LED SIGN RGB SOLUTION LED EDITOR 2012
Chapter 1 Introduction 1.1 Function Features “LED Editor”is a set of editing program software, which is specially designed for asynchronous LED display screen. This software obtains powerful functions. It is easy for clients to use and learn.
1.2 Operating Environment Operating system Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese or English WINDOWS XP，Vista. Hardware Configuration CPU: Pentium 600MHz or above ROM: 512M Graphics card: Standard VGA 256 mode or above Related Software Microsoft Media Player--compulsory
Chapter 2 Install and Uninstall 2.1 Install “LED Editor”software can be easily installed, steps as follows: Firstly, put the “LED Editor” installation CD into the CD-ROM, then the Installation Menu will automatically pop up, (If not, please selecting this CD-ROM and double-click it). Secondly, select“LEDEditor_Setup.exe” and install the Installation Guide, as shown in Figure 2-1. Following the instruction on the screen:
Figure 2-1 After install it successfully, there will be a “LED Software” program group in the 【Start】/【Program】,then enter into the “LED Editor” under this program group, single click to start，as shown in Figure 2-2.
Figure 2-2 Also, there will be a “LED Editor” short-cup on your desktop, as shown in Figure 2-3.Users can start the program by double click on the icon too.
2.2 Uninstall “LED Editor” software obtains an auto-uninstall function that users can delete all of“LED Editor” files, program groups and short-cuts conveniently. Users can either select “Delete LED Editor” under
the “LED Editor” group, or go to the 【control panel】, select 【add/delete program】 to undergo quick uninstall. (Uninstall interface as shown in image 2-4), now select “Automatic” can delete all files, program groups and short-cuts.
Chapter 3 Introduction in details 3.1 Program Components Program (Program file) consists of one or more program pages. There are two kinds of program pages. One is normal program page we called it Step , which is the main component of a program. There will be many normal program pages and they will be played in order,
that is, one after another. Another we called it Universal program page usually this program has fixed content, such like clock, company logo and so on.
Program page consists of one or more windows, which will show file, picture, cartoon, flash etc. There are eight kinds of program windows: file window, text window, single line text window, static text window, table window, timer window, date/time window, temperature/humidity window. File window: will play dozens of files, like text, picture, cartoon, video etc Text window: will play simple texts, like notifies, etc Single line text window: will play single line text window, such as notice, advert etc
Static text window: will play static texts, like company name, title etc Table Window: will be used for editing and playing table figures Timer window: will be used for timing, supporting clockwise and anti-clockwise Date/Time window: will show date and time Temperature/Humidity window: will show environmental temperature and humidity
3.2 Homepage of software â€œLED Editorâ€?software consists of two windows: Play window and control window. (As shown in image 3-1)
Figure 3-1 3.2.1 Play Window Play Window (Namely the contents displayed on the LED screen) will display file, picture, cartoon and flash. This is preview window. 3.2.2 Control window Control window contains Menu bar, Toolbar, Status bar and Edit control. It will control the position, size and contents of the playing area. It can be unfolded to editing window. Control window with editing function as shown in image 3-2 in below: Menu bar: includes five submenus: file, control, Options, test and help. Toolbar: is quick manipulation.
Edit Control: consists two parts, left side will show program name, the right side will show detailed options, such as action, speed and font and so on. Status bar: shows the latest situation of the current operation.
3.3 Functions introduction 3.3.1 Menu It includes five submenus: file, control, options, test and help. File : includes New, Open, Save, Save as, Open Demo File, Open recently used projects and Exit, as shown in image 3-3 in below. New: for setting up a new LED project file for asynchronous editing system. Open: for opening a previously done LED project file. Save: for saving current LED project file.
Save as: for saving current LED project file as a new LED project file. Open Demo project: for opening demo LED project, show the demonstration function. Open recently used project: for opening recently used LED projects. Exit: to exit current LED project.
Figure 3-3 Control: including turn on /off LED screen power, adjust LED screen time, adjust LED screen brightness, schedule table setup and get led screen status, as shown in image 3-4 in below. Play: for playing current LED files. Turn on LED screen power: sending the command to control card then open the LED screen. Turn off LED screen power: sending the command to control card then close the LED screen. Adjust LED screen time: sending the command to control card and making the LED screen time as the same as that of PC. Adjust LED screen brightness: editing the LED screen brightness from 1 to 8ďźŒthen sending the command to control card. Schedule table setup: editing the LED screen time schedule(including turn on/off LED screen power and adjusting LED screen brightness)ďźŒthen sending the command to control card. (Details refer to Schedule Table Setup Chapter) Get LED screen status: sending command to control card and showing the LED screen status.
Options: As shown in image 3-5, it includes software/ hardware setup and user setup. Software setup: for setting size and quantity of LED screen, communication modes etc. (Details refer to Software Setup Chapter) Hardware setup: for setting IP, serial port and grayscale parameters and internet mapping port etc. (Details refer to Hardware Setup Chapter) User setup: for setting user rights. (Details refer to User Setup Chapter)
Test: it contains auto test and stop test, as shown in image 3-6 in below. Auto test: be used for testing grey, grid on the LED screen, for verifying if LED screen is setup correctly. Stop test: stop auto test.
Help: it contains Help, LOG INFO, Check IP Address, auto check LED screen IP and about, as shown in image 3-7.
Help: supplying online help LOG INFO: communication Log Check IP Address: checking PC IP address Auto check LED screen IP: checking IP address of LED screens in LAN About: will show version information of the software and copyright info
Figure 3-7 3.3.2 Toolbar Users can manipulate fast with the help of Toolbar, as shown in image 3-8, from left to right the icons are: new, open, save, open/close display window, allow/forbid edit, play, current program preview, stop, download program to LED screen and help, functions in details please refer to menu.
3.3.3 Edit control
Edit control is the core of this software, illustration in details please refer to the next section: Programming Flow. 3.3.4 Status bar Left status bar: will show communication type and PC IP address etc. Right status bar: will show edit status, download etc.
3.4 Programming procedures 3.4.1 Step 1: Setup playing windowâ€™s size
Set up window size correctly, window size should consistent with LED screen’s width and height (pixels), otherwise, control card would not receive the program or part of data will be lost. How to setup: Menu——>Options——>Software setup, as shown in Figure 3-9 in below. Then input LED screen’s width and height (pixels) in corresponding places.
Figure 3-9 3.4.2 Step 2: Create a New Program page
Program page is the basic element of a program. In image 3-10, it is a program page toolbar. Click ”to open a new program page. (Note: if users cannot find the program page toolbar, please click
on the button “allow edit” on the toolbar above). You can add infinity steps. To delete a program page, please click on the delete button . If users want to change the playing order of each page, please use the moving button 、 . These steps will be played in order, while universal ones will be played continuously without time limit.
Figure 3-10 3.4.3 Step 3: Setup options for Program page
Please setup options for program page (step1, step2,step3 and so on), as shown in the image 3-11. Options include name, playing time, background color, picture and music.
Figure 3-11 3.4.4 Step 4: Create new window One step will contains a lot of windows, while each window will play different texts, pictures, tables, cartoons and videos, etc. Totally speaking, there are eight windows available. Click on button and new window, as shown in image 3-12. Now, we are going to introduce these 8 windows.
Figure 3-12 File window: It is the most important window and will play almost all formats of files that we support, moreover, numbers of files are unlimited. The software will support more than ten kinds of formats, including: Document files (TXT), WORD files (RTF), Graphics (BMP/JPG/GIF), video (AVI/MPG/MPEG/WMV/ASF/MOV/FLV/DAT), Flash files (SWF). Text window, Single Line text window, Static Text window: These three windows will display simple texts. For example, you can input company name, greeting words and notifications. Table Window: for editing and playing table.
Timer window: for timing. Date /Time Window: for displaying date and time and supporting analog clock and digital clock. Temperature/Humidity window: for showing environmental temperature and humidity. 3.4.5 Step 5: Setup options for program window Options are all same for all program windows, as shown in image 3-13. Options include Name, Frame and Frame color, Position, Width, Height and Lock. But for different windows, options are also different.
Figure 3-13 File Window: as shown in image 3-14, File window has been divided into two parts. The upper one is the file list; the lower one is the file options. Above the play-list, there is a file toolbar, which can be used to add, delete or move files. The file options in the lower part depend on file formats, we will explain in below.
Figure 3-14 Text format: options are shown in image 3-15, including background color, many actions, speed, stay, font, line space and text position (Note: if it is a short text, you can choose Text window; if it is complicated, please choose WORD document.)
