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B E TA b r i t e
Director™
Pro g ra m m i n g M a n u a l
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For all
BetaBrite
Director signs
© 1998-2001 Adaptive Micro Systems
Form No. 9702-2002B
2/9/01
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NOTE:
Due to continuing product innovation, specifications in
this document are subject to change without notice.
Copyright © 1998-2001 Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
The distinctive appearance of these products is a Trade Dress of Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc.
The following are trademarks of Adaptive Micro Systems: Adaptive, Alpha, AlphaNet plus,
AlphaEclipse, AlphaPremiere, AlphaTicker, AlphaVision, AlphaVision InfoTracker, Automode,
BetaBrite, BetaBrite Director, BetaBrite Messaging Software, Big Dot, PPD, Smart Alec, Solar,
TimeNet.
Visit us at our Internet World Wide Web site:
http://www.betabrite.com or e-mail us at [email protected]
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Contents
Installation and setup .................................................................... 1
Description ......................................................................................................1
Overview ..................................................................................................1
Technical specifications............................................................................2
EMI compliance .......................................................................................2
Assembling the Director ..................................................................................3
Assembly parts ........................................................................................5
How to mount a Director on a wall...........................................................6
How to mount a Director on a stand ........................................................7
How to attach the brochure rack to a BetaBrite Director (optional) ........11
Connecting signs to a computer....................................................................13
Sending messages to the Director.................................................................14
Basic sign operation.....................................................................15
Using the Remote Control .............................................................................15
Turning a sign on and off...............................................................................17
Setting a sign’s time and date........................................................................18
Clearing a sign’s memory ..............................................................................20
Setting a sign’s password..............................................................................21
How to set a password...........................................................................21
What to do when you forget a sign’s password......................................23
How to delete a sign’s password ............................................................23
Using the Remote Control’s sound control....................................................24
Setting a sign’s serial address .......................................................................24
Beginning text messaging ..............................................................26
Example 1 — Using upper and lowercase text ..............................................26
Example 2 — Displaying messages in PAGE name order (A, B, C, etc.)........31
Example 3 — Displaying messages in time order .........................................33
Example 4 — Changing the text of an existing message ...............................36
Example 5 — Deleting messages ..................................................................39
Advanced text messaging ..............................................................40
Example 6 — Displaying the time and date ...................................................40
Example 7 — Using the FLASH mode to highlight information .....................44
Example 8 — Using fonts and colors ............................................................47
Example 9 — International characters ..........................................................52
Appendices ...............................................................................53
Appendix A — Sign diagnostic test ...............................................................53
Appendix B — Updating the sign’s firmware (EPROM) .................................54
Appendix C — Transferring a sign’s memory from one sign to another........55
Quick Reference Card ...................................................................56
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Warranty
Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc. warrants to the original purchaser that
the sign, keyboard and power supply will be free of defects in
workmanship and materials for a period of one year from the date of
purchase.
Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc. will without charge, repair or replace,
at its option, defective product or component parts upon delivery to the
factory service department accompanied by proof of the date of purchase
in the form of a sales receipt.
This warranty does not apply in the event of any misuse or abuse of
the product, or as a result of any unauthorized repairs or alterations. This
warranty does not apply if the serial number is altered, defaced or
removed from the sign. Incandescent lamps used in incandescent
products are not covered by this warranty.
The purchase price of this product does not include, from Adaptive
Micro Systems, Inc., any on-site support, service or maintenance.
Local ordinances prohibiting the use of flashing signs may exist in
some locations. Compliance with local ordinances is the sole
responsibility of the customer.
To obtain warranty coverage, this product must be registered. Please
complete the enclosed warranty registration card and mail it to Adaptive
Micro Systems, Inc.
How to obtain warranty service
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Contact the distributor from whom the sign was purchased. If you do
not know where the product was purchased, contact Adaptive Micro
Systems Customer Service at 414-357-2020.
If the distributor cannot service the product, obtain a Return
Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number through that company.
An RMA number is required to obtain warranty service.
Fill out the Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) Form on the
following page. To obtain warranty service, this form including the
RMA number must accompany the product.
Follow return instructions on the RMA form to return to Adaptive
Micro Systems, Inc.
Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) Form
RMA Number:
Date of Purchase:
Company Name:
Contact Person:
Address:
_________________________________
_________________________________
_________________________________
_________________________________
_________________________________
_________________________________
Phone Number: _________________________________
Fax Number:
_________________________________
Description of Problem: _____________________________
_________________________________
_________________________________
_________________________________
_________________________________
Return Instructions
1.
2.
3.
4.
Obtain an RMA number from your distributor.
Fill out this form and include proof of purchase receipt if product is
under warranty.
Pack this form, the sign, keyboard and transformer in the original
carton (or a suitable replacement). Please write the RMA number on
the outside of the package. Any damage to the product during
shipment is the responsibility of the freight company or the owner of
the sign.
Ship the package, postage/shipping prepaid to:
Adaptive Micro Systems, Inc.
Attn: RMA No. ___________
7840 North 86th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53224
PLEASE WRITE THE RMA NUMBER ON THE LABEL OF THE SHIPPING BOX.
THANK YOU.
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Installation and setup
The Director is an indoor LED sign that can display up to eight
16-character rows of text. The sign is capable of storing up to 26 “pages”,
or screens, of text information.
The sign can either be hung from a wall or mounted on a stand.
When mounted on a stand, an optional brochure rack can be placed
beneath the sign.
Description
Overview
Top view
A
B
F
C
D
E
Front and back
views, angled
(without stand)
Item
Front view
(with stand)
Name
Front view
(with stand and
brochure rack)
Side view
(with stand and
brochure rack)
Comments
A
Director
LED sign
B
Mounting bracket
This is a factory-installed option if the sign is to be wall-mounted.
(The mating bracket for the wall must be user-installed.)
C
RS232/RS485 jacks
The sign’s bottom panel tips up to expose the RS232/RS485 jacks
used to connect the sign to a computer. (See page 13.)
