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Alpha Premiere 9240C LED Display
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Overview

The Alpha Premiere 9240C is a six-foot long, indoor, full matrix, tricolor LED display with sound. Alpha Premiere 9240C marquee signs display from one to five lines of text, graphics, and animations, and they can be networked together with other Alpha, AlphaPremiere, and AlphaVision displays using RS485 or Ethernet connectivity.

Call Alpha-American Programmable Signs at 1-800-223-4636 to order an Alpha Premiere 9240C LED Display today, and we'll include free AlphaNet messaging software, a free Alpha sign cable, a three-year warranty, free lifetime support, and our lowest price guarantee.

Two speakers are built into the right end cap of the Alpha Premiere 9240 displays. A mini-RCA stereo Speaker Out jack is also provided to connect to any self-powered external speaker, such as typical PC stereo speakers.

Alpha Premiere 9240C signs are versatile indoor LED message centers designed for industrial and commercial use. They display text and graphics in eight colors and three rainbow color combinations. The Alpha Premiere 9240C is one of the brightest and sharpest indoor displays available.

Messages are enhanced by 26 built-in display modes; twelve color options; 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; 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 and Autocolor programming features eliminate the need to learn complicated programming procedures. Within seconds, anyone can create attractive visual messages with attention-getting impact.

External status LEDs and memory and Ethernet reset buttons on the right end cap monitor communications status and provide self-diagnostic capability, easy memory clearing, and convenient reset features for program developers and end users.

Applications

The Alpha Premiere 9240C can fulfill sign requirements required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Its seven character sizes (1.5-inch, 2.1-inch, 3-inch, 4.2-inch, 4.5-inch, 6-inch, and 9.6-inch) and it's two foot display length make it suitable for many ADA sign applications.

The Alpha Premiere 9240C is useful as an information or direction sign in a corridor or at the top or bottom of an escalator in 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 Premiere 9240C can be used to display employee communications that build company loyalty, boost morale and encourage teamwork. Display the company stock price, emphasize safety issues, advertise company-wide events, promote cafeteria specials, announce birthdays and anniversaries, and publish production goals and attainment.

The Alpha Premiere 9240C will also display real-time information from a production systems, from a wireless broadcast service or from an Internet source.

The Alpha Premiere 9240C in a production environment is perfect for preventive safety messages, quality control maintenance and the continuous real time employee communication that keeps production up and running.

For applications that require multiple LED message centers, any number of Alpha Premiere 9240C displays can be connected together to form an integrated system, along with a computer, displaying important information instantly where it is needed.

Use the Alpha Premiere 9240C 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 Premiere 9240C.

