LAN4000 Light Signaling Software Functions
The LAN4000 is designed to allow custom configuration of button functions and appearance to reflect your office layout and staff makeup. This is accomplished via the user-defined standalone and sequence buttons that comprise the LAN4000 system.
The LAN4000 screen consists of three main areas: Primary Buttons, Control Buttons, and Application Buttons
The primary buttons are the oval buttons with red indicators. The red indicators can be off, on, or flashing. There are two types of primary buttons: standalone and sequence.
A standalone button is a button that is not part of a sequence. When pressed once, a standalone button lights and stays lit. When pressed a second time, the button flashes. When pressed a third time, the button turns itself off.
The LAN4000 can have up to five sequences. These sequences are defined on the Server station. (Refer to the Setup section for instructions for defining sequences.) The first button press in a sequence causes the button to flash. Subsequent button presses on the rest of the buttons in the sequence light the particular buttons. Press the flashing sequence button to turn it off and the next button in the sequence will begin flashing.
NOTE: Right-click on any button in a sequence to move that button to “next in line” in the sequence. A chime will play when this occurs. When the current flashing button is pressed, this button will flash next.
The Control buttons are Chime, Priority, and Clear.
Press the Chime button followed by any primary button. This will cause the chime (if one has been assigned) for that button to sound one time on all stations. This does not affect the status of the button. For example, if it is blinking, it will remain blinking.
A single primary button can be defined as the Priority button. The Priority button is typically used to identify the local station and will alert the other stations of an emergency at the local station. (For example; If button 101 is the button that identifies the local station you would select Priority and then select button 101. Each station’s Priority button is defined in Setup)
Pressing the Priority button places all stations into “priority mode”; clears the display; and then flashes the defined primary button. The flash rate is twice the normal rate and all other stations continuously play the chime defined for that button. Each station can define its own distinct priority button. Unless defined otherwise, the default chime for the priority button is Chime 1.
The Clear button has two uses in the LAN4000. If the system is in “priority mode”, it reverses the action of the Priority button. It turns off the defined priority button and redisplays the button sequence that was active before the Priority button was pressed. If the system is not in “priority mode”, pressing the button will clear all standalone buttons.
NOTE: On the LAN4000 Administrative Station only, pressing the Control Key + Clear will clear ALL lit or blinking buttons.
The LAN4000 Client has three rectangular buttons underneath the Control Buttons. The LAN4000 Administrative Station has four.
The Exit button ends the LAN4000 program. Exiting a client disconnects that Client Station from the Administrative Station. Exiting the Administrative Station disconnects all clients.
LAN4000 Administrative Station only. This button displays the Status screen. Refer to the Status screen page for more information.
The Setup button displays the Setup Screen which allows you to configure your LAN4000 network and individual client stations. Refer to the Setup screen page for more information.
Displays help function.
On the LAN4000 Administrative Station, the yellow indicator light in the upper right hand corner is on when there is a network connection. On the Client Station, it is on when there is a server present somewhere on the network. The indicator is also a connection button. If the indicator is off, press it to try to reconnect to the server.
Press the bar in the upper right corner to minimize the LAN4000 to the task bar.
Select the lower right corner and drag the screen to change the size of the Comlite display. The cursor will change to an arrow when over the selection area.
Displays LAN4000 version and licensing information; configures updater; and accesses log files.
To launch the About Box, click on “Comlite LAN4000″ in the top middle of the onscreen interface. The About Box display is as follows:
The Version is the version installed on your PC. Registered indicates whether the LAN4000 is registered. If the software is not registered, then the number of days remaining in the trial is displayed. The Install Date is the date the current version of software was installed and the Renew Date is the date the maintenance expires. License displays the license number.
The Updates section is for checking for updates and configuring the frequency of the update check.
The Logs section allows you to access the log files. This is helpful when troubleshooting. Clicking on Select Log File opens a file selection dialog. The log files are ordered by date, so you typically will select the most recent log file. Your default text editor is launched when a file is selected.