How to configure beacons on a VM-1020 without a DC I/O


  • How to configure a VM-1020 Full display using a VFC-3000 without a DCIO?
  • How to add beacons on a VFC-3000?


  • Product Family: Transportation
  • Product: VM-1020 Display type
  • Components: VFC-3000 controller, Beacons


  1. Configure the display as normal.
  2. Peripherals can be added using the auto detect.
  3. The VCB will need to be set to address 01.
  4. If the display has beacons these should populate when auto detecting them.
  5. During the auto detect it will ask you to add 1. Add one beacon 2. Add two beacons synchronizing 3. Add two beacons alternating.
  6. Select your scenario of beacons.
  7. If beacons do not report from auto detect follow directions below:
    1. Next step is to Manually add additional peripherals.
    2. Select Add Peripherals
    3. Select Add Beacons, Gen 2, pin 1, Alt Flash, No dimming. Add to the distribution board.

Cancel to Main Menu.

  1. Select Diagnostics.
  2. Select Test patterns.
  3. Select Auto Test.

 Take a look at the front of the display to confirm the beacons are flashing. If they are, then blank the test pattern, and cancel to Reset Options, & Select Reset only. This will save your new information

KB ID: DD4202477

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