Cling quick start guide

Quick Start Guide and Lamination Instructions for Cling Film version

Quick Start Guide

This guide covers the following: loading the software; setting up the communications; touch

alignment; sensitivity of the touch foil and mouse function.

For further details please refer to the full user guide supplied with the ViP Interactive Foil CD.

1. Please note: The touch screen touch function is disabled on first start up, you must enable

(see section 6) only after you have set up the calibration and touch sensitivity.

2. You must save the configuration before closing the MA7 after the following setup

procedure.

3. Ensure you use the right driver number on the CD as stated on the foil’s Electronic Control

Board (where applicable). If no driver number is stated, use Driver 0.

4. Please ensure that you follow the correct instructions at section 3 (Communications)

depending on whether your electronic control board has a Serial or USB connector. (For

Serial board with Serial-USB Converter please follow Serial Communications)

1. Loading the Touch Driver Software onto PC

1. Switch on projector/LCD and align image with the active area of the touch foil

2. Insert the ViP Interactive Foil driver disc into the PC. Installation will start automatically

3. Follow instructions on the screen

4. During the installation process ensure that you create a new folder (named in accordance with the

driver number) and remember the location of this folder

5. Further documentation can be found in the ViP Documentation folder on the ViP Interactive CD

(Right-click and Open CD from My Computer)

2. Starting the Driver Control Program once installed

1. To start the driver, either tick the “Launch ViP X” box during the installation process or go to the

new selected directory and double click Ma7_Control_En.exe icon.

2. If it is required to start the driver every time Windows is started then a short cut to

Ma7_Driver.exe (not the program) is automatically saved in the Start-Up folder

When the program is started it displays the following window:

Fig 1

3. Configuring the Communications Port

Please ensure that you follow the correct instructions, depending on whether your electronic

control board has a Serial or USB connector. (For Serial board with Serial-USB Converter

please follow Serial Communications)

Serial Communications

When the program has loaded:

Select the Comms tab

1. If you are using a Serial to USB convertor with Win 98 or XP, please install the driver software

before you connect the USB cable. With Windows Vista you connect the cable first to collect the

driver from the internet

2. Connect to a free serial port or USB port if you are using a Serial to USB adaptor. Other devices,

drivers or programs must not address this port.

3. Make sure the driver box called 'Present' is red and select the appropriate port that the touch foil

is connected to. Do not use the USB port selection

4. Select 19.200 Baud rate

5. Tick the 'Open' box in the Status section

6. When the driver recognises the touch foil, the Open, Active and Valid boxes will go red

7. The button called Reset will reset the touch foil driver when pressed

Fig 2

Reasons why the driver does not see the touch foil on the screen are usually:

• Touch foil on a different port to the one selected

• The Baud rate is incorrect

• Another device, driver or program is using the port

• Moisture still in the controller after lamination

Reasons why the mouse pointer is erratic on the screen at this point is usually because:

• Microsoft windows has incorrectly installed the ViP Interactive Foil as a serial ball mouse*

• Moisture still in the controller after lamination

• A metallic material is close to where the foil is positioned

* If MS Windows has installed the ViP Interactive Foil as a serial ball mouse you must go into

system/device drivers/mouse drivers and pointers and disable the driver not delete.

USB Communications

When the program has loaded: Select the Comms tab

1 Connect to a free USB port.

2. Select USB option in the PORT section.

3. Make sure the driver box called 'Present' is red indicating that the driver has loaded.

4. Tick the 'Open' box in the Status section

5. When the driver recognises the touch foil, the Open, Active and Valid boxes will go red

6. The button called Reset will reset the touch foil driver when pressed.

7. Select the SampleTime you require which changes the scans per second as shown in the box

called ‘Rate’. The faster the scan rate the more responsive the touch but the capacitive field

generated is less and therefore goes through less material. Sample Time against Rate is shown in

the table below:

Fig 3

Sample

Time

Rate

(Scans per second)

Material thickness and response

2 61 - 62

Thin e.g. approx 4mm non-metallic material – sheet of glass for LCD

Integration

3 49 - 50

4 46 - 47

5 40 - 41

Medium e.g. approx 10- 12mm non-metallic material – standard window

for through window touch

7 33 - 34

10 27 - 28

12 24 - 25

15 20 - 21

Thick e.g. approx 20mm non-metallic material – double glazing* – total

construction of glass and air gap

* In this mode we recommend only touch not the touch and drag function. Due to the variation in double construction glass

Visual Planet recommend testing with a foil during the survey of each individual site since it is impossible to guarantee the foil

will function in all cases.

Follow the above scan rates beginning with a lower sample time to determine the best response

for your touch system. Different materials have different characteristics which will determine how

the foil performs. Therefore we provide a flexible choice of sample times to ensure that your touch

system is as responsive as possible.

Adjustment of the Coarse Sensitivity, Press Threshold and Finger Pressure in the ‘Sense’

section of the driver may be needed after each Sample time adjustment. Experimentation is

required for new users of this system to gain the knowledge required to make future installations

very easy.

4. Adjusting the Touch Sensitivity Level

To select the sensitivity setup click on the Sense tab:

Fig 4

The objective of the following setup is to use the minimum amount of coarse sensitivity

required to achieve a satisfactory touch function, the thicker the substrate the more coarse

sensitivity will be required.

1. First set the coarse sensitivity bar to approximately 50% by dragging the bar with your mouse

2. Set the Press Threshold bar so the background movement of the Finger Pressure red line

indicator movement does not go beyond press threshold red line indicator, by dragging the bar with

your mouse (it will not move fully to the left hand side)

3. Touch the screen to see if the Finger Pressure red indicator goes above the Press Threshold

bar. This action creates a touch (note: you will not see a cursor movement on the display until you

enable the touch control see section 6)

4. If the Finger Pressure red indicator does not go above the Press Threshold level when you

touch the screen then increase coarse sensitivity in small increments until the Finger Pressure

red indicator goes above the Press Threshold indicator

5. Increasing the coarse sensitivity may increase the background movement of the finger pressure

indicator above the press threshold level, if this is the case then increase the Press Threshold bar

as described in point 2

We recommend manual and not Auto Threshold

5. Calibration

1. Select the Calib tab as shown below, click the 'Start Calibration' box

Fig 5

2. You will see the following on the screen; three targets will appear in turn like the one shown below:

Fig 6

3. When each of these targets is displayed, touch and hold your finger on the centre of the

target. You must touch all three targets

4. The red circle in the target slowly moves towards the centre of the target

5. Remove your finger only when the next target appears and touch that one

If the touch calibration is not correct after this procedure, please run the process again and

adjust your finger position on the targets to compensate for any misalignment.

6. Setting the Touch Output to Suit the Application Program

Select the output tab:

Fig 7

1. To enable the touch function on the screen check the enable select control check box

2. Select the required mouse control required for your application

3. If you are not achieving satisfactory touch and drag function please go back to section 4 adjusting

the touch sensitivity function

4. Select/Move/Release/RC allows Right-Click menus to be selected by touching and holding the

screen for several seconds

For full details on the different mouse functions please go to the full user guide found in the ViP

Documentation folder on the ViP Interactive Foil Installation CD.

7. You Must Now Save the Configuration

Fig 8

1. Click on file

2. Click on save to save the current settings

3. For details on the other file items please refer to the full user guide

4. When the touch foil driver has been setup and there is no requirement to change it

Details on the other file menus please go to the full user guide found in the ViP Documentation

folder on the ViP Interactive Foil Installation CD.

Installation Procedure - Cling film Version

Components enclosed

ViP Interactive foil Cling film version

Overview

The cling film is applied to the window followed by the interactive foil, which is attached to the back of

the cling film.

