Messaging Software User Manual PC & REMOTE OPERATIONS

Messaging Software User Manual PC & REMOTE OPERATIONS
Messaging Software
User Manual
FOR
PC & REMOTE OPERATIONS
(REV. 2.0)
Note: Sep 1, 2004
This manual is applied to the model of
M500N-7X80RG2 only.
Note: Specifications are subject to change
without notice
Programming Manual
Contents
1: General information
1.1: Using a remote control to operate your sign
1.2: Using a computer to operate your sign
1.3: Attaching your sign to a surface
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2: Basic sign operation
2.1: Turning a sign on and off
2.2: System requirement
2.3: Software operation
2.4: Remote control operation
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3: Beginning messaging
3.1: Example 1- A simple message in seven easy steps
3.2: Example 2- Insert text, time, date, symbol, graphic, character and carton
3.2.1: Software operation
3.2.2: Remote control operation
3.3: Example 3- Create / Delete messages into different file names
3.3.1: Software operation
3.3.2: Remote control operation
3.4: Example 4- Adjustment of methods, fonts or colors
3.4.1: Software operation
3.4.2: Remote control operation
3.5: Example 5- Insert beep, speed or pause
3.5.1: Software operation
3.5.2: Remote control operation
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4: Advanced messaging
4.1: Example 6- Setting time or date
4.1.1: Software operation
4.1.2: Remote control operation
4.2: Example 7- Programming filename messages in sequence
4.2.1: Software operation
4.2.2: Remote control operation
4.3: Example 8- Creating your own custom graphics & logo
4.3.1: Software operation
4.3.2: Remote control operation
4.4: Example 9- Displaying your own custom graphics & logo
4.4.1: Software operation
4.4.2: Remote control operation
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5: Other timer options
5.1.1: Software operation
5.1.2: Remote control operation
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Appendix A: Additional programming tips
Appendix B: Listing of color
Appendix C: Listing of international characters
Appendix D: Listing of symbol characters
Appendix E: Change password_________
Troubleshooting
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1: General Information
You can operate the sign in two ways:
z By using a hand-held remote control
z By using personal computer
1.1: Using a remote control to operate your sign
A remote control is a hand-held keyboard used to operate the sign. This manual shows you how to
program messages on your sign using a remote control.
1.2: Using a computer to operate your sign
To do this, you’ll need special connectors and computer software as following shown:
LED Display
Signal Cable
To one of the PC’s
COM (RS232) ports
Power Adaptor
To Power Source
Note: Do not connect a telephone to the sign’s RS232 jack.
Note: Do not use ordinary telephone wire to connect the sign to a computer
Note: Use only the power supply that came with the sign.
1.3: Attaching your sign to a surface
Your sign can be mounted to a wall.
Note: This sign is intended for indoor use only.
Note:
z Do not mount or attach the power supply to anything.
z Do not let the power supply hang loose.
z Place the power supply on a flat surface where no chemicals or liquid, such as water, will
contact it.
z Plug the power supply into an easily accessible electrical outlet
Wall mount
1.
Attach the mounting brackets to the wall or surface.
2.
Attach the sign to mounting brackets using hardware as shown below.
3.
Plug the power cord into the sign and into an outlet.
Bracket
Bracket
Power cord
Screw
Washer
Top View
Washer
Screw
Front View
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2: Basic Sign Operation
2.1: Turning a sign on and off
When you plug in the sign’s power supply, the sign starts up automatically. On the other hands, in
order to turn the sign off, you can unplug the power supply or use the remote control.
2.2: System requirement
The computer must be Pentium 200 or above, 32M memories, 2M or above display memory, 100M
empty hard disk. The computer must be installed window 95 or above version. The display mode is
designed for 800x600, 16-bit or 24-bit colors.
2.3: Software operation
Messaging Software allows you to send messages to your sign using a computer. Please follow
the steps to activate your software:
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z
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Turn on your computer and start Windows 98/2000.
Insert the software CD disk into Drive CD ROM, or you can copy the software into your PC
for the easy operation.
Double click the
icon to activate the programming software, this is what should appear
on your computer screen:
1
2
3
Letter
Name
1
Color
2
Text Size /pixel
3
Send option
z
Description
If your sign is tricolor (Red, Green & Amber), please select
Double Color. Otherwise, please select single color.
