (RS-232)
Computer 1/Computer 2 (toggle) (RS-232)
Video (toggle) (RS-232)
Epson AP-60 Power Toggle (IR)
Projector A/V Mute Toggle (RS-232)
Volume Up (RS-232)
Volume Down (RS-232)
6. Thread the 6 VDC power supply through the opening in the ceiling plate and
plug it into the power supply barrel receptacle.
7. Mount the PixiePlus to a single-gang wall box (not included) or appropriate
mounting location. The inner screw holes on the PixiePlus should be used to
anchor the unit to the wall box. The outer screw holes will be used to affix a
Decora™ wall plate over the face of the PixiePlus.
8. Once all the connections are made, plug in the PixiePlus power supply wall wart
to the electrical box.
The PXE-DCM+ is a low-voltage device. Never install the PixiePlus in an
electrical back box containing high-voltage wiring. This would cause a serious electrical danger and violate United States national electrical codes.
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PXE-DCM+
video
The PixiePlus DCM interface connects to the ceiling plate (PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5232/IR) with a single CAT5 cable.
Discrete
(4-Button)
The ceiling plate provides a female DB9 for RS-232 connection to the Epson projector, using a straight-through RS-232 serial cable (not included). An IR emitter
(included) connects to the ceiling plate with a captive screw connection. The ceiling
plate also includes a connection jack for the wall wart power supply (see page 7).
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The single CAT5 cable carries power and control data between the ceiling plate
and the PixiePlus DCM.
1. Install the ceiling plate (PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR) near the Epson projector.
A standard ceiling-mounted electrical box with AC power must be installed nearby
(provided by electrician).
Blank
Control
To re-enable four-button mode:
Assemble the PixiePlus, including a four-button module, as described in Section III
above. Press and hold any single button in the source selection module while
inserting a paper clip into the programming aperture. The PixiePlus should beep
three times to indicate that four-button mode is now active.
When four-button mode is enabled, both the left and right sides of any one- or twobutton module button should illuminate separately when a source button is
pressed, not in unison. If two neighboring buttons on the four-button pad illuminate
simultaneously, the unit is NOT in four-button mode.
The PixiePlus will now be in learning mode. You may program the PixiePlus or, to
exit learning mode, remove the paper clip.
2. Plug the PXE-DCM-CAT5-ADAPTER into the back of the assembled PixiePlus
DCM.
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
5. To program a button with a single code: While the PixiePlus is in learning
mode, press the button to be programmed to arm it. It should beep once and slowly blink.
If the room is too bright, the PixiePlus will not enter learning mode. The LED will
glow solid red, the buttons will beep continually when pressed, and they will not
arm for learning. Darken the room or shield the PixiePlus from the ambient light
while learning. Direct sunlight is always too bright.
3. Test Remote and Identify Sweet Spot: Position the remote control a few inches from the IR learning eye (upper right of PixiePlus front).
If the button beeps loudly as soon as you press it, check if the Status LED
is solidly lit. If it is, there may be too much light in the room. Reduce the
ambient light level or shield the PixiePlus from the light source and try again.
Hold the remote control in the sweet spot you found in step 3. Press and hold the
button on the remote for about a second. The status LED should flicker, indicating
that the code is being received. The PixiePlus will beep three times quickly to indicate successful learning.
When you press a key on the remote, the PixiePlus status LED should flicker. As
you move the remote closer or farther from the receiver window, or move off axis
the red flashes will dim and become intermittent. Find a position that consistently
yields clear, regular blinking. This is the "sweet spot."
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
The armed key will indicate it is ready to learn the first code by flashing once,
pausing, flashing once, and so on.
Hold the remote control in the sweet spot you found in step 3. Press and hold the
button on the remote for about a second. The PixiePlus will beep three times
quickly to indicate successful learning.
Now the button will indicate it is ready to learn the second code by flashing twice,
pausing, flashing twice, and so on.
Program the button, and it will again beep three times to indicate if the code was
successfully learned. Repeat as many times as necessary.
If you do not see the Status LED flicker rapidly, your remote may need new
batteries.
You may press a different button for learning at any time, including buttons that
have already been programmed. If you press a button that is already armed for
learning a second time, it will be disarmed.
When you have programmed the last code in the series, the PixiePlus will beep
quickly three times to indicate the code is successfully learned, and then beep
slowly three more times to indicate that the button has been fully programmed.
Some remotes have several emitting LEDs, which may not be located in
the center of the remote.
If the PixiePlus learns the code, the button will begin flashing rapidly in Verification
Mode. Go to step 7, Verify Learned Keys.
Arming will eventually time out if no IR code is received. You may select a different
key for learning at any time, including keys that are already learned.
To learn a remote control:
Any button may be programmed with any code – it does not have to be the same
as the label silk-screened on the button.
5. Connect the female DB9 on the ceiling plate to the serial control port of the projector with a straight male-to-female RS-232 serial cable (not included).
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
To program the PixiePlus you will set it to learning mode, arm each key for IR
learning, and squirt it with the appropriate remote control commands.
4. For use with the AP-60: connect the IR emitter to the two-position captive screw
IR output on the ceiling plate. You may connect the emitter directly, or extend the
IR emitter with a two-conductor cable. Pull the IR cable through the face plate to
the AP-60 and attach the IR emitter bud to the IR receiver window on the speaker
near the microphone nobs. Use the IR Bud Holder to facilitate projector service.
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus
The PixiePlus controls AV devices by learning and duplicating the IR codes of their
remote controls. A single button may be programmed with as many as four codes.
Multiple codes may be sent as macros or round robin.
IR
Pixie
Board
Be sure the bezel is placed right-side-up. The SP Controls logo should be
right-side-up.
VIDEO
Discrete
(2-Button)
Inserts
Note: You must chose one (and only one) insert module of each type. That is, you
cannot use two source insert modules and no volume module.
Programming Overview
RS-232 Serial Cable
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Toggling
Bezel
Required and Optional parts and accessories (not included)
2
Button
Power ON
Power OFF
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VIDEO
AUDIO
BLANK
VOLUME Up
VOLUME Down
OFF
Discrete
SOURCE
Bezels are available in black (PXE-BEZEL-BL) and gray (PXE-BEZEL-GR).
Ceiling Plate
(PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR)
POWER
ON
1 PixiePlus Circuit Board
6 White Plastic Button Inserts and 7 Rubberized Button Pads
PXE-DCM-RTC Real Time Clock Module
PXE-DCM-CAT5-ADAPTER – PixiePlus CAT5 Output Adapter
PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR – RJ45-to-DB9/IR Adapter Ceiling Plate
IR Emitter
IR Emitter Bud Holder
1 6VDC Regulated Power Supply
IR Emitter Cable Anchors
2 Bezels (ivory and white)
Installation Guide
PixiePlus ELPSP10 Supplement
Mounting Screws
Paper Clip (for IR-learning)
The PixiePlus may be installed in a single-gang back box (not included).
IV. Wiring PixiePlus to Display Device cont’d
PXE-DCM+ 6VDC
Power Supply
POWER
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The PixiePlus may be configured with schedule events (security lock, auto power
off, etc.) at specific times and date ranges using the PXE-DCM-RTC Real Time
Clock Module (included). Configuration of schedule events requires the SP
Controls Programming Wand (PXE-PGM-TOOL, sold separately). See
Programming Wand documentation for schedule configuration instructions.
The PixiePlus is designed for use with a Leviton Decora™ wall plate (not included).
3. Connect the PXE-DCM-CAT5-ADAPTER to the PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR
with a CAT5 cable.
CAT5
RS-232 Serial Cable
Available Insert Modules
Inserts Circuit Board Single-Gang Wall Box
(not included)
The Projector Controller for Epson ships with:
1
Ceiling Plate
(PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR)
Reprogramming the PixiePlus RS-232 commands requires use of the PixiePlus
programming tool (PXE-PGM-TOOL).
Status LED
PixiePlus Board
IV. Wiring PixiePlus to Display Device
Installation Overview
After selecting the appropriate insert modules, place them against the circuit board
and secure them in place with the bezel.
If you wish to reconfigure the PixiePlus with alternate controls, you may replace
those button modules as needed with buttons that match the control codes you
wish to use. Select the button insert modules that match the design of your remote
control. For example, if your remote control has a single toggling power button,
select the Toggling Power module.
The PixiePlus may be configured with an Inactivity Shutdown Timer (pg. 14) to protect bulb life, or with a Security Lock (pg. 16) to prevent unauthorized use. One
PixiePlus may be used to control multiple projectors in tandem with a 1x2 CAT5
splitter (sold separately).
Electrical Warning
2. Attach Bezel
The Projector Controller for Epson is preconfigured to use the Discrete Power, 4Button Source, and Volume Control button modules. To function with the PixiePlus
preconfiguration codes, these button modules must be used.
Mounting Screws
If it is necessary to reprogram the PixiePlus, the modular button interface and IR
device control codes may be easily reconfigured. Modifying the RS-232 commands
programmed to each button requires the SP Controls Programming Wand (PXEPGM-TOOL, sold separately).
WARNING - To Reduce the Risk of Fire Or Electric Shock, Do Not Expose This
Apparatus To Rain Or Moisture.
III. PixiePlus Installation cont’d
III. PixiePlus Installation
RS-232 Programming
RS-232 commands may be reprogrammed on the PixiePlus with the SP Controls
Programming Wand (PXE-PGM-TOOL). See Programming Wand documetnation
for further instructions.
The PixiePlus may be reprogrammed to reproduce different IR control codes. To
control a device through IR, an IR emitter must be wired from the PixiePlus to the
device under control (see page 7 for more information).
If the PixiePlus successfully learns the code the key will begin flashing quickly to
indicate it is in Verification Mode.
1. Power the PixiePlus: the LED backlights will be illuminated.
4. Round Robin Codes and Macros
2. Enter learning mode: Gently insert a paper clip into the small hole labeled
"insert paperclip to enter learning mode." The PixiePlus will remain in learning
mode while the paper clip remains in the aperture. Removing the paper clip will
return the PixiePlus to normal operation.
Each PixiePlus button may be programmed with either a single command or multiple commands (as many as four). Multiple commands may be sent round robin or
as macros. Round robin buttons send one command per button press. Each time
the button is pressed, it sends the next code in the series. Macro buttons send all
programmed codes each time the button is pressed.
Be gentle with the paper clip to ensure that you do not damage the switch
mechanism.
The Status LED will blink red while the PixiePlus is in learning mode.
Toggling Source Module Between 2-Button and 4-Button Mode (optional)
By default, the PixiePlus is configured to work with a four-button source module. To
use a one- or two-button source modules, you must disable four-button mode.
Be sure that you are not pressing any of the PixiePlus buttons when you insert the
paper clip, or you will toggle the PixiePlus Audio Mode on or off (see Section IV,
Part 5).
To disable four-button mode:
RGB1
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RGB
Video
Remote Control
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7. Verify learned keys:
If the PixiePlus is wired to control
the display device before programming, you can verify each code
was successfully learned immediately after programming it. Each
button will remain in verification
mode for 20 seconds before timing
out.
Example - Macro: The COMP input button may be programmed with two commands and configured to macro mode. The COMP button is programmed so that
each time it is pressed it sends the RGB1 input command, followed by the autosync command.
6. To program a button with multiple codes for macro or round robin commands: Put the PixiePlus in learning mode. Quickly press the button you wish to
program one time for each code you want it to learn. The PixiePlus will beep once
for each code it expects to learn.
SOURCE
While the four-button mode is disabled, both the left and right sides of any one- or
two-button module button should illuminate together when the button is pressed. If
only one side of a button on the two-button pad illuminates, the unit is still in fourbutton node.
By default, any button that has been programmed with multiple codes will send
them round robin. To set a button to macro mode, first verify the code, then go to
step 8.
Example - Round Robin: The SOURCE toggle button may be programmed with
four round robin commands to switch between four inputs on the display device.
The single SOURCE button is programmed with all four input commands, and configured to Round Robin mode. Each time the SOURCE button is pressed, it sends
one of the four commands, in the order learned.
Assemble the PixiePlus, including a one- or two-button source module, as
described in Section IV above. Press and hold any single source button while
inserting a paper clip into the programming aperture. The PixiePlus should beep
three times to indicate that four-button mode is now disabled.
The PixiePlus will now be in learning mode. You may program the PixiePlus or, to
exit learning mode, remove the paper clip.
You cannot add a new code to a key that is already programmed. You must reprogram it entirely. If any code fails, the learning sequence for that key is started over.
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Example: If you wish to program a SOURCE button with three codes, set the
PixiePlus to learning mode and quickly press the SOURCE button three times. The
PixiePlus will beep three times to indicate it is ready to learn three codes.
Source Module
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After learning, each button will blink
rapidly to indicate that it is ready for verification. Press the button, and the
PixiePlus will emit the code. The display device should respond appropriately.
If the key is set to round robin or macro mode, it will send the multiple codes as
configured.
Verification is particularly useful for verifying that repeating codes work
properly (e.g., volume ramping).
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Important Safety Instructions
II. Installation Overview
I. Introduction
1) Read these instructions.
2) Keep these instructions.
3) Heed all warnings.
4) Follow all instructions.
5) Do not use this apparatus near water.
6) Clean only with dry cloth.
7) Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or
other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
9) Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding type plug. A
polarized plug has two blades with one wider than the other. A grounding type plug
has two blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the third prong is
provided for your safety. When the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs,
convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
11) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
12) Use only with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus. When a cart is used, use caution when moving
the cart/apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
13) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods
of time.
14) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when
the apparatus has been damaged in any way, such as power-supply cord or plug is
damaged, liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, the
apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has
been dropped.
Apparatus shall not be exposed to dripping or splashing and no objects filled with
liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
IR Transmitter
IR Learning Window
Insert Modules
The PXE-DCM+ is a low-voltage device. Never install the PixiePlus in an electrical
back box containing high-voltage wiring. This would cause a serious electrical
danger and violate United States national electrical codes.
1. Assemble Insert Modules
Learning Mode
Activation Switch
Bezel
Preconfigured for Easy Setup
The PixiePlus (PXE-DCM+) Projector Controller for Epson® (ELPSP10) is a singlegang AV control device configured to provide power, source selection, and volume
control of any compatible Epson projector with RS-232. Users who wish to control
an Epson projector with the Projector Controller’s preconfiguration may disregard
the PixiePlus programming instructions.
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CAT5 to PixiePlus
PXE-DCM+ 6VDC
Power Supply to Outlet
1 CAT5, CAT5e, or CAT6 Cable (Required)
1 RS-232 Serial Cable (male-female straight DB9) (Required)
1 Leviton Decora™ wall plate (Required. Match to bezel color.)
1 Single-Gang Back Box (Optional. SP Controls recommends using a grounded
back box)
• PixiePlus programming tool (PXE-PGM-TOOL) for reconfiguration of the
PixiePlus RS-232 codes or schedule events (Optional)
This section describes how to reprogram the PixiePlus control codes, which will
not be necessary for most installations. The Projector Controller for Epson is
preconfigured with RS-232 codes that control any compatible Epson projector. The
default codes are:
Default Codes
Power On (RS-232)
Power Off (RS-232)
Computer 1/Computer 2 (toggle) (RS-232)
Video (toggle) (RS-232)
Epson AP-60 Power Toggle (IR)
Projector A/V Mute Toggle (RS-232)
Volume Up (RS-232)
Volume Down (RS-232)
6. Thread the 6 VDC power supply through the opening in the ceiling plate and
plug it into the power supply barrel receptacle.
7. Mount the PixiePlus to a single-gang wall box (not included) or appropriate
mounting location. The inner screw holes on the PixiePlus should be used to
anchor the unit to the wall box. The outer screw holes will be used to affix a
Decora™ wall plate over the face of the PixiePlus.
8. Once all the connections are made, plug in the PixiePlus power supply wall wart
to the electrical box.
The PXE-DCM+ is a low-voltage device. Never install the PixiePlus in an
electrical back box containing high-voltage wiring. This would cause a serious electrical danger and violate United States national electrical codes.
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PXE-DCM+
video
The PixiePlus DCM interface connects to the ceiling plate (PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5232/IR) with a single CAT5 cable.
Discrete
(4-Button)
The ceiling plate provides a female DB9 for RS-232 connection to the Epson projector, using a straight-through RS-232 serial cable (not included). An IR emitter
(included) connects to the ceiling plate with a captive screw connection. The ceiling
plate also includes a connection jack for the wall wart power supply (see page 7).
VOLUME
The single CAT5 cable carries power and control data between the ceiling plate
and the PixiePlus DCM.
1. Install the ceiling plate (PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR) near the Epson projector.
A standard ceiling-mounted electrical box with AC power must be installed nearby
(provided by electrician).
Blank
Control
To re-enable four-button mode:
Assemble the PixiePlus, including a four-button module, as described in Section III
above. Press and hold any single button in the source selection module while
inserting a paper clip into the programming aperture. The PixiePlus should beep
three times to indicate that four-button mode is now active.
When four-button mode is enabled, both the left and right sides of any one- or twobutton module button should illuminate separately when a source button is
pressed, not in unison. If two neighboring buttons on the four-button pad illuminate
simultaneously, the unit is NOT in four-button mode.
The PixiePlus will now be in learning mode. You may program the PixiePlus or, to
exit learning mode, remove the paper clip.
2. Plug the PXE-DCM-CAT5-ADAPTER into the back of the assembled PixiePlus
DCM.
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
5. To program a button with a single code: While the PixiePlus is in learning
mode, press the button to be programmed to arm it. It should beep once and slowly blink.
If the room is too bright, the PixiePlus will not enter learning mode. The LED will
glow solid red, the buttons will beep continually when pressed, and they will not
arm for learning. Darken the room or shield the PixiePlus from the ambient light
while learning. Direct sunlight is always too bright.
3. Test Remote and Identify Sweet Spot: Position the remote control a few inches from the IR learning eye (upper right of PixiePlus front).
If the button beeps loudly as soon as you press it, check if the Status LED
is solidly lit. If it is, there may be too much light in the room. Reduce the
ambient light level or shield the PixiePlus from the light source and try again.
Hold the remote control in the sweet spot you found in step 3. Press and hold the
button on the remote for about a second. The status LED should flicker, indicating
that the code is being received. The PixiePlus will beep three times quickly to indicate successful learning.
When you press a key on the remote, the PixiePlus status LED should flicker. As
you move the remote closer or farther from the receiver window, or move off axis
the red flashes will dim and become intermittent. Find a position that consistently
yields clear, regular blinking. This is the "sweet spot."
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5
4
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
The armed key will indicate it is ready to learn the first code by flashing once,
pausing, flashing once, and so on.
Hold the remote control in the sweet spot you found in step 3. Press and hold the
button on the remote for about a second. The PixiePlus will beep three times
quickly to indicate successful learning.
Now the button will indicate it is ready to learn the second code by flashing twice,
pausing, flashing twice, and so on.
Program the button, and it will again beep three times to indicate if the code was
successfully learned. Repeat as many times as necessary.
If you do not see the Status LED flicker rapidly, your remote may need new
batteries.
You may press a different button for learning at any time, including buttons that
have already been programmed. If you press a button that is already armed for
learning a second time, it will be disarmed.
When you have programmed the last code in the series, the PixiePlus will beep
quickly three times to indicate the code is successfully learned, and then beep
slowly three more times to indicate that the button has been fully programmed.
Some remotes have several emitting LEDs, which may not be located in
the center of the remote.
If the PixiePlus learns the code, the button will begin flashing rapidly in Verification
Mode. Go to step 7, Verify Learned Keys.
Arming will eventually time out if no IR code is received. You may select a different
key for learning at any time, including keys that are already learned.
To learn a remote control:
Any button may be programmed with any code – it does not have to be the same
as the label silk-screened on the button.
5. Connect the female DB9 on the ceiling plate to the serial control port of the projector with a straight male-to-female RS-232 serial cable (not included).
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
To program the PixiePlus you will set it to learning mode, arm each key for IR
learning, and squirt it with the appropriate remote control commands.
4. For use with the AP-60: connect the IR emitter to the two-position captive screw
IR output on the ceiling plate. You may connect the emitter directly, or extend the
IR emitter with a two-conductor cable. Pull the IR cable through the face plate to
the AP-60 and attach the IR emitter bud to the IR receiver window on the speaker
near the microphone nobs. Use the IR Bud Holder to facilitate projector service.
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus
The PixiePlus controls AV devices by learning and duplicating the IR codes of their
remote controls. A single button may be programmed with as many as four codes.
Multiple codes may be sent as macros or round robin.
IR
Pixie
Board
Be sure the bezel is placed right-side-up. The SP Controls logo should be
right-side-up.
VIDEO
Discrete
(2-Button)
Inserts
Note: You must chose one (and only one) insert module of each type. That is, you
cannot use two source insert modules and no volume module.
Programming Overview
RS-232 Serial Cable
SOURCE
Toggling
Bezel
Required and Optional parts and accessories (not included)
2
Button
Power ON
Power OFF
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VIDEO
AUDIO
BLANK
VOLUME Up
VOLUME Down
OFF
Discrete
SOURCE
Bezels are available in black (PXE-BEZEL-BL) and gray (PXE-BEZEL-GR).
Ceiling Plate
(PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR)
POWER
ON
1 PixiePlus Circuit Board
6 White Plastic Button Inserts and 7 Rubberized Button Pads
PXE-DCM-RTC Real Time Clock Module
PXE-DCM-CAT5-ADAPTER – PixiePlus CAT5 Output Adapter
PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR – RJ45-to-DB9/IR Adapter Ceiling Plate
IR Emitter
IR Emitter Bud Holder
1 6VDC Regulated Power Supply
IR Emitter Cable Anchors
2 Bezels (ivory and white)
Installation Guide
PixiePlus ELPSP10 Supplement
Mounting Screws
Paper Clip (for IR-learning)
The PixiePlus may be installed in a single-gang back box (not included).
IV. Wiring PixiePlus to Display Device cont’d
PXE-DCM+ 6VDC
Power Supply
POWER
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The PixiePlus may be configured with schedule events (security lock, auto power
off, etc.) at specific times and date ranges using the PXE-DCM-RTC Real Time
Clock Module (included). Configuration of schedule events requires the SP
Controls Programming Wand (PXE-PGM-TOOL, sold separately). See
Programming Wand documentation for schedule configuration instructions.
The PixiePlus is designed for use with a Leviton Decora™ wall plate (not included).
3. Connect the PXE-DCM-CAT5-ADAPTER to the PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR
with a CAT5 cable.
CAT5
RS-232 Serial Cable
Available Insert Modules
Inserts Circuit Board Single-Gang Wall Box
(not included)
The Projector Controller for Epson ships with:
1
Ceiling Plate
(PXE-DCM-EMIT-CAT5-232/IR)
Reprogramming the PixiePlus RS-232 commands requires use of the PixiePlus
programming tool (PXE-PGM-TOOL).
Status LED
PixiePlus Board
IV. Wiring PixiePlus to Display Device
Installation Overview
After selecting the appropriate insert modules, place them against the circuit board
and secure them in place with the bezel.
If you wish to reconfigure the PixiePlus with alternate controls, you may replace
those button modules as needed with buttons that match the control codes you
wish to use. Select the button insert modules that match the design of your remote
control. For example, if your remote control has a single toggling power button,
select the Toggling Power module.
The PixiePlus may be configured with an Inactivity Shutdown Timer (pg. 14) to protect bulb life, or with a Security Lock (pg. 16) to prevent unauthorized use. One
PixiePlus may be used to control multiple projectors in tandem with a 1x2 CAT5
splitter (sold separately).
Electrical Warning
2. Attach Bezel
The Projector Controller for Epson is preconfigured to use the Discrete Power, 4Button Source, and Volume Control button modules. To function with the PixiePlus
preconfiguration codes, these button modules must be used.
Mounting Screws
If it is necessary to reprogram the PixiePlus, the modular button interface and IR
device control codes may be easily reconfigured. Modifying the RS-232 commands
programmed to each button requires the SP Controls Programming Wand (PXEPGM-TOOL, sold separately).
WARNING - To Reduce the Risk of Fire Or Electric Shock, Do Not Expose This
Apparatus To Rain Or Moisture.
III. PixiePlus Installation cont’d
III. PixiePlus Installation
RS-232 Programming
RS-232 commands may be reprogrammed on the PixiePlus with the SP Controls
Programming Wand (PXE-PGM-TOOL). See Programming Wand documetnation
for further instructions.
The PixiePlus may be reprogrammed to reproduce different IR control codes. To
control a device through IR, an IR emitter must be wired from the PixiePlus to the
device under control (see page 7 for more information).
If the PixiePlus successfully learns the code the key will begin flashing quickly to
indicate it is in Verification Mode.
1. Power the PixiePlus: the LED backlights will be illuminated.
4. Round Robin Codes and Macros
2. Enter learning mode: Gently insert a paper clip into the small hole labeled
"insert paperclip to enter learning mode." The PixiePlus will remain in learning
mode while the paper clip remains in the aperture. Removing the paper clip will
return the PixiePlus to normal operation.
Each PixiePlus button may be programmed with either a single command or multiple commands (as many as four). Multiple commands may be sent round robin or
as macros. Round robin buttons send one command per button press. Each time
the button is pressed, it sends the next code in the series. Macro buttons send all
programmed codes each time the button is pressed.
Be gentle with the paper clip to ensure that you do not damage the switch
mechanism.
The Status LED will blink red while the PixiePlus is in learning mode.
Toggling Source Module Between 2-Button and 4-Button Mode (optional)
By default, the PixiePlus is configured to work with a four-button source module. To
use a one- or two-button source modules, you must disable four-button mode.
Be sure that you are not pressing any of the PixiePlus buttons when you insert the
paper clip, or you will toggle the PixiePlus Audio Mode on or off (see Section IV,
Part 5).
To disable four-button mode:
RGB1
Video
RGB
Video
Remote Control
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7. Verify learned keys:
If the PixiePlus is wired to control
the display device before programming, you can verify each code
was successfully learned immediately after programming it. Each
button will remain in verification
mode for 20 seconds before timing
out.
Example - Macro: The COMP input button may be programmed with two commands and configured to macro mode. The COMP button is programmed so that
each time it is pressed it sends the RGB1 input command, followed by the autosync command.
6. To program a button with multiple codes for macro or round robin commands: Put the PixiePlus in learning mode. Quickly press the button you wish to
program one time for each code you want it to learn. The PixiePlus will beep once
for each code it expects to learn.
SOURCE
While the four-button mode is disabled, both the left and right sides of any one- or
two-button module button should illuminate together when the button is pressed. If
only one side of a button on the two-button pad illuminates, the unit is still in fourbutton node.
By default, any button that has been programmed with multiple codes will send
them round robin. To set a button to macro mode, first verify the code, then go to
step 8.
Example - Round Robin: The SOURCE toggle button may be programmed with
four round robin commands to switch between four inputs on the display device.
The single SOURCE button is programmed with all four input commands, and configured to Round Robin mode. Each time the SOURCE button is pressed, it sends
one of the four commands, in the order learned.
Assemble the PixiePlus, including a one- or two-button source module, as
described in Section IV above. Press and hold any single source button while
inserting a paper clip into the programming aperture. The PixiePlus should beep
three times to indicate that four-button mode is now disabled.
The PixiePlus will now be in learning mode. You may program the PixiePlus or, to
exit learning mode, remove the paper clip.
You cannot add a new code to a key that is already programmed. You must reprogram it entirely. If any code fails, the learning sequence for that key is started over.
VIDEO
COMP
Example: If you wish to program a SOURCE button with three codes, set the
PixiePlus to learning mode and quickly press the SOURCE button three times. The
PixiePlus will beep three times to indicate it is ready to learn three codes.