Figure 3-15 Graphics format: supports graphics formats of BMP/JPG/GIF/PCX/WMF…, options as shown in image 3-16.Options include background color, actions, effects, speed and stay, clear and clear speed. Plus, more than 50 different types and speed of clearing you can choose.
Figure 3-16 Video format: supports video formats of AVI/MPEG/ASF /WMV/DAT/VOB/FLV…, animation formats of GIF/SWF, etc. As shown in image 3-17, you can input the Loop times.
Figure 3-17 WORD format: as shown in image 3-18, options include background color, actions, speed and stay. (Note: only support RTF format of WORD files)
Text Window: click on “add text” button on toolbar, as shown in image 3-19, then setup Font, Line space, Action, Speed, Stay and background, etc. You can input any words.
Figure 3-19 Single Line text window: as shown in figure 3-20 in below, options include Action, Style, Speed, Stay, Font, background picture and etc. If you choose Text, then please input words in the blank place, if you choose External File, then you can import it. (Only support TXT format file).
Figure 3-20 Static Text window: as shown in figure 3-21 in below, options include Background picture, Align and so on. Please input words in blank place. (Just for reference)
Figure 3-21 Table window: please click on button and open the table edition diagram, as shown in figure 3-22 in below, this picture just for reference.
Figure 3-22 Timer window: as shown in image 3-23 in below, options include Static text, Font, End date and so on, this picture just for your reference.
Figure 3-23 Date/time window: As shown in image 3-24, you can setup display style, static text, clock shape, hours, minutesďźŒsecondsďźŒetc. This picture is just for your reference.
Figure 3-24 Temperature/Humidity window: as shown in image 3-25 in below, options include Font, temperature, humidity and so on, this picture just for your reference.
3.4.6 Step 6: Finish Programming Please click on bar——>save.
button after setting all options. Click on save button
or select File on menu
3.4.7 Step 7: Preview program Click on
button to have a preview click on
button to stop.
3.4.8 Step 8: Send program Click on
button to send all programs.
Chapter 4 Display Text There are four methods to play a text program: in a text window; in a single line text window; in a static text window; import text file in file window. Note： 1. To edit a single line moving text, please use single line text window.（Details refer to 4.2） 2. To edit multi-line text or static text, please use static text window.（Details refer to 4.3） 3. To import WORD document, please save *.doc file as *.rtf file, then use file window.（Details refer to 4.4） 4. To import TXT, please use file window.（Details refer to 4.4） 5. In addition to select by drop-down box, you can input any font size by manual.
4.1 Play in Text window
4.1.1 Create a new window
Click on “new window” button
then select “Text window”, as shown in image 4-1.
Figure 4-1 4.1.2 Setup Text Window As shown in image 4-2, the upper part is for setting up program properties. Name: program’s name Frame: choose frame and color Starting point X: x-coordinate of the starting point Starting point Y: y-coordinate of the starting point Width: setup program’s width Height: setup program’s height Lock: lock this program to prevent it from moving Background color: setup background color
Figure 4-2 4.1.3 Import and Edit Text
As shown in image 4-2, the lower part is for editing. After clicking on the “add text” button , a “Text Edit” dialog box will appear as shown in the image 4-3 in below. You can input or copy text in
this edit box. Besides, there are some options for you, such as Background, Font, Action, Speed, and Stay, etc.
Figure 4-3 Close the â€œText Editâ€? dialog box after editing. Now the Text will appear in the list, as shown in image 4-4.
Figure 4-4 If you want to modify the texts, just simply selected it and then click on the button . An edit box as shown in image 4-3 will appear and you can edit it. To delete the texts, click on button. To change the playing order, click on buttons. Or you can preview it by clicking on the button .
4.2 Play in Single Line Text window `This window is only for displaying single line sliding captions, such as greeting words, notification, etc. Also, you can add a logo picture before the text, or import a picture as background.
4.2.1 Create a new Single Line Text Window Click on “new window” button then select “Single Line Text window”, as shown in image 4-5 and image 4-6.
Figure 4-6 4.2.2 Setup Single Line Text window As shown in image 4-6, the upper part is for setting up program properties. There are two ways to input texts, one is opening from external documents and another is directly inputting to the edit box.
Open from external documents Select “External file”then click on button up Action, Background, Font and Stay. Input in the edit box
to open files, as shown in image 4-7. You can set
Select the “Text”and then type in the box below, as shown in Image 4-7, you can also set up the Action, Background Font and Stay.
Figure 4-7 22.214.171.124 Colorful effects Please choose the style that you want in the drop-down list, as shown in image 4-8 in below:
Image 4-8 Please see the effect before and after, as shown in image 4-9 in below:
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Add Logo or background picture
Please see image 4-10 in below:
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You can adjust words up and down by “Y-offset”, as shown in image 4-11 in below: Image 4-11 You can adjust distance between each word by “Word-space”, as shown in image 4-12 in below: Image 4-11 You can rotate words direction by “Rotate”, especially for long strip sign, as shown in image 413 in below:
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Special effects of single-line text
You can move words up, down, left and right, as shown in image 4-14 in below:
4.3 Play in Static Text window This window is for playing static texts. 4.3.1 Create a new Static Text Window
Click on the “new window” button 15 and 4-16.
, then select “Static Text window”, as shown in image 4-
Figure 4-16 4.3.2 Setup the static text window As shown in image 4-16, the upper part is for setting up program properties. Type in the edit box and choose options in below, like: Align, Background picture, spacing and Font, etc.
Note: you can also choose Style.
4.4 Play text file in File Window 4.4.1 Create a new File Window
Click on the “New Window” button shown in image 4-18.
, select “File Window” (as shown in image 4-17), as
Figure 4-18 4.4.2 Setup File Window As shown in image 4-18, the upper part is for setting up program properties. Name: program’s name
Frame: choose frame and color Starting point X: x-coordinate of the starting point Starting point Y: y-coordinate of the starting point Width: set up program’s width Height: set up program’s height Lock: lock program to prevent it from moving 4.4.3 Open files Click on “add file” button , (in lower part of image 4-18), an open file dialog box will appear. All supported format has been shown in the drop-down box. Select WORD File(*.rtf) or Txt File(*.txt), choose the file that you want then click on “open”button to open it, as shown in image 4-19.
Figure 4-19 Now you have added the file then choose options in, as shown in image 4-20. Options include Background color, Font, Action, and Stay, etc.
Chapter 5 Display Graphics 5.1 Create a new picture window Click on the “New window” button in below.
then select “File Window”, as shown in image 5-1 and 5-2
5.2 Setup graphics window As shown in image 5-2, the upper part is for setting up program properties. Name: program’s name Frame: choose frame and color Starting point X: x-coordinate of the starting point Starting point Y: y-coordinate of the starting point Width: setup program’s width Height: setup program’s height Lock: lock program window to prevent it from moving.
5.3 Import files Click on the “add file” button (in the lower part of image 5-2) to open file dialog box (as shown in image 5-3), select the formats of picture files in the drop-down list. Then import the file that you want. When selecting a picture, you can preview it in the right-side frame.
5.4 Setup graphics options After adding the graphics, please setup options for it, as shown in image 5-4 in below. Options include background color, action, and effect, etc.
Chapter 6 Display Animation 6.1 Create a new Animation Window
Click on the “New window” button in below.
then select “File Window” as shown in image 6- and 6-2
6.2 Setup Animation window As shown in image 6-2, the upper part is for setting up program properties. Name: program’s name Frame: choose frame and color Starting point X: x-coordinate of the starting point Starting point Y: y-coordinate of the starting point Width: setup program’s width
Height: setup program’s height Lock: lock program window to prevent it from moving.
6.3 Import files Attention：Before adding animation files，please setup its size(width and height) save it as（*.lxd）. Size of the animation file will be fixed as the same as that of the window after you added it. If you want to modify the size, you need delete it first then re-add it. Click on the “add file” button in image 6-3.
in the lower part (image 6-2) to open file dialog box, as shown
“LED Editor” supports many formats of animation files，media files (AVI/MPEG/ASF/WMV), FLASH files (SWF，Gif), REALPLAYER files (RM), etc. Select any files of the above formats, and then preview it in the right -side frame. After that, lick on “open” button. Now the lower right of the main window will change to what looks like in image 6-4(flash) or image 6-6(video).
GIF Files：The opened file has been added to the list, now there will appear the options, as shown in image 6-4, options include background color, three effects and loop times.
