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Table of Contents iPronto User Guide What Does the iPronto Box Contain? About the iPronto Documentation About the iPronto Installing the Wireless LAN Adapter Installing and Recharging the Battery Installing Recharging Getting the iPronto Up and Running Setting up Your iPronto Setting up Your Network Using the iPronto The Touch Screen...
Table of Contents iPronto User Guide The Electronic Program Guide Subscription Upgrading Troubleshooting Specifications Index...
What Does the iPronto Box Contain? The iPronto box contains the following items: iPronto Warranty Battery Wireless LAN Adapter iPronto User Guide iPronto User Guide iPronto Getting Started Guide AC power adapter with cable...
On this site you can find elaborate and useful information about the iPronto. You can find more information about the iPronto Portal in iPronto Online Help at http://www.pronto.philips.com/products/ipronto/help. At http://www.pronto.philips.com you can also find information in the Frequently Asked Questions section. iPronto...
Remote Control, the Electronic Program Guide and the Browser, however, you will be able to add new applications to the dashboard in the future. With iPronto’s universal Remote Control you can operate almost all your devices, as long as they understand IR (infrared) signals. And because of its intuitive interface, iPronto is easy to use for everybody.
About the iPronto The iPronto consists of several parts: stylus power button scroll wheel speaker iPronto User Guide touchstrip with 8 layout buttons status display color TFT touch screen speaker Remote Control buttons...
About the iPronto cover of the wireless LAN adapter This User Guide is meant to help you set up and start using your iPronto. For detailed information on using the various iPronto applications please refer to the iPronto Online Help. If you follow the flow of the chapters in this guide, you will have your iPronto up and running in no time.
Installing the Wireless LAN Adapter In a wireless network, the Wireless Access Point (WAP) is the last point that is connected to your network with wires. To communicate with your iPronto, the WAP sends out RF (radio frequency) signals, which spread in all directions. The iPronto’s Wireless LAN Adapter (also called PCMCIA card) receives these RF signals and sends RF signals back to the WAP.
Installing the Wireless LAN Adapter 3 Put the Wireless LAN Adapter in the correct position until it clicks and close the cover. Note Do not install any other adapter. Do not remove the Wireless LAN Adapter when the iPronto is activated. After the Wireless LAN Adapter is installed, there is no need to remove it.
Installing and Recharging the Battery Installing After installing the Wireless LAN Adapter, you install the battery. The battery is precharged, but it is advisable to fully charge the battery when you start using the iPronto. See Recharging on page 13. Insert the battery as follows: 1 Lift the stand (figure 1).
Installing and Recharging the Battery 3 Attach the battery connector to the provided socket (figure 3). 4 Put the right side of the battery under the provided hook (figure 4). iPronto User Guide Figure 3 Figure 4...
Installing and Recharging the Battery 5 Push the left side of the battery down into its place. 6 Close the battery cover. iPronto User Guide...
Installing and Recharging the Battery Recharging The iPronto is provided with a power adapter to recharge the battery. It is best to fully recharge the battery. It takes 2 to 3 hours to recharge the battery. Recharging automatically stops when the battery is full. If you recharge when the battery is completely empty, you might lose some of your settings.
Getting the iPronto Up and Running This chapter is divided in two parts. In the first part, Setting up your iPronto from page 15 on, you read how to define the general settings. The second part, Setting up your Network starting on page 20, tells you about setting up your wireless network and Internet connection.
Getting the iPronto Up and Running Status: On this tab you get an overview of your network settings. You can also check the network signal strength here. About: On this tab you read information about licence terms and agreements. When you tap the ‘Upgrade iPronto’ button, the iPronto checks if updates of your software are available.
Getting the iPronto Up and Running Calibrating the Touch Screen On first use, you need to calibrate the touch screen of your iPronto. By calibrating, you improve the accuracy of the touch screen. 1 Select the General tab in the System Settings. 2 Tap the Calibrate touchscreen button.
Getting the iPronto Up and Running Adjusting the Time 1 Select the General tab in the System Settings. 2 In the Time section, select the Hours box. The selection appears with a highlighted border. 3 Use the + and – buttons to change the hour. 4 In the Time section, select the Minutes box.