Alpha Premiere 9240C Features

  • One to Five Lines – The Alpha Premiere 9240C will display text and graphics on one, two, three, four or five lines.
  • Multicolor – Text, graphics, and animations may be displayed in colors chosen from a palette of eight colors – red, green, amber, light red, light green, orange, brown, and yellow – or in three rainbow color combinations. Specifying the built-in Autocolor feature automatically and randomly changes the color of each screen of text.
  • 30 to 230 Character Display – The Alpha Premiere 9240C will display from thirty 9.6-inch characters on one line to two hundred thirty 1.5-inch characters on five lines (46 characters per line on five-lines).
  • 64K Memory – The standard Alpha Premiere 9240C has 64,000 bytes of memory for storing text, graphics, and animations. Memory may be upgraded to 512K.
  • 7 Character Sizes – Characters can be 1.5-inches (5 pixels), 2.1-inches (7 pixels), 3-inches (10 pixels), 4.2-inches (14 pixels), 4.5-inches (15 pixels), 6-inches (20 pixels), or 9.6-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.
  • 160 Character Styles – The two fonts, seven character heights, and four character widths can be combined to produce eighty proportionally-spaced character styles and eighty fixed-width character styles in the following combinations:
    • 9.6" San-Serif Normal
    • 9.6" San-Serif Wide
    • 9.6" San-Serif Double-Wide
    • 9.6" San-Serif Wide Double-Wide
    • 9.6" Serif Normal
    • 9.6" Serif Wide
    • 9.6" Serif Double-Wide
    • 9.6" Serif Wide Double-Wide
    • 7.8" Sans Serif Normal (10 pixels Double-High plus True Descenders)
    • 7.8" Sans Serif Wide (10 pixels Double-High plus True Descenders)
    • 7.8" Sans Serif Double-Wide (10 pixels Double-High plus True Descenders)
    • 7.8" Sans Serif Wide Double-Wide (10 pixels Double-High plus True Descenders)
    • 6" Serif Normal
    • 6" Serif Wide
    • 6" Serif Double-Wide
    • 6" Serif Wide Double-Wide
    • 5.4" Sans Serif Normal (15 pixels plus True Descenders)
    • 5.4" Sans Serif Wide (15 pixels plus True Descenders)
    • 5.4" Sans Serif Double-Wide (15 pixels plus True Descenders)
    • 5.4" Sans Serif Wide Double-Wide (15 pixels plus True Descenders)
    • 5.4" Serif Normal True Descenders (15 pixels plus True Descenders)
    • 5.4" Serif Wide True Descenders (15 pixels plus True Descenders)
    • 5.4" Serif Double-Wide True Descenders (15 pixels plus True Descenders)
    • 5.4" Serif Wide Double-Wide True Descenders (15 pixels plus True Descenders)
    • 5.4" Sans Serif Normal (7 Double-High pixels plus True Descenders)
    • 5.4" Sans Serif Wide (7 Double-High pixels plus True Descenders)
    • 5.4" Sans Serif Double-Wide (7 Double-High pixels plus True Descenders)
    • 5.4" Sans Serif Wide Double-Wide (7 Double-High pixels plus True Descenders)
    • 5.4" Serif Normal True Descenders (7 Double-High pixels plus True Descenders)
    • 5.4" Serif Wide True Descenders (7 Double-High pixels plus True Descenders)
    • 5.4" Serif Double-Wide True Descenders (7 Double-High pixels plus True Descenders)
    • 5.4" Serif Wide Double-Wide True Descenders (7 Double-High pixels plus True Descenders)
    • 4.5" San-Serif Normal
    • 4.5" San-Serif Wide
    • 4.5" San-Serif Double-Wide
    • 4.5" San-Serif Wide Double-Wide
    • 4.5" Serif Normal
    • 4.5" Serif Wide
    • 4.5" Serif Double-Wide
    • 4.5" 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
    • 3.9" Serif Normal (10 pixels plus True Descenders)
    • 3.9" Serif Wide (10 pixels plus True Descenders)
    • 3.9" Serif Double-Wide (10 pixels plus True Descenders)
    • 3.9" Serif Wide Double-Wide (10 pixels plus True Descenders)
    • 3.0" San-Serif Normal
    • 3.0" San-Serif Wide
    • 3.0" San-Serif Double-Wide
    • 3.0" San-Serif Wide Double-Wide
    • 3.0" Serif Normal
    • 3.0" Serif Wide
    • 3.0" Serif Double-Wide
    • 3.0" Serif Wide Double-Wide
    • 2.7" Sans Serif Normal (7 pixels plus True Descenders)
    • 2.7" Sans Serif Wide (7 pixels plus True Descenders)
    • 2.7" Sans Serif Double-Wide (7 pixels plus True Descenders)
    • 2.7" Sans Serif Wide Double-Wide (7 pixels plus True Descenders)
    • 2.7" Serif Normal (7 pixels plus True Descenders)
    • 2.7" Serif Wide (7 pixels plus True Descenders)
    • 2.7" Serif Double-Wide (7 pixels plus True Descenders)
    • 2.7" Serif Wide Double-Wide (7 pixels plus True Descenders)
    • 2.1" San-Serif Normal
    • 2.1" San-Serif Wide
    • 2.1" San-Serif Double-Wide
    • 2.1" San-Serif Wide Double-Wide
    • 2.1" Serif Normal
    • 2.1" Serif Wide
    • 2.1" Serif Double-Wide
    • 2.1" Serif Wide Double-Wide
    • 1.5" San-Serif Normal
    • 1.5" San-Serif Wide
    • 1.5" San-Serif Double-Wide
    • 1.5" San-Serif Wide Double-Wide
  • Store 81 Messages – The Alpha Premiere 9240C will hold up to 81 messages files at one time. Each message file can be any size. The Alpha Premiere 9240C dynamically allocates memory to each message file as needed up to the total amount of memory available (64K to 512K).
  • Hold Times Up to Six Minutes - Messages can be programmed to hold on the screen for up to six minutes.
  • Battery Backup – The Alpha Premiere 9240C has a lithium battery backup for messages. Messages are retained in memory for up to six months when the Alpha Premiere 9240C 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 – 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 and time to start running and the day 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.
  • Wireless Keyboard (optional) – A wireless infrared keyboard can be ordered as an optional item for the Alpha Premiere 9240C. The remote control keyboard emits infrared light that controls several Alpha Premiere 9240C functions. The remote control keyboard can be used up to 30 feet away from the Alpha Premiere 9240C. It can be used to:
    • turn the Alpha Premiere 9240C on and off.
    • control the volume of the audible tone feature.
    • set the time, day and date.
    • clear display memory.
    • change the address of the Alpha Premiere 9240C.
    • run the built-in diagnostic tests.
  • Password Protection and Message Locking – These features are provided to prevent unauthorized messages or changes to messages in the Alpha Premiere 9240C.
  • 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.

