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How to adjust NovaLCT-Mars and LED display?

NovaLCT-Mars is the software for controlling and managing Nova M3 series control system. The software integrates the display configuration, manual, timing and automatic adjustment of the brightness of the display, the monitoring of the status of the display cabinet, temperature, humidity, smoke, power supply, and the detection of the lamp point of the display. The cooperation of NovaCLB can realize the perfect calibration of the display, and the use of light box library and configuration files simplifies user management.

1.1 Advanced user interface

After running the software, click “User” → “Advanced User Login”, and the following window will pop up.

For the first login, please enter the initial password “admin” to enter the advanced user interface, as shown in Figure 4-2

Figure 4 2 The main interface after logging in to the advanced user

Menu bar/toolbar: For details, please refer to 4.3 Menu/Toolbar table;

2.1 Modify password

After logging in, the user can modify the password, as shown in the figure below:

Figure 4 3 Modify password

3.1 Menu/Toolbar

Main function description

In the no sending card mode, the control system software will not have a sending card operation page, and all parameter settings related to the sending card are omitted. Other operations are the same as those in the sending card mode.

1. Light up the display

1.1 Use the system configuration file to light up the display

Advantages: Use the system configuration file to quickly light up the display screen, without the need for the user to make settings.

Steps:

1) Click the “Display Configuration” button on the main interface, and the following dialog box will pop up:

Figure 5 1 Choose the way to configure the screen

1) Select the serial port connected to the sending card (controller) that needs to be configured in the “Current Operation Serial Port” option. The corresponding network port should be selected in the mode of no sending card.

If the control computer is only connected to the Nova control system through a USB or a serial line, the default serial port of the software is the current serial port. If there are multiple control systems connected to the control computer through different USB or serial lines, please select the one that needs to be configured. The serial port corresponding to the control system.

2) Select “Load configuration file” and click the browse button to load the current display configuration file.

3) Click Next and wait for the configuration file to load.

1.2 Light up the display through manual configuration

1.2.1 Smart Settings

Steps:

1) Click the “Display Configuration” button on the main interface, and the dialog box shown in Figure 5-1 will pop up, then select “Configure Display” and click Next;

Note: If the resolution of the sending card in Figure 5-2 is inconsistent with the output resolution of the graphics card, please refer to 5.1.5 Resolution and Refresh Rate Adjustment to modify the resolution of the sending card or modify the resolution of the graphics card on the computer, otherwise During the smart setting process, the display screen may display incorrectly.

2) Switch to the receiving card page in Figure 5-2, click the “Smart Settings” button at the bottom of the receiving card page, and the smart settings selection window will pop up:

3) Select option 1, click Next to enter “Smart Setting Wizard 1”;

Data type: options are parallel drive, three-color 1-point serial, three-color 8-point serial, three-color 16-point serial, four-color 1-point serial, four-color 8-point serial, and four-color 16-point serial ;

Module chip: select the type of driver chip used by the current light board, such as general-purpose chip, MBI5036, MBI5042, etc.;

OE polarity: Optional don’t know, low effective, high effective;

Lamp board type: you can choose conventional lamp board or special-shaped lamp board. If you choose special-shaped lamp board, you need to specify a set of data and the number of driving chips for one color;

Points: the actual number of pixels of the light board, x is the width and y is the height;

Line decoding mode: five types of “static without decoding”, “138 decoding”, “through decoding”, “Decode595”, and “LXY695x” can be selected, which can be selected according to the actual situation of the light board;

Scan mode: choose between 1-16 scan according to the actual situation of the light board, or you can choose “don’t know”;

The number of rows and columns of modules loaded by the receiving card: the number of rows and columns of modules in the box where the smart dot screen is used to observe the changes of the light board;

The cascading direction of the module: select according to the connection of the inner light board cable of the cabinet.

Receiving card working mode

Ø Hub mode: Select the Hub mode of the receiving card, which is divided into normal, 20 groups, 24 groups or 28 groups.

Ø Afterglow control signal polarity: select the polarity of the signal according to the design of the afterglow circuit;

hint:

(1) The number of rows and columns of the modules loaded by the receiving card, using the default 1 row and 1 column, all the light panels in the first row of all cabinets will be spotted with bright spots when intelligently marking.

(2) Fill in according to the specifications of the cabinet, and the last light board in the first row of all cabinets will be traced with the bright spot when intelligently traced.

4) Click Next to enter “Smart Wizard 2”, as shown in Figure 5-5;

Figure 5-5 Smart Wizard 2

Tip: If you know the polarity of the light board and specify it in the first step of the smart setting, this step will not appear.

