Sign Installation Manual
Modular Case 20mm and 23mm Pitch Signs
Sign Installation Manual
November 14, 2012
Dynamic outdoor advertising solutions
Part Number 1709610101 rev. A
© Copyright 2012 Adaptive Micro Systems LLC. All rights reserved.
Adaptive Micro Systems
7840 North 86th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53224 USA
414-357-2020
414-357-2029 (fax)
http://www.adaptivedisplays.com
Adaptive is a registered trademark of Adaptive Micro Systems. EzView is a trademark of Adaptive Micro Systems.
All other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
Your sign was shipped with an IP address of 10.11.11.254.
Adaptive recommends logging the new IP address below.
New IP Address:
Revision history
2
Revision
Date
Rev. A
November 14, 2012
Notes
Initial release.
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Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Related documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Sign exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Modular Cases and display boards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Top, side, and rear views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Open the sign case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Sign interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Case components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
MECHANICAL INSTALLATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Structures defined . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Sign–structure design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Sign installation guidelines and requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sign painting or wrapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ventilation requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ventilation requirements chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recommended mounting brackets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wall mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Monument installation / single-sided enclosure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Monument installation / double-sided enclosure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Monument installation / view from the front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pole-Mounted Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Install the sign to the sign–structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Electrical installation requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Connect power to the sign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Earth–ground the sign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
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CONNECTING SIGNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Connect a master and slave sign (optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Temperature / Light sensor (optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Temperature / light sensor installation requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Temperature / light sensor installation guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Install the temperature / light sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Connectivity option overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ethernet option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
WiFi (wireless) option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fiber optic network option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Connect the sign’s connectivity option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connect to the sign using the Ethernet option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connect to the sign using the WiFi option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connect to the sign using the fiber optic option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Set up the sign to communicate on your network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Conduct a site survey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Installing sign software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
ooh!Media 2009 sign software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
ooh!Media 3 sign software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
APPENDIX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Technical specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Sign label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Display Board DIP switch settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Identify, find, and change an IP address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
WiFi setup guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configure the Access Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configure the Bridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Install additional Bridge units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Changing the IP address for an Access Point or Bridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Troubleshooting sign connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
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Introduction
This manual will guide installers through the sign installation procedure. The installation procedure is divided
into three separate procedures:
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Mechanical installation on page 11.
Electrical installation on page 23.
Connecting signs on page 27 (sign connectivity and optional sign accessories).
Related documents
Part number
Manual title
Description
1181610201
ooh!Media Quick Start
This quick start provides instructions for quickly getting messages to your sign
using ooh!Media.
TechMemo
#05-0005
Preventing Electrostatic
Discharge (ESD) Damage
Describes the precautions to take to protect electronic components from ESD
damage.
TechMemo
#11-0001
Sign Ventilation
Describes the required ventilation for an LED sign.
Safety
High voltage
WARNING! Hazardous voltage. Contact with high voltage may cause death or serious
injury. Always remove power from sign prior to servicing.
High leakage current and earth-grounding
WARNING! It is essential to earth-ground the sign before connecting the sign to a power
source. Contacting signs that are not earth-grounded may cause death or
serious injury.
Do not ground equipment to the sign before the sign itself is grounded. This
may cause death or serious injury and damage the sign and the equipment.
Other
Other safety messages appear throughout this manual where appropriate.
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Equipment description
Use this section to become more familiar with the sign’s external and internal components. Components
shown in this section are critical to the sign’s installation procedure.
Sign exterior
Modular Cases and display boards
EzView signs are modular case signs consisting of 1x3, 1x4, and 1x5 cases, or a combination of each size
case. Each 16x16 pixel area of a case is referred to as a display board or driver board. A 1x3 case consists of
three display boards, a 1x4 case consists of four display boards, and a1x5 case consists of five display boards.
Display board (16x16 pixels)
1x4 case
16 pixels
1x3 case
16 pixels
1x5 case
Figure 1. Modular case and display boards
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EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION
SIGN EXTERIOR
Top, side, and rear views
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
Figure 2. External views of a sign with multiple case’s, other sizes are similar.
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Item
Name
Description
A
SIGN SUB–STRUCTURE
The 2”x 3” x 0.14” steel angle along the back of the sign (top and bottom) is used to install the sign.
B
SIGN CASE
Each sign case contains electronic equipment used to display messages on the display boards.
Never drill or cut into the sign case for any reason or the sign warranty will be void.
C
LIFTING EYEBOLTS
Used to lift the sign into position. Remove after the sign has been installed.
D
LED DISPLAY BOARDS
Used to display messages. Also referred to as driver boards.
E
CONTROLLER CASE
When facing the front of the sign the controller case is always the bottom left–most case of the sign. In master/
slave sign configurations, the master sign has a controller and the slave sign has a LVDS repeater.
F
GROUND LUG
Used to connect to an earth-ground rod. Signs must be grounded per NEC 250 and local electrical codes. See
“Earth–ground the sign” on page 26 for details.
Note: Never use the sign’s ground lug to ground welding or any other installation equipment or the sign
warranty will be void.
G
COMMUNICATION
JUNCTION BOX
Route Ethernet (communications), temperature / light sensor (optional), and master / slave (optional) cabling into
one of the three 7/8–inch conduit holes. The cable entry point into the sign must have a water–tight seal.
H
POWER JUNCTION BOX
Route the incoming electrical wiring conduit into one of the 7/8 inch conduit holes. The connection must have a
water–tight seal.
I
LABEL
Specific sign information such as model number, serial number, and electrical ratings.
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EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION
SIGN EXTERIOR
Open the sign case
Access the inside of the EzView sign by opening the case doors. Each case opens from the front. Case doors
are secured to the sign case with one hex head screw located in the top center of each display board.
WARNING! Hazardous voltage. Contact with high voltage may cause death or serious
injury. Remove power at the source prior to opening the sign.
Do not open the sign case doors until the sign is fully installed on the sign–
structure, otherwise the sign may tip causing serious injury and/or damage the
sign. Failure to comply will void the sign’s warranty.
 Opening and closing the sign case
1. At the sign’s dedicated circuit breaker, turn off power to the sign.
2. Locate the hex head door screws (circled below) in each case door.
There is one hex head door screw in each display board.
• 1x3 cases have three hex head door screws.
• 1x4 cases have four hex head door screws.
Figure 3. Door screws are located in the top–center of each display board (1x3 case shown).
3. Use a 5/32-inch hex tool to release each hex head door screw. Turn the screws counter–clockwise
until they release from the case, open the door by pulling it toward you.
Open the door slowly to prevent
damage to internal components.
5/32-inch hex tool
(pn 6811-7076)
Figure 4. Opening the sign case door.
4. To close the case, evenly push the door close and secure it to the sign case by turning each hex head
screw clockwise.
5. At the sign’s dedicated circuit breaker, turn on power to the sign.
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EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION
SIGN INTERIOR
Sign interior
Case components
C
E
D
Front inside view
B
F*
G*
A
* All sign cases contain a power supply and fan.
Figure 5. Key sign case components (inside view of the controller case).
Item
10
Name
Description
A
CONTROLLER
Internal computer used to control the sign. In master / slave configurations, the slave sign has a LVDS repeater
in this location instead of an internal computer.
B
COMMUNICATION
JUNCTION BOX
Used to bring in sign communication cables such as Ethernet, temperature / light sensor (optional), and master /
slave (optional) cabling. The junction box has two cover plates, allowing access to the communication
connections from the inside or the outside of the sign.
C
POWER JUNCTION BOX
The sign’s power entry terminal is located inside this junction box. The junction box has two cover plates,
allowing access to the sign’s main power terminal from the inside or the outside of the sign.
D
PoE INJECTOR
LOCATION INSIDE OF
SIGN
Only applicable with the WiFi connectivity option. The PoE (Power over Ethernet) device is supplied with the
WiFi/Fiber Connectivity options and this location inside the sign is reserved for the PoE devices installation.
E
POWER DISTRIBUTION
TERMINAL
Used to route power from row to row and from power supply to power supply in each row. Only present in the
left–most column of the sign when facing the front of the sign.
F
POWER SUPPLY
Provides power to all the components in a sign case including display boards. Present in all sign cases.
G
FAN
Internal mixing fans are used to circulate air inside the sign. Present in all sign cases.
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Mechanical installation
Overview
The sign must be installed onto a structure designed to withstand live loads and comply with all national and
local codes. Live loads include loading from wind and seismic events.
The method used to install signs varies greatly from location to location; therefore it is the installer’s
responsibility that the installation complies with all national and local codes.
WARNING! Do not open the sign case doors until the sign is fully installed to the sign–
structure, otherwise the sign may tip causing serious injury and/or damage the sign.
Failure to comply will void the sign’s warranty.
Structures defined
Sub-structure: The formed steel angle on the back of the sign (top and bottom). Factory attached.
