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Hereby, Philips Consumer Electronics, Remote Control Systems, declares that this
ProntoPro NG is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of
Directive 1999/5/EC.
Philips Consumer Electronics, Remote Control Systems vakuuttaa täten että
ProntoPro NG tyyppinen laite on direktiivin 1999/5/EY oleellisten vaatimusten ja sitä koskevien
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ProntoPro NG in overeenstemming is met de essentiële eisen en de andere relevante bepalingen
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ProntoPro NG est conforme aux exigences essentielles et aux autres dispositions pertinentes de
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ProntoPro NG
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ProntoPro NG è conforme ai requisiti essenziali ed alle altre disposizioni pertinenti stabilite dalla
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Por medio de la presente, Philips Consumer Electronics, Remote Control Systems, declara que
el ProntoPro NG cumple con los requisitos esenciales y cualesquiera otras disposiciones
aplicables o exigibles de la Directiva 1999/5/CE.
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  • Page 1 ProntoPro NG è conforme ai requisiti essenziali ed alle altre disposizioni pertinenti stabilite dalla direttiva 1999/5/CE. Spanish Por medio de la presente, Philips Consumer Electronics, Remote Control Systems, declara que el ProntoPro NG cumple con los requisitos esenciales y cualesquiera otras disposiciones aplicables o exigibles de la Directiva 1999/5/CE.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Taking a First Look ProntoPro NG: The Home Theatre Control Panel The Device The Touch Screen The Docking Station What’s New for ProntoPro Next Generation? Before You Start Installing the Battery Pack Charging the ProntoPro NG Getting Started Turning on ProntoPro NG Setting Time and Date Changing the Time Format...
  • Page 3 Using the Power Features Creating and Editing Macros Creating a Macro Editing a Macro Creating and Editing Timers Activating Timers Creating and Editing Timers Operating ProntoPro NG with the Cursor Operating ProntoPro NG with RF Selecting RF to Operate your Devices Selecting IR to Operate your Devices ProntoProEdit NG Troubleshooting...
  • Page 4: Taking A First Look

    IR codes are stored to control different brands for all kinds of video, audio devices and even home automation equipment. By default ProntoPro NG is set up to control Philips and Marantz devices. For other brands you simply choose the brands of your devices when you use ProntoPro NG for the first time.
  • Page 5: The Device

    The Device ProntoPro NG has several hard buttons. Most are freely programmable, some have a predefined function: The buttons on the left side of the ProntoPro NG screen have predefined functions: Page up, Page down and Backlight. The 4 firm keys below the touch screen are freely programmable. You can reprogram the function of these buttons and change the label on the touch screen.
  • Page 6 Taking a First Look Reset button User Guide Connection to docking station Backlight Page up Page down Battery compartment USB port...
  • Page 7: The Touch Screen

    The Touch Screen ProntoPro NG Previous Device Soft buttons User Guide Taking a First Look Device Page Overview Overview Icon button button Labels for the firm keys Next Device...
  • Page 8: The Docking Station

    Taking a First Look The Docking Station The docking station is used to charge the ProntoPro NG’s battery pack. When your ProntoPro NG is placed in the docking station, you can connect ProntoPro NG to your computer via the USB port of the docking station, instead of the USB port of the ProntoPro NG.
  • Page 9: What's New For Prontopro Next Generation

    What’s New for ProntoPro Next Generation? This new ProntoPro NG (SBC RU980) offers several new features compared to the previous model of ProntoPro. The most important ones are: Transparency ProntoPro NG supports transparency in buttons and other objects. This makes it easier to create complex user interfaces.
  • Page 10: Before You Start

    ProntoPro NG in the docking station and charge it. Attention Use the docking station only with the Philips NiMH rechargeable battery pack. Never plug other appliances (like mobile phones, PDA’s, …) into the docking station. This causes damage to the connector and the appliance.
  • Page 11: Charging The Prontopro Ng

    4 Plug the cable of the battery pack in the connector. 5 Slide the battery cover back on. Make sure the wires of the battery pack do not get stuck while sliding the cover on. After a few seconds, the ProntoPro NG starts up automatically and an introduction screen appears.
  • Page 12 Before You Start 1 Plug the power adapter into a wall outlet and connect it to the docking station. 2 Slide the ProntoPro NG in the docking station until it clicks. Charging starts immediately. The blue charging LEDs on the front of the docking station indicate that the battery pack is being charged.
  • Page 13: Getting Started

