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Alpha Eclipse 2601 LED Display

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Table of Contents

Overview
Alpha Eclipse 2601 Models: 2-lines, 4-lines, 6-lines, 8-lines, 10-lines
Applications
Features
Specifications
Accessories
Software
Documentation
Training and Support
Ordering

Overview

Alpha Eclipse 2601 signs are outdoor, full matrix, single-color LED displays with daylight-visible characters and a weather-resistant enclosure. Various Alpha Eclipse 2601 models can display from one to thirteen lines of text, graphics, and animations; and they can be networked together with other Alpha Eclipse, Alpha, AlphaPremiere, and AlphaVision displays using RS485 or Ethernet connectivity.

Alpha Eclipse 2601 Series signs are versatile outdoor LED message centers designed for industrial and commercial use. The Alpha Eclipse 2601 is one of the brightest and sharpest outdoor displays available.

Messages are enhanced by 24 built-in display modes; 7 text sizes; serif and san-serif fonts; fixed and proportional spacing; nine built-in animations; user-designed graphics and animations display; day, date and time of day display; temperature display; five automatic day, hour, and minute counters; special symbols and international characters; and many other special features.

Messages may be entered using a computer and special messaging software. Information from customer files (SQL, ODBC, Excel, DDE, etc.) can be displayed automatically. Automode programming features eliminate the need to learn complicated programming procedures. Within seconds, anyone can create attractive visual messages with attention-getting impact.

Built-in diagnostic, testing, and reset switches provide self-diagnostic capability, easy memory clearing, and convenient reset features for program developers and end users.

Alpha Eclipse 2601 Available Models
                   
The following Alpha Eclipse 2601 models will display:        
                   
  Two Rows of 4.2" Char. (7 pixels) One Row of 8.4" Char. (14 pixels)  
  Two Rows of 3" Char. (5 pixels) One Row of 9.6" Char. (16 pixels)  
  One Row of 6" Characters (10 pixels)          
                   
# of
# of
# of 9.6"
# of 4.2"
Display
Display
Enclosure
Enclosure
Enclosure
Weight
Pixels
Pixels
Characters
Characters
Height in
Width in
Height in
Width in
Depth in
in Lbs
High
Wide
per Row
per Row
Inches
Inches
Inches
Inches
Inches
per Face
16
96
10
16
9.6
57.6
15.5
64
5.18"
96
16
128
14
21
9.6
76.8
15.5
83
5.18"
127
16
160
17
26
9.6
96.0
15.5
102
5.18"
160
16
192
21
32
9.6
115.2
15.5
121
5.18"
193
                   
The following Alpha Eclipse 2601 models will display:        
                   
  Four Rows of 4.2" Char. (7 pixels) Two Rows of 9" Char. (15 pixels)
  Five Rows of 3" Char. (5 pixels) One Row of 12" Characters (20 pixels)  
  Three Rows of 6" Char. (10 pixels) One Row of 19.2" Char. (32 pixels)  
  Two Rows of 8.4" Char. (14 pixels)          
                   
# of
# of
# of 9"
# of 4.2"
Display
Display
Enclosure
Enclosure
Enclosure
Weight
Pixels
Pixels
Characters
Characters
Height in
Width in
Height in
Width in
Depth in
in Lbs
High
Wide
per Row
per Row
Inches
Inches
Inches
Inches
Inches
per Face
32
96
10
16
19.2
57.6
25
64
5.18"
119
32
128
14
21
19.2
76.8
25
83
5.18"
144
32
160
17
26
19.2
96.0
25
102
5.18"
171
32
192
21
32
19.2
115.2
25
121
5.18"
198
                   
The following Alpha Eclipse 2601 models will display:        
                   
  Six Rows of 4.2" Char. (7 pixels) Three Rows of 9" Characters (15 pixels)
  Eight Rows of 3" Char. (5 pixels) Two Rows of 12" Char. (20 pixels)  
  Four Rows of 6" Char. (10 pixels) One Row of 19.2" Char. (32 pixels)  
  Three Rows of 8.4" Characters (14 pixels)        
                   