Figure 6-4 Video Files：An import video box will appear as shown in image 6-5 when opening file. If you need to play sound, you must remove the option of “no audio”.
Figure 6-5 Click on import button then the file will be added automatically. As shown in image 6-6, input loop times.
Figure 6-6 SWF Files：After opening swf file, a file window will pop-up，as shown in image 6-7.Click on “start” button. When it finished，it will automatically stop clipping. Or you can click “stop” button to finish it during the process. Then close swf dialog box and then the flash will be added automatically to playing list, as shown in figure 6-8.
6.5 Frequently Asked Questions during adding videos During the process of adding videos，problems will probably appear as follows: Error 1: failed to add the video; Error 2: cannot play the program after sending to LED display; Error 3: too much mosaic or stain in the video; Error 4: video playing speed is too slow or there is frame-skipping. Solutions: Step 1: as shown in image 6-5, press F5, option of adjust video parameter will appear and then tick it in front of the box. Step 2: as shown in image 6-10, adjust video parameter（frame rate and coding rate）. Note: frame rate is inversely proportional to video playback speed. Frame rate lower, video playback speed will faster. Coding rate is proportional to video clarity. Coding rate higher, video clarity will better.
Step 3: as shown in image 6-11, select encoded mode.
Figure 6-11 Note： Four encoded modes recommended: Encode1,Encode2，Encode3 and Encode4. Encode 1 and Encode 2 can solve Error 1 and Error 2, if you can not preview video after converting, please install video plug-ins.（video.exe in our CD，as shown in image 6-12.） Encode 3 can solve Error 3,if you can’t see preview effects of video after converting, please sent to LED display screen and then watch the actual effect. Encode 4 can solve Error 4, reducing coding rate and frame rate can improve video playback speed. Increasing frame rate can enhance video coherence. Increasing coding rate can improve the video clarity.
Chapter 7 Timer Display 7.1 Create a new Window Click on “New window” button below.
and select “Timer window”, as shown in image 7-1 and 7-2 in
7.2 Setup Timer window As shown in image 7-2, the upper part is for setting up program properties. Name: program’s name Frame: setup frame and color Starting point X: x-coordinate of the starting point Starting point Y: y-coordinate of the starting point Width: setup program’s width Height: setup program’s height Background: setup background color of the window Lock: lock program window to prevent it from moving.
7.3 Time Setting Please see image 7-3, options include fixed text; font style, size, bold, underline, color, etc; end date/time; display days, hours, minutes, seconds, multi line, no negative sign, etc. In this example, display result in playing window is shown in image 7-4.
7.4 Special display Function 1
When display only one unit, for example, more than 24 hours, only display days; less than 24 hours, only display hours; less than 60 minutes, only display minutes; less than 60 seconds, only display seconds. Steps as follows: Step 1: click and select ending time
Step 2: press F6 in keyboard, an option in dialog box will appear, as shown below:
Step 3: tick the box before only one unit
7.5 Special Display Function 2 When you want to display days, hours, minutes and seconds by multi-line separately or display different fonts and colors, then you have to create multiple timer windows and select â€œspecial used by multiple timer windowsâ€?. Detail steps are as follows:
Step 1: create multiple timer windows, as shown below:
Step 2: all end time and date in these timer windows should keep consistent with each other.
Step 3: click and select end time control
Step 4: press F5 in keyboard, an option in dialog box will appear, as shown in below:
Step 5: tick the box before special used by multiple countdown windows
Step 6: select the unit that need to display before each box.
Chapter 8 Date and Time 8.1 Create Date/Time Window Click on “New window” button below.
and select “date/time window”, as shown in image 8-1 and 8-2 in
8.2 Setup date/time window As shown in image 8-2, the upper part is for setting up program properties. Name: program’s name Frame: set up frame and color Starting point X: x-coordinate of the starting point Starting point Y: y-coordinate of the starting point Width: set up program’s width Height: set up program’s height Background: set up background color Lock: lock program window to prevent it from moving
8.3 Setup date and time There are two modes of date/time display, one is analog clock and another is digital clock. You can choose one of them in Display Style (as shown in image 8-2). Analog clock Options for analog clock as shown in image 8-3. Users can setup ahead or behind time difference; static texts and font; color, size, shape, and font of hour and minute mark; Color of the hour, minute and second hand and so on.
Figure 8-3 Preview the effect of analog clockďźŒas shown in image 8-4 in belowďźš
Figure 8-4 Digital clock Options for digital clock as shown in image8-5 in below, which include display style; ahead or behind time difference; static text; hour style; year style; single or multi line display as well as text style.
Figure 8-5 Preview the effect of digital clockďźŒas shown in image 8-6 in belowďźš /``
Chapter 9 Temperature and Humidity Display 9.1 Create a new Temperature and Humidity Window
Click on “new window” button
then select “Temperature and Humidity window” as shown in
image 9-1 and 9-2 in below.
9.2 Setup Temperature and Humidity window As shown in image 9-2, the upper part is for options. Name: program’s name Frame: setup frame and color Starting point X: x-coordinate of the starting point Starting point Y: y-coordinate of the starting point Width: setup program’s width Height: setup program’s height
Background: set up background color Lock: lock program window to prevent it from moving.
9.3 Setup Temperature and Humidity properties Options for temperature and humidity as shown in image 9-3 in below, which include Static text and font, font size and color; single or multi line display, temperature type and unit, etc.
Figure 9-3 Preview effect as shown in image 9-4 in below.
Chapter 10 Program Page 10.1 Create a new Program Page Click on “New program page”button
and select “Add Step” or “Add Universal Display”, as
shown in image 10-1and 10-2 in below. There are two kinds of program pages. One is normal program page we called it Step , which is the main component of a program. There will be many normal program pages and they will be played in order, that is, one after another. Another we called it Universal
program page company logo and so on.
, usually this program has fixed content, such like clock,
10.2 Setup Program Page As shown in image 10-2, the upper part is for setting up properties. Name: name of program page Time（second）：Set up how long the program page will last and then play the next one. Waiting for end: After all windows in this step played then play the next one. Button: Program schedule Background: Set up background color Background picture: import background picture
Background music: import background music. If there are videos in program page, it will give priority to sound of video.
10.3 Program Schedule Option for program page Schedule options as shown in image 10-3, which include valid time, date and others.
Figure 10-3 Timing program page is different with normal program page, as shown in image 10-4.
Chapter 11 Software Setup 11.1 Open software setup Click on “Options” button and select “Software Setup”, as shown in image 11-1. This window contains three sub-menus: LED screen window, Communication parameter and Default parameters.
11.2 LED sign parameter Screen: The number of LED screen. Input number and then click “OK”,while the default number is 1. Width and Height of LED sign: with these two parameters, users can set up the size of preview window.
11.3 Communication parameters There are two types of Communication modes: Single mode and Multi-mode, as shown in image 11-4. Single mode（Recommended）:One LED screen for one LED project,(most of them work in single mode ) Multi-mode: several LED screen with same pixels（including Width and Height）for one LED project. When changing single mode to multi-mode, users need to input password “888”.
11.4 Default Parameters Setup basic parameters for programs, it also the default parameters when open various windows, as shown in image 11-3 in below:
Chapter 12 Hardware Setup
12.1 Open hardware setup Make sure that LED sign is online, whatever through network or serial port then click “Options” and select “Hardware Setup” button, as shown in image 12-1. The password is “888”.
12.2 Hardware parameters Hardware parameters configuration include IP address, serial port configuration and other process. 12.2.1 Setup IP
When connecting LED sign with computer through RJ45 cable then the network IP will be the LED
sign IP, please see this picture . When LED sign and computer in the same LAN then make sure that IP of the two should be in the same network segment. For example, if computer IP is 192.168.0.xxx then LED sign IP will be 192.168.0.xxx, the two both in “0”segment. If LED sign and computer in different LANs then you need to setup subnet mask and gateway correctly. 12.2.2 Serial port parameters When using COM port communication type, please make sure that Baud rate of LED sign is just the same with that of PC. Its default value is 57600bps. As shown in image 12-2.
12.3 IP Recovery When connecting LED sign with computer through network cable successfully, but the software could not check LED sign IP, moreover, users have forgotten LED sign IP, under this condition, you can select IP Recovery. When you operate this option, please make sure that IP for LED sign and computer in the same network segment or please connect the two things through cable directly. Input IP address that you want, click“Send” button. No tip message will appear. Please check that whether LED sign restarted or not or check the LED screen again after several seconds.