    Turning on ProntoPro NG ProntoPro NG can be turned on in four different ways: Tap the touch screen. Note Only use your finger, a stylus or a blunt soft object like a pencil eraser to operate the touch screen. Press one of the 4 firm keys below the screen to activate the display (default setting).
  • Page 14: Setting Time And Date

    Getting Started Setting Time and Date When you have installed the battery pack and turned on ProntoPro NG, you have to set the current time. Attention Every time you reset your ProntoPro NG you will have to set the time again. Changing the Time Format 1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon touch screen for 3 seconds.
  • Page 15: Changing The Date

    4 To increase the time, press (and hold) the firm key labelled ‘+’. -or- To decrease the time, press (and hold) the firm key labelled ‘-’. 5 Tap the Time button again. The new time is set. 6 Tap the ProntoPro NG icon Changing the Date 1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon touch screen for 3 seconds.
  • Page 16: Setting The Language

    Getting Started To change the year 1 Tap the Year button in the first Settings Page. The Year button is selected. The labels ‘+’ and ‘-’ appear for the two middle firm keys. 2 To increase the years, press (and hold) the firm key labelled ‘+’. -or- To decrease the years, press (and hold) the firm key labelled ‘-’.
  • Page 17: Operating Prontopro Ng

    Operating ProntoPro NG ProntoPro NG contains a series of customisable devices, each consisting of several device pages. All active devices on your ProntoPro NG are listed in the Device Overview. All the available device pages are listed per device in the Page Overview.
  • Page 18: Page Overview

    Getting Started Page Overview The Page Overview offers you a list of all the pages for one device. To view the Page Overview, tap the Page Overview button, which displays the page number in the upper area of touch screen. You can navigate between the different pages in two different ways: Tap the page you want to operate from the Page Overview.
  • Page 19: Customising Prontopro Ng

    What makes ProntoPro NG so powerful is the ability to extend its functionality in multiple ways, like programming additional functions, adding supplementary devices and changing the interface as it suits you best. For full editing you can use ProntoProEdit NG software. See ‘ProntoProEdit NG’ on page 53 for more information.
  • Page 20: Defining The Brand For A Device

    On the Device Overview you find buttons for the most common video and audio devices. ProntoPro NG is set by default to operate Philips and Marantz devices. For all devices other than Philips or Marantz, you first have to define the brand before you can operate them with ProntoPro NG.
  • Page 21 Selecting the brand 1 Tap the Scroll Down button Brands list. The Brands list scrolls down/up. Note You can also select the brand via the virtual keyboard by tapping one or more of the brand’s name characters. 2 Tap the brand for the selected Device in the Brands list. 3 Tap If there is only one code set, the ‘Installing the Brand’...
  • Page 22 Customising ProntoPro NG Selecting the Brand and searching the Code Set for your device Note Make sure the device for which you are searching the brand is turned on. 1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon touch screen for 3 seconds. The Tools Menu appears. 2 Tap The ‘Brand Tool’...
  • Page 23: Learning Commands

    4 In the Device Overview, tap the Device for which you want to define the brand. A message screen appears. 5 Tap The ‘Brands’ screen appears. Searching the brand 1 Tap The ‘Searching the Brand’ screen appears. 2 Tap The ‘Searching’ screen appears. ProntoPro NG searches through the list of brands, by sending out an IR code for each brand.
  • Page 24 Customising ProntoPro NG Learning a Button 1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon touch screen for 3 seconds. The Tools Menu appears. 2 Tap The ‘Learn Tool’ screen appears. 3 Tap The last page you have visited appears. 4 Navigate to the Device and the Page that contains the button you want to learn.
  • Page 25: Labelling Elements

    4 Position ProntoPro NG and the remote control as illustrated above. Note Make sure that you aim ProntoPro NG’s learning eye at the remote control’s IR window. The distance between ProntoPro NG and the remote control should be between 5 and 20 cm (2 and 8 inches). 5 Tap the Device for which you want to learn a Device Action.
  • Page 26 Customising ProntoPro NG Labelling a Button 1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon touch screen for 3 seconds. The Tools Menu appears. 2 Tap The ‘Label Tool’ screen appears. 3 Tap The page you last visited appears. 4 Navigate to the Device and the Page that contains the button you want to label.
  • Page 27 Labelling a Device 1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon touch screen for 3 seconds. The Tools Menu appears. 2 Tap The ‘Label Tool’ screen appears. 3 Tap The Device Overview appears. 4 Tap the Device you want to label. The ‘Labelling’...
  • Page 28: Adding Devices

