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Multi-Media Solutions
Digital Signage Platform
NDiS M324
User Manual
NEXCOM International Co., Ltd.
Published August 2014
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  • Page 1 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. Multi-Media Solutions Digital Signage Platform NDiS M324 User Manual NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. www.nexcom.com Published August 2014...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Front Panel ..................2 Internal Connectors ................16 Rear Panel ...................2 Mini-PCIe Connector ..............16 Hardware Specifications ................3 SATA Connector (7-pin and 15-pin) ..........17 Mechanical Dimensions ................4 Battery Connector ................17 Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 3 BIOS Setup Utility ..................36 Main ....................36 Advanced ..................37 Security .....................49 Boot ....................50 Save & Exit ..................50 Appendix A: Watchdog Timer........51 Appendix B: DASH Function (Remote Management)....52 Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 4: Preface

    No describes how to keep the system CE compliant. part of this manual may be reproduced, copied, translated or transmitted in any form or by any means without the prior written consent from NEXCOM Declaration of Conformity International Co., Ltd.
  • Page 5: Rohs Compliance

    (Cr6+) < 0.1% or 1,000ppm, Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) < 0.1% or 1,000ppm, and Polybrominated diphenyl Ethers (PBDE) < 0.1% or 1,000ppm. In order to meet the RoHS compliant directives, NEXCOM has established an engineering and manufacturing task force to implement the introduction of green products.
  • Page 6: Warranty And Rma

    (manuals, cable, etc.) and any components from the card, such as CPU and RAM. If the components were suspected as part of the problems, ▪ If RMA goods can not be repaired, NEXCOM will return it to the customer please note clearly which components are included. Otherwise, NEXCOM without any charge.
  • Page 7 ESD workstation. If no such station is available, you can provide some ESD protection by wearing an antistatic wrist strap and attaching it to a metal part of the computer chassis. Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 8: Safety Information

    There is a danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Discard used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions. viii Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 9: Safety Precautions

    RECOMMENDED BY THE MANUFACTURER. DISCARD USED BATTERIES ACCORDING TO THE MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTIONS. 10. All cautions and warnings on the equipment should be noted. Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 10: Technical Support And Assistance

    Preface Technical Support and Assistance Conventions Used in this Manual 1. For the most updated information of NEXCOM products, visit NEXCOM’s Warning: website at www.nexcom.com. Information about certain situations, which if not observed, can cause personal injury. This will prevent injury to yourself 2.
  • Page 11: Global Service Contact Information

    13F, No.920, Chung-Cheng Rd., ZhongHe District, Beijing, 100094, China New Taipei City, 23586, Taiwan, R.O.C. Tel: +86-010-5704-2680 Tel: +886-2-8226-7796 Fax: +86-010-5704-2681 Fax: +886-2-8226-7792 Email: sales@nexcom.cn Email: sales@nexcom.com.tw www.nexcom.cn www.nexcom.com.tw Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 12 Fax: +86-755-8332-7213 Via Gaudenzio Ferrari 29, Email: sales@nexcom.cn 21047 Saronno (VA), Italia www.nexcom.cn Tel: +39 02 9628 0333 Fax: +39 02 9286 9215 Email: nexcomitalia@nexcom.eu www.nexcomitalia.it Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 13: Package Contents

    Preface Package Contents Before continuing, verify that the NDiS M324 package that you received is complete. Your package should have all the items listed in the following table. Item Part Number Name Description 50311F0112X00 (H)Flat Head Screw Long FEI:F3x4iso For SPC-150 M3x4mm(NYLOK) Black...
  • Page 14: Ordering Information

    Preface Ordering Information The following below provides ordering information for NDiS M324. NDiS M324 (P/N: 10W00M32400X0) Intel Celeron J1900 processor SoC OPS ® ® Test board kit (Optional) OPS-TB-KIT (P/N: 10QOPSTB00X1) Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
  • Page 15: Chapter 1: Product Introduction

