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UCommand-616 Universal Remote Control User’s Manual
PREFACE
PREFACE
About this manual
This manual is designed to make using the UCOMMAND-616 as easy
as possible. The information in this document is furnished for instructional use only, is subject to change without notice, and should not be
construed as a commitment, representation or warranty regarding the
performance of the product.
Updates and additional information can be found at our website:
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© Copyright 2000 Crisp Solutions LLC
This document contains proprietary information protected by copyright.
All rights are reserved. No part of this manual may be reproduced by
any mechanical, electronic or other means, in any form, without prior
written permission of Crisp Solutions LLC.
This edition printed September, 2000.
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Radio Frequency Interference
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: This device may not cause harmful
interference. This device must accept any Interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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Contact
Technical support for Crisp Solutions products is available via e-mail
and on the Web.
E-mail: support@crispsolutions.com
Web:
www.crispsolutions.com
Crisp Solutions LLC
2530 Berryessa Rd. #148
San Jose, CA 95132
Fax: 408-258-5371
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PREFACE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PREFACE ................................................................................ i
TABLE OF CONTENTS.......................................................... iii
LIST OF FIGURES ................................................................. v
CHAPTER 1..................................................................................... 1
Introducing the UCommand-616................................................. 1
Unpacking the UCommand-616 ............................................. 1
Quick Start .............................................................................. 2
UCommand-616 features ....................................................... 4
Identifying components ........................................................... 5
CHAPTER 2..................................................................................... 9
Getting Started............................................................................ 9
Power supply........................................................................... 9
Inserting batteries ....................................................................... 10
Power supply precautions .......................................................... 11
Power supply tips ....................................................................... 11
Battery low icon .......................................................................... 11
Battery life and backlight function............................................... 11
The LCD................................................................................ 12
Turning the UCommand-616 on ................................................. 12
Touch screen precautions .................................................... 13
The Information screen......................................................... 14
UCommand-616 buttons....................................................... 15
Direct access buttons ................................................................. 15
Touch screen buttons ................................................................. 16
CHAPTER 3................................................................................... 17
Operating the UCommand-616................................................. 17
The main menu..................................................................... 17
The device menu .................................................................. 17
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The setup menu.................................................................... 18
CHAPTER 4................................................................................... 21
Programming and Customizing the UCommand-616............... 21
Menu functions...................................................................... 21
Setting the clock.................................................................... 22
Using the timer...................................................................... 23
Timer View.................................................................................. 24
Timer Setup ................................................................................ 24
Relabeling timers........................................................................ 25
Using the Program menu...................................................... 26
Using the Learning function........................................................ 26
Clearing a key............................................................................. 30
Clearing a device........................................................................ 30
Clearing all devices .................................................................... 31
Changing the LCD layout ...................................................... 31
Resizing buttons on the Main menu ........................................... 32
Adding/Creating buttons ............................................................. 35
Relabeling buttons on the Main menu ........................................ 37
Deleting buttons from the Main menu......................................... 38
Adjusting buttons on the Device menu ....................................... 40
Relabeling Device menu buttons................................................ 41
Using Recall ............................................................................... 42
Using macros........................................................................ 43
Macro setup................................................................................ 44
Relabeling a macro..................................................................... 45
Deleting a macro ........................................................................ 46
The Duplicate menu.............................................................. 47
Making LCD adjustments...................................................... 48
Set the LCD contrast .................................................................. 49
Adjusting the LCD backlight ....................................................... 50
Calibrating the LCD .................................................................... 51
APPENDIX A ................................................................................. 53
Specifications........................................................................ 53
Troubleshooting .................................................................... 55
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LIST OF FIGURES
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1-1: Front view ............................................................................... 5
Figure 1-2: Rear view ................................................................................ 7
Figure 2-1: Inserting the batteries ........................................................... 10
Figure 2-2: Turning the LCD on .............................................................. 12
Figure 2-3: The Information Screen......................................................... 14
Figure 2-4: Direct access buttons ............................................................ 15
Figure 2-5: Touch screen buttons ............................................................ 16
Figure 3-1: The main menu...................................................................... 17
Figure 3-2: The TV device menu .............................................................. 18
Figure 3-3: The setup menu ..................................................................... 19
Figure 4-1: The clock menu ..................................................................... 22
Figure 4-2: Timer list ............................................................................... 23
Figure 4-3: The timer menu ..................................................................... 23
Figure 4-4: Setting up timer options ........................................................ 24
Figure 4-4: Setting up timer options ........................................................ 25
Figure 4-5: The program submenu .......................................................... 26
Figure 4-6: Using the Learning eye ......................................................... 27
Figure 4-7: Programming devices ........................................................... 28
Figure 4-8: Programming the direct access buttons................................ 28
Figure 4-9: The Adjust menu.................................................................... 31
Figure 4-10: Resize/Add screen for Main menu....................................... 32
Figure 4-12: Setting upper left corner ..................................................... 33
Figure 4-13: Setting lower right corner ................................................... 33
Figure 4-14: Completing the adjustment.................................................. 34
Figure 4-15: Adjusted button ................................................................... 34
Figure 4-16: The adjust menu .................................................................. 35
Figure 4-17: Adjusting main menu buttons.............................................. 36
Figure 4-18: Adjusting buttons on the device menu................................. 40
Figure 4-19: The macro list ..................................................................... 43
Figure 4-20: The macro menu.................................................................. 43
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Figure 4-21: The “other” menu ............................................................... 48
Figure 4-22: Adjusting the contrast ......................................................... 49
Figure 4-23: Adjusting the backlight ....................................................... 50
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Chapter 1—Introducing the UCommand-616
Chapter 1
Introducing the UCommandUCommand-616
Congratulations on the purchase of your UCOMMAND-616 Universal
Remote Control. The UCommand-616 is a digital remote control that
is easy to use and configure, enabling you to control all your IR
equipped electronic devices.