    When you add a new device, a device template stored on your ProntoPro NG is used to create the device pages, buttons and functions. By default Philips IR codes are used when you add a new device. For your brand of device, you then have to program the new device using the Brand Tool (page 20) or the Learn Tool (page 23).
  • Page 29 6 Tap The Device is added to ProntoPro NG with its actions like IR codes, beeps and delays. -or- The Device is added to ProntoPro NG without its actions like IR codes, beeps and delays. To operate this device, you have to learn every button of the device with the Learn Tool.
  • Page 30: Deleting Elements

    Customising ProntoPro NG Deleting Elements The Delete Tool allows you to delete a button or a device. Deleting a Button 1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon touch screen for 3 seconds. The Tools Menu appears. 2 Tap The ‘Delete Tool’ screen appears. 3 Tap The last visited page on the ProntoPro NG appears.
  • Page 31: Moving Devices

    6 You can select other Devices on ProntoPro NG to delete. -or- Press the right firm key labelled The Device is restored. 7 Press the left firm key labelled the Delete Tool. Moving Devices The Move Tool allows you to move a device up or down the Device Overview, enabling you to put your most used devices at the top of the list.
  • Page 32: Adjusting The Settings

    Customising ProntoPro NG Adjusting the Settings In the Settings Pages you can adjust several settings. You can: Set the time and date as described earlier, on page 14. Set the brightness of the backlight; Set the timeout of the LCD screen; Set the volume level;...
  • Page 33: Setting The Brightness Of The Backlight

    1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon touch screen for 3 seconds. The Tools Menu appears. 2 Select The first Settings Page appears. Setting the Brightness of the Backlight You can adjust the intensity of the LCD backlight. There are 4 levels of backlight brightness.
  • Page 34: Setting The Volume Level

    Customising ProntoPro NG Setting the Volume Level You can set the volume level for the hard buttons as well as for the touch screen buttons. The volume of the button refers to the loudness of the beep you hear when you press or tap a button. Setting the Volume Level of the Hard Buttons To adjust the volume of the hard buttons, tap Settings Page.
  • Page 35: Setting The Animation Mode

    Setting the Animation Mode ProntoPro NG provides navigation feedback through graphical animations. Switching pages is done with a page transition, switching from Use Mode to one of the Tools is accompanied with a mode transition. You can enable and disable the animations of your ProntoPro NG in the second Settings Page: You can disable the animations by choosing ‘None’...
  • Page 36: Adjusting The Screen Activation Settings

    Customising ProntoPro NG Adjusting the Screen Activation Settings In the third Settings Page you can adjust the screen activation settings. You can define when or if you want the LCD backlight to be activated. You can also set when or if you want the ProntoPro NG to send out IR codes or perform button actions.
  • Page 37 Adjusting the Cursor Keys Settings You can set the cursor keys settings to 3 different states. For more information on the cursor keys, see ‘Operating ProntoPro NG with the Cursor’ on page 48. To adjust the cursor keys settings of the ProntoPro NG, tap in the third Settings Page.
  • Page 38: Using The Power Features

    Using the Power Features Creating and Editing Macros A macro allows you to send a sequence of commands when tapping one single button. You can for instance switch on your TV, turn on a movie channel and prepare your VCR for recording by rewinding the videotape. The macro contains an action list.
  • Page 39 Note You can assign a macro to most buttons of your ProntoPro NG. Only the hard buttons on the left side of ProntoPro NG (Backlight, Page Up and Page Down) cannot be programmed. To add an action to the action list 1 Tap The last visited page appears again.
  • Page 40: Editing A Macro

    Using the Power Features In the ‘Macro’ screen, press the left firm key labelled ProntoPro NG executes the actions in the action list. Note Make sure that you keep ProntoPro NG aimed at your Home Theatre equipment during the macro execution. To finish the macro The macro is created and assigned to the button you selected as a target.
  • Page 41: Creating And Editing Timers

    Creating and Editing Timers With the Timer Tool you can define actions to be carried out at predefined times. For instance, you can switch on the lights or program your VCR to record your favourite daily TV-show. Note When a timer is executed, you will hear a beep and a Timer message appears on screen.
  • Page 42: Creating And Editing Timers

