AMX 8.5' Color Passive LCD Touch Panels User Manual
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8.5" Color Passive LCD Touch Panels

(Firmware version G3 or higher)

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, MX Series products, and KC Series products are warranted for a period of one (1) year.

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

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.

AMX Corporation is not liable for any damages caused by its products or for the failure of its products to perform. This includes any lost profits, lost savings, incidental damages, or consequential damages. AMX Corporation is not liable for any claim made by a third party or by an AMX Dealer for a third party.

This limitation of liability applies whether damages are sought, or a claim is made, under this warranty or as a tort claim (including negligence and strict product liability), a contract claim, or any other claim. This limitation of liability cannot be waived or amended by any person. This limitation of liability will be effective even if AMX Corporation or an authorized representative of AMX Corporation has been advised of the possibility of any such damages. This limitation of liability, however, will not apply to claims for personal injury.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

 

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

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

1

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

2

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

3

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

3

Decor style panels with low-profile Back Boxes.......................................................................

3

Installing touch panels and a BB-TP2 Back Box (solid surface) ..............................................

4

Installing touch panels and a BB-TP2 Back Box (plasterboard) ..............................................

6

Rack-mount panel (AXM-CP/PB).............................................................................................

8

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

8

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

8

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

9

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

9

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

9

Using the (DB-9) RS-232 connector for mouse control or data .............................................

10

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

11

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

11

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

12

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

14

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

14

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

14

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

14

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

15

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

15

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

15

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

15

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

16

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

16

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

17

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

17

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

17

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

18

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

18

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

18

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

18

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

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Table of Contents

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

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

26

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

27

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

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

33

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

36

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

39

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

41

AXT-CP EPROM Replacement.......................................................................................

41

AXM-CP (/PB) and AXD-CP (/PB) EPROM Replacement..............................................

42

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

45

AXT-CP Batteries............................................................................................................

45

AXD-CP (/PB), and AXM-CP/PB Batteries .....................................................................

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Product Information

Product Information

The Color Passive-Matrixtouch panels contain an 8.5" (215.90 mm)256-colorpassive-matrixliquid crystal display (LCD). Theself-containedenclosures use a microprocessor to control a wide range of multimedia equipment. Using the TPDesign3 Touch Panel design program, you create custom pages with buttons, icons, sliders, bargraphs, time displays, logos, and drawings.

8.5" Color Passive-Matrixtouch panels include:

!AXD-CP(Decor-style)andAXD-CP/PB(Decor-stylepushbutton)

!AXT-CP(TiltScreen) andAXT-CP/PB(TiltScreen pushbutton)

!AXM-CP(Rack-mount)andAXM-CP/PB(Rack-mountpushbutton)

Specifications

The table below lists the specifications for the AXD-CP(/PB),AXT-CP,andAXM-CP(/PB).

Specifications

Dimensions (HWD):

 

AXD-CP

• 7.50" x 11.25" x 1.77" [low-profileBack Box] (17.48 cm x 28.58 cm x 4.5 cm)

 

• 7.50" x 11.25" x 2.44" [BB-TP2Back Box] (17.48 cm x 28.58 cm x 6.2 cm)

 

 

AXT-CP

• TiltScreen panel dimensions (HW): 7.10" x 9.11" (18.03 cm x 23.14 cm)

 

• LCD screen dimensions (HW): 4.80" x 6.40" (12.19 cm x 16.26 cm)

 

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

 

• Adjustable display heights: 3.40" (8.64 cm) fully lowered; 8.50" (21.59 cm) fully

 

raised.

 

• Screen Dimensions (HW): 8.5" diagonal view - 4.80" x 6.40" (12.19 cm x 16.26

 

cm)

 

 

AXM-CP

• 6.97" x 19.0" x 1.62" (low-profileBack Box) (17.70 cm x 48.26 cm x 4.11 cm)

 

• 6.97" x 19.0" x 2.64" (BB-TP2Back Box) (17.70 cm x 48.26 cm x 6.71 cm)

 

 

Weight:

 

AXD-CP

4.5 lbs. (2.1 kg)

 

 

AXT-CP

3.6 lbs. (1.6 kg)

 

 

AXM-CP

4.4 lbs. (2.0 kg)

 

 

Power

650 mA @ 12 VDC

 

 

Display Type

Color passive-matrix256 color LCD

 

 

Screen Res. (HV)

640 x 480 pixels

 

 

Memory

1 MB

 

 

Rear Panel Connectors:

 

RS-232

DB-9(male) connector for PC data transmission or Microsoft mouse control

AXlink

4-pinmale bus connector

PWR

2-pinmale 12 VDC power connector

 

 

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Product Information

Specifications (Cont.)

Enclosure:

 

AXD-CP

Metal sub-plateand bezel with black or white matte finish

 

 

AXT-CP

TiltScreen tabletop console; black plastic with matte finish

 

 

AXM-CP

19" (48.3 cm) Unimount; metal with black matte finish (4 rack units high)

 

 

Accessories Included

• 12 VDC power supply, 1.9 A (110 VAC installations only)

 

Low-profileBack Box(AXD-CPandAXM-CPonly)

 

4-pinfemale AXlink bus connector(AXM-CPonly)

 

4-pinAXlink data/power connector(AXT-CPonly)

 

 

Optional Accessories

• Up to 8 pushbuttons per side for the AXD-CPandAXM-CP.

 

9-pinfemaleDB-9connector(AXD-CPandAXT-CPonly.

 

• PSN2.8 Power Supply

 

BB-TP2Back Box(AXD-CP)

 

 

Software

• TPDesign - Windows-based(16-bit)design program (optional for theAXT-CP)

 

• TPDesign3 - Windows-based(32-bit)design program (optional for theAXT-CP)

 

 

AXT-CPWireless

 

Options:

 

TiltScreen

WAV-PKWavePack

 

SMT-PKSmartPack

 

 

Options:

 

Decor-stylePanels

• External pushbuttons (AXD-CP(/PB))

 

• UniMount Back Box (BB-TP2)andsub-plate,bezel security plates

 

 

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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