Reduces the Control and Maintenance Burden, and Supports Stable Operation
This monitoring and control solution lets you visualize the operating status of displays and projectors in detail, detecting symptoms of problems in real-time, and preventing malfunctions in advance. While reducing the burden for control and maintenance, it supports stable operation. In situations where it is essential that images are displayed without interruption and degradation does not occur, this system detects signs of trouble, and informs you to avoid serious problems.
System Configuration Example
Up to 2048 displays and projectors on an intranet can be easily monitored and controlled from a single PC via a LAN network. And since you can also register other-brand equipment that is PJLink™ compatible, you can efficiently achieve centralized control over the entire system. Also, by purchasing Early Warning Functions, you can remotely control and monitor the system with a web browser on a notebook PC or tablet device.
* When you install Multi Monitoring & Control Software, you can use the Early Warning Functions on trial for 90 days free of charge.
Basic Functions (free)
Multiple Video Devices Can Be Easily Managed and Controlled by a Single PC
Up to 2,048 compatible displays and projectors on an intranet can be monitored and controlled, playlists can be produced and distributed, control commands can be executed, and schedule functions can be managed by centralized control on a single PC.
Easy device registration
Auto-search for unregistered devices
Search for and discover unregistered devices on the intranet automatically* to add them to your network.
* Auto-search function may not be available on some devices depending on device status and network environment.
Register multiple devices together from an offline list
Register multiple devices at once by loading a device list created offline* and saved as a .csv file.
* Requires IP address, username, and password.
Device management by group or keyword categorization
Up to 2,048 devices can be managed from a single PC. You can easily manage groups of devices by “Group” or “Keyword” categories according to location or application.
Status monitoring for individual devices
Status of individual displays and projectors on the intranet can be monitored from a PC with Multi Monitoring & Control Software Ver. 2.0.
Brief information display
Device status can be understood at a glance as icons* shown on the device list. Devices can be displayed according to registered Group and Keyword.
Detailed information display
More detailed information* can be displayed for selected devices. Displayed items can be changed in the settings window.
* Software functionality varies depending on the model. Refer to operating instructions for more information about icons shown in brief information display.
Control command execution
Control commands can be executed for a selected device or for multiple devices categorized by Group and Keyword.
Automate content display with Scheduling Function
For the selected device, or devices selected by Group and Keyword, scheduled commands can be executed. Functions include control commands, image distribution, projector brightness control, delivery of a content list, Light ID control, and more.
Visualize your network with Map Display
Drag-and-drop device icons onto a preloaded floorplan image* using your PC and Multi Monitoring & Control Software Ver. 2.0. Status summary is shown on device icons. To execute control commands or adjust settings, select the device from the map.
* Supported files: JPEG/JPG/PNG/BMP up to 4096 x 4096 pixels.
Content delivery for signage applications
Distribute media from a content playlist, including stills and video, from PC to selected displays and projectors*. LinkRay™ Light ID transmission is also supported on selected devices.
* Please refer to the List of Compatible Device Models for the displays supporting this function.
Assign Light ID content to a LinkRay™-ready display device
For displays and projectors supporting Panasonic LinkRay™ Light ID* transmission technology, which enables data transmission to smartphones via the device’s camera, a Light ID can be assigned to content and display device within Multi Monitoring & Control Software Ver. 2.0.
* Please visit https://panasonic.biz/cns/LinkRay/ for more on the LinkRay™ Light ID solution.
Early Warning Functions (for a fee)
Maintenance can be improved by purchasing an Early Warning Functions license. Using a web browser on a notebook PC or tablet device, you can detect abnormalities in equipment and images to reduce the amount of downtime. You can also check the timing for parts replacement and maintenance from a remote location. This means you can eliminate unnecessary visits to on-site locations, reducing the time and cost of service and support. Reliability is also increased.
To use Early Warning Functions, it is necessary to install Multi Monitoring & Control Software (Ver. 2.0 or later). After purchasing licenses separately, activate them on PASS.
* After installing Multi Monitoring & Control Software, you can use the software for 90 days free of charge.
* Operating Instructions for previous Early Warning Software Ver. 2.4
* Multi Monitoring & Control Software Ver.2.0 or higher is required for Panasonic professional displays released after November 2017.
Maintenance scheduling suggestions*
Multi Monitoring & Control Software Ver. 2.0 lets administrators plan ahead and manage parts inventories with a high degree of accuracy, saving time and money. With maintenance timing suggestions* supplied in advance, it’s possible to schedule equipment servicing when it’s not in use. Simplify management and enhance reliability of your display network.
* Function supported on selected professional displays and projectors only.
Early warning and maintenance alert visualization*
Detailed information regarding potential problems or periodic maintenance are clearly visualized, letting you prevent device downtime before it happens.
If a problem occurs, you’re sent a notification with information on the problem and a recommended course of action.
* Function supported on selected professional displays and projectors only.
Information including error/warning count, recommended replacement of consumable parts, and periodic cleaning is presented in report.
Error and warning notifications
Error and warning notifications are e-mailed to a preset address or sent to an existing SNMP manager via SNMP trap.
Link with peripheral devices
Monitor projected or displayed images with a supported network camera. Select an area of the screen to monitor and get notified if playback pauses.
DIGITAL LINK Switcher
When using the Panasonic ET-YFB200G DIGITAL LINK Switcher, input and output status can be checked easily.
* Supported cameras: Panasonic Network Camera (BB-S/DG-S/WV-S Series) and Panasonic PTZ Camera (AW-UE70/HE40/HE130 Series).
Video stop detection with network camera
Get an instant notification if the screen blanks or freezes during playback. Video can be recorded to identify where and when the problem occurred.
Note: Movement of objects other than the image (such as a person passing in front of the screen) may trigger a stop alert in some situations. Slow-motion video, video in which areas of motion are confined, or video with little brightness variation between moving objects and background may be interpreted as playback stoppage.
Early Warning function license
Select the following rank for the number of connections for each license.
|1 year||3 years||Number of connected units|
|ET-SWA100A||ET-SWA100A3||Up to 2,048 units|
|ET-SWA100B||ET-SWA100B3||Up to 512 units|
|ET-SWA100C||ET-SWA100C3||Up to 256 units|
|ET-SWA100D||ET-SWA100D3||Up to 128 units|
|ET-SWA100E||ET-SWA100E3||Up to 64 units|
|ET-SWA100F||ET-SWA100F3||Up to 32 units|
* The 90-day free trial software lets you monitor up to 2,048 displays and projectors.