KeySonic ACK-540 RF+ manual (2023)

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Version 1.0 (2008/07/25) ● © 2008 by MaxPoint Handelsges. mbHFederal Communications Commission (FCC) NoticeThis device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits of a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC RulesThese limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation This equipmentgenerates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may causeharmful interference to radio communications, However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in particular installations Ifthis equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment offand on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:1.Reorient / Relocate the receiving antenna.2.Increase the distance between the mouse and Receiver.3.Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that the Receiver is connected.CAUTION:Change or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer responsible for compliance could void the user's authority tooperate the equipment.

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Version 1.0 (2008/07/25) ● © 2008 by MaxPoint Handelsges. mbH- 9 -1. Introduction ACK-540 RF+1.1 SPECIAL FEATURES• Wireless mini keyboard with built-in and improved Smart-Touchpad• Far-ranging and reliable radio-frequency transmission at 2.4 GHz up to approx. 10 m away from the PC• Novel bidirectional radio technology for an optimal radio link –Thereby a simplified one-way-synchronisation from the keyboard only is possible• Novel Smart-Touchpad with extended “finger functions”:2 finger = page-up/-down scrolling like mouse wheel3 finger = menu pop-up like right mouse button• Modern design in noble, matt black SoftSkin coating with built-in hand cushion for non-fatiguing work• Full functionality of a full-size layout keyboard due to built in numeric keypad and 12 function keys• Extremely silent stroke and tactile feedback due to high-quality Soft-Touch membrane technology• Tilt feet with special rubber inlays for adjustment of the tilt angle for an absolute skid-proof and ergonomicoperation• Appealing blue status LEDs for pairing, transmitting and low battery with new light-stripe design• Power on/off switch to save battery• Plug & Play installation without any special driver• Optimal for Digital Living Rooms (HTPC) as well as for training, conference & presentation rooms etc.1.2 Technical data:Key count: 89Construction Soft-Touch-MembrantechnologieLife expectancy: approx. 5 million strokes per keySwitch travel / Pressure point: 3.0 ±0.5 mm (total run) / 55 ±15 gRadio transmission: 2.4 – 2.4835 GHz, GFSK,1,048,576 IDs (number of several keyboards in one room)Effective operation distance: approx. 10 mBattery type: 2× AAA 1.5 VPower supply: Keyboard: +2.4 VDC to +3.2 VDC Receiver: +5 VDC ±5 %Power consumption maximal: Keyboard: 17 mA Receiver: 100 mAKeyboard Standby: 14 mAKeyboard Sleep-Mode: 30 µA (after 30 min.)Temperature: Operating: -5 °C up to +40 °CStorage: -20 °C up to +65 °CHumidity: Operating and storage: 10 % up to 85 % RHDimensions / Weight approx.: Keyboard: 291 x 29 x 197 mm / 657 g (incl. batteries)Interface: USB (dongle receiver)Scope of delivery: Keyboard, USB dongle receiver, 1 set of batteries, user manualCertificated: CE, FCC, BSMI, WEEE/RoHSCompatibility: Win 98SE / ME / 2000 / XP / Vista

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Operation Manual ACK-540 RF+E&OE- 10 -2. Installation2.1 System RequirementsThis keyboard requires a PC with USB connection and one of the following operating systems:Windows 98SE / ME / 2000 / XP / VistaFor the installation of the keyboard under the mentioned above operating systems you need NO specialdriver!2.2 Installation of the USB receiverIn order to install your keyboard, please perform the following steps:• Connect the included USB receiver (dongle receiver)to a free USB port on your computer.Advise:Please ensure, that the USB receiver has a minimal distanceof 20 cm to metallic dividing walls, other computer cases,monitors, ZIP drives, loudspeakers and switching power supplies.• All mentioned above state-of-the-art operating systems with Plug &Play support will recognize your keyboard automatically and load therequired drivers. During the phase of installation your operating system informs you via changing Pop-upinformation windows on the task-bar about the current status of installation. Please be patient, until thesystem informs you finally about the successful installation. The USB receiver is now ready for operation.• Older operating systems not always support automatic recognition of USB devices. If you have attachedyour USB receiver and exactly this error occurs on your system, you have the following alternatives tosolve the problem:• Perform an update of your operating system and return to Step 2.2• In some cases the installation CD of your operating system is necessary according to the instructions onyour screen. In this circumstance please follow these instructions*.• Check whether your BIOS system supports USB keyboards*. Some main board manufacturers offerBIOS up-dates for download over the Internet.• Ensure in your system settings, that the used USB connection was not deactivated in your operatingsystem*.• Should your system-updates keep out of success, it is recommendable to test the keyboard with anotherPC with the same operating system to rule out a hardware damage of the USB receiver.* Refer to the documentation of your PC for details.

