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Multi-Function Display App

VBOX Touch Speed Profiler App Image.png


The Multi-Function Display (MFD) app allows you to use the VBOX Touch as a display when connected to a VBOX 3i. It will show data from GPS derived channels that are outputted over CAN.

Up to six parameters can be displayed on a single screen, such as speed, lateral and longitudinal acceleration, radius of turn, distance travelled, heading and various brake test channels. It can also calculate and present performance test results, live from the test vehicle.

You will need the cable 'RLCAB005-C' to connect VBOX Touch to a VBOX 3i.

 

Getting Started

Connection to VBOX 3i

VBOX Touch is connected to VBOX 3i using an RLCAB005-C cable from the the Bottom CAN socket on VBOX Touch to the CAN port on the VBOX 3i. if a CAN Hub is being used, VBOX Touch is connected using the supplied RLCAB005-C cable from the the Bottom CAN socket on VBOX Touch to the MFD port on the CAN Hub.

If you are intending to use VBOX Touch running the MFD app as part of a daisy chain with a Racelogic module connected to VBOX 3i, it must be connected at the end of the daisy chain.

Power 

The VBOX Touch with MFD app is powered via connection to the VBOX 3i. On boot up, the VBOX Touch will display a splash screen.
 

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Splash Screen


The first time that the unit is booted up, the 1 Parameter screen will be presented. Every time after this, the last used screen will be opened (if an SD card is inserted).

Displayed Parameters

General parameters are taken from the standard Racelogic CAN output from the VBOX 3i.

Decel test parameters are commonly used in brake testing, the majority of which require the use of the VBOX Brake Trigger Switch or VBOX Pedal Force Sensor and Event Marker Interface.
 

General Parameters

Decel Test Parameters

  • Speed (km/h or mph)
  • Satellite Count
  • Heading (degrees north)
  • UTC Time
  • Height (m or ft)
  • Vertical Velocity (km/h or mph)
  • Longitudinal Acceleration (g or m/s²)
  • Lateral Acceleration (g or m/s²)
  • Max lateral Acceleration (g or m/s²)
  • Average Speed (km/h or mph)
  • Distance Travelled (m or ft)
  • Longitude (degrees minutes decimal seconds)
  • Latitude (degrees minutes decimal seconds)
  • Solution Type
  • Trigger
  • Radius of Turn (m or ft)
  • Speed Quality (km/h or mph)
  • Deceleration Test Number
  • Deceleration Distance (m or ft)
  • Deceleration Time (s)
  • Deceleration Test Start Speed (km/h or mph)
  • Deceleration AMS Distance (m or ft)
  • Deceleration MFDD (g or m/s²)
  • Average Deceleration (km/h or mph)
  • Peak Deceleration (km/h or mph)
  • Trigger Test Number
  • Distance from Trigger (m or ft)
  • Time from Trigger (s)
  • Speed at Trigger (km/h or mph)
  • Corrected Trigger Distance (m or ft)
  • Trigger AMS Distance (m or ft)
  • Trigger MFDD (g or m/s²)
  • Trigger Average Deceleration (g or m/s²)
  • Trigger Peak Deceleration (g or m/s²)

SD Card

An SD card can be used to save and load settings, save tests results and update the firmware.

If an SD card is inserted within the unit, settings values will be remembered after each power cycle and the last used screen will be opened. If no SD card is inserted within the unit, no settings will be remembered after a power cycle.

Screen Layout

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LEDs

The 4 LEDs at the top of the unit provide visual feedback dependent on what process is being performed. Multiple alerts can occur. The colour of the LED will indicate the event: Blue is an alert at speed, Red is a parameter alert, Green is a configured test alert.