Sign–structure: Customer or installer supplied structure to which the sign is secured to. Sign–structures
should be approved by a qualified structural engineer as required by local codes.
ID sign: Company name and/or logo sign supplied by the customer or installer.
Sign–structure design
The design of a sign’s support structure depends on a number of factors: install methods, building codes,
foundation, sign dimensions, sign weight, wind loading, and seismic loading.
If required by local codes, sign–structure designs, sign installations and connections should be approved by a
qualified structural engineer. Call Adaptive Micro Systems at 1-800-558-7022 for contact information on
structural engineering consultants.
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MECHANICAL INSTALLATION
SIGN INSTALLATION GUIDELINES AND REQUIREMENTS
Sign installation guidelines and requirements
Notice: Do not use sign’s ground-lugs for grounding installation equipment such as welding
equipment or the sign warranty will be void.
Only the sign’s sub-structure may be welded. Welding any other part of the sign will void
the warranty.
Sign installers must comply with the following Adaptive requirements or the sign warranty will be void:
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•
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Any ID sign, fascia trim, or structure above the sign must either have flashing installed or it must
extend past the face of the sign.
DO NOT allow water from the above ID sign, fascia trim, flashing, or any other structure to drip directly
onto the sign’s door seams.
DO NOT seal the sign in a structure (enclosure) that restricts hot air from escaping around the sign.
DO NOT drill or cut into the sign case, however it is okay to drill into the sign’s sub–structure.
Comply with all sign ventilation and clearance requirements, refer to “Ventilation requirements” on
page 13 for details.
Sign painting or wrapping
Notice: Painting or vinyl wrapping the top and/or the back of the sign will void the warranty.
The sides and bottom of the sign may be painted or vinyl wrapped without affecting the product warranty.
When painting the sign, follow the paint manufacturer's instructions for surface preparation of mill finish
aluminum.
Never paint or wrap the back or top of the sign.
Painting or wrapping these areas will inhibit the
sign’s ability to cool through natural convection.
Rear / bottom view of sign
Front / top view of sign
Figure 6. Painting or wrapping the sign.
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MECHANICAL INSTALLATION
SIGN INSTALLATION GUIDELINES AND REQUIREMENTS
Ventilation requirements
Notice: Inadequate ventilation around the sign will ultimately result in sign component failure that
may not be covered under warranty.
Introduction
Adaptive's Excite, EzView and StreetSmart displays require obstruction-free space for adequate air ventilation
between solid mounting surfaces and the top, bottom, and sides of the sign. This is required for all wall,
monument, and pole mounted signs.
Always take into consideration other neighboring heat sources such as backlit signs, lighting sources, etc. and
supplement ventilation outlets as needed. Note: Shading the back of the sign will enhance thermal
performance.
Ventilation Basics
How does the sign cool itself?
Since these LED displays are completely enclosed and, in most situations, require no forced air ventilation,
they rely on natural convection to cool their internal electronic components. The top and back surfaces of the
display act as heat sinks to cool the inside case temperatures. Internal fans mix the air inside the case,
bringing it all to a more uniform temperature.
Excite, EzView, and StreetSmart displays are enclosed to keep out contaminants and prevent corrosion and
dirt buildup, which adversely affects the sign's performance and interferes with its ability to cool itself.
What is natural convection?
Natural convection is a type of heat transportation. In natural convection, air surrounding a heat source
receives heat, becomes less dense, and rises. The surrounding cooler air then moves to replace it. This cooler
air is then heated and rises, and the process continues, forming a convection current.
How does Adaptive define "obstruction-free space" and why is so important?
Because proper air circulation is key to the optimal performance and longevity of your Adaptive LED display,
we recommend that there be a certain amount of open area on all sides of your display. "Bricking in" or
otherwise enclosing the case may cause overheating and other failures that will not be covered by your
warranty. If louvers or air duct covers are used, the "obstruction free space" of the louver/air duct cover must
be calculated to ensure that it meets the Adaptive requirement.
For every installation, provide adequate ventilation or the sign warranty may be void:
• DO NOT mount air ducts (vents) directly to the LED display or its substructure.
• DO NOT modify the display case or its substructure for ventilation purposes. The superstructure design
MUST incorporate adequate ventilation.
• Provide a minimum clearance of one inch above and below the display, and six inches behind the display.
• For EMCs under seven feet in height, provide 3.5 square inches of obstruction-free ventilation space for
every square foot of your display face. For EMCs over seven feet high, provide seven square inches of
ventilation space,
• Ventilation air ducts MUST be evenly spaced across the top and bottom of the display to help maintain
consistent air flow around it.
• Adaptive recommends that displays installed in a monument structure incorporate outdoor-rated fans to
draw in cool air through the lower air ducts. The sign will cool more efficiently when fans are used to draw
in cool air rather than force out hot air.
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Ventilation requirements chart
Ventilation Requirements for EzView Signs up to 7’ in Height
Use 3.5 square inches of ventilation for every 1 square foot of the display face. 7 square inches is equivalent to a 3" air duct.
Rows
Columns
Case Height
(Inches)
Case Width
(Inches)
Case
(Sq. Inches)
Case
(Sq Feet)
Total
Ventilation*
Required
(Sq. Inches)
Inlet
Ventilation*
(Sq. Inches)
Outlet
Ventilation*
(Sq. Inches)
13
13
13
13
13
13
13
25.2
25.2
25.2
25.2
25.2
25.2
25.2
37.8
37.8
37.8
37.8
37.8
37.8
37.8
50.4
50.4
50.4
50.4
50.4
50.4
50.4
63
75.6
88.2
100.8
113.4
126
138.6
63
75.6
88.2
100.8
113.4
126
138.6
63
75.6
88.2
100.8
113.4
126
138.6
63
75.6
88.2
100.8
113.4
126
138.6
819.0
982.8
1146.6
1310.4
1474.2
1638.0
1801.8
1587.6
1905.1
2222.6
2540.2
2857.7
3175.2
3492.7
2381.4
2857.7
3334.0
3810.2
4286.5
4762.8
5239.1
3175.2
3810.2
4445.3
5080.3
5715.4
6350.4
6985.4
5.7
6.8
8.0
9.1
10.2
11.4
12.5
11.0
13.2
15.4
17.6
19.8
22.1
24.3
16.5
19.8
23.2
26.5
29.8
33.1
36.4
22.1
26.5
30.9
35.3
39.7
44.1
48.5
19.91
23.89
27.87
31.85
35.83
39.81
43.79
38.59
46.31
54.02
61.74
69.46
77.18
84.89
57.88
69.46
81.03
92.61
104.19
115.76
127.34
77.17
92.61
108.05
123.48
138.92
154.35
169.79
9.95
11.94
13.93
15.93
17.92
19.91
21.90
19.29
23.15
27.01
30.87
34.73
38.59
42.45
28.94
34.73
40.52
46.31
52.09
57.88
63.67
38.59
46.31
54.02
61.74
69.46
77.17
84.89
9.95
11.94
13.93
15.93
17.92
19.91
21.90
19.29
23.15
27.01
30.87
34.73
38.59
42.45
28.94
34.73
40.52
46.31
52.09
57.88
63.67
38.59
46.31
54.02
61.74
69.46
77.17
84.89
14.5
14.5
14.5
14.5
14.5
14.5
29
29
29
29
29
29
43.5
43.5
43.5
43.5
43.5
43.5
58
58
58
58
58
58
87
101.5
116
130.4
144.9
159.4
87
101.5
116
130.4
144.9
159.4
87
101.5
116
130.4
144.9
159.4
87
101.5
116
130.4
144.9
159.4
1261.5
1471.8
1682.0
1890.8
2101.1
2311.3
2523.0
2943.5
3364.0
3781.6
4202.1
4622.6
3784.5
4415.3
5046.0
5672.4
6303.2
6933.9
5046.0
5887.0
6728.0
7563.2
8404.2
9245.2
8.8
10.2
11.7
13.1
14.6
16.1
17.5
20.4
23.4
26.3
29.2
32.1
26.3
30.7
35.0
39.4
43.8
48.2
35.0
40.9
46.7
52.5
58.4
64.2
30.66
35.77
40.88
45.96
51.07
56.18
61.32
71.54
81.76
91.91
102.13
112.35
91.98
107.32
122.65
137.87
153.20
168.53
122.65
143.09
163.53
183.83
204.27
224.71
15.33
17.89
20.44
22.98
25.53
28.09
30.66
35.77
40.88
45.96
51.07
56.18
45.99
53.66
61.32
68.94
76.60
84.27
61.32
71.54
81.76
91.91
102.13
112.35
15.33
17.89
20.44
22.98
25.53
28.09
30.66
35.77
40.88
45.96
51.07
56.18
45.99
53.66
61.32
68.94
76.60
84.27
61.32
71.54
81.76
91.91
102.13
112.35
EzView 20mm Displays
16
16
16
16
16
16
16
32
32
32
32
32
32
32
48
48
48
48
48
48
48
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
80
96
112
128
144
160
176
80
96
112
128
144
160
176
80
96
112
128
144
160
176
80
96
112
128
144
160
176
EzView 23mm Displays
16
16
16
16
16
16
32
32
32
32
32
32
48
48
48
48
48
48
64
64
64
64
64
64
96
112
128
144
160
176
96
112
128
144
160
176
96
112
128
144
160
176
96
112
128
144
160
176
*Ventilation is defined as obstruction free space.
