BenQ PL490 DISPLAY User Manual

BenQ PL490 DISPLAY User Manual
X-Sign User Manual
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any particular purpose. Further, BenQ Corporation reserves the right to revise this publication and
to make changes from time to time in the contents hereof without obligation of BenQ Corporation
to notify any person of such revision or changes.
This user manual aims to provide the most updated and accurate information to customers, and thus
all contents may be modified from time to time without prior notice. Please visit http://businessdisplay.benq.com/ for the latest version of this manual.
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Table of contents
BenQ X-Sign ................................................................................................................................. 5
Standalone mode ............................................................................................................................................. 5
X-Sign Manager mode .................................................................................................................................... 5
BenQ X-Sign Designer ............................................................................................................... 6
Installation ......................................................................................................................................................... 6
Running the program ...................................................................................................................................... 6
Starting with pre-existing templates ............................................................................................................ 9
Starting a new file ............................................................................................................................................ 9
Limits of resolution .................................................................................................................................................................... 10
Setting scene properties............................................................................................................................................................ 11
Setting region properties .......................................................................................................................................................... 12
Adding a text set ......................................................................................................................................................................... 12
Adding an image set ................................................................................................................................................................... 13
Adding a video set ...................................................................................................................................................................... 14
Adding a time set ........................................................................................................................................................................ 15
Adding a QR code ...................................................................................................................................................................... 16
Adding a Web view .................................................................................................................................................................... 17
Adding a weather widget .......................................................................................................................................................... 18
Adding an RSS source ................................................................................................................................................................ 19
Adding a queuing system ........................................................................................................................................................... 20
Adding a data Connection ........................................................................................................................................................ 21
Adding a timer widget................................................................................................................................................................ 24
Previewing the new template ...................................................................................................................... 24
Generating a task ........................................................................................................................................... 24
Network Schedule Task ............................................................................................................................................................ 25
Local Schedule Task ................................................................................................................................................................... 26
Create from an Existing Schedule Task ................................................................................................................................. 27
Checking updates in Help ............................................................................................................................ 27
BenQ X-Sign Player ..................................................................................................................28
Installing the program ................................................................................................................................... 28
Connecting to X-Sign Manager (Android) ............................................................................................... 28
Connecting the device to X-Sign Manager ........................................................................................................................... 28
Reconnecting existing devices ................................................................................................................................................. 29
Choosing the file source ........................................................................................................................................................... 29
Changing orientation .................................................................................................................................................................. 31
More information ....................................................................................................................................................................... 31
Connecting to X-Sign Manager (Windows) ............................................................................................ 32
Installing X-Sign Player (Windows) ........................................................................................................................................ 32
Network Version ........................................................................................................................................................................ 35
Reconnecting Existing Devices................................................................................................................................................. 37
Standalone Version..................................................................................................................................................................... 38
Choosing the file source ........................................................................................................................................................... 39
More information ....................................................................................................................................................................... 39
Exiting X-Sign Player .................................................................................................................................................................. 40
BenQ X-Sign Manager ..............................................................................................................42
Registering a new account ........................................................................................................................... 42
Using X-Sign Manager ................................................................................................................................... 45
Accessing X-Sign Manager ........................................................................................................................................................ 45
Logging in ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 45
X-Sign Manager overview ......................................................................................................................................................... 46
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Account Settings ............................................................................................................................................47
User Management ....................................................................................................................................................................... 47
Role Management ....................................................................................................................................................................... 50
Other Settings ............................................................................................................................................................................. 52
Device Management ......................................................................................................................................54
Adding a new device .................................................................................................................................................................. 54
Device updates ............................................................................................................................................................................ 59
Managing devices......................................................................................................................................................................... 61
Hierarchy management.............................................................................................................................................................. 62
Channel Management ....................................................................................................................................63
Adding a new channel ................................................................................................................................................................ 63
Managing channels ...................................................................................................................................................................... 64
BDP File Management ...................................................................................................................................70
Using File List ............................................................................................................................................................................... 70
Checking Verification ................................................................................................................................................................. 72
QR Code Analysis ...................................................................................................................................................................... 72
Editing profile ..................................................................................................................................................74
Changing personal profile ......................................................................................................................................................... 74
Changing password..................................................................................................................................................................... 74
Content Scheduling .......................................................................................................................................76
License Management .....................................................................................................................................79
License List ................................................................................................................................................................................... 79
Getting a license code ............................................................................................................................................................... 80
System Log ......................................................................................................................................................82
Report management ................................................................................................................................................................... 82
Warning letter settings.............................................................................................................................................................. 83
Advanced Application ...................................................................................................................................84
Creating a new control panel .................................................................................................................................................. 84
Managing the calling number .................................................................................................................................................... 86
User authority ................................................................................................................................................89
System Requirements ..............................................................................................................89
Application Feature Limits ...........................................................................................................................90
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BenQ X-Sign
Created to help users of BenQ interactive flat panels and digital signages to better utilize their
equipment, BenQ X-Sign includes BenQ X-Sign Designer for content creation and standalone mode
schedule setting. BenQ X-Sign also includes BenQ X-Sign Manager and BenQ X-Sign Player for cloudbased content management and distribution, to show X-Sign Player in single or group displays.
