Software - Wireless

A New Way to Go Wireless with Android Devices

Introduction of the Application

This is an application that lets you send displayed screenshot, document files (PDF, PowerPoint, Excel, Word), and JPEG/PNG images saved to Android devices (tablets and smartphones) to a Panasonic wireless display over a wireless LAN (Wi-Fi), and display them. The application also lets you rotate the screen, enlarge or reduce the screen with a pinch operation, and flip through pages with a flick operation.

Free App
Panasonic Wireless Projector for Android

ANDROID APP ON Google play

Latest Version V.2.4.0 (How to confirm the version)
Compatible Displays

TH-80BF1/TH-65BF1/TH-50BF1,
TH-80LFB70/TH-65LFB70/TH-50LFB70,
TH-80LFC70/TH-65LFC70/TH-50LFC70

Requirements

Devices that support Android OS 4.0/4.1/4.2/4.3/4.4

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Displayable content

Marker Function

With your finger, draw lines on images, documents, or web pages.

*1: Displayable document file types are PDF, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.

*2: Consecutively displaying photos from the camera enables use as a simplified form of document camera.

*3: The Marker function and a Blackboard mode has been added. With the image or document open, you can use the marker to write on the blackboard screen. The screen and the marker notes that have been written onto it can be saved as a graphic.

*4: Multi-live mode allows the simultaneous display of up to 16 PCs, tablet devices, or smartphones. When using the [M-DIRECT] or [S-DIRECT] setting for your display, you can connect with up to 10 PCs at the same time in Multi-Live mode.

*5: The display can be controlled via WEB Control. Also, an advanced menu for WEB Control allows confirmation of the display status.

Introduction

Note

  • The screen illustrations and operating images used in the following explanations are from the Toughpad.
    The layout and other factors may differ from those of the Android device being used.
  • For details on how to use or configure your Android device, refer to the user's guide that came with your Android device.
  • For details on how to use or configure the display, as well as precautions on wireless use, refer to your display's "Operating Instruction" or "Network Operation Manual".

Getting Ready

Preparation 1-A: Connecting the Display and Android Device by Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi), Not Via an Access Point

When Using with a Model Equipped with S-DIRECT

1) Configure the display's local wireless network settings.

  1. Display the on-screen menu.
  2. In [NETWORK] – [WIRELESS LAN], select [S-DIRECT].

2) Join the local wireless network from your Android device.

  1. On your Android device, select [Settings] – [Wireless and networks] – [Wi-Fi].
  2. Turn [Wi-Fi] ON. Available networks are shown under [Wi-Fi].

3) Launch the application, then search for an S-DIRECT display.

  1. Tap the Display ID (ID [Proj****]) of the display to use from the display list that is displayed as soon as the application starts up.

  2. The indication of the connected display.

Notes

  • To check the Display ID ([Proj****]) of the display you will use, see "How to check the Display ID ([Proj****]) of the display."
  • The Wi-Fi setting of the Android device was changed when connecting to an S-DIRECT compatible display. To return to the original setting, disconnect from the connected display in the list of displays, or turn [One shot] OFF in the top menu and quit this application.

When Using with a Model Equipped with M-DIRECT

If you also connect the display in use to an iOS device installed with "Panasonic Wireless Projector for iOS," use M-DIRECT for its connection.

1) Configure the display's local wireless network settings.

  1. Display the on-screen menu.
  2. In [NETWORK] – [WIRELESS LAN], select [M-DIRECT].

2) Join the local wireless network from your Android device.

  1. On your Android device, select [Settings] – [Wireless and networks] – [Wi-Fi].
  2. Turn [Wi-Fi] ON. Available networks are shown under [Wi-Fi].
  3. Tap [M-DIRECT****] ("****" is the last 4-digit number of the Display ID).
  4. Your device is now connected to the local wireless network by inputting the preset key.

Notes

Preparation 1-B: Connecting the Display and Android Device by Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi), Via an Access Point

1) Connect the display to the local wireless network.

  1. Display the on-screen menu.
  2. In [NETWORK] – [WIRELESS LAN], select a user identification ([USER1] – [USER3]) from Wireless network number.
  3. In [MODE], select "INFRASTRUCTURE."
  4. Complete the settings for your access point in [DHCP], [SSID], [ENCRYPTION], [KEY] and so on.

2) Join the local wireless network from your Android device.