  • 26 Display Modes – The Alpha Premiere 9240C has 26 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.
    • Roll (Up, Down, Left, Right, In, Out) – 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.
    • 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.
    • Cycle Colors – Each horizontal row of pixels in the message phrase is displayed in a color that changes four times a second, followed by a momentary pause, displaying the message phrase in one of six color patterns – red, green, yellow, rainbow1, rainbow2 or mix.
  • 6 Speeds – The Alpha Premiere 9240C has six Speed codes that control how long characters stay on the display in Hold mode, how long characters stay on the screen in the various display modes. The fastest speed code is used with Hold mode to create user-designed animation effects.
  • 9 Built-in Animations – The Alpha Premiere 9240C 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 Premiere 9240C 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 Premiere 9240C is to display similar fields of data on consecutive screens in the same pixel positions.
  • Display Graphics – The Alpha Premiere 9240C will display user-designed graphics and logos, up to 32x240 pixels each, with your messages. Graphics are created, stored, and displayed by the Alpha Premiere 9240C 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 Premiere 9240C.
  • Display Custom Animations – The Alpha Premiere 9240C 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 Premiere 9240C 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???s time and date to the Alpha Premiere 9240C. The day, date, and time are retained in Alpha Premiere 9240C memory for up to a month when the unit is powered off.
  • 12- or 24-Hour Time Display – The Alpha Premiere 9240C can display the time of day in either 12-hour or 24-hour format.
  • 5 Counters – The Alpha Premiere 9240C 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!"
  • Multiple Connectivity Options – The Alpha Premiere 9240C 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 Premiere 9240 features. A built-in 10 Base-T Ethernet-ready attachment feature may be ordered instead of the built-in RS232 feature. POCSAG protocol is also supported. Numerous cable, network, wireless and modem connectivity options are supported by the Alpha Premiere 9240C – click here for more information. For a technical description of connectivity options, including cable diagrams, you may download the Networking Alpha Signs manual.
  • RS485 Echo Feature - This special feature allows the use of multiple Alpha Premiere 9000 displays and RS485 communications without using an RS232 to RS485 Converter Box. The first Alpha Premiere 9000 display is attached to the messaging PC with an Alpha RS232 Serial Cable or an Ethernet cable. The Alpha Premiere 9240C converts the RS232 or Ethernet data signal to an RS485 data signal and transmits the RS485 signal out via the RS485 connector. Additional Alpha Premiere 9000 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 Premiere 9240C 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 Premiere 9240C address may be set or changed easily with the remote control keyboard or using a computer and special software. The Alpha Premiere 9240C 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 Premiere 9240C by cable.
  • Priority Message – The Alpha Premiere 9240C 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.
  • Audio Speakers and External Speaker Connection – The Alpha Premiere 9240C has built-in loudspeakers in the end caps. For remote audio connections, or to boost volume output, a stereo speaker plug can be connected to its Speaker out jack.
  • Audible Alert and Tune Files – The Alpha Premiere 9240C has a built-in Audible Alert feature. It can beep once or several times, or it can play a special Tune file. 16 different triggerable Tune files with up to 32 notes in each file may be stored in the Alpha Premiere 9240C. The Tune files feature, and the duration and number of repetitions of audio tones are invoked by special software, such as AlphaNet.
  • Overheating Protection - Alpha Premiere 9240C 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 Premiere 9240C features can be set with DIP switches located under the right end cap:
    • End of Line Termination
    • Baud Rate
    • RS485 Echo
    • Infrared Remote Disable
    • 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
    • 19240 Baud
    • 38400 Baud
    • Autobaud
  • Non-Blinking String File Updates – The Alpha Premiere 9240C 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 Premiere 9240C 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 Premiere 9240C instantly, without causing the Alpha Premiere 9240C 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, the remote control keyboard can be used to clear the memory of the sign quickly and conveniently, without opening the Alpha Premiere 9240C 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 Premiere 9240C.
  • Supports Wireless Applications – The Alpha Premiere 9240C supports POCSAG or pager transmission format. It can be programmed for wireless applications.
  • Wireless News and Sports Service – The Alpha Premiere 9240C 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 Premiere 9240C 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 Premiere 9240C 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 – The Alpha Premiere 9240C is completely solid-state. It has a removable power cord, and it plugs into a standard 120V AC electrical outlet. For a more attractive installation, if possible, locate your electrical outlet out of sight behind the Alpha Premiere 9240C or above the drop ceiling, if the Alpha Premiere 9240C is being mounted near the ceiling.
  • Attractive Enclosure – The Alpha Premiere 9240C has an attractive Eurostyle case design that will compliment any business environment.
  • Mounting Hardware – Each Alpha Premiere 9240C includes mounting hardware for wall, ceiling, and counter installations. Back-to-back mounting hardware for ceiling-mounted configurations is 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.
  • Three Year Warranty – The Alpha Premiere 9240C has a two-year USA factory warranty. Alpha-American Programmable Signs extends the warranty to three years. After the warranty expires, the Alpha Premiere 9240C will be repaired and returned for flat rate of $200.

