MAWi Spacewall - Quick Installation Guide

MAWi Spacewall - Quick Installation Guide


MAWi Spacewall - Quick Installation Guide


Introduction

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.

                      

Please note

MAWi Server and MAWi Agent can be installed on the same PC in case you have just one site. 

To download the MAWi installer click here

In this guide, we will walk you through the installation process of the MAWi Spacewall platform.

 

The process consists of 2 steps:

 

1. Installing MAWi Agent and/or MAWi Server.

2. Installing the MAWi Spacewall additional steps.


Click here to see the  System Requirements

 

 

MAWi Agent installation guide


MAWi Agent can be either installed on a PC or a virtual machine, connected to a single display or multiple displays.

Please note:
In case you have just a single site you can choose to install both, MAWi Server and MAWi Agent, on the same PC or virtual machine.
 
In the installation process, when selecting the MAWi Agent component you will need to select ‘Install additional drivers for MAWi Spacewall’ which are necessary for the basic operation of the MAWI Players.
Please remember to tick this box! 



In case you didn’t tick the box during the installation process, the spacedesk drivers are also available here.
You can name the location in the installation process or do it later in the settings of the MAWi Agent.
 
If installing the MAWi Agent component alone, enter here the IP address or hostname of your MAWi Server and leave the port number on 60668.
mawi client port number


Supported operating systems
Windows® 10/11 32 or 64bit, Server 2016/19/22
MAWi Agent can run on a PC or a virtual machine (VM) that is connected to one or more monitors.
The monitors can be connected directly or via a multi-display video card, LAN-based zero clients, Android-based devices, Thin Clients, or USB to HDMI adapters.

Network
Gigabit Ethernet network is recommended for the connection between the MAWi Player and host PC. 
MAWi Agent Connects over the default port no. 60668 to MAWi Server. This port number can be changed.

CPU and RAM
Click here to see the  System Requirements

Additional Requirements
During the installation process, the installer will download the following components from the Internet:
 – VLC Media Player v3
– PowerPoint Viewer

 

Mawi Server Installation Guide 


MAWi Server runs an IIS Web app and a database that is running over MS SQL Server.
Please note:
In case you have just a single site you can choose to install both, MAWi Server and MAWi Agent, on the same PC or virtual machine.

 

When selecting to install MAWi Server, it will check if the MS SQL Server is installed on the machine.

If it’s not, it will automatically download and install SQL Server 2014 Express instance on your machine.

You can also select to install on a remote DB Server.




Supported operating systems

Windows® 10/11 64bit PRO or Enterprise, Server 2012 R2, Server 2016, Server 2019, Server 2022

The MAWi Server can be installed on a PC or a VM and can also reside on the same machine with MAWi Agent.

CPU

Intel Dual Core or AMD with similar capabilities. Core i5 of the latest generation is recommended.

If used on a virtual machine, assign at least 2 vCores.
Click here to see the System Requirements

Network

Gigabit Ethernet network is recommended.

Communication with the server-side is done over port 60668

Communication with the client-side is done over port 60669

Those ports can be changed. 

Static IP is recommended.


Others

1. During the installation process, the installer will download the following components from the Internet:

– .NET Framework 3.5

– SQL Server 2014 Express

– Node JS v16

– Web Platform plugin

– Rewrite URL for IIS

Offline installation

In case you wish to install the above components manually please read this guide.

2. In case you’ve installed MAWi Server on Windows 10/11 OS, IIS Express is also installed and running in the background at all times.
You need to make sure that this icon is running in your taskbar:




MAWi Spacewall - Installation Guide

 

MAWi Spacewall uses MAWi Players as the endpoints that connect to the screens.






The following steps are for the MAWi Player device but any Android device with the specs below would work as well:

CPU – Amlogic S905X3 Quad Core ARM Cortex A53 @2GHz or similar

GPU – G31-Mali or similar

RAM – 4 GB LPDDR4 or higher

Flash disk – eMMC 32GB or higher

Network – 1GB Ethernet wired LAN and Wifi
On this guide, we will walk you through the process of installing and configuring your host PC to run with our Mawi Players.

 

Step 1: Initial system requirement


Follow the steps in this short article.



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.


Recommended option:

Connect a mouse to the USB port of the MAWi Player. It will help you with the initial setup steps.



1.               


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.



Recommended option:

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".

2.               

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.






Now your system is ready. Please check our knowledge base on how to use the system.

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