A key feature of the UCommand-616 is the touch screen control panel,
which reduces the number of buttons on the device, making it easy for
you to find the function you want. You can control up to 10 devices,
including a VCR, DVD, amplifier, TV, LD/VCD, CD/multi-CD
player, Satellite receiver, HDTV receiver, and others.
The UCommand-616 is easy to set up. With the “Learning eye” you
can quickly configure each device in your household or office. You
can also easily edit the device list, make changes to the buttons on any
screen, and adjust other settings. In addition, with the Macro function,
you can initiate a chain of up to 25 commands with the touch of a button.
Most universal remote controls have a set list of devices and static
functions that don’t provide you with a lot of flexibility. The UCommand-616 allows you to add and delete devices, relabel device
buttons, and change the size and shape of the LCD panel buttons. With
the convenient and easy to use UCommand-616, you can implement a
single solution to control all your devices. No longer will you have to
keep all your remotes handy, “just in case… .”
This manual will help you learn to use all the advanced
features of the UCommand-616. It will not explain how to
use your components or their remotes. Please refer to your
device user manuals for that information.
Unpacking the UCommand-616
After you have unpacked the UCommand-616, check the contents to
make sure the following items are included.
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UCommand-616
Unpacking the UCommand-616
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This User’s Manual
If any of the above items are missing or appear damaged, contact your
dealer immediately. Do not throw the shipping carton away in case
you need to ship your UCommand-616.
Quick Start
If you are already familiar with the basics of teaching commands to
universal remote controls, you can skip reading the next few chapters
right now and get started on programming right away. The following
procedure applies to almost all functions of the UCommand-616.
For detailed Programming/Learning instructions, see page 26
To program the UCommand-616 to operate any Device :
1.
Turn on the remote by pressing any hard button.
2.
Press and hold the
3.
Scroll down to the Program item using the
menu
button until the Setup menu appears.
buttons, and select it by pushing the
Pressing
menu
mute
CH+
and
CH-
button.
always returns you to the previous menu.
4.
Select the Learning function from the Program menu.
5.
Select the Device you want to learn.
6.
Point the signal eye of your Device remote control at the
UC-616 Learning eye (bottom end of UC-616).
7.
A screen appears showing the layout of the Direct Access
Buttons (also referred to as hard buttons) on the handle of
the UC-616. One button will look like a black dot. This is
the first button to be learned.
8.
Press the corresponding button on your Device remote control, while keeping it aimed at the Learning eye. For example,
the first button to be learned on the UC-616 is the Hardware Access
Button
2
, which equates to your Device On/Off button.
Quick Start
Chapter 1—Introducing the UCommand-616
9.
As soon as the button has been learned, the screen will advance the to the next button to be learned. Again, press the
corresponding Device button.
You can program any button in any order just be selecting it
with the tip of your finger.
10. Once a full screen is programmed, the remote will automatically display the next screen to be learned, until all four
screens have been programmed. You can use the Left/Right
arrows at the bottom of the display to advance to any screen
at any time.
11. You do not have to program all available buttons. To program the next device in your system, press the
button at
any time to back out until you can select another device.
menu
12. To Customize your UC-616 and change button sizes and
labels, get to the Setup menu and select Adjust. Select Device, and turn to page 31 in this manual for further
instructions.
Do not attempt to create more than eight (8) buttons on
either one of the two Main menu pages. Please read
carefully the chapters regarding customization in this manual.
13. You can also:
Procedure
Get date and battery level
Set the clock
Resize and Add buttons
Relabel buttons
Delete buttons
Create macros
Adjust the LCD display
Quick Start
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UCommand-616 features
This section provides an overview of the key features of the UCommand-616. For more information on getting the most from these
features, refer to Chapter 2.
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Large touch screen display with automatic backlighting for
visibility in dim lighting.
Auto-adjust touch screen to ambient lighting
Direct access buttons for accessing frequently used functions
such as volume, channel, transport (play, FF, stop, etc.), and
mute.
Four screens available per device, with up to 12 buttons per
screen (depending on the button sizes you select).
Mix-and-match button sizes on each screen
Virtual keyboard for labeling your buttons
Macro function stores 12 macros—each macro can store 25
commands. Macros available from any device screen.
Control up to 10 devices, including VCR, DVD, amplifier,
TV, LD/VCD, CD/multi-CD player, Satellite receiver, HDTV
receiver, A/B Tape deck, cable converter boxes, and most
other IR-controlled home equipment.
Information screen provides you with time, date, and batterycharge information
Use the IR codes from your existing remote controls to
quickly set up devices
Head-to-tail learning from your remote: no upside-down
teaching of commands.
One-handed operation for most commands
Non-volatile memory, settings are held if batteries are changed
or fail
UCommand-616 features
Chapter 1—Introducing the UCommand-616
Identifying components
This section provides an overview of the UCommand-616’s features
and controls. Refer to the following illustrations to identify the components of the UCommand-616. Refer to Chapter 4, Customizing the
UCommand-616, for a detailed description on operating and getting
the most from these features.
