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myViewBoard Manager is preinstalled on ViewSonic devices, which includes all ViewBoard models, ViewBoard Box connected devices, CDE12 & 20 series, and a limited series of ViewSonic LED displays running Android 7 or higher. All ViewSonic IFPs come preinstalled with Android built-in native to the ViewBoard OS.
  
myViewBoard Manager is preinstalled on ViewSonic devices, which includes all ViewBoard models, ViewBoard Box connected devices, CDE12 & 20 series, and a limited series of ViewSonic LED displays running Android 7 or higher. All ViewSonic IFPs come preinstalled with Android built-in native to the ViewBoard OS.<br>
 
 
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A device info view is also available at any time:
 
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Revision as of 14:27, 30 September 2022

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myViewBoard Manager
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myViewBoard Manager is a tool for Entity Admins to remotely manage multiple installations of ViewSonic devices, such as ViewBoard, ViewSonic CDE, and ViewBoard Box.

To access Manager, click the Manager tile after signing into myviewboard.com. Alternatively, first click Entity Management, and then click Manager on the side panel.

Note that this option is only available for users signed in using an Entity Admin or Owner account, typically used by school principals and IT directors.
If your organization has not yet signed up for an Entity account, find out more about the Entity sign-up process.
To learn more about Manager Advanced features, view the Manager Advanced page.


Download Manager to Devices

System requirements

System requirements
  • myViewBoard Manager is preinstalled on ViewSonic devices, which includes all ViewBoard models, ViewBoard Box connected devices, CDE 12 & 20 series, and a limited series of ViewSonic LED displays running Android 7 or higher. All ViewSonic IFPs come preinstalled with Android built-in native to the ViewBoard OS. In case the app is not found, please download it from myviewboard.com and install it.
  • To successfully use remote control features, ensure that TCP Port 443 is open on your network.
  • "Allow installation of apps from unknown sources" must be enabled on the IFP/device.


Enable installation of apps from unknown sources on IFPs

Steps to enable the Install apps from unknown sources setting will vary depending on the IFP model. See the following pages for examples:

If in doubt, your IFP's user manual will most likely contain instructions on installing APK files. If you need further assistance, see if you can find your answers here, or contact your IFP reseller for more details.


Whitelisting requirements

The following domains must be whitelisted in order to access Manager and manage devices:

  • *myviewboard.com
    This is required for the web applications ecosystem to function
  • *myviewboard.cloud
    This is required for proper functioning of web service resources
  • *firebraseio.com
    Used by video and audio streaming features
  • *amazonaws.com
    Used by AWS services

Please be sure to include * asterisks where shown above.


The following services must be whitelisted in order to enable use of the remote desktop feature (Manager Advanced users only):

  • TCP 443 for mrtc.myviewboard.cloud
  • TCP 443 for getice.myviewboard.cloud

Allow access to the following from the internet (WAN):

  • TCP 443 for ice.myviewboard.cloud
  • TCP 3478 for ice.myviewboard.cloud
  • UDP 3478 for ice.myviewboard.cloud

Peer-to-peer connection should be allowed (optional, but enables better performance):

  • 1024-65535 UDP


Manager web console is available to Entity Admins and Owners after signing in to myviewboard.com. To register a device under an entity (so it appears in the Manager web app), first, make sure the Manager Android app is installed on the device.

myViewBoard Manager is preinstalled on ViewSonic devices, which includes all ViewBoard models, ViewBoard Box connected devices, CDE12 & 20 series, and a limited series of ViewSonic LED displays running Android 7 or higher. All ViewSonic IFPs come preinstalled with Android built-in native to the ViewBoard OS.

In case the app is not found, please follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to myviewboard.com.
  2. Once signed in, click the Download myViewBoard applications on the top toolbar.
  3. Click Manager Android APK on the new window to start downloading.


Direct download: https://dl.myviewboard.com/latest?device_management


For more information on how to download myViewBoard applications visit the Download wiki page.

Add Devices to Manager

Once devices are set up and have the myViewBoard Manager app installed, they can be added to an entity and managed remotely from the Manager web app (available to entity admins after signing into myviewboard.com).

On the device to manage:

  1. Open the app and note the 6-digit PIN displayed.

On myViewBoard Manager web console:

  1. Click the Add device button ManagerAddNewPlaylist.svg.
  2. Input the 6-digit PIN you obtained earlier.
  3. Name the device (optional).
  4. Add the device to a new or existing group (optional).
  5. Click Add.


Other methods also allow for adding devices to Manager.