Alpha Premiere 9240C Specifications

  • AMS Part #: 1142-1115
  • Display Array: 240 pixels wide x 32 pixels high
  • Number of Lines: 1 to 5
  • Character Sizes and Number of Lines in that Size:
    • 9.6" (18.3 cm) - one line.
    • 6" (15.2 cm) - one line.
    • 4.5" (11.4 cm) - two lines.
    • 4.2" (10.7cm) - two lines.
    • 3.0" (7.6 cm) - three lines.
    • 2.1" (5.3 cm) - four lines.
    • 1.5" (3.9 cm) - five lines.
  • Maximum Number of Characters per Line by Size and Font:
    • Thirty 9.6" san-serif characters per line on one line.
    • Twenty 9.6" serif characters per line on one line.
    • Thirty 4.5" san-serif characters per line on two lines.
    • Twenty 4.5" serif characters per line on two lines.
    • Forty-six 3" san-serif characters per line on three lines.
    • Twenty-eight 3" serif characters per line on three lines.
    • Forty-one 2.1" san-serif characters per line on four lines.
    • Twenty-eight 2.1" serif characters per line on four lines.
    • Forty-six 1.5" san-serif characters per line on five lines.
  • Text and Graphics Memory: 64,000 Characters (upgrades available to 512,000 Characters).
  • Pixel Size (diameter): 0.2" (.05 cm)
  • Pixel (LED) Colors: Red, Green, Amber, Light Red, Light Green, Brown, Yellow, Orange, Rainbow 1, Rainbow 2 and Mix
  • Center-to-Center Pixel Spacing (Pitch): .3" (.8 cm)
  • Character Set: Block (San-Serif); Decorative (Serif); Upper and Lower case; Normal, Wide, Double-Wide, Wide Double-Wide, and Double-High.
  • Automatic Centering – Messages center in any mode, except when Fixed Characters is specified. Fixed Characters left justifies messages in any mode.
  • Power: 100-240 VAC, 60/60 HZ ± 10%. 500 watts max.
  • Power Cord Length: 10 feet (3.3 m)
  • Keyboard (optional item): Handheld, Infrared-Wireless, Remote operated with two AA batteries.
  • Case Material: Extruded aluminum with molded plastic end caps.
  • Display Area Size: 72" L x 9.6" H (182.9 cm L x 24.4 cm H)
  • Case Size: 76" L x 2.2" D x 12" H (193 cm L x 5.5 cm D x 30.4 cm H)
  • Weight: 41 lbs (18.6 kg) including display and power cord.
  • Limited Warranty: Three-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: 32??? to 120???F, 0??? to 50???C
  • Humidity Range: 0% to 95% non-condensing
  • Made in the USA
  • Current Firmware Revision