  • Within Parameter screens
    • If Target Speed LED Alert has been set, the LEDs will flash blue when the value is reached.
    • If Numerical LED Alert has been set, the LEDs will flash or appear solid red when the alert condition is met.
    • If Alert at Start is enabled, the LEDs will flash green once the decel test start speed criteria is met.
    • If Alert at Trigger is enabled, the LEDs will flash green once the decel test trigger test has started.
    • If Alert at End is enabled, the LEDs will flash green once the decel test start speed criteria is met.
  • Within Numerical Settings menu:
    • If Numerical LED Alert is enabled, the LEDs will preview the settings in red.
  • Within General Settings menu:
    • If you Save the Settings to an inserted SD card, the LEDs will flash green. If a settings file with the same name already exists on the SD card and you cancel the overwriting, the LEDs will briefly flash red.
    • If you Load Settings from an inserted SD card, the LEDs will flash green.
    • If you Reset the Session Data, the LEDs will flash green. If you cancel the reset, the LEDs will briefly flash red.
    • If Target Speed LED Alert has been set, the LEDs will flash blue
  • Within Decel Test Settings menu:
    • If Alert at Start is enabled, the LEDs will flash green.
    • If Alert at Trigger is enabled, the LEDs will flash green.
    • If Alert at End is enabled, the LEDs will flash green.
    • If you try to enable Write Results File when no SD card is detected, the LEDs will flash red.

Logging Status

The Record Icon VBOX Touch Recording Button.png will show when the connected VBOX 3i unit is logging data to the SD card. If a VBOX 3i is not detected, a 'NO CAN' message will be displayed in this area.

GNSS Status

The Satellite Icon displays whether the connected VBOX 3i unit has a valid satellite lock. When lock is acquired, it will display as solid green VBOX Touch Sats Lock.png. When there is no satellite lock, the icon will flash red VBOX Touch No Sats.png. If a VBOX 3i is not detected, a 'NO CAN' message will be displayed in this area.

Screen Name

This header shows the name of the current parameter screen. This can be changed by either pressing and holding or double tapping the existing screen name, more information on this is available here.

Parameters

This area will display defined parameters dependent on which screen you are currently on, information on how to configure these can be found here.

Settings Button

The Settings Button Settings.png will open a Settings area which contains VBOX Display and Decel Test Settings, along with the ability to save and load settings.

Forward/Back Buttons

The Forward Forward Arrow.png and Back Backwards arrow.png arrow buttons are used to navigate through the different parameter screens. These can be used alongside swiping the screen left or right.

Day/Night Mode Button

Tapping the Moon Icon VBOX Touch Nightmode.png on the bottom of any screen will enable Night Mode, the colour scheme will invert to suit night-time operation.
 

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Night Mode example
 

Alternatively, when in Night Mode, tapping the Sun Icon VBOX Touch Pirelli Sun Icon Blue.png on the bottom of any screen will revert back to the Day Mode.


Note: Enabling Night Mode will reset any User Defined Text Colours.

 

Data Display

The MFD app can display up to 6 defined VBOX 3i parameters. 4 screens are available, displaying a varying amount of parameters.

Screens can be changed by selecting the Forward Forward Arrow.png or Back Backwards arrow.png arrows on the bottom right of the screen or by swiping the screen left or right.

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1 parameter screen
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3 parameter screen
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4 parameter screen
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6 parameter screen

Change Screen Name

The name of each parameter screen can be changed by either pressing and holding or double tapping the existing screen name at the top of the display. Using the keypad presented, enter the required screen name.

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Existing Screen Name
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Screen Name Keypad Example

To save the name inputted, press the Confirm Button Confirm Button.png on the bottom right of the screen, or press the Cancel Button Cancel Button.png on the bottom left of the screen to return the parameer screen without saving. If an SD card is inserted, the value will be remembered after each power cycle.

Configure a Parameter

Each parameter can be configured by either pressing and holding or double tapping the existing parameter area. This will open up the Numerical Settings menus.
 

VBOX Touch MFD Parameter Change.png
 

Note: Default parameters on the 6 numerical screen are Speed, Satellites, Heading, UTC Time, Height and Vertical Velocity.

