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myViewBoard Box connects to to any HDMI display and allows wireless screen sharing for multi-group presentations. 
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myViewBoard Box is a simple and cost-effective way to upgrade existing displays and add more features, such as:
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* Screen sharing
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* Android OS, including web browser, multimedia support, and access to apps
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* Built-in apps including [[Whiteboard for Android]]
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* Integration with peripherals such as document cameras and microscopes
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* Remote display management by users and IT admins with [[myViewBoard Manager]] integration
  
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myViewBoard Box is a ''plug and play'' solution that works with displays and projectors from ViewSonic or other brands. Any display device that uses HDMI or USB-C for video can connect to Box. Any touch devices that either use HDMI (video) and USB-A (touch input), or USB-C (for video and touch input), are also supported. myViewBoard Box can be powered by power over Ethernet (PoE), or a dedicated 5V DC power cable.
  
myViewBoard Box also comes with a built-in [[MyViewBoard_for_Android|myViewBoard whiteboard solution]] and Android operating system. This makes myViewBoard Box a fitting solution for multi-group presentations, such as student-focused learning environments or activity-centric meeting rooms.
 
  
  
When several myViewBoard Boxes are operated at the same time, a host can:  
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==How myViewBoard Box can benefit you==
* Control and show the same content to multiple displays
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===Cost-effective way to add 'smart' features===
* Selectively cast the content from one presenter while sharing it to another display
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myViewBoard Box can be thought of as a versatile Android-based computer with internet accessibility that can be added to a display (whether a monitor, TV, projector, touchscreen, or IFP). Doing this allows the display to have access to Android apps including [[Whiteboard for Android]] for digital whiteboarding and [[myViewBoard Display]] for wireless screensharing. Just like a computer, there is also a web browser and media file explorer.
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===Make displays wireless===
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If you want to avoid relying on HDMI cables when sharing video to a display device, then use myViewBoard Box to make a display device become a wireless presentation display.
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For example, connect myViewBoard Box to projector, and then use preinstalled [[myViewBoard Dispaly]] app to wirelessly share video from a PC, Mac, Linux, or mobile device (simply enter the unique password to pair).
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===Remotely control displays===
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When myViewBoard Box is connected to a display, projector, or IFP using RS232, the Box can act as a remote control for the display device. This includes turn on/off, volume adjustment, and changing input source.
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When the Box is registered to [[myViewBoard Manager]], IT admins can remotely control displays.
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==Compatible devices==
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Compatible display devices:  
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* any device that uses HDMI or USB-C for video.
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Compatible display devices with touchscreen functionality:
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* devices that use HDMI for video and USB type A for touchscreen functionality
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* devices that use USB type C for both video and touchscreen functionality
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In addition to the above, further control over a device can be supported by connecting an RS232 cable. Currently supported brands are ViewSonic and Promethean, although more support will be added in future. RS232 control enables turning the display device on/off, changing input sources, and adjusting volume remotely (from the myViewBoard Box, or from [[myViewBoard Manager]] if the Box has been added to the [[myViewBoard Entity|entity]].
  
