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DIS1710 Local Controller Display Technical Bulletin

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DIS1710 Local Controller Display
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The Display Information option indicates how the Local Controller Display is configured. The table below summarizes these settings, including those that you can customize.

Table 1. Display Information Preferences




Backlight Intensity

Controls the brightness of the Local Controller Display.

Bright, Medium, Dim, Off (no backlighting)

Backlight Timeout

Controls how long the display remains backlit when there is no user activity before going dim.

1 minute, 5 minutes, 1 hour, 8 hours

Date Format Preference

Sets how dates are presented on the display.

MM DD YY (01 15 07)

MM DD YYYY (01 15 2007)

DD JAN YYYY (15 January 2007)

DD JAN YY (15 January 07)

DD MM YY (15 01 07)

DD MM YYYY (15 01 2007)

Display Precision Style

Sets which style is used to segment a number.

Dot (72.8)Comma (72,8)

Display Contrast

Sets the amount of contrast the screen uses.

10%, 25%, 50%, 75%, 90% (10% for high contrast; 90% for low contrast)

Firmware Version

Displays the firmware version of the display.

(Not configurable) Example:

Idle Page Timeout

Defines how long the display waits between keyboard interactions before logging off the user.

1 minute, 5 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, Never


Displays the configured language.

(Not configurable - scrolls across once) Example: United States

MAC Address

Displays the controller’s configured Media Access Control (MAC) address.

(Not configurable) Example: 22

MS/TP Baud Rate

Displays the controller’s configured MS/TP baud rate.

(Not configurable) Example: 38,400

Time Format Preference

Sets how the time of day is presented on the display.

12 MM (4:30)

12 MM SS (4:30:30)

12 MM AMPM (4:30 PM)

12 MM SS AMPM (4:30:30 PM)

24 MM (16:30)

24 MM SS (16:30:30)

  • Backlight intensity and display contrast both affect the readability of the display. Best visibility is backlight intensity = bright and display contrast = 10%. Worst visibility is backlight intensity = off and display contrast = 90%.