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|Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:01 pm Post subject: BLU-8 Button Mode
BLU-8 Button Mode
The Soundweb London BLU-8 programmable zone controller is a single, four or eight zone Ethernet wall controller with a simple, yet powerful, interface. In this guide we will focus on the Button Zone Mode of
Button Mode is intended for control and monitoring of parameters and recalling Presets in up to four zones. Zone selection is made using the pushbuttons on the BLU-8. You can also think of this as four pages or panels of controls, each with separate functions.
In this mode the controls have the following capabilities:
Source Selector input selection (one for each zone),
Up to 8 Parameter Presets or Venue Presets (up to eight for each zone)
Any writable control parameter (one for each zone)
Buttons 1 to 4:
The buttons are preassigned to zones 1 to 4 in this mode.
Any control parameter (one for each zone)
In this application one BLU-8 is located in a central location giving the operator control over parameters for all spaces.
The 4 buttons are used to select the zone the user is controlling. All the LEDís on the BLU-8 change color to reinforce to the user what zone they are adjusting. For each of the four zones the left and right encoders have separate and discreet functions.
The left encoder on the BLU-8 allows the operator to select the background music from a choice of 8 Music sources for the currently selected zone.
The right encoder adjusts the overall gain in the selected zone. The LED meter to the right changes to a positional meter when the gain is adjusted indicating the relative position of the control.
When the Gain control is not being gestured, the LED meter becomes a VU meter indicating the current level for that zone. This VU meter can be fully customized in the number of steps and indicator color allowing the programmer to tailor the display to the application and end user.
The sleep mode has been programmed to dim all the LEDís so the panel is less distracting when it is not in use. To wake the BLU-8, simply press the Locate button or gesture any control. The BLU-8 will wait 2 seconds after wake up before it changes any state variable, so the user should gesture any control to wake that panel up and wait 2 seconds before changing the selected control.
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