2 Introduction This presentation is designed to act as a setup and usage guide to Samsung s MagicInfo Pro digital signage system. In order to build an effective digital signage network using MagicInfo Pro, we must follow a series of steps: Install the Server Software Configure the MagicInfo Pro display Log in and configure the server Register content with the Library Create Screen Templates using Library content Schedule Templates to run on the network Publish the scheduled content to the network
3 Introduction to MagicInfo Pro What is Samsung MagicInfo Pro? Samsung MagicInfo Pro is a software and hardware system within specialized network compatible LCD monitors, allowing transmission of media and office files across a standard Ethernet local area networks, from a computer with installed MagicInfo Pro software. MagicInfo Pro consists of two parts: The MagicInfo Pro software built into the Samsung LCD display MagicInfo Pro server software installed on a networked PC Media and Office Files Display with MagicInfo Pro Computer with MagicInfo Pro Software
4 Introduction to MagicInfo Pro What MagicInfo Pro Does: Without MagicInfo Pro With MagicInfo Pro PC+ Monitor LAN PC+ Monitor MagicInfo Pro Client 1 MagicInfo Pro Client 2 MagicInfo Pro Client 3 LAN PC+ Monitor PC+ Monitor PC+ Monitor Multiple displays with a computer connected to each unit. MagicInfo Pro Client 4 MagicInfo Pro Client 5 MagicInfo Pro Server PC Multiple displays with a single computer connected by MagicInfo Pro. MagicInfo Pro offers a cost effective solution for a multi display network Removes need to integrate PC/player into display system Eliminates multiple sources and distribution Provides easy content scheduling, power on/off, and input selection by server PC Simple conflguration through LAN (100base-T Ethernet)
5 The MagicInfo Pro Network The display can be connected to an existing LAN, via Ethernet cables. This will typically involve plugging a cable that connects to a hub, switch, or router into the display s network port, and another cable to the server PC s network port, as illustrated below. Network Switch/Hub/Router Display with MagicInfo Pro Computer with MagicInfo Pro Software
6 The MagicInfo Pro Network Several MagicInfo Pro equipped monitors can be connected to a single computer via a LAN, as we have previously discussed, and files can be transmitted to any monitor over the local area network. You connect the displays and server PC to the network as you would if you had only one display in the system, and the MagicInfo Pro software will identify and allow you to address multiple displays. MagicInfo Pro Client 1 MagicInfo Pro Client 4 MagicInfo Pro Client 2 LAN MagicInfo Pro Client 5 MagicInfo Pro Client 3 MagicInfo Pro Server PC
7 The MagicInfo Pro Network You can also connect more than one server PC to your MagicInfo Pro system. The displays and server PCs connect to the network as previously discussed. When there is more than one server (source computer with MagicInfo Pro software on the network), the display can be directed to download it s content from a specific server, and receive a schedule from that server PC. MagicInfo Pro Client 1 MagicInfo Pro Client 2 MagicInfo Pro Client 3 LAN MagicInfo Pro Client 4 MagicInfo Pro Server PC B MagicInfo MagicInfo Pro Client 5 Pro Client 6 MagicInfo Pro Server PC A For example: In the diagram to the left, there are 6 MagicInfo Pro displays, and 2 server PCs. MagicInfo Pro Clients 1,3, and 5 are conflgured to connect to Server PC A, where Clients 2,4, and 6 are conflgured to communicate with Server B.
