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LED Moving Sign CHEER-A7x80RG Indoor Data Sheet

Model
Case Dimension (without power supply)
Approximate Weight
Display Dimensions
Display Array
Characters Displayed in one-line
Display Memory

LED Moving Sign CHEER-A7x80RG


98 x 660 mm
1.39 kg
53 x 610 mm
7 x 80 dots
13
8K , 7000 Characters , 100+Programs , 500+Pages.

Pixel Size
Pixel Color
Pitch
Character Size
Character Set

5.00 mm
1R+1G
7.62 mm
53 mm
International Character
Set, Block (sans serif),
decorative (serif),
upper/lower case, slim,
wide, double wide, and
shadowing

Keyboard
Power
Case Material
Limited Warranty
Message
Operating Modes

Handheld
110 220 VAC
Extruded aluminum
Five year
- Automode, Hold, Roll,
Rotate, Twinkle,
Interlock, Wipe, Flash,
Scroll, Switch,
Condensed Rotate and
Cycle Color
- Continuous message
entry with automatic
centering in any mode
- User programmable
logos and graphics
- Five hold speeds

Message
Capacity

81 difference messages
can be stored and
displayed
Months

Operating
Temperature

0 45

Humidity Range

0 90 % non-condensing

Mounting

Hardware to accommodate
ceiling or wall mounting

Memory
Retention
Real-Time Clock Date and time, 12 or 24
hour format

CONTENTS
1.

QA & PACKING LIST................................................................................................................ 3


1.1.

2.

QA & TEST........................................................................................................................... 3

OVERVIEW................................................................................................................................. 4
2.1. REMOTE CONTROL PROGRAMMING .............................................................................. 4
2.2. PC SOFTWARE QUICK START GUIDE.............................................................................. 5
2.2.1.
CREATING MESSAGES ............................................................................................5
2.2.2.
ADDING EFFECTS ....................................................................................................6
2.2.3.
CREATING NEW MESSAGES ..................................................................................6
2.2.4.
SAVING AND OPENING MESSAGES ......................................................................6
2.2.5.
SENDING MESSAGES TO THE SIGN ......................................................................6
2.2.6.
SPECIAL FILES .........................................................................................................7
2.3. QUICK START PROGRAMMING........................................................................................ 8
2.3.1.
A SIMPLE MESSAGE IN FIVE EASY STEPS ...........................................................8

3.

RUNNING AND EDITING MESSAGES.................................................................................... 9


3.1.
3.2.

4.

RUNNING MESSAGES ........................................................................................................ 9


RECALLING & EDITING MESSAGES ................................................................................ 9

MORE COMPLEX EXAMPLES...............................................................................................10


4.1.

5.

EXAMPLE - COMPLEX PROGRAMMING.........................................................................10

PROGRAMMING A SEQUENCE FILE ...................................................................................11


5.1.

6.

EXAMPLE - A SIMPLE SEQUENCE...................................................................................11

DELETING MESSAGE FILES..................................................................................................13

7.

PASSWORD PROTECTION .....................................................................................................13


7.1.

8.

STEPS TO CHANGE THE PASSWORD ..............................................................................13

INT'NL CHARACTER SET & GRAPHICS..............................................................................14


8.1.
8.2.
8.3.

9.

USING THE INT'NL CHARACTER SET.............................................................................14


DISPLAYING A GRAPHIC .................................................................................................14
EDITING & CREATING GRAPHICS ..................................................................................14

APPENDIX A: PROGRAMMING FUNCTIONS......................................................................15

10.

APPENDIX B: TIMER OPTIONS .........................................................................................17

10.1.
10.2.

TIME OPTIONS................................................................................................................17
ALARM SETTING- ADDITIONAL INFO ........................................................................17

11.

APPENDIX C: COLOUR LISTING ......................................................................................18

12.

APPENDIX D: SYMBOL LISTING.......................................................................................18

13.

APPENDIX E: DIP SWITCH SETTINGS .............................................................................19

14.

APPENDIX F: DESCRIPTION OF REMOTE BUTTONS .................................................20

15.

WARRANTY CONDITIONS .................................................................................................23

Last revision: 9 August, 2004

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1. QA & PACKING LIST


IR LED SIGN
POWER SUPPLY
MAINS POWER CABLE
SERIAL CABLE
REMOTE CONTROL
2 x AAA BATTERIES
2 x MOUNTING BRACKETS
FLOPPY DISC

1.1.