Using a serial number (SN)
On the device to manage:

  1. Locate the device's SN, whether in the system settings or on the device itself.


On Manager web console:

  1. Within the Manager web console, click the Add device button ManagerAddNewPlaylist.svg.
  2. Toggle the popup to Serial number view.
  3. Input the device's SN.
  4. Name the device (optional).
  5. Add the device a new or existing group (optional).
  6. Click Add.


Using batch enrollment
On the device to manage:

  • Option 1: Collect all 6-digit PINs from the devices to be added.
  • Option 2: Collect all SNs from the devices to be added.

On Manager web console:

  1. Within the Manager web console, click the Add device button ManagerAddNewPlaylist.svg.
  2. Click the Question.png button and download the enrollment spreadsheet template (*.xlsx file type).
  3. Add all device PINs or SNs to the template.
  4. Back on the Add device prompt on Manager web console, click Import device list.
  5. Upload your updated batch enrollment file.
  6. Click Ok.


Using myViewBoard Companion app

  1. On the device to manage
    1. Launch myViewBoard Manager Android app to view a unique QR code.
  2. On Companion app:
    1. Launch the Companion app, and ensure you are logged in with an entity admin account.
    2. Tap the QR-reader function CompanionQRCode.svg, and scan your device's QR code.
    3. Input device information as needed.
    4. Click Submit to add the device to Manager.


Sort Devices into Groups

Organizing devices into groups allows for more convenient management.

Create a group:

  1. On the side panel, click MVB M groups.svg Groups to expand the group dropdown list.
  2. Below the groups list, click Add a group.
  3. Input your desired group name.
  4. Click Create Group.


Add devices to the group:

  1. On the side panel, click MVB M groups.svg Groups to expand the group dropdown list.
  2. Click the group to which you wish to add a device.
  3. Within the selected group's panel, click the Add to group button ManagerAddNewPlaylist.svg.
  4. In the popup window, select all devices you wish to add to this group.
  5. Click Ok.
  6. The devices should now appear in the device list for this group.


You can also star devices so you can easily find them later in the Starred panel.


Add devices to Starred (favorites):

  1. On any group list, locate the device you want to add to the starred panel.
  2. Click the star beside the device name.
  3. The star icon will turn yellow.
  4. Click MVB M starred.svg Starred on the side panel to view starred devices.


Remove devices from a group:

  1. On the side panel, click MVB M groups.svg Groups to expand the group dropdown list.
  2. Click the group from which you wish to remove a device or devices.
  3. Click the checkbox for all devices you wish to remove.
  4. At the top bar of this group's panel, click link to remove the device(s) from the group.


Manage Devices

Overview

On loading the Manager console, your device list will appear along with left-side panel menu and a main toolbar. Various actions can be taken to manage your devices. To learn more, view the console overview.

Remote Control

myViewBoard Manager displays all your managed devices in a list on the MVB M all devices.svg All Devices panel, including options to quickly manage your devices through a remote control.

The right-most panel contains the remote control. Click the checkbox of your desired device to display it.

Remote control contains the following features:

MVBM sound.svg Adjust volume
MVB M power-off.svg Power off the device
MVB M restart.svg Restart the device
MVB M source select.svg Change the input source1
MVB M wifi.svg Add a Wi-Fi SSID
MVB M auto firmware update.svg Schedule a time for automatic firmware updates
MVB M firmware update.svg Update firmware now
MVB M unlocked.svg Toggle screen lock2
MVB M switch.svg Toggle screen on/off
MVB M switch.svg Allow installation of unknown apps

1Input source alias can be edited from the Change input source popup.
2Screen lock functionality within the Manager remote control differs from the embedded Screen Lock app on a device. Whereas the embedded Screen Lock app requires a password to reinitiate interactivity with the ViewBoard, Manager screen lock blocks device users from interacting with the screen. Only after the IT Admin unlocks the screen will the user be able to interact with the screen again.


Remote control also displays the following features for devices with a Manager Advanced license:

MVB M remote desktop.svg Remote desktop launcher: Remotely control a device from a pop-up launched from the Manager console.
MVB M startup-shutdown.svg Schedule startup & shutdown: Schedule a daily or weekly startup and shutdown time for a device.
MVB M unlocked.svg ViewBoard settings lock: Create a passcode required to access the settings of a ViewBoard device.


Note: Manager is designed to provide as much control over your ViewSonic devices as possible. However, different devices offer varying feature support, and each new release, more comprehensive support is updated. To learn more, view the Manager Device Capability List.


