MAWi Zero - Quick Installation Guide

MAWi Zero - Quick Installation Guide


 

MAWi Zero - 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:

 

The process consists of 2 steps: 

1. Installing MAWi Agent and/or MAWi Server.

2. Installing the MAWi Zero 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 Zero’ 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 OSBASE 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 only the MAWi Agent component, 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 Hardware Guide

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 Zero - Installation Guide

 

MAWi Zero uses HDMI over LAN zero client adapters as the endpoints that connect to the screens.

 

On this guide, we will walk you through the process of installing and configuring your host PC to run with our zero clients.



Step 1: Initial system requirement


Follow the steps in this guide:



Step 2: Zero Client Installation and Configuration

The following steps are for the following devices:

Centerm – C75 V1, V2, V3

ThinGLOBAL – MiniPoint DS Series

Atrust – m320 or m321

HP – T200

Lenkeng – LKV376 (PC to HDMI over LAN)

Phistek – ZE6000 or ZE5000





1. Download the Network USB Utility below and install it. Follow the steps of the setup and finally reboot your system.

Download Link


2. Connect the HDMI over LAN zero client to a monitor and a LAN connection on the same subnet of the host computer. Make sure the HDMI over LAN zero client is connected to a power supply and the indication LED is ON.




Please note:

If a DHCP server is available, the Zero Client will be automatically assigned with an IP address. Otherwise, its default address will be 10.0.0.225
To assign a static IP to the zero client, select the device from the list and click on the Configuration button. more information

 

3. Start the program “Network USB Setting” by clicking on the following icon 


 

The program presents all available Zero Clients found on the local network and allows you to connect to relevant hardware.

Select the device and click “Assign to this PC”This operation will extend the host PC’s desktop to the monitor which is connected to the Zero Client.

 

NOTE:

 

1. This operation will cause the zero clients to automatically re-connect to the host PC on every reboot.

2. If the zero client’s status is showing: Assignment: Other PC Please press on the “Clear PC assignment” button and repeat previous step.

3. To rename the zero client to something more meaningful, for example: the physical location of the unit, or assign a fixed IP address, click on “Configuration” and enter new name / all network details. Zero client cannot be assigned to the PC for this task, “Clear PC assignment” first, modify, then re-assign when changes have been made.



 4. 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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