D
Electrical socket and cable
See “Technical specifications” below.
E
Floor mount stand with crossbar
This is a user-installed option if the sign is to be free-standing.
F
Brochure rack
This is an option.
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Technical specifications
Power 115/230 VAC, 150 W, 50/60 Hz
22.5L x 3.12D x 27H (57.2L x 7.9D x 68.6H cm) without brochure rack and stand
Dimensions
27L x 18D x 61H (68.6L x 45.7D x 154.9H cm) with brochure rack and stand
31.1 lbs. (14.1 kg) without brochure rack and stand
Weight
46.5 lbs. (21.1 kg) with brochure rack and stand
EMI compliance
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a Class A digital Device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designated to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial
environment. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is
likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be
required to correct the interference at his own expense.
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Assembling the Director
WARNING
Hazardous voltage.
Contact with high voltage may
cause death or serious injury.
Always disconnect power
to sign prior to servicing.
WARNING
Fasten sign to floor.
Otherwise sign may tip over
causing serious injury
or death.
NOTE: Do NOT use the Director outdoors because water and dust
will damage the sign.
NOTE: Because of its size and weight, the Director should be
assembled by two people.
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Setting the RS232/RS485 jumper
Using the directions that follow, be sure the jumper in the Director is
set as needed:
To connect a sign to…
set the jumper to…
one computer
RS232
a sign network
RS485
1. Remove power from the sign.
3. Lift up and remove
the cap.
4. Pull up and remove the clear
plastic lens on the sign’s front.
232
Place it on the 2 left posts for
RS232, as shown here.
EPROM
5. To remove the jumper, grasp it
with needle-nosed pliers and
gently pull it out.
485
2. Remove one screw from
each of the L-brackets
holding the sign’s cap.
Place it on the 2 right posts for
RS485.
6. Replace the plastic lens on the sign’s front, being careful not to catch any wires.
7. Replace the sign’s cap and L-brackets and then re-apply power to the sign.
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Assembly parts
These are in addition to the primary components shown on page 1.
These are not drawn to scale.
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
Part
Quantity
Component
A
1
Wall-mounting bracket, end view and face view
B
1
Crossbar
C
2
Hex (Allen) wrench: 1 smaller and 1 larger
D
2
Safety stop block, end view and face view
E
4
2
3/8” long Phillips screw and
Post cap
F
4
Shoulder bolt for optional brochure rack, end view and side view
(3/4” shoulder, 1-5/16” total length)
G
3
Tie wrap
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How to mount a Director on a wall
1. Make sure a mounting bracket is attached to the back of the sign:
Mounting bracket,
factory-installed
Electric socket
2.
Attach the wall-mounting bracket (supplied) to a wall. Then
hang the sign from this bracket.
NOTE: Only hang the Director from a wall capable of
supporting 116 pounds (52.5 kg). Use fasteners (not
supplied) also capable of supporting 116 pounds.
Attach a wall mounting
bracket to a wall
3.
6
To mount the sign, interlock
the two brackets.
Plug the power cord into the sign and route it from the sign in
such a way that it is not in an area where people will be walking.
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How to mount a Director on a stand
1. Lay the two mounting poles for the stand on a flat surface. Slide
the crossbar down the channels on the mounting poles.
Crossbar, long
ends pointed down
Channels
Mounting
poles
2.
Slide a safety stop down each channel:
Safety stops
Crossbar
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3.
Use the smaller Allen/hex wrench to tighten the crossbar to each
mounting pole with the four pre-installed set screws. Then use
the same wrench to tighten each safety stop with its two set
screws, also pre-installed in each:
Safety stop
Crossbar
Fasten each safety
stop with two screws.
25.5
inches
(63.5 cm)
Fasten with two
screws on each side.
Mounting notch — line up the bottom
of the crossbar with this notch, a slight
indentation above the two screw-holes
for the brochure rack.
NOTE: Screws should be securely tightened.
(18 to 20-inch/pounds of torque recommended).
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4.
Place each of the sign’s mounting brackets in a channel on each
mounting pole. Then slide the sign down until it rests on the
safety stops. Finally, attach the post caps onto the tops of the
mounting poles using two of the 3/8” Phillips screws supplied
for each.
Post
caps
Mounting
brackets
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5.
Fasten the sign to the floor using four bolts or screws (not
supplied) in the locations shown below:
Top view of sign
6.
Plug the power cord into the back of the sign. Route the cord
from the sign in such a way that it is not in an area where people
will be walking.
Run the power cord along
one of the mounting poles.
Use the 3 supplied cable
ties to fasten the power cord
to the mounting pole. Cut
off excess cable tie length.
Fasten the power cord to the
floor in such a way (e.g.,
tape) as to prevent someone
from tripping over the cord.
Cable ties
Power cord
Completed assembly of sign
Shown without the optional brochure rack
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How to attach the brochure rack to a BetaBrite Director (optional)
1. Using the larger Allen/hex wrench, attach the four shoulder bolts
to the legs of the sign:
Attach two
shoulder bolts
on each leg.
2.
Slip the plastic brochure rack over the four shoulder bolts. Then
push the brochure rack down to secure it in place.
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3.
Use the supplied plastic dividers as needed in the brochure rack
to adjust for different sizes of literature.
Dividers
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Connecting signs to a computer
Connect the sign to a computer (as follows) in order to send messages
to the sign using that computer running Adaptive messaging software.
For a list of valid software, see “Sending messages to the Director” on
page 14.
Connecting a single sign to a computer
1. Remove power from the sign.
2. Be sure the sign’s internal RS232/RS485 jumper is set to RS232.
(See “Setting the RS232/RS485 jumper” on page 4.)
