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B & K COMPONENTS, LTD.

Guide To Programming

The B & K CK1.2

Keypad

2004

Customizing

Automating

Saving Installation Time

REV B 0104

GUIDETOPROGRAMMING THEB & K CK1.2 KEYPAD

© 2004 B & K Components Ltd. All rights reserved.

The information in this manual is copyright protected. No part of this manual may be copied or reproduced in any form without prior written consent from B & K Components, Ltd.

B & K Components Ltd. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR OPERATIONAL,TECHNICAL OR EDITORIAL ERRORS/OMISSIONS MADE IN THIS MANUAL.

The information in this manual may be subject to change without prior notice.

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Table of Contents

BEFORE YOU START

Read This First!

You Need a Personal Computer With Serial Port

Close ALL Applications That Use Serial Ports - Use B&K Task Manager! You Need an RS232 Connecting Cable & Adapters As Necessary Keep Your Database Up to Date — USE LIVE UPDATE

OVERVIEW OF OPERATIONS

The Goal - Minimize Training Time and Effort

Keypad Basic Controls and Displays

Standard Keypad Operations

Customize The Operation Manual

Utilizing FAV - Favorite Macros

PROGRAMMING CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE CT610/310/600

Keypad Feedback

Programming the CT610/310/600 for Keypad Feedback

BKcSuite Determines Device Layout for the CK1.2

PROGRAMMING OVERVIEW

WINDOWS, MENUS ANDTOOLS

The Menu Bar and the Menus

File Menu

Program Menu

Communications Menu

Help Menu

The Toolbar and Shortcut Buttons

The Simulator and the Phantom Hard Buttons

Navigating and Selecting Buttons

Button Capabilities and Flags

Tree View

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Devices and Pages

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The Edit and Label Buttons Window

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The Edit and Label Buttons Toolbar

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The Delete Window

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Labels

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Shortcuts - Copying Buttons

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The Macro/Favorite Window

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The Macro Toolbar

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Re-Ordering Macro Steps

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Macro Details

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PROGRAMMINGTUTORIAL

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Creating, Naming and Arranging Devices

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Open the Create and Name Devices Window

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Creating Devices

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Using the IR Database

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Discrete Codes,Toggles and other New Words

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Selecting a Code Set from the Database

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Hidden Codes in Keypad Database

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Shortcutting To Hidden Codes and Other Device IR commands

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Testing

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Downloading to TEST Pre-Programmed IR Commands From The Database

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Preparing the List of Buttons to be Learned

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Using LCD Button Editor

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Labeling and Deleting Buttons

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Dragging and Dropping Buttons

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Hiding Pages

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Moving Through Pages In Favorites

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Shortcuts - Copying Existing Buttons

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Learning Tips

Learning IR Codes One at a Time

Learning a Batch of Buttons Efficiently

Download and Test All Learned Buttons

Copying and Pasting Devices

Importing and Exporting Device

Importing Step by Step

Macro Programming

What is a Macro?

What Buttons Can Playback a Macro? Discrete IR Codes vs Toggle IR Codes

Toggle Commands create “Point & Pray” Macros Finding Workarounds for Toggle Commands in Macros Programming the Power On Macro

Programming a Power Off Macro

Programming Activity Macros on MAIN LCD “Device” Buttons Programming FAVORITE Macros

Inserting Macros (Copying or Cloning a Macro)

Programming Punch Through

Backlight On Time

Downloading to CK1.2 Keypad

Download Failures

Uploading from the Keypad to the PC

ADVANCEDPROGRAMMINGTIPS

Push and Hold Macros

Push and Hold for Activity Macros and Tap to Switch Devices Two Functions on One LCD Button

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Status Messages for Impatient Clients with Long Macros

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Helping Confused Clients With BOBS and LISTS

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BOBS for Scrolling or Toggling Commands

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LISTS - When You Have Lots of Components WITHOUT Discrete Power Commands

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Controlling the CK1.2 Via RS232

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Overview

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Examples of RS232 Macros

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Purpose of Keypad ID Numbers

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ID# FF(255) is the Global Default

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Resetting Keypad Unit ID

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Sending Messages To A CK1.2 Via RS232

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Need for Delay Between Messages

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Enter Keypad ID# In Hexadecimal

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Device Number Mapping

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Button Number Mapping

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Before You Start

Read This First!

You Need a Personal Computer With Serial Port

CKEditor will run on any Pentium II or faster Windows PC. Your PC should be equipped with an adequate amount of RAM for the operating system you use. CKEditor is compatible with the Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP and XP Pro operating systems. It is not compatible with Windows 95 or previous versions of windows. Note that many modern laptops do not come equipped with a serial port. If there is no serial port, purchase a USB to Serial adapter.

Although many manufacturers supply adapters or hubs for this purpose, we can vouch for the operation of Belkin and Keyspan hubs and adapters.

CKEditor is installed via a self extracting installer file downloadable from www.bkcomp.com. You need a connection to the internet to download the file or to update CKEditor.

Close ALL Applications That Use Serial Ports - Use B & K Task Manager!

Although you may be using an adapter with multiple serial ports (or your PC may be equipped with more than one), don’t use more than one at a time. Doing so will overtask many system’s resources and cause errors and problems. B & K ’s Task

Manager will only open CKEditor after you have closed BKcSuite or SR10.1 Remote Editor (and vice versa). However, you must manually close such programs as Hotsync for the Palm Pilot and LapLink if they are running (right click on any icons in the windows task bar representing these programs and exit them).

You Need an RS232 Connecting Cable & Adapters As Necessary

B&K include a pre-madecable suitable for connecting a Serial port to the CK1.2 keypad. However, if this is lost or misplaced here is the pin configuration for a serial cable:

DB 9

DB25

Function

Stereo 3.5mm Plug Connection

Pin 3

Pin 2

Host Transmit

To Tip

Pin 2

Pin 3

Host Receive

To Middle Ring

Pin 5

Pin 7

Host Ground

To Base Ring

Keep Your Database Up to Date — USE LIVE UPDATE

CKEditor includes a vast library of IR codes for hundreds of brands and models of A/V components.This database is constantly growing with the inclusion of new devices every month. Keep your software up to date by using the Live Update feature. Rather than un-installingandre-installingthe software, you download updates to the software from the internet. Simply follow these steps:

1Connect to the Internet normally.

2Open CKEditor

3From the Help Menu, select Live Update

4In the Live Update window, click on Update Now.

5Wait for the window to indicate the download is completed. Close the Window.

6Close and re-openCKeditor. You do not need to restart Windows

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Overview of Operations

Overview

The Goal - Minimize Training Time and Effort

Training clients has traditionally taken too much of an installer’s time and effort. Creating hand written summary sheets and instruction books for customers is a waste of time.The CK1.2 Keypad is designed to save time.With each keypad, B & K includes a pre-printedcustomizable Operation Manual. Unlike other keypads, this manual has nothing to do with setup or programming. It is a guide to operating the client’s home theater! Although the flexibility of the CKEditor software enables you to program keypads in thousands of different ways, the operations manual will show the customers how to operate their home theater if you follow a few tips as you program.

TIP - Program To Operate As Shown In The Guide to

Operation

AUDIO/VIDEOSYSTEMOPERATION

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The Owner’s Manual

1You must create a DEVICE (a set of 1 to 4 dedicated LCD pages) for each remote control you want the keypad to replace. Use the IR database or IR learning so that the CK1.2 Keypad can control all needed functions.

2The MAIN Power On and Power Off buttons turn on and off the entire zone (including any local components or devices) with a macro.

3Each of the MAIN LCD Device buttons issues a macro that reconfigures the system inputs and modes as necessary for the client to watch or listen to the selected source.

4Punch Through Volume and Mute have been programmed for all devices so that the client can always adjust the volume regardless of which device has been selected.

Keypad Basic Controls and Displays

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Basic Controls and Displays

LCD Buttons - Labels on the Screen change depending on what you activity you have selected. For example, when you select CD listening as the activity, you’ll see the labels change to Play, Stop etc. so that you can control the CD.

Power LED

Lights up when this Zone/Room is ON.

MAIN

CD NEWS

SAT JAZZ

DVD CLASS

TAPE ROCK

HOUSE AUDIO

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Remote Control Target conceals an IR (Infrared) Sensor which relays commands from your

remote controls to your components.

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Volume/Mute Buttons

control the level of the sound.

Change

Buttons

Change to the next channel, chapter, song or B & K sound preset; depending on your activity.

Backlight Button lights the keypad display.

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Screen Title - Main indicates that you are looking at the Main Menu, which enables you to select what you want to watch/listen to in this zone. When you have selected a new activity, the screen title will display the change (for example: “CD” indicates you can control the CD player).

Page Button

When other pages of functions are available, pressing the page button will display them.

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SAT JAZZ

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HOUSE AUDIO

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Main Button - The Main button always returns you to the Main Menu so that you can select a new activity or turn the system on or off.

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Automatic One Touch Operation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Control the Device You Are Listening To...

 

 

 

1. Press the MAIN button to make sure that you are on the MAIN Menu.

 

 

 

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each device/activity and clarify anything that

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Although this is typically programmed as channel or radio station macros, you should keep in mind that a channel lineup change in the future will require a service call to reprogram a few pages of channel macros for your client. If the client approves the costs of reprogramming whenever the channel lineup changes, then by all means program channel macros in FAV. However, there are many other uses for FAV that will not be affected by channel lineup changes. It is easy to write macros that recall B & K presets to give the client one touch macros that reset the tone, enable loudness compensation, set surround modes and speakers etc.

Remember the advantage of FAV. Whenever you press the FAV button, the

CK1.2 Keypad remembers the device you were last on. So, when you are finished using FAV, you simply tap the MAIN button. The CK1.2 Keypad will return to the device and page you were last using!

FAV LCD buttons can do a macro with 1 to 190 steps. Thus it can issue (by programming a MACRO of one step) any single IR command that is learned or preprogrammed with one exception. FAV LCD buttons cannot store learned or pre-programmedIR commands.This makes them incompatible with commands that have to be pressed and held (like volume up or bass+). However, by utilizing B&K presets you can recall particular settings for bass, treble etc.The best approach is to program some useful presets with BKcSuite then recall them with a short two digit

macros in FAVS.

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Using FAV - Favorites

The favorites menu is created uniquely for you by your custom installer. The screen labeled buttons now issue MACROS that will reset your system with one touch. Typically, the favorites menu is programmed with one touch “shortcut” buttons that issue all of the necessary commands to change the channel of your satellite dish or television. Thus, instead of entering a two or three digit number (which you must remember) and the enter command, you simply select the favorite button labeled HBO, CNN, TNT etc.

FAV

HBO CNN

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To use the FAVORITE Menu:

1. Press the FAV button. The top title bar will now display FAV.

Use the FAV button and the PAGE button to navigate through your various pages of FAVORITES. The FAV button scrolls up and the PAGE button scrolls down through the pages available.

To EXIT Fav and return to the last activity/device selected, press the MAIN button ONCE. To EXIT Fav and go to the MAIN Menu, press the MAIN button twice.

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