Alpha File Loader

 

The Alpha File Loader is designed to compose and store messages, animations, and graphics in each of the specific memory areas in Alpha and BetaBrite signs. It a full-featured software program that provides multiple message editors (one for each Alpha or BetaBrite sign memory area) with pull-down menus for modes, positions, characters, colors, speeds, animations, international characters, special characters, editing features, and more. It has multiple message simulators (one for each sign memory area) that display the message exactly as it will display on any Alpha or BetaBrite sign model. The Alpha File Loader program was designed for two types of users:

Display Features

 

Messaging programs invoke the following display features:

  • Colors
  • Character Heights
  • Character Fonts
  • Character Widths
  • Fixed or Proportional Spacing
  • Display Modes
  • Display Speeds
  • Animations
  • Graphics
  • International Characters
  • Special Symbols
  • Day, Date and Time
  • Temperature

Advanced Features

 

The Alpha File Loader is designed to compose and store messages, animations, and graphics in each of the specific memory areas in Alpha and BetaBrite signs. It a full-featured software program that provides multiple message editors (one for each Alpha or BetaBrite sign memory area) with pull
    Users with the Alpha Discrete Input Interface Device who need a convenient way to program up to 36 messages in their Alpha signs. These stored messages are triggered automatically by the Alpha Discrete Input Interface Device. At present, most of these users enter messages using the Infrared Keyboard. This is time-consuming and error-prone, and there is no way to save the messages on disk, and there is no way to easily replace all the messages with a different set of messages.
    Many users do not have a computer where their sign is normally used. These locations include buses, taxis, and limousines; restaurants and bars; coin laundries; convenience stores; trade show booths; department store point-of-sale; business, church, or casino lobbies; and many others. These users need a way to program their signs with multiple stored messages that can be triggered easlily by two or three keystrokes on the Infrared Keyboard. For example, a sign could have a message list like this:

  • A-WELCOME, TIME, and DATE
  • B-HAPPY HOUR FROM 5-6PM
  • C-MARGARITAS $5.95
  • D-BUFFET DINNER $10.95
  • E-FRIDAY NIGHT IS KARAOKE NIGHT
  • F-HAPPY BIRTHDAY
  • G-SORRY, WE'RE CLOSED. WE REOPEN AT 9 AM.
  • H-COFFEE AND DONUT SPECIAL $2
  • I-LUNCH SPECIAL-BURGER AND FRIES $5
 

Software Menu

 

Software Technical Support

 

All of these programs and software tools are supported by the knowledgeable and experienced programmers, instructors, technicians and application support personnel at Alpha-American Programmable Signs.

Assistance is available by telephone, on site in your location, by e-mail, or online at this informative web site.