Video Wall Setup & Remote Monitor Control
Affected Roles: Admin, Owner
Related Digital Watchdog VMS Apps: DW Spectrum® IPVMS
Software Version: v4.2.x.xxxxx or higher
Last Edit: October 19, 2021
DW Spectrum’s Video Wall is an easy, powerful way to remotely (LAN, WAN/Internet) control display monitors through the DW Spectrum Client. Video Wall is a licensed feature that requires one (1) DW Spectrum-VideoWall license for every two (2) display monitors and one (1) concurrent user.
This article will outline how to enable and configure the Video Wall feature through the DW Spectrum Client.
**NOTE: This feature is currently supported only on Windows and Ubuntu/Linux operating systems.
To utilize the Video Wall function, at least one (1) DW Spectrum-VideoWall License must be activated in the DW Spectrum System to enable up to two (2) Video Wall displays.
**NOTE: The DW Spectrum Client software must be installed on the workstation (computer) that will be used to host the Video Wall’s main display.
To create and configure a new Video Wall:
Next, select “Video Wall…” and assign a name to the Video Wall layout.
In the Preview pop-up window, select which Virtual Screen will host the Video Wall. Highlighted displays will be retitled with “New Item”. While in this state, you can:
Click the “OK” button to assign the video wall(s) to the selected display monitor(s).
To rename active Video Wall displays as represented in the DW Spectrum Client, you can right-click on the display in the Resource Panel and select “Rename”.
To remove resources from a Virtual Screen, right-click on the Virtual Screen and select “Clear Screen”.
The Video Wall configuration (also referred to as ‘Matrix’) will become available for viewing among the Video Walls in the Resource Panel.
To display the Video Wall on assigned display monitors:
In the Resource Panel, right-click on the Video Wall and select “Switch to Video Wall Mode”.
You will be offered the option to Close or Keep the current instance of DW Spectrum Client. If you will be remotely managing the Video Wall from a different workstation, select “Close”.
You can remotely control the Video Wall displays in real-time through the DW Spectrum Client’s “Control Video Wall” feature. While controlling the video wall you can:
A confirmation will display explaining that you will need to restart the Video Wall feature at the hosting workstation to resume the deployment.