The Graphics Generator Unit (GGU) is primarily controlled using the included IR remote. This remote requires line of sight to the GGU in order to operate.
Note: If the included remote is lost or stops functioning, replacement remotes are available for order.
The IR Remote might vary slightly in appearance, but will always contain the same functional buttons. Any buttons that are not mentioned here are assumed to have no purpose in this system and should not be used.
- Power Button
- The power button is used to either turn on or off the system.
- Home Button
- The home button is currently disabled and is not used for any purpose.
- Menu Button
- The menu button will bring up the General Settings menu from any screen.
- Arrow Buttons
- The arrow buttons are used for navigate menus and controlling sessions. This document will refer to these arrows by the direction of their arrows (Up, Down, Left, and Right).
- OK Button
- The OK button is used to select items from menus as well as to proceed through session stages. Terms such as “select” or “click” throughout this document are referring to pressing this button while the specified field or button is highlighted.
- Back Button
- The back button is used to exit menus or sessions. Pressing back while in a session will completely exit the session, so it should be avoided during a session.
Note: This section pertains only to the buttons used to perform actions within the class session. For more details information about session flow and tips for use in a class environment, see the Programming section.
- Starting the session
- The session is started from the “M3i” screen by pressing the OK Button
- Moving through session stages
- Each session has a Warm Up, Main, and Cool Down stage. The session starts at the Warm Up stage. Pressing the OK button moves the session into the Main and Cool Down modes in order.
- Changing session modes
- While in the Main session stage, there are multiple modes which can be used. To toggle between these modes, use the left and right Arrow buttons.
- Starting and Stopping Intervals
- While in the Main session stage, intervals can be used to capture performance for a specific portion of the session. To start an interval, press the up or down arrows. Once an interval has been started, pressing the up or down arrows again will end the interval. The values captured during the interval will be visible for several seconds, before returning to the Main session values.
The General Settings menu contains all of the basic system settings and information. To access the general settings menu, press the Menu button.
General Settings menu.
Use the arrow buttons and OK button to modify settings within this menu. Pressing Save will save settings. All settings go into effect immediately. Pressing Cancel will not save any modifications and will only close the menu.
- The language drop down allows the selection of a language to use for all menus as well as for all labels within the session screens.
- The theme drop down lists all available themes for the system. Please be aware that colors may appear different depending on the temperature of the screen they are displayed on. For example, many screens will display true yellow as a bright orange.
- Receiver Mode
- The receiver mode displays the current method of receiving bike data. “BLE” utilizes the GGU’s internal antenna, while “UDP” requires external receivers installed throughout the room. Most installations will use the “BLE” mode. Reference the Advanced Operations section for information on changing the mode.
- Demo Mode
- The demo mode is available for displaying simulated rider experiences. Reference the Advanced Operations section for information on changing this mode.
- Software ID
- The software ID is unique to each GGU and is used to identify the installation for service and support. Have this number available before contacting support.
- Software Version
- The software version displays the current version of software running. Have this number available before contacting support.
- System Settings
- The system settings button opens the system settings menu. This menu should be avoided unless otherwise instructed by a service and support representative.
When an update is available, the update button will appear in the general settings menu.
Click the update button once to start the update process. A notice will appear that an update is in progress. This notice will appear for several minutes as the update is downloaded. The internet connection speed will greatly effect the length of time required to finish the download.
When the download of the update has completed, an install prompt will appear. Click the install button to finish the installation of the update.
Following the completion of the installation, a prompt will appear with 2 options: Done, and Open. Select open to relaunch the IPS system with the new update.
Some advanced system settings are not exposed in the general settings menu in order to prevent them from being accidentally changed.
The receiver mode indicates whether a MBR is present on the network that should be listened for, or if only the internal antenna should be used for capturing bike data.
To toggle receiver mode, go to the “M3i” screen and enter this combination into the remote using the arrow buttons: Up, Up, Down, Down, Up, Down. A notice will appear indicating the new receiver mode setting.
The demo mode is designed to allow the system to be used for training or demonstration purposes without requiring a class full or riders. When the demo mode is enabled, 24 simulated riders will appear on screen and will maintain a relatively uniform level of performance. All receiving modes will continue to work while in this mode so please be aware that bikes 1 to 24 will encounter issues with real M3i’s if those bikes are in use.
To toggle demo mode, go to the “M3i” screen and enter this combination into the remote using the arrow buttons: Up, Down, Up, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right. A notice will appear indicating the new demo mode setting.
Some televisions have an overscan feature meant to crop the screen to help with the appearance of normal television. This can, however, have the unintended consequence of hiding portions of the IPS screen. To fix this issue, use the screen adjustment feature to adjust the screen scaler.
To start the screen adjustment tool, press the up arrow button repeatedly while on the “m3i” screen until 3 large arrows appear on screen.
Screen adjustment tool: Use the up and down arrow buttons to adjust the display size.
With the screen adjustment arrows visible, use the up and down arrow buttons to adjust the size of the screen to best match your screen. The tips of the arrows should be visible in order to see the full screen. Once the display size is set correctly, press the back button to save and close the screen adjustment tool.