RS-232 Plugin

How to Use the Plugin

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Plugin Properties

The viewneo RS-232 Plugin gives you the possibility to automatically switch your screens on or off. This feature helps to reduce the amount of energy used by your displays and increase the overall life expectancy of the screen.

Important: The RS-232 Plugin is an extension for the Plugin Display Timer. In order to use this Plugin, the viewneo player must also be connected to the screen via an RS232 cable. Additionally, it is important to make sure that the screen has an RS-232 interface prior to use.

How to Use the Plugin

After activating the viewneo RS-232 Plugin, the timer settings for devices and device groups will now be displayed in the advanced settings. You will then need to enter the hexadecimal codes for switching the device or the device groups on or off. Additionally, the values for the “baud rate”, “parity”, “data bits”, and “stop bits” will also need to be entered.

Tip: We recommend the software CoolTerm to test the hexadecimal commands.

The values required for the monitor can be found in the operating instructions of the device. If there is no data available for these settings, please contact the device manufacturer.

Note: When using the RS-232 interface on device groups, please note that all devices in this group should be the same model or from the same manufacturer. Otherwise, the Plugin might not perform as expected.