Getting the iPronto Up and Running Adjusting the Date 1 Select the General tab in the System Settings. 2 Select the box that you want to modify (Months, Days or Years box). The selection appears with a highlighted border. 3 Use the + and – buttons to set the correct months, days and years. Adjusting the Brightness You can set the brightness of the touch screen in 16 intervals.
Getting the iPronto Up and Running Adjusting the Power On Settings 1 You can power on the iPronto in several ways after it was powered off. 2 Select the General tab in the System Settings. In the Power on by section, select: Power Button &...
Wireless and Network tabs. These settings depend on the kind of home environment you have. You can find more information about home networks in the iPronto Online Help at http://www.pronto.philips.com/products/ipronto/help/. In the illustration below you see an example of a configuration.
Getting the iPronto Up and Running Wireless Settings After setting the general settings, you need to set the wireless settings. This is needed so your iPronto can connect to your home network and to the Internet, and to communicate with iProntoEdit. The Wireless Access Point (WAP) sends out RF (radio frequency) signals to the iPronto’s Wireless LAN Adapter.
Getting the iPronto Up and Running Follow these steps to set your wireless settings. 1 Press and hold the scroll wheel for 5 seconds to display the System Settings. 2 Select the Wireless tab in the System Settings. 3 To change the default name of the Service Set Identifier (SSID), enter the new name in the Service Set Identifier text box.
Getting the iPronto Up and Running Network Settings Network tab of the System Settings The network settings determine how your iPronto will connect to the Internet. Note You can find information about your network settings on your PC or you can obtain information from your Internet Service Provider.
Getting the iPronto Up and Running 3 To create a personal name for your iPronto, enter the name in the iPronto host name text box. The host name will be visible when you are using iProntoEdit or when you use your iPronto with the NetX. Make the iPronto host name as meaningful as possible.
Getting the iPronto Up and Running If you wish to use a fixed IP address Note When you have a fixed IP address, you can find the information you need to adjust the network settings (IP address, Subnet mask, Default gateway, Local domain name and DNS) in your home network configuration or you can obtain information from the person who configures your home network.
Getting the iPronto Up and Running 4 If your Proxy uses password authentication, select the Use Password Authentication checkbox. The Username and Password text boxes are activated. 1 In the Username text box, enter your username. 2 In the Password text box, enter your password. Testing the Network and Internet Connection After setting the network settings, you can test whether the iPronto is able to communicate with your network and with the Internet:...
Using the iPronto Once you have adjusted the general settings and network settings, you can start using the iPronto. In this chapter you read how to operate the touch screen, what the hard buttons are for and how you can use the iPronto’s applications and functions.
Using the iPronto The iPronto’s External Controls The Power Button The iPronto’s Power button (located on the left side of the iPronto) is used to switch the iPronto on when it is powered off. In the System Settings you can decide on other options for powering on the iPronto. See Adjusting the Power On Settings on page 19.
Using the iPronto The Scroll Wheel The iPronto’s scroll wheel is located on the left side of the touch screen. By scrolling the wheel you adjust the volume of the iPronto (success beeps and so on) in 20 intervals. By pressing and holding the scroll wheel for 5 seconds, you enter the System Settings to adjust settings such as time, date, network, and so on.
Using the iPronto Navigating the iPronto Layouts and Touchstrip The iPronto has 8 predefined ways of organizing the screen, called “layouts”. You can switch between these layouts with the touchstrip. Touchstrip iPronto User Guide...
Using the iPronto When you tap one of the 8 buttons in the touchstrip, the corresponding layout appears: Layout 1 is a Remote Control screen; Layout 2 is an EPG screen; Layouts 3-7 are Browser screens with various URLs; Layout 8 is a read-only browser that takes you to the iPronto Portal. Here you can find all kinds of useful information about the iPronto: You can learn about new software for your iPronto;...
Using the iPronto Accessing the Application Flipside 1 To access the Application Flipside, tap and hold the View Control button in the lower right corner of the application page for 5 seconds. The application turns to its flipside. 2 To return to the normal view, tap the View Control button in the lower left corner of the screen. The Keyboard The iPronto is provided with an on-screen keyboard.