Standalone mode
X-Sign Manager mode
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This application is compatible with Windows 7 and 10.
System component
CPU
RAM
Free disk space
Operating system
Independent graphics card
Required specification
Intel i3 Dual Core or higher
4GB DDR3
More than 5GB free space
Windows 7 & Windows 10
• Strongly recommended
• Support Open GL 1.5 or higher
Installation
1. Download X-Sign Designer from http://business-display.benq.com/software/x-sign/downloads/.
• You must manually uninstall any previous versions of X-Sign Designer from Windows before installing a new
version.
• Before installing X-Sign Designer, the installation program will automatically check the system environment and
provide corresponding suggestions if needed.
2. Open the program installer to install X-Sign Designer.
3. To change the default installation folder, click Browse and select a folder. Click Next to begin
installation.
Running the program
After installation, open the program in the path, Start > BenQ X-Sign > X-Sign Designer > XSign Designer. You may also click on the icon
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on the desktop.
Once the program is running, this program window will display.
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Working space
Menu
1.
File
Item
New
Open
Open Recently
Save
Save As
Import from BDS
Create BDP schedule
file
Description
Starts a new template.
Opens a saved template.
Checks the recent files.
Saves the current template.
Saves templates in the working space.
X-Sign Designer 1.4 and below import a new template
from BDS.
X-Sign Designer 1.5 and above import a new template
from BPJ.
Creates a BDP file.
Open BDP schedule
file
Opens a previously created project.
Exit
Exits the program.
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2.
Edit
Undo
Redo
Cut
Copy
Paste
Delete
Select All
3.
View
Zoom In
Zoom Out
Fit In Window
Actual Size
Show Grid
Property Window
Show Ruler
Show Toolbar
4.
Operation Insert
Preview
Generate Task
5.
Align
Left Alignment
Right Alignment
Horizontal Center
Top Alignment
Bottom Alignment
Vertical Center
6.
Help
About
Check for updates
Language
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Invalidates the last action.
Validates the last invalidated action.
Clips the selected object.
Duplicates the selected object.
Attaches the selected object.
Erases the selected object.
Selects all objects of the current template in the
working space.
Enlarges the current template for a close-up.
Diminishes the current template for an overall
perspective.
Regulates the current template to fit in program
window.
Adjusts the current to its actual size.
Exposes grids for easy measurement.
Avails objects of settings to fine-tune.
Displays the onscreen ruler for measuring project
elements.
Displays the onscreen toolbar.
Inserts element.
Previews a task.
Generates a task.
Coordinates objects to the left.
Coordinates objects to the right.
Coordinates objects to the horizontal center.
Coordinates objects to the top.
Coordinates objects to the bottom.
Coordinates objects to the vertical center.
Reveals the current version of the program.
Updates the program to the latest version.
Selects the preferred in-program language.
Starting with pre-existing templates
1. Follow the path, File > Open Recently. A window containing a pre-existing templates will appear.
2. The template is now available for editing.
• 140 templates are available to use.
• You can change the background of the pre-existing template by first clicking on the work space between the
template and the ruler and then clicking the box next to Background in Scene Property to assign the path
of the desired background image or set it to a certain color.
Starting a new file
1. Click button
on the top left of the program window, or follow the path, File > New. A new
template property window appears as below.
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2. In the template property window, you may choose a resolution from the pull down list. Select
the category of your new template, and click on the OK button to begin your template creation.
Available template resolutions:
• Landscape: 1920x1080, 1920x358, 1920x545
• Portrait: 1080x1920, 545x1920, 2160x3840
• Free: other
• Max resolution: 4096x2160 or 2160x4096
Limits of resolution
When the scene resolution reaches or exceeds 3840x2160 or 2160x3840, click Advanced Setting
and a dialog will pop up. Only a single static, full 4K resolution image can be displayed at one time.
Click Enable to proceed.
• The function is only available for ST K series.
• Do not overlap any objects on 4K images. You can’t add another image in the carousel control for image
rotation.
• A 3-second pause may happen when changing two different 4K scenes.
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Setting scene properties
At the bottom right of the program window, you can:
• Name your scene by clicking on the Name box and input.
• Enter the author name by clicking on the Author box.
• Select the entrance effect from a drop down list at the right of Entrance Effect.
• Decide how long the effect will last by entering a number at the right of Duration of Enter Effect.
• Decide how long the work will last by entering a number at the right of Duration.
• Decide how long the work will halt before exiting by entering a number at the right of Delay
Duration To Exit.