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SIGN INSTALLATION GUIDELINES AND REQUIREMENTS
Recommended mounting brackets
Figure 7. Mounting brackets
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Wall mounting
Displays require obstruction-free space for adequate air ventilation between solid mounting surfaces and the
top and bottom surfaces.
Figure 8. Ventilation requirements around a wall mounted sign
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Monument installation / single-sided enclosure
If there is an obstruction on the outside of the display (as in a monument-style installation), care must be taken
to assure that it is able to cool. Air ducts must be used in the monument to allow air to flow behind the sign and
to help hot air escape.
Figure 9. Side view of single sign installed in a monument.
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Monument installation / double-sided enclosure
Figure 10.Side view of two signs installed in a monument.
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Monument installation / view from the front
Figure 11.Monument (enclosure) ventilation.
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Pole-Mounted Installation
Figure 12.EzView sign pole installation.
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INSTALL THE SIGN TO THE SIGN–STRUCTURE
Install the sign to the sign–structure
The methods used to install a sign to a sign–structure vary greatly. It is the installer’s responsibility to ensure
that the installation complies with all national and local codes.
When drilling holes or welding the sign’s sub–structure, follow these guidelines or the warranty will be void:
•
•
•
DO NOT drill or cut into the sign case. Drill holes as needed in the sign’s sub-structure for fasteners.
DO NOT use the sign’s ground-lugs for grounding installation equipment such as welding equipment.
DO NOT weld any part of the sign except for the sign’s sub–structure.
Drill holes at the
center of the sign’s
sub-structure width.
Drill holes
1/2” or less.
DO NOT
Drill holes closer
than (1”) to the sign’s
sub-structure edges.
Drill holes
greater than 1/2”.
Notch the sign’s
sub-structure.
Drill holes into the side,
top, bottom, or front of
the sign.
Figure 13.Drilling guidelines
Notice: Dissimilar metals must be isolated to avoid galvanic corrosion.
Any area on the sign from which paint is removed during installation, must be recoated
with paint that is UL recognized to standard UL-1332, category DTOV2. Failure to
repaint the area will result in accelerated corrosion of the sign. Adaptive Micro Systems
is not responsible for any failure in the sign’s structure because of accelerated
corrosion. Failure to comply will void the sign’s warranty.
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INSTALL THE SIGN TO THE SIGN–STRUCTURE
 Installing the sign to the sign–structure
WARNING! Crush hazard. Improperly lifting of a sign can create a crush hazard causing
personal injury and damage the sign. Only use the sign’s lifting eyebolts to
lift the sign.
Lift the sign evenly and level, with no more than a 15 degree tilt.
1. Use a lifting bar adjusted to the width of the sign’s lifting hardware, lift the sign to the sign–structure.
PREFERRED METHOD
15° Maximum lifting tilt
Lifting bar
Lifting bar
Lifting strap
ALTERNATE METHOD
45
maximum
45
maximum
15° Maximum tilt
Figure 14.Lifting the sign
2. Position and secure the sign to the sign–structure.
3. Remove the sign’s lifting eyebolts.
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Electrical installation
WARNING!Hazardous voltage. Contact with high voltage may cause death or serious
injury. Remove power at the source before servicing.
Failure to properly ground the sign could result in elevated voltage from
lightning entering the sign seeking a path to earth. High voltage from lightning
can result in electric shock, fires, and destruction of the sign.
Notice: Electrical installation must only be attempted by a qualified electrician. Electrical
connection must comply with all applicable national and local codes.
Electrical installation requirements
The following electrical installation requirements must be followed or the sign warranty will be voided.
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
The sign must be properly grounded according to the applicable national and local electrical codes
(for example, NEC Article 250 and 600, and IEEE 1100-1999).
• DO NOT terminate the ground on metal poles or buildings. The metal will corrode resulting in
deteriorated grounding properties. Additionally, metal poles or buildings are often mounted on material
that does not provide an effective ground.
• Although ground wiring is incorporated with the incoming AC power source, the sign still requires an
external earth–ground attached to the sign’s outdoor ground lug.
All power wiring must be from circuit breaker-protected lines. For permanently connected equipment, a
readily accessible disconnect device shall be incorporated external to the equipment.
DO NOT connect the sign to a GFI-protected circuit.
A two-pole disconnect device must be installed in the building wiring for each branch circuit supplying the
sign.
The sign is configured for one of two power configurations only; 115VAC single-phase or 230VAC
single-phase power. The sign is NOT configured to run off a 208 3-phase power source.
The sign must be run on it’s own dedicated circuit to ensure proper operation. This is particularly important
when the sign is installed in a structure containing ballasts for fluorescent lamps. They must have their
own circuit. Not complying with this requirement can lead to intermittent sign operation or malfunction.
• Do NOT run power to the sign and the ballasts off the same circuit.
• When ballasts are used in the same vicinity of the Adaptive sign, it is recommended that they be of the
electronic low harmonic type to further reduce the risk of any interference with the sign.
• Wire gauge and breakers must be sized or verified in accordance with Adaptive’s input power
specifications, the National Electric Code, and applicable local codes. Under-sizing the wire gauge
or breaker size can lead to intermittent sign operation or malfunction.
Use minimum 80° C copper wire only.
DO NOT route power or communication wires out of the case door and around the side of the sign; the
wires will be damaged when the door is closed.
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ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS
Conduit use
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•
•
•
DO NOT drill additional conduit holes in the sign.
All electrical conduit connections must be watertight.
DO NOT route communication wiring in close proximity or parallel with power wiring, power conduit, or
high voltage wiring.
Separate conduits must be used for communication wires (for example Ethernet) and for power wires.
Correct
Incorrect
Power
conduit
Communications Conduit
Comm
conduit
Conduit
Power Conduit
Comm
Power
Communications Conduit
Power Conduit
Figure 15.Correct and incorrect power and communication conduit use
!DAPTIVE%XPLAINS
Is it necessary to run two conduits to a sign?
If power and communication wires are put in the same conduit, there is a chance the communication wires might pick up
electrical interference from the power wires. For example, when a live power cord is placed next to a stereo speaker
wire, the interference from this cord may cause the speaker to hum. In the case of a sign, this same effect could disrupt
messages sent to the display.
Earth–grounding signs
Properly grounding each sign is necessary because it is an essential means of preventing shock, shock
hazards, potential fire hazards, and damage to low voltage components.
Lightning strike protection
Though surge protection is incorporated into a sign, to protect a sign from high-voltage lightning transients,
additional surge protectors (such as an external earth–ground) need to be installed in accordance with NEC
Articles 280 and 285 and local electrical codes.
A sign bonded to an earth–ground has a means of dissipating the high voltage and current from a lightning
strike. The resistance of the grounding electrode must be as low as possible. However, damage can still occur
to a sign’s electronic equipment from lightning voltage transients.
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CONNECT POWER TO THE SIGN
Connect power to the sign
WARNING! Hazardous voltage. Contact with high voltage may cause death or serious
injury. Remove power at the source before servicing.
 Connecting power to the sign
1. Run AC power wiring to the back of the sign in weather-proof conduit.
Route the AC power conduit to the back of the sign
(bottom right-most case when facing the back of the sign).
Ground lug (connect to an earth-ground rod)
Power junction box.
Figure 16.Running power to the sign
2. Connect AC power wiring to the sign’s power entry terminal.
A. Remove four screws and the cover plate.
B. Remove one of the 7/8-inch knock-outs
for the AC power conduit.
C. Strip 3/8-inch of insulation off of the incoming AC power wiring.
D. Connect AC wiring according to the wiring label (press the
button on top of the terminal block and fully insert the power wire).
Neutral
Line
NEUTRAL
LINE
PART NO: 1704600201 REV.A
E. Secure the cover plate back onto the sign, be careful not to
pinch any of the power wires.
Figure 17.AC power wiring connections.
The AC power conduit connection to the sign’s power junction box must have a water–tight seal.
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EARTH–GROUND THE SIGN
Earth–ground the sign
Contact a qualified electrician if you have any questions regarding earth–grounding the sign.
Adaptive recommends the following:
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•
Use copper-clad ground rods as the grounding electrode. Copper-clad provides effective grounding for an
indefinite period of time.
Depending on the local soil conditions and local codes, more than one ground rod may need to be installed.
Since moisture becomes more stable at greater distances below the earth's surface, when possible, install
the ground rod so that it extends below the frost line to lessen the deviation in the system's resistance.
