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GroovylTouch 


Touchscreen User’s Guide 


Version 5.0 


Contents 


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Product Specifications 


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Introduction 


Welcome to the touch word with the most 
premium touchscreens. 


This user’s guide contains description to 
the product, installation procedures, and 
software driver installation and configuration. 


Notice 


The contents in this manual are protected 
by copyrights. 


There will be no additional notifications for 
any amendments or functional changes on this 
product. 


All the copyrights, trademarks, termino- 
logies, and products registered by established 
companies are the properties of the companies 
respectively. 


Product Features 


. Resistive Touch Panel 
The touch panel is resistive. It is easy to 
use in all the environments. 


. Glass Panel 
For CRT monitors, the glass is curved to 
fit CRT surface at high temperature. 
For LCD displays, the glass is processed 
with chemicals for strength. 


. High Resolution Controllers 
The resolutions of both serial port and PS2 
controllers are 4096x4096. 


. Mouse Port 
The controller has a mouse port. It allows 
the mouse and the touchscreen working 
together. 


. High Sampling Rate 
The sampling rate is 100 times/sec. The 
response of the touchscreen is fast. 


. User Friendly Control Panel 
It allows user to configure the touchscreen 
easily. 


. Screen Calibration 
The screen calibration in the control panel 
allows user to calibrate the touchscreen for 
accurate operations. 


Product Specification 


. Technology resistive 

. Panel Thickness 1.0mm ~ 3.1mm 
. Panel Hardness 3H 

. Transparency 72% ~ 87.5% 

. Activation Force 15g(std) ~ 150g 

. Life Time > 3 million touches 
. Touch Accuracy > 98.5% 

. PC Interface serial port or PS2 
. Resolution 4096x4096 

. Communication Speed 38400 bps 

. Operational Temp. 0 ~ 50 degree C 
. Operational Humidity 20% ~ 80% RH 

. Certification FCC Class B, CE 


Touchscreen Kit Components 





The touchscreen kit should contain the 
components listed below. 


. Internal Touchscreen Kit : 


(for CRT or LCD monitors) 


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. External Touchscreen Kit : 
(for 14” or 15” CRT monitors) 


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Mounting Touch Panel 


internal touhscreen for CRT monitors 


The installation is suggested to be imple- 
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Front Cover (1) 
Figure 1 : Touch panel installation for CRT monitors 


(a) Disassemble the monitor including the 
front cover © as Figure 1. 


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(b) Peel the protective film on the inner side 
of touch panel and clean the surface of 
CRT with lint free tissues. 


(c) Place the touch panel @ on the top of 
CRT and mark the positions for the panel 
in the center. 


(d) Peel the tape around back edges of the 
panel, and stick the panel exactly on 
the positions marked in step (c). 


Note: The panel has to be in the center. 
Otherwise, the active area of the 
panel may be pressed by cover, 
and cause improper operations. 


(e) Seal with adhesive tape of high voltage 
resistant around the edges of the panel. 


(f) Bend the outlet cable ® and stick it on 
the CRT with tape. 


(g) Reassemble the front cover and CRT with 
4 additional rubber pads © added to the 
original rubber pads ©. 


(h) Drill a hole on the back of the monitor 
and fix the cable stopper. 


(i) Thread the cable (from the controller to 
the panel) and connect it to the outlet 
cable of the panel. 


(j) Connect the black ground wire to any 
metal frame on the CRT. 


Note : The ground wire has to be con- 
nected properly. Otherwise, it 
may cause damages on the 
controller. 


(k) Reassemble the monitor. 
Internal touchscreen for LCD monitor 

The installation procedures for LCD monitors 
is basically the same as the procedures for CRT 
monitors. 

There is no double sticky tape on the back 


and the touch panel could be placed on the top 
of LCD display directly. 


External touchscreen for CRT monitors 


The external touchscreen should be mounted 
in the front of the monitor as Figure 2. 


Touch Panel 


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Figure 2: External touch panel installation 
Note 


Do not turn on the power before the controller 
is connected to the panel. There may be static 
charges induced to the panel and cause the panel 
damaged. 


