Mapping & Source Configuration
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This document provides a brief overview of Userful's Mapping functionality. For more details on a given source type, please refer to the specific source guide (see below).
To access this functionality open Control Center > Mapping.
By default, all displays including the onboard display are mapped to the Userful Desktop source group ( with "Welcome Screen" enabled). Users can launch any source from the available list by simply clicking the source name providing "Show Welcome Screen" is enabled. However, if it is disabled then first source in the welcome screen will launch automatically.
Mapping Screen displays list of available sources and system/zero client device information, including Display ID, MAC Address and IP Address. However, to create a new source, click on the New Source button. Then, give your source a name and use the drop-down menu to select from the various source types available.
Please click on the following categories for specific source configuration guidelines:
Create New Source
Drag & Drop Displays
Once created, displays can be "mapped" or assigned by dragging-and-dropping the display icons to the desired source. All mapped displays will have a yellow border/background until changes are applied.
The "Apply" button is in the bottom right corner on the mapping screen.
Drag and Drop Functionality
Resource-based Access Control Source Groups
To rename a source group, click the edit icon next to the source group name.
Mirror Group Configuration
Mirror Group feature allows users to run the same content on multiple displays. Following are the key advantages:
- Optimal CPU utilization (processing content only once when outputting identical content to multiple displays including a video wall)
- Perfect content synchronization
- Reduced complexity (managing a single process per group)
To create a Mirror Group:
- Click the icon available on the right corner of an existing source group
- Select "On" and Enter a name of the Mirror Group
- Select "Control Display" from the drop-down
- Control Display is the display designated for mirroring i.e. all the displays in the group will render the same content as per the control display
- Click "OK" to complete the process
Once mirror group is configured, all the displays and the video walls mapped to the corresponding source will play the content with perfect synchronization.
Changes will not take effect until the "Apply" button is clicked.
Mirror Group Configuration
The Save Preset feature allows users to create and save a variety of preset settings (i.e display mapping configuration) and launch those settings using a single click. To create various presets:
- Open Mapping tab and configure the settings of displays and video walls as per requirement.
- Click on the arrow next to the Apply button, and then click on "Save as Preset" to open the "Save Preset" dialog window as shown in the image to the right.
- Enter the Preset Name to save the current configuration and click "OK" to complete the process.
- Repeat the above-mentioned steps to save a variety of preset settings
- Once completed, click on the arrow next to Apply button, and then click on # Saved (# represents the number of saved presets), to open the "Saved Presets" dialog window, to view the list of saved presets.
- Click on the preset name or play icon to launch the selected preset settings on the associated displays and video walls.
- You can also click on the trash icon to delete the saved preset.
Control Center > Mapping provides an easy access to individual display settings.
To edit or access display settings, single-click an assigned display to open Display Settings dialog box as shown in the image to the right. User can also:
- Change Display ID and Resolution, also view information including Location, IP Address, MAC Address, Connected Devices etc.
- Rotate individual display by selecting option available under Rotation drop-down.
- Color calibrate individual displays to adjust it's color characteristics (i.e., RGB color scheme, Brightness, and Contrast). This effectively implies adjusting the color tolerance and intensity of displays to enhance the visual illusion.
- For calibrating colors enter the values or use the mouse wheel to select values for the respective color scheme, brightness, or contrast.
- Click Reset Color Calibration to reset color scheme to default values.
- Stop the current session by clicking the Stop button.
- Extend the session time, if Session Length is configured under Session Management.
- Start a new session by selecting an available source from the drop-down.
Edit the desired settings and click OK to complete the process.
Besides different roles, Mapping page also provides the status of each and every display, as described below: