Uptmate Technology Co., LTD
U-Poster1.0
Signage Content Publishing Software
User Manual
Software Version:V1.0
Revision
Item
Issues Dates
Description
1
2013/10/04
Beta ReleaseEdition
2
2013/11/08
Add Dropbox Function
3
2013/12/17
Revised for New Icon..
4
2013/12/30
Revised for local Webpage
5
2014/1/27
Revised for Dropbox Function
6
2014/2/10
Add Dropbox setting in UA-7000
7
2014/3/17
Revised for P24/P37/P38
8
2014/4/2
Revised for minor mistakes
9
2014/4/28
Revised for Dropbox status & apk mode
10
2014/8/20
Revised for Video In
11
2014/9/4
Revised for Analog Clock Setting & Portrait Orientation
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Uptmate Technology Co., LTD
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U-Poster1.0
(Signage Content Publishing Software)
User Manual
Software Version: V1.0
Hardware Model: UA-7000/UA-7100/UA-7200
(Advantech UBC-DS31/RSB-4410)
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1.
ABOUT U-POSTER .................................................................................................................................... 6
2.
U-POSTER INSTALLATION ................................................................................................................... 6
3.
STARTING U-POSTER ............................................................................................................................. 9
4.
USER INTERFACE INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................. 9
5.
START WITH WIZARD.......................................................................................................................... 10
6.
QUICK GUIDE ........................................................................................................................................... 13
7.
EDITING DIGITAL SIGNAGE ............................................................................................................. 14
7.1 SETTING................................................................................................................................................................. 15
7.2 LAYOUT EDITOR .................................................................................................................................................... 17
7.3 PLAYLIST ................................................................................................................................................................ 20
7.4 SIGNAGE W IDGET – VIDEO I /VIDEO II .................................................................................................................. 22
7.5 SIGNAGE W IDGET -- MARQUE I & MARQUEE II .................................................................................................... 25
7.6 SIGNAGE W IDGET -- W EB ..................................................................................................................................... 28
7.7 CLOCK ................................................................................................................................................................... 28
7.8 W EATHER .............................................................................................................................................................. 29
7.9 SIGNAGE W IDGET –INFOBOARD (BULLETIN BOARD) ........................................................................................... 30
7.10 SIGNAGE W IDGET – SLIDESHOW I ~ SLIDESHOW IV.......................................................................................... 31
7.11 SIGNAGE W IDGET – LOGO & BACKGROUND ...................................................................................................... 32
7.12 SIGNAGE W IDGET – MUSIC ................................................................................................................................ 33
8.
PUBLISHING DIGITAL SIGNAGE .................................................................................................... 34
8.1 HOT KEY AREA ...................................................................................................................................................... 34
9.
FTP DETAIL SETTING AND INFORMATION ................................................................................ 35
9.1 LOCAL FTP SETTING ............................................................................................................................................. 35
9.2 UPLOAD PROJECT AND FILES TO FTP................................................................................................................... 36
9.3 OTHER FTP MANAGEMENT ................................................................................................................................... 38
10.
PUBLISH VIA DROPBOX ................................................................................................................. 39
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10.1 U-POSTER UPLOAD (TO DROPBOX) ....................................................................................................... 39
10.2 DROPBOX SETTING IN PLAYER (UA-7200) ............................................................................................ 43
10.2.1 ENABLE DROPBOX AT INSTALLATION .............................................................................................................. 43
10.2.2 UNLINK FROM DROPBOX.................................................................................................................................. 46
10.2.3 CHANGING DROPBOX ACCOUNT ...................................................................................................................... 47
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First of all, we are glad to introduce U-Poster1.0 to you. This document will
help you to understand this powerful signage content publish software which
is designed for UA-7X00(UBC-DS31/RSB-4410) series. Please enjoy it!
1. About U-Poster
U-Poster is the internet signage content publishing software which designs
for UptmateUA-7X00(UBC-DS31/RSB-4410) series FHD signage player.
U-Poster is the PC software that must install and execute in a Windows PC.
After installation, users can use this U-Poster to edit the configurations
(such as layout, text …) and playlist for signage players (UA-7200).After
that, U-Poster can publish these configurations with content to ftp server
for players to sync. U-Poster is also built-in ftp server that does not need to
prepare additional content server. That will be simple and easy for SMB
owners. In conclusion, Uptmate UA-7200(Advantech UBC-DS31/
RSB-4410) with U-Poster will be the most simple turkey solution for SMB
signage applications.
2. U-Poster Installation
2.1 Execute “Setup.exe” in U-Poster Release
2.2 Follow the instruction during the installation
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2.3 Click “Allow access” in Windows Firewall Security Alert
2.4 Click “Next” for next step
2.5 Select “Yes” or “No” for built-in ftp or not
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Maybe you need to enable the ftp Port in your Firewall.