  
==Product Overview==
 
  
====Package Contents====
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==What's included==
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<big>'''''Apps'''''</big></br>
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The following apps come preinstalled with myViewBoard Box. Additional apps can be installed from the Google Play store, or manually via APK file.
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{| class="wikitable" style="background-color:white;"
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!colspan style="background-color:aliceblue;"| App
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!colspan style="background-color:aliceblue;"| Description
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| style="text-align:center;"|[[File:New whiteboard logo.svg|center|40px|link=]]<br>'''[[Whiteboard for Android|Whiteboard]]'''
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|Digital Whiteboard for Android, with multimedia support.
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| style="text-align:center;"|[[File:Icon_Display.svg|center|40px|link=]]<br>'''[[myViewBoard Display|Display]]'''
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|Wireless screensharing to the device.
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| style="text-align:center;"|[[File:Icon Live full.svg|center|40px|link=]]<br>'''[[myViewBoard Live|Live]]'''
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|Livestreaming app that supports YouTube, Facebook, Workplace, and Twitch.
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| style="text-align:center;"|[[File:Icon_Recorder.svg|center|40px|link=]]<br>'''[[myViewBoard Record|Record]]'''
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|Record the screen.
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| style="text-align:center;"|[[File:VBS100-Explorer.png|center|40px|link=]]<br>'''Explorer'''
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|File explorer and manager app.
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| style="text-align:center;"|[[File:VBS100-Lightning.png|center|40px|link=]]<br>'''Lightning'''
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|Web browser.
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| style="text-align:center;"|[[File:VBS100-settings.png|center|40px|link=]]<br>'''Settings'''
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|Android settings.
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| style="text-align:center;"|[[File:VBS100-Mediaplayer.png|center|40px|link=]]<br>'''Media player'''
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|Play media - see supported media formats for Android [https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/media/media-formats here].
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|}
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Please take a moment to check if all the necessary items are included in the package. If anything is missing or damaged, please contact your dealer immediately.
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<big>'''''Hardware'''''</big></br>
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myViewBoard Box includes the <nowiki>'Box'</nowiki> itself (part number VBS100), a power adapter, HDMI cable, and quick start guide.  
  
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
VBS100-unit.svg|VBS100 device
 
VBS100-unit.svg|VBS100 device
VBS100-poweradapter.svg|Power adapter x 1  
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VBS100-poweradapter.svg|Power adapter with multi-country pin adapters x 1  
 
VBS100-hdmi-cable.svg|HDMI cable x 1
 
VBS100-hdmi-cable.svg|HDMI cable x 1
 
VBS100-qsg.png|Quick start guide
 
VBS100-qsg.png|Quick start guide
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
====Front View====
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<div class="note-yellow" style="background-color: #e4f8fb; border: solid 1px #e4f8fb; border-left:solid 6px #87CEFA; padding:8px; width:99%;">'''Note:''' RS232, RJ45 ethernet, USB and additional HDMI cables are not included.</div>
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==Input/Ouput==
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<big>'''''Front View'''''</big>
  
 
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====Rear View====
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<big>'''''Rear View'''''</big>
 
<br/>
 
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<div class='res-img' style="max-width:800px;">[[File:VBS100-rearview.svg|VBS100 rear view]]</div>
 
<div class='res-img' style="max-width:800px;">[[File:VBS100-rearview.svg|VBS100 rear view]]</div>
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==Getting Started==
 
The following connections are required to use myViewBoard Box.
 
 
 
====Connecting the AC power====
 
To connect your myViewBoard Box to a power source, perform the following:
 
# Connect one end of the power cord to the AC adapter and the other end to a power outlet.
 
# Connect the AC adapter to the DC-in jack of your myViewBoard Box.
 
 
: <gallery widths="300px" heights="200px">
 
VBS100-Socket.svg|Connect your myViewBoard Box to a power source.
 
</gallery>
 
 
The myViewBoard Box supports the PoE feature. If connected to a Power Device (PD) or a Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE), the myViewBoard Box is able to power itself via the ethernet slot.
 
# Connect a Power Device (PD) or a Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) to a power outlet.
 
# Connect an ethernet cable connected to the Power Device (PD) to the Power over Ethernet (PoE) slot of your myViewBoard Box.
 
If both power sources are available, the myViewBoard Box uses the AC adapter as the main power source.
 
 
: <gallery widths="300px" heights="200px">
 
VBS100-Lan.svg|If connected to a Power Device (PD) or a Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE), the myViewBoard Box is able to power itself via the ethernet slot.
 
