AMX 10.4 TOUCH PANELS (G3 FIRMWARE) User Manual
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10.4" Touch Panels

(Firmware version G3)

Touch Panels and Accessories

AMX Limited Warranty and Disclaimer

AMX Corporation warrants its products to be free of defects in material and workmanship under normal use for three

(3) years from the date of purchase from AMX Corporation, with the following exceptions:

Electroluminescent and LCD Control Panels are warranted for three (3) years, except for the display and touch overlay components that are warranted for a period of one (1) year.

Disk drive mechanisms, pan/tilt heads, power supplies, and MX Series products are warranted for a period of one

(1) year.

AMX Lighting products are guaranteed to switch on and off any load that is properly connected to our lighting products, as long as the AMX Lighting products are under warranty. AMX Corporation does guarantee the control of dimmable loads that are properly connected to our lighting products. The dimming performance or quality cannot be guaranteed due to the random combinations of dimmers, lamps and ballasts or transformers.

Unless otherwise specified, OEM and custom products are warranted for a period of one (1) year.

AMX Software is warranted for a period of ninety (90) days.

Batteries and incandescent lamps are not covered under the warranty.

This warranty extends only to products purchased directly from AMX Corporation or an Authorized AMX Dealer.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

 

Product Information .................................................................................................

1

Specifications ....................................................................................................................

1

Cleaning the Touch Overlay..............................................................................................

2

Installation .................................................................................................................

3

Mounting the Touch Panel ................................................................................................

3

Decor style panels with low-profile Backboxes ........................................................................

3

Installing touch panels and a CB-TP3 Backbox (plasterboard)................................................

6

Installing rack-mount panels (AXM-CA10/PB) .........................................................................

8

Wiring the Touch Panel .....................................................................................................

8

Preparing captive wires............................................................................................................

8

Wiring guidelines......................................................................................................................

8

Using the PSN connector for power.........................................................................................

9

Using AXlink for data and power..............................................................................................

9

Using AXlink for data with a +12 VDC power supply .............................................................

10

Using the (DB9) RS-232 connector for mouse control or data...............................................

11

Using the VGA IN HD-15 (male) high-density connector .......................................................

12

Designing Touch Panel Pages ..............................................................................

15

Buttons ............................................................................................................................

15

Activating Edit Mode........................................................................................................

16

Setting the Device Base ..................................................................................................

18

Setting the Device Used..................................................................................................

18

Adding a Page.................................................................................................................

18

Setting the page color ............................................................................................................

18

Adding a Button...............................................................................................................

18

Resizing a button ...................................................................................................................

19

Defining On-Screen and External Button Properties.......................................................

19

Setting the channel code........................................................................................................

19

Setting the variable text code.................................................................................................

20

Setting the page flip ...............................................................................................................

20

Setting the button colors for channel-off conditions ...............................................................

21

Adding text, icons, and bitmaps to a button ...........................................................................

21

Using TPDesign3 to Download Bitmaps, Icons, and Fonts.............................................

21

Creating a Bargraph and Joystick ...................................................................................

22

Adding a bargraph or joystick button......................................................................................

22

Setting Bargraph and Joystick Properties .......................................................................

22

Setting the level code.............................................................................................................

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Programming ..........................................................................................................

25

Serial Commands............................................................................................................

25

System Send_Commands ..............................................................................................

28

Video Send_Commands .................................................................................................

33

VGA Send_Commands...................................................................................................

35

Programming Numbers ...................................................................................................

37

Shorthand Send_Commands..........................................................................................

38

Color Send_Commands..................................................................................................

43

Variable Text Send_Commands .....................................................................................

45

Shorthand Variable Text Commands ..............................................................................

47

Button String Commands ................................................................................................

50

Upgrading the Firmware ........................................................................................

53

Upgrading the Firmware Using NetLinx Studio ...............................................................

53

Upgrading Firmware through a COM port..............................................................................

53

Upgrading the Firmware through an IP Address....................................................................

55

Upgrading the Firmware Using SoftROM........................................................................

57

Configuration..........................................................................................................................

58

Downloading the Firmware ....................................................................................................

58

Changing the LCD Viewing Angle ........................................................................

59

Changing the Viewing Angle to 6 o’clock (podium mount)..............................................

59

Replacing the Batteries .........................................................................................

61

 

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Product Information

Product Information

The AMX™ CA10, CV10 and CG10 touch panels contain a 10.4", 256-coloractive matrix liquid crystal display (LCD). Theself-containedenclosures use a microprocessor to control a wide range of multimedia equipment. The TPDesign3 touch panel design program makes it possible to create custom pages with buttons, icons, sliders, bargraphs, time displays, logos, and drawings.

All Decor-stylereferences in this manual relate to wall mounted panels.

The table below lists the panel types and product names discussed in this manual.

