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ACTi TVW-100 Quick Installation Guide
Quick Installation Guide
TVW-100
4-Monitor 1-Bay Mini Standalone TV Wall
V.18.10.05
BEFORE YOU START
Thank you for purchasing ACTi Mini Standalone TV Wall Server. This guide
contains all the information you need to quickly set up the TV Wall system via
local display interface.
For detailed instructions on installation and operation, please search for the
product manuals on http://www.acti.com/downloadcenter.
The items below are required for installation:
• Mini DisplayPort Monitor
* If a mini DisplayPort monitor is not available, use a Mini DisplayPort
Active Converter cable with a different monitor type such as HDMI to Mini
DisplayPort.
• USB mouse
• USB keyboard
• Network cable
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UNPACK
This package includes the following items:
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TVW Unit
Power Adapter
SATA Cable
HDD Screws
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Socket Converters
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AT A GLANCE
FRONT PANEL
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Power Button
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USB 3.0 Ports x 2
REAR PANEL
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Power Connector
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Mini DisplayPorts x 4
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DisplayPort
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HDMI Port
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LAN Ports x 2
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USB 3.0 Ports x 4
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COM Port x 2
(for RS-232)
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DVI Connector
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Audio Input
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Audio Output
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CONNECT THE DEVICES
The example below displays a local network consisting of an LPR, network
cameras and basic required peripherals to start using the device.
Network Switch
Power Source
TVW
USB Devices
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# 2 (optional)
# 3 (optional)
Mini DisplayPort Monitor
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START UP
1. On the front panel, press the POWER BUTTON
to turn on the LPR.
2. On the Windows log on screen, type “123456”
to enter the Windows system.
NOTE: To assign a static IP address to the TV Wall server, after
entering Windows operating system, configure the network
settings in Windows Network and Sharing Center.
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# 4 (optional)
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REGISTER LICENSE
First thing to do is to register the TV Wall Server license either by Online
Registration or Offline Registration.
Online Registratioin
Use Online Registration if the TV Wall server has Internet access.
1. Membership ID in ACTi Member Center is required for activation. If you do
not have an account yet, Register one for free at https://member.acti.com/
login.
2. On the Windows Notifications Panel, double-click the
up the TV Wall Administrator Tool.
icon to bring
3. Click Register.
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4. Select Online Registration.
5. Select the MAC Address then
fill up the License Key, ACTi
Account, and Password.
6. Click Apply to complete.
Offline Registratioin
Use Offline Registration if the TV Wall server is in a network but not
connected to public Internet.
You need to get an activation file from another computer and transfer it to the
TV Wall server. But first, take note of the MAC address of TV Wall server.
1. Membership ID in ACTi Member Center is required for activation. If you do
not have an account yet, Register one for free at https://member.acti.com/
login.
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2. Access https://www2.acti.com/support/LicenseMgt/TVW_registration.asp.
3. Enter the License Key and the MAC address of TV Wall server, then click
Submit.
4. An email with the activation code file (*.lic) will be sent to the registered
email address. Save this file to a USB Disk.
5. On the TV Wall server
Windows Notifications
Panel, double-click the
icon to bring up the TV Wall
Administrator Tool.
6. Choose Offline Registration.
Click Import and upload the
license file (*.lic).
7. Click Apply to activate the
license.
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START TV WALL SERVICE
After successfully registering the TV Wall Server, the status shows that the
service is RUNNING.
To start viewing monitor clients, click the Settings page tab. Then, click Start
Up.
Bring Up the Views
To manage and bring up the
views at anytime, right click
the TV Wall Server icon
from the Windows Status
Bar then click Start Up
Monitor Clients.
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ADD TV WALL TO CMS SERVER
NOTE: Ensure the CMS server has been updated to the latest version.
1. On the CMS server, go to Setup page > TV Wall, then click Add TV Wall.
2. Input the Name of the TV Wall Server and its connection properties: Host
IP address, Port, Account and Password.
3. Click “Apply”to save this server.
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The CMS server will detect the display arrangement. If you apply new display
settings on the TV Wall server later, CMS will be synchronized simulataneously.
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CREATE TV WALL VIEWS
To start real-time handling of the TV Wall monitors via CMS interface, create a
view on the CMS Live View screen which will act as a deck dedicated as the TV
Wall Controller.
1. On the CMS, click
on the View Toolbar and fill in the View properties.
It is recommended to name this View as “TV Wall Controller” and create a
new View group.
2. Highlight this View, select a layout and click
mode.
b
to enter the View Edit
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3. On a blank channel window, click Create TV Wall Controller.
Create TV Wall Controller
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4. As the channel window shows the TV Wall Controller background, click
to save the View.
5. Scroll the left-panel menu towards TV Wall and drag the TV Wall server
source onto the TV Wall Controller view. You may drag multiple TV wall
servers here as you want.
6. The TV Wall View appears, drag the bottom-right corner to adjust the
dimensions. Click
to save this TV Wall View.
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ASSIGN VIEWS TO MONITORS
To assign a camera device to the view, simply drag a camera channel to the
grid on the the TV Wall View. Continue to drag another camera to the view. The
TV Wall Monitor(s) will immediately display the camera views.
Display on TV Wall Stations
Or, you may select a live channel on the CMS Live view interface, right-click
“Send to TV Wall” to send the live stream of that channel to the TV wall.
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10 MANAGE TV WALL VIEWS
When you click on a TV Wall source, the Controller Toolbar on top of the
window becomes enabled. Use the toolbar to manage the TV Wall Views.
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Right-click to change View Layout
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View Mode: Toggle between Viewer Mode and Screen Mode.
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Select TV Wall View: Use this drop-down box to select and change from one view set to
another. You need to create TV Wall View set first.
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View Manager: Allows you to manage the TV Wall view sets, such as rename or delete.
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View Patrol: Allows you to create and configure patrol functions. When activated, allows
the TV Wall views to change in sequence from one view set to another every specified
period of time.
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Create View: Click to create a new TV Wall View set.
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Save View: Click to save the view.
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Clear Content: Click to clear the assigned cameras to the TV Wall view.
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Reset Position: Click to move the TV Wall view set to its default position and dimensions
on the CMS interface.
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Playback Control: Click to display the Playback Control toolbar on the TV Wall Controller
window. Click a channel from the view to view it on playback mode. All controls like play,
pause, forward, rewind or go to schedule etc. are done on the CMS interface while the
video playback actually occurs on the TV monitors.
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Due to continuous product improvements, some contents may have changed
from the time this documentation was written.
You can download the latest user documentation from
http://www.acti.com/downloadcenter.
www.acti.com
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