The length of message sign, unit in pixel.
The default setting is 80
For new models, select the second choice for the operations
Click OK to enter into the main screen as follows;
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C
D
A
E
F
G
B
H
I
J
Overview of screen layout
Letter
Name
A
File
Sub-menu
Clear
Open…
Save
Save as…
Exit
Send
B
Moving_
Sign
Execution
lattice
Special
function
Moving_Sign
option
Test
C
D
E
F
Send
New
Open
Save
G
Graphic edit
H
I
J
Font
Color
Text edit area
Description
Clear all the contents in text edit area
Open the old files (*.sdv)
Save the file of the current text edit area for later using
Save the file of the current text edit area as a new file
Exit the messaging software
- Send Edit Area’s Content: Update the sign with the new
messages in the text edit area
- Send Disk File…:Update the sign with stored *.sdv file
Create custom 7x80 (height x width) pixels graphics
Note: up to 8 custom graphics can be created by users
Allow you to schedule, to on/off, to alarm, to adjust time of your
sign automatically
Models’ selection
Send a testing signal to the sign
Update the sign with the new messages in the text edit area
Clear all the contents in the text edit area
Open an old file (*.sdv)
Save the file of the current text edit area (*.sdv) for later using
Create custom 7x80 (height x width) pixels graphics
Note: up to 8 custom graphics can be created
7 different kind of fonts
16 different kind of color combinations
Type messages here
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2.4: Remote control operation
Point this end of the remote
control at the front of your sign
Press PROG to enter into
text editing mode
Type in your password
(default =”000”), then
press ENTER
Type in: “OPEN: 01”,
then press ENTER
… Start programming
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Hold down ALT and
then press ON/OFF to
turn the sign off and on
Press RUN to exit
programming mode
In text editing mode:
Hold down ALT and then
press GRA to put the sign into
one of these modes: (Use
PREV or NEXT to move from
mode to mode and ENT to
select a mode.)
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To type a special
characters or symbol
GET GRAPH – for getting
GRAPH A - P
MAKE GRAPH – for
making NUMBER A -H
EDIT GRAPH – for editing
NUMBER A-P
Press
PREV
or
NEXT to move from
mode to mode
Use SPA to insert a
blank space between
characters
Hold down ALT and then press
any key to select character or
symbol above selected key
Item
Key
1
ON/OFF
2
PROG
3
CPW
4
MET
Description
Power On / Off. If there is no file in 01 to 99, it will run file 00.
If there is file in 01 to 99, it will display the last saved file.
Enter the Edit Program Mode. Select 01 to 99 to enter message.
Use for edit or reset password
Use PREV and NEXT
(a) UNUSE PASS
(b) USE PASS
(c) RES PASS
(d) CHANGE PASS
to select (a) to (d)
Turn off password security.
Turn on password security.
Reset to factory default password “000”.
Change to new password (see Appendix E)
To select the display modes, totally up to 24 different modes
Note: Press PREV and NEXT to select (1) to (24) methods. See Appendix A.
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PREV
NEXT
Select option backward.
Select option forward.
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8
CAP
TIME
9
SPE
10
FONT
11
COL
12
SYM
Toggle between Capital letter and lower case character.
To select time option. See Appendix B.
Select the display speed of the message. (Use PREV and NEXT to select
different speeds.)
Select the font size of the display message. (Use PREV and NEXT to select
different font sizes.)
Select the color of the display message. (Use PREV and NEXT to select
different colors of the display message.)
Select 30 built-in symbols. (Use PREV and NEXT to select different symbols.)
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CLR
Erase option.
Select graphic option. (Use PREV and NEXT to select the following options :)
Place the graphic in the message. Use PREV and NEXT
to select GRAPH A to GRAPH P
Create new graphics in location NUMBER A to NUMBER
(b) MAKE GRAPH
H.
Edit GRAPH A to GRAPH P and store in one of the
(c) EDIT GRAPH
location of NUMBER A to NUMBER H.
Note: Please refer to 28. Cursor direction pointer to make or edit graphic.
(a) GET GRAPH
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GRA
15
<=
Moving the message and command to the right.
16
=>
Moving the message and command to the left.
Note:
IF YOU WANT TO DELETE MESSAGE OR COMMAND IN THE EDIT PROGRAM
MODE. PLEASE USE ABOVE KEYS TO MOVE THAT MESSAGE OR COMMAND TO
THE LEFT-MOST POSITION AND PRESS DEL.
IF YOU WANT TO INSERT MESSAGE OR COMMAND IN THE EDIT PROGRAM
MODE. PLEASE USE ABOVE KEYS TO MOVE THAT MESSAGE OR COMMAND TO
THE LEFT-MOST POSITION AND (1) PRESS INS TO INSERT. (2) TYPE IN YOUR
MESSAGE OR PRESS COMMAND KEY, IT WILL INSERT AUTOMATICALLY. (3)
PRESS INS AGAIN TO OVERWRITE.
Use the alternative symbol in the keyboard.
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ALT
18
PAU
19
PHR
20
BEEP
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ENT
Generate a pause within the programmed message. (Use PREV and NEXT to
select PAUSE 1 to PAUSE 8)
Select a programmed animation in the message. (Use PREV and NEXT to
select ANIM 1 to ANIM 8)
Select beep sound in the message. (Use PREV and NEXT to select BEEP 1 to
BEEP 3)
Accept the selected option.
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ESC
Return to the upper manual in the edit program mode.
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INS
Refer to 15 and 16
24
DEL
Refer to 15 and 16
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SPA
26
RUN
27
S
Insert space in message.
(1) In edit program mode, press RUN to save and run the current message.
(2) In display mode, press RUN and enter 01 to 99 to select other messages
for display.
Programming a sequence file. Please refer to Section 3.5: Programming a
sequence file.
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F
G
H
J
K
L
N
O
P
Cursor direction pointer. K toggles cursor on /off
Note: The direction pointer only works in graphic edit mode
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3: Beginning Messaging
3.1: Example 1- A simple message in seven easy steps
The sign can store up to 100 messages in numbered data files. These files are numbered from 00
to 99. File 00 is a default message and for read only.
A Simple Programming Example –
Note:
Underline denotes words or numbers to type, xxxx denotes key names. To correct a mistake, press
the DEL key to remove it.
User can toggle the capital letter and small letter by pressing the key CAP, and use the ALT key to
display symbol on keypad. Default Password: “000”
Step Keys to press
1.
PROG
2.
000
Explanation
Begin the edit program mode
Default Password “000”
3.
ENT
4.
01 ENT
6.
WELCOME
VISITORS
RUN
Enter into editing mode
OPEN: ??
The first two digit file number (01-99) are
allowed for naming message files [CYCLIC]
[CYCLIC]
is the default method of display code which
means to cycle through at random
Type the text you wish to display in you WELCOME
message
VISITORS
End the edit program mode
SAVE? (Y/N)
7.
Y
Save the message as data file number 01
5.
Display
PASSWORD:***
PASSWORD:***
Message begins to be displayed
3.2: Example 2- Insert text, time, date, symbol, graphic, character or carton
3.2.1: Software operation
(2) Click it to send the messages into the FILE01
(default) of your sign.
(1) Insert text by typing and Right click the mouse to add time, date, symbol,
graphic, character and carton respectively.
Note: The default front and color are 7X 6 and Bright Red, respectively.
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(3)
Input the value (default = 0)
(4)
Select a suitable COM port,
i.e. COM1 or COM2
(5)
(6)
Press “Add To List” button
Highlight the required send
list and press “Del From
List” if you want to remove
(7) Click OK to start the transmission. The sign will display the new message
automatically once finished transmission.
Note: The display mode is Cyclic in the example
Note: If the display message is longer than one page of LED screen whatever the
display method used, the display method will be [OPEN←]
3.2.2: Remote Control Operation
Step
1.
2.
3.
4.
5
6.
7.
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Keys to press
PROG
000
ENT
Explanation
Display
Begin the edit program mode
PASSWORD:***
Default Password “000”
PASSWORD:***
Enter into editing mode
OPEN: ??
The first two digit file number (01-99) are
allowed for naming message files [CYCLIC]
[CYCLIC]
01 ENT
is the default method of display code which
means to cycle through at random
To disable password function
**Note: Suppose the password function was [UNUSE PASS]
CPW ENT
disabled in the rest of this manual.