• Set the background to be a certain color from a drop down list at the right of Background. The
default background color is white. You can choose different colors by clicking Standard or
Advanced button. You can also choose your own background image by clicking Choose Image.
Standard
Advanced
Choose Image
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Setting region properties
Any time you add a new object or select an object in the scene, the object should be framed in red,
and you should see a region property window at the bottom right of the program. You can set the
size or the position of the region by dragging the line or the point of the frame, or you can:
• Name your region by clicking on the box of Name and input.
• Adjust your region width by clicking on the box of Width and input.
• Adjust your region height by clicking on the box of Height and input.
• Position your region coordinate by entering values at the right of X and Y.
• Set the layer depth of your region by entering a value at the right of layer. The higher the value, the
more forward the region will be.
• Check the All repeat box for infinitely looping, or set the frequency of the region being played by
entering a value at the right of Repeated Count excluding time sets.
Users can change the Region Property and element's property window by double clicking the
element.
Adding a text set
You should notice that some of the buttons on top of the program are no longer grayed out and are
now available.
1. Click on the icon
to add a text set. You can drag the text set anywhere in the template. For
more text sets, click on the icon
delete, click on
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,
to add. For editing functions, such as cut, copy, paste, or
, or
respectively.
2. In the Carousel Controls window, you can drag added phrases to decide their order. You can
also delete phrases here.
3. To edit a phrase, click on the phrase in the Carousel Controls window. Then, edit the phrase in
the field at right to Text Content in the Text Property window as shown below. At the bottom
side, you may set phrase properties.
4. Change the content, settings, and values of each property by clicking on the boxes to their right.
If you set the font color of the phrase to white, you will not be able to see the text of the phrase in the Carousel
Controls window. However, as a reminder, if selected, the phrase will be in the gray frame.
Adding an image set
Supported file formats: JPEG, PNG, JPG, BMP
1. Click on the icon
to add an image set. You will be prompted to select an image to insert via
the file explorer window. You can drag the image set anywhere in the template. For additional
image sets, click on the icon
click on
,
,
, or
to add. For edit functions, such as cut, copy, paste, or delete,
respectively.
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2. In the Carousel Controls window, each single image can be played in turn. You can drag added
images here to decide their order. You can also delete images here.
3. At the bottom, you may set the properties of each individual image.
4. Change the content, settings, values, of each property by clicking on the boxes to their right.
Adding a video set
Supported file formats: MP4, AVI
1. Click on the icon
to add a video set. You will be prompted to select a copy of video to
insert to the template by the file explorer window. You can drag the video set anywhere in the
template. For edit functions, such as cut, copy, paste, or delete, click on
,
,
, or
respectively.
• You can only add one video set into a template at a time. Other designed elements are not allowed to overlap
with the video.
• The maximum size of the video should be less than 1.3 GB.
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2. In the Carousel Controls window, each copy of video can be played by taking turns. You can
drag added copies of video here to determine their order. You can also delete copies of video
here.
3. At the bottom, you may set the properties of each copy of a video.
Adding a time set
1. Click on the icon
to add a time set. You can drag the time set anywhere in the template.
Click on the icon
click on
,
to add more sets. For edit functions, such as cut, copy, paste, or delete,
,
, or
respectively.
2. In the Carousel Controls window, only one time phrase can be added to a time set. You can
also delete time phrases here. If you wish to make arrangements on time phrases, such as
separating the date and the time, you need to use two or more time sets to do so.
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3. At the bottom, you may set the properties of each time phrase.
Adding a QR code
1. Click on the icon
to add a QR code, and you will be prompted to enter the URL corre-
sponding to the QR code.
2. Click on the icon
to add more QR codes. You can drag the QR code anywhere in the
template. For edit functions, such as cut, copy, paste, or delete, click on
,
respectively.
3. Read more about QR codes on QR Code Analysis on page 72.
• Each added QR code has its own carousel controls to be edited independently from others.
• QR code can contain up to 256 words.
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, or
Adding a Web view
1. Click on the icon
to add a Web view, and you will be prompted to enter the Input Web URL
corresponding to the Web view.
2. Click on the icon
to add a Web view. You can drag the Web view anywhere in the
template. For edit functions, such as cut, copy, paste, or delete, click on
,
,
, or
respectively.
3. At the bottom, you may set the properties of each Web view.
• Web performance depends on the Player.
• Only one web view can be inserted into each template.
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Adding a weather widget
1. Click on the icon
to add a weather widget, and you will be prompted to place the weather
widget.
2. Click on the icon
to add more weather widgets. You can drag the weather widget
anywhere in the template. For edit functions, such as cut, copy, paste, or delete, click on
,
, or
respectively.
3. At the bottom, you may set the properties of each weather widget.
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4. Double-click on the widget to open the properties menu and set the title layout, background
color, and text color.
5. To set the city, first identify the city in the device management section of the online X-Sign
Manager.