3. Connect a personal computer to the sign as shown:
A
To the sign’s RS232 jack
(under the back lower panel
of the sign)
Item
A
B
C
1This
Part #
—
1088-8625
1088-8627
4370-0001C
1088-9108
B
C
To one of the
PC’s COM
(RS232) ports
PC running
messaging
software
Description
Ferrite (ferrite end towards sign)
125-foot 6-conductor RS232 data cable
50-foot 6-conductor RS232 data cable
25 pin sub-D/to 6 pos. RJ11 adapter
19 pin sub-D/to 6 pos. RJ11 adapter
is included with the BetaBrite Messaging software kit.
Connecting multiple signs into a network
For this type of networking, the sign’s internal RS232/RS485 jumper
must be set to RS485. (See “Setting the RS232/RS485 jumper” on page 4.)
Because there is such a wide variety of ways (e.g., LAN, wireless, etc.)
to connect networked signs, see the Network Configurations manual,
PN 9708-8046, for more information.
You may wish to assign a unique serial address to a sign. This allows
you to send messages to that particular sign when located on a network
with other signs. See “Setting a sign’s serial address” on page 24 for
details.
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Sending messages to the Director
Messages can be sent to the Director signs with either of two
methods.
One way is to use messaging software:
• BetaBrite Messaging Software
• Alpha Messaging Software
• AlphaNET plus
• Smart Alec
• ActiveX
This user manual does not discuss usage of messaging software.
Please refer to the specific software manual for more information.
The other way messages can be sent to the Director signs is by using
the hand-held Remote Control. This method is discussed in “Beginning
text messaging” on page 26 and “Advanced text messaging” on page 40
of this manual.
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Basic sign operation
Using the Remote Control
The Remote Control is a hand-held keyboard which emits infrared
light and is used to program a sign. The Remote Control needs four AAA
batteries to operate. They should be installed in the back of the control.
The Remote Control can be used to turn a sign on/off or to set its
serial address. It can also be used to set its time and date and to clear
memory.
However, the Remote Control’s most important—and most used—
purpose is the creation of text messages and graphic images on a sign.
To show you how to use the Remote Control, this manual presents
practical, everyday examples.
NOTE: A sign (or a network of signs) can also be programmed using
a personal computer and special software. (See the document
Network Configurations, PN 9708-8046, and your messaging
software user manual for more detailed information.)
Point this end of the Remote Control at a sign.
Press PROGRAM to put
the sign into programming
mode. (This mode is used
to set the date and time,
type in messages, etc.)
ON - OFF
SOUND
PROGRAM
RUN
APPEND CURSOR SPECIAL FONT
SCROLL FLASH
ROLL
WIPE
1
2
3
4
AUTO
SPEED
TIME
DOT
7
8
9
0
B
A
¢
#
<
N
:
T
S
?
’
*
K
L
-
R
Q
. . . and these white characters
(like # and !).
.
,
V
Use one of the SHIFT keys to
access these white functions
(like TIME) . . .
F
E
P
U
6
+
/
”
COLOR
ROTATE
5
&
J
O
WIDTH
HOLD
SELECT
D
%
I
=
>
M
;
C
$
H
G
To turn the sign off or on,
hold down SHIFT and
then press PROGRAM.
Press RUN twice to exit
programming mode.
REMOTE CONTROL
W
X
!
Y
Z
SHIFT
INSERT
SPACE
RETURN
CAPS
SHIFT
BACK
ADV
DELETE
Figure 1: Infrared (IR) Remote Control keyboard
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To use the Remote Control:
• Stand at least 5 feet and no more than 30 feet from the sign.
• Make sure nothing reflective is in front of the sign. (Light from
the sign’s display that is reflected back can interfere with the
Remote Control.)
• If nearby fluorescent lights interfere with the Remote Control,
you may have to relocate either the lights or the sign.
30
30
o
o
30
o
30
o
If a sign is this far from the floor...
...then hold the Remote Control this far
away:
10 feet
from 10 to 30 feet
15 feet
from 19 to 30 feet
20 feet
from 25 to 30 feet
Figure 2: Using the Remote Control with a sign
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Turning a sign on and off
When you plug in the sign’s power supply, the sign starts up
automatically, and unplugging the power supply turns the sign off.
However, instead of unplugging a sign, there is another way to turn a
sign off:
Using the Remote Control, hold down SHIFT and then press PROGRAM
to turn a sign off and on.
NOTE: Messages that you have programmed into the sign will not be
lost when you turn a sign off. Messages will be retained for
up to 30 days if the sign is not powered.
When you turn a sign on, information similar to the following will be
displayed:
Version of firmware and
model number of the sign.
1022-6414A
LD016008P02TRI
Copyright 2001
Copyright notice
Adaptive Micro
Systems, Inc.
Total amount of RAM
in the sign.
64K RAM
The day and time set
in the sign.
FRIDAY
3:12 PM
FEB. 23, 2001
SERIAL ADDRESS =
00
The date set
in the sign.
Serial address
of the sign
(typically a
number from
00 to 99).
This number is
used to
provide a
unique identity
to a sign on a
network.
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Setting a sign’s time and date
Once set, a sign will remember the time and date for up to 30 days
even if the sign is unplugged or interrupted by a power loss. This is
because it is equipped with a battery-backed real-time clock.
Step
When you do this...
You see this...
PROGRAM MODE
1
Press PROGRAM.
THEN
PAGE A
MODE: [AUT]
SPEED:[SP4]
2
SET TIME
AND DAY
Press BACK until SET TIME AND DAY appears.
SET
3
18
Press ADV.
W/
D,H&M
TUESDAY
3:54 PM
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4
Press D to set the day of the week.
Press H to set the hour.
Press M to set the minute.
NOTE:
5
Press SELECT, to change from 12-hour
(AM/PM) to 24-hour mode (0 - 23).
SET
Press ADV.
D,H&M
SET
DATE
Press BACK until SET DATE appears.
SET
6
W/
TUESDAY
3:54 PM
W/
D,M,&
Y
THEN
APR. 15, 2001
APR. 15, 2001
Press D to set the correct day.
Press M to set the month.
Press Y to set the year.
