Smart Projector Control

Using the NFC Function

By using the Near Field Communication (NFC) function (hereinafter referred to as the NFC function), you can read and write*1 projector setting information simply by holding up a device to a projector even while power is not being supplied to the projector.

*1 An iOS device cannot write projector setting information.

■ Projectors compatible with NFC function: PT-RQ50K, PT-RCQ10 series, and PT-MZ16K series

  • To use the NFC function, you need to purchase an optional NFC upgrade kit and then perform activation and enable the projector NFC function on the projector unit. However, there are models with the NFC function enabled at the time of shipment from the factory, and countries and regions in which the NFC upgrade kit cannot be applied. For whether or not the NFC function can be used in the country or region of purchase, check the Panasonic website or ask your dealer.
  • If the projector NFC function is disabled, the NFC screen of the device will be displayed but you will be unable to read and write projector setting information.
  • To use the NFC function with an iOS device, iPhone 7 or a later model running iOS 11 or later is required.
  • To use the NFC function on an Android device, you need to enable the NFC function of the NFC compatible Android device in advance.

Basic flow for using the NFC function

1. Start up Smart Projector Control

2. Read and write the projector setting information and registration information

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Launching of application software

appli icon

Tap the Smart Projector Control icon to launch the application software.

Top screen

When Smart Projector Control starts up, the [Top] screen appears.

トップ画面
NFC

Displays the screen for using the NFC function.
The projector setting information can be read and written by using the NFC function.

・For a device not compatible with the NFC function, the [NFC] button will be grayed out and cannot be tapped.

Reading and writing the projector setting information

The projector setting information can be read and written by using the NFC function.

・An iOS device cannot write projector setting information.

Reading of projector setting information

Tap the [NFC] button in the [Top] screen. The read standby screen appears together with the [NFC] screen.

Read standby screen (iPhone)/Read complete screen (iPhone)/[NFC] screen after reading completes (iPhone)
Read standby screen (iPhone)/Read complete screen (iPhone)
[NFC] screen after reading completes (iPhone)
Read standby screen (Android device)/Read complete screen (Android device)/[NFC] screen after reading completes (Android device)
Read standby screen (Android device)/Read complete screen (Android device)
[NFC] screen after reading completes (Android device)

1) Move the device close to the NFC touch point of the projector unit while the read standby screen is displayed.

  • ・When reading completes, the reading successful message appears. Then, the screen automatically changes to the [NFC] screen for after reading and the projector setting information is displayed.
  • ・If reading fails, a message appears to notify you that reading failed. If reading failed, tap the [READ] button to perform reading again.
Projector Setting Information
PROJECTOR TYPE
Displays the projector type.
SERIAL NUMBER
Displays the serial number.
PROJECTOR RUNTIME
Displays the projector runtime.
LIGHT1 RUNTIME
Displays the light 1 runtime.
LIGHT2 RUNTIME
Displays the light 2 runtime.
MAIN VERSION
Displays the main version of the firmware.
SUB VERSION
Displays the sub version of the firmware.
NT VERSION
Displays the network version of the firmware.
PROJECTOR ID
Displays the projector ID.
PROJECTOR NAME
Displays the projector name.
ASSET NUMBER
Displays the asset number and other arbitrarily written information or read information.
DHCP
Displays the usage status of the DHCP server.
IP ADDRESS
Displays the IP address.
SUBNET MASK
Displays the subnet mask.
DEFAULT GATEWAY
Displays the default gateway.
MAC ADDRESS
Displays the MAC address.
Crestron Connected
Control System
 IP ADDRESS
 IPID
 PORT
Displays the parameters to use with Crestron Connected.
For details, refer to the website of Crestron Electronics, Inc.
URL https://www.crestron.com/
FACTORY RESET
NOT RESERVED
The execution of [FACTORY RESET] is not set.
RESERVED
This is the state in which [FACTORY RESET] will be executed when power is supplied next time.
LAST ERROR CODE
Displays the time that an error last occurred.
If you tap the [DETAIL] button, the error code is displayed together with the time that the error occurred. For details on the error codes, refer to the operating instructions of your projector.