Touch Panel Types and Product Names

 

 

Product Names

 

 

 

 

 

Panel Types

Standard

Video

Graphic

 

(Color Active)

(NTSC/PAL)

(VGA/SVGA/XGA/DOS)

 

 

 

 

Free standing:

 

 

 

TiltScreen

AXT-CA10

AXT-CV10

AXT-CG10

 

 

 

 

Wall Mount:

 

 

 

Decor style

AXD-CA10

AXD-CV10

AXD-CG10

 

 

 

 

Rack Mount:

 

 

 

Rack-mount

AXM-CA10

AXM-CV10

AXM-CG10

 

 

 

 

Pushbutton

AXD-CA10/PB

AXD-CV10/PB

AXD-CG10/PB

 

AXM-CA10/PB

AXM-CV10/PB

AXM-CG10/PB

 

 

 

 

Specifications

The table below lists the CA10, CV10, and CG10 specifications.

Specifications

Dimensions (HWD):

 

AXD - Decor Wall Mount

• 8.88" x 12.88" x 2.19" (22.56 cm x 32.72 cm x 5.56 cm)

 

 

AXM- Rack-Mount

• 8.72" x 19.00" x 1.78" (22.15 cm x 48.26 cm x 4.52 cm)

 

 

AXTTiltScreen

• Base (WD): 11.46" x 9.46" (29.11 cm x 24.03 cm)

 

• Height lowered: 4.14" (10.52 cm)

 

• Height raised: 9.84" (25.0 cm)

 

 

Display Area (HV)

• 211.1 mm x 158.4 mm

 

 

Display Colors

• 256K colors

 

 

Pixel Resolution

• 640 x 480 pixels

 

 

Dot Pixel Pitch

• 0.33 mm

 

 

Contrast Ratio

• 300: 1

 

 

Brightness

• 350 cd/m2

Viewing Angles

• Horizontal: + 50° (left/right sides)

 

• Vertical: + 40° (up/down)

 

 

Wider Viewing Angle

• Without image reversal: Up side (12 o’clock normal scan) and

 

Down side (6 o’clock reverse scan)

 

• With contrast ratio: Up side (12 o’clock reverse scan) and

 

Down side (6 o’clock normal scan)

 

 

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Specifications (Cont.)

Power

12 VDC @ 1 A

 

 

Memory

Standard: 5 MB (4 MB flash)

 

 

Weight:

 

Decor

• 6.0 lbs. (2.7 kg)

 

 

Rack-mount

• 6.0 lbs. (2.7 kg)

 

 

TiltScreen

• 4.6 lbs. (2.1 kg)

 

 

VGA Input Resolutions:

(The frame frequency [FF] calculations are based on monitor type and VGA

 

settings.)

640 x 400 (DOS)

FF: 70 Hz

 

 

640 x 480 (VGA)

FF: 60 and 72 Hz

 

 

800 x 600 (SVGA)

FF: 52, 60, and 72 Hz

 

 

1024 x 768 (XGA)

FF: 60 and 70 Hz

 

 

Rear Panel Connectors:

 

 

 

AXlink

4-pinAXlink data/power bus jack

 

 

RS-232

• DB9 male connector for PC data transmission or Microsoft® mouse control

Video

• RCA female connector (Color Video/Graphic AXT models only)

 

• BNC female connector (Color Video/Graphic AXD and AXM models)

 

 

Graphics

15-pinHD-15(high-density)male connector (Color Graphic model only)

 

 

PWR

2-pin12 VDC power supply jack

 

 

Enclosure:

 

Decor

Metal with black matte finish, screwed security overlay, CB-TP3Backbox

 

 

TiltScreen

Black plastic with matte finish

 

 

Rack-mount

Metal with black matte finish, engraved overlay, low-profileBackbox

 

 

Character Support

• Unicode character support

 

 

Included Accessories:

4-pinAXlink data/power connector(41-0049)

 

2-pinPWR connector(41-0021)

 

 

Optional Accessories:

 

Decor

• Up to 24 external pushbuttons

 

• Backbox (CB-TP3)(FG025-10)

 

 

Rack-mount

• Up to 24 external pushbuttons

 

 

TiltScreen

• Install Kit (SA2010-01)

 

4-pinAXlink data/power connector(41-0049)

 

Tie wrap (45-0009)

 

Cable tie holder (45-0009-01)

 

 

CG10 panels are capable of receiving a VGA signal. These VGA signals can be displayed on a touch panel as a background image and NOT within a video button. A Video signal can only be displayed within a Video WIndow Button. Refer to the G3 Firmware manual for more detailed information.

Cleaning the Touch Overlay

You should clean the touch screen overlay after each day’s use. Always use clean cotton cloths, and a spray bottle of cleaning solution consisting of 50% isopropyl alcohol and 50% water.

 

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