Source Module
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After learning, each button will blink
rapidly to indicate that it is ready for verification. Press the button, and the
PixiePlus will emit the code. The display device should respond appropriately.
If the key is set to round robin or macro mode, it will send the multiple codes as
configured.
Verification is particularly useful for verifying that repeating codes work
properly (e.g., volume ramping).
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
If the button did not seem to learn correctly, press any other button on the
PixiePlus, then press the target button again to rearm it, and repeat the learning
procedure.
Example: You wish to configure the PixiePlus to send a power command to a projector and a separate power command to an amplifier with single press of the
PixiePlus POWER ON button.
8. Repeat for each button: While still in learning mode, program and verify
each button.
To do so, program the PixiePlus POWER ON button with two commands, Power
On from the projector remote, and Power On from the amplifier remote. Then configure the PixiePlus POWER ON button to macro mode.
9. Set a button to macro mode: If a button has been programmed with multiple
commands, the button may be configured to send all commands with a single button press. By default, buttons are configured to Round Robin mode.
After verification, and while still in learning mode, press and hold the button you
wish to set to macro mode for approximately five seconds. The PixiePlus will beep
three times to indicate that it has now been set to macro mode.
Press-and-hold repeat commands (such as volume ramping) are not available for
buttons set to macro mode. A Macro button can send one and only one instance of
each code with a single button press. There is a 300 millisecond delay between
each code in the series. Some devices may not be able to respond to multiple
commands sent at this frequency.
Use of the Inactivity Shutdown Timer requires the DISCRETE POWER
ON/POWER OFF keypad module.
13. To exit learning mode: Gently remove the paper clip to exit learning mode. Be
sure not to hold any buttons while removing the paper clip, or the unit will be set to
cloning mode.
14. To test learned codes: Verify that the IR emitter bud has been placed directly
over the IR detector on the device the PixiePlus controls. Press the PixiePlus button that you wish to test. A red LED labeled “IR Activity” will blink when the code is
being sent, but the emitter bud does not illuminate.
Configuration of the Inactivity Shutdown Timer requires the VOLUME UP and VOLUME DOWN keypad module to be inserted. The volume module can be replaced
with a blank after the feature is configured.
• The timer begins counting down immediately after the PixiePlus powers on a display device. Pressing any button except POWER OFF resets the timer and it
begins timing down again. Pressing POWER OFF stops the timer. There is no visible behavior when the timer is counting down, until two minutes before it expires.
11.To control multiple devices:
15. Troubleshooting: If you cannot control the device, be sure that the emitter bud
is positioned correctly. If some buttons work but others do not, try re-programming
the buttons that do not work. Make sure you press the button on the remote for at
least one second during learning.
Fluorescent lights can interfere with IR signals. Check if the projector is close to a
fluorescent light source. If so, try turning off the lights. If this restores control, cover
the IR emitter bud and display device IR receiver window with an IR-opaque shield,
such as gaffer's tape.
Press and hold both volume keys while gently inserting a paper clip in the programing aperture of the PixiePlus.
By default the Security Keylock feature is off, and the default Security Keycode is
OFF-OFF-OFF.
The PixiePlus will begin beeping to communicate the current Timer setting
(described in the table below).
See Section X. Troubleshooting beginning on page 21 for more tips.
When you have reached the desired setting, remove the paper clip to return to normal operation.
VI. Configuring Special Features
Inactivity Shutdown Timer Settings
One PixiePlus may learn IR commands from remote controls from different
devices. Each button can be configured to send a single command (normal operation) or multiple commands (macro mode) with a single button press.
Example: The PixiePlus Inactivity Shutdown Timer is set to three hours. If no button is pressed on the PixiePlus for three hours, the PixiePlus will begin to beep and
flash in warning 120 seconds before three hours has elapsed. If no button is
pressed, at three hours the PixiePlus will send all codes programmed to the
POWER OFF button.
The Inactivity Shutdown Timer will automatically shut the display device down if it is
not used for a configurable length of time.
When the units are correctly lined up, the donor PixiePlus will automatically enter
cloning mode. Its Status LED will turn solid red and both units will chirp rapidly.
3. Hold the recipient steadily in front of the donor. If the connection is broken (the
recipient ceases to chirp), reposition the recipient unit to re-establish communication and the units will continue where they left off. If communication is broken for
more than 15 seconds, the recipient will time out of cloning mode and you will need
to begin again.
IX. Operation
Power buttons control power on the projector or monitor. The PixiePlus is always
on, and its LED backlit buttons remain continually illuminated, unless the Security
Keylock is active. By default the PixiePlus is configured with the Epson discrete
codes for Power On and Power Off.
POWER
ON
Toggling
To complete the installation, secure a Leviton
Decora™ wall plate (not included) over the face of
the PixiePlus. The outer screw holes on the PixiePlus
should be used to secure the wall plate.
SOURCE
Toggling
SOURCE
SOURCE
VIDEO
comp
COMP
audio
Discrete
(2-Button)
Programming Problems
Verify that the PixiePlus is in learning mode for programming. The Status LED continually blinks red when the PixiePlus is in learning mode.
Confirm that the IR emitter bud is positioned directly over the receiver on the IR
window of the device you are controlling. Some devices are sensitive to accurate
placement.
The Status LED is solid red and the PixiePlus beeps loudly each time you try to
arm a key for learning.
When the PixiePlus is emitting a code in verification mode, you should see the
Status LED flicker at a consistent strength and frequency. If the flickering seems
uneven, verify that you are holding the remote control in the correct sweet spot described in Section V, Part 3.
Some commands work but others do not.
Power and Source Selection commands are sent by RS-232 and Volume commands are sent by IR. If some commands but others are not working, check the
wiring type that matches the codes that are not working.
If you are using learning a device manufactured by Philips, Magnavox, or Koss,
consult the SP Controls PXE-DCM Philips Protocol Application Note for additional
programming instructions.
If the Status LED does not flicker rapidly when the remote control is emitting a
code, verify that the batteries in your remote control are fresh.
The PixiePlus beeps three times as soon as the paper clip is inserted into the programming aperture.
Volume
Operation Problems
If the PixiePlus is not used to control volume, a blank button insert may be used.
By default the PixiePlus is configured with RS-232 control codes for Volume Up
and Volume Down.
Fluorescent lights can interfere with IR signals. Check if the projector is close to a
fluorescent light source. If so, try turning off the lights. If this restores control, cover
the IR emitter bud and display device IR receiver window with an IR-opaque shield,
such as gaffer's tape. Some opaque tapes do not block IR.
Control is intermittent.
This can happen if a button is stuck. Check all buttons to make sure they are not
caught in a depressed position. If not, it is possible that the button contacts on the
PixiePlus circuit board are being shorted. Remove the bezel and check for solder
or bits of wire that could bridge the button contacts. Then reseat the buttons, reattach the bezel, and try entering programming mode again. If this does not correct
the problem, please contact SP Controls Technical Support.
Discrete
(4-Button)
If you are still unable to control your device, please contact SP Controls Technical
Support for further assistance.
approx. one inch apart
facing each other
To power the recipient, you may wish to temporarily daisy-chain power
from the terminal block of the donor unit with a short length of cable.
It will time out of cloning mode in about 15 seconds, so have both devices on
hand. If the PixiePlus times out of cloning mode, repeat this procedure to return it
to cloning mode.
2. Position the two units face-to-face, with both units held upright, approximately
one inch apart. They should be directly across from each other with the bezels
lined up. This will position the IR receiver window of the cloning PixiePlus directly
across from the IR transmitter in the donor PixiePlus.
Be sure not to obstruct the IR receiver window or transmitter with your
hands.
Is the PixiePlus display dark, and does it chirp when any button is pressed? If so,
the PixiePlus Security Keylock is active. See page 16 ff. for information on how to
configure and/or retrieve the Security Keylock code.
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Warranty
PixiePlus™
Projector Controller for Epson®
SP Controls warrants all PixiePlus products and accessories against defects in
materials and workmanship for a period of five years from the date of purchase.
Installation Guide
Although SP Controls thoroughly tested and reviewed this documentation, there is
no warranty, express or implied, with respect to quality, merchantability, or fitness
for a particular purpose. Therefore, the PixiePlus and accessories are provided "asis" and the purchaser assumes the entire risk as to quality and performance.
There are no obligations or liabilities on the part of the SP Controls Corporation for
consequential damages arising out of or in conjunction with the use or performance
of these products or other indirect damages with respect to loss of profit, revenue,
or cost of removal and/or replacement. Some states do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you
may also have other rights that vary from state to state. SP Controls' maximum liability shall not exceed the price paid by the user.
All implied warranties, including warranties for merchantability and/or fitness, are
limited in duration to five (5) years from the date of purchase. Proof of purchase
must be provided with any claim.
FCC Compliance
This equipment generates radio frequency energy and if not installed in
accordance with the manufacturer's instructions may cause radio interference.
This equipment complies with part 15, Subpart J of the FCC rules for a Class A
computing device. This equipment also complies with the Class A limits for radio
noise emission from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulation
of the Canadian Department of Communications. These above rules are designed
to provide reasonable protection against such interference when operating the
equipment in a commercial environment. If operation of this equipment in a residential area causes radio frequency interference, the user and not SP Controls,
Inc., will be responsible.
XI. Technical Specifications
Package Type
Single-Gang Decora™ Mounting
Dimensions
4.130” (h) x 1.745” (w) x .90” (d)
Weight (PCB with bezel and 3
insert modules)
2.5 oz
Power Supply
6VDC, 300mA
Output Type
IR Emitter/RS-232 (preconfigured, reprogramming RS-232 requires PXE-PGM-TOOL, sold
separately)
Recommended Wire
CAT5, CAT5e, or CAT6; male-female RS-232
straight serial
The PixiePlus does not power the projector/monitor on.
VOLUME
Any PixiePlus may quickly and easily copy all the codes from any other PixiePlus.
The PixiePlus cannot clone a Pixie.
Both units must be powered. The donor unit should be installed before beginning.
X. Troubleshooting cont’d
The PixiePlus does not control the projector/monitor.
The PixiePlus beeps three times when it is toggled between two-button and fourbutton Source Selection modes. This is done by pressing and holding any button
while inserting the paper clip. Is one of the buttons being activated while the paper
clip is being inserted?
video
VII. Cloning
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If the buttons appear to program properly but do not control the device, verify each
code is correctly learned immediately after it has been programmed. The button will
blink rapidly to indicate it is in verification mode. Push the button and the IR emitter
will emit the corresponding code.
Source button inserts control input selection on the projector or monitor. By default
the PixiePlus is configured with toggling source selection commands for use with
the 4-Button discrete module. The default Epson codes are Computer 1 and
Computer 2 (toggle) for the COMP button, and for Video 1 and Video 2 (toggle) for
the VIDEO button. The AUDIO button turns the Epson AP-60 audio system on and
off via IR, and the circle-with-line MUTE button toggles the projector mute on and
off.
By default, the PixiePlus clicks when a button is pressed. To mute, press and hold
any button while inserting a paper clip into the programming aperture. The
PixiePlus will beep quickly three times to indicate that AUDIO has been set to OFF.
3. To change the Security Keycode, enter a new code by pressing a sequence of
up to six keys, using any keys in any combination, except POWER ON. After the
code is entered, the PixiePlus will immediately show the new Security Keycode.
OFF
Discrete
3. PixiePlus Audio Feedback
2. To enable or disable the Security Keycode feature, press POWER ON to toggle
between enabled/disabled.
The ambient light is too bright. Shield the PixiePlus from ambient light sources and
try to re-program.
POWER
Source
VIII. Complete Installation
once
twice
three times
four times
five times
six times
seven times
eight times
To confirm the new settings, press POWER ON and hold it down until the PixiePlus
beeps three times.
Both units must have the same button insert types, though they may be of different
colors.
• The PixiePlus will show the existing Security Keycode by illuminating each button
in the code in sequence, pausing briefly, then repeating the code.
Timer DISABLED (default)
One-hour shutoff
Two-hour shutoff
Three-hour shutoff
Four-hour shutoff
Five-hour shutoff
Six-hour shutoff
Seven-hour shutoff
Eight-hour shutoff
X. Troubleshooting
Power
4. When the recipient has completed copying codes from the donor, it will beep 3
times and reset. After the PixiePlus has reset it will be fully operational with the
same codes and configuration settings programmed into the donor unit.
After cloning is complete, the donor unit will remain in cloning mode for 15 seconds
until it times out. It will then return to normal operation.
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
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PIXIEPLUS STATUS LED TIMER SETTING
One long beep
One quick beep
Two quick beeps
Three quick beeps
Four quick beeps
Five quick beeps
Six quick beeps
Seven quick beeps
Eight quick beeps
dark
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
1. Press and hold both POWER ON and POWER OFF while gently inserting a
paper clip into the PixiePlus programming aperture. The PixiePlus will enter
“Security Keylock configuration mode” and communicate the current Security
Keylock settings as follows:
• The Red Status LED indicates whether the Security Keylock feature is enabled
(LED is on) or disabled (LED is off).
PIXIEPLUS AUDIO
1. Set the recipient to cloning mode. If the PixiePlus has never been programmed,
you may set it to cloning mode by pressing and holding any button while applying
power. If a PixiePlus has previously been programmed, gently insert a paper clip
into the IR Learning aperture of the recipient unit. Press and hold any button on the
that unit and, while still holding the button, remove the paper clip. The PixiePlus
will rapidly chirp while in cloning mode.
In cloning there is a donor unit and a recipient unit. The donor unit must already be
programmed with the appropriate codes (see Section V). The recipient will copy
the donor unit’s codes.
Configure the Security Keylock
To change the active setting: Press VOLUME UP or VOLUME DOWN to cycle to
the next setting. The PixiePlus will indicate the new setting with a pattern of beeps,
and update its Red LED blinking.
Cloning Procedure
If the Security Keycode is forgotten, you can retrieve it by putting the
PixiePlus back in Security Keycode configuration mode – it will then display
the currently-configured code.
Security Keycodes may one to six button presses long. Codes can use any key on
the keypad other than POWER ON.
Be gentle with the paper clip to ensure that you do not damage switch
mechanism.
4. After the new Security Keylock has been reconfigured, its new settings must be
confirmed. If you do not follow this sequence to store the new settings, any
changes you make will be discarded when you leave Security Keylock configuration mode.
VII. Cloning cont’d
5. After the new code is set and confirmed, carefully remove the paper clip as
usual to return to normal operation.
How the Security Keylock works
If the entered code is not correct, the system emits a long beep and remains
locked.
Example: You wish to control power and source selection on a projector, and volume on an IR-controllable amplifier.
1. Inactivity Shutdown Timer
Use of the Security Keylock feature requires the DISCRETE POWER ON and
POWER OFF keypad module to be inserted. If your device remote has only a “toggling power” key, you may still use this module if you program both POWER ON
and POWER OFF with the same (toggle) code.
Set the Inactivity Shutdown Timer
Different buttons on a single PixiePlus may be programmed with codes from different remote controls.
To do so, wire one IR emitter to the LCD monitor and the second IR emitter to the
amplifier. Program the PixiePlus power and source buttons with the codes from the
LCD monitor remote control. Program the PixiePlus volume buttons with the volume control codes from the amplifier remote control.
The Security Keylock locks the PixiePlus during disuse to prevent unauthorized
use. It disables the keys on the PixiePlus after POWER OFF is pressed, until a
Security Keycode is entered on the standard PixiePlus keypad. If the proper code
is not entered, the system cannot be turned on or used.
When the system is locked, any button press other than POWER ON is understood
as a Security Keycode entry. A soft chirp is emitted, but the key does NOT illuminate, and no control operation is performed. If the correct code sequence is
entered, the system unlocks, the interface illuminates, and normal operation is
restored, until the next time POWER OFF is pushed and the system locks again.
• If the timer expires, the system shuts itself down exactly as if the user had
pressed the POWER OFF key. Any macro programmed for POWER OFF is executed. If the Security Keylock feature is enabled, the PixiePlus will also lock.
VI. Configuring Special Features cont’d
If more than six keys are entered, the PixiePlus will beep and reset to the previously configured code.
When POWER OFF is pressed, the PixiePlus enters a “locked” state and all keypad buttons go dark.
• If the timer counts down to 120 seconds, the PixiePlus will begin beeping and
the POWER OFF button flashes to warn users that it is preparing to shut down.
10. To control multiple units of the same device:
One PixiePlus may send identical codes to multiple units of the same device without any additional configuration. For example, you may control two identical projectors with a single PixiePlus by adding an additional IR emitter and wiring it from the
PixiePlus to a second projector. A single button press on the PixiePlus will send
identical codes to both devices, and the PixiePlus will control them in tandem.
VI. Configuring Special Features cont’d
2. Security Keylock
What the Timer does
12. To restore the PixiePlus to its default preconfiguration: Set the device to
learning mode by inserting the paper clip. Then press and hold any two buttons
while the device is in learning mode. The whole keypad will blink, first slowly, then
quickly. Then the PixiePlus will beep four times, indicating that it has been restored
to its default configuration.
Each button must be independently set to macro mode.
If a button is reprogrammed the code will automatically default back to round robin
mode.
VI. Configuring Special Features cont’d
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
Copyright
Pixie™, PixiePlus™, and the SP Controls switch logo are trademarks of SP
Controls, Inc. Epson® is a registered trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation.
Decora™ is a registered trademark of Leviton Manufacturing Co. All other trademarks mentioned in this manual are the properties of their respective owners. No
part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any
means, electronic or mechanical, for any purpose, without express written permission of SP Controls, Inc.
(Decora™ wall plate not included)
© 2010 SP Controls, Inc. All rights reserved.
If the Security Keylock is not set, verify that the projector or monitor powers on normally with its own remote control or settop controls. If it does not, it may not be
plugged in or may require service.
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The PixiePlus is UL listed and CE certified.
Changes or modifications made to this equipment not expressly approved by SP
Controls, Inc., could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
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SP Controls, Inc. assumes no responsibility for any errors that appear in this document. Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
If the button did not seem to learn correctly, press any other button on the
PixiePlus, then press the target button again to rearm it, and repeat the learning
procedure.
Example: You wish to configure the PixiePlus to send a power command to a projector and a separate power command to an amplifier with single press of the
PixiePlus POWER ON button.
8. Repeat for each button: While still in learning mode, program and verify
each button.
To do so, program the PixiePlus POWER ON button with two commands, Power
On from the projector remote, and Power On from the amplifier remote. Then configure the PixiePlus POWER ON button to macro mode.
9. Set a button to macro mode: If a button has been programmed with multiple
commands, the button may be configured to send all commands with a single button press. By default, buttons are configured to Round Robin mode.
After verification, and while still in learning mode, press and hold the button you
wish to set to macro mode for approximately five seconds. The PixiePlus will beep
three times to indicate that it has now been set to macro mode.
Press-and-hold repeat commands (such as volume ramping) are not available for
buttons set to macro mode. A Macro button can send one and only one instance of
each code with a single button press. There is a 300 millisecond delay between
each code in the series. Some devices may not be able to respond to multiple
commands sent at this frequency.
Use of the Inactivity Shutdown Timer requires the DISCRETE POWER
ON/POWER OFF keypad module.
13. To exit learning mode: Gently remove the paper clip to exit learning mode. Be
sure not to hold any buttons while removing the paper clip, or the unit will be set to
cloning mode.
14. To test learned codes: Verify that the IR emitter bud has been placed directly
over the IR detector on the device the PixiePlus controls. Press the PixiePlus button that you wish to test. A red LED labeled “IR Activity” will blink when the code is
being sent, but the emitter bud does not illuminate.
Configuration of the Inactivity Shutdown Timer requires the VOLUME UP and VOLUME DOWN keypad module to be inserted. The volume module can be replaced
with a blank after the feature is configured.
• The timer begins counting down immediately after the PixiePlus powers on a display device. Pressing any button except POWER OFF resets the timer and it
begins timing down again. Pressing POWER OFF stops the timer. There is no visible behavior when the timer is counting down, until two minutes before it expires.
11.To control multiple devices:
15. Troubleshooting: If you cannot control the device, be sure that the emitter bud
is positioned correctly. If some buttons work but others do not, try re-programming
the buttons that do not work. Make sure you press the button on the remote for at
least one second during learning.
Fluorescent lights can interfere with IR signals. Check if the projector is close to a
fluorescent light source. If so, try turning off the lights. If this restores control, cover
the IR emitter bud and display device IR receiver window with an IR-opaque shield,
such as gaffer's tape.
Press and hold both volume keys while gently inserting a paper clip in the programing aperture of the PixiePlus.
By default the Security Keylock feature is off, and the default Security Keycode is
OFF-OFF-OFF.
The PixiePlus will begin beeping to communicate the current Timer setting
(described in the table below).
See Section X. Troubleshooting beginning on page 21 for more tips.
When you have reached the desired setting, remove the paper clip to return to normal operation.
VI. Configuring Special Features
Inactivity Shutdown Timer Settings
One PixiePlus may learn IR commands from remote controls from different
devices. Each button can be configured to send a single command (normal operation) or multiple commands (macro mode) with a single button press.
Example: The PixiePlus Inactivity Shutdown Timer is set to three hours. If no button is pressed on the PixiePlus for three hours, the PixiePlus will begin to beep and
flash in warning 120 seconds before three hours has elapsed. If no button is
pressed, at three hours the PixiePlus will send all codes programmed to the
POWER OFF button.
The Inactivity Shutdown Timer will automatically shut the display device down if it is
not used for a configurable length of time.
When the units are correctly lined up, the donor PixiePlus will automatically enter
cloning mode. Its Status LED will turn solid red and both units will chirp rapidly.
3. Hold the recipient steadily in front of the donor. If the connection is broken (the
recipient ceases to chirp), reposition the recipient unit to re-establish communication and the units will continue where they left off. If communication is broken for
more than 15 seconds, the recipient will time out of cloning mode and you will need
to begin again.
IX. Operation
Power buttons control power on the projector or monitor. The PixiePlus is always
on, and its LED backlit buttons remain continually illuminated, unless the Security
Keylock is active. By default the PixiePlus is configured with the Epson discrete
codes for Power On and Power Off.
POWER
ON
Toggling
To complete the installation, secure a Leviton
Decora™ wall plate (not included) over the face of
the PixiePlus. The outer screw holes on the PixiePlus
should be used to secure the wall plate.
SOURCE
Toggling
SOURCE
SOURCE
VIDEO
comp
COMP
audio
Discrete
(2-Button)
Programming Problems
Verify that the PixiePlus is in learning mode for programming. The Status LED continually blinks red when the PixiePlus is in learning mode.
Confirm that the IR emitter bud is positioned directly over the receiver on the IR
window of the device you are controlling. Some devices are sensitive to accurate
placement.
The Status LED is solid red and the PixiePlus beeps loudly each time you try to
arm a key for learning.
When the PixiePlus is emitting a code in verification mode, you should see the
Status LED flicker at a consistent strength and frequency. If the flickering seems
uneven, verify that you are holding the remote control in the correct sweet spot described in Section V, Part 3.
Some commands work but others do not.
Power and Source Selection commands are sent by RS-232 and Volume commands are sent by IR. If some commands but others are not working, check the
wiring type that matches the codes that are not working.
If you are using learning a device manufactured by Philips, Magnavox, or Koss,
consult the SP Controls PXE-DCM Philips Protocol Application Note for additional
programming instructions.
If the Status LED does not flicker rapidly when the remote control is emitting a
code, verify that the batteries in your remote control are fresh.
The PixiePlus beeps three times as soon as the paper clip is inserted into the programming aperture.
Volume
Operation Problems
If the PixiePlus is not used to control volume, a blank button insert may be used.
By default the PixiePlus is configured with RS-232 control codes for Volume Up
and Volume Down.
Fluorescent lights can interfere with IR signals. Check if the projector is close to a
fluorescent light source. If so, try turning off the lights. If this restores control, cover
the IR emitter bud and display device IR receiver window with an IR-opaque shield,
such as gaffer's tape. Some opaque tapes do not block IR.
Control is intermittent.
This can happen if a button is stuck. Check all buttons to make sure they are not
caught in a depressed position. If not, it is possible that the button contacts on the
PixiePlus circuit board are being shorted. Remove the bezel and check for solder
or bits of wire that could bridge the button contacts. Then reseat the buttons, reattach the bezel, and try entering programming mode again. If this does not correct
the problem, please contact SP Controls Technical Support.
Discrete
(4-Button)
If you are still unable to control your device, please contact SP Controls Technical
Support for further assistance.
approx. one inch apart
facing each other
To power the recipient, you may wish to temporarily daisy-chain power
from the terminal block of the donor unit with a short length of cable.
It will time out of cloning mode in about 15 seconds, so have both devices on
hand. If the PixiePlus times out of cloning mode, repeat this procedure to return it
to cloning mode.
2. Position the two units face-to-face, with both units held upright, approximately
one inch apart. They should be directly across from each other with the bezels
lined up. This will position the IR receiver window of the cloning PixiePlus directly
across from the IR transmitter in the donor PixiePlus.
Be sure not to obstruct the IR receiver window or transmitter with your
hands.
Is the PixiePlus display dark, and does it chirp when any button is pressed? If so,
the PixiePlus Security Keylock is active. See page 16 ff. for information on how to
configure and/or retrieve the Security Keylock code.
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Warranty
PixiePlus™
Projector Controller for Epson®
SP Controls warrants all PixiePlus products and accessories against defects in
materials and workmanship for a period of five years from the date of purchase.
Installation Guide
Although SP Controls thoroughly tested and reviewed this documentation, there is
no warranty, express or implied, with respect to quality, merchantability, or fitness
for a particular purpose. Therefore, the PixiePlus and accessories are provided "asis" and the purchaser assumes the entire risk as to quality and performance.
There are no obligations or liabilities on the part of the SP Controls Corporation for
consequential damages arising out of or in conjunction with the use or performance
of these products or other indirect damages with respect to loss of profit, revenue,
or cost of removal and/or replacement. Some states do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you
may also have other rights that vary from state to state. SP Controls' maximum liability shall not exceed the price paid by the user.
All implied warranties, including warranties for merchantability and/or fitness, are
limited in duration to five (5) years from the date of purchase. Proof of purchase
must be provided with any claim.
FCC Compliance
This equipment generates radio frequency energy and if not installed in
accordance with the manufacturer's instructions may cause radio interference.
This equipment complies with part 15, Subpart J of the FCC rules for a Class A
computing device. This equipment also complies with the Class A limits for radio
noise emission from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulation
of the Canadian Department of Communications. These above rules are designed
to provide reasonable protection against such interference when operating the
equipment in a commercial environment. If operation of this equipment in a residential area causes radio frequency interference, the user and not SP Controls,
Inc., will be responsible.
XI. Technical Specifications
Package Type
Single-Gang Decora™ Mounting
Dimensions
4.130” (h) x 1.745” (w) x .90” (d)
Weight (PCB with bezel and 3
insert modules)
2.5 oz
Power Supply
6VDC, 300mA
Output Type
IR Emitter/RS-232 (preconfigured, reprogramming RS-232 requires PXE-PGM-TOOL, sold
separately)
Recommended Wire
CAT5, CAT5e, or CAT6; male-female RS-232
straight serial
The PixiePlus does not power the projector/monitor on.
VOLUME
Any PixiePlus may quickly and easily copy all the codes from any other PixiePlus.
The PixiePlus cannot clone a Pixie.
Both units must be powered. The donor unit should be installed before beginning.
X. Troubleshooting cont’d
The PixiePlus does not control the projector/monitor.