It can take a few days for the water used in the installation process to fully evaporate, however this

will not effect the attachment of the interactive foil. For large units (above 40”) it is advisable to have

two people available for the installation.

The electronic control board is either delivered fixed to the foil or is removable. The removable

controller comprises of an orange ribbon cable laminated to the foil, with the electronic control board

enclosed. See instructions below for installing both versions of the controller.

Important

1. The Interactive foil must be handled carefully to avoid creasing or tearing.

2. Always lay the interactive foil on a soft scratch free surface where possible.

3. A soft lint free cloth should be used if the foil requires cleaning, clean from the centre of the foil

out to the edges of the interactive foil.

4. It can take 2-3 days for the water used in the installation process to fully evaporate. The water

will show as misty areas over the whole screen surface these will clear; the misty areas will not

affect the attachment of the interactive foil.

5. If you are applying an Holograpic projection foil Sax3d HoPs Foil or a Pronova HoloPro foil onto

the back of the touch foil then you must substitute the water for a light oil.

Cling film Installation

1. Mark on the outside window the correct position for the cling film/interactive.

2. The surface to which the cling film will be applied must be clean, dust-free and free of any oils or

grease. Dirt and other contaminants allow pockets of air that undermine the seal necessary for a

good installation. Use of a good glass cleaner is recommended prior to installation.

3. Apply a light mist of water using a water sprayer/atomiser to the area to which the cling film will

be applied will aid in positioning the cling film and in smoothing out any air bubbles that occur

during installation.

4. Slowly and gently remove the cling film from the backing or liner. Take care not to stretch or

crease the cling film. Fig 1

Fig 1

5. Place the top edge of the cling film in position and then slowly allow the whole cling film to gently

wet onto the glass Fig 2.

Fig 2

6. Apply a light mist of water onto the back surface of the cling film. It may help to have a very small

amount of soap in the water to allow the squeegee to run smoothly over the cling film when you

are removing the excess water from under the film.

7. If large bubbles are trapped it may be necessary to lift the cling film off the surface and resmooth

it from that point rather than trying to force the bubble to the edge, which may stretch or

crease the cling film.

8. Squeegee the excess water out from under the cling film from the centre to the edges of the cling

film. Fig 3.

Fig 3

9. Slowly increase the squeegee pressure once you have removed the majority of the water from

under the cling film.

10. Remember not to let the top surface of the cling to dry as you laminate.

11. Leave the cling film to dry for about 30mins before you apply the interactive foil.

Interactive Foil Installation

The Interactive foil can be mounted in any orientation however the electronics will require secure

fixing to avoid the foil from peeling away from the cling film. The following installation instructions

assume the electronics will be mounted at the bottom edge.

1. Carefully remove the Interactive foil from the packing, keeping the packing roll if you intend to

reuse the foil at a later point.

2. Un-roll the foil and lay on a flat non abrasive surface, if cleaning is required use a damp lint free

cloth; always clean from the centre of the foil out to the edges of the interactive foil.

3. Apply a light mist of water (with a very small amount of soap) using a sprayer/atomiser to the

back of the cling film.

4. Carefully align the top edge of the interactive foil 2-3mm below the top edge of the cling film, and

then slowly allow the foil to wet on to roll cling film Fig 4/5

Fig4 Fig5

5. Using the squeegee work from the centre to the edges of the foil carefully smooth out any air

bubbles that occur during installation Fig 6.

Fig 6

6. If the foil requires re-positioning carefully lift a corner of the interactive foil then gently remove the

foil and repeat the installation process.

7. If during the installation water enters the electronics of the interactive foil please allow sufficient

time to dry before using the Interactive foil.

8. The electronics should be secured using suitable double-sided tape.

9. If applying to a piece of glass or acrylic substrate allow at least 24 hours before moving, to allow

sufficient evaporation of the remaining water to enable a good bond to the substrate.