This is your Type the text you wish to display in your
This is your first message
first message message
Enter into time function mode
SET TIME
Time
PREV PREV
ADD TIME
PREV PREV Insert time to display your message
ENT
Enter into time function mode
SET TIME
Time
PREV PREV
Insert date to display your message
ADD DATE
PREV ENT
Enter into symbol mode
[-><-]
SYM
PREV or NEXT
Specified symbol is selected
[Æ]
ENT
Enter into graphic function mode
GET GRAPH
GRA
PREV or NEXT
Specified graphic is selected
[GRPAH A]
ENT
Enter into character function mode
[$]
$
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PREV or NEXT
Specified character is selected
ENT
Enter into cartoon function mode
PHR
19.
PREV or NEXT
Specified cartoon is selected
ENT
End the edit program mode
RUN
20.
Y
18
Save the message as data file number 01
[¥]
[ANIM 1]
[ANIM 8]
SAVE? (Y/N)
Message begins to be displayed
Here are some important things that you learned from this first example:
z
An audible beep is heard when the unit accepts programming input from the remote.
This can assure you that the signal from remote has been received and understood.
z
The default color for messages is Bright Red and the default font size is 7*6.
z
You have the option to save your message at the end of your programming.
z
z
The sign always begins with the default method of display as [CYCLIC], which stands for cycle
through all color and method possibilities at random.
In order to use international characters in your messages, you should first key in the
corresponding equivalent English character and then use the NEXT and PREV buttons to scroll
through the international characters, i. e. ( Key in ″$″ and press the NEXT button you will see the
″¢″ character appears). For the international characters which do not have corresponding English
character, please key in a SPACE and then use the NEXT and PREV buttons to scroll through
the list of available characters. See Appendix D for the more information.
3.3: Example 3- Create / Delete messages into different file names
You can create / delete messages into different FILE No. by using keyboard or hand-held remote
control.
3.3.1: Software operation
z
z
To create different file names such as FILE 02, FILE 03 and so on, you can press CTRL +
ENTER key. *Note: totally, users can create files from 01 to 99.
If you make mistakes while typing, you can correct them by pressing DEL key until you have
removed the mistake(s) and re-entered in the message properly.
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3.3.2: Remote Control Operation
To create and edit message used by remote control, you should follow the below steps. If there is a
previously stored message under that file number, the display will show [OLDFIL] [CYCLIC], or
may not be [CYCLIC] depending on actual content.
Step Keys to press
1.
PROG
Explanation
Display
Begin the edit program mode
OPEN : ??
This is the file number for the previously
2.
OLDFIL [CYCLIC]
01 ENT
stored message file.
You then can edit or create new message……….
3.
RUN
End the edit program mode
SAVE ? (Y/N)
4.
Y
There is a need to re-save the data file
Message begins to be displayed
In some circumstance, user may like to erase some of the message; the sign has such an option
for user to do so. After enter the Edit Mode, user can press the key CLR and cycling through the
difference functions by pressing the PREV or NEXT key.
Listed below is the Erase functions and their usages:
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DEL ALL
DEL FILE ??
DEL MSG
DEL ON/OFF
DEL ALARM
Clear all message files
Delete the specified file
Delete the message of the current opening file
Disable the Auto Turn on /Turn off timer function
Disable the alarm function
3.4: Example 4- Adjustment of methods, fonts and colors
Method: Type of moving options which are displayed on a sign, see Appendix A.
Fonts: Style of fonts which are displayed on a sign, see Appendix A too.
Colors: Your sign can display up to 16 different colors, e.g: Red, Green, Yellow, etc. – plus 8
special color combinations. To determine what colors are available on your sign, see Appendix B.
3.4.1: Software operation
(1). Right click the mouse
(2). Select Insert Moving method
(3). Select Immediate (it turns off
Cyclic)
(4). Select Font=5*6 Short &
Color=Green
(5). Type in “WELCOME”
(6). Select Font=7*6 & Color=Rainbow
Note: It turns on Cyclic again
(7). Type in “HONG KONG”
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3.4.2: Remote Control Operation
User can make method, font or color adjustment of the message. After enter the Edit Mode as
3.2.2, user should firstly press Æ or Å key so as to enter into method, font or color mode
adjustment. After that, by pressing the PREV or NEXT key, a specified font or color can be
chosen to display at the message.
