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Supplement
NMPJ Ver. 1.1 User's Manual
Networked Multi-Projection
Setup and Instructions
Networked Multi-Projection
Overview
Operation in Each Mode
Functions
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  • Page 1 Supplement NMPJ Ver. 1.1 User’s Manual Networked Multi-Projection Overview Networked Multi-Projection Setup and Instructions Operation in Each Mode Functions...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Canadian Radio Interference Using Layout Functions .....60 Regulations ..........4 Completing Software Projection Open Source Software ....7 Settings ........66 Networked Multi-Projection Reducing Windows to a Compact Size ..........68 Overview........9 Split-Screen Display With Non- Introduction to Networked Multi- Network Sources ......69 Projection ........
  • Page 3 Use of this manual This manual does not provide the detailed description of basic operation and functions for computer, web browser, projector and network. For instructions about each piece of equipment or software, please refer to the respective manual. Trademarks Ethernet is a registered trademark of Xerox Corporation.
  • Page 4: Safety Instructions

    Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the instructions. If such changes or modifications should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the equipment. Canon U.S.A. Inc. One Canon Park, Melville, New York 11747, U.S.A. Tel No. (631) 330-5000...
  • Page 5: About Safety Symbols

    Safety Instructions CAUTION IN USING THE PROJECTOR VIA NETWORKS • When you find a problem with the projector, remove the power cable immediately and inspect the unit. Using the projector with failure may cause fire or other accidents. • If you remotely use the projector via networks, carry out a safety check regularly and take particular care to its environment.
  • Page 6: Safety Information

    Safety Instructions Safety information Always mount and operate the product in accordance with the safety instructions specified by the projector and peripheral equipment makers. • Do not attempt to disassemble or service the product yourself. Doing so may result in a fire, an electric shock, or product damage. •...
  • Page 7: Open Source Software

    HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NO SUPPORT Canon Inc., and all its subsidiaries or its dealers do not make any support service regarding the source code. Canon Inc., and all its subsidiaries or its dealers shall not respond to any questions or enquiries, from you or any other customers, regarding the source code.
  • Page 9: Networked Multi-projection Overview

    Networked Multi- Projection Networked Multi-Projection Overview Overview Operation in Each Mode Functions...
  • Page 10: Introduction To Networked Multi-projection

    Introduction to Networked Multi-Projection Networked Multi-Projection (NMPJ) is a projector function enabling projection of computer screens over a local network. ■ Projection Over a Network Using this software, you can link multiple computers and multiple projectors, for a variety of projection scenarios.
  • Page 11: Selecting The Projection Monitor

    Introduction to Networked Multi-Projection Among multiple computers in a network, projection of one computer screen from multiple projectors. • Classroom Mode, Meeting Mode For multi-monitor computers, you can project either the primary or secondary monitor. ■ Selecting the Projection Monitor Select the primary or secondary monitor for projection •...
  • Page 12: Installation

    Installation To use the NMPJ function, you must install the NMPJ software (hereafter, “the software”) on the computers to be used. Instructions in this manual are for installation in a Windows 7 environment. System Requirements Software system requirements are as follows. Core 2 Duo P8600, 2.4 GHz or higher (32- or 64-bit) Memory 1 GB or more...
  • Page 13: Installation

    Installation Installation The software is stored in the projector’s internal memory. To install it on a computer, use a web browser on the computer to access the projector and download the software. For instructions on connecting the projector to a network, refer to the projector user’s manual.
  • Page 14: Updating The Software

    Installation If a [User Account Control] message is displayed, click [Yes]. Next, follow the instructions displayed to complete the installation process. • Confirmation or warning messages may be displayed during installation or uninstallation. These messages request administrator credentials from the current user. If you are logged in as a user with administrator credentials, click [Yes] (or [Continue]) to continue.
  • Page 15: Uninstallation