# of
# of
# of 9"
# of 4.2"
Display
Display
Enclosure
Enclosure
Enclosure
Weight
Pixels
Pixels
Characters
Characters
Height in
Width in
Height in
Width in
Depth in
in Lbs
High
Wide
per Row
per Row
Inches
Inches
Inches
Inches
Inches
per Face
48
96
10
16
28.8
57.6
35
64
5.18"
139
48
128
14
21
28.8
76.8
35
83
5.18"
163
48
160
17
26
28.8
96.0
35
102
5.18"
191
48
192
21
32
28.8
115.2
35
121
5.18"
218
                   
The following Alpha Eclipse 2601 models will display:        
                   
  Eight Rows of 4.2" Char. (7 pixels) Four Rows of 9" Characters (15 pixels)
  Ten Rows of 3" Characters (5 pixels) Three Rows of 12" Char. (20 pixels)  
  Six Rows of 6" Char. (10 pixels) Two Rows of 19.2" Characters (32 pixels)
  Four Rows of 8.4" Char. (14 pixels)          
                   
# of
# of
# of 9"
# of 4.2"
Display
Display
Enclosure
Enclosure
Enclosure
Weight
Pixels
Pixels
Characters
Characters
Height in
Width in
Height in
Width in
Depth in
in Lbs
High
Wide
per Row
per Row
Inches
Inches
Inches
Inches
Inches
per Face
64
96
10
16
38.4
57.6
44
64
5.18"
198
64
128
14
21
38.4
76.8
44
83
5.18"
222
64
160
17
26
38.4
96.0
44
102
5.18"
250
64
192
21
32
38.4
115.2
44
121
5.18"
277
                   
The following Alpha Eclipse 2601 models will display:        
                   
  Ten Rows of 4.2" Char. (7 pixels) Five Rows of 9" Characters (15 pixels)
  Thirteen Rows of 3" Char. (5 pixe Three Rows of 12" Char. (20 pixels)  
  Seven Rows of 6" Char. (10 pixels) Two Rows of 19.2" Characters (32 pixels)
  Five Rows of 8.4" Char. (14 pixels)          
                   
# of
# of
# of 9"
# of 4.2"
Display
Display
Enclosure
Enclosure
Enclosure
Weight
Pixels
Pixels
Characters
Characters
Height in
Width in
Height in
Width in
Depth in
in Lbs
High
Wide
per Row
per Row
Inches
Inches
Inches
Inches
Inches
per Face
80
96
10
16
48
57.6
54
64
5.18"
237
80
128
14
21
48
76.8
54
83
5.18"
261
80
160
17
26
48
96.0
54
102
5.18"
289
80
192
21
32
48
115.2
54
121
5.18"
316

Applications

The Alpha Eclipse 2601 can fulfill sign requirements required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Its seven character sizes (3-inch, 4.2-inch, 6-inch, 8.4-inch, 9-inch, 12-inch, and 19.2-inch) and it's 64- to 121-inch display length make it suitable for many ADA sign applications.

The Alpha Eclipse 2601 is useful as an information or direction sign for an office building, manufacturing facility, health facility, school or business campus, airport or other transportation terminal, distribution facility, prison, hotel or hospitality complex, convention center or government office building.

The Alpha Eclipse 2601 can be used to welcome visitors and guests. It can display employee communications that build company loyalty, boost morale and encourage teamwork. It can emphasize safety issues, advertise upcoming and company-wide events, and publish production goals and attainment.

The Alpha Eclipse 2601 will also display real-time information from a production system, from a wireless broadcast service, or from an Internet source.

The Alpha Eclipse 2601 in a production environment is perfect for preventive safety messages, quality control maintenance, and the continuous real time employee communications that keep production up and running.

For applications that require multiple LED message centers, any number of Alpha Eclipse, Alpha, Alpha Premiere, and AlphaVision displays can be connected together to form an integrated system, displaying important information instantly where it is needed.

Use the Alpha Eclipse 2601 to focus on information, productivity, prevention, employee morale and customer satisfaction. To ensure continued productivity and preventive safety, to relay real time communication, to manage quality control, to boost employee morale – count on the Alpha Eclipse 2601.