8 The MagicInfo Pro Content Server Network You can also connect a content server to your MagicInfo Pro system. The displays and server PCs connect to the network as previously discussed. When there is a content server it only contains content. The PC server delivers the schedule and can directed content from a content server to be sent to the displays, the is schedule always received from a server PC. MagicInfo Pro Client 2 MagicInfo Pro Client 3 MagicInfo Pro Client 4 MagicInfo Pro Client 1 LAN MagicInfo Pro Server PC B MagicInfo MagicInfo Pro Client 5 Pro Client 6 MagicInfo Pro Server PC A MagicInfo Pro Content Server
10 Installing the Server Software The first step in creating a MagicInfo Pro digital signage system is to install and configure the MagicInfo Pro PC Server software on a networked PC, that is present on the same network as the MagicInfo Pro display will be installed. An installation and documentation CD was provided with the display, inside the box. This CD will be needed for this step. Included on the setup CD, is an installation program, named MagicInfo.exe. Running this will begin the installation process
11 Installing the Server Software This is a critical step. The user must now select an Administrator password for this MagicInfo Pro Server. To operate the MagicInfo Pro Server, the user will need to first log in to the software using this password, so ensure that it is recorded before moving forward. If the user forgets or loses this password, the server software will need to be reinstalled and reconfigured. Clicking Next will advance the installation.
13 Configuring the MagicInfo Pro Display Once the MagicInfo Pro Server software is installed on a networked PC, the next step in assembling the MagicInfo Pro digital signage system is to configure the display itself. This configuration will require a USB keyboard and mouse to be connected to the display s onboard USB ports. The display may be configured before or after it is installed, but it is recommended to have it already connected to the network the MagicInfo Pro Server is set up on, in order to immediately test the connection between the two devices.
14 Configuring the MagicInfo Pro Display The first step in configuring the MagicInfo Pro display is to access the setup menu. To do this, the user needs to close the MagicInfo Pro software running on the display s computer, in order to show the Windows Desktop. This can be achieved by pressing Windows plus D key on the keyboard.
15 Configuring the MagicInfo Pro Display The MagicInfo Pro Setup utility is accessed through the globe icon near the clock, in the Windows Taskbar.
16 Configuring the MagicInfo Pro Display Right clicking the MagicInfo Pro globe icon will bring up a context menu of available setup options, as shown below. Left clicking on any option will bring up it s associated MagicInfo Pro Setup menu in a new window. About: Displays version information for the MagicInfo Pro Client on the display. EWF: Brings up the Enhanced Write Filter controls. Password: Brings up the client password control. Setup: Brings up the main setup menu for the MagicInfo Pro Client Rotation: Allows changing from landscape to portrait modes. Program: Allows the user to select which version of MagicInfo Pro will be used on the display, for backwards compatibility with MagicInfo Pro X. Exit: Closes the MagicInfo Pro Client completely.
17 EWF Enhanced Write Filter Setup EWF (Enhanced Write Filter) is a utility that provides protection against setting changes to the display s operating system. When enabled, no changes made to the client setup will be saved after reboot, unless those changes have been committed by the write filter program. This filter should not be disabled unless absolutely necessary. The EWF setup menu shows the current setting of the filter (enabled or disabled) as well as the command that will be performed on the next boot.
18 EWF Enhanced Write Filter Setup There are three commands available to the user for the EWF: Disable and Restart: This will turn off the EWF and restart the PC. This is not recommended. Enable and Restart: This will turn the EWF on, if it has been disabled, and restart the PC. Commit: This will save any changed settings to the write filter. After any settings are changed, in order to retain those settings through reboot, the user must run this command.
19 Password Setup Selecting Password will bring up the Password controls for the MagicInfo Pro client. This option allows the user to add, remove, or change the password for access to the MagicInfo Pro client. To change the password, the original password must be entered into the Old Password box, and the new password should be entered into the New Password and Confirm Password boxes. Checking the Use Password Lock option will cause the client to require the password before allowing the user to access the setup menus. Clicking OK will confirm any changes made. Cancel will reject any changes.
20 MagicInfo Pro Setup The Setup option will allow the user to access the main configuration menu for the MagicInfo Pro client. From here, the network settings can be controlled, along with program and display options. After configuring all of these options as desired, the user must go back to the EWF menu and Commit the changes to the filter, or they will not be retained through reboot.
21 MagicInfo Pro Setup The Connection option will allow the user to configure MagicInfo Pro network options. Schedule Server: This changes how the display will connect to MagicInfo Pro Servers. Selecting Automatic connection using server name will have the display automatically poll the network looking for the specified MagicInfo Pro server. Note: Automatic connection is only used for a LAN configuration, and the server name must be exactly the same on the client and the host.