Main
M
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1. LCD
2. Off
PLAY
off
4. Device
direct
access
3. Device
power
CH+
VOL-
VOL+
CH-
menu
STOP
mute
6. Mute/Enter
ENTER
5. Menu
7. Beep
opening
Figure 1-1: Front view
Identifying components
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1.
LCD
The LCD display allows you to configure and operate your
devices by touching the screen to select the function you
want. Push any hard button to power on the UCommand616. Refer to The LCD on page 12 for a description of the
functions in this display.
2.
Off button
At the Main Menu display, press this button to turn the
UCommand-616 off. When a Device menu is displayed, this
button functions as a power-off button for the selected device. This can also be programmed as a “discrete” power
button.
3.
Device power button
After you have configured your devices, press this button to
power on/off the selected device. This may be programmed
as a “discrete” power button.
4.
Device direct-access buttons
These buttons function differently depending on the device
selected. Use them to change channels, raise and lower the
volume, and play or stop tapes, CDs, DVDs, VCDs, and
other recorded media. For more information, refer to page
15, Direct access buttons.
5.
Menu button
Press the Menu button for three seconds to enter and exit the
Setup function. Refer to Chapter 4, Customizing the UCommand-616, for details.
6.
Enter/mute button
When the Main Menu is being configured, press this button
to confirm your changes. If the main menu is not being accessed, press this button to mute the audio output of your
device.
7.
Beep alert speaker opening
Enables you to hear a beep when you press a button. You
can disable the beep from the Information (i) screen. Refer
to page 14, The Information screen.
Identifying components
Chapter 1—Introducing the UCommand-616
The following illustration shows the rear of the UCommand-616.
8. IR port
9. Connector for Battery
charger
10. Battery compartment
11. Learning eye
Figure 1-2: Rear view
8.
IR port
Point the IR port end at the IR receiver of your device.
9.
Connector for battery charger (option)
Optional universal adapter port to charge Ni-MH batteries.
10. Battery cover
Remove this cover to replace the AAA batteries.
11. Learning eye
Point your device’s remote control at this eye to allow the
UCommand-616 to learn your remote control’s functions.
For more information, refer to page 26, Using the Learning
function.
Identifying components
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8Identifying components
Chapter 2—Getting Started
Chapter 2
Getting Started
Chapter 1 helped to familiarize you with the various components and
controls of the UCommand-616. This chapter will guide you through
the steps for inserting the batteries and using the many features.
Incorrect use of the batteries may cause them to
burst or may cause leakage, which might damage
the interior of the unit. Be sure to only use the correct type of alkaline or rechargeable Ni-MH
batteries with the UCommand-616.
Power supply
The UCommand-616 operates on three AAA alkaline batteries, which
must be inserted before you can operate the UCommand-616.
If charging fresh Ni-MH batteries with the optional charger,
they must be charged for 10-16 hours before the first use.
There is no harm in charging them longer; the charging unit
detects fully charged batteries and keeps them conditioned.
Power supply
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Inserting batteries
To insert batteries, refer to the following illustration and instructions:
Connector for Battery
charger
1. Remove
battery
cover.
2. Insert
batteries.
Ensure
that you
insert
the batteries
according to
the marking
inside the
battery case.
Figure 2-1: Inserting the batteries
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1.
Locate the battery-bay cover at the back of the UCommand616.
2.
Put your thumb in the battery cover slot and pull to remove
the cover.
3.
Insert the batteries into the bay in the direction indicated in
the battery compartment.
4.
Replace the battery bay cover. You will hear it click into
place.
Power supply
Chapter 2—Getting Started
Power supply precautions
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Be sure that the positive (+) and negative (-) polarities of each
battery match the polarities indicated in the compartment.
Do not use the optional charger when using alkaline or other
non-rechargeable batteries.
Do not expose the batteries to excessive heat or flame.
Keep batteries out of the reach of children.
Power supply tips
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Device configuration data is automatically saved when batteries are being replaced.
When the batteries are weak, it is harder to control devices
from a distance.
Be sure to replace rechargeable batteries if they have been
used for longer than two years or have been recharged over
500 times; extended use can lead to a danger of leakage.
Battery low icon
When the battery charge is low, the battery low icon is displayed in
the information screen. You should recharge the batteries or replace
them with new ones immediately.
Battery life and backlight function
Battery life depends mainly on the use of the backlight function. Your
batteries can last up to three months or only a few days if you constantly use the backlight. To prolong battery life you should use
conservative settings for the backlight (short “on period” and “auto
on” only at a low ambient light level). For more information refer to
page 50, Adjusting the LCD Backlight
Power supply
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The LCD
The LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) touch screen allows you to configure and operate your UCommand-616 with the touch of a finger.
Turning the UCommand-616 on
To turn the UCommand-616 on, simply press the Hardware Access
Button
with your finger:
Main
AU
X2
AU
X1
TUNE
/
R
TAPE
CD
PLAY
off
CH+
VOL-
VOL+
CH-
menu
STOP
mute
ENTER
Figure 2-2: Turning the LCD on
You can also turn the UCommand-616 on by pressing one of the direct
access (hard) buttons.
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The LCD
Chapter 2—Getting Started
Touch screen precautions
While the touch screen has been designed to withstand the rigors of
daily use, it is not indestructible. Please read the following use and
care instructions carefully:
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Tap the LCD touch screen gently; never use force.
Do not use a pen or any sharp object to tap the screen to avoid
damaging the surface. You can use a blunt object such as a
pencil eraser or the cap of a pen.