The PixiePlus beeps three times when it is toggled between two-button and fourbutton Source Selection modes. This is done by pressing and holding any button
while inserting the paper clip. Is one of the buttons being activated while the paper
clip is being inserted?
video
VII. Cloning
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If the buttons appear to program properly but do not control the device, verify each
code is correctly learned immediately after it has been programmed. The button will
blink rapidly to indicate it is in verification mode. Push the button and the IR emitter
will emit the corresponding code.
Source button inserts control input selection on the projector or monitor. By default
the PixiePlus is configured with toggling source selection commands for use with
the 4-Button discrete module. The default Epson codes are Computer 1 and
Computer 2 (toggle) for the COMP button, and for Video 1 and Video 2 (toggle) for
the VIDEO button. The AUDIO button turns the Epson AP-60 audio system on and
off via IR, and the circle-with-line MUTE button toggles the projector mute on and
off.
By default, the PixiePlus clicks when a button is pressed. To mute, press and hold
any button while inserting a paper clip into the programming aperture. The
PixiePlus will beep quickly three times to indicate that AUDIO has been set to OFF.
3. To change the Security Keycode, enter a new code by pressing a sequence of
up to six keys, using any keys in any combination, except POWER ON. After the
code is entered, the PixiePlus will immediately show the new Security Keycode.
OFF
Discrete
3. PixiePlus Audio Feedback
2. To enable or disable the Security Keycode feature, press POWER ON to toggle
between enabled/disabled.
The ambient light is too bright. Shield the PixiePlus from ambient light sources and
try to re-program.
POWER
Source
VIII. Complete Installation
once
twice
three times
four times
five times
six times
seven times
eight times
To confirm the new settings, press POWER ON and hold it down until the PixiePlus
beeps three times.
Both units must have the same button insert types, though they may be of different
colors.
• The PixiePlus will show the existing Security Keycode by illuminating each button
in the code in sequence, pausing briefly, then repeating the code.
Timer DISABLED (default)
One-hour shutoff
Two-hour shutoff
Three-hour shutoff
Four-hour shutoff
Five-hour shutoff
Six-hour shutoff
Seven-hour shutoff
Eight-hour shutoff
X. Troubleshooting
Power
4. When the recipient has completed copying codes from the donor, it will beep 3
times and reset. After the PixiePlus has reset it will be fully operational with the
same codes and configuration settings programmed into the donor unit.
After cloning is complete, the donor unit will remain in cloning mode for 15 seconds
until it times out. It will then return to normal operation.
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
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PIXIEPLUS STATUS LED TIMER SETTING
One long beep
One quick beep
Two quick beeps
Three quick beeps
Four quick beeps
Five quick beeps
Six quick beeps
Seven quick beeps
Eight quick beeps
dark
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
1. Press and hold both POWER ON and POWER OFF while gently inserting a
paper clip into the PixiePlus programming aperture. The PixiePlus will enter
“Security Keylock configuration mode” and communicate the current Security
Keylock settings as follows:
• The Red Status LED indicates whether the Security Keylock feature is enabled
(LED is on) or disabled (LED is off).
PIXIEPLUS AUDIO
1. Set the recipient to cloning mode. If the PixiePlus has never been programmed,
you may set it to cloning mode by pressing and holding any button while applying
power. If a PixiePlus has previously been programmed, gently insert a paper clip
into the IR Learning aperture of the recipient unit. Press and hold any button on the
that unit and, while still holding the button, remove the paper clip. The PixiePlus
will rapidly chirp while in cloning mode.
In cloning there is a donor unit and a recipient unit. The donor unit must already be
programmed with the appropriate codes (see Section V). The recipient will copy
the donor unit’s codes.
Configure the Security Keylock
To change the active setting: Press VOLUME UP or VOLUME DOWN to cycle to
the next setting. The PixiePlus will indicate the new setting with a pattern of beeps,
and update its Red LED blinking.
Cloning Procedure
If the Security Keycode is forgotten, you can retrieve it by putting the
PixiePlus back in Security Keycode configuration mode – it will then display
the currently-configured code.
Security Keycodes may one to six button presses long. Codes can use any key on
the keypad other than POWER ON.
Be gentle with the paper clip to ensure that you do not damage switch
mechanism.
4. After the new Security Keylock has been reconfigured, its new settings must be
confirmed. If you do not follow this sequence to store the new settings, any
changes you make will be discarded when you leave Security Keylock configuration mode.
VII. Cloning cont’d
5. After the new code is set and confirmed, carefully remove the paper clip as
usual to return to normal operation.
How the Security Keylock works
If the entered code is not correct, the system emits a long beep and remains
locked.
Example: You wish to control power and source selection on a projector, and volume on an IR-controllable amplifier.
1. Inactivity Shutdown Timer
Use of the Security Keylock feature requires the DISCRETE POWER ON and
POWER OFF keypad module to be inserted. If your device remote has only a “toggling power” key, you may still use this module if you program both POWER ON
and POWER OFF with the same (toggle) code.
Set the Inactivity Shutdown Timer
Different buttons on a single PixiePlus may be programmed with codes from different remote controls.
To do so, wire one IR emitter to the LCD monitor and the second IR emitter to the
amplifier. Program the PixiePlus power and source buttons with the codes from the
LCD monitor remote control. Program the PixiePlus volume buttons with the volume control codes from the amplifier remote control.
The Security Keylock locks the PixiePlus during disuse to prevent unauthorized
use. It disables the keys on the PixiePlus after POWER OFF is pressed, until a
Security Keycode is entered on the standard PixiePlus keypad. If the proper code
is not entered, the system cannot be turned on or used.
When the system is locked, any button press other than POWER ON is understood
as a Security Keycode entry. A soft chirp is emitted, but the key does NOT illuminate, and no control operation is performed. If the correct code sequence is
entered, the system unlocks, the interface illuminates, and normal operation is
restored, until the next time POWER OFF is pushed and the system locks again.
• If the timer expires, the system shuts itself down exactly as if the user had
pressed the POWER OFF key. Any macro programmed for POWER OFF is executed. If the Security Keylock feature is enabled, the PixiePlus will also lock.
VI. Configuring Special Features cont’d
If more than six keys are entered, the PixiePlus will beep and reset to the previously configured code.
When POWER OFF is pressed, the PixiePlus enters a “locked” state and all keypad buttons go dark.
• If the timer counts down to 120 seconds, the PixiePlus will begin beeping and
the POWER OFF button flashes to warn users that it is preparing to shut down.
10. To control multiple units of the same device:
One PixiePlus may send identical codes to multiple units of the same device without any additional configuration. For example, you may control two identical projectors with a single PixiePlus by adding an additional IR emitter and wiring it from the
PixiePlus to a second projector. A single button press on the PixiePlus will send
identical codes to both devices, and the PixiePlus will control them in tandem.
VI. Configuring Special Features cont’d
2. Security Keylock
What the Timer does
12. To restore the PixiePlus to its default preconfiguration: Set the device to
learning mode by inserting the paper clip. Then press and hold any two buttons
while the device is in learning mode. The whole keypad will blink, first slowly, then
quickly. Then the PixiePlus will beep four times, indicating that it has been restored
to its default configuration.
Each button must be independently set to macro mode.
If a button is reprogrammed the code will automatically default back to round robin
mode.
VI. Configuring Special Features cont’d
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
Copyright
Pixie™, PixiePlus™, and the SP Controls switch logo are trademarks of SP
Controls, Inc. Epson® is a registered trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation.
Decora™ is a registered trademark of Leviton Manufacturing Co. All other trademarks mentioned in this manual are the properties of their respective owners. No
part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any
means, electronic or mechanical, for any purpose, without express written permission of SP Controls, Inc.
(Decora™ wall plate not included)
© 2010 SP Controls, Inc. All rights reserved.
If the Security Keylock is not set, verify that the projector or monitor powers on normally with its own remote control or settop controls. If it does not, it may not be
plugged in or may require service.
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The PixiePlus is UL listed and CE certified.
Changes or modifications made to this equipment not expressly approved by SP
Controls, Inc., could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
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SP Controls, Inc. assumes no responsibility for any errors that appear in this document. Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
If the button did not seem to learn correctly, press any other button on the
PixiePlus, then press the target button again to rearm it, and repeat the learning
procedure.
Example: You wish to configure the PixiePlus to send a power command to a projector and a separate power command to an amplifier with single press of the
PixiePlus POWER ON button.
8. Repeat for each button: While still in learning mode, program and verify
each button.
To do so, program the PixiePlus POWER ON button with two commands, Power
On from the projector remote, and Power On from the amplifier remote. Then configure the PixiePlus POWER ON button to macro mode.
9. Set a button to macro mode: If a button has been programmed with multiple
commands, the button may be configured to send all commands with a single button press. By default, buttons are configured to Round Robin mode.
After verification, and while still in learning mode, press and hold the button you
wish to set to macro mode for approximately five seconds. The PixiePlus will beep
three times to indicate that it has now been set to macro mode.
Press-and-hold repeat commands (such as volume ramping) are not available for
buttons set to macro mode. A Macro button can send one and only one instance of
each code with a single button press. There is a 300 millisecond delay between
each code in the series. Some devices may not be able to respond to multiple
commands sent at this frequency.
Use of the Inactivity Shutdown Timer requires the DISCRETE POWER
ON/POWER OFF keypad module.
13. To exit learning mode: Gently remove the paper clip to exit learning mode. Be
sure not to hold any buttons while removing the paper clip, or the unit will be set to
cloning mode.
14. To test learned codes: Verify that the IR emitter bud has been placed directly
over the IR detector on the device the PixiePlus controls. Press the PixiePlus button that you wish to test. A red LED labeled “IR Activity” will blink when the code is
being sent, but the emitter bud does not illuminate.
Configuration of the Inactivity Shutdown Timer requires the VOLUME UP and VOLUME DOWN keypad module to be inserted. The volume module can be replaced
with a blank after the feature is configured.
• The timer begins counting down immediately after the PixiePlus powers on a display device. Pressing any button except POWER OFF resets the timer and it
begins timing down again. Pressing POWER OFF stops the timer. There is no visible behavior when the timer is counting down, until two minutes before it expires.
11.To control multiple devices:
15. Troubleshooting: If you cannot control the device, be sure that the emitter bud
is positioned correctly. If some buttons work but others do not, try re-programming
the buttons that do not work. Make sure you press the button on the remote for at
least one second during learning.
Fluorescent lights can interfere with IR signals. Check if the projector is close to a
fluorescent light source. If so, try turning off the lights. If this restores control, cover
the IR emitter bud and display device IR receiver window with an IR-opaque shield,
such as gaffer's tape.
Press and hold both volume keys while gently inserting a paper clip in the programing aperture of the PixiePlus.
By default the Security Keylock feature is off, and the default Security Keycode is
OFF-OFF-OFF.
The PixiePlus will begin beeping to communicate the current Timer setting
(described in the table below).
See Section X. Troubleshooting beginning on page 21 for more tips.
When you have reached the desired setting, remove the paper clip to return to normal operation.
VI. Configuring Special Features
Inactivity Shutdown Timer Settings
One PixiePlus may learn IR commands from remote controls from different
devices. Each button can be configured to send a single command (normal operation) or multiple commands (macro mode) with a single button press.
Example: The PixiePlus Inactivity Shutdown Timer is set to three hours. If no button is pressed on the PixiePlus for three hours, the PixiePlus will begin to beep and
flash in warning 120 seconds before three hours has elapsed. If no button is
pressed, at three hours the PixiePlus will send all codes programmed to the
POWER OFF button.
The Inactivity Shutdown Timer will automatically shut the display device down if it is
not used for a configurable length of time.
When the units are correctly lined up, the donor PixiePlus will automatically enter
cloning mode. Its Status LED will turn solid red and both units will chirp rapidly.
3. Hold the recipient steadily in front of the donor. If the connection is broken (the
recipient ceases to chirp), reposition the recipient unit to re-establish communication and the units will continue where they left off. If communication is broken for
more than 15 seconds, the recipient will time out of cloning mode and you will need
to begin again.
IX. Operation
Power buttons control power on the projector or monitor. The PixiePlus is always
on, and its LED backlit buttons remain continually illuminated, unless the Security
Keylock is active. By default the PixiePlus is configured with the Epson discrete
codes for Power On and Power Off.
POWER
ON
Toggling
To complete the installation, secure a Leviton
Decora™ wall plate (not included) over the face of
the PixiePlus. The outer screw holes on the PixiePlus
should be used to secure the wall plate.
SOURCE
Toggling
SOURCE
SOURCE
VIDEO
comp
COMP
audio
Discrete
(2-Button)
Programming Problems
Verify that the PixiePlus is in learning mode for programming. The Status LED continually blinks red when the PixiePlus is in learning mode.
Confirm that the IR emitter bud is positioned directly over the receiver on the IR
window of the device you are controlling. Some devices are sensitive to accurate
placement.
The Status LED is solid red and the PixiePlus beeps loudly each time you try to
arm a key for learning.
When the PixiePlus is emitting a code in verification mode, you should see the
Status LED flicker at a consistent strength and frequency. If the flickering seems
uneven, verify that you are holding the remote control in the correct sweet spot described in Section V, Part 3.
Some commands work but others do not.
Power and Source Selection commands are sent by RS-232 and Volume commands are sent by IR. If some commands but others are not working, check the
wiring type that matches the codes that are not working.
If you are using learning a device manufactured by Philips, Magnavox, or Koss,
consult the SP Controls PXE-DCM Philips Protocol Application Note for additional
programming instructions.
If the Status LED does not flicker rapidly when the remote control is emitting a
code, verify that the batteries in your remote control are fresh.
The PixiePlus beeps three times as soon as the paper clip is inserted into the programming aperture.
Volume
Operation Problems
If the PixiePlus is not used to control volume, a blank button insert may be used.
By default the PixiePlus is configured with RS-232 control codes for Volume Up
and Volume Down.
Fluorescent lights can interfere with IR signals. Check if the projector is close to a
fluorescent light source. If so, try turning off the lights. If this restores control, cover
the IR emitter bud and display device IR receiver window with an IR-opaque shield,
such as gaffer's tape. Some opaque tapes do not block IR.
Control is intermittent.
This can happen if a button is stuck. Check all buttons to make sure they are not
caught in a depressed position. If not, it is possible that the button contacts on the
PixiePlus circuit board are being shorted. Remove the bezel and check for solder
or bits of wire that could bridge the button contacts. Then reseat the buttons, reattach the bezel, and try entering programming mode again. If this does not correct
the problem, please contact SP Controls Technical Support.
Discrete
(4-Button)
If you are still unable to control your device, please contact SP Controls Technical
Support for further assistance.
approx. one inch apart
facing each other
To power the recipient, you may wish to temporarily daisy-chain power
from the terminal block of the donor unit with a short length of cable.
It will time out of cloning mode in about 15 seconds, so have both devices on
hand. If the PixiePlus times out of cloning mode, repeat this procedure to return it
to cloning mode.
2. Position the two units face-to-face, with both units held upright, approximately
one inch apart. They should be directly across from each other with the bezels
lined up. This will position the IR receiver window of the cloning PixiePlus directly
across from the IR transmitter in the donor PixiePlus.
Be sure not to obstruct the IR receiver window or transmitter with your
hands.
Is the PixiePlus display dark, and does it chirp when any button is pressed? If so,
the PixiePlus Security Keylock is active. See page 16 ff. for information on how to
configure and/or retrieve the Security Keylock code.
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Warranty
PixiePlus™
Projector Controller for Epson®
SP Controls warrants all PixiePlus products and accessories against defects in
materials and workmanship for a period of five years from the date of purchase.
Installation Guide
Although SP Controls thoroughly tested and reviewed this documentation, there is
no warranty, express or implied, with respect to quality, merchantability, or fitness
for a particular purpose. Therefore, the PixiePlus and accessories are provided "asis" and the purchaser assumes the entire risk as to quality and performance.
There are no obligations or liabilities on the part of the SP Controls Corporation for
consequential damages arising out of or in conjunction with the use or performance
of these products or other indirect damages with respect to loss of profit, revenue,
or cost of removal and/or replacement. Some states do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you
may also have other rights that vary from state to state. SP Controls' maximum liability shall not exceed the price paid by the user.
All implied warranties, including warranties for merchantability and/or fitness, are
limited in duration to five (5) years from the date of purchase. Proof of purchase
must be provided with any claim.
FCC Compliance
This equipment generates radio frequency energy and if not installed in
accordance with the manufacturer's instructions may cause radio interference.
This equipment complies with part 15, Subpart J of the FCC rules for a Class A
computing device. This equipment also complies with the Class A limits for radio
noise emission from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulation
of the Canadian Department of Communications. These above rules are designed
to provide reasonable protection against such interference when operating the
equipment in a commercial environment. If operation of this equipment in a residential area causes radio frequency interference, the user and not SP Controls,
Inc., will be responsible.
XI. Technical Specifications
Package Type
Single-Gang Decora™ Mounting
Dimensions
4.130” (h) x 1.745” (w) x .90” (d)
Weight (PCB with bezel and 3
insert modules)
2.5 oz
Power Supply
6VDC, 300mA
Output Type
IR Emitter/RS-232 (preconfigured, reprogramming RS-232 requires PXE-PGM-TOOL, sold
separately)
Recommended Wire
CAT5, CAT5e, or CAT6; male-female RS-232
straight serial
The PixiePlus does not power the projector/monitor on.
VOLUME
Any PixiePlus may quickly and easily copy all the codes from any other PixiePlus.
The PixiePlus cannot clone a Pixie.
Both units must be powered. The donor unit should be installed before beginning.
X. Troubleshooting cont’d
The PixiePlus does not control the projector/monitor.
The PixiePlus beeps three times when it is toggled between two-button and fourbutton Source Selection modes. This is done by pressing and holding any button
while inserting the paper clip. Is one of the buttons being activated while the paper
clip is being inserted?
video
VII. Cloning
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If the buttons appear to program properly but do not control the device, verify each
code is correctly learned immediately after it has been programmed. The button will
blink rapidly to indicate it is in verification mode. Push the button and the IR emitter
will emit the corresponding code.
Source button inserts control input selection on the projector or monitor. By default
the PixiePlus is configured with toggling source selection commands for use with
the 4-Button discrete module. The default Epson codes are Computer 1 and
Computer 2 (toggle) for the COMP button, and for Video 1 and Video 2 (toggle) for
the VIDEO button. The AUDIO button turns the Epson AP-60 audio system on and
off via IR, and the circle-with-line MUTE button toggles the projector mute on and
off.
By default, the PixiePlus clicks when a button is pressed. To mute, press and hold
any button while inserting a paper clip into the programming aperture. The
PixiePlus will beep quickly three times to indicate that AUDIO has been set to OFF.
3. To change the Security Keycode, enter a new code by pressing a sequence of
up to six keys, using any keys in any combination, except POWER ON. After the
code is entered, the PixiePlus will immediately show the new Security Keycode.
OFF
Discrete
3. PixiePlus Audio Feedback
2. To enable or disable the Security Keycode feature, press POWER ON to toggle
between enabled/disabled.
The ambient light is too bright. Shield the PixiePlus from ambient light sources and
try to re-program.
POWER
Source
VIII. Complete Installation
once
twice
three times
four times
five times
six times
seven times
eight times
To confirm the new settings, press POWER ON and hold it down until the PixiePlus
beeps three times.
Both units must have the same button insert types, though they may be of different
colors.
• The PixiePlus will show the existing Security Keycode by illuminating each button
in the code in sequence, pausing briefly, then repeating the code.
Timer DISABLED (default)
One-hour shutoff
Two-hour shutoff
Three-hour shutoff
Four-hour shutoff
Five-hour shutoff
Six-hour shutoff
Seven-hour shutoff
Eight-hour shutoff
X. Troubleshooting
Power
4. When the recipient has completed copying codes from the donor, it will beep 3
times and reset. After the PixiePlus has reset it will be fully operational with the
same codes and configuration settings programmed into the donor unit.
After cloning is complete, the donor unit will remain in cloning mode for 15 seconds
until it times out. It will then return to normal operation.
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
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PIXIEPLUS STATUS LED TIMER SETTING
One long beep
One quick beep
Two quick beeps
Three quick beeps
Four quick beeps
Five quick beeps
Six quick beeps
Seven quick beeps
Eight quick beeps
dark
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
1. Press and hold both POWER ON and POWER OFF while gently inserting a
paper clip into the PixiePlus programming aperture. The PixiePlus will enter
“Security Keylock configuration mode” and communicate the current Security
Keylock settings as follows:
• The Red Status LED indicates whether the Security Keylock feature is enabled
(LED is on) or disabled (LED is off).
PIXIEPLUS AUDIO
1. Set the recipient to cloning mode. If the PixiePlus has never been programmed,
you may set it to cloning mode by pressing and holding any button while applying
power. If a PixiePlus has previously been programmed, gently insert a paper clip
into the IR Learning aperture of the recipient unit. Press and hold any button on the
that unit and, while still holding the button, remove the paper clip. The PixiePlus
will rapidly chirp while in cloning mode.
In cloning there is a donor unit and a recipient unit. The donor unit must already be
programmed with the appropriate codes (see Section V). The recipient will copy
the donor unit’s codes.
Configure the Security Keylock
To change the active setting: Press VOLUME UP or VOLUME DOWN to cycle to
the next setting. The PixiePlus will indicate the new setting with a pattern of beeps,
and update its Red LED blinking.
Cloning Procedure
If the Security Keycode is forgotten, you can retrieve it by putting the
PixiePlus back in Security Keycode configuration mode – it will then display
the currently-configured code.
Security Keycodes may one to six button presses long. Codes can use any key on
the keypad other than POWER ON.
Be gentle with the paper clip to ensure that you do not damage switch
mechanism.
4. After the new Security Keylock has been reconfigured, its new settings must be
confirmed. If you do not follow this sequence to store the new settings, any
changes you make will be discarded when you leave Security Keylock configuration mode.
VII. Cloning cont’d
5. After the new code is set and confirmed, carefully remove the paper clip as
usual to return to normal operation.
How the Security Keylock works
If the entered code is not correct, the system emits a long beep and remains
locked.
Example: You wish to control power and source selection on a projector, and volume on an IR-controllable amplifier.
1. Inactivity Shutdown Timer
Use of the Security Keylock feature requires the DISCRETE POWER ON and
POWER OFF keypad module to be inserted. If your device remote has only a “toggling power” key, you may still use this module if you program both POWER ON
and POWER OFF with the same (toggle) code.
Set the Inactivity Shutdown Timer
Different buttons on a single PixiePlus may be programmed with codes from different remote controls.
To do so, wire one IR emitter to the LCD monitor and the second IR emitter to the
amplifier. Program the PixiePlus power and source buttons with the codes from the
LCD monitor remote control. Program the PixiePlus volume buttons with the volume control codes from the amplifier remote control.
The Security Keylock locks the PixiePlus during disuse to prevent unauthorized
use. It disables the keys on the PixiePlus after POWER OFF is pressed, until a
Security Keycode is entered on the standard PixiePlus keypad. If the proper code
is not entered, the system cannot be turned on or used.
When the system is locked, any button press other than POWER ON is understood
as a Security Keycode entry. A soft chirp is emitted, but the key does NOT illuminate, and no control operation is performed. If the correct code sequence is
entered, the system unlocks, the interface illuminates, and normal operation is
restored, until the next time POWER OFF is pushed and the system locks again.
• If the timer expires, the system shuts itself down exactly as if the user had
pressed the POWER OFF key. Any macro programmed for POWER OFF is executed. If the Security Keylock feature is enabled, the PixiePlus will also lock.
VI. Configuring Special Features cont’d
If more than six keys are entered, the PixiePlus will beep and reset to the previously configured code.
When POWER OFF is pressed, the PixiePlus enters a “locked” state and all keypad buttons go dark.
• If the timer counts down to 120 seconds, the PixiePlus will begin beeping and
the POWER OFF button flashes to warn users that it is preparing to shut down.
10. To control multiple units of the same device:
One PixiePlus may send identical codes to multiple units of the same device without any additional configuration. For example, you may control two identical projectors with a single PixiePlus by adding an additional IR emitter and wiring it from the
PixiePlus to a second projector. A single button press on the PixiePlus will send
identical codes to both devices, and the PixiePlus will control them in tandem.
VI. Configuring Special Features cont’d
2. Security Keylock
What the Timer does
12. To restore the PixiePlus to its default preconfiguration: Set the device to
learning mode by inserting the paper clip. Then press and hold any two buttons
while the device is in learning mode. The whole keypad will blink, first slowly, then
quickly. Then the PixiePlus will beep four times, indicating that it has been restored
to its default configuration.
Each button must be independently set to macro mode.
If a button is reprogrammed the code will automatically default back to round robin
mode.
VI. Configuring Special Features cont’d
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
Copyright
Pixie™, PixiePlus™, and the SP Controls switch logo are trademarks of SP
Controls, Inc. Epson® is a registered trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation.
Decora™ is a registered trademark of Leviton Manufacturing Co. All other trademarks mentioned in this manual are the properties of their respective owners. No
part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any
means, electronic or mechanical, for any purpose, without express written permission of SP Controls, Inc.
(Decora™ wall plate not included)
© 2010 SP Controls, Inc. All rights reserved.
If the Security Keylock is not set, verify that the projector or monitor powers on normally with its own remote control or settop controls. If it does not, it may not be
plugged in or may require service.
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The PixiePlus is UL listed and CE certified.
Changes or modifications made to this equipment not expressly approved by SP
Controls, Inc., could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
If the button did not seem to learn correctly, press any other button on the
PixiePlus, then press the target button again to rearm it, and repeat the learning
procedure.
Example: You wish to configure the PixiePlus to send a power command to a projector and a separate power command to an amplifier with single press of the
PixiePlus POWER ON button.
8. Repeat for each button: While still in learning mode, program and verify
each button.
To do so, program the PixiePlus POWER ON button with two commands, Power
On from the projector remote, and Power On from the amplifier remote. Then configure the PixiePlus POWER ON button to macro mode.
9. Set a button to macro mode: If a button has been programmed with multiple
commands, the button may be configured to send all commands with a single button press. By default, buttons are configured to Round Robin mode.
After verification, and while still in learning mode, press and hold the button you
wish to set to macro mode for approximately five seconds. The PixiePlus will beep
three times to indicate that it has now been set to macro mode.
Press-and-hold repeat commands (such as volume ramping) are not available for
buttons set to macro mode. A Macro button can send one and only one instance of
each code with a single button press. There is a 300 millisecond delay between
each code in the series. Some devices may not be able to respond to multiple
commands sent at this frequency.
Use of the Inactivity Shutdown Timer requires the DISCRETE POWER
ON/POWER OFF keypad module.
13. To exit learning mode: Gently remove the paper clip to exit learning mode. Be
sure not to hold any buttons while removing the paper clip, or the unit will be set to
cloning mode.
14. To test learned codes: Verify that the IR emitter bud has been placed directly
over the IR detector on the device the PixiePlus controls. Press the PixiePlus button that you wish to test. A red LED labeled “IR Activity” will blink when the code is
being sent, but the emitter bud does not illuminate.
Configuration of the Inactivity Shutdown Timer requires the VOLUME UP and VOLUME DOWN keypad module to be inserted. The volume module can be replaced
with a blank after the feature is configured.
• The timer begins counting down immediately after the PixiePlus powers on a display device. Pressing any button except POWER OFF resets the timer and it
begins timing down again. Pressing POWER OFF stops the timer. There is no visible behavior when the timer is counting down, until two minutes before it expires.
11.To control multiple devices:
15. Troubleshooting: If you cannot control the device, be sure that the emitter bud
is positioned correctly. If some buttons work but others do not, try re-programming
the buttons that do not work. Make sure you press the button on the remote for at
least one second during learning.
