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Factory Vision Marquee & Andon Display Users Manual Revision 3.0

Information in this document is subject to change without notice. Companies, names and data used in examples herein are fictitious unless otherwise noted. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, for any purpose, without written permission of MacDonald Humfrey (Products) Ltd. Copyright 2005 Electro-Matic Products, Inc. All rights reserved. WI-0309 Rev.3 2/17/06
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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual


Table of Contents
Revision History Scope Overview Product Update Information Trademarks Quality Control Procedures Warranty Policy Service Policy Tech Support Contacts Website Information Introduction to this Guide Warranty Conditions Safety Symbols & Terms

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Chapter 1M-Marquee Display Product Overview


Offloading & Handling

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Chapter 2M- Marquee Display Pre-Installation Set up Guide


Pre-Installation Set up Objectives for non-PC Version Displays

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Chapter 3M- Marquee Display External Connections


Music Decibel Level and Remote Speaker Distances

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Chapter 4M- Marquee Display Installation Chapter 1A- Andon Display Product Overview
Offloading & Handling

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Chapter 2A- Andon Display Pre-Installation Set up Guide


Pre installation Setup Objectives for non-PC Version Displays

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Chapter 3A- Andon Display External Connections


Music Decibel Level and Remote Speaker Distances

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Chapter 4A- Andon Display Installation Chapter 5- Routine Maintenance Chapter 6- Troubleshooting
Schematic Drawing of Factory Vision Internal PC Marquee Board Schematic Drawing of Factory Vision Non-Internal PC Marquee Board Schematic Drawing of Factory Vision Andon Board Spare Parts List

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Chapter 7M- Marquee Display Component Replacement


Display Board Removal Procedure PC and Gigatron Removal Procedure Power Supply Removal Procedure LED Distribution Board Removal Procedure LED Segment Removal Procedure

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Chapter 7A- Andon Display Component Replacement


PC, Gigatron and Music Power Supply Removal Procedure Power Supply Removal Procedure LED Distribution Board Removal Procedure LED Segment Removal Procedure

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Chapter 8- How to Access Display


Remote Access of the Display Board from a PC or Laptop Using Windows 98 Using Windows NT Using Windows 2000 or XP Connecting to Display using VNC Connecting to Display using NetMeeting Viewing Display using Internet Explorer on a Remote PC Data Manager Introduction (Create a Display) Setting Up a New Template on Data Manager Data Manager Application Setting Up a New Template on Data Manager Data Manager Text Types, Tags and Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE): Data Manager Tag Definition Defining the Goal Data Field, MHASCC Server Defining a Topic Using the MHASCC Server Defining the NUM Numeric Display Control Command Using the MHASCC Server Defining the Actual Data Field Defining the Time Data Field Defining the Andon Data Cells The MHASCC Protocol AC1 Andon Control Command The MHASCC Protocol AW1 Andon Write Command The MHASCC Protocol SDM Page Flip Command The MHASCC Protocol Time (TIM) Command The Marquee Display The MHASCC Protocol Marquee Command and the Checksum Command Additional Configuration Setting in MHASCC Server AB PLC Communications with Andon Cells via MHAAB Server MHAAB Server Supported PLCs AB MSG Table Configuration

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Music and Lamp Test Configuration Special Features for the Data Manager Program and MH Drivers Setting Up Music Using the MHASCC and MHAAB Drivers Setting Up Multi-Channel Music System Using the MHASCC Driver Setting Up No Comms Using the MHASCC and MHAAB Drivers Data Manager Program Controls the Page Flip & No Comms Variable Declaration Main Program Loop Screen Flip Program Loop Timeout Program Loop Playing Movie on the FV Series Displays 101 102 102 104 105 110 110 111 112 113

Chapter 9, Non-Internal PC Marquee Communications


Gigatron Native Protocol (GNP) Serial Communications Protocol (SCP) Advanced Display Protocol

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Chapter 10- Gigatron Setup


LED Main Menu Software Configuration Using System Set for Non-PC Versions of the Factory Vision Displays Setting the IP Address for the Gigatron Setting Baud Rate, Sign Size and TCP IP Timeout Using Update for Non-PC Versions of the Factory Vision Displays Using the LED Match for All Versions of the Factory Vision Displays Additional LED Match Tools for Non-PC Displays Using LED Panel Set for PC Versions of the Factory Vision Displays Using Font Manager for Non-PC Versions of the Factory Vision Displays Detail Operations of Font File List Editing Font Description Edit Special Characters Convert Windows Fonts to Fonts that Gigatron can recognized by Gigatron Create New Font Download All Font Files Introducing the Interface

Chapter 11- Computer Specifications for PC Version Appendix A, PCAnywhere Appendix B, AlphaSender II Appendix C, MHASCC Serial Communication Protocol
MHASCC Serial Communication Protocol NUM Command: Numeric Display Command TX1 Command: Text Command AW1 Command: Write Values & Attributes AC1 Commands: Activate Attributes CLR Command: Clear TIM Command: Time Command 852 Marquee Command: Alpha Numeric Marquee Command SDM Command: Page Flip Command

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Appendix D, Command Examples Appendix E, ASCII Control Codes Appendix F, Glossary of Acronyms & Abbreviations Chapter 12- Communications Hookups for Non PC Version Displays
Factory Vision RS-232 to RS-485 Converter (FVKCONV232-485) Ethernet Wireless Options

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Chapter 13- Connecting Kepware to Data Manager Chapter 14S- Stainless Steel Display Product Overview Offloading & Handling Chapter 15S- Stainless Steel Display Pre-Installation Set up Guide Pre-Installation Set-up Objectives Pre-Installation Check Pre-Installation Set-up Objectives for Non-PC Version Displays Chapter 16S-Stainless Steel Display Installation Installation On Board PC Gigatron Board LED Distribution Board 5V LED Power Supply

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Revision History Date
10-21-05 11-10-05 2-17-06

Revision
1.0 2.0 3.0

Description of Change
Original Version Added Chapter 14, 15 & 16 Stainless Steel Displays Page 95 added Hardware Compatibility information

Scope This guide is intended for people who are responsible for installing, commissioning and maintaining the MacDonald Humfrey Full Matrix LED Marquees. Users are expected to have the required knowledge of electrical installation and communication fundamentals and, where relevant, the qualifications to install this type of equipment to meet local regulatory requirements. Overview This document is designed to provide personnel with information that will allow them to setup and program the MacDonald Humfrey Full Matrix LED Marquees. Product Update Information Product Updates can be accessed from Electro-Matic Products via the web with the following steps

Trademarks IBM PC, PS/2, PC/AT are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation. Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation. AWARD is a trademark of AWARD International Inc. Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation. pcAnywhere is a trademark of Symantec Corporation. Factory Vision is a trademark of Electro-Matic Products Inc.

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Quality Control Procedures


Electro-Matic Products personnel test every Factory Vision Display before shipping with the use of the same test covered at the beginning of the Troubleshooting section of this guide.

Limited Product Warranty


Electro-Matic Products (Electro-Matic) provides this limited warranty to enduser purchasers of new Factory Vision display boards purchased in the United States. The term enduser purchaser means the first retail purchaser who acquires the Factory Vision display board from an Electro-Matic Authorized Distributor. This limited warranty covers substantial defects in materials and workmanship in the Factory Vision display board for a period of one year after the date on the invoice on the product. During the warranty period, Electro-Matic will repair or replace any defective hardware components on the display board. This warranty applies only to products subjected to normal use and handling. This warranty does not cover damage due to external causes, including accident, abuse, misuse, problems with electrical power, fire, flood, act of God, servicing not authorized by Electro-Matic, usage not in accordance with product instructions, failure to perform required preventive maintenance, and problems caused by use of parts and components not supplied by Electro-Matic. To request warranty service, you must first contact the Electro-Matic Authorized Distributor from whom the Factory Vision display board was purchased. If necessary and appropriate, the Electro-Matic Authorized Distributor will report the problem to Electro-Matic. After determining that a problem is covered by this warranty, Electro-Matic will, at its election, repair or replace your unit. ELECTRO-MATIC SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL ELECTRO-MATIC BE LIABLE TO ANY ENDUSER PURCHASER FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR INDIRECT DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, AND ELECTRO-MATIC EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL SUCH DAMAGES. Some states (or jurisdictions) do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the preceding exclusion or limitation may not apply to you.

Service Policy
Electro-Matic Products offers unlimited technical phone support for the Factory Display Product. A 24 Hour pager is available for access to this technical support after normal business hours. The pager number is (810) 870-1512. Additionally, one day of support at Electro-Matic Products, Inc. is included with any purchase of 5 or more displays. This support is intended for use in order to familiarize the customer with the product and aid with initial start-up. Product orientation can also be done at Electro-Matic Products prior to product shipment. PLC programming assistance and/or software integration is not included in this support offering. Additional on-site service support can be purchased for $100.00 per hour or $800.00 per day (plus travel and living expenses for areas outside of Metropolitan Detroit).

Tech Support Contacts


Phone: 248-478-1182 Technical Support Group (Directory 2) Visual Products (Directory 3, 1) Electro-Matic Products, Inc 23409 Industrial Park CT., Farmington Hills, MI 48335 Web Site: www.electro-matic.com 5
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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Introduction to this Guide


Safety Instructions:
Safety instructions are described primarily on the first pages of this guide. Safety instructions describe the formats for various warnings and notations used in this guide. This section also states general safety Instructions, which must be adhered to and should be read in conjunction with any local regulatory requirements for handling heavy electrical equipment

Related Publications:
Data Manager user guide on companion CD-ROM pcAnywhere user guide on companion CD-ROM Other software training manuals as appropriate.

Note:It is strongly recommended that the instructions in Chapter 2-Set Up Configuration Guide be carried out prior to installation of the Display Board.

Warranty Conditions
All work must be carried out by qualified personnel. Failure to comply with the recommendations contained in this user guide will void warranty. Faulty components should be returned to supplier for repair.

Safety Symbols & Terms

Introduction
This guide explains the safe handling procedures that must be followed when installing and servicing the VS4000 series Intelligent LED Process Display Board. If neglected, physical injury and/or death may follow, or damage may occur to the boards components. The material in this section and the introduction and installation sections (Chapters 1 & 2) must be studied before attempting any work on this unit.

Warnings & Notes


This manual distinguishes between two sorts of safety instructions. Warnings are used to inform of conditions, which can lead to a serious fault conditions, physical injury or death if proper steps are not taken. Notes are used when the reader is required to pay special attention or when there is additional information available on the subject.

Warnings
Readers are informed of situations that can result in serious physical injury and/or serious damage to equipment with the following symbols:

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Dangerous Voltage Warning warns of situations in which a high voltage can cause physical injury and or damage to equipment. The text next to this symbol describes the ways to avoid this danger. General Warning warns of situations, which can cause physical injury and or damage to equipment, by means other than electrical. The text next to this symbol describes the ways to avoid this danger. Electrostatic Discharge Warning warns of situations in which an electrostatic discharge can cause damage to equipment. The text next to this symbol describes the ways to avoid this danger.

FALL HAZARD. This warning indicates that care should be taken when opening or closing the gas strut assisted doors. CRUSH HAZARD. This warning indicates that care should be taken when opening, closing or moving the unit, as there is a danger of physical injury.
TOPPLING HAZARD
DISPLAY IS HEAVY & MAY PRESENT A TOPPLING HAZARD

TOPPLING HAZARD. This warning indicates that the unit is unstable when unsupported and may present a danger of physical injury if handled improperly.

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Chapter 1M, Marquee Display Product Overview
The Factory Vision Display product line is divided into two groups; Marquee and Andon. The Marquee group consist of one to four line displays housed in an extruded aluminium cabinet. Components are accessed from either end of the display. The Andon group consist of five to eight line displays housed in a steel cabinet. Components are accessed from a front or back door that lifts up with the aid of pneumatic pistons. Chapters 1M through 4M offer Marquee information, Chapters 1A through 4A offer Andon information. Chapters 5 through 10 offer information common to both display types. This pictorial gives a brief description of the major parts of the Factory Vision One to Four Line Marquee LED Display and tells you where to locate them on the unit.

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Offloading & Handling


Inspection
CAUTION! The Display Board should be inspected for obvious shipping damage. Do not attempt to operate the unit if any damage is found.

Offloading
CAUTION! The crated Display Board is heavy. Qualified personnel using suitable lifting equipment, straps and supports must be deployed when offloading.

Unpacking
TOPPLING HAZARD
DISPLAY IS HEAVY & MAY PRESENT A TOPPLING HAZARD

The Display Board is free standing within its transportation-packing crate. The crate is secured by nails and/or screws and therefore can be dismantled by means of simple hand tools. CAUTION! Due to the narrow construction of the Display Board it is unstable when left unsupported. Care should be taken when unpacking to ensure the unit is supported at all times.

Ground Handling

CAUTION!

Hazard - Crushing The Display Board is heavy: Up to 289 pounds depending on model. Suitable lifting equipment should be used when handling the unit. Hazard - Toppling Due to the narrow construction of the unit, the Display Board is unstable when left unsupported. It is suggested that the unit should only be removed from the packing case when a suitable method of support is available, i.e. chain block and straps. DO NOT attempt to lift the display unit with a forklift truck. The base of the unit is not designed as a weight bearing structure except where the supports are fitted.

TOPPLING HAZARD
DISPLAY IS HEAVY & MAY PRESENT A TOPPLING HAZARD

CAUTION!

DO NOT!
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Offloading & Handling (cont.)


Safe Handling Considerations
TOPPLING HAZARD
DISPLAY IS HEAVY & MAY PRESENT A TOPPLING HAZARD

X
CAUTION!

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This device is not intended for use at ground level. It should be suspended from the fitted eyebolts. Handle with extreme care. Safe handling recommendations are as follows; When the length of the support base equals or exceeds the unit height. When the unit is restrained by attaching slings or chains to the eyebolts and the slings or chains are fastened securely to a suitable structure.

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Chapter 2M Marquee Display Pre-Installation Set Up Guide
The FV Series process control boards (PCB) runs a Windows operating system. Some familiarity with the operating system being used is assumed in the set up and configuration of the display board.

Pre-Installation Set-up Objectives:


To avoid unnecessary network address conflicts and for ease of access we recommend that the display board addressing be carried out on the ground prior to suspending the display. Factory default settings: PC Name: FV1*** IP address: 192.168.0.250 Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0 *** Unique Display Serial No. (Attached to display) Familiarize yourself with the relevant safety and handling procedures as detailed in the Safety Instructions. IMPORTANT NOTE: Follow correct Windows shutdown procedure prior to installation and display relocation or damage to the hard drive can occur.

Pre-installation check
1) Check documentation pack: a) Windows license b) pcAnywhere CD c) Application setup file CD 2) Set laptop or PC TCP/IP settings comparable to the displays default settings, rebooting as necessary. 3) Connect laptop or PC to RJ45 connector on top of display either directly using a crossover lead or via hub using a standard patch lead. 4) Apply power and wait for display to boot up and display template, approximately 3-4mins. Note: It is important that the network cable is connected prior to powering the display. 5) Make remote connection to display using either pcAnywhere or NetMeeting - see following table for user name and password 6) Change display PCs name as required. Note: A reboot is required for the change to be effective; this will be done later. 7) Change display TCP/IP settings as required. Refer to Chapter 8 first section. Note: On Windows2000 and WindowsXP TCP/IP address changes are effective immediately and the connection will be lost. Reconfigure your laptop/PC comparable to the displays new TCP/IP address, rebooting if necessary. Re-establish the remote connection to complete the displays network configuration. 8) Reboot the display to ensure correct configuration. (Optional) 9) Shut down windows. The display is now ready for installation.

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The display unit comes supplied with several pieces of installed software. Below are the default user names and passwords. Application Default Settings User name DataManager pcAnywhere pcAnywhere NetMeeting (Desktop sharing) User User PCB Administrator level user Password Password Password PCB Administrator level user Customer settings User name Password

Windows user level, user and password are shown in the table below. Note: Passwords are case sensitive. XPE has been configured as a single user system. User level Default Settings User name Administrator Administrator Administrator vs4000 Password Windows 2000 admin vs4000 Customer settings User name Password

Windows XPE Administrator Administrator admin N/A N/A

IMPORTANT NOTE: Proper Windows shutdown must be performed prior to any movement or shipping of display or warranty will be voided. Improper Shutdown prior to movement may damage hard drive. The display is now ready for installation.

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Pre Installation Set Up Objectives for non-PC Version Displays


For non internal PC displays that will be communicating via ethernet, it is recommended that the Gigatrons ethernet IP addressing is established before the display is suspended from the ceiling to help avoid network address conflicts. Review relevant safety and handling procedures as detailed in the safety instructions. Pre-Installation Check List: 1) Apply power to the display. 2) Observe the power-up screens and write down the number to determine the sign operating protocol loaded into the unit. If the number sequence is 3XXXX ethernet. Go to Chapter Nine section Gigatron Native Protocol for set up and programming via

4XXXX Go to Chapter Nine section Serial Communications Protocol for set up and programming via ethernet. 5XXXX Go to Chapter Nine section Adaptive Reduced Version Protocol for set up and programming via ethernet. 3) Wait approximately one to two minutes for display to complete power-up sequence.

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Chapter 3M Marquee Display External Connections

Power Electrical Installation:


The Protective Conductor (Earth Wire) must be connected for safety reasons. Check that the power cable has a proper Earth Wire, and it is properly connected. It is not safe to operate the Display Board without the Protective Conductor connected. CAUTION! Do not exceed the voltage rating on the label located on the top of the power supply cowling. Do not work on the unit unless the power is disconnected.

CAUTION!

Electrical Connections
The Display Board requires a 110Vac 50-60Hz supply. Note: Refer to Chapter 4M Marquee Display Installation for power requirement by model number. 110 AC Neutral 110 AC Hot

Ground

Power Switch/Breaker. Amp rating depending on marquee size

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Communication
The Display Board typically communicates to the customers control & monitoring system over Ethernet. There is a RJ45 connection on top of the board for this connection. The unit is delivered with a standard pre-set IP address 192.168.0.250 and Subnet mask 255.255.255.0 CAUTION! The Display Board should not be connected to the plant network without checking for a clash of IP addresses. Note: If a clash exists the IP address can be changed by connecting directly to the unit via a Laptop PC, crossover network cable and utilising the VNC software supplied with the unit. The sound output on the Factory Vision Marquee series is a Brad Harrison 5 pole connector with the following pin-out.

Sound:

External connections to internal PC consist of a PS2 port for a mouse or keyboard (both with a splitter, a video port of a monitor and a USB port. Non-PC Marquee will have a Ethernet In and a RS-485 Serial In port: PC Version Non-PC Version
PC Reset Audio Connector

USB Port

Network Connection PS2 Port KBRD/Mouse USB Port External Monitor Network Connector

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Music Decibel Level and Remote Speaker Distances


Introduction
The purpose of this report is to test the audio performance of the MacDonald Humfrey soundboard. In detail, this report will describe the analysis and data taken in regards to sound intensity and decibel level.

Equipment
QTY 1 1 1 1 Description 100' 16 gauge 4-wire w/ shield 15W speaker 12' 22 gauge 4-wire w/shield 8A4000-31 Female straight micro connector Inventory stock stock customer supplied stock

Data
An array of tests was done to find the maximum sound level and maximum sound level without distortion. A 100 spool of 16 gauge 4-wire with shield, and a supplied with speaker 12 length of 22 gauge 4-wire with shield was tested. Each length was tested individually, and also together with a connector joining the two, to produce a length of 100 16 gauge, and 12 22 gauge equaling 112 total. Outlined on the next page is a chart demonstrating the tests and their results.

Theoretical Maximum Decibel Level:

P = 15W P0 = 2 x 10^-5 N/m


Lp = 20 log (15W/(2 x 10^-5))

Lp = 20 log (750000) Lp = 20*(5.87506) Lp = 117.50 dB


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Wire GA 22 16 16+22

With Distortion Cable Length (ft) Decibel Level (dB) 5 115 100 115 100+12=112 115 Without Distortion Cable Length (ft) Decibel Level (dB) 5 108-113 100 108-113 100+12=112 108-113

Volume Level 100% 100% 100%

% Error 2.13% 2.13% 2.13%

Wire GA 22 16 16+22

Volume Level 25% 25% 25%

Analysis
The data collected shows that at a distance of 100 there is no interference/noise of any kind. However, with the volume set at 100% there is a significant level of distortion, which in turn means the input is too strong for the specifications of the speaker. To minimize distortion, decrease the volume to 25% or less, depending on desired loudness.

