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Limitations and Important Information for the E1000

Operator Panels

This document includes limitations and important information for the E1000 series operator
panels.
Released version Description

Version 1.0 Jan. 2005 Initial release, including E1070 - E1151 models
Version 1.2 Apr. 2006 New models E1032 - E1063

Version 1.3 Feb. 2007 Improvements and bug fixes

Version 1.4 Oct. 2007 New models E1012, E1022 and M70

Version 1.5 June 2008 Improvements and bug fixes


New E1060, E1061, E1062 and E1063 models with TFT display
Version 1.52 Jan. 2010 Improvements and bug fixes
New expansion modules for the CAN network and MPI network
New sunreadable panel models

Version 1.53 Aug 2011 Bug fixes

This document covers the following items:


Limitations in Functionality for the E1000 Operator Panels of Version 1.20 and Higher
Limitations in Compatibility between the E1000 and the E-series Series
Limitations in the Hardware Functionality
Important Issues
Limitations for M70 Compared to the E1000 Series
E1000 Pro+ Information
Product Information EN 0805

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Limitations and Important Information for the E1000
Operator Panels
1 Limitations in Functionality for the E1000
Operator Panels of Version 1.20 and Higher
The USB device port on the E1000 operator panels (only E1070, E1100,
E1071, E1101 and E1151) is built-in for future use (depending on Windows CE version).
Currently, file transfer is not possible via USB (no project transfer, no data transfer etc.). For
users who do not have a serial port on their PC, Mitsubishi Electric offers a USB to Ethernet
adapter, CAB35. The USB host port for connection of peripherals such as a printer is not
affected by this limitation.
The Verify project option in the Project Transfer dialog in the configuration tool
E-Designer is not activated when using the E1000 operator panels. This means that it is not
possible to verify the project in the E1000 operator panels.
The operator panel (only E1070, E1100, E1071, E1101 and
E1151) has two Compact Flash card slots, one internally and one externally. Only one of
these can be used in a project. Future versions of Windows CE may enable use of two cards
at the time.
It is possible to use an external USB Flash drive for the same functions as an external Com-
pact Flash card. Using two external memory cards simultaneously is not supported, and if
two memories are connected, the Compact Flash card is used prior to the USB Flash drive.
The Persistent Storage Manager (PSM) only applies to data which is written to the operator
panels internal memory; it does not apply to data which is written to an external memory
such as a Compact Flash card or a USB Flash drive. The memory allocated for applications
(projects) in the E1000 operator panels is minimum 12 MB flash (incl. memory needed for
fonts).
Backlight fault detection turned off. This function in not yet implemented in the hardware
and the function has therefore been turned off in the software. The E1000 operator panels
now acts as if the command DBKL was used, in other words, DBKL is now the default set-
ting.
The E1000 operator panels support gradient mode for most graphic objects. However - it is
important to note that using gradients will increase the block update rate.
Trends in E1043, E1062 and E1063:
It is possible to choose different gray scales for the curves, therefore, it may be a little difficult
to distinguish them from each other.
Trends in E1032:
It is possible to select six curves, where three of them are dashed. It may be difficult to distin-
guish them from each other.
Text blocks:
It is only in E1012 - E1032 that it is possible to view (jump to) text blocks, just like in the
E-series operator panels. For all other E1000 operator panels, this will not be possible. The
text blocks in E1012 - E1032 support the same fonts as E300.

