Table of Contents FCC Compliancy 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...
FCC Compliancy This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rule. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in residential installations.
What Does the iPronto Box Contain? The iPronto box contains the following items: iPronto iPronto User Guide Wireless LAN Adapter Warranty AC power adapter with cable Battery...
This iPronto User Guide. This guide is meant to help you set up and start using the iPronto. The iPronto Online Help. The iPronto Online Help contains complete information on how to use the iPronto remote control and its extra features. You can find the iPronto Online Help on http://www.pronto.philips.com/products/ipronto/help/ iPronto User Guide...
About the iPronto Wirelessly connected to the Internet, the iPronto is a must-have for your home entertainment experience. With its dashboard you can easily access all iPronto’s applications. The dashboard offers access to three basic applications: the remote control, the Electronic Program Guide and the Browser, however, you can add new applications to the dashboard.
About the iPronto The iPronto consists of several parts: stylus microphone speaker power button scroll wheel speaker status display RC buttons iPronto User Guide...
About the iPronto IR learning eye and sending eye stand cover of the wireless LAN adapter reset button cover of the battery pack 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.
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 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 charge the battery for three hours 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-hand side of the battery under the provided hook (figure 4). 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. When the battery is low, it takes about two hours to recharge. After three hours, recharging is automatically stopped. On first usage, it is advisable to recharge the battery for the full three hours.
Getting the iPronto Up and Running This chapter is divided in two parts. In the first part, Setting up your iPronto, you read how to define the general settings. In the second part, Setting up your Network, you read how to set up your wireless network and internet connection.
Getting the iPronto Up and Running General: On this tab you adjust general settings and you can check your battery status and network signal strength. See Setting up Your iPronto on page 15. Wireless: On this tab you set the wireless network settings. You need to set these settings so the iPronto can be connected to your network and to the Internet.
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 Date 1 Select the General tab in the System Settings. 2 In the Date section, select the Days box. The selection appears with a highlighted border. 3 Use the + and – buttons to change the day. 4 In the Date section, select the Months box.
Getting the iPronto Up and Running Adjusting the Brightness You can set the brightness of the touch screen in 16 intervals. 1 Select the General tab in the System Settings. 2 In the LCD Brightness section, use the + and – buttons to set the brightness. Adjusting the Power off Time Out Time Out when iPronto is running on the battery 1 Select the General tab in the System Settings.
Getting the iPronto Up and Running Adjusting the Wake up Conditions You can wake up a sleeping iPronto in several ways. 1 Select the General tab in the System Settings. 2 In the Wake up on section, select: Power Button & Touch & Tilt to wake up the iPronto when the Power Button is pressed, when the screen is tapped or when the iPronto is tilted.
Wireless and Network tabs. These settings depend on the kind of configuration you have in your home. You can find an overview of different kinds of configurations 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 Network Settings After setting the general settings, you need to set the wireless network 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 network 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, enter the new name in the Service Set Identifier text box.
Getting the iPronto Up and Running Internet Settings Network tab of the System Settings The Internet settings determine how your iPronto will connect to the Internet. Note You can find information about your Internet settings on your PC. If you do not have a PC, you can obtain Internet settings information from your Internet Service Provider.
Getting the iPronto Up and Running After entering the iPronto host name, you determine the type of IP address you use. An IP address is a number that identifies you on the Internet. You have two options: Use DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol). Your iPronto’s IP address will be assigned by the DHCP server. Use a fixed IP address.
Getting the iPronto Up and Running 2 In the IP address text box, enter the IP address you wish to use. 3 In the Subnet mask text box, enter your Subnet mask. 4 In the Default gateway text box, enter your Default gateway. 5 In the Local domain name text box, enter your Local domain name.
Getting the iPronto Up and Running Testing the Network Connection After setting the network settings, you can test whether the iPronto is able to communicate with your network and with the Internet: 1 Press layout button 8 (at the bottom) in the touchstrip. If all settings are correct, the home page of the iPronto site page appears.
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 iPronto on when it is sleeping. In the System Settings you can decide on other options for waking up the iPronto. See Adjusting the Wake up Conditions 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 can 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 can enter the System Settings to adjust settings such as time, date, network, and so on.
Using the iPronto Navigating the iPronto Views, Layouts and Touchstrip The iPronto offers you the possibility to view an application page in XL view or in M view. The XL view is a full screen view (figure 1). The M view is 1/4 of a full screen view. The M view allows you to combine multiple applications in one page (figure 2). Figure 1: XL View Figure 2: 4 M Views iPronto...
Using the iPronto You can toggle between XL and M views by tapping the View Control button. View Control Button The iPronto’s principle of multiple views creates various ways of organizing the screen. The iPronto has 8 predefined ways of organizing the screen, called “layouts”. In a layout, the screen is composed of one or more applications. A layout has one XL view or four M views for different applications in various combinations.
Using the iPronto When you tap one of the 8 buttons in the touchstrip, the corresponding layout appears: Layout 1 is a full screen remote control; Layout 2 is a full screen EPG; Layouts 3-7 are M views with combined applications; Layout 8 is a full screen browser that connects to the iPronto site.
Using the iPronto The Keyboard The iPronto is provided with an on-screen keyboard. You need this keyboard to enter text in text boxes, for example to enter a URL. When you tap a text box, the on-screen keyboard automatically appears. A greyed out text box indicates that there is no on-screen keyboard available.