Device Info

A device info view is also available at any time:

  1. Click the row of the device for which you wish you view more info. (Note: Don't click the checkbox.)
  2. A Device Info side panel will appear.


Alternatively, a more detailed device info view is available.

  1. Double-click the row of the device for which you wish you view more info. (Note: Don't click the checkbox.)
  2. A Device Info panel will open.
  3. You can complete the following from this view:
    • Edit the device name and tag.
    • Edit the device's group.
    • Add and edit notes.
    • View device info.
    • View device statistics.
    • Install and delete apps on the device.
    • View OS info.
    • Access the remote control for this device.
    • Factory reset Manager factory reset btn.svg the device.


Broadcast Messages to Devices

Broadcast Messages and Multimedia to devices from within the Manager console. A Manager Advanced license is required to broadcast multimedia or playlists.

The following features are offered for broadcasting to basic Manager devices:

  • Send text messages to devices that appear at the top of devices.
  • Send urgent messages to devices. These broadcasts take up the entirety of a screen and can only be terminated by the Manager user.
    Have the option to accompany the message with a siren sound.
  • Set the duration of the broadcast.
  • Set whether the device user can terminate the broadcast.
    (If left unchecked, the device user can tap the screen to end the broadcast.)
  • Stop broadcasting.

Along with the above functionality, the following features are offered for broadcasting to Manager Advanced devices:

  • Broadcast images to devices.
  • Broadcast videos to devices.
  • Broadcast a playlist to devices, allowing you to send a slideshow of media, perfect for a series of announcements.

To learn more, visit the broadcast page for detailed broadcast creation steps and more.


Install Apps to Devices

  1. Click MVB M resource.svg Resources and then MVB M apps.svg Apps on the side panel.
  2. Click MVB M add.svg.
  3. Upload all APK files from your local drive you wish to add to Manager.
  4. Go to the MVB M all devices.svg All Devices panel and select the devices you wish to install apps on.
  5. Click the Apps button MVB M apps.svg on the top toolbar.
  6. Click Install.
  7. In the popup, select all apps you wish to install and click Ok.
  8. App installation will begin after the The command has been sent message appears.


To uninstall apps:

  1. On the MVB M all devices.svg All Devices panel, select one or more devices on the list.
  2. Click the Apps button MVB M apps.svg on the top toolbar.
  3. Click Uninstall.
  4. In the popup, select all apps you wish to uninstall and click Ok.
  5. Uninstallation will begin after the The command has been sent message appears.



Backup and Restore

The backup and restore function allows you to create restoration points, either manually or on a schedule, from which you can restore the state of Manager to these saved backups.

The free version of Manager only allows for 1 restoration point, while Manager Advanced offers up to 10 restoration points.

To create a backup:

  1. Click the settings button ClassroomSetting232434234.svg at the top-right corner of Manager console.
  2. Click Backup and Restore ManagerRestore.svg.
  3. Method 1: Scheduling
    1. Toggle the Scheduling switch and then click Edit.
    2. Set the schedule at which the system will automatically backup.
    3. Click Ok.
  4. Method 2: Create a restoration point
    1. Click the Create a restore point button.
    2. Confirm you want to manually create a restoration point by clicking Yes.


To restore Manager to a previous state:

  1. Open the settings menu and click Backup and Restore.
  2. Under Date and Time, locate the restoration point to which you wish to revert.
  3. Click the restore button ManagerRestore.svg.
  4. Confirm you want to restore the system to this backup point by clicking Yes.


Locking a restoration point:

  1. Under Date and Time, click the lock button MVB M Lock.svg.
  2. This restoration point now cannot be overwritten.



API Integration

With Manager's API integration, IT Admin can connect to existing 3rd-party platforms via RESTful web services. Actions such as Broadcast message and Get device statistics can thus be triggered with REST commands.

Generate and access API keys:

  1. Click the settings button ClassroomSetting232434234.svg at the top-right corner of Manager console.
  2. Click the API Keys button ManagerAPIKeysIcon.svg.
  3. Take note of your Entity ID, which is required to execute REST commands.
  4. Click the Add API Key button to generate a unique authentication key.
  5. Copy this authentication key and keep it safe. This is the only time it will be shared.

You are now ready to execute REST commands via your 3rd-party web service.



Note: While on the API Keys popup window, click ManagerAPIKeysDocButton QuestionMark.svg to access the myViewBoard Open API Doc, which will introduce the formatting and execution instructions to perform REST commands.


ViewBoard Box

Manager supports a variety of interactive displays using RS232 via a ViewBoard Box. Connect your display and ViewBoard Box by RS232 cable and then select the brand and model from Manager to control it.

