Did you know you can connect to and control Volanti monitors and displays? Volanti monitors, touch monitors and video walls have Ethernet and RS-232 connection to enable users to manage various display functions, for example a simple function may be to turn the display to standby mode or to switch input signals. Other functions include the ability to change the color temperature, black level, backlight brightness, text overlay and more.
READY MADE TEST APPLICATIONS
We have a number of test applications (for Windows only) that can be used with the displays:
- Utility: This works over RS-232 and provides a graphical user interface for various functions.
- Tester: A more basic but extensive application working over both Ethernet and RS-232.
- IP Locator: A simple application to find the display on the network.
- Text Overlay: An RS-232 based application to send messages that will show on the display.
- Panel Calibrator: Designed for Volanti video walls to color match displays, works over Ethernet.
- Video Wall Utility: Provides various configuration and setup features for Volanti video walls, work over Ethernet.
These will be added as available downloads shortly on the monitor product website pages, target is 10 December 2017.
DEVELOP YOUR OWN
Software developers can write their own control applications. We have two sample applications written in Visual Basic with full source code as starter applications. These can be downloaded here:
We will be posting the command sets for various monitor models on the individual product pages.
USE A 3RD PARTY INTERFACE
Most room controllers from companies like Crestron, Extron, Gefen, Leviton can be setup to work with Volanti monitors using the commands available.
USE A 3RD PARTY COMMUNICATIONS UTILITY
Commands can be sent directly using 3rd party applications such as the following:
- Access Port: For sending RS-232 commands.
BUILT-IN WEB SERVER – TO CHANGE IP
It is also possible to use a web browser to access a simple webpage server built into the monitor to change the IP address.
For more information feel free to contact us.