Fluorescent lights can interfere with IR signals. Check if the projector is close to a
fluorescent light source. If so, try turning off the lights. If this restores control, cover
the IR emitter bud and display device IR receiver window with an IR-opaque shield,
such as gaffer's tape.
Press and hold both volume keys while gently inserting a paper clip in the programing aperture of the PixiePlus.
By default the Security Keylock feature is off, and the default Security Keycode is
OFF-OFF-OFF.
The PixiePlus will begin beeping to communicate the current Timer setting
(described in the table below).
See Section X. Troubleshooting beginning on page 21 for more tips.
When you have reached the desired setting, remove the paper clip to return to normal operation.
VI. Configuring Special Features
Inactivity Shutdown Timer Settings
One PixiePlus may learn IR commands from remote controls from different
devices. Each button can be configured to send a single command (normal operation) or multiple commands (macro mode) with a single button press.
Example: The PixiePlus Inactivity Shutdown Timer is set to three hours. If no button is pressed on the PixiePlus for three hours, the PixiePlus will begin to beep and
flash in warning 120 seconds before three hours has elapsed. If no button is
pressed, at three hours the PixiePlus will send all codes programmed to the
POWER OFF button.
The Inactivity Shutdown Timer will automatically shut the display device down if it is
not used for a configurable length of time.
When the units are correctly lined up, the donor PixiePlus will automatically enter
cloning mode. Its Status LED will turn solid red and both units will chirp rapidly.
3. Hold the recipient steadily in front of the donor. If the connection is broken (the
recipient ceases to chirp), reposition the recipient unit to re-establish communication and the units will continue where they left off. If communication is broken for
more than 15 seconds, the recipient will time out of cloning mode and you will need
to begin again.
IX. Operation
Power buttons control power on the projector or monitor. The PixiePlus is always
on, and its LED backlit buttons remain continually illuminated, unless the Security
Keylock is active. By default the PixiePlus is configured with the Epson discrete
codes for Power On and Power Off.
POWER
ON
Toggling
To complete the installation, secure a Leviton
Decora™ wall plate (not included) over the face of
the PixiePlus. The outer screw holes on the PixiePlus
should be used to secure the wall plate.
SOURCE
Toggling
SOURCE
SOURCE
VIDEO
comp
COMP
audio
Discrete
(2-Button)
Programming Problems
Verify that the PixiePlus is in learning mode for programming. The Status LED continually blinks red when the PixiePlus is in learning mode.
Confirm that the IR emitter bud is positioned directly over the receiver on the IR
window of the device you are controlling. Some devices are sensitive to accurate
placement.
The Status LED is solid red and the PixiePlus beeps loudly each time you try to
arm a key for learning.
When the PixiePlus is emitting a code in verification mode, you should see the
Status LED flicker at a consistent strength and frequency. If the flickering seems
uneven, verify that you are holding the remote control in the correct sweet spot described in Section V, Part 3.
Some commands work but others do not.
Power and Source Selection commands are sent by RS-232 and Volume commands are sent by IR. If some commands but others are not working, check the
wiring type that matches the codes that are not working.
If you are using learning a device manufactured by Philips, Magnavox, or Koss,
consult the SP Controls PXE-DCM Philips Protocol Application Note for additional
programming instructions.
If the Status LED does not flicker rapidly when the remote control is emitting a
code, verify that the batteries in your remote control are fresh.
The PixiePlus beeps three times as soon as the paper clip is inserted into the programming aperture.
Volume
Operation Problems
If the PixiePlus is not used to control volume, a blank button insert may be used.
By default the PixiePlus is configured with RS-232 control codes for Volume Up
and Volume Down.
Fluorescent lights can interfere with IR signals. Check if the projector is close to a
fluorescent light source. If so, try turning off the lights. If this restores control, cover
the IR emitter bud and display device IR receiver window with an IR-opaque shield,
such as gaffer's tape. Some opaque tapes do not block IR.
Control is intermittent.
This can happen if a button is stuck. Check all buttons to make sure they are not
caught in a depressed position. If not, it is possible that the button contacts on the
PixiePlus circuit board are being shorted. Remove the bezel and check for solder
or bits of wire that could bridge the button contacts. Then reseat the buttons, reattach the bezel, and try entering programming mode again. If this does not correct
the problem, please contact SP Controls Technical Support.
Discrete
(4-Button)
If you are still unable to control your device, please contact SP Controls Technical
Support for further assistance.
approx. one inch apart
facing each other
To power the recipient, you may wish to temporarily daisy-chain power
from the terminal block of the donor unit with a short length of cable.
It will time out of cloning mode in about 15 seconds, so have both devices on
hand. If the PixiePlus times out of cloning mode, repeat this procedure to return it
to cloning mode.
2. Position the two units face-to-face, with both units held upright, approximately
one inch apart. They should be directly across from each other with the bezels
lined up. This will position the IR receiver window of the cloning PixiePlus directly
across from the IR transmitter in the donor PixiePlus.
Be sure not to obstruct the IR receiver window or transmitter with your
hands.
Is the PixiePlus display dark, and does it chirp when any button is pressed? If so,
the PixiePlus Security Keylock is active. See page 16 ff. for information on how to
configure and/or retrieve the Security Keylock code.
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Warranty
PixiePlus™
Projector Controller for Epson®
SP Controls warrants all PixiePlus products and accessories against defects in
materials and workmanship for a period of five years from the date of purchase.
Installation Guide
Although SP Controls thoroughly tested and reviewed this documentation, there is
no warranty, express or implied, with respect to quality, merchantability, or fitness
for a particular purpose. Therefore, the PixiePlus and accessories are provided "asis" and the purchaser assumes the entire risk as to quality and performance.
There are no obligations or liabilities on the part of the SP Controls Corporation for
consequential damages arising out of or in conjunction with the use or performance
of these products or other indirect damages with respect to loss of profit, revenue,
or cost of removal and/or replacement. Some states do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you
may also have other rights that vary from state to state. SP Controls' maximum liability shall not exceed the price paid by the user.
All implied warranties, including warranties for merchantability and/or fitness, are
limited in duration to five (5) years from the date of purchase. Proof of purchase
must be provided with any claim.
FCC Compliance
This equipment generates radio frequency energy and if not installed in
accordance with the manufacturer's instructions may cause radio interference.
This equipment complies with part 15, Subpart J of the FCC rules for a Class A
computing device. This equipment also complies with the Class A limits for radio
noise emission from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulation
of the Canadian Department of Communications. These above rules are designed
to provide reasonable protection against such interference when operating the
equipment in a commercial environment. If operation of this equipment in a residential area causes radio frequency interference, the user and not SP Controls,
Inc., will be responsible.
XI. Technical Specifications
Package Type
Single-Gang Decora™ Mounting
Dimensions
4.130” (h) x 1.745” (w) x .90” (d)
Weight (PCB with bezel and 3
insert modules)
2.5 oz
Power Supply
6VDC, 300mA
Output Type
IR Emitter/RS-232 (preconfigured, reprogramming RS-232 requires PXE-PGM-TOOL, sold
separately)
Recommended Wire
CAT5, CAT5e, or CAT6; male-female RS-232
straight serial
The PixiePlus does not power the projector/monitor on.
VOLUME
Any PixiePlus may quickly and easily copy all the codes from any other PixiePlus.
The PixiePlus cannot clone a Pixie.
Both units must be powered. The donor unit should be installed before beginning.
X. Troubleshooting cont’d
The PixiePlus does not control the projector/monitor.
The PixiePlus beeps three times when it is toggled between two-button and fourbutton Source Selection modes. This is done by pressing and holding any button
while inserting the paper clip. Is one of the buttons being activated while the paper
clip is being inserted?
video
VII. Cloning
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If the buttons appear to program properly but do not control the device, verify each
code is correctly learned immediately after it has been programmed. The button will
blink rapidly to indicate it is in verification mode. Push the button and the IR emitter
will emit the corresponding code.
Source button inserts control input selection on the projector or monitor. By default
the PixiePlus is configured with toggling source selection commands for use with
the 4-Button discrete module. The default Epson codes are Computer 1 and
Computer 2 (toggle) for the COMP button, and for Video 1 and Video 2 (toggle) for
the VIDEO button. The AUDIO button turns the Epson AP-60 audio system on and
off via IR, and the circle-with-line MUTE button toggles the projector mute on and
off.
By default, the PixiePlus clicks when a button is pressed. To mute, press and hold
any button while inserting a paper clip into the programming aperture. The
PixiePlus will beep quickly three times to indicate that AUDIO has been set to OFF.
3. To change the Security Keycode, enter a new code by pressing a sequence of
up to six keys, using any keys in any combination, except POWER ON. After the
code is entered, the PixiePlus will immediately show the new Security Keycode.
OFF
Discrete
3. PixiePlus Audio Feedback
2. To enable or disable the Security Keycode feature, press POWER ON to toggle
between enabled/disabled.
The ambient light is too bright. Shield the PixiePlus from ambient light sources and
try to re-program.
POWER
Source
VIII. Complete Installation
once
twice
three times
four times
five times
six times
seven times
eight times
To confirm the new settings, press POWER ON and hold it down until the PixiePlus
beeps three times.
Both units must have the same button insert types, though they may be of different
colors.
• The PixiePlus will show the existing Security Keycode by illuminating each button
in the code in sequence, pausing briefly, then repeating the code.
Timer DISABLED (default)
One-hour shutoff
Two-hour shutoff
Three-hour shutoff
Four-hour shutoff
Five-hour shutoff
Six-hour shutoff
Seven-hour shutoff
Eight-hour shutoff
X. Troubleshooting
Power
4. When the recipient has completed copying codes from the donor, it will beep 3
times and reset. After the PixiePlus has reset it will be fully operational with the
same codes and configuration settings programmed into the donor unit.
After cloning is complete, the donor unit will remain in cloning mode for 15 seconds
until it times out. It will then return to normal operation.
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
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PIXIEPLUS STATUS LED TIMER SETTING
One long beep
One quick beep
Two quick beeps
Three quick beeps
Four quick beeps
Five quick beeps
Six quick beeps
Seven quick beeps
Eight quick beeps
dark
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
1. Press and hold both POWER ON and POWER OFF while gently inserting a
paper clip into the PixiePlus programming aperture. The PixiePlus will enter
“Security Keylock configuration mode” and communicate the current Security
Keylock settings as follows:
• The Red Status LED indicates whether the Security Keylock feature is enabled
(LED is on) or disabled (LED is off).
PIXIEPLUS AUDIO
1. Set the recipient to cloning mode. If the PixiePlus has never been programmed,
you may set it to cloning mode by pressing and holding any button while applying
power. If a PixiePlus has previously been programmed, gently insert a paper clip
into the IR Learning aperture of the recipient unit. Press and hold any button on the
that unit and, while still holding the button, remove the paper clip. The PixiePlus
will rapidly chirp while in cloning mode.
In cloning there is a donor unit and a recipient unit. The donor unit must already be
programmed with the appropriate codes (see Section V). The recipient will copy
the donor unit’s codes.
Configure the Security Keylock
To change the active setting: Press VOLUME UP or VOLUME DOWN to cycle to
the next setting. The PixiePlus will indicate the new setting with a pattern of beeps,
and update its Red LED blinking.
Cloning Procedure
If the Security Keycode is forgotten, you can retrieve it by putting the
PixiePlus back in Security Keycode configuration mode – it will then display
the currently-configured code.
Security Keycodes may one to six button presses long. Codes can use any key on
the keypad other than POWER ON.
Be gentle with the paper clip to ensure that you do not damage switch
mechanism.
4. After the new Security Keylock has been reconfigured, its new settings must be
confirmed. If you do not follow this sequence to store the new settings, any
changes you make will be discarded when you leave Security Keylock configuration mode.
VII. Cloning cont’d
5. After the new code is set and confirmed, carefully remove the paper clip as
usual to return to normal operation.
How the Security Keylock works
If the entered code is not correct, the system emits a long beep and remains
locked.
Example: You wish to control power and source selection on a projector, and volume on an IR-controllable amplifier.
1. Inactivity Shutdown Timer
Use of the Security Keylock feature requires the DISCRETE POWER ON and
POWER OFF keypad module to be inserted. If your device remote has only a “toggling power” key, you may still use this module if you program both POWER ON
and POWER OFF with the same (toggle) code.
Set the Inactivity Shutdown Timer
Different buttons on a single PixiePlus may be programmed with codes from different remote controls.
To do so, wire one IR emitter to the LCD monitor and the second IR emitter to the
amplifier. Program the PixiePlus power and source buttons with the codes from the
LCD monitor remote control. Program the PixiePlus volume buttons with the volume control codes from the amplifier remote control.
The Security Keylock locks the PixiePlus during disuse to prevent unauthorized
use. It disables the keys on the PixiePlus after POWER OFF is pressed, until a
Security Keycode is entered on the standard PixiePlus keypad. If the proper code
is not entered, the system cannot be turned on or used.
When the system is locked, any button press other than POWER ON is understood
as a Security Keycode entry. A soft chirp is emitted, but the key does NOT illuminate, and no control operation is performed. If the correct code sequence is
entered, the system unlocks, the interface illuminates, and normal operation is
restored, until the next time POWER OFF is pushed and the system locks again.
• If the timer expires, the system shuts itself down exactly as if the user had
pressed the POWER OFF key. Any macro programmed for POWER OFF is executed. If the Security Keylock feature is enabled, the PixiePlus will also lock.
VI. Configuring Special Features cont’d
If more than six keys are entered, the PixiePlus will beep and reset to the previously configured code.
When POWER OFF is pressed, the PixiePlus enters a “locked” state and all keypad buttons go dark.
• If the timer counts down to 120 seconds, the PixiePlus will begin beeping and
the POWER OFF button flashes to warn users that it is preparing to shut down.
10. To control multiple units of the same device:
One PixiePlus may send identical codes to multiple units of the same device without any additional configuration. For example, you may control two identical projectors with a single PixiePlus by adding an additional IR emitter and wiring it from the
PixiePlus to a second projector. A single button press on the PixiePlus will send
identical codes to both devices, and the PixiePlus will control them in tandem.
VI. Configuring Special Features cont’d
2. Security Keylock
What the Timer does
12. To restore the PixiePlus to its default preconfiguration: Set the device to
learning mode by inserting the paper clip. Then press and hold any two buttons
while the device is in learning mode. The whole keypad will blink, first slowly, then
quickly. Then the PixiePlus will beep four times, indicating that it has been restored
to its default configuration.
Each button must be independently set to macro mode.
If a button is reprogrammed the code will automatically default back to round robin
mode.
VI. Configuring Special Features cont’d
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
Copyright
Pixie™, PixiePlus™, and the SP Controls switch logo are trademarks of SP
Controls, Inc. Epson® is a registered trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation.
Decora™ is a registered trademark of Leviton Manufacturing Co. All other trademarks mentioned in this manual are the properties of their respective owners. No
part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any
means, electronic or mechanical, for any purpose, without express written permission of SP Controls, Inc.
(Decora™ wall plate not included)
© 2010 SP Controls, Inc. All rights reserved.
If the Security Keylock is not set, verify that the projector or monitor powers on normally with its own remote control or settop controls. If it does not, it may not be
plugged in or may require service.
Control
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The PixiePlus is UL listed and CE certified.
Changes or modifications made to this equipment not expressly approved by SP
Controls, Inc., could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
If the button did not seem to learn correctly, press any other button on the
PixiePlus, then press the target button again to rearm it, and repeat the learning
procedure.
Example: You wish to configure the PixiePlus to send a power command to a projector and a separate power command to an amplifier with single press of the
PixiePlus POWER ON button.
8. Repeat for each button: While still in learning mode, program and verify
each button.
To do so, program the PixiePlus POWER ON button with two commands, Power
On from the projector remote, and Power On from the amplifier remote. Then configure the PixiePlus POWER ON button to macro mode.
9. Set a button to macro mode: If a button has been programmed with multiple
commands, the button may be configured to send all commands with a single button press. By default, buttons are configured to Round Robin mode.
After verification, and while still in learning mode, press and hold the button you
wish to set to macro mode for approximately five seconds. The PixiePlus will beep
three times to indicate that it has now been set to macro mode.
Press-and-hold repeat commands (such as volume ramping) are not available for
buttons set to macro mode. A Macro button can send one and only one instance of
each code with a single button press. There is a 300 millisecond delay between
each code in the series. Some devices may not be able to respond to multiple
commands sent at this frequency.
Use of the Inactivity Shutdown Timer requires the DISCRETE POWER
ON/POWER OFF keypad module.
13. To exit learning mode: Gently remove the paper clip to exit learning mode. Be
sure not to hold any buttons while removing the paper clip, or the unit will be set to
cloning mode.
14. To test learned codes: Verify that the IR emitter bud has been placed directly
over the IR detector on the device the PixiePlus controls. Press the PixiePlus button that you wish to test. A red LED labeled “IR Activity” will blink when the code is
being sent, but the emitter bud does not illuminate.
Configuration of the Inactivity Shutdown Timer requires the VOLUME UP and VOLUME DOWN keypad module to be inserted. The volume module can be replaced
with a blank after the feature is configured.
• The timer begins counting down immediately after the PixiePlus powers on a display device. Pressing any button except POWER OFF resets the timer and it
begins timing down again. Pressing POWER OFF stops the timer. There is no visible behavior when the timer is counting down, until two minutes before it expires.
11.To control multiple devices:
15. Troubleshooting: If you cannot control the device, be sure that the emitter bud
is positioned correctly. If some buttons work but others do not, try re-programming
the buttons that do not work. Make sure you press the button on the remote for at
least one second during learning.
Fluorescent lights can interfere with IR signals. Check if the projector is close to a
fluorescent light source. If so, try turning off the lights. If this restores control, cover
the IR emitter bud and display device IR receiver window with an IR-opaque shield,
such as gaffer's tape.
Press and hold both volume keys while gently inserting a paper clip in the programing aperture of the PixiePlus.
By default the Security Keylock feature is off, and the default Security Keycode is
OFF-OFF-OFF.
The PixiePlus will begin beeping to communicate the current Timer setting
(described in the table below).
See Section X. Troubleshooting beginning on page 21 for more tips.
When you have reached the desired setting, remove the paper clip to return to normal operation.
VI. Configuring Special Features
Inactivity Shutdown Timer Settings
One PixiePlus may learn IR commands from remote controls from different
devices. Each button can be configured to send a single command (normal operation) or multiple commands (macro mode) with a single button press.
Example: The PixiePlus Inactivity Shutdown Timer is set to three hours. If no button is pressed on the PixiePlus for three hours, the PixiePlus will begin to beep and
flash in warning 120 seconds before three hours has elapsed. If no button is
pressed, at three hours the PixiePlus will send all codes programmed to the
POWER OFF button.
The Inactivity Shutdown Timer will automatically shut the display device down if it is
not used for a configurable length of time.
When the units are correctly lined up, the donor PixiePlus will automatically enter
cloning mode. Its Status LED will turn solid red and both units will chirp rapidly.
3. Hold the recipient steadily in front of the donor. If the connection is broken (the
recipient ceases to chirp), reposition the recipient unit to re-establish communication and the units will continue where they left off. If communication is broken for
more than 15 seconds, the recipient will time out of cloning mode and you will need
to begin again.
IX. Operation
Power buttons control power on the projector or monitor. The PixiePlus is always
on, and its LED backlit buttons remain continually illuminated, unless the Security
Keylock is active. By default the PixiePlus is configured with the Epson discrete
codes for Power On and Power Off.
POWER
ON
Toggling
To complete the installation, secure a Leviton
Decora™ wall plate (not included) over the face of
the PixiePlus. The outer screw holes on the PixiePlus
should be used to secure the wall plate.
SOURCE
Toggling
SOURCE
SOURCE
VIDEO
comp
COMP
audio
Discrete
(2-Button)
Programming Problems
Verify that the PixiePlus is in learning mode for programming. The Status LED continually blinks red when the PixiePlus is in learning mode.
Confirm that the IR emitter bud is positioned directly over the receiver on the IR
window of the device you are controlling. Some devices are sensitive to accurate
placement.
The Status LED is solid red and the PixiePlus beeps loudly each time you try to
arm a key for learning.
When the PixiePlus is emitting a code in verification mode, you should see the
Status LED flicker at a consistent strength and frequency. If the flickering seems
uneven, verify that you are holding the remote control in the correct sweet spot described in Section V, Part 3.
Some commands work but others do not.
Power and Source Selection commands are sent by RS-232 and Volume commands are sent by IR. If some commands but others are not working, check the
wiring type that matches the codes that are not working.
If you are using learning a device manufactured by Philips, Magnavox, or Koss,
consult the SP Controls PXE-DCM Philips Protocol Application Note for additional
programming instructions.
If the Status LED does not flicker rapidly when the remote control is emitting a
code, verify that the batteries in your remote control are fresh.
The PixiePlus beeps three times as soon as the paper clip is inserted into the programming aperture.
Volume
Operation Problems
If the PixiePlus is not used to control volume, a blank button insert may be used.
By default the PixiePlus is configured with RS-232 control codes for Volume Up
and Volume Down.
Fluorescent lights can interfere with IR signals. Check if the projector is close to a
fluorescent light source. If so, try turning off the lights. If this restores control, cover
the IR emitter bud and display device IR receiver window with an IR-opaque shield,
such as gaffer's tape. Some opaque tapes do not block IR.
Control is intermittent.
This can happen if a button is stuck. Check all buttons to make sure they are not
caught in a depressed position. If not, it is possible that the button contacts on the
PixiePlus circuit board are being shorted. Remove the bezel and check for solder
or bits of wire that could bridge the button contacts. Then reseat the buttons, reattach the bezel, and try entering programming mode again. If this does not correct
the problem, please contact SP Controls Technical Support.
Discrete
(4-Button)
If you are still unable to control your device, please contact SP Controls Technical
Support for further assistance.
approx. one inch apart
facing each other
To power the recipient, you may wish to temporarily daisy-chain power
from the terminal block of the donor unit with a short length of cable.
It will time out of cloning mode in about 15 seconds, so have both devices on
hand. If the PixiePlus times out of cloning mode, repeat this procedure to return it
to cloning mode.
2. Position the two units face-to-face, with both units held upright, approximately
one inch apart. They should be directly across from each other with the bezels
lined up. This will position the IR receiver window of the cloning PixiePlus directly
across from the IR transmitter in the donor PixiePlus.
Be sure not to obstruct the IR receiver window or transmitter with your
hands.
Is the PixiePlus display dark, and does it chirp when any button is pressed? If so,
the PixiePlus Security Keylock is active. See page 16 ff. for information on how to
configure and/or retrieve the Security Keylock code.
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Warranty
PixiePlus™
Projector Controller for Epson®
SP Controls warrants all PixiePlus products and accessories against defects in
materials and workmanship for a period of five years from the date of purchase.
Installation Guide
Although SP Controls thoroughly tested and reviewed this documentation, there is
no warranty, express or implied, with respect to quality, merchantability, or fitness
for a particular purpose. Therefore, the PixiePlus and accessories are provided "asis" and the purchaser assumes the entire risk as to quality and performance.
There are no obligations or liabilities on the part of the SP Controls Corporation for
consequential damages arising out of or in conjunction with the use or performance
of these products or other indirect damages with respect to loss of profit, revenue,
or cost of removal and/or replacement. Some states do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you
may also have other rights that vary from state to state. SP Controls' maximum liability shall not exceed the price paid by the user.
All implied warranties, including warranties for merchantability and/or fitness, are
limited in duration to five (5) years from the date of purchase. Proof of purchase
must be provided with any claim.
FCC Compliance
This equipment generates radio frequency energy and if not installed in
accordance with the manufacturer's instructions may cause radio interference.
This equipment complies with part 15, Subpart J of the FCC rules for a Class A
computing device. This equipment also complies with the Class A limits for radio
noise emission from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulation
of the Canadian Department of Communications. These above rules are designed
to provide reasonable protection against such interference when operating the
equipment in a commercial environment. If operation of this equipment in a residential area causes radio frequency interference, the user and not SP Controls,
Inc., will be responsible.
XI. Technical Specifications
Package Type
Single-Gang Decora™ Mounting
Dimensions
4.130” (h) x 1.745” (w) x .90” (d)
Weight (PCB with bezel and 3
insert modules)
2.5 oz
Power Supply
6VDC, 300mA
Output Type
IR Emitter/RS-232 (preconfigured, reprogramming RS-232 requires PXE-PGM-TOOL, sold
separately)
Recommended Wire
CAT5, CAT5e, or CAT6; male-female RS-232
straight serial
The PixiePlus does not power the projector/monitor on.
VOLUME
Any PixiePlus may quickly and easily copy all the codes from any other PixiePlus.
The PixiePlus cannot clone a Pixie.
Both units must be powered. The donor unit should be installed before beginning.
X. Troubleshooting cont’d
The PixiePlus does not control the projector/monitor.
The PixiePlus beeps three times when it is toggled between two-button and fourbutton Source Selection modes. This is done by pressing and holding any button
while inserting the paper clip. Is one of the buttons being activated while the paper
clip is being inserted?
video
VII. Cloning
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If the buttons appear to program properly but do not control the device, verify each
code is correctly learned immediately after it has been programmed. The button will
blink rapidly to indicate it is in verification mode. Push the button and the IR emitter
will emit the corresponding code.
Source button inserts control input selection on the projector or monitor. By default
the PixiePlus is configured with toggling source selection commands for use with
the 4-Button discrete module. The default Epson codes are Computer 1 and
Computer 2 (toggle) for the COMP button, and for Video 1 and Video 2 (toggle) for
the VIDEO button. The AUDIO button turns the Epson AP-60 audio system on and
off via IR, and the circle-with-line MUTE button toggles the projector mute on and
off.
By default, the PixiePlus clicks when a button is pressed. To mute, press and hold
any button while inserting a paper clip into the programming aperture. The
PixiePlus will beep quickly three times to indicate that AUDIO has been set to OFF.
3. To change the Security Keycode, enter a new code by pressing a sequence of
up to six keys, using any keys in any combination, except POWER ON. After the
code is entered, the PixiePlus will immediately show the new Security Keycode.
OFF
Discrete
3. PixiePlus Audio Feedback
2. To enable or disable the Security Keycode feature, press POWER ON to toggle
between enabled/disabled.
The ambient light is too bright. Shield the PixiePlus from ambient light sources and
try to re-program.
POWER
Source
VIII. Complete Installation
once
twice
three times
four times
five times
six times
seven times
eight times
To confirm the new settings, press POWER ON and hold it down until the PixiePlus
beeps three times.
Both units must have the same button insert types, though they may be of different
colors.
• The PixiePlus will show the existing Security Keycode by illuminating each button
in the code in sequence, pausing briefly, then repeating the code.
Timer DISABLED (default)
One-hour shutoff
Two-hour shutoff
Three-hour shutoff
Four-hour shutoff
Five-hour shutoff
Six-hour shutoff
Seven-hour shutoff
Eight-hour shutoff
X. Troubleshooting
Power
4. When the recipient has completed copying codes from the donor, it will beep 3
times and reset. After the PixiePlus has reset it will be fully operational with the
same codes and configuration settings programmed into the donor unit.
After cloning is complete, the donor unit will remain in cloning mode for 15 seconds
until it times out. It will then return to normal operation.