22 MagicInfo Pro Setup Checking Reconnect another server when disconnected will cause the display to search and reconnect if communication with the primary server is lost, and will connect to the secondary server. Selecting Direct connection via IP address allows the user to specify the IP address of the MagicInfo Pro server the display will be connecting to. Note: Direct connection must be selected when connecting to a WAN configuration.
23 MagicInfo Pro Setup The Content Server allows the user to have the display connect to a specific content server for multi-site configurations, by checking Connect content servers and specifying a Preferred and Alternate content server IP Address. Name allows the user to specify the name of the MagicInfo Pro Server it will be looking for on the network, and change the Client name, that the display will be called on the MagicInfo Pro network.
24 MagicInfo Pro Setup Selecting Program brings up MagicInfo Pro program options: Startup: This option allows the user to select which version of MagicInfo loads at boot. None will cause MagicInfo to not load on startup. Player will launch MagicInfo X on startup, for use in existing MagicInfo X networks. Checking Scheduler will start MagicInfo Pro on startup. MagicInfo 3001 and > only has Scheduler mode. The none mode can be accomplished by exiting the program. Automatic Updates: This allows the user to specify updates to the client software. They can be set to not update, update at a user selectable fixed time, or to update upon startup, each time the client computer boots.
25 MagicInfo Pro Setup Selecting Screen brings up MagicInfo Pro client display options: Logo Screen controls the screen displayed when the MagicInfo Pro client does not have an active schedule to display and is idle. The user can select a background color, or specify a content file, such as a logo, to be used by the display. Schedule Folder allows the user to specify which drive (internal storage or USB) the MagicInfo Pro client will download the schedule and content to, and how much space on that drive to use.
26 MagicInfo Pro Setup Local Schedule allows the user to control how local playback of schedule files is handled. The user can load a schedule file, and the associated content, onto a removable storage device (Thumb drive, USB hard drive, etc.) and have the display play it back without a network connection. Checking Copy and play from a removable disk will cause the display to copy the schedule to the display s internal storage and play it back. Checking Play directly from a removable disk will cause the display to play directly off of removable storage when it is connected.
27 MagicInfo Pro Setup Selecting Options brings up two MagicInfo Pro program options: Show loading screen before program start allows the user to turn on and off the MagicInfo Pro loading screen on Windows startup. Do not show system messages will disable all system messages that may display over the MagicInfo Pro client software.
28 Display Rotation Rotation allows the user to select the screen s orientation. There are two modes available: Landscape: This is the standard orientation. Portrait: This will change the display s operating system and MagicInfo Pro client into portrait mode. Note: Images must be rotated from Landscape to Portrait mode 16:9 to 9:16
29 Program Setup The Program option allows the user to select which version of MagicInfo Pro will be currently running on the display. Changing this setting will only last until the system is rebooted, unless the Program option is changed permanently in the main Setup menu for MagicInfo Pro. The user has three choices: None: This will close the currently running MagicInfo Pro software Player: This will launch the MagicInfo Client into local player mode Scheduler: This will launch the current MagicInfo Pro client. This should be the preferred mode of operation. Version 3001and > doesn't have none or players Player Scheduler
30 Setting the Clock and Time Zone One final critical step in ensure the MagicInfo Pro display is set up, is to set the clock and time zone properly. The display will ship from the factory configured as GMT (Greenwich Mean Time), and must be set to the local time and zone, to ensure proper schedule function. If this is not done, the display will not show scheduled content at the required time. To access the clock and time zone settings, close MagicInfo Pro by pressing Windows plus D key, and then double click the Windows clock, in the taskbar Double clicking the clock will display the date and time settings window. From here, the user can adjust the system time and date. For proper function of the scheduling system, they must be correctly set. Clicking the time zone tab will allow the user to set the correct time zone for the displays location. For proper function of the scheduling system, it must be correctly set.
