ScreenBeam USB Transmitter 2 - Actiontec Support

ScreenBeam USB Transmitter 2 - Actiontec Support
ScreenBeam USB
Transmitter 2
User Manual
For Catalog # SBWD200TX02
V0
Table of Contents
Part I.
1.1.
1.2.
1.3.
Part II.
2.1.
2.2.
2.3.
2.4.
Part III.
3.1.
3.2.
Part IV.
Part V.
Introduction ..........................................................................................................................1
Features............................................................................................................................1
System Requirements.......................................................................................................1
Meeting ScreenBeam USB Transmitter 2 .........................................................................2
Connecting to a ScreenBeam Receiver .................................................................................3
Install ScreenBeam Wireless Display Software ................................................................3
Setup the ScreenBeam Wireless Display Receiver ...........................................................3
Pairing the Transmitter with Receiver ..............................................................................3
Selecting a Wireless Channel ...........................................................................................6
Setting Wireless Display Preferences ....................................................................................8
Preferences Window ........................................................................................................8
Windows Viewing Configuration ....................................................................................10
Updating the Software ........................................................................................................11
Frequently Asked Questions ...............................................................................................13
Part I. Introduction
Thank you for your purchase of Actiontec’s ScreenBeam USB Transmitter 2.
ScreenBeam USB Transmitter 2 extends the value of legacy devices and enables wireless
display from Windows devices that lack native Miracast™ support. Windows 7/8 devices
with an outdated CPU, Wi-Fi or graphics cards can use this external transmitter to connect
a legacy laptop, tablet or desktop to a ScreenBeam wireless display receiver.
The USB Transmitter 2 comes with software that is able to support and deploy multiple
laptops at a time. ScreenBeam USB Transmitter 2 is specially designed to avoid channel
interference. Once plugged into a legacy device, the intuitive software of the ScreenBeam
USB Transmitter 2 automatically scans for a signal and allows users to select the cleanest
5GHz channel for a strong transmitter-to-receiver connection for maximum performance.
Users also have the ability to manually assign a 5GHz channel.
1.1. Features
As a high-performance commercial solution, ScreenBeam USB Transmitter 2:
 Works with Windows legacy systems that lack native Miracast support
 Is compatible with all ScreenBeam receiver products
 Intuitive software assigns a clean channel to ensure connectivity between
ScreenBeam wireless display receivers and device
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Supports 802.11ac, dual band
1.2. System Requirements
(For application software)
Laptop, tablet or PC with Windows 7 or 8 (32/64-Bit) and AMD A6 or Intel Gen 3 Core i3
equivalent with 2GB of memory, MB of hard disk spaces and a USB 2.0 port.
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1.3. Meeting ScreenBeam USB Transmitter 2
The transmitter has a single USB connector, used to connect it to a USB port on a
Windows 7/8 laptop, tablet or PC that lacks native Miracast support.
In order to wirelessly transmit your laptop, tablet or PC’s content on the display, a
ScreenBeam wireless display receiver is also required. ScreenBeam wireless display
receiver includes software that, once installed, will allow you to connect your transmitter to
your receiver (see Part II. of this manual).
Note: ScreenBeam wireless display receiver is sold separately. Visit www.screenbeam.com
for more information.
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Part II. Connecting to a ScreenBeam
Receiver
This chapter details the necessary steps to connect to a ScreenBeam receiver.
for the wireless display connection, you will need the following items:
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To prepare
ScreenBeam USB Transmitter 2
ScreenBeam wireless display software
ScreenBeam wireless display receiver
A laptop, tablet or PC running Windows 7 or 8
2.1. Install ScreenBeam Wireless Display Software
1. Download ScreenBeam wireless display software to your laptop, tablet or PC from
www.actiontec.com/products/sbupdate.php.
2. Click setup.exe and follow the on-screen instructions.
Note: The software supports silent install/uninstall mode to
run the setup.exe from the command line.
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Install command line: ScreenBeam_Setup.exe -sp"-s"
Uninstall command line: ScreenBeam_Setup.exe -sp"-s -x -v"/qn""
2.2. Setup the ScreenBeam Wireless Display Receiver
1. Place the receiver next to the monitor or projector.
2. Using an HDMI cable, connect one end to the receiver’s HDMI port and the other
end to the HDMI port on the monitor or projector.
3. Connect the power port to the receiver and plug it in.
4. Turn on the monitor or projector and select an HDMI input.
5. In approximately 30 seconds, the monitor or projector will display a Ready to
Connect screen.