On the Manager console, simplified controls are available to take the following actions on these devices:

  • Adjust volume
  • Power device on
  • Power device off
  • Change input source
  • Freeze actions the display via ViewBoard Box

RS232 Supported Devices

RS232 supported devices

The following list outlines ViewBoard Box RS232 supported devices.

Brand Model
ViewSonic Projector LS900WU PA503S PA503X PA503W LS600W LS500W LS500WH LS550W
LS550WH PG701WU PS600X PS600W PG707X PG707W PG706HD PG706WU
LS625W LS625X LS831WU LS750WU LS850WU LS860WU LS900WU LS920WU
LS921WU PX701HD PX701HDH PS501X PS501W PG603X PG603W PG800X
PG800W PG800HD Pro8530HDL Pro8800WUL Pro9510L Pro9520WL Pro9530HDL Pro9800WUL
PX701-4K PX703HD PX703HDH PX706HD PX748-4K
Sharp PN-C805B PN-C705B PN-C605B PN-L803C
Newline TRUTOUCH RS Series
Promethean Nickel Titanium Pro Cobalt Titanium
Prowise Touchscreen Ten Touchscreen One
SMART MX (V2) MX GX 7000R 7000R Pro 6000S 6000S Pro 6000
6000 Pro 7000 7000 Pro MX100
Infocus INF6500 INF7500 INF8600 INF9800
Clevertouch Interactive Panel
EPSON Powerlite projectors L200SX L200SX L630SU L635SU 720 725W 750F 755F
E20 X49 535W W49 118 119W 800F 805F
685W 982W 992F U50 1288 W70 W75 2065
2250U L200X L200W L250F L255F L520W L520U L530U
L630U L730U L735U L785W L1795F
EPSON BrightLink projectors 425Wi 725Wi 735Fi 1480Fi 1485Fi
EPSON EB Series projectors PU1006W PU1007B PU1007W PU1008B PU1008W PU2010B PU2010W
EPSON Pro projectors L1500UH L1505UH 1715UH L1750UH L1755UH L20000U/L20002U/L30000U/L30002U
BenQ RE6501 RE7501 RE8601 RE9801 RP6502 RP7502 RP8602
CTOUCH Laser NOVA Laser SKY RIVA Leddura 2Share Leddura 2Meet
Aiyos ADV7531(edu)


Manager Advanced

myViewBoard Manager is available for free to Entities, with additional features available with a Manager Advanced subscription.

To learn more about Manager Advanced features, view the Manager Advanced page.

Feature Comparison: Manager vs. Manager Advanced

Feature comparison: Manager vs. Manager Advanced
Manager vs. Manager Advanced features comparison table
Feature Manager basic Manager Advanced
ViewSonic device enrollment:
ViewBoards, CDEs & ViewBoard Box
Unlimited Unlimited
Create device groups
View device information
Remote firmware update
Firmware update from a local drive
Cloud storage 1GB 15GB
System restoration points 1 point 10 points
Application management
Remote commands (e.g. power off,
adjust volume, change input)
Remote desktop
Wi-Fi SSID setup
Allow installation of unknown apps
Remote factory reset
Startup and shutdown scheduling
ViewBoard settings lock
API integration
Broadcast messages
Broadcast multimedia
Broadcast playlists
Broadcast web pages
Jobs scheduling
File transfer (docs & multimedia)
Apps management
User permissions management
Device usage reports
Users action log
myViewBoard SCALE-UP configuration
Device profile settings deployment

How to Acquire Manager Advanced Licenses

For users who already have access to basic Manager features, access a Manager Advanced sign-up form within the Manager console.

To sign up, navigate to the Manager advanced devices signup button.svg Manager Advanced page through the left-side panel. Then, click the Get Free Trial button to open the form. Your entity information will be pre-filled — simply fill out the remaining required fields and send the request.

For users who have already completed a free trial, you may use the same form on the Manager console to send a purchase request in the same manner described above.

For users with an established Entity account, you may also contact a ViewSonic representative via our contact form. Under I'd like to..., select Request Manager Advanced free trial. Alternatively, you can reach out to your established ViewSonic representative or Certified MSP.

If your organization has not yet signed up for an Entity account, find out more about the Entity sign-up process.


Assign Manager Advanced licenses to Devices

Manager Advanced works on a per-device basis. IT admins can purchase the number of Manager Advanced licenses to suit their requirements, and assign the licenses to devices within Manager. A license is purchased for a minimum of one year — the activation date can be decided by the user. myViewBoard offers 1, 3, 5, and 7-year subscriptions.