  1. On your Android device, tap [Settings] – [Wireless and networks] – [Wi-Fi].
  2. Turn [Wi-Fi] ON. Available networks are shown under [Wi-Fi].
  3. Tap the access point name (SSID) specified in step 1). Your device is now connected to the local wireless network.

Notes

  • If your access point is encrypted, a password input screen is displayed.
  • If you do not know the password, ask your network administrator.

Using the Application

Usage 1: Connecting to a Display by Searching for the Display

When the Application Has Not Been Started

  1. Tap the icon for this application in the Application List.
  2. The connection screen will appear as soon as the application starts up.
    The displays that are found are shown in a list.

  3. Tap the Display ID (ID [Proj****]) of the display to use.
  4. Select from the displayed icons.
  5. After the confirmation message is displayed, tap [OK] to connect to the display.
  6. The Display ID for the connected display is indicated in light blue.

When the Application Has Already Been Started

  1. Tap [Find Projector].
    The displays that are found are shown in a list.
  2. Tap the Display ID (ID [Proj****]) of the display to use.

  3. Select from the displayed icons.

  4. After the confirmation message is displayed, tap [OK] to connect to the display.
  5. The indication of the connected display changes to light blue in color.

Notes

  • To re-display the display list, select – [Find Projector].
  • To check the Network ID ([Proj****]) of the display you will use, see "How to check the Display ID ([Proj****]) of the display."
  • If a network password has been set for the display, a password input screen is displayed.
  • To update the information in [Projector List], tap .

Usage 2: Connecting to a Display by Using the Registration List

Specify the display IP address to connect. The IP address is registered in the Registration List.
You can also export/import registered data.

Display Registration

  1. Tap the icon for this application in the Application List.
  2. Tap [Find Projector], or select - [Find Projector] to display the [Find Projector] screen.
  3. Tap [Select from registration list].
  4. Select [Register projector].
  5. Enter the [Registered Name] and [IP Address] in the registration screen, then press [Register].
    You can also use [Confirm] to confirm that the specified display is on the network before selecting [Register].
  6. The registered name will be added to the Registration List.

Connecting the Display

  1. Tap [Select from registration list]. Select the display to be used.
  2. If [Confirm] was not done when registering the display, a confirmation message will be displayed.
    Press [OK] to connect to the display.

Exporting the Registration List

The Registration List can be stored.

  1. Select [Export] in the Registration List.
  2. Enter any desired name into the File Name Input dialog, then select [OK].

Importing the Registration List

  1. Select [Import] in the Registration List.
  2. Choose the file to be imported from the displayed list, then select [Import].

Editing/Deleting the Registration List

The Registration List can be edited or deleted.

  • Press and hold the registered name to be deleted from the Registration List.
  • The selection dialog will be displayed. Select [Edit] or [Remove].

Notes

  • To confirm the IP address of your display, refer to your display's "Operating Instruction" or "Network Operation Manual".
  • If a network password is set for the display, the password input screen will be displayed.
  • The exported registration data will be saved as xml data in the [projector info] folder.

Usage 3: Sending a Screenshot (one shot Projection)

  1. In the top menu of this application, select - [Settings] - [One shot] to turn it ON.
  2. Close this application with the display connected.
  3. Use Screen Capture to project the desired image while it is being displayed.
    (For a Panasonic Toughpad, you can take a screen capture by pressing and holding [User] and [Menu] simultaneously.)

Display Connection Timeout

  • A specific time period can be set during which One Shot sending can be done after this application has ended.
  • Select the time [10 min.] [30 min.] [60min.] from - [Settings] - [Timeout].
  • If you want to always be able to send One Shot up until the time that the display is disconnected, turn [Timeout] OFF

Notes

  • The Screen Capture procedure varies depending on the Android device being used.
    For details, refer to the user's guide that came with your Android device.
  • If you want the display to be disconnected when you quit the application, turn [One shot] OFF.

Usage 4: Displaying JPEG/PNG Files

  1. In the top menu of this application, select - [Picture].
  2. Tap the folder containing images to display. A list of thumbnails is displayed.

  3. Tap an image to display. The selected image is displayed from the display.
    You can access the previous or next image by flicking right or left on the screen.
    To select images in other albums, select - [Picture].

