To ensure the safe operation of the device it is recommended to read this user manual completely before starting to use the device.

  • Input voltage: 100V-240Vac 50-60Hz
  • Output voltage: 24V DC / 5A
  • Dimensions: 220x190x65 mm
  • USB connection: C-type connector (5V / 100mA)
  • Vibration output:
    • SpeakON connector
    • Pmax: 50W
    • Min resistance: 4ohm
  • Audio input/output:
    • 3.5 mm stereo jack
  • Radiofrequency:
    • Frequency: 433MHz
    • Range: 30m
  • Infrarred:
    • Frequency: 38kHz
  • Minimum PC requirements for a proper functioning:
    • Processor: i5 6400 Quad core @ 2,70 GHz
    • RAM memory: 8GB DDR4
    • Video output: DVI-D, HDMI
    • Integrated wireless connectivity: 1 Dual Band 802.11ac
    • Central rack’s main board:
      • Main hard drive: 240 Gb
      • Operating system: Windows 10 pro 64 bits

This equipment allows the user to control SHX multisensory rooms. It is composed by 2 modules: PC and the SHX Device. This manual focuses on the operation of the SHX Device, which is the core of the SHX System. The PC includes the SHX Software and demo contents.

Which elements can be controled by this device?


1) Operating the vibroacoustic elements

2) Controlling the lighting elements

3) Controlling the special effects

4) Access with wireless remotes

5) Switch access

6) Controlling elements with infrared signals

Figure 1: Elements controled by SHX Device

NOTE: Do not install the device inside metallic cabinets, since they can reduce the coverage of the radio frequency signals

 

First steps


1. INSTALLING THE EQUIPMENT

Connection:

 

Figure 2. SHX connections

Diconnection:

Figure 3. SHX disconnections

2. CONNECTING TO THE PC

Connect the SHX Device to the computer using the USB cable provided.

Figure 4. Connections to PC

ALERT: Connect the USB cables straight to the USB ports of the computer. Avoid using intermediate elements to connect them.

1. Operating the vibroacustic elements:

The vibroacoustic amplifier included in the equipment allows the connected elements to vibrate with the rhythm of the music, allowing to the users to feel the music in the body.

a) Connecting a vibroacoustic element

Figure 5. Connecting a vibroacoustic element

 

ALERT: 

– Vibroacustic element: Min Ω / Max: 50W

– Do not connect audio speakers 

 

b) Connecting the audio signal

Figure 6. Connecting the audio signal

** It is necessary a Jack – RCA cable, Not included

c) Operation

  1. Turn on the audio player (PC, MP4…). Set the volume of the audio player to the right level.

  2. Adjust the level of vibration using the volume control potentiometer.

Figura 7. SHX volume control

 

NOTE: Settings only for vibration (the audio output signal operates independently from vibrating settings).

2. Controlling the lighting elements

It is possible to control the lighting elements in the SHX room using the SHX Device: change the colours and regulate the intensity of the lighting according to the activity and according to the environmental sound or the projected images.

a) Connections

The lights and lighting elements included in the SHX System use the standard DMX protocol. It is necessary that the lighting elements allow DMX connections.

All the lighting elements must be interconnected using the DMX cables provided:

Figure 8: Connections to control lightning elements

You can change the colour of the general lighting and each lighting element with the specific contents configured in the SHX Software:

Figure 9: SHX lightning content

3. Controlling the special effects

The SHX system allows the wireless control of the elements used as special effects: fan, stars, soap bubbles, UV spotlight…

a) Connections

Figure 10: Special effects connections

NOTE: Install the antennae. Make sure that the antennae are not near any sources of interference.

Each element used as a special effect must be connected to the mains using the Radio Frequency receiver Enabler Socket+ (BJ-234) 

Figure 11: RF connections

b) Operation

Figure 12: Special effects operation

4. Access with wireless remotes

The SHX Device can receive wireless instructions from the different elements in the room that activate the contents configured in the SHX software. Examples of these elements are: SHX Die, SHX Controller, SHX Mat…

Figure 13: Access with wireless remotes

a) Connections

Figure 14: Access with wireless remotes connections

NOTE: Install the antennae. Make sure that the antennae are not near any sources of interference

b) Operation

The SHX Software content can be activated from wireless elements (SHX Controller, SHX Die…). Each button of the wireless element activates a cell (content) of the selected tab (activity).

Figure 15: Access with wireless remotes operation

5. Switch access

The SHX Software content can be activated using switches.

a) Connections

Connect a switch (preferably wireless switch) to the jack inputs depending on the desired function.

Figure 16: Switch access connections

NOTE: Make sure that the switches that you connect are not associated with any voltage source

b) Operation

There are 6 direct inputs that activate the first 6 cells (contents) of each tab (activity).

Figure 17: Switch access operation

 

6. Controlling elements with infrared signals

This device can control elements in the sensory environment that work by remote control, for example: multimedia projector, TV… The SHX software can be used to memorize the functions of the remote controls and activate these elements.

a) Connections

Figure 18: Controlling elements with infrared signals connections

b) Operation

The SHX software allows to memorize the “IR function” of any remote, facing the remote control towards the IR REC Identificator.