31 Adding Codecs and Players Additional codecs or MS Office viewers may be required for content playback. They need to be installed on the display prior to its first use. Some examples of these Office viewers and codecs may be: Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft PowerPoint, Word Excel Viewer Adobe Flash Player MPEG / DIVX K-Lite Pro Full To install a codec or Office viewer, the user must first close MagicInfo Pro. This can be done by pressing Windows plus D key on the keyboard. The codec or Office viewer reader should be either downloaded directly to the display through the Internet, or transferred via USB. From here, the installation process is the same as it would be on any PC running Windows XP. Follow the on screen directions provided by the manufacturer of the software. Note: After installation of the codec or Office viewer, the user must commit this change to the O/S through the EWF commit feature.
32 VNC Control Once the Magic Info Pro display has been configured and installed, a utility called VNC (Virtual Network Control) has been included on the display s client computer, to allow for remote control of that PC. It will no longer be necessary to physically connect a keyboard and mouse to the display, or be present at it s location. Launching VNC is accomplished through the MagicInfo Pro server scheduler, by right clicking the desired display, and selecting Remote Viewing.
33 VNC Control Once logged into the VNC Client, the user will be presented with the current template on the display or the MagicInfo Pro default image. From here, use the Windows key and D command to access the displays desktop. With the VNC the user can operate the MagicInfo Pro display computer exactly as if the user was physically at the display, controlling it via a keyboard and mouse. VNC is used to view the display content / templates remotely and for configuration or installing codecs and Office viewers. Note: VNC will not display the first video window content, however, additional windows with video content will be displayed.
35 MagicInfo Pro Server Software All control, content, and scheduling is performed within the MagicInfo Pro Server software previously installed. Before the user can operate the server software, they must log in to the program.
36 Logging into the MagicInfo Pro Server Upon program launch, the user will be presented with the MagicInfo Pro server software s main screen. From here, the user will be able to log into the server software, and from there, begin creating content templates and schedules to be used by the digital signage system. Please note, that until the user has logged in, all other options EXCEPT log in will be grayed out, and unavailable.
37 Logging into the Server To log in, click on File, then Log In.
38 Logging into the Server After selecting Log In, the server will display the log in window. This window has two fields, Username, and Password. Initially, there will be only one username and password available within the server. Additional accounts with varying levels of access may be created later. All the available usernames can be shown by clicking the down arrow next to the username field. The main account will be called Administrator. The password to this account is the one the user created during the server software installation. Clicking OK will log in the account. If the username and password are accepted, the server will notify the user of successful log in.
39 Selecting the Network Interface The first time the Server software is run, the user must set which network interface the PC will use to communicate with the MagicInfo Pro displays. This can be done by clicking on Tools, then Option. This will bring up the MagicInfo Pro Server software options menu. The General tab should be displayed by default.
40 Selecting the Network Interface and Server Name On the General tab, there is a setting called Network Device. Clicking on the field next to it will display a down arrow button. Clicking the down arrow will display a list of the available network interfaces for this server PC. Select either Automatic (LAN) or Direct (LAN or WAN) depending the type of network installed. Click the appropriate network interface to select it. Once done, click OK to accept. Now, and only now, the server is ready to communicate with the display. Now the user must configure the Network Connection type the server will use. This setting should match how the displays are configured
42 The MagicInfo Pro Library The next part of creating a MagicInfo Pro digital signage network, is to register the desired content with the MagicInfo Pro library. The MagicInfo Pro library is the content management portion of the MagicInfo Pro Server. It is the part of the program that makes the content the user registers available to the template creator within the server software, by showing the server software where the content is located on the PC. Any content that is intended to be transmitted over the MagicInfo Pro network must be first registered into the library. Please note that the MagicInfo Pro Library register function does not move or copy content in any way. It merely keeps a record of the content s location on the server PC. If the user moves the content from folder to folder, or to another drive, they must remove the content files from the library and re-register them in their new location. The MagicInfo Pro Library can be accessed by clicking on the first icon in the toolbar of the MagicInfo Pro Server. Clicking this icon will display the MagicInfo Pro Library window.