2.3. Pairing the Transmitter with Receiver
1. Plug the transmitter into a USB port on your laptop, tablet or PC.
2. Launch the ScreenBeam wireless display software by clicking the icon on the
Windows desktop.
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Note: If the main screen is not displayed after the software is launched, you can find it in
the Notification Area. Click the ScreenBeam Wireless Display icon to display the main
screen.
3. Click Add a Receiver on the control panel of the software, and find your receiver
name. This is the same name that appears on the Ready to Connect screen on
the monitor or projector.
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4. A PIN will appear on the screen.
5. Enter the PIN in the software, and click Next to pair your transmitter and receiver.
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The ScreenBeam wireless display receiver and ScreenBeam USB Transmitter 2 are now
paired. As a result, you should see your laptop, tablet or PC’s screen on the HDTV monitor.
2.4. Selecting a Wireless Channel
The ScreenBeam wireless display software scans your environment and selects the
cleanest channel (5GHz band) automatically for the wireless connection. You can also
manually select a preferred channel. To manually select a wireless channel:
1. In the ScreenBeam wireless display software, click Add a receiver on the main window.
2. In Add a ScreenBeam Receiver window, select a preferred channel in the Channel
drop-down list.
Note: “Auto” is recommended, which allows the software to automatically select the
cleanest channel available.
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4.
Select your receiver and then click Connect to connect to the receiver.
The selected channel will be used.
You can also define a wireless channel in the Preferences window:
1. Make sure the laptop, tablet or PC is disconnected from the receiver.
2. Right-click the icon in Notification Area of the laptop, tablet or PC’s desktop and select
Preferences.
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3.
Select a preferred channel in the Wireless Channel list, and click OK.
Note: The wireless channel configuration in the Preferences window is used for a
persistent connection. Generally, “Auto” is recommended.
4.
Reconnect the laptop, tablet or PC to the receiver. The selected channel will be used.
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Part III.
Setting Wireless Display
Preferences
This chapter details how to adjust the options available to you when transmitting a device’s
display to an HDTV monitor using ScreenBeam USB Transmitter 2. Most of these settings
reside in the Preferences window.
3.1. Preferences Window
To open the Preferences window, right-click the ScreenBeam icon from the Notification
Area of the laptop, tablet or PC’s desktop. When the ScreenBeam options menu appears,
click Preferences.
Note: Ensure the laptop, tablet or PC is disconnected from the receiver before making any
of the following changes.
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Language
Select the language used by the ScreenBeam wireless display software.
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Wireless Channel
“Auto” is the recommended setting since this setting will automatically select the
cleanest channel. If you are manually selecting a channel, the receiver will remain on
that channel until it is set to another channel or back to “Auto.”
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Display Content
The ScreenBeam receiver will adjust resolution based on content selected. Video
Playback adjusts to a lower resolution for an optimal video viewing experience
whereas SlideShow adjusts to a higher resolution when viewing pictures and text.
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Adjust Screen Size
The slider allows you to change the display size on the HDTV monitor. If the picture on
the HDTV screen is overscanned–that is, the picture looks too big to fit on the screen,
adjust the size until the display fits the HDTV screen.
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Enable Push Button pairing
Allow your laptop to connect with a ScreenBeam receiver without entering a Personal
Identification Number (PIN).
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Enable Low-Resolution mode
Transmit lower resolution images to the HDTV monitor for a seamless video
experience.
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Restore defaults
Reset all settings to the factory default.
3.2. Windows Viewing Configuration
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Mirroring
By default, ScreenBeam wireless display mirrors the screen of your laptop, tablet or
PC onto the HDTV monitor.
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Extended Desktop
ScreenBeam can be used to take advantage of Windows Extended Desktop mode on
your laptop, tablet or PC, which creates a single desktop that stretches across both the
source device screen and the HDTV monitor. To use Extended Desktop, toggle the
display output type on your Windows 7/8 laptop, tablet or PC. Additionally, you can use
a hot key, or manually configure it from the system’s Display settings. Refer to your
laptop, tablet or PC user guide for more information.
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Part IV. Updating the Software
1. Make sure your laptop, tablet or PC is disconnected from the receiver. Right-click the
ScreenBeam icon from the Notification Area of the laptop, tablet or PC’s desktop and
select “Check for updates…”.
Note: Internet is required to update the software
2. The software will check for the latest version automatically.
3. When the check is complete, it will indicate whether an update is available. If so, click
Update now to complete software update.
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Part V. Frequently Asked Questions
This chapter lists a series of frequently asked questions concerning the operation of the
ScreenBeam devices.