    ▪ Fanless Design “Bay Trail”) and follows the electrical and mechanical specifications of the Open Pluggable Specification. NDiS M324 can be plugged into any OPS- complaint display devices to render rich multimedia contents. Thanks to the modular and cable-less, NDiS M324 satisfies the need for quick deployment and hassle-free maintenance of large digital signage network dispersed in different geographical locations.
  • Page 16: Physical Features

    Front Panel Rear Panel USB 2.0 HDD LED HDD Slot USB 3.0 HDMI Power Reset Line-out Mic-in JAE TX25 80Pin USB 3.0 Antenna Button Button Antenna Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 17: Hardware Specifications

    ▪ 1x UART ▪ Windows 7/ Windows 8 / WES7/ WES8 / Linux ▪ 1x Audio out L/R ▪ 2x USB 2.0 ▪ 1x USB 3.0 Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 18: Mechanical Dimensions

    Chapter 1: Product Introduction Mechanical Dimensions 3,46 Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 19: Chapter 2: Jumpers And Connectors

    Static electricity can damage many of the electronic ▪ Use correct screws and do not over tighten screws. components. Humid environments tend to have less static electricity than Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 20: Locations Of The Jumpers And Connectors For Ndib M324

    Locations of the Jumpers and Connectors for NDiB M324 NDiB M324 The figure below is the top and bottom view of the NDiB M324 main board which is the main board used in the NDiS M324. It shows the locations of the jumpers and connectors.
  • Page 21: Bottom View

    Chapter 2: Jumpers and Connectors Bottom View LED2 Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 22: Jumper Settings

    (on) and open (off). Two-Pin Jumpers: Open (Left) and Short (Right) Three-Pin Jumpers: Pins 1 and 2 are Short Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 23: Jumpers

    CMOS Clear Select Connector type: 1x2 2-pin DIP switch Connector location: SW1 Status Settings Short Normal ON(1-4) Short Clear BIOS ON(2-3) Short Clear ME 1-2 On: default Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 24: Connector Pin Definitions

    Chapter 2: Jumpers and Connectors Connector Pin Definitions External I/O Interfaces LED Connector Power Button Connector location: LED2 Connector location: SW2 Definition Definition Definition HD_LED PWR_BTN# SATA_LED_V3P3# PWR_BTN# PWRLED_N PWRLED_P Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 25: Reset Button

    Reset Button Line-out Connector Connector location: SW3 Connector type: 3.5mm TRS Connector location: CN7 Definition Definition Definition Definition RST_BTN# AUDGND AUDGND LINE_OUTR LINE_OUTL PWRLED_N SURR_JD G1,G2 AUDGND Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 26: Line-In Connector

    Connector location: CN2 Definition Definition Definition Definition AUDGND AUDGND USB01_P5V USB_DN0 LINE_INR LINE_INL USB_DP0 LIMIC_JD G1,G2 AUDGND USB_RX0N USB_RX0P USB_TX0N USB_TX0P USB01_P5V USB_DN1 USB_DP1 USB_RX1N USB_RX1P USB_TX1N USB_TX1P Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 27: Usb 3.0 And Usb 2.0 Port

    Definition Definition Definition Definition USB01_P5V USB_DN0 HDMI1_TX2P USB_DP0 HDMI1_TX2N HDMI1_TX1P USB_RX0N USB_RX0P HDMI1_TX1N USB_TX0N HDMI1_TX0P USB_TX0P USB01_P5V HDMI1_TX0N HDMI1_CLK_P USB_DN1 USB_DP1 HDMI1_CLK_N HDMI1_SCL HDMI1_SDA HDMI1_P5V HDMI1_HPD Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 28: Lan Port

    Chapter 2: Jumpers and Connectors LAN Port Connector type: RJ45 port with LEDs Connector location: CON2 Definition Definition LAN2_MDI3N LAN1_MDI3P LAN1_MDI2N LAN1_MDI2P LAN1_MDI1N LAN1_MDI1P LAN1_MDI0N LAN1_MDI0P LAN1_LED1P LAN1_LED_ACT# LAN1_LED2P LAN1_LED3P Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 29: Jae-Tx25

