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Acer Projector Gateway
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 eProjection Management tools, support for video
playback via the built-in decoder and more.
APG features:
With high-performance wireless projection via a built-in access point
featuring a lossless CODEC or an RJ-45 port for wired connections.
Plays any audio content through the projector's built-in speakers for added
Visitors can easily launch Acer eProjection Management automatically by
inserting the Acer Plug-and-Show token (featuring the windows autorun
function) into the source's USB port, or by installing the software via your
Internet browser. A driver disk is not required.
Presents a user-friendly graphic interface for simple setup and operation.
Allows presenters to connect to the Internet or corporate Intranet to
retrieve interactive content during presentations.
Supports up to four presentations at the same time under split-screen
projection mode.
Supports remote control functions for projector operation.
Makes wireless or wired connections via 802.11b/g, 11b/g/n or an Ethernet
10/100-based network.
Acer Projector Gateway Web Management enables a web-based control of
Acer projector for both MS Windows and Mac OS.
Wireless network security (WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK).
MobiShow technology allows a wireless projection from a WiFi smart
Acer Multiple Projectors Control Center is a PC utility which allows one PC
to control all projectors that are connected to LAN.
Crestron compliant.
Enjoy media playback via USB type A slot.



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  • Page 1 Wireless network security (WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK). • MobiShow technology allows a wireless projection from a WiFi smart phone. • Acer Multiple Projectors Control Center is a PC utility which allows one PC to control all projectors that are connected to LAN. • Crestron compliant. •...
  • Page 2: Guide To Components

    Note: Antenna is not required if using USB WiFi adapter. Important: Acer recommends setting up the projector name (SSID) and supervisor password when using the projector for the first time.
  • Page 3: System Requirements

    System Requirements • Acer eProjection Management software installed or Acer PnS token ready. Note: Acer PnS token is the optional accessory. • Computer CPU - Dual Core 1.8 GHz or better (excluding atom processor) • Computer memory - 256 MB of RAM required, 1024 MB or better recommended.
  • Page 4: Connect To The Projector

    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 or USB WiFi adapter. Connecting the projector to the LAN for a wired connection is also recommended.
  • Page 5 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 eProjection Management. The four digits are given randomly for projector identification.
  • Page 6 WPA-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access - pre-shared key) and WPA2-PSK are other individual encryption methods with higher level security. The option is enabled by the supervisor in the Configure tab under Acer eProjection Management. For more information, please see Security settings on page 29.
  • Page 7 LAN for a wired connection. Note: Step 1 is only required for wireless model. Open the Internet browser (see note). Click on Download Acer eProjection Management on the welcome page, and then click Run to launch the Welcome to the Acer Projector Gateway Setup Wizard. The installation will proceed automatically.
  • Page 8 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 computer so that you can install the software.
  • Page 9 Management application. When the search is complete, a login dialog box will pop up to ask you to enter the User name and Projector ID (if needed) to log in to your acer Projector. The UI will look as it does below when your source successfully connects and begins projecting in 1024 x 768 mode.
  • Page 10 APG. By allowing the transmission of high- quality audio and video signals, the APG gives users flexibility and convenience, allowing them to use an Acer projector in almost any room or setting. Acer eProjection Management includes the following features:...
  • Page 11 Audio and video supported format list Container Video Profile & Codecs Level MP4, MOV H.263 Baseline Profile MP4, MOV H.264 BP, MP, Level 3.1 MP4, MOV MPEG-4 SP, ASP WMV9/ Main VC-1 Profile Maximum Resolution/frame-rate supported - 720p@30fps • Bit rate supported on 802.11g (without any re-buffering requirements) - 5Mbps •...
  • Page 12 Compact user interface The compact user interface (UI) provides a solid look and feel. • Allows you to change the projection resolution (a). To change the projection resolution, click on the resolution below the projector icon to reveal a list of choices.
  • Page 13 • Project to split-screen or full-screen (b). To project from multiple sources, click a number to display by split screen in corresponding location. • Projecting or stop projecting (c) • Change to video playing (d). You can also select video clips to display from the compact window by clicking the arrow on the left of the screen.
  • Page 14 Note: APG doesn’t support project extended screen. • Change to full user interface (e).
  • Page 15 (b). Change other PCs who connected this projector by Switch presenter (c). You may also do real installation in hard disk via PnS token by clicking Install (d) or make another token via Save P&P(Plug & Play) Program to (e). About (f) displays version information of Acer eProjection Management.
  • Page 16 MobiShow Projection MobiShow allows content projection from a WiFi-enabled smart phone or PDA running Windows Mobile 5 and higher. Any type of screen content or a PowerPoint slideshow (requires conversion with the included utility) can be projected. MobiShow Installation Obtain the Mobishow installation (CAB) file from the installation CD. •...
  • Page 17: Using Mobishow

