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Acer Projector Gateway
Introduction
The Acer Projector Gateway (APG) is a smart, integrated system that enhances
presentations via your Acer projector. The APG provides versatile source
connectivity, the latest eDisplayPro Management tools for networking display,
supports for media contents playback via the built-in decoder and more.
Networking APG features
With high-performance wireless projection via an acer USB WiFi adapter or
an RJ-45 port for wired connections (only for the models with RJ-45 port).
The projector can act as an access point (AP) or work in WiFi con-current
mode when doing networking display.
Users can easily launch the Acer eDisplayPro Management to do Full
screen, L/R, 4-split screen projection and enable high quality video
streaming.
Powerful wireless display features ready for devices with different OS (MS
Windows, Mac OS, Android, iOS)
Supports wireless network security (WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK).
Acer Projector Gateway Web Management enables a web-based control of
Acer projector for Windows NB/PC (only when the projector is in AP mode).
Supports firmware upgrade via USB flash drive.
Crestron compliant (only for the models with RJ-45 port).
Multi-media features
Fancy and stylish user interface for better experience.
You can enjoy media & documents playback via internal memory, USB flash
drive and SD card (for selected models).
Supports high resolution JPEG and BMP picture formats, slideshow and
various slideshow effects for the best viewing experience.
Supports MP3, PCM and WMA...audio formats, music spectrum and
random play function for your pleasing.
Supports MPEG4, H.264, WMV, MKV and RMVB...video formats and
smooth video playback with 1080p@30Hz.
Supports office documents playback (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF).
Easy control for all media functions by the remote control.
You can mirror or extend your screen via the source USB B or USB
Connection.
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   Summary of Contents for Acer APG

  • Page 1 Acer Projector Gateway Introduction The Acer Projector Gateway (APG) is a smart, integrated system that enhances presentations via your Acer projector. The APG provides versatile source connectivity, the latest eDisplayPro Management tools for networking display, supports for media contents playback via the built-in decoder and more.
  • Page 2: Getting Started

    Getting Started Connecting multi-media device to the projector USB B Component Description LAN port Connects to an Ethernet 10/100-based network. Mini USB Projects NB/PC screen via mini USB (USB B or USB Connection). NOTE: USB Type A is for USB display (K1 series).
  • Page 3 Copyright © 2015. Acer Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Changes may be made periodically to the information in this publication without obligation to notify any person of such revisions or changes. Such changes will be incorporated in new editions of this manual or supplementary documents and publications.
  • Page 4: Control Panel