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NOTE:
8
Press SELECT to display the date in
different formats—for example, JAN 26,
2001 or 1/26/01, or 26/1/01, etc.
After setting the date and time, press RUN twice to return to normal operation.
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Clearing a sign’s memory
NOTE: Clearing a sign’s memory erases the password and all
messages that have been programmed into the sign.
Step
When you do this...
You see this...
PROGRAM MODE
THEN
1
Press PROGRAM.
PAGE A
MODE: [AUT]
SPEED:[SP4]
2
Press BACK until CLEAR MEMORY appears.
CLEAR
MEMORY
WARNING
*******
3
Press ADV.
THEN
CLEAR
ALL? Y/N
4
20
Press Y to clear the sign’s memory. The sign will return to normal operation and display a series of demo
messages.
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Setting a sign’s password
You can set a personal password to protect your messages from
tampering by others.
NOTE: DON’T FORGET YOUR PASSWORD! If you do, you won’t
be able to operate the sign.
However, if you do forget the password, see “What to do when
you forget a sign’s password” on page 23.
How to set a password
Step
When you do this...
You see this...
PROGRAM MODE
1
Press PROGRAM.
THEN
PAGE A
MODE: [AUT]
SPEED:[SP4]
2
Press BACK until SET PASSWORD appears.
3
Press ADV.
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SET
PASSWORD
PASSWD
Y/N
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4
Press Y to set a password.
ENTER
6
CHAR
******
Type a 6-character password. (Only asterisks will
appear on the sign as you type.)
THEN
RE-ENTER
THE
6
Re-type the password when prompted.
THEN
5
CORRECT
CORRECT will appear if you entered the same
password.
THEN
If you failed to type the same password, ERROR will
appear, and you’ll have to start over from Step 1.
6
Press RUN twice.
PAGE A
MODE: [AUT]
SPEED:[SP4]
PASSWORD
RUN?
Y/
N
SECURE
Press Y to password protect the sign.
THEN
7
NOTE:
If you select N, then a password will not
be needed when you press PROGRAM.
The sign will return to normal operation.
Now, whenever you press PROGRAM, you’ll have to
type the password you just entered.
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What to do when you forget a sign’s password
Step
1
When you do this...
Press PROGRAM.
You see this...
ENTER
PASSWORD
******
THEN
PAGE A
MODE: [AUT]
SPEED:[SP4]
2
Hold down SHIFT and press L six times.
3
Enter a new password. (See “Setting a sign’s password” on page 21.)
How to delete a sign’s password
If you no longer want to be prompted to password protect a sign, you
must clear the sign’s memory in order to delete the password. To do this,
see “Clearing a sign’s memory” on page 20.
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Using the Remote Control’s sound control
Normally, whenever you press a Remote Control key, the sign will
beep. This lets you know that an action has been performed. To turn this
feature off (or on again), hold down SHIFT and press RUN.
Setting a sign’s serial address
The serial address is a number that you can assign to a sign. Typically
this feature would be used for a sign that is connected to other signs on a
network. Giving a unique serial address to a sign allows you to send
messages to that particular sign.
See the document Network Configurations, PN 9708-8046, for more
detailed information on networking signs.
Step
When you do this...
You see this...
PROGRAM MODE
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1
Press PROGRAM.
2
Press BACK until SET SERIAL ADDRESS appears.
3
Press ADV.
SET SERIAL
ADDRESS
SERIAL ADDRESS =
00
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Type a number, like 10.
NOTE:
A serial address is actually a number
from 0 to 255 in hexadecimal (00 to FF).
However, in typical use entering a
number from 00 to 99 is fine.
NOTE:
When a sign leaves the factory, its serial
address is set to 00.
4
5
SERIAL ADDRESS =
10
Press RUN twice to set the new serial address and return the sign to normal operation.
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Beginning text messaging
This section shows you how to start creating messages on your sign.
Example 1 — Using upper and lowercase text
In this first example, you’ll display the following text on the sign:
Your first
message
will look
like this. Your
second
message
will look
like this.
THIS IS YOUR
FIRST MESSAGE.
Step
1
When you do this...
Press PROGRAM.
This is your
second message.
The CAPS key
changes between
upper & lower
case.
You see this...
MODE allows you to use a
special effect, like flashing,
on a message. In this case,
Automode [AUT] is used. To
change MODE, hold down
SHIFT and press either
2 (WIPE), 4 (FLASH),
5 (HOLD), or 7 (AUTO).
PAGE A
MODE: [AUT]
SPEED:[SP4]
SPEED controls how fast a
mode changes. To change
SPEED, hold down SHIFT
and press 8.
[SP5] is the fastest speed
and [SP1] is the slowest.
[NHL] means “no hold”.
■
2
26
Press ADV.
Blinking cursor
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Type THIS IS YOUR
NOTE:
3
4
If you make a
mistake while
typing, press
BACK to erase a
letter.
Press RETURN to start on
the next line.
THIS IS YOUR■
THIS IS YOUR
■
Type FIRST MESSAGE.
5
NOTE:
To create the
period (.), hold
down SHIFT and
press X.
THIS IS YOUR
FIRST MESSAGE.■
THIS IS YOUR
FIRST MESSAGE.
6
Press RUN to display your
first message.
Because Automode
[AUT] was used, the
message will appear
in different colors.
Here’s how to create the second message:
PAGE A
MODE: [AUT]
SPEED:[SP4]
7
Press PROGRAM.
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Your second message will
be created in PAGE B.
8
Press B to switch to PAGE
B.
9
Hold down SHIFT and then
press 2 for WIPE.
10
Press ADV
11
Press the round COLOR
key until the cursor color
stays green.
12
Type T
13
(Your first message is still
in PAGE A. You can create
up to 26 separate
messages using pages A
through Z.)
PAGE B
MODE: [WPUP]
SPEED:[SP4]
PAGE B
MODE: [AUT]
SPEED:[SP4]
WPUP = wipe up.