</gallery>
 
  
  
====Connecting to a local area network (LAN)====
 
# Connect one end of the RJ-45 cable to the LAN port of your myViewBoard Box.
 
# Connect the other end of the RJ-45 cable to a network connection device or a network wall connector.
 
  
: <gallery widths="300px" heights="200px">
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==Set up Box with a display==
VBS100-Lan.svg|Connect your myViewBoard Box to a local area network (LAN).
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'''''Example: connect myViewBoard Box with a projector using HDMI'''''
</gallery>
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# First, use an ethernet (RJ45) cable to connect Box to a router or switch for the internet connection.
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#* If the router or switch allows Power over Ethernet (PoE) there is no need to connect the supplied power adapter to Box. If the router doesn't support PoE, connect the power adapter to Box.
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# Next, connect the projector to the Box using either an HDMI or a USB type C cable for the video feed. Make sure to use the HDMI OUT port on the front of the Box.
  
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''Optional:'' connect a USB keyboard and mouse to the rear of the Box. Android supports keyboard and mouse input.
  
====Connecting a display device====
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''Optional:'' connect the projector to the Box using an RS232 to allow
Use an HDMI cable (not supplied) to connect to an external display.
 
# Connect one end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI port of the myViewBoard Box.
 
# Connect the other end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI port of a display device.
 
  
: <gallery widths="300px" heights="200px">
 
VBS100-videoin.svg|Connect your myViewBoard Box to a display device.
 
</gallery>
 
  
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==Share screens==
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===vCast===
  
====Connecting a mouse and keyboard====
 
# Connect the USB mouse and USB keyboard to the USB2.0 ports of your myViewBoard Box.
 
 
: <gallery widths="300px" heights="200px">
 
VBS100-Keyboard_.svg|Connect a mouse and keyboard to your myViewBoard Box.
 
</gallery>
 
<br/>
 
  
==Performing additional connections==
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===Display===
Connecting to USB type-C devices
 
# USB type-C compatible devices such as a monitor or projector.
 
# USB type-C supports DP1.2/out (1080P@60Hz) only.
 
# No support for running USB type-C and HDMI connections at the same time.
 
  
: <gallery widths="300px" heights="200px">
 
VBS100-TypeC-connections.svg |Connect to USB type-C compatible devices such as a monitor or projector.
 
</gallery>
 
<br/>
 
  
===Connecting to RS232===
 
  
An RS-232 connection provides the ability to turn on myViewBoard, adjust volume or switch the input source from a remote PC or console.
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==Add Box to Manager for remote IT management==
  
Note: Set the baud rate of all control devices to 9600 bps.
 
  
: <gallery widths="300px" heights="200px">
 
VBS100-RS232-connections.svg| Connecting to multiple devices.
 
</gallery>
 
<br/>
 
 
ViewSonic provides [http://www.viewsonicglobal.com/public/products_download/software/cd/vController_UG_ENG.pdf vController], an easy-to-use control tool.
 
 
<gallery widths="300px" heights="200px">
 
VBS100-vcontroller1.png|[http://www.viewsonicglobal.com/public/products_download/software/cd/vController_UG_ENG.pdf vController]: Projector LAN Port:4661
 
VBS100-vcontroller2.png|[http://www.viewsonicglobal.com/public/products_download/software/cd/vController_UG_ENG.pdf vController]: Projector LAN Port:23
 
VBS100-vcontroller3.png|[http://www.viewsonicglobal.com/public/products_download/software/cd/vController_UG_ENG.pdf vController]: Projector LAN Port:5000
 
</gallery>
 
 
Learn more and download the vController software from the ViewSonic website.
 
 
===Installing the Hardware===
 
 
 
====Option1====
 
 
Mounting the VBS100 (VB-WMK-001/VB-STND-001)
 
 
Mount the VBS100 to the back of your display device.
 
 
Note: Verify that your display device supports VESA mounting. Refer to the following illustration for size measurements:
 
 
<gallery widths="300px" heights="200px">
 
VBS100-H-option1.svg | Verify that your display device supports VESA mounting.
 
</gallery>
 
 
<br/>
 
 
====Option2====
 
 
Mount the VBS100 on T-bar.
 
