|Following are descriptions of some of the various modules that can be used together to form a complete interactive electronic system.
Input - Process - Output
PC to Real-World Interface
INNOVA puts it together
PUSHBUTTON or KEYPAD DECODER MODULE
Decodes up to 32 multiplexed push-buttons or keypad
MOTION DETECTOR MODULES
RF Detector Detects changes in an invisible
POINTING DEVICE MODULE
Joystick Converts input from analog or digital
joystick for use by controllers or PCs.
ENVIRONMENTAL SENSORS MODULE
These modules interface the controller with various real world sensors (e.g. light, temperature, humidity and force sensors).
WIRELESS INPUT RECEIVER MODULE
RF receiver Receives radio signals from RF transmitters.
One to eight channels available.
WIRELESS TRANSMITTER MODULE
IR transmitter InfraRed light transmitter similar
to a remote control for a TV or VCR. Used in conjunction with
OPTOELECTRONIC SENSOR MODULE
Reflective and interrupter type sensors detect objects in close proximity.
Low resolution electro/magnetic compass with 8 ordinate position
(45 degrees) resolution.
Single and Multiple sound segments
Record & Playback Records & Plays 10 to 90 seconds of voice and/or sounds.
Phoneme based speech Text to Speech modules speak words based on text input.
LOW VOLTAGE LAMP/LED INTERFACE MODULE
LEDfx Module This module individually controls up to 32 low voltage (5-24 volt) lamps or LEDs per module. Multiple modules can be used for larger numbers of LED and lamp applications.
ALPHA/NUMERIC DISPLAY MODULES
LED controller Light Emitting Diode display controller displays alpha/numeric information on various size LED displays (digits up to 5" high).
LCD controller Liquid Crystal Display controller displays alpha/numeric information on various size LCDs.
MOTOR CONTROLLER MODULE
Stepper motor controller precision control of
2 to 4 uni-pole stepper motors
SOLID STATE RELAY MODULE
Power/Con Provides digital control of four AC (Alternating Current) devices, such as flood lamps, AC motors and blowers.
WIRELESS TRANSMITTER MODULE
IR transmitter InfraRed light transmitter modules transmit coded signals to an infrared receiver up to 30 feet away.
RF transmitter Radio Frequency transmitter modules transmit coded signals to an RF receiver up to 100 feet away.
Sights & Sounds Controller This module is an inexpensive programmable controller used in conjunction with our FlashAudio module. The Sights & Sounds Controller can be programmed to provide complex interactions between an exhibit and the user.
GameWorks This module is an inexpensive programmable controller for use in interactive displays and exhibits. GameWorks provides powerful intelligent control to any interactive system. The proprietary interactive Small Area Network (iSAN) allows the GameWorks to communicate and control multiple input and output modules using a standardized wiring system.
PC Interface modules connect a personal computer to the programmable controller or directly to the various input or output modules.
Intelligent Interface Module Our GameWorks Controller can be used to intelligently control external devices with commands from a PC or MAC. GameWorks allows PCs and MACs to receive information from or send control signals to external electronic devices.
The information above is presented for reference only. While some modules are available individually, most are intended for inclusion in a complete system. SIGNAL INNOVA uses these module to assemble a ready-to-install interactive system to meet your exhibit's particular needs. If you have a project which you feel would benefit from interactive electronics, contact use by phone at (800) 417-9060 for a free feasibility consultation. For general budgeting information refer to Budgeting in the More Info section