Epson | PixiePlus Control System for Projectors | Installation Supplement | Epson PixiePlus Control System for Projectors Installation Supplement

PixiePlusTM ELPSP10 Supplement
for the Epson® Projector Controller
Contents
1. Installation of the Epson Projector Controller with the Epson AP-60
Configuration 1 – Projector Volume Control
Configuration 2 – AP-60 IR Volume Control
2. Using the Programming Wand (PXE-PGM-TOOL) to Reprogram the PixiePlus
3. Using the Programming Wand to Set Schedule Events
4. Restoring the PixiePlus to its Default Preconfiguration
1. Installation of the Epson Projector Controller with the Epson AP-60
The PixiePlus may be easily set up to work with the Epson AP-60 Audio System in two
basic configurations.
Configuration 1 – Projector Volume Control
In this configuration, route the
audio for the various display
devices in your room through your
Epson projector. The PixiePlus will
control the audio switching and
volume level on the projector with
its preconfigured RS-232 codes.
Connect the audio output from the
projector to the audio input on the
AP-60.
A. Connect the audio outputs from
your display devices to your
projector as shown in the projector
documentation.
B. Connect the 3.5mm jack labeled
Audio Out on your projector to the
AP-60 jack labeled Line 1 LCP.
Once this cable is connected the projector speakers will be inactive.
C. If you wish to control the power On/Off of the AP-60 connect the IR emitter output
from PixiePlus Ceiling Plate to the IR receiver of AP-60 to enable power control of AP-60
when the PixiePlus Audio button is pressed. The IR codes for AP-60 are preconfigured
in the PixiePlus.
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Configuration 2 – AP-60 IR Volume Control
In this configuration the PixiePlus will control the volume level of the AP-60 directly with
IR codes. If you have multiple audio sources, you should consider how to handle audio
switching before implementing this configuration. Connect audio devices to the AP-60 as
shown in the AP-60 Installation Guide.
Note: This configuration requires reprogramming the PixiePlus volume buttons with IR
volume commands for the AP-60. For complete instructions on reprogramming PixiePlus
buttons, see the PixiePlus Installation Guide, pages 8 and following.
A. Wire the IR output from
the PixiePlus Ceiling Plate
to the IR receiver window
on the AP-60 (see the
PixiePlus Installation Guide,
pages 6-7).
B. To reprogram the
PixiePlus volume buttons with IR volume commands, insert a paper clip into the small
opening on the lower-right of the PixiePlus labeled Insert paper clip here to enter
learning mode. The learning mode indicator LED on the PixiePlus will begin flashing red.
If it does not, be sure the PixiePlus is powered.
C. Press the Volume Down button on the PixiePlus a single time. It will beep once,
indicating that it is armed for learning an IR code. Hold the AP-60 remote control
perpendicular to the PixiePlus about 2-3 inches from the IR receiver labeled aim remote
here to be learned in the upper-right of the frame. Press the Volume - button on the
remote control for about a second, then release it. The PixiePlus will beep three times to
indicate that the code has been learned correctly. If you do not hear the confirmation
beeps, repeat these steps.
D. Press the Volume + button on the PixiePlus to arm it for learning. Repeat the process
described in step 3, except pressing the Volume + button on the AP-60 remote control.
E. When the volume buttons are successfully reprogrammed, remove the paper clip to
return the PixiePlus to normal operation.
Note: Reprogramming any button erases the code that is already in place.
F. To restore the PixiePlus to its factory default preconfiguration. Simply place the
PixiePlus in learning mode by inserting the paper clip, then press and hold any two
buttons on the PixiePlus for 5 to 10 seconds. When the unit beeps three times, it will be
restored to its factory default configuration.
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2. Using the Programming Wand (PXE-PGM-TOOL) to Reprogram the
PixiePlus
The Programming Wand (PXE-PGM-TOOL, not included) may be used to reprogram the
PixiePlus with alternative controls for Epson projectors to provide commands such as
switching to the USB input. The Programming Wand is preloaded with configuration
options, and advanced users may also create new codes as needed.
To use the wand, you must have Java installed on your computer. Verify that your Java
version is up to date at http://java.com
A. Connect Wand: Connect the wand to a USB port on your PC. Windows will report that
a new USB Mass Storage device has been found. It will be listed in My Computer as a
Removable Disk and automatically assigned a drive letter (D:, E:, etc.). Open My
Computer and then double-click the new drive to open it.
Tip: If you open My Computer and do not see a new drive, Windows may not have
properly assigned a drive letter. To fix this, right-click My Computer and select Manage,
then Storage/Disk Management. Look for a disk that has a capacity of 4MB and rightclick it. Select change drive letter or path and assign any unused drive letter. Then close
the Computer Management box.
B. Launch Configuration Utility: Once you have opened the Programming Wand, doubleclick the PixiePlus Configuration Utility JAR file to launch it.
C. Open Configuration File: Configuration Templates are files with the extension
PXECFG and are stored on the wand. To open an Epson configuration file, select File >
Open in the Configuration Utility and choose the desired configuration template.
D. Edit if necessary (advanced): You may review the configured codes by clicking
through the Command Key tabs on the lower half of the Configuration Utility. For
advanced information on adding, removing, or changing RS-232 codes, see the
Programming Wand manual.
Instructions for configuring schedule events are provided in section 3 below.
E. Load Configuration into wand: Once you have loaded the desired configuration, select
the Send to Wand button to load the configuration into the wand's programming memory.
The Send to Wand button will gray out when the information in the wand's memory is the
same as the information loaded in the Configuration Utility.
F. Set Programming Wand to Write Codes (if necessary): Press the Write/on button to
turn on the wand and verify that it is configured to program the PixiePlus with new
codes. All five LEDs along the top (labeled Codes, Schedule, etc.) should be lit. If one or
more LEDs are dark, press the Set Mode button and press the Write/on button five times
to set each configuration mode on. Now the wand should resume its normal on state.
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G. Program PixiePlus: Place the wand so that it is lined
up against the top of the PixiePlus bezel as shown. Be
sure the plastic window of the Wand which faces toward
the PixiePlus is lined up with the two small circular
openings on either side of the bezel, the one labeled
“aim remote to be learned here” on the right and the
matching opening on the left side.
Press and hold the Write/on button until the
Programming Wand illuminates. Then press the
Write/on button again to set it to programming mode.
The wand will begin beeping about once a second.
It will begin chirping quickly, indicating that it is
communicating with the PixiePlus. If it beeps slowly but
does not communicate with the PixiePlus, try adjusting
the angle of the wand slightly.
Programming the PixiePlus with a new configuration
usually takes 15-30 seconds. When the programming
session is complete, you will hear confirmation: either
"da - da -^daaa" (three tones with the last one ascending) indicating success, or "^Da
-da" (two tones with the second one descending) indicating failure. If the session fails or
times out, try programming the PixiePlus again by repeating step 7.
TIP: If the Wand does not begin rapidly chirping when you hold it against the PixiePlus,
it is probably not establishing contact with the PixiePlus. In that case it will beep slowly
for five to ten seconds until it times out. If this occurs, try adjusting the angle of the
Wand. Keep the plastic window lined up with the top of the bezel as described above, but
bring the bottom of the wand up an inch or two and move it around slightly until you find
the “sweet spot.”
3. Using the Programming Wand to Set Schedule Events
The Programming Wand is used to set time on the PixiePlus Real Time Clock Module
(PXE-DCM-RTC, included) and to schedule behaviors such as sending Power Off
commands or locking the interface at specified times. Events may be scheduled for
certain days of the week, date ranges, or for any combination of the two.
Important: If you wish to wish to configure PixiePlus schedule events without erasing
the preconfigured Epson codes, you must use the Set Mode feature to deactivate the
Programming Wand's Code programming functions. See step E below for more
information.
If desired codes are accidentally changed or deleted, they may be restored to the default
preconfiguration by following the procedure described in section above.
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A. Connect the Programming Wand to your PC and launch the Configuration Utility as
described in section 2, steps A-B above.
B. Select the Wand Time tab and verify that the clock is set to the correct time. If the
wand time is not correctly set, verify that your computer's clock is correct and select the
Set to Current System Time button.
C. To set schedule events, select the Schedule tab and verify that the Scheduled Events
Active checkbox at the top of the Configuration Utility is selected. Click the green plus
sign to add a schedule event and select the appropriate time. The values in the Hours
field are in 24-hour time; e.g., 5 PM is represented by 17. If necessary, specify the date
range and/or days of the week for which the event should be active.
D. Select the Send to Wand button to send the schedule configuration to the wand's
programming memory.
E. Use the Set Mode feature to configure the Programming Wand so it will set schedule
and time settings without changing the preconfigured codes.
Turn on the wand by pressing and holding the Write/on button. By factory default all five
LEDs along the top light up. This indicates the wand is configured to send all five types
of data to the PixiePlus during configuration. You must disable the Codes configuration
setting.
Press the Set Mode button. The Codes LED will begin to blink, indicating you may set
the Codes programming mode to on or off. Press the Read/off button to disable Code
configuration. Now the Schedule LED will blink. Press the Write/on button to leave
Schedule Configuration active. Press the Write/on button three more times to leave the
Time, Firmware, and UI configurations active. The wand will resume normal operation.
F. Program the PixiePlus by following the instructions in section 2, step G above.
G. Verify Configuration: When you first apply power to the PixiePlus, it will emit one
short pulse if it is correctly configured with a schedule and a working clock. If you hear
no pulse, no RTC is connected. Two pulses mean there is a clock present but no active
schedule configuration. Three or four pulses indicate something is wrong with the RTC.
Contact technical support for more information.
4. Restoring the PixiePlus to its Default Preconfiguration
If the PixiePlus is misconfigured it may easily be restored to its factory default Epson
preconfiguration. Set the PixiePlus 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.
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