To calibrate the touch screen, use the stylus to touch the center of each of the calibration
points displayed on the screen:
When you touch each calibration point, you should hear a
beep and see the next point, indicating that area of the
screen is now calibrated. If you do not hear a beep, touch
the calibration point until you do.
The touch screen is sensitive to pressure, not to move-
ment. Press firmly but gently on any touch screen ele-
ment. The screen will not respond if you simply brush the
stylus or your finger along the surface.
Selecting the Model Type
After calibrating the touch screen, "Selecting the Model Type" appears automatically. The
model type selection lets PowerTouch III recognize which model Kenwood receiver you have.
· Once the model type is selected, it does not have to be selected again even after
PowerTouch III is reset.
To set the model type:
1. Press the receiver's ON STANDBY button to turn it ON.
2. Aim PowerTouch III towards the receiver and press the "MODEL 1" button on the display.
3. The receiver automatically transmits its type code to PowerTouch III. Once PowerTouch III
stores it, the model type selection is complete.
If you made a mistake in the model type selection, restart it as follows.
· While holding the CONFIRM and VOLUME DOWN buttons together, press and release the
RESET button under the battery cover (see above diagram). Do not release the CONFIRM
and VOLUME DOWN buttons until you hear a short beep indicating the completion of setting.
Note: This resets PowerTouch to its factory default settings, so you will have to re-calibrate the
touch screen before re-selecting the model type.
If you experience a problem and need to reconfigure PowerTouch III, you can reset it..
1. Open the cover.
2. Use the stylus to press the blue button at the
bottom of the battery case:
The items you set up in this chapter will remain in
PowerTouch III. If you want to return PowerTouch to
its factory default condition, please follow the
restart instructions under "Selecting the Model
Your new PowerTouch III is a powerful controller that you can easily set up to remotely control
a Kenwood receiver as well as all of the IR-controllable audio and video components in your
entertainment system. PowerTouch III can also control home automation devices like lighting
systems, video screens and motorized curtains, and PowerTouch III's extensive macro capabil-
ities make it easy for you to perform complex operations by touching a single button. You can
even customize PowerTouch III's screens by adding or deleting buttons, changing their shape,
position and even their function.
PowerTouch III displays a separate set of controls for each component or device on its large
LCD screen. To control the component or access further controls or menus you simply touch
buttons and icons on the screen.
A component's controls will appear on PopwerTouch's screen after you have programmed
PowerTouch to control the component. Programming PowerTouch to control components will
be described later in this chapter.
Installing the Batteries
Before you can set up any remote control item, you need to install batteries.
· The batteries included with your new remote are intended for an operation check--they may
not last as long as alkaline batteries. We recommend replacing them with fresh alkaline
batteries for normal use.
To install the batteries:
1. Press down on the indenta-
tion on the battery cover
and slide it off.
2. Insert four C (LR14)
batteries, as shown.
3. Replace the battery cover.
When the batteries begin to run low, PowerTouch III displays a Low Battery message. Clear the
message by touching the check mark icon (
) and replace all batteries as described here.
Maximize the life of your batteries by turning the Backlight off if you are not trying to use
PowerTouch III in the dark. (See page 3).
If you cannot see anything on the screen after replacing the batteries, try to adjust the screen
contrast. (See page 3).
Calibrating the Touch Screen
After you first install the batteries or reset PowerTouch III, you need to calibrate the touch
screen so it properly responds to pressure from the included stylus or your finger.
· If you are replacing batteries and complete the battery replacement within 3 minutes, you
do not need to calibrate the screen; calibration is stored in memory.
If the screen's performance begins to change, you can recalibrate it without resetting
PowerTouch III by pressing
on the Setup menu.
Setting Up Your PowerTouch III Controller