 
<gallery widths="300px" heights="200px">
 
VBS100-H-option2a.svg |Mount the VBS100 on T-bar - Step 1.
 
VBS100-H-option2b.svg |Mount the VBS100 on T-bar - Step 2.
 
VBS100-H-option2c.svg |Mount the VBS100 on T-bar - Step 3.
 
</gallery>
 
 
<br/>
 
 
==Operating the myViewBoard Box==
 
 
===myViewBoard Box screens===
 
 
The myViewBoard Box shows the following screen on startup:
 
 
<gallery widths="400px" heights="250px">
 
myVBBox-image83.jpeg|myViewBoard Box startup screen
 
</gallery>
 
 
myViewBoard Box startup screen description.
 
 
<gallery widths="400px" heights="250px">
 
myVBBox-image84.jpeg|myViewBoard Box startup screen description
 
</gallery>
 
 
 
On the main screen:
 
 
* To start myViewBoard Whiteboard for Android, click <i class="fas fa-cloud"></i>  on the default screen.
 
 
: <gallery widths="400px" heights="250px">
 
myVBBox-image85.jpeg|myViewBoard Whiteboard for Android screen
 
</gallery>
 
 
* To start the V-Launch Menu, click {{IconBox|[[File:VBS100-BoxScreen-35.png|link=]]|20px;display:inline-block;}} on the default screen.
 
 
: <gallery widths="400px" heights="250px">
 
myVBBox-image87.jpeg|myViewBoard Whiteboard for Android screen
 
</gallery>
 
 
: {|  class="wikitable WikiMat" style="max-width:800px;"
 
!Icon
 
!Name
 
!Description
 
|-
 
|style="background-color:#142420;" |{{SCRN-res|1=[[File:myVBBox-image89.jpeg|link=]]|2=50px}}
 
|Display
 
|In a SCALE-UP classroom, the teacher can initiate a discussion by broadcasting their screen to all the displays connected to ViewBoard Stream. Students can also share their own screen to the nearby display to interact with the rest of the class.
 
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|style="background-color:#142420;" |{{SCRN-res|1=[[File:VBS100-EntAgent.png|link=]]|2=50px}}
 
|EnterpriseAgent
 
|Refers to an application by 42Gears, which is signed by the device manufacturers (OEMs) to enable administrators to use advanced lockdown and management features of 42Gears products on the device.
 
|-
 
|style="background-color:#142420;" |{{SCRN-res|1=[[File:VBS100-Explorer.png|link=]]|2=50px}}
 
|Explorer
 
|An easy and powerful file explorer for Android devices.
 
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|style="background-color:#142420;" |{{SCRN-res|1=[[File:VBS100-Lightning.png|link=]]|2=50px}}
 
|Lightning
 
|A free web browser for Android that is fast and easy to use.
 
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|style="background-color:#142420;" |{{SCRN-res|1=[[File:VBS100-myviewboard.png|link=]]|2=50px}}
 
|myViewBoard
 
|An ecosystem where users create their own personal digital whiteboard in the cloud. Users can create, view and present these virtual whiteboards wherever they are, using one of the myViewBoard software solutions available.
 
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|style="background-color:#142420;" |{{SCRN-res|1=[[File:VBS100-RevelDigitalPlayer.png|link=]]|2=50px}}
 
|RevelDigital Player
 
|Turns your Android-based myViewBoard Box into digital signage. The Revel Digital Player app works in conjunction with the Revel Digital management portal (www.reveldigital.com) and provides the public-facing content for your own digital signage network. <br/><br/> '''Note''': Once the RevelDigital Player app is successfully registered, myViewBoard Box sets the RevelDigital Player APP as the default app to start automatically every time the device is powered on. After this has been set, you need to start the myViewBoard Stream app manually to use the myViewBoard Stream app again.
 
|-
 
|style="background-color:#142420;" |{{SCRN-res|1=[[File:VBS100-settings.png|link=]]|2=50px}}
 
|Settings
 
|Provides access to system setup. Enables you to quickly and easily set up your VBS100.
 
|-
 
|style="background-color:#142420;" |{{SCRN-res|1=[[File:DisplayApp_icon.png|link=]]|2=50px}}
 
|myViewBoard Display
 
|In SCALE-UP classroom, the teacher can broadcast their screen to all the displays with ViewBoard Display attached to it to initiate a discussion. Students can share their own screen to the nearby display to form an interaction with the rest of the class.
 