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
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PIXIEPLUS STATUS LED TIMER SETTING
One long beep
One quick beep
Two quick beeps
Three quick beeps
Four quick beeps
Five quick beeps
Six quick beeps
Seven quick beeps
Eight quick beeps
dark
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
1. Press and hold both POWER ON and POWER OFF while gently inserting a
paper clip into the PixiePlus programming aperture. The PixiePlus will enter
“Security Keylock configuration mode” and communicate the current Security
Keylock settings as follows:
• The Red Status LED indicates whether the Security Keylock feature is enabled
(LED is on) or disabled (LED is off).
PIXIEPLUS AUDIO
1. Set the recipient to cloning mode. If the PixiePlus has never been programmed,
you may set it to cloning mode by pressing and holding any button while applying
power. If a PixiePlus has previously been programmed, gently insert a paper clip
into the IR Learning aperture of the recipient unit. Press and hold any button on the
that unit and, while still holding the button, remove the paper clip. The PixiePlus
will rapidly chirp while in cloning mode.
In cloning there is a donor unit and a recipient unit. The donor unit must already be
programmed with the appropriate codes (see Section V). The recipient will copy
the donor unit’s codes.
Configure the Security Keylock
To change the active setting: Press VOLUME UP or VOLUME DOWN to cycle to
the next setting. The PixiePlus will indicate the new setting with a pattern of beeps,
and update its Red LED blinking.
Cloning Procedure
If the Security Keycode is forgotten, you can retrieve it by putting the
PixiePlus back in Security Keycode configuration mode – it will then display
the currently-configured code.
Security Keycodes may one to six button presses long. Codes can use any key on
the keypad other than POWER ON.
Be gentle with the paper clip to ensure that you do not damage switch
mechanism.
4. After the new Security Keylock has been reconfigured, its new settings must be
confirmed. If you do not follow this sequence to store the new settings, any
changes you make will be discarded when you leave Security Keylock configuration mode.
VII. Cloning cont’d
5. After the new code is set and confirmed, carefully remove the paper clip as
usual to return to normal operation.
How the Security Keylock works
If the entered code is not correct, the system emits a long beep and remains
locked.
Example: You wish to control power and source selection on a projector, and volume on an IR-controllable amplifier.
1. Inactivity Shutdown Timer
Use of the Security Keylock feature requires the DISCRETE POWER ON and
POWER OFF keypad module to be inserted. If your device remote has only a “toggling power” key, you may still use this module if you program both POWER ON
and POWER OFF with the same (toggle) code.
Set the Inactivity Shutdown Timer
Different buttons on a single PixiePlus may be programmed with codes from different remote controls.
To do so, wire one IR emitter to the LCD monitor and the second IR emitter to the
amplifier. Program the PixiePlus power and source buttons with the codes from the
LCD monitor remote control. Program the PixiePlus volume buttons with the volume control codes from the amplifier remote control.
The Security Keylock locks the PixiePlus during disuse to prevent unauthorized
use. It disables the keys on the PixiePlus after POWER OFF is pressed, until a
Security Keycode is entered on the standard PixiePlus keypad. If the proper code
is not entered, the system cannot be turned on or used.
When the system is locked, any button press other than POWER ON is understood
as a Security Keycode entry. A soft chirp is emitted, but the key does NOT illuminate, and no control operation is performed. If the correct code sequence is
entered, the system unlocks, the interface illuminates, and normal operation is
restored, until the next time POWER OFF is pushed and the system locks again.
• If the timer expires, the system shuts itself down exactly as if the user had
pressed the POWER OFF key. Any macro programmed for POWER OFF is executed. If the Security Keylock feature is enabled, the PixiePlus will also lock.
VI. Configuring Special Features cont’d
If more than six keys are entered, the PixiePlus will beep and reset to the previously configured code.
When POWER OFF is pressed, the PixiePlus enters a “locked” state and all keypad buttons go dark.
• If the timer counts down to 120 seconds, the PixiePlus will begin beeping and
the POWER OFF button flashes to warn users that it is preparing to shut down.
10. To control multiple units of the same device:
One PixiePlus may send identical codes to multiple units of the same device without any additional configuration. For example, you may control two identical projectors with a single PixiePlus by adding an additional IR emitter and wiring it from the
PixiePlus to a second projector. A single button press on the PixiePlus will send
identical codes to both devices, and the PixiePlus will control them in tandem.
VI. Configuring Special Features cont’d
2. Security Keylock
What the Timer does
12. To restore the PixiePlus to its default preconfiguration: Set the device to
learning mode by inserting the paper clip. Then press and hold any two buttons
while the device is in learning mode. The whole keypad will blink, first slowly, then
quickly. Then the PixiePlus will beep four times, indicating that it has been restored
to its default configuration.
Each button must be independently set to macro mode.
If a button is reprogrammed the code will automatically default back to round robin
mode.
VI. Configuring Special Features cont’d
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
Copyright
Pixie™, PixiePlus™, and the SP Controls switch logo are trademarks of SP
Controls, Inc. Epson® is a registered trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation.
Decora™ is a registered trademark of Leviton Manufacturing Co. All other trademarks mentioned in this manual are the properties of their respective owners. No
part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any
means, electronic or mechanical, for any purpose, without express written permission of SP Controls, Inc.
(Decora™ wall plate not included)
© 2010 SP Controls, Inc. All rights reserved.
If the Security Keylock is not set, verify that the projector or monitor powers on normally with its own remote control or settop controls. If it does not, it may not be
plugged in or may require service.
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The PixiePlus is UL listed and CE certified.
Changes or modifications made to this equipment not expressly approved by SP
Controls, Inc., could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
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SP Controls, Inc. assumes no responsibility for any errors that appear in this document. Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
If the button did not seem to learn correctly, press any other button on the
PixiePlus, then press the target button again to rearm it, and repeat the learning
procedure.
Example: You wish to configure the PixiePlus to send a power command to a projector and a separate power command to an amplifier with single press of the
PixiePlus POWER ON button.
8. Repeat for each button: While still in learning mode, program and verify
each button.
To do so, program the PixiePlus POWER ON button with two commands, Power
On from the projector remote, and Power On from the amplifier remote. Then configure the PixiePlus POWER ON button to macro mode.
9. Set a button to macro mode: If a button has been programmed with multiple
commands, the button may be configured to send all commands with a single button press. By default, buttons are configured to Round Robin mode.
After verification, and while still in learning mode, press and hold the button you
wish to set to macro mode for approximately five seconds. The PixiePlus will beep
three times to indicate that it has now been set to macro mode.
Press-and-hold repeat commands (such as volume ramping) are not available for
buttons set to macro mode. A Macro button can send one and only one instance of
each code with a single button press. There is a 300 millisecond delay between
each code in the series. Some devices may not be able to respond to multiple
commands sent at this frequency.
Use of the Inactivity Shutdown Timer requires the DISCRETE POWER
ON/POWER OFF keypad module.
13. To exit learning mode: Gently remove the paper clip to exit learning mode. Be
sure not to hold any buttons while removing the paper clip, or the unit will be set to
cloning mode.
14. To test learned codes: Verify that the IR emitter bud has been placed directly
over the IR detector on the device the PixiePlus controls. Press the PixiePlus button that you wish to test. A red LED labeled “IR Activity” will blink when the code is
being sent, but the emitter bud does not illuminate.
Configuration of the Inactivity Shutdown Timer requires the VOLUME UP and VOLUME DOWN keypad module to be inserted. The volume module can be replaced
with a blank after the feature is configured.
• The timer begins counting down immediately after the PixiePlus powers on a display device. Pressing any button except POWER OFF resets the timer and it
begins timing down again. Pressing POWER OFF stops the timer. There is no visible behavior when the timer is counting down, until two minutes before it expires.
11.To control multiple devices:
15. Troubleshooting: If you cannot control the device, be sure that the emitter bud
is positioned correctly. If some buttons work but others do not, try re-programming
the buttons that do not work. Make sure you press the button on the remote for at
least one second during learning.
Fluorescent lights can interfere with IR signals. Check if the projector is close to a
fluorescent light source. If so, try turning off the lights. If this restores control, cover
the IR emitter bud and display device IR receiver window with an IR-opaque shield,
such as gaffer's tape.
Press and hold both volume keys while gently inserting a paper clip in the programing aperture of the PixiePlus.
By default the Security Keylock feature is off, and the default Security Keycode is
OFF-OFF-OFF.
The PixiePlus will begin beeping to communicate the current Timer setting
(described in the table below).
See Section X. Troubleshooting beginning on page 21 for more tips.
When you have reached the desired setting, remove the paper clip to return to normal operation.
VI. Configuring Special Features
Inactivity Shutdown Timer Settings
One PixiePlus may learn IR commands from remote controls from different
devices. Each button can be configured to send a single command (normal operation) or multiple commands (macro mode) with a single button press.
Example: The PixiePlus Inactivity Shutdown Timer is set to three hours. If no button is pressed on the PixiePlus for three hours, the PixiePlus will begin to beep and
flash in warning 120 seconds before three hours has elapsed. If no button is
pressed, at three hours the PixiePlus will send all codes programmed to the
POWER OFF button.
The Inactivity Shutdown Timer will automatically shut the display device down if it is
not used for a configurable length of time.
When the units are correctly lined up, the donor PixiePlus will automatically enter
cloning mode. Its Status LED will turn solid red and both units will chirp rapidly.
3. Hold the recipient steadily in front of the donor. If the connection is broken (the
recipient ceases to chirp), reposition the recipient unit to re-establish communication and the units will continue where they left off. If communication is broken for
more than 15 seconds, the recipient will time out of cloning mode and you will need
to begin again.
IX. Operation
Power buttons control power on the projector or monitor. The PixiePlus is always
on, and its LED backlit buttons remain continually illuminated, unless the Security
Keylock is active. By default the PixiePlus is configured with the Epson discrete
codes for Power On and Power Off.
POWER
ON
Toggling
To complete the installation, secure a Leviton
Decora™ wall plate (not included) over the face of
the PixiePlus. The outer screw holes on the PixiePlus
should be used to secure the wall plate.
SOURCE
Toggling
SOURCE
SOURCE
VIDEO
comp
COMP
audio
Discrete
(2-Button)
Programming Problems
Verify that the PixiePlus is in learning mode for programming. The Status LED continually blinks red when the PixiePlus is in learning mode.
Confirm that the IR emitter bud is positioned directly over the receiver on the IR
window of the device you are controlling. Some devices are sensitive to accurate
placement.
The Status LED is solid red and the PixiePlus beeps loudly each time you try to
arm a key for learning.
When the PixiePlus is emitting a code in verification mode, you should see the
Status LED flicker at a consistent strength and frequency. If the flickering seems
uneven, verify that you are holding the remote control in the correct sweet spot described in Section V, Part 3.
Some commands work but others do not.
Power and Source Selection commands are sent by RS-232 and Volume commands are sent by IR. If some commands but others are not working, check the
wiring type that matches the codes that are not working.
If you are using learning a device manufactured by Philips, Magnavox, or Koss,
consult the SP Controls PXE-DCM Philips Protocol Application Note for additional
programming instructions.
If the Status LED does not flicker rapidly when the remote control is emitting a
code, verify that the batteries in your remote control are fresh.
The PixiePlus beeps three times as soon as the paper clip is inserted into the programming aperture.
Volume
Operation Problems
If the PixiePlus is not used to control volume, a blank button insert may be used.
By default the PixiePlus is configured with RS-232 control codes for Volume Up
and Volume Down.
Fluorescent lights can interfere with IR signals. Check if the projector is close to a
fluorescent light source. If so, try turning off the lights. If this restores control, cover
the IR emitter bud and display device IR receiver window with an IR-opaque shield,
such as gaffer's tape. Some opaque tapes do not block IR.
Control is intermittent.
This can happen if a button is stuck. Check all buttons to make sure they are not
caught in a depressed position. If not, it is possible that the button contacts on the
PixiePlus circuit board are being shorted. Remove the bezel and check for solder
or bits of wire that could bridge the button contacts. Then reseat the buttons, reattach the bezel, and try entering programming mode again. If this does not correct
the problem, please contact SP Controls Technical Support.
Discrete
(4-Button)
If you are still unable to control your device, please contact SP Controls Technical
Support for further assistance.
approx. one inch apart
facing each other
To power the recipient, you may wish to temporarily daisy-chain power
from the terminal block of the donor unit with a short length of cable.
It will time out of cloning mode in about 15 seconds, so have both devices on
hand. If the PixiePlus times out of cloning mode, repeat this procedure to return it
to cloning mode.
2. Position the two units face-to-face, with both units held upright, approximately
one inch apart. They should be directly across from each other with the bezels
lined up. This will position the IR receiver window of the cloning PixiePlus directly
across from the IR transmitter in the donor PixiePlus.
Be sure not to obstruct the IR receiver window or transmitter with your
hands.
Is the PixiePlus display dark, and does it chirp when any button is pressed? If so,
the PixiePlus Security Keylock is active. See page 16 ff. for information on how to
configure and/or retrieve the Security Keylock code.
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Warranty
PixiePlus™
Projector Controller for Epson®
SP Controls warrants all PixiePlus products and accessories against defects in
materials and workmanship for a period of five years from the date of purchase.
Installation Guide
Although SP Controls thoroughly tested and reviewed this documentation, there is
no warranty, express or implied, with respect to quality, merchantability, or fitness
for a particular purpose. Therefore, the PixiePlus and accessories are provided "asis" and the purchaser assumes the entire risk as to quality and performance.
There are no obligations or liabilities on the part of the SP Controls Corporation for
consequential damages arising out of or in conjunction with the use or performance
of these products or other indirect damages with respect to loss of profit, revenue,
or cost of removal and/or replacement. Some states do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you
may also have other rights that vary from state to state. SP Controls' maximum liability shall not exceed the price paid by the user.
All implied warranties, including warranties for merchantability and/or fitness, are
limited in duration to five (5) years from the date of purchase. Proof of purchase
must be provided with any claim.
FCC Compliance
This equipment generates radio frequency energy and if not installed in
accordance with the manufacturer's instructions may cause radio interference.
This equipment complies with part 15, Subpart J of the FCC rules for a Class A
computing device. This equipment also complies with the Class A limits for radio
noise emission from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulation
of the Canadian Department of Communications. These above rules are designed
to provide reasonable protection against such interference when operating the
equipment in a commercial environment. If operation of this equipment in a residential area causes radio frequency interference, the user and not SP Controls,
Inc., will be responsible.
XI. Technical Specifications
Package Type
Single-Gang Decora™ Mounting
Dimensions
4.130” (h) x 1.745” (w) x .90” (d)
Weight (PCB with bezel and 3
insert modules)
2.5 oz
Power Supply
6VDC, 300mA
Output Type
IR Emitter/RS-232 (preconfigured, reprogramming RS-232 requires PXE-PGM-TOOL, sold
separately)
Recommended Wire
CAT5, CAT5e, or CAT6; male-female RS-232
straight serial
The PixiePlus does not power the projector/monitor on.
VOLUME
Any PixiePlus may quickly and easily copy all the codes from any other PixiePlus.
The PixiePlus cannot clone a Pixie.
Both units must be powered. The donor unit should be installed before beginning.
X. Troubleshooting cont’d
The PixiePlus does not control the projector/monitor.
The PixiePlus beeps three times when it is toggled between two-button and fourbutton Source Selection modes. This is done by pressing and holding any button
while inserting the paper clip. Is one of the buttons being activated while the paper
clip is being inserted?
video
VII. Cloning
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If the buttons appear to program properly but do not control the device, verify each
code is correctly learned immediately after it has been programmed. The button will
blink rapidly to indicate it is in verification mode. Push the button and the IR emitter
will emit the corresponding code.
Source button inserts control input selection on the projector or monitor. By default
the PixiePlus is configured with toggling source selection commands for use with
the 4-Button discrete module. The default Epson codes are Computer 1 and
Computer 2 (toggle) for the COMP button, and for Video 1 and Video 2 (toggle) for
the VIDEO button. The AUDIO button turns the Epson AP-60 audio system on and
off via IR, and the circle-with-line MUTE button toggles the projector mute on and
off.
By default, the PixiePlus clicks when a button is pressed. To mute, press and hold
any button while inserting a paper clip into the programming aperture. The
PixiePlus will beep quickly three times to indicate that AUDIO has been set to OFF.
3. To change the Security Keycode, enter a new code by pressing a sequence of
up to six keys, using any keys in any combination, except POWER ON. After the
code is entered, the PixiePlus will immediately show the new Security Keycode.
OFF
Discrete
3. PixiePlus Audio Feedback
2. To enable or disable the Security Keycode feature, press POWER ON to toggle
between enabled/disabled.
The ambient light is too bright. Shield the PixiePlus from ambient light sources and
try to re-program.
POWER
Source
VIII. Complete Installation
once
twice
three times
four times
five times
six times
seven times
eight times
To confirm the new settings, press POWER ON and hold it down until the PixiePlus
beeps three times.
Both units must have the same button insert types, though they may be of different
colors.
• The PixiePlus will show the existing Security Keycode by illuminating each button
in the code in sequence, pausing briefly, then repeating the code.
Timer DISABLED (default)
One-hour shutoff
Two-hour shutoff
Three-hour shutoff
Four-hour shutoff
Five-hour shutoff
Six-hour shutoff
Seven-hour shutoff
Eight-hour shutoff
X. Troubleshooting
Power
4. When the recipient has completed copying codes from the donor, it will beep 3
times and reset. After the PixiePlus has reset it will be fully operational with the
same codes and configuration settings programmed into the donor unit.
After cloning is complete, the donor unit will remain in cloning mode for 15 seconds
until it times out. It will then return to normal operation.
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
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PIXIEPLUS STATUS LED TIMER SETTING
One long beep
One quick beep
Two quick beeps
Three quick beeps
Four quick beeps
Five quick beeps
Six quick beeps
Seven quick beeps
Eight quick beeps
dark
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
1. Press and hold both POWER ON and POWER OFF while gently inserting a
paper clip into the PixiePlus programming aperture. The PixiePlus will enter
“Security Keylock configuration mode” and communicate the current Security
Keylock settings as follows:
• The Red Status LED indicates whether the Security Keylock feature is enabled
(LED is on) or disabled (LED is off).
PIXIEPLUS AUDIO
1. Set the recipient to cloning mode. If the PixiePlus has never been programmed,
you may set it to cloning mode by pressing and holding any button while applying
power. If a PixiePlus has previously been programmed, gently insert a paper clip
into the IR Learning aperture of the recipient unit. Press and hold any button on the
that unit and, while still holding the button, remove the paper clip. The PixiePlus
will rapidly chirp while in cloning mode.
In cloning there is a donor unit and a recipient unit. The donor unit must already be
programmed with the appropriate codes (see Section V). The recipient will copy
the donor unit’s codes.
Configure the Security Keylock
To change the active setting: Press VOLUME UP or VOLUME DOWN to cycle to
the next setting. The PixiePlus will indicate the new setting with a pattern of beeps,
and update its Red LED blinking.
Cloning Procedure
If the Security Keycode is forgotten, you can retrieve it by putting the
PixiePlus back in Security Keycode configuration mode – it will then display
the currently-configured code.
Security Keycodes may one to six button presses long. Codes can use any key on
the keypad other than POWER ON.
Be gentle with the paper clip to ensure that you do not damage switch
mechanism.
4. After the new Security Keylock has been reconfigured, its new settings must be
confirmed. If you do not follow this sequence to store the new settings, any
changes you make will be discarded when you leave Security Keylock configuration mode.
VII. Cloning cont’d
5. After the new code is set and confirmed, carefully remove the paper clip as
usual to return to normal operation.
How the Security Keylock works
If the entered code is not correct, the system emits a long beep and remains
locked.
Example: You wish to control power and source selection on a projector, and volume on an IR-controllable amplifier.
1. Inactivity Shutdown Timer
Use of the Security Keylock feature requires the DISCRETE POWER ON and
POWER OFF keypad module to be inserted. If your device remote has only a “toggling power” key, you may still use this module if you program both POWER ON
and POWER OFF with the same (toggle) code.
Set the Inactivity Shutdown Timer
Different buttons on a single PixiePlus may be programmed with codes from different remote controls.
To do so, wire one IR emitter to the LCD monitor and the second IR emitter to the
amplifier. Program the PixiePlus power and source buttons with the codes from the
LCD monitor remote control. Program the PixiePlus volume buttons with the volume control codes from the amplifier remote control.
The Security Keylock locks the PixiePlus during disuse to prevent unauthorized
use. It disables the keys on the PixiePlus after POWER OFF is pressed, until a
Security Keycode is entered on the standard PixiePlus keypad. If the proper code
is not entered, the system cannot be turned on or used.
When the system is locked, any button press other than POWER ON is understood
as a Security Keycode entry. A soft chirp is emitted, but the key does NOT illuminate, and no control operation is performed. If the correct code sequence is
entered, the system unlocks, the interface illuminates, and normal operation is
restored, until the next time POWER OFF is pushed and the system locks again.
• If the timer expires, the system shuts itself down exactly as if the user had
pressed the POWER OFF key. Any macro programmed for POWER OFF is executed. If the Security Keylock feature is enabled, the PixiePlus will also lock.
VI. Configuring Special Features cont’d
If more than six keys are entered, the PixiePlus will beep and reset to the previously configured code.
When POWER OFF is pressed, the PixiePlus enters a “locked” state and all keypad buttons go dark.
• If the timer counts down to 120 seconds, the PixiePlus will begin beeping and
the POWER OFF button flashes to warn users that it is preparing to shut down.
10. To control multiple units of the same device:
One PixiePlus may send identical codes to multiple units of the same device without any additional configuration. For example, you may control two identical projectors with a single PixiePlus by adding an additional IR emitter and wiring it from the
PixiePlus to a second projector. A single button press on the PixiePlus will send
identical codes to both devices, and the PixiePlus will control them in tandem.
VI. Configuring Special Features cont’d
2. Security Keylock
What the Timer does
12. To restore the PixiePlus to its default preconfiguration: Set the device to
learning mode by inserting the paper clip. Then press and hold any two buttons
while the device is in learning mode. The whole keypad will blink, first slowly, then
quickly. Then the PixiePlus will beep four times, indicating that it has been restored
to its default configuration.
Each button must be independently set to macro mode.
If a button is reprogrammed the code will automatically default back to round robin
mode.
VI. Configuring Special Features cont’d
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
Copyright
Pixie™, PixiePlus™, and the SP Controls switch logo are trademarks of SP
Controls, Inc. Epson® is a registered trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation.
Decora™ is a registered trademark of Leviton Manufacturing Co. All other trademarks mentioned in this manual are the properties of their respective owners. No
part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any
means, electronic or mechanical, for any purpose, without express written permission of SP Controls, Inc.
(Decora™ wall plate not included)
© 2010 SP Controls, Inc. All rights reserved.
If the Security Keylock is not set, verify that the projector or monitor powers on normally with its own remote control or settop controls. If it does not, it may not be
plugged in or may require service.
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The PixiePlus is UL listed and CE certified.
Changes or modifications made to this equipment not expressly approved by SP
Controls, Inc., could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
If the button did not seem to learn correctly, press any other button on the
PixiePlus, then press the target button again to rearm it, and repeat the learning
procedure.
Example: You wish to configure the PixiePlus to send a power command to a projector and a separate power command to an amplifier with single press of the
PixiePlus POWER ON button.
8. Repeat for each button: While still in learning mode, program and verify
each button.
To do so, program the PixiePlus POWER ON button with two commands, Power
On from the projector remote, and Power On from the amplifier remote. Then configure the PixiePlus POWER ON button to macro mode.
9. Set a button to macro mode: If a button has been programmed with multiple
commands, the button may be configured to send all commands with a single button press. By default, buttons are configured to Round Robin mode.
After verification, and while still in learning mode, press and hold the button you
wish to set to macro mode for approximately five seconds. The PixiePlus will beep
three times to indicate that it has now been set to macro mode.
Press-and-hold repeat commands (such as volume ramping) are not available for
buttons set to macro mode. A Macro button can send one and only one instance of
each code with a single button press. There is a 300 millisecond delay between
each code in the series. Some devices may not be able to respond to multiple
commands sent at this frequency.
Use of the Inactivity Shutdown Timer requires the DISCRETE POWER
ON/POWER OFF keypad module.
13. To exit learning mode: Gently remove the paper clip to exit learning mode. Be
sure not to hold any buttons while removing the paper clip, or the unit will be set to
cloning mode.
14. To test learned codes: Verify that the IR emitter bud has been placed directly
over the IR detector on the device the PixiePlus controls. Press the PixiePlus button that you wish to test. A red LED labeled “IR Activity” will blink when the code is
being sent, but the emitter bud does not illuminate.
Configuration of the Inactivity Shutdown Timer requires the VOLUME UP and VOLUME DOWN keypad module to be inserted. The volume module can be replaced
with a blank after the feature is configured.
• The timer begins counting down immediately after the PixiePlus powers on a display device. Pressing any button except POWER OFF resets the timer and it
begins timing down again. Pressing POWER OFF stops the timer. There is no visible behavior when the timer is counting down, until two minutes before it expires.
11.To control multiple devices:
15. Troubleshooting: If you cannot control the device, be sure that the emitter bud
is positioned correctly. If some buttons work but others do not, try re-programming
the buttons that do not work. Make sure you press the button on the remote for at
least one second during learning.
Fluorescent lights can interfere with IR signals. Check if the projector is close to a
fluorescent light source. If so, try turning off the lights. If this restores control, cover
the IR emitter bud and display device IR receiver window with an IR-opaque shield,
such as gaffer's tape.
Press and hold both volume keys while gently inserting a paper clip in the programing aperture of the PixiePlus.
By default the Security Keylock feature is off, and the default Security Keycode is
OFF-OFF-OFF.
The PixiePlus will begin beeping to communicate the current Timer setting
(described in the table below).
See Section X. Troubleshooting beginning on page 21 for more tips.
When you have reached the desired setting, remove the paper clip to return to normal operation.
VI. Configuring Special Features
Inactivity Shutdown Timer Settings
One PixiePlus may learn IR commands from remote controls from different
devices. Each button can be configured to send a single command (normal operation) or multiple commands (macro mode) with a single button press.
Example: The PixiePlus Inactivity Shutdown Timer is set to three hours. If no button is pressed on the PixiePlus for three hours, the PixiePlus will begin to beep and
flash in warning 120 seconds before three hours has elapsed. If no button is
pressed, at three hours the PixiePlus will send all codes programmed to the
POWER OFF button.
The Inactivity Shutdown Timer will automatically shut the display device down if it is
not used for a configurable length of time.
When the units are correctly lined up, the donor PixiePlus will automatically enter
cloning mode. Its Status LED will turn solid red and both units will chirp rapidly.
3. Hold the recipient steadily in front of the donor. If the connection is broken (the
recipient ceases to chirp), reposition the recipient unit to re-establish communication and the units will continue where they left off. If communication is broken for
more than 15 seconds, the recipient will time out of cloning mode and you will need
to begin again.
IX. Operation
Power buttons control power on the projector or monitor. The PixiePlus is always
on, and its LED backlit buttons remain continually illuminated, unless the Security
Keylock is active. By default the PixiePlus is configured with the Epson discrete
codes for Power On and Power Off.
POWER
ON
Toggling
To complete the installation, secure a Leviton
Decora™ wall plate (not included) over the face of
the PixiePlus. The outer screw holes on the PixiePlus
should be used to secure the wall plate.
SOURCE
Toggling
SOURCE
SOURCE
VIDEO
comp
COMP
audio
Discrete
(2-Button)
Programming Problems
Verify that the PixiePlus is in learning mode for programming. The Status LED continually blinks red when the PixiePlus is in learning mode.
Confirm that the IR emitter bud is positioned directly over the receiver on the IR
window of the device you are controlling. Some devices are sensitive to accurate
placement.
The Status LED is solid red and the PixiePlus beeps loudly each time you try to
arm a key for learning.