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Version 1.0 (2008/07/25) ● © 2008 by MaxPoint Handelsges. mbH- 11 -2.3 Installation of the keyboardRecommended requirement for that is the successful installation of the USB receiver under point 2.2.• If you haven’t done yet, remove the covering ofthe battery case on the bottom of your keyboard.Install the included batteries of type AAA 1.5 Vconsidering the right polarity in the battery case(see picture).• Switch the I/O sliding switch to ON position!Advice:The USB receiver and the keyboard are factory-made already synchronised on the same channel.Normally you have not to make a new-synchronisation (as described under point 2.4). The keyboard isimmediately functioning.• Now you can check the functionality by pressing anykey of your keyboard. If you press the Windows key,there has to open for instance the Windows Pop-upmenu down left on your screen. If so, your wirelesskeyboard is working correctly now. If not, pleasesynchronise the USB receiver and the keyboard againlike described under point 2.4.Advise:Should the functionality be influenced by other users applying their wireless keyboard close-by, make anew-synchronisation as described under point 2.4.

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Operation Manual ACK-540 RF+E&OE- 12 -2.4 New-synchronisation of the radio channelThe ACK-540 RF+ is equipped with the newest radio technology allowing in the easiest manner to make anew-synchronisation.• In contrast to conventional or older wireless keyboards onthe market here is to press the PAIRING key on the backside only 1 time, whereby the new synchronisation signalis transmitted to the USB receiver.Thereby a complete, extremely comfortable handling fromthe user’s location (e.g. a sofa) is possible without theneed to stand up for pressing the synchronisation key ofthe receiver, which is usually located in the USB port ofthe PC.• The process of synchronisation can take up to 10 secondsand is signalised by flashing up of the PAIRING-LED(left LED on front side of the keyboard),which goes out after successful procedure.The keyboard is now re-synchronised.• Check now the functionality of the keyboard like described under point 2.3.Advise:One further benefit of this newest radio technology is the provision of a large number of possible,independent from each other „radio channels“ (16 channels *216Bit = 1.048.576 possible contacts oreven IDs) to ensure a trouble-free and secured operation of several wireless keyboards in one roomrespectively in a transmitting/receiving radius of approx. 10 m.In implausible case the keyboard does not work even after new-synchronisation, you have the followingoptions to solve this problem:• Repeat the procedure including the hardware reset of the USB receiver(conventional synchronisation) by pressing at first the LED key on the USB receiver(blue LED of the USB receiver flashes 3 times in a row) and only now the PAIRINGkey on the back side like mentioned above. In very rare cases it is necessary torepeat this routine several times until the right „radio channel“ was found.• In case your USB receiver is attached to an USB hub, you shouldinstall it directly on the USB connector of your notebook or desktop.• During the procedure of synchronisation the keyboard should be located close to the USB receiver tomake sure, that the immediate environment has no influence on the radio transmission (for instancereduction/interferences due to metal cases, other sources of interferences etc.).• Ensure that you use only batteries with full loading capacity. In case of doubt change the old batteriesbefore next synchronisation against new ones as a precaution.

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Version 1.0 (2008/07/25) ● © 2008 by MaxPoint Handelsges. mbH- 13 -3. How to use the keyboardAfter successful launch enjoy now during the operation a free and independent choice of location up toapprox. 10 m distance to the PC. More or less range can be caused, like mentioned above, by metallicdividing walls, other computer cases, monitors, ZIP drives, loudspeakers, switching power supplies etc.,but also by different loading capacity of the batteries. For this the status LEDs on front side of the keyboardgive you information about the current operating condition.3.1 Meaning of status LEDs• Pairing-LEDindicates that the keyboard and the USB receiver are in Pairing-Mode, that meansduring manual initiation of the new-synchronization routine to one shared „radiochannel“ (ID). It goes out after successful synchronisation.• Transmitting-LEDindicates during key actuation respectively touchpad operation that all inputinformation have been sent out successfully per radio transmission from the keyboard.• Battery Low-LEDindicates that the load condition of the batteries is below 2.4 Volt. It flashes until a newbattery was inserted or the battery was used up completely.Besides it flashes only when the keyboard is not in Sleep-Modus (idle state).3.2 Special operation modes of the keyboard• Sleep-ModeWhen 30 minutes happens no input in your keyboard respectively touchpad,the keyboard turns automatically into Sleep-Mode (idle state) to save battery capacity.• Wake up-ModeFor activating the keyboards from Sleep-Mode press any key on your keypad(not the left or right mouse function key of the touchpad or the touchpad itself!).• Reconnect-ModeAfter reactivation the keyboard connects automatically again with the USB receiver.Depending on environmental conditions for the radio transmission it needs for thatbetween less than 1 second up to few minutes.