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|style="background-color:#142420;" |{{SCRN-res|1=[[File:VBS100-sureMDM.png|link=]]|2=50px}}
 
|SureMDM Nix
 
|SureMDM is a simple yet versatile EMM solution that enables businesses to secure, monitor, and manage mobile devices such as tablets, smartphones and other devices based on Android. SureMDM Agent uses Android Device Administrator permission to provide advanced mobile device management features.
 
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|style="background-color:#142420;" |{{SCRN-res|1=[[File:VBS100-Mediaplayer.png|link=]]|2=50px}}
 
|Media player
 
|Supports the following specifications: <br/>- 4K/60:  VP9, H265, H264 <br/>- 1080P/60: VC-1, MPEG-1/2/4, VP8
 
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===myViewBoard Whiteboard for Windows Tasks===
 
 
Verify that the “Entity administration account” operation is running under the correct myViewBoard rating: https://myviewboard.com/education/pricing/
 
 
{| class="wikitable WikiMat" style="max-width:800px;"
 
!Rating
 
!Description
 
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|Standard
 
|myViewBoard account cannot use the stream video function
 
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|Premium
 
|myViewBoard account can stream video to 2 pcs of VBS100 at the same time
 
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|Entity
 
|myViewBoard account can stream video to 6 pcs of VBS100 at the same time
 
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<ol>
 
 
<li>
 
To send a ViewBoard screen or to receive users’ screens, tap the {{IconBox|[[File:myVB_Box-image98.png|text-bottom|link=]]|30px;display:inline-block;}}  icon on the title bar.
 
<gallery widths="400px" heights="250px">
 
myVB_Box-image99.jpeg
 
</gallery>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
Tap the Cast module to enable.
 
<gallery widths="400px" heights="250px">
 
myVB_Box-image101.jpeg
 
</gallery>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
Provide the Bind Code that was displayed on the myViewBoard Box.
 
<gallery widths="400px" heights="250px">
 
myVB_Box-image103.jpeg
 
</gallery>
 
</li>
 
 
 
<li>
 
Provide the One Time Password Code ( The OTP code is updated every 30 seconds) that was displayed on the myViewBoard Box.
 
<gallery widths="400px" heights="250px">
 
myVB_Box-image105.jpeg
 
</gallery>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
Select {{IconBox|[[File:myVB_Box-image108.png|text-bottom|link=]]|20px;display:inline-block;}} <span style="color:red">Display_73564411</span> from the list.
 
<gallery widths="400px" heights="250px">
 
myVB_Box-image109.jpeg
 
</gallery>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
The entry changes to {{IconBox|[[File:myVB_Box-image108.png|text-bottom|link=]]|20px;display:inline-block;}} <span style="color:green">Display_73564411</span> if bonding was successful.
 
<gallery widths="400px" heights="250px">
 
myVB_Box-image111.jpeg
 
</gallery>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
The cast / wireless presentation should begin streaming.
 
<gallery widths="400px" heights="250px">
 
myVB_Box-image113.jpeg
 
</gallery>
 
</li>
 
 
<li>
 
myViewBoard Whiteboard for Windows screencast to an IFP display.
 
<gallery widths="400px" heights="250px">
 
myVB_Box-image115.jpeg
 
</gallery>
 
</li>
 
 
</ol>
 
 
===myViewBoard Companion App Tasks===
 
 
Verify that the "Entity administration account" is running under the correct myViewBoard account rating.
 