    Using the Power Features Creating and Editing Timers Adding a Timer 1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon touch screen for 3 seconds. The Tools Menu appears. 2 Tap The ‘Timer Tool’ information screen appears. 3 Tap The ‘Timer’ screen appears. 4 In the ‘Timer’...
  • Page 43 4 Tap the label of the timer you want to delete. The timer is highlighted. 5 In the ‘Timer’ screen, tap A message screen appears. 6 In the message screen, tap Delete. The timer is deleted from the list. 7 In the ‘Timer’ screen, tap The ‘Timer’...
  • Page 44 Using the Power Features 6 Label the timer as described in ‘Labelling Elements’ on page 25. 7 In the ‘Labelling’ screen, tap The ‘Timer’ screen appears again and the timer is relabelled. 8 In the ‘Timer’ screen, tap The Tools Menu appears again. Editing a Timer 1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon touch screen for 3 seconds.
  • Page 45 7 In the ‘Editing Timer’ screen, tap The timer settings are defined. The ‘Timer’ screen appears again. 8 In the ‘Timer’ screen, tap The Tools Menu appears again. Setting the Start Date When you add a new timer the Start Date is the current date by default. The Stop Date is calculated automatically based on the Start Date, the Start Time and the Stop Time.
  • Page 46 Using the Power Features Defining the Start Action or Stop Action ProntoPro NG uses a similar procedure to define the Action List for the Start Action or the Stop Action of the selected timer as in the Macro Tool. See ‘Creating and Editing Macros’...
  • Page 47 2 Tap the repeat toggle button By default ‘No’ is selected. The Repeat button toggles between the three settings: No: This is the default setting; Daily; Weekly. 1 To change the setting to ‘Daily’, tap the button again. Every day of the week is automatically selected. 2 If you want to set an end date for the repeating timer, select the End Date check box.
  • Page 48: Operating Prontopro Ng With The Cursor

    Using the Power Features -or- To change the setting to ‘No’, tap the button again. The timer will not be repeated. 3 In the ‘Repeat Settings’ screen, tap The ‘Editing Timer’ screen appears again. Feedback about the repeat settings is provided below the Operating ProntoPro NG with the Cursor The cursor is set by default to operate the devices, e.g.
  • Page 49 To set the cursor navigation: 1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon touch screen for 3 seconds. The Tools Menu appears. 2 Select the The first Settings Page appears. 3 Press the Page Down hard button at the left side of the ProntoPro NG. The second Settings Page appears.
  • Page 50: Operating Prontopro Ng With Rf

    Using the Power Features Operating ProntoPro NG with RF By default, ProntoPro NG uses infrared (IR) signals to operate devices. IR signals have an operating distance of approximately 10 m (33 ft ). However, you can choose to have ProntoPro NG working with radio frequency (RF) signals to operate devices from a distance or from an adjacent room.
  • Page 51: Selecting Rf To Operate Your Devices

    Selecting RF to Operate your Devices 1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon touch screen for 3 seconds. The Tools Menu appears. 2 Tap The ‘RF IR Tool’ screen appears. 3 Tap The Device Overview appears. 4 Tap the Device for which you want to select RF. The ‘Select IR or RF’...
  • Page 52: Selecting Ir To Operate Your Devices

    Using the Power Features Selecting IR to Operate your Devices 1 Tap and hold the ProntoPro NG icon touch screen for 3 seconds. The Tools Menu appears. 2 Tap The ‘RF IR Tool’ screen appears. 3 Tap The Device Overview appears. 4 Tap the Device for which you want to select IR.
  • Page 53: Prontoproedit Ng

    NG is ProntoPro NG’s companion software that you find on the included CD-ROM. Please check the website to make sure that you have the latest version. You can find more information on http://www.pronto.philips.com. To learn how to work properly with ProntoProEdit NG, consult its online help system accessible via the Help menu or by pressing F1.
  • Page 54 ProntoProEdit NG Some example screens of what you can accomplish with ProntoProEdit NG: Note When ProntoPro NG is connected to your PC, it uses more battery power. Therefore, it is recommended to disconnect the USB cable after uploading and downloading. User Guide...
  • Page 55: Faq

    Why don’t my buttons work properly? When you find that your ProntoPro NG does not send out the commands in accordance with what is indicated on the touch screen, it is advised to recalibrate the touch screen. Calibration is necessary when you notice that tapping a button activates one of the adjacent buttons or when you have to tap next to a button to activate it.
  • Page 56 2 Lift off the battery cover. You can find the Reset button in the battery compartment. 3 Use an unfolded paperclip or a sharp pencil to carefully press the Reset button. ProntoPro NG restarts. ProntoPro NG beeps twice to indicate it is ready for use.
  • Page 57: Troubleshooting

