Resources: Support Documents and Manuals

ALPHA Director Sign User Manual (pn 97043006)

Posted by Morgan Marks on Jan 22, 2013 3:09:00 PM

This document describes how to install and set up the Alpha® Director. Also included are instructions on basic sign operation and a series of examples in how to program messages into the sign.

NOTE: This manual is for the wood-case Director™ sign. It has been replaced by manual number 97022005, which is for the wood- and aluminum-case Director™ signs.

Document date: 8/26/98

ALPHA Director Sign User Manual (pn 97043006).pdf

Topics: Alpha, User Manual, Director Sign

Networking Alpha Signs (pn 97000112)

Posted by Mary Jo Preston on Jan 22, 2013 12:18:00 PM

This document describes how to network standard Alpha signs. It includes the various networking methods, network interfaces, messaging software options, and an extensive glossary.

This manual replaces the following:

Network Configurations (pn 97088046)
Networking Alpha Signs on a TCP/IP LAN (97088093)
Adaptive Cables, Adapters, and Interfaces (97088846)
Networking Alpha Signs (no part number)
In the latest revision of the manual, minor corrections and updates were made.

Document date: 10/8/03
Networking Alpha Signs (pn 97000112).pdf (2,418,335 bytes)

Topics: Indoor Signs, Networking and Connectivity, Alpha

Messaging Software User Manual for BetaBrite Version 1.1 and Alpha Messaging Software Version 1.0 (pn 97010202)

Posted by Mary Jo Preston on Jan 22, 2013 12:18:00 PM

This document provides twelve step-by-step examples of how to use both the BetaBrite® Messaging Software v1.1 and the Alpha Messaging Software v1.1.

Document date: 6/30/99

Messaging Software User Manual for BetaBrite Version 1.1 and Alpha Messaging Software Version 1.0 (pn 97010202).pdf (992,216 bytes)

Topics: messaging software, BetaBrite, Alpha

Ethernet Controller Replacement Instructions for Excite 23mm Series A Signs (pn 1199610901)

Posted by Mary Jo Preston on Jan 22, 2013 11:36:00 AM

These instructions explain how to replace the Ethernet controller in AlphaEclipse Excite (23mm pitch Series A) signs.

Document date: 11/23/06

Ethernet Controller Replacement Instructions for Excite 23mm Series A Signs (pn 1199610901).pdf (1,289,737 bytes)

Topics: AlphaEclipse Excite, Alpha

Alpha Industrial Protocol (pn 97118814)

Posted by Morgan Marks on Jan 22, 2013 11:35:00 AM

Describes the protocol used to trigger messages and to update variables on Alpha® signs equipped with the Industrial Protocol firmware. This is version 3.2.

NOTE: This document replaces the "Modbus ASCII Protocol" manual (pn 97118813).

Document date: 3/17/03

Alpha Industrial Protocol (pn 97118814).pdf

Topics: Alpha, LED Sign Protocol

Alpha Personal Priority Display (PPD) User Manual (pn 97085002)

Posted by Morgan Marks on Jan 22, 2013 11:34:00 AM

This manual describes how to install the PPD sign and connect it to a personal computer. Also, instructions in basic sign operation are given.

In this "A" revision, changes were made to Adaptive's logo and trademark information.

Document date: 12/12/03

Alpha Personal Priority Display User Manual (PN 97085002).pdf

Topics: Alpha, User Manual

ALPHA Marquee Control ActiveX Developer's Reference (Version 2.0) (pn 97092059)

Posted by Morgan Marks on Jan 22, 2013 11:34:00 AM

The Alpha® Marquee Control is a development tool designed to ease communication with an Alpha® Marquee Display. This document discusses system requirements and general use of the Control, as well as a Messenger Manager Utility.

Document date: 1/17/03

ALPHA Marquee Control ActiveX Developer's Reference Version 2.0 (pn 97092059).pdf

Topics: LED Sign Development, Alpha

ALPHA Marquee Control ActiveX Developer's Reference (pn 97092054)

Posted by Morgan Marks on Jan 22, 2013 11:34:00 AM

This 25-page document provides information for developers who want to send ActiveX data to Alpha® signs via COM port or IP addressing.

The Alpha® Marquee ActiveX Control can display predefined, customized, or run-time messages.

Included with the control is a Message Manager utility which can be used to create, change, and delete messages.

The ActiveX control can display different types of data, such as template/table data, strings, or alarms.

The Alpha® Marquee ActiveX Control functions in such ActiveX environments as:

  • Microsoft C++
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Visual Basic
  • GE Cimplicity
  • Intellution iFix
  • Rockwell RSView32
  • Wonderware Intouch

In this release, information on the version 1.1 control was added.

Document date: 10/9/01

ALPHA Marquee Control ActiveX Developer's Reference (pn 97092054).pdf

Topics: LED Sign Development, Alpha

Alpha Window Display User Manual (pn 97038010)

Posted by Morgan Marks on Jan 22, 2013 11:28:00 AM

This manual shows how install an Alpha® Window Display, connect to a PC, change the EPROM, and conduct a diagnostic test. It also shows how to create text and graphic messages.

Document date: 1/4/02

Alpha Window Display User Manual (pn 97038010).pdf

Topics: Alpha, Window Display, User Manual

Alpha Serial Clock User Manual (pn 97033006)

Posted by Morgan Marks on Jan 22, 2013 11:26:00 AM

This document describes how to install and operate the ALPHA serial clock as either a standalone or networked unit.

In Revision B, information for using the Ethernet Adapter II with the Alpha Serial Clock was added.

Document date: 3/24/08

Alpha Serial Clock User Manual (pn 97033006).pdf

Topics: Instruction Manual, Alpha, Serial Clock