QA & TEST
SERIAL COMS TESTED
REMOTE CONTROL TESTED
LED COLOUR AND UNIFORMITY

TESTED BY

DATE

SERIAL NUMBER

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2. OVERVIEW
The IR series of signs are a single line, 7 by 80 red LED display sign. The IR can be
programmed by the supplied remote control unit or by your PC, using the serial cable and
program ("Moving Sign v2.6") supplied. This manual gives instructions to program the IR-5013
using the remote control unit and provides a quick start guide to use the supplied PC software
("Moving_Sign").
When programming the IR you can select from: 7 font sizes, 8 display speeds and 24 display
styles. There are 8 pre-programmed graphics, 30 symbols, 8 pause settings and 3 sound
options available to add extra effect to your messages.
The sign allows you to create your own graphics or edit the pre-programmed ones. The sign has
8 pre-programmed messages such as "HAPPY NEW YEAR" and "NO SMOKING" for example .
The sign also has an alarm function allowing you to set the start time and the define the alarm
sound. The current time and date can also be added to your messages and you can program
the sign to turn on and off at preset times.
Messages are stored in files. Each file can contain a maximum of 7000 characters and a
maximum of 99 files can be stored. Files can be programmed into a sequence file which will
display any combination of message files sequentially. Sequence files can be programmed to
display at a set time on a set day. The sign will only store a maximum of 10 sequence files.
The sign is equipped with password protection, which can be overridden in the case the
password in forgotten.
For a listing of all of the sign's functions and an explanation of the buttons on the remote control
unit see Appendices A to F at the back of this manual.
NOTE:
The sign comes out of the factory preset with the password "000". To enter the password type
000 and press the "ENT" button. You will need to enter the password to program messages.

2.1.

REMOTE CONTROL PROGRAMMING

Below are tables of the display options commonly used when programming the sign. The
column on the left shows button on the remote control unit that access the settings shown in the
columns on the right. Pressing these buttons allows you to change: the display speed, colour,
font size, display style and add sound, symbols, graphics and pauses.
MET
(display
method)

[CYCLIC]
[OPEN><]

[IMMED]
[COVER<>]

[OPEN ]
[COVER ]

[OPEN ]
[COVER ]

[OPEN<>]
[COVET><]

[SCROLL ]
[COVER ]
[SHOOT]

[SCROLL ]
[SCANLN]
[FLASH]

[INTER><]
[EXPLODE]
[RANDOM]

[INCOVER><]
[PACMAN]
[SLIDE IN]

[COVER ]
[FALL]

IMPORTANT:
If the display message is longer than one page (wider than width of sign), the display method
will default to [OPEN ] no matter what method was used to display the message ([FALSH] or
[SCANLN] for example.
FONT

[56] [511] [76] [711] [79] [717] [Small]

SPE
(speed)

[SPEED 1] [SPEED 2] [SPEED 3] [SPEED 4] [SPEED 5] [SPEED 6]


[SPEED 7] [SPEED 8]

GRA
(graphics)

Create your own or choose from the list of pre-programmed graphics: city,
car, cups, telephone, nature, ship, swimming and cat.
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PHR
(phrase)

[ANIM 1] [ANIM 2] [ANIM 3] [ANIM 4] [ANIM 5] [ANIM 6] [ANIM 7] [ANIM 8]

COL
(colour)

[RED] [ORA] [YEL] [GRE] [MIX]

SYM
(symbol)

30 symbols

BEEP

[BEEP 1] [BEEP 2] [BEEP 3]

PAU
(pause)

[PAUSE 1] [PAUSE 2 [PAUSE 3] [PAUSE 4] [PAUSE 5] [PAUSE 6]


[PAUSE 7] [PAUSE 8]

2.2.

PC SOFTWARE QUICK START GUIDE

The "Moving Sign" program supplied on the floppy disc is to control the IR sign from your PC.
This program allows you to create messages (message files) with all the available effects,
program times to display messages and even set times to have the sign turn on and off.
When first running the "Moving Sign" program set the width of the sign to 80, the colour is single
and the number of interconnected signs setting is set as 128. Note, you can change any of
these settings in the program by clicking "Moving_Sign" -> "Moving_Sign Option".