 Earth–grounding the sign
1. Connect a 6AWG (gauge) ground wire (grounding conductor) to the sign’s ground lug.
2. Route and secure the ground wire pathway to the grounding rod (grounding electrode) location.
3. Pound the ground rod into the ground and secure the ground wire to it. Verify the connections at the
sign and the ground rod are secured.
Figure 18.Earth–grounding the sign
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Connecting signs
The following section describes how to connect to the sign using one of two connectivity (Ethernet and WiFi)
options, installing a temperature / light sensor (optional), and connecting slave signs to master signs (optional).
STOP
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•
If you are installing a master / slave sign configuration always make that connection first
and then if applicable the temperature / light sensor. If you do not have either one of these
optional sign accessories go to “Connectivity option overview” on page 33.
Connect a master and slave sign (optional) on page 28.
Temperature / Light sensor (optional) on page 30.
Connectivity option overview on page 33.
Connect the sign’s connectivity option on page 37.
Set up the sign to communicate on your network on page 45.
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CONNECTING SIGNS
CONNECT A MASTER AND SLAVE SIGN (OPTIONAL)
Connect a master and slave sign (optional)
When signs are connected in a master / slave configuration, they will display the same messages at the same
time. Master and slave signs must be the same size. For example, if the master sign is 32x96 pixels, then each
connected slave sign must be 32x96 pixels.
When multiple signs are used to create a network of message centers; the signs will be factory configured as a
master sign or a slave sign. Master signs are directly controlled with the messaging computer or network.
Slave signs are controlled by the master sign it is connected to.
 Connecting a master and slave sign
1. Identify the master and slave signs.
LVDS cable
Master sign
Slave sign
Figure 19.Sign identification
2. At the back of the master sign, detach the LVDS cable from the back of the sign.
Remove the LVDS cable.
Figure 20.LVDS cable tie wrap.
3. Route the LVDS cable to the slave sign’s communication junction box and remove the enclosure nut.
Remove the enclosure nut
from the LVDS cable.
Do not remove the rubber
enclosure gasket.
Figure 21.Strain relief connector’s enclosure nut
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CONNECT A MASTER AND SLAVE SIGN (OPTIONAL)
4. Install a strain relief connector on the slave sign’s cover plate.
A. Remove four screws and the cover plate.
B. Remove one of the 7/8-inch knock-outs
for the strain relief connector.
C. Secure the strain relief connector to the cover plate.
Cover plate
Enclosure nut
Do not tighten assembly
using the compression nut.
Loosen the compression nut
to adjust the cable length.
Figure 22.Strain relief connector installation
5. Plug the LVDS cable into the slave sign’s LVDS repeater.
Plug the LVDS cable into the sign’s LVDS repeater.
LVDS cable
Figure 23.LVDS cable connection at the slave sign.
6. Secure the slave sign’s cover plate to the sign, being careful not to pinch or crimp any cables.
Minimum LVDS cable
bend radius is 1-inch.
A. Carefully pull the slack out of the
cable when placing the cover plate
back onto the sign.
B. Secure the cover plate to the sign.
C. Tighten the compression nut until
it is snug around the cable.
Compression nut
Figure 24.Securing the cover plate.
Note:
Route the cable(s) downward from the strain relief connector(s) directing water / condensation
build–-up to flow away from the sign’s cable entry points.
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TEMPERATURE / LIGHT SENSOR (OPTIONAL)
Temperature / Light sensor (optional)
When properly installed, the temperature / light sensor relays signals to the sign’s controller board that indicate
the accurate ambient temperature near the sign as well as current light levels for proper dimming of the sign’s
display.
#10 screw clearance mounting
holes (hardware not supplied).
1/2-inch to 3/4-inch
trade size conduit holes
Light sensor
Hand-bendable bracket
Factory installed strain relief
connector (do not remove)
Compression nut
Rubber enclosure gasket
Enclosure nut
Compression gasket
Feedthru body
Figure 25.Temperature / light sensor
Temperature / light sensor installation requirements
Notice: Failure to follow the temperature / light sensor install requirements may cause intermittent
or inaccurate operation and will not be covered by the warranty.
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30
Vents on temperature / light sensor must point downward.
Do NOT attach temperature / light sensor directly to the sign.
The temperature / light sensor cable must have a water–tight seal at the entry point of the sign.
Do NOT install near sprinklers or water fountains.
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TEMPERATURE / LIGHT SENSOR (OPTIONAL)
Temperature / light sensor installation guidelines
Choose an installation location that meets the following criteria, otherwise the temperature / light sensor will
not correctly dim the sign or it may record inaccurate temperature readings.
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Install the sensor below the sign on the sign-structure, avoiding the intake of hot air emitted from the
sign.
Air movement is not restricted by nearby walls or other obstructions.
Install location background is light-colored and not dark-colored.
Above vegetation and not above asphalt or blacktop.
On the north side of a building to provide protection from the sun.
Shield the sensor from the effect of the direct sun, reflected heat, or any nearby sources of heat, such
as chimneys, lamps, vents, or HVAC ducts.
At least six feet off the ground, and at least one foot below the eave of a protected overhang so
convection currents (rising hot air flow) are not trapped around the sensor. Also, make sure convection
currents are not blocked by mounting plates.
Only one sensor is required in a network of signs but it must be connected to the master sign.
Alternative install location within 25
feet of the master sign.
Minimum 1 foot
clearance below a
protected overhang
North
side
of
building
Temperature
probe
Sign-structure
Minimum 6 foot
clearance above
the ground
Conduit
Figure 26.Possible install locations for the temperature / light sensor
Install the temperature / light sensor
Only one temperature / light sensor is used even in a master / slave sign configuration. In master / slave sign
configurations the master sign will relay the temperature readings and dimming settings to the connected slave
sign.
 Installing the temperature / light sensor
1. Install the temperature / light sensor according to the requirements and guidelines. Route and secure
the sensor cable’s pathway to the back of the master sign’s communication junction box.
2. Remove the enclosure nut from the strain relief connector on the sensor cable.
Remove the enclosure nut
from the sensor cable.
Do not remove the rubber
enclosure gasket.
Figure 27.Strain relief connector’s enclosure nut
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Notice: If you have a master / slave sign configuration, you must loosen the LVDS cable’s
compression nut on the master sign or damage to the sign controller may occur.
3. Secure the strain relief connector to the master sign’s communication junction box cover plate.
A. Remove four screws and the cover plate.
B. Remove one of the 7/8-inch knock-outs
for the strain relief connector.
C. Secure the strain relief connector to the cover plate.
Cover plate
Enclosure nut
Do not tighten assembly
using the compression nut.
Loosen the compression nut
to adjust the cable length.
Figure 28.Strain relief connector installation
4. Plug the sensor cable into the bottom (box connector) port on the sign controller.
Plug the sensor’s cable into the box connector port (the connector
only fits one way) on the bottom of the sign controller.
Ethernet port
(connectivity)
If applicable,
Ethernet port
from PoE.
USB port
(not used)
Box connector
(sensor)
Temperature / light sensor cable
If applicable, LVDS cable
Figure 29.Temperature / light sensor cable connection at the master sign.
Do not reattach the cover plate on the master sign, it will be reattached later in the connectivity option.
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Connectivity option overview
Each master sign comes with a connectivity option, Adaptive offers two options, each of which you can use to
connect the sign(s) to a computer or network. An overview of each type of connectivity option is provided in this
section.
Connectivity options
Fiber Optic
Ethernet option kit – direct cable connection between the sign and computer / network.
page 37
WiFi option kit – wireless connection between the sign and computer / network.
page 39
Fiber-optic option kit – fiber connection between the sign and computer/network
page 41
All connectivity options require the computer or network to have the TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol /
Internet Protocol) protocol installed and configured. Today, most operating systems include and install the
TCP/IP protocol by default. For most people, there is no need to look for this protocol. However, if you
encounter communication issues, we recommend contacting your network administrator.
The other requirement to getting your sign(s) to communicate with your network or computer is to assign it an
IP address in the same range as your network or computer.
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Ethernet option
Using the Ethernet option, you can connect the sign to your Ethernet network or to a computer with an Ethernet
crossover cable. To use this option, your network must be using the TCP/IP protocol.
This direct connection is most often used to install the sign. If you are using this type of connection
permanently, make sure the Ethernet crossover cable is outdoor rated or inside weather tight conduit.
Rear view of sign
Building wall
Computer running
sign software
* Ethernet CAT5 crossover cable
(300 foot maximum length)
* Ethernet crossover cable must either be outdoor rated
or routed through weather tight conduit.
Figure 30.Overview of connecting a sign “directly” to a computer with the Ethernet option
Rear view of sign
Building wall
Computer running
sign software
* Ethernet CAT5
(300 foot maximum length)
Network / router
* Ethernet cable must either be outdoor rated or
routed through weather tight conduit.
Ethernet CAT5 cable
(300 foot maximum length)
Figure 31.Overview of connecting a sign to an Ethernet network with the Ethernet option
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WiFi (wireless) option
WiFi units are used to create a wireless bridge between your network or computer and the sign. The Access
Point is used to transmit information to the sign from the computer. The Bridge is connected to the sign and
receives information sent from the Access Point (AP). Both WiFi units receive power through a PoE (Power
over Ethernet) injector.
Note: If applicable, connect the AP’s PoE into your network / router instead of directly into a computer.
Access point (AP)
Obstruction free line of sight
Bridge
Rear view of sign
Building rooftop
Computer
running
sign
software
Ethernet CAT5 cable
PoE injector
(Power over Ethernet)
Building wall
Ethernet CAT5 cable
(300 foot maximum length)
Figure 32.Overview of connecting a sign with the wireless WiFi option
Bridge
Access point (AP)
Bridge
Building rooftop
Computer
running
sign
software
Bridge
PoE injector
(Power over Ethernet)
Building wall
Ethernet CAT5 cable
(300 foot maximum length)
NOTE: Only one access point is required in a multiple master sign network; however each master sign must have a bridge unit.
Figure 33.Overview of connecting multiple master signs with the wireless WiFi option
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Fiber optic network option
The following diagram is a guide to the fiber optic network pathway and components. Using the Fiber Optic/
Ethernet option, you can connect the sign to your Ethernet network or to a computer with an Ethernet cable. To use
this option, your network must be using the TCP/IP protocol. This is a direct connection used to install the sign over
300 feet from the network or computer. If you are using this type of connection permanently, make sure the fiber
optic cable is installed inside weather tight conduit.
Rear of sign (see note)
Ethernet strain
relief connector
Building wall
Network or computer
running Ooh!Media software
25ft outdoor Ethernet
CAT5E cable
Fiber optic enclosure
with Fiber optic/Ethernet converter
Ethernet CAT5E cable
Fiber optic/Ethernet converter
Customer supplied weatherproof pathway
(conduit or innerduct)
Note: Network
Router can be
used between
Fiber optic/
Ethernet
converter and
computer
ST/ST multimode fiber optic cabling
supplied by others
Figure 34.Overview of connecting a sign with the fiber optic network option
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Connect the sign’s connectivity option
Depending on the sign’s connectivity option follow one of the procedures:
•
•
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Connect to the sign using the Ethernet option on page 37.
Connect to the sign using the WiFi option on page 39.
Connect to the sign using the fiber optic option on page 41
Connect to the sign using the Ethernet option
 Connecting to the sign using the Ethernet option:
1. Route the Ethernet cable from the computer / network to the back of the sign (bottom right of the sign
when facing the back of the sign).
2. Remove the cover plate and install the strain relief connector or weather–tight conduit.
Note:
The cover may already be removed from a previous procedure.
A. Remove four screws and the cover plate.
B. Remove one of the 7/8-inch knock-outs
for the strain relief connector.
C. Secure the strain relief connector to the cover plate.
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3. Route the Ethernet cable through the cover plate and plug it into the sign controller’s Ethernet port.
Plug the Ethernet cable into the sign
controller’s Ethernet port.
Ethernet port (connectivity)
USB port (not used)
Box connector (sensor)
If applicable, LVDS cable.
If applicable, temperature / light sensor cable.
Ethernet cable
Figure 36.Sign controller’s Ethernet (RJ45) port.
4. Secure the cover plate to the junction box, being careful not to pinch or crimp the cable.
Minimum cable bend
radius is 1-inch.
A. Carefully pull the slack out of the
cables when placing the cover plate
back onto the sign.
B. Secure the cover plate to the sign.
C. Tighten each compression nut until
they are snug around the cable.
Compression nut
Figure 37.Securing the cover plate.
Note:
Route the cable(s) downward from the strain relief connector(s) directing water / condensation
build–-up to flow away from the sign’s cable entry point.
5. Install sign software on the computer that will be used to communicate with the sign, refer to “Set up
the sign to communicate on your network” on page 45.
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STOP
If the WiFi units are going to be used on an existing network, confirm with your network
administrator that the IP addresses listed are available. If the WiFi unit IP addresses are already
being used you must change the IP addresses before installation, see “Changing the IP address
for an Access Point or Bridge” on page 20 for details.
WiFi units are shipped with the following IP addresses:
•
•
•
Access Point (transmitter): 192.168.1.2
Bridge unit (receiver): 192.168.1.1
Each additional Bridge: Starts at 192.168.1.3 and increments by 1 (for example 192.168.1.4;
192.168.1.5 and so on).
Note: If you would like to set additional security on your WiFi network go to the “WiFi setup guide” on page 15.
 Connecting to the sign using the WiFi option.
1. Route the Bridge (WiFi) unit’s Ethernet cable to the back of the sign (bottom right of sign when facing
the back of the sign).
DO NOT mount the Bridge unit until you have completed the “Connect to the sign using the fiber optic
option” on page 41.
2. Remove the cover plate and install the strain relief connector.
Note:
The cover may already be removed from a previous procedure.
A. Remove four screws and the cover plate.
B. Remove one of the 7/8-inch knock-outs
for the strain relief connector.
C. Secure the strain relief connector to the cover plate.
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3. Route the Ethernet cable through the cover plate and plug it into the Ethernet port from the sign’s PoE
injector.
Plug the sensor’s cable into the box connector port (the connector
only fits one way) on the bottom of the sign controller.
Ethernet port
(connectivity)
Ethernet port
from PoE.
USB port
(not used)
Box connector
(sensor)
If applicable, LVDS cable
If applicable, temperature / light sensor cable
Ethernet cable from WiFi Bridge
Figure 39.PoE injector connection.
4. Secure the cover plate to the junction box, being careful not to pinch or crimp the cable.
Minimum cable bend
radius is 1-inch.
A. Carefully pull the slack out of the
cables when placing the cover plate
back onto the sign.
B. Secure the cover plate to the sign.
C. Tighten each compression nut until
they are snug around the cable.
Compression nut
Figure 40.Securing the cover plate.
Note:
40
Route the cable(s) downward from the strain relief connector(s) directing water / condensation
build–-up to flow away from the sign’s cable entry point.
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Connect to the sign using the fiber optic option
 Connecting to the sign using the fiber optic option:
1. Mount the Fiber Optic Box up to 25 feet away from the sign. Use the cable supplied with the box for
maximum distance possible. It is not recommended to mount the box further than 25 feet. The box
should not be mounted to the back of the sign with fasteners that penetrate the signs housing.
3-7/8"
7-7/8"
6-1/4"
Figure 41.Fiber optic enclosure dimensions
2. Install the fiber optic enclosure
•
Locate a site to install the fiber optic enclosure within 25 feet of the sign. Installations over 25 feet
are not recommended.
Do not mount the fiber optic enclosure on the sign with fasteners that penetrate the sign enclosure.
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.
A. Loosen the four cover screws and remove the cover.
B. Drill an opening near the Ethernet strain relief connector on the fiber optic
enclosure for the water-tight box connector
C. Secure the
water-tight box
connector to the
fiber optic
enclosure.
Fiber
converter
4"
D. Attach the fiber optic enclosure to the mounting
location. Use #8 size screws or bolts, and
appropriate hardware material/finish for your
mounting application.
E. Remove the four rubber plugs from the cover of
the fiber enclosure and place them over the
mounting hardware
5-1/2"
F. Pull the fiber optic cabling through the weatherproof pathway.
Fiber
converter
G. Route the fiber optic cabling through the water-tight box
connector and secure the weatherproof pathway to the
connector
Fiber converter
Transmit
Receive
ST fiber optic
ST fiber optic
Receive
Transmit
Fiber converter
H. Plug the ST fiber ends into both fiber converters. The ST fiber ends plug into
opposite ports on the two fiber converters (shown in diagram)
Figure 42.Installing the fiber optic enclosure
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3. Route the Ethernet cable from the Fiber Optic Option Box to the back of the sign to the back of the sign
(bottom right of the sign when facing the back of the sign).
4. Remove the cover plate and install the strain relief connector or weather–tight conduit.
Note:
The cover may already be removed from a previous procedure.
A. Remove four screws and the cover plate.
B. Remove one of the 7/8-inch knock-outs
for the strain relief connector.
C. Secure the strain relief connector to the cover plate.
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5. Route the Ethernet cable through the cover plate and plug it into the Ethernet port from the sign’s PoE
injector.
Plug the sensor’s cable into the box connector port (the connector
only fits one way) on the bottom of the sign controller.
Ethernet port
(connectivity)
Ethernet port
from PoE.
USB port
(not used)
Box connector
(sensor)
If applicable, LVDS cable
If applicable, temperature / light sensor cable
Ethernet cable from Fiber Optic Box
Figure 44.PoE injector connection.
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6. Secure the cover plate to the junction box, being careful not to pinch or crimp the cable.
Minimum cable bend
radius is 1-inch.
A. Carefully pull the slack out of the
cables when placing the cover plate
back onto the sign.
B. Secure the cover plate to the sign.
C. Tighten each compression nut until
they are snug around the cable.