2.6 Click “Next” for Default folder
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2.7 After confirmation, you will get an icon on desktop after installation.
3. Starting U-Poster
Click “U-Poster” icon to execute U-Poster
4. User Interface Introduction
There are several function areas in U-Poster as below:
 Pull Down Menu and File Service
 Function Key Area
 Configuration Area
 Playlist Information Area
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Pull Down Menu & File Service
Function
Key
5. Start with Wizard
Configuration Area
Playlist Information
It will show Wizard to teach you how to setup U-Poster step by step when 1st time to
execute the U-Poster software. You can disable it if by clicking ”Don’t show wizard
again”. And this Wizard will help you setup all the configurations one by one.
Please Click ”Next” if want to setup through Wizard and “Close” if not. For the 1st
time to use, the last step is to export all the content and configuration into the SD
card for initial setting. After that, users can use internet to transfer the content next
time.
Step 0: Welcome --Wizard
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Step 1: Layout Design--Wizard
The 1st step is to define Layout. You can select “Default Layout” or “Portrait” and it
will display the Layout Editor page.
Step 2: Power On/Off Setting--Wizard
After Layout Setting, Wizard will guide you to setup “Power On/ Off” Schedule if
necessary.
Step 3: Content Deployment --Wizard
After Power On/ Off Setting, Wizard will guide you to setup how to deploy the
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content. There are three ways to deploy the content. They are 1. Export to SD, 2. By
ftp Server and 3. By Dropbox. Please refer to the following:
1. Save Project:
If don’t transfer content by internet. Export to SD card and “Save Project”
2. FTP Setting:
Content Transferring by FTP Server
3. Dropbox Setting:
Content Transferring by Dropbox
Step 4: Export to SD for initial setting disk --Wizard
This is the last step to setup! If this is the 1st time to setup the players, you need to
export these content and configurations to SD card. If it’s not the 1st time, you can
ignore this step. Click “Close” and finish the setup of U-Poster.
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6. Quick Guide
There will need to prepare a sample disk (SD) during installation. Dropbox
or FTP connection information (such as login account and password) is a
must. After that, UA-7000 will sync with ftp (built-in or external) server at
(shut-down) or Dropbox(immediately) for all the contents and configuration
automatically.
Basic Procedures
Step 1:
Export sample disks with ftp information at installation
Step 2:
Edit the configuration and playlist
Step 3:
Publish to ftp server (local ftp or external ftp) or Dropbox
Step 4:
UA-7000 Series will sync with ftp automatically at shut down or Dropbox
immediately.
Step 5:
UA-7000 will play new layout with new content at next boot.
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Export sample disks
(ftp information is must
for ftp sync.)
Step 2:
Configuration
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Step 3:
Publish to ftp
or Dropbox
Setting ftp information for
players to sync.
It is a MUST!!
7. Editing Digital Signage
 Configuration
This portion will let you know how to set all the configurations of different
display zones. After configuration, you can apply to all the signage players
via ftp server.
Basic Setting
Layout
Playlist
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7.1 Setting
 Power Control Setup
 Select On/Off to enable Auto Power On/Off Function
 Set Start Time and End Time for Power On and Power Off
 Set “Time Zone” for the players
 Volume Control
Set the players volume
 FTP Setting
U-Poster is designed in a dedicate FTP called “local FTP”. And U-Poster
also allows publishing to external FTP. The FTP setting includes
 “Enable” or “Disable”
“Enable” or “Disable” ftp Sync. of UA-7000 series.
 Sync. Mode
Auto mode means “Sync the content automatically before shut
down”.
 FTP information
 ftp URL link (Can choose History from above)
 Port (Default: 21)
 Username
 Password
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 Local FTP setting
 Select Local FTP
 Select an account: Default is “Guest”.
 Please refer to “8.1”for creating ftp account in “Local FTP ”.
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7.2 Layout Editor
There are two examples as illustration templates. One is landscape and the
other is portrait. If not suitable, you can create your own layout. The
procedures are:
Step 1: Select the signage components
The Components we provided:
Multi-Media
1. Video I
2. Video II
3. Music
Information Zone
4. Marquee I
5. Marquee II
6. Weather Zone
7. Webpage
8. Inform Board
9. Clock
Photo Area
10. Slideshow I
11. Slideshow II
12. Slideshow III
13. Slideshow IV
14. Background
15. Logo
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Step 2: Relocate and Resize by Drag
You can use the mouse to drag and resize the zone. And you can get the
position information(X,Y) and Size( Width, Height) as below:
And you can use the size information to prepare content size.
Step 3: Double Click to set the size of each module
Double Click can let you edit the size and position more exactly.
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Step 4: Detail Setting of Each Widget
Click the “Pencil Icon” for detail configurations. Please refer to 6.4 for setting
each module.
Step 4: Preview
Click “Preview”, you can get a demo screenshot as below:
7.3 Playlist
Set Schedule and Volume of each Time Slot (Default “All Time”)
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Playlist
Create a New Playback
Schedule
Click “New” to create new daily timeslot
Just need to setup the “Start Time” and system will use the time of “Power
Off” as default “end time” unless setting next “Start Time”.
Eg.
TimeSlot 1
Play Time: Start from 08:00 to 9:30
Volume: 30
TimeSlot2
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Play Time: Start from 09:30 to 20:00
Volume: 30
7.4 Signage Widget – Video I /Video II
 Playback Setting
 Source Select
<Video I>
UA-7200 provides “video input” but UA-7100 & UA-7000 don’t.
Please select the Video Source from the menu. “Video File” means
playback from the SD or USB device and “Video Input” means
display from external signal such as HDMI input or AV input. The
selection of “HDMI In” or “AV in” is by internal jumper that will
describe later.
And the supporting format of “HDMI In” & “AV-in” are
 HDMI In: 1080p/720p
 AV In:
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 NTSC/PAL
 480i/480p
Please use U-Poser to select playback by “Video File” or “Video In” as below:
And please remove the default jumper (JP7) if you want to switch “HDMI-in
(default)” to “AV-in”. Please refer to below:
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 Play all files in Cards
Play all the contents in the Cards.
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 Schedule with Playlist
Select playlist to play
 Slideshow Setting
 Internal: 5/10/15/20/25/30 seconds
 Image aspect ratio
 Full in area : Stretch to fit the media zone
 Keep ratio: Keep the original aspect ratio
7.5 Signage Widget -- Marque I & Marquee II
You can select the “Text” source from “RSS” to “Message File”.
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 RSS
Enter the RSS Link behind
 Message
Select a “Text File” for rolling text. Please refer Note2 for how to
create “Text File”.
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Click “Save” and “Ok” to exit.
Note1:
FTP server cannot accept “blank character” as the file name. There will have
problem. Please be careful!!
Note 2:
You can use the Editor/Text Message to create the Text File in advance.
Please refer to below screenshot:
 Rolling Speed
 Low : move 100 pixels at a time
 Normal : move 200 pixels at a time
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 Fast: move 400 pixels at a time
 Behavior
 Roll Right to Left
 Roll Left to Right
7.6 Signage Widget -- Web
Web Page Module can display the web content from internet or local disk.
Please key in the URL link as below. And this browser widget also supports
“HTML5” & “Flash” content to display.
7.7 Clock
You can select the type of clock to be Analog Clock or Digital Clock. And
it is ok to change the Font color and Background color of clock as below:
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7.8 Weather
Weather information comes from “Yahoo Weather”. Please Click the link to get the
weather zip code in the URL and enter the column.
Example of getting weather zip code:
You can find the weather code of LA City is “2442047”.
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Please type “2442047” in the column.
7.9 Signage Widget –Infoboard (Bulletin Board)
Similar to TextBar Message but it’s like a bulletin board. You can select the source
from RSS or Text Message. And you can use the text editor to edit the content. And
you can change the color of font and background.
The Main difference is that you can set how many lines you want to show in this
Information Board.
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7.10 Signage Widget – Slideshow I ~ Slideshow IV
Select the photos that want to play. The playing sequence can follow the playlist or
follow the “Alphabet Sequence” of File names.
And the other settings are:
 Interval
0/5/10/15/20/25/30/35/40/45/50/55/60 sec

Effect
This is for Transition Effect which provide
 Disable
 Fade - In
 Fade - Out
 Fade - In + Fade - Out
Note:
Only Slideshow I/II support Transition Effect. Slideshow III/IV will disable Transition
Effective automatically.
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7.11 Signage Widget – Logo & Background
These two widgets are for logo and background photo. Please select photos as
Background or Logo.
Notes:
“OnTop” means to display on the top of other signage widgets.
In background widget, it will behave like “Foreground”. Please prepare this
Foreground” photo in “.png” format with transparent effect in what you want to
display behind.
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7.12 Signage Widget – Music
This widget is for music playback. Please select the music files from the file
browsers. The current limitation is 20 songs.
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8. Publishing Digital Signage
This portion will let you know how to export and publish contents.
8.1 Hot Key Area
1
2
3
5
6
7
4
#1. New: Create a new project for signage players
#2. Open Project: Open a signage project already existed
#3. Save: Save configurations as a signage project
#4. Select a SD device to export the signage project
#5.Import from Disk: Open a project which is in a selected SD card/USB storage
#6. Export to Disk: Export current project (w/ contents) into SD card/USB storage
#7.FTP/Dropbox Upload: Save project or files to FTP server or Dropbox
(Please refer to “Chapter 9” for detail FTP operation steps)
Insert saving finished SD card into player and player playback digital signage
automatically.