Note: Go to https://actiontec.zendesk.com for more information
The ScreenBeam wireless display software shows that it can’t find the transmitter.
Unplug and plug in the transmitter, wait about a minute for Windows driver installation.
Then, launch the software again. If the software still can’t find the transmitter, open the
Windows Device Manager and under Network, make sure the transmitter is NOT disabled.
My Windows’ firewall or anti-virus software generates a pop-up notification that
ScreenBeam is trying to open a port.
The transmitter requires Windows to temporarily open a port to stream content to your
ScreenBeam Receiver. Click Allow if the message appears. In some cases the anti-virus
software may not pop-up the notification, so you will need to manually disable the anti-virus
software.
My ScreenBeam Wireless Display software doesn’t show any ScreenBeam Receiver.
Make sure your ScreenBeam receiver and transmitter are completed set up and plugged in.
Relaunch the software and select “Add a receiver” to find your receiver.
My laptop, tablet or PC generates “Color scheme has been changed” pop-up
notification. Is this a problem?
No. Select “Keep the current color scheme and don’t show this message again.”
The image shown on my TV looks bigger/smaller than the size of the monitor. How
can I adjust the image size?
Right-click the ScreenBeam icon in Windows’ Notification Area at the bottom right of the
desktop, and select Preferences to adjust the screen size. Please make sure the laptop,
tablet or PC is disconnected from the receiver before making this change.
Why is my laptop, tablet or PC’s audio muted once I connect to the ScreenBeam
Receiver?
Your laptop, tablet or PC is muted because the audio is now being broadcast on the TV.
I am experiencing choppy video or out-of-sync audio.
You can try three ways to improve the performance.
- When playing a video, ensure the ScreenBeam software is set for Video Playback
under Display Content in the Preferences Window.
- Make sure your ScreenBeam receiver is placed in an open space to avoid any
radio frequency interference.
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Make sure your laptop, tablet or PC power settings are set to “Maximum
Performance.”
When watching a video, sometimes a horizontal line appears on the screen.
This may occur if you use Windows Media Player to play videos. Try another media
player application.
Can I play a DVD or Blu-ray video when using ScreenBeam Wireless display?
No, ScreenBeam USB Transmitter 2 and ScreenBeam wireless display software do not
support protected content of DVD/Blu-ray video streaming.
My ScreenBeam wireless display software cannot connect or pair with a
ScreenBeam receiver.
Reboot your laptop, tablet or PC and ScreenBeam receiver. If that doesn’t work, select a
different wireless channel.
Appendix
Technical specifications
Devices Supported/Compatibility
 Windows 7/8 laptops, tablets and two-in-one devices that lack native Miracast support
Requirements
 ScreenBeam wireless display receiver (sold separately)
System Requirements (for application software)
 Laptop or Desktop with Windows 7 or 8 (32/64-Bit) and AMD A6 or Intel Gen 3 Core i3
equivalent with 2GB of memory, MB of hard disk spaces and a USB 2.0 port
Hardware
 I/O: USB 2.0 type-A
 Wireless: 802.11/a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz
Regulatory Compliance
 SBT200DI FCC, IC, SRRC
Disclaimers
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Actual display resolution depends on a number of factors, including source signal quality
and CPU power
Minimum system requirements apply
Not compatible with iOS devices
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Warranty
This product has a one-year Limited Hardware Warranty and 90-day free software updates
from the date of purchase.
 Local Law
This Limited Warranty Statement gives the customer specific legal rights. The customer
may
also have other rights which vary from state to state in the United States, from province to
province in Canada, and from country to country elsewhere in the world. To the extent that
this Limited Warranty Statement is inconsistent with local law, this statement shall be
deemed modified to be consistent with such local law. Under such local law, certain
disclaimers and limitations of this Warranty Statement may not apply to the
customer. Go to http://www.actiontec.com/products/warranty.php for more information.
GPL Info
For GNU General Public License (GPL) related information, go to
http://opensource.actiontec.com
EU CE Declaration of Conformity
To obtain the complete Declaration of Conformity form in softcopy, go to the Actiontec
Electronics Declarations of Conformity EU/EEA website at
http://international.actiontec.com/support/doc
The symbol below is placed in accordance with the European Union Directive 2002/96 on
the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (the WEEE Directive). If disposed of within
the European Union, this product should be treated and recycled in accordance with the laws
of your jurisdiction implementing the WEEE Directive.
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Technical Support
Go to http://actiontec.zendesk.com for product support, updates, and more information
including:
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Software updates
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Troubleshooting
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Registration
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FAQs
Technical Support Phone Number
United States: 1-888-436-0657
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