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1595 – RS232 Control Codes for ActivPanel 5 and 6

Applicable to:

  • ActivPanel

    ActivPanel

To check which version of ActivPanel you are using, please consult article 1477.

System Commands

Power On F6 01 01 01 F9 6F
Power Off F6 01 01 00 F8 6F
Get Firmware Version Scaler F6 03 01 00 FA 6F
Set Factory Reset F6 03 06 00 FF 6F
Volume Up F6 0C 00 01 03 6F
Volume Down F6 0C 00 00 02 6F
Set Volume (0-100) F6 0C 01 **  **  6F (see notes)
Mute On F6 02 00 01 F9 6F
Mute Off F6 02 00 00 F8 6F
CVBS F6 30 01 01 28 6F
YPbPr F6 30 01 06 2D 6F
VGA 1 F6 30 01 08 2F 6F
HDMI 1 F6 30 01 09 30 6F
HDMI 2 F6 30 01 0A 31 6F
HDMI 3 F6 30 01 13 3A 6F
HDMI 4 F6 30 01 14 3B 6F
OPS F6 30 01 12 39 6F
Multi-Media F6 30 01 0B 32 6F
OPS Power On F6 31 01 01 29 6F
OPS Power Off F6 31 01 02 2A 6F
Freeze Mode On F6 32 01 01 2A 6F
Freeze Mode Off F6 32 01 02 2B 6F
Blank Mode On F6 35 01 00 2C 6F
Blank Mode Off F6 35 01 01 2D 6F
Touch Lock On F6 36 01 00 2D 6F
Touch Lock Off F6 36 01 01 2E 6F
Remote Control Device Lock On F6 37 01 00 2E 6F
Remote Control Device Lock Off F6 37 01 01 2F 6F
Set Contrast Value (0-100) F6 34 04  **  **  6F (see notes)
Set Brightness Value (0-100) F6 34 06  **  **  6F (see notes)
Set Sharpness (0-100) F6 34 08  **  **  6F (see notes)
Set Black Level (0-100) F6 34 0C **  **  6F (see notes)
Set Picture Reset F6 34 0D 00 37 6F

Remote Control Commands

Power F6 40 00 01 37 6F
Menu F6 40 00 0C 42 6F
Exit F6 40 00 0D 43 6F
Cursor Up F6 40 00 0E 44 6F
Cursor Down F6 40 00 0F 45 6F
Cursor Right F6 40 00 10 46 6F
Cursor Left F6 40 00 11 47 6F
Enter F6 40 00 12 48 6F
Audio Mute F6 40 00 13 49 6F
Volume Up F6 40 00 14 4A 6F
Volume Down F6 40 00 15 4B 6F
Screen Size F6 40 00 19 4F 6F
Picture Mode F6 40 00 1A 50 6F
Sound Mode F6 40 00 1B 51 6F
Sleep Timer F6 40 00 1C 52 6F
Program Information F6 40 00 1E 54 6F
Picture Freeze F6 40 00 1F 55 6F
Input F6 40 00 20 56 6F
Discrete Input Multi-Media F6 40 00 21 57 6F
Discrete Input VGA F6 40 00 22 58 6F
Discrete Input HDMI 1 F6 40 00 23 59 6F
Discrete Input HDMI 2 F6 40 00 24 5A 6F
Discrete Input HDMI 3 F6 40 00 25 5B 6F
Discrete Input HDMI 4 F6 40 00 26 5C 6F
OPS F6 40 00 27 5D 6F
Discrete Volume Mute On F6 40 00 28 5E 6F
Discrete Volume Mute Off F6 40 00 29 5F 6F

Notes

Config = Bit Rate: 38400, Data Length: 8, Stop Bits: 1, Parity Bits: NONE

Setting variable commands

The following outlines the hexadecimal RS232 command structure, and how to set variable levels. We will set the volume to 50% in the example below.

Command structure :

1 2 3 4 5 6
Start Code
This is the start of the RS232 command.
Function Code
This tells the ActivPanel what function to carry out.
Device Code
This tells the ActivPanel which PCA to send the command to.
Function Data
This is the value of the command in hexadecimal format:
25% = 19, 50% = 32,
75% = 4B and 100% = 64
Check Sum
This is the value of the sum of codes 1, 2, 3 and 4 in hexadecimal format.
Stop Code
This is the end of the RS232 command.

Set Volume Command (Volume set to zero) :

1 2 3 4 5 6
F6 0C 01 00 03 6F

Set Volume Command to 50% by entering the hexadecimal code in Function Data (4). Check Sum (5) will need to be recalculated since the Function Data (4) hexadecimal value changed.

1 2 3 4 5 6
F6 0C 01 32 ** 6F

F6 + 0C + 01 + 32 = 135. Take the last two digits (35) to complete the Check Sum. The RS232 code below will set the volume to 50%.

1 2 3 4 5 6
F6 0C 01 32 35 6F

For information about sending commands to the ActivPanel to obtain a status report, please refer to the ActivPanel RS232 Get Status Commands page.

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