    MobiShow will turn on Wi-Fi on your phone and list available access points for you to choose. • The MobiShow client will automatically search for wireless projectors (SSID with prefix AcerProjectorGateway) and connect. • If more than one projector is found, the following list is displayed for you to select the one to use.
  • Page 18 Select which feature to use. To project the screen of your phone, tap the Screen icon. To do a PC-less presentation using Presentation-to-Go (PtG), tap PtG. To play a video or MP3 from your device, tap Media. Project the device's screen MobiShow will project anything displayed on your screen.
  • Page 19: Wireless Ptg

    Wireless PtG Obtain the PtG converter from the installation CD and install it on your PC; this will enable you to convert PowerPoint files to PtG format. When you select PtG, the MobiShow client will automatically open Explorer for you to select a PtG file. Select the file to open for your presentation. When the file is open, the PtG slides will be projected while you will be shown controls on your device screen.
  • Page 20: Photo Reviewer

    Photo reviewer When you select the Photo function, MobiShow will automatically open Explorer for you to select a photo folder. Open a file (*.JPG format) and controls show on your device's screen. Icon Item Prev/ Next Play Open Description Tap to go to the previous or next photo file. Tap to restart projection if it is stopped.
  • Page 21 Media When you select the Media function, MobiShow will automatically open Explorer for you to select a media file. Select a file (videos in mpeg2, mpeg4 or H.264 format, or MP3 music files) to play. When the file is open, the media will be projected and controls shown on your device's screen.
  • Page 22: Using The Ptg Converter

    Help Tap Menu to select Help to find MobiShow information. Using the PtG converter To use the Presentation-to-Go feature, you need to install the PtG Converter to your PC from the CD. Put the CD into your CD-ROM and follow the onscreen instructions to install the PtG Converter.
  • Page 23 Acer Projector Gateway Web Management Open the Internet browser, it will redirect to "Acer Projector Gateway Web Management" main page automatically, or you can enter the Server IP address (Page 5) to access that. The default IP address is for general wireless connections.
  • Page 24: Network Status

    Note: You also can download from installation CD. Note: If using IE V 8.0, please adjust to disable SmartScreen Filter before executing download. Network Status Show IP address of this connection and projector status. Conference You can initiate conference by webpage. Clicking on Initiate Conference projecting at any time, and prevents the current presenter from being disconnected inadvertently.
  • Page 25 user icon and a triangular icon icon. To activate a user, click on the play this user icon next to the user's name. Click End Conference Note: Please remember to log out if you want to end conference. Note: support most of 32 users in same conference room. Advance Login Admin password is default by 123456 to access advanced setting page.
  • Page 26 Console The Console page gives you access to a variety of status and control features to adjust best projection setting. From this page, you can get projection status, adjust brightness, contrast and aspect ratio, as well as change source and several advanced setting.
  • Page 27: General Settings

    Configure The Configure tab allows you to change a variety of settings. General Settings You can check Enter the projector ID to start projecting to ensure that only people in the room are able to access the projector. You can also select who can connect to the Internet via the projector's WLAN router - either all the meeting attendees, or only the person currently projecting.
  • Page 28: Network Settings

    Network settings Click Network settings to adjust other network settings. Note: Default Projector Name (SSID) is AcerProjector and leave 11 digits for customer setting. Note: Projector name (SSID) is only required for wireless model.
  • Page 29: Security Settings

    Security settings If you're projecting sensitive information, you may want to set up a WEP or WPA-PSK key by clicking Security settings. The WEP key can support from 64- up to 128-bit encryption for wireless connections. This feature can be set and enabled by the supervisor. You must key in 5 or 13 ASCII characters, or 10 or 26 hexadecimal characters.
  • Page 30: Firmware Upgrade

    Firmware upgrade Ensure the projector is connected to the LAN and the Internet, and click on Firmware upgrade and then click the Upgrade… button . The projector will access the Internet to automatically download and install any available upgrades.
  • Page 31: Alert Setting

