FAQs

Do You Have any Questions concerning our Products?

Here you can read frequently asked questions and their answers.

Android

To install apps on your Android system, please follow the instructions in the android manual under item 9 (page 18-20).

Due to license restrictions the tci android systems do not support the Google Play Store, therefore we can unfortunately not guarantee a successful and error-free installation of Google Market Place.

 

Display

Check if there is still the external video signal via VGA or DVI.
Check the BIOS settings of the LVDS connection. If you do not know the correct setting of the LVDS connector on your system, please contact us. We will gladly help you.
Check if the BIOS has been reset, a disguised time and date display is an indication of the resetting of BIOS, as well as no longer sufficient capacity of the BIOS battery.
Check whether the BIOS battery still has enough voltage, this voltage should be 3V.

 

IP - International Protection

In many processes electronic equipments, as well as industrial computers have to work safely under hardest environmental conditions for several years. The penetration of moisture and dust must be prevented so that a reliable function is guaranteed. Production areas are burdened with dust, oil, soot, etc. In food production it must be ensured that the equipement is not damaged by cleaning with water or other cleaning agents.

In the conception, developement and production tci puts special emphasis on abidance of IP classes (IP International Protection). The front of our industrial computers with TFTs are protected in accordance to IP65 rear side at least IP52. The unique selling point of the terminal T15 is, that it is all around protected according to IP65. See the following chart for apportion the protection classes:

Coding: IP (Indicator1)(Indicator2)

for example IP65=
(6) Complete protection against touching. Protection against dust penetration.
(5) Protection against a stream of water.

Indicator 1

Protection against Contact

Indicator 2

Protection against Water

0

no protection

0

no protection against water

1

1 Protection against solid particles > 50 mm

1

Protection against vertically 
dripping water

2

Protection against solid 
particles > 12mm

2

Protection against drip water
falling at any angle up to 15°
relative to the vertical line 
must not have a damaging effect.

3

Protection against solid 
particles > 2.5mm

3

Protection against spray water 
Water drops falling at any
angle up to 60° relative to the
vertical line must not have a 
damaging effect.

4

Protection against solid 
particles > 1mm

4

Protection against splash 
water.

5

Complete protection against 
touching live Protection 
against internal dust deposits.

5

A stream of water from a jet 
pointed at the operating 
fixture from any direction 
must not have a damaging effect.

6

Complete protection against touching live. Protection 
against dust penetration.

6

Protection against flooding 
In the event of temporary
flooding (e.g., from lakes), 
water cannot enter the 
operating fixture in damaging amounts.

    7

Protection against immersion
Water cannot enter in damaging amounts if the operating fixture is immersed
in water under specific 
pressure and time conditions.

    8

Protection against submersion 
Water cannot enter in
damaging amounts if the 
operating fixture is submersed 
in water un- der specific pressure and time conditions.

    9

Protection against water from
all angels and by high presure 
to the chassis. (High pressure cleaner 80-100 bar).

KNX

If the KNX bus voltage removed during programming, it comes to master reset of the KNX module. The application will be deleted, and the physical address is reset. The amenaKNX can now be accessed through the physical address 15.15.255. In the ETS, the physical address must be set to this value and the application program be reloaded. After this step the software button works again and it a new physical address can be assigned to it.

 

On-Screen Keyboard

If you want to use the screen keyboard permanently when you start your system, you must make the following settings. Go into System Preferences and follow the path: Control Panel \ All Control Panel items use \ Ease of Access Center \ computer without a mouse or keyboard. Then select the "Use on-screen keyboard". After restarting the onscreen keyboard is visible and can be used.

 

Performance / Windows7

The performance of our systems is adapted to their application in order to achieve a balance between power, performance and heat dissipation. There are some options to increase the performance of your system:
1) Disable Windows 7 Aero glass interface, thus you give your system around 200-300 Mb memory
2) Check your network, because in building technology our systems are mostly used to visualize control systems and run your data retrieval via the Ethernet interface. It may happen that a bad network connection leads to a delay of visualization.

Power Consumption

The power consumption of our systems can be found on our website (download/manuals) in the information about your system.

 

Product Database pureKNX

All Product databases for pureKNX can be found on each product side. Additional the upgrade of the panels is described.

 

Recovery

From now on recovery data is available via FTP support to all our customers. 
Instead of using an external CD/DVD drive, as it has been before, you just need to download the data from our server. We’ll generate a download link for that.
For recovery you can use a customary USB flash drive. 
Click here to read the instruction.

 

SSD

When using a SSD reflect actual service must be disabled to perform the defragmentation. The SSD may be damaged by using Disk Defragmenter. The duration of the SSD decreases rapidly by running defragmentation.

 

The lifetime of a SSD is defined by the number of permissible write and erase cycles. Even if the SSD is in the warranty period, the SSD is excluded by the warranty if it exceeded the allowable write and erase cycles. Please contact our support to check the number of write cycles of your system, .

 

Standby

tci systems are awakened by the touch of any functions from standby. If this isn't working, please check the following possible causes:
1) The USB power supply is turned off in standby.
The touch sensor is powered via USB voltage, if this disabled the touch is also disabled.
2) The Hybrid Sleep is enabled. The data of the current session is stored on the hard disk and the system is similar to the idle state to a state.