If you hold down SHIFT
and press 2 again, the
MODE would change to
WPDN (wipe down).
You can also select wipe
left and wipe right.
■
■
T■
Press CAPS to change to
lowercase text.
All these characters in
this line should be green.
This is your■
Then type his is your
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Press RETURN to go to the
next line.
This is your
15
Press the round COLOR
key until the cursor color
stays red.
This is your
16
Type second message.
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Press RETURN to go to the
next line.
■
■
All these characters in
this line should be red.
This is your
second message.■
This is your
second message.
■
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Press the round COLOR
key until the cursor color
stays amber.
Using CAPS, SHIFT, and
RETURN when necessary,
type the following: The
CAPS key changes
between upper & lower
case.
NOTE:
The ampersand
(&) is made by
holding down
SHIFT and
pressing K.
This is your
second message.
■
All these characters in
these lines should be
amber.
This is your
second message.
The CAPS key
changes between
upper & lower
case.■
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Here’s how to insert a blank line between the two sentences above:
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Hold down SHIFT and
press E to move the cursor
up one line.
Repeat this until the cursor
is over the A in CAPS.
This is your
second message.
The C■PS key
changes between
upper & lower
case.
This is your
second message.
Use INSERT to create
blank lines between text.
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Press INSERT to create a
blank line.
(Use DELETE to remove
blank lines.)
■
The CAPS key
changes between
upper & lower
case.
This is your
second message.
Notice that only the second
message (PAGE B) is displayed.
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Press RUN to see the
message.
In the next example, you’ll see
how to display multiple
messages instead of just one.
The CAPS key
changes between
upper & lower
case.
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Example 2 — Displaying messages in PAGE name order (A, B, C, etc.)
Once you’ve programmed messages into the sign, you may want to
set the order or sequence in which messages appear. This method will
display messages by their PAGE name (A, B, C, etc.) in the order you set
(C, A, B, for example.) If you do not set the sequence, the messages will
appear in alphabetical order.
Step
When you do this...
You see this...
This example continues where Example 1 left off.
This example assumes that there are two messages (PAGE A and B) in the sign.
PAGE B
MODE: [WPUP]
SPEED:[SP4]
1
Press PROGRAM.
Since we’re continuing
from Example 1, this
would appear on the sign.
DEMO or RUN may
also appear here.
2
Press RUN.
If RUN appears on the sign,
go to the next step.
3
TIM
TIM = used to
display messages in
time order
DEMO = displays a
set of demonstration
messages.
RUN = used to
display messages by
PAGE order (A, B, C,
etc.)
RUN
Otherwise, press SELECT
until RUN appears.
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Press B and then A
This will be the order
(PAGE B, then PAGE A)
in which messages are
displayed on the sign.
RUN
BA
This is your
second message.
PAGE B message
5
Press RUN.
The CAPS key
changes between
upper & lower
case.
THIS IS YOUR
FIRST MESSAGE.
PAGE A message
These two messages will keep being
displayed in this order until a new PAGE
order or a new message is entered.
Using this method, you can program the order
of some or all of the messages you’ve entered on a sign.
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Example 3 — Displaying messages in time order
In Example 2, you set the order of messages by PAGE letter (A, B, C,
etc.). However, that method could not specify an exact time when a
message would appear.
In this example, we’ll show you how to make a message start and
stop at times you specify.
Step
When you do this...
You see this...
For this example, make sure that your sign’s internal clock has been accurately set.
(See “Setting a sign’s time and date” on page 18.)
This example continues where Example 1 left off.
This example assumes that there are two messages (PAGE A and B) in the sign.
In this example, we’ll program the sign to display the message in PAGE A
on Monday through Friday from 1:20 PM to 1:30 PM.
We’ll program the sign to always display the message in PAGE B.
PAGE B
MODE: [WPUP]
SPEED:[SP4]
Press PROGRAM.
1
(If PAGE B does not appear,
press B to display it.)
Since we’re continuing
from Example 1, this
would appear on the sign.
ON ALWAYS is the
default setting for a
message. A message set
to ON ALWAYS will run
continuously.
2
TEXT B ON
ALWAYS
Hold down SHIFT and
press 9 for TIME.
Since PAGE B is already set up, we’ll go on to PAGE A.
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Press RUN twice.
3
Then press PROGRAM.
PAGE B
MODE: [WPUP]
SPEED:[SP4]
PAGE A
MODE: [AUT]
SPEED:[SP4]
4
Press A.
5
Hold down SHIFT and
press 9 for TIME.
TEXT A ON
ALWAYS
First we’ll set the ON time — or when this message will start on the sign:
6
Press D (for day) until
MO-FR appears.
TEXT A ON
MO-FR 0:00
Press D to set the day, H for hour, and M for minute
(in 10-minute increments).
7
Press H (for hour) until
13:00 appears.
TEXT A ON
MO-FR 13:00
Hours are represented in 24-hour or military style. So
1:00 PM = 13:00, 2:00 PM = 14:00, etc.
8
Press M (for minute) until
13:20 appears.
TEXT A ON
MO-FR 13:20
Minutes are in increments of 10.
9
Press SELECT.
TEXT A OFF
MO-FR 0:00
After setting the ON time, we’ll select the
OFF time or when the message stops.
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This message
should appear
continuously.
This message
should only
appear between
the ON and OFF
times you set.
PAGE A
This is your
second message.
The CAPS key
changes between
upper & lower
case.
Press RUN twice.
THIS IS YOUR
FIRST MESSAGE.
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Example 4 — Changing the text of an existing message
After typing in a message, you may want to add or remove text from
it. The following is an example of this common situation:
Step
When you do this...
You see this...
This example continues where Example 2 left off.
This example assumes that there are two messages (PAGE A and B) in the sign.
In this example, we’ll change PAGE A to the following:
THIS IS YOUR VERY FIRST MESSAGE, BUT NOW IT’S LONGER
PAGE A
MODE: [AUT]
SPEED:[SP4]
1
Press PROGRAM.