    ■ Windows 7 or Earlier These instructions are for uninstallation in Windows 7 or earlier versions of Windows. Select [Start] > [All Programs] > [Canon NMPJ] > [Uninstall network multiple projection]. If a [User Account Control] message is displayed, click [Yes].
  • Page 16 You may need to restart the computer to complete the uninstallation process. If restarting is requested, always restart the computer. Delete the following folder manually. Windows Vista C:\Users\<User Name>\AppData\Local\Canon\NMPJ Windows 7 C:\Users\<User Name>\AppData\Local\Canon\NMPJ These files are hidden. To view hidden files, follow these steps.
  • Page 17 In the menu displayed at the bottom of the [Apps] screen, click [Uninstall]. Otherwise, click [Uninstall] in the app bar and then [Uninstall] again on the screen displayed next. Windows 8/8.1 Windows 8.1 Update In the [Programs and Features] screen that is displayed, select [Canon NMPJ].
  • Page 18 You may need to restart the computer to complete the uninstallation process. If restarting is requested, always restart the computer. Delete the following folder manually. Windows 8 C:\Users\<User Name>\AppData\Local\Canon\NMPJ Windows 8.1 C:\Users\<User Name>\AppData\Local\Canon\NMPJ These files are hidden. To view hidden files, follow these steps.
  • Page 19: From Startup To Shutdown

    The procedure from software startup to shutdown is as follows. Example windows shown here are from Direct mode. (Windows 8 or Later) Select [Start] > [Apps] > [Canon NMPJ] > [Network Multiple Projection]. (Windows 7 or Earlier) Select [Start] > [All Programs] > [Canon NMPJ] > [Network Multiple...
  • Page 20 To change the settings after closing the alert, open the [Start] menu and select [Control Panel] > [System and Security] > [Windows Firewall] > [Allow an app through Windows Firewall]. Select [CANON Network Multiple Projection] in the list of allowed apps and features, and then select each check box.
  • Page 21 From Startup to Shutdown If the computer is equipped with multiple network adapters, or if one network adapter has been assigned multiple IP addresses (IP aliases), a selection screen is displayed. Click [OK] next to the desired network adapter. The same three buttons are shown in the upper right of this window and subsequent windows.
  • Page 22 From Startup to Shutdown (4) Broadcast Mode When a single computer is connected to multiple projectors. Useful when multiple projectors are installed at various positions in an auditorium to project the same image. (P50) Depending on the mode, you can create, join, or select a projection session.
  • Page 23: Projection Sessions

    From Startup to Shutdown After a confirmation message is displayed, click [Return to menu]. To exit the software, click in the upper right of the mode selection menu. ■ Projection Sessions A session consists of all the computers and projectors used in projection. In Meeting and Classroom modes, the first user must create a session for the computers and projectors involved.
  • Page 25: Operation In Each Mode

    Operation in Each Mode Networked Multi-Projection Overview Operation in Each Mode Functions...
  • Page 26: Using The Projector In Direct Mode

    Using the Projector in Direct Mode In this mode, one computer is connected to one projector over the network. Procedure In the mode selection menu, select [Direct Mode]. The Direct Mode window is displayed. Click To connect to projectors in another subnet, enter the projector’s IP address in the [PJ IP address] field and click...
  • Page 27 Using the Projector in Direct Mode The projector selection menu is displayed. Click the projector to connect For details on the projector selection menu, refer to “Using the Projector Selection Menu” (P56). The Direct Mode window is displayed again. Click [Start projecting]. The computer screen is now projected.
  • Page 28: Direct Mode Window

    Using the Projector in Direct Mode Direct Mode Window (1)(2)(3)(4)(5) (10) (11) (12) (13) (14) (15) (1) Help View software help. (2) Back to mode selection Return to the mode selection menu. (3) Compact display View the window at a compact size. (P68) (4) Minimize Minimize the window to the taskbar.
  • Page 29 Using the Projector in Direct Mode (7) IP address To connect to projectors in another subnet, enter the projector’s IP address here and click (8). (8) Find projectors Find the projector with the IP address entered in (7). Results of projector searching are shown in (9).
  • Page 30: Using The Projector In Meeting Mode