Numerical Settings

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Screen 1
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Screen 1

There are 2 numerical settings screens available: Data and Alerts, accessed by selecting the Forward Forward Arrow.png or Back Backwards arrow.png arrows on the bottom right of the screen or by swiping the screen left or right. Settings can be changed by pressing on the corresponding button next to an option.

To return to the parameter screen, select the Exit Button Exit Screen.png on the bottom left.


Note: If an SD card is inserted, settings values will be remembered after each power cycle.

 

Data

Parameter

MFD Touch Numerical Settings Paramter Select.png
 

A parameter can be changed by pressing the Select button to open the Data Source menu where you can choose from Standard and Decel Test parameters. You can assign any data parameter that is available from the connected VBOX along with any MFD app calculated test results to the selected numerical element.
 

Note: The currently selected parameter is displayed in grey beneath the option.

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Data Source Menu
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Standard Parameter Menu

Use the scroll bar on the right hand side of the selection screen to navigate through the options and press the desired parameter to confirm.

To return to the settings screen without saving, select the Exit Button Exit Screen.png on the bottom left.
 

A list of available parameters is available here.

Smoothing

MFD Touch Numerical Settings Smoothing.png
 

If required, live speed values displayed can be smoothed. The input value determines the the number of previous data samples used to smooth the displayed data only. It does not affect any of the performance results, or the logged data of the connected unit.

To enable smoothing, press the current value (off by default) and use the keypad presented to enter the number of previous data samples you would like to use within the display smoothing.
 

MFD Touch Numerical Settings Smoothing Value.png
Smoothing Value Keypad Example
 

To save the value inputted, press the  Confirm Button Confirm Button.png on the bottom right of the screen, or press the Cancel Button Cancel Button.png on the bottom left of the screen to return the Settings screen without saving.
 

Notes:

  • The maximum input value is 99.
  • Smoothing can introduce a slight delay to the displayed value.
  • The setting will be greyed out and disabled if the numerical parameter being configured is UTC Time, Longitude or Latitude.
Decimal Places

MFD Touch Numerical Settings Decimal.png
 

Configure how many decimal places are used to represent the nominated data for the selected numerical element. 
 

Available options include 0, 1and 3. The default setting is 2, with exception of integer only channels including Satellites, Trigger Test Number, Decel Test Number and UTC Time which do not have any decimal points. Tap the buttons to change the decimal places used.

Text Colour

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It is possible to define the text colour of the numerical element data. To change, press the current colour (black by default) and use the presented RGB sliders to define the required colour. The area to the left of the sliders provides a colour preview.

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Text Colour Configuration Example
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Text Colour Change Example

To save the colour, press the  Confirm Button Confirm Button.png on the bottom right of the screen, or press the Cancel Button Cancel Button.png on the bottom left of the screen to return the Settings screen without saving.

Notes:

  • A text colour change applies to the data text only, it does not apply to the parameter label.
  • If you enable Night Mode, this will reset any user defined text colours.

Alerts

Condition

MFD Touch Numerical Settings Conditions.png
 

This option allows you to define an alert condition. Press the Select button to cycle through the available conditions: Equal To, Not Equal To, Less Than, Less or Equal To, Greater Than (default), Greater of Equal To, Between or Not Between. You can then define the alert condition value(s) by pressing the value box and using the keypad presented.
 

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Alert Value Keypad Example

To save the value inputted, press the  Confirm Button Confirm Button.png on the bottom right of the screen, or press the Cancel Button Cancel Button.png on the bottom left of the screen to return the Settings screen without saving.

Note: The setting will be greyed out and disabled if the numerical parameter being configured is UTC Time, Longitude or Latitude.

LED

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Select to enable a solid or flashing visual alert when the Defined Alert Condition is met. Press the button to cycle through the options, the device will preview the setting with the 4 red LEDs across the top of the unit.