Using the iPronto 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 Capitals button.
The Remote Control 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. As long as your device understands IR codes, the iPronto RC can control it.
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 The devices and pages of the iPronto RC have an M view and an XL view. In both views you can tap buttons to manipulate your equipment.
The iPronto RC contains a huge database that contains numerous IR codes for all kinds of devices. The iPronto RC is set up by default to operate Philips and compatible devices. If you have other brands, the iPronto has to “learn” the specific IR codes for your device from the conventional RC that accompanies the device.
The Remote Control The iPronto RC will learn the IR code from the conventional RC. You can learn all soft buttons and hard buttons on the iPronto. 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.
The Remote Control 3 Tap the Learn tool. The label Learn appears on the iPronto icon. The Device and Page tabs are disabled. 4 For learning a soft button, select the soft button you want to learn in the XL view. The button is highlighted.
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 Pronto site at http://www.pronto.philips.com/products/ipronto. With iProntoEdit, you can fully define the iPronto user interface, for example: You can perform basic actions, such as: Deleting and adding devices;...
The Remote Control To modify the ICF with iProntoEdit, you have to be able to transfer the ICF from the iPronto to your PC and vice versa. This is called “uploading” and “downloading” respectively. You can upload and download the ICF via your home network.
The Browser 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 in XL view. You can toggle between M and XL views with the View Control button.
The Browser Entering a URL The URL that you are visiting is displayed in the bar at the top of the browser. To be able to enter a new URL in the bar, you need to view the web page in XL view. You can enter a URL with the iPronto’s on-screen keyboard.
The Electronic Program Guide 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. But the iPronto’s EPG is not a regular EPG: It is unique because of its direct interaction with the iPronto’s remote control.
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 –...
The Electronic Program Guide Note The Watch Feature and SmartSurf only function if you apply correct settings in EPG and in RC. You have to set the channel selection mechanism in the EPG settings. The channel selection mechanism determines how the TV switches channels. A TV can use, for example, a 10+ button, or an Enter button to switch channels.
EPG settings. Once you have activated your registration, the iPronto EPG is ready for use. Registering 1 Use an iPronto browser or your PC browser to navigate to the EPG welcome page at http://www.pronto.philips.com/products/ipronto/epg/. The EPG welcome page appears. EPG Welcome Page...
The Electronic Program Guide 2 In the New User section, tap Register here to subscribe to the Philips EPG Internet Service. The Legal Notice page appears. 3 Read the legal notice and tap the Accept button. The Identification page appears.
The Electronic Program Guide Personalizing 1 Tap the Go to personalization page! button. The My personal EPG lineups page appears. 2 Tap the Add a lineup button. The Personalization Wizard – step 1 page appears. 3 In the Zip code text box, enter your zip code. 4 Tap the Next button.
The Electronic Program Guide EPG Waiting for Activation Page 12 In the Your activation code is box, your Activation Code appears. Write down your activation code here: ............ After the registration you enter the activation code in the EPG settings on your iPronto: iPronto User Guide...
The Electronic Program Guide Activating 1 Open the EPG application in layout 2 on your iPronto. The EPG appears in XL view. 2 Tap and hold the View Control button for 5 seconds to display the EPG settings. The flipside of the EPG appears. 3 In the Activation code text box, enter your activation code.
Check the battery status in the status display or in the General tab of the System Settings. 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 conventional remote control.
Troubleshooting Press the Reset button with a pointed object, such as an unfolded paperclip. The iPronto will reboot. Some settings may be lost, such as date and time settings. 4 If resetting does not help, contact your dealer. I have activated the EPG application on my iPronto, but it still does not work When you register on line for the iPronto EPG, you obtain an activation code.
Troubleshooting The Watch Feature and the SmartSurfer of my EPG application do not work The Watch Feature and SmartSurf buttons only appear on your screen when “Now” information is displayed. Because the Watch Feature and SmartSurfer automatically surf between channels on your TV, you have to “tell” them how to surf channels.
Troubleshooting 4 Check the settings of your Wireless Access Point. If you have a PC, you can find more information about the Wireless Access Point there. If you do not have a PC, you can find more information in the manual of your Wireless Access Point. 5 Check whether your Wireless LAN Adapter is installed correctly.
Index About tab, 15 date, 17 general settings activation code, 49, 55 device, 36 brightness, 18 adapter Device Overview, 36 calibration, 16 power, 10 Device tab, 36 date, 17 time, 16 Wireless LAN, 8 download, 41 application time out, 18 browser, 43 timezone, 17 Electronic Program Guide.
Index Internet settings power button, 5, 28 IP, 23 layout, 30 Proxy, 15, 23 Proxy, 23 LCD, 18 IP, 15, 23 brightness, 18 RC. See remote control DHCP, 24 time out, 18 RC button, 28 fixed, 24 learn, 38 recharge, 13 IP address.
Index System Settings, 32 About, 15 wake up, 19 General, 15 WAP, 8, 21 Network, 20 Watch Feature, 56 Wireless, 21 Wireless Access Point, 8, 21 Wireless LAN Adapter, 8, 57 wireless settings, 21 time, 16 time out, 54 adapter, 18 XL view, 30 battery, 18 timezone, 17...