    Check if the Low Battery icon has appeared on the screen. If so, place the ProntoPro NG in the docking station and recharge the battery pack. Check if your device understands Philips-Marantz RC codes. Normally you can find this in the documentation of your device.
  • Page 58: Customising Problems

    Troubleshooting Customising Problems Buttons are not sending the correct commands Make sure you have defined the correct brands for your devices. (p. 20) Make sure you have defined the correct code set for your devices. (p. 21) Make sure you should calibrate your screen. (p. 35) Check whether the button of the device is learned properly.
  • Page 59: Memory Storage Problems

    When your ProntoPro NG does not respond and the screen stays blank: 1 Download the configuration file again. 2 When downloading the configuration file again does not work, download the firmware from http://www.pronto.philips.com. Connection to the PC Make sure the ProntoPro NG battery pack is sufficiently charged while using ProntoProEdit NG to download or upload.
  • Page 60: Maintaining Prontopro Ng

    Upgrading ProntoPro NG You can find the latest upgrades of your ProntoPro NG software (when available) on http://www.pronto.philips.com. Navigate to the Downloads section. If you are already registered you can enter your username and password to log in. Otherwise you can register and become a ProntoZone member for free.
  • Page 61: List Of Symbols

    Pause Stop Normal run; normal speed Normal run; normal speed Fast run; fast speed Fast run; fast speed Slow run; slow speed Slow run; slow speed Eject Recording, general Navigate Still mode Tape running direction Next track Previous track Fast forward to index Rewind to index Frame by frame, general Frame by frame, general...
  • Page 62 List of Symbols Page number up Page number down Page enlargement TV and text mixed 1st or 2nd language Last view; previous program Stand-by Zone focus: long distance Zone focus: very short distance Single or multi-digit selection Brightness; brilliance Contrast Brightness/contrast Colour saturation Lamp;...
  • Page 63 Read data from store Write data into store Page hold Sound muting Additional information on screen Spatial sound effect Television; video Sound; audio Surround sound Dolby Digital Digital Theatre Systems Active control User Guide List of Symbols...
  • Page 64: Specifications

    White LED-backlight for LCD and buttons USB 1.1-port connector Database with IR codes to operate more than 800 brands Built-in Philips IR codes Total number of devices only limited by memory 4 high performance IR-sending LEDs, 1 receiver LED Operating distance of approximately 10 m (33 ft)
  • Page 65: Glossary

    Action Action list Animation mode Branding Button alias Button backlight Calibration Code set Cursor navigation Delay Device Device action Device Overview User Guide An action is a command that will be executed by ProntoPro NG. An action can be an IR code, a link, a delay or a beep. You can assign one or more actions to a button or a hard button.
  • Page 66 Glossary Device settings Device template Firm key Hard button IR code Label LCD backlight Link Macro Mode animation Page User Guide The device settings are the type of device, the brand, the IR code set and the functions. In order to control a device with your ProntoPro NG, you first have to set the device settings.
  • Page 67 Page animation ProntoPro NG ProntoProEdit NG RF code RF Extender SBC Li900 Settings Tool Simulator Soft button Timer Touch screen User Guide When you switch from one page to another, the first page slides out of the screen and the second page slides in the screen. This is called a ‘page animation’.
  • Page 68: Index

    Index action, 39 action list action, 39 beep, 39 delay, 39 activating timer, 41 Add Tool, 28 adding action, 39 beep, 39 delay, 39 new device, 28 timer, 42 adjusting backlight brightness, 33 LCD screen timeout, 33 volume level, 34 animation mode, 9 full, 35 mode, 35...
  • Page 69 infrared, 50 installing battery pack, 10 installing brand, 21 IR signals, 50, 51, 52 keyboard, 25 symbols, 25, 61 zoom, 25 Label Tool, 25 labelling button, 26 device, 27 page, 27 symbols, 25, 61 timer, 43 language, 16 LCD screen, 5 LCD screen timeout, 33 Learn Tool, 23 learning...
  • Page 70 Index selecting brand, 20, 22 code set, 21 settings, 32 animation mode, 35 backlight brightness, 33 calibrating the touch screen, 35 date, 14, 15 language, 16 LCD screen timeout, 33 time, 14 time format, 14 volume level, 34 Simulator, 53 specifications, 64 start action, 46 start date, 45...

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