2.2.1. CREATING MESSAGES


To create a message, type your message in the edit area (black area of screen). To add effects
to your messages such as different display methods, colour, graphics, sound etc, click the right
mouse button at the position you want to insert an effect or click on Insert and choose the
desired effect.
NOTE
Clicking the right mouse button on the file number (eg. FILE 01) will open a menu to delete and
merge messages.
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2.2.2. ADDING EFFECTS


To change the font or colour of some part of your message, highlight the part of your message
to be changed and select the colour you want from the "Color" pull down list. You may even
change the font size.
To set the colour of the message text before typing select the font or colour from the pull down
lists

2.2.3. CREATING NEW MESSAGES


To create a second message file press the "Ctrl" and "Enter" keys on your keyboard. Then you
can combine these files or use them to create a sequence file (see below 2.2.5).

2.2.4. SAVING AND OPENING MESSAGES


You can save your messages to disc and later open them and send them to the sign. Click
"File" -> "Save" to save messages before exiting the program or after creating a new message.

2.2.5. SENDING MESSAGES TO THE SIGN


To send the message you have typed in the edit area to the sign, click "Moving_Sign" -> "Send"
-> "send edit areas contents".
Select the communication type. If connected directly to a PC then click on 232.
Select the address of the sign that the message will be sent to. Set to 0 only, unless there are
multiple signs and they have been set to certain address.
Select the COM port the sign is plugged into (COM1, 2, 3 or 4) and then click the Add to list
button. This will select the desired COM port & address to receive the message. If there are
multiple signs each with there own individual addresses then each sign must be added to the list
with there corresponding COM port & address to receive a message. Click the OK button for the
messages to be sent, the sign will beep when the message has been received.
To select the communications before sending, click Communication Set -> Send List.
If at any change a signs communications parameters needs to be changed, select the desired
sign from the Send List and click on Change

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NOTE
The program identifies each message as a FILE numbered from 01 99, when you send
messages to the sign they won't display unless you have selected the messages using the
"Special Function" menu, click "Moving_Sign" > "Special Functions". In the "Special File" tab
select the file number of the message to be displayed, then click on Setting if the
communication is already set then just click OK. Or set the parameters as mentioned above
then click OK.

2.2.6. SPECIAL FILES


To setup a file to be sent at a scheduled time and day you must setup a special file.
To do this:
1. Click "Moving_Sign" > "Special Functions".
2. Then check the boxes for the days and enter the start and stop times.
3. Then click the "Setting" button to send the special file to the sign. The sign will beep and
then start displaying the file/s or messages you have selected.
To make a message display full time, check the boxes for all days and for the "FILE/S" you want
to display.

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2.3.

QUICK START PROGRAMMING

2.3.1. A SIMPLE MESSAGE IN FIVE EASY STEPS


The sign stores messages in numbered data files. The sign can store up to 100 messages.
These files are numbered from 00 to 99. File 00 is factory programmed and is read only.
EXAMPLE - QUICK PROGRAMMING
NOTE:
Regarding the instructions in the table below, underlining denotes letters or numbers to type
and xxxx denotes button names. To correct a mistake, use the DEL button.
To toggle between upper and lower case use the CAP button. Use the green ALT button to
display the symbols printed above some of the buttons on the remote control.
Default Password: 000. To enter the password type "000" and ENT.
EXPLANATION

DISPLAY

1.

KEYS TO
PRESS
PROG

Begins the edit program mode.

PASSWORD = ***

2.

000 ENT

Enter the factory preset password.

00=>OPEN: ??

3.

01 ENT

Two digit file numbers (01-99) are allowed for naming [CYCLIC]
message files. [CYCLIC] is the code for the default
display method which means to cycle through messages
at random.

4.

WELCOME
VISITORS

Type your message.

WELCOME
VISITORS

5.

RUN

Ends the edit program mode.

SAVE? (Y/N)

Saves the message as data file number 01.

Message is displayed

STEP

6.

You have just created your first message! Here is a summary of some important things you
would have learnt:
The sign beeps when accepting a programming input from the remote. This is another way
besides viewing the sign to be sure that the sign has received your command.

The programming of a message can be as simple or as complex as you like. You decide
what you want your message to say and how best to display it. In the above example the
message was only two words, but you could have typed several sentences.

If you make mistakes while entering a message, correct them by pressing the DEL button
and re-typing the message. When the DEL button is pressed the character or command on
the far right is deleted first.

The default colour for messages is bright Red. A list of all the colour options can be found in
Appendix C.

You have the option at the end of programming to save your message. Type Y to save your
message.

The unit always begins the editing of a new message with the default display method
[CYCLIC], which stands for cycle through all colour and method possibilities at random.

Follow the above points to enter more messages, as long as the total number of message files
do not exceed 99 and the total number of characters in a message does not exceed 7000.
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3. RUNNING AND EDITING MESSAGES


3.1.