Note: The setting will be greyed out and disabled if the numerical parameter being configured is UTC Time, Longitude or Latitude.

Buzzer

MFD Touch Numerical Settings Buzzer.png
 

Select to enable a sound alert when the Defined Alert Condition is met. The unit will beep when enabled.

Note: The setting will be greyed out and disabled if the numerical parameter being configured is UTC Time, Longitude or Latitude.

Screen

MFD Touch Numerical Settings Screen.png
 

It is possible to enable a screen alert when the Defined Alert Condition is met. Once the value is achieved, the background of the parameter will change colour.

Note: The setting will be greyed out and disabled if the numerical parameter being configured is UTC Time, Longitude or Latitude.
 

To change the background alert colour, press the current colour (yellow by default) and use the presented RGB sliders to define the required colour. The area to the left of the sliders provides a colour preview.

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Screen Alert Colour Configuration Example
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Screen Alert Example

To save the colour, press the Confirm Button Confirm Button.png on the bottom right of the screen, or press the Cancel Button Cancel Button.png on the bottom left of the screen to return the Settings screen without saving.

 

General Settings

The MFD app General Settings menus are available by selecting the Settings Button Settings.png on the bottom left of the screen.

There are 2 Settings menus available: VBOX Display Settings and Decel Test Settings, along with options to Save and Load the settings. They can be accessed by pressing the desired option.
 

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To return to the parameter screen, select the Exit Button Exit Screen.png on the bottom left.


Note: If an SD card is inserted, settings values will be remembered after each power cycle.

VBOX Display Settings

There are 3 Display Settings screens available, accessed by selecting the Forward Forward Arrow.png or Back Backwards arrow.png arrows on the bottom right of the screen or by swiping the screen left or right. Settings can be changed by pressing on the corresponding button next to an option.

To return to the main settings screen, select the Exit Button Exit Screen.png on the bottom left.

General Settings

These two menu screens contain units, brightness, average speed calculation, reset and alert options.

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Screen 1

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Screen 2

 
Units of Measurement
Speed

Allows you to change the speed units between km/h (default) and mph. Changing the speed units will affect all visual speed parameters on all screens, unit labels will change and all speed values and results will be automatically recalculated accordingly. Tap the button to change the units.

Distance

Allows you to change the distance units between metres (default) and feet. Changing the distance units will affect all visual distance parameters on all screens, unit labels will change and all distance values and results will be automatically recalculated accordingly. Tap the button to change the units.

Acceleration

Allows you to change the acceleration units between g (default) and m/s². Changing the acceleration units will affect all acceleration references on all screens, unit labels will change and all acceleration values and results will be automatically recalculated accordingly. Tap the button to change the units.

Screen Settings
Screen Brightness

You can manually adjust the screen brightness between 5 levels, with 1 being the dimmest and 5 being the brightest setting. An 'Auto' (default) setting is also available which uses the internal ambient light sensor to automatically adjust the screen brightness. In dark conditions, the screen brightness will dim, and in light conditions the screen will brighten. Tap the button to cycle through the available options.

LED Brightness

You can manually adjust the LED brightness between 5 levels, with 1 being the dimmest and 5 being the brightest setting (this is extremely bright!) or turn off the LEDs. Tap the button to cycle through the available options, the LEDs will preview the brightness level. Level 3 by default.

 
Data
Average Speed Calculation

It is possible to change whether the selectable average speed parameter is calculated as Moving or Continuous.
 

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  • Moving (default): Average speed will start to calculate as soon as a speed over 0.5 km/h is detected. Calculations will stop when speed is less than 0.8 km/h.
  • Continuous: Average speed is calculated continuously from start of test.
Reset Session Data

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This will reset the results for calculated average speed, maximum lateral acceleration and calculated distance travelled. When pressed, the LEDs will flash green and the unit will emit an audible confirmation notification. A cancel timeout screen will display, allowing you to cancel the reset within 5 seconds by pressing the screen. If cancelled, the LEDs will briefly flash red and the unit will emit an audible tone, notifying you that the reset has been cancelled.

