How to Install OPS Devices into Your NEC Display

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by Safir Läckgren
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Open Pluggable Specification (OPS) is a computing module that is transforming the digital signage world. These pluggable media players offer a future proof solution for users to quickly install, maintain, service, and upgrade their professional displays without having to purchase a whole new display.

NEC Display solution sets the industry standard for OPS compliant displays. In this article, we will show you a step by step tutorial on how to install or swap out your NEC OPS module for your digital signage display. 

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Introduction

The Open Pluggable Specification (OPS) was created to help standardize the design and interchangeability of digital signage devices such as media players. When Intel created the OPS, the goal was to simplify the installation and upgrading of software in digital signage displays in higher volumes. Installing digital signage equipment that incorporates OPS not only creates scalable application but also allows customers to push changes across all displays.

The main benefit of using OPS in digital signage is to reduce downtime and maintenance costs by easily swapping out defective PC modules. In most cases, the screen doesn't even have to be removed from its mount to replace the OPS module.

OPS solves the problem of having to constantly purchase new displays when new technology is released. Having this standardized slot in your professional display allows you to upgrade the power of your display at any time and helps you keep up to date with the latest technology, thus future-proofing technology investments. No need to go out and purchase a whole new display just simply purchase an OPS module with the latest software and plug it in! 

This solution makes it possible to integrate digital signage media players into commercial displays seamlessly, effectively turning your display into an All-in-One PC solution.

 

What Equipment Do You Need?

1. NEC OPS Compliant Display
C-Series 
P-Series 
UN2A Series 
UN492S Series 

2. NEC OPS Module 
OPS-APIS-PS
OPS-PCAEQ-PS2

3. Phillips Head Screwdriver

 

How to Install an OPS Module for your NEC Displays:
Step 1: Install Your OPS Module

1.1. Locate the OPS slot on the back of your display and remove the option slot protective cover using a Philips head screwdriver. 

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1.2. Once the cover is removed, insert the OPS module by sliding it in. Ensure the OPS is inserted correctly by making sure the sticker and the fan are facing outwards. 

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1.3. Ensure that the OPS module has been successfully inserted by listening for the "click".

1.4. Next, locate the second larger protective cover that contains ventilation stored in the OPS box. Do not use the protective cover you removed from the start of this process. 

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1.5. To detect the OPS module, turn on your display and select the “Input” button to change to the appropriate source.

1.6. The input source will be displayed at the top right of your display and your module will start up shortly after. 

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1.7.  After the OPS module has fully powered on, it is recommended to enable the “Option power” in the screen menu to ensure the computer stays on even when the display is turned off.

 

Step 2: Enable the Necessary Settings 
2.1. To enable “Option Power” select the Menu button on the standard OPS remote and navigate to the advanced menu to the right. 

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2.2. Scroll down the advanced menu until you see “Option Settings”.

2.3. Next, make sure the “Option Power” is ON.

 

If you have any additional questions on how to install your NEC OPS module for Digital Signage, or any other questions or feedback about ScreenCloud, feel free to reach out to our support team at support@screencloud.com or give us a call at our toll-free support line at +18885575335.


 

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