Connecting Controller 


There are two types of controllers for Inter- 
facing the touchscreen to a serial port or the 
PS2 mouse port of the PC. 


Serial port controller 


The serial port controller should be connected 
to a serial port as Figure 3. 


The serial port could be any one of COM1- 
COM4. 


The controller taps power from the keyboard. 

A serial mouse could be connected to the 
controller. The mouse should work together 
with the touchscreen. 
PS2 controller 

The PS2 controller should be connected to 


the PS2 mouse port. The controller takes power 
from the mouse port directly. 


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The original PS2 mouse could be connected 
to the controller (the female end of the Y cable). 
It should work together with the touchscreen. 


Note 
The LED on the controller should lit with 


green color if the connections are correct and 
the power is on. 






Touchscreen | 
Controller 





Serial Port eo 
SVGA Port 
Keyboard 
Power-tap Adapter 


Figure 3: Connections for serial port controller 


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Software Drivers 


Note: Please check the readme.txt file on the 
CD before proceeding to the procedures 
in this section, and the notes (if any) 
should override this section. 


Find the driver 


There are drivers for several kinds of 
controllers with different OS on the CD. 
Please follow the steps to find the subdirectory 
that contains the driver to be installed. 


. Confirm the controller type from the sticker 
on the back of the controller box e.g. 
R41-COM, R41-PS2, R3D-COM, ...etc. 


. Find the directory which contains the drivers. 
The directory is named as the type of the 
controller e.g. R41-COM ...etc. 


. Find the subdirectory which contains the 
driver for specific OS under the directory 
of each type controller. The subdirectories 
are named as the following : 


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\DOS for DOS 
\WIN31 for win 3.1 
\WIN9S5 for win 95 
\WIN98 for win 98 
\WINNT for win NT4.0 
\WINME for win ME 
\WIN2K for win 2000 


Installing the driver 





. Change to the subdirectory found on 
previous section. 


. Run “install” for DOS or “setup.exe” for 
windows. Refer to the following sections 
for details. 





. Change to the subdirectory. 
. Run “disk” to copy the drivers to a floppy 


disk for installing driver from the floppy. 
(Run disk! and disk 2 for win 31). 


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(A) DOS Driver : 


Run “install.com" to install the driver 
to the hard disk as the following : 


> install <T:> 


Where <T:> is the target disk , 
normally is c: or d: 


The directory "\TSDOSxxx" is created in the 
root of the target disk. All the files should not be 
deleted or modified. 


There are three programs for DOS : 


TSMOUSE.COM — : Mouse Emulation Driver 
TSDOSMCP.EXE : Touchscreen Control Panel 
TSDOSCOM.EXE_ : Serial Port Configuration 


Use "m.bat" to run TSMOUSE.COM for loading 
the mouse driver. It searches for the serial port 
which the touchscreen is connected to and load 
the driver. 


Use "m.bat" for unloading the mouse driver 
too. If the driver is loaded, it unloads it. 


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Use “s.bat" to run TSDOSMCP.EXE for chang- 
ing the controls of the touchscreen and cali- 
brating the screen size. The screen has to be 
calibrated right after the installation. 

Please refer to Touchscreen Control Panel 
section for details. 


Use "c.bat" to specify the |/O address and 
IRQ of the serial ports. This is only used 
while the configuration of the serial ports 
are different from the defaults. Normally, it 
is no need to run this program. 


(B) Win 3.1 Driver : 
Run “setup.exe” to install the drivers. 


After installed, the touchscreen will be 
configured as the mouse of the system. 


Three programs are created for win 3.1 : 


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. Touchscreen Control Panel Vxx.x 
. Touchscreen Driver Installation Vxx.x 
. Uninstall Touchscreen Software Vxx.x 


The “Touchscreen Control Panel” is used 
to change the controls of the touchscreen and 
calibrate the screen size. 


The screen has to be calibrated right after 
the installation. 


Please refer to Touchscreen Control Panel 
section for details. 


The “Touchscreen Driver Installation” is 
used to select the touchscreen driver for the 
system. If the driver is installed and other 
pointing device is re—assigned for the system, 
this program could be used to assign the tou- 
chscreen back to the system. 