    Using the Projector in Meeting Mode In meeting mode, multiple computers are connected to multiple projectors. This mode is intended for group meetings where multiple computers are used. Up to ten computers and six projectors can be connected. Creating a Session In the mode selection menu, select [Meeting Mode].
  • Page 31 Using the Projector in Meeting Mode • If the [NMPJ Password] setting has been configured on the projector’s settings screen, the password is now requested. Enter the password. For details on NMPJ passwords, refer to the projector user’s manual. • To clear a selected projector, click in the upper right of that projector listing.
  • Page 32 Using the Projector in Meeting Mode • If you choose to set a session password, other users must enter that password to join the session. To set a password, click [Set] and enter the password. • In the backward compatibility setting, specify session compatibility. Although specifying [ON] enables projectors or computers running NMPJ V1.0 to join the session, some features (such as voice functions and PbyP) will not be available.
  • Page 33 Using the Projector in Meeting Mode Drag the computers for use in projection in the layout area to rearrange them, as needed. During projection, screens of each computer will be arranged according to their position in the layout area. Click [Start projecting]. Images are now projected from the computers in the layout area.
  • Page 34 Using the Projector in Meeting Mode The following confirmation message is displayed. To end the entire session, click [Close]. To leave the session, click [Exit]. Return to the mode selection menu. [Exit] is not shown unless other computers are connected.
  • Page 35: Joining A Session

    Using the Projector in Meeting Mode Joining a Session In the mode selection menu, select [Meeting Mode]. The session selection menu is displayed. Click [Enter] next to the session to join. To join a session in another subnet, click and enter the projector’s IP address to locate the projector.
  • Page 36: Meeting Mode Window

    Using the Projector in Meeting Mode Meeting Mode Window (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (10) (11) (12) (15) (16) (13) (14) (1) Help View software help. (2) Back to mode selection Return to the mode selection menu. (3) Compact display View the window at a compact size.
  • Page 37 Using the Projector in Meeting Mode (7) Projector pull-down list Lists connected projectors. Your actions on this screen apply to the projector selected here. (8) Computers Lists connected computers. To prepare computers for projection, drag them to the layout area. Your own computer is listed first. , the computer’s display position is indicated by a white square.
  • Page 38: Using The Projector In Classroom Mode

    Using the Projector in Classroom Mode In classroom mode, multiple computers are connected to multiple projectors. A single computer in the role of presenter can control which computer screen (whether one’s own or another participant’s) and which projector is used for projection.
  • Page 39 Using the Projector in Classroom Mode • If the [NMPJ Password] setting has been configured on the projector’s settings screen, the password is now requested. Enter the password. For details on NMPJ passwords, refer to the projector user’s manual. • To clear a selected projector, click in the upper right of the projector listing.
  • Page 40 Using the Projector in Classroom Mode • If you choose to set a session password, other users must enter that password to join the session. To set a password, click [Set] and enter the password. • In the backward compatibility setting, specify session compatibility. Although specifying [ON] enables projectors or computers running NMPJ V1.0 to join the session, some features (such as voice functions and PbyP) will not be available.
  • Page 41 Using the Projector in Classroom Mode Drag the computers for use in projection in the layout area to rearrange them, as needed. During projection, screens of each computer will be arranged according to their position in the layout area. Click [Start projecting]. Images are now projected from the computers in the layout area.
  • Page 42: Joining An Existing Session

    Using the Projector in Classroom Mode Joining an Existing Session In the mode selection menu, select [Classroom Mode]. The session selection menu is displayed. Click [Enter] next to the session to join. To join a session in another subnet, click and enter the projector’s IP address to find the projector.
  • Page 43 Using the Projector in Classroom Mode The Classroom Mode window (for joining a session) is displayed. Users joining sessions cannot change the projection layout or start or stop projection. To end the session, click in the upper right. The following confirmation message is displayed. Click [Exit]. Return to the mode selection menu.
  • Page 44: Classroom Mode Window (starting A Session)

