Product Review: Pro-Lite Scrolling Message Signs

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A review of the Pro-Lite Tru-Color II PL-M2014R, an affordable multi-color LED scrolling message board that is capable of being controlled by a standard RS-232 serial port.
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im looking for pro-lite scrolling message signs

tatan's picture

well i want to know if you guys would like to help me.. im looking for a scrollong message signs exacly as the picture that you have on the top
please help i want to buy one of this

scrolling message pc board

Ray Phillips's picture

We are looking to purchase scrolling message boards in quantities of 100 pieces

Scrolling message boards

Guy Tieman's picture

Hello Ray,
My name is Guy Tieman and I work for a sign and mill company. I just stumbled on this site while reseaching a few things and saw your interest in scrolling message boards. We are an OEM of several different LED displays. We are located in Fort Myers, Florida. Our number is (239) 936-9154. If you are still looking give me a call or e-mail me. I might be able to help.
Thanks for your time,
Guy

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Leon's picture

I have a led board which has 2 lines and 120x16 leds. The protocol described on this page is simular to the protocol used in my led board only it has some kind of security code in it.

For example:
This wil return a ACK, and the led board will show the message:
<ID01><L1><PA><FE><MA><WC><FE>test62<E>

This wil return a NACK, and the led board does not change:
<ID01><L1><PA><FE><MA><WC><FE>test80<E>

So there is a code right after the text... Another example:
<ID01><L1><PA><FE><MA><WC><FE>Leon ter Linden1B<E> = ACK
<ID01><L2><PA><FE><Ma><WC><FE>Leon ter Linden43<E> = NACK

Does anyone know how to calculate the code that comes after the text?

xor checksum

Are's picture

Here is the code to calculate the checksum.
The checksum is an xor of all the characters sent, without the first ID tag and without the end E tag.


static unsigned char
checksum(const char *str, unsigned char init)
{
unsigned char i = init;

while (*str != '\0') {
i ^= *str;
str++;
}

return (i);
}

int
main(int argc, char *argv[])
{
unsigned char csum = 0x0;

if (argc != 2)
exit(-1);
else
msg = argv[1];

csum = checksum(msg, csum);
printf("%02X\n",csum);
return (csum);
}

encoded

Are Pedersen's picture

I also have this display. It appears that it is a simple signing pattern, but I haven't figured it out just yet. Finding anything on this on the web seems useless.

Prolite PL - 2111

Anonymous's picture

Hi,

any reason why there my loader input terminals 14 and R are soldiered together? Will the above work for model Pl 2111 ?

streaming text

jdgalore's picture

I was wondering if any one knows how i can send streaming text to a prolite say text from a news ticker or scrolling music text from musicmatch
? ? ? ? ? ?

Re: Strictly On-Line: Product Review: Pro-Lite Scrolling Message

Anonymous's picture

is there a way to reset the sign to factory?

The graphics are all jumbled.

Re: Strictly On-Line: Product Review: Pro-Lite Scrolling Message

Anonymous's picture

That's the way a Pro-lite sign works.
All jumbled.

Re: Strictly On-Line: Product Review: Pro-Lite Scrolling Message

Anonymous's picture

if you are using serial interface, send a

message to it to erase everything
--ed

Re: Strictly On-Line: Product Review: Pro-Lite Scrolling Message

Anonymous's picture

Walt,

I am trying hard to communicate with my Tru-ColorII and I've had little support from the company. Your explanation, it seems will help me. I wish "a lot".

Thank you

Marcos Ficarelli - Sao Paulo Brasil

ficareli@terra.com.br

Congratulations!!!

Anonymous's picture

Wanderful!!!

Realy congratulations friend.

Leandro
drinhow@hotmail.com

Re: Strictly On-Line: Product Review: Pro-Lite Scrolling Message

Anonymous's picture

How do I get a new keypad for a Pro-Lite PL4012 or who is a dealer for this product. Thank you..

Re: Strictly On-Line: Product Review: Pro-Lite Scrolling Message

Anonymous's picture

Their Phone # is 1-714-668-9999 or 9998.

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