Using the iPronto On-screen Keyboard 2 To enter text, tap the buttons with characters, numbers, punctuation and the space bar. 3 To enter one character in upper case, tap the Shift button. The character you enter right after tapping Shift will appear in upper case. 4 To enter multiple characters in upper case, tap the Caps button.
Using the iPronto 6 To go to a new line (only in a multi-line text box), tap the When you keep on typing the cursor automatically moves to the next line when the end of the line is reached. 7 To position the cursor, tap the place in the keyboard’s text box where you want to position the cursor. -or- Use the keyboard’s arrow keys to move up, down, left or right.
In this chapter you can find general information about the iPronto Remote Control application. You can find detailed and frequently updated information in the iPronto Online Help at http://www.pronto.philips.com/products/ipronto/help. The iPronto Remote Control (RC) is a universal RC. This means that it can be used for virtually any audio and video device, such as a TV, VCR, DVD, CD and so on.
The Remote Control How Does the iPronto RC Work? The core element of the iPronto RC is its “configuration file”. This iPronto Configuration File or iCF determines what the interface on the iPronto RC looks like and how the iPronto RC behaves. The iCF stores several predefined devices.
The Remote Control The pages of a device can be accessed via the Page tab. When you tap the page in the Page tab, you immediately jump to that page. Page tab When the Device list or the Page list is very long, Up and Down button appear at the top and the bottom for easy navigation through the Devices and Pages.
The iPronto RC sends out infrared (IR) signals to your devices, which will execute an action, for example “TV On” or “VCR Start Recording”. The iPronto RC is set up by default to operate Philips and Philips compatible devices. If you have other brands, the iPronto has to “learn”...
The Remote Control Note The function of the hard buttons is always device-independent. This means that a hard button always executes the same action, no matter what device is active. Follow these steps to “learn” an IR code for a soft button or for a hard button. 1 Place the iPronto in line with the existing remote control.
Make sure the batteries of the iPronto or of the existing RC are not low; Avoid learning under bright fluorescent light or direct sunlight: it might affect the IR signals. When learning still fails, check out the Frequently Asked Questions section on http://www.pronto.philips.com for more information.
You can do this with iProntoEdit. iProntoEdit is the visual editor for creating and configuring iCFs on your computer. You can download the latest version of iProntoEdit and the accompanying manual from the Downloads section at http://www.pronto.philips.com/. With iProntoEdit, you can fully define the iPronto user interface, for example: You can perform basic actions, such as: Deleting and adding devices;...
To upload or download an iCF, open iProntoEdit on your PC and click the Upload button to upload the iCF into iProntoEdit, or click the Download button to download the iCF to the iPronto. You can find more information on uploading and downloading in iPronto Online Help at http://www.pronto.philips.com/products/ipronto/help/ and in the online Frequently Asked Questions section at http://www.pronto.philips.com iPronto...
Using the iPronto Remote Control with the NetX The NetX is a part of the Philips Connected Home solution and extends the control of iPronto beyond the line of sight and into multiple rooms. Via the NetX your iPronto can control your A/V and Home Control devices from virtually any location in your home.
In this chapter you can find general information about the iPronto Browser application. You can find detailed and frequently updated information in the iPronto Online Help at http://www.pronto.philips.com/products/ipronto/help. You use the iPronto browser to access the Internet. The iPronto browser functions the same way as a regular PC browser: it has Back, Forward, Home, Reload and Stop buttons, you can enter URLs, see the downloading progress and scroll with the scroll bar.
The Browser Setting the Home Page In the Browser Settings, you can set the Home Page for every individual browser in every layout. When you press the Home button, this page is always displayed. 1 Open the browser that you want to configure. 2 Tap and hold the View Control button for 5 seconds to display the Application Settings.
The Browser Entering a URL The URL that you are visiting is displayed in the bar at the top of the browser. You can enter a URL with the iPronto’s on-screen keyboard. 1 Tap the text box on the touch screen. The on-screen keyboard appears.
In this chapter you can find general information about the iPronto Electronic Program Guide application. You can find detailed and frequently updated information in the iPronto Online Help at http://www.pronto.philips.com/products/ipronto/help. One of the iPronto’s key applications is the Electronic Program Guide. An Electronic Program Guide (EPG) is the electronic equivalent of a printed television program guide.