    Using the Projector in Classroom Mode Classroom Mode Window (Starting a Session) (2) (3) (4) (5) (10) (11) (12) (15) (16) (13) (14) (1) Help View software help. (2) Back to mode selection Return to the mode selection menu. (3) Compact display View the window at a compact size.
  • Page 45 Using the Projector in Classroom Mode (7) Projector pull-down list Lists connected projectors. Your actions on this window apply to the projector selected here. (8) Computers Lists connected computers. To prepare computers for projection, drag them to the layout area. Your own computer is listed first. , the computer’s display position is indicated by a white square.
  • Page 46: Classroom Mode Window (joining A Session)

    Using the Projector in Classroom Mode Classroom Mode Window (Joining a Session) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (10) (11) (1) Help View software help. (2) Back to mode selection Return to the mode selection menu. (3) Compact display View the window at a compact size. (P68) (4) Minimize Minimize the window to the taskbar.
  • Page 47 Using the Projector in Classroom Mode (7) Layout area Lists computers selected for projection. (8) Projection status Indicates the projection status. (9) Computer A number is shown here only when secondary monitor connectivity is activated on the computer you are using. Clicking the number will switch between the primary and secondary monitor.
  • Page 48: Using The Projector In Broadcast Mode

    Using the Projector in Broadcast Mode In Broadcast Mode, a single computer is connected to up to 12 projectors. Before projecting from projectors in other subnets in Broadcast Mode, you must configure the router’s multicast routing settings. For details, ask your network administrator. Procedure In the mode selection menu, select [Broadcast Mode].
  • Page 49 Using the Projector in Broadcast Mode Click [Next]. The Broadcast Mode window is displayed. Click [Start projecting]. The computer screen is now projected. To stop projection, click [Stop projecting]. To end the session, click in the upper right. The following confirmation message is displayed. Click [Close]. Return to the mode selection menu.
  • Page 50: Broadcast Mode Window

    Using the Projector in Broadcast Mode Broadcast Mode Window (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (9) (10) (11) (1) Help View software help. (2) Back to mode selection Return to the mode selection menu. (3) Compact display View the window at a compact size. (P68) (4) Minimize Minimize the window to the taskbar.
  • Page 51 Using the Projector in Broadcast Mode (7) Projection status Shows the projected image status. (8) Switch primary/secondary monitor A number is shown here only when secondary monitor connectivity is activated on the computer you are using. Clicking the number will switch between the primary and secondary monitor.
  • Page 53: Functions

    Functions Networked Multi-Projection Overview Operation in Each Mode Functions...
  • Page 54: Using The Session Selection Menu

    Using the Session Selection Menu Session Selection Menu (1) (2) (3) (4) (1) Help View software help. (2) Back to mode selection Return to the mode selection menu. (3) Minimize Minimize the window to the taskbar. To view the window again, click the taskbar icon.
  • Page 55: Finding Sessions

    Using the Session Selection Menu (8) [Enter] Join the session. (P35) Finding Sessions You can find sessions from the session selection menu. In the session selection menu, click The search window is displayed. Enter the IP address of a projector in the session to join, and then click to find the projector.
  • Page 56: Using The Projector Selection Menu

    Using the Projector Selection Menu Projector Selection Menu ■ Other than Direct mode ■ Direct mode selected (3) (4) (5) (2) (6) (1) Find projectors Find projectors in another subnet. (P57) (2) Sort Change the sort order of the projector list. (P59) (3) Help View software help.
  • Page 57: Finding Projectors

    Using the Projector Selection Menu (7) Projector list Projectors are listed here. Information shown here includes the projector name, notes, and the IP address. A message is displayed if you click a projector that is not available, whether it is off, in use by other computers, or unavailable for other reasons. Clicking a listed projector will select it for use in the session, and it will be shown in the field at right.
  • Page 58: Using The Favorites Function

    Using the Projector Selection Menu Once the projector is found, click [OK]. The selected projector is now added to the projector list. ■ Selecting Password-Protected Projectors Selecting a password-protected projector will display a password input screen. Enter the correct password and click [OK]. An error is indicated on the password input screen if you enter an incorrect password, or if no password is entered.
  • Page 59: Resorting The Projector List

    Using the Projector Selection Menu ■ Resorting the Projector List You can change the sort order of projector information by clicking the sort buttons. List by projector name. List by notes. List favorite projectors first. ■ Turning Projectors On A message is displayed if you click a projector that is currently off in the projector selection menu.
  • Page 60: Using Layout Functions