Adding an RSS source
1. Click on the icon
to add an RSS source, and you will be prompted to enter the Input RSS
URL corresponding to the RSS source. You can drag the RSS source anywhere in the template.
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2.
For edit functions, such as cut, copy, paste, or delete, click on
respectively.
3. At the bottom, you may set the properties of each RSS source.
Only 15 RSS sources can be inserted into each template.
Adding a queuing system
1. Click on the icon
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, and you can see a queuing number.
,
,
, or
2. At the bottom, you may set the properties of the queuing system.
3. Read more about the queuing system on Advanced Application on page 84.
• The queuing system is designed to show the expected waiting time.
• Only one queuing number can be inserted into each template.
Adding a data Connection
1. Before adding a data connection to BenQ X-Sign Designer, create the data in Google sheets.
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2. Select File and choose Publish to the web.
3. Make sure the file is saved in CSV format.
It may take about five minutes for Google data to synchronize with X-Sign Designer.
4. Click on the icon
to add a data connection, and you will be prompted to enter the Input
Web URL corresponding to the data in Google sheets. Then enter the information for the
column, row, and refresh interval. You can create the data connection with one single table
instead of creating a cell one by one.
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5. For edit functions, such as cut, copy, paste, or delete, click on
respectively.
,
,
, or
6. At the bottom, you may set the properties.
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Adding a timer widget
1. Click on the icon
to add a timer widget, and you will be prompted to place the timer widget.
2. You can drag the timer widget anywhere in the template. For edit functions, such as cut, copy,
paste, or delete, click on
,
,
, or
respectively.
3. At the bottom, you may set the properties of the timer widget. You can switch the count mode
to Decrement and Increment, the time unit to Day and Time.
Previewing the new template
If you like to preview the output result of the template you just designed, you can click on the icon
. Simply press ESC on your keyboard any time you wish to stop previewing.
Generating a task
Once you have finished modifying your templates, you can click on the icon
to generate a task.
You can choose Network Schedule Task or Local Schedule Task to include all your desired
templates to be displayed.
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Network Schedule Task
1. If you want to make a task file and upload it to X-Sign Manager, select Network Schedule Task.
2. You will be prompted to select from user created templates, in the file explorer window.
3. You will be prompted to choose where to store the generated task, and the generating progress
bar will be shown once the button Save Task is clicked.
4. The task will be saved as a BDP file. You can upload the generated file to X-Sign Manager.
The maximum size for a BDP file is 1.5 GB.
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Local Schedule Task
1. If you want to save files to a USB memory drive and play it directly with X-Sign Player, select
Local Schedule Task.
2. You will be prompted to select the template in the file explorer window.
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3. The file explorer window shows a playlist timeline. The upper section shows the playlists and its
template contents which are scheduled to play within a 24 hour period. The lower section
shows available templates which can be moved into each playlist. The items within the file
explorer window are described in the table below:
Item
1. Template
2. Template duration
3. Template contents
4. Template menu
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Description
A template that will be played in the playlist arranged to play in a
specific order.
The start and end time of a specific template.
The content which will be displayed in this template. Content
can be organized by dragging and dropping each template into
the playlist.
Available templates which can be moved into the playlist, where
they can be further organized.
4. The task will be saved as an SBDP file. You can use the generated file with a USB memory drive
and play it directly with X-Sign Player.
5. One SBDP file contains up to 50 scenes.
6. The files can be played continuously during a set time.
The maximum size for a SBDP file is 1.5 GB.
Create from an Existing Schedule Task
You can also make a new task file based on an existing schedule. Select Create from an Existing
Schedule Task, then choose the existing file you want to create from.
Checking updates in Help
1. Click on the Check for updates menu option.
2. If you need to input proxy settings, the network settings dialogue will display.
3. Input proxy settings if necessary.
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BenQ X-Sign Player
BenQ X-Sign Player (Android) is compatible with Android 4.2 or above. It has both standalone mode
(USB) and X-Sign Manager mode.
BenQ X-Sign Player (Windows) is compatible with Windows 7 or 10. It has standalone mode (USB)
and network mode.
Installing the program
1. X-Sign Player (Android) is pre-installed on BenQ products.
2. Download the latest X-Sign Player (Windows) from the download site http://businessdisplay.benq.com/software/x-sign/downloads/.
3. Follow on-screen download instructions until the installation is complete.
• Please manually uninstall X-Sign Designer/Player from Windows before installing a new version.
• While using X-Sign Player you are able to use the F3 hotkey to quickly choose to play a file, and the F11 hotkey
to quickly export a license.
Connecting to X-Sign Manager (Android)
To play your content through X-Sign Manager, please make sure your device is connected to the
Internet.
Connecting the device to X-Sign Manager
1. Click the Android device’s menu key to go to the MENU page. Use this menu to add a new device
to the X-Sign Manager.