Step Keys to press
PROG
1.
2.
Explanation
Display
OPEN : ??
Begin the edit program mode
This is the file number to assign to this new [CYCLIC]
message file
6.
7.
01 ENT
MET
PREV or NEXT
COL
PREV or NEXT
FONT
PREV or NEXT
WELCOME
RUN
8.
Y
Save the data file as 01
3.
4.
5.
Assign the method of display to an Immediate [IMMED]
Assign the color Green
[GRE]
Assign the font = 5*6 Short
[5x6]
Enters in message text
Exit out of edit message mode
WELCOME
SAVE ? (Y/N)
Message begins
displayed
to
be
3.5: Example 5- Insert beep, speed or pause
Beep: Type of beep sound can be chosen during displaying on a sign.
Speed: Messages can be speeded up or slowed down. It is available for your sign, see Appendix
A.
Pause: Generate a pause within the programmed message, see Appendix A too.
3.5.1: Software operation
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
Right click the mouse
Insert Beep 1
Insert Speed 3 [default]
Insert Pause 5
3.5.2: Remote Control Operation
User can insert beep, speed or pause of the message used by hand-held remote control.
Step Keys to press
PROG
1.
2.
Explanation
Display
OPEN : ??
Begin the edit program mode
This is the file number to assign to this new [CYCLIC]
message file
6.
7.
01 ENT
BEEP
PREV or NEXT
SPE
PREV or NEXT
PAU
PREV or NEXT
WELCOME
RUN
8.
Y
Save the data file as 01
4.
5.
6.
Assign type of beep
[BEEP 1]
Assign type of speed
[SPEED 3]
Assign type of pause
[PAUSE 5]
Enter message text
Exit edit message mode
WELCOME
SAVE ? (Y/N)
Message begins
displayed
to
be
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4: Advanced Messaging
4.1: Example 6- Setting time or date
4.1.1: Software operation
(1) Update corrected time and
date from PC clock
(2) Select Special Function
(3)
Click Set Time to select
your desired mode, either in
12-hour or 24-hour mode
(4)
Click Setting to update the
change
(5)
Input the address (default=0)
and select a suitable COM
port, then click OK to update
your sign
4.1.2: Remote control operation
User can set time or date of the message used by hand-held remote control.
Step Keys to press
1
PROG
2
01 ENT
3.
Time
4
5
6
ENT
Å or Æ
7
8
9
10
11
Explanation
Display
Begin the edit program mode
OPEN: ??
This is the file number to assign to this new
[CYCLIC]
message file
Enter into time function mode
SET TIME
Display current time
Choose option of hour, minute or second
PREV or NEXT Modify hour, minute or second
Confirm new time setting
ENT
Enter into date function mode
Time NEXT
Display current date
ENT
[00:00:00]
[--:--:--]
[--:--:--]
Å or Æ
[xx xx – xx - xx]
[xx xx – xx - xx]
[13:25:02]
SET DATE
[SA 17 – 05 – 01]
12
Choose option of year, month or day
PREV or NEXT Modify year, month or day
Confirm new date setting
ENT
13.
RUN
End the edit program mode
SAVE? (Y/N)
14.
Y
Save the message as data file number 01
Message begins to be displayed
[TH 02 – 09 – 04]
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4.2: Example 7- Programming filename messages in sequence
4.2.1: Software operation
In this example, it leverages the power of sequencing to achieve desired results. We’ll display
messages by their files’ names (FILE01, FILE03) in certain order, and disappear at times you
specified.
* Note: Displaying messages in time order will work only as long as the sign has power. When your
sign loses power, its internal clock becomes inaccurate and must be reset again. (See 4.1.1)
(1) Select Special Function
(2) Select 0, totally there are 10 different
kind of sequence files, from 0 to 9 , which
you can specify.
(7) Click Setting to update the changes
(3) On time is 08:20
(5) Select File01 & File 03
(4) Off time is 17:00
(6) Display on Monday and
Tuesday ONLY.
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4.2.2: Remote control operation
Sequence files have special names that begin with the letter ″S″ followed by a single digit number
(S0-S9). As such, there are only ten sequence files, which can be stored and retrieved by the sign.