Compression nut
Figure 45.Securing the cover plate.
Note:
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Route the cable(s) downward from the strain relief connector(s) directing water / condensation
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Set up the sign to communicate on your network
Regardless of how the sign will be connected to your network or computer, it must have an IP address in the
same range as your computer or network. The IP address of each sign is set in the factory to 10.11.11.254.
This is the default IP address, the address will appear on the sign display when first starting the sign.
STOP
If your computer is connected to multiple devices (for example a router or switch, printers, or
security cameras) go to “Identify, find, and change an IP address” on page 7.
If your computer will only be used to operate the sign continue with one of the following:
• Setting your computer’s IP address to communicate with the sign (Windows XP instructions) on
page 45.
• Setting your computer’s IP address to communicate with the sign (Windows Vista instructions) on
page 47.
 Setting your computer’s IP address to communicate with the sign (Windows XP instructions)
1. The sign must be powered on and connected to your computer through the connectivity option.
2. At the computer, click the Start button and click Control Panel.
B. Click Control Panel.
A. Click Start.
Figure 46.Start menu
3. Open Network Connections.
Double click Network Connections.
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4. In the Network Connections window, right-click Local Area Connection and choose Properties.
A. Right-click Local Area Connection.
B. Select Properties.
Figure 48.Local area connection.
5. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click the Properties button.
A. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
B. Click Properties button.
Figure 49.Local area connection properties.
6. In the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties dialog, select Use the following IP address and enter the
following:
A. Click Use the following IP address.
B. Enter the following.
IP address:
Subnet Mask:
10.11.11.253
255.255.0.0
C. Click OK.
Figure 50.Internet protocol properties.
7. Click OK to close the Local Area Connections Properties window.
Your computer is now in the same range as the sign’s default IP address (10.11.11.254).
8. Go to “Installing sign software” on page 51.
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 Setting your computer’s IP address to communicate with the sign (Windows Vista instructions)
1. The sign must be powered on and connected to your computer through the connectivity option.
2. At the computer, click:
Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Manage network
connections.
3. In the Network Connections window, right-click Local Area Connection and choose Properties.
Note:
You may be asked for an administrator password (contact your network administrator for the
password), or the prompt Windows needs your permission to continue will appear, provide
confirmation.
A. Right-click Local Area Connection.
B. Select Properties.
Figure 51.Local area connection.
4. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click the Properties button.
A. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
B. Click Properties button.
Figure 52.Local area connection properties.
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5. In the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties dialog, select Use the following IP address
and enter the following:
A. Click Use the following IP address.
B. Enter the following.
IP address:
Subnet Mask:
10.11.11.253
255.255.0.0
C. Click OK.
Figure 53.Internet protocol properties.
6. Click OK to close the Local Area Connections Properties window.
Your computer is now in the same range as the sign’s default IP address (10.11.11.254).
7. Go to “Installing sign software” on page 51.
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Conduct a site survey
It is recommended to use two or three people and provide a way for them to communicate while conducting the
site survey.
 Conducting a site survey
Power must be supplied to the sign in order to conduct a site survey with the WiFi network.
1. Plug the cable from the wireless unit labeled Access Point into the AP/Bridge port of the PoE injector.
NETWORK
PWR
AP / BRIDGE
DC - 48V
NOTE: This is a generic view of a PoE injector.
Please follow the instructions supplied by the
manufacturer of the PoE for connecting the
Power, Network, and AP/Bridge to the
appropriate connection points.
GROUND
Figure 54.PoE injector. Graphic shown is representation only.
2. Plug an Ethernet cable from your computer or network / router into the Network port of the PoE
injector.
3. Plug the DC-inlet of the power adapter into the DC–48V port of the PoE injector and the other end into
a power socket in the wall.
4. Open a web browser, type IP: 129.168.1.231 in the Address bar, and press the ENTER key.
5. At the login prompt, type admin for the Username and Password, click OK.
Figure 55.Wireless Access Point login prompt.
6. Record the MAC address:
Log your MAC Address for reference later during the Site
Survey.
MAC Address:
Figure 56.Wireless Access Point setup menu.
7. Move the Access Point to the selected mounting location facing the direction of the sign.
8. At the computer open a web browser and type the Access Point’s IP address (192.168.1.2 unless it
was changed) in the Address bar.
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9. At the login prompt, type admin for the Username and Password, click OK.
Figure 57.Wireless Access Point login prompt.
10. In the left menu area click Wireless and then click Site Survey.
Signal strength
MAC Address
Click the Refresh button (to see current information)
Figure 58.Wireless site survey window.
11. Look in the BSSID column for the Access Point’s MAC address (recorded in Step 6).
12. Look at the value in the Signal column. This represents the signal strength on a scale of 1-100 where
100 is the strongest signal strength.
Make sure the front of the Bridge(s) is facing toward the Access Point and there is a clear line of sight
between them. Adjust the position of the units until you receive the strongest signal strength.
13. Mount the Bridge(s) (never to the sign) and Access Point at the location you receive the strongest
signal.
14. Install sign software on the computer that will be used to communicate with the sign, refer to “Set up
the sign to communicate on your network” on page 45.
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Installing sign software
EzView X signs will work with ooh!Media 2009 or ooh!Media 3. If you are using ooh!Media 2009 follow the
procedure below. If you are using ooh!Media 3 follow the procedure on page 54.
ooh!Media 2009 sign software
 Installing the ooh!Media 2009 sign software
1. Insert the ooh!Media 2009 software CD in the CD-ROM drive on the computer.
2. On the first screen, click the Install ooh!Media button.
Figure 59.ooh!Media 2009 installation window.
3. Follow the prompts until you see this one:
Figure 60.Changing IP address prompt.
4. If you would like to install Paint Shop Pro, click Yes. If you do not want to install Paint Shop Pro, click
No.
Figure 61.Paint Shop Pro install prompt.
5. Follow the prompts until you see this one:
Figure 62.Add signs prompt.
6. Register your sign software.
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 Configuring the ooh!Media 2009 sign settings
1. Open the sign software, Start > All Programs > Adaptive Micro Systems > ooh!Media 2009>
ooh!Media 2009.
Figure 63.Opening the ooh!Media 2009 sign software.
2. In the Sign Option Window use the Auto Detect feature to automatically fill in the sign configuration
and communication settings.
Figure 64.Sign options
3. Ooh!Media 2009 will open.
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 Using ooh!Media 2009 to send a test message to the sign
1. In the Insert drop down menu select Text.
Select Insert.
Select Text
Figure 65.Insert new text
2. A new text message box appears, highlight the text inside the message and type an appropriate test
message.
Figure 66.New text window
3. Extend the length of the message by stretching it in the Timeline (see figure below). Extend the
message long enough for you to go to the sign and look at it.
Time in seconds
Figure 67.Message length.
4. Click the disk icon to save the message.
5. Name the message and click Save.
Figure 68.Saving the test message
6. Click the send message icon to send the message to the sign.
Figure 69.Send message icon
7. Verify the message appears on the sign.
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ooh!Media 3 sign software
 Installing the ooh!Media 3 sign software
1. Make sure your sign is properly connected to the local area network and is turned on before installing
the software. The sign must be connected and turned on for ooh!Media to automatically detect the
display.
2. Insert the ooh!Media 3 software CD in the CD-ROM drive on the computer.
3. On the first screen, click the Install ooh!Media button.
Figure 70.ooh!Media 3 installation window.
4. Follow the prompts until you see this one:
Figure 71.Select ooh!Media 3 components to install.
5. Click the box to place a check mark next to each component you wish to install. To deselect a
component, click to remove the check mark from the box.
6. Click Next to continue the installation.
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7. Follow the prompts until you see this one:
Figure 72.Completing the installation of ooh!Media 3 sign software.
 Configuring the ooh!Media 2003 sign settings
1. Open the sign software, Start > All Programs > Adaptive Micro Systems > ooh!Media 3>
ooh!Media 3.
Figure 73.Opening the ooh!Media 3 sign software.
2. If the software was able to automatically detect your display during the loading of the ooh!Media 3
software you will see the option to create a new message as shown in "Figure 74: Create a new
message using ooh!Media 3." If you do not see this option, please see “Using ooh!Media 3 to manually
add a display” on page 57 to manually add a display using ooh!Media 3.
Figure 74.Create a new message using ooh!Media 3.
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 Using ooh!Media 3 to send a test message to the sign
1. In the Insert drop down menu select Text.
Select Insert.
Select Text
Figure 75.Insert new text
2. A new text message box appears, highlight the text inside the message and type an appropriate test
message.
Figure 76.New text window
3. Extend the length of the message by stretching it in the Timeline (see figure below). Extend the
message long enough for you to go to the sign and look at it.
Time in seconds
Figure 77.Message length.
4. Click the disk icon to save the message.
5. Name the message and click Save.
Figure 78.Saving the test message
6. Click the send message icon to send the message to the sign.
Figure 79.Send message icon
7. Verify the message appears on the sign.
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 Using ooh!Media 3 to manually add a display
ooh!Media 3 typically detects a display with the latest firmware when you connect it to a computer or network.
If it doesn't, or if you have a display with older firmware, follow these instructions to add it.
1. In the upper left of the ooh!Media window, click Schedule.
2. Select Sign > Add Display from the menu.
The Add a New Display - Sign Options dialog opens.
Figure 80.ooh!Media 3 Sign Options dialog box
3. Fill in the Sign Configuration information:
•
Enter a unique Name for your display. If you have multiple displays, it may be helpful to use a title
that includes the size or location.
•
Select the display Model from the drop-down list.
•
Enter the Height and Width of the display in pixels.
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4. Update the Time Options:
Note:
These settings require the Sign Communication settings to be valid.
•
Click Change Date and Time. The Change Date and Time dialog opens.
•
If the display is to have the same time as the controlling PC, select Synchronize with the PC.
•
If the display is to have a different time than the controlling PC, select Set to and fill in the time and
date information.
•
If the display is in a different time zone, click Change TimeZone, select the appropriate TimeZone
from the list, and click Ok. For details, see Change Time Zone Options in the ooh!Media User
Manual.
5. In the Sign Communication area, do the following:
•
Click Auto Detect.
•
If ooh!Media is unable to automatically detect your display, update the IP address/Host name,
Service Port, and Password fields.
6. If desired, check the Show display in 'My Displays' list box.
7. Click Ok.
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Technical specifications
•
The most current specifications are maintained on Adaptive’s website (www.adaptivedisplays.com).
Sign label
Sign labels are located on the outside near the power junction box.
A
B
C
Figure 1. Sample sign labels for a 20mm 32x96 pixel sign
Item
Name
Description
ZV 20 RGB 032RX096C MC 115
Voltage: 115VAC
Case design:
• MC = Modular case
• SC = Single case (extruded)
A
Display area:
Rows and columns in pixels
Sign color configuration:
MODEL NUMBER
• RGB = Full color
• RED = Red
• AMB = Amber
LED pitch (distance between any two
adjacent pixels):
• 20 = 20mm
• 23 = 23mm
ZV = EzView
B
SERIAL NUMBER
Consecutive, unique identification number.
C
ELECTRICAL INFORMATION
Input voltage, frequency, and amperage.
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Display Board DIP switch settings
If a display board on the sign is displaying incorrect information the DIP switch settings on the board maybe
incorrectly set. The following chart is also located inside the sign controller case (when facing the sign it is the
bottom left–most case).
 Checking the Display Board DIP switch settings
1. Open the case door that the problem display board is located in. Refer to “Open the sign case” on
page 9 for details.
2. Verify the DIP switch settings on the problem display board are correctly set based on the board’s
position on the sign. If necessary change the DIP switch settings or you may have to replace the
display board.
DIP switch settings for 16x16 display boards
DIP switch settings do not change regardless of the sign size.
SIGN COLUMN (C) in pixels
16
32
SIGN ROW (R)
in pixels
48
64
TOP
16
32
48
64
80
96
112
128
144
160
176
2,5
2,6
2,5,6
2,7
2,5,7
2,6,7
2,5,6,7
2,8
2,5,8
2,6,8
2,5,6,8
R1 - C1
R1 - C2
R1 - C3
R1 - C4
R1 - C5
R1 - C6
R1 - C7
R1 - C8
R1 - C9
R1 - C10
R1 - C11
3,5
3,6
3,5,6
3,7
3,5,7
3,6,7
3,5,6,7
3,8
3,5,8
3,6,8
3,5,6,8
R2 - C1
R2 - C2
R2 - C3
R2 - C4
R2 - C5
R2 - C6
R2 - C7
R2 - C8
R2 - C9
R2 - C10
R2 - C11
2,3,8
2,3,5,8 2,3,6,8
2,3,5
6,8
2,3,5
2,3,6
2,3,5,6
2,3,7
2,3,5,7 2,3,6,7
2,3,5
6,7
R3 - C1
R3 - C2
R3 - C3
R3 - C4
R3 - C5
R3 - C6
R3 - C7
R3 - C8
R3 - C9
R3 - C10
R3 - C11
4,5
4,6
4,5,6
4,7
4,5,7
4,6,7
4,5,6,7
4,8
4,5,8
4,6,8
4,5,6,8
R4 - C1
R4 - C2
R4 - C3
R4 - C4
R4 - C5
R4 - C6
R4 - C7
R4 - C8
R4 - C9
R4 - C10
R4 - C10
Master sign shown (for Slave signs all display boards will also have DIP switch 1 ON)
DIP switches (user perspective)
1
2
3
4
5
219
6
7
8
817
CTS
3,5,7
R2 - C5
ON
Rear view of a display board
(16 x 16 pixels)
DIP switch UP (number side) is OFF
DIP switch DOWN is ON
EXAMPLE:
With DIP switch 3, 5, and 7 ON the display board must be
positioned in Row 2, Column 5 (R2 - C5) of a master sign.
Figure 2. DIP switch settings for all EzView sign sizes.
3. Close the case door, refer to “Open the sign case” on page 9 for details.
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IDENTIFY, FIND, AND CHANGE AN IP ADDRESS
Identify, find, and change an IP address
The sign and the computer / network that will communicate with the sign must have IP addresses in the same
range. The following documentation provides detailed step by step procedures:
•
•
•
•
•
STEP 1: Finding an available IP address for your sign
STEP 2: Setting your computer’s IP address to communicate with the sign.
STEP 3: Installing sign software.
STEP 4: Changing the computer’s IP address back to the original settings.
STEP 5: Sending a test message to the sign.
 STEP 1: Finding an available IP address for your sign
Use one of the following methods:
•
Contact your network administrator for an available IP Address in your network for the sign and go to
“STEP 2: Setting your computer’s IP address to communicate with the sign” on page 7.
 STEP 2: Setting your computer’s IP address to communicate with the sign
Windows XP instructions continue or go to “Windows Vista instructions” on page 10.
1. The sign must be powered on and connected to a computer through the connectivity option. If
applicable do not have the sign connected to a network at this time.
2. At the computer, click the Start button and click Control Panel.
B. Click Control Panel.
A. Click Start.
Figure 3. Start menu
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3. Open Network Connections.
Double click Network Connections.
Figure 4. Network connections
4. In the Network Connections window, right-click Local Area Connection and choose Properties.
A. Right-click Local Area Connection.
B. Select Properties.
Figure 5. Local area connection.
5. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click the Properties button.
A. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
B. Click Properties button.
Figure 6. Local area connection properties.
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6. In the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties dialog, select Use the following IP address and enter the
following:
A. Click Use the following IP address.
B. Enter the following.
IP address:
Subnet Mask:
10.11.11.253
255.255.0.0
C. Click OK.
Figure 7. Internet protocol properties.
7. Click OK to close the Local Area Connections Properties window.
Your computer is now in the same range as the sign’s default IP address (10.11.11.254).
8. Go to “STEP 3: Installing sign software” on page 12.
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Windows Vista instructions
1. The sign must be powered on and connected to a computer through the connectivity option. If
applicable do not have the sign connected to a network at this time.
2. At the computer, click:
Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Manage network
connections.
3. In the Network Connections window, right-click Local Area Connection and choose Properties.
Note:
You may be asked for an administrator password (contact your network administrator for the
password), or the prompt Windows needs your permission to continue will appear, provide
confirmation.
A. Right-click Local Area Connection.
B. Select Properties.
Figure 8. Local area connection.
4. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click the Properties button.
A. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
B. Click Properties button.
Figure 9. Local area connection properties.
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5. In the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties dialog, select Use the following IP address
and enter the following:
A. Click Use the following IP address.
B. Enter the following.
IP address:
Subnet Mask:
10.11.11.253
255.255.0.0
C. Click OK.
Figure 10.Internet protocol properties.
6. Click OK to close the Local Area Connections Properties window.
Your computer is now in the same range as the sign’s default IP address (10.11.11.254).
7. Go to “STEP 3: Installing sign software” on page 12.
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 STEP 3: Installing sign software
1. If using ooh!Media 2009 please see “ooh!Media 2009 sign software” on page 51.
2. If using ooh!Media 3 please see “ooh!Media 3 sign software” on page 54.
 Configuring the sign settings
1. Open the sign software.
ooh!Media 2009
ooh!Media 2003
Start > All Programs > Adaptive Micro
Systems > ooh!Media 2009 > ooh!Media 2009
Start > All Programs > Adaptive Micro
Systems > ooh!Media 3 > ooh!Media 3
Figure 11.Opening sign software.
2. Sign software screen will open, click Schedule.
Click Schedule.
Figure 12.Schedule window
3. Select your sign from the list and click the Commands button.
Select your sign.
Click the Commands button.
Figure 13.Sign selection - ooh!Media 2009
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Select your sign.
Figure 14.Sign selection - ooh!Media 3
4. Click the Set IP button.
Click Set IP.
