MAWi platform consists of a single ‘MAWi Server’ installation, that can control multiple ‘MAWi Agent’ instances. MAWi Agent is installed on a PC or a VM that is connected to single or multiple screens that you want to control and play content on them.
Each MAWi Agent can be installed on a different network or site and connected to the MAWi Server, allowing you to centrally manage and control all screens from a single web-based dashboard.
MAWi Server and MAWi Agent can be installed on the same PC in case you have just one site.
Step 2: Mawi Players Installation and Configuration
1. Connecting the device
Connect the MAWi Player device to the screen with the HDMI cable provided.
Connect the device to the network either with a wired ethernet cable or over wifi.
Plug the power adapter to the mains and to the device and make sure the device boots up.
Connect a mouse to the USB port of the MAWi Player. It will help you with the initial setup steps.
2. Network connection
Once the MAWi Player is connected to the network and a DHCP server is available, it will be automatically assigned an IP address.
To assign it with a static IP address go to the Settings of the Android Device > Network & Internet > Ethernet > IP Settings > Static.
Write down the IP address of the MAWi Player to identify it from the MAWi management console.
3. Select Spacedesk
When the initial setup is done, this menu will appear on the screen. Select Spacedesk.
It will set the Spacedesk app to be launched automatically when the device is rebooted.
4. Option A: Assign the device to the Agent manually
The spacedesk app appears on the screen. Please check the checkbox and press OK.
Allocate your Agent’s IP or hostname and select it with your mouse.
5. Option B: Assign the MAWi Player device to the Agent from the MAWi’s management console
In case you know the device’s IP address, you can assign it using the MAWi management console.
– Open the MAWi management console in your browser.
– Click on the Dashboard menu > Go to ‘Admin Panel‘ > Click on the ‘Display Config tool’
– Select your Location from the list and accept the UCA elevation request.
– In the list of ‘Available devices’, press on the + icon and add its IP address.
- Click on the option "Assign to the Current Location".
Once it’s assigned, you will see that the device is set as an extended monitor, showing your desktop’s background image.
3. Configure all screens
a. Right click on the desktop and select Display settings b. Make sure scaling is set to 100% in the “Change the size of text…” section. c. Set the resolution. d. Make sure Multiple displays is set to “Extend desktop to this display” e. Repeat the same procedure for all screens connected to your PC.
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