Figure 12-3 12.2.6 Software upgrading Tick the box in the front of “Upgrade software in led card”, and then click on “Upgrade” button. At last, Tip message of Upgrading successfully will appear. As shown in image 12-4.
Chapter 13 User Setup
13.1 Open User Setup Click on “Options” and select “User Setup”then pop-up an “Input Password” dialog box(Image 13-1). Input the password “888” and click “OK” button, as shown in Image 13-2.
13.2 Add user Click on “Add User” in image 13-2, a dialog box like image 13-3 will appear. Enter User name and password, then press “OK”.
13.3 Delete User Select an exist user on the list (Image 13-2), (Note: Administrator can not be deleted) then select “delete”. A notice frame will appear, select “Yes”.
13.4 Change Password Select an exist user on the list (Image 13-2), click “change password” button. Enter the new password in the “Change password” dialog box, then press “ok”.
13.5 User Authentication If you tick the box before “Use password at Startup”,as shown in image 13-4, then User Authentication will be required when running LED editor Software next time.
Chapter 14 Playing Schedule 14.1 Open the schedule table Click on the “control” and select “Schedule Table Setup” (Image 14-1，14-2).
14.2 Start up Scheduled Command Click on â€œActivateâ€? and activate the schedule table, vice versa. (Image 14-3)
14.3 Add Scheduled Command 14.3.1 Step 1: Open “Scheduled Command” dialog box. Click on“add” button to open “Scheduled Command” dialog box. (As shown in image 14-4)
14.3.2 Step 2: Setup Command list properties Command properties: Select command property, default setting is “Turn on LED Screen power” and other settings are“Turn off LED Screen power”, “Adjust LED screen bright”. Time: Setup start time
Valid date: Setup valid date Valid day: Setup valid day 14.3.3 Step 3: Exit “Scheduled Command” Dialog box Click “ok” to finish. As shown in image 14-5, there is already a “Turn on LED screen power” command and a “Turn off LED screen power” command in the list, if you want more than one command, repeat three steps above.
14.4 Edit Scheduled Command Select the command that you want to edit on the list. Click on “edit” button to open “Scheduled command” dialog box then to edit it.
14.5 Delete Scheduled Command Select the command that you want to delete , click on “delete” button, if you want to delete all commands, use “delete all” button.
14.6 Send Scheduled Command Please connect controller with LED screen after finishing the settings. At last, click on “Send”button Note:
to finish scheduled function.
1. Select “Activate” button
, click on “Send” button, set up scheduled command.
2. Cancel “Activate” button
, click on “Cancel” button, cancel scheduled command.
14.7 Read back Scheduled Command message 6.
Click on “Read” button, check scheduled command message on LED screen, as shown in image 14-
14.8 Import, Export schedule table file Click on “Export” button then a dialogue box will pop up, save as ledfile (*.shtab). Click on “Import” button then a dialogue box will pop up then select the file and import it.
Chapter 15 Communication Control There are two types of Communication modes: Single mode and Multi-mode. Single mode（Recommended）: One LED screen for one LED project,(most of them work in single mode ). Multi-mode: several LED screen with same pixels（including Width and Height）for one LED project.
Recommend to use single-screen mode. Click on “Options” button and select “Software Setup”. Then select communication parameter page, as shown in image 15-1.
15.1 Single-screen mode Under single-screen mode, there are three communication types：Network, serial port and Udisk, as shown in image 15-2.
15.1.1 Network Communication Select communication type â€œNetworkâ€?. As shown in image 15-3, LED IP address: The real IP address of LED screen. Computer IP: Local IP address. Need to ensure that network segment of LED IP is the same with that of computer. For example, LED IP: 192.168.0.xxx, computer IP: 192.168.0.237. The two IP addresses are both in the 0 network segment.
Figure 15-3 When connecting computer with controller correctly, users could send control commands. As shown in image 15-4.
Figure 15-4 If sending control command successfully, tip message will pop up in lower right corner of PC desktop. As shown in image 15-5.
15.1.2 COM (serial port) Communication Communication type: Select â€œCOMâ€?, as shown in image 15-6. Computer serial port: Select the Com which connects with LED screen. Baud rate: Select baud rate of LED screen serial port, make sure that baud rate of LED screen and computer should be the same.
Figure 15-6 After connecting computer with controller correctly, users could send control commands. As shown in image 15-4. If sending control command successfully, tip message will pop up in lower right corner of PC desktop. As shown in image 15-5.
15.1.3 U-disk Communication As a communication media, U-disk has two kinds of usages, as shown in image 15-7 in below:
Image15-7 Upgrading programs: Firstly, plug u-disk into computer, sending programs to U-disk. Secondly, plug u-disk in controller then copy all programs to the controller automatically. After finished please pull it out. Upgrading storage: When program size is larger than 500Mbytes, you need to upgrade storage of the controller. Firstly, plug the u-disk in computer, sending programs to u-disk, pull it out after finished. Secondly, plug u-disk in controller then LED sign will display all programs automatically, do not pull it out.
15.2 Multi-screen mode Under multi mode, there are four communication types：network, serial port, U-disk, GPRS, as shown in image 15-9.
15.2.1 Network communication If you already know LED sign IP address then please click on “Auto search LED sign by IP”“Edit IP”, as shown in image 15-10 and 15-11 in below:
Image 15-11 If you do not know LED sign IP address but all of them in the same LAN, then you need to do these steps: Menu barOptions Software SetupCommunicate parametersMulti-modeAuto search LED signOK, as shown in image 15-12 in below: Then click on “Send” button, a communication window will appear, as shown in image 15-13 in below:
15.2.2 Serial port communication
Figure 15-15 If there are several LED screens, need to add each LED screenâ€™s ID. As shown in image 15-16.
Figure 15-16 Its operations about control command are the same as network communication.
15.2.3 U-disk Communication As shown in image 15-17. There are two communication types: Copy program to LED screen and Expand storage, play program in U-disk. Its function is the same as that of single-screen mode.
15.2.4 GPRS communication Click on “Options””Software Setup”Communication parametersMulti-modethen choose GPRS communication, as shown in image 15-18 in below:
Image 15-18 Steps of IMEI configuration: Click on “IMEI Configuration list” button then “GPRS dtu IMEI list” dialogue box will pop up, as shown in image 15-19 in below:
Image 15-19 Click on “Add” button then a dialogue box will pop up, as shown in image 15-20 in below:
Image 15-20 Note: for some senior users who build server themselves, please press F5 on keyboard and input information, as shown in image 15-21 in below:
Image 15-21 After configuring, please click OK, as shown in image 15-19 above. After finished, please click “Send” button on Menu bar then the communication window will appear as shown in image 15-22 in below:
Chapter16 Send Program 16.1 Send program button After making LED program, please click send button
on toolbar, as shown in image 16-1.
When sending program, communication modes must be selected. Please refer to chapter 15 Communication Control for help.
16.2 Single mode “Single mode” means only one LED screen for one project. In single mode, there are three communication types：network, serial port and u-disk. As shown in image 16-2.
16.2.1 Network Communication Communication type: Select “Network”. As shown in image 16-3, LED IP address: The real IP address of LED screen. Computer IP: Local IP address. Need to ensure that network section of LED IP is the same with computer IP. For example, LED IP: 192.168.0.xxx, computer IP: 192.168.0.237.
Figure 16-3 The method of getting LED IP: 1. Click “Help” button on menu, select “Auto check LED screen IP”, as shown in image 16-3.
Figure 16-4 2. Use LEDSET2.0 software（See CD-ROM）, as shown in image 16-4.
After clicking on “Send” button , observe status bar message, as shown in image 16-6, until the program has been sent to LED screen.
16.2.2 COM (serial port) Communication Communication type: Select “COM”, as shown in image 16-7. Computer serial port: Select the Com which connects with LED screen. Baud rate: Select baud rate of LED screen serial port, make sure that computer and LED screen’s baud rate should be the same.
Figure 16-7 After clicking on “Send” button , observe status bar message, as shown in image 16-8, until the program has been sent to LED screen.
16.2.3 U-disk Communication As a communication media, U-disk has two usages. One is upgrade program, after finishing, pull out U-disk. Another is as memory. When program size is larger than 500Mbytes, you need to upgrade the storage of controller. U-disk can’t be pulled out, as shown in image 16-9. Note：You can’t send some control commands to LED screen when selecting U-disk communication mode. For example, time, brightness, etc.