    Alert Setting Logout After tap "logout" , you will return to download page. Note: If using IE V8.0, please adjust setting in Compatibility view settings to make sure display normally.
  • Page 32 Crestron Control Tool 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. Mainpage You can control projector by easy-to-use interface as Crestron tool, like volume control, source change and projector setting.
  • Page 33 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 34 Mac Utility for Mac OS 1 You can project Mac screen via WPS-Pro. 2 You can get installation program from CD or download from webpages (page 7 & page 9) 3 Make sure your personal firewall allows WPS-Pro software to pass through. There will be shortcut WPS-Pro on desktop.
  • Page 35 4 Enter Login code (on the projected screen) if have and press OK to start rojection. 5 The UI will look as it does below when your source successfully connects and begins projecting in 1024 x 768 mode.
  • Page 36: Presentation Mode

    Compact and full user interface Presentation Mode Project desktop screen to Full screen or split screen Full Screen projection Project to Split #1 Project to Split #2 Project to Split #3 Project to Split #4 Pause projecting Stop projecting Magnifier Server Login Code While projecting in progress, this icon is blinking Video Mode...
  • Page 37 Video time bar While playing video, it will be blinking About Click to open function menu and select "Web Admin" management web page. Please refer to Acer Projector Gateway Web Management (checking page 23). Minimize the program Exit the program...
  • Page 38 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 39: Multimedia Features

    Multi-media Introduction The Acer multimedia support offers easier projection without PC and player connected. Through USB type A slot, you can easily access PtG (refer to page 21) and JPG photo files. The stylish user interface gives you best experience while playing these media files.
  • Page 40: Control Panel And Remote Control

    Control Panel and Remote Control Icon Component Description RESYNC Back or stop function in multimedia controls. SOURCE Enter or play under certain control conditions. Back Back to upper data folder. Enter Press to confirm your selection of items. MENU Press to be back or stop function in multimedia controls.
  • Page 41: Presentation To Go

    Presentation to Go Adjust projector source to USB A (USB Type A), you will find below projecting screen. For access of PtG files. You can use PtG converter (refer to P19) to transfer from ppt file to be ptg file, then project to keep all effect included in ppt file.
  • Page 42: Troubleshooting

    Setup Adjust display setting. Appendices Troubleshooting If you experience a problem with your Acer projector, refer to the following troubleshooting guide. If the problem persists, please contact your local reseller or service center. Problems and Solution Problem The projector stops...
  • Page 43: Remote Desktop

    Step 2: Plug the USB keyboard/mouse receiver or wired USB keyboard/mouse into a free USB port (Type A) on Acer Projector. Step 3: Connect NB/PC with projector by Wireless or LAN, then execute Acer eProjection Management software to project NB/PC screen.
  • Page 44: Display Over Usb

    Display over USB Introduction Display over USB(DoUSB) projection is one easy function to project NB/PC screen on projector through one USB cable (USB type A to miniUSB) without installing any driver. If enduser un-plug the USB cable, projector will stop the projection and return to standby status.
  • Page 45 Support All PC Screen Resolutions Through our auto-detecting and auto-adjusting/auto-stretching algorism inside the proposed platform, all the NB/PC screen resolution can be supported then wirelessly projected by the proposed platform. If current resolution setting at the NB/PC side is smaller than the current projector resolution, our program will adjust current NB/PC resolution as the optimum projection resolution in order to reserve the best image quality in this kind of environment.
  • Page 46: Features Table

    (14) Window 7 compliant Web-based Management Page (Network) (1) Download page (2) Conference Control (3) Console (projector control & monitor) (4) Network setting (5) Crestron Flash link P7203B P7205B P7500B Yes (by USB Yes (by USB Yes (by USB WiFi adapter)
  • Page 47 (1) DoUSB : projecting by USB type B (2) Remote Desktop(KB/Mouse) by USB type A (3) HD video playback (4) JPEG Viewer (5) Presentation-to-go (PtG) Remote Controller Wireless CD Wireless QG Detachable Antenna Wireless PnS(Plug and Show) Token P7203B P7205B P7500B...
  • Page 48: Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently asked questions • How do I configure the device network? Auto-Configuration Network Setup: The default setting of APG is DHCP client. When the APG is connected to a LAN that already has a DHCP server present, the APG takes an IP address assigned to it by the server.
  • Page 49 2. Click Security Center > Windows Firewall when the Control Panel window opens. 3. Click the Exceptions tab and then Add Program… when the Windows Firewall window opens. 4. Click Acer Projector Gateway to allow connection with external devices under Programs when the Add a Program window opens. •...
  • Page 50 factors such as the location, distance or radio signals). • Does the APG support audio projection while presenting? No, APG can only project your PC • What should I do if the display isn't smooth? Try using 1024 x 768 resolution. •...