To assign Manager Advanced licenses to devices:

  1. On the MVB M all devices.svg All Devices panel, check the box next to the device or devices you want to add to Manager Advanced.
  2. Next, click MVB M advanced license.svg to assign Manager Advanced licenses to the selected devices.


To view Advanced devices only:

  1. On MVB M all devices.svg All Devices, click Manager basic-advanced toggle all device.svg to toggle the view to only Manager Advanced devices.
  2. Click the toggle button again to switch back to the all devices view.


Tip:
  • If you want to execute an Advanced device action, simply check the box of your desired device with an Advanced license. All Advanced functions will become available once an Advanced licensed device is selected. In other words, you do not need to toggle the Advanced device list on to view Advanced device actions.
  • However, if you select an Advanced device and a standard device, be aware any Advanced feature commands executed will only affect the device with an Advanced license.


To remove Manager Advanced licenses:

  1. Go to the MVB M all devices.svg All Devices panel.
  2. Locate your desired Advanced devices.
    Option: Filter to an Advanced device-only view by clicking Manager basic-advanced toggle all device.svg.
  3. Click the checkbox next to each device you wish to remove from Manager Advanced.
    (Note: This does not remove the device from Manager — it only disables the Advanced features for this device and frees up an Advanced License for use on another device if necessary.)
  4. Click the Remove from Advanced devices icon MVB M remove advanced.svg.


Manager Advanced Overview

After switching the Advanced device list toggle, the Manager console will update to display Advanced features you can execute to Advanced devices. To learn more about actions available on the console, view the console overview.


Files

Transfer files to devices from Manager by first uploading devices and then sending them from a device list.

General file types: All non-media and non-app file types
Media file types:
  • .mp4
  • .jpg
  • .png
File size limitations:
  • Video: 300MB
  • Image: 30MB
  • Other files: 100MB


Upload files to Manager first before transferring them to devices:

  1. Click MVB M resource.svg Resource and then MVB M files.svg Files on the side panel.
  2. On loading, you will see files previously uploaded and the amount of space used so far.
  3. Click MVB M add.svg to upload a new file from your device. Simply drag and drop or click Choose files.

Note: Any images or videos uploaded are available to be included in a playlist.


To transfer files from Manager to devices:

  1. Go to the MVB M all devices.svg All Devices panel.
  2. Locate your desired Advanced devices.
    Option: Filter to an Advanced device-only view by clicking Manager basic-advanced toggle all device.svg.
  3. Check that the device is online (indicated by a green circle under Status).
  4. Click the checkbox for the devices to which you wish to send the file(s).
  5. Click the File button MVB M files.svg in the toolbar above the device list.
  6. Select the file(s) you wish to transfer and then click Ok.

Note: Max. total storage on Manager is 15GB.


To locate files in your ViewBoard:

  1. Go to the device's homepage.
  2. Locate the Folders icon within the app tray and tap it.
  3. Locate the Local storage folder and tap it.
  4. Locate the Downloads folder and tap it.
  5. Here, you will find the transferred file.


Playlists

To create a playlist:

  1. On the side panel click MVB M resource.svg Resource and then ManagerPlaylistMenu.svg Playlist.
  2. Click New playlist and input the playlist's name.
  3. Click ManagerAddNewPlaylist.svg.
  4. On the Media repository files tab select all media that will compose your playlist, and click Ok.

This playlist will now be available to send to devices using the broadcast feature.


Add media to a playlist from the Media page:

  1. On the side panel click MVB M resource.svg Resource and then Manager media icon.svg Media.
  2. On your desired piece of media, click the more button MVB M more.svg and then ManagerAddNewPlaylist.svg Add to playlist.
  3. Check the box(es) of the playlists to which you want to add this media.
    Have the option to create a playlist from within the same prompt.


Editing a playlist:

  1. Within the ManagerPlaylistMenu.svg Playlist drop-down menu on the left-side panel, click your desired playlist.
  2. Just as when creating a new playlist, click ManagerAddNewPlaylist.svg to add more media.
  3. For other options, check the box for the desired file you want to edit:
    • Click Manager adv playlists drag item.svg and drag up or down to reorder the selected file's position in the playlist.
    • Click Manager delete.svg to remove the file from the playlist.
  4. Click the edit button Manager edit profile description.svg to change the duration of a file.
    Have the option to display videos only once or for a custom period of time.
  5. Click MVB M more.svg next to the playlist title to rename the title or delete the entire playlist.