RUNNING MESSAGES

Normally, the sign will display the message which has just been programmed or edited. Follow
the instructions in the example below to display any message at any time.
EXAMPLE - RUNNING A MESSAGE FILE
STEP

KEY TO PRESS

EXPLANATION

DISPLAY

1.

RUN

Run a saved message

RUN : ??

2.

02 ENT

Select file 02

Message is displayed

3.2.

RECALLING & EDITING MESSAGES

To recall a previously saved message, press the PROG button, enter the two-digit number and
press the ENT button. If a message has been created in that file, the display will show [OLDFIL]
[CYCLIC], or [CYCLIC] may not be displayed depending on the selected display method of the
message.
EXAMPLE - MESSAGE FILE RECALL

1.

KEY TO
PRESS
PROG

2.
3.

STEP

EXPLANATION

DISPLAY

Begins the edit program mode

PASSWORD = ***

000 ENT

Enter factory preset password.

01=>OPEN : ??

01 ENT

This is the file number for the previously


stored message file (see example previous page)

OLDFIL [CYCLIC]

Press the
button to display message
and add changes.
4.

RUN

Ends the edit program mode

SAVE ? (Y/N)

5.

There is no need to re-save the data file

Message is displayed

When you want to recall a previously saved message, follow above the steps entering the
appropriate file number.

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4. MORE COMPLEX EXAMPLES


Because the sign can display different colours and has several different display styles, you can
create very complex messages. Use the example below as a guide to create messages with
different colours, display styles, sounds and font sizes etc.

4.1.

EXAMPLE - COMPLEX PROGRAMMING

A department store owner wants to program a message that is eye-catching and will invite
shoppers to the new sporting goods department. The message is: "VISIT OUR NEW
SPORTING GOODS DEPARTMENT TODAY".
KEYS TO PRESS

EXPLANATION

DISPLAY

1.

STEP

PROG

Begins the edit program mode

PASSWORD = ***

2.

000 ENT

Enter factory preset password.

01=>OPEN : ??

3.

02 ENT

This is the file number to be assigned to this OLDFIL[CYCLIC]


new message file

4.

NEXT NEXT
NEXT NEXT

Assigns the method of display to Open From [OPEN <>]


Centre

5.

COL NEXT NEXT


NEXT

Sets the colour to 'bright orange'.

[ORA]

6.

VISIT OUR NEW

Type message text

VISIT OUR NEW

7.

COL NEXT NEXT


NEXT NEXT NEXT
NEXT NEXT NEXT

Assigns a rainbow colour to text

[MIX]

8.

MET NEXT NEXT


NEXT NEXT NEXT
NEXT NEXT

Changes display method to cover old text [COVER ]


from Right

9.

SPORTING GOODS Enters message text


DEPARTMENT

10.

PAU NEXT

11.

RUN

Adds a 2 second pause at end of message [PAUSE 2]


before re-displaying it
Exits edit message mode
SAVE ? (Y/N)

12.

Save the data file as 02

SPORTING
GOODS
DEPARTMENT

Message begins
to be displayed

NOTE:
The message SPORTING GOODS DEPARTMENT is wider than the width of the screen; the
only display method that the sign will display "SPORTING GOODS DEPARTMENT" is open
from the right. You may try to shorten this message and try another display method.
Refer to Appendix A to learn more about the functionality of the sign and to get the most out of
it.

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5. PROGRAMMING A SEQUENCE FILE


The sign can display message files sequentially. To do this you must first create a sequence file
embedded with the file numbers of the messages you want to display. See the following
example.
Sequence files begin with the letter S followed by a single digit number (S0-S9). Only ten
sequence files can be stored and displayed by the sign.

5.1.

EXAMPLE - A SIMPLE SEQUENCE

Lets say a restaurant is called Box Car Express. The restaurant has daily specials to target the
lunch crowd. The message files have already created:
FILE NUMBER
10
11
12
13
14

MESSAGE
Welcome to the Box Car Express
Todays special is
2-Pc. Chicken Meal with Mashed Potatoes and
Gravy.
Our drink Special is
Diet Coke.

The restaurant wants to display the above messages from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, Monday to
Friday. In order to display the entire message, your sequence file must contain the line:
10 11 12 13 14
See the example on the next page.
NOTE:
When programming the day to display messages, the sign uses the following numbers to
represent the days of the week.
Sunday
0

Monday
1

Tuesday
2

Wednesday
3

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Thursday
4

Friday
5

Saturday
6

STEP

KEYS TO PRESS

EXPLANATION

DISPLAY

1.