Keep the touch screen dry. Wipe off any spills immediately.
The UCommand-616 is not waterproof; never immerse it in
liquid.
Do not expose the UCommand-616 to extreme temperatures.
Keep it away from heat sources.
Avoid dropping the UCommand-616.
Do not drop anything on the touch screen.
Clean the LCD touch screen with a soft cloth. If needed,
dampen the cloth slightly before cleaning. Never use abrasives
or cleaning solutions.
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The Information screen
The Information screen is displayed when you press the Information
screen shortcut icon
on the UCommand-616:
Macro screen
shortcut icon
Information screen
shortcut icon
Main
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Date and
time
Press this
icon to
enable or
disable the
beep signal.
Indicates
battery
charge
level.
Press this
arrow to scroll
to the previous
screen.
Press this
arrow to scroll
to the next
screen.
Figure 2-3: The Information Screen
If you want to view the Information Screen from any menu, press the
at the top right. Press the Information icon again
Information icon
to exit the Information screen.
The Information Screen shows the date, day, time, and the current battery charge level. You can also press the mute icon to mute the beep
that you hear when you press buttons on the touch screen.
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The Information screen
Chapter 2—Getting Started
UCommand-616 buttons
The UCommand-616 has two sets of buttons for your convenience—
direct access (hard) buttons and touch screen buttons.
Direct access buttons
The direct access buttons provide you with easy access to often-used
functions such as volume and channel control, fast forward and fast
reverse, play and stop. These can be programmed to your liking.
Main
AUX
1
AUX
2
TUNER
/ TAPE
CD
PLAY
off
CH+
VOL-
VOL+
CH-
menu
STOP
mute
ENTER
Figure 2-4: Direct access buttons
UCommand-616 buttons
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Touch screen buttons
The touch screen buttons enable you to control your devices as you
would with your remote control, set up macros, and configure the
LCD panel the way you want.
Main
AU
X2
AU
X1
TUNE
/
R
TAPE
CD
PLA
Y
off
CH+
VOL-
VOL+
CH-
men
u
STO
P
mut
e
ENTE
R
Figure 2-5: Touch screen buttons
Using the touch screen is easy. Simply press the screen to activate a
function. Press the arrow keys at the bottom of the touch screen to
scroll between pages in the menu.
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UCommand-616 buttons
Chapter 3
Operating the UCommandUCommand-616
This chapter describes how to set up the UCommand-616, how to
automatically configure devices, and how to use advanced features
such as the macros and timers.
Press the Hardware Access Button
with your finger to turn the
UCommand-616 on. The first screen that you see is the Main menu.
The main menu
The Main menu displays a list of the devices currently available on the
UCommand-616. You can delete, rename, and configure these devices using the Learning function (see page 26, Using the Learning function).
Main
Main
LD/
VCD
Sat
VCR
DVD
AUX
1
AUX
2
AMP
TV
TUNER
/ TAPE
CD
Page 1
Page 2
Figure 3-1: The Main menu
Press the left or right arrows to scroll between the Main menu pages.
The device menu
Each device has its own device Menu that contains the buttons and
controls particular to that device. Each device has four pages within
the menu. You can scroll between the pages using the LCD left and
right arrows.
The main menu
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For example, from the Main menu, press the TV button to display the
TV device menu:
Device Header
Press this header
to return to the Main
Menu.
TV
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
100
0
1
Indicates
menu
page
number
Figure 3-2: The TV device menu
You can easily configure all device commands using the Learning
function. Refer to page 26, Using the Learning function.
The setup menu
The Setup menu enables you to configure all aspects of your UCommand-616.
Press the menu button
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menu
for three seconds; the Setup menu appears.
The setup menu
Chapter 3—Operating the UCommand-616
Setup
Clock
Timer
Program
Adjust
Macro
Duplicate
Other
Figure 3-3: The setup menu
To scroll through the items on the setup menu, use the hardware channel up
and channel down
buttons. Press the enter (mute) mute
button to enter an item submenu. Press the menu
button to return
to the previous screen.
CH+
CH-
menu
Refer to Chapter 4, Customizing the UCommand-616 on page 21, for
information on using the items in the setup menu.
The setup menu
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The setup menu
Chapter 4
Programming and Customizing the
UCommand
UCommand--616
This chapter shows you how to customize your UCommand-616 to
make it fit your particular requirements, how to use the Learning function to configure your devices, and how to set up the LCD panel to
your specifications.
Menu functions
Press the menu button
for three seconds to open the Setup menu.
The functions shown are covered in detail in this chapter.
menu
Clock
Enables you to set the date and time.
Timer
Enables you to set a timer to run a device at a specified
time.
Program
Enables you to transfer commands from your device’s
remote control to buttons on the UCommand-616. You
can clear the settings for buttons and devices from this
screen.
Adjust
Enables you to resize, relabel, add, or delete LCD buttons.
Macro
Enables you to record, label, and delete macros.
Duplicate
Enables your reseller to transfer data between two
UCommand-616
Other
Enables you to adjust the LCD contrast and backlight,
and to calibrate the LCD panel.
Menu functions
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Setting the clock
The Clock menu enables you to set the UCommand-616 date and time.
In the Setup menu, scroll to clock and press ENTER. You see the
following screen:
Clock
Blinking
cursor
1
1999
01- 01
03:23
Friday
0 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9
Figure 4-1: The clock menu
Change the number under the blinking cursor by pressing 0 to 9 on the
LCD panel. After you enter a number, the cursor automatically moves
to the next position. Press the right and left arrows on the LCD to
move the cursor forward or backward.