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2. To retrieve the Display ID, click New Device on the MENU page. The Display ID is shown on
the screen. The Display ID is used to connect to the device. Read more about connecting to XSign Manager in BDP File Management (see page 70).
Reconnecting existing devices
1. To reconnect a previously registered device, click Existed Device on the MENU page.
2. Input the Display ID and mapping license number (16 digits) of the registered device. The Display
Name will be displayed. Read more about licenses in Content Scheduling (see page 76).
Choosing the file source
1. To choose the file source, click Settings on the MENU page.
2. Choose the source from which to load and play the BDP/SBDP file.
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3. Once the file source has been changed, X-Sign Player will restart automatically and clean the
internal data, including the BDP/SBDP files.
4. If the file source is from X-Sign Manager, X-Sign Player loads the file from the Internet via the
device's scheduling in X-Sign Manager.
5. If the file source is from a USB flash drive, load the file by inserting the USB flash drive while XSign Player is operating. The latest updated SBDP file in the USB flash drive will be copied to the
device and played immediately.
Once X-Sign Player starts playing, it will continue playing even if the USB flash drive is removed from the device.
6. Click the checkbox in the Start up setting to ensure X-Sign starts automatically when the
device is turned on.
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Changing orientation
X-Sign offers two orientation options: Portrait and Landscape. You can change the orientation of
the files by choosing either Portrait or Landscape. After you make the selection, the orientation
of the files will be changed.
More information
For more information about X-Sign, click the About button on the MENU page. In the About page
you can check to see if the firmware version is the latest by clicking the Check Update button.
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Connecting to X-Sign Manager (Windows)
BenQ X-Sign Player (Windows) has two modes: Network Version and Standalone Version.
Installing X-Sign Player (Windows)
1. Install X-Sign Player (Windows) following the steps below.
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2. Click Browse if you want to select a different folder, then click Next.
Make sure you have at least 166.5 MB of free disk to run the program.
3. Click Browse if you want to select a different folder. If you don’t want to create a Start Menu
folder, tick the box. Then click Next.
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4. If you want to create a desktop icon, tick the box, then click Next.
5. Click Install to continue.
6. X-Sign Player (Windows) is installing.
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7. X-Sign Player (Windows) is successfully installed. Click Finish to exit, then click the installed
icon to start.
Network Version
Select Network Version and click OK to proceed.
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Connecting the device to X-Sign Manager
1. If your device and the serial number are not bound, select New device.
2. Use the Display ID provided to pair with the license code in X-Sign Manager. After pairing, the
device name will appear and the network version features are available to use. Read more about
connecting to X-Sign Manager in BDP File Management (see page 70).
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Reconnecting Existing Devices
1. If the equipment and the license code are bound, select Apply original settings to enter the
license code and the display ID to apply prior settings.
2. Input the Display ID and the pairing license code (16 digits) of the existing device. The device
name will be displayed. Read more about licenses in Content Scheduling (see page 76).
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Standalone Version
Select Standalone Version and click OK to proceed.
Verifying the serial number
Input the serial number (16 digits) to verify in the device. After verification, the standalone version
features are available to use. You can select standalone version to play files on PC or USB.
• Make sure your device is connected to the Internet.
• You can use trial version for 20 minutes.
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Choosing the file source
1. To choose the file source, press F3 hotkey or right click on the mouse to see the menu and click
Open File [F3].
2. Choose the source from which to load and play the BDP/SBDP file.
More information
• To go to the setup page, press F8 hotkey or right click on the mouse to see the menu and click Go
to Setup page [F8].
• Choose Version Settings to select Network Version or Standalone Version. Tick the box to
start X-Sign automatically in booting.
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• Choose Reset to select reset items including Clear Media Files, Default settings, and Remove
the serial number. After selecting the item, click OK to proceed.
• Choose About X-Sign to learn more about X-Sign version, display information, and X-Sign
Designer download website.
Exiting X-Sign Player
1. To exit X-Sign Player, right click on the mouse to see the menu and click Exit X-Sign [Esc].
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2. A warning window will appear on the screen. Click OK to exit X-Sign Player.
3. For Win10 compatibility setting, you will need administrator authority to set configuration and
compatibility with X-Sign.
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BenQ X-Sign Manager
Registering a new account
The user must have a valid account to access the Management.
1. Go to the X-Sign Manager website: https://x-sign.benq.com. Suggested browsers are Chrome,
Firefox.
2. Choose the language that suits you.
3. Click Sign up to register a new account.
4. Fill in the following fields: Account ID/Password/Name/Company/Country/Email.
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5. For the account ID, enter a value between 4 and 20 characters long. Only numbers(0-9), upper
and lowercase alphabets (A-Z, a-z), and the following special characters (-)(.)(_) are allowed in
the account ID and name.
6. The password must be a combination of alphanumeric and must be between 6-12 characters.
Passwords like “2945678” (all numbers), “eduabsc” (all alphabets), “12ab” (less than 6
characters), and “12abcd345678efg” (more than 12 characters) are unacceptable.