When the PixiePlus is emitting a code in verification mode, you should see the
Status LED flicker at a consistent strength and frequency. If the flickering seems
uneven, verify that you are holding the remote control in the correct sweet spot described in Section V, Part 3.
Some commands work but others do not.
Power and Source Selection commands are sent by RS-232 and Volume commands are sent by IR. If some commands but others are not working, check the
wiring type that matches the codes that are not working.
If you are using learning a device manufactured by Philips, Magnavox, or Koss,
consult the SP Controls PXE-DCM Philips Protocol Application Note for additional
programming instructions.
If the Status LED does not flicker rapidly when the remote control is emitting a
code, verify that the batteries in your remote control are fresh.
The PixiePlus beeps three times as soon as the paper clip is inserted into the programming aperture.
Volume
Operation Problems
If the PixiePlus is not used to control volume, a blank button insert may be used.
By default the PixiePlus is configured with RS-232 control codes for Volume Up
and Volume Down.
Fluorescent lights can interfere with IR signals. Check if the projector is close to a
fluorescent light source. If so, try turning off the lights. If this restores control, cover
the IR emitter bud and display device IR receiver window with an IR-opaque shield,
such as gaffer's tape. Some opaque tapes do not block IR.
Control is intermittent.
This can happen if a button is stuck. Check all buttons to make sure they are not
caught in a depressed position. If not, it is possible that the button contacts on the
PixiePlus circuit board are being shorted. Remove the bezel and check for solder
or bits of wire that could bridge the button contacts. Then reseat the buttons, reattach the bezel, and try entering programming mode again. If this does not correct
the problem, please contact SP Controls Technical Support.
Discrete
(4-Button)
If you are still unable to control your device, please contact SP Controls Technical
Support for further assistance.
approx. one inch apart
facing each other
To power the recipient, you may wish to temporarily daisy-chain power
from the terminal block of the donor unit with a short length of cable.
It will time out of cloning mode in about 15 seconds, so have both devices on
hand. If the PixiePlus times out of cloning mode, repeat this procedure to return it
to cloning mode.
2. Position the two units face-to-face, with both units held upright, approximately
one inch apart. They should be directly across from each other with the bezels
lined up. This will position the IR receiver window of the cloning PixiePlus directly
across from the IR transmitter in the donor PixiePlus.
Be sure not to obstruct the IR receiver window or transmitter with your
hands.
Is the PixiePlus display dark, and does it chirp when any button is pressed? If so,
the PixiePlus Security Keylock is active. See page 16 ff. for information on how to
configure and/or retrieve the Security Keylock code.
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Warranty
PixiePlus™
Projector Controller for Epson®
SP Controls warrants all PixiePlus products and accessories against defects in
materials and workmanship for a period of five years from the date of purchase.
Installation Guide
Although SP Controls thoroughly tested and reviewed this documentation, there is
no warranty, express or implied, with respect to quality, merchantability, or fitness
for a particular purpose. Therefore, the PixiePlus and accessories are provided "asis" and the purchaser assumes the entire risk as to quality and performance.
There are no obligations or liabilities on the part of the SP Controls Corporation for
consequential damages arising out of or in conjunction with the use or performance
of these products or other indirect damages with respect to loss of profit, revenue,
or cost of removal and/or replacement. Some states do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you
may also have other rights that vary from state to state. SP Controls' maximum liability shall not exceed the price paid by the user.
All implied warranties, including warranties for merchantability and/or fitness, are
limited in duration to five (5) years from the date of purchase. Proof of purchase
must be provided with any claim.
FCC Compliance
This equipment generates radio frequency energy and if not installed in
accordance with the manufacturer's instructions may cause radio interference.
This equipment complies with part 15, Subpart J of the FCC rules for a Class A
computing device. This equipment also complies with the Class A limits for radio
noise emission from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulation
of the Canadian Department of Communications. These above rules are designed
to provide reasonable protection against such interference when operating the
equipment in a commercial environment. If operation of this equipment in a residential area causes radio frequency interference, the user and not SP Controls,
Inc., will be responsible.
XI. Technical Specifications
Package Type
Single-Gang Decora™ Mounting
Dimensions
4.130” (h) x 1.745” (w) x .90” (d)
Weight (PCB with bezel and 3
insert modules)
2.5 oz
Power Supply
6VDC, 300mA
Output Type
IR Emitter/RS-232 (preconfigured, reprogramming RS-232 requires PXE-PGM-TOOL, sold
separately)
Recommended Wire
CAT5, CAT5e, or CAT6; male-female RS-232
straight serial
The PixiePlus does not power the projector/monitor on.
VOLUME
Any PixiePlus may quickly and easily copy all the codes from any other PixiePlus.
The PixiePlus cannot clone a Pixie.
Both units must be powered. The donor unit should be installed before beginning.
X. Troubleshooting cont’d
The PixiePlus does not control the projector/monitor.
The PixiePlus beeps three times when it is toggled between two-button and fourbutton Source Selection modes. This is done by pressing and holding any button
while inserting the paper clip. Is one of the buttons being activated while the paper
clip is being inserted?
video
VII. Cloning
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If the buttons appear to program properly but do not control the device, verify each
code is correctly learned immediately after it has been programmed. The button will
blink rapidly to indicate it is in verification mode. Push the button and the IR emitter
will emit the corresponding code.
Source button inserts control input selection on the projector or monitor. By default
the PixiePlus is configured with toggling source selection commands for use with
the 4-Button discrete module. The default Epson codes are Computer 1 and
Computer 2 (toggle) for the COMP button, and for Video 1 and Video 2 (toggle) for
the VIDEO button. The AUDIO button turns the Epson AP-60 audio system on and
off via IR, and the circle-with-line MUTE button toggles the projector mute on and
off.
By default, the PixiePlus clicks when a button is pressed. To mute, press and hold
any button while inserting a paper clip into the programming aperture. The
PixiePlus will beep quickly three times to indicate that AUDIO has been set to OFF.
3. To change the Security Keycode, enter a new code by pressing a sequence of
up to six keys, using any keys in any combination, except POWER ON. After the
code is entered, the PixiePlus will immediately show the new Security Keycode.
OFF
Discrete
3. PixiePlus Audio Feedback
2. To enable or disable the Security Keycode feature, press POWER ON to toggle
between enabled/disabled.
The ambient light is too bright. Shield the PixiePlus from ambient light sources and
try to re-program.
POWER
Source
VIII. Complete Installation
once
twice
three times
four times
five times
six times
seven times
eight times
To confirm the new settings, press POWER ON and hold it down until the PixiePlus
beeps three times.
Both units must have the same button insert types, though they may be of different
colors.
• The PixiePlus will show the existing Security Keycode by illuminating each button
in the code in sequence, pausing briefly, then repeating the code.
Timer DISABLED (default)
One-hour shutoff
Two-hour shutoff
Three-hour shutoff
Four-hour shutoff
Five-hour shutoff
Six-hour shutoff
Seven-hour shutoff
Eight-hour shutoff
X. Troubleshooting
Power
4. When the recipient has completed copying codes from the donor, it will beep 3
times and reset. After the PixiePlus has reset it will be fully operational with the
same codes and configuration settings programmed into the donor unit.
After cloning is complete, the donor unit will remain in cloning mode for 15 seconds
until it times out. It will then return to normal operation.
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
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PIXIEPLUS STATUS LED TIMER SETTING
One long beep
One quick beep
Two quick beeps
Three quick beeps
Four quick beeps
Five quick beeps
Six quick beeps
Seven quick beeps
Eight quick beeps
dark
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
1. Press and hold both POWER ON and POWER OFF while gently inserting a
paper clip into the PixiePlus programming aperture. The PixiePlus will enter
“Security Keylock configuration mode” and communicate the current Security
Keylock settings as follows:
• The Red Status LED indicates whether the Security Keylock feature is enabled
(LED is on) or disabled (LED is off).
PIXIEPLUS AUDIO
1. Set the recipient to cloning mode. If the PixiePlus has never been programmed,
you may set it to cloning mode by pressing and holding any button while applying
power. If a PixiePlus has previously been programmed, gently insert a paper clip
into the IR Learning aperture of the recipient unit. Press and hold any button on the
that unit and, while still holding the button, remove the paper clip. The PixiePlus
will rapidly chirp while in cloning mode.
In cloning there is a donor unit and a recipient unit. The donor unit must already be
programmed with the appropriate codes (see Section V). The recipient will copy
the donor unit’s codes.
Configure the Security Keylock
To change the active setting: Press VOLUME UP or VOLUME DOWN to cycle to
the next setting. The PixiePlus will indicate the new setting with a pattern of beeps,
and update its Red LED blinking.
Cloning Procedure
If the Security Keycode is forgotten, you can retrieve it by putting the
PixiePlus back in Security Keycode configuration mode – it will then display
the currently-configured code.
Security Keycodes may one to six button presses long. Codes can use any key on
the keypad other than POWER ON.
Be gentle with the paper clip to ensure that you do not damage switch
mechanism.
4. After the new Security Keylock has been reconfigured, its new settings must be
confirmed. If you do not follow this sequence to store the new settings, any
changes you make will be discarded when you leave Security Keylock configuration mode.
VII. Cloning cont’d
5. After the new code is set and confirmed, carefully remove the paper clip as
usual to return to normal operation.
How the Security Keylock works
If the entered code is not correct, the system emits a long beep and remains
locked.
Example: You wish to control power and source selection on a projector, and volume on an IR-controllable amplifier.
1. Inactivity Shutdown Timer
Use of the Security Keylock feature requires the DISCRETE POWER ON and
POWER OFF keypad module to be inserted. If your device remote has only a “toggling power” key, you may still use this module if you program both POWER ON
and POWER OFF with the same (toggle) code.
Set the Inactivity Shutdown Timer
Different buttons on a single PixiePlus may be programmed with codes from different remote controls.
To do so, wire one IR emitter to the LCD monitor and the second IR emitter to the
amplifier. Program the PixiePlus power and source buttons with the codes from the
LCD monitor remote control. Program the PixiePlus volume buttons with the volume control codes from the amplifier remote control.
The Security Keylock locks the PixiePlus during disuse to prevent unauthorized
use. It disables the keys on the PixiePlus after POWER OFF is pressed, until a
Security Keycode is entered on the standard PixiePlus keypad. If the proper code
is not entered, the system cannot be turned on or used.
When the system is locked, any button press other than POWER ON is understood
as a Security Keycode entry. A soft chirp is emitted, but the key does NOT illuminate, and no control operation is performed. If the correct code sequence is
entered, the system unlocks, the interface illuminates, and normal operation is
restored, until the next time POWER OFF is pushed and the system locks again.
• If the timer expires, the system shuts itself down exactly as if the user had
pressed the POWER OFF key. Any macro programmed for POWER OFF is executed. If the Security Keylock feature is enabled, the PixiePlus will also lock.
VI. Configuring Special Features cont’d
If more than six keys are entered, the PixiePlus will beep and reset to the previously configured code.
When POWER OFF is pressed, the PixiePlus enters a “locked” state and all keypad buttons go dark.
• If the timer counts down to 120 seconds, the PixiePlus will begin beeping and
the POWER OFF button flashes to warn users that it is preparing to shut down.
10. To control multiple units of the same device:
One PixiePlus may send identical codes to multiple units of the same device without any additional configuration. For example, you may control two identical projectors with a single PixiePlus by adding an additional IR emitter and wiring it from the
PixiePlus to a second projector. A single button press on the PixiePlus will send
identical codes to both devices, and the PixiePlus will control them in tandem.
VI. Configuring Special Features cont’d
2. Security Keylock
What the Timer does
12. To restore the PixiePlus to its default preconfiguration: Set the device to
learning mode by inserting the paper clip. Then press and hold any two buttons
while the device is in learning mode. The whole keypad will blink, first slowly, then
quickly. Then the PixiePlus will beep four times, indicating that it has been restored
to its default configuration.
Each button must be independently set to macro mode.
If a button is reprogrammed the code will automatically default back to round robin
mode.
VI. Configuring Special Features cont’d
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
Copyright
Pixie™, PixiePlus™, and the SP Controls switch logo are trademarks of SP
Controls, Inc. Epson® is a registered trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation.
Decora™ is a registered trademark of Leviton Manufacturing Co. All other trademarks mentioned in this manual are the properties of their respective owners. No
part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any
means, electronic or mechanical, for any purpose, without express written permission of SP Controls, Inc.
(Decora™ wall plate not included)
© 2010 SP Controls, Inc. All rights reserved.
If the Security Keylock is not set, verify that the projector or monitor powers on normally with its own remote control or settop controls. If it does not, it may not be
plugged in or may require service.
Control
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The PixiePlus is UL listed and CE certified.
Changes or modifications made to this equipment not expressly approved by SP
Controls, Inc., could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
If the button did not seem to learn correctly, press any other button on the
PixiePlus, then press the target button again to rearm it, and repeat the learning
procedure.
Example: You wish to configure the PixiePlus to send a power command to a projector and a separate power command to an amplifier with single press of the
PixiePlus POWER ON button.
8. Repeat for each button: While still in learning mode, program and verify
each button.
To do so, program the PixiePlus POWER ON button with two commands, Power
On from the projector remote, and Power On from the amplifier remote. Then configure the PixiePlus POWER ON button to macro mode.
9. Set a button to macro mode: If a button has been programmed with multiple
commands, the button may be configured to send all commands with a single button press. By default, buttons are configured to Round Robin mode.
After verification, and while still in learning mode, press and hold the button you
wish to set to macro mode for approximately five seconds. The PixiePlus will beep
three times to indicate that it has now been set to macro mode.
Press-and-hold repeat commands (such as volume ramping) are not available for
buttons set to macro mode. A Macro button can send one and only one instance of
each code with a single button press. There is a 300 millisecond delay between
each code in the series. Some devices may not be able to respond to multiple
commands sent at this frequency.
Use of the Inactivity Shutdown Timer requires the DISCRETE POWER
ON/POWER OFF keypad module.
13. To exit learning mode: Gently remove the paper clip to exit learning mode. Be
sure not to hold any buttons while removing the paper clip, or the unit will be set to
cloning mode.
14. To test learned codes: Verify that the IR emitter bud has been placed directly
over the IR detector on the device the PixiePlus controls. Press the PixiePlus button that you wish to test. A red LED labeled “IR Activity” will blink when the code is
being sent, but the emitter bud does not illuminate.
Configuration of the Inactivity Shutdown Timer requires the VOLUME UP and VOLUME DOWN keypad module to be inserted. The volume module can be replaced
with a blank after the feature is configured.
• The timer begins counting down immediately after the PixiePlus powers on a display device. Pressing any button except POWER OFF resets the timer and it
begins timing down again. Pressing POWER OFF stops the timer. There is no visible behavior when the timer is counting down, until two minutes before it expires.
11.To control multiple devices:
15. Troubleshooting: If you cannot control the device, be sure that the emitter bud
is positioned correctly. If some buttons work but others do not, try re-programming
the buttons that do not work. Make sure you press the button on the remote for at
least one second during learning.
Fluorescent lights can interfere with IR signals. Check if the projector is close to a
fluorescent light source. If so, try turning off the lights. If this restores control, cover
the IR emitter bud and display device IR receiver window with an IR-opaque shield,
such as gaffer's tape.
Press and hold both volume keys while gently inserting a paper clip in the programing aperture of the PixiePlus.
By default the Security Keylock feature is off, and the default Security Keycode is
OFF-OFF-OFF.
The PixiePlus will begin beeping to communicate the current Timer setting
(described in the table below).
See Section X. Troubleshooting beginning on page 21 for more tips.
When you have reached the desired setting, remove the paper clip to return to normal operation.
VI. Configuring Special Features
Inactivity Shutdown Timer Settings
One PixiePlus may learn IR commands from remote controls from different
devices. Each button can be configured to send a single command (normal operation) or multiple commands (macro mode) with a single button press.
Example: The PixiePlus Inactivity Shutdown Timer is set to three hours. If no button is pressed on the PixiePlus for three hours, the PixiePlus will begin to beep and
flash in warning 120 seconds before three hours has elapsed. If no button is
pressed, at three hours the PixiePlus will send all codes programmed to the
POWER OFF button.
The Inactivity Shutdown Timer will automatically shut the display device down if it is
not used for a configurable length of time.
When the units are correctly lined up, the donor PixiePlus will automatically enter
cloning mode. Its Status LED will turn solid red and both units will chirp rapidly.
3. Hold the recipient steadily in front of the donor. If the connection is broken (the
recipient ceases to chirp), reposition the recipient unit to re-establish communication and the units will continue where they left off. If communication is broken for
more than 15 seconds, the recipient will time out of cloning mode and you will need
to begin again.
IX. Operation
Power buttons control power on the projector or monitor. The PixiePlus is always
on, and its LED backlit buttons remain continually illuminated, unless the Security
Keylock is active. By default the PixiePlus is configured with the Epson discrete
codes for Power On and Power Off.
POWER
ON
Toggling
To complete the installation, secure a Leviton
Decora™ wall plate (not included) over the face of
the PixiePlus. The outer screw holes on the PixiePlus
should be used to secure the wall plate.
SOURCE
Toggling
SOURCE
SOURCE
VIDEO
comp
COMP
audio
Discrete
(2-Button)
Programming Problems
Verify that the PixiePlus is in learning mode for programming. The Status LED continually blinks red when the PixiePlus is in learning mode.
Confirm that the IR emitter bud is positioned directly over the receiver on the IR
window of the device you are controlling. Some devices are sensitive to accurate
placement.
The Status LED is solid red and the PixiePlus beeps loudly each time you try to
arm a key for learning.
When the PixiePlus is emitting a code in verification mode, you should see the
Status LED flicker at a consistent strength and frequency. If the flickering seems
uneven, verify that you are holding the remote control in the correct sweet spot described in Section V, Part 3.
Some commands work but others do not.
Power and Source Selection commands are sent by RS-232 and Volume commands are sent by IR. If some commands but others are not working, check the
wiring type that matches the codes that are not working.
If you are using learning a device manufactured by Philips, Magnavox, or Koss,
consult the SP Controls PXE-DCM Philips Protocol Application Note for additional
programming instructions.
If the Status LED does not flicker rapidly when the remote control is emitting a
code, verify that the batteries in your remote control are fresh.
The PixiePlus beeps three times as soon as the paper clip is inserted into the programming aperture.
Volume
Operation Problems
If the PixiePlus is not used to control volume, a blank button insert may be used.
By default the PixiePlus is configured with RS-232 control codes for Volume Up
and Volume Down.
Fluorescent lights can interfere with IR signals. Check if the projector is close to a
fluorescent light source. If so, try turning off the lights. If this restores control, cover
the IR emitter bud and display device IR receiver window with an IR-opaque shield,
such as gaffer's tape. Some opaque tapes do not block IR.
Control is intermittent.
This can happen if a button is stuck. Check all buttons to make sure they are not
caught in a depressed position. If not, it is possible that the button contacts on the
PixiePlus circuit board are being shorted. Remove the bezel and check for solder
or bits of wire that could bridge the button contacts. Then reseat the buttons, reattach the bezel, and try entering programming mode again. If this does not correct
the problem, please contact SP Controls Technical Support.
Discrete
(4-Button)
If you are still unable to control your device, please contact SP Controls Technical
Support for further assistance.
approx. one inch apart
facing each other
To power the recipient, you may wish to temporarily daisy-chain power
from the terminal block of the donor unit with a short length of cable.
It will time out of cloning mode in about 15 seconds, so have both devices on
hand. If the PixiePlus times out of cloning mode, repeat this procedure to return it
to cloning mode.
2. Position the two units face-to-face, with both units held upright, approximately
one inch apart. They should be directly across from each other with the bezels
lined up. This will position the IR receiver window of the cloning PixiePlus directly
across from the IR transmitter in the donor PixiePlus.
Be sure not to obstruct the IR receiver window or transmitter with your
hands.
Is the PixiePlus display dark, and does it chirp when any button is pressed? If so,
the PixiePlus Security Keylock is active. See page 16 ff. for information on how to
configure and/or retrieve the Security Keylock code.
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Warranty
PixiePlus™
Projector Controller for Epson®
SP Controls warrants all PixiePlus products and accessories against defects in
materials and workmanship for a period of five years from the date of purchase.
Installation Guide
Although SP Controls thoroughly tested and reviewed this documentation, there is
no warranty, express or implied, with respect to quality, merchantability, or fitness
for a particular purpose. Therefore, the PixiePlus and accessories are provided "asis" and the purchaser assumes the entire risk as to quality and performance.
There are no obligations or liabilities on the part of the SP Controls Corporation for
consequential damages arising out of or in conjunction with the use or performance
of these products or other indirect damages with respect to loss of profit, revenue,
or cost of removal and/or replacement. Some states do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you
may also have other rights that vary from state to state. SP Controls' maximum liability shall not exceed the price paid by the user.
All implied warranties, including warranties for merchantability and/or fitness, are
limited in duration to five (5) years from the date of purchase. Proof of purchase
must be provided with any claim.
FCC Compliance
This equipment generates radio frequency energy and if not installed in
accordance with the manufacturer's instructions may cause radio interference.
This equipment complies with part 15, Subpart J of the FCC rules for a Class A
computing device. This equipment also complies with the Class A limits for radio
noise emission from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulation
of the Canadian Department of Communications. These above rules are designed
to provide reasonable protection against such interference when operating the
equipment in a commercial environment. If operation of this equipment in a residential area causes radio frequency interference, the user and not SP Controls,
Inc., will be responsible.
XI. Technical Specifications
Package Type
Single-Gang Decora™ Mounting
Dimensions
4.130” (h) x 1.745” (w) x .90” (d)
Weight (PCB with bezel and 3
insert modules)
2.5 oz
Power Supply
6VDC, 300mA
Output Type
IR Emitter/RS-232 (preconfigured, reprogramming RS-232 requires PXE-PGM-TOOL, sold
separately)
Recommended Wire
CAT5, CAT5e, or CAT6; male-female RS-232
straight serial
The PixiePlus does not power the projector/monitor on.
VOLUME
Any PixiePlus may quickly and easily copy all the codes from any other PixiePlus.
The PixiePlus cannot clone a Pixie.
Both units must be powered. The donor unit should be installed before beginning.
X. Troubleshooting cont’d
The PixiePlus does not control the projector/monitor.
The PixiePlus beeps three times when it is toggled between two-button and fourbutton Source Selection modes. This is done by pressing and holding any button
while inserting the paper clip. Is one of the buttons being activated while the paper
clip is being inserted?
video
VII. Cloning
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If the buttons appear to program properly but do not control the device, verify each
code is correctly learned immediately after it has been programmed. The button will
blink rapidly to indicate it is in verification mode. Push the button and the IR emitter
will emit the corresponding code.
Source button inserts control input selection on the projector or monitor. By default
the PixiePlus is configured with toggling source selection commands for use with
the 4-Button discrete module. The default Epson codes are Computer 1 and
Computer 2 (toggle) for the COMP button, and for Video 1 and Video 2 (toggle) for
the VIDEO button. The AUDIO button turns the Epson AP-60 audio system on and
off via IR, and the circle-with-line MUTE button toggles the projector mute on and
off.
By default, the PixiePlus clicks when a button is pressed. To mute, press and hold
any button while inserting a paper clip into the programming aperture. The
PixiePlus will beep quickly three times to indicate that AUDIO has been set to OFF.
3. To change the Security Keycode, enter a new code by pressing a sequence of
up to six keys, using any keys in any combination, except POWER ON. After the
code is entered, the PixiePlus will immediately show the new Security Keycode.
OFF
Discrete
3. PixiePlus Audio Feedback
2. To enable or disable the Security Keycode feature, press POWER ON to toggle
between enabled/disabled.
The ambient light is too bright. Shield the PixiePlus from ambient light sources and
try to re-program.
POWER
Source
VIII. Complete Installation
once
twice
three times
four times
five times
six times
seven times
eight times
To confirm the new settings, press POWER ON and hold it down until the PixiePlus
beeps three times.
Both units must have the same button insert types, though they may be of different
colors.
• The PixiePlus will show the existing Security Keycode by illuminating each button
in the code in sequence, pausing briefly, then repeating the code.
Timer DISABLED (default)
One-hour shutoff
Two-hour shutoff
Three-hour shutoff
Four-hour shutoff
Five-hour shutoff
Six-hour shutoff
Seven-hour shutoff
Eight-hour shutoff
X. Troubleshooting
Power
4. When the recipient has completed copying codes from the donor, it will beep 3
times and reset. After the PixiePlus has reset it will be fully operational with the
same codes and configuration settings programmed into the donor unit.
After cloning is complete, the donor unit will remain in cloning mode for 15 seconds
until it times out. It will then return to normal operation.
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
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PIXIEPLUS STATUS LED TIMER SETTING
One long beep
One quick beep
Two quick beeps
Three quick beeps
Four quick beeps
Five quick beeps
Six quick beeps
Seven quick beeps
Eight quick beeps
dark
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
1. Press and hold both POWER ON and POWER OFF while gently inserting a
paper clip into the PixiePlus programming aperture. The PixiePlus will enter
“Security Keylock configuration mode” and communicate the current Security
Keylock settings as follows:
• The Red Status LED indicates whether the Security Keylock feature is enabled
(LED is on) or disabled (LED is off).
PIXIEPLUS AUDIO
1. Set the recipient to cloning mode. If the PixiePlus has never been programmed,
you may set it to cloning mode by pressing and holding any button while applying
power. If a PixiePlus has previously been programmed, gently insert a paper clip
into the IR Learning aperture of the recipient unit. Press and hold any button on the
that unit and, while still holding the button, remove the paper clip. The PixiePlus
will rapidly chirp while in cloning mode.
In cloning there is a donor unit and a recipient unit. The donor unit must already be
programmed with the appropriate codes (see Section V). The recipient will copy
the donor unit’s codes.
Configure the Security Keylock
To change the active setting: Press VOLUME UP or VOLUME DOWN to cycle to
the next setting. The PixiePlus will indicate the new setting with a pattern of beeps,
and update its Red LED blinking.
Cloning Procedure
If the Security Keycode is forgotten, you can retrieve it by putting the
PixiePlus back in Security Keycode configuration mode – it will then display
the currently-configured code.
Security Keycodes may one to six button presses long. Codes can use any key on
the keypad other than POWER ON.
Be gentle with the paper clip to ensure that you do not damage switch
mechanism.
4. After the new Security Keylock has been reconfigured, its new settings must be
confirmed. If you do not follow this sequence to store the new settings, any
changes you make will be discarded when you leave Security Keylock configuration mode.
VII. Cloning cont’d
5. After the new code is set and confirmed, carefully remove the paper clip as
usual to return to normal operation.
How the Security Keylock works
If the entered code is not correct, the system emits a long beep and remains
locked.
Example: You wish to control power and source selection on a projector, and volume on an IR-controllable amplifier.
1. Inactivity Shutdown Timer
Use of the Security Keylock feature requires the DISCRETE POWER ON and
POWER OFF keypad module to be inserted. If your device remote has only a “toggling power” key, you may still use this module if you program both POWER ON
and POWER OFF with the same (toggle) code.
Set the Inactivity Shutdown Timer
Different buttons on a single PixiePlus may be programmed with codes from different remote controls.
To do so, wire one IR emitter to the LCD monitor and the second IR emitter to the
amplifier. Program the PixiePlus power and source buttons with the codes from the
LCD monitor remote control. Program the PixiePlus volume buttons with the volume control codes from the amplifier remote control.
The Security Keylock locks the PixiePlus during disuse to prevent unauthorized
use. It disables the keys on the PixiePlus after POWER OFF is pressed, until a
Security Keycode is entered on the standard PixiePlus keypad. If the proper code
is not entered, the system cannot be turned on or used.