 
<ol><li>Tap the myViewBoard Companion app icon.
 
</li><li>Sign in to myViewBoard Companion.
 
<gallery widths="280px" heights="400px">
 
VBS100-CompApp-56.png|''Tap the myViewBoard Companion app icon''.
 
VBS100-CompApp-55.png|''Sign in to myViewBoard Companion''.
 
VBS100-CompApp-57.png|''Sign in to myViewBoard Companion''.
 
</gallery><br/>
 
</li><li>Use the QR code sign in feature to sign in to myViewBoard Whiteboard for Windows.
 
</li><li>Tap your user avatar to access the Settings screen.
 
<gallery widths="280px" heights="400px">
 
VBS100-CompApp-59.png|''Use the QR code sign in feature...''.
 
VBS100-CompApp-60.png|''...to sign in to myViewBoard Whiteboard for Windows.''
 
VBS100-CompApp-61.png|''Tap your user avatar to access the Settings screen.''
 
</gallery><br/>
 
</li><li>Tap Stream, tap the {{IconBox|[[File:VBS100-CompApp-62.png|30px|text-bottom|link=]]|;display:inline;}}  icon, and then tap Scan to bind streamer to myViewBoard.
 
<gallery widths="280px" heights="400px">
 
VBS100-CompApp-63.png|''Tap Stream...''.
 
VBS100-CompApp-64.png|''Tap the + icon...''.
 
VBS100-CompApp-65.png|''...and then tap Scan to bind streamer to myViewBoard''.
 
</gallery><br/>
 
</li><li>Position the QR code displayed on the myViewBoard Box inside the frame.
 
</li><li>Back on the Companion app, press [[File:Red_streamer.png|150px|link=]].
 
</li><li>If successful, the screen displays [[File:Green_streamer.png|150px|link=]].
 
<gallery widths="280px" heights="400px">
 
VBS100-CompApp-67.jpeg|''Position the QR code displayed on the myViewBoard Box inside the frame.''
 
VBS100-CompApp-68.png|''Back on the Companion app, press the red entry''.
 
VBS100-CompApp-66.png|''If successful, the entry should turn green''.
 
</gallery><br/>
 
</li></ol>
 
  
 
==Troubleshooting==
 
==Troubleshooting==
 
If you experience a problem with your myViewBoard Box, refer to the following troubleshooting guide. If a problem persists, contact the service center.
 
 
===The myViewBoard Box won’t start===
 
 
* If the LED does not light blue during device boot up:
 
:* Verify that the AC adapter is properly plugged into the DC-in jack of the myViewBoard Box and to the power outlet.
 
:* Verify that the DC connector is fully inserted into the correct socket on the front of the myViewBoard Box.
 
:* Check the power socket with another device (i.e. table lamp).
 
:* If there is still no power, contact ViewSonic support or the Reseller from whom the device was purchased.
 
 
 
===Unable to access the LAN===
 
 
* Verify that the RJ-45 cable is connected:
 
* one end to the LAN port of your myViewBoard Box
 
* the other end to a network connected device or a network wall connector
 
* Make sure you have configured the LAN settings correctly.
 
 
 
===Unable to display to the monitor device===
 
 
* Verify that the HDMI cable has been plugged in properly into the HDMI outlet.
 
 
 
===Unable to access the myViewBoard ecosystem, or if required firewall ports are blocked===
 
 
To properly access the myViewBoard ecosystem (including companion apps) on your network, request your IT department to open the following ports:
 
 
# TCP Port 443 (HTTPS): outbound
 
# UDP and TCP port 3478 bidirectional to the WebRTC servers
 
# UDP Ports 50,000 – 65,535 (RTP/sRTP/RTCP) bidirectional to the WebRTC servers
 
: These ports are optional; if blocked, media will be proxied using TURN on port 3478.
 
