Programmable Button Panel
The Esterline Interface Technologies Programmable Button Panel “patent pending” is a revolutionary step forward in gaming technology. Now, dynamic content and animation sequencing can be displayed on each intelligent panel button. Coupled with programmable RGB LED’s on the perimeter of each button assembly, one can easily create exciting, interactive content for each button.
The Interface Technologies Programmable Button Panel is impact resistant, protected against liquid ingress, and supports multiple button assemblies. Each button assembly incorporates a clear plastic button top over a graphical Mono-chrome or Full Color OLED display and a translucent bezel. Under the bezel and around the perimeter each button is an array of eight programmable LED’s which is protected by sealing elastomer that acts as both seal, and light defusing layer for LED’s.
Each button contains an on-board micro controller and flash memory for local content storage, or can display streaming video content via a VGA/DVI or USB connection. Each button stores multiple sequences and animations. Buttons are accessed and controlled via a single USB (HID) connection from the Host. No special drivers are required. The USB protocol handles error checking and acknowledgements.
Animation sequences are built, tested, and downloaded to the panel using a simple Windows based software tool called the Resource Builder. The Resource Builder supports 1 to 15 buttons per panel.