Developer's Guide to Linn DS Pronto Module

This explains how to configure, install and use the development Pronto code with a Philips Pronto TSU9600 device

Pre-requisites

  • Philips Pronto TSU9600
  • ProntoEdit Professional 2.0 installed on a (Windows) PC
  • USB connection between PC and Pronto

Installation hints

  • Install ProntoEdit on PC
  • Connect Pronto to USB
  • Wait for Windows to auto-detect Pronto device and configure it
  • Reboot the PC - ProntoEdit will NOT connect to Pronto until after a reboot

Getting the Pronto Scripts

The ProntoScripts require to be checked out from http://oss.linn.co.uk/repos/Branches/bute/KinskyWeb/ProntoScripts/

to C:\ProgramData\ProntoEdit\ProntoScripts. Note that ProntoEdit expects the scripts to be in this location, and cannot use another location.

From command prompt

c:
cd \\ProgramData\ProntoEdit\ProntoScripts
svn co http://oss.linn.co.uk/repos/Main/KinskyWeb/ProntoScripts

If you are inside a proxy server it is necessary to configure SVN to use this to gain access to the outside internet. Modify the servers file in %APPDATA%\Subversion directory. Place the necessary settings in the [global] section of this file, as per example below

[global]
# http-proxy-exceptions = *.exception.com, www.internal-site.org
http-proxy-host = eng.linn.co.uk
http-proxy-port = 3128
# http-proxy-username = defaultusername
# http-proxy-password = defaultpassword
# http-compression = no
# No http-timeout, so just use the builtin default.

Configuring Linn DS ProntoScripts

Startup ProntoEdit by double-clicking on the Linn-DS.xcf file in the ProntoScripts directory.

Network

  • In the Project Overview window, select System->System Properties
  • Under the Network tab in the System Properties
    • setup the WiFi settings for your wireless network
    • setup IP settings for your network (DHCP will usually suffice)

DS Parameters

  • In the Project Overview window, select Linn DS->[PARAMETERS]
  • In the Linn DS - [PARAMETERS] window, select the relevant fields in yellow individually
  • Update values to those required using the Label tab in Panel Properties

Save your changes (File->Save), but do NOT commit them. These are specific to your setup

Installing to Pronto

Ensure Pronto is connected via USB and select Download button on ProntoEdit toolbar. Takes 5-10s to perform download.

If download is successful, the Connecting... status message on the Pronto display (top left) will change to Home once the Pronto has connected to the WiFi network.

Linn DS control can then be selected using Pronto's on-screen icon.