Let’s say that as the owner of a restaurant named Box Car Express. You have daily specials that
appeal to the lunch crowd at noon. You have already created the following files:
File
Number
Message
Welcome to the Box Car
Express
Today’s special is
2-Pc. Chicken Meal with
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy.
Our drink Special is
Diet Coke.
10
11
12
13
14
You may want to display the above messages from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, Monday to Friday. In
order to display the entire message, your sequence file would contain the line:
10 11 12 13 14
Step Keys to press
1.
PROG
2.
S
Explanation
Begin the edit message mode
For sequential file
Display
OPEN : ??
[S0]
3.
1 ENT
Enter sequential file number
DAY 0 1 2 3 4 5 6
4.
Æ
Move right
1 high lighted
5.
NEXT or PREV
7.
S
Toggle for ON/OFF
1 in green with red background
Repeat step 4 & 5 for 2、3、4、5 until
all 1、2、3、4、5 in green color
Set start time
START 00:00
8.
NEXT or PREV
Change the start timer
9.
Å or Æ
6.
The digit in green will be changed
13.
ENT
14.
10 11 12 13 14
15.
RUN
Use the arrow key for proper digit
Repeat steps 8 & 9 until display
shown 10:00
Set stop time
END 23:59
Repeat 8 & 9 until display shown
13:00
Confirm the time setting
S1
This is the sequence of file numbers
to display, separated by a space.
Exit the edit program mode
SAVE ? (Y/N)
16.
Y
Save the sequence file as S1
10.
11.
S
12.
Message begins to be displayed
The real advantage of sequencing files is the ability to change only one segment of a long
message! If you decide to change the meal special but not the drink special, you need only edit file
number 12.
In essence, sequencing saves your time from having to edit long messages when only minor
changes are needed.
Please be remained that once there is any sequence file and the time setting is valid, the sign will
display the preset message starts from sequence file S0 through S9.
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4.3: Example 8- Creating your own custom graphics & logo
4.3.1: Software operation
(1)
Click Lattice icon to edit your
graphic or logo.
Note: The maximum no. of
user-defined graphics can be
installed in the sign is 8, from
graphic A – graphic H.
(2) Select the palette for different
color.
(3) Create your graphics in this area.
Note: The graphic will be automatically saved.
Note: Click left mouse to draw dot by dot
Note: Click right mouse to delete a dot.
(4) The preview of graphic is the
same as the content in the
editing area.
(5) The total numbers of the
graphics had defined by the
user.
(6) The no. of the graphic
that is editing now.
(7) Select Create Sending
List to create your own
graphic list
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(8) Double click the graphic to add into the current graphic list
Note: The maximum no. of user-defined graphics can be installed
in the sign is 8, from Graphic A- Graphic H.
(9) Click Save to
store the current
graphic list as “lst”
file.
(10) Click Send… to
upload the current
graphic list into the sign
(11) Close the window
Overview of screen layout
Name
Sub-menu
Save as…
File
Create Sending List
Exit
Create a new lattice
Editing old lattice
Clear current lattice
Lattice
Description
Save as another ISN number
z
Save all the custom graphics as a “lst” file. (Note: the
maximum no. of user-defined graphics is 8)
z
Send the graphic list into the sign. (Note: the maximum no.
of user-defined graphics can be installed into the sign is 8,
from Graphic A- Graphic H)
Close the graphic editing window
Create another graphic
Open an old lattice for the editing
Clear the current graphic
4.3.2: Remote control operation
User can make his own graphic by hand-held remote. Press key GRA to choose the appropriate
option and after select specified memory location you want, the display will show the user defined
graphic (when enter the EDIT GRAPH function), or show a blank display only with a dot of cursor
(when enter the MAKE GRAPH function). To edit the graph, user can press key G , H , L , P , O ,
N , J , F to move the cursor onto specified arrows directions, i.e. N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW
respectively.
•
•
F
G
H
↖ ↑ ↗
J
K
L
← ● →
N
O
P
↙ ↓ ↘
PREV or NEXT key: Change the LED dot color continuously.
K key: If user wants to draw a line, he can press the key and makes a line through the cursor
position. To turn off the draw line function by press K key again.
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4.4: Example 9- Displaying your own custom graphics & logo
4.4.1: Software operation
(1) Right click the
mouse,
then
select
Insert
user_defined
graphic to add your
own graphic.