Alerts

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A Target Speed can be defined which will trigger a sound and/or LED alert when the speed is met. You can choose whether to enable or disable an audible alert (continuous beep for 2 seconds) along with a visual alert (all 4 LEDs will flash green) when the value is reached. Alerts will only show once, unless the vehicle has been stationary since the last alert.

Enabling one, or both of the alerts will set the target speed and also allow you to access the sub menu where you can define the target speed condition by pressing the value box and then use the keypad presented.
 

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Target Speed Keypad Example


To save the value inputted, press the Confirm Button Confirm Button.png on the bottom right of the screen, or press the Cancel Button Cancel Button.png on the bottom left of the screen to return the Settings screen without saving.

Note: Speed can be entered up to 1 decimal place.

VBOX Information

The VBOX Information menu is the final screen within the Settings menu. It displays the device serial number, firmware version number and hardware version number. This information is useful in the event of troubleshooting a potential issue with the VBOX Touch device.
 

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Decel Test Settings

There are 2 Decel Test Settings screens available, accessed by selecting the Forward Forward Arrow.png or Back Backwards arrow.png arrows on the bottom right of the screen or by swiping the screen left or right. Settings can be changed by pressing on the corresponding button next to an option.

To return to the main settings screen, select the Exit Button Exit Screen.png on the bottom left.
 

These two menu screens enable you to configure a deceleration test and contain start/end, alerts ad MFDD options.
 

Parameters for the test can be viewed on the display via the Decel Test parameters.

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Screen 1
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Screen 2

The first settings screen is for conducting deceleration tests using start and end speed values, the second screen is for when using a brake trigger.

Start/End Speed

Define the start and end speed conditions of the deceleration test by pressing the corresponding buttons and use the keypad presented.
 

MFD Touch Decel Settings Start Keypad.png
Start Speed Keypad Example
 

To save the value inputted, press the Confirm Button Confirm Button.png on the bottom right of the screen, or press the Cancel Button Cancel Button.png on the bottom left of the screen to return the Settings screen without saving.

Note: The maximum input value for speed is 999.9 and can be entered up to 1 decimal place.

Minimum Trigger Speed

Define the minimum trigger speed at which trigger activation becomes valid. If the trigger is detected below this speed, the test will not start. To change, press the current value and use the keypad presented.
 

MFD Touch Decel Settings Trigger Keypad.png
Minimum Trigger Speed Keypad Example
 

To save the value inputted, press the  Confirm Button Confirm Button.png on the bottom right of the screen, or press the Cancel Button Cancel Button.png on the bottom left of the screen to return the Settings screen without saving.

Note: The maximum input value for speed is 999.9 and can be entered up to 1 decimal place.

Alert at Start

MFD Touch Decel Settings Alert at Start.png
 

Select to enable audible and visual alert signals when the decel test start speed criteria is met. The unit will briefly beep and the 4 LEDs across the top of the device will flash green.

Alert at Trigger

MFD Touch Decel Settings Alert at Trigger.png
 

Select to enable audible and visual alert signals when the decel test trigger test has started. The unit will briefly beep and the 4 LEDs across the top of the device will flash green.

Alert at End

MFD Touch Decel Settings Alert at End.png

Select to enable audible and visual alert signals when the decel test end speed criteria is met. The unit will beep and the 4 LEDs across the top of the device will flash green

Write Results File

 

MFD Touch Decel Settings Write.png


Select to enable the decel test results to be written to an inserted SD card.

If no SD card is detected, the option will be greyed out. If still pressed, the unit will beep, the 4 LEDs across the top of the device will flash red, the unit will emit an audible tone and a 'NO SD CARD' message will be shown.

 

Write Results File

 

MFD Touch Decel Settings Write.png


Select to enable the decel test results to be written to an inserted SD card.