When you have finished making your adjustments, press the ENTER
button.
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Setting the clock
Chapter 4—Programming and Customizing the UCommand-616
Using the timer
The Timer function enables you to set up devices to turn on at specified times.
In the Setup menu, scroll to Timer and press ENTER. You see a list of
timers:
Timer
Timer 01
Timer 02
Timer 03
Timer 04
Figure 4-2: Timer list
Use the channel up or channel down to scroll through the list. There
are 12 timers available. Select one of the timers and press ENTER.
You see the following screen:
Timer
View
Setup
Relabel
Figure 4-3: The timer menu
Using the timer
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Each function is described below.
Timer View
View enables you to look at previously stored timer settings.
Timer Setup
Setup enables you to set up a device function to activate at a specified
time. Scroll to Setup and press ENTER. The following screen appears:
Timer
Press here
to select
which day
or days you
want the timer
to run.
03:23
0
Daily
0 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9
Press these
numbers to
enter the time
you want the
timer to run.
Figure 4-4: Setting up timer options
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1.
Using the keys provided, enter the time that you want the
timer to go off.
2.
Use the large center button to scroll through and select from
a menu of date options (e.g. Daily, Monday, Disable).
3.
When you have set the timer, press ENTER. The Device
menu appears.
4.
Select a Device (e.g. TV) and select a button function.
Using the timer
Chapter 4—Programming and Customizing the UCommand-616
Most often, you would select a Macro to run at a specific time. However, you can also program a single Device function. For example, you
can set the TV to turn off at that time. Or you could set the VCR to
Play, or even Record (the VCR channel must be preset in this circumstance).
Relabeling timers
You can easily relabel the timer names, as follows:
1.
From the Timer menu (Figure 4-3) scroll to Relabel and
press ENTER. The following screen appears:
Timer 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . .
A
G
M
S
Y
B
H
N
T
Z
C
I
O
U
D E F
J K L
PQR
VWX
Figure 4-4: Setting up timer options
2.
Enter the alphanumeric characters from the LCD screen.
Press P1 to access upper case letters, P2 to access lower case
letters, and P3 to access numbers and special characters.
3.
Press ENTER when you have made your changes.
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Using the Program menu
The Program menu enables you to set up devices with the Learning
function, clear a configuration for a single Key, clear the configuration
for a whole Device, or clear the configuration for All devices.
Program
Learning
Clr. Key
Clr. Device
Clr. All
Figure 4-5: The program submenu
Using the Learning function
This section describes the UCommand-616 Learning function, which
enables you to set up the commands for each device from your device’s original remote control.
When using the Learning function, point your device’s remote control
at the UCommand-616’s Learning eye as shown in the following illustration:
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Chapter 4—Programming and Customizing the UCommand-616
Main
M
1999
01- 01
03:23
Friday
PLAY
off
CH+
VOL-
VOL+
CH-
menu
STOP
mute
ENTER
5 ~ 10 cm
Learning
eye
REMOTE
CONTROL
Figure 4-6: Using the Learning eye
From the program menu (Figure 4-5), scroll to Learning and press
ENTER. The device buttons display:
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Press this macro shortcut icon to
open the macro recording function. Refer to page 43.
Program
AUX
1
AUX
2
TUNER
/ TAPE
CD
Figure 4-7: Programming devices
Press the button of the device that you want to program. The following
screen displays:
Learn
Figure 4-8: Programming the direct access buttons
The buttons on the LCD screen correspond to the direct access buttons.
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The filled (black) circular button corresponds to the direct access
power
button. With the Learning eye, you can now map buttons on
your device remote control to the direct access buttons on the UCommand-616. Follow these instructions:
1.
Point your remote control at the UCommand-616’s Learning
eye as shown in Figure 4-6.
2.
Press your Device remote control Power button. When the
screen displays OK, release the Power button. Refer to the
following illustration:
OK
3.
The filled circle moves, corresponding to the channel
up/play
direct access button.
CH+
4.
Map the remaining buttons the same way.
You can also press a direct access button directly, and then map a remote control function to the button. You can also select any key to
program, or move to any screen, at any time during Learning.
After you have finished configuring the direct access (hard) buttons,
press the right arrow button on the LCD screen to move to the next
page in the device menu. Follow the instructions above to map each
button on your remote control to the corresponding button on the
UCommand-616’s LCD screen.
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Clearing a key
The Clear Key function enables you to erase the settings for a button
in one of the device menus. Follow these instructions:
1.
In the Program menu, scroll to Clr. Key and press ENTER.
The list of devices appears.
2.
Press the device you want to configure.
3.
In the device menu, press the key you want to clear.
4.
Repeat steps 1. through 3. for all other keys you want to
clear.
Clearing a device
The Clear Device function enables you to erase all the commands for
a single device. Follow these instructions:
1.
In the Program menu, scroll to Clr. Device and press
ENTER. The list of devices appears.
2.
Press the device you want to delete commands for. The following screen displays:
Program
Sure ?
(Y) Enter
(N) Menu
3.
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Press ENTER to delete the commands for the device. Press
the menu button to cancel the deletion and return to the previous screen.
Using the Program menu
Chapter 4—Programming and Customizing the UCommand-616
Clearing all devices
The Clear All function allows you to erase the commands for all devices programmed into the UCommand-616. Follow these
instructions:
1.
In the program menu, scroll to Clear All and press ENTER.
2.