Broadcast an Image, Video, or Playlist

To broadcast image or video to devices:

  1. Go to the MVB M all devices.svg All Devices panel.
  2. Locate your desired Advanced devices.
    Option: Filter to an Advanced device-only view by clicking Manager basic-advanced toggle all device.svg.
  3. Select the devices to broadcast to.
  4. Click Broadcast Link= and then Multimedia.
  5. Select desired media (image or video).
  6. Select the duration of the broadcast.
  7. (Optional) Check the box if you wish to forbid the device user from manually ending the broadcast. Otherwise, they can do so by tapping the screen.
  8. Click Ok to broadcast.


To broadcast a playlist to devices:

  1. Go to the MVB M all devices.svg All Devices panel.
  2. Locate your desired Advanced devices.
    Option: Filter to an Advanced device-only view by clicking Manager basic-advanced toggle all device.svg.
  3. Select the devices to broadcast to.
  4. Click the Broadcast MVB M broadcasting.svg button and then Playlist.
  5. Select your desired playlist.
  6. Select the duration of the broadcast.
  7. (Optional) Check the box if you wish to forbid the device user from manually ending the broadcast. Otherwise, they can do so by tapping the screen.
  8. Click Ok to broadcast.


To broadcast a web page to devices:

  1. Go to the MVB M all devices.svg All Devices panel.
  2. Locate your desired Advanced devices.
    Option: Filter to an Advanced device-only view by clicking Manager basic-advanced toggle all device.svg.
  3. Select the devices to broadcast to.
  4. Click the Broadcast MVB M broadcasting.svg button and then Web Page.
  5. Input your desired URL.
  6. Select the duration of the broadcast.
  7. (Optional) Check the box if you wish to forbid the device user from manually ending the broadcast. Otherwise, they can do so by tapping the screen.
  8. Click OK to broadcast.


Broadcasting YouTube Videos

Broadcasting a YouTube video page is possible with the Broadcast Web Page feature. However, make sure to the URL follows this format:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/[video ID]?autoplay=1
where video ID = the ID found in a YouTube video's URL following v=

To learn more, view the Broadcast page.


To stop broadcasting:

  1. Select the device to update.
  2. In the toolbar above the device list, click End Broadcasting Manager StopBroadcasting.svg.



Schedule Device Startup and Shutdown

To schedule an automated startup and shutdown cycle:

  1. Go to the MVB M all devices.svg All Devices panel.
  2. Locate your desired Advanced devices.
    Option: Filter to an Advanced device-only view by clicking Manager basic-advanced toggle all device.svg.
  3. Click the checkbox for the device to which you wish to schedule the startup and shutdown.
  4. On the Remote Control panel that appears, click the Schedule Startup & Shutdown button MVB M startup-shutdown.svg.
  5. Click MVB M add.svg and set the times and days devices will power on and power off.
  6. Click Ok. These schedules can be edited or deleted at any time, or can be switched on or off with the toggle button MVB M switch.svg.



Jobs

Available to Advanced license devices, jobs are predetermined actions that can be applied immediately or scheduled to be sent to devices. Once a job is created, multiple jobs can be applied to devices or groups of devices at once.


Overview

Jobs list
  • Set audio volume
  • Power off
  • Change input source
  • Screen lock/unlock
  • Screen on/off
  • Update firmware
  • Broadcast message
  • Broadcast multimedia
  • Broadcast playlist
  • Install apps
  • Send files
  • Add Wi-Fi SSID
  • Allow installation of unknown apps
  • Forbid installation of unknown apps



Creating a Job

Jobs must first be created before being applied to devices:

  1. Go to the jobs page by clicking Jobs.svgJobs.
  2. In the live jobs list, click ManagerAddNewPlaylist.svg to create a new job.
  3. Input a name for this job so that it is easily identifiable for future reuse.
  4. Select a job type.
    • All jobs are commands that can be sent via the Manager remote control or via other features. Review relevant wiki page sections for more information.
    • Complete the necessary extra steps for this given job type.
  5. Set scheduling to your preferred option.
  6. (Optional) Add notes so this job is easily identifiable for future reuse.
  7. Click OK.