43 Opening the MagicInfo Pro Library The MagicInfo Pro Library window is divided into two parts. The left hand side is the folder explorer. The right hand side displays files accessed through the folders on the left. The folder explorer is broken into two segments. The upper area is the Desktop file explorer, used for importing content into the library. The lower area is the Library file explorer, used for managing content imported into the library.
44 Importing Content into the MagicInfo Pro Library The user can import any content that is present on the server PC. This can be accomplished by using the file explorer portion of the MagicInfo Pro Library window to navigate to the content s location.
45 Importing Content into the MagicInfo Pro Library To add a file to the library, it must be imported. To import a file into the library, simply right click on it, and select Send to Library from the menu that appears. Multiple files can be selected at once by CTRL + left clicking them, or by using Shift + left click. They can then be added to the library using the same right click menu, by clicking Send to Library.
46 Importing Content into the MagicInfo Pro Library Once a file is told to be imported, the library will perform the import, and provide a readout in the lower portion of the window, showing the status of the import. If an error occurs in the import process, it will be displayed here.
47 Browsing the the MagicInfo Pro Library Now that content has been imported, it is possible to browse the library, to see all available content that is open to be used for MagicInfo Pro templates. Clicking on Library will bring up an overview of the main content types, as well as how many of each file is present in the library. The user can look at each file type individually by selecting it, which will show the actual files of that type currently in the library.
48 Browsing the the MagicInfo Pro Library Selecting the Office file type will show an overview of all Office content available in the library. Clicking the plus icon next to Office will expand the menu to show each file type. Selecting each one will show all files of that type available.
49 Browsing the the MagicInfo Pro Library Selecting the Content Server file type will allow the user to browse available Content Servers, for multi-site configurations.
50 Browsing the the MagicInfo Pro Library Selecting the Screen file type will allow the user to browse saved MagicInfo Pro templates, available to the server.
52 MagicInfo Pro Screen Templates All content distribution in MagicInfo Pro is based around a screen template. Screen templates are files that the user creates, showing the MagicInfo Pro system what content should be displayed, in what configuration, and in what layout. Any content to be distributed out to the MagicInfo Pro displays must be part of a screen template. The MagicInfo Pro Server has a built in template creation system, that the user can utilize to make these files, save them, and then take them into the schedule creation system for distribution.
53 Creating a MagicInfo Pro Template The template creator is accessible through the second button on the server software s toolbar. Clicking this button will display the Screen Template creator window.
54 Creating a MagicInfo Pro Template The Screen Template creator window is made up of three sections: The left section displays the windows placed into the screen templates. These windows are called areas. The right section shows the screen template. This will display all the various windows that have been created, and their layout. This can also display previews of these windows. The lower section will display all relevant settings when a particular window is selected, and allow editing of these settings.
55 Screen Background The first window that will be displayed, is the background. This is created by default when a new template is opened. The default is a plain black field. However, many different options are available through the left hand section of the template creator. Left clicking any of the categories under background will display those options in the lower section of the window.
56 Screen Background Area: Area is the first option under background. It controls the name of the object (By default called Background) and the background resolution. The resolution is used to select which model screen will be used, and whether it is portrait or landscape. Note: Native mode for the display model being used must be selected. To change settings, double click on the Value setting that corresponds to the Item the user wishes to change.
57 Screen Background Screen This option under Background allows the user to control the content of the background window. The user can set the color of the background, or change it to a photo file or slideshow, an office file, or an external source. There are browsers under Screen to allow the user to see all assigned photo or office files. They can be accessed by clicking the plus icon next to Screen.
58 Screen Background Screen The Type command on this screen is the only way to schedule a colour, Photo file or source file type for playback. The user must set the Type to Photo file or source file, and specify the desired file under photo file or source list.
59 Screen Background Screen If the user wants to run a full screen external source, such as HDMI, the Type should be set to Source List, and under the Source List option, the appropriate source should be selected.