You are prompted to press the ENTER button to delete the
settings for all devices, or press the menu button to cancel
the changes and return to the previous screen.
Changing the LCD layout
The Adjust menu allows you to resize, relabel, move and delete buttons on the Main menu and on the Device menus.
In the Setup menu, scroll to Adjust and press ENTER. The following
screen displays:
Adjust
Main Menu
Device
Figure 4-9: The Adjust menu
Select Main Menu and press ENTER for the following screen:
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Adjust
Resize/Add
Relabel
Delete
Figure 4-10: Resize/Add screen for Main menu
Functions are described below.
Resizing buttons on the Main menu
Follow the instructions below to resize buttons for the Main menu.
1.
Scroll to Resize/Add and press ENTER for the Main menu:
Press this icon
to toggle between
button resize and
text edit functions.
Press this icon
to undo an action.
Main
AUX
1
AUX
2
TUNER
/ TAPE
CD
Figure 4-11: Main menu buttons
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2.
Press the button you want to resize.
3.
Touch the spot where you want to locate the upper left corner of the button. This spot can be anywhere there is space.
A black square appears (use a blunt pointer for accuracy).
Main
AUX
1
AUX
2
TUNER
/ TAPE
CD
Figure 4-12: Setting upper left corner
4.
Touch a spot for the lower right corner.
Main
AUX
1
AUX
2
TUNER
/ TAPE
CD
Figure 4-13: Setting lower right corner
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5.
Touch the space between the two black squares.
Main
AUX
1
AUX
2
TUNER
/ TAPE
CD
Figure 4-14: Completing the adjustment
6.
The button assumes the new size and location.
Main
AUX
1
AUX
2
TUNER
/ TAPE
CD
Figure 4-15: Adjusted button
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7.
Once the button is repositioned, the UCommand displays the
Labelling screen (see Relabeling buttons on the Main menu
on page 37).
Adding/Creating buttons
If the total number of buttons on both Main menu pages is less than
ten, you can add a new device button using the procedure for Resizing
buttons.
Warning:
Do not attempt to create more than eight (8) buttons on
either one of the Main menu pages. This could result in
malfunction and you may have to return the unit for it to
be reset. The maximum total number of Main menu buttons
on both pages is ten (10).
1.
In the Setup menu, scroll to Adjust and press ENTER. The
following screen displays:
Adjust
Main Menu
Device
Figure 4-16: The adjust menu
2.
Select Main Menu and press ENTER for the following
screen:
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Adjust
Resize/Add
Relabel
Delete
Figure 4-17: Adjusting main menu buttons
3.
Follow the procedure for Resizing buttons in the previous
section (Resizing buttons on the Main menu, see page 32),
but select an empty space to place the left-hand corner and
the right-hand corner.
4.
Once the button is created, the UCommand displays the Labelling screen (see next section). The Labelling procedure
also allows you to generate a set of default buttons for specific devices (eg. DVD, Amp, Satellite dish)
Note the following points when resizing buttons:
•
•
•
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You cannot place the lower left corner above or to the
left of the upper right corner.
You cannot overlap an adjacent button.
To relabel a button, press the resize icon
in the upper right corner. The icon changes to a text icon T .
Press any of the device buttons, and relabel the button
according to the instructions in the next section.
Changing the LCD layout
Chapter 4—Programming and Customizing the UCommand-616
Relabeling buttons on the Main menu
You can easily relabel the buttons on the Main menu. Follow these instructions:
1.
From the Adjust menu (Figure 4-9) select Main Menu and
press ENTER.
2.
Scroll to Relabel and press ENTER again to display the Device list.
Note the T icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
Pressing this icon provides a shortcut that switches the
mode into the Resize/Create
function .
3.
Select a Device to relabel from the following screen:
TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
.....................
A
G
M
S
Y
B
H
N
T
Z
C
I
O
U
D E F
J K L
PQR
VWX
4.
Select the desired characters from the LCD screen. Press P1
to access upper case letters, P2 to access lower case letters,
and P3 to access numbers and special characters.
5.
Press ENTER when you have made your changes. The
following screen displays:
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Adjust
LD/VCD
SAT
VCR
DVD
AMP
TV
TUNER TAPE
CD
6.
Select which device attributes you want applied to your button. When accessing your relabeled button, the menus will
be the same as the device that you select here.
Deleting buttons from the Main menu
You can easily delete buttons from the Main menu. Follow these
instructions:
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1.
From the Adjust menu (Figure 4-9) select Main Menu and
press ENTER.
2.
Scroll to Delete and press ENTER again. You see the device
list.
3.
Select a device button to delete. You see the following
screen:
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Chapter 4—Programming and Customizing the UCommand-616
Adjust
Sure ?
(Y) Enter
(N) Menu
4.
Press the ENTER button if you want to delete settings for
the button. Press the menu button if you want to cancel the
deletion and return to the previous screen.
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Adjusting buttons on the Device menu
From the Adjust menu (Figure 4-9) select Device and press ENTER.
You see the following screen:
Adjust
Resize / Add
Relabel
Delete
Recall
Figure 4-18: Adjusting buttons on the device menu
The procedures for resizing and deleting buttons on the device menu
are the same as those for resizing and deleting buttons on the main
menu. However, the relabeling procedures are slightly different; there
is an option to replace the button’s text with an icon. Additionally,
there is one more option in the adjust device submenu: Recall.
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Relabeling Device menu buttons
You can easily relabel the buttons in device menus or choose icons to
represent the buttons. Follow these instructions:
1.