The Electronic Program Guide In the filter settings you can select the genre, date and time to obtain information about programs in the future. You can choose a day and the time of the day (morning, afternoon, evening and night) from dropdown lists or you can set the exact time with the + and –...
IR code for the relevant button or attach the correct IR code with iProntoEdit. See Learning IR Codes on page 38 and Using iProntoEdit on page 41. You can find elaborate information about the Watch Device selection mechanism in the iPronto Online Help at http://www.pronto.philips.com/products/ipronto/help. iPronto User Guide...
1 Use an iPronto browser or your PC browser to navigate to the online EPG Subscription Pages at http://www.pronto.philips.com/products/ipronto/epg/. The Login page appears. 2 Enter the Username and Password that you use on the Pronto website at http://www.pronto.philips.com. If you are not registered for the Pronto site yet, register first. The EPG welcome page appears.
The Electronic Program Guide 4 In the Subscription Name text box, enter a name for your subscription. The Subscription Name can consist of maximum 25 characters. 5 In the For Which Product dropdown list, select iPronto. 6 In the In Which Region/Country Do you Live dropdown list, select the correct region/country. 7 Tap or click the Next button.
The Electronic Program Guide 3 In the Zip/Postal Code text box, enter your zip code. 4 Tap or click the Next button. The Personalization Wizard – Step 2 page appears. 5 Select your TV signal source. A TV signal source can be cable, local broadcast, satellite and cable digital. 6 Tap or click the Next button.
The Electronic Program Guide 3 Select your TV signal source. You can select ‘Cable’, ‘Satellite’ or ‘Antenna’. 4 Tap or click the Next button. The Personalization Wizard – step 2 page appears. 5 In the Name text field, enter a name for your lineup. 6 Tap or click the + symbol in front of the language to expand the stations list.
The Electronic Program Guide Activating 1 Open the EPG application in layout 2 on your iPronto. The EPG appears. 2 Tap and hold the View Control button for 5 seconds to display the EPG settings. The flipside of the EPG appears. 3 Select the Activate tab of the EPG flipside.
If you tap the Upgrade iPronto button, the iPronto automatically checks if upgrades of your software are available on the Internet. When there are upgrades available, you can download them from the Internet immediately (at http://www.pronto.philips.com in the Downloads section). After downloading, the iPronto automatically reboots and any new software will be ready for use.
Make sure there is no obstruction between the iPronto and the A/V or home control device. Check the battery status in the status display. Check if your device understands Philips IR codes. You can find this information in your device’s manual. If your device does not understand Philips IR codes, you can: Learn the IR code from the existing remote control.
Troubleshooting My iPronto does not respond When your iPronto does not respond, try the following: 1 The iPronto may be powered off. Press the Power button to power it on. 2 The battery may be low. Check the battery status on the status display. Recharge the battery if necessary.
Troubleshooting I have activated the EPG application on my iPronto, but it still does not work When you subscribe on line for the iPronto EPG, you obtain an activation key. You should enter this activation key in the EPG settings within a limited period of time after subscribing on line. See Activating on page 54. If you do not activate within this period of time, you will have to get a new activation key from the EPG online subscription pages.
Troubleshooting 1 Check the settings on the Wireless tab. See Wireless Settings on page 21. If you have a PC, you can find more information about the wireless settings there. If you do not have a PC, you can find more information in the manual of your Wireless Access Point. 2 Check the network signal strength in the Wireless tab of the System Settings.
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) or Fixed IP Infrastructure mode support Database with IR codes to operate more than 500 brands Built in Philips IR codes Total number of devices only limited by memory Automatically updated Electronic Program Guide Internet browser for instant access to information...
Index iCF, 36 infrared. See IR installing battery, 10 iProntoEdit, 41 Wireless LAN Adapter, 8 Internet, 44, 59 Internet Service Provider, 23 IP, 24 DHCP, 24 fixed, 24 IP address. See IP iPronto box, 3 parts, 6 set up, 14 using, 27 iProntoEdit, 41 code, 38...