Other Operations

  • Press and hold the screen to display the operating buttons. Use the up/down keys to enlarge or reduce the image, and the left/right keys to turn the page.
  • You can zoom in or out on portions of images by pinching on the screen.
  • To pan zoomed images, drag them.
  • To restore the initial image size, double-tap the screen.
  • When you click the bar under the image being displayed, information of the currently displayed image will appear.
  • : If you select [SLIDESHOW], all images in the folder containing the currently displayed image will be displayed in a slideshow.
  • : Select [Setting] - [SLIDESHOW] to set the start position, display interval and loop ON/OFF.

Notes

  • Image files in formats other than JPEG/PNG cannot be displayed.

Usage 5: Displaying Document Files

  1. From the indicated content or at the upper right section of the screen, select the type of files to be displayed from [PDF],
    [PPT] (PowerPoint), [XLS] (Excel) and [DOC] (Word).
  2. Tap the folder containing documents to display. The document file list is displayed.

  3. Select a document to display.
    If [PDF] or [PPT] is selected, after a file is selected, a thumbnail of each page of the document is displayed.
    If [XLS] or [DOC] is selected, the first sheet or page of the document is displayed.

  4. In the case of a PDF or PPT file, choose the thumbnail of the page to be displayed.
    In the case of an XLS or DOC file, the image will be displayed by the display as soon as the first page is displayed.
    When the page to be displayed is selected from the thumbnail images, the file is displayed by the display.
    For PDF files or DOC files containing several pages, or PowerPoint files containing several slides, you can switch between subsequent pages or slides by clicking the right or left side of the screen.
    In the case of an XLS file, you can switch tabs by using the button at the bottom.
    To select documents in other folders, select and select the content.

Other Operations

  • You can zoom in or out on portions of pages by pinching on the screen.
  • To pan zoomed pages, drag them.
  • To restore the initial page size, double-tap the screen.
  • When you click the bar under the image being displayed, information of the currently displayed image will appear.

Notes

  • Document files that contain animation, links, embedded motion images, embedded audio, embedded tables and graphs, word art, comment displays, or that have open passwords, or have been scanned at high resolution cannot be sent.
  • If the font is not correctly displayed in a PowerPoint file, set the language of the file being displayed to match the system language of the Android device being used.
  • Screen images may not be correctly displayed when XLS or XLSX files are compressed and the cells become extremely small. If this occurs, temporarily enlarge the image and carry out the screen operation.

Usage 6: Displaying with Multi-Live mode

Multi-Live mode makes it possible for several people to display images from their Android devices simultaneously.
This is handy for meetings attended by participants using a multiple number of Android devices.

Multi-Live mode offers 4-screen multi style, 4-screen index style, and 16-screen index style* displays.
This application enables switching of the live style and display positions.
4-screen index style and 16-screen index style* can be switched by using the display menu.

4-screen multi style
The screens from up to four Android devices can be simultaneously displayed.

4-screen index style
The screens from up to four Android devices can be displayed in thumbnail form, and a selected Android device screen can be switched to a full screen display.

16-screen index style*
The screens from up to sixteen Android devices can be displayed in thumbnail form, and a selected Android device screen can be switched to a full screen display.

* When using the [M-DIRECT] or [S-DIRECT] setting for your display, you can connect with up to 10 PCs at the same time in Multi-Live mode.

Setting the Sender's Name

  1. In the top menu of this application, select - [Multi Live].
  2. Set [Sender name settings in multi live mode] to [Do not display], and input the desired name.
    (You can enter up to 8 one-byte alphabet characters and numbers.)
  3. Set [Sender name settings in multi live mode] to [Display on].
  4. The sender's name is displayed on the images displayed with Multi-Live mode.

Select the Live Style and Display Position

  1. In the top menu of this application, select - [Multi Live].
  2. Use [Choose live style] to select the style.
  3. Use [Position of display on projection screen] to select the desired display position.
  4. When [Apply] is selected, the display switches to the chosen live style, and the image is displayed in the set position.

Display the Index Screen on All Screens

In "4-screen index style" and "16-screen index style", the selected thumbnail screens can be displayed on all screens.

  1. In the top menu of this application, select - [Multi Live].
  2. Use the directional keys of [Choose projector for enlargement] to select the thumbnail screens to be displayed on all screens (by moving the yellow frame on the display screen).
  3. Use [Position of display on projection screen] to select the desired projection position.
  4. When the center of the directional keys is selected (selecting "4-screen index style" twice), the selected thumbnail screen will be displayed on all screens.
    To return to "4-screen index style" or "16-screen index style", make the selection one more time.