Alpha Eclipse 2601 Features

  • One to Thirteen Lines – Various Alpha Eclipse 2601 models can display from one to thirteen lines of text and graphics.
  • 10 to 80 Character Display – Various Alpha Eclipse 2601 models will display from ten 9.6-inch characters on one line to one hundred ninety 3-inch characters on five lines (38 characters per line on five lines).
  • 1,000,000 Characters of Memory – The standard Alpha Eclipse 2601 has 1,000,000 bytes of memory for storing text, graphics, and animations.
  • 7 Character Sizes – Characters can be 3-inches (5 pixels), 4.2-inches (7 pixels), 6-inches (10 pixels), 8.4-inches (14 pixels), 9-inches (15 pixels), 12-inches (20 pixels), or 19.2-inches (32 pixels) high.
  • 2 Character Fonts – Text can be displayed in two fonts – serif (fancy) or san-serif (block).
  • 4 Character Widths – Text can be displayed in four widths – normal, wide, double-wide, or wide double-wide.
  • Fixed or Proportional – Text can be displayed using fixed or proportional spacing.
  • True Descenders - The Alpha Eclipse 2601 will display the lower case characters g, j, p, q, and y with the descenders below the character baseline.
  • 96 Character Styles – The two fonts, seven character heights, and four character widths can be combined to produce forty-eight proportionally-spaced character styles and forty-eight fixed-width character styles in the following combinations:
    • 19.2" San-Serif Normal
    • 19.2" San-Serif Wide
    • 19.2" San-Serif Double-Wide
    • 19.2" San-Serif Wide Double-Wide
    • 19.2" Serif Normal
    • 19.2" Serif Wide
    • 19.2" Serif Double-Wide
    • 19.2" Serif Wide Double-Wide
    • 12" Serif Normal
    • 12" Serif Wide
    • 12" Serif Double-Wide
    • 12" Serif Wide Double-Wide
    • 9" San-Serif Normal
    • 9" San-Serif Wide
    • 9" San-Serif Double-Wide
    • 9" San-Serif Wide Double-Wide
    • 9" Serif Normal
    • 9" Serif Wide
    • 9" Serif Double-Wide
    • 9" Serif Wide Double-Wide
    • 8.4" San-Serif Normal
    • 8.4" San-Serif Wide
    • 8.4" San-Serif Double-Wide
    • 8.4" San-Serif Wide Double-Wide
    • 8.4" Serif Normal
    • 8.4" Serif Wide
    • 8.4" Serif Double-Wide
    • 8.4" Serif Wide Double-Wide
    • 6" San-Serif Normal
    • 6" San-Serif Wide
    • 6" San-Serif Double-Wide
    • 6" San-Serif Wide Double-Wide
    • 6" Serif Normal
    • 6" Serif Wide
    • 6" Serif Double-Wide
    • 6" Serif Wide Double-Wide
    • 4.2" San-Serif Normal
    • 4.2" San-Serif Wide
    • 4.2" San-Serif Double-Wide
    • 4.2" San-Serif Wide Double-Wide
    • 4.2" Serif Normal
    • 4.2" Serif Wide
    • 4.2" Serif Double-Wide
    • 4.2" Serif Wide Double-Wide
    • 3" San-Serif Normal
    • 3" San-Serif Wide
    • 3" San-Serif Double-Wide
    • 3" San-Serif Wide Double-Wide
  • Four Custom Character Sets - The Alpha Eclipse 2601 allows the user to compose and store up to four unique custom character sets that are either 5-pixels, 7/8-pixels, 10-pixels, or 15/16-pixels high in the sign. These character sets may be selected as needed.
  • Store 81 Messages – The Alpha Eclipse 2601 will hold up to 81 messages files at one time. Each message file can be any size. The Alpha Eclipse 2601 dynamically allocates memory to each message file as needed up to the total amount of memory available (1,000,000 bytes).
  • Hold Times Up to Six Minutes - Messages can be programmed to hold on the screen for up to six minutes.
  • Battery Backup – The Alpha Eclipse 2601 has a lithium battery backup for messages. Messages are retained in memory for up to six months when the Alpha Eclipse 2601 is powered off.
  • Sequence 128 Messages – Up to 128 messages files may be run in a sequence. Messages files may be listed more than once in the sequence.
  • Message Scheduling – Messages may be scheduled by day, date, and time of day. Each message can display on its own schedule, automatically turning on and turning off at specified times on specified days without human or computer intervention. Each message can be programmed with the day or date and time to start running and the day or date and time to stop running. Daily recurring messages, such as Lunch Time Specials and Coffee Break Specials or messages coordinated with public transportation arrival and departure schedules, can turn on and turn off at the appropriate times each day. Safety-oriented messages, such as "Lift With Your Legs, Not With Your Back" or "Don't Forget To Wear Your Safety Goggles" can be scheduled to display at different times, instead of at the same time, to achieve maximum effect and variety.
  • Password Protection and Message Locking – These features are provided to prevent unauthorized messages or changes to messages in the Alpha Eclipse 2601.
  • International Character Set – Messages may contain all the upper and lower case letters (A - Z and a - z), the numbers 0 - 9, and the special characters:
    ! @ # $ % & * ( ) _ - + = | \ { } [ ] : ; ??? ??? < > , . ? / `