PROG

Begins the edit message mode

PASSWORD = ***

2.

000 ENT

Enter factory preset password

OPEN : ??

3.

For sequential file

[S0]

4.

1 ENT

Enter sequential file number

DAY 0 1 2 3 4 5 6

Move right

1 highlighted

5.
6.

NEXT / PREV

7.

Toggle for ON/OFF (green number 1 in green with red


with red background = on)
background.
Repeat steps 4 & 5 for 2 3 4 5 until
all of 1 2 3 4 5 are highlighted in
green (message displayed Mon Fri).

8.

Set start time

START 00:00

9.

NEXT / PREV

Change the start time

The digit in green will


be changed

10.

Use the arrow buttons to highlight


the necessary digits.

11 .

Repeat steps 8 & 9 until display


shows 10:00

12.

13.

Set stop time

END 12:59

Repeat steps 8 & 9 until display


shows 13:00

14.

ENT

Confirm the time setting

S1

15.

10 11 12 13 14

This is the sequence of file numbers


to display, separated by a space.

16.

RUN

Ends the edit program mode

SAVE ? (Y/N)

17

Save the sequence file as S1

Message is displayed

The advantage of sequence files is the ability to change one or more segments of a long
message. If you decide to change the meal special but not the drink special, you only have to
edit file number 12.
After following the example above, the sequence file will be displayed even though it is not the
right time for it to be displayed. You can set the sign to display any other message and at the
specified time the sign will display the sequence file.
Sequence files can be displayed outside of the time set by pressing the "RUN" button and
typing "S" followed by the number of the file for example "S3".

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6. DELETING MESSAGE FILES


To delete message files, press the PROG button to enter the program edit mode, enter your
password if required followed by the ENT button, then enter a message (file) number and press
the CLR button. Cycle through the different delete options by pressing the PREV or NEXT
buttons.
Below is an explanation of what each delete function does:
DEL ALL

Clear all message files

DEL FILE ??

Delete the specified file

DEL MSG

Delete the message within the currently open file

DEL ON/OFF

Disable the Auto Turn on /Turn off timer function

DEL ALARM

Disable the alarm function

Press the ENT button to carry out the chosen delete function.

7. PASSWORD PROTECTION
Password protection is built into the sign. In password protection mode, you must enter a
password to program a message. To change the password, reset the password or disable
password protection you must enter the edit program mode.

7.1.
STEP

STEPS TO CHANGE THE PASSWORD

KEY TO PRESS

EXPLANATION

DISPLAY

1.

PROG

Enter Edit mode

PASSWORD = ***

000 ENT

Enter factory preset password

OPEN : ??

3.

00 ENT

Enter file 00

OLDFIL [CYCLIC]

4.

Press
holding ALT

5.

Repeat step 3

Scroll right several times until


reaching the end of the file, this is to
make sure the file is not modified
while changing the password.

6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

CPW
NEXT
NEXT
NEXT
AAA ENT

Enter password mode

11.

AAA ENT

Confirm the password change

while Fast shift

Change password
Change the password to AAA

Now you have changed the password to AAA.

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UNUSE PASS
USE PASS
RES PASS
CHANGE: ***
AGAIN: ***
Content of the data
file

MEANING OF TERMS:
UNUSE PASS
USE PASS
RES PASS
CHANGE PASS

Turns off password security


Turns on password security
Reset to factory default password 000
Change new password

NOTE:
If you forget your password, locate the DIP switch at the back of the unit (not the remote control)
and move Switch 8 to ON and follow steps 1 to 7 of the Steps to change password
instructions. At step 7, press enter. The factory default password (000) will be then required.
You can then disable password protection by leaving Switch 8 in the ON position.

8. INT'NL CHARACTER SET & GRAPHICS


8.1.

USING THE INT'NL CHARACTER SET

You can insert international characters such as letters of the Greek alphabet and currency
symbols into your messages. As you program your message, type the corresponding English
equivalent for the character and use the NEXT and PREV buttons to scroll through the
international characters that correspond to the English character.
For example to display numbers in British pounds type $ and use the NEXT button until the
character appears). If there is no corresponding English character button on the remote then
type SPACE and then use the NEXT and PREV buttons to scroll through the list of available
characters.

8.2.