Notes

  • To exit Multi Live mode, first select [Choose live style] - [Full-screen style], and then select [Apply].
  • If five or more Android devices have been connected in the 16-screen index style, communication with the fifth and subsequent Android devices will be cut off when the mode is switched to the 4-screen multi style.

Usage 7: Displaying Photos (Camera-Equipped Devices Only)

  1. In the top menu of this application, tap [Camera].
  2. : If you select [Shoot], a still image is captured and displayed by the display.

  3. : If you select [Continuous Projection], camera images will be displayed continuously by the display in regular intervals.
    : If you select [Continuous Projection], the display will stop displaying images.

Other Operations

  • Selecting enables a variety of operations.
    Selecting lets you switch the cameras (front camera, back camera).
    Selecting lets you turn the LED light ON/OFF.
    Selecting lets you change the image quality to High Quality or Standard Quality.

    * If there is only one camera or if there is no LED light, selection cannot be made.

  • Selecting sets the currently displaying image as a background and you can draw freehand lines (using the Marker) onto the image and display them.

Returning to the Top Menu

Select the [Back] button on the Android Device to turn off the Camera function.

Note: The screen during pause sometimes varies from the display image.

Usage 8: Using the Marker

You can draw freehand lines (marker) onto image files or document files, and send the data as is.
Also, with the image or document open, you can use the marker on the blackboard screen.

  1. Using the application, display an image or document file.
  2. Selecting sets the currently displayed image or document as a background and activates the Marker function.
  3. Select a desired Pen from the tool icons and draw lines. Lines can be deleted by selecting Eraser.
  4. To turn off the Marker function, select .

Other Operations

  • The Marker function can be operated easily by using the tool icons displayed on the screen.
  • The pen colors are set to red, green and blue and the background color is set to black immediately after the Marker function is activated.
  • : To change the pen color, press and hold each pen icon and select a desired color from the displayed palette.
  • : If you select [Transparency], you can change the degree of transparency of lines between [Semi-transparent] and [Non-transparent].
  • : When you select [Pen], each time you tap a pen icon, the line thickness of the corresponding pen increases (5 steps).
  • : If you select [Background Setting], you can choose image selected at the time of Marker activation or [Background Color].
    To change the background color, press and hold [Background Setting] and select a desired color from the displayed palette.
  • : If you select [Display Change], you can display or hide the markers.
  • : If you select [Delete All], all markers will be erased.
  • If you select the [Save] icon, you can save the drawn markers together with the background image in an image file.
    The saved image can be displayed by selecting - [Picture] - [MARKER].
  • If a saved file does not display, reselect the [MAKER] folder.

Usage 9: Using the Pointer

You can display the pointer at a touch position on an image or a document file.

  1. Use this application to display an image or a document file.
  2. Press and hold [Marker] to activate the Pointer function.
  3. Move your finger across the screen to move the pointer.
  4. When you remove your finger from the screen, the pointer disappears.
  5. To turn off the Pointer function, select [Marker] again (pointer also disappears).

Notes

  • When displaying with Multi-Live mode, the pointer cannot be displayed.

Usage 10: Using the Web Control Function

You can check the display's status and control the display via WEB Control.

  1. Check the displays in connection in the display list displayed by the application when [Find Projector] is used.

  2. Select the Display ID of the display in connection.
    Tap web browser control icon indicated next to the Display ID.
  3. A browser will open and the authentication dialog box appears.
    Enter your "User name" and "Password" set in the display for authentication.
    The "Display control" page is displayed, and the display can be controlled via Web browser control.

Notes

  • For details on Web browser control function, refer to your display's "Operating Instruction" or "Network Operation Manual".
  • The Web browser control screen may differ depending on the model.
  • For Crestron Connected™ compatible devices:
    Because the WEB browser does not support Adobe Flash, Crestron Connected™ pages cannot be displayed.
  • Use either of the following operations to return to the application:
    - Close the browser.
    - Click the Home button, and then select the icon for this application in the Home Screen.
    - Press and hold the Home button, then select the icon of this application from the displayed list of application activation history.