60 Screen Background Screen There is an additional option present as a source available only for the background. The option Panel Off is used to schedule the display to be off for a desired period of time. For example, the user wishes the display to be off from 6PM to 10AM. The user would need to schedule a Panel Off template for that time period. This Panel Off command is the only way to turn the panel off and on via the schedule system. A unique template must be created containing the panel off function. Note: This will not turn off the panels client network PC. This merely shuts down the LCD panel and puts the display into a sleep mode. Sending it new content, or a text message will immediately bring the screen back into an on state.
61 Screen Background Music: This option allows the user to set background music from MP3 files within the library. The sound can be turned on or off, music files chosen, and volume selected. More than one music file can be added at once. They can be set to repeat, or simply play once. Music also has an expanded viewer, from clicking the plus icon, called Music File. This displays a list of all the currently added background music files.
62 Screen Background Effect: Effect is the final option under Background. This is used for assigning special effects to the background. Effect type, speed, direction and size can be set here.
63 Adding Content to a Screen Layout Now that the user has configured the template background, various content windowss can be defined. This is where the creativity of the user comes into play. The initial impression may be to consider this window based system as confining, but the use of layering and different content types can provide many options to enhance the appearance of the digital signage content. Also, embedding content within other types, such as adding items to a webpage for the system to display, or incorporating items into a video for full screen playback can be used.
64 Adding Content to a Screen Layout To add content windows to the screen background, simply right click on the background window. This will bring up a menu. Moving the cursor over the Area command, will bring up a menu of content choices.
65 Adding Content to a Screen Layout Left clicking on one of the content choices will allow the user to draw a box for the content window. The cursor will become a cross shape, and by left clicking and dragging, the user can define the space the content window will take up.
66 Adding Content to a Screen Layout Each type of content will have its own set of options, much like the background window does. The following slides will highlight how these options function for the Photo window type. However, all content types work in a similar manner, with menus laid out in the same way.
67 Content Area Options To access a windows options, left click it in the left hand section of the screen template creator window.
68 Content Area Options Area: Area is the first option under Photo. It controls the Name of the window (By default called Photo and a number) the size (in Width and Height by pixels), and the position on screen (In numbers of pixels distance from the Left and Top of the screen). Duration can also be set here. This will control the length this photo is shown. To change settings, double click on the Value setting that corresponds to the Item the user wishes to change.
69 Content Area Options Screen This option under Photo allows the user to control the content of the photo window. The user can set the Photo File to be displayed. Multiple photos can be set to run as a slide show, and the Time Interval at which they change can be set in seconds. There is a browser under Screen to allow the user to see all assigned photo files. They can be accessed by clicking the plus icon next to Screen.
70 Content Area Options Background This option under Photo allows the user to set a background color or photo file, to be displayed if the actual photo file content is smaller in terms of pixel size than the window itself. From here, the transparency of the photo can be controlled, as well as if the user wishes to define background music attached to this item. There are browsers under Background to allow the user to see all assigned photo or office files. They can be accessed by clicking the plus icon next to Background.
71 Content Area Options Background On this screen, there is an option called Aspect Ratio. This allows the user to control how a picture is displayed. Full will have the photo size to fit within the photo window This will scale the photo to fit the window at all times, if it is larger, or smaller. Original will keep the photo at it s own native resolution displayed all, or in part, within the photo window. If using Original, a background of some sort should be defined, as it will be seen if the photo is smaller than the photo window. A larger photo than the photo window will only show a portion of the photo, from the top left corner, until it fills beyond the photo window.
72 Content Area Options Effect: Effect is the final option under Photo. This is used for assigning special effects to the photo. Effect type, speed, direction and size can be set here. Note: Effects will ONLY be seen in full screen preview mode of the whole template, not in the double click preview mode for that window.