Conclusion
The tests consisted of using different gauges of wire to determine an optimal length without experiencing interference. After completion the conclusion was made that 16 gauge would be the optimal thickness, also a length of 100 feet or greater could be used without incurring interference. The maximum size wire that can be used is 16 gauge due to the restrictions of the connectors. At this time further testing has not been done for distances greater than 112. From the data taken, conclusions can be made that 16 gauge 4-wire w/ shield can be used 100 feet or greater without experiencing interference, or power loss (dB).

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Chapter 4M Marquee Display Installation

Ground Handling
Before handling, testing or installing the Display Board, familiarize yourself with Chapter 1 of this manual Offloading & Handling. There are a variety of safety issues, which need to be understood and complied with to ensure the safety of you, the Display Board and other people in the vicinity.

Mechanical Installation:
The Display Board should be installed suspended from the four corner suspension points supplied with the unit. In addition to four corner suspension points there are two safety eyelets centrally located at each end of the Display. These safety eyelets are intended for use when lifting the Display unit into place, leaving the four main eyebolts free for fixing to the permanent suspension points. These safety eyelets are also used for a safety cable if required by local ordinaces. Qualified personnel should install the unit. Supporting chains must hang vertically utilising all four eyebolts. supporting chains should be fixed at both ends. Do Not Loop Chains Over Girders Etc. CAUTION! Care should be taken to ensure supporting chains are suitably rated to carry the quoted weight and are correctly secured to the unit. The support structure should be suitable to support the quoted weight of the unit. All

CAUTION!

CAUTION!

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Model number breakdown: The Factory Vision Display product line is divided into two groups; Marquee Products and Andon Board products. Marquee products offer one line to four line displays. Andon products offer five line to eight line displays.

Marquee Product Model Numbers: FV401A Through FV404G


FV = Factory Vision. 40 = Series Number . 1 - 4 = Number of four inch character rows A - G = Number of 16 by 64 pixel segments per row which determines board width. The following tables list the available Factory Vision Marquees by model number:

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On Board PC. Each Factory Vision Marquee (PC Version) has a dedicated onboard computer running a Windows operating system. These are located inside the display and are held in place by four mounting screws. The onboard PC also has an embedded music unit that provides 256 tunes to a loud speaker. The Factory Vision Marquee (Non-PC Version) does not have an imbedded PC thus the Gigatron Board gets its set-up configuration from an external PC via Ethernet or serial connection. The non-PC unit thus does not have music capabilities. Gigatron Board. Each Factory Vision Display has a Gigatron Board which acts as the video driver for the marquee. For the embedded PC display type, the video information is fed to the Gigatron board via the serial cable and video cable shown below. For the non-embedded PC display, the video information is fed to the Gigatron board via the Ethernet port, or RS232/RS484 port shown below. The video signals, now formatted for the display, are fed out of the Gigatron via the A and B side LED distribution cables.

Gigatron Board

Ribbon Cable Connections for video from PC to Gigatron

Serial Cable between PC and Gigatron

PC Hard drive cable from PC to drive located under the Gigatron Board

PC Board

B Side video output connector from Gigatron to LED Distribution Board on B side of Display A Side video output connector from Gigatron to LED Distribution Board on A side of Display

RS232 used to feed an optional 2nd Gigatron PS2 port for Mouse and/or Keyboard Ethernet connection for PC based display Speaker output from music module PC Reset Button 12V/24V connection (Not Used) Ethernet connection for Non-PC based display 5 Volt Power connections Two USB Ports

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LED Distribution Board. Each Factory Vision Marquee will have one or two LED Distribution Boards (depending on whether the marquee has one or two sides). Each LED Distribution Board will be fed formatted video information from the A or B LED Distribution cable from the Gigatron to up to 8 video connections which feed up to 8 LED Row connectors located at the left end of each display row. Up to 8 Video connections to LED Row Video Cables

5 Volt Power

2 of 8 Video connections to LED Rows

Video connection to Gigatron Board

5 Volt Power to Row segment

Row segment Data cable jumper ( up to 6 segments can make up a row)

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5V LED Power Supply. Each 5 volt power supply is capable of supplying power to five LED segment. Depending on the marquee size, each marquee will have installed enough power supply needed to power all installed segments. The Onboard PC, Gigatron and LED Distribution Board will be powered by a separate 5 volt power supply that will have a line filter and the additional capability of supplying 24 volts to the integrated music system on the Onboard PC. 5V DC Power Supply

5V DC adjustment and Power LED

Parallel AC input connections to Power supplies

Common connections to LED Display Segments

5V DC connections to LED Display Segments

110 V AC / 230 V AC Selector Switch

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Chapter 1A- Andon Display Product Overview
The Factory Vision Display product line is divided into two groups; Marquee and Andon. The Marquee group consist of one to four line displays housed in an extruded aluminium cabinet. Components are accessed from either end of the display. The Andon group consist of five to eight line displays housed in a steel cabinet. Components are accessed from a front or back door that lifts up with the aid of pneumatic pistons. Chapters 1M through 4M offer Marquee information, Chapters 1A through 4A offer Andon information. Chapters 5 through 10 offer information common to both display types. This section of the manual gives a brief description of the major parts of the Factory Vision Five to Eight Line Andon LED Display and tells you where to locate them on the unit.

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Offloading & Handling

Inspection
CAUTION! The Display Board should be inspected for obvious shipping damage. Do not attempt to operate the unit if any damage is found.

Offloading
CAUTION! The crated Display Board is heavy. Qualified personnel using suitable lifting equipment, straps and supports must be deployed when offloading.

Unpacking
TOPPLING HAZARD
DISPLAY IS HEAVY & MAY PRESENT A TOPPLING HAZARD

The Display Board is free standing within its transportation-packing crate. The crate is secured by nails and/or screws and therefore can be dismantled by means of simple hand tools. CAUTION! Due to the narrow construction of the Display Board it is unstable when left unsupported. Care should be taken when unpacking to ensure the unit is supported at all times.

Ground Handling
CAUTION! DO NOT attempt to open the doors whilst the display is on the ground without a suitable method of support in place, i.e. chain block and straps.

Hazard - Crushing The Display Board is heavy: 110Kg 440Kg depending on model. Suitable lifting equipment should be used when handling the unit.
TOPPLING HAZARD
DISPLAY IS HEAVY & MAY PRESENT A TOPPLING HAZARD

Hazard - Toppling Due to the narrow construction of the unit, the Display Board is unstable when left unsupported. It is suggested that the unit should only be removed from the packing case when a suitable method of support is available, i.e. chain block and straps. DO NOT attempt to lift the display unit with a forklift truck. The base of the unit is not designed as a weight bearing structure except where the supports are fitted.

CAUTION!

DO NOT!

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Safe Handling Considerations
TOPPLING HAZARD
DISPLAY IS HEAVY & MAY PRESENT A TOPPLING HAZARD

X X X
CAUTION! This device is not intended for use at ground level. It should be suspended from the fitted eyebolts. Handle with extreme care. Safe handling recommendations are as follows; When the length of the support base equals or exceeds the unit height. When the unit is restrained by attaching slings or chains to the eyebolts and the slings or chains are fastened securely to a suitable structure. CAUTION! This instruction is particularly important when the doors are to be opened. Under NO circumstances should the doors be opened when the above precautions are not in place.

Min. Length = X Anchor To Appropriate Structure

Min. Length = X

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Chapter 2A Andon Display Pre-Installation Set Up Guide
The Factory Vision Andon Series Imbedded PC runs a Windows operating system. Some familiarity with the operating system being used is assumed in the set up and configuration of the Display Board.

Pre-Installation Set-up Objectives for PC Version Displays:


To avoid unnecessary network address conflicts and for ease of access we recommend that the Display Board addressing be carried out on the ground prior to suspending the display. Familiarize yourself with the relevant safety and handling procedures as detailed in the Safety Instructions.

Pre-installation Check
1) Check Documentation Pack: a) Windows License b) Application Setup File and Manual CD 2) Apply Power to the Display 3) Wait approximately 3-4mins for display to complete boot up and display desktop Icons or display template.

Input required TCP/IP addresses and PC Name


1) Connect Laptop or PC to RJ45 connector on top of Display directly using a Crossover Lead or standard patch lead via hub. 2) Log on to Display using VNC or NetMeeting desktop sharing 3) Change TCP/IP Address as required. Refer to Chapter 8 first section. 4) Factory Default Settings: a) IP address: 192.168.0.250. b) Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0. c) PC Name: FV1*** 5) Shut down Microsoft Windows *** Unique Display Serial No. (Attached to display)

The unit comes supplied with several pieces of software. With the exception of Data Manager, all passwords and user names have been set up as PCB. Unless otherwise stated in this document, I.E. Default Data Manager All Other Software Settings Applications User name: User PCB Password: Password PCB IMPORTANT NOTE: Proper Windows shutdown must be performed prior to any movement or shipping of display or warranty will be voided. Improper Shutdown prior to movement may damage hard drive. The Display is now ready for installation.
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Pre Installation Set Up Objectives for non-PC Version Displays


For non internal PC displays that will be communicating via ethernet, it is recommended that the Gigatrons ethernet IP addressing is established before the display is suspended from the ceiling to help avoid network address conflicts. Review relevant safety and handling procedures as detailed in the safety instructions. Pre-Installation Check List: 3) Apply power to the display. 4) Observe the power-up screens and write down the number to determine the sign operating protocol loaded into the unit. If the number sequence is 3XXXX ethernet. Go to Chapter Nine section Gigatron Native Protocol for set up and programming via

4XXXX Go to Chapter Nine section Serial Communications Protocol for set up and programming via ethernet. 5XXXX Go to Chapter Nine section Adaptive Reduced Version Protocol for set up and programming via ethernet. 3) Wait approximately one to two minutes for display to complete power-up sequence.

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Chapter 3A Andon Display External Connections
Power Electrical Installation:
The Protective Conductor (Earth Wire) must be connected for safety reasons. Check that the power cable has a proper Earth Wire, and it is properly connected. It is not safe to operate the Display Board without the Protective Conductor connected. CAUTION! Do not exceed the voltage rating on the label located on the top of the power supply cowling. Do not work on the unit unless the power is disconnected.

CAUTION!

Electrical Connections
The Display Board requires a 110Vac 50-60Hz supply. Note: Refer to Chapter 4A Andon Display Installation for power requirements by model number.

Ethernet and Audio Output and AC Power Connections


The Ethernet and Audio Output Jacks are located next to the right hanger bolts:

The AC Power Connection is located next to the left hanger bolts: Note: L1 power must be supplied to both pin 1 and 4 and wire sized with not more than 15 amps total current on each wire. The same holds true for L2 (pins 2 and 5).

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Communication
The Display Board typically communicates to the customers control & monitoring system over Ethernet. There is a RJ45 connection on top of the board for this connection. The unit is delivered with a standard pre-set IP address 192.168.0.250 and Subnet mask 255.255.255.0 CAUTION! The Display Board should not be connected to the plant network without checking for a clash of IP addresses. Note: If a clash exists the IP address can be changed by connecting directly to the unit via a Laptop PC, crossover network cable and utilising the PCAnywhere software supplied with the unit. The sound output on the Factory Vision Marquee series is a Brad Harrison 4 pole connector with the following pin-out.

Sound:

External connections to internal PC consist of a PS2 port for a mouse or keyboard (both with a splitter, a video port of a monitor and a USB port.

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Introduction
The purpose of this report is to test the audio performance of the MacDonald Humfrey soundboard. In detail, this report will describe the analysis and data taken in regards to sound intensity and decibel level.

Equipment
QTY 1 1 1 1 Description 100' 16 gauge 4-wire w/ shield 15W speaker 12' 22 gauge 4-wire w/shield 8A4000-31 Female straight micro connector Inventory stock stock customer supplied stock

Data
An array of tests was done to find the maximum sound level and maximum sound level without distortion. A 100 spool of 16 gauge 4-wire with shield, and a supplied with speaker 12 length of 22 gauge 4-wire with shield was tested. Each length was tested individually, and also together with a connector joining the two, to produce a length of 100 16 gauge, and 12 22 gauge equaling 112 total. Outlined on the next page is a chart demonstrating the tests and their results.

Theoretical Maximum Decibel Level:

P = 15W P0 = 2 x 10^-5 N/m


Lp = 20 log (15W/(2 x 10^-5))

Lp = 20 log (750000) Lp = 20*(5.87506) Lp = 117.50 dB

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Wire GA 22 16 16+22

With Distortion Cable Length (ft) Decibel Level (dB) 5 115 100 115 100+12=112 115 Without Distortion Cable Length (ft) Decibel Level (dB) 5 108-113 100 108-113 100+12=112 108-113

Volume Level 100% 100% 100%

% Error 2.13% 2.13% 2.13%

Wire GA 22 16 16+22

Volume Level 25% 25% 25%

Analysis
The data collected shows that at a distance of 100 there is no interference/noise of any kind. However, with the volume set at 100% there is a significant level of distortion, which in turn means the input is too strong for the specifications of the speaker. To minimize distortion, decrease the volume to 25% or less, depending on desired loudness.

Conclusion
The tests consisted of using different gauges of wire to determine an optimal length without experiencing interference. After completion the conclusion was made that 16 gauge would be the optimal thickness, also a length of 100 feet or greater could be used without incurring interference. The maximum size wire that can be used is 16 gauge due to the restrictions of the connectors. At this time further testing has not been done for distances greater than 112. From the data taken, conclusions can be made that 16 gauge 4-wire w/ shield can be used 100 feet or greater without experiencing interference, or power loss (dB).

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Ground Handling
Before handling, testing or installing the Display Board, familiarize yourself with Chapter 1 of this manual Offloading & Handling. There are a variety of safety issues, which need to be understood and complied with to ensure the safety of you, the Display Board and other people in the vicinity.

Mechanical Installation:
The Display Board should be installed suspended from the four corner suspension points supplied with the unit. In addition to four corner suspension points there are two safety eyebolts centrally located at each end of the Display. These safety eyebolts are intended for use when lifting the Display unit into place, leaving the four main eyebolts free for fixing to the permanent suspension points. They are also to be used for a safety cable if required by local ordinances. Qualified personnel should install the unit. Supporting chains must hang vertically utilising all four eyebolts. supporting chains should be fixed at both ends. Do Not Loop Chains Over Girders Etc. CAUTION! Care should be taken to ensure supporting chains are suitably rated to carry the quoted weight and are correctly secured to the unit. The support structure should be suitable to support the quoted weight of the unit. All

CAUTION!

CAUTION!

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Support Member Eye Bolts - Not Supplied Chains - Not Supplied Eye Bolts - Supplied

Safety Cable - Not Supplied

Anchor To Appropriate Structure

X
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Model number breakdown: The Factory Vision Display product line is divided by Andon Products and Andon Board products. Andon product offer one line to four line displays. Andon products offer five line to eight line displays.

Andon Product Model Numbers: FV405B Through FV408G


FV = Factory Vision. 40 = Series Number . 5 - 8 = Number of four inch character rows A - G = Number of 16 by 64 pixel segments per row which determines board width. The following table list the available Factory Vision Andon Boards by model number:

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On Board PC. Each Factory Vision Marquee (PC Version) has a dedicated onboard computer running a Windows operating system. These are located inside the display and are held in place by four mounting screws. The onboard PC also has an embedded music unit that provides 256 tunes to a loud speaker. The Factory Vision Marquee (Non-PC Version) does not have an imbedded PC thus the Gigatron Board gets its set-up configuration from an external PC via Ethernet or serial connection. The non-PC unit thus does not have music capabilities. Gigatron Board. Each Factory Vision Display has a Gigatron Board which acts as the video driver for the marquee. For the embedded PC display type, the video information is fed to the Gigatron board via the serial cable and video cable shown below. For the non-embedded PC display, the video information is fed to the Gigatron board via the Ethernet port, or RS232/RS484 port shown below. The video signals, now formatted for the display, are fed out of the Gigatron via the A and B side LED distribution cables.

Gigatron Board

Ribbon Cable Connections for video from PC to Gigatron

Serial Cable between PC and Gigatron

PC Harddrive cable from PC to drive located under the Gigatron Board

PC Board

B Side video output connector from Gigatron to LED Distribution Board on B side of Display A Side video output connector from Gigatron to LED Distribution Board on A side of Display

RS232 used to feed an optional 2nd Gigatron PS2 port for Mouse and/or Keyboard Ethernet connection for PC based display Speaker output from music module PC Reset Button 12V/24V connection (Not Used) Ethernet connection for Non-PC based display 5 Volt Power connections Two USB Ports

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LED Distribution Board. Each Factory Vision Andon will have one or two LED Distribution Boards (depending on whether the marquee has one or two sides). Each LED Distribution Board will be fed formatted video information from the A or B LED Distribution cable from the Gigatron to up to 8 video connections which feed up to 8 LED Row connectors located at the left end of each display row. Up to 8 Video connections to LED Row Video Cables

5 Volt Power

2 of 8 Video connections to LED Rows

Video connection to Gigatron Board

5 Volt Power to Row segment

Row segment Data cable jumper ( up to 6 segments can make up a row)

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5V LED Power Supply. Each 5 volt power supply is capable of supplying power to five LED segment. Depending on the marquee size, each marquee will have installed enough power supply needed to power all installed segments. The Onboard PC, Gigatron and LED Distribution Board will be powered by a separate 5 volt power supply that will have a line filter and the additional capability of supplying 24 volts to the integrated music system on

the Onboard PC. 5V DC Power Supply

Parallel AC input connections to Power supplies

Common connections to LED Display Segments

5V DC connections to LED Display Segments

5V DC adjustment and Power LED

110 V AC / 230 V AC Selector Switch

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Chapter 5 Routine Maintenance Vent Filters
The Display has several ventilation ports fitted with dust filters. The filters are of the clip on type and may be removed by hand without tools. Depending on the prevailing environmental conditions the filters will become clogged after a period of use. Routine maintenance and cleaning entails the removal and cleaning or replacement of these four filters.

General Cleaning
The protective covers to the doors on the display are made of polycarbonate; While physically tough and coated with an anti-glare and scratch resistant coating, polycarbonate is susceptible to chemical attack. Therefore only mild detergents and water should be used in the cleaning of the screen. A periodic wipe over with a damp cloth should be sufficient to keep the display clear and clean.

Vent

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Chapter 6 Troubleshooting Fault Diagnosis Overview


The Factory Vision Marquee series is designed in a simple and modular way. Faults can be isolated to one of several major groups of components that are replaced with the minimum of effort and tools. Because of this modularity, the requirement for holding a large stock of spares is reduced and the tracing of faults is simplified. Faults are confined to five main areas; LED Segment Assembly PC Assembly Gigaton Board Led Distribution Board Power Supply Units Schematic Drawing of Factory Vision Internal PC Marquee Board:

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Schematic Drawing of Factory Vision Non-Internal PC Marquee Board:

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Schematic Drawing of Factory Vision Andon Board:

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Spare Parts List:


Combination Serial Cable (FVZVCOMC) Serial Cable COM Port PC Side (FVZVCOMCP)

Serial Cable COM Port Gigatron Side (FVZVCOMCG)

Keyboard Cable to User Connection (DK226MM-10)

Video Ribbon Cable PC to Gigatron (FVZRCHD_M)

Video Cable to User Connection (CTL3VGAMM-10B)

Video Ribbon Cable Gigatron to Distribution (FVZVR5M)

Hard Drive Cable


(FVZRCHD.3M)

PC/Gigatron Power Connector (FVZCPWRPG)

Mic In, Line In/Out Connector (FVZCLINEIO)

USB Cable to User Connection (CSMUAB-1M)

Ethernet Cable to User Connection (16N2490)


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Video Cable Distribution Board (FVZVC0.7M)

5V Power Supply 150W (HF-150W-050300)

Video Cable LED Board to LED Board (FVZVC0.1M)

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual LED Segment Out


LED malfunctions and faults are relatively simple to identify and repair. The detailed method of removing and replacing LED Segment Boards is covered elsewhere in this manual. Each LED Segment board consists of a matrix of 16 by 64 LEDs, an input data port an output data port and a 5 volt power connection. This section will try to highlight methods of isolating the faults and include other relevant troubleshooting procedures. If one entire segment is out Remedy: Check data cable if it is the last segment in the row, check power connection, Replace segment.