Removable Electronics

10. When using the Removable electronics, once the touch foil lamination process has finished

and the touch foil is sufficiently dry the electronics can now be added. Please note, if the board is

attached too soon after the lamination process the extra weight of the board may cause the

touch foil to move position.

11. You must ensure the foil is unplugged from the computer before removing/disconnecting the

controller board from the orange ribbon cable

12. Carefully lift the clamping clip as shown below taking care not to over extend the clamping clip.

Fig 7 Fig 8

13. Prepare the position of the electronics in relation to lining with the position of the orange ribbon

cables. The board’s components and the gold bar of the orange ribbon cable should be facing

up.

Fig 9

14. Gently insert the connectors into position. The ribbon cable must be fully inserted until no gold

bar can be seen. Once in, push the two brown bars in until it becomes locked.

Fig 10 Fig 11

15. Once connected to the foil fold the flat side of the board back up on itself towards the tail. Take

the black board cover, open the gap gently to allow smooth sliding and slide the ribbon and

board inside. Do this slowly and carefully without damaging the ribbon cable or the parts of the

electronic control board.

Fig 12

Fig 13

16. With the board and ribbon cable safely covered all electronic components will be suitably

protected

Fig 14

Detachable Earth Wire

For our USB and Removable USB Controller Boards you will find attached a female bullet connector

along with a male bullet connector enclosed with delivery of your foil. This is for use with LCD

Integration and installations where grounding to nearby metalwork would be recommended.

Fig 15

17. Align the male and female bullet connectors

Fig 16

18. Firmly connect the male bullet connector with the female bullet connector (attached to the control

board) ensuring they are fully pushed together to achieve connection

Fig 17

19. Connect the fork end of the Earth wire to the metal Chassis of the LCD or nearby metal

framework. The whole system should be earthed t the same potential

Fig 18

For additional information see video of the foil

application supplied on the ViP Interactive Foil

Installation CD or visit

www.vipsupport.blogspot.com

Disclaimer: It is the duty of the User to determine the suitability of the ViP Interactive Foil based on

the Users’ intended purpose. It is in this “Quick Start Guide and Lamination Instruction Manual” that

we only provide convenient recommendations and descriptions based on technical information and

installation statements and therefore the accuracy of this information is not warranted. The ViP

Interactive Foil is not intended to be used for medical devices. The ViP Interactive Foil is warranted

to meet its published specifications set from date of shipment and it is at Visual Planet’s discretion

whether to repair, replace or refund in the event of these specifications not being adhered to. The

specifications of the ViP Interactive Foil are subject to change without prior warning. Visual Planet

will not be responsible for any product related action resulting in loss or damages caused by misuse

or modifications and subsequent manufacturing operations carried out by anyone other than a Visual

Planet employee. This “Quick Start Guide and Lamination Instruction Manual” is subject to change

without prior warning. Visual Planet shall not in any event be liable for economic loss of profits,

indirect, special, bodily injuries or consequential damages.

Visual Planet Touch Foil Warranty Policy

Visual Planet Touch foils are warranted to be free from defects and other faults for a period of 1 year

from the date of shipment.

Visual Planet will at their discretion either repair or replace a faulty touch foil if a fault is found during

the warranty period.

Faults or damage caused by the user due to negligence, lack of training or caused maliciously in any

installation environment is specifically excluded from the warranty.

Repair charges outside warranty

1. Controller £50

2. RS232 Cable Up to 6 m £15

15 metre £25

3. Foil repair where a foil is damaged, or controller is detached due to user error

£50 for replacement controller

£50 labour charge

4. Complete Foil replacement foils outside warranty are priced at Visual Planet

published list prices operating at the time

Returns procedure

Where a foil is returned for evaluation and repair Visual Planet will prepare a report on the faults

found with the foil and clarify if it is deemed to be reparable or not.

Any shipping charges during the warranty are the responsibility of the reseller.

 
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