    Using Layout Functions ■ Switching Projectors Used for the Layout On the layout window, you can set up the projection layout. To choose a different projector for the layout, select it from the projector pull-down list. ■ Controlling all Projectors at Once To set up the projection layout for all projectors at once, select [ALL] in the projector pull-down menu.
  • Page 61: Temporarily Enlarge Images

    Using Layout Functions In the pull-down list, select another projector to use. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to set up the computers to use in projection from all projectors. ■ Switching the Primary/Secondary Monitor Using the software, you can switch between projection from the primary or secondary monitor.
  • Page 62: Projecting Session Information

    Using Layout Functions ■ Projecting Session Information You can project session information needed by other users to join a session, such as the session name and projector IP address. To project session information, click . To cancel display, click again. ■...
  • Page 63 Using Layout Functions Classroom Mode window (starting a session) Broadcast Mode window...
  • Page 64: Blanking Projection From Your Computer

    Using Layout Functions ■ Blanking Projection from Your Computer In Meeting and Classroom Modes, you can blank projection your computer alone. To blank projection from your computer, click in the computer list. To cancel blanking and return to normal projection, click again.
  • Page 65: Checking For Computers That Join Or Leave Sessions

    Using Layout Functions ■ Checking for Computers That Join or Leave Sessions In Meeting and Classroom Modes, computer users can join or leave sessions as needed. Computers joining a session are added to the computers listed on the layout window. Similarly, computers leaving a session are removed from the list of computers.
  • Page 66: Completing Software Projection Settings

    Completing Software Projection Settings Software settings can be configured to specify the image quality of computer projection, user nicknames, and other details. Click next to the computer icon. The settings window is displayed. Complete each setting as needed, and then click [OK]. Available settings are as follows.
  • Page 67 Completing Software Projection Settings Projection type Normal : Although some windows cannot be projected, the cursor on the computer monitor will not flash. Advanced : Most windows can be projected, but the cursor on the computer monitor will flash. (Only the cursor on the computer monitor will flash, not the cursor in projected images.) Sound...
  • Page 68: Reducing Windows To A Compact Size

    Reducing Windows to a Compact Size A compact version of windows in all modes is available, showing only the minimum buttons and information needed. Click The window is now reduced to a compact size. The title bar is no longer displayed when the cursor is away from the window, which makes the window even more compact.
  • Page 69: Split-screen Display With Non-network Sources

    Split-Screen Display With Non-Network Sources Split-screen display combining images transferred over a network with other input signals (HDMI, digital or analog computer, or component signals) is supported. Network input cannot be combined with USB input for split-screen display. When a session includes projectors or computers running NMPJ V1.0, nothing is projected on the screen for the network source, because no signal is received.
  • Page 70: Tips For Better Networked Projection

    Tips for Better Networked Projection ■ Avoid Exceeding Connection Limits The maximum number of computers and projectors that can be connected varies by mode. When this limit would be exceeded, it is not possible to add computers or projectors to a session. Thus, if the total number of computer users requesting to join a session at the same time would exceed the limit, their requests may be denied.
  • Page 71: Restrictions

    Restrictions ■ Router Connections Although the software can also link computers and projectors over a network via a router, operation is only ensured over one router hop. Note that before projecting from projectors in other subnets in Broadcast Mode, you must configure the router’s multicast routing settings.
  • Page 72 Restrictions ■ Sound • A valid playback device (default device) is required when the software starts up. If no such device is found, no sound will be produced. • Sound may skip, or audio and video playback may be out of sync in some cases, due to computer settings or performance, or network conditions.
  • Page 73 CANON Belgium N.V. / S.A. U.S.A. Berkenlaan 3, 1831 Diegem (Mechelen), CANON U.S.A. INC. Belgium One Canon Park, Melville, New York 11747, CANON Netherland NV U.S.A. Neptunusstraat 1, 2132 JA Hoofddorp, The For all inquires concerning this product, call toll Netherlands free in the U.S.

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