Single LED out.


A single LED can become faulty after a period of time in the field. This is often due to factors internal to the particular LED and the symptoms are often obvious a single LED will only light up in red or green but not both, or perhaps it will stop working completely. Note: Faulty LEDs can be intermittent faults. Remedy: Change LED Segment Board

Column of LEDs out.


A column of LEDs can be faulty. This will show up as a column of 25 LEDs within a single tile being faulty in one or both colors. There are occasions where only part of a column will be faulty. Remedy: change LED Segment Board.

Partial Row of Tiles Out.


If a part of the row is out to the end of the row. Remedy: Check the input data cable on the first segment that is out, Check the power supply feeding the segments that are out.

Scattered LED Segments Out.


Remedy: Check the power supply feeding the segments that are out.

Chapter 6 Troubleshooting
Blank Display
Symptoms No images to either side of display Possible Causes AC Power Missing 5 VDC Power Failure User Application Software Not Running Correctly Screen Saver Setting Display Position Coordinates incorrectly set Corrective Action Check Fuses/Breakers Restore Power Replace Power Supply Run User Application Software Disable Windows Screen Saver Set Display Position Coordinates to correct settings (refer to chapter 10, LED Panel set)

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Blank Display
Symptoms Possible Causes Display is set to Offline Mode 5 VDC Power Failure Note: AC power cables are daisy-chained between power supplies, check AC cord plugs User Application Software Not Running Correctly Display Position Coordinates incorrectly set. Restart User Application Software Set Display Position Coordinates to correct settings (refer to chapter 10, LED Panel set) Check Fuses/Breakers Corrective Action Run LED Panel set software under MainMenu software and enable VGA Sync (refer to chapter 10) Replace Power Supply

No images to one side of the display.

AC Power Missing

Frozen Display
Symptoms Display is not updating any incoming Data. Possible Causes Driver not running Communication cable disconnected Original board configuration modified Corrective Action Start driver and make sure is in startup menu Reconnect cable Restore board configuration to original working state

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Frozen Display
Symptoms Possible Causes Corrective Action

Partial Blank Areas


Symptoms Partial areas of the Display is Blank. Single Tile or partial row Possible Causes 5VDC Power connection to LED Segment Board Failure Digital Signaling Ribbon connection To LED Segment Board Corrective Action Restore 5VDC Power connection Restore Ribbon connection To LED Segment Board

LED Tile Failure

Replace LED Segment Board

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Partial Blank Areas
Symptoms Possible Causes Corrective Action

Display Image Problems


Symptoms Display image is not central Possible Causes Incorrect display position co-ordinates Corrective Action Input correct positional display co-ordinates using MainMenu software (refer to chapter 10, LED Panel set)

Display image appears mixed up in multiple colors

Video Signaling Ribbon Cable connection To Displays error Ribbon cable damaged Ribbon cable damaged Display size set improperly

Connect Video Signaling Ribbon cables from driver board to LED board in proper sequence Replace ribbon cable between Gigatron and LED board Replace ribbon cable between LED board and 1st LED segment Use LED Main Menu program to setup proper display size in Gigatron Filter incoming connections

Display image appears to Flicker or random LEDs illuminated intermittently.

External Interference On Incoming Mains supply and/or Ethernet connection

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Chapter 7M Marquee Display Component Replacement


Display Board Removal Procedure
The front side of the Factory Vision Marquee is identified by the Ethernet port residing on the right end of the marquee cabinet. To access the components residing on the front panel (Front LED segment boards, Front LED Segment Board Power Supplies, PC, Gigatron, and Front LED Distribution Board) remove the four screws holding the access panel that has the Ethernet port:

7/16 Screws

The back side of the Factory Vision Marquee is identified by the AC power port residing on the right end of the marquee cabinet. To access the components residing on the back panel (Back LED segment boards, Back LED Segment Board Power Supplies, and Back LED Distribution Board) remove the four screws holding the access panel that has the AC Power Port:

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7/16 Screws

To remove the front or back display board, remove the appropriate access panel (see above) and pull out the display board. Note: To get a better grip on the board you may want to use a piece of wire or rope looped around one of the display stand-offs as shown below. Note: Be careful to ensure that wires from the opposite display board are clear of the board that is being removed.

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PC and Gigatron Removal Procedure
To remove the PC and Gigatron boards, remove the following cable connections and the two mounting screws:
Gigatron Board PC Board

B Side video output connector from Gigatron to LED Distribution Board on B side of Display A Side video output connector from Gigatron to LED Distribution Board on A side of Display

RS232 used to feed an optional 2nd Gigatron PS2 port for Mouse and/or Keyboard Ethernet connection for PC based display Speaker output from music module

Ethernet connection for Non-PC based display

5 Volt Power connections

Two USB Ports

Two mounting screws

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Power Supply Removal Procedure
Ensure Power is OFF. Remove the AC Supply voltage wires, the DC V Wires and the +DC V Wires.

5V DC Power Supply

Parallel AC input connections to Power supplies

Common connections to LED Display Segments

5V DC connections to LED Display Segments

Remove four mounting screws.

Mounting Screws

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LED Distribution Board Removal Procedure
Each Factory Vision Marquee will have one or two LED Distribution Boards (depending on whether the marquee has one or two sides). Each LED Distribution Board will be fed formatted video information from the A or B LED Distribution cable from the Gigatron to up to 8 video connections which feed up to 8 LED Row connectors located at the left end of each display row. To remove a LED Distribution Board, remove the 5 volt power cable, the video connections for the segments and the connection the four mounting screws. Slide the LED Distribution Board to the left thus disconnecting the LED Distribution Board from the Gigatron board.

Up to 8 Video connections to LED Row Video Cables

5 Volt Power

Video connection to Gigatron Board

Mounting Screws

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LED Segment Removal Procedure


To remove an LED Segment, remove the following Data and 5 V DC Power cable connections from the back of the LED Segment to be removed. Note: Other components such as power supplies, PC/Gigatron or LED Distribution board may also need to be removed if they are covering the LED Segment mounting screws:

Remove the eight LED Segment mounting screws.

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Chapter 7A Andon Display Component Replacement
Display Board Removal Procedure
The front side of the Factory Vision Andon is identified by the Power Switch residing on the Left end of the Andon cabinet. To access the components residing on the front panel (Front LED segment boards, Front LED Segment Board Power Supplies, PC, Gigatron, and Front LED Distribution Board) twist the Two thumb screws at the bottom of the display and raise the cabinet door:

CAUTION!

The cabinet door lifts with the aid of pneumatic pistons. Allow enough space between you and the door when opening to prevent the door from knocking you off your lift or ladder!

Thumb Screws

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Once the door is open, you will have access to all components for front and back display.

The following illustration show the location of major components within the Andon Display Board:

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PC, Gigatron and Music Power Supply Removal Procedure
To remove the PC, Gigatron and Music power supply, remove the cables connections on the three devices and remove the four mounting screws:

Four mounting screws

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Power Supply Removal Procedure


Ensure Power is OFF. Remove the AC Supply voltage wires, the DC V Wires and the +DC V Wires.

5V DC Power Supply

Parallel AC input connections to Power supplies

Common connections to LED Display Segments

5V DC connections to LED Display Segments

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LED Distribution Board Removal Procedure


Each Factory Vision Andon will have one or two LED Distribution Boards (depending on whether the marquee has one or two sides). Each LED Distribution Board will be fed formatted video information from the A or B LED Distribution cable from the Gigatron to up to 8 video connections which feed up to 8 LED Row connectors located at the left end of each display row. To remove a LED Distribution Board, remove the 5 volt power cable, the video connections for the segments and the connection the four mounting screws. Slide the LED Distribution Board to the left thus disconnecting the LED Distribution Board from the Gigatron board. Up to 8 Video connections to LED Row Video Cables

5 Volt Power

Video connection to Gigatron Board

Mounting Screws

LED Segment Removal Procedure


To remove an LED Segment, remove all the data cables on each side of each LED segment board in the same column. Remove the 5 V DC Power cable connections from the back of the LED Segment to be removed. Note: Other components such as power supplies, PC/Gigatron or LED Distribution board may also need to be removed if they are covering the LED Segment mounting screws:

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Remove the ten screws from the outside edge of each Outside Segment Rail allowing the segment column to be dropped from the display when the Rail End Nuts are removed. Remove the seven nuts holding the top of the Outside Segment Rails and the Center Segment Rail to replace the top LED Segments, or remove the seven nuts holding the bottom of the Outside Segment Rails and the Center Segment Rail to replace the bottom LED Segments, or remove the fourteen nuts holding the top and bottom of the Outside Segment Rails and the Center Segment Rail and remove the entire segment column to access any of the LED segments in that column.

Top Outside and Center Rail Nuts

Outside Segment Rail Screws

Outside Segment Rails

Center Segment Rail

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To remove an LED Segment Board, remove the eight mounting screws:

LED Segment Board mounting screws

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Chapter 8 How to Access Display Remote Display Connection Setup Setting up the IP Address for connection to the full matrix display: This will allow the user to establish a remote connection from a PC to the display board. The following setup procedures cover configuring your PC network settings for Window 98, NT and 2000 or XP: If your computer is running Windows 98: For Windows 98, click on the start menu

Select Settings and Control Panel

In the Control Panel Folder select Network

Select the Configuration tab and click on TCP/IP (Brand Name of Ethernet Card) Card and then select properties. In the properties menu you will see an IP tab, click on that tab and you will see this:

Click on Specify an IP address and enter an IP address that is similar to the one on the display. The default address of the display is 192.168.0.250. The address that you enter in your computer must match the first three numbers of the display IP address. For example, you could enter 192.168.0.200 into your computer. This contains the same first three numbers 192.168.0 as the display. The last number can be any number up to 250 except the number that is contained on the display. In this case that number is 250. The default subnet mask is always 255.255.255.0. This should be the same as the display. When finished setting up the new IP address click OK and restart the computer for the new IP address to take effect.
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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual If your computer is running Windows NT: For Windows 98, click on the start menu

Select Settings and Control Panel

In the Control Panel Folder select Network

Select the Protocols tab and click on TCP/IP Protocol and then select properties. In the properties menu you will see an IP Address tab, click on that tab and you will see this:

Click on Specify an IP address and enter an IP address that is similar to the one on the display. The default address of the display is 192.168.0.250. The address that you enter in your computer must match the first three numbers of the display IP address. For example, you could enter 192.168.0.200 into your computer. This contains the same first three numbers 192.168.0 as the display. The last number can be any number up to 250 except the number that is contained on the display. In this case that number is 250. The default subnet mask is always 255.255.255.0. This should be the same as the display. When finished setting up the new IP address click OK and restart the computer for the new IP address to take effect.

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual If your computer is running Windows 2000 or XP: The signs run Windows XP so once remotely connected use this procedure to change the IP address. For Windows 2000 or XP, click on the start menu

Select Settings and Network and Dial-up Connections

In the Network and Dial-up Connections, click on Local Area Connection

Click on the Properties button on the Local Area Connection Status window:

Click on Internet Protocol(TCP/IP) and then click on the Properties Button

Click on Use the following IP address and enter an IP address that is similar to the one on the display. The default address of the display is 192.168.0.250. The address that you enter in your computer must match the first three numbers of the display IP address. For example, you could enter 192.168.0.200 into your computer. This contains the same first three numbers 192.168.0 as the display. The last number can be any number up to 250 except the number that is contained on the display. In this case that number is 250. The default subnet mask is always 255.255.255.0. This should be the same as the display. When you are finished setting up the new IP address click OK and the new IP address will take effect. 66
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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Connecting to Display using VNC
VNC is used for remote viewing of the internal PC in the full matrix display from a remote computer. To use VNC you must first install the VNC Software on your computer. Electro-Matic Products can provide a copy or it can be found at www.realvnc.com. Click on VNC icon:

Enter the IP Address and Click OK:

Enter in the password (The default password is password):

Now you have control of the display PC. Click the X in the upper corner to close the connection.

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Click on NetMeeting icon:

Click on Tools and select Options:

Click on the Security Tab and check the box for I prefer to make secure outgoing calls and click OK:

Enter in the IP Address and click the phone icon:

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Enter in the password and click OK: (Default user name for Windows 2000 is VS4000 and the password is VS4000) (Default user name for Windows XPe is Administrator and the password is admin) (Default user name for Windows XPe Factory Vision is EMP and the password is emp)

Now you have control of the display PC. Click the Hang up icon on the original connection window to close the connection.

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Viewing Display using Internet Explorer on a Remote PC: Using Internet Explorer, enter in either the IP address or the computer name of the display board. The computer (display board) name will start with a FV and contain a number such as 1330 (FV1330). For Example:

This will open a viewer on the Internet Explorer that will display both sides of the display board. This viewer will update every 10 seconds. This is how the display will look on your computer:

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Data Manager Introduction: The Data Manager HMI software is used to create the templates on the display boards. These templates consist of display fields that are linked to either the data collection system or to Allen Bradley PLCs via DDE links to Ethernet/DDE driver programs. The Data Manager program runs on the display boards internal PC thus the DM program must be accessed directly through the monitor; keyboard and mouse ports on the display board or via a remote PC on the Ethernet network using PC Anywhere, NetMeeting or VNC. To use Data Manager, double-click on the DM Icon on the desktop: Note: Data Manager can be set to start automatically on the display board by placing the DM.exe in the Windows Startup directory along with the startup of the necessary TCP/IP DDE drivers.

The Data Manager should be configured to start up with a default screen in RUN mode. Fields on the screen will start displaying live data sent by either the data collection system or Allen Bradley PLCs. Otherwise the running screen will display the default characters while waiting for data:

To make any changes to the Data Manager Project, you must first Log In:

The default login name is user The default password for user is password

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Once you are logged in, the configuration menu can be opened by selecting File/Configure:

In configuration mode, several tool tables should be visible such as: Tool Box which contains drawing items. Layer Control which allows you to create and specify different drawing layers Object Background which allows you to change object colors Data Manager Logger which allows you to create and edit Tags.

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Setting Up a New Template on Data Manager
Select File and New to start a new page.

Select Drawing Background in the color palette and select black for the background. The color black is recommended when using the Data Manager Software on a full matrix display.

Select the line in the toolbox to draw the border of the display. This border is used to set up a template so that this newly created template will fit exactly in the viewing area of the full matrix display. In this example we will use a display that is 200 X 100 pixels.

The outline of the template is usually a small area on a normal laptop or PC. To make this area larger the user can go to the view menu and click on zoom in. This can be done a number of times to make editing of the screen easier.

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Data Manager Application Settings: The following Application Setup menu allows you to configure the default screen name, the Startup in Run Mode configuration and the Maximum Undo Limit:

Data Manager Text Types, Tags and Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE): There are two types of text that can be added to a display screen, the first type is called Static Text which is text that does not change through animation depending on the value of a tag. The following tool button is used to create static text:

The following menu is used to enter the static text and establish horizontal and vertical justification:

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual The second type of text is Dynamic Text that is designed to show the value of an internal (dummy), Real (tied to a port) or DDE type tag. The following button is used to create dynamic text:

The following menu comes up after selecting the location on the screen for the new dynamic text. This menu is used to select the tag that will animate the text. Note: the tag must already exist for this menu to be used.

Use the Select Tag button to select the tag from the tag list: Note: All tags will be entered into this menu as Tagname.Current Value:

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To Create, Edit or View Tags, select Options/Logger:

Select either New or in this case Edit:

A list of current tags belonging to this project will be displayed in the following table. To view and edit the tag attributes, double-click on the tag in the tag list:

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Data Manager Tag Definition: The Tag Definition menu is used to create a tag name, define the tag as a dummy (or internal) tag , a Real (or port connected) tag or a DDE tag. We will be using DDE type tags to communicate with the MHASCC or MHAAB TCP/IP DDE servers. The DDE Tag format is = Server|Topic!Item Where: Server is the source program that feeds the tag, in our case MHASCC or MHAAB. Topic is a category within the server dedicated to a certain data type, Topic names can be any name, in our case for the current project, MHASCC|A1PROJ, A1ACTUAL, A1CELLS, A1MARQUEE or MHAAB|BLOCK1. A1 stand for side 1 of the display; if the display has a second side, different information can be sent to topics starting with A2.... Item is the specific source point for the data, Item names must match available commands in protocol communicating with the tag. Current Items recognized by the MHASCC driver are: NUM, R01C01T..., R01C01C... and MARQUEE. Items recognized by the Allen Bradley PLC from the MHAAB Server are: R1 through R32. Since the screen in this example has two rows of eight cells being feed by the MHAAB Server, R1 through R16 are used. If different information is to be displayed on the back side of a two sided sign, R17 through R32 can be used. Note: The server name must be proceeded with an equal = sign, The topic name must be proceeded with a pipe | sign, The item name must be proceeded with a bang ! sign. Note: A Data Manager project can have multiple DDE source programs in which each can have multiple topics in which each can have multiple items. Note: By design DataManager will periodically to attempt to establish a DDE connection for all defined DDE tags. Ensure all defined DDE tags have active data sources; failure to do so will cause DataManager, periodically, to attempt to establish a DDE connection for the tag with an unobtainable data source. This will adversely affect redrawing of the template. Any DDE tags inherited from a previous taglist, or project, may be either converted to a dummy tag or deleted. Tags may be converted between different types by editing their properties. Tags that are deleted are merely disabled and may be undeleted.

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual The following table shows the tags used for each of the data fields on the following display:
Display Header NUM data Andon data line 1 Andon data line 2 Andon data line 3 Andon data line 4 Marquee

Note: This table is under construction. Consult your sales person for the latest version.
GOAL = MHASCC|A1PROJ!NUM ACTUAL = MHASCC|A1ACTUAL!NUM TIME = MHASCC|SYSTEM!TIME R01C01T &C R01C02T &C R01C03T &C R01C04T &C R01C05T &C R01C06T &C R01C07T &C R01C08T &C =MHASCC| =MHASCC| =MHASCC| =MHASCC| =MHASCC| =MHASCC| =MHASCC| =MHASCC| A1CELLS! A1CELLS! A1CELLS! A1CELLS! A1CELLS! A1CELLS! A1CELLS! A1CELLS! R01C01T & R01C02T & R01C03T & R01C04T & R01C05T & R01C06T & R01C07T & R01C08T & R01C01C R01C02C R01C03C R01C04C R01C05C R01C06C R01C07C R01C08C R02C01C R02C02C R02C03C R02C04C R02C05C R02C06C R02C07C R02C08C =MHAAB| =MHAAB| =MHAAB| =MHAAB| =MHAAB| =MHAAB| =MHAAB| =MHAAB| BLOCK1! BLOCK1! BLOCK1! BLOCK1! BLOCK1! BLOCK1! BLOCK1! BLOCK1! R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R03C01T &C R03C02T &C R03C03T &C R03C04T &C R03C05T &C R03C06T &C R03C07T &C R03C08T &C =MHASCC| =MHASCC| =MHASCC| =MHASCC| =MHASCC| =MHASCC| =MHASCC| =MHASCC| A1CELLS! A1CELLS! A1CELLS! A1CELLS! A1CELLS! A1CELLS! A1CELLS! A1CELLS! R03C01T & R03C02T & R03C03T & R03C04T & R03C05T & R03C06T & R03C07T & R03C08T & R03C01C R03C02C R03C03C R03C04C R03C05C R03C06C R03C07C R03C08C R04C01C R04C02C R04C03C R04C04C R04C05C R04C06C R04C07C R04C08C =MHAAB| =MHAAB| =MHAAB| =MHAAB| =MHAAB| =MHAAB| =MHAAB| =MHAAB| BLOCK1! BLOCK1! BLOCK1! BLOCK1! BLOCK1! BLOCK1! BLOCK1! BLOCK1! R9 R10 R11 R12 R13 R14 R15 R16

MARQUEE =MHASCC|A1MARQUEE!MARQUEE

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Defining the Goal Data Field using the MHASCC Server: The Goal display is a 4 digit decimal data field tied to the DDE Tag GOAL:

The Tag GOAL has the DDE link =MHASCC|A1PROJ!NUM Since this field will be displayed in a numeric value, the data type must be an ASCII Decimal:

The MHASCC Server program (which must be running for data to reach the Data Manager in Run Mode) is responsible for routing TCP/IP ITEMS from the data collection system (or the Alpha-Sender II program) into the proper topic folder and converting the data from TCP/IP format to DDE format for the Data Manager.