5) Click Next to enter “Smart Wizard 3”

6) Select the options in Smart Wizard 3 according to the actual situation, and then click Next to enter “Smart Wizard 4”, as shown in Figure 5-7;

Figure 5-7 Smart Wizard 4

7) Fill in Smart Wizard 4 according to the actual situation, and then click Next to enter Smart Wizard 5, as shown in Figure 5-8;

Figure 5-8 Smart Wizard 5

8) Fill in Smart Wizard 5 according to the actual situation, and then click Next to enter Smart Wizard 6, as shown in Figure 5-9;

9) Select the situation in Smart Wizard 6 according to the actual situation, click Next to enter “Smart Wizard 9”, see which one of the light boards is lit, and then click the corresponding point on the computer, and each light board will light up after you click Next point, click the next point;

Tip: Hold down the left button of the mouse and drag the mouse, or use the Tab key and Enter key to quickly draw the trace; for the same regular trace, you can click the “smart trace” to quickly complete the drawing.

10) After the point is traced according to the display on the screen, a prompt box will appear to prompt that the trace is completed, click the Finish button.

After that, the Save Module Information dialog box will appear. You can save the module information so that you can quickly turn on the display of the module of the same specification next time. Click “Browse” to select the file save path, and then click the Save button to save. To save, just click Finish.

Tip: The light board information saved in step 10) can be used to complete the quick smart setting by selecting option 2 or option 3 in the smart setting selection in Figure 5-3.

1.2.2 Display connection

In the window shown in Figure 5-2, switch the label to the display connection interface.

If the following figure 5-12 appears, please select the number of display screens to be configured, and then click the configuration button. The default simple screen page will appear, and the user can configure it according to the actual situation of the display screen.

If a configured display page appears and needs to be modified, please send it to the hardware after modification.

Number of displays: the number of displays can be set;

Configuration: Configure the number of displays;

Read from hardware: read display connection information from hardware;

Check the communication status: check whether the communication between all the hardware of the screen is normal;

Turn on Mapping (currently only supported by A4/A5 series receiving cards): Turn on this function, and the current box number and network port will be displayed on the box;

Load from file: load the screen information file saved on the control computer;

Save to file: save the screen configuration information as a screen information file (*.scr);

Send to hardware: send the screen configuration information to the sending card;

Curing: curing all hardware parameters to flash, no loss after power failure;

The screen types are divided into three types: simple display, standard display, and complex display. The following describes the settings of the three display screens.

1) Simple screen configuration

Simple screen: a rectangular screen with a single sending card, and each receiving card has the same load. Edit the items in the following interface according to the actual situation of the screen.

Coordinates: the setting of the initial mapping position of the display screen. By default, the initial position is (0, 0), that is, the coordinates of the upper left corner of the mapping display (0, 0);

Virtual mode: select whether the display screen is virtual or real pixels, virtual includes 3 lights and 4 lights virtual;

Check “Enable” to enable the virtual mode, enter the virtual mode setting interface, check the lamp layout type in the upper right corner of the window, and then drag with the mouse on the left side of the window to change the arrangement of the lamps.

For example, if you select “Positive Triangle Interaction”, the position will be changed as shown in the figure below:

Enable synchronization: This option is only available for the video controller. If you enable synchronization here and send it to the hardware, the video controller will enable the “splicing loading” function, but the software cannot read the video controller’s “The latest settings.

Receiving card column number, receiving card row number: input according to the actual display screen composition;

Receiving card width, receiving card height: the pixels carried by a single card should be consistent with the box settings on the receiving card page;

Sending card serial number: select which sending card to set;

Serial connection mode: select the connection mode of the network cable of the receiving card;

Network port 1 loaded: set the number of receiving cards loaded on network port 1;

Advanced settings: If the connection modes of each network port are inconsistent, click this link to enter the advanced settings.

2) Standard screen settings

Manually set the serial connection mode of the receiving card, and each receiving card can carry a different load.

Coordinates: the setting of the initial mapping position of the display screen. By default, the initial position is (0, 0), which is the coordinates (0, 0) of the upper left corner of the mapping display;

Virtual mode: select whether the display is a virtual screen or a real pixel screen. The virtual screen includes 3 lights and 4 lights virtual screens;

Check “Enable” to enable the virtual mode, enter the virtual mode setting interface, check the lamp layout type in the upper right corner of the window, and then drag with the mouse on the left side of the window to change the arrangement of the lamps.

For example, select “Rectangle” and change the position as shown in the figure below:

Receiving card column number and receiving card row number: input according to the actual display screen composition. After input, the software interface will display a plan view, as shown in the figure above;

Reset all: reset all network cable connections and cabinet settings;

Sending card serial number: select which sending card to set;

Network port number: select the network port of the sending card;

Connect the splitter: If the system is connected to the splitter, you must check this option to configure the network port of the splitter.