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Operation Manual ACK-540 RF+E&OE- 14 -3.3 TouchpadAs a mouse alternative the keyboard is equipped with an improved Smart-Touchpad inclusive two mousefunction keys allowing comfortable and ergonomic handling of the PC, for instance from a sofa.Thereby the handling of the touchpad is as simple as brilliant.• Gently glide over the touchpad surface with your finger inorder to move the cursor, and tap on the surface in orderto "click".• Click, double-click, marking, and drag functions canbe performed directly by tapping on the surface of thetouchpad. You don’t need to apply a lot of pressurein order to do that. You will get the best reaction byclicking gently and rapidly(optional you can use for that the mouse functionkeys as well).• In order to "drag", to draw, or to mark, you must apply adouble-click on the touchpad with the finger remaining onthe touchpad after the second click. Then, glide over thetouchpad with your finger in order to complete the movement.• Put two fingers on the Tochpad and glide over it to scroll up and down in your application(identically to a mouse scroll wheel).• Tap with three fingers on the surface of the touchpad to retrieve the context menu at the related positionof the cursor (identically to a right mouse button).• Using notebooks with already integrated touchpad and mouse function keys you have to de-activatethese intern control devices in case of error messages or malfunctions*.• In order to increase or decrease the speed of the cursor movements, change the settings of the mouseoptions in your system control under Windows*.Advice:The sensitivity and the deactivation of the click-function of the touchpad cannot be changed.There is also no separate driver supporting these settings.* Refer to the documentation of your PC for details.TouchpadMouse function keys

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Version 1.0 (2008/07/25) ● © 2008 by MaxPoint Handelsges. mbH- 15 -3.4 Keys with double functionsThe layout of the keyboard is a special space-saving layout with the same virtual numeric keypad also usedin notebook keyboards.• Press the NumLk key in the top key row in order to switch the virtual numeric keypad function on(keys get the blue imprinted signification: Numeric keypad locked)• During active Num Lock function, you may keep the Fn key pressed, in order to temporarily de-activatethe virtual numeric keypad. This is particularly convenient to quickly enter letters apart from numbers.• Without the NumLk key having been pressed, the Fn key keptpressed will control the integrated position keys in the same wayas an external keypad (please refer to the picture).Home PgUp End PgDnIns DelNote:When starting the PC should be noted, that in the BIOS or in operating system is set, whether the NumLock function also will be booted up automatically in activated or deactivated status. This can so influencethe input of a possible password when starting the operating system. So if your system reports after inputan incorrect password, perhaps only the Num Lock function is active.Virtual numeric keypad

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Operation Manual ACK-540 RF+E&OE- 16 -3.5 Tilt-feetThe ACK-540 RF+ has got two tilt- feet below thekeyboard allowing a slope position of the keyboard foran ergonomic and non-fatiguing work. The feet arespecially conceived, that the keyboard cannot slip onthe table, also with tilted feet, like it is well-known fromconventional keyboards.4. How to clean the keyboard• Remove dust with a brush, with soft compressed air, or with a vacuum cleaner with brush head nozzle.• Remove fine dirt with a not-too-damp cloth.• DO NOT use any aggressive detergents, solvents or gasoline in order to clean the keyboard.Information on disposal of old batteries (Battery Regulation)The new Regulation obliges battery manufacturers and importers to take back, sort and dispose all old batteries. The consumer is obliged to give back used batteries in retail storesor in municipal collection points. The disposal in municipal waste is explicitly prohibited according to Battery Regulation. You can send batteries purchased from us after consumptionto the following address via sufficient stamped mail:MaxPoint Handelsgesellschaft mbH, Kurt-Fischer-Straße 50, D-22926 AhrensburgBatteries, which contain pollutants, are marked with the symbol of a crossed-out dustbin, similar to the symbol in the illustration. The chemical description of the pollutant is situatedbelow the symbol of the dustbin. “Cd” stands for Cadmium, “Pb” for Lead, “Hg” for Mercury.Manufacturer's Disclaimer StatementThe information in this document is subject to change without notice and does not represent a commitment on the part of the vendor. No warranty or representation, either expressedor implied, is made with respect to the quality, accuracy or fitness for any particular purpose of this document. The manufacturer reserves the right to make changes to the content ofthis document and/or the products associated with it at any time without obligation to notify any person or organization of such changes. In no event will the manufacturer be liable fordirect, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use this product or documentation, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.This document contains materials protected by copyright. All rights are reserved. No part of this manual may be reproduced or transmitted in any form, by any means or for anypurpose without expressed written consent of its authors. Product names appearing in this document are mentioned for identification purchases only. All trademarks, product namesor brand names appearing in this document are registered property of their respective owner.

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