Usage 11: Disconnecting from the Display/Quitting the Application

Disconnecting from the Display

Display the list of displays, and select for the display indicated in a different color.

Quitting the Application

Press the Return key at the main screen. When a confirmation dialog box appears, select [OK].
The application now closes.

Notes

  • Select [Settings] - [Timeout], and check the setting. If this setting is set with a time, not "OFF," the display remains connected for the set time, unless [Disconnect] is selected.

Tips

How to check the Display ID ([Proj****]) of the display you will use

You can do the following operations to check the Display ID ([Proj****]) of your display.
The screen displayed may vary depending on the display model. For details, select the icon on the application's
display list to confirm the explanatory screen displayed.

When Using with the BF1 Series/LFB70 Series/LFC70 Series

  • When using the BF1/LFB70

    Press the [SETUP] button on the remote control to display the setting menu. Then press Network Status from the menu to display the Display ID.
  • When using the LFC70

    Press the [INPUT] button on the remote control, then select Panasonic APPLICATION. The Display ID will automatically be displayed.

When Multiple Users Display Images

  • When multiple users will take turns displaying images, access the display's on-screen menu and set [NETWORK] - [LIVE MODE CUT IN] to [ON].
  • To prevent other users from interrupting operation, select [OFF] in this setting.

Troubleshooting

The Display is Not Shown in [Projector List]

<Make sure the Wi-Fi setting is activated>

If the Wi-Fi icon is not displayed on the upper-right corner of the screen, complete the following settings on your Android device.

  • Set [Settings] - [Wi-Fi] to [ON].
  • Set [Settings] - [Airplane mode] to [OFF].

<Make sure you have joined the correct network>

In [Settings] - [Wireless and networks] - [Wi-Fi] on your Android device, check the wireless network name.

<Make sure the settings are configured correctly>

Make sure [NETWORK] - [WIRELESS LAN] in the display's on-screen menu and the access point settings on your Android device are configured correctly.
Turn [Settings]- [Wi-Fi] on the Android [OFF] once, then [ON] again to confirm.

<Did you quit the application while it was connected to the display?>

If you quit the application while it is connected to the display, the Display ID may no longer be displayed.
If so, wait a moment and then tap [Update] to update the list.

No JPEG/PNG Image is Displayed

<Make sure the display to be used is connected to the network correctly>

Make sure that the Display ID ([Proj****]) in a different color (display in connection) displayed in the list of displays matches the display identified in [NETWORK]* on the [INPUT GUIDE] screen. If they do not match or if no display is selected, see "Usage 1: Connecting to a Display by Searching for the Display" and establish a connection.

I can't connect to an S-DIRECT compatible display.

After turning the [Settings] - [Wi-Fi] of the Android device temporarily [OFF], turn it [ON] again and try to connect.
If you still cannot connect, turn the Android power off and then on again.

No Document (PDF, PowerPoint, Excel, Word) Files are Displayed

<Make sure the display to be used is connected to the network correctly>

Make sure that the Display ID ([Proj****]) in a different color (display in connection) displayed in the list of displays
matches the display identified in [NETWORK]* on the [INPUT GUIDE] screen. If they do not match or if no display is selected, see "Usage 1: Connecting to a Display by Searching for the Display" and establish a connection.

<Make sure the selected files are supported for display>

The following files may not be displayed properly.

  • Document files that contain animation, links, embedded motion images, embedded audio, embedded tables and graphs, word art, comment displays, or that have open passwords.
  • PDF files produced by scanning at high resolution.

<Is it a document file with high-resolution images?>

When there are a large number of high-resolution images in a document file, correct display is sometimes not possible due to insufficient memory.

  • For a PowerPoint, Excel, or Word file, use an image compression function to lower the resolution of the images being used.
  • For a PDF file, use Acrobat's optimization or file size reduction function to lower the image resolution.
  • For details, refer to the operation manual of the application being used.

Displayed Images Differ from Images Displayed in the Application

If you switch between multiple screens on your device, one after another, the image or page displayed may not match the image displayed, in some cases. If so, double-tap the screen to make the images match.

The Wi-Fi Setting of the Android device that was changed when connecting to an S-DIRECT compatible display does not return to the original setting when I exit the application.

Start the application again, then use the following procedure.

  1. Select [Find Projector].
  2. Disconnect the connected display (press the [x button]at the right edge).
  3. Exit the application.

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