Figure 15.Command button
5. Enter the sign’s new IP address and Subnet Mask, click Send.
Enter the new IP address. Confirm the
decimals in the IP address are in the
correct position.
Click Send.
Enter 255.255.0.0 in the Subnet Mask.
Confirm the decimals are in the correct
position.
Figure 16.Setting the new IP address
6. The sign will reboot. Go to the sign and confirm the new IP address appears on the sign’s display
during start up.
7. If applicable disconnect the sign from the computer and reconnect the sign to the permanent sign
connectivity connection established in “Connect the sign’s connectivity option” on page 37.
 STEP 4: Changing the computer’s IP address back to the original settings
Contact your network administrator for your computer’s original settings, and follow “STEP 2:
Setting your computer’s IP address to communicate with the sign” on page 7 but use the original
settings or choose Obtain IP address automatically if your network is DHCP enabled.
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 STEP 5: Sending a test message to the sign
1. Open the sign software.
2. In the Insert drop down menu select Text.
Select Insert.
Select Text
Figure 17.Insert new text
3. A new text message box appears, highlight the text inside the message and type an appropriate test
message.
Figure 18.New text window
4. Extend the length of the message by stretching it in the Timeline (see figure below). Extend the
message long enough for you to go to the sign and look at it.
Time in seconds
Figure 19.Message length.
5. Click the disk icon to save the message.
6. Name the message and click Save.
Figure 20.Saving the test message
7. Click the send message icon to send the message to the sign.
Figure 21.Send message icon
8. Verify the message appears on the sign.
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WIFI SETUP GUIDE
WiFi setup guide
STOP
If the WiFi units are going to be used on an existing network, confirm with your network
administrator that the IP addresses listed are available. If the WiFi unit IP addresses are already
being used you must change the IP addresses, see “Changing the IP address for an Access
Point or Bridge” on page 20 for details.
WiFi units are shipped with the following IP addresses:
•
•
•
Access Point (transmitter): 192.168.1.232
Bridge unit (receiver): 192.168.1.231
Each additional Bridge: Starts at 192.138.1.233 and increments by 1 (for example 192.138.1.234;
192.138.1.235 and so on).
Configure the Access Point
Note: The following instructions for connecting the hardware are made a generic as possible due to the
varieties and changes made by manufactures of PoE injectors and devices. Always refer to the
manufacturer’s documentation for definitive instructions on use of device.
 Connect the hardware
1. Plug the Ethernet cable from the wireless unit labeled Access Point into the AP/Bridge port of the
Power over Ethernet (PoE) injector.
PWR
NETWORK
DC - 48V
AP / BRIDGE
NOTE: This is a generic view of a PoE injector.
Please follow the instructions supplied by
the manufacturer of the PoE for connecting
the Power, Network, and AP/Bridge to the
appropriate connection points.
GROUND
Figure 22.PoE injector ports
2. Plug an Ethernet cable from your computer or network into the Network port of the PoE injector.
3. Plug the DC-inlet of the power adapter into the DC–48V port of the PoE injector and the other end into
a power socket in the wall.
 Change the IP address on the computer
1. At the computer, click the Start button and then Connect To > Show All Connections.
Figure 23.Windows start menu.
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2. In the Network Connections window, right-click Local Area Connection and choose Properties.
Figure 24.Network Connections screen.
3. Click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and then click the Properties button.
Figure 25.Local Area Connection Properties window.
4. In the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties dialog, select Use the following IP address and enter the
following:
IP address:
Subnet Mask:
192.168.1.10
255.255.255.0
Figure 26.TCP/IP properties window.
5. Click OK.
6. In the Local Area Connection Properties dialog, click OK.
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 Configure security for the Access Point
1. Click Wireless and then click Security.
2. For Encryption, select WEP.
Figure 27.Wireless security setup screen.
3. Click the Set WEP Key button. The Wireless WEP Key Setup screen opens.
Only use letters A-F
and numbers 0-9 for
Encryption Key values.
Figure 28.Wireless WEP key setup window.
Although you can leave the WEP Key Encryption value at the default settings, doing so would leave
the sign and network susceptible to eavesdropping and hacking. Consult the 11g Wireless Outdoor
Client Bridge/AP User's Manual or your networking professional for more information.
• For Key Length, select 128-bit.
•
Set the Key Encryption:
Set at least the first key encryption value. To do this, enter 26 characters (only letters A-F and
numbers 0-9) in the Encryption Key 1 field.
Note:
Write down the encryption key in the space provided. You will need this same key to
configure security for the wireless Bridge unit.
26 character encryption key:
4. Click Apply Changes.
5. Click Close.
6. On the Wireless Security Setup screen, click Apply Changes.
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Configure the Bridge
 Setup and configure the hardware
1. Swap the unit labeled Bridge with the Access Point you just configured.
2. Open a web browser, type 192.168.1.231 (or the IP address labeled on the Bridge) in the Address bar,
and press the ENTER key.
3. At the login prompt, type admin for the Username and admin for the Password and click OK.
Figure 29.Wireless Bridge login prompt.
After you login in, the screen appears similar to the following:
Figure 30.Wireless LAN client Bridge screen.
 Configure security for the Bridge
The Bridge and Access Point values must be the same or they will not communicate with each
other. If you skipped this step for the Access Point, then you should skip this step for the Bridge.
1. Click Wireless and then click Security.
2. For Encryption, select WEP.
Figure 31.Wireless security setup window.
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3. Click the Set WEP Key button. The Wireless WEP Key Setup screen opens.
Only use letters A-F
and numbers 0-9 for
Encryption Key values.
Figure 32.Wireless WEP key setup window.
Although you can leave the WEP Key Encryption value at the default settings, doing so would leave
the sign and network susceptible to eavesdropping and hacking. Consult the 11g Wireless Outdoor
Client Bridge/AP User's Manual or your networking professional for more information.
• For Key Length, select 128-bit.
•
Set the Key Encryption to the same settings you used for the Access Point, see “26 character
encryption key:” on page 17.
4. Click Apply Changes.
5. Click Close.
6. On the Wireless Security Setup screen, click Apply Changes.
Install additional Bridge units
For point to multi-point installations use the IP address labeled on the additional Bridge unit and repeat the
“Configure the Bridge” on page 18 procedure.
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Changing the IP address for an Access Point or Bridge
If your network configuration requires the Access Point and Bridge units to have different IP addresses, you
can do so at any time by following these instructions.
STOP
Avoid IP address conflicts, disconnect the device with the conflicting IP address from the
computer before connecting the Access Point or Bridge unit or use a different computer to
change the IP addresses with.
 To change the IP address for an Access Point or Bridge
1. Make sure your computer is using an IP address within the 192.168.1.X range. See “Change the IP
address on the computer” on page 15.
2. At the computer, open a web browser and type the IP address of the unit and press the ENTER key.
•
For a Bridge type 192.168.1.231 or the IP address labeled on the Bridge.
•
For a Access Point type 192.168.1.232.
3. At the login prompt, type admin for the Username and admin for the Password and click OK.
Figure 33.Access Point or Bridge unit login prompt.
4. In the left menu area, click TCP/IP Settings and then click LAN Interface.
5. Click in the IP address field and type in the IP address to use for the unit.
Figure 34.LAN interface setup screen.
6. Click Apply Changes.
7. Click OK.
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TROUBLESHOOTING SIGN CONNECTIVITY
Troubleshooting sign connectivity
If nothing appears on the sign when you send messages from the sign software, the first step is to verify there
is communication with the sign. You can do this by “pinging” the sign. Ping is a tool used on computer networks
to test whether devices are reachable. The goal of pinging a device is to get a reply. If there is no reply, the
ping request “times out” meaning the device is unreachable. See “To ping the sign, Bridge, or Access Point” on
page 22 for instructions.
If you can successfully ping the sign, then the WiFi devices are communicating properly.
Basic troubleshooting sequence:
Ping the sign
Is there a
reply?
Yes
Contact Technical Support.
No
Ping the
Access Point
Is there a
reply?
No
There may be a problem
with the Access Point’s IP
address, the wireless unit
itself, or the internal
network. Refer to the
manual for the W iFi
device, contact your
network technician, or
contact Technical Support.
No
There may be a problem
with the Bridge's IP
address or the cabling.
See your network
technician or contact
Technical Support.
Yes
Ping the Bridge
Is there a
reply?
Yes
Try resending the
message. If the
problem continues,
contact Technical
Support.
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 To ping the sign, Bridge, or Access Point
1. The ping command is performed from within the Windows command prompt window (also referred to
as the DOS window).
To open the command prompt, click the Start button and select Run.
A command window similar to the following appears.
Figure 35.Windows command screen.
2. Type ping followed by the IP address of the unit as in the following example.
ping 192.168.1.2
A successful ping looks similar to the following:
Figure 36.Successful ping screen.
An unsuccessful ping looks similar to the following:
Figure 37.Unsuccessful ping screen.
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