Scheduling a Job

Setting a job's schedule:

  • When creating a job, you will have the following options:
    1. None: No schedule will be set for this job. Additionally, no devices can be added to this job.
    2. One time: This job will be scheduled for a specified date and time. It will only run one time on any added devices.
      Indicated by Manager adv one-time job.svg next to the switch under the Scheduling column.
    3. Recurring: This job will be scheduled to run at a specified time of day recurring either daily or weekly and ending never or on a specified date.
      Indicated by Manager adv recurring job.svg next to the switch under the Scheduling column.
      1. Daily: The job will run at a specified time of day seven days a week until a specified end date.
      2. Weekly: The job will run at a specified time of day on specified days of the week until a specified end date.
      3. Start Date: Select the date when the job will begin running.
      4. End Date: Select the date when the final job will be run.
  • By default, a job's schedule will not begin running because no devices are assigned to it.


Assigning devices to a scheduled job:

  1. After creating a job with a schedule, make sure to leave the scheduling toggle in the OFF position MVB M schedule toggle off.svg.
  2. Click the row of the desired job. The Detail panel on the right will now display this job's configurations.
  3. In this right-side panel, next to Device, click ManagerAddNewPlaylist.svg.
  4. In the Assign Job to Devices pop-up, check the box for all devices to which you want to assign this job.
    Optional: Toggle to the Group view to assign this job to a previously created group.
  5. Once all desired devices are selected, click OK.
  6. In the Detail panel, you should now see all assigned devices under Device (see clip below).
  7. Switch the scheduling toggle to the ON position MVB M switch.svg.
  8. Devices added to this job will now follow the pre-configured schedule for when this job will run.


Remove devices from scheduled job:

  1. On the desired job, make sure to leave the scheduling toggle in the OFF position MVB M schedule toggle off.svg.
  2. Click the row of this job. The Detail panel on the right will now display this job's configurations.
  3. In this right-side panel, under Device, check the box for the device(s) you wish to remove.
  4. Click Manager delete.svg.
  5. Click Yes, I'm sure to confirm removal of the device.
  6. In the Detail panel, you should no longer see the deleted device under Device (see clip below).



Assigning a Job

To run a job immediately on one or more devices, no matter how the job is configured on the Jobs list, you can do so on a device list.

  1. Go to the MVB M all devices.svg All Devices panel.
  2. Locate your desired Advanced devices.
    Option: Filter to an Advanced device-only view by clicking Manager basic-advanced toggle all device.svg.
  3. Check the boxes for all devices on which you want to run your desired jobs.
  4. Click Jobs.svg on the main toolbar.
  5. Check the boxes for all jobs you wish to run on your selected devices.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Await a response.


Profiles

Profiles is an Advanced feature that allows IT Admin to create device profile templates that can be assigned to selected devices.

These profiles can be configured to suit various organizational needs. For example, perhaps a set of ViewBoards are placed in one wing of a school, and all these devices should follow the same startup and shutdown schedule, should all be set to automatically update firmware, etc. With a specially configured profile, these device settings can be assigned to your desired devices with simply a few clicks of the mouse, thus saving trips to physical devices and time configuring devices one-by-one through individual device settings on Manager.


Overview

Configurable device profile settings

The following table is a summary of the settings that can be pre-configured when creating a profile and that can subsequently be applied to multiple devices at once.

Profile Category Setting Options Description
Manager edit profile description.svgProfile Profile Description
  • Profile Name
  • Description
Name this device profile and give it a description as a quick reminder of the purpose of the profile.
MVB M all devices.svgDisplay Wallpaper Settings
  • Pre-set background images
  • Upload your own background
Select a wallpaper to apply to a device. Note: Max size of a wallpaper image file is 5MB.
Manager profile preferences.svgPreferences Language
  • Choose Your Language
Configure the default language of the text displayed on the ViewBoard.
Date and Time
  • Automatic Date and Time Sync
  • Time Zone
  • 24-Hour Format
  • Date Format
Configure date and time formatting settings.
Startup and Shutdown
  • Standby Mode
  • ECO Mode
  • Schedule Startup and Shutdown
Set how a device enters standby mode whether or not ECO mode is enabled, and whether or not a device will have a preconfigured startup and shutdow schedule.
Settings Password
  • Enable Password for ViewBoard Settings
Set whether a user will need to enter a password to access ViewBoard settings (a pre-configuration of settings lock on the Manager remote control).
Toolbar
  • Side Toolbar Settings
Set whether the side toolbar will be accessible on the ViewBoard input or no input ports.
Manager profile input source.svgInput Source Source Settings
  • Wake Up by Active HDMI Source
  • Signal Auto Search
  • Input Port Auto Switch
  • Energy Saving
  • HDMI CEC
Configure different settings relating to what action a device takes after inputs are plugged into the device.
Manager profile system settings.svgSystem Security
  • Allow Installing unknown apps
Set whether a device allows only pre-approved apps or also allows unknown apps to be installed.
System Update: Firmware Update
  • Auto Firmware Update
  • Schedule Firmware Update
Set whether a device automatically updates firmware and if you would like to schedule firmware update times.