When the system is locked, any button press other than POWER ON is understood
as a Security Keycode entry. A soft chirp is emitted, but the key does NOT illuminate, and no control operation is performed. If the correct code sequence is
entered, the system unlocks, the interface illuminates, and normal operation is
restored, until the next time POWER OFF is pushed and the system locks again.
• If the timer expires, the system shuts itself down exactly as if the user had
pressed the POWER OFF key. Any macro programmed for POWER OFF is executed. If the Security Keylock feature is enabled, the PixiePlus will also lock.
VI. Configuring Special Features cont’d
If more than six keys are entered, the PixiePlus will beep and reset to the previously configured code.
When POWER OFF is pressed, the PixiePlus enters a “locked” state and all keypad buttons go dark.
• If the timer counts down to 120 seconds, the PixiePlus will begin beeping and
the POWER OFF button flashes to warn users that it is preparing to shut down.
10. To control multiple units of the same device:
One PixiePlus may send identical codes to multiple units of the same device without any additional configuration. For example, you may control two identical projectors with a single PixiePlus by adding an additional IR emitter and wiring it from the
PixiePlus to a second projector. A single button press on the PixiePlus will send
identical codes to both devices, and the PixiePlus will control them in tandem.
VI. Configuring Special Features cont’d
2. Security Keylock
What the Timer does
12. To restore the PixiePlus to its default preconfiguration: Set the device to
learning mode by inserting the paper clip. Then press and hold any two buttons
while the device is in learning mode. The whole keypad will blink, first slowly, then
quickly. Then the PixiePlus will beep four times, indicating that it has been restored
to its default configuration.
Each button must be independently set to macro mode.
If a button is reprogrammed the code will automatically default back to round robin
mode.
VI. Configuring Special Features cont’d
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
Copyright
Pixie™, PixiePlus™, and the SP Controls switch logo are trademarks of SP
Controls, Inc. Epson® is a registered trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation.
Decora™ is a registered trademark of Leviton Manufacturing Co. All other trademarks mentioned in this manual are the properties of their respective owners. No
part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any
means, electronic or mechanical, for any purpose, without express written permission of SP Controls, Inc.
(Decora™ wall plate not included)
© 2010 SP Controls, Inc. All rights reserved.
If the Security Keylock is not set, verify that the projector or monitor powers on normally with its own remote control or settop controls. If it does not, it may not be
plugged in or may require service.
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The PixiePlus is UL listed and CE certified.
Changes or modifications made to this equipment not expressly approved by SP
Controls, Inc., could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
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SP Controls, Inc. assumes no responsibility for any errors that appear in this document. Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
If the button did not seem to learn correctly, press any other button on the
PixiePlus, then press the target button again to rearm it, and repeat the learning
procedure.
Example: You wish to configure the PixiePlus to send a power command to a projector and a separate power command to an amplifier with single press of the
PixiePlus POWER ON button.
8. Repeat for each button: While still in learning mode, program and verify
each button.
To do so, program the PixiePlus POWER ON button with two commands, Power
On from the projector remote, and Power On from the amplifier remote. Then configure the PixiePlus POWER ON button to macro mode.
9. Set a button to macro mode: If a button has been programmed with multiple
commands, the button may be configured to send all commands with a single button press. By default, buttons are configured to Round Robin mode.
After verification, and while still in learning mode, press and hold the button you
wish to set to macro mode for approximately five seconds. The PixiePlus will beep
three times to indicate that it has now been set to macro mode.
Press-and-hold repeat commands (such as volume ramping) are not available for
buttons set to macro mode. A Macro button can send one and only one instance of
each code with a single button press. There is a 300 millisecond delay between
each code in the series. Some devices may not be able to respond to multiple
commands sent at this frequency.
Use of the Inactivity Shutdown Timer requires the DISCRETE POWER
ON/POWER OFF keypad module.
13. To exit learning mode: Gently remove the paper clip to exit learning mode. Be
sure not to hold any buttons while removing the paper clip, or the unit will be set to
cloning mode.
14. To test learned codes: Verify that the IR emitter bud has been placed directly
over the IR detector on the device the PixiePlus controls. Press the PixiePlus button that you wish to test. A red LED labeled “IR Activity” will blink when the code is
being sent, but the emitter bud does not illuminate.
Configuration of the Inactivity Shutdown Timer requires the VOLUME UP and VOLUME DOWN keypad module to be inserted. The volume module can be replaced
with a blank after the feature is configured.
• The timer begins counting down immediately after the PixiePlus powers on a display device. Pressing any button except POWER OFF resets the timer and it
begins timing down again. Pressing POWER OFF stops the timer. There is no visible behavior when the timer is counting down, until two minutes before it expires.
11.To control multiple devices:
15. Troubleshooting: If you cannot control the device, be sure that the emitter bud
is positioned correctly. If some buttons work but others do not, try re-programming
the buttons that do not work. Make sure you press the button on the remote for at
least one second during learning.
Fluorescent lights can interfere with IR signals. Check if the projector is close to a
fluorescent light source. If so, try turning off the lights. If this restores control, cover
the IR emitter bud and display device IR receiver window with an IR-opaque shield,
such as gaffer's tape.
Press and hold both volume keys while gently inserting a paper clip in the programing aperture of the PixiePlus.
By default the Security Keylock feature is off, and the default Security Keycode is
OFF-OFF-OFF.
The PixiePlus will begin beeping to communicate the current Timer setting
(described in the table below).
See Section X. Troubleshooting beginning on page 21 for more tips.
When you have reached the desired setting, remove the paper clip to return to normal operation.
VI. Configuring Special Features
Inactivity Shutdown Timer Settings
One PixiePlus may learn IR commands from remote controls from different
devices. Each button can be configured to send a single command (normal operation) or multiple commands (macro mode) with a single button press.
Example: The PixiePlus Inactivity Shutdown Timer is set to three hours. If no button is pressed on the PixiePlus for three hours, the PixiePlus will begin to beep and
flash in warning 120 seconds before three hours has elapsed. If no button is
pressed, at three hours the PixiePlus will send all codes programmed to the
POWER OFF button.
The Inactivity Shutdown Timer will automatically shut the display device down if it is
not used for a configurable length of time.
When the units are correctly lined up, the donor PixiePlus will automatically enter
cloning mode. Its Status LED will turn solid red and both units will chirp rapidly.
3. Hold the recipient steadily in front of the donor. If the connection is broken (the
recipient ceases to chirp), reposition the recipient unit to re-establish communication and the units will continue where they left off. If communication is broken for
more than 15 seconds, the recipient will time out of cloning mode and you will need
to begin again.
IX. Operation
Power buttons control power on the projector or monitor. The PixiePlus is always
on, and its LED backlit buttons remain continually illuminated, unless the Security
Keylock is active. By default the PixiePlus is configured with the Epson discrete
codes for Power On and Power Off.
POWER
ON
Toggling
To complete the installation, secure a Leviton
Decora™ wall plate (not included) over the face of
the PixiePlus. The outer screw holes on the PixiePlus
should be used to secure the wall plate.
SOURCE
Toggling
SOURCE
SOURCE
VIDEO
comp
COMP
audio
Discrete
(2-Button)
Programming Problems
Verify that the PixiePlus is in learning mode for programming. The Status LED continually blinks red when the PixiePlus is in learning mode.
Confirm that the IR emitter bud is positioned directly over the receiver on the IR
window of the device you are controlling. Some devices are sensitive to accurate
placement.
The Status LED is solid red and the PixiePlus beeps loudly each time you try to
arm a key for learning.
When the PixiePlus is emitting a code in verification mode, you should see the
Status LED flicker at a consistent strength and frequency. If the flickering seems
uneven, verify that you are holding the remote control in the correct sweet spot described in Section V, Part 3.
Some commands work but others do not.
Power and Source Selection commands are sent by RS-232 and Volume commands are sent by IR. If some commands but others are not working, check the
wiring type that matches the codes that are not working.
If you are using learning a device manufactured by Philips, Magnavox, or Koss,
consult the SP Controls PXE-DCM Philips Protocol Application Note for additional
programming instructions.
If the Status LED does not flicker rapidly when the remote control is emitting a
code, verify that the batteries in your remote control are fresh.
The PixiePlus beeps three times as soon as the paper clip is inserted into the programming aperture.
Volume
Operation Problems
If the PixiePlus is not used to control volume, a blank button insert may be used.
By default the PixiePlus is configured with RS-232 control codes for Volume Up
and Volume Down.
Fluorescent lights can interfere with IR signals. Check if the projector is close to a
fluorescent light source. If so, try turning off the lights. If this restores control, cover
the IR emitter bud and display device IR receiver window with an IR-opaque shield,
such as gaffer's tape. Some opaque tapes do not block IR.
Control is intermittent.
This can happen if a button is stuck. Check all buttons to make sure they are not
caught in a depressed position. If not, it is possible that the button contacts on the
PixiePlus circuit board are being shorted. Remove the bezel and check for solder
or bits of wire that could bridge the button contacts. Then reseat the buttons, reattach the bezel, and try entering programming mode again. If this does not correct
the problem, please contact SP Controls Technical Support.
Discrete
(4-Button)
If you are still unable to control your device, please contact SP Controls Technical
Support for further assistance.
approx. one inch apart
facing each other
To power the recipient, you may wish to temporarily daisy-chain power
from the terminal block of the donor unit with a short length of cable.
It will time out of cloning mode in about 15 seconds, so have both devices on
hand. If the PixiePlus times out of cloning mode, repeat this procedure to return it
to cloning mode.
2. Position the two units face-to-face, with both units held upright, approximately
one inch apart. They should be directly across from each other with the bezels
lined up. This will position the IR receiver window of the cloning PixiePlus directly
across from the IR transmitter in the donor PixiePlus.
Be sure not to obstruct the IR receiver window or transmitter with your
hands.
Is the PixiePlus display dark, and does it chirp when any button is pressed? If so,
the PixiePlus Security Keylock is active. See page 16 ff. for information on how to
configure and/or retrieve the Security Keylock code.
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Warranty
PixiePlus™
Projector Controller for Epson®
SP Controls warrants all PixiePlus products and accessories against defects in
materials and workmanship for a period of five years from the date of purchase.
Installation Guide
Although SP Controls thoroughly tested and reviewed this documentation, there is
no warranty, express or implied, with respect to quality, merchantability, or fitness
for a particular purpose. Therefore, the PixiePlus and accessories are provided "asis" and the purchaser assumes the entire risk as to quality and performance.
There are no obligations or liabilities on the part of the SP Controls Corporation for
consequential damages arising out of or in conjunction with the use or performance
of these products or other indirect damages with respect to loss of profit, revenue,
or cost of removal and/or replacement. Some states do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you
may also have other rights that vary from state to state. SP Controls' maximum liability shall not exceed the price paid by the user.
All implied warranties, including warranties for merchantability and/or fitness, are
limited in duration to five (5) years from the date of purchase. Proof of purchase
must be provided with any claim.
FCC Compliance
This equipment generates radio frequency energy and if not installed in
accordance with the manufacturer's instructions may cause radio interference.
This equipment complies with part 15, Subpart J of the FCC rules for a Class A
computing device. This equipment also complies with the Class A limits for radio
noise emission from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulation
of the Canadian Department of Communications. These above rules are designed
to provide reasonable protection against such interference when operating the
equipment in a commercial environment. If operation of this equipment in a residential area causes radio frequency interference, the user and not SP Controls,
Inc., will be responsible.
XI. Technical Specifications
Package Type
Single-Gang Decora™ Mounting
Dimensions
4.130” (h) x 1.745” (w) x .90” (d)
Weight (PCB with bezel and 3
insert modules)
2.5 oz
Power Supply
6VDC, 300mA
Output Type
IR Emitter/RS-232 (preconfigured, reprogramming RS-232 requires PXE-PGM-TOOL, sold
separately)
Recommended Wire
CAT5, CAT5e, or CAT6; male-female RS-232
straight serial
The PixiePlus does not power the projector/monitor on.
VOLUME
Any PixiePlus may quickly and easily copy all the codes from any other PixiePlus.
The PixiePlus cannot clone a Pixie.
Both units must be powered. The donor unit should be installed before beginning.
X. Troubleshooting cont’d
The PixiePlus does not control the projector/monitor.
The PixiePlus beeps three times when it is toggled between two-button and fourbutton Source Selection modes. This is done by pressing and holding any button
while inserting the paper clip. Is one of the buttons being activated while the paper
clip is being inserted?
video
VII. Cloning
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If the buttons appear to program properly but do not control the device, verify each
code is correctly learned immediately after it has been programmed. The button will
blink rapidly to indicate it is in verification mode. Push the button and the IR emitter
will emit the corresponding code.
Source button inserts control input selection on the projector or monitor. By default
the PixiePlus is configured with toggling source selection commands for use with
the 4-Button discrete module. The default Epson codes are Computer 1 and
Computer 2 (toggle) for the COMP button, and for Video 1 and Video 2 (toggle) for
the VIDEO button. The AUDIO button turns the Epson AP-60 audio system on and
off via IR, and the circle-with-line MUTE button toggles the projector mute on and
off.
By default, the PixiePlus clicks when a button is pressed. To mute, press and hold
any button while inserting a paper clip into the programming aperture. The
PixiePlus will beep quickly three times to indicate that AUDIO has been set to OFF.
3. To change the Security Keycode, enter a new code by pressing a sequence of
up to six keys, using any keys in any combination, except POWER ON. After the
code is entered, the PixiePlus will immediately show the new Security Keycode.
OFF
Discrete
3. PixiePlus Audio Feedback
2. To enable or disable the Security Keycode feature, press POWER ON to toggle
between enabled/disabled.
The ambient light is too bright. Shield the PixiePlus from ambient light sources and
try to re-program.
POWER
Source
VIII. Complete Installation
once
twice
three times
four times
five times
six times
seven times
eight times
To confirm the new settings, press POWER ON and hold it down until the PixiePlus
beeps three times.
Both units must have the same button insert types, though they may be of different
colors.
• The PixiePlus will show the existing Security Keycode by illuminating each button
in the code in sequence, pausing briefly, then repeating the code.
Timer DISABLED (default)
One-hour shutoff
Two-hour shutoff
Three-hour shutoff
Four-hour shutoff
Five-hour shutoff
Six-hour shutoff
Seven-hour shutoff
Eight-hour shutoff
X. Troubleshooting
Power
4. When the recipient has completed copying codes from the donor, it will beep 3
times and reset. After the PixiePlus has reset it will be fully operational with the
same codes and configuration settings programmed into the donor unit.
After cloning is complete, the donor unit will remain in cloning mode for 15 seconds
until it times out. It will then return to normal operation.
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
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PIXIEPLUS STATUS LED TIMER SETTING
One long beep
One quick beep
Two quick beeps
Three quick beeps
Four quick beeps
Five quick beeps
Six quick beeps
Seven quick beeps
Eight quick beeps
dark
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
1. Press and hold both POWER ON and POWER OFF while gently inserting a
paper clip into the PixiePlus programming aperture. The PixiePlus will enter
“Security Keylock configuration mode” and communicate the current Security
Keylock settings as follows:
• The Red Status LED indicates whether the Security Keylock feature is enabled
(LED is on) or disabled (LED is off).
PIXIEPLUS AUDIO
1. Set the recipient to cloning mode. If the PixiePlus has never been programmed,
you may set it to cloning mode by pressing and holding any button while applying
power. If a PixiePlus has previously been programmed, gently insert a paper clip
into the IR Learning aperture of the recipient unit. Press and hold any button on the
that unit and, while still holding the button, remove the paper clip. The PixiePlus
will rapidly chirp while in cloning mode.
In cloning there is a donor unit and a recipient unit. The donor unit must already be
programmed with the appropriate codes (see Section V). The recipient will copy
the donor unit’s codes.
Configure the Security Keylock
To change the active setting: Press VOLUME UP or VOLUME DOWN to cycle to
the next setting. The PixiePlus will indicate the new setting with a pattern of beeps,
and update its Red LED blinking.
Cloning Procedure
If the Security Keycode is forgotten, you can retrieve it by putting the
PixiePlus back in Security Keycode configuration mode – it will then display
the currently-configured code.
Security Keycodes may one to six button presses long. Codes can use any key on
the keypad other than POWER ON.
Be gentle with the paper clip to ensure that you do not damage switch
mechanism.
4. After the new Security Keylock has been reconfigured, its new settings must be
confirmed. If you do not follow this sequence to store the new settings, any
changes you make will be discarded when you leave Security Keylock configuration mode.
VII. Cloning cont’d
5. After the new code is set and confirmed, carefully remove the paper clip as
usual to return to normal operation.
How the Security Keylock works
If the entered code is not correct, the system emits a long beep and remains
locked.
Example: You wish to control power and source selection on a projector, and volume on an IR-controllable amplifier.
1. Inactivity Shutdown Timer
Use of the Security Keylock feature requires the DISCRETE POWER ON and
POWER OFF keypad module to be inserted. If your device remote has only a “toggling power” key, you may still use this module if you program both POWER ON
and POWER OFF with the same (toggle) code.
Set the Inactivity Shutdown Timer
Different buttons on a single PixiePlus may be programmed with codes from different remote controls.
To do so, wire one IR emitter to the LCD monitor and the second IR emitter to the
amplifier. Program the PixiePlus power and source buttons with the codes from the
LCD monitor remote control. Program the PixiePlus volume buttons with the volume control codes from the amplifier remote control.
The Security Keylock locks the PixiePlus during disuse to prevent unauthorized
use. It disables the keys on the PixiePlus after POWER OFF is pressed, until a
Security Keycode is entered on the standard PixiePlus keypad. If the proper code
is not entered, the system cannot be turned on or used.
When the system is locked, any button press other than POWER ON is understood
as a Security Keycode entry. A soft chirp is emitted, but the key does NOT illuminate, and no control operation is performed. If the correct code sequence is
entered, the system unlocks, the interface illuminates, and normal operation is
restored, until the next time POWER OFF is pushed and the system locks again.
• If the timer expires, the system shuts itself down exactly as if the user had
pressed the POWER OFF key. Any macro programmed for POWER OFF is executed. If the Security Keylock feature is enabled, the PixiePlus will also lock.
VI. Configuring Special Features cont’d
If more than six keys are entered, the PixiePlus will beep and reset to the previously configured code.
When POWER OFF is pressed, the PixiePlus enters a “locked” state and all keypad buttons go dark.
• If the timer counts down to 120 seconds, the PixiePlus will begin beeping and
the POWER OFF button flashes to warn users that it is preparing to shut down.
10. To control multiple units of the same device:
One PixiePlus may send identical codes to multiple units of the same device without any additional configuration. For example, you may control two identical projectors with a single PixiePlus by adding an additional IR emitter and wiring it from the
PixiePlus to a second projector. A single button press on the PixiePlus will send
identical codes to both devices, and the PixiePlus will control them in tandem.
VI. Configuring Special Features cont’d
2. Security Keylock
What the Timer does
12. To restore the PixiePlus to its default preconfiguration: Set the device to
learning mode by inserting the paper clip. Then press and hold any two buttons
while the device is in learning mode. The whole keypad will blink, first slowly, then
quickly. Then the PixiePlus will beep four times, indicating that it has been restored
to its default configuration.
Each button must be independently set to macro mode.
If a button is reprogrammed the code will automatically default back to round robin
mode.
VI. Configuring Special Features cont’d
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
Copyright
Pixie™, PixiePlus™, and the SP Controls switch logo are trademarks of SP
Controls, Inc. Epson® is a registered trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation.
Decora™ is a registered trademark of Leviton Manufacturing Co. All other trademarks mentioned in this manual are the properties of their respective owners. No
part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any
means, electronic or mechanical, for any purpose, without express written permission of SP Controls, Inc.
(Decora™ wall plate not included)
© 2010 SP Controls, Inc. All rights reserved.
If the Security Keylock is not set, verify that the projector or monitor powers on normally with its own remote control or settop controls. If it does not, it may not be
plugged in or may require service.
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Changes or modifications made to this equipment not expressly approved by SP
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
If the button did not seem to learn correctly, press any other button on the
PixiePlus, then press the target button again to rearm it, and repeat the learning
procedure.
Example: You wish to configure the PixiePlus to send a power command to a projector and a separate power command to an amplifier with single press of the
PixiePlus POWER ON button.
8. Repeat for each button: While still in learning mode, program and verify
each button.
To do so, program the PixiePlus POWER ON button with two commands, Power
On from the projector remote, and Power On from the amplifier remote. Then configure the PixiePlus POWER ON button to macro mode.
9. Set a button to macro mode: If a button has been programmed with multiple
commands, the button may be configured to send all commands with a single button press. By default, buttons are configured to Round Robin mode.
After verification, and while still in learning mode, press and hold the button you
wish to set to macro mode for approximately five seconds. The PixiePlus will beep
three times to indicate that it has now been set to macro mode.
Press-and-hold repeat commands (such as volume ramping) are not available for
buttons set to macro mode. A Macro button can send one and only one instance of
each code with a single button press. There is a 300 millisecond delay between
each code in the series. Some devices may not be able to respond to multiple
commands sent at this frequency.
Use of the Inactivity Shutdown Timer requires the DISCRETE POWER
ON/POWER OFF keypad module.
13. To exit learning mode: Gently remove the paper clip to exit learning mode. Be
sure not to hold any buttons while removing the paper clip, or the unit will be set to
cloning mode.
14. To test learned codes: Verify that the IR emitter bud has been placed directly
over the IR detector on the device the PixiePlus controls. Press the PixiePlus button that you wish to test. A red LED labeled “IR Activity” will blink when the code is
being sent, but the emitter bud does not illuminate.
Configuration of the Inactivity Shutdown Timer requires the VOLUME UP and VOLUME DOWN keypad module to be inserted. The volume module can be replaced
with a blank after the feature is configured.
• The timer begins counting down immediately after the PixiePlus powers on a display device. Pressing any button except POWER OFF resets the timer and it
begins timing down again. Pressing POWER OFF stops the timer. There is no visible behavior when the timer is counting down, until two minutes before it expires.
11.To control multiple devices:
15. Troubleshooting: If you cannot control the device, be sure that the emitter bud
is positioned correctly. If some buttons work but others do not, try re-programming
the buttons that do not work. Make sure you press the button on the remote for at
least one second during learning.
Fluorescent lights can interfere with IR signals. Check if the projector is close to a
fluorescent light source. If so, try turning off the lights. If this restores control, cover
the IR emitter bud and display device IR receiver window with an IR-opaque shield,
such as gaffer's tape.
Press and hold both volume keys while gently inserting a paper clip in the programing aperture of the PixiePlus.
By default the Security Keylock feature is off, and the default Security Keycode is
OFF-OFF-OFF.
The PixiePlus will begin beeping to communicate the current Timer setting
(described in the table below).
See Section X. Troubleshooting beginning on page 21 for more tips.
When you have reached the desired setting, remove the paper clip to return to normal operation.
VI. Configuring Special Features
Inactivity Shutdown Timer Settings
One PixiePlus may learn IR commands from remote controls from different
devices. Each button can be configured to send a single command (normal operation) or multiple commands (macro mode) with a single button press.
Example: The PixiePlus Inactivity Shutdown Timer is set to three hours. If no button is pressed on the PixiePlus for three hours, the PixiePlus will begin to beep and
flash in warning 120 seconds before three hours has elapsed. If no button is
pressed, at three hours the PixiePlus will send all codes programmed to the
POWER OFF button.
The Inactivity Shutdown Timer will automatically shut the display device down if it is
not used for a configurable length of time.
When the units are correctly lined up, the donor PixiePlus will automatically enter
cloning mode. Its Status LED will turn solid red and both units will chirp rapidly.
3. Hold the recipient steadily in front of the donor. If the connection is broken (the
recipient ceases to chirp), reposition the recipient unit to re-establish communication and the units will continue where they left off. If communication is broken for
more than 15 seconds, the recipient will time out of cloning mode and you will need
to begin again.
IX. Operation
Power buttons control power on the projector or monitor. The PixiePlus is always
on, and its LED backlit buttons remain continually illuminated, unless the Security
Keylock is active. By default the PixiePlus is configured with the Epson discrete
codes for Power On and Power Off.
POWER
ON
Toggling
To complete the installation, secure a Leviton
Decora™ wall plate (not included) over the face of
the PixiePlus. The outer screw holes on the PixiePlus
should be used to secure the wall plate.
SOURCE
Toggling
SOURCE
SOURCE
VIDEO
comp
COMP
audio
Discrete
(2-Button)
Programming Problems
Verify that the PixiePlus is in learning mode for programming. The Status LED continually blinks red when the PixiePlus is in learning mode.
Confirm that the IR emitter bud is positioned directly over the receiver on the IR
window of the device you are controlling. Some devices are sensitive to accurate
placement.
The Status LED is solid red and the PixiePlus beeps loudly each time you try to
arm a key for learning.
When the PixiePlus is emitting a code in verification mode, you should see the
Status LED flicker at a consistent strength and frequency. If the flickering seems
uneven, verify that you are holding the remote control in the correct sweet spot described in Section V, Part 3.
Some commands work but others do not.
Power and Source Selection commands are sent by RS-232 and Volume commands are sent by IR. If some commands but others are not working, check the
wiring type that matches the codes that are not working.
If you are using learning a device manufactured by Philips, Magnavox, or Koss,
consult the SP Controls PXE-DCM Philips Protocol Application Note for additional
programming instructions.
If the Status LED does not flicker rapidly when the remote control is emitting a
code, verify that the batteries in your remote control are fresh.
The PixiePlus beeps three times as soon as the paper clip is inserted into the programming aperture.
Volume
Operation Problems
If the PixiePlus is not used to control volume, a blank button insert may be used.
By default the PixiePlus is configured with RS-232 control codes for Volume Up
and Volume Down.
Fluorescent lights can interfere with IR signals. Check if the projector is close to a
fluorescent light source. If so, try turning off the lights. If this restores control, cover
the IR emitter bud and display device IR receiver window with an IR-opaque shield,
such as gaffer's tape. Some opaque tapes do not block IR.
Control is intermittent.
This can happen if a button is stuck. Check all buttons to make sure they are not
caught in a depressed position. If not, it is possible that the button contacts on the
PixiePlus circuit board are being shorted. Remove the bezel and check for solder
or bits of wire that could bridge the button contacts. Then reseat the buttons, reattach the bezel, and try entering programming mode again. If this does not correct
the problem, please contact SP Controls Technical Support.
Discrete
(4-Button)
If you are still unable to control your device, please contact SP Controls Technical
Support for further assistance.
approx. one inch apart
facing each other
To power the recipient, you may wish to temporarily daisy-chain power
from the terminal block of the donor unit with a short length of cable.
It will time out of cloning mode in about 15 seconds, so have both devices on
hand. If the PixiePlus times out of cloning mode, repeat this procedure to return it
to cloning mode.
2. Position the two units face-to-face, with both units held upright, approximately
one inch apart. They should be directly across from each other with the bezels
lined up. This will position the IR receiver window of the cloning PixiePlus directly
across from the IR transmitter in the donor PixiePlus.
Be sure not to obstruct the IR receiver window or transmitter with your
hands.
Is the PixiePlus display dark, and does it chirp when any button is pressed? If so,
the PixiePlus Security Keylock is active. See page 16 ff. for information on how to
configure and/or retrieve the Security Keylock code.
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Warranty
PixiePlus™
Projector Controller for Epson®
SP Controls warrants all PixiePlus products and accessories against defects in
materials and workmanship for a period of five years from the date of purchase.
