FlexiDim™ Philips Pronto Interface

The FlexiDim™ Philips Pronto interface is a small box that receives infra red from the remote control system and converts this to a signal that can be connected to the cascade input of the Switch Controller. The interface is usually installed in the cupboard with the Pronto RF receiver and has one of the IR emitters stuck centrally to the front window. A Cat5 cable then runs back to the FlexiDim™ Switch Controller location carrying the data and power supply.

Philips Pronto Interface Cabling

The FlexiDim™interface has terminal block with 4 screws to which a Cat.5 cable should be connected as follows and routed out through the hole in the end of the interface case.

Interface
Switch Controller  
Out (A)
Cascade in A
Orange
Out (B)
Cascade in B
Orange/Orange White
OV
0V (as for switches)
Green/Green White
12V
12V (as for switches)
Brown/Brown White

If a wallplate is installed to allow the interface to be plugged in / out, then ensure that the colours are consistent through the connections before making the final connections to the switch controller and interface.

Adding codes to the Philips Pronto

Pronto has a hex format that is accessible via the PC editor software provided with the device.

A list of hex codes is supplied here for each switch/button combination. The file name indicates the switch / button that the hex codes are for. The hex codes should be cut & pasted into the Pronto editor as required.

To operate the switch in a particluar room, look up the switch number in the installer configuration software. When the IR pronto data for that switch is received, the interface will send out a message that tells the system that the chosen switch/button has been pressed.

Note that is is possible to create 'virtual switches' within the installer configuration software by entering a name for the switch required and setting the type top 8 button. These switches will appear in the user configuration software in the same way as a real switch and can have assignments made or scenes added to the buttons. This allows scenes to be controlled by the remote control that are not accessible by the physical switch plates - special scenes for home cinema, for example.