Create a Device Profile

  1. Click Manager profile settings icon.svg Profiles on the left-side menu.
  2. Click the add button MVB M add.svg to begin the profile creation process.
  3. Only the Profile section is required. Make sure to enter a name and description that is easily identifiable for future reuse.
  4. The remaining sections can be configured or left default. View the above table for more information on each configuration section.
  5. Once all your desired configurations are set, click Create.
  6. The newly created profile should now display at the top of the profiles list.


Assigning a Profile to Devices

From the profiles page

  1. On the row of the desired profile, click Manager advanced devices signup button.svg.
  2. Check the box for the devices to which you want to assign this profile.
    • Use the search bar to filter for devices more easily.
    • Toggle over to the Group tab to select a pre-set group of devices. (Learn more about groups.)
  3. Once all desired devices are selected, click OK.
  4. The profile assignment results pop-up will appear, displaying the status of the assigned settings.

From a device list

  1. Go to the MVB M all devices.svg All Devices panel.
  2. Locate your desired Advanced devices.
    Option: Filter to an Advanced device-only view by clicking Manager basic-advanced toggle all device.svg.
  3. Check the box for the devices to which you want to assign this profile.
  4. Click Manager profile settings icon.svg in the main toolbar.
  5. Select the profile which you would like to assign to the selected devices.
  6. Click OK.


Reviewing Profile Assignment Results

After settings have been assigned to devices, the immediate results will display, whether the profile has been assigned from the Profiles page or a device list.

To review the results at a later time:

  1. Click Manager profile settings icon.svgProfiles on the left-side menu.
  2. Switch to the assignment history page by clicking the toggle Manager advanced profiles view toggle.svg.
  3. On the row of the desired profile, click the view history button Manager adv profiles view results.svg.

Statuses

Manager Advanced profiles success status.svg The setting has successfully been sent to the device.
Manager Advanced pofiles status error.svg The setting encountered an error when being sent to the device.
Either the device did not receive the command, or the device does not support this specific setting configuration.
Manager Advanced profiles status pending.svg The device is currently offline. Once the device is online, the setting will be sent to the device. Check the result after the device is confirmed online.
Manager Advanced profiles status problem.svg The setting has been sent, but the result on the device is unknown. Check the device to confirm whether the device received the command.


Remote Desktop

Remote desktop is a feature that allows Admin to remotely control a Manager Advanced licensed device. This saves IT Admin unnecessary trips to a physical device by troubleshooting devices through a new tab from the Manager console.
The following services must be whitelisted in order to enable use of the remote desktop feature (Manager Advanced users only):

  • TCP 443 for mrtc.myviewboard.cloud
  • TCP 443 for getice.myviewboard.cloud

Allow access to the following from the internet (WAN):

  • TCP 443 for ice.myviewboard.cloud
  • TCP 3478 for ice.myviewboard.cloud
  • UDP 3478 for ice.myviewboard.cloud

Peer-to-peer connection should be allowed (optional, but enables better performance):

  • 1024-65535 UDP


To enable remote desktop, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the MVB M all devices.svg All Devices panel.
  2. Locate your desired Advanced devices.
    Option: Filter to an Advanced device-only view by clicking Manager basic-advanced toggle all device.svg.
  3. Click the checkbox next to the device you wish to remotely control.
  4. On the remote control side panel on the right, click the Remote Desktop button MVB M remote desktop.svg.
  5. A new tab will open where you can navigate your ViewBoard1 from your desktop with your mouse cursor.

1The following ViewSonic devices support this feature: ViewBoard series 50-3, 52, 9850-4, 4320, 62, 32, ViewBoard Box, and CDE20


Device Usage Reports

Usage reports can be generated for custom time frames, displaying information about device, app, and input source usage times. These statistics are displayed graphically within the Reports panel or can be exported to an Excel file (.xlsx).

Access device usage reports by clicking Sharp-bar-chart`.svg Reports in the left menu.



Action Log

Action Log shows the username, time, affected device(s), and other information related to actions performed within Manager. As such, Action Log can be used to troubleshoot issues and track actions.

Access the action log by clicking MVB M action log.svg Action Log in the left-side panel. Click MVB M more.svg to download an .xlsx file of the entire action log.


Permissions

On the MVB M permissions.svg Permissions panel, manage the actions other admin users can take within Manager. You can also select the device groups to which you wish to limit a user's permissions.



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