Defining a Topic using the MHASCC Server: To start the MHASCC Server, click on the desktop icon:

To view and edit a topic, Open the MHASCC Server window and select Configure/Topic Definition: Select the topic used by Goal; A1PROJ and select the Modify button:

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Notice that the Topic A1PROJ has a Group # of 1 and a Unit # of 4.

Note: The topic configurations are stored in a file in the C:\DM directory called Topic.csv and can be vied with Excel or Notepad. Defining the NUM Numeric Display Control Command using the MHASCC Server: The following is an example of the ASCII data string format which is sent to the MHASSC server via Ethernet. The Goal display is controlled with the NUM (Numeric Display Control Command): 021 | 000200 | <&H02>0104<&H1B>NUM-888N1A<&H04> Program line 21 send this command line for 200 milliseconds, STX <&H02>, Group 01, Unit 04, ESC <&H1B>, NUM (Numeric Display Control Command), display data -888, N = number and terminates the display field, 1 = display data On [default] (0 = Off, 2 = slow flash, 3 = fast flash), A = Attribute which terminates the field, CMD hex 04 (EOT) End of Transmission Note: The Group and Unit number rout the command to the proper MHASCC Topic and the data type NUM matches the Item name in the DDE Tag, Goal Note: The NUM data type is limited to the color selected on the Data Manger screen.

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Defining the Actual Data Field in Data Manager using the MHASCC Server: The Actual data field is identical to the Goal data field (see previous example) except:

The Tag Definition is Actual = MHASCC|A1ACTUAL!NUM A1ACTUAL in MHASCC Server Topic Definition has a Group # of 1 and a Unit # of 1. The following is an example of the ASCII data string format which is sent to the MHASSC server via Ethernet. The Actual display controlled with the NUM (Numeric Display Control Command)

020 | 000200 | <&H02>0101<&H1B>NUM-888N1A<&H04> Program line 20 send this command line for 200 milliseconds, STX <&H02>, Group 01, Unit 01, ESC <&H1B>, NUM (Numeric Display Control Command), display data -888, N = number and terminates the display field, 1 =display data On [default] (0 = Off, 2 = slow flash, 3 = fast flash), A = Attribute which terminates the field, CMD hex 04 (EOT) End of Transmission Note: The Group and Unit number rout the command to the proper MHASCC Topic and the data type NUM matches the Item name in the DDE Tag, Actual Note: The NUM data type is limited to color Red. Defining the Time Data Field using the Data Manager Program: The Time Data Field is provided by a Tag defined in the data manager which displays the Window clock value in a 12 or 24 hour format: The Tag Definition is Time = MHASCC|SYSTEM!TIME This Tag data type must be an ASCII String:

The Time display is a 4 digit decimal data field tied to the DDE Tag GOAL:

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Defining the Andon Data Cells in Data Manager using the MHASCC Server:

The Andon Cells are 3 digit ASCII string data fields (default ???) that occupy eight columns on lines One and Three of the Andon data area of the display. Each of these data cells are controlled by two tags, one for text value (R01C01T through R03C08T) and one for text color (R01C01C through R03C08C). The following images describe how to configure each Andon cell: Double-click on a Andon data cell. (in this example: row 1, column 1):

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual To link the text value tag to the data cell, Select R01C01T text tag:

To link the text color tag to the data cell, Select Dynamic button:

Select Line Text button:

Select Select Tag button and select tag R01C01C color tag. Also ensure the following colors for the following values: Black (Off) = 0 Yellow = 5 Red = 1 Light Green = 6 Amber = 2 Brown = 7 Green = 3 Orange = 8 Light Red = 4

The Tag R01C01T has the DDE link =MHASCC|A1CELLS!R01C01T The data type must be an ASCII String since ASCII characters are to by displayed:

The Tag R01C01C has the DDE link =MHASCC|A1CELLS!R01C01C The data type must be an ASCII Decimal since a numeric value from 0 to 4 will determine the color of the displayed characters:

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual To view and edit the A1CELLS topic, Open the MHASCC server window and select Configure/Topic Definition:

Select the topic A1CELLS and select the Modify button:

Notice that the Topic A1CELLS has a Group # of 1 and a Unit # of 32 decimal.

Note: When creating an object that will have dynamic properties, the object MUST first be created and then subsequently selected to configure its dynamic properties. Attempting to configure dynamic properties during object creation will cause DataManager to crash.

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual The MHASCC Protocol AC1 Cell Control Command: The following is an example of the ASCII data string format which is sent to the MHASSC server via Ethernet for the first Andon data cell (row 1 column 1). Note: This command line sends both text value data to R01C01T and text color data to R01C01C. 005 | 000200 | <&H02>0120<&H1B>AC11R1C3P1A<&H04> Program line 5, send this command line for 200 milliseconds, STX <&H02>, Group 01, Unit 20 hex = 32 decimal, ESC <&H1B>, AC1 Andon Cell Control Read CMD, 1R = Row 1, 1C = Column 1, 3P = Green text, 1A = Text On, CMD hex 04 (EOT) End of Transmission. Note: The entire command line is sent to the MHASCC server and the program waits for the specified time (200mS) before sending the next command. The Group and Unit number rout the command to the proper MHASCC Topic, the AC1 command specifies read Andon data to server, 1R1C sends text value data to R01C01T tag, 3P send the text color value 3 to R01C01C tag, 1A turns text On.
Primary Color choices are:
0P for Text Color Black or Off 1P for Text Color Red -default 2P for Text Color Amber 3P for Text Color Green 4P for Text Color Light Red 5P for Text Color Yellow 6P for Text Color Light Green 7P for Text Color Brown 8P for Text Color Orange

Text Attribute choices are:


0A for Text Off 1A for Text On -default 2A for Text Flash Slow 3A for Text Flash Fast

Secondary Color choices are:


0P for Text Color Black -default 1P for Text Color Red 2P for Text Color Amber 3P for Text Color Green 4P for Text Color Light Red 5P for Text Color Yellow 6P for Text Color Light Green 7P for Text Color Brown 8P for Text Color Orange

Note: The Slow and Fast flash rates are configured in the MHASCC server under Configuration/Flash Rate menu:

Note: The actual text value that is sent to R01C01T is contained in Bin 1 by default in a file called R01C01T.csv. Each Andon cell has a CSV file located in the DM directory on the display boards internal computer. Each CSV file has 16 lines (called Bins) for a three digit ASCII character string to be stored. By default, the AC1 command will display the contents of Bin 1; other Bin contents can be displayed by adding #B to the end of the AC1 command line where # = 1 through 16; example: AC11R1C11B will display the contents of Bin 11 in R01C01T.csv. The following example shows Bin 1 in R01C01T.csv has a value 10A, the rest of the bins are empty:
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Data can be entered directly into the CSV file with the use of a text editor, or it can be entered with the AlphaSender II program with the use of the AW1 command. Since the entire command is sent to the MHASCC Server via Ethernet, it is the MHASCC Server that manages the Bins within the CSV files. Each Bin position contains the following data: Bin #, Stored Text, Text Attribute, Primary Color, Secondary Color. Bins have the following defaults: Example: Bin 2 = 2,002,1,1,0: (2 = Bin 2) ( 002 = text) (1 = Text Attribute, Text On) (1 = Primary Color, Red) (Secondary Color, Black/off) The MHASCC Protocol AW1 Andon Write Command: The AW1 command is used to write data into a Bin location in the CSV file assigned to specified Andon Cell location. The following AW1 command will write 10A into Bin 1 of R01C01T.CSV: 001 | 000200 | <&H02>0120<&H1B>AW11R1C1B[10A]<&H04> Program line 1, send this command line for 200 milliseconds, STX <&H02>, Group 01, Unit 20 hex = 32 decimal, ESC <&H1B>, AW1 Andon Write CMD, 1R = Row 1, 1C = Column 1 = R01C01T.csv file, 1B = Bin 1, [10A] = data to be written to bin location, CMD hex 04 (EOT) End of Transmission.

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Note: The Group 01 and Unit 20 (32 decimal) number routs the command to the proper MHASCC Topic (A1CELLS), the AW1 command specifies writes 10A to Bin 1 of R01C01T.csv. The following text attributes can also be written into a bin by adding the following codes to the AW1 data area:
Primary Color choices are:
0P for Text Color Black or Off 1P for Text Color Red -default 2P for Text Color Amber 3P for Text Color Green 4P for Text Color Light Red 5P for Text Color Yellow 6P for Text Color Light Green 7P for Text Color Brown 8P for Text Color Orange

Text Attribute choices are:


0A for Text Off 1A for Text On -default 2A for Text Flash Slow 3A for Text Flash Fast

Secondary Color choices are:


0P for Text Color Black - default 1P for Text Color Red 2P for Text Color Amber 3P for Text Color Green 4P for Text Color Light Red 5P for Text Color Yellow 6P for Text Color Light Green 7P for Text Color Brown 8P for Text Color Orange

As noted above, if text attributes are not sent with the AW1 command, the following defaults are used: A (Attribute): 1 (On) P (Primary): 1 (Red) S (Secondary): 0 (Black) B (Bin): 1 Note: The AW1 and AC1 commands are sent from the data collection Server to the MHASCC Server running on the internal display PC via Ethernet. The AW1 command writes a one, two or three digit ASCII character strings to a bin location in the CSV file assigned to a specific Andon Cell. The AC1 command reads a bin location from the CSV file assigned to a specific Andon Cell and passes it to the MHASCC server which converts the data into DDE format and passes it to the Data Manager which displays it. The MHASCC Protocol SDM Page Flip Command: The SDM command is used to flip between pages on the Data Manger screen. The following SDM command will flip from page 1 to page 2 and back to page 1: 001 | 000200 | <&H02>5A01<&H1B>SDM1M<&H04> 002 | 000200 | <&H02>5A01<&H1B>SDM2M<&H04> 003 | 000200 | <&H02>5A01<&H1B>SDM1M<&H04> Program line 1, send this command line for 200 milliseconds, STX <&H02>, Group 90(5A in hex), Unit 01, ESC <&H1B>, SDM, page number = 1, M = terminates the SDM command, CMD hex 04 (EOT) End of Transmission. Program line 2 & 3 only differ by the page number to display. Note: The Group 5A and Unit 01 number routs the command to the proper MHASCC Topic (A1SCREENNO), the SDM command specifies the page number of the Data Manager project to display. To use this command make sure to set up a tag named A1SCREENNO that has the DDE link: =MHASCC|A1SCREENNO!SDM
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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual The MHASCC Protocol Time (TIM) Command: The TIM command is used to control and adjust the time and date on the Data Manager screen. The following TIM command will update the time and date on the display: 001 <Hex02>gguu<Hex1B>TIM15:45:09T2003-06-05D2A<Hex04> Program line 1 STX <Hex 02> = Start of Text gg = Group Number, must be a 2-digit numeric number (a 00 means all groups will respond) uu = Unit Number, must be a 2-digit numeric number (a 00 means all units will respond) ESC <Hex1B> = ASCII escape control code TIM = the character string (short for time) 15:45:09 = Time must be entered in 24 Hour format, but can be displayed in 12 or 24 Hour T = terminates the TIM field 2003-06-05 = Year-Month-Date, A hyphen is used to separate each field D = terminates the Date field 2 = the display format (1=12 hour, 2 = 24 hour) A = terminates the Attribute field CMD <Hex 04> = (EOT) End of Transmission The T, D and A fields are all optional. This means that any one of these fields does not have to be present. If they are not present then the value will not be changed in the system. To use this command make sure to set up a tag in the Data Manager program named TIME that has the DDE link to the MHASCC driver: =MHASCC|SYSTEM!TIME *Page 50-51 has more information on inserting the Time Tag in Data Manager The Marquee Display: The Marquee Display is designed to display text string messages on the display. These messages are limited to the color selected on the Data Manager. The tag assigned to display the message is called MARQUEE:

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual The Tag MARQUEE has the DDE link =MHASCC|A1MARQUEE!MARQUEE The data type must be an ASCII String since ASCII characters are to be displayed:

The Topic definition in the MHASCC Server is A1MARQUEE with a Group number 01 and a Unit number of 48 decimal:

The Marquee display is designed to utilize a MHASCC configuration called Marquee that allows you to set the maximum width of the marquee display and how fast the marquee the data, which extends beyond the maximum length, will scroll, in milliseconds:

Checking the Roll Once box, will allow each message to only roll once and will not repeat.

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual The MHASCC Protocol Marquee Command and the Checksum Command: The following POS command will send the text message START to the Marquee display field for 5 seconds: 000 | 005000 | <&H02>0130<&H0C>START<&H05><&H03>9a Program line 0, send this command line for 5 seconds, STX <&H02>, Group 01, Unit 30 hex = 48 decimal which is Topic A1MARQUEE, CMD hex 0C Form Feed, Display Text Start, CMD hex 05 (ENQ) Enquiry, , CMD hex 03 (ETX) End of text, 9a = Checksum The Checksum byte is required as the last code on the first command string of the ASCII string if an ACK or NAK is requested by the ENQ command. The ETX command says that a Checksum byte will follow. Checksum is calculated by summing all code as hex from the group number, on, dropping all but the least significant byte from the result and performing a twos compliment on the result. 9a checksum is the result of the following calculation: (30+31+33+30+0C+53+54+41+52+54+05+03=266, twos compliment on least significant byte: 100 - 66 = 9a) Note: Subtracting result from 100 performs twos compliment. Note: 30, 31, 33, 30 are the hex equivalent for ASCII 0130; 53, 54, 41, 52, 54 are the hex equivalent for ASCII START. Additional Configuration Settings in the MHASCC Server: The port number must match the port number of the data source PC:

The Client Address is used to enter the IP address of the PC that will be receiving the DDE data from the server (if server does not reside on the same computer as Data Manager):

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Allen Bradley PLC Communications with Andon Cells via MHAAB Server: In our example screen, eight columns of rows two and four of the Andon display area have been reserved for the display of station condition messages. These Andon Cells will display up to sixteen, three character station condition messages controlled by up to four Allen Bradley PLCs. The Andon cell tag names follow the same naming convention as the POS cells, that is the first cell on row two is R02C01C:

Unlike the Andon cells on rows one and three, the AB Andon cells do not address a text tag such as R02C01T; only the color tag (R02C01C) is used. The text comes from a file called Ledtext.ias located in the project folder for this project (C:\DM\Projects\DemoAB\Ledtext.ias). By selecting the Interpret as String check box in the Data Manager Tag Setup window, and specifying the above IAS file, the value of the tag (in our example R02C01C) determines which line of text from the Ledtext.ias will be displayed- in the Andon cell:

Click on the Interpret as String text to bring up file selection field:

The Ledtext.ias file contains the following three character station condition messages:

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual The following list defines the three character station condition message abbreviations: 0 = Blank = No Message 1 = FLT = Station Fault 2 = STP = Control Side Emergency Stop 3 = MNT = Control Side Maintenance Call 4 = LDR = Control Side Leader Call 5 = LSC = Control Side Light Screen Fault 6 = Spare 7 = TIP = Control Side TIP Change 8 = BLK = Station Blocked 9 = STV = Station Starved 10 = OVR = Station Over Cycle 11 = MNL = Control Side Manual 12 = HLD = Control Side Robot (s) in Hold 13 = MI = Control Side Manual Intervention 14 = SG = Control Side Safety Gate Open 15 = AUT = Station in Auto 16 = Spare 17 = Spare 18 = STP = Remote Station Emergency Stop 19 = MNT = Remote Station Maintenance Call 20 = LDR = Remote Station Leader Call 21 = LCS = Remote Light Screen Fault 22 = Spare 23 = TIP = Remote Station Tip Change 24 = Spare 25 = Spare 26 = Spare 27 = MNL = Remote Station Manual 28 = HLD = Remote Station Robot (s) in Hold 29 = MI = Remote Station Manual Intervention 30 = SG = Remote Station Safety Gate Open 31 = Spare 32 = REJ = Perceptron Reject Part 33 = PTW = Perceptron Trend Warning 34 = Spare 35 = Spare 36 = TRQ = Nut Runner Torque Fault 37 = Spare 38 = Spare 39 = Spare 40 = Spare 41 = Spare 42 = Spare 43 = Spare 44 = Spare
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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual 45 = Spare 46 = Spare 47 = HPR = Hopper Low 48 = Spare 49 = Spare 50 = Spare 51 = Spare 52 = TRQ = Nut Runner Torque Fault 53 = Spare 54 = Spare 55 = Spare 56 = Spare 57 = Spare 58 = Spare 59 = Spare 60 = Spare 61 = Spare 62 = Spare 63 = HPR = Remote Hopper Low The color and flash properties of the text message is also controlled by the color tag (R02C01C). To view/edit the text color, select the Dynamic button on the Tag Setup Screen: Select the Line/Text button:

Ensure that the proper color tag for the selected Andon cell is entered and verify the following color/flash properties for the following values: Note: since the same tag determines both the text and the color/flash property, the color/flash property will remain constant for each text message:

0 = Black = Blank 1 = Red = FLT = Fault


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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual 2 = Red = STP = Control Side Emergency Stop 3 = Yellow Flash = MNT = Control Side Maintenance Call 4 = Green Flash = LDR = Control Side Leader Call 5 = Yellow = LSC = Control Side Light Screen Fault 7 = Yellow Flash = TIP = Control Side TIP Change 8 = Green = BLK = Station Blocked 9 = Yellow = STV = Station Starved 10 = Red Flash = OVR = Station Over Cycle 11 = Yellow = MNL = Control Side Manual 12 = Red = HLD = Control Side Robot (s) in Hold 13 = Yellow = MI = Control Side Manual Intervention 14 = Red = SG = Control Side Safety Gate Open 15 = Green Flash = AUT = Station in Auto 18 = Red = STP = Remote Station Emergency Stop 19 = Yellow Flash = MNT = Remote Station Maintenance Call 20 = Green Flash = LDR = Remote Station Leader Call 21 = Yellow = LCS = Remote Light Screen Fault 23 = Yellow Flash = TIP = Remote Station Tip Change 27 = Yellow = MNL = Remote Station Manual 28 = Red = HLD = Remote Station Robot (s) in Hold 29 = Yellow = MI = Remote Station Manual Intervention 30 = Red = SG = Remote Station Safety Gate Open 32 = Yellow Flash = REJ = Perceptron Reject Part 33 = Green Flash = PTW = Perceptron Trend Warning 36 = Red = TRQ = Nut Runner Torque Fault 47 = Yellow Flash = HPR = Hopper Low 52 = Red = TRQ = Nut Runner Torque Fault 63 = Yellow Flash = HPR = Remote Hopper Low Note: The color Black is the same as off and will show nothing in the area designated.