From the Adjust menu (Figure 4-9) select Device and press
ENTER.
2.
Scroll to Relabel and press ENTER again. You see the device list.
3.
Select a device to relabel (eg. CD). You see the following
screen:
Adjust T
Scan
Shuf.
Edit
Rept.
Time
1
Press the T icon to toggle between edit
button text and resize
4.
modes.
Press the button that you want to relabel (eg. Scan). You see
the following screen:
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Scan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
S
A
G
M
S
Y
B
H
N
T
Z
C
I
O
U
D E F
J K L
PQR
VWX
icon
5.
Note that there is one additional button—the Icon button.
Press this button to display a list of icons.
Scan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
S
CHCH+
REC
<
6.
>
icon
Press any of the buttons shown to replace the text (“Scan”
shown here) with an icon. Press < and > to scroll between
page views for more icons.
Using Recall
The Recall option allows you to recall a Device button’s original settings. After you press Recall, the device list appears. Press the device
that you want to reset. This does not affect the button displays; only
the commands.
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Using macros
The Macro feature allows you to create up to 12 macros and store up
to 25 commands for each. You can setup, relabel, and delete macros
from the Macro submenu. Once you have created a macro, you will be
able to run many commands by pushing only one button.
1.
From the Setup menu, scroll to Macro and press ENTER.
You see a list of macros:
Macro
Macro 01
Macro 02
Macro 03
Macro 04
Figure 4-19: The macro list
2.
Scroll to one of the macros in the list and press ENTER.
You see the following screen:
Macro
Setup
Relabel
Delete
Figure 4-20: The macro menu
Procedures are described below.
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Macro setup
Follow these instructions to set up a macro:
1.
From the Macro menu, scroll to Setup and press ENTER.
The macro is now in record mode, and all buttons pressed
next are added to the macro.
2.
Press the device button combination that you want to be recorded into the macro.
3.
If necessary, you can set a time delay between each command in the macro. In the upper right corner of the screen,
there is an hourglass 6 icon. After pressing a command,
press the 6 icon to display the following screen:
Macro
0.5
Sec
1
Sec
2
Sec
3
Sec
5
Sec
7
Sec
10
Sec
15
Sec
Select one of the listed durations (0.5 seconds to 15 seconds)
to add a time delay between device commands.
4.
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When you have finished recording the macro press ENTER;
the following screen displays, and the macro is complete.
Using macros
Chapter 4—Programming and Customizing the UCommand-616
Macro
Processing
To run the macro, leave the Program menus and press the Macro
shortcut icon M in the upper left corner of any screen; then select the
macro you want to run from the Macro list.
Relabeling a macro
Follow these instructions to relabel a macro:
1.
In the setup menu, scroll to Macro and press ENTER. The
list of macros appears.
2.
Scroll to the macro you want to rename and press ENTER.
The macro menu appears:
Macro
Setup
Relabel
Delete
3.
Using macros
Scroll to Relabel and press ENTER. You see the following
screen:
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M
Macro
. 1. . . . . . . . . . . . .
........
A
G
M
S
Y
B
H
N
T
Z
P1
C
I
O
U
D E F
J K L
PQR
VWX
P2
P3
4.
Select label characters from this screen: press P1 to access
upper case letters, P2 to access lower case letters, and P3 to
access numbers and special characters.
5.
Press ENTER when you have made your changes.
Deleting a macro
Follow these instructions to delete a macro:
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1.
In the setup menu, scroll to Macro and press ENTER. The
list of macros appears.
2.
Scroll to the macro you want to delete and press ENTER.
The macro menu appears:
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Chapter 4—Programming and Customizing the UCommand-616
Macro
Setup
Relabel
Delete
3.
Scroll to Delete and press ENTER. You see the following
screen, and the macro information is deleted.
Macro
Processing
The Macro Delete function only deletes the macro-recorded
data; it does not remove the macro name from the Macro
list.
The Duplicate menu
The Duplicate menu is used for transferring data between two
UCommand-616 units and requires a special hardware setup. If you
wish to copy your configuration, please contact your reseller.
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Making LCD adjustments
The Other menu allows you to:
•
•
•
set the LCD contrast
adjust the backlight
calibrate your UCommand-616.
From the Setup menu, scroll to Other and press ENTER. You see the
following screen:
Other
Contrast
Backlight
Calibrate
Figure 4-21: The “other” menu
Procedures are described below.
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Set the LCD contrast
Scroll to Contrast and press ENTER. You see the following screen:
Other
(
Press this
arrow to
decrease the
LCD contrast.
)
Contrast
Press this
arrow to
increase the
LCD contrast.
Figure 4-22: Adjusting the contrast
Press the right LCD arrow to increase the contrast. Press the left LCD
arrow to decrease the contrast. The display changes to indicate Contrast strength.
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Adjusting the LCD backlight
From the Other menu, scroll to Backlight and press enter. You see the
following screen:
Back-Light
- - Switch - -
Press to
enable or disable
the backlight
ON
- - Level - - Indicates the current
backlight sensitivity
level.
Max : 99
Set : 52
Min : 00
+
_
- - Period - <
Press to decrease
the duration that the
backlight stays on
05
sec
<
Press to increase
the backlight sensitivity
level (On when darker)
Press to decrease
the backlight sensitivity
level (On when brighter)
Press to increase
the duration that the
backlight stays on
Figure 4-23: Adjusting the backlight
Back-Light Sensor: The backlight sensor detects the ambient light
level, and activates according to the settings on this screen. Press the
ON/OFF button to enable the auto backlight (ON) or disable (OFF).