Figure 16-9 Upgrade program: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Plug U-disk into computer and then click on “send” button . “Select USB-disk” window will pop-up, as shown in image 16-10. Select the mark of U-disk (J :\), click “OK”. After sending program, insert U-disk into LED control card. Upgrade will automatically complete. Pull it out until LED screen displaying normally.
As memory: 1. 2. 3. 4.
Plug U-disk into computer and then click on “send” button . “Select USB-disk” window will pop-up, as shown in image 16-10. Select the mark of U-disk (J :\), click “OK”. After sending program, insert U-disk into LED control card. Do not pull it out. LED screen will automatically display programs in U-disk.
16.3 Multi mode (Please see chapter 15, 15.2 Multi-screen mode)
16.3.1 Network Communication Click on send button
then communication window below will appear. Tick the box in front of “Led
screen name” to select LED screen, click on “send program” button finished.
until the process is
16.3.2 COM（serial port） Communication Click on send button
then communication window below will appear. Tick a box in front of “Led
screen name” to select LED screen, click on “send program” button finished, as shown in image 16-13 in below:
until the process is
16.3.3 U-disk Communication It is same as single-screen mode.
16.3.4 GPRS communication It is same as Chapter 15 15.2.4 passage.
Chapter 17 Frequently Asked Questions 1ă€ ProblemďźšHow to solve unclear character problem
The controller works normal but characters show on display has some small problems, which means there are some led lights comes out around the character without control or there is shadow around the character.
Under Windows XP system
Step1. Right click mouse on desktop and choose Properties
Step2. A dialogue box will come out and select Appearance
Step3. Click on Effects button and then remove the tick of â€œUse the following method to smooth edges of screen fontsâ€?
Under Windows 7 system:
Step1. Open Control Panel and then choose Appearance and Personalization
Step2. Choose Adjust Clear type Text
Step3. Do not choose “Turn on Clear Type” option.
2、Problem：Text display problems in vista system. For example, white text, but display not white text on LED screen. Solution: Step1. Right-click mouse on the desktop, then select “Personalize”.
Step2. Click on “Window Color and Appearance”.
Step3. Click on “Effects” button.
Step4. Cancel the option and then click on OK.
3、Problem： Why can not install LED Editor soft in Vista system？ Solution：Right-click mouse on the software icon then select “Run as administrator”.
4、Problem：Why two lines of 16 pixels font could not display in LED screen of 32 pixels height? Solution: Using static text window to make program. Note: If it has frame, actual height of the window is 32 minus 2 times of the frame. 5、Problem：Why you could not change program window size by moving mouse? Solution: Check the window is locked or not. Unlock the window. Change size by moving mouse or inputting values (width and height). 6、Problem：Why program preview effects are slightly inconsistent with program? Solution: Display effects on LED screen should be taken as valid and binding. 7、Problem：How to revise LED Editor Language? Solution: LED Editor Software can identify language according to OS of PC automatically. This software supports three kinds of languages: Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and English.
8、Problem：How to view communication log about sending program and operating LED screen? Solution: Click “Help” button on menu, select “LOG INFO”.
9、Problem：How to check LED screen IP address automatically？ Solution: Click “Help” button and select “Auto check LED screen IP”.
10、Problem：How to select network card connecting LED screen, if there are multiple network cards in PC? Solution: Click on “Help” menu and then select “Check Computer IP” to open IP Address selecting window. Select the network card that you want, click on “OK”.
11、Problem：How to delete background picture？ Solution: Need to delete all characters in edit box.
12、Problem：To adjust position and size of program window: Solution: Right-click on preview window, setting menu will appear, as shown in blow.
13. Communication type Wire: Connecting controller with PC directly, but you need to assign an IP address manually. (Refer to Chapter 15 Communication Control) Connecting controller with PC by LAN (you can use a router, also refer to Chapter 15 Communication Control) Connecting controller with PC by WAN (Refer to Chapter 19 Internet Solution)
Wireless RF: user need to prepare RF modules then connecting RF modules with controller by serial port cable. Please select RF module communication in the LED editor: Menu barOptionsSoftware SetupCommunication ParametersStand-alone modeRF
Wireless GPRS：User needs prepare GPRS module, we recommended H7210 GPRS DTU from Hongdian Technologies Corporation in Shenzhen and speed of GPRS will reach to 13Kbits/s Wireless 3G: user needs prepare 3G Router, please refer to Chapter 24 Wireless 3G Communication Solutions.
Chapter 18 Table Display 18.1 Create a new table window Click on “New window” button one,(As shown in image 18-2).
, select “Table Window” (image 18-1) to create a new
Figure 18-1 18.2 Set up Table Window
As shown in image 18-2, the upper part is for setting up program properties. Name: program name Frame: choose frame and color Starting point X: x-coordinate of starting point Starting point Y: y-coordinate of starting point Width: set up width of program Height: set up height of program Lock: lock program window to prevent it from moving.
18.3 Insert and edit table
Click on “Add Table” button (As shown in image 18-3).
in lower part of image 18-2 to open the “edit table” dialog box,
Toolbar “table property” button
: Set up table properties
“Insert table” button
: Insert rows or columns.
“Delete table” button
: Delete rows or columns.
: Split rows or columns/combine rows or columns.
Those to the right are mainly used for type-editing; users can change Font, Size, and Color, Background color, mode and alignment.
Set up table properties Click on “Table property” button , to open “table property” dialog box, as shown in image 18-4. Users can change settings including title, with/without title, title’s Font, size, mode, color and table’s background color, grid line color, table drawing effect, speed, staying time and lock the row and column numbers.
Figure 18-4 Insert table Click on “insert table” button to open “add table” dialog box, as shown in image 18-5, select insert type, quantity, and insert position (to current position or to end), click “ok”.
Figure 18-5 Delete table Click on “delete table” button , to open “delete table” dialog box, as shown in image 18-6. Select delete row or column and then click on “ok”.
Figure 18-6 Split/Merge
Select table cells that you want to combine, click on “Slit/Merge” button image 18-7.
to combine, as shown in
Select cells that you want to split, click on “Slit/Merge” button
, as shown in image 18-8.
Chapter 19 Internet Multi-Console Solution 1. Introduction 1.1 Hardware and Software 1.2 Configuration Theory Introduction 1.3 Illustration 1.3.1 Apply a domain name 1.3.2 Setup control card 1.3.3 Connecting control card with router 1.3.4 Setup Led Editor Software in PC 1.3.5 Make program 1.3.6 Send program
1. Introduction LED screen has been used in many occasions in advertising, traffic and community and so on. However, users have to do a lot of work to update programs due to numerous numbers of LED signs and widely distribution. In order to settle with this problem, Shanghai Xixun Electronic Company has successfully researched and developed a LED display screen control system based on internet communication. As long as users can access to internet and detected control card then they can control programs and achieve off-site control. In this way, users can solve problems of transmitting over long distance and of one PC controls multiple LED screens.
A. Connect PC-1 with router-4 by network cable B. Connect card 1 with router-1 by network cable. C. Make sure that all routers can access to internet. 1.1 Preparations: Hardware: ADSL router (recommended types: TP-LINK, TD-W89541G) LED control card (our companyâ€™s M-series control cards) Computers Software: LED Editor Software Router with configuration software LEDset2.0 software
Domain name: Please apply valid domain name for each control card. Interface screenshot of LED Editor Software:
Interface screenshot of ADSL router (note: different routers have different interfaces), please input Router IP in address bar of Internet Explorer,
1.2 First of all customer needs to use a laptop to do setup for control cards. Before customers do setup, please make sure that all these cards have been correctly configuration by using LEDset2.0 software. Please refer to Instruction of LEDset2.0 software for configuration.
Step1, please connect laptop with router 1 by network cable. Make sure that the card and router in the same network segment.
Step2, please open Internet Explorer in laptop login.
then input default gateway in address bar and
Step 3, please find Port Forwarding rule in router then add a new rule.
For example, router -1's default gateway is 192.168.8.1. Private IP: this is the laptop IP 192.168.8.253 Port: Our company assign the port a specified one 31299. (Public and private port should be keep the same.) Step4. After this, customer needs to login DNS in router. Please find Dynamic DNS in router then login your domain name for the card 1. For example: the domain name is alahover.gicp.net. Please input domain name and password.
Step 5. After finished setup in router-1, please open LEDeditor software. Click on Options in the menu bar-ďƒ Hardware Setupďƒ password is 888
IP address: it is control card IP: 192.168.8.123 Subnet mask: just use a normal one,255.255.255.0 Default: it is default gateway of router-1, 192.168.8.1 Open internet mapping port: make sure the port is 31299 Link Server: please input domain name After input all these parameters, please hit Send button then a tip message will pop out.