    HDMI0_CEC 40 HDMI0_TX2N DDP_0N HDMI0_TX2P SYS_FAN_EN# 46 PS_ON# 19 DDP_0P COM1_RXD 46 PWR_STATUS HDMI0_SDA COM1_TXD 46 DDP_AUXN HDMI0_SCL DDP_AUXP HDMI0_HPD USB_RX2N DDP_HPD USB_RX2P VIN_M HDMI0_CLK_N VIN_M USB_TX2N Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 30: Internal Connectors

    Definition WAKE# +V3.3A_MIN D15VS SMB_CLK D15VS PETn0 SMB_DATA CLKREQ# PETp0 USB_D- REFCLK- USB_D+ REFCLK+ +V3.3A_MIN +V3.3A_MIN LED_WWAN# LED_WLAN# DISABLE# LED_WPAN# PERST# D15VS PERn0 +V3.3A_MIN PERp0 +V3.3A_MIN Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 31: Sata Connector (7-Pin And 15-Pin)

    Connector type: Standard Serial ATAII 7P and 15P Connector type: 1x2 2-pin header JST, 1.25mm pitch Connector location: SATA1 Connector location: J1 Definition Definition Definition Definition SATA_TXPO_C SATA_TXNO_C SATA_RXNO_C SATA_RXNO_C SATA_DET# Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 32: Debug Port

    Connector type: 1x4 4-pin header, 2.54mm pitch Connector location: J2 Connector location: FAN1 Definition Definition Definition Definition P80_RST# +12V CLK_PCI_P80 LPC_FRAME# FAN_TACT FAN_CTRL LPC_AD3 LPC_AD2 LPC_AD1 LPC_AD0 3VSB 3VSB Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 33: Sim Card Slot

    Chapter 2: Jumpers and Connectors SIM Card Slot Connector location: CN4 Definition Definition SIM_VCC SIM_RST SIM_CLK SIM_VPP SIM_IO Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 34: Chapter 3: System Setup

    1. The screws on the back are used to secure the cover to the chassis. Remove these screws and put them in a safe place for later use. Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 35: Installing A So-Dimm

    1. At the bottom of the system, loosen the screw on the DIMM cover and remove it from the chassis. NDiS M324 supports two channels of SO-DIMM. If you want to install a single memory module, please install to DIMM2 first.
  • Page 36 “key” on the socket. The key ensures the module can be plugged into the socket in only one direction. Ejector Notch Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 37: Installing To Dimm1 Slot (Secondary)

    The ejector tabs at the ends of the socket will automatically snap into the locked position to hold the module in place. Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 38 Chapter 3: System Setup 2. Loosen the 4 screws on the heat sink. 3. Remove the heatsink to access the DIMM slot. DIMM1 Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 39 The ejector tabs at the ends of the socket will automatically snap into the locked position to hold the module in place. Notch Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 40: Installing A 2.5" Hdd Storage

    HDD is facing outwards. Screw Screw 4. Put the HDD back into the slot gently, then tighten the screw to secure it. Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 41: Installing A Wireless Lan Module

    2. Locate the mini-PCI express slot on the board and insert the Wi-Fi module and remove it from the chassis. into the slot. Screw Mini-PCI Express slot Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 42 4. Attach the RF cables onto the Wi-Fi module and wire the cables to the mounting holes to secure it. top side of the mainboard. RF Cable Screw Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 43 6. Turn to the top side of the mainboard and mount the Wi-Fi antenna jacks to the Wi-Fi antenna holes located at the front panel of the chassis then tighten the rings. Ring1 Ring2 Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 44 Chapter 3: System Setup 7. Connect the external antennas to the Wi-Fi antenna jacks. Antenna Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 45: Installing A 3G Module

    2. Attach the RF cable onto the 3G module’s RF connector and wire the a Wireless LAN Module” section. cable to the top side of the mainboard. RF cable Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 46 3. Mount the 3G antenna jack to the 3G antenna hole located at the front 4. Connect an external antenna to the 3G antenna jack. panel of the chassis then tighten the ring. Antenna Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 47: Chapter 4: Bios Setup