Press RUN.
Press SELECT until RUN
appears.
RUN
AB
2
Press A and then B to set a
run sequence.
Finally, press RUN again.
Press PROGRAM.
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4
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PAGE A
MODE: [AUT]
SPEED:[SP4]
(If PAGE A is not displayed,
press A.)
Press ADV.
The cursor should
be blinking over the
first letter.
■HIS IS YOUR
FIRST MESSAGE.
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How to move the cursor:
SHIFT + E
SHIFT + D
SHIFT + F
SHIFT + C
5
Hold down SHIFT and
press C to move the cursor
down one line.
THIS IS YOUR
■IRST MESSAGE.
The cursor should
be blinking over the
first letter on the
second line.
6
Try to type the word VERY
In order to make room for
the word VERY, you’ll have
to delete the word
MESSAGE first.
You’ll only be allowed
to type the first two
letters of VERY, because
there must be enough
room in a line to add the
characters.
THIS IS YOUR
VE■IRST MESSAGE.
THIS IS YOUR
VEFIRST■MESSAGE.
7
Move the cursor to the end
of the word FIRST by
holding down SHIFT and
then pressing F.
8
Press DELETE until the
word MESSAGE (and the
period) is deleted.
THIS IS YOUR
VEFIRST■
9
Hold down SHIFT and
press D to move the cursor
over the letter F.
THIS IS YOUR
VE■IRST
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Finish the word VERY by
typing RY and a space.
THIS IS YOUR
VERY ■IRST
Hold down SHIFT and
press C to move down one
line.
THIS IS YOUR
VERY FIRST
■
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Then hold down SHIFT
and press D until the cursor
is at the start of the line.
12
Type MESSAGE, BUT NOW
The cursor moves to the
next line automatically.
Use SHIFT + W to create
a comma.
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Type IT’S LONGER
Press RUN to see your
message.
Use SHIFT + V to
create an apostrophe.
THIS IS YOUR
VERY FIRST
MESSAGE, BUT NOW
■
THIS IS YOUR
VERY FIRST
MESSAGE, BUT NOW
IT'S LONGER■
THIS IS YOUR
VERY FIRST
MESSAGE, BUT NOW
IT'S LONGER
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Example 5 — Deleting messages
To delete all the messages in a sign, see “Clearing a sign’s memory”
on page 20.
However, if you only want to delete selected messages, then use the
method shown in this example.
Step
When you do this...
You see this...
This example continues where Example 4 left off.
This example assumes that there are two messages (PAGE A and B) in the sign:
PAGE A = THIS IS YOUR VERY FIRST MESSAGE, BUT NOW IT’S LONGER
PAGE B = This is your second message. The CAPS key changes between upper & lower case.
In this example, we’ll delete the PAGE B message:
PAGE B
MODE: [WPUP]
SPEED:[SP4]
Press PROGRAM.
1
(If PAGE B is not displayed,
then press B.)
2
Press DELETE.
3
Press Y to delete the page.
4
Press RUN twice.
DELETE FILE B
Y/N
PAGE B
MODE: [AUT]
SPEED:[SP4]
Only the PAGE A
message should
appear.
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THIS IS YOUR
VERY FIRST
MESSAGE, BUT NOW
IT'S LONGER
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Advanced text messaging
Before attempting the following, make sure you’re familiar with the
previous examples in the “Beginning text messaging” section of this
manual.
Example 6 — Displaying the time and date
Step
When you do this...
You see this...
In this example, we’ll create a message that continuously displays the current time and date:
Current date and time
(displayed in amber)
This will be displayed in red.
This will be displayed in green.
Current date and time
(displayed in amber)
This will be displayed in red.
This will be displayed in green.
APR. 17, 2001
1:37 PM
Room
E101
E200
W20
W130
Company
Applied Eng
United Wire
ACME Tool
Adv Maint
PAGE A
(The first message
you’ll enter.)
APR. 17, 2001
1:37 PM
Room Company
S200 Generic Mfg
S250 Bob’s Print
PAGE B
(The second message
you’ll enter.)
1
Delete all the messages currently stored in the sign.
(See “Clearing a sign’s memory” on page 20 or “Example 5 — Deleting messages” on page 39.)
Press PROGRAM.
2
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(If PAGE A is not displayed,
just press A.)
PAGE A
MODE: [AUT]
SPEED:[SP4]
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Change the MODE to Wipe
Down.
3
Set the message transition
speed to its fastest — SP5.
PAGE A
MODE: [WPDN]
SPEED:[SP5]
Use SHIFT + 2 to
change the MODE.
Use SHIFT + 8 to
change the SPEED.
Press ADV.
4
Press COLOR until the
cursor always blinks
amber.
■
Then press SPACE to
move the cursor over two
spaces.
Here’s how to put the date in the message:
5
Hold down SHIFT and
press 0.
Press RETURN to start on
a new line.
6
APR. 17, 2001■
APR. 17, 2001
■
Press COLOR until the
cursor always blinks
amber.
Then press SPACE four
times to move the cursor
over.
Here’s how to put the time in a message:
APR. 17 ,1997
1:37 PM■
7
Hold down SHIFT and
press 9.
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Now enter the rest of the PAGE A message:
Press RETURN twice to
skip down two lines.
8
Press COLOR until the
cursor always blinks red.
APR. 17, 2001
1:37 PM
Room Company■
Using CAPS when
necessary, type Room, a
space, and then Company
Press RETURN again to
start on a new line.
Press COLOR until the
cursor always blinks green.
9
Using CAPS when
necessary, type E101, a
space, and then Applied
Eng.
APR. 17, 2001
1:37 PM
Room
E101
E200
W20
W130
Company
Applied Eng
United Wire
ACME Tool
Adv Maint
Repeat this process for the
remaining lines of text.
Press PROGRAM.
Press B to go to PAGE B.