73 Adding an External Source to a Template The user may add an external source (HDMI, component video, etc.) within a window inside a template. There are several properties to note with the Source content type: Only 1 source type can be displayed at once. The software allows for the user to add multiple source windows, but only the last added window will display it s contents. The rest will remain black. Source windows will not allow for any transparent items to be laid over them. If an item, such as a text scroll, is laid over a source window, and it has a transparent background, the background will appear as a solid color. If the user wishes to schedule a full screen source, it is best to create a new template, and designate the background as that source, using the Background/ Screen options.
74 Previewing a Template in Full Screen The user can view individual content areas by double clicking on them. However, a full screen preview mode is also available. This will display the template as the MagicInfo Pro display will see it, in the actual resolution used by the display. Preview Screen mode can be activated by clicking the Preview Screen button icon in the server software toolbar.
75 Previewing a Template in Full Screen Please note, that the preview display will show the template at the native resolution the template is designed for. This means that the user needs to take the MagicInfo Pro screen resolution into account when selecting a desktop monitor to preview the templates on. A 1920x1200 screen resolution is recommended to allow the entire preview to be seen at once for 1080 native MagicInfo Pro templates. A lesser screen resolution will result in the preview mode being cut off.
76 Saving a Template Now that the user has created a template for content, it must be saved, to make it available to the scheduling system. The user can save templates by clicking the Save button icon in the server software toolbar. Note: Templates must be saved before they can be published or edits sent!
77 Saving a Template If the user wants to edit an existing template, a menu of previously saved templates can be accessed via the Open Screen button icon on the server software toolbar. Before publishing this edited template, the user must save the changes and replace the template in the schedule if that template is not already scheduled.
79 MagicInfo Pro Scheduler Now that a template has been created from content imported into the Library, the user is ready to begin scheduling content to be sent over the network, and publish that content out to the display(s) present on the network. MagicInfo Pro has a complete scheduling system integrated into the server software.
80 MagicInfo Pro Scheduler The schedule system for MagicInfo Pro can be accessed through the third icon in the server software toolbar. Clicking this icon will display the Schedule window.
81 MagicInfo Pro Scheduler Clicking the Schedule button will display the Schedule window. From here the user can control the scheduled content for the entire network. Content can be added, removed, and play times set with repetition.
82 MagicInfo Pro Scheduler The window is divided into three sections. The left section allows the user to browse all connected displays, see the content scheduled for each, and control them individually. The right area displays the schedule times and options for the selected displays. The lower section shows the status of each connected display.
83 Scheduling Content Now that the user has created and saved a content template, it can be scheduled to display out over the network, to any combination of available displays. To distribute content via the scheduling system, the user must first select the display they want to schedule /publish the template to, then add the saved screen template to the schedule. This is done by right clicking on the schedule area in the appropriate date and time in the right section of the window, bringing up a menu.
84 Scheduling Content Left clicking the Add command will bring up a dialog, allowing the user to select which saved template they wish to schedule.
85 Scheduling Content Once a template file has been selected, the scheduling system will put it into the schedule at the default time of 30 minutes. This will be shown through a colored bar appearing in the schedule grid.
86 Scheduling Content The user can control the duration the content will be displayed, as well as scheduling it to repeat on a daily, weekly, or monthly cycle. This can be done through a set of manual inputs, or by double clicking and dragging the colored bar.
87 Scheduling Content The upper left portion of the window allows the user to select which MagicInfo Pro displays the content will be scheduled to. All available displays on the network will appear here. Each display can be scheduled independently, by clicking on it s name, and putting the schedule in as described. Clicking the Network group will allow the user to configure a schedule to be sent to all displays.
88 Scheduling Content The user can also create groups to help with organizing displays. When the group name is clicked, the entire group can have it s schedule configured at once. To create a group, right click Network, and left click New Group.
89 Scheduling Content To rename the group, double click on it s name, and retype it. Displays can be added to the group by dragging and dropping them onto the group name.
90 Publishing a Schedule to the Network Before the MagicInfo Pro displays can display the scheduled content, the user defined schedule must be published out to the network. Publishing performs three actions. One, it distributes the schedule file, that tells the displays how to handle the content. Two, it sends out the template file. Three, it transmits the content to the display s internal storage for playback. To publish, first check the box next to the display to receive the schedule, at the bottom monitor selection area of the window. Then left click the Network Publish button icon on the server software toolbar.