7. Click Register after you fill in all the fields. The server will automatically send an activation mail
to the registering email address.
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8. Activate the account by clicking Confirm in the receiving mail, “BenQ X-Sign member
verification e-mail.
9. A notification, “Congratulations! Your email has been verified”, appears on the screen, indicating
the account is successfully registered.
Please note that after creating an account you will have a trial license of one month, within which to connect five
devices and 2 GB free space to upload content.
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Using X-Sign Manager
You can configure device settings, assign the packages, manage the connected device, upload files, and
set up the schedules.
Accessing X-Sign Manager
Before you begin, make sure that you have a valid account that has been registered.
Logging in
1. Launch browser (Chrome 49.0.26.23 or above /Firefox 45.0 or above), key in the website page,
and log in.
2. Enter your user ID and password. Do not enter your email address on the Account ID column.
3. Click Log in. The Management main page appears on the screen.
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X-Sign Manager overview
While logging in, you will see three main parts, as described in the table below:
2
1
3
1.
2.
Item
Function Tab
User Information
3.
Operating Tab
Description
You can switch the functions here.
You can see your authority, login information and languages in
this area.
You can see the corresponding content while switching the
functions on the function tabs.
There are three different colors of lights to show device status.
• Green: Online
• Gray: Offline
• Orange: The device’s storage has reached capacity or the clock setting for the device is incorrect.
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Account Settings
User Management
1. Click Account Settings on the left function tabs, then select User Management.
2. Click the green button Create a new account user.
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3. Fill in the following fields and select the timezone. Then click Create a new account user.
Role is created to set up user groups based on different access rights.
4. A notification, “Account user has been created”, will appear on the screen. The user needs to
check his/her mailbox to verify the account.
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Managing account users
1. In the “Operate” field, edit the content by clicking
.
2. For verified accounts you can also change the status by clicking Active or Inactive. After
editing the information, click Submit.
For unverified accounts only an Unverified indication will appear with no selectable options, as seen in the image
below.
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3. A notification, “Account user has been changed”, will appear on the screen.
Role Management
1. Select Role Management and click the green button Create a new role.
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2. Fill in the role name first, then select the access right for each management (Device
Management, Channel Management, BDP File Management, and Advanced
Application). Click Submit to proceed.
3. A notification, “New role has been changed”, will appear on the screen.
Managing roles
1. In the “Operate” field, edit the content by clicking
.
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2. Determine the limit of authority for the role by ticking the functions, then click Submit.
3. A notification, “The role has been updated”, will appear on the screen.
Other Settings
1. To clear verified records, select Other Settings and click the green button Clear.
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2. A message will appear on the screen. Be sure to read it before you click Confirm.
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Device Management
Adding a new device
1. In X-Sign Player (Android), to retrieve the Display ID, click New Device button on the MENU
page. The Display ID is shown on the screen.
2. In X-Sign Player (Windows), to retrieve the Display ID, select New Device. The Display ID is
shown on the screen.
3. To add a new device, click Device management.
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4. Click Add a new display to add a new display.
To retrieve the latest status, users will need to refresh the web page.
5. Fill in the display ID and the device name from X-Sign Player.
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6.
Click Choose to see Mapping license code. Refer to License List on page 79 for more
information about how to to import license code.
7. Fill in the license code, then choose the license code you want to map to the device and click
OK to proceed.
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8. Click Choose to see City of equipment. The function of City of equipment is to sync the
city’s weather with that of X-Sign Manager.
9. Enter the city name, click
, and choose the city.
10. Category enables you to categorize your device by its country, city, or district. You need to
create the folder in category in Hierarchy management page first.
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11. Enter the name of the category and click Submit.
12. In Hierarchy management, in the Device Management page, you can create, rename,
move, move up, move down, and delete the selected category.
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13. After finishing all the changes, click Finish. A notification, “New device has been created”, will
be shown on the screen.
For more information about Channel, see Channel Management on page 63.
Device updates
1. To update the firmware of the displays, click Device Updates. The update is for Android version
only. Windows version does not support the device updates.
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2. Select the display(s) you want to update, then click Update.
3. A message will appear on the screen. Be sure to read it before you click Confirm.
4. A notification, “Sent”, will appear on the screen.
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Managing devices
To manage devices, switch to List management view and Hierarchy management view. In the
“Operate” field, you can check Device schedule management by clicking
clicking
, unpair the device from the list by clicking
, edit the settings by
, and control the device by clicking
.
Device control
Click
to remotely control the basic function of displays. You can select Screen on/off
Sound on/off
clicking
. You can reboot the displays by clicking
,
. You can also sync with device by
.
The function is only available for ST series.
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Hierarchy management
In the Hierarchy Management view, you can:
• Tap on the folder icon to open folders and display their contents.
• Drag and drop devices and folders to organize them in the hierarchy.