NOTE

  • For the position of the NFC touch point on the projector unit, refer to the operating instructions of your projector.
  • To perform reading again, tap the [READ] button.
  • To save the read data to the device, tap the [TXT SAVE] button.
    With an iOS device, the data is saved to the file application.
    With an Android device, the data is saved to the internal storage. For the save location in the internal storage, check the message displayed when reading succeeds.
  • Do not move the device away from the NFC touch point of the projector unit until the read complete message appears.

Writing of projector setting information

To write the projector setting information, you need to read the projector setting information in advance.
Tap the [NFC] button in the [Top] screen. The read standby screen appears together with the [NFC] screen.

・An iOS device cannot write projector setting information.

[NFC] screen after reading completes (Android device)/Write screen (Android device)/Authentication screen (Android device)/Write standby screen(Android device)
[NFC] screen after reading completes (Android device)/Write screen (Android device)
Authentication screen (Android device)/Write standby screen(Android device)

1) Tap the [READ] button to perform reading.

  • ・The writable projector setting information is displayed.
Writable Projector Setting Information
PROJECTOR ID
Select from ALL or 1 to 64 for the projector ID.
PROJECTOR NAME
Enter the projector name.
(Allowed characters: Up to 16 single-byte alphanumeric characters and symbols)
ASSET NUMBER
Enter the asset number and other information.
(Allowed characters: Up to 24 single-byte alphanumeric characters and symbols)
DHCP
ON
If a DHCP server exists on the network to which the projector is to be connected, obtains the IP address automatically.
OFF
If a DHCP server does not exist on the network to which the projector is to be connected, set [IP ADDRESS], [SUBNET MASK], and [DEFAULT GATEWAY].
CLOSE
Closes the selection options.
IP ADDRESS
If a DHCP server will not be used, enter the IP address.
(Allowed characters: Up to 15 single-byte alphanumeric characters, symbols, and periods (.))
SUBNET MASK
If a DHCP server will not be used, enter the subnet mask.
(Allowed characters: Up to 15 single-byte alphanumeric characters, symbols, and periods (.))
DEFAULT GATEWAY
If a DHCP server will not be used, enter the default gateway address.
(Allowed characters: Up to 15 single-byte alphanumeric characters, symbols, and periods (.))
Crestron Connected
Control System
 IP ADDRESS
 IPID
 PORT
Enter the parameters to use with Crestron Connected.
(Allowed characters:
IP ADDRESS  Up to 15 single-byte alphanumeric characters, symbols, and periods (.)
IPID  Up to 5 single-byte numbers
PORT  Up to 5 single-byte numbers)
For details, refer to the website of Crestron Electronics, Inc.
URL https://www.crestron.com/
FACTORY RESET
NOT RESERVED
Select this to cancel the planned execution of [FACTORY RESET] which is currently set.
RESERVED
Select this to execute [FACTORY RESET].
[FACTORY RESET] will be executed when power is supplied next time. To execute [FACTORY RESET] immediately, turn the power of the projector off and then back on.
CLOSE
Closes the selection options.
LOG CLEAR
LAST ERROR CODE can be cleared by writing while this check box is selected.
LOG CLEAR only clears the error log saved to the NFC function. It does not clear the error log saved to the projector unit. Therefore, LAST ERROR CODE will appear again if the error state of the unit continues.

2) Change the writable projector setting information.

  • ・Scroll the screen to display the projector setting information.
  • ・Any item displayed in gray cannot be written.
  • ・When you change the projector setting information, the [WRITE] button is enabled.

3) Tap the [WRITE] button.

  • ・The authentication screen appears.

4) Enter the user name and password in [User Name] and [Password] and then tap [OK].

  • ・The write standby screen screen appears.

5) Move the device close to the NFC touch point of the projector unit while the write standby screen is displayed.

  • ・When writing succeeds, all items are displayed in gray. To perform writing again, tap the [READ] button to perform reading again.
  • ・If writing fails, a message appears to notify you that writing failed. If writing failed, tap the [WRITE] button to perform writing again.
  • ・The written setting values are reflected when the projector’s power is turned on next time.

NOTE

  • Writing is not possible if the projector setting information has not been read.
  • Do not move the device away from the NFC touch point of the projector unit until the write complete message appears.