The “Uninstall Touchscreen Software’ is 
used to remove the touchscreen driver from 
the system. The original mouse driver will be 
re-installed. 


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Run “setup.exe” from the corresponding 
subdirectory to install the driver. 


Three programs are created for windows : 


. Touchscreen Control Panel Vxx.x 
. Touchscreen Startup Vxx.x 
. Touchscreen Uninstaller Vxx.x 


The “Touchscreen Control Panel” is used 
to change the controls of the touchscreen and 
calibrate the screen size. 


The screen has to be calibrated right after 
the installation. 


Please refer to Touchscreen Control Panel 
section for details. 


The “Touchscreen Startup” is to reload the 
touchscreen driver. 


The “Touchscreen Uninstaller’ is used to 
remove all the touchscreen drivers from the 
system. 


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The touchscreen driver could not be re- 
installed right after it is removed. It needs to 
reboot the system. 


E) Touchscreen Control Panel : 





The “Touchscreen Control Panel” is an uti- 
lity program for setting up the touchscreen. 
It includes the serial port configuration, 
touch emulations, cursor modes, mouse 
speed control, screen calibration. 


The program could be operated by k/b, 
mouse, or touches. The functions are listed 
in the following : 


. Serial Port : Serial port configuration 


For windows, it displays the configurations 
of the serial port for the touchscreen. 
Click the icon will display current 
configurations for all the serial ports. 

Click “SETUP” to change. 


For DOS, the serial port could be con- 
figured by TSDOSCOM.EXE (c.bat). 


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. Vitual Button : Touch emulation modes 


The touches could be set to emulate 
the following 4 modes : 


. Stream Mode : 
The touchscreen sends coordinates to 
the system only. No click is emulated. 


. Lift Off Mode : 
The touchscreen emulates clicks of 
left key while lifted off. 


. touch Down Mode : 
The touchscreen emulates clicks of 
left key while touched down. 


. Drag and Drop Mode : 
The touchscreen emulates clicks and 
drag and drop functions. 


. Feed Back Sound : Beep for touches 


. Silence : No beeps for all touches. 

. Touch Down only : Beep at touched down. 
. Lift Off only : Beep at lifted off. 

. Both Touch Down & Lift Off : Beep at both. 


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. Mouse Speed : Mouse port control 


This is to set the speed and acceleration 
modes for the serial mouse connected to 
the touchscreen controller. 


. Calibration : Screen size calibration 


The screen sizes need to be calibrated 
with the actual sizes for the driver. 


The touchscreen needs to be calibrated 
right after the driver is installed. 


The calibration data is stored in disk. 
The data will be loaded when the driver 
is loaded. It is no need to recalibrate the 
screen except the screen size is changed. 


For windows, the current VGA resolution 
is selected for the calibration automa- 
tically. If the VGA resolution is changed, 
it needs to do the calibration for the new 
VGA mode. 


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For DOS, the VGA modes is selectable for 
calibration. It needs to do calibrations 
for all VGA modes which the application 
programs may enter to. 


. Cursor Support : (For DOS only) 


. Enhance Mode : 
The touchscreen supports the cursor for 
all the enhanced VGA modes according to 
the application programs. 


. Standard Mode : 
The touchscreen supports the cursor for 
only the standard VGA modes according 
to the application programs. 


. Undisplay Mode : 


The touchscreen driver disables the 
cursor. 


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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION REQUIREMENTS 


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 Rules. These limits are designed to 
provide reasonable protection against harmful interfer- 
ence in a residential installation. This equipment gener- 
| ates, uses and can radiated radio frequency energy and, 
if not installed and used in accordance with the instruc- 
tions, may cause harmful interference to radio communi- 
cations. However, there is no guarantee that interfer- 
ence will not occur in a particular installation. If this equip- 
ment does cause harmful interference to radio or televi- 
Sion reception, which can be determined by turning the 
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to 
correct the interference by one or more of the following 
measures: 


Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. 

Increase the separation between the equipment and 
receiver. 

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit 
different from that to which the receiver is 
connected. 

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV techni- 
cian for help. 


| Shielded interface cables must be used in order to 
comply with emission limits. 


Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the 
party responsible for compliance could void the user’s 
authority to operate equipment.