Transparent LED Screen: Novastar LED Controller Guide

The transparent led screen is getting more & more popular especially in this year 2020. As the technology & workmanship of The transparent screen get gradually mature in the second half of 2019.Here we’d like to share with you some brief info & how to control transparent led display with Novastar led control system if you’re interested to get started on this field.

You can follow up the 4 Steps to know how to control the Transparent LED Screen By Novastar LED Control System: (Click It to Jump)

Control transparent LED display by Novastar LED Controller

1.Transparent LED Display Connection Diagram

There 2 ways for Control System: Synchronous and Asynchronous system.

Synchronous control is to realize the real-time transmission of the signal of the display card to the display screen. A large LED screen and the computer monitor are displayed simultaneously, which belongs to online control. It’s recommended for live show & real-time events.

Novstar Sync Control way For Transparent LED Display

Sync Control way

Asynchronous control means that the computer sends the edited content to the control card, and the asynchronous control card controls the display content, which belongs to offline control. It’s recommended for the customer who wants to control several screens together & remotely even from different cities, and also very handy on mobile. Such as LED billboards, LED signs, commercial advertisements.

Direct connection:

lan Connection of async oontrol way for transparent LED display
Lan connection
lan Connection of async oontrol way for transparent LED display

2.Novastar Control System Material Required

Synchronous way main components:

A: LED Cabinet is composed of LED Modules + Cabinet + Power Supply +Receiving Card + power & signal connecting cable.

transparent led display cabinet

B:NOVASTAR MCTRL300 LED Display controller

novastar MCTRL300 LED Display controller

Front panel of the Mctrl300

novastar MCTRL300 LED Display controller

Rear Panel of the Mctrl300

C: Necessary Power & Signal Cables

Adopt Linko Power Connector and Data Connector.

The waterproof connector advantages are as followings:

  • IP65 protection level
  • Clear connection, safe earthing
  • Speed identification, no more mistakes
  • Anti protrusion design
  • The operation is convenient, by cutting out the superfluous
Power & Signal Cables

Asynchronous way main components:

A:LED Cabinet

We’ll use 2 pcs 1000x500mm P3.91-7.82 Transparent LED Display for testing.

LED Cabinet = LED Modules + Cabinet + Power Supply + Receiving Card + Power & signal connecting cable

1000x500mm P3.91-7.82 Transparent LED Display

B: NOVASTAR TB3 Taurus Series Multimedia Players

novastar TB3 Taurus Series Multimedia Players

Front panel of the TB3

novastar TB3 Taurus Series Multimedia Players

Rear Panel of the TB3

 

The TB3 has permanent Wi-Fi AP and supports the Wi-Fi Sta mode. The TB3 requires no wiring and users can manage the displays at any time by connecting to the TB3 via mobile phone, Pad or PC. Loading capacity up to 650,000 pixels, with the maximum width of 4096 pixels and maximum height of 1920 pixels

C: Necessary Power & Signal Cables

Adopt Linko Power Connector and Data Connector.

The waterproof connector advantages are as followings:

  • IP65 protection level
  • Clear connection, safe earthing
  • Speed identification, no more mistakes
  • Anti protrusion design
  • The operation is convenient, by cutting out the superfluous
Power & Signal Cables

3.Novastar LED Control Software Required

NovaLCT: LED configuration tool for Windows only, which is mainly used for screen configuration and adjust screen to the optimal display performance.

Connect the PC with NovaLCT installed to the sending card with control cable (USB cable or Ethernet cable),the PC can also be connected to multiple sending cards with control cable. After selecting a target communication port in NovaLCT, you can operate the connected device.

Sync Novastudio Operation

Step one: Connect the cabinets with the MCTRL300 and the PC. After connecting, open the control software NovaLCT.    (Please make sure that the air plug power cable is connected and turned to the right to ensure that it is locked, this is very important, Otherwise, the receiving card can not be detected by the software.)

Step two: Login

Click Users Manu and choose the Advanced Synchronous System User Login (A).

Enter password 123456.

Novastar NovaLCT Login
Novastar NovaLCT Login Password

Step three: Screen Configuration

Click Screen Configuration and go Next.

Novastar NovaLCT Screen Configuration
Novastar NovaLCT Screen Configuration

Step four: Operating Procedure

1. For receiving card, no need to set, as we usually have it configured before delivery, and we can also send you the configulation file if you need.

Receiving Card→Read from Receiving Card→Save

 
Novastar NovaLCT Screen Configuration Receiving Card

2. According to your actual connection, setup the connect file.

Select Save, then the screen Synchronous system set up is completed.

Novastar NovaLCT Screen Configuration connect file

Step five: Add Schedule to the LED Display

Add Schedule to the LED Display
Transparent LED Display Connection by Novastar

Asyn VIPLEX/NovaLCT Operation

NovaLCT: LED configuration tool for Windows only, which is mainly used for screen configuration and adjust screen to the optimal display performance

VIPLEX: ViPlex Express is a display content publishing management system for PC, which is installed in the Windows operating system and allows you to edit solutions and play the solutions on LCD or LED displays. In async mode, ViPlex Express is also used to control multimedia players.