DISPLAYING A GRAPHIC

To display a graphic between messages, enter the 'edit mode', and at the desired location,
press the GRA button. Cycle through the functions and press ENT when the display shows
GET GRAPH . Cycle through all the preset graphics by pressing the PREV or NEXT buttons.
Press ENT to select a graphic.

8.3.

EDITING & CREATING GRAPHICS

Within edit mode, you can create a new graphic or edit a previously created graphic stored. The
edited graphic must be stored in memory locations [GRAPHIC A] to [GRAPHIC H]. You can edit
a graphic you have previously created or a pre-programmed graphic.
Press the GRA button and use the "NEXT" button to display "EDIT GRAPH". Press the "ENT"
button and select the graphic you would like to edit. Pre-programmed graphics are located
between I and P. Then select the memory location where the new graphic will be stored ie (A to
H). The graphic will be displayed ready for editing. Press "ENT" when you have finished editing.
To create a new graphic press the GRA button and use the "NEXT" button to display "MAKE
GRAPH". Press the "ENT" button and select the location to store the new graphic (A to H). The
display will appear blank with only the cursor (when entering the "MAKE GRAPH" function)
being displayed on the left.
To make or edit graphics, use the arrow keys (same buttons as F , G , H ,J, L, N, O, P ) to
move the cursor into position, and you can change the dot colour by pressing the PREV or
NEXT buttons.
If you want to draw a line, press the dot button (button K ) followed by the buttons that move the
cursor (F , G , H ,J, L, N, O, P ). A line will then be drawn in the direction in which you move
the cursor. You can turn off the line drawing function by pressing the dot button again.
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9. APPENDIX A: PROGRAMMING FUNCTIONS


The following is a list of all the options present in all the programming functions. To select an
option move through the list of options using the NEXT and PREV buttons.

FUNCTION

OPTION

CODE

METHOD

Display Options
Cyclic
Immediate
Open from Right
Open from Left
Open from center
Open to Center
Cover from Center
Cover from Right
Cover to Left
Cover to Center
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
Interlace to Center
Interlace Cover
Cover Up
Cover Down
Scan Line
Explode
Pac Man
Fall & Stack
Shoot
Flash
Random
Slide in

[CYCLIC]
[IMMED]
[OPEN ]
[OPEN ]
[OPEN<>]
[OPEN><]
[COVER<>]
[COVER ]
[COVER ]
[COVER><]
[SCROLL ]
[SCROLL ]
[INTER><]
[INCOVER><]
[COVER ]
[COVER ]
[SCANLN]
[EXPLODE]
[PACMAN]
[FALL]
[SHOOT]
[FLASH]
[RANDOM]
[SLIDE IN]

COLOUR

Alters the colour of text, see Appendix C for colour listing and codes.

FONT

Changes the shape and size of characters


56 Short
[56]
511 Short & Wide
[511]
76 (Default)
[76]
711 Wide
[711]
79
[79]
717 Extra Wide
[717]
Small Fonts
[Small]

SPEED

Changes the scrolling speed of the display


Speed 1 (Fastest)
Speed 2
Speed 3
Speed 4
Speed 5
Speed 6
Speed 7
Speed 8 (Slowest)

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[SPEED 1]
[SPEED 2]
[SPEED 3]
[SPEED 4]
[SPEED 5]
[SPEED 6]
[SPEED 7]
[SPEED 8]

GRAPHICS

You can edit


[GRAPH A]
[GRAPH B]
[GRAPH C]
[GRAPH D]
[GRAPH E]
[GRAPH F]
[GRAPH G]
[GRAPH H]

GRAPHICS

You can't edit


City
Car
Vessel
Telephone
Nature
Ship
Swim
Cat

[GRAPH I]
[GRAPH J]
[GRAPH K]
[GRAPH L]
[GRAPH M]
[GRAPH N]
[GRAPH O]
[GRAPH P]

PHRASE

Displays an animated pre-programmed message


MERRY X`MAS
[ANIM 1]
HAPPY NEW YEAR
[ANIM 2]
4 TH JULY
[ANIM 3]
HAPPY EASTER
[ANIM 4]
HAPPY HALLOWEEN
[ANIM 5]
DON`T DRINK DRIVE
[ANIM 6]
NO SMOKING
[ANIM 7]
WELCOME
[ANIM 8]

PAUSE

Adds a pause within the programmed message


Pauses for 2 seconds
Pauses for 3 seconds
Pauses for 4 seconds
Pauses for 6 seconds
Pauses for 10 seconds
Pauses for 20 seconds
Pauses for 30 second delay
Pauses for 60 second delay

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[PAUSE 1]
[PAUSE 2]
[PAUSE 3]
[PAUSE 4]
[PAUSE 5]
[PAUSE 6]
[PAUSE 7]
[PAUSE 8]

10.

