Identity options
Located under the manage menu, the identity menu allows configuration of several different parameters that customize the unit to be uniquely yours.

Name


The name prompt allows the operator to customize the unit's name, one of the two components of its host name. Names must be valid ASCII (i.e., able to be typed on a standard, non-international US keyboard without the entry of any numeric codes.) The unit's name can also be adjusted with the name command. By default, this is the unit's serial number.

Color


The color prompt allows the operator to adjust the color of illumination used by the controller and devices connected to the light bus. Four formats are recognized:
  • Hard-coded color names: A standard preset color identified by name. See table below.
  • Hexadecimal values: Must be prefixed with #, in the byte order RRGGBB, e.g. #ff8000 = orange.
  • Floating point values: This is the native format used by the light bus and similar. R, G, and B values separated by spaces, in the range 0.0 to 1.0, e.g. 1 0.5 0 for orange.
  • Eight-bit values: Similar to the floating point value system, but in the range 0 to 255, e.g. 255 128 0 for orange.
nameexamplefloatbytehex
company 0.8 0.9 1 204 229 255 #CCE5FF
red 1 0 0 255 0 0 #FF0000
yellow 1 1 0 255 255 0 #FFFF00
green 0 1 0 0 255 0 #00FF00
blue 0 0 1 0 0 255 #0000FF
magenta 1 0 1 255 0 255 #FF00FF
white 1 1 1 255 255 255 #FFFFFF
silver 0.75 0.75 0.75 191 191 191 #BFBFBF
cyan 0 1 1 0 255 255 #00FFFF
amber 1 0.75 0 255 191 0 #FFBF00
orange 1 0.5 0 255 127 0 #FF7F00
cherry 1 0 0.5 255 0 127 #FF007F
pastel 1 0.5 0.75 255 127 191 #FF7FBF
daffodil 1 1 0.5 255 255 127 #FFFF7F
coral 1 0.35 0.35 255 89 89 #FF5959
seafoam 0.5 1 0.75 127 255 191 #7FFFBF
mint 0.25 1 0.5 63 255 127 #3FFF7F
blackberry 0.75 0.875 1 191 223 255 #BFDFFF
pink 1 0.4 0.6 255 102 153 #FF6699
acid 0.5 1 0 127 255 0 #7FFF00
coffee 0.7 0.6 0.5 178 153 127 #B2997F
purple 0.65 0.25 1 165 63 255 #A53FFF
violet 0.4 0 1 102 0 255 #6600FF
indigo 0.3 0.2 1 76 51 255 #4C33FF

The unit's color can also be adjusted with the color command, which additionally features color save and color restore to allow for contextual lighting presets to temporarily override the unit's permanent illumination settings. The menu-based configuration always performs color save.

Authority


The authority is a short text string identifying the organization or company to which the unit belongs. It can be cleared by entering the special value NONE. Authority can be adjusted from the command line with the authority command.

Gender


The gender menu allows detailed configuration of how the unit expresses itself in actions and speech. The options are as follows:
  • Physical: The pronouns used to describe the unit in actions.
  • Mental: The pronouns used to describe the unit when it speaks about itself.
  • Voice: The timbre to use in tone markers, i.e. the sounds that accompany speech. (Note that this is separate from the voice used for system messages such as low battery warnings. See the manual chapter on Sound for more detail.) For many controllers and personas, the neuter voice gender is configured to produce beeping sounds instead of vocalizations.
There are four pronoun presets (feminine, masculine, neuter ("they"), and inanimate ("it")), and custom pronouns can be specified independently for physical or mental requirements. To enter custom pronouns, select the 'custom' option when presented, and enter a string that satisfies the following template:

absolute possessive,possessive,subject,object,reflective,name

(With no spaces around the commas.) For example, to recreate the values for the neuter gender, one would enter:

theirs,their,they,them,themself,neuter

These values are then available for use by personas and Arabesque scripts, as described in Robots 103.

For security reasons, SXD units are designed to use feminine physical, inanimate mental, and feminine voice gender settings.