TB3 Dual-Wi-Fi Mode

novastar TB3 Wi-Fi AP Mode
novastar TB3 Wi-Fi sta Mode
novastar TB3 Wi-Fi AP and Sta Mode

Please see the following steps of how to operate and control  the Transparent LED Display by Novastar Asyn LED control system:

Step 1: Download Software NovaLCT and ViPlex on your computer .

Software-NovaLCT

(Download Address: http://www.novastar.tech/downloads/software/)

Software- ViPlex

(You could download from official website: https://www.novastar.tech/downloads/software/)

Step 2: Connect TB3 with the Transparent LED Display

(Please make sure that the air plug power cable is connected and turned to the right to ensure that it is locked, this is very important, Otherwise, the receiving card can not be detected by the software.)

Open NovaLCT, Click “User (U)” and choose “Media Player Login (T)

novastar NovaLCT media player login

Enter User Name: “admin” and Password: “123456

Novastar NovaLCT Connect Terminal

Select the multimedia player from the list and click Connect System.

novastar NovaLCT Connect System

Enter User Name: “admin” and Password: “123456

Novastar NovaLCT Connect Terminal

Step 3: Screen Configuration Related Information:

    • 1 pcs TB3 Multimedia Player box.
    • 2 pcs 1000x500mm P3.91-7.82 Transparent LED Display
    • The Final LED Screen Size is 1000mmx1000mm.
    • Final LED Screen Resolution is 252 dots x 128 dots.

After successful connection, the NovaLCT main window will display the multimedia player quantity and monitoring information, shown as following: 

Click “Screen Configuration”→”Next”

Novastar NovaLCT Screen Configuration
Novastar NovaLCT Screen Configuration Setting

For receiving card, no need to set, as we usually have it configured before delivery, and configulation file can be sent if needed. Click “Read from receiving card”→”Restore factory”→”Save”

Novastar NovaLCT Screen Configuration receiving card Setting

We need Only to do screen connection file according to the connection route of your screen. Then send to HW (Hardware), and save.

Novastar-NovaLCT-Screen-Configuration-Save-1024x725

Step 4: How to play the program

After ViPlex Express is first installed, a Select Mode dialog box appears when you open ViPlex Express. Select Async Mode and click Open.

(Please Keep the NovaLCT online when setup the ViPlex Express)

Logging In to Terminals

Step 1 Click Refresh to refresh the screen list.

Step 2 Click Connect next to screen information.

Step 3 Enter the password for the “admin” user and then click OK. After successful log in, ViPlex Express saves the account information automatically.

the default log in user name and password of TB3 are “admin” and “123456

Creating Solutions

Step 1 Choose Solutions to access the solution management page

novastar ViPlex creating solutions
Step 2  Click New and select Regular Screen or Ultra-Long Screen from the drop-down menu. The Solution Information dialog box appears.
novastar ViPlex Express Create Solutions

Step 3  Set a name, resolution and other information for the solution, then click “OK” to access the solution editing page.

novastar ViPlex Express edit Solutions
novastar ViPlex Express edit Solutions

Step 4 After the solution editing is done, click Publish and select players to publish the solution.

novastar ViPlex Express publish Solutions
novastar ViPlex Express publish Solutions
novastar ViPlex Express publish Solutions

4. Transparent LED Screen Maintenance Summary

①Troubleshooting & Attention

A: LED display transparent screen does not display

1) Confirm whether the control cabinet is turned on and whether the data signal output is normal

2) LED shows whether the transparent screen is working normally. When the switching power is turned on or off, the display will flash once, and then the display will return to the crash

3) If the above two checks are appropriate, please confirm that the network cable is plugged in and the touch is good

B: Incomplete display

1) Please confirm whether the display content is converted to the LED display screen resolution.

2) Please make sure that the screen resolution of the splicing processor is consistent with the screen resolution.

Take our P3.91 -7.82 1m (W) * 1m (H) for example:

The pixel pitch on horizontal & vertical is different.

The pixel pitch on width is 3.91mm, and pixel pitch on height is 7.82mm

Module 500 (W) *125(H) mm resolution        128 (W) * 16 (H) pixel dots

Cabinet 1000 (W) *500 (H) mm resolution      256 (W) * 64 (H) pixel dots

Screen 1000 (W) *1000 (H) mm resolution      256 (W) * 128 (H) pixel dots

When setting the connection file, please do like this,and pay attention to the resolution

Novastar-NovaLCT-Screen-Configuration-receiving-card-Resolution-1153x724

3) One or several LED lights in the module or the whole shell cannot work normally

  • First, identify the location of the fault condition, and then relatively replace the failed module.
  • The specific methods of module replacement are as follows:
  • Disconnect all the switching power supply of the display screen, open the rear cover of the screen, and pull out the power plug and power cord on the module;
  • Open the fixed screws on the upper and lower sides of the module;
  • Remove the faulty module and package it;
  • Install the relative new module, tighten the fixed module screw, and plug in the power plug and power cord;
  • The boot detection interface is normal.

Thanks for reading!

If you want to build your own transparent LED Screen or need any support about how to control transparent LED display by NOVASTAR LED Controller or LINSN, etc, contact us at manager@unit-led.com.

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