APPENDIX B: TIMER OPTIONS

10.1.

TIME OPTIONS

NOTE
You can only set timer functions while in the 'edit program' mode.
Select the timer function in edit mode at the end of a message. Press the TIME button. Press
the NEXT and PREV buttons to cycle through the timer functions and press the ENT button to
make your selection
To enter times, press the Left and Right Arrow buttons to move through the digits and use the
NEXT or PREV buttons to increment or decrement values.
FUNCTION
SET TIME
SET DATE
ALARM
HOUR ALARM
12H MODE
24H MODE
ADD TIME
ADD DATE
OFF TIME
ON TIME

10.2.

DESCRIPTION
Adjust the Real Time Clock
Adjust the Date
Set alarm times and interval
Turns the hourly alarm On/Off
If selected, the time will be displayed in 12-hour mode (Note: while
programming, always enter the time in 24-hour format)
If selected, the time will be displayed in 24-hour format
Add a time display screen in the data file
Add a date display screen in the data file
Tums off at the programmed time of day
Tums on at the programmed time of day

ALARM SETTING- ADDITIONAL INFO

When you select the Alarm option, the sign will display C: XXXM: XXX.
Where XXX is a number from 000 to 255.
C is the total number of times the alarm is to be activated, and M is the time interval of each
activation.
EXAMPLEC: 123M: 001 - this means that there will be 123 alarm signals, and the time interval between
each alarm signal will be 1 minute.

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11.

APPENDIX C: COLOUR LISTING

COLOUR OPTION
Red
Bright Red
Orange
Bright Orange
Yellow
Bright Yellow
Green
Bright Green
Layer Mix (Rainbow)
Bright Layer Mix (Rainbow)
Vertical Mix
Saw Tooth Mix
Green on Red
Red on Green
Orange on Red
Yellow on Green

DISPLAY CODE
[RED]
[RED] *
[ORA]
[ORA] *
[YEL]
[YEL] *
[GRE]
[GRE] *
[MIX]
[MIX] *
[MIX]
[MIX]
[MIX]
[MIX]
[MIX]
[MIX]

The colour of the dots will not change, only the brightness
Some IR Series signs will be mono only (IE: Red only)

12.

APPENDIX D: SYMBOL LISTING

NOTE:
The actual symbol appears in brackets ([ ]) during the programming mode
Sunny
Phone
Alien
Car
Trees
Crown
Lower Left Arrow
Shoe

Cloudy
Glasses
Key
Tank
Duck
Hearts
Upper Left Arrow
Martini Glass

Rainy
Faucet
Sweater
House
Motorcycle
Right Arrow
Mug

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Clock
Rocket
Helicopter
Teapot
Bike
Left Arrow
Chair

13.

APPENDIX E: DIP SWITCH SETTINGS

The DIP SWITCH is used to setup serial addressing and password protection. A diagram of the
DIP SWITCH is shown below.
ON

Bit 1 to bit 7 (switches 1 to 7) are used for the serial address of the sign, the address bit value is
zero when the corresponding bit of the DIP switch is ON. For example, if the state of the DIP
switch is OFF,ON,ON,ON,ON,ON,ON,ON, (only bit 1 set to 1) then the serial address will be
01H(Hex).
Bit 8 is used to enable/disable password protection. When bit 8 of the DIP switch is OFF, the
sign will be in password protected mode.

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APPENDIX F: DESCRIPTION OF
REMOTE BUTTONS
1.

ON Power On / Off. If there is no file saved between 01 to 99, it will run file 00.
If there is a file between 01 to 99, it will display the file previously saved.

2.

PROG Enter the Edit Program Mode. Select 01 to 99 to enter a message.

NOTE: [Edit Program Mode] The command button pressed will be shown within the message.
3.

[Edit Program Mode] CPW Used to edit and reset the password.
(Use PREV and NEXT to select (a) to (d) )
(a) UNUSE PASS
(b) USE PASS
(c) RES PASS
(d) CHANGE PASS

Turn off password security.


Turn on password security.
Reset to factory default password 000.
Change password.

4.

[Edit Program Mode] MET To select one of the 25 display methods.


(use PREV and NEXT to select methods 1 to 25)

5.

[In Edit Program Mode] PREV Selects the previous option.

6.