91 Publishing a Schedule to the Network Once a publish command is issued, the status will be displayed in the lower section of the window, in the grid showing the monitor names. The display s available storage, the size of the content to be published, and the status of the publish will all be shown. If the publish is successful, the status bar will turn green, and notify the user. If there is an error, it will be displayed in the result area.
92 Saving a Schedule A user defined schedule may be saved as a file, for redistribution manually, or for later use. To save a configured schedule, click the Save Schedule button icon on the server software toolbar.
93 Clearing a Schedule If the user wishes to erase a current schedule off of a running display, they can click the desired display s name in the lower section of the window, and click the Clean Schedule button on the server software toolbar.
95 Remote Display Management Within the server software is the Remote Management function. This is an advanced version of Samsung s MDC or Multiple Display Control software. The Remote Management system can be accessed by left clicking the fourth icon in the server software toolbar.
96 Remote Display Management From within the Remote Management, any display control available from the remote or through the on screen menus is available. Note: These functions must be done in real time, they cannot be scheduled or automated.
97 Remote Display Management The user can also monitor the display and client PC health from the Remote Management window. From the Diagnosis option, the display s lamp, fan, and temperature status can be monitored. The display s Max Temperature is the user controlled safety setting that will shut down the display when it reaches the specified temperature.
98 Remote Display Management If a display malfunctions, an Alert will notify the user of the issue, to allow it to be corrected. This will be shown in the toolbar of the server software, as the Alert icon.
100 Real Time Text Messaging MagicInfo Pro offers the ability for a user to issue a real time text message out to the network, in any combination of displays. The Message control can be accessed by left clicking the Message icon on the server software toolbar. Note: This message will be overlaid over whatever content is currently running on screen. These functions cannot be scheduled, and must be done manually, in real time.
101 Real Time Text Messaging The user can use the list of available MagicInfo Pro displays on the left hand side to select which displays will run the real time message. Each display that needs to show the text message should be checked. If the message is to be sent to all displays, the box for Network should be checked.
102 Real Time Text Messaging From the lower right, the user can control positioning of the text message, font options and colors, background colors, transparency, message length, and content.
104 Create Local Publish Folder Select Tools,Options, click Schedule, click blue box, select Local Pub folder you created
105 Open the schedule menu Local Publish Schedule
106 Right Click Local Green rectangle select new monitor and name
107 Right Click date and time box to add screen select screen file
108 Adjust Time
109 Local publish is under File menu and Local Monitor must be selected
110 Copy Copy to the USB key files in Local Publish folder (copying path root directory only) and then connect USB key to the LFD panel. Panel must be in MagicInfo scheduler mode. Content will start on scheduled time.
112 Common Support Questions When I reboot the panel installed codecs, viewers, setting return to original Commit EWF My Powerpoint presentation takes over the full screen although I ve setup a screen where it is in a window. Powerpoint viewer take over the whole screen and this is the way the Microsoft viewer works. My video doesn t play. Codecs and or players not loaded. I send over a schedule the MagicInfo logo disappears but the screen in black. Codecs, viewers not loaded. I send over a Powerpoint presentation the logo disappears but the screen is blank. PowerPoint viewer not loaded. MagicInfo is loaded and running, I ve prepared a screen but the panel is not showing in the scheduler.
113 I can Ping the panel but a don t see panel in Remote Management. Server IP incorrect, Firewall on, Server Name incorrect I publish a presentation it shows 100% published but MagicInfo Logo is still showing. Time mismatch between panel and server, with some version of the software time zones must be the same. I publish to a panel but publishing bar doesn t show 100% or green but it says publishing complete. File Sharing or Network issue I design a screen with two source PC and AV only one appears. Content files and 1 source can only be displayed on units with PIP My files stay in landscape, when I m in portrait mode Images must converted from 16:9 to 9:16 ( 1366 * 768 to 768*1366 )