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ControlLogix processors with 1756-ENET or 1756-ENBT module CompactLogix processors with Ethernet module PLC5 'E' Series PLC5 Enhanced Processors with 1785-ENET module SLC5/05 SoftLogix5 SLC5/03, SLC5/04 via 1761-NET-ENI module PLC5 via 1761-NET-ENI module MicroLogix 1000/1200/1500 via 1761-NET-ENI module PLC5 via ControlLogix Gateway to DH+
SLC5/04 via ControlLogix Gateway to DH+ ControlLogix via ControlLogix Gateway to DH+

Supported PLCs The following PLC's are supported. This list may change as processors are added, but all processors within a family (PLC5, SLC500, Logix) should be compatible. PLC5/20E PLC5/40E PLC5/80E PLC5 enhanced processors with 1785-ENET (Ethernet Side Car) SLC5/05 ControlLogix 5550 with 1756-ENET module SoftLogix5 SLC500 via channel 0 with 1761-NET-ENI Module MicroLogix 1000/1200/1500 via channel 0 with 1761-NET-ENI Module PLC5 processors via channel 0 with 1761-NET-ENI Module The MHAAB Topic Server contains one topic call: BLOCK1. The topic (BLOCK1) contains sixteen items: R1 through R16 (can be up to R32); Each item is assigned to an Andon display cell that represents the condition of a station. So Row 2 is assigned BLOCK1!R1 through R8 and Row 4 is assigned BLOCK1!R9 through R16 as shown in the following table:
Display Header NUM data Andon data line 1 Andon data line 2 Andon data line 3 Andon data line 4 Marquee

Note: This table is under construction. Consult your sales person for the latest version. Display Header = R10C10T & C = MHASCC|A1CELLS!R10C10T & R10C10T
GOAL = MHASCC|A1PROJ!NUM ACTUAL = MHASCC|A1ACTUAL!NUM TIME = MHASCC|SYSTEM!TIME

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R01C01T &C =MHASCC| A1CELLS! R01C01T & R01C01C R02C01C =MHAAB| BLOCK1! R1 R03C01T &C =MHASCC| A1CELLS! R03C01T & R03C01C R04C01C =MHAAB| BLOCK1! R9 R01C02T &C =MHASCC| A1CELLS! R01C02T & R01C02C R02C02C =MHAAB| BLOCK1! R2 R03C02T &C =MHASCC| A1CELLS! R03C02T & R03C02C R04C02C =MHAAB| BLOCK1! R10 R01C03T &C =MHASCC| A1CELLS! R01C03T & R01C03C R02C03C =MHAAB| BLOCK1! R3 R03C03T &C =MHASCC| A1CELLS! R03C03T & R03C03C R04C03C =MHAAB| BLOCK1! R11 R01C04T &C =MHASCC| A1CELLS! R01C04T & R01C04C R02C04C =MHAAB| BLOCK1! R4 R03C04T &C =MHASCC| A1CELLS! R03C04T & R03C04C R04C04C =MHAAB| BLOCK1! R12 R01C05T &C =MHASCC| A1CELLS! R01C05T & R01C05C R02C05C =MHAAB| BLOCK1! R5 R03C05T &C =MHASCC| A1CELLS! R03C05T & R03C05C R04C05C =MHAAB| BLOCK1! R13 R01C06T &C =MHASCC| A1CELLS! R01C06T & R01C06C R02C06C =MHAAB| BLOCK1! R6 R03C06T &C =MHASCC| A1CELLS! R03C06T & R03C06C R04C06C =MHAAB| BLOCK1! R14 R01C07T &C =MHASCC| A1CELLS! R01C07T & R01C07C R02C07C =MHAAB| BLOCK1! R7 R03C07T &C =MHASCC| A1CELLS! R03C07T & R03C07C R04C07C =MHAAB| BLOCK1! R15 R01C08T &C =MHASCC| A1CELLS! R01C08T & R01C08C R02C08C =MHAAB| BLOCK1! R8 R03C08T &C =MHASCC| A1CELLS! R03C08T & R03C08C R04C08C =MHAAB| BLOCK1! R16

MARQUEE =MHASCC|A1MARQUEE!MARQUEE The Tag for the first cell on the second row called R02C01C has the DDE link =MHAAB|BLOCK1!R1 The data type must be an ASCII Decimal since the tag will provide a number between 0 and 15 from the AB PLC that will determine the message text, color and flash properties for the specified Andon Cell:

The MHAAB Server lists all the configured Topic / Item combinations currently addressed by Data Manager:

The only topic configuration available is the ability to change the first slave address from the default of 10 to a different number, to do this, select Configure/Slave Address:
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The Start Address represents the address for Andon station cell R02C01C or the Andon station cell fed by the tag whose DDE path is =MHAAB|BLOCK1!R1 :The Item addresses for R1 through R16 are in octal starting from the Start Address. If the start address (R1) = 10, the following Items will have the following addresses: R1 = 10 R9 = 20 R2 = 11 R10 = 21 R3 = 12 R11 = 22 R4 = 13 R12 = 23 R5 = 14 R13 = 24 R6 = 15 R14 = 25 R7 = 16 R15 = 26 R8 = 17 R16 = 27 Allen Bradley MSG Table Configuration On the Allen Bradley PLC5 equipped with an Ethernet card, configure the following MSG Instruction to communicate with the MHAAB Server on the displays internal PC: For Communication Command use: PLC-2 Unprotected Write For PLC-5 Data Table Address: Select an available area of the Integer data table of the PLC Size in Elements: Represents the number of stations (Items) to be sent to the MHAAB server from this PLC. This number can be from 1 to 32. For the screen being configured in this manual, This number can be from 1 to 16. Port Number: Always 3A Target Device Data Table Address: Used as an offset (from selected Start Address in MHAAB Server) for the first station cell to receive data from this PLC, Size in Elements (above) determines how many station cells will receive data from this PLC. MultiHop: NO Ethernet IP Address: Enter the IP address of the PC running MHAAB server (full matrix display boards Internal PC): Example: To randomly configure four AB PLCs to send data to R1 through R16, configure the first AB PLC to send data to Cells R1 through R4 by configuring the MSG window Size in Elements: = 4 (dec) and the Data Table Address: = 10
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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual (octal); configure the second AB PLC to send data to Cells R5 through R12 by configuring the MSG window Size in Elements: = 8 (dec) and the Data Table Address: = 14 (octal); configure the third AB PLC to send data to Cells R13 and R14 by configuring the MSG window Size in Elements: = 2 (dec) and the Data Table Address: = 24 (octal); configure the fourth AB PLC to send data to Cells R15 and R16 by configuring the MSG window Size in Elements: = 2 (dec) and the Data Table Address: = 26 (octal). The following table illustrates this particular configuration, any configuration can be used with one to four PLCs:
PLC First PLC Size in Elements 4 decimal Data Table Address 10 octal 11 12 13 14 octal 15 16 17 20 21 22 23 24 octal 25 26 octal 27 Station Cells R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 R13 R14 R15 R16

Second PLC

8 decimal

Third PLC Fourth PLC

2 decimal 2 decimal

Remember; the selected PLC-5 Data Table will contain integer values from 0 to 15 to display one of the following station condition messages for each of the Andon display cells. Which display cells are to be fed by this PLC is determined by the PLC-5: Size in Elements setting for the first display cell offset, and the Target Device: Data Table Address for the number of display cells fed by this PLC: 0 = Black = Blank 1 = Red = FLT = Fault 2 = Red = STP = Control Side Emergency Stop 3 = Yellow Flash = MNT = Control Side Maintenance Call 4 = Green Flash = LDR = Control Side Leader Call 5 = Yellow = LSC = Control Side Light Screen Fault 7 = Yellow Flash = TIP = Control Side TIP Change 8 = Green = BLK = Station Blocked 9 = Yellow = STV = Station Starved 10 = Red Flash = OVR = Station Over Cycle 11 = Yellow = MNL = Control Side Manual 12 = Red = HLD = Control Side Robot (s) in Hold 13 = Yellow = MI = Control Side Manual Intervention 14 = Red = SG = Control Side Safety Gate Open 15 = Green Flash = AUT = Station in Auto 18 = Red = STP = Remote Station Emergency Stop 19 = Yellow Flash = MNT = Remote Station Maintenance Call
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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual 20 = Green Flash = LDR = Remote Station Leader Call 21 = Yellow = LCS = Remote Light Screen Fault 23 = Yellow Flash = TIP = Remote Station Tip Change 27 = Yellow = MNL = Remote Station Manual 28 = Red = HLD = Remote Station Robot (s) in Hold 29 = Yellow = MI = Remote Station Manual Intervention 30 = Red = SG = Remote Station Safety Gate Open 32 = Yellow Flash = REJ = Perceptron Reject Part 33 = Green Flash = PTW = Perceptron Trend Warning 36 = Red = TRQ = Nut Runner Torque Fault 47 = Yellow Flash = HPR = Hopper Low 52 = Red = TRQ = Nut Runner Torque Fault 63 = Yellow Flash = HPR = Remote Hopper Low Note: The color Black is the same as off and will show nothing in the area designated.

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual The following four message tables illustrate the configuration required for the example on the previous page: 1st PLC Message Table 2nd PLC Message Table

3rd PLC Message Table

4th PLC Message Table

The following Ladder Logic is an example of how each PLC can be programmed to update the MHAAB Server on a time basis (every minute) and on a data change basis:

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Music and Lamp Test Configuration The music and/or lamp test can be accessed by one to 32 PLCs. The addresses are in octal starting with 50 by default. Each PLC will have a MSG table dedicated to music and lamp test data exclusively: PLC
First PLC Second PLC Third PLC Fourth PLC

Size in Elements
2 decimal 2 decimal 2 decimal 2 decimal

Data Table Address (octal)


50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57

Function
PLC 1 Music PLC 1 Lamp Test PLC 2 Music PLC 2 Lamp Test PLC 3 Music PLC 3 Lamp Test PLC 4 Music PLC 4 Lamp Test

To change the default Start Address from the default of 50, open the following menus in the MHAAB Server:

The Music has a priority based configuration and is setup as an "or" function. This means that the largest tune number of the 32 PLC's will be the number that is played until either a higher tune number is sent by another PLC (which will interrupt the current tune) or the PLC that is currently sending the highest tune, sends a higher or lower numbered tune or sends tune number 0 (no tune). If the PLC sending the highest tune, sends a tune with a lower number than a tune being sent by another PLC, the higher numbered tune from the other PLC will take priority and play. Note: Each of the 32 PLCs can simultaneously send tunes but only the highest numbered tune will actually be played on the speaker at any given time. The Lamp Test is also set up as an "or" function. This means that if any of the 32 PLC's sends non-zero number to a lamp test data table address, the board will illuminate all amber LED's. If all of the PLC's show a zero the LED's will return to normal. Note: This section is under construction. Consult your sales person for the latest version.
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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Special Features for the Data Manager Program and MH Drivers Setting up Music using the MHASCC and MHAAB drivers Click on the Configure menu and select WAV Files:

This window is now open:

Click on New to add a WAV File:

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Enter the number of the Tune in the Tune Number window, enter a Tune Name and click on Browse to locate the Folder that contains the wave file. When finished the window should look like this:

Click OK to add this tune to the main list on the driver:

To Modify, select the tune from the main list and click Modify. The filename is the only thing that can be modified. If you want to change the Tune Number or Tune Name you must click on the tune and click Delete. Then click new and re-enter all the information. To Delete a tune, click on the tune from the main list and click Delete.

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Setting up the Multi-Channel Music System using the MHASCC Driver Select Sound Channels from the Configure menu in the MHASCC driver

This window will appear after you select Sound Channels:

Enter in the group and unit numbers for each sound channel.

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Setting up No Comms using the MHASCC and MHAAB drivers

This No Comms window will open. Enter the time in Seconds that you want the driver to monitor communication and click OK (Example 120 = 2 minutes):

Setting up No Comms on the Data Manager for MHASCC Open up Data Manager and under the File Menu select Configure:

Under the Options Menu select Logger:


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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual On the Logger bar select Tags and then edit:

For Flipping pages on the Data Manager, this SDM tag should be created. It should be included with the Electro-Matic Single Block file on the full matrix display. If so you do not have to recreate the tag. If it is not included create a new tag named SDM and insert the DDE link: =MHASCC|A1SCREENNO!SDM. Here is an example of this SDM tag:

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual For using No Comms on the MHASCC driver, this TIMEOUT tag should be created. It should be included with the Electro-Matic Single Block file on the full matrix display. If so you do not have to recreate the tag. If it is not included create a new tag named TIMEOUT and insert the DDE link: =MHASCC|SYSTEM!STATUS. Here is an example of this TIMEOUT tag:

For using No Comms on the MHAAB driver, this STATUS tag should be created. It should be included with the Electro-Matic Single Block file on the full matrix display. If so you do not have to recreate the tag. If it is not included create a new tag named STATUS and insert the DDE link: =MHAAB|SYSTEM!STATUS.

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Here is an example of this STATUS tag:

Then under the Options Menu select Application Setup:

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual This Window will open on the desktop:

Click on the Start-up Button with the green check mark. This window will now be open:

There is a program included with the Electro-Matic Single Block project on every display board. This program in under the start-up button. So this program is run every time the ElectroMatic Single Block project is in run mode. Below this program is discussed step by step. When you finish making your changes in this program, go under the file menu and save. Then the Application Language window and make sure a green check mark is still next to the Start-up button. If there is a red X, click on the Startup button again and go under file menu and open the startup.dmb file and close the window again. You should now see the green check mark. If you do not see it, repeat the process until you do.

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Data Manager Program that controls the Page Flip and No Comms Variable Declaration The top of this program is the declaration of variables that are used in the program. The first three variables are used with the page flip SDM command. The last two variables are used with the No Comms Command. The variable #scrn_no_tag is the current value of the A1SREENNO tag. The variable #scr_no_now is equal to the last changed value of the A1SREENNO tag. The variable #failure is used in the mainloop part of the program. This variable is looking for a change either in the A1SREENNO tag or the TIMEOUT or STATUS tag. The variable #stat_tag is the current value of the TIMEOUT or STATUS tag depending on if you are monitoring the MHASCC or MHAAB status. The variable #last is the last changed value from the TIMEOUT or STATUS tag. Two additional variables can be added if you want to monitor the status of the No Comms communication on the MHASCC and MHAAB drivers at the same time.
declare #scrn_no_tag declare #scr_no_now declare #failure declare #stat_tag declare #last #scr_no_now = 0 #last = 0

Main Program Loop The next part of this program is the mainloop used to monitor a change in either the A1SCREENNO, STATUS or TIMEOUT tags. The line (#failure = GETTAG("a1screenno",#scrn_no_tag)) is grabbing the tag a1screenno and setting it equal to the variable #scrn_no_tag. Then the next line (if #scr_no_now != #scrn_no_tag then goto screenchange) is checking to see if the current value of the a1screenno tag has changed. If it has changed the program will jump to the screenchange part of the program. The line (#failure = GETTAG("TIMEOUT",#scrn_no_tag)) is grabbing the tag TIMEOUT tag and setting it equal to the variable #stat_tag. Then the next line (if #last != #stat_tag then goto screenchange) is checking to see if the current value of the TIMEOUT tag has changed. If it has changed the program will jump to the timeout part of the program. The TIMEOUT tag can be changed to the STATUS tag to look for No Comms on the MHAAB driver or the two lines of code can be copied so both drivers can be checked for No Comms. Of course the variables #stat_tag and #last will had to be changed in the copied part of the code and two new variables will have to be declared at the top of the program.
:mainloop #failure = GETTAG("a1screenno",#scrn_no_tag) if #scr_no_now != #scrn_no_tag then goto screenchange #failure = GETTAG("TIMEOUT",#stat_tag) if #last != #stat_tag then goto timeout wait(1.0) goto mainloop

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Screen Flip Program Loop The screenchange part of the program with check the value of the #scrn_no_tag sent from the mainloop program. This value will determine what Data Manager project screen will be displayed on the board. In this example, if the #scrn_no_tag is equal to 1, the program jumps to the template loop. In the template loop the page on the newpic line will be the page displayed on the board. In this case the template.sid will be displayed. If the #scrn_no_tag is equal to 1, the program jumps to the :chart loop. In the chart loop the page on the newpic line will be the page displayed on the board. In this case the chart.sid will be displayed. You can add additional pages to this program or adjust the newpic line based on what page you need to display on the board. You may also want to change the name of each loop based on the name of the page you want to display. For example, if you had a page named test.sid and you wanted to add this to the screenchange part of the program. You would add the line (if #scrn_no_tag == 2 then goto test) to the screenchange loop. Then add a loop called test just like the template and chart loops. Just make sure to set the #scr_no_now = 2 and the newpic (test.sid). :screenchange if #scrn_no_tag == 0 then goto template if #scrn_no_tag == 1 then goto chart #scr_no_now = #scrn_no_tag goto mainloop :template #scr_no_now = 0 newpic("template.sid") goto mainloop :chart #scr_no_now = 1 newpic("chart.sid") goto mainloop

Timeout Program Loop


The timeout part of the program with set the value of the #last tag to the same value as the #stat_tag sent from the mainloop program. This value will determine if the Data Manager
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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual project screen will display the timeout page on the board. If the variable #stat_tag is equal to 1 then the program jumps to the nocomms loop located below the timeout loop. This nocomms loop will display the page timeout.sid and then return to the mainloop. If you wanted to add the status loop for the MHAAB driver as was talked about above. Just copy the timeout loop and change it to status. Also, change the variables to the new variables that you created. :timeout #last = #stat_tag if #stat_tag == 1 then goto nocomms goto template :nocomms newpic("timeout.sid") goto mainloop

Playing a movie on the FV Series Displays

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There are many ways to play a movie on the internal PC on the displays. Here is an example of a quick and easy way to get a movie running on your display. First, transfer the file over to the display. This can be done using PCanywhere, NetMeeting or by mapping over a drive from your PC. To play a movie on the installed windows media player this file must be one of the following file types: an .avi file, a .mpeg file or a .wmv file. To begin showing the movie, click on the movie file.

This will open the movie file in the windows media player. Once the player is open you can resize the player to make the movie larger or small depending on the size of your LED matrix display.

Once the movie is playing on the desktop of the internal PC there are two options for making this movie visible on the display: 1. Move the media player to the current X and Y coordinates. Remember the X and Y coordinates start at the upper left hand corner and from there they display the available number of pixels from that point. 2. Move the X and Y coordinates from its current location to the location of the media player. This is possible by using the included positioning software. See Chapter 10, LED Panel Set for the Factory Vision displays.

Chapter 9, Non-Internal PC Marquee Communications

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Ethernet Connection

5 Volt DC Power

The Non-PC Based Displays use one of three communication protocols: 1. Gigatron Native Protocol (GNP) 2. Serial Communications Protocol (SCP) 3. Adaptive Reduced Version Protocol Each of these protocols will be discussed in detail in the next paragraphs.

Gigatron Native Protocol (GNP)


The GNP protocol is used to drive a sign from standard software providers called Gigatron 3.63. This software must be loaded on a Windows PC and is utilized to place messages on the display. This software is meant to be used in a non-industrial application where by messages, graphics and special effects need to be played on the marquees infrequently. An example would be for employee messaging, a lobby application or a commercial of the sign. GNP Communications is via Ethernet TCP/IP, Rs485 or RS422. The Gigatron 3.63 messaging software allows for configuration of the Messages, Time Scheduling Messages, Creating Logos and other special effects for the marquee. Refer to Appendix E for full details on this software. To determine if the sign is configured with Gigatron native protocol, remove power from the sign, wait 5 to 10 seconds and then reapply power. During the power-up sequence, the sign will show the following: Gigatron Serial Number. Version Number If the version number is 3XXXX (where X can be any character) then the unit is configured for Gigatron Native Protocol.

Serial Communications Protocol (SCP)


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The SCP protocol is used to drive the sign from another device utilizing ASCII strings. This protocol is very useful in an industrial setting or other applications where by the marquee needs to display large amounts of data in a row/column format and the data is changed frequently. The software required to send the ASCII commands to the marquee are the users responsibility. An example use would be for a factory andon board or menu board. To determine if the sign is configured with Serial Communications Protocol, remove power from the sign, wait 5 to 10 seconds and then reapply power. During the power-up sequence, the sign will show the following: Gigatron Serial Number. Version Number If the version number is 4XXXX (where X can be any character) then the unit is configured for SCP protocol.

Advanced Reduced Version Protocol (ADP)


Refer to the detailed protocol manual for further information on the protocol. The ADP Protocol is used to drive the sign from another device utilizing ASCII strings. This protocol is useful in displaying text messages in various colors with varying display formats (scroll, roll, sparkle, etc.). The software required to send the ASCII commands to the marquee are the If the version number is 5XXXX (where X can be any character) then the unit is configured for ADP protocol.

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Chapter 10, Gigatron Setup Using LED Set MainMenu with the Factory Vision Displays
A look at the menu bar in LED Set MainMenu.

This is used to configure a Non-PC sign containing a Gigatron unit. This will allow the user to change the IP Address, sign pixel size, overall brightness and serial number. Caution: These are factory set and any changes can cause the sign to malfunction.

This is used to download CPU and FPGA firmware to the signs Gigatron board. These are factory set and changes are made only when required by the manufacturer.

This is used to set the signs brightness on an 8x8 block of LEDs. This is factory set and is only required when an LED component is replaced.