• Tap on the arrow next to a category
to reveal additional information about the
devices in that category.
• Check interrupt events by clicking on the interrupt button.
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Channel Management
Use the Channel management to arrange the sequence of BDP files in the play list.
Adding a new channel
1. To create channels, click Channel Management. The main page appears on the screen.
2. Click the green button, Add a new channel, to add a new channel.
3. Fill in the channel name and add the description by option. Click Add a new channel to
proceed.
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4. A notification, “Channel has been created”, will appear on the screen.
Managing channels
In the “Operate” field, you can check the schedule arrangement status by clicking
Time Messages by clicking
, edit the content by clicking
and manage channel managers by clicking
page 76.
Editing the content
1. Edit the setting by clicking
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, check Real-
, remove the channel by clicking
,
. Read more about scheduling on Content Scheduling on
2. Edit Channel name and Description by clicking
. Change the background picture by clicking
. Choose the file to upload and click Submit to proceed. Notifications such as “Channel
name has been updated”, “Channel has been updated” will appear on the screen.
3. The anti-image retention function is provided to play on your screen hourly. The default is
Inactive. Change the setting to Active by clicking
.
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4. Check the box and click Submit. The anti-image retention function is active.
The anti-image retention function is only available for BenQ models.
5. You can also edit the equipment list by clicking Add unsubscribed equipments to this
channel.
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6. Choose the device name to add and click Submit.
7. A message will appear on the screen. Click Confirm to proceed.
8. A notification, “Success to add 1 equipment(s) to _____ (channel name) channel”, will appear
on the screen.
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Editing Real-Time Messages
Real-time messages are messages which can be instantly broadcast on the displays for a given amount
of time, which are useful in instances when an impromptu announcement is needed.
1. Edit Real-Time Messages by clicking
2.
3.
4.
5.
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.
You can change text style, marquee setup, and marquee speed.
Click Preview to preview the Real-Time Message.
Click OK to complete the editing.
After enabling Real-time message, you can go to History page to remove it.
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Managing Channel Managers
1. You can select the channel managers by ticking the box next to the Account ID. Click Submit to
procced.
2. A notification, “Channel managers have been updated”, will appear on the screen.
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BDP File Management
Using File List
1. To upload and manage content, click File List under BDP File Management to switch to the
content page.
2. If you want to upload files, click File upload.
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3. Fill in the description and choose the file you want to upload by clicking select from your
computer.
Only BDP files can be uploaded to the contents.
4. If you need additional folders, click Add folder. Fill in the folder name and click OK.
5. You can edit, move, move up, move down, download, and delete the selected file.
• Click on the down arrow at the end of each tab to display additional information about the file.
• The total available space is 100.0 GB.
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Checking Verification
1. To check the displays’ verification, click Verification.
2. The administrator can approve or reject the contents.
QR Code Analysis
1. To see the visualization of the clicks, os%, or browser%, click QR Code Analysis.
Before clicking QR Code Analysis, you need to enable the function in X-Sign Designer first, then scan the QR
code to get the data. See Adding a QR code on page 16 for more information about how to add a QR code.
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2. Click Overview and buttons under Statics, you can see the charts indicating the clicks, os%, or
browser%.
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Editing profile
Changing personal profile
You can change your personal profile by clicking Change Personal Profile. After making the
change, click Submit.
Changing password
1. You can change your password by clicking Change password.
2. In the Current password field, enter the old password.
3. In the New password field, enter the new password.
4. In the Confirm password field, enter the new password again.
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5. Click Submit. The new password is saved.
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Content Scheduling
1. In the “Operate” field of the channel management page, you can check the schedule arrangement
status by clicking
.
2.
“Channel/device schedule management” uses a calendar-based interface, where on the top of
the page, you can find the time configuration items described in the table below:
2
1
Item
1.
2.
3.
3
Description
Switching tabs
Month/week/day options
Date information
3. Select the period for which you want to make a schedule; the “New Schedule” window will pop
up.
4. Set the schedule name, select the file to be published, and set the schedule time.
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5. Click New Schedule to continue.
Available
time
periods
6. After setting the schedule, a notification, “The schedule has been created”, will appear on the
screen.
7. The added schedule can be seen on the page.
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8. Different colors show the status of the schedules. The first three colors in the list represent
broadcasting statuses for a schedule, while the last three colors represent the download status
of a schedule (BDP file). The respective status for each color is explained in the table below:
Color
Grey
Blue
Red
Green
Brown
Orange
Status
The schedule has expired
The schedule file has already been downloaded by X-Sign Player and is
currently playing
The schedule file has already been downloaded by X-Sign Player and its
playback has interrupted
The (non-expired) schedule file has not been downloaded by X-Sign Player
The (non-expired) schedule file has been downloaded by X-Sign Player
The (non-expired) schedule file is currently downloading by X-Sign Player
9. You can edit or remove schedules by clicking the added schedule. After editing the schedule,
click Change schedule.