If no SD card is detected, the option will be greyed out. If still pressed, the unit will beep, the 4 LEDs across the top of the device will flash red, the unit will emit an audible tone and a 'NO SD CARD' message will be shown.

MFDD Settings

This area allows you to set up the start and end period of the MFDD (Mean Fully Developed Deceleration) analysis period.

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Speed MFDD Settings
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Trigger MFDD Settings

This deceleration figure is used to show the maximum deceleration figure a vehicle can achieve. It is usually the deceleration between 80% and 10% of the trigger activation speed, the time at which the vehicle is loaded up and braking at its highest achievable level.

The MFDD is calculated by the following formula (using default 80% – 10% value):
 

MFDD = ((v_08)² – (v_01)²) / (25.92 * (s_01 – s_08))
 

Where:

  • v_08 is the speed at 80% of the brake trigger activation speed.
  • v_01 is the speed at 10% of the brake trigger activation speed.
  • s_01 is the distance at which the speed is v_01.
  • s_08 is the distance at which the speed is v_08.
     

MFDD can be also calculated using Speed by tapping the 'Percentage' label until it reads 'Speed' and entering the required values.
 

MFD Touch Decel Settings MFDD Speed.png
 

To change any values, press the current value and use the keypad presented.
 

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MFDD From Speed Keypad Example
 

To save the value inputted, press the  Confirm Button Confirm Button.png on the bottom right of the screen, or press the Cancel Button Cancel Button.png on the bottom left of the screen to return the Settings screen without saving.

Minimum/ Maximum Values
From
  • Speed
    • The maximum 'From' speed selectable is the value inputted as the Start Speed, or Minimum Trigger Speed
    • The minimum 'From' speed selectable is the greater value of 5 km/h or the ‘To’ value +1.

Note: The maximum input value for speed is 999.9 and can be entered up to 1 decimal place.

  • Percentage
    • The maximum 'From' percentage selectable is 100%
    • The minimum 'From' percentage selectable is the ‘To’ value +1.
To
  • Speed
    • The maximum 'To' speed selectable is the ‘From’ value -1.
    • The minimum 'To' speed selectable is the value inputted as the End Speed, or '0' if using a brake trigger.
       
  • Percentage
    • The maximum 'To' percentage selectable is the ‘From’ value -1.
    • The minimum 'To' percentage selectable is the value inputted as the End Speed expressed as a percentage of configured Start Speedor '0' if using a brake trigger.
 

Save Settings

To save the settings to an inserted SD card, select the 'Save Settings' button and enter a suitable file name using the presented keyboard. To save the name, press the Confirm Button Confirm Button.png on the bottom right of the screen, or press the Cancel Button Cancel Button.png on the bottom left of the screen to return the Settings screen without saving.


Note: The button will be greyed out if an SD card is not detected.
 

VBOX Touch MFD Settings Save.png
Save Settings Keypad Example
 

If confirmed, the screen will present a file saved notification, the LEDs will flash green and the unit will emit an audible confirmation notification. If a settings file with the same name already exists on the SD card, the unit will advise that the file is being overwritten, a cancel timeout screen will display, allowing you to cancel the overwriting process within 5 seconds by pressing the screen. If cancelled, the LEDs will briefly flash red and the unit will emit an audible tone, notifying you that the overwriting has been cancelled.

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Overwriting screen
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Save confirmed screen

Load Settings

To load a previously saved settings file from an inserted SD card, select the 'Load Settings' button. The unit will present all available settings files located on the SD card, tap on the desired file and then press the Confirm Button Confirm Button.png on the bottom right of the screen to load, or press the Cancel Button Cancel Button.png on the bottom left of the screen to return the Settings screen without saving. If confirmed, the screen will present a file loaded notification, the LEDs will flash green and the unit will emit an audible confirmation notification.


Note: The button will be greyed out if an SD card is not detected.
 

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