See the section “Add an action to a cell” in the Help available in the SHX Software, to integrate this function into a tab or content.

Figure 19: record remote control’s function on SHX

When activating the programmed cell, the device (controlled before by the remote control) will start operating.

Figure 20: Controlling elements with infrared signals operation

NOTE: When you use IR to control other items, make sure that there is direct visibility between the IR transmitter of the SHX Device and the item to be controlled.

The device must be disconnected from the power outlet before cleaning.

Never use chemicals or abrasives for cleaning.

Clean the outer surface of the rack on a regular basis to prevent incidents

Electrical products should not be disposed of with household waste.

  • Dispose of the product at an electronic waste collection point or your specialist distributor.
  • Place the packaging material in the cardboard, paper and plastic recycling bins.

Within the legal warranty period we agree to rectify for free by repairing or replacing defects in the product derived from defective materials or manufacturing defects.

Any unauthorised alteration or modifications to the product will void this warranty.

This product complies with EU 2004/108/EC Directive requirements .

Declaration of conformity can be downloaded by clicking on the following link: BJ-256-257-258-EX21_conformidad.pdf

1. The following message appears in the SHX Software: “Please connect the Central Device and restart the application

This message appears when the computer fails to detect the SHX Device. Review the following steps (section “Introduction – Firts steps” of this manual).

  1. Check that the device is correctly connected to the power adapter and the wall socket is working correctly. The LED light on the adapter should be on.
  2. Check the power supply connection.
  3. Ensure that the switch is in the I position.
  4. Check that the power LED is blue.
  5. Check the USB connection: press the USB connectors firmly into the ports on the SHX Device and the PC.
  6. Reboot the application 

 

2. The vibroacoustic element is not responding:

3. The lightning elements are not responding:

The lighting elements do not respond:

To verify the operation, it is better to connect a single lighting element directly to this device.

If the element that has been tested in the previous sections works correctly, add the rest of the elements of the installation one by one and:

4. The radiofrequency receivers (BJ-234 Enabler Socket+) to control the special effects are not responding:

  1. Review the connections (“Introduction – First  steps”).
  2. Ensure that the antennae are correctly connected (“Functioning – 3. Controlling the special effects”).
  3. Check that the device is not near any items that may be interfering in the signal.
  4. Check that the radiofrequency code settings on the receiver Enabler Socket+ match with the SHX software:
    1. Verify that the position of the blue and yellow selectors of the Enabler is as corresponds to the element (see table below).
    2. Verify that the action corresponding to the element in the SHX Software is set to “Engage”.        

5. The SHX controllers (SHX Mat, Die, Controller…) are not working:

  1. Check the connections of the SHX Device (“Introduction – First  steps”).
  2. Ensure that the antennae are correctly connected (section “Functioning – 4. Access with wireless remotes”).
  3. Check that the device is not near any items that may be interfering in the signal. Move the controller closer to the receivers.
  4. Check that the control element (Mat, die, etc.) is fully charged and switched on.

6. The contents are not responding to switch inputs:

  1. Check the connections (sections “Introduction – First  steps”and “Functioning – 5. Switch access”).
  2. Check that the switch works correctly by connecting it to a different device.
  3. If the switch is wireless, check that the batteries are intact and work and that the transmitter and the receiver are correctly paired.
  4. Check the connection between the switch or the receiver and the jack inputs in the SHX Device.
  5. Reboot the application

7. The elements controlled by Infrared signals are not responding:

  1. Review the connections as seen in sections “Introduction – First  steps”and “Functioning – 6. Controlling elements with infrared signal”.
  2. Repeat the recording process several times or try recording double signals in case this is the cause of the error.
  3. Ensure that the receiver is switched on.
  4. Make sure that there is direct visibility between the IR transmitter and the receiver.
  5. Bring the IR transmitter closer to the receiver

8. The connection between the Tablet and the SHX Software fails:

  1. Verify that the SHX program is running on the PC
  2. Verify that the “Connectify” program is running on the PC (shows “Stop Hotspot”) and all the necessary parameters are introduced (“Network Access = routed” ; “Hotspot name = choose a name; “Password = choose a password“)
  3. Verify that the Tablet is connected to the same Wifi generated by the program “Connectify” (check that matches with the “Hotspot Name” paramenter). If they do not match, forget Tablet’s Wifi by clicking on the Wifi net and selecting “forget” and then connect to the Wifi generated by “Connectify” program.
  4. Verify that the IP address of the server (tablet) is the one indicated in the QR code that is shown in configuration options of the SHX desktop application

IMPORTANT: Firts step is very important, if SHX is not running properly the Tablet will not be able to connect to the Wifi generated by the “Connectify” program.

If you find any damage or any material is missing please contact our technical service for assistance.

BJ Adaptaciones
C/ Mare de Déu del Coll, 70, Bajos
08023 Barcelona, España
Fono: +34 93 285 04 37
Fax: +34 93 553 56 34
e-Mail: info@bjliveat.com
www.bjliveat.com

Any damage or breakage caused during transport must be notified within three days of receipt.