Step 6. So now configuration of card 1 is finished. Please follow above steps to do configuration for other cards. Step 7. After do configuration of card1, card2 and card3, customer do not need to use this laptop. Then customer need to do setup in PC-1. Step 8. Please open LEDeditor software in PC-1 and then hit on Options in the menu bar-Software SetupCommunication parameters-Multi-consolepassword is 888-Communication is Network, NET is Normal
Step 9. Please click on Internet (multi-console) then a dialoge box will appear. Please hit Add button and then input domain name and make sure the port is 31299. For example: card 1 's domain name is alahover.gicp.net.
Step 10. After adding all domain names of control cards, hit ok. Then back to homepage of lededitor and edit program. After that, click on Send button
Then a communication window will pop out:
Image 19-5 NOTE: Please check router’s domain name by click on “Dynamic DNS” option. 1.3 Illustration Sending program from Shanghai PC (A) to Beijing control card (C1 and C2) and Shenzhen control card (C3 and C4), as shown in image 19-6 in below:
Figure 19-6 1.3.1: Apply for a domain name (login names for Beijing R1 and Shenzhen R2 respectively). There are three steps, as follows: Please visit http://www.oray.cn website and register for free; then write down Your information, finally you will get a domain name for free. Here, the domain name is xixunled.vicp.net for example.
1.3.2: Setup control card (C1, C2, C3 and C4) During this process, PC should directly connect with control card, or they are in the same LAN. Taking C1 for example (C2, C3 and C4 are similar with C1): 220.127.116.11 Get control card IP address There are three methods to get control card IP address, as follows: Method 1: Check control card IP (make sure that the control card connects with PC by crossover cable or the two are in the same LAN). Running LED Editor Software, click on “Help”“Auto check LED screen IP”, as shown in image 19-7 in below:
Figure 19-7 Method 2: Check IP by using LED set 2.0 Software, as shown in image 19-8 in below:
Figure 19-8 Method 3: Check control card label directly (only fit for using for the first time or IP ex-factory address unchanged). As shown in image 19-9, the IP address is .1XX，XX are the last two serial numbers of the control card.
18.104.22.168 Set up internet mapping service port of C1 Control card default port is: 31299, and if the router can send this port’s data to the control card, then users can omit following operation. Under stand-alone mode, users can set internet mapping port of C1: 31300 (for example). Method of switching to stand-alone mode: click “Options” on Menu barSoftware SetupCommunication Parameterstick the box in the front of “stand-alone mode”click “OK”. As shown in image 19-10 in below:
Figure 19-10 Method of setting up the port: click “Options” on Menu barHardware Setupinput password 888 input 31300 in “open internet mapping port” click on “Send” button. As shown in image 19-11 in below:
Figure 19-11 1.3.3 Connecting control card with router (configure R1; R2 configuration is similar with R1): Step 1: When connecting computer with router, input router IP address (often it is 192.168.0.1) in IE explorer, then enter into the router’s configuration interface and login ORAY domain name in the Dynamic DNS option. Take TP_LINK for example, set up Dynamic DNS, users can calling 86-20-8565 7675 for all information of this website and routers setup. As shown in image 19-12 in below:
Figure 19-12 Step 2: Set up virtual server of mapping rule, as shown in image 19-13 in below:
Figure 19-13 Note: (one port only corresponds to one IP, multiple IP addresses are forbidden). 1.3.4 Set up Led Editor Software in PC A: Click “Options” on Menu barSoftware Setupclick on “Communication parameters” then do following operations in image 19-14 in below:
Figure 19-14 Click on “Edit IP”click “Add” button then input domain name, port and mnemonic name of LED screen, as shown in image 19-15 in below:
Figure 19-15 Routers and corresponding mapping ports in order of C1, C2, C3 and C4.as shown in image 1916 in below:
1.3.5: Make program (please refer to “Help” menu of LED Editor) 1.3.6: Send program to LED screen Click on “Send”
button on Toolbar, as shown in image 19-17 in below:
Chapter 20 Wireless GPRS Solution for LED Display Screen Introduction LED screen has been widely used in various fields, such as advertisement, traffic and etc. However, it is hard for users to connecting control cards with computers due to numerous screens and widely distribution. In order to solve this problem, Xixun Company has successfully researched and developed LED sign control system based on GPRS. As long as users can access to internet and find the control card that connects with GPRS, they can control programs and achieve off-site control. In this way, users can solve problems of transmitting over long distance and of one PC controls multiple LED screens.
1. Making high efficiency and reliable Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) based on features of GPRS communication so as to adjust packets transfer rates (Mbps) automatically and use GPRS bandwidth effectively, average rates could reach to 15kbps. 2. Supporting Transmission Data Retrieval and Document Resuming. It just transmits the amendment part every time so as to reduce GPRS traffic and save costs for customers. 3. GPRS can transmit simple message, pictures and videos. 4. LED editor Software will process videos and pictures according to screen size then through harmless compression and storage, making a storage cell can perform information as much as possible. System structure as shown in image 20-1 in below:
Figure 20-1 D. Connect PC with ADSL router by cable, inserting ADSL router into Internet by telephone line or in other ways. E. Connect control card with GPRS modules by serial port 232. F. Connect control card with display screen by HUB and flat cables.
1.1 Hardware and Software Hardware:
ADSL router (recommended types: TP-LINK, TD-W89541G) LED controller (M-series control cards) General HUB (HUB: connect LED screen with control card) LED sign PC that can control LED screen (need to install LED Editor Software) Software: Name: LED Editor Wireless M-GPRS.exe software Screenshot of LED Editor Software interface as shown in image 20-2 in below:
1.2. Connection diagram of Hardware, as shown in image 20-3 in below:
1.3 Login configuration interface: Step 1: Running M-GPRS-DTU-CF.exe software, click on “Options” button then select the serial port number that PC connects with M-GPRS in the box of “COM Option”, click OK. Click on “Start Confg” button. (Turn on M-GPRS power within 15 seconds after clicking on “start configuration”.) As shown in image 20-4 in below:
Figure 20-4 Step 2: Turn on M-GPRS power (power port is inner positive and exterior negative). Step 3: When version information appears in configuration box, please press “enter” into configuration interface. In foreign country, please change APN parameters, as shown in image 20-5 in below:
1.4Configuring baud rate of serial port for control card Under stand-alone mode, running LED Editor then selecting Network or COM communication type, then click on Options-Hardware Setup, as shown in image 20-6 in below:
Image 20-6 Baud rates of COM-R232 and M-GPRS DTU must keep consistent with each other. As shown in image 20-7 in below:
1.5 Setup Software Under multi-mode, there are two communication (recommended); GPRS virtual serial port configuration.
Steps for setting up LED editor: Menu bar-Options-Software setupCommunication parameters, please select multi-mode then input password (default: 888), as shown in image 20-8 in below:
Image 20-8 Then select IMEI configuration under GPRS mode, as shown in image 20-9 in below:
Image 20-9 Click on â€œIMEI configuration listâ€? then a dialogue box will appear, as shown in image 20-10 in below:
Image 20-10 Click on â€œAddâ€? button and add new terminal users, as shown in image 20-11in below:
Image20-11 NOTE: press F5 on this interface then detailed information about GPRS terminal will appear, moreover, there is another GPRS mode: H7210 in dropdown list of DTU type for users, as shown in image 20-12 and 20-13 in below: Interface of M-GPRS (do not change other contents)
Image 20-12 Interface of H7210
Image 20-13 Click on “OK” button after configuring. Then click “Send” button, as shown in image 20-14 in below:
Image20-14 NOTE: Methods of changing M-GPRS DTU configuration Configuration preparation and connection: Insert web-enabled GPRS data card into SIM connector then connect M-GPRS Connect GPRS with PC by the serial port line Connect M-GPRS antenna.