 

Touch

Most tci systems use a touch controller of eGalax. Use this link to obtain the latest touch driver.

 

Resistive Touch
Windows XP / 7
Open the Touch Software -> Properties -> Calibrate

PCT with Windows 7
Control Panel -> Tablet Settings -> Calibration

System with grounding of PCT sensors
PCT sensors react to capacitive fields, in a system with PCT sensors can cause with capacitive disturbances of touch is no longer responding or inaccurate. Make sure that your system is properly grounded. The ground connection of your system can be found in the associated manual for the system.

Windows 7, default driver
In order to realize a long keystroke in Windows 7 without using an additional driver, follow the instructions in this document.
Attention:
The recognition of the continuous signal is one second in minimum setting.

Windows 7 with additional PCT drivers
To implement a long keystroke in Windows 7 with additional drivers, you need to have this driver.
Please contact us for a username and password.
For installation and adjustment of the driver, please follow the instructions in this document.
Attention:
The system loses PCT multitouch function after installing the driver.
Touch inputs are displayed visually with the Windows standard cursors. The cursor can be hidden by using these cursors.

The capacitive multitouch technology offers an intuitive user interface with two-hand operation and gesture recognition. With the robust glass surface it is also suitable for machine-oriented applications very well. The two-hand operation provides faster input processes. Incorrect inputs and accidental starting are prevented. The user selects the parameter with one hand and sets the value with the other. Also the classical safety requirements to release certain instructions only with both hands can be fulfilled. Cutouts of measured value diagrams or subranges of drafts can be simply increased by spreading the fingers. Also complex applications can be grasped more simply and served with fewer sequences.

Advantages:

  • attractive in price
  • scratch-proof glass surface
  • multitouch
  • high resolution, low power consumption

 

Resitive technology is versatile and economical for applications such as food service and retail point-of-sale, industrial process control and instrumentation, portable and handheld products, and communication devices. Resistive touch screens have flexible top layer and a rigid bottom layer separated by insulting dots, with a transparent conductive coating. Voltage applied to the layer produces a gradient across each layer. Pressing the flexible top sheet creates electrical contact between the resistive layers, essentially closing a switch in the circuit.

Advantages:

  • attractive in price
  • operating with various media 
    (finger, pen, gloves)
  • high resolution, low power consumption

Disadvantages:

  • reduced optical clarity
  • polyester surface can be damaged

 

Capacitive technology offers durability, reliability, and optical clarity. Popular applications include gaming machines, ATM installations, kiosks, industrial equipment, and point-of-sale.
Capacitive touch screens are curved or flat glass substrates coated with a transparent metal oxide. A voltage is applied to the corners of the overlay creating a minute uniform electric field. A bare finger draws current from each corner of the electronic field, creating a voltage drop that is measured to determine touch location.

Advantages:

  • extremely durable
  • very accurate
  • good optical clarity
  • good resolution

Disadvantages:

  • needs bare finger or capacitive stylus 
    (that meens: no using with gloves)
  • servere scratch can affect operation within the damaged area

 

Near Field Imaging, a projected capacitive technology, is extremely rugged, yet sensitive to touch, making it perfect for harsh industrial environments and supervised kiosks.
Near Field Imaging (NFI) touch screens consist of two laminated glass sheets with a patterned coating of transparent metal oxid in between. An AC signal is applied to the patterned conductive coating, creating an electrostatic field on the surface of the screen. When a finger - or other conductive stylus comes into contact with the sensor, the electrostatic field is disturbed.

Advantages:

  • good optical clarity
  • extremely durable - scratch and debris resistant glass front
  • operates with finger, gloves or conductive stylus
  • accurate - even under harsh conditions

Disadvantages:

  • sligthly less touch resolution

 

Acoustic wave touch screens use transducers mounted at the edge of a glass overlay to emit ultrasonic sound waves along two sides. These waves are reflected across the surface of the glass received by sensors. A finger or other soft tipped stylus absorbs some of the acoustic energy and the controller measures the amplitude change of the wave to determine touch location.

Advantages:

  • good optical clarity
  • z-axis capability
  • durable glass front

Disadvantages:

  • requires finger or soft absorbing stylus
  • difficult to industrialize
  • signal affected by surface liquids or other contaminants

 

Infrared touch screenes are primarily used for large displays, banking machines, and in military applications.
Infrared touch screens are based on light-beam interruption technology. Instead of an overlay on the surface, a frame surrounds the display. The frame has light sources, or light emitting diodes (LED's) on one side and light detectors on the opposite side, creating an optical grid across the screen. When an object touches the screen, the invisible light beam is interrupted, causing a drop in the signal received by photosensors.

Advantages:

  • 100% light transmission (not an overlay)
  • accurate

Disadvantages:

  • costly
  • low reliability (MTBF for diodes)
  • parallax problems
  • accidental activation
  • low touch resolution
  • no protection for display surface

 

Ubuntu

The pop-up screen keyboard can be switched on in Ubuntu under the following path.

System Settings -> Universal Access -> Typing ->
Typing Assistant -> On
Attention! Not all software support pop-up function.