10
Change the MODE to Wipe
Left [WPLF].
PAGE B
MODE: [WPLF]
SPEED:[SP5]
Use SHIFT + 2 to
change the MODE.
Use SHIFT + 8 to
change the SPEED.
Change the SPEED to the
fastest [SP5].
11
Press ADV.
■
Current date and time
(displayed in amber)
12
Using what you’ve just
learned, enter the PAGE B
message as shown:
This should be in red.
This should be in green.
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1:37 PM
Room Company
S200 Generic Mfg
S250 Bob’s Print
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TIM
13
Press RUN.
14
Press SELECT until RUN
appears.
RUN
15
Type A and then B to set
the order in which the two
messages will appear.
RUN
AB
APR. 17, 2001
1:37 PM
PAGE A
message
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Room
E101
E200
W20
W130
Company
Applied Eng
United Wire
ACME Tool
Adv Maint
Press RUN again to display
the two messages.
APR. 17, 2001
1:37 PM
PAGE B
message
Room Company
S200 Generic Mfg
S250 Bob’s Print
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Example 7 — Using the FLASH mode to highlight information
FLASH is a mode that you shouldn’t overuse. However, it is very
handy if you want to call attention to a single item, like a time or room
number, on a page:
Step
When you do this...
You see this...
In this example, we’ll continue from the previous example:
APR. 17, 2001
1:37 PM
To call attention to this room number,
we’ll make it flash on and off.
Room
E101
E200
W20
W130
PAGE A
MODE: [WPDN]
SPEED:[SP5]
Press PROGRAM.
1
Company
Applied Eng
United Wire
ACME Tool
Adv Maint
(If PAGE A is not displayed,
then press A.)
Blinking cursor
■ APR. 17, 2001
1:37 PM
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Press ADV.
Since this continues where
the last example, left off,
this is what should appear
for PAGE A.
Room
E101
E200
W20
W130
Company
Applied Eng
United Wire
ACME Tool
Adv Maint
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1:37 PM
3
Press A.
Room
E101
E200
W20
W130
Company
Applied Eng
United Wire
ACME Tool
Adv Maint
APR. 17, 2001
1:37 PM
Move the cursor here.
4
Hold down SHIFT and
press C until the cursor is
over the letter W in W20.
Room
E101
E200
■20
W130
Company
Applied Eng
United Wire
ACME Tool
Adv Maint
APR. 17, 2001
1:37 PM
5
Hold down SHIFT and
press 4 for FLASH.
This entire line should
now be flashing.
Room
E101
E200
■20
W130
Company
Applied Eng
United Wire
ACME Tool
Adv Maint
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1:37 PM
6
Room Company
E101 Applied Eng
E200 United Wire
W20 ■ACME Tool
W130 Adv Maint
Move the cursor to in front
of ACME Tool.
Hold down SHIFT and
press F to move the
cursor.
APR. 17, 2001
1:37 PM
Hold down SHIFT and
press 4.
7
This turns flashing off for
the rest of the line.
Room Company
E101 Applied Eng
E200 United Wire
W20 ■ACME Tool
W130 Adv Maint
Now the only text
flashing should be the
room number — W20.
APR. 17, 2001
1:37 PM
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Press RUN to see the
message.
Room
E101
E200
W20
W130
Company
Applied Eng
United Wire
ACME Tool
Adv Maint
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Example 8 — Using fonts and colors
Fonts are the way characters are displayed on a sign. In the world of
printing and publishing, fonts are given names like Times or Helvetica
and qualities like serif or sans serif, font size (like 12 point or 14 point),
bold or italic, etc.
This sign can display two types of fonts:
Upper- and lowercase
letters can be used with
this font.
Only upper-case letters
can be used with this
font.
This is the first font.
THIS
IS
THE
SECOND
FONT
WELCOME!
This is the message we’ll create
using both of the sign’s fonts.
Hernia Movers
“THE
OF
POTENTATE
TOTIN’
FREIGHT”
To change from one font to the other, press the FONT key.
The following examples demonstrate how to use fonts on a sign:
Step
When you do this...
Press PROGRAM.
1
You see this...
PAGE C
MODE: [HLD]
SPEED:[SP4]
(If PAGE C is not displayed,
just press C.)
Using SHIFT + 5, change
the MODE to Hold.
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■
2
Press ADV.
WELCOME!
3
Type in the following
message.
Hernia Movers
“The potentate
of totin’
freight”■
WELCOME!
Hernia Movers
4
Move the cursor in front of
the “The potentate
Then press FONT.
Pressing FONT
changes the entire line
to a different font.
■“ T H E
POTENTATE
of totin’
freight”
(Pressing FONT again
would restore the
original font.)
WELCOME!
Move the cursor in front of
the word potentate
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Press FONT. All the text
after the cursor should
change to the other font.
The FONT key can be
used to change a
whole line of text or
just a single word.
Hernia Movers
“ T H E ■potentate
of totin’
freight”
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WELCOME!
Press FONT again to make
the whole line the same
font.
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Hernia Movers
“THE
OF
Then position the cursor in
front of the remaining lines
and change the font of each
line.
■
POTENTATE
TOTIN’
FREIGHT”
WELCOME!
Hernia Movers
“THE
7
Press RUN to see your
message.
OF
POTENTATE
TOTIN’
FREIGHT”
Here’s a demonstration of what colors can be used:
PAGE D
MODE: [HLD]
SPEED:[SP4]
Press PROGRAM.
8
(If PAGE D is not displayed,
just press D.)
Using SHIFT + 5, change
the MODE to Hold.
9
Press ADV.
■
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Type COLOR 0
10
Then press RETURN.
COLOR 0 should be red
to start. When displayed
in the message, it will
cycle through several
color schemes.
COLOR 0
■
Press COLOR one time.
11
Type COLOR 1
COLOR 1 should be red.
■
Then press RETURN.
Press COLOR two times.
12
Type COLOR 2
COLOR 2 should be green.