    The following international characters and symbols may also be displayed:

    International Characters and Symbols

    These characters and symbols allow you to compose messages in more than one language, in English and in Spanish, for example, so you can display the messages in an alternating language message sequence.

  • 24 Special Characters – The Alpha Eclipse 2601 also has 24 built-in special characters that may be displayed in messages:
    • Y Punctuation Key Symbol
    • Carriage Return Symbol
    • Up Arrow
    • Down Arrow
    • Left Arrow
    • Right Arrow
    • Pacman Symbol
    • Sailboat
    • Baseball
    • Telephone Handset
    • Heart
    • Car
    • Handicap Wheelchair Symbol
    • Rhino Head
    • Mug
    • Satellite Dish
    • Copyright Symbol ©
    • Male Symbol
    • Female Symbol
    • Bottle
    • Diskette
    • Printer
    • Musical Note
    • Infinity Symbol
  • 24 Display Modes – The Alpha Eclipse 2601 has 24 display modes that control how the characters of each message enter, display and exit. Using a variety of display modes in a message gives "eye-appeal" to the message:
    • Automode – Characters enter, pause, and exit the display using randomly selected display modes. With the Alpha Eclipse 2601, the user may specify a custom Automode sequence table with up to fifteen display mode codes.
    • Roll (Up, Down, Left, Right) – Characters move onto the display down from the top (Roll Down), up from the bottom (Roll Up), from the right end to the left (Roll Left), from the left end to the right (Roll Right), from the right and left ends to the center (Roll In), and from the center of the display to the right and left ends (Roll Out).
    • Wipe (Up, Down, Left, Right, In, Out) – Characters are revealed as each horizontal row or vertical column of pixels is lighted row by row or column by column – from the top row of the character down (Wipe Down), from the bottom row of the character up (Wipe Up), from the left column of the message to the right (Wipe Right), from the right column of the message to the left (Wipe Left), from the center column of the message to the right and left columns (Wipe Out), or from the right and left columns of the message to the center column (Wipe In).
    • Scroll – Characters move up onto the display from the bottom, and any displayed characters move up and off the display.
    • Rotate – Characters travel from right to left across the display in the familiar stock market ticker display mode.
    • Condensed Rotate – Characters travel from right to left across the display in the familiar stock market ticker display mode. Characters are approximately half their normal width. Only works with 7-pixel high characters.
    • Hold – Characters display without effects or motion for a specified length of time. The length of pause time the message stays on the screen is determined by the Speed code.
    • Flash – All characters blink on and off simultaneously several times.
    • Twinkle – The pixels of the displayed characters oscillate their intensity.
    • Sparkle – New characters appear as their pixels turn on randomly and pixels in existing characters randomly turn off.
    • Interlock – The 2nd, 4th, and 6th horizontal rows of pixels in the characters move rapidly from the left end to the right, while the 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th horizontal rows of pixels move rapidly from the right end to the left, forming the message on the display.
    • Slide – Characters slide rapidly across the display, one at a time, from right to left, building the message from left to right.
    • Snow – Lighted pixels sprinkle down from the top pixel row, building new characters from the bottom up, like accumulating snow.
    • Spray – The pixels of characters move across the display from right to left in a spray effect, forming the characters from left to right.
    • Starburst – Several star-patterns display randomly, then form new characters, replacing any previously displayed characters.
    • Switch – Every other character, i.e., the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, etc., moves onto the display from the top down, as the remaining characters move onto the display from the bottom up, pausing momentarily to display the message.
  • Pause Control – The Alpha Eclipse 2601 has seven versatile Speed codes that specify how long characters should display or pause after the various display effects. There are five standard speed settings from Speed 1 to Speed 5 that specify pauses from 1 to 6 seconds. There is also a Speed setting that allows you to specify a pause between effects of up to 255 seconds or tenths of seconds. The fastest speed code, No Hold, is used to create user-designed animation effects.
  • 9 Built-in Animations – The Alpha Eclipse 2601 has nine built-in graphic animations that can be inserted into messages as special effects:
    • Cherry Bomb – The fuse on a cherry bomb burns down, and the bomb explodes.
    • Don't Drink and Drive – A car collides with a bubbling cocktail glass, tossing its passenger and displaying the message "Please Don't Drink and Drive."
    • Fireworks – Colorful firework patterns explode and cascade on the display.
    • No Smoking – A burning cigarette is extinguished, flipped with a finger and replaced with the international No Smoking symbol.