    Chapter 4: BIOS Setup Chapter 4: BIOS Setup This chapter describes how to use the BIOS setup program for the NDiS M324. The settings made in the setup program affect how the computer performs. The BIOS screens provided in this chapter are for reference only and may It is important, therefore, first to try to understand all the setup options, and change if the BIOS is updated in the future.
  • Page 48: Default Configuration

    Powering on the computer and immediately pressing <Del> allows you to enter Setup. Load optimized default values. Press the key to enter Setup: Saves and exits the Setup program. Press <Enter> to enter the highlighted sub¬menu Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 49 When “” appears on the left of a particular field, it indicates that a submenu which contains additional options are available for that field. To display the submenu, move the highlight to that field and press Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 50: Bios Setup Utility

    F3: Optimized Defaults PCB Version F4: Save & Exit ESC: Exit System Date [Thu 07/31/2014] System Time [11:55:58] Version 2.16.1242. Copyright (C) 2013 American Megatrends, Inc. Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 51: Advanced

    Enables or disables MCTP support. F1: General Help F2: Previous Values F3: Optimized Defaults F4: Save & Exit ESC: Exit Version 2.16.1242. Copyright (C) 2013 American Megatrends, Inc. Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 52: Acpi Settings

    Select the highest ACPI sleep state the system will enter when the suspend button is pressed. The options are Suspend Disabled and S3 (Suspend to RAM). Lock Legacy Resources Enables or disables lock of legacy resources. Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 53 Enables or disables fan speed control of the system. FAN Mode Configures the fan mode. The options are Disable Fan, Enable Smart Fan, Programming Fan and Always Full Speed. Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 54 Wake System from S5 Console Redirection Enables or disables system wake on alarm event. When enabled, system will Enables or disables the console redirection. wake on the hr::min::sec specified. Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 55 ASCII character set. terminal data. VT100+ Extends VT100 to support color, function keys, etc. VT-UTF8 Uses UTF8 encoding to map Unicode characters onto 1 or more bytes. Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 56 Windows, this problem may occur Execute Disable Bit When this field is set to Disabled, it will force the XD feature flag to always return to 0. Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 57: Ide Configuration

    (Advanced Host Controller Interface). AHCI allows the storage driver to enable the advanced Serial ATA features which will Version 2.16.1242. Copyright (C) 2013 American Megatrends, Inc. increase storage performance. Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 58 LPSS & SCC Devices Mode Selects the operating system as Windows 7 or Windows 8.X. Selects the LPSS and SCC device mode as ACPI mode or PCI mode. Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 59 F2: Previous Values F3: Optimized Defaults F4: Save & Exit ESC: Exit Version 2.16.1242. Copyright (C) 2013 American Megatrends, Inc. Network Stack Enables or disables UEFI network stack. Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 60 OS, CSM will be enabled or disabled automatically. Network Enables or disables the boot option for legacy network devices. Storage Enables or disables the boot option for legacy storage devices. Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 61: Usb Configuration

    Keeps USB devices available only for EFI applications. XHCI Hand-off This is a workaround for OSs that does not support XHCI hand-off. The XHCI ownership change should be claimed by the XHCI driver. Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 62 Keeps USB devices available only for EFI applications. XHCI Hand-off This is a workaround for OSs that does not support XHCI hand-off. The XHCI ownership change should be claimed by the XHCI driver. Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 63: Security

    Version 2.16.1242. Copyright (C) 2013 American Megatrends, Inc. Administrator Password Select this to reconfigure the administrator’s password. User Password Select this to reconfigure the user’s password. Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 64: Boot

    #2 and so forth. To restore the BIOS to default settings, select this field then press <Enter>. A dialog box will appear. Confirm by selecting Yes. Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...
  • Page 65: Appendix A: Watchdog Timer

    Appendix A: Watchdog Timer Appendix A: Watchdog Timer NDiS M324 features a watchdog timer that resets the CPU or generates an interrupt if the processor stops operating for any reason. This feature ensures system reliability in industrial standalone or unmanned environments.
  • Page 66: Dash Function (Remote Management)

    • Del role • Assign privileges Account management • Add account • Del account • Assign role • Modify password Serial over LAN (text console redirection) Copyright © 2013 NEXCOM International Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. NDiS M324 User Manual...