When the splitter is connected, you need to check “Connect Splitter” on the software interface, and then click “Configure” to pop up the splitter network port configuration window;

Set the serial number of the sending card, the network port number of the sending card, and the corresponding network port mode of the network port respectively.

One to eight: One network port of the sending card enters the splitter, and eight network ports exit.

Divided into four: Two network ports of the sending card enter the splitter, and eight network ports output (the two network ports of the sending card have 4 ports each).

Example 1: The network port 1 and network port 2 of the sending card 1 are set to two into four, then the network port mode of the network port 1 and network port 2 of the sending card 1 should be set to “two into four”; Network port 1 corresponds to: A1, A2, A3, A4; network port 2 corresponds to B1, B2, B3, B4.

Example 2: The network port 1 of the sending card 2 is set to “one in eight”, and the network port 2 is directly connected to the receiving card. Then the network port mode of the network port 1 of the sending card 2 is set to “one in eight”, and the network port mode of the network port 2 is set to “none”.

Tip: If you have configured the network port of the splitter before, click OK and the software will prompt “The current configuration information will be deleted”, click “OK”.

Rollback: cancel the sending card that was last set;

Cancel current network port: cancel all settings related to the current network port;

Width: the width of the receiving card;

Height: the height at which the receiving card is loaded;

Apply to the current network port: Set the size of all cabinets connected to this network port to the current width and height;

Leave position blank: check when the current position needs to be left blank;

Standard screen setting method:

If the splitter is not connected, define the receiving card connected to the sending card as the first one. If the splitter is connected, the receiving card connected to the A1 network port of the splitter is defined as the first one, and the input corresponds to Then set the receiving card connected to the first receiving card as the second one, and enter the corresponding data. By analogy, the setting is successful as long as the mouse is clicked. The points of any one of the receiving cards can be the same or different. You can modify the pixel points by selecting it, or you can leave it blank for the selection, and then send it to the receiving card or save it to the computer.

hint:

(1) After setting the screen body for different sending cards, the background color of the receiving card is different. To

(2) The text color of the receiving card is different after the screen is set for different network ports of the same sending card.

(3) Right mouse button can cancel the current receiving card.

4) Complex screen settings

The sending card, network port, starting coordinates, and number of loading points corresponding to each receiving card must be set separately.

Add: A new window pops up, you can set the sending card, network port number and serial number, and you can also set the starting point coordinates and loading size of each receiving card.

Edit: Edit the added receiving card information.

Delete: Delete the selected receiving card from the list.

Clear: Clear all receiving cards in the set list.

1.3 Set cabinet information

Cabinet information: set the size of the cabinet carried by the current receiving card, and the direction of data cascade in the cabinet, where “rule” is a standard cabinet, and “irregular” is a special-shaped cabinet.

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Figure 5- 24 Cabinet information

Width, height: respectively set the width and height of the current box carried by the receiving card.

Maximum width: It is closely related to the refresh frequency, the number of gray levels, and the shift clock frequency, and it will change as they change. Generally speaking, the refresh rate, the higher the gray level, the smaller the maximum width of a receiving card; the higher the scan clock, the larger the maximum width of a receiving card. However, the upper limit of the scan clock is determined by the light board driver chip and is also affected by the light board structure.

Maximum height: It is related to the design of the light board.

hint:

(1) If the cascading direction of the light board is from left to right or right to left, then the maximum width is related to performance parameters such as refresh rate, and the maximum height is related to the design of the light board.

(2) If the cascading direction of the light board is from top to bottom or from bottom to top, then the maximum height is related to performance parameters such as refresh rate, and the maximum width is related to the design of the light board.

1.4 Adjustment of performance parameters

By adjusting the performance parameters of the cabinet, the display screen can achieve the best display effect.

Afterglow elimination: some chips support the afterglow elimination function, which is checked by default in the software.

Figure 5-26 Eliminate afterglow

Data group exchange: adjust the sequence of data groups;

There are two data group exchange modes: intuitive and trace group.

As shown in Figure 5-27, in the intuitive mode, follow the display

The order displayed on the screen can be filled in on the software.

As shown in Figure 5-28, in the trace group mode, click the corresponding positions on the software in the order in which the bright blocks flash on the display, and the corresponding serial numbers will be generated on the software while clicking, and there is no flashing area on the screen. Click the “No Flicker Area” button. To

Reset data: clear current data and reset.

Send: Send the data to the hardware.

Application: Save current data.

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