This is used to download font types to a Gigatron used in Non-PC based display.

This is used to configure a display with an internal PC. This software can set the start position coordinates of the internal PC display. It can also be used to set the sign size in pixels, the overall brightness and specify single or double-sided displays. Using System Set for Non-PC versions of the Factory Vision Displays System Set Functionality 116
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System Set will allow the user to change the IP Address, the Sign Size, the Baud Rate, the TCP timeout, the Serial Number, the Overall Brightness and the Fan Start Temperature.

Setting the IP Address: Click on the System Set (Non PC) Button.

This will open the System Set Password screen. Enter 1234 and click OK. The password can be changed by entering the current password and re-entering the new password twice.

The System Set Screen will now open up.

To Begin working with the System Set, make sure the IP Address window is filled in correctly and click Connect. The default IP Address on all the Gigatron boards unless specified by the customer is 169.254.10.49. This connection to the Gigatron will update the window with the current configuration settings.

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After connecting to the Gigatron, the System Set will display the IP Address and the version of Gigatron software currently loaded on the unit. There are three versions available for the Gigatron. SoftVer: 3XXX - Gigatron Firmware - Loaded on boards containing an internal PC and also on boards without a PC. SoftVer: 4XXX - SCP Firmware - Loaded on boards without an internal PC. SoftVer: 5XXX - ADP Firmware - Loaded on boards without an internal PC. After clicking OK the software will automatically update the system parameters.

When you see the above message the system settings have been updated correctly. Click OK to continue. To change the IP Address, enter the new Address in the IP Addr Box and Click Set Para to sign.

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After clicking Set Para to sign, the new IP Address is set and a Set Hard Error box will appear. This will appear due to a loss of connection from the Gigatron due to the new IP Address. Power down the unit for 10 seconds and restart for the new IP Address to take effect.

If the new IP Address is similar to the current IP Address on the Gigatron, the message Set Hard OK will appear instead of the previous message.

Setting the Sign Size, Baud Rate and TCP Timeout: Click on the Sign Para Tab to get to these settings.

Sign Size: Dimension of the sign in pixels. Display Mode: Same Contents - Same information on each side of a double-sided display. Different Contents - Different information on each side of a double-sided display. In a board using an internal PC the second side will start at the same column and row + 128 pixels from the current row setting. FPGA Len: This is calculated automatically. This is used to help with the brightness adjusting. Position: This is the starting position of the sign. For a Non-PC unit this should be set to Start Col: 1 Start Row: 0. Hit the Default button to change to these settings. Baud Rate: Sets the Baud Rate of the Master Board. TCP Timeout: Set the TCP timeout of the Ethernet connection (From 0 - 255). MAC Addr: Displays the current MAC Address of the Gigatron Board. Do not change the MAC Address window. Sign Type: Select RG(8:8) for a tri-color display and RGB(5:6:5) for a full color display. 119
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Setting the Sign Size: Change the Width and Height to match the pixel array of your display. This should only occur if you are adding a new Gigatron to an existing display. After changing the settings click Set Para to Sign. If completed successfully the Set Hard Ok box will appear. Click OK to close.

Setting the Baud Rate: Click on the pull down menu to change the Baud Rate. The default setting is 9600 Baud. After changing the rate click on Set Para to sign to complete the change. Setting the TCP Timeout: The TCP Timeout is set in minutes (0-255). The default setting is 0. This means that the sign will never break connection from the network. If you change the time to 5 minutes for example, after 5 minutes of no activity the sign will break the TCP/IP connection. After changing the timeout settings, click on Set Para to sign to complete the change. Additional Settings on the System Set Menu: Click on the Tools Tab to get to these Settings.

Serial Number: A number that can be unique to each display. This is displayed on the startup screen when the unit is powered up. Click Get SN to read current setting and enter a new number and click Set SN to change. Brightness: Overall brightness on the display. Range is from 0 to 128 (max). Click Get to read current settings or enter a new brightness value and Click Set to change the current value on the display. 120
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Fan Start Temperature: Allows the user to control a fan in the display. The range is in degrees C and the default is 56. Click Get to read current settings or enter a new temperature and Click Set to change the current value on the display. Save Para to file: Allows the user to save the settings for this Gigatron to a file. Get Para from file: Allows the user to get settings from a previously saved file. System Msg: Shows the current System Information on the Gigatron board. There is an example below.

Using Update for Non-PC versions of the Factory Vision Displays Update Functionality Click on the Update Button.

This will open the Update Password screen. Enter 1234 and click OK. The password can be changed by entering the current password and re-entering the new password twice.

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To connect to the Gigatron unit make sure the IP Address and Tran Mode is correct. The default for a board with an internal PC is RS232/485 and serial port Com2. The default for the IP Address is 169.254.10.49. (Note: If the Users Computer IP Address is not of the segment 169.254.10.x, then the user needs to modify the IP Address of the computer to make it the same as the sign.) If communicating via Serial Port, just select RS232/485 and the exact serial port of the PC to connect to the display. After setting the IP Address of the Gigatron and the Tran Mode Click Connect.

After connecting to the Gigatron, the Update will display the IP Address and the version of Gigatron software currently loaded on the unit. There are three versions available for the Gigatron. SoftVer: 3XXX - Gigatron Firmware - Loaded on boards containing an internal PC and also on boards without a PC. SoftVer: 4XXX - SCP Firmware - Loaded on boards without an internal PC. SoftVer: 5XXX - ADP Firmware - Loaded on boards without an internal PC. Click OK to continue. Make sure CPU is selected in the program type and Click on the button to select the new version of firmware to load.

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After selecting the button, the menu to select the .bin file will open.

Pick the verXXXX.bin file that you are planning to load into the Gigatron and click Open. The File Name box will now show the link to the CPU .bin file that is set to be loaded

Click Updata to download this file. Important: 1. Make sure not to shut off power on the display while downloading, or the download failure will result in an unrecoverable Gigatron unit that must be physically replaced. 2. While downloading the .bin file, if a communication error occurs make sure to not shut off the power, just continue downloading. 3. If power is accidentally cut off while downloading, the unit will have to be sent back to the factory for repair.

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When completely successfully the box below with pop up. Click OK to close.

Click on exit to close the Update program. Using LED Match for all versions of the Factory Vision Displays LED Match Functionality The LED Match Software is designed to set the brightness of specified blocks of LEDs on the sign to assure optimal consistency and uniformity of color and brightness. Click on the LED Match Button.

The LED Match Screen will now open up.

To connect to the Gigatron unit make sure the IP Address and Tran Mode is correct. The default for a board with an internal PC is RS232/485 and serial port Com2. The default for the IP Address is 169.254.10.49. (Note: If the Users Computer IP Address is not of the segment 169.254.10.x, then the user needs to modify the IP Address of the computer to make it the same as the sign.) If communicating via Serial Port, just select RS232/485 and the exact serial port of the PC to connect to the display. After setting the IP Address of the Gigatron and the Tran Mode Click Connect. 124
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After connecting to the Gigatron, the Update will display the IP Address and the version of Gigatron software currently loaded on the unit. There are three versions available for the Gigatron. SoftVer: 3XXX - Gigatron Firmware - Loaded on boards containing an internal PC and also on boards with a PC. SoftVer: 4XXX - SCP Firmware - Loaded on boards without an internal PC. SoftVer: 5XXX - ADP Firmware - Loaded on boards without an internal PC. This connection to the Gigatron will also update the size of the display to the LED Match software and show a block of LEDs on the internal PC or on the remote PC depending on what type of Factory Vision Display you are currently using. Click OK to continue. Below is an example of what is displayed on the screen. The matrix is made up of 8x8 pixel blocks. These blocks can be adjusted individually or in a group. Each 8x8 block is mounted on a driver unit that is 64x16 pixels.

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To begin the LED Match software click on the Tools menu and select Read Brightness. This will pull the brightness file from the gigatron to the LED Match software. The Read Brightness icon on the toolbar can also be used.

After the file is read from the Gigatron, click OK to continue.

Now select the side you want to adjust. For a single-sided board select Side A for a double-sided board you can select either side A or side B. This can be selected on the toolbar or under the tools menu.

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After selecting the correct side, the colors for the display should be selected. For example if you want to adjust the green portion of the LED tiles you must set it up for green, etc. For a Non-PC display follow these instructions: Click on the Test menu and select the color that you would like to adjust on the display. It is recommended that you select Screen All Red or All Green. This is due to the fact that the tricolor displays are made up of Red and Green LEDs.

When finished matching the tiles remember to go back and click test menu and end test. For an internal PC display follow these instructions: Click on the tools menu and select Options or select the Options icon from the tool bar.

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Here are the options to adjust on the Led Match options menu: Load Image: Allow the user to load an image into the Led Match simulator. Fore Color: The background color on the Led Match Simulator. Recommend using red or green to match the tiles. Line Color: The color used on the grid lines of the Led Match Simulator. Recommend using black to show the grid lines on the tiles. Select Color: The color used on the selection area of the Led Match Simulator. Select border color: The color used for the selection border in the Led Match Simulator. Recommend using Amber to show the selected section with the red or green background. Recommend using Matrix Size: For tri-color displays the Matrix size is 8x8. After setting up the colors for you display click OK to continue. For all displays begin following these instructions: Drag and select the area or just select the block that you want to adjust.

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Once the area or block is selected click on menu and select Set Brightness or select the sun icon on the toolbar.

This will open a slider that will give you control of the red and green portion of the LEDs. Enter the number of move the slider to change the brightness of each color.

After changing the intensity of the color a pop up box will let you know that this new brightness data was sent okay to the Gigatron board. Note: If a large section is chosen for adjustment, this brightness adjustment can take several minutes before you see the below pop-up box.

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When you have finished adjusting the brightness of the LEDs. Click on menu and select Write Brightness to save the new data to the Gigatron board.

Click OK to continue. Additional LED Match Tools for Non-PC Displays Click on the Test menu and select one of the following items to test the LEDs on the display. Select Screen All Red, All Green or All Yellow to light up the LEDs Select Horizontal or Vertical Scan to test the LEDs functionality Click End Test to turn off any of these tests.

Using LED Panel Set for PC versions of the Factory Vision Displays LED Panel Set Functionality LED Panel Set will allow the user to change the coordinates of the display, the Sign Size, the overall brightness, and the display mode. Click on the LED Panel Set Button. 130
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This will open the LED Panel Set display.

To connect to the Gigatron unit make sure the IP Address and Tran Mode is correct. These settings can be found on the communication tab. The default for a board with an internal PC is RS232/485 and serial port Com2. The default for the IP Address is 169.254.10.49. (Note: If the Users Computer IP Address is not of the segment 169.254.10.x, then the user needs to modify the IP Address of the computer to make it the same as the sign.) If communicating via Serial Port, just select RS232/485 and the exact serial port of the PC to connect to the display. After setting the IP Address of the Gigatron and the Tran Mode Click Connect.

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After connecting to the Gigatron, the Update will display the IP Address and the version of Gigatron software currently loaded on the unit. There are three versions available for the Gigatron. SoftVer: 3XXX - Gigatron Firmware - Loaded on boards containing an internal PC and also on boards without a PC. SoftVer: 4XXX - SCP Firmware - Loaded on boards without an internal PC. SoftVer: 5XXX - ADP Firmware - Loaded on boards without an internal PC. This connection to the Gigatron will also update the size of the display along with the coordinates to the LED Panel Set software. Click OK to close this box.

Click OK to close the Get hardware msg box. Setting the Coordinates on the display: The display on the internal PC is set for 640x480. These coordinates below allow the user to move anywhere within that display. The coordinates start at 0,0 and go to 640,480. To move the location of the LED display, pick the new coordinates and click the Set Para to sign button and click OK to continue. These coordinates set the upper left hand corner of the display. The rest of the display is filled in to the right and down from that point.

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Setting the Sign Size of the display: This setting will only be changed if a user is setting up a new Gigatron. This setting should be set correctly when it ships from the factory. To change the size, enter the new size in pixels and click Set Para to sign to make the change. Click OK when finished. If this is set incorrectly, the sign will typically have a multitude of every color on the display portion that is undefined because of a size that is too small. If the sign is set too large then the display will shift up and to the left depending on whether it is the height or width that is incorrect.

Setting the Overall Brightness on the display: This setting will allow the user to change the overall brightness of the display. The range is from 0 - 128. This setting should be set to 100 when it ships from the factory. To change the brightness, enter the new number and click Set Para to sign to make the change. Click OK when finished.

Setting the Control Mode on the display: This setting will allow the user to change the control mode on the Gigatron board. The VGA SYNC mode means the Gigatron will display directly from the internal PC or in the OFF-LINE mode the board will display directly from the Gigatron. The offline mode makes the unit act as a marquee instead of a full matrix display. To change the control mode, select the circle and click Set Para to sign to make the change. Click OK when finished.

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Setting the Display Mode on the display: This setting will allow the user to change the display mode on the Gigatron board. The Same Contents mode means the Gigatron will display the same portion of the internal PC display on each side of the board. The Diff. Contents mode allows the user to look at two different portion of the internal PC display on each side of the board. The first side will display the coordinates chosen in the position section of the LED Panel Set and the second side will start at the same column and row + 128 pixels from the current row setting. To change the display mode, select the circle and click Set Para to sign to make the change. Click OK when finished.

Offset Position: This setting is set at the factory based on the internal PC used in the Factory Vision display. This setting should never have to be changed.

MAC Addr: This is the MAC Address that is set at the factory. This setting should never have to be changed.

Sign Type: This is the type of sign that is being controlled by the Gigatron. The RG(8:8) is for the tri-color LEDs and the RGB(5:6:5) is for the Full Color LEDs. This is set at the factory and should never have to be changed.

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Using Font Manager for Non-PC versions of the Factory Vision Displays Font Manager Functionality Brief description When a Gigatron system displays text, it displays it in fonts that have been downloaded to its memory. And before the sign is delivered, we have downloaded some fonts: Normal5, Normal7, Normal15, Normal16, etc, in practical use, the user may want to add some special fonts or characters. This font manager is developed for new fonts editing, original fonts modifying and also you can change fonts available in a Windows system into a font format that is compatible with the Gigatron system. Introduction Click button in MainMenu interface to get out interface below:

1.

2.

File Menu File|New Font List: This menu is to get out font list interface. Also you can select this to download fonts to signs master board. Hot key: Ctrl+N. File|New Font: Click this to create new fonts, hot key: Ctrl+Alt+N File|Open: To open a font list file. File|Convert font: To convert Windows fonts into the format that Gigatron can recognize. File|Exit: To exit the software. Window This menu is to manage the interfaces that youve opened, there are three drop-down list: Tile, cascade, ArrageIcons. Help Click this menu to get help information of the software operation and detail description of this current version. 3. Operations Interface introduction Select File|New Font List from the menu to pop up the following interface:

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File List Area Description of the menu and buttons: Font List|Add: To add a new font file to the File List Area. Also click the button do. Font List|Delete: To delete a font file from the File List Area. Or click the button . Font List|Edit: To select a font file from the File List Area and to edit it. Or use the button . Font list|Move up: To move a file to a upward place. Or click the button. Font list|Move down: To move down a file in the File List Area. Or use the button . will

Font list|Update Font List: to download the font files to the memory of signs master board from the File List Area. Detail Operations of Font File List editing To edit the font list file, first add the file to the File List Area. As per the following figure, to add the file Char15.fnt to File List Area:

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Click the font file, and the selected font file will turn highlight. Then use the button the following interface:

to get out

The above figure shows the interface of font file Char_15.fnt. Now you can select some character to edit. 137
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Lets set an example of editing character A. Left click A to select it. Click button to enter Font Editing interface. Or just double-click the character to enter the Font Editing interface, as per the following figure: MenuBar ToolBar

Font Description Description of the Icons in the Tool Bar: : To open Font List File or Font File : To save the current edited file : To clear the Font Editing Area as an eraser

Font Editing Area

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: To select the font upstairs. If the current editing font is A, it will appear the upward character @ after clicking this button, as per the following figure:

: To move to the font downstairs. If current editing character is A, there will prompts the downstairs character B after clicking the button, as per the following figure:

: To zoom in the font editing area to original size : To zoom out the Font Editing Area in a certain proportion. : To zoom in the Font Editing Area in some proportion. : To exit the font managing software.

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Font Description is as per below, Font Width 9, Font Height 15 means the resolution of current font is 9X15. Font Code: the code position of current font in Char-15 by ASCII. Code. In the left figure, the position is 41H Font View: The actual view size of the font.

1.1 Editing the characters: a) Press left button of the mouse and slide it to draw lines in the blank squares of Font Editing Area or left click to draw dots in blank square:

Press left button and slide the mouse to draw lines in blank squares

Click in the blank squares to draw dots

b)

Press right button of the mouse and slide it to clear the lines or click in the dotted

Press the right button of the mouse to clear lines.

Click the dotted squares to clear them.

squares to clear it:

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c) d)

Use the button to clear the whole font editing area. Sometimes we need some other fonts except for those available in this software, in that case we have two solutions. One is to create new fonts by editing it in Font Editing Area, the other is to take over some that are available in Windows system to replace the current ones, do as the following: Select the font you need in Windows

Select the font size Input the fonts to be replaced

Seeing the figure above, we select the font MS Serif, set the size 10, and input A in the bottom blank:

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Then, use the button to accomplish replacement. The system will automatically replace the character font in Font Editing Area with Windows font as required. Per the following figure:

Click to save the replacement and now we finish replacing the character A in Char-15 font with that in MS Serif font. The user can also replace the current editing fonts with any other fonts he likes. : The font replacement we do here operate against just the single character that is edited in the Font Editing Area, not the whole font list. So after we download the new font list, only character A is in font MS Serif, while the rest of the font list are still in font Char_15.

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: When you select some fonts from Windows, please make sure to select the right font size. That is, the font size must be not bigger than that of current edited font. If you select a size bigger than the current editing area, the sign will not display the whole font, maybe the user can only see part of the character. For example, if the user select font MS Serif, select size 12, the following will be displayed:

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1.2 Edit special character Font size too big, beyond the Sometimes the user may want to display some special current resolution characters, which are not available in the original font list. In that case, the user needs to edit the character manually. For example, if the user wants to display the character , how to edit it? Let us suppose the current font is Char-15.fnt, do the following to add to the font list the character : Select the menu File|Open on the Font Editing interface, and you will see the following pop ups:

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Select the file type FontFiles (*.fnt), in the drop down menu, and select Char-15 from the file list, click the button Open to open the font file:

Press 00C

and

drag

the

Rolling

Bar,

click

the

blank

character

in

the

square

Use Edit button to enter Font Editing interface:

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Draw the character Y in the Font Editing Area:

After finishing editing use the button future.

to save it and we can get it out when we need it in the

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: If there isnt any blank square left when opening a font list file, use add button to add a new line of blank square, as per the following figure:

Click to add a new line of blank square : In the case that the user uses some special character very often, while seldom use certain character exiting on the keyboard, we can do the replacement for convenience. Lets explain by an example. Suppose the user often use character , and seldom use the character @, however. The user can just replace @ with per the solution we provide above. And now its made more convenient for the user to input , just by pressing the key @ in the keyboard.

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1.3 Convert Windows fonts to font format that can be recognized by Gigatron Windows provides a full range of fonts and we can take them over to our Gigatron system. We just need to convert Window fonts to the format that can be recognized by Gigatron. Refer to operations below: a) Firstly, please note the resolution of the sign. For if you convert some font that are higher than the height of signs dot matrix, the sign cant display it in a whole. Suppose the sign is 16 dot high, it cant display fonts that are higher than 16 dot. So, when converting, the user should make sure not to convert to the font higher than 16 dot. b) Select the menu File| Convert Font to pop up the convert dialog:

Select the font style, font size and specify the route to save the file in the above dialog. Check the options in the checkbox on the left of the interface to select the language to convert to. Finally click the button to accomplish converting. c) After converting, there will be the following pop up:

Use the Open button to open the converted font:

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d)

Now lets click some character by chance to view the new font description. Suppose its S, double click on it to enter Font Editing interface:

e)

From the interface above, we learn the resolution of the converted font: 16 dot high, 8 dot wide. We can edit the character and re-convert it so to make it suit the dot matrix of the sign.