Related Accessories and Replacement Parts

  • Remote Control Keyboard (with English labels) with 2 AA Batteries
  • Serial/Infrared Message Loader with 9V Battery and 3' Cable
  • RS232 Connectivity Items
    • 25' RS232 6-conductor Modular Cable with RJ11-06 connectors on each end
    • RS232 Serial Adapter (DB25F to RJ11-06) for 25-pin Serial Ports
    • RS232 Serial Adapter (DB9F to RJ11-06) for 9-pin Serial Ports
    • RS232 Serial Adapter (DB25M to RJ11-06) for Modem use
    • RS232 Serial Adapter (DB25M to DB9F) Gender changer for 9-pin Serial Port
    • RS232 Serial Adapter (DB25F to DB9M) Gender changer for 25-pin Serial Port
    • 25' RS232 6-conductor Modular Cable with RJ11-06 connectors on each end
    • 50' RS232 6-conductor Modular Cable with RJ11-06 connectors on each end
    • 6-Conductor RJ11 Coupler for connecting RS232 Cables together (Maximum 50' length)
  • RS485 Connectivity Items
    • RS232 to RS485 Converter Box III with two End of Line Terminators (without Power Adapter)
    • Converter Box AC Adapter, USA, 10W 120VAC Input 9V Output
    • Converter Box AC Adapter, European, 14W 230VAC Input 9V Output
    • Converter Box AC Adapter, United Kingdom, 14W 240VAC Input 9V Output
    • 10' RS232 Serial Cable, Type A9, DB9F to DB9M for Converter Box to PC
    • 10' RS232 Serial Cable, Type B9, DB25M to DB9M for Converter Box to Modem
    • 1000' Spool of Shielded RS485 Network Cable
    • 100' Spool of Shielded RS485 Network Cable
    • RS485 Modular Network Adapter – Connects RS485 Modular Cable to Shielded RS485 Network Cable
    • 8' RS485 Cable with Ferrite Core; have RJ11-04 jacks on each end
    • 1' RS485 Cable with Ferrite Core; have RJ11-04 jacks on each end
    • 8' RS485 Cable with three RJ11-04 jacks for back-to-back Alpha sign configurations
    • End of line Terminator for Converter Box III and Alpha RS232 port
    • Network Repeater Box
  • Alpha Discrete Input Interface Kit and Components
    • Alpha Discrete Input Interface CPU Module
    • Alpha Discrete Input Interface Power Supply
    • Alpha Discrete Input Interface Kit (Sink Mode)
    • Additional Input Module (Sink Mode)
    • Alpha Discrete Input Interface Kit (Source Mode)
    • Additional Input Module (Sink Mode)
  • Wireless Broadcast Receiver and News Service
  • Firmware Update
  • Back-to-back Mounting Brackets
  • 230 VAC Power
  • Packing Materials – Carton and Styrofoam

Related Documentation

Software Available

Technical Support

  • Hardware:
    • From Distributor, Alpha-American Programmable Signs
    • From Manufacturer, Adaptive Micro Systems
  • Software:
    • From Alpha-American Programmable Signs
    • From Adaptive Micro Systems
    • From other sign software providers

Prices and Ordering Information

  • There are three ways to obtain prices:
    • Call Alpha-American Programmable Signs at 1-800-223-4636.
    • Send an e-mail request for prices.
    • Use our Request Form.
  • 8% California Sales Tax is added to sales of items delivered in California, unless other arrangements are made.
  • Actual shipping charges are added to each order.
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