THE GRAY TX-3100 (and new TX-3200 remote with LCD screen) AND THE MULTI-COLOR TX-3000 REMOTES MAY BE USED, THEY ARE COMPLETELY COMPATIBLE WITH EACH OTHER!!!
IT MIGHT BE USEFUL TO PRINT THIS GUIDE AND BRING IT TO CLASS WITH YOU!
OLD "IR" (Infrared) remote types are NOT SUPPORTED!!! Learn about remote types HERE.
KEEP YOUR RF REMOTE AT LEAST 8 INCHES AWAY FROM YOUR CELL PHONE. Cell phones can cause RF remotes to freeze-up and temporarily stopping functioning. If this happens your remote will not light up any lights or may not appear to login properly blinking only red and not green after following the correct login procedure even though you have good batteries. To fix the problem just remove the batteries and press a button or two, then replace the batteries and the remote will be fine.
On the back of the TX-3100/3200 remote or underneath the battery on a TX-3000 remote is your remote’s unique identification number (Remote ID Number) that you will need to register and know so write it down. Look at the pictures below to see EXAMPLES of the two types of remotes and what the remote ID code number looks like.
If you have the gray TX-3100 the remote ID number code is written on the back of the remote and is easy to find.
REGISTER YOUR REMOTE CODE FROM YOUR REMOTE, NOT THE CODE FROM THIS EXAMPLE PICTURE!!! I know that sounds silly but someone will register the code from this example picture because they were not paying attention in class or did not read this guide.
If you have the multi-color TX-3000 remote you will need to remove the battery and look inside the remote. To take out the battery remove the door and tap the unit (up-side-down) on the SIDE of your hand at an angle, the battery will come out straight into your palm. Do not pry the battery out from one end. The battery fits tight inthe case to help prevent damage to the unit if it is accidentally dropped. You will need to reinstall the battery straight in (do not tilt the battery). Notice the battery terminals will only fit in ONE WAY for proper orientation and correct voltage polarity. Replace the battery door.
There are 63 RF channels that the remotes can operate on. Each classroom that you use the remote transmitter in will have a unique RF channel for that room. The RF channel is a 2 digit number between 01 and 63 and should be published for the classroom or otherwise made available to you by your class instructor. FOR PHYSICS CLASSES IN THE MAIN AUDITORIUM, ROOM 1001, THE REMOTE CODE CHANNEL IS 07 AND FOR CLASSES IN THE SMALL AUDITORIUM, ROOM 1002, THE CHANNEL IS 09.
FOR ALL MATHEMATICS CLASSES THE REMOTE CODE CHANNEL IS 07 FOR EVERY CLASS!
Before you can use your remote in class you must login the remote to the specific RF channel for that classroom.
TO LOGIN, DO THE FOLLOWING:
1. Press and HOLD the down arrow key until the LED turns from GREEN to RED (about 3 seconds).
2. Enter the 2 digit channel number and the LED blinks GREEN with each key press, if it does not blink GREEN then you have not pushed the button down far enough.
3. Press the down arrow a second time. If a valid radio channel number was entered the LED will slow blink RED as it searches for the RF receiver and will fast blink GREEN once it finds the receiver. Usually it will find the receiver so fast you will only see a flash of red light before it fast blinks GREEN. If it fails the remote will time out after about 7 seconds of slow red blinking then fast blink RED indicating it could NOT find the receiver.
When you see the fast GREEN blinks you are logged in and can use the remote in that classroom. The remote will remember the last RF channel logged in until you change it. If you have more than one class room that you will be using the remote in with different channels, you must log in for each different classroom. If you have trouble logging in to the RF channel of the classroom, check the following and retry steps 1-3 above:
• The 2 digit RF channel is correct for the RF receiver in that classroom.
• You are within range (less than 125 feet away from the receiver).
• Take the battery OUT for a few seconds and then put it back, this causes the remote to "re-boot".Notes:
When using your remote the RED indicator turns on when a key is pressed, and will turn GREEN when your answer was acknowledged by the RF receiver. In most cases acknowledgment is received very fast and the RED indicator is just a quick blink. If your response does not register, the RED indicator will remain on for about 1 second, then try again.
IT IS THE STUDENT'S RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK IF YOUR ANSWERS ARE BEING RECORDED PROPERLY BY FINDING YOUR REMOTE ID CODE ON SCREEN IN CLASS FOR EACH QUESTION AND CHECKING YOUR POSTED/EMAILED SCORES REGULARLY!! Any problems with your remote can be fixed immediately if you are checking for your code and scores properly. If you don't check for your code and scores for several weeks and discover later that your remote has not been working properly it is your fault. If you properly check for your code and scores regularly then you will discover any problems immediately and be able to solve it that day.....not several weeks later.
FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW TO FIND YOUR REMOTE CODE ON SCREEN FOR EVERY QUESTION!!!
Remote codes appear on screen in boxes of different colors, the color on screen is determined by the last digit of your remote code. For example, if your remote code is 400001 the last digit is a 1 and that digit determines the color of the box your remote will appear on screen. Use that last digit to help you find your remote code on screen by finding ANY remote code that ends in the SAME last digit, notice the color of that box and look for that color until you find your exact remote code on screen. ONCE YOU FIND YOUR REMOTE CODE ON SCREEN THE FIRST TIME IT WILL ALWAYS APPEAR IN THE SAME LOCATION BECAUSE REMOTE CODE LOCATIONS ON SCREEN ARE MEMORIZED BY THE COMPUTER. SEE THE PICTURE BELOW FOR AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT CODES WILL LOOK LIKE ON SCREEN. YOU WILL ALSO NOTICE THAT SOME REMOTE CODES HAVE AN ADDITIONAL WHITE NUMBER IN A BLACK BOX TO THE RIGHT OF THE REMOTE CODE. THIS ADDITIONAL NUMBER IN THE BLACK BOX TELLS YOU THE NUMBER OF TIMES YOU HAVE CHANGED YOUR ANSWER. MOST INSTRUCTORS LIMIT YOUR ABILITY TO CHANGE YOUR ANSWERS TO A MAXIMUM OF 4 RESPONSES. A LIMIT OF 4 RESPONSES MEANS THAT THE FIRST TIME YOU SEND IN AN ANSWER YOUR REMOTE CODE BOX WILL APPEAR ON SCREEN AND THEN THIS BLACK BOX DIGIT IS LIMITED TO 3 FURTHER CHANGES FOR A TOTAL OF 4 RESPONSES (1 RESPONSES BOX + 3 CHANGES = 4 TOTAL RESPONSES).
A fully charged 9V alkaline battery should last 6 months to a year under typical use in the TX-3000 remote. The AAA batteries in the TX-3100 remote are expected to last longer. There is a 90 day warranty on manufacturer defects. Return the unit with your receipt to a qualified H-ITT retailer. Remember your transmitter is an electronic device and should be treated delicately, kept dry (it is suggested you keep it in a plastic sandwich bag so it doesn't get wet if you get caught in a rainstorm), and kept free from static charge and away from your cell phone. The recommended batteries are 9V or AAA Energizer Alkalines or equivalent.