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Limitations and Important Information for the E1000
Operator Panels
2 Limitations in Compatibility between the E1000
and the E-series Series
In the E1000 series, read and write to the controller is asynchronous, compared to the
E-series operator panels, where read and write were carried out in a synchronous way.
The operator panel needs to read the changed value of the command register, so if the con-
troller changes back the value immediately after the panel has changed it, the panel will not
be notified of the change. The solution is that the controller waits a little bit before changing
back the value. This means that a controller code that works fine for the E-series operator
panels in No Protocol mode will have to be modified when converting to the the E1000 se-
ries.
BDTP network: E1000 operator panels and E-series operator panels can be connected via a
BDTP network. However, communication between the E1000 operator panels and the E-
series operator panels is not possible. A solution to this limitation is not planned.
In E1032, you have historical trends, not just real-time trends as in E300.
The serial RS232 port on the E1000 operator panels is different from the serial RS232 port
on the E-series operator panels. The D-sub 9-pin male RS232 port on the E1000 operator
panel has the same pin configuration as a standard RS232 port on a PC.
The D-sub 9-pin male RS232 port on the E-series operator panels has a different pin config-
uration compared to a RS232 port on a PC. Consequently, cables for the RS232 port on the
E-series operator panels (such as the programming cable CAB5) can not be used for the
E1000 operator panels. The cable CAB30 is the new programming cable for serial RS232
communication between an E1000 operator panel and a PC. In other words, CAB30 replac-
es CAB5 for the E1000 operator panels.

3 Limitations in the Hardware Functionality


No support for internal or external Compact Flash (CF) memory card for E1012 and E1022.
It is not possible to expand the project memory in E1032 - E1063. The available project
memory is 12 MB (incl. memory needed for fonts). It is possible to use a USB Flash drive/
memory as an external memory. The external USB memory can be used for project backup,
alarm backup, recipe files etc., but not for expansion of the project memory.
No USB Device port on E1012 - E1063 (currently not active on E1070 - E1151).
No power LED on E1012 - E1032.
Support for only one expansion module for E1012 - E1063:
Due to power limitations it will only be possible to use one expansion module at a time. The
larger the E1000 operator panels are prepared for multiple expansion modules.

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Limitations and Important Information for the E1000
Operator Panels
4 Important Issues
Drivers
Drivers in general differ between the E-series and the E1000 series. This means that when
updating the drivers, e.g. via the configuration software E-Designer, the user must make two
downloads to update both the E-series and the E1000 drivers. This does not affect users that only
use one of the product lines.
Development of drivers for the E1000 operator panels is on-going. New and updated drivers for
the E1000 operator panels are released continuously.

System program update for E1012 and E1022


System program update if done via Image Loader. See E-Designer reference manual for further
information about system program update.

System program update for E1032 - E1151


System program update is done via the configuration software E-Designer or via
Image Loader. The freeware HMI ToolsE-series operator panels, cannot be used with an E1000
operator panel. HMI Tools System Loader is still used for system program update of an E-series
operator panel. See E-Designer reference manual for further information about system program
update.
System program update for M70
See M70 installation manual for information about system program update.
Connection of keyboard / keyboard layout for E1032 - E1151
It is possible to directly connect a USB PC type keyboard to the USB Host port of an
E1032 - E1151. The keyboard layout used in the operator panel will always be US (United
States) keyboard layout irrespective of the layout for the connected keyboard. The keyboard lay-
out cannot be changed.

Remote Access
Remote access and control of an E1000 operator panel is handled with Virtual Network Com-
puting (VNC). For further information about the VNC client program Remote Access Viewer
and the Remote Access function we refer to the documentation for the program and the Remote
Access function.

BDTP
When using BDTP, all panels connected in the BDTP network must use the same firmware ver-
sion. It is recommended that all panels in the BDTP network use firmware version 1.50 or high-
er.
In a BDTP network, it is possible to exchange a maximum of 16 32-bit devices from a controller
connected to a client to a controller connected to the server. Keep the number of 32-bit devices
for exchange to a maximum of 16, or use 16-bit devices for exchange.

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Limitations and Important Information for the E1000
Operator Panels
5 Limitations for M70 Compared to the E1000 Series
The following functions are not supported by M70:
Function Comment
Simultaneous use of Ethernet and serial protocol Ethernet or serial connection determined by
wiring

PPP Only one serial port

Modem Only one serial port


Dual driver functionality is supported only when Only one serial port
using two Ethernet drivers.

Data exchange functionality is only supported Only one serial port


when using two Ethernet drivers.

Transparent mode Only one serial port


Passthrough mode Only one serial port

No protocol mode Only one serial port

Utility software package Tools Only one serial port


X-Key 16 expansion keyboard Only one serial port

Drivers with protocol conversion Only possible when using two Ethernet drivers

Profibus DP No Profibus port

Trend transfer to PC Only supported when using Ethernet

Data logger Only supported when using Ethernet

Customer specific images 3rd party image


RS422/RS485-port RS485 and RS422 not supported in image but
will be included in future version.