Note: Change graphic
set is not applicable in
this manual.
(2) Select your own
graphic and then click
Insert.
(3) Your graphic is inserted in
FILE01
4.4.2: Remote control operation
In order to get a graphic for displaying between any messages, user should firstly enter the Edit
mode at the desired location, press GRA and cycle through the functions and press ENT when the
display shown ″GET GRAPH″. All preset graphics will cycle through with the key PREV or NEXT
pressed. Press ENT for the right one.
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5: Other Timer Options
5.1: Software operation
The sign will alarm for 10 times
The interval of each two alarms
is 1 minute.
Click it to set the hourly alarm on.
To power on the sign at
08:00 automatically
To power off the sign at 18:30
automatically.
Note that:
You may only set the timer functions while running your message sign.
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5.2: Remote control operation
To select the timer function while in edit mode at the end of a message is fine, press the TIME key.
Press the NEXT and PREV keys to cycle through the timer functions and press the ENT key to
make your selection
Function
Description
SET TIME
Adjust the Real Time Clock
SET DATE
Adjust the Date
ALARM
Set alarm times and interval
HOUR ALARM
Set the hourly alarm On/Off
12H MODE
If selected, the time will be displayed in 12-hour format
(Note: while programming, always enter the time in 24-hour format)
24H MODE
If selected, the time will be displayed in 24-hour format
ADD TIME
Add a time display screen in the data file
ADD DATE
Add a date display screen in the data file
OFF TIME
Tums off at the programmed time of day
ON TIME
Tums on at the programmed time of day
Additional Tips On Alarm SettingWhen you select the Alarm option, the sign will indicate C: XXXM: XXX.
Where XXX is a number from 000 to 255.
C is the total times of the alarm to be activated, and M is the time interval between two activations.
ExampleC: 123M: 001 - this means that there will be 123 times of alarm signal, and the time interval
between each alarm signals will be 1 minute.
Note that:
You may only set the timer functions while running your message sign.
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Appendix A: Additional Programming Tips
Function Code
Definition
METHOD
Display Option
COLOR
Alters the color of text
FONT
Changes the shape and size
of characters
SPEED
Change the scrolling speed
of the display
Possibilities
Cyclic
Immediate
Open from Right
Open from Left
Open from center
Open to Center
Cover from Center
Cover from Right
Cover to Left
Cover to Center
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
Interlace to Center
Interlace Cover
Cover Up
Cover Down
Scan Line
Explode
Pac Man
Fall & Stack
Shoot
Flash
Random
Slide in
Auto (Note: It is appeared in
window software only, but not
available in remote control.)
See Appendix B
5×6 Short
5×11 Short & Wide
7×6 (Default)
7×11 Wide
7×9
7×17 Extra Wide
Small Fonts
Speed 1 (Fastest)
Speed 2
Speed 3
Speed 4
Speed 5
Speed 6
Speed 7
Speed 8 (Slowest)
GRAPHICS
Editable by user
Non-editable by user
City
Car
Vessel
Tel
Control
[CYCLIC]
[IMMED]
[OPEN←]
[OPEN→]
[OPEN<>]
[OPEN><]
[COVER<>]
[COVER←]
[COVER→]
[COVER><]
[SCROLL↑]
[SCROLL↓]
[INTER><]
[INCOVER><]
[COVER↑]
[COVER↓]
[SCANLN]
[EXPLODE]
[PACMAN]
[FALL]
[SHOOT]
[FLASH]
[RANDOM]
[SLIDE IN]
[AUTO]
[5×6]
[5×11]
[7×6]
[7×11]
[7×9]
[7×17]
[Small]
[SPEED 1]
[SPEED 2]
[SPEED 3]
[SPEED 4]
[SPEED 5]
[SPEED 6]
[SPEED 7]
[SPEED 8]
[GRAPH A]
[GRAPH B]
[GRAPH C]
[GRAPH D]
[GRAPH E]
[GRAPH F]
[GRAPH G]
[GRAPH H]
[GRAPH I]
[GRAPH J]
