Philips Pronto details new PEP software29 October 2010
ProntoEdit Professional3 (PEP) offers enhanced customisation options as well as improving the functionality of programming Pronto control panels.
Following on from the new features heralded by PEP 2.4, launched earlier this year, PEP3 improves overview and programming efficiency when programming Pronto control panels with its Master Project View. This feature allows multiple control panels to be configured and stored in one master project file, enabling programmers to reuse system settings, IR codes, macros and graphical assets over an entire project. By default, all projects created with PEP3 will be saved as master projects. Installers can also use existing configurations and ProntoScript modules within PEP3, so projects already created can be reused and enhanced under the new PEP.
The PEP3 also enables smart conversion in two mouse clicks of configurations that have already been created for Pronto’s TSU9600 and TSU9800 handheld control panels, paving the way for simple downloading to Pronto’s newly introduced TSW9500 in-wall panel. The smart conversion will reorganise all hard button functions that were present on the handheld, so conversion becomes “plug and play”. Full files created for the TSU9600 and TSU9800, including ProntoScript modules, are converted to the TSW9500, while additional key functions from the TSU9600/TSU9800 that do not fit on the TSW9500’s five firm buttons are copied to an overlay page, so no functionality is lost in translation.
Along with the new Master Project View and support for the TSW9500, PEP also includes – among other additions – new sliding panel features, re-usable macros, rotary wheel enhancements, improved font selection, and re-sizeable and dockable windows to assist in more complex programming tasks.