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License Management
License List
1. A license code provides a subscription to the X-Sign Service. To check license codes, click
License List under License Management. You can map the license by clicking Mapping.
2. You can also click License Code Mapping to import licenses.
3. Enter a license code (16 characters) or click Import license.
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Getting a license code
1. Click Buy New License under License Management.
2. Select the quantity and click Add to Shopping Cart. Click the shopping cart icon to proceed.
3. The Order Detail Confirmation will display. Click Buy Now to proceed.
4. Choose payment terms. You can pay by credit card or Paypal.
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5. You can also extend your contract by clicking Extend My Contract.
6. Select the device to extend your contract and click Next.
7. Click Add to Shopping Cart and the shopping cart icon to proceed.
8. Check “I agree with following items” and click Checkout to proceed.
9. On the Order Detail Confirmation page, click Buy Now to proceed. Then choose payment
terms.
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10. You can check your order history by clicking History and Setting under License
Management.
System Log
Report management
You can review and track the activity of the employees by using manager log. Click Report
Management and choose the start and end time. Click Export, and the log is saved in XLSX
format.
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Warning letter settings
• When a device has a schedule set up and the device’s status is not online, the users will also receive
a warning message. Check the device’s network connection and whether the device is turned on
properly.
• You can add receivers by clicking
to add new emails.
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Advanced Application
Creating a new control panel
1. To check queuing, select Advanced Application and click Queuing System.
2. Under the queuing system, you can see the existing control panels. To create a new one, click
the blank box.
3. Name your control panel and click OK.
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4. Select the equipments to be bound by ticking the box and click OK.
The selected equipments cannot be selected again by other widgets. A piece of equipment can only be bound to
one widget.
5. A notification will appear on the screen.
6. You can edit the control panels by selecting the function buttons.
: delete
: Rename
: Bind equipments
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Managing the calling number
1. Click the panel to manage the calling number.
2. Enter the corresponding number on the queuing widget in X-Sign Designer for the panel and
click Next.
3. The current number to the panel is shown on the screen.
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Number Restart
1. You can also edit the number by clicking other function buttons
.
2. To restart the queuing number, select Number Restart and click OK.
3. The queuing number is restarted.
Setting number period
1. To set the period for the next queuing number, select Setting number period, input the number, and click OK.
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2. The number period is set.
Shortcut
Select Shortcut for more information about how to add a shortcut to the desktop.
Logout
To log out, select Logout and click OK.
“Equipment status error” message occurs when the equipment is not online.
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User authority
Functions
1. User management
2. Display management
(1) Channel management
a. Add channel
b. Modify channel
c. Delete channel
d. Scheduling channel
(2) Device management
a. Add device
b. Modify the information
c. Delete the management
d. Make device schedule
(3) Content management
a. Review the file list
Admin
Yes
Yes
User
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (All)
No
No
No
Yes (Only the channel which
is assigned to the user)
Yes
Yes
No
Yes (Only the devices which
are assigned to the user)
No
Yes (Only the channel which
is assigned to the user)
Yes
Yes (All)
Yes (All)
b. Upload file
c. Download file
d. Delete file
Yes
Yes
Yes
(4) Profile management
(5) About
Yes
Yes
Yes* (Only what the user has
uploaded)
Yes
Yes
Yes (Only what the user has
uploaded)
Yes
Yes
Although users can't see others' uploading content in the content management page, users still can select others'
content to distribute while scheduling groups.
System Requirements
This application is compatible with Windows 7 and 10.
System component
CPU
RAM
Free disk space
Operating system
Independent graphics card
Required specification
Intel i3 Dual Core or higher
4GB DDR3
More than 5GB free space
Windows 7 & Windows 10
• Strongly recommended
• Support Open GL 1.5 or higher
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Application Feature Limits
Feature
Maximum template resolution
Maximum number of templates open simultaneously
Maximum number of videos in one template
Maximum number of images in one template
Maximum number of text boxes in one template
Maximum number of clock widgets in one template
Maximum number of QR codes in one template
Maximum number of characters in one text box
Limit
4096x2160 or 2160x4096 pixels
Depends on system memory
1
20
20
2
4
1024 characters
The character limit defined here uses Arial size 128 as a reference
font. The use of other fonts may impact the actual character limit.
Maximum number of text rotation elements
Maximum image resolution
Maximum image size
Maximum number of image rotation elements
Maximum video resolution
Maximum video size
Maximum number of video rotation elements
Maximum length of QR code web address
Maximum number of templates of a BDP/SBDP file
Maximum size of a BDP/SBDP file
Maximum resolution of inserted web view
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25
4096x2160 or 2160x4096 pixels
35MB
25
4096x2160 or 2160x4096 pixels
1.3GB
7 x 200MB FHD videos
200 characters
50
1.5GB
1920 x 1080 pixels
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