 
 
The WebRTC protocol is actively used in screen sharing. Verify that these ports are open on your network firewall. For more information, [https://support.viewsonic.com/en/support/solutions/articles/33000221747-what-ports-are-required-to-be-open-in-your-firewall-in-order-to-run-the-myviewboard-ecosystem- click here].
 
 
 
To check your connectivity status, visit:
 
* https://myviewboard.com/cast2/test/index.html
 
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===View third party licenses===
 
 
* For Android Open Source Copyright Notice, refer to the Third-party licenses in legal information.
 
* For LGPL source code, click on the LGPL source code in legal information. It will be automatically downloaded to <code>/storage.emulated/0/Download/lgpl-src.zip</code>.
 
 
<gallery widths="450px">
 
VBS100-license.png
 
</gallery>
 
 
===Optional accessories equipment===
 
 
[https://www.viewsonic.com/us/vsb050.html#downloads VSB050 (EZC-5201BS) USB Wireless Adapter]
 
 
* '''Bluetooth mode:''' The [https://www.viewsonic.com/us/vsb050.html#downloads VSB050] connects to the VBS100. It does not support the sending of files in connected USB devices through Bluetooth. For security reasons, only files inside the internal memory can be sent through Bluetooth.
 
 
* '''WIFI mode:''' The [https://www.viewsonic.com/us/vsb050.html#downloads VSB050] connects to a wireless network AP device to access the Internet. You must remove the Ethernet RJ45 cable to enable Wi-Fi mode.
 
 
* '''HOTSPOT mode:''' To share via a [https://www.viewsonic.com/us/vsb050.html#downloads VSB050] hotspot, you need to connect an Ethernet RJ45 cable.
 
 
* '''Bluetooth mode:''' Test equipment model.
 
 
* '''Logitech K580 SLIM MULTI-DEVICE WIRELESS KEYBOARD CHROME OS EDITION''' https://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/k580-slim-multi-device-wireless-keyboard
 
 
* '''Logitech M585 MULTI-DEVICE Multi-Tasking Mouse''' https://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/m585-wireless-mouse
 
 
==Related Media==
 
 
* Get Started with myViewBoard Box
 
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Revision as of 17:55, 1 June 2021

myViewBoard Box is a simple and cost-effective way to upgrade existing displays and add more features, such as:

  • Screen sharing
  • Android OS, including web browser, multimedia support, and access to apps
  • Built-in apps including Whiteboard for Android
  • Integration with peripherals such as document cameras and microscopes
  • Remote display management by users and IT admins with myViewBoard Manager integration

myViewBoard Box is a plug and play solution that works with displays and projectors from ViewSonic or other brands. Any display device that uses HDMI or USB-C for video can connect to Box. Any touch devices that either use HDMI (video) and USB-A (touch input), or USB-C (for video and touch input), are also supported. myViewBoard Box can be powered by power over Ethernet (PoE), or a dedicated 5V DC power cable.


How myViewBoard Box can benefit you

Cost-effective way to add 'smart' features

myViewBoard Box can be thought of as a versatile Android-based computer with internet accessibility that can be added to a display (whether a monitor, TV, projector, touchscreen, or IFP). Doing this allows the display to have access to Android apps including Whiteboard for Android for digital whiteboarding and myViewBoard Display for wireless screensharing. Just like a computer, there is also a web browser and media file explorer.


Make displays wireless

If you want to avoid relying on HDMI cables when sharing video to a display device, then use myViewBoard Box to make a display device become a wireless presentation display.

For example, connect myViewBoard Box to projector, and then use preinstalled myViewBoard Dispaly app to wirelessly share video from a PC, Mac, Linux, or mobile device (simply enter the unique password to pair).


Remotely control displays

When myViewBoard Box is connected to a display, projector, or IFP using RS232, the Box can act as a remote control for the display device. This includes turn on/off, volume adjustment, and changing input source.

When the Box is registered to myViewBoard Manager, IT admins can remotely control displays.


Compatible devices

Compatible display devices:

  • any device that uses HDMI or USB-C for video.