    • Slot Machine – A slot machine spins with random outcomes.
    • Running Animal – An animal resembling a horse runs across the display from right to left.
    • Turbo Car – A car appears and races across the display.
    • Thank You – "Thank You" is written in script from left to right.
    • Welcome – "Welcome" is written in script from left to right.
  • Automatic Message Centering – Messages are automatically centered on the Alpha Eclipse 2601 display in all display modes, except when the Fixed Characters code is used. The Fixed Characters code left-justifies messages, and uses fixed (equal) character spacing from left to right. The primary use of the Fixed Characters code on the Alpha Eclipse 2601 is to display similar fields of data on consecutive screens in the same pixel positions.
  • Display Graphics – The Alpha Eclipse 2601 will display user-designed graphics and logos with your messages. Graphics are created, stored, and displayed by the Alpha Eclipse 2601 using a computer and special software. You may scan graphics, reduce them to the correct size for the display, save the graphics files on disk, then use software, such as AlphaNet, to send messages and graphics to the Alpha Eclipse 2601.
  • Display Custom Animations – The Alpha Eclipse 2601 will display user-designed animations – sequences of user-designed bitmap graphic files. The animations may play alone, or they may be included with a text message.
  • Real-Time Clock – The Alpha Eclipse 2601 has a built-in, battery backed up real-time clock. The time and date (day, month, year) can be set using either the remote control keyboard or using a computer with software that sends the computer system time and date to the Alpha Eclipse 2601. The day, date, and time are retained in Alpha Eclipse 2601 memory for up to a month when the unit is powered off.
  • 12- or 24-Hour Time Display – The Alpha Eclipse 2601 can display the time of day in either 12-hour or 24-hour format.
  • Display Current Temperature in Fahrenheit or Celcius – The Alpha Eclipse 2601 may be equipped with a temperature sensor that allows the Alpha Eclipse 2601 to display the current temperature.
  • 5 Counters – The Alpha Eclipse 2601 will automatically count up or down in any increment, updating every minute, hour, or day. Up to five different counters may be active in your messages at the same time. Counting may begin at any value between 0 and 99999999. Messages can display the number of days, minutes, or hours until a special event; the number of days or hours since a lost-time accident; or a numeric value that increments or decrements by the same amount every minute, hour, or day.
  • Target Messages – Upon reaching specified Counter "target" values, specific target messages can be displayed automatically. For example, a message might display "10 DAYS WITHOUT AN ACCIDENT!" and on the next day automatically display "11 DAYS WITHOUT AN ACCIDENT!" followed by the target message: "A NEW RECORD... CONGRATULATIONS!"
  • Timeout Message - The Alpha Eclipse 2601 user may specify a timeout period and a timeout message that plays when the timeout period has expired. If no message is received during the timeout period, the timeout message can be displayed automatically.
  • Multiple Connectivity Options – The Alpha Eclipse 2601 may be attached to a wide variety of computers, control equipment, and communications devices using multiple communication protocols. RS232 and RS485 and two RJ11/RJ12 attachment ports are standard Alpha Eclipse 2601 features. Wireless communications, Ethernet communications, and Modem communications are available as options. For detailed information on cable, network, wireless, and modem connectivity options on the Alpha Eclipse 2601 – click here for more information.
  • RS485 Echo Feature - This special feature allows the use of multiple Alpha Eclipse 2601 master and slave displays and RS485 communications without using an RS232 to RS485 Converter Box. The first Alpha Eclipse 2601 display is attached to the messaging PC with an Alpha RS232 Serial Cable or an Ethernet cable. The Alpha Eclipse 2601 converts the RS232 or Ethernet data signal to an RS485 data signal and transmits the RS485 signal out via the RS485 connector. Additional Alpha Eclipse 2601 displays can be attached to the first display using RS485 connectivity items (RS485 Modular Cables, RS485 Network Adapters, and RS485 Network Cable).
  • Address Each Display – Each Alpha Eclipse 2601 can be given a unique address, so that messages and data may sent by computer or control devices to different displays on the same cable, wireless channel, modem phone number or TCP/IP address. 255 addresses are available, and the Alpha Eclipse 2601 address may be set or changed easily with the remote control keyboard or using a computer and special software. The Alpha Eclipse 2601 enclosure does not have to be opened.
  • Message Verification and Error Checking – Built-in features ensure that messages are received accurately when a computer or control equipment sends messages or data to the Alpha Eclipse 2601 by cable.
  • Priority Message – The Alpha Eclipse 2601 has a 125-byte Priority message file that can be activated by special programming. When the Priority message file is activated, all other message files that are currently running stop being displayed. When the Priority message is terminated, the other messages resume displaying.