[GRAPH K]
[GRAPH L]
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PHRASE
Generate
an
animated
pre-programmed display
PAUSE
Generate a pause within the
programmed message
Nature
Ship
Swim
Cat
MERRY X`MAS
HAPPY NEW YEAR
4TH JULY
HAPPY EASTER
HAPPY HALLOWEEN
DON`T DRINK & DRIVE
NO SMOKING
WELCOME
Pauses for 2 second delay
Pauses for 3 second delay
Pauses for 4 second delay
Pauses for 6 second delay
Pauses for 10 second delay
Pauses for 20 second delay
Pauses for 30 second delay
Pauses for 60 second delay
[GRAPH M]
[GRAPH N]
[GRAPH O]
[GRAPH P]
[ANIM 1]
[ANIM 2]
[ANIM 3]
[ANIM 4]
[ANIM 5]
[ANIM 6]
[ANIM 7]
[ANIM 8]
[PAUSE 1]
[PAUSE 2]
[PAUSE 3]
[PAUSE 4]
[PAUSE 5]
[PAUSE 6]
[PAUSE 7]
[PAUSE 8]
Appendix B: Listing Of Color
Color Name
Red
Bright Red
Orange
Bright Orange
Yellow
Bright Yellow
Green
Bright Green
Layer Mix (Rainbow)
Bright Layer Mix (Rainbow)
Vertical Mix
Saw Tooth Mix
Green on Red
Red on Green
Orange on Red
Yellow on Green
z
Display Code
[RED]
[RED] *
[ORA]
[ORA] *
[YEL]
[YEL] *
[GRE]
[GRE] *
[MIX]
[MIX] *
[MIX]
[MIX]
[MIX]
[MIX]
[MIX]
[MIX]
The color of the dots will not change, except the brightness
Appendix C: Listing Of International Characters
English Character
A
C
E
N
O
S
U
Z
a
c
e
i
n
o
t
International Characters
ÄÅÆ
ÇĆ
É
Ñ
ÖÓ
Ś
Ü
ŻŹ
âäàåæá
Ç
éêëè
ïîìí
ñń
ôöòó
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u
y
Space
?
$
üûùú
Ÿ
αβΓπΣσµτΦθΩ ∞ δφ
¿
¢ £ ¥ Pt ƒ €
Appendix D: Listing Of Symbol Characters
Note: The actual symbol appear in brackets (“[
Sunny
Phone
Alien
Car
Trees
Crown
Lower Left Arrow
Shoe
Cloudy
Glasses
Key
Tank
Duck
Hearts
Upper Left Arrow
Martini Glass
]”) during the programming mode
Rainy
Faucet
Sweater
House
Motorcycle
Right Arrow
Mug
Clock
Rocket
Helicopter
Teapot
Bike
Left Arrow
Chair
Appendix E: Change Password
Step Keys to press
Explanation
Display
1.
Enter Edit mode
OPEN : ??
PROG
2.
Enter file 00
OLDFIL [CYCLIC]
00 ENT
Press → while the ALT
3.
Fast shift
is being hold
A few times until you reach to the end
of the file, this is to make sure you will
4.
Repeat step 3
not modify the content of the file while
doing password change
5.
Enter password mode
UNUSE PASS
CPW
6.
NEXT
USE PASS
7.
NEXT
RES PASS
8.
NEXT
Change password
CHANGE: ***
9.
AAA ENT
Change the password to AAA
10.
AAA ENT
Confirm the password
AGAIN: ***
You have changed the password to
AAA.
*** Note: If for any reason the password is lost or forgotten, you must access the DIP switch in the
back of the sign unit (not the remote control) and move Switch 8 to ON.
Troubleshooting
-Check if the power socket located at the back of the sign is connected.
-Check if the AC power plug is plugged into the wall outlet.
No display
-Check if the main power of the AC outlet is normal.
-Check if the auto on/auto off time setting is correct.
-Check if the batteries of the remote control still have enough energy. If user is not
sure, please replace all the batteries.
Not response to -Check if the batteries of the remote control are placed at right polarity. Please follow
remote control
the markings in the battery compartment.
-Check if there is anything between the remote and the sign blocking the remote
signal.
-Check if the auto on/auto off time setting is correct.
No display but -Check if the data in the files are valid.
response to the -If you are not sure, you can enter the edit mode and press ‘CLR’ key of the remote
remote control
control, select ‘DEL ALL’ to erase all data, this will reset the sign to display the default
demo messages.
If the above procedures do not work, please contact your dealer.
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