Compatible display devices with touchscreen functionality:

  • devices that use HDMI for video and USB type A for touchscreen functionality
  • devices that use USB type C for both video and touchscreen functionality

In addition to the above, further control over a device can be supported by connecting an RS232 cable. Currently supported brands are ViewSonic and Promethean, although more support will be added in future. RS232 control enables turning the display device on/off, changing input sources, and adjusting volume remotely (from the myViewBoard Box, or from myViewBoard Manager if the Box has been added to the entity.


What's included

Apps
The following apps come preinstalled with myViewBoard Box. Additional apps can be installed from the Google Play store, or manually via APK file.

App Description
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Whiteboard
Digital Whiteboard for Android, with multimedia support.
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Display
Wireless screensharing to the device.
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Live
Livestreaming app that supports YouTube, Facebook, Workplace, and Twitch.
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Record
Record the screen.
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Explorer
File explorer and manager app.
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Lightning
Web browser.
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Settings
Android settings.
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Media player
Play media - see supported media formats for Android here.


Hardware
myViewBoard Box includes the 'Box' itself (part number VBS100), a power adapter, HDMI cable, and quick start guide.


Note: RS232, RJ45 ethernet, USB and additional HDMI cables are not included.

Input/Ouput

Front View


myViewBoard Box front view


No. Components Description
1 Reset button Performs a hardware-reset of the device
2 Power LED Indicates system power status:

- Blue: power on
- None: power off

3 DC Jack 5V System power input connector.
4 GB-LAN (RJ-45) Gigabit Ethernet + 802.3at class4 Gigabit Power over Ethernet

GB-LAN status

- Yellow (Flashing) Activity on the link.
- Yellow (Off) No activity on the link.
- Green (ON) Activity link with 100M speed.
- Orange (ON) Activity link with 1000M speed.
- Green/Orange (Off) Activity link with 10M speed.

5 USB 2.0 (Type-A) ports Universal Serial Bus 2.0 500mA * Note1 / Note2
6 USB 3.0 (Type-A) ports Universal Serial Bus 3.0 900mA * Note1 / Note2
7 HDMI IN V1.4b(Type A) port High-definition multimedia interface signal input:

Connects to a PC with HDMI output, set-top box, or other video devices (HD 720P) *Note3

  • Note1: Only supports the FAT32 format.
  • Note2: USB camera or UVC device does not support hot-plug mode.
  • Note3: Running USB type-C and HDMI connections at the same time is NOT supported. Only one display output can be active.


Rear View

VBS100 rear view
No. Components Description
1 RS232 port* RS232 serial port cable: connects the display (IFP or Projector) to an external computer.

Certain functions can be controlled remotely by the PC, including power on/off, volume adjustment and more. *Note1

2 USB3.0 (Type C) ports USB3.0 SuperSpeed support and DisplayPort 1.2(1080@60Hz) output. *Note2
3 HDMI OUT V2.0(Type A) port Connects the other end of the HDMI cable to the HDMI port of a display device, for example Display or Projector …etc.
  • Note1: Set the baud rate of controlled devices to 9600 bps.
  • Note2: Running USB type-C and HDMI connections at the same time is NOT supported. Only one display output can be active.



Set up Box with a display

Example: connect myViewBoard Box with a projector using HDMI

  1. First, use an ethernet (RJ45) cable to connect Box to a router or switch for the internet connection.
    • If the router or switch allows Power over Ethernet (PoE) there is no need to connect the supplied power adapter to Box. If the router doesn't support PoE, connect the power adapter to Box.
  2. Next, connect the projector to the Box using either an HDMI or a USB type C cable for the video feed. Make sure to use the HDMI OUT port on the front of the Box.

Optional: connect a USB keyboard and mouse to the rear of the Box. Android supports keyboard and mouse input.

Optional: connect the projector to the Box using an RS232 to allow


Share screens

vCast

Display

Add Box to Manager for remote IT management

Troubleshooting