  • Dimming Feature – The brightness of the Alpha Eclipse 2601 LEDs may be dimmed by a built-in optical sensor or by specifying the time that dimming and undimming are to occur and the percentage of brightness to be dimmed.
  • Overheating Protection - Alpha Eclipse 2601 controls determine when the internal temperature of the sign is too hot to continue normal operation. Ambient external temperature and heat generated by the LEDs affect the internal temperature. As the temperature inside the sign rises, cooling fans are switched on. When the temperature falls below the cooling fan threshold, the fans turn off. If the temperature continues to rise, auto-dimming occurs, and the display goes into a reduced power mode, dimming the brightness of the LEDs until the temperature falls below the auto-dimming threshold level. For adequate ventilation, allow at least 1 inch clearance all around the sign.
  • Internal DIP Switches - The following Alpha Eclipse 2601 features can be set with DIP switches located on the controller board inside the sign.
    • End of Line Termination
    • Baud Rate
    • RS485 Echo
    • Demonstration Messages
    • Memory Clear
    • Serial Address
    • Data Format (8N1 or 7E2)
    • Diagnostics
  • Multiple Baud Rates - The following baud rates may be specified:
    • 1200 Baud
    • 2400 Baud
    • 4800 Baud
    • 9600 Baud
    • 19200 Baud
    • 38400 Baud
    • Autobaud
  • Non-Blinking String File Updates – The Alpha Eclipse 2601 supports "String Files" and real-time updating of String Files without blinking the messages displayed on the sign. String files are memory areas set aside in sign memory by special programming. One use of String Files is to store changing data being updated by an external device or computer. For example, the Alpha Eclipse 2601 could be programmed to display five (or more) ACD statistics fields for each of ten (or more) ACD queues. As the real time values change for each of the 50 variables (5 x 10), the updated values can be transmitted into the Alpha Eclipse 2601 instantly, without causing the Alpha Eclipse 2601 to blink and without affecting the information currently being displayed. String Files can also be used to save sign memory. For example, if the same data is displayed multiple times within a message, the data can be stored once in a String File and recalled from its String File location each time it is needed.
  • Nested Commands – For programmers writing control sequences using native sign communication protocol, multiple commands can be repeated or "nested" within a transmission frame.
  • Clear Memory Easily – When debugging and testing software and messages features, diagnostic control sequences may be entered to to clear the memory of the sign quickly and conveniently, without opening the Alpha Eclipse 2601 enclosure or taking it down from where it is mounted. Clearing memory removes all messages, graphic files and the password that have been programmed into the Alpha Eclipse 2601.
  • Supports Wireless Applications – The Alpha Eclipse 2601 protocol supports POCSAG or pager transmission format. It can be programmed for wireless applications.
  • Wireless News and Sports Service – The Alpha Eclipse 2601 can be equipped with a wireless broadcast receiver that will display the latest news headlines, financial market summaries, sports information and scores, in addition to your own messages. The receiver and news service are extra charge options.
  • Update Firmware Easily – When new features or firmware improvements for the Alpha Eclipse 2601 are announced by Adaptive Micro Systems, firmware upgrades may be dowloaded from the Adaptive Micro Systems web site, and the Flash RAM in the Alpha Eclipse 2601 can be updated easily. There is no firmware EPROM chip.
  • Technical Assistance and Support – Ongoing limited customer assistance for installation issues and technical support are provided by Alpha-American Programmable Signs at no additional charge.
  • Programming Assistance and Training – Our experienced instructors and technicians are available by telephone or on site in your location.
  • Internet Support – Installation Manuals, User Manuals, Technical Memos, brochures, videos, demonstration programs, and diagnostic software are available on our extensive and informative web site.
  • 110 or 230V – Larger Alpha Eclipse 2601 models use 230V AC power.
  • Attractive Enclosure – The Alpha Eclipse 2601 architectural enclosure easily adapts and integrates with new or existing signs.
  • Mounting Hardware – Each Alpha Eclipse 2601 includes mounting hardware for wall or pole mounting. Additional mounting hardware for wall mount or pole mount applications are available as an extra charge option. Fasteners to attach the sign to a ceiling, wall, or counter are not supplied. The specific type of fastener required will vary depending on the physical characteristics of the material (drywall, concrete, brick, wood, etc.). Each of the fasteners that you use must be capable of supporting four (4) times the weight of the sign. An overhead support, wall or counter should also be capable of supporting four times the weight of the sign.
  • Two Year Warranty – The Alpha Eclipse 2601 has a two-year USA factory warranty. After the warranty expires, the Alpha Eclipse 2601 components will be repaired and returned for time and materials charges.