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1.4 Create new font If the user wants to display some special style of fonts that is not available neither in Windows nor in Gigatrons master board, he can create a new style of font manually. Follow the steps below to create new font: a) Firstly select menu File | New Font from the menu to pop up the dialog:

Input the font width, font height of the font to create and specify the rout to save it:

Click the button

to enter the following interface:

b)

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key of o in the keyboard. Double click on the square 30H to enter Font Editing Interface:

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c) Draw character o in the Font Editing Area, as per the figure:

d)

Click

to save the character and create the other characters following the same steps.

: When the user create new font, make sure not to choose a font that occupies the full dot matrix of the Font Editing area. There must be some clearance between the neighboring characters and text lines, in case that there is overlap between the characters or lines. We recommend leaving one row of dot horizontally and vertically. 1.5 Download all font files After finishing editing the fonts, the user need to download all font files to the memory of Signs master board. Be sure to download all font files, that is, not just download the font file that youve edited. Each time we download new data to master board, the master board will be cleared of all preset data. So when downloading, ensure that all needed font files are downloaded. Any font files that is not downloaded in the new downloading will be lost.

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Download the font file as per the following: a) Select the menu Font|New Font List from the menu:

b)

Use the Add button to add to the File List Area all font files that you want to keep:

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c) Select the menu Font List | Update Font list to download to Signs master board all listed files.

You can not use the Dot Matrix Editor Software and the Font Management Software simultaneously. When download all font files, please make sure to list the file Normal5.fnt and Normal7. fnt as the first two files. The user has to follow this sequence. When the sign is switched on, it will display a message of signs description (Signs dot matrix, hardware program version). And it is set that this message must be displayed in Normal5.fnt and Normal7.fnt. Otherwise it will be displayed in a mess. There isnt any sequence restrictions for other files.

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LedPanelSet software
LedPanleSet software is used to set parameters of panel, such as to set the play modes: synchronicor off-line, and also to set the display area, and if double-sided display, to display the same content or different content, etc, the operations are as following: 1. Introducing the interface: Click the button to get out the interface below:

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When the display is set synchronism mode, this parameter is used to set the location of what the display play in the internal computer, if the display in off-line mode, this parameter is invalid.

To set the synchronism mode or off-line mode Each side of sign will be different. 2nd side of sign is +126 rows down from 1st side start position and at same column
Display area size

To specify whether to display the same content on two sides in case of double-sided sign. To set brightnes

2. Operations 1) Specify communication mode and sign IP address, then click connect button: to build up communication between sign and PC. If communication successful, the button Get Para from sign and Set Para to sign are enabled. 2) Click button Get Para from Sign to get back sign configurations. 3) Specify sign parameters in Sign Para interface and then click the button Set Para to Sign to finish it. Note: Off-Line button is used for Non PC versions of displays. Communications to the sign ids done with RS232/RS485/Ethernet utilizing one of the three protocols: Gigatron, Adaptive or SLC.

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Appendix A PC Anywhere Usage/Configuration pcAnywhere is used to allow a programmer to start and configure MHASCC and MHAAB TCP/IP DDE Servers, the Data Manager HMI program and the EasyMAP program which resides on the display boards internal PC, from a remote PC on the Ethernet network. Before communication can be established, PC anywhere must be loaded and configured: 1. As a Host on the display boards internal PC and 2. As a Slave on the remote PC. PC Anywhere on the Display boards Internal PC: Normally the display board is delivered from the factory with pcAnywhere loaded and configured as a host with a customer specified IP address. To configure the host PC within the display board, plug a monitor, mouse, keyboard into the display board connections located either behind a door on the end of the display board or behind the front LED panel. Start pcAnywhere with the following windows desktop icon:

To set up sign as a host on pcAnywhere..... Select Be a host Button which provides host connection selections:

Select Network Icon to establish TCP/IP connection:

At the bottom right corner of screen, small icon indicates that the PC is waiting for a connection:

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Select Remote Control Button:

Select network icon which causes a search of the TCP/IP network for a host (In this case, the display board PC)

A window will appear that indicates that pcAnywhere is: Initializing communications Scanning for TCP/IP Hosts Waiting for selection from table listing available hosts Select the host address you want to connect with and select OK:

If pcAnywhere requires a login, the Name = user, Password = password

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You should now see the same display as is on the host PC and the display board:

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Appendix B Alpha-Sender II and Quick Sender Programs POS Multi-Use Protocol The POS Multi-Use Protocol is used to send sign data to the Goal, Actual and Time fields and the first and third row of eight Andon cell fields. The second and fourth rows of eight Andon cell fields are programmed to accept data from up to four Allen Bradley PLCs. The following is an examination of a demo program (called Ford_Test_MH1.txt) which uses the POS Multi-Use Protocol to populate the sign with Andon style information that change color from Red to Yellow to Amber. (lines two and four are not addressed in this example) The utility used to send this demo program to the sign is the Electro-Matic Alpha-Sender II Program. The end user of the Electro-Matic Full Matrix Process Display board will need to develop a software program to send message information to the sign.

Alpha-Sender II Program Introduction The Alpha-Sender II program can be used as a method of sending strings of hex or ASCII characters to the MacDonald Humfrey Full Matrix Process Display board. For the purpose of this document, Alpha-Sender II will be used to send MHASCC data to the MHASCC server which will convert the Ethernet data to DDE data to be read and displayed by the Data Manager HMI program.

Starting Alpha-Sender II From remote PC window, start Alpha-Sender II program

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Open an existing program or select New:

In this example, select Ford_Test_MH1.txt:

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual The Following program will appear:

To edit a line, highlight the line and right-mouse-click Copy:

Paste in field at the top of the screen:

Perform changes to copied line:

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To change program line Interval in milliseconds, select line number and change Interval field:

To enter edited line, select Replace Message button:

Verify that edit has been completed:

To ensure that the Alpha-Sender II communicates via Ethernet, select Communication/Set Port and select 0 (0 will set the port to communicate through Com Port 1) To Set the IP and port address of the computer which the AlphaSender II program is going to send code to, select

Set IP address to target PC (display board) and set port to 3001 (always).

To Run the program from AlphaSender II, select Mode Run:

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Verify this window:

To start configuration mode, click on configure and select Configure Mode:

A menu including Add Group, Clear Group, Add New and Clear will appear on the screen:

First, add a new group (A group must be added before an IP address and board name can be added) Click on Add Group:
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The new Group Name should now appear in the Group Window:

Click on Add New to add an IP address and name of a display:

Enter in the IP Address of the board:

Enter in a name for the board to go along with the IP Address:

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Enter in the Group to associate with the IP address and Board name:

The new IP address and Board name should appear in the window:

*Repeat these steps to enter in additional Groups and IP addresses that are associated with a display. Show All Groups To show all the Groups, click on Show Groups:

This window should appear displaying all the groups and associated IP addresses:

Click OK to clear away the window. Send an immediate message to a display Click on individual to send to a single display:

Then select the IP address or associated board name where the message will be sent:

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Make sure the port and GG/UU is set correctly (default for the port is 3001 and default for group (GG) is 01 and unit number (UU) is 30 hex (48 decimal):

Enter your message in the message to send window:

Click on Send Immediately to send the message:

The message should now be sent to the display. Send a Group of Timed Messages to a display or Group of displays Select individual or group to send to one display or a group of displays:

Then select the Group for a group of displays or an IP address or associated board name where the message will be sent: Make sure the port and GG/UU is set correctly (default for the port is 3001 and default for group (GG) is 01 and unit number (UU) is 30 hex (48 decimal): Enter your first message in the message to send window: Select Create Event to set the time you want the message to display:

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Enter in the start time Hour (24-hour format) that this message will start to display:

Enter in the start time Minute that this message will start to display:

Enter in the Hour (24-hour format) that this message will be turned off:

Enter in the Minute that this message will be turned off:

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This Setup should appear in the lower window:

Repeat this process to add additional messages to display. Click on Enable events to run the events that you created for the display or displays.

When the red box changes to a green box with Event Enabled displayed the events are running and the messages will be sent to the display or displays. Keep the events enabled as long as you want the messages to be sent to the display.

Click on Disable Events when all the messages have been displayed. Remember to not overlap the times and to put the first message at a time that will be after you start the program running. If the message start time is before the events are enabled the first message will not display. Delete Quick Sender Items To delete an event, click on Delete Event and enter the number of the event to delete and click OK:

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This should delete the selected event.

To Delete a Group, click on Clear Group:

Then enter the number of the group you want to delete and click OK:

This should delete this Group. To delete an IP Address or Board Name, Click on Clear:

Then enter the number of the IP Address or Board Name that you want to delete and click OK:

This should delete this IP Address and Board Name.


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Save the file as default.txt:

This file will automatically start the next time the program is opened.

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Appendix C MHASCC Serial Communication Protocol Table of Contents Page 1.0 MHASCC Serial Communication Protocol....................... .... 69 1.0.1 NUM Command: Numeric Display Command ................. .... 69 1.0.2 TX1 Command: Text Command................................ .......... 69 1.0.3 AW1 Command: Write Values & Attributes ............... .......... 70 1.0.4 AC1 Commands: Activate Attributes .................................... 72 1.0.5 CLR Command: Clear .......................................................... 74 1.0.6 TIM Command: Time Command .......................................... 74 1.0.7 852 Marquee Command: Marquee Command ..................... 75 1.0.8 SDM Command: Page Flip Command ................................. 75 Appendix A: Command Examples..................................................... 75 Appendix B: ASCII Control Codes..................................................... 76 Appendix C: Glossary of Acronyms & Abbreviations......................... 77

Revision History
Date 7/7/04 Revision Description of Change 1.0 Original Version Initials NRT

Copyright

Copyright 2004 MacDonald Humfrey (Products) Ltd.. All rights reserved. Factory Vision is a registered trademark of MacDonald Humfrey (Products) Ltd.

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Disclaimer Information in this document is subject to change without notice. Companies, names and data used in examples herein are fictitious unless otherwise noted. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, for any purpose, without written permission of MacDonald Humfrey (Products) Ltd.
1.0 MHASCC Serial Communication Protocol Via MHASCC software control, the Full Matrix displays can be configured to respond to either marquee text commands (TX1) or Andon Cell commands (AW1, AC1). Many of the following additional commands apply: NUM, 852 Marquee, SMD, TIM and CLR. 1.0.1 NUM Command: Numeric Display Command The NUM command is issued to display a number in a specified location on the display. The NUM command will by default display a 0 on the display on startup. This value will remain in this location until another NUM command is sent to the specific group and unit number. The values that are stored on the display will be lost on startup. NUM command syntax: ESC NUM nnnn N a A Where: ESC =(required) the ASCII control code escape NUM =(required) ASCII string NUM(stands for Numeric Display Command) nnnn =(required) the numeric data field (numbers to be displayed) (Valid digits are 0-9, hyphen,blank, and decimal point) N =(required) the character N (stands for Number) Note: The following parameters are optional and will be accepted as long as they do not effect the error proofing operation of the board. a =attribute Where a is: 1 = hold (default, if a is not supplied) A = Attribute Terminator 1.0.2 TX1 Command: Text Command The TX1 command is issued to display text messages on a specified row in the display board. If the specified row is currently in an ANDON configuration upon receipt of the TX1 command (meaning it is currently displaying cell values), the light board will blank the current cell values and, instead, display the text message with the specified display attributes. The TX1 command will not remove the cell values that are stored in non-volatile memory (values that have been configured using the AW1 command).The text sent by the TX1 command will be stored in volatile memory and will continue to display until one of the following occurs: The row receives a subsequent TX1 command The row receives a CLR command (clear command) After receiving an RST, CLR or TS1 command, the row will return to an ANDON configuration. TX1 command syntax: ESC TX1 yy R a A p P s S[xyz]

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Where: ESC =(required) the ASCII control code escape TX1 =(required) ASCII string TX1(stands for Text Mode type 1) yy =(required) the Andon cell row number, in ASCII decimal (1 to 99) R =(required) the character R (stands for row) Note: The following parameters are optional and will be accepted as long as they do not effect the error proofing operation of the board.
a =attribute Where a is: 0 = off 1 = hold (default, if a is not supplied) 2 = normal flash (1 second cycle) 3 = fast flash (1/2 second cycle) A = Attribute Terminator p = The primary display color for the text in the cell Where p is: 0 = black (off) 1 = red (default) 2 = amber 3 = green 4 = light red 5 = yellow 6 = light green 7 = brown 8 = orange P = Primary Color Terminator s = The secondary display color for the text in the cell Where s is: 0 = black (default/off) 1 = red 2 = amber 3 = green 4 = light green 5 = yellow 6 = light green 7 = brown 8 = orange S = Secondary Color Terminator

Note: If any of the optional parameters above are chosen, then the corresponding parameter terminator (A, P or S) MUST also be included. [xyz] = Text to be displayed (THIS IS A REQUIRED FIELD) If the backslash character or either of the bracket characters are to be included in the text, they are to be preceded by the back-slash character. Examples: \\ \[ \] Example of a TX1 command: 0x02 0202 0x1b TX13R1A3P[Hello There] 0x04 This will establish that row 3 will change to a text-only row and display Hello There (quotes will not be displayed) in a green, holding state.

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1.0.3 AW1 Command: Write Values and Attributes The AW1 Command is used to store display values and default display attributes for the cells. The display values and the default display attributes as sent to a cell using the AW1 command will be stored in memory and will remain in memory until a subsequent AW1 command is issued to reconfigure the cells. Commands issued with AW1 take effect immediately and remove previous cell data. As many as 16 display values may be stored per cell. The specific display values for a particular cell will be identified by a bin number (bins 1 to 16). AW1 command syntax: ESC AW1 yy R xx C p P s S f F j J a A [xyz] bb B

This will establish that a new bin file will be activated and written into FLASH.
Where: ESC = (required) the ASCII control code escape AW1 = (required) ASCII string AW1 (stands for Andon Cell Write type 1) yy = (required) the Andon cell row number, in ASCII decimal (1 to 99) R = (required) the character R (stands for row) xx = (required) the Andon cell number, in ASCII decimal (1 to 40) C = (required) the Character C (stands for column) p = (optional) the primary display color default for the text in the cell where: 0 = black (off) 1 = red (default) 2 = amber 3 = green 4 = light red 5 = yellow 6 = light green 7 = brown 8 = orange P = (optional) the character P (stands for primary color) s = (optional) the secondary display color default for the text in the cell where: 0 = black (default/off) 1 = red 2 = amber 3 = green 4 = light red 5 = yellow 6 = light green 7 = brown 8 = orange S = (optional) the character S (stands for secondary color) a = (optional) the Andon cell default attribute where: 0 = off 1 = on solid (default if A is unspecified) 2 = normal flash (1 second cycle) 3 = fast flash (1/2 second cycle) A = (optional) the character A(stands for attribute) [xyz] = (required) text to be displayed 189
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If the backslash character or either of the bracket characters is to be included in the text, they are to be preceded by the backslash character. Examples: \\ \[ \] bb = (optional) the Andon cell number, in ASCII decimal (1 to 16 default is 1 if not specified) B = (optional) the character B (stands for bin) Example: 0x02 1202 0x1b AW13R5C [Hello \[There\]] 1B 0x04 This will establish that row 3; cell5; will be set to the value of Hello [There] in bin number 1 with system defined default attributes. AW1 Defaults All attributes for cells and bins are determined by the AW1 command. If optional attributes are not supplied via the AW1 command, the following default attributes will be added to the cell and bin: Primary color Red Secondary color Black Font 7-pixel high Sans Serif Justification Center Display mode On solid (non-flashing) Bin number #1 (First bin location) 1.0.4 AC1 Commands: Activate Attributes The AC1 command is issued to a light board cell to set or update the display attribute For that cell. Valid display attributes are as follows: Set display color Set animation (solid, flash slow, flash fast) Set bin number (indicates which bin value to display) The AC1 command is also used to temporarily display a value in a cell with the capability of setting all of the above attributes. However, the value being displayed will be held in volatile memory and will clear on any subsequent command addressed to the cell in which it is being displayed. NOTE: AC1 command that do not include optional attributes will result in a display in accordance with the attributes previously aslight boarded to the cell and bin using the AW1 command. AC1 Command Syntax: ESC AC1 yy R xx C a A p P bb B (variant 1) ESC AC1 yy R xx C a A p P [xyz] (variant 2) Variant 2: (Note: This command displays text in a cell temporarily rather than writing to a bin. The text, font, and justification parameters will temporarily override those set for the bin.)

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ESC = (required) the ASCII escape control code: AC1 = (required) the character string AC1 which stands for Andon Cell type 1 yy = (required) the Andon cell row number, in ASCII decimal (1 to 99) R = (required) the character R (stands for row) xx = (required) the Andon cell number, in ASCII decimal (1 to 40) C = (required) the Character C (stands for column) a = (optional) the Andon cell attribute where a is: 0 = off 1 = on (default if A is unspecified) 2 = (normal flash (1 second cycle) 3 = fast flash (1/2 second cycle) A = (optional) the character A (stands for attribute) p = (optional) the primary display color for the text in the cell where p is: 0 = black (off) 1 = red (default) 2 = amber 3 = green 4 = light red 5 = yellow 6 = light green 7 = brown 8 = orange P = (optional) the character P (stands for primary color) s = (optional) the secondary display color for the text in the cell where s is: 0 = black (default/off) 1 = red 2 = amber 3 = green 4 = light red 5 = yellow 6 = light green 7 = brown 8 = orange S = (optional) the character S (stands for secondary color) [xyz] = (optional) text to be displayed (text option not active with bin cycle) If the backslash character of either of the bracket characters are to be included in the text, they are to be preceded by the backslash character. Examples: \\ \[ \] bb =(optional) the Andon cell number, in ASCII decimal (1 to 16default is 1 if not specified, no cycle, stop cycle of bins and displays bin) B = (optional) the character B (stands for bin) Example 1 (variant 1): 0x02 0601 0x1b AC13R5C3A2P3B 0x04 This will establish that row 3, cell5, will display Flashing Fast in Amber in the third bin. Example 2 (variant 2): 0x02 1207 0x1b AC13R5C3A2P[hello] 0x04 191
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This will establish that row 3, cell 5, bin 1 will display hello, Flashing Fast in Amber. AC1 Cycle Bins Command Options The AC1 Cycle Bins Command allows a command issued to a light board cell to set, or update, the display attribute for cells that are cycling between bin values. Valid display attributes are as follows: Set bin number (indicates which bin value to display) Set bin in Cycle mode (display more than one bin number by specifying bin numbers to toggle between, bins display in the
order specified in command) Note: The AC1 command issued with the bin cycle option will utilize the attributes previously set for those bins with the AW1 command unless color and/or font sizes are specified.

Set color value for bin (Red, Yellow, Green) Set Font for bin (Standard, doublewide.) The AC1 bin commands will be held in volatile memory and will clear on any subsequent command addressed to the cell in which it is being displayed. AC1 commands that do not define command attributes will utilize the attributes previously as sent to the cell and bin using the AW1 command. . 1.0.5 CLR Command: Clear The CLR Command is used to clear the display of a specified row or the entire board. The CLR Command will not remove any values from non-volatile memory. The CLR command will only blank the current display of Andon cells or text messages. CLR command syntax: ESC CLR yy R

CLR Command can be issued by inputting character CLR. CLR is issued to blank all rows and messagesincluding the specified TX1 defined Text row or to restore to Test Mode.
Where:
ESC = (required) the ASCII control code escape CLR = (required) ASCII string CLR (stands for Andon light board clear) yy = (optional) is the Andon cell row number, in ASCII decimal (1 to 99) R = (optional) the character R (stands for row) If Row 0 is specified the entire board will be cleared.

Examples: 0x02 0904 0x1b CLR3R 0x04 This will establish that row 3 display will be turned blank. 0x02 0904 0x1b CLR 0x04 This will blank the entire board. 1.0.6 TIM Command: Time Command This command allows the user to set the current time and date on the display. The display will then keep this time. In order to ensure that the time displayed remains accurate to the level of precision desired, the user may re-send addition TIM commands, at their discretion, to update the display.