Siemens S7 MPI No access to device driver when using 3rd party


product

USB or serial printer Not supported in image


External mouse and keyboard Not supported in image

Internal memory card Not supported in hardware

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Limitations and Important Information for the E1000
Operator Panels
6 E1000 Pro+ Information
Using an E1000 Pro+ operator panel gives you all the functionality of the standard E1000 family
and also makes it possible to view external files such as PDF files, HTML pages and PowerPoint
presentations directly in the operator panel.
The following E1000 Pro+ operator panel models are available:
Operator panel Comment

E1071 Pro+

E1101 Pro+
E1151 Pro+

E1070 Pro+ Requires that an external USB mouse or USB keyboard is used in or-
der to operate external programs.
E1100 Pro+

For configuration of the E1000 Pro+ operator panels, E-Designer of version 7.20 or higher has
to be used.
The following applications are supported by the E1000 Pro+ operator panels:
Microsoft PDF Viewer Microsoft Internet Explorer

Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer Microsoft Media Player

This document includes limitations and other important information regarding E1000 Pro+
operator panels.

General
If sufficient memory for temporary file storage is not available in a panel, very large PDF and
PowerPoint documents, or PDF and PowerPoint documents that contain large graphical
elements may not open, or may not display all of the contents. Opening such documents will
also affect the performance of the panel application. This can be avoided by decreasing the
quality of the graphical elements, or by splitting large documents into smaller documents.
When connecting to an E1000 Pro+ panel via VNC using Remote Access Viewer, it is not
possible to see applications. If PowerPoint, PDF Viewer or Internet Explorer is opened in the
panel or from the Remote Access Viewer, the application will not be displayed in the Viewer.
In an E1000 Pro+ panel, the amount of free application memory is 8 MB. A standard E1000
panel has 12 MB of free application memory. This means that in some cases, an application
created in E-Designer can be too large. No warning will be displayed in E-Designer.
Sometimes the Internet Explorer window is not shown. It will be active behind another win-
dow. If this happens, a reboot of the panel is necessary.
If the project is received from the panel to a PC, the macro settings are missing.
Under some circumstances Internet Explorer can hang, and the following text is displayed:
Close IE-application. If this happens, a reboot of the panel is necessary.
Favorites in Internet Explorer will disappear when recycling the power.

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Limitations and Important Information for the E1000
Operator Panels
Font Recommendations
Windows CE does not provide the same set of fonts that is available on Windows-based desktop
operating systems. If the original font used in a document is not available, the file viewers show
the closest possible approximation of the original format. This means that characters in docu-
ments can be missing or get an incorrect look.

Microsoft PDF Viewer


Microsoft PDF Viewer does not support the following functionality:
Encrypted files
Annotations
Transitions
CCITTFaxDecode images
Acrobat Forms. Content from forms, including images, is not displayed.
Clip paths
Predictive GZIP decoding and CMYK JPEGs
Microsoft PDF Viewer operates with the following limitations:
Poly-polygons are treated as polygons and therefore may have interiors filled.
Embedded TrueType fonts are not used; instead they are mapped to existing fonts already
installed on the system.
Colors from unsupported color spaces, such as ICCBased or DeviceN color, may be dis-
played incorrectly.
Text rotation is only shown in 90-degree increments.
Type 1 fonts are mapped using either the encoding or Unicode mappings if possible.
Type 3 fonts are not supported, but some attempt is made to map them if a Unicode map-
ping exists.

Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer


Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer does not support the following functionality:
Hyper links
WordArt. Plain text is substituted for WordArt.

Microsoft Internet Explorer


Microsoft Internet Explorer does not support the following functionality:
Web sites containing JAVA or Flash

Microsoft Media Player


When running a movie in full screen using Microsoft Media Player, a keyboard or mouse has
to be connected in order to return to the panel project; alternatively the operator panel has
to be rebooted.

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