Level: Press and hold the Hardware Access Power button
to automatically adjust the sensitivity level of the LCD panel to the current
ambient light. Alternately press the + and – buttons on the screen to
manually set the backlight sensitivity.
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•
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Under the Level heading, press + to increase the sensitivity
of the backlight to the ambient lighting. A high number indicates that a greater decrease of the brightness in the
ambient lighting will automatically switch the backlight
on.
Under the Level heading, press – to decrease the sensitivity
of the backlight to the ambient lighting. A low number indicates that a slight decrease of the brightness in the
ambient lighting will automatically switch the backlight
on.
Making LCD adjustments
Chapter 4—Programming and Customizing the UCommand-616
Period: Touch the < > arrows to adjust the length of time the backlight
stays on after it is first activated during use of the remote (each touch
of the screen during normal use restarts the backlight timer).
When you have finished adjusting the backlight, press ENTER to save
your changes and return to the Other menu.
Calibrating the LCD
Rarely, the LCD buttons lose positioning calibration. When this happens, pressing an LCD button results in the adjacent button activating
instead. To correct this, you can calibrate the LCD panel.
From the Other menu, scroll to Calibrate and press ENTER; the Calibrate screen displays. Touch the edge of the screen next to the pen
icon. The pen icon moves to the next edge. Continue pressing the edge
of the screen next to the pen icon until all four edges of the screen
have been processed.
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Appendix A
Specifications
Model
UC-616 (UCommand-616)
Display
Touch liquid-crystal display
Hard buttons
8 direct access hard buttons
Pre-defined device
types
TV, DSS/SAT/Cable, VCR, DVD, AMP,
Tape/Tuner, CD, AUX (other devices configurable)
Macro capability
12 macro buttons with up to 25 commands
Timer capability
12 programmable timer buttons with real
time clock and calendar
Remote capability
10 devices with 4 pages each; 10 - 12 buttons per page; 420 buttons max.
Transmission range
Up to 33 feet (10m) under typical conditions,
35º - 45º
Learning frequency
10 – 150kHz
Learning speed
1 – 3 seconds
Memory
Flash memory (non-volatile)
Safety approvals
FCC, CE
Battery type
3 x AAA alkaline batteries or Ni-MH
rechargeable batteries
Power saving
LCD turns off 20 minutes after last operation
Battery consumption
In use: 50mA, standby: 250µA,
LCD off: 25µA
Dimensions
8.2” x 2.7” x 0.9” (210x68x24mm) LxWxH
Weight
0.45 lbs. (207g)
Specifications
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Optional accessories
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Power adapter DC 5V /1A
Rechargeable AAA Ni-MH Batteries
Docking Station with charging function, PCInterface (RS232 Serial Port) and copy function.
Specifications
Troubleshooting
If you have trouble configuring or operating the UCOMMAND-616, first
ensure that you have inserted the batteries correctly (page 10). Then check
the items below.
Symptom
After learning, the
UCOMMAND-616
doesn’t operate your
device/s.
Remedy
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Troubleshooting
Move closer to the device. The maximum
operating distance is approximately 10 meters.
Ensure that you are aiming the
UCOMMAND-616 directly at the device and
that there are no obstructions between the
UCOMMAND-616 and the device.
Make sure to learn every single button function you want to use. It is not sufficient to
just learn a few buttons of the other remote.
Repeat the learning function (page 26) to
configure the device. Watch for an ERROR
message that would indicate the memory is
full. If so, remove any buttons or devices
you feel are not necessary.
Make sure that the correct device on the
UCOMMAND-616 Main menu LCD panel is
selected.
Check the battery level on the Information
screen. Weak batteries may decrease the
operating distance.
The frequency range of the original remote
may be higher than the UC-616 can accept
(10kHz – 150kHz)
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You cannot operate a
device even after
configuring the device
using the learning
function (page 26).
•
•
•
You see an “error”
display during the
learning procedure.
•
You see an “error”
display during operation.
•
Problems with twoway remotes and
DSP
•
The LCD screen
turns off.
•
Short battery life
•
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Make sure that you have correctly “mapped”
your device’s remote control to the
UCOMMAND-616.
Clear the device data from the
UCOMMAND-616 (page 30) and carry out
the learning function again (page 26).
Some original remotes have an unstable
timing, which cannot be learned. Try learning the commands from a different remote
control, such as a universal remote, configured to control the respective device.
Try the learning procedure again (page 26).
If the remote is FULL, remove any buttons
or devices you feel unnecessary.
The button that you pressed has not been
properly configured. Configure the button
again using the learning procedure (page
26).
Some remotes use a string of commands to
trigger certain functions. This is especially
true of DSP (surround sound) functions. Try
programming the UC-616 with the Device
turned off, or do the programming in another
room. Alternately, during the Learning sequence, quickly move the remote away from
the 616 after sending the original command.
The UCOMMAND-616 is preset at the factory to automatically switch the LCD off after
20 minutes if left unused. Press the Hardware Access Button
or any other hard
button to turn the UCOMMAND-616 back on
again.
This is usually caused by heavy use of the
backlight function, which mainly determines
the battery life (see pages 11 and 50).
Troubleshooting
Appendix A —Troubleshooting
If none of these solutions seems to help, go to our website at
www.crispsolutions.com
or contact
support@crispsolutions.com
Crisp Solutions LLC
2530 Berryessa Rd. #148
San Jose, CA 95132
Fax: 408-258-5371
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