Installation Guide
Although SP Controls thoroughly tested and reviewed this documentation, there is
no warranty, express or implied, with respect to quality, merchantability, or fitness
for a particular purpose. Therefore, the PixiePlus and accessories are provided "asis" and the purchaser assumes the entire risk as to quality and performance.
There are no obligations or liabilities on the part of the SP Controls Corporation for
consequential damages arising out of or in conjunction with the use or performance
of these products or other indirect damages with respect to loss of profit, revenue,
or cost of removal and/or replacement. Some states do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you
may also have other rights that vary from state to state. SP Controls' maximum liability shall not exceed the price paid by the user.
All implied warranties, including warranties for merchantability and/or fitness, are
limited in duration to five (5) years from the date of purchase. Proof of purchase
must be provided with any claim.
FCC Compliance
This equipment generates radio frequency energy and if not installed in
accordance with the manufacturer's instructions may cause radio interference.
This equipment complies with part 15, Subpart J of the FCC rules for a Class A
computing device. This equipment also complies with the Class A limits for radio
noise emission from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulation
of the Canadian Department of Communications. These above rules are designed
to provide reasonable protection against such interference when operating the
equipment in a commercial environment. If operation of this equipment in a residential area causes radio frequency interference, the user and not SP Controls,
Inc., will be responsible.
XI. Technical Specifications
Package Type
Single-Gang Decora™ Mounting
Dimensions
4.130” (h) x 1.745” (w) x .90” (d)
Weight (PCB with bezel and 3
insert modules)
2.5 oz
Power Supply
6VDC, 300mA
Output Type
IR Emitter/RS-232 (preconfigured, reprogramming RS-232 requires PXE-PGM-TOOL, sold
separately)
Recommended Wire
CAT5, CAT5e, or CAT6; male-female RS-232
straight serial
The PixiePlus does not power the projector/monitor on.
VOLUME
Any PixiePlus may quickly and easily copy all the codes from any other PixiePlus.
The PixiePlus cannot clone a Pixie.
Both units must be powered. The donor unit should be installed before beginning.
X. Troubleshooting cont’d
The PixiePlus does not control the projector/monitor.
The PixiePlus beeps three times when it is toggled between two-button and fourbutton Source Selection modes. This is done by pressing and holding any button
while inserting the paper clip. Is one of the buttons being activated while the paper
clip is being inserted?
video
VII. Cloning
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If the buttons appear to program properly but do not control the device, verify each
code is correctly learned immediately after it has been programmed. The button will
blink rapidly to indicate it is in verification mode. Push the button and the IR emitter
will emit the corresponding code.
Source button inserts control input selection on the projector or monitor. By default
the PixiePlus is configured with toggling source selection commands for use with
the 4-Button discrete module. The default Epson codes are Computer 1 and
Computer 2 (toggle) for the COMP button, and for Video 1 and Video 2 (toggle) for
the VIDEO button. The AUDIO button turns the Epson AP-60 audio system on and
off via IR, and the circle-with-line MUTE button toggles the projector mute on and
off.
By default, the PixiePlus clicks when a button is pressed. To mute, press and hold
any button while inserting a paper clip into the programming aperture. The
PixiePlus will beep quickly three times to indicate that AUDIO has been set to OFF.
3. To change the Security Keycode, enter a new code by pressing a sequence of
up to six keys, using any keys in any combination, except POWER ON. After the
code is entered, the PixiePlus will immediately show the new Security Keycode.
OFF
Discrete
3. PixiePlus Audio Feedback
2. To enable or disable the Security Keycode feature, press POWER ON to toggle
between enabled/disabled.
The ambient light is too bright. Shield the PixiePlus from ambient light sources and
try to re-program.
POWER
Source
VIII. Complete Installation
once
twice
three times
four times
five times
six times
seven times
eight times
To confirm the new settings, press POWER ON and hold it down until the PixiePlus
beeps three times.
Both units must have the same button insert types, though they may be of different
colors.
• The PixiePlus will show the existing Security Keycode by illuminating each button
in the code in sequence, pausing briefly, then repeating the code.
Timer DISABLED (default)
One-hour shutoff
Two-hour shutoff
Three-hour shutoff
Four-hour shutoff
Five-hour shutoff
Six-hour shutoff
Seven-hour shutoff
Eight-hour shutoff
X. Troubleshooting
Power
4. When the recipient has completed copying codes from the donor, it will beep 3
times and reset. After the PixiePlus has reset it will be fully operational with the
same codes and configuration settings programmed into the donor unit.
After cloning is complete, the donor unit will remain in cloning mode for 15 seconds
until it times out. It will then return to normal operation.
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
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PIXIEPLUS STATUS LED TIMER SETTING
One long beep
One quick beep
Two quick beeps
Three quick beeps
Four quick beeps
Five quick beeps
Six quick beeps
Seven quick beeps
Eight quick beeps
dark
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
1. Press and hold both POWER ON and POWER OFF while gently inserting a
paper clip into the PixiePlus programming aperture. The PixiePlus will enter
“Security Keylock configuration mode” and communicate the current Security
Keylock settings as follows:
• The Red Status LED indicates whether the Security Keylock feature is enabled
(LED is on) or disabled (LED is off).
PIXIEPLUS AUDIO
1. Set the recipient to cloning mode. If the PixiePlus has never been programmed,
you may set it to cloning mode by pressing and holding any button while applying
power. If a PixiePlus has previously been programmed, gently insert a paper clip
into the IR Learning aperture of the recipient unit. Press and hold any button on the
that unit and, while still holding the button, remove the paper clip. The PixiePlus
will rapidly chirp while in cloning mode.
In cloning there is a donor unit and a recipient unit. The donor unit must already be
programmed with the appropriate codes (see Section V). The recipient will copy
the donor unit’s codes.
Configure the Security Keylock
To change the active setting: Press VOLUME UP or VOLUME DOWN to cycle to
the next setting. The PixiePlus will indicate the new setting with a pattern of beeps,
and update its Red LED blinking.
Cloning Procedure
If the Security Keycode is forgotten, you can retrieve it by putting the
PixiePlus back in Security Keycode configuration mode – it will then display
the currently-configured code.
Security Keycodes may one to six button presses long. Codes can use any key on
the keypad other than POWER ON.
Be gentle with the paper clip to ensure that you do not damage switch
mechanism.
4. After the new Security Keylock has been reconfigured, its new settings must be
confirmed. If you do not follow this sequence to store the new settings, any
changes you make will be discarded when you leave Security Keylock configuration mode.
VII. Cloning cont’d
5. After the new code is set and confirmed, carefully remove the paper clip as
usual to return to normal operation.
How the Security Keylock works
If the entered code is not correct, the system emits a long beep and remains
locked.
Example: You wish to control power and source selection on a projector, and volume on an IR-controllable amplifier.
1. Inactivity Shutdown Timer
Use of the Security Keylock feature requires the DISCRETE POWER ON and
POWER OFF keypad module to be inserted. If your device remote has only a “toggling power” key, you may still use this module if you program both POWER ON
and POWER OFF with the same (toggle) code.
Set the Inactivity Shutdown Timer
Different buttons on a single PixiePlus may be programmed with codes from different remote controls.
To do so, wire one IR emitter to the LCD monitor and the second IR emitter to the
amplifier. Program the PixiePlus power and source buttons with the codes from the
LCD monitor remote control. Program the PixiePlus volume buttons with the volume control codes from the amplifier remote control.
The Security Keylock locks the PixiePlus during disuse to prevent unauthorized
use. It disables the keys on the PixiePlus after POWER OFF is pressed, until a
Security Keycode is entered on the standard PixiePlus keypad. If the proper code
is not entered, the system cannot be turned on or used.
When the system is locked, any button press other than POWER ON is understood
as a Security Keycode entry. A soft chirp is emitted, but the key does NOT illuminate, and no control operation is performed. If the correct code sequence is
entered, the system unlocks, the interface illuminates, and normal operation is
restored, until the next time POWER OFF is pushed and the system locks again.
• If the timer expires, the system shuts itself down exactly as if the user had
pressed the POWER OFF key. Any macro programmed for POWER OFF is executed. If the Security Keylock feature is enabled, the PixiePlus will also lock.
VI. Configuring Special Features cont’d
If more than six keys are entered, the PixiePlus will beep and reset to the previously configured code.
When POWER OFF is pressed, the PixiePlus enters a “locked” state and all keypad buttons go dark.
• If the timer counts down to 120 seconds, the PixiePlus will begin beeping and
the POWER OFF button flashes to warn users that it is preparing to shut down.
10. To control multiple units of the same device:
One PixiePlus may send identical codes to multiple units of the same device without any additional configuration. For example, you may control two identical projectors with a single PixiePlus by adding an additional IR emitter and wiring it from the
PixiePlus to a second projector. A single button press on the PixiePlus will send
identical codes to both devices, and the PixiePlus will control them in tandem.
VI. Configuring Special Features cont’d
2. Security Keylock
What the Timer does
12. To restore the PixiePlus to its default preconfiguration: Set the device to
learning mode by inserting the paper clip. Then press and hold any two buttons
while the device is in learning mode. The whole keypad will blink, first slowly, then
quickly. Then the PixiePlus will beep four times, indicating that it has been restored
to its default configuration.
Each button must be independently set to macro mode.
If a button is reprogrammed the code will automatically default back to round robin
mode.
VI. Configuring Special Features cont’d
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
Copyright
Pixie™, PixiePlus™, and the SP Controls switch logo are trademarks of SP
Controls, Inc. Epson® is a registered trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation.
Decora™ is a registered trademark of Leviton Manufacturing Co. All other trademarks mentioned in this manual are the properties of their respective owners. No
part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any
means, electronic or mechanical, for any purpose, without express written permission of SP Controls, Inc.
(Decora™ wall plate not included)
© 2010 SP Controls, Inc. All rights reserved.
If the Security Keylock is not set, verify that the projector or monitor powers on normally with its own remote control or settop controls. If it does not, it may not be
plugged in or may require service.
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The PixiePlus is UL listed and CE certified.
Changes or modifications made to this equipment not expressly approved by SP
Controls, Inc., could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
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V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
If the button did not seem to learn correctly, press any other button on the
PixiePlus, then press the target button again to rearm it, and repeat the learning
procedure.
Example: You wish to configure the PixiePlus to send a power command to a projector and a separate power command to an amplifier with single press of the
PixiePlus POWER ON button.
8. Repeat for each button: While still in learning mode, program and verify
each button.
To do so, program the PixiePlus POWER ON button with two commands, Power
On from the projector remote, and Power On from the amplifier remote. Then configure the PixiePlus POWER ON button to macro mode.
9. Set a button to macro mode: If a button has been programmed with multiple
commands, the button may be configured to send all commands with a single button press. By default, buttons are configured to Round Robin mode.
After verification, and while still in learning mode, press and hold the button you
wish to set to macro mode for approximately five seconds. The PixiePlus will beep
three times to indicate that it has now been set to macro mode.
Press-and-hold repeat commands (such as volume ramping) are not available for
buttons set to macro mode. A Macro button can send one and only one instance of
each code with a single button press. There is a 300 millisecond delay between
each code in the series. Some devices may not be able to respond to multiple
commands sent at this frequency.
Use of the Inactivity Shutdown Timer requires the DISCRETE POWER
ON/POWER OFF keypad module.
13. To exit learning mode: Gently remove the paper clip to exit learning mode. Be
sure not to hold any buttons while removing the paper clip, or the unit will be set to
cloning mode.
14. To test learned codes: Verify that the IR emitter bud has been placed directly
over the IR detector on the device the PixiePlus controls. Press the PixiePlus button that you wish to test. A red LED labeled “IR Activity” will blink when the code is
being sent, but the emitter bud does not illuminate.
Configuration of the Inactivity Shutdown Timer requires the VOLUME UP and VOLUME DOWN keypad module to be inserted. The volume module can be replaced
with a blank after the feature is configured.
• The timer begins counting down immediately after the PixiePlus powers on a display device. Pressing any button except POWER OFF resets the timer and it
begins timing down again. Pressing POWER OFF stops the timer. There is no visible behavior when the timer is counting down, until two minutes before it expires.
11.To control multiple devices:
15. Troubleshooting: If you cannot control the device, be sure that the emitter bud
is positioned correctly. If some buttons work but others do not, try re-programming
the buttons that do not work. Make sure you press the button on the remote for at
least one second during learning.
Fluorescent lights can interfere with IR signals. Check if the projector is close to a
fluorescent light source. If so, try turning off the lights. If this restores control, cover
the IR emitter bud and display device IR receiver window with an IR-opaque shield,
such as gaffer's tape.
Press and hold both volume keys while gently inserting a paper clip in the programing aperture of the PixiePlus.
By default the Security Keylock feature is off, and the default Security Keycode is
OFF-OFF-OFF.
The PixiePlus will begin beeping to communicate the current Timer setting
(described in the table below).
See Section X. Troubleshooting beginning on page 21 for more tips.
When you have reached the desired setting, remove the paper clip to return to normal operation.
VI. Configuring Special Features
Inactivity Shutdown Timer Settings
One PixiePlus may learn IR commands from remote controls from different
devices. Each button can be configured to send a single command (normal operation) or multiple commands (macro mode) with a single button press.
Example: The PixiePlus Inactivity Shutdown Timer is set to three hours. If no button is pressed on the PixiePlus for three hours, the PixiePlus will begin to beep and
flash in warning 120 seconds before three hours has elapsed. If no button is
pressed, at three hours the PixiePlus will send all codes programmed to the
POWER OFF button.
The Inactivity Shutdown Timer will automatically shut the display device down if it is
not used for a configurable length of time.
When the units are correctly lined up, the donor PixiePlus will automatically enter
cloning mode. Its Status LED will turn solid red and both units will chirp rapidly.
3. Hold the recipient steadily in front of the donor. If the connection is broken (the
recipient ceases to chirp), reposition the recipient unit to re-establish communication and the units will continue where they left off. If communication is broken for
more than 15 seconds, the recipient will time out of cloning mode and you will need
to begin again.
IX. Operation
Power buttons control power on the projector or monitor. The PixiePlus is always
on, and its LED backlit buttons remain continually illuminated, unless the Security
Keylock is active. By default the PixiePlus is configured with the Epson discrete
codes for Power On and Power Off.
POWER
ON
Toggling
To complete the installation, secure a Leviton
Decora™ wall plate (not included) over the face of
the PixiePlus. The outer screw holes on the PixiePlus
should be used to secure the wall plate.
SOURCE
Toggling
SOURCE
SOURCE
VIDEO
comp
COMP
audio
Discrete
(2-Button)
Programming Problems
Verify that the PixiePlus is in learning mode for programming. The Status LED continually blinks red when the PixiePlus is in learning mode.
Confirm that the IR emitter bud is positioned directly over the receiver on the IR
window of the device you are controlling. Some devices are sensitive to accurate
placement.
The Status LED is solid red and the PixiePlus beeps loudly each time you try to
arm a key for learning.
When the PixiePlus is emitting a code in verification mode, you should see the
Status LED flicker at a consistent strength and frequency. If the flickering seems
uneven, verify that you are holding the remote control in the correct sweet spot described in Section V, Part 3.
Some commands work but others do not.
Power and Source Selection commands are sent by RS-232 and Volume commands are sent by IR. If some commands but others are not working, check the
wiring type that matches the codes that are not working.
If you are using learning a device manufactured by Philips, Magnavox, or Koss,
consult the SP Controls PXE-DCM Philips Protocol Application Note for additional
programming instructions.
If the Status LED does not flicker rapidly when the remote control is emitting a
code, verify that the batteries in your remote control are fresh.
The PixiePlus beeps three times as soon as the paper clip is inserted into the programming aperture.
Volume
Operation Problems
If the PixiePlus is not used to control volume, a blank button insert may be used.
By default the PixiePlus is configured with RS-232 control codes for Volume Up
and Volume Down.
Fluorescent lights can interfere with IR signals. Check if the projector is close to a
fluorescent light source. If so, try turning off the lights. If this restores control, cover
the IR emitter bud and display device IR receiver window with an IR-opaque shield,
such as gaffer's tape. Some opaque tapes do not block IR.
Control is intermittent.
This can happen if a button is stuck. Check all buttons to make sure they are not
caught in a depressed position. If not, it is possible that the button contacts on the
PixiePlus circuit board are being shorted. Remove the bezel and check for solder
or bits of wire that could bridge the button contacts. Then reseat the buttons, reattach the bezel, and try entering programming mode again. If this does not correct
the problem, please contact SP Controls Technical Support.
Discrete
(4-Button)
If you are still unable to control your device, please contact SP Controls Technical
Support for further assistance.
approx. one inch apart
facing each other
To power the recipient, you may wish to temporarily daisy-chain power
from the terminal block of the donor unit with a short length of cable.
It will time out of cloning mode in about 15 seconds, so have both devices on
hand. If the PixiePlus times out of cloning mode, repeat this procedure to return it
to cloning mode.
2. Position the two units face-to-face, with both units held upright, approximately
one inch apart. They should be directly across from each other with the bezels
lined up. This will position the IR receiver window of the cloning PixiePlus directly
across from the IR transmitter in the donor PixiePlus.
Be sure not to obstruct the IR receiver window or transmitter with your
hands.
Is the PixiePlus display dark, and does it chirp when any button is pressed? If so,
the PixiePlus Security Keylock is active. See page 16 ff. for information on how to
configure and/or retrieve the Security Keylock code.
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Warranty
PixiePlus™
Projector Controller for Epson®
SP Controls warrants all PixiePlus products and accessories against defects in
materials and workmanship for a period of five years from the date of purchase.
Installation Guide
Although SP Controls thoroughly tested and reviewed this documentation, there is
no warranty, express or implied, with respect to quality, merchantability, or fitness
for a particular purpose. Therefore, the PixiePlus and accessories are provided "asis" and the purchaser assumes the entire risk as to quality and performance.
There are no obligations or liabilities on the part of the SP Controls Corporation for
consequential damages arising out of or in conjunction with the use or performance
of these products or other indirect damages with respect to loss of profit, revenue,
or cost of removal and/or replacement. Some states do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you
may also have other rights that vary from state to state. SP Controls' maximum liability shall not exceed the price paid by the user.
All implied warranties, including warranties for merchantability and/or fitness, are
limited in duration to five (5) years from the date of purchase. Proof of purchase
must be provided with any claim.
FCC Compliance
This equipment generates radio frequency energy and if not installed in
accordance with the manufacturer's instructions may cause radio interference.
This equipment complies with part 15, Subpart J of the FCC rules for a Class A
computing device. This equipment also complies with the Class A limits for radio
noise emission from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulation
of the Canadian Department of Communications. These above rules are designed
to provide reasonable protection against such interference when operating the
equipment in a commercial environment. If operation of this equipment in a residential area causes radio frequency interference, the user and not SP Controls,
Inc., will be responsible.
XI. Technical Specifications
Package Type
Single-Gang Decora™ Mounting
Dimensions
4.130” (h) x 1.745” (w) x .90” (d)
Weight (PCB with bezel and 3
insert modules)
2.5 oz
Power Supply
6VDC, 300mA
Output Type
IR Emitter/RS-232 (preconfigured, reprogramming RS-232 requires PXE-PGM-TOOL, sold
separately)
Recommended Wire
CAT5, CAT5e, or CAT6; male-female RS-232
straight serial
The PixiePlus does not power the projector/monitor on.
VOLUME
Any PixiePlus may quickly and easily copy all the codes from any other PixiePlus.
The PixiePlus cannot clone a Pixie.
Both units must be powered. The donor unit should be installed before beginning.
X. Troubleshooting cont’d
The PixiePlus does not control the projector/monitor.
The PixiePlus beeps three times when it is toggled between two-button and fourbutton Source Selection modes. This is done by pressing and holding any button
while inserting the paper clip. Is one of the buttons being activated while the paper
clip is being inserted?
video
VII. Cloning
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If the buttons appear to program properly but do not control the device, verify each
code is correctly learned immediately after it has been programmed. The button will
blink rapidly to indicate it is in verification mode. Push the button and the IR emitter
will emit the corresponding code.
Source button inserts control input selection on the projector or monitor. By default
the PixiePlus is configured with toggling source selection commands for use with
the 4-Button discrete module. The default Epson codes are Computer 1 and
Computer 2 (toggle) for the COMP button, and for Video 1 and Video 2 (toggle) for
the VIDEO button. The AUDIO button turns the Epson AP-60 audio system on and
off via IR, and the circle-with-line MUTE button toggles the projector mute on and
off.
By default, the PixiePlus clicks when a button is pressed. To mute, press and hold
any button while inserting a paper clip into the programming aperture. The
PixiePlus will beep quickly three times to indicate that AUDIO has been set to OFF.
3. To change the Security Keycode, enter a new code by pressing a sequence of
up to six keys, using any keys in any combination, except POWER ON. After the
code is entered, the PixiePlus will immediately show the new Security Keycode.
OFF
Discrete
3. PixiePlus Audio Feedback
2. To enable or disable the Security Keycode feature, press POWER ON to toggle
between enabled/disabled.
The ambient light is too bright. Shield the PixiePlus from ambient light sources and
try to re-program.
POWER
Source
VIII. Complete Installation
once
twice
three times
four times
five times
six times
seven times
eight times
To confirm the new settings, press POWER ON and hold it down until the PixiePlus
beeps three times.
Both units must have the same button insert types, though they may be of different
colors.
• The PixiePlus will show the existing Security Keycode by illuminating each button
in the code in sequence, pausing briefly, then repeating the code.
Timer DISABLED (default)
One-hour shutoff
Two-hour shutoff
Three-hour shutoff
Four-hour shutoff
Five-hour shutoff
Six-hour shutoff
Seven-hour shutoff
Eight-hour shutoff
X. Troubleshooting
Power
4. When the recipient has completed copying codes from the donor, it will beep 3
times and reset. After the PixiePlus has reset it will be fully operational with the
same codes and configuration settings programmed into the donor unit.
After cloning is complete, the donor unit will remain in cloning mode for 15 seconds
until it times out. It will then return to normal operation.
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
LED
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PIXIEPLUS STATUS LED TIMER SETTING
One long beep
One quick beep
Two quick beeps
Three quick beeps
Four quick beeps
Five quick beeps
Six quick beeps
Seven quick beeps
Eight quick beeps
dark
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
blinks
1. Press and hold both POWER ON and POWER OFF while gently inserting a
paper clip into the PixiePlus programming aperture. The PixiePlus will enter
“Security Keylock configuration mode” and communicate the current Security
Keylock settings as follows:
• The Red Status LED indicates whether the Security Keylock feature is enabled
(LED is on) or disabled (LED is off).
PIXIEPLUS AUDIO
1. Set the recipient to cloning mode. If the PixiePlus has never been programmed,
you may set it to cloning mode by pressing and holding any button while applying
power. If a PixiePlus has previously been programmed, gently insert a paper clip
into the IR Learning aperture of the recipient unit. Press and hold any button on the
that unit and, while still holding the button, remove the paper clip. The PixiePlus
will rapidly chirp while in cloning mode.
In cloning there is a donor unit and a recipient unit. The donor unit must already be
programmed with the appropriate codes (see Section V). The recipient will copy
the donor unit’s codes.
Configure the Security Keylock
To change the active setting: Press VOLUME UP or VOLUME DOWN to cycle to
the next setting. The PixiePlus will indicate the new setting with a pattern of beeps,
and update its Red LED blinking.
Cloning Procedure
If the Security Keycode is forgotten, you can retrieve it by putting the
PixiePlus back in Security Keycode configuration mode – it will then display
the currently-configured code.
Security Keycodes may one to six button presses long. Codes can use any key on
the keypad other than POWER ON.
Be gentle with the paper clip to ensure that you do not damage switch
mechanism.
4. After the new Security Keylock has been reconfigured, its new settings must be
confirmed. If you do not follow this sequence to store the new settings, any
changes you make will be discarded when you leave Security Keylock configuration mode.
VII. Cloning cont’d
5. After the new code is set and confirmed, carefully remove the paper clip as
usual to return to normal operation.
How the Security Keylock works
If the entered code is not correct, the system emits a long beep and remains
locked.
Example: You wish to control power and source selection on a projector, and volume on an IR-controllable amplifier.
1. Inactivity Shutdown Timer
Use of the Security Keylock feature requires the DISCRETE POWER ON and
POWER OFF keypad module to be inserted. If your device remote has only a “toggling power” key, you may still use this module if you program both POWER ON
and POWER OFF with the same (toggle) code.
Set the Inactivity Shutdown Timer
Different buttons on a single PixiePlus may be programmed with codes from different remote controls.
To do so, wire one IR emitter to the LCD monitor and the second IR emitter to the
amplifier. Program the PixiePlus power and source buttons with the codes from the
LCD monitor remote control. Program the PixiePlus volume buttons with the volume control codes from the amplifier remote control.
The Security Keylock locks the PixiePlus during disuse to prevent unauthorized
use. It disables the keys on the PixiePlus after POWER OFF is pressed, until a
Security Keycode is entered on the standard PixiePlus keypad. If the proper code
is not entered, the system cannot be turned on or used.
When the system is locked, any button press other than POWER ON is understood
as a Security Keycode entry. A soft chirp is emitted, but the key does NOT illuminate, and no control operation is performed. If the correct code sequence is
entered, the system unlocks, the interface illuminates, and normal operation is
restored, until the next time POWER OFF is pushed and the system locks again.
• If the timer expires, the system shuts itself down exactly as if the user had
pressed the POWER OFF key. Any macro programmed for POWER OFF is executed. If the Security Keylock feature is enabled, the PixiePlus will also lock.
VI. Configuring Special Features cont’d
If more than six keys are entered, the PixiePlus will beep and reset to the previously configured code.
When POWER OFF is pressed, the PixiePlus enters a “locked” state and all keypad buttons go dark.
• If the timer counts down to 120 seconds, the PixiePlus will begin beeping and
the POWER OFF button flashes to warn users that it is preparing to shut down.
10. To control multiple units of the same device:
One PixiePlus may send identical codes to multiple units of the same device without any additional configuration. For example, you may control two identical projectors with a single PixiePlus by adding an additional IR emitter and wiring it from the
PixiePlus to a second projector. A single button press on the PixiePlus will send
identical codes to both devices, and the PixiePlus will control them in tandem.
VI. Configuring Special Features cont’d
2. Security Keylock
What the Timer does
12. To restore the PixiePlus to its default preconfiguration: Set the device to
learning mode by inserting the paper clip. Then press and hold any two buttons
while the device is in learning mode. The whole keypad will blink, first slowly, then
quickly. Then the PixiePlus will beep four times, indicating that it has been restored
to its default configuration.
Each button must be independently set to macro mode.
If a button is reprogrammed the code will automatically default back to round robin
mode.
VI. Configuring Special Features cont’d
V. Reprogram PixiePlus cont’d
Copyright
Pixie™, PixiePlus™, and the SP Controls switch logo are trademarks of SP
Controls, Inc. Epson® is a registered trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation.
Decora™ is a registered trademark of Leviton Manufacturing Co. All other trademarks mentioned in this manual are the properties of their respective owners. No
part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any
means, electronic or mechanical, for any purpose, without express written permission of SP Controls, Inc.
(Decora™ wall plate not included)
© 2010 SP Controls, Inc. All rights reserved.
If the Security Keylock is not set, verify that the projector or monitor powers on normally with its own remote control or settop controls. If it does not, it may not be
plugged in or may require service.
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The PixiePlus is UL listed and CE certified.
Changes or modifications made to this equipment not expressly approved by SP
Controls, Inc., could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
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SP Controls, Inc. assumes no responsibility for any errors that appear in this document. Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
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