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TIM command syntax: ESC TIM hh:mm:ss T yyyy-mm-dd D a A Where:
ESC = (required) the ASCII control code escape TIM = (required) ASCII string TIM (stands for TIME) hh = (required) is the numeric data field representing the hour to be displayed. This value must be entered in 24 hour format (00 to 23) mm = (required) represents the minutes to be displayed (00 to 59) ss = (required) represents the seconds to be displayed (default is 00) T = (required) stands for Time yyyy = represents the year. mm = represents the month. dd = represents the day. D = stands for date

a = (optional) the display format where a is: 1 = 12-hour 2 = 24-hour A = (optional) the character A (stands for attribute) Examples: 0x02 0000 0x1B TIM 12:34:00 T 2004-12-23 D 1 A 0x04 This will establish a time of 12:34 PM, a date of 12-23-2004 and the time will be in 12-hour format .

1.0.7 852 Marquee Command: Alpha-Numeric Marquee Command This command allows the user to send alpha-numeric characters to a marquee line on the display. Each line will have a unique group and unit number, and the lines will be controlled independently. 852 Marquee command syntax: 0x0D alpha-numeric data Where: 0x0D = (required) the ASCII control code for carriage return (begins the line). alpha-numeric data = (required) the alpha-numeric string. Examples: 0x02 0101 0x0D This is a Test Message 0x04 This will display This is a Test Message on the specified marquee line.

1.0.8 SDM Command: Page Flip Command This command allows the user to change the current display to another existing display based on a numeric value. Each template will have a unique number, and each template will be controlled independently. SDM command syntax: ESC SDM m M Where: ESC = (required) the ASCII control code escape. m = (required) the number of the template page. M = (required) terminates the number field. 193
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Examples: 0x02 5A01 0x1B SDM 1 M 0x04 This will display the template that corresponds to page number one.

APPENDIXES
APPENDIX D: COMMAND EXAMPLES A. 1: Command Summary
The following list is a summary of the commands covered in this manual:

MHASCC MARQUEE Commands


TX1 AW1 AC1 CLR TIM SDM NUM 852 Marquee

A.2: Summary of Command Syntaxes

System Commands
Factory Vision-Tri-Color Alpha-Numeric Marquee (TX1) Text Command STX gg uu ESC TX1 yy R a A p P s S f F [xyz] (NUM) NUM Command STX gg uu ESC NUM nnnn N a A (AW1) Write Values and Attributes to ANDON Cells STX gg uu ESC AW1 yy R xx C p P s S f F j J a A [xyz] bb B (AC1) Display/Activate Attributes for Values Stored in ANDON Cells STX gg uu ESC AD1 yy R [cc, cc, cc, cc, cc cc] (CLR) Clear STX gg uu ESC CLR yy R (TIM) Time Command 0x02 gg uu 0x1B TIM hh:mm:ss T yyyy-mm-dd D a A 0x04 (952 Marquee) 952 Marquee Command 0x02 gg uu 0x0D Alpha-Numeric Display 0x04 (SDM) Page Flip Command 0x02 gg uu 0x1B SDM m M 0x04

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The following command examples are shown with a GROUP address of 03and a UNIT address of 04. Example #1: Select the Andon cell in row 3, column 5, set to fast flashing, color to amber. $02 $30 $33 $30 $34 $1B $41 $43 $31 $33 $52 $35 $43 $33 $41 $32 $50 $04 STX 0 3 0 4 ESC A C 1 3 R 5 C 3 A 2 P EOT

APPENDIX E: ASCII CONTROL CODES In the key column in the table below, the caret (^) before each character represents the CTRL key on the keyboard . Hex Dec Key ASCII ASCII Description SCP Usage Name $00 00 ^@ NUL Null $01 01 ^A SOH Start of Header $02 02 ^B STX Start of Text STX $03 03 ^C ETX End of Text ETX $04 04 ^D EOT End of Transmission EOT $05 05 ^E ENQ Enquiry ENQ $06 06 ^F ACK Acknowledge ACK; also set specific cell $1B 27 ^[ ESC Escape ESC APPENDIX F: GLOSSARY of ACRONYMS and ABBREVIATIONS AKA DRAM EEPROM EOT ESC ETX SCP STX TBD Also Known As Dynamic Random Access Memory Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory End of Transmission (ASCII control code) Escape (ASCII control code) End of Text (ASCII control code) Serial Communication Protocol Start of Text (ASCII control code) To Be Determined

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Factory Vision Marquee Series User Manual Chapter 12 Networking Hardware for Communications to Non Computer Displays RS-232 Networking
Controller (Computer)

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RS-232 Networking An RS-232 Network is a simple point-to-point network that connects two stations: the controller and one sign. To make this connection, you will need a DB-9 to RJ-12 adapter and a 6 pole flat telephone style cable with RJ-12 type connectors on both ends. The maximum length for this cable is 50 ft at 9600 baud. Shown below is the recommended adapter and cable. Description 1. Adapter part number 2. Cable part number Part Number FVZRJ12DB9 FVZRS232FCFX0 (Where X= 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and Determines the 10s of Feet of Cable i.e. 2 = 20 Feet)

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Controller (Computer)

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5 Description RS232 to RS485 Converter RS485 Two Wire Cable Network Adapter RS485 Jumper Cable Terminator Part Number FVZC232-485 FVZC1TPS FVZMARJ11 FVZRS485FC-1 FVZTERM

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

RS-485 Networking allows a single user to control multiple signs over much greater distances than what is available via RS-232. Without using repeaters, up to 32 stations can be connected on a network that can be up to 4000 ft from start to end. All of the signs should be assigned unique addresses or group-unit IDs in an RS485 Network. They must also be set to the same baud rate on the serial port. *Refer to Chapter 10 of the Factory Vision Marquee & Andon Display Users Manual, for how to set Baud Rates for the signs.

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The picture above is a condensed version of what such a network looks like: At the start of the network is the RS-232 to RS-485 converter used by the controller, PC, or PLC. From the converter is a shielded twisted pair cable (RS485 Two-Wire Cable) that runs to the first wiring boxs (Network Adapter) terminals. A one-foot flat cable (RS485 Jumper Cable) runs from the wiring box to the first sign. Then shielded twisted pair cable runs from the terminals of the first wiring box to the terminals of the second wiring box. A one-foot flat cable runs from the second wiring box to the second sign. And you continue until all signs have been networked together (given the distance and drop limitations mentioned above). If more drops or a greater distance is needed, a repeater can be added for an additional 4000 feet and 32 drops. Note that a repeater does count as a drop on the source network. Also note the one-foot flat cable (RS485 Jumper Cable) must be made shorter as network speeds go above 9600-Baud Rates because this can cause signal reflections.

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Factory Vision Marquee Series User Manual Factory Vision RS-232 to RS-485 Converter (FVKCONV232-485)

6 1-3

Shown above are the components needed to talk to a Factory Vision Display from an RS232 sending device. These are purchased assembled as a kit under part number FVKCONV232-485.

Description 1. RS-232 to RS-485 Converter 2. Wallmount 9 Volt Power Supply 3. DB9 to RJ45 Adapter Cable 4. Network Adapter Wiring Box 5. Cable- Shielded Twisted Pair 6. Cable 4 pole flat telephone

Part Number FVZC232-485 Included with 1 Included with 1 FVZMARJ11 FVZC1TPS FVZRS485FC-1 (1ft.)

Note that parts 1-3 are included in the same kit this is the non-isolated 110VAC version. Versions with 230VAC or optical isolation are also available. You will need one network adapter wiring box for each sign that is in your RS-485 network. Part number 6 is the cable that runs from the wiring box to the RJ-11 connector on the sign. (NOTE: Due to RS485 Restrictions FVZMARJ11 must NOT be longer than 1 foot or network problems will occur.) This is a straight-through connector: if you look at both ends, you will see that the color coded wires are in the same order from left to right and that there are 4 wires.

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Shown above is the wiring in the Network Adapter Wiring box: The Black terminal wire is RS-485 + (B) and the yellow terminal wire is RS-485- (A).

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Shown above is the wiring to the converter terminals: Terminal 1 is RS-485+(B) and Terminal 2 is RS-485- (A).

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Shown above is what the converter will look like when it is connected and ready to drive a sign. Under normal operation, the pwr and cts LEDs will stay lit, and the txd LED will flash as you transmit data to the sign.

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Factory Vision Marquee Series User Manual Ethernet and RS485 Networks
All of the FactoryVision Non Computer signs will echo incoming ethernet data out the RS-485 port; using this, a controller can communicate with multiple signs through one ethernet drop. All signs will ignore messages that are not addressed to them. The following would be an example of such a configuration.

Ethernet and RS-485 Networking

Ethernet Hub Controller (Computer)

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Description Ethernet Cable Ethernet Switch Ethernet Cable Network Adapter RS485 Jumper Cable RS485 Two Wire Cable Network Terminator

Part Number Customer Supplied Customer Supplied Customer Supplied FVZMARJ11 FVZRS485FC-1 FVZC1TPS FVZTERM
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Factory Vision Marquee Series User Manual Wireless Options


The FactoryVision Line also supports several wireless options such as the RS-232 pager receiver, 802.11b/g receivers and 900MHZ spread spectrum transceivers. 802.11G Wireless and RS-485 Networking Wireless Access Point Controller (Computer)

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4 6 4 5 6 5 7 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Description 802.11G Transmitter/Receiver 802.11G Transmitter/Receiver 802.11G Receiver RS485 Jumper Cable Network Adapter RS485 Two Wire Cable Terminator RS485 Cable W/RJ45 Connector Part Number Customer Supplied Customer Supplied FVZRF802SS FVZRS485FC-1 FVZMARJ11 FVZC1TPS FVZTERM FVZRS485RJ45 FactoryVision Products And Messaging

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900MHZ Spread Spectrum Wireless and RS-485 Networking

Controller (Computer)

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Description Transmitter Receiver Connector RS485 Jumper Cable Network Adapter RS485 Two Wire Cable Terminator

Part Number FVZRF900SS FVZRF900SS Comes with transmitter/receiver FVZRS485FC-1 FVZMARJ11 FVZC1TPS FVZTERM

Note: When using the Gigatron Protocol, Item # 1 MUST be Part Number _________.

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Chapter 13- Connecting KEPWARE to Data Manager using DDE
To create a tag in Data Manager using a Kepware connection you must first open the logger on Data Manager.

Click on the Tags pull down menu and select new.

This will open the tag definition window.

Enter a name and description for the tag and select DDE for the Tag Type. The DDE address
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information is now gathered from the Kepware program. To make sure that DDE is enabled on Kepware click on Tools and select Options.

Click on the DDE Tab and make sure that Enable DDE connections to the server is checked. Also this is where the Service name is located. By default the name is kepdde, but you can change it if you choose. Click OK when finished.

Locate one of the tags in Kepware that is required on the Data Manager Software. In this example, the tag Channel1.Device1.Tag1 will be used.

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The Tag will now be entered into the Data Manager software. On the DDE line enter: =kepdde|_ddedata!Channel1.Device1.Tag1 =<Server>|<Topic>!<Item> kepdde = is the service name from Kepware. _ddedata = is the default topic in the Kepware software. Channel1.Device1.Tag1 = is the tag you are displaying from Kepware. Select the Data Type and click OK to finish.

Click on the tag icon on the Data Manager toolbox and click anywhere on the display to insert the
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tag.

Select the new tag from the tag list and click OK.

Put this new tag in the correct position on the display.

Now put Data Manager into run mode to see if it works.

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If logger is still open on the screen you can click on Monitor and Multiple tags to see if you tag is correctly formatted.

If the tag address is red on the Multiple Tag Monitor display then something is not entered correctly. Go back to the tag definition screen and re-enter the DDE link until this address shows up in black and you see active data from the Kepware server.

When everything is correct there will be live data displayed on the Data Manager software.

Refer to the Data Manager section in our manual of the help files built into the Data Manager software for more information about setting up there tags on your display.

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Chapter 14S, Stainless Steel Display Product Overview
The Factory Vision Display product line is divided into two groups; Marquee and Andon. The Marquee group consist of one to four line displays housed in an extruded aluminium cabinet. Components are accessed from either end of the display. The Andon group consist of five to eight line displays housed in a steel cabinet. Components are accessed from a front or back door that lifts up with the aid of pneumatic pistons. Chapters 1M through 4M offer Marquee information, Chapters 1A through 4A offer Andon information. Chapters 5 through 10 offer information common to both display types. This pictorial gives a brief description of the major parts of the Factory Vision Stainless Steel Marquee LED Display and tells you where to locate them on the unit.

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Inspection

CAUTION!

The Display Board should be inspected for obvious shipping damage. Do not attempt to operate the unit if any damage is found.

Offloading
CAUTION! The crated Display Board is heavy. Qualified personnel using suitable lifting equipment, straps and supports must be deployed when offloading.

Unpacking
T P L GH Z R O P IN A A D
DISPLAY IS HEAVY & MAY PRESENT A TOPPLING HAZARD

The Display Board is free standing within its transportation-packing crate. The crate is secured by nails and/or screws and therefore can be dismantled by means of simple hand tools. CAUTION! Due to the narrow construction of the Display Board it is unstable when left unsupported. Care should be taken when unpacking to ensure the unit is supported at all times.

Ground Handling

CAUTION!

Hazard - Crushing The Display Board is heavy: Up to 289 pounds depending on model. Suitable lifting equipment should be used when handling the unit.

T P L GH Z R O P IN A A D
DISPLAY IS HEAVY & MAY PRESENT A TOPPLING HAZARD

Hazard - Toppling Due to the narrow construction of the unit, the Display Board is unstable when left unsupported. It is suggested that the unit should only be removed from the packing case when a suitable method of support is available, i.e. chain block and straps. 212

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Chapter 15S Stainless Steel Display Pre-Installation Set Up Guide
The FV Series process control boards (PCB) runs a Windows operating system. Some familiarity with the operating system being used is assumed in the set up and configuration of the display board.

Pre-Installation Set-up Objectives:


To avoid unnecessary network address conflicts and for ease of access we recommend that the display board addressing be carried out on the ground prior to suspending the display. Factory default settings: PC Name: FV1*** IP address: 192.168.0.250 Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0 *** Unique Display Serial No. (Attached to display) Familiarize yourself with the relevant safety and handling procedures as detailed in the Safety Instructions. IMPORTANT NOTE: Follow correct Windows shutdown procedure prior to installation and display relocation or damage to the hard drive can occur.

Pre-installation check
1) Check documentation pack: a) Windows license b) pcAnywhere CD c) Application setup file CD 2) Set laptop or PC TCP/IP settings comparable to the displays default settings, rebooting as necessary. 3) Connect laptop or PC to RJ45 connector on top of display either directly using a crossover lead or via hub using a standard patch lead. 4) Apply power and wait for display to boot up and display template, approximately 3-4mins. Note: It is important that the network cable is connected prior to powering the display. 5) Make remote connection to display using either pcAnywhere or NetMeeting - see following table for user name and password 6) Change display PCs name as required. Note: A reboot is required for the change to be effective; this will be done later. 7) Change display TCP/IP settings as required. Refer to Chapter 8 first section. Note: On Windows2000 and WindowsXP TCP/IP address changes are effective immediately and the connection will be lost. Reconfigure your laptop/PC comparable to the displays new TCP/IP address, rebooting if necessary. Re-establish the remote connection to complete the displays network configuration. 8) Reboot the display to ensure correct configuration. (Optional) 9) Shut down windows. The display is now ready for installation.
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The display unit comes supplied with several pieces of installed software. Below are the default user names and passwords. Application Default Settings User name DataManager pcAnywhere pcAnywhere NetMeeting (Desktop sharing) User User PCB Administrator level user Password Password Password PCB Administrator level user Customer settings User name Password

Windows user level, user and password are shown in the table below. Note: Passwords are case sensitive. XPE has been configured as a single user system. User level Default Settings User name Administrator Administrator Administrator vs4000 Password Windows 2000 admin vs4000 Customer settings User name Password

Windows XPE Administrator Administrator admin N/A N/A

IMPORTANT NOTE: Proper Windows shutdown must be performed prior to any movement or shipping of display or warranty will be voided. Improper Shutdown prior to movement may damage hard drive. The display is now ready for installation.

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Pre Installation Set Up Objectives for non-PC Version Displays
For non internal PC displays that will be communicating via ethernet, it is recommended that the Gigatrons ethernet IP addressing is established before the display is suspended from the ceiling to help avoid network address conflicts. Review relevant safety and handling procedures as detailed in the safety instructions. Pre-Installation Check List: 1) Apply power to the display. 2) Observe the power-up screens and write down the number to determine the sign operating protocol loaded into the unit. If the number sequence is 3XXXX Go to Chapter Nine section Gigatron Native Protocol for set up and programming via ethernet. 4XXXX Go to Chapter Nine section Serial Communications Protocol for set up and programming via ethernet. 5XXXX Go to Chapter Nine section Adaptive Reduced Version Protocol for set up and programming via ethernet. 3) Wait approximately one to two minutes for display to complete power-up sequence.

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Factory Vision Marquee Series Users Manual Chapter 16S Stainless Steel Display Installation

Ground Handling
Before handling, testing or installing the Display Board, familiarize yourself with Chapter 14A of this manual Offloading & Handling. There are a variety of safety issues, which need to be understood and complied with to ensure the safety of you, the Display Board and other people in the vicinity.

Mechanical Installation:
The Display Board should be installed wall-mounted from the six wall-mounting tabs attached to the unit.

Qualified personnel should install the unit.

CAUTION!

Wall being mounted to must be able to support the weight of the display.

CAUTION!

Care should be taken to ensure mounting bolts are suitably rated to carry the quoted weight and are correctly secured to the unit.

Installation
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Display Size

A (inches ) 31.12

B (inches ) 27.00

Enclosure Depth (inches)

Weight (pounds)

Current at 115V (amps)

FV403C

8.50

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On Board PC. Each Factory Vision Marquee (PC Version) has a dedicated onboard computer running a Windows operating system. These are located inside the display and are held in place by four mounting screws. The onboard PC also has an embedded music unit that provides 256 tunes to a loud speaker. The Factory Vision Marquee (Non-PC Version) does not have an imbedded PC thus the Gigatron Board gets its set-up configuration from an external PC via Ethernet or serial connection. The non-PC unit thus does not have music capabilities. Gigatron Board. Each Factory Vision Display has a Gigatron Board which acts as the video driver for the marquee. For the embedded PC display type, the video information is fed to the Gigatron board via the serial cable and video cable shown below. For the non-embedded PC display, the video information is fed to the Gigatron board via the Ethernet port, or RS232/RS484 port shown below. The video signals, now formatted for the display, are fed out of the Gigatron via the A and B side LED distribution cables.

Gigatron Board

Ribbon Cable Connections for video from PC to Gigatron

Serial Cable between PC and Gigatron

PC Hard drive cable from PC to drive located under the Gigatron Board

PC Board

B Side video output connector from Gigatron to LED Distribution Board on B side of Display

RS232 used to feed an optional 2nd Gigatron PS2 port for Mouse and/or Keyboard

A Side video output connector from Gigatron to LED Distribution Board on A side of Display

Ethernet connection for PC based display

Speaker output from music module PC Reset Button

12V/24V connection (Not Used)

Ethernet connection for Non-PC based display

5 Volt Power connections

Two USB Ports

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LED Distribution Board. Each Factory Vision Marquee will have one or two LED Distribution Boards (depending on whether the marquee has one or two sides). Each LED Distribution Board will be fed formatted video information from the A or B LED Distribution cable from the Gigatron to up to 8 video connections which feed up to 8 LED Row connectors located at the left end of each display row. Up to 8 Video connections to LED Row Video Cables

5 Volt Power

2 of 8 Video connections to LED Rows

Video connection to Gigatron Board

5 Volt Power to Row segment

Row segment Data cable jumper ( up to 6 segments can make up a row)

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5V LED Power Supply. Each 5 volt power supply is capable of supplying power to five LED segment. Depending on the marquee size, each marquee will have installed enough power supply needed to power all installed segments. The Onboard PC, Gigatron and LED Distribution Board will be powered by a separate 5 volt power supply that will have a line filter and the additional capability of supplying 24 volts to the integrated music system on the Onboard PC. 5V DC Power Supply

5V DC adjustment and Power LED

Parallel AC input connections to Power supplies

Common connections to LED Display Segments

5V DC connections to LED Display Segments

110 V AC / 230 V AC Selector Switch

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