Chapter 21 RF Solution for LED Display Screen
Introduction RF is a kind of wireless telecommunication technology, now standard IEEE802.11B is much popular. Communication speed between server and terminal can reach to 12Mbps. Based on wireless channel, RF will transmitting data quickly. At present, RF technology has been widely used in many fields including business, industry, transportation, logistical management, medical insurance, finance and teaching and etc. Xixun Company has successfully launched solutions of single mode and multi-mode based on RF technology. System structure as shown in image 21-1 in below:
Figure 21-1 A. Connecting PC with RF sending modules by ES 232. B. Connecting control card with RF receiving modules by RS232. C. Connecting control card with LED screen by HUB and flat cables. 1.1 Hardware and Software Hardware: RF modules including sending and receiving ones Control card (Xixun companyâ€™s M-series control cards) HUB (connecting LED screen with control card) LED screen
PC that can control LED screen (need to install LED Editor Software) Software: LedEditor.exe RF modules configuration software (factory default) Interface screenshot of LED Editor Software as shown in image 21-2 in below:
Figure 21-2 1.2 Setup control card Connecting RF receiving module with control card (factory default configuration has completed, connecting it with control card directly), as shown in image 21-3 in below:
Figure 21-3 Factory default, do not need configure anymore, if want to change wireless RF module configuration, please refer to notes: methods of changing wireless RF module configuration.
1.3 RF Introduction We need to avoid data collision among different RF modules as they communicate on the mode of semi duplex communication. Example 1: Under single mode condition, one PC controls one control card connecting with RF. Then sending RF will communicates with receiving RF, at this moment, make sure that there isn’t other control cards working with the same RF module. Example 2: Under multi-mode condition, one PC controls multiple control cards connecting with RF. With configuration ID list, LED editor will communicate with one by one through ID list so as to avoid data collision. 1.4 One PC controls one control card connecting with RF module Configuration steps of Led Editor Software as follows: click “Options” on menu barSoftware SetupCommunication parameters then select “stand-alone mode. As shown in image 21-4 in below:
Figure 21-4 Then connect receiving RF module with controller by serial port cable. Choose communication type: COM, as shown in image 21-5 in below:
Figure 21-5 1.5 One PC controls multiple control cards connecting with RF modules Step1: Configuration steps of Led Editor as follows: click “Options” on menuSoftware SetupCommunication parameters then select “stand-alone mode” and click on OK. Then back to Hardware Setup, choose baud rate and setup ID config, as shown in image 21-6 in below:
Image 21-6 Step2: after setup ID config, please click on Send button. Then click on “Options” on menu barSoftware setupCommunication parametersMulti-mode, as shown in image 21-7 in below:
Figure 21-7 Communication: COM (485/RF) then setup relative values and ID list, as shown in image 21-8 in below:
Figure 21-8 Click on â€œConfig ID listâ€? button and setup ID list as shown in image 21-9 in below:
Figure 21-9 Screenshot of sending program by RF under multi-mode condition, as shown in image 21-10 in below:
Figure 21-10 Notes: Configuration introduction of RF modules 1. There are some differences between RF modules configuration for different factories, for details please refer to factory configuration documentation of wireless RF modules. 2. Serial port baud rates of receiving RF and sending RF modules must keep consistent with each other. Following these steps, users can configure control card’s serial port baud rate: click “Options” on menuHardware Setup, as shown in image 21-11 in below:
Chapter 22 LAN Solution for LED Display
Screen 1. Introduction There are usually two solutions: Solution 1: LED screens and PC are in one LAN, as shown in image 22-1 in below: Solution 2: LED screens and PC in different LANs, as shown in image 22-2 in below:
Figure 22-2 A. B. C.
Connecting PC with ADSL router by cable Connecting control card with ADSL router by cable Connecting control card with led screen by HUB and flat cables.
2. Solution 1: introduction of Led Editor Software Here we have two led signs so we need to do following things: Click on “Options” Software setupled sign window, as shown in image 22-3 in below:
Click on “Options”Software SetupCommunication parametersMulti-modeAuto search LED screen, as shown in image 22-4 in below:
Figure 22-4 In solution 1, Led Editor Software can auto search control card on-line; please click “Control” on menuselect “Get Led sign status” then a communication window will pop up or users can click on “Send” button on menu then you can operate on-line screen in this LAN, as shown in image 22-4 in below:
Figure 22-4 3. Solution 2: Instruction of Led Editor Here, we have four led signs so we need to change screen numbers. Click “Options” Software SetupCommunication ParametersMulti-modeAuto search LED screen by IP, as shown in image 22-5 in below:
Figure 22-5 Click “Edit IP” then add all Led screens IP addresses in other LANs into this list, as shown in image 22-6 in below:
Figure 22-6 Please click “Control”click on “Get Led sign status” then a communication window will pop up or users can click on “Send” button in menu then you can operate on-line screen in LAN. As shown in image 22-7 in below:
Figure 22-7 Note: there are some tips for Solution 2. Users should have some basic knowledge of communication and network, like relationship between IP and subnet mask, gateway and etc. If it is a wrong IP then LED screen could not display the program, in this case, please check if IP address of PC and control card, or subnet mask are all configured correctly. Click “Start” in PC interface then a dialog box will pop up, as shown in image 22-8 in below:
Figure 22-8 Then input “cmd” in dialog box, as shown in image 22-9 in below:
Figure 22-9 For example, Input “ping 192.168.9.12”after command prompt and press “enter” key, if the IP is correct
then this picture will appear, as shown in image 22-10 in below:
Figure 22-10 If it is wrong then this picture will appear, as shown in image 22-11 in below:
Figure 22-11 If the IP address is correct but LED editor Software could not find controller, then please check if the computer firewall blocks the LEDeditor.exe or the router has closed the port from 31296to 31299.
4. Recommended stand-alone mode due to only one screen in LAN Click “Options” Software SetupCommunication parametersstand-alone mode, as shown in image 22-12 in below:
Figure 22-12 Please input screen’s IP in the box of LED IP, as shown in image 22-13 in below:
Figure 22-13 If PC and screen in different network segments then users should know screen’s IP address in advance. But if PC and screen in the same segment then users can check screen IP by clicking on “Help” on Menu Auto check LED screen IP. After this, input IP address in LED IP box. As shown in image 23-14 in below:
Chapter 23 Internet Single-Console Solution 1. Traits: Easy to setup control card; Without third-party platform, it will be easy to use and preserve. System structure in below:
Hardware: Computer, laptop, two wireless routers and led control card Software: LEDset2.0 software, LED editor software, valid domain name Note: no matter how many control cards you have, only one domain name will be ok. First of all, customer needs to use a laptop to connect with router-2 and control card through network cable. Please check the connection diagram in below:
Step 1, open LEDset2.0 software in laptop and find the control card IP. For example, gateway of router-2 is 192.168.8.1, laptop get IP through auto search and laptop IP is 192.168.8.35. So if customer could not find control card then needs to do restore in LEDset2.0. Click on “
” and Next then input an IP address for control card
Make sure that the laptop, router and control card in the same network segment. Router IP: 192.168.8.1 Laptop IP: 192.168.8.35 Control card IP: 192.168.8.11
Step 2, please select refer to Instructions of LEDset2.0 software for detail.
to do configuration for the control card. Please
Step 3, after finished the configuration please open LED editor software in laptop. Click on Help in the Menu bar--Check computer IP-choose LAN IP-OK.
Also Check LED sign IP
Step 3, please click on Options in Menu bar --hardware setup-password is 888 Please check IP parameter: control card IP Subnet mask: it is a general one Default: default gateway of router-2: 192.168.8.1 Link Server: input the valid domain name and then hit Send button.
Step 4, click on Options in Menu barsoftware setupMulti-mode, and please see the picture in below:
Step 5, then customer needs to setup in computer-1. Make sure that compuer-1 could access to Internet through Router-1
Please open Internet Explorer in computer-1 IP of router is 192.168.2.1.
then write down the IP of router-1, for example
Find Port Forwarding option and then add a new one, the port should be 31299.
Step 6, please find Dynamic DNS option in the router-1 and login the domain name:
Or customer could download client-side on Domain name website and login the domain name. Step 7, now it is finished and customer could edit and send program through LED editor software Step 8, if customer has more than one control card then needs to do this for each control card. Please check connection diagram in below:
Chapter 24 3G router Instructions 3G solution introduction
Customers could send big size files, like video or high quality image through 3G with fast speed.
1. 3G router could insert a SIM card directly or 3G router connects with a 3G card through USB port. 2. Xixun control card M10/M20 or M31 3. 3G SIM card
1. LED Editor software 2. LEDSet2.0 software 3. Static IP or Domain name
There should be covered by 3G signal. Now WCDMA is very popular all over the world, CDMA2000, EVDO are also used in Korea and USA. Please make sure which 3G signal in the place of LED sign before buying 3G router and SIM card. Whole connection diagram of 3G and control card:
Before you use 3G, you need to apply a valid domain name on website. Such as: www.oray.com / www.dyndns.com/www.3322.org Step 1; please install LED editor software and LEDset2.0 software in computer A and computer B.