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9. FTP Detail Setting and Information
9.1 Local FTP setting
This function will let you deploy content to signage easily on locally without
additional FTP server.
 Add user account
 Right click on U-Poster1.0 icon of task bar
 Select FTP Settings /User Account
 Add/Modify/Delete user accounts
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 Appoint FTP port
 Right click on U-Quick 2.0 icon of task bar
 Select FTP Settings /Port Setting
 Edit port number (Default value: 21)
9.2 Upload project and files to FTP
 Click FTP icon as indicated
And it will pop a new setting page as below:
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“FTP Upload” Area will allow you to upload “Content ” or “APK Software”.
Sync all the contents and
setting related to this
project
Upload specific apk
file for player software
upgrade
If using Content Mode (Upload specific media to FTP), please make sure
the directory you want to upload. e.g.
 video folder is for the main media zone1
 slide folder is for Slideshow photos
 music folder is for music
Folders in SD or ftp server.
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Notes:
1. FTP server cannot accept “blank character” in the file name. Please check
the file names you want to play. It is ok for “_” or “-“instead of “blank
character”.
2. If there has problem to connect with “Local ftp”, please check with your
firewall for allowing U-Poster to access.
3. Please make sure that your PC (w/ U-Poster) is working (not in stand-by
mode) during sync.
9.3 Other FTP management
 Online users list viewer (Local FTP)
 Right click on U-Poster1.0 icon on task bar
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 Select FTP Settings/Online Users List
 View online users’ state
10.
Publish via Dropbox
This portion will let you know how to publish contents via Dropbox
10.1 U-Poster Upload (to Dropbox)
Step 1: Click Dropbox icon as below:
Step 2: Select “Enable” and enter the Folder Path.
Then, Click “Connect”.
PS:
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1. U-Poster will automatically create the folder in dropbox which enter in “Folder
Path”
2. You can get the background download status if click ”Show Dropbox Download
Message”.
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Step 3:After Click “Connect”, it will show the login page for allowing U-Poster to
access Dropbox. Please log in!
Step 4: Click “Accept” to allow
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Step 5: Select “Data Upload” mode for Sync.
Content Mode:
Upload whole project including layout configuration, signage configuration (such as
rolling text, clock, time zone and so on) and contents to Dropbox Folder
APK Mode:
Upload specific signage apk to upgrade the player software.
Step 6: Click “Upload Icon” to upload, “Delete Icon” to delete and “Refresh” to check
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content on Dropbox folder.
Refresh
Upload Icon
Delete Icon
Step 7: After “Upload”, it will show “Upload Successful” dialog as below.
Step 8: If Upload successfully, players will start to sync.
10.2 Dropbox Setting in Player (UA-7200)
10.2.1 Enable Dropbox at Installation
Players will remind you to enable Dropbox if you enable Dropbox from U-Poster
(please refer to 10.1 that you export to SD card). Please refer to the following
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screenshot. This dialog will display during the 1st time unless you unlink or change to
other Dropbox account. And there will need mouse and keyboard for typing the
username and password of Dropbox. Therefore, please connect to mouse and
keyboard during installation and initial setup.
Step 1: Click “Link with Dropbox”
Step 2: Type the Username & Password and click “Login”
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Step 3: Click “Accept” for allowing players to access your Dropbox account
After successfully connect to Dropbox, players will start to sync all content and
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configuration from the Dropbox folder. Players will start to play after synchronization. And
players will check any update from Dropbox every 5 sec. If anything new, players will sync
again.
10.2.2 Unlink from Dropbox
It’s possible not to sync with Dropbox by condition. Just unlink that specific player from
the Dropbox. Please refer to the procedures as below:
Step 1: Click “Dropbox” icon at App Manager (Desktop)
Please back to App Manager (Desktop) by “right click” the mouse or “ESC” in keyboard.
You can find a “Dropbox Icon” at right-bottom corner as below.
Please click the “Dropbox Icon”.
Step 2: Click “Unlink from Dropbox”
Click “Unlink from Dropbox” and this player will not sync with Dropox again.
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10.2.3 Changing Dropbox account
It’s possible to change the Dropbox account at player side and sync with the new
account. But the folder name to sync must be the same as what U-Poster assigns in
the SD card. Please follow the procedure as below:
Step 1: Please “Unlink from Dropbox” (refer to 10.2.2) and click “Link from Dropbox” as
below:
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Step 2: Please select “login from account” as below:
Step 3: Type the Username and Password and click “Login”
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Step 4: Click “Accept” and finish “changing the Dropbox account. Players will start to sync
with new Dropbox account immediately.
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