With ScreenCloud, you can show your digital signage content using a wide range of supported NEC Professional, including Open Pluggable Specification (OPS) modules that 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.
In this guide, we’ll walk you through how to set up ScreenCloud’s digital signage software using an NEC professional displays, plus a step-by-step guide to adding your content to your screen quickly and easily.
Table of Contents:
Section I: Introduction to NEC Professional Displays
NEC is one of the most established and leading manufacturers for professional-grade displays. They have been producing high-quality screens with advanced technologies and are in numerous airports worldwide, which is why they fall into our premium category.
NEC’s professional displays are designed to give an impeccable performance for uninterrupted periods of time. Perhaps you have even seen these in your local airport most commonly used as for incoming flight times. Regardless of their already established uses cases, these displays can be applied to various settings like shopping malls or restaurants.
Currently, the only displays we support are their displays equipped with OPS slots such as:
- NEC V404 40" V-Series LED Commercial-Grade Large Format Display with OPS PC
- NEC V484 48" V-Series LED Commercial-Grade Large Format Display with OPS PC
- NEC V554 55" V-Series LED Commercial-Grade Large Format Display with OPS PC
- NEC P404 40" P-Series LED Commercial-Grade Large Format Display with OPS PC
- NEC P484 48" P-Series LED Commercial-Grade Large Format Display with OPS PC
- NEC P554 55" P-Series LED Commercial-Grade Large Format Display with OPS PC
- NEC C651Q 65" Ultra High Definition Commercial Display with OPS PC
- NEC C751Q 75" Ultra High Definition Commercial Display with OPS PC
- NEC C861Q 68" Ultra High Definition Commercial Display OPS PC
- NEC C981Q 98"Ultra High Definition Commercial Displaywith OPS PC
Section II: What is Open Pluggable Specification (OPS)
Open Pluggable Specification (OPS) is a computing module that is transforming the digital signage world. The Open Pluggable Specification (OPS) was created to help standardize the design of media players used for digital signage to enable interchangeability of different OPS modules. When Intel created the OPS, the goal was to simplify the installation and upgrading of software in digital signage displays and 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.
Section III: What Equipment Do You Need?
Section IV: How to Install an OPS Module into Your NEC Display
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2.2. Scroll down the advanced menu until you see “Option Settings”.
2.3. Next, make sure the “Option Power” is ON.
Section IV: How to Set up Screencloud with Your Nec Professional Display
5.1.1. Once your device turns on, head over to the browser and search for https://screen.cloud/download.
Scroll down until you see the Windows option and select which app file suits your device more. If you don't know simply select the "Windows (exe)" file.
5.1.2. After you download ScreenCloud, Launch the app and you will immediately see a pairing code.
5.1.3. Make a note of the pairing code - this is the code you need to enter into your "Screens" section of your ScreenCloud account.
For more information on how to Configure Settings on a Windows device for optimal Digital Signage use click here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at our toll-free support line at +18885575335.