    Control Panel and Remote Control Control Panel Function Description MENU Launches the projector Onscreen Display (OSD) menu. BACK Cancels your selection, or goes back to previous page. Stops the playing of media files. Stop SOURCE Press to open the Source menu that allows you to select an input signal source.
  • Page 5 Function Description Four Selects the media files or features in four directions. directional select pad VOL +/- Increases/decreases the volume. • Rewind Goes to the previous file. • Rewinds the playing of media files with a long press for 1 second. Plays/Pauses the playing of media files.
  • Page 6 Media Mode Main Home page Content sources Main features This mode allows you to browse media files stored in different devices, such as RAM (internal memory), USB flash drive, USB hard drive and SD card (for selected models) when connected to the projector. No matter where you are, you can always press MEDIA HOME to go back to MEDIA HOME page.
  • Page 7 Music When viewing music files You can press to select the file and press ENTER to access. When playing music You can press to select a feature such as PLAY/STOP/REPEAT/REWIND/ FAST-FORWARD/VOLUME UP/VOLUME DOWN and press ENTER to execute.
  • Page 8 Photo When viewing photos You can press to select the file and press ENTER to access. When playing photos You can press to select a feature and press ENTER to execute. For details on the Photo Setting, see "Photo Setting".
  • Page 9 Video When viewing video files You can press to select the file and press ENTER to access. When playing videos You can press to select a feature such as PLAY/STOP/REPEAT/REWIND/ FAST-FORWARD/VOLUME UP/VOLUME DOWN and press ENTER to execute. For details on the Video Setting, see "Video Setting".
  • Page 10 Document (optional) When viewing document files You can press to select the file and press ENTER to view it. Button operations are different when viewing different types of documents. For details on the Document Setting, see "Document Setting". NOTE: Office Reader: All IPR, including but not limited to copyright, in the Picsel Products is owned by Picsel suppliers.
  • Page 11 NOTE No support for advanced settings, such as Microsoft Word drawing plug-in or table background settings. NOTE Contents outside the defined borders in Microsoft Word will not be displayed. NOTE Microsoft PowerPoint slide effects not supported. NOTE Worksheets are displayed individually and sequentially when the workbook has multiple worksheets.
  • Page 12 Media Setup Media setup page allows you to adjust settings for file listing and playing. To use the media setup page: Press MEDIA SETUP when listing or playing media files to access individual menu items for different types of media files. Or you can follow below steps to access all menu items.
  • Page 13 There are 2 ways to do this: • Using a USB flash drive Download new media FW files by one compressed file from acer global website. Copy all uncompressed files in USB flash drive (Acer_Upgrade.bin as released and Acer_upgradeinfo.ini), and plug in projector.
  • Page 14 The projector will automatically search for the latest firmware version available. Select YES when the projector pops out a message to remind you that there is a new firmware version for you (by Acer eDisplayPro app remote). Do not turn off the projector while the firmware is updating.
  • Page 15 Supported multi-media formats JPEG Decode Supports JPEG picture formats Thumbnails preview Supports BMP picture formats Video Decode and Supports MJPEG Movie Formats Supports H263, H264 Supports AVI, MOV movie formats Supports 3gp movie format Supports SRT Subtitle format. Music Formats Supports PCM, ADPCM audio formats Supports WMA/OGG/MP3 Card Reader...
  • Page 16 Supported photo formats Image type (ext Sub type Encode type Max pixels name) Jpeg / Jpg Baseline YUV420 No Limitation YUV422 YUV440 YUV444 Progressive YUV420 5120 X 3840 YUV422 YUV440 YUV444 No Limitation NOTE: JPEG header size must be under 512 Kbytes. Supported music formats Music type (ext name) Sample rate (KHz)
  • Page 17 Supported video formats File Video MAX bit Frame Audio Remark format format rate rate format XVID 1080P 30Mbps 30fps No support VC-1 AP MPEG-2/4 H. 264 support less H.264 MPEG1/2/3 than 6 reference M-JPEG frames WMV3 ADPCM No Support AC3- HD,DTS-HD MPEG-2 1080P...
  • Page 18 Supported document formats Support Pages/lines Size File format Remark version limitation limitation Adobe PDF PDF 1.0 Up to 1000 pages Up to (One File) 75MB PDF 1.1 PDF 1.2 PDF 1.3 PDF 1.4 MS Word British Because office Up to Word 95.
  • Page 19 MS Excel British Excel Row Limit: up to 595 Up to 5, 95. 15MB support password- protected sheets Excel 97, Column Limit: up to 2000, 2002, 2003. Excel Sheet up to 100 2007(.xlsx), 2010(.xlsx). Office XP Note: Any one of Excel three limitations above can not...
  • Page 20 Windows/Mac OS Adjust projector source to LAN/WiFi. NOTE: To utilize the Mirroring Display function (optional), make sure you have updated the firmware to the latest version from www.acer.com, and use the acer USB WiFi adapter. System Requirements: • Windows Minimum requirement...
  • Page 21 Turn on and connect to the network Press the Power button on the bundled remote control or the device to turn on your Acer projector and enable the WLAN. Connecting the projector to the LAN for a wired connection is also recommended.
  • Page 22 Projector ID (displayed only when available) The 4-digit number will not be displayed on the top left of the splash screen until this option is enabled by the supervisor in the Configure tab under Acer eDisplayPro Management. The four digits are given randomly for projector identification.
  • Page 23 WPA-PSK (WiFi Protected Access - pre-shared key) and WPA2-PSK are individual encryption methods with higher level security. The option is enabled by the supervisor in the Configure tab under Acer eDisplayPro Management. For more information, please see "Security settings". Note: Make sure the LAN/WiFi setting in the projector OSD is On when using the WiFi Display.
  • Page 24 Note: If you do not see the welcome page or cannot connect to the wired network, please enter the Server IP address (the second item listed under the Acer logo on the splash screen) into your browser's address bar. Note: Ensure that you have administrator-level permission on your NB/PC so that you can install the software.
  • Page 25 Note: Make sure your personal firewall does not block the Acer eDisplayPro Management application. Note: If your NB/PC cannot allow auto-run function, please execute AcerProjectorGatewayW7.exe manually.
  • Page 26 Acer eDisplayPro Management Acer eDisplayPro Management helps users connect to, and control Acer projectors. Acer eDisplayPro Management includes the following features: For first time installation The utility can be downloaded directly from the projector using a wireless or wired network connection.
  • Page 27 NOTE: Settings on the webpage can only be adjusted when the projector is in AP mode. Open the Internet browser, it will redirect to "Acer Projector Gateway Web Management" main page automatically, or you can enter the Server IP address to access that.
  • Page 28: Network Status