[In Edit Program Mode] NEXT Selects the next option.

7.

[In Edit Program Mode] CAP Toggles between upper and lower case.

8.

[Edit Program Mode] TIME selects time option.


(use PREV and NEXT to select the following options: )
(a) SET TIME
Set the current time.
(b) SET DATE
Set the current date.
(c) ALARM
Set alarm times and interval.
e.g. C: 123M:001 means there will be 123 alarm
signals at a 1-minute interval.
(d) HOURLY ALARM
(e) 12- HOUR
(f) 24- HOUR
(g) ADD TIME
(h) ADD DATE
(i) OFF TIME
(j) ON TIME
(k) ADD TEMP

Set the hourly alarm On / Off.


The time displayed in 12-hour format.
The time displayed in 24-hour format.
Add time in display message.
Add date in display message.
Turn off the 1000 series at the programmed time.
Turn on the 1000 series at the programmed time.
Adds current temperature to the message. (Only
available for models with the temperature function
installed)

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9.

[Edit Program Mode] SPE select the message display speed.


(use PREV and NEXT to select different speeds.)

10.

[Edit Program Mode] FONT selects font size of text.


(use PREV and NEXT to select different font sizes.)

11.

[Edit Program Mode] COL selects colour of text.


(use PREV and NEXT to select different colours.)

12.

[Edit Program Mode] SYM selects from 30 built-in symbols.


(use PREV and NEXT to select different symbols.)

13.

[In Edit Program Mode] CLR erase option.


(use PREV and NEXT to select the following options: )
(a) DEL ALL
(b) DEL MSG
(c) DEL FILES??
(d) DEL ON/OFF
(e) DEL ALARM

14.

Clear all messages.


Clear the current message.
Delete the specified file (01 to 99) or sequence file (S0
to S9)
Delete the Auto ON/ OFF timer function.
Delete the alarm function.

[Edit Program Mode] GRA selects the graphic option.


(use PREV and NEXT to select the following options: )
(a) GET GRAPH
(b) MAKE GRAPH
(c) EDIT GRAPH

Insert a graphic into a message. Use PREV and


NEXT to select GRAPH A to GRAPH H
Create new graphics in locations GRAPH A - GRAPH
H.
Edit GRAPH A to GRAPH P and store in a location
between GRAPH A to GRAPH H.

NOTE: Please refer to point 28 (next page). Cursor direction pointer to make and edit
graphics.
15.

[In Edit Program Mode] <= Move the message to the right.

16.

[In Edit Program Mode] => Move the message to the left.

NOTE: IF YOU WANT TO DELETE A MESSAGE OR COMMAND WHILE IN THE EDIT


PROGRAM MODE. USE THE LEFT AND RIGHT ARROW BUTTONS TO MOVE THE
MESSAGE OR COMMAND TO THE RIGHT-MOST POSITION OF THE DISPLAY AND PRESS
DEL .
IF YOU WANT TO INSERT A MESSAGE OR COMMAND WHILE IN THE EDIT PROGRAM
MODE. USE THE LEFT AND RIGHT ARROW BUTTONS TO MOVE THE MESSAGE OR
COMMAND TO THE RIGHT-MOST POSITION OF THE DISPLAY AND (1) PRESS INS TO
INSERT. (2) TYPE IN YOUR MESSAGE OR A PRESS COMMAND KEY.
17.

[In Edit Program Mode] ALT displays the alternative symbol on the remote.

18.

[Edit Program Mode] PAU adds a pause within the programmed message.
(use PREV and NEXT to select from PAUSE 1 to PAUSE 8. )

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19.

[Edit Program Mode] PHR select a programmed animation to add to the message.
(use PREV and NEXT to select from ANIM 1 to ANIM 8. )

20.

[Edit Program Mode] BEEP Select a beep to add to the message.


(use PREV and NEXT to select BEEP 1 to BEEP 3. )

21.

ENT enters the selected option.

22.

[In edit Program Mode] ESC return to the upper level in the edit program mode.

23.

[In edit Program Mode] INS refer to 15 and 16.

24.

[In edit Program Mode] DEL refer to 15 and 16.

25.

[Edit Program Mode] SPA insert a space in the message.

26.

RUN

(1) In edit program mode, press RUN to save and run the current message.
(2) In display mode, press RUN and enter 01 to 99 to select a message to
display.

27.

[Edit Program Mode] S please refer to the section: Programming a sequence file.

28.

F
J
N

G
K
O

H
L
P

Cursor direction. K toggles cursor on/off.

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