13
COLOR 0
COLOR 1
COLOR 0
COLOR 1
COLOR 2
Then press RETURN.
■
Press COLOR three times.
COLOR
COLOR
COLOR
COLOR
Type COLOR 3
Then press RETURN.
COLOR 3 should be amber.
0
1
2
3
■
Press COLOR four times.
14
Type COLOR 4
Then press RETURN.
COLOR 4 should be multicolored with the same
combination of colors for
each character.
Press COLOR five times.
15
Type COLOR 5
Then press RETURN.
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COLOR 5 should be multicolored with a different
combination of colors for
each character.
COLOR
COLOR
COLOR
COLOR
COLOR
0
1
2
3
4
■
COLOR
COLOR
COLOR
COLOR
COLOR
COLOR
0
1
2
3
4
5
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Press COLOR six times.
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Type COLOR 6
Then press RETURN.
Each character in COLOR 6
should be a different color.
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COLOR
COLOR
COLOR
COLOR
COLOR
COLOR
COLOR
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
■
Press RUN to see what all the colors look like in a running message.
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Example 9 — International characters
International characters—like ü and é—can be included in messages.
NOTE: International characters can not be used with the small font.
If you try, a question mark (?) will appear in place of the
letter.
The following table summarizes all the international characters that
can be used:
Move the cursor over a Base Character, like e.
Then press SELECT until it shows the
international character that you want.
International
Characters
Base
Characters
RÉSUMÉS WELCOME!
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(Use the CAPS button on the Remote Control for upper-case vs. lower-case letters.)
A
C
E
I
N
O
U
Y
?
!
$
â
ä
å
Ä
Å
æ
Æ
á
a
A
a
Ç
ç
C
c
é
ê
ë
è
É
E
e
ï
î
ì
I
i
ñ
Ñ
N
n
ô
ö
ò
Ö
ó
o
O
o
ü
û
Ü
ú
U
u
ÿ
Y
y
¿
?
¡
!
¢
£
¥
ƒ
$
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Appendices
Appendix A — Sign diagnostic test
Your sign can do a self test to determine if all the LEDs are working
properly.
Step
When you do this...
You see this...
PAGE A
MODE: [AUT]
SPEED:[SP4]
1
Press PROGRAM.
2
Press BACK until SET
TIME AND DAY appears.
3
Press ADV.
4
Type TEST
5
Press PROGRAM to exit the self-test mode.
SET TIME
AND DAY
SET
W/
D,H&M
THURSDAY
3:59 PM
The sign will go through a series a LED tests until PROGRAM is pressed
again.
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Appendix B — Updating the sign’s firmware (EPROM)
From time to time it may be necessary to update the sign’s internal
firmware by replacing an EPROM inside the sign. To do this, follow these
steps:
1. Remove power from the sign.
WARNING
Hazardous voltage.
Contact with high voltage may
cause death or serious injury.
Always disconnect power
to sign prior to servicing.
2.
Replace the sign’s internal EPROM according to this diagram:
1.
Remove one screw
from each of the
L-brackets holding
the sign’s cap.
4.
2.
Lift up and remove
the cap.
3.
EPROM
To remove the current
EPROM, grasp these two tabs
and gently pull it out.
Pull up and remove the clear
plastic lens on the sign’s front.
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Then put in the new EPROM.
Figure 3: How to change the sign’s EPROM
3.
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Re-assemble the sign, being careful not to catch any wires. Then reapply power to the sign.
Appendices: Appendix B — Updating the sign’s firmware (EPROM)
BetaBrite Director User Manual
Appendix C — Transferring a sign’s memory from one sign
to another
You can transfer the messages from the memory of one sign to the
memory of any another signs by completing the following steps.
NOTE: To complete the transfer of memory from one sign to other
signs, all signs must be connected together and all must have
the RS232/RS485 jumper set to RS485. For further
information on connecting signs, see the Network
Configurations manual, PN 9708-8046.
Step
When you do this...
You see this...
PAGE A
MODE: [AUT]
SPEED:[SP4]
1
Press PROGRAM.
2
Press SPECIAL.
3
Press D.
4
The sending sign transmits all messages to the receiving sign(s) and then resumes displaying
messages as programmed.
SPECIAL
SENDING
Appendices: Appendix C — Transferring a sign’s memory from one sign to another
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Quick Reference Card
Message control keys
ON - OFF
SOUND
PROGRAM
RUN
APPEND CURSOR SPECIAL FONT
WIDTH
COLOR
To turn the sign on or off, hold down SHIFT and then press PROGRAM.
PROGRAM
To enter messages, set the date and time, clear memory, etc., press PROGRAM and then
BACK until the setting you want to change is shown. Then press ADV to change that
setting.
RUN
Press twice to exit PROGRAM mode.
APPEND
Not used.
CURSOR
Not used.
SPECIAL
Not used.
FONT
Changes between a small or large font.
WIDTH
Not used.
COLOR
Changes the color of text.
Display modes and special keys
SCROLL FLASH
ROLL
WIPE
1
2
3
4
AUTO
SPEED
TIME
DOT
7
8
9
0
HOLD
ROTATE
5
6
SELECT
ROLL
Not used.
WIPE
Hold down SHIFT and press 2 to use the Wipe mode in a message.
Doing this more than once cycles through all the options for direction of the wipe.
SCROLL
Not used.
FLASH
Hold down SHIFT and press 4 to use the Flash mode in a message.
HOLD
Hold down SHIFT and press 5 to use the Hold mode in a message.
ROTATE
Not used.
AUTO
Hold down SHIFT and press 7 to use the Auto mode in a message.
SPEED
Hold down SHIFT and press 8 to use the Speed mode in a message.
Doing this more than once cycles through all the options for speed.
(SP1 = slowest, NHL = fastest).
TIME
Hold down SHIFT and press 9 to include the time in a message.
Date
Hold down SPECIAL and press M to include the date in a message.
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Quick Reference Card: Message control keys
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