    Note: You also can download it from installation CD. Note: If using IE V 8.0, please disable SmartScreen Filter before executing download process. Network Status Shows IP address of this connection and projector status. Conference You can initiate conference by webpage. Clicking on Initiate Conference gives you control over who is projecting at any time, deciding the display location for the participant(s), and...
  • Page 29 location. To activate a user, click on the play this user icon next to the user's name. Click End of Conference to end the conference. Note: Please remember to log out if you want to end conference. Note: Up to 8 users in same conference room are allowed. Note: Video playback is not supported during a conference.
  • Page 30 Console (optional) The Console page gives you access to a variety of status and control features to adjust best projection settings. From this page, you can get projection status, adjust brightness, contrast and aspect ratio, as well as change source and several advanced setting.
  • Page 31: Network Settings

    Internet via the projector's WLAN router - either all the meeting attendees, or only the person currently projecting. Note: The APG needs to reboot to apply changes made in Configure mode. Please connect to the projector again if you want to continue to use it.
  • Page 32: Security Settings

    Security settings If you're projecting sensitive information, you may want to set up a WPA-PSK key by clicking Security settings. The WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK encryption key should be entered as 8 to 63 ASCII characters. This feature can be set and enabled by the supervisor. Note: ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) is a code for representing characters as “0-9, a-z, A-Z, !, @, #, $, %, &, *, -, _, +,=, /, ?“are allowed.
  • Page 33 Admin password setup Change the password to login Advance webpage by clicking Admin password setup. The default supervisor password is 123456. Firmware upgrade Ensure the projector is connected to the LAN and the Internet, and click on Firmware upgrade and then click the Upgrade… button .
  • Page 34 Alert Setting (optional) Logout After tapping "logout", you will return to the download page. Note: If using IE V8.0, please adjust setting in Compatibility view settings to make sure display normally.
  • Page 35 You can project Mac screen via EZWifi. 1 You can get installation program from CD or download from webpages (See "Acer Projector Gateway Web Management"). 2 Install the software by double clicking on EZWifi.dmg. 3 Make sure you have turned on and connected to the projector. See "Connect to the projector".
  • Page 36 7 If you want to switch to Split screen for other people to join your display, select "Change Layout". 8 You can allow maximum 4 different sources to display by the layout change.
  • Page 37 NOTE: This function is only available for the models equipped with a RJ45 port. Open the Internet browser, You can find Crestron link in the mainpage of "Acer Projector Gateway Web Management". Tape Crestron to popup extra interactive FLASH webpage and start to use.
  • Page 38 Tools You can get projector IP information here, also can modify networking setting manually and set up password as wish. Info You can find projector information easily by this page and also can add additional information to help you manage each projector.
  • Page 39 Contact IT Help If you encounter any problem about projector, you can use this message window in upper-right of page to do real-time communication with IT people.
  • Page 40 Set the projector in AP or WiFi con-current Mode. Plug in acer USB WiFi adapter into the USB A/USB A1/Wireless Dongle port of the projector. Adjust projector source to LAN/WiFi and the projector is now ready for projection.
  • Page 41 memory of your smart device is insufficient, some documents may not display correctly. System requirements • iOS 7 above. Phone iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 iOS 7 above. the new iPad 3rd gen, new iPad 4th gen, iPad mini •...
  • Page 42 NOTE: To utilize the Mirroring Display function (optional), make sure you have updated the firmware to the latest version from www.acer.com, and use the acer USB WiFi adapter. NOTE: This function is only available for Windows 8.1. The default PIN code is 12345670.
  • Page 43 Using the USB Modes Accessing internal memory (RAM) Adjust projector source to USB B or USB Connection. Connect the USB cable to both projector and NB/PC, plug the type B host to Projector side and type A host to NB/PC side. Press to select USB Storage (RAM) and press The projector can be seen as a portable device with a capacity of up to 1...

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