Alpha Eclipse 2601 Specifications

  • Character Sizes
    • 19.2" (48.8 cm) - 32 pixels
    • 12" (30.5 cm) - 20 pixels
    • 9" (22.9 cm) - 15 pixels
    • 8.4" (21.3 cm) - 14 pixels
    • 6" (15.24 cm) - 10 pixels
    • 4.2" (10.7 cm) - 7 pixels
    • 3" (7.6 cm) - 5 pixels
  • Text and Graphics Memory: 1,000,000 Characters
  • Pixel Wavelength: Red LEDs - 626 nm; Amber LEDs - 592 nm
  • Pixel Viewing Angle: 70°
  • Center-to-Center Pixel Spacing (Pitch): .6"
  • Character Set: Block (San-Serif); Decorative (Serif); Upper and Lower case; Normal, Wide, Double-Wide, and Double-High, Lower Case Descenders
  • Automatic Centering – Messages center in any mode, except when Fixed Characters is specified. Fixed Characters left justifies messages in any mode.
  • Power Cord: Not provided.
  • Case Material: Extruded aluminum with Lexan Face.
  • Limited Warranty: Two-year parts and labor, factory servicing
  • Agency Approvals:
    • North America:
      • US Emissions: FCC Part 15, Class A
      • US Safety: ANSI/UL 1950-Third Edition.
    • Canada:
      • Safety: CAN/CSA-22.2 No. 950-95 3rd Edition and ICES-003, Class A.
    • Europe:
      • Emissions: EN 55022 (CISPR 22); Class A Immunity: EN 55024
      • Harmonics/Flicker: IEC 61000-3-2, IEC 61000-3-3
      • Safety: IEC 60950: 1991 (plus amendments); EN 60950: 11992 + A1, A2, A3, A4, and A11 CE Marking
    • Australia/New Zealand:
      • Safety: AS/NZS 3260: 1996
  • Operating Temperature: -40??? to 122???F, -40??? to 50???C
  • Humidity Range: 0% to 95% non-condensing
  • Made in the USA

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  • Wireless Broadcast Receiver and News Service
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