Step 2, connects computer A with a general router so that the computer could access to internet. Now
we need to do setup for this router. Please open write down router's default IP and login.
internet explorer in the computer A then
Here, we take 192.168.8.1 for example. After login, please find Port forwarding option then add a new forwarding and make sure that internal and external (private and public) port is 31297. Private IP: this is the computer A's LAN IP. Port: usually customers have internal port and external port (private or public). But make sure these two ports both at 31297.
Step 3, after finishing the port forwarding, customers need to login Domain name. Customers should have a valid domain name. Please find Dynamic DNS option in router, and input your domain name in it.
Another method to login domain name, please download client-side software and then login your domain name. Step4, Now we should to setup computer B with 3G router and control card. First of all, please connect the computer B with 3G router and control card through RJ45 network cable. Please see connection diagram in below:
Step5, turn on 3G router and control card power, and then open LEDset2.0 software in computer B. First thing we need to check gateway of 3G and then make computer B gets IP automatically, so that computer B and 3G will be in one network segment. Then click on and input 20080808 and input new IP for control card. Next customers need to do Configuration for the control card. Please refer to LEDset2.0 software Instructions for configuration.
Here, we take 10.0.0.138 for example, so now default gateway of 3G is 10.0.0.138 and computer B's IP is 10.0.0.112 and restore control car IP into 10.0.0.123. Please see following pictures:
Step6, after finishing all configurations, we need to do Hardware setup in LED editor software. So please open LED editor software and click on Options-Software setup-input LED width pixels and height pixels in the table. Then click on Communication ParametersStand-alone mode---Normal.
Step7, please back to interface and then click on Optionsďƒ Hardware setup--password is 888 Here, customers need to check IP address, Subnet mask, Default, and Server Domain information. IP address: this is control card IP address. Here customers should keep computer B IP, control card IP and 3G router IP in the same network segment. For example, now we have a 3G router default gateway is 10.0.0.138, computer B IP address is 10.0.0.112 and control card IP address is 10.0.0.123. These IP addresses are all in 10.0.0 network segment. Subnet mask: please check and make sure that the subnet mask is a normal one, like 255.255.255.0 Default: this is default gateway. The default gateway of 3G router, it is 10.0.0.138. Server domain: Please write down that valid domain name. After this, please click on Send button and a tip message will pop out.
Then back to interface and click on Options-Software setupcommunication parametersMulti-modeNetwork3G-Internet (single console)--OK, password is 888.
Now all works have been done, but we need to verify if all parameters are correct. Verify steps Step 1; make sure that computer B could access to internet through 3G router and can find control card IP through LEDset2.0 software.
Step 2, click on Start in computer B and then click on Run option, we need to ping domain name on this computer successfully then we will get an IP address, here we named its IP address 1, please see picture in below:
Step3, Please login router in computer A then checks WAN state in homepage, you will see WAN IP and we named this IP address 2. Here we take for 192.168.8.1 example, please see the picture:
Step4, we should make sure that IP address 1 and 2 are the same. This means that computer A could communicate with 3G and control card. After we finished verification, please stop connection between computer B and 3G router. We need to use LED editor software in computer A to edit and send program, as show in below:
NOTE 1. If customers still could not send program successfully even verification correctly. Please connect our company we have computer and 3G router to help customers to do further verification. 2. When 3G router access to internet, the RUN/ALAM lights in controller will blinking. 3. 3G solution can be used together with Internet single-console solution. There is only one difference that internet single-console solution will use normal router instead with 3G router.
4. Chapter 25 Encryption
5. 6. Purpose: Prevent others from changing programs without permission. 7. 8. Step 1: Click “Options” Software SetupCommunication parameterstick box in the front of “startup password function”, as shown in image 25-1 in below: 9.
11. Figure 25-1 12. Step 2: Set up password for screen, click “Options” Hardware Setup, as shown in image 25-2 in below: 13.
15. Figure 25-2 16. Note: If it had password already, users can change into a new one by inputting present password in
“New Key” box. After this, users can check it by clicking “Control” on menuclick “Get LED screen status” then TIP Message will pop up at bottom right corner, as show in image 25-3 in below:
19. Figure 25-3 20. 21. Step 3: Click “Options” Software SetupCommunication parametersclick “Password List” then a dialog box will appear. Users can input password you want. When the password of screen keeps consistent with that of Hardware Setup, users can operate or change program. As shown in image 25-4 in below: 22.
24. Figure 25-4 25. 26. How to decrypt? Click “Options” on menuHardware Setup, screenshot as shown in image 25-5 in below: 27.
29. Figure 25-5
Chapter 26 WIFI Solution Preparations
Hardware: Computer has a built-in WLAN card, wireless router, control card Software: Led editor software, LEDset2.0 software Connection diagram:
Please make sure that computer and led sign should in one local area network. Stpe1, please connect control card with wireless router through network cable. Step2, please detecting wireless router on computer and make computer get IP through automatically. For example, gateway of wireless router is 192.168.8.1. Auto IP of computer is 192.168.8.35. Step3, please open LEDset2.0 software and find control card IP. If you could not detect control card IP, then you need to Restore control card IP address through LEDset2.0 software. Click on and then Next, then input the 20080808 and make control card IP like 192.168.8.11. Pay attention that control card IP and computer IP should be in the same network segment.
Then click on Restore button.
Step4, please click on to do configuration for the control card. Please refer to Instructions of LEDset2.0 software in details. Step5, after finished step4, please open LED editor software in computer. Click on Help in Menu bar-Auto check led sign IP
Step6, click on Options in Menu barsoftware setup-LED sign window, please input right pixels. Then Communication parametersStand-alone mode-OK
Step7, please make program and send it.
Chapter 27 Instructions of RS 485 Solution for LED control system With this new solution, one console will control multi-control cards in the same time and will not create any data flow fees. This solution is mainly applied in subway, bank and factory projects.
1.1 Theoretically valid distance of RS485 modem could reach to 1200-3000 meters with the help of a kind of repeater. But without this repeater, we recommend customers make the distance range at between 300-800 meters.
1.2 Theoretically one RS485 console-modem could bring 32, 64, 128 or 256 control cards but it will also depends on the communicate chips of control cards and 485 modems. We recommend that one console-RS485 modem brings 80 control cards.
2. Preparation Hardware: computer
Serial port cable 232/485 modem Xixun control card (M-series, W-series) Twisted pair Software: LED editor software, LED set2.0 software.
3. Connection diagramďźš
NOTE: Connect computer with 232/485 modem directly, because the com port in computer is male port while 232/485 is female port. Customer could also connect 232/485 modem with computer via straight-through serial port cable, as shown in below:
Connect 232/485 modem with card through the green modem, which is supplied by xixun company, as shown in below:
The red and black lines among 232/485 modems are should be twisted pair. Customers prepare these lines by themselves. Computer serial port like this in below:
Now there are three cards, we can connect more cards in this way.
4. Configuration steps Step1, do setup for all cards by using LEDset2.0
Take control card 1 for example, connect card 1 with computer through network cable. Then open LEDset2.0 software and detect control card IP.
Please click “Start Intelligent setup Wizard” then follow the step1, step2, step3 …… to finish this wizard and you will get a HCP file. Please save this file in your computer. Please read Instruction of LEDset2.0 software for detail.
Step2, open LED editor software to set hardware parameters
Please open LED editor software then click on Optionssoftware setupLED sign window, here input the width and height pixels of led display.
Then click on Communication parametersstand alone modeNormalOK
Back to software main interface then click on OptionsHardware setuppassword: 888
Please choose COM_TTL and set the baud rate at 9600. Then click on Send button. Here, please pay attention to ID config (485 serial or RF), please set an ID number for card1. The software will have a default ID; customer could also set by themselves. After set ID, please press Send button. Step3, then back to Main interface and click on Optionssoftware setupcommunication parametersmulti-mode, as shown in below: password is 888.
Communication: com (485/RF) 485/RF: choose 485 Serial: it is computerâ€™s com port, choose right one Baud rate: choose 9600, same with that of control card. Then click on Config ID list, as shown in below:
Click on Add button and enter the ID of the control card then press OK button.
Step 4, back to Main interface, make program and click on Send button window will come out, as shown in below:
Steps of control card 2 and 3 are all the same like control card 1, as shown in below:
Published on Oct 30, 2012