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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 eDisplay 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 Client mode when
doing networking display.
Users can easily launch the Acer eDisplay 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 handy 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
handy 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.
DLNA compliant. You can enjoy connectivity with other DLNA devices if
under the same local area network environment.
You can mirror or extend your screen via the source USB B.
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  • 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 eDisplay Management tools for networking display, supports for media contents playback via the built-in decoder and more.
  • Page 2: Getting Started

    Source menu that allows you to select an input signal source. Copyright © 2013. 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.
  • Page 3: 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 media files. Stop SOURCE Press to open the Source menu that allows you to select an input signal source.
  • Page 4: Remote Control

    Remote Control Function Description ENTER Confirms your selection of items. BACK Cancels your selection, or goes back to previous page. MEDIA HOME Goes to MEDIA HOME page. NOTE: This button is only available when the input signal is MEDIA. Four Selects the media files in four directions.
  • Page 5 Function Description • Rewind Goes to the previous file. • Rewinds the playing media files with a long press for 3 seconds. Plays/Pauses the playing media files. Play/Pause Stops the playing media files. Stop • Fast-forward Goes to the next file. •...
  • Page 6 Media Mode Main Home page Main features Content sources This mode allows you to browse media files stored in different devices, such as RAM (internal memory), USB handy 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 Title image/ Total source events/ files Side bar Thumbnail sorting Goes back to previous page Goes to the Music Setting in the Media Setup page You can press the four directional selection keys to select the album and press ENTER to access.
  • Page 8 Photo When viewing photos Title Total image/ events/ source files Side bar Thumbnail sorting Goes back to previous page Goes to the Photo Setting in the Media Setup page You can press the four directional selection keys to select the file and press ENTER to access.
  • Page 9 Video When viewing video files Title image/ Total source events/ files Side bar Thumbnail sorting Goes back to previous page Goes to the Video Setting in the Media Setup page You can press the four directional selection keys to select the file and press ENTER to access.
  • Page 10 Document (optional) When viewing document files Title image/ Total source events/ files Side bar list sorting Goes back to previous page Goes to the Document Setting in the Media Setup page You can press to select the file and press ENTER to view it. To use the side bar, press repeatedly until it displays and you can browse files by document file formats.
  • Page 11 Picsel agrees and acknowledges that Picsel and the Picsel Products will not be specifically mentioned in the end user license agreement. 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.
  • 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 Video Setting Use this function to choose your desired aspect ratio. • Auto: Keeps the image with original width-height ratio and maximizes the image to fit native horizontal Display Ratio or vertical pixels. • 1:1: Keeps the image with original width-height aspect ratio.
  • Page 14: Firmware Upgrade

    Firmware Upgrade Select Yes to do firmware upgrade by USB handy drive. Download new media FW files by one compressed file from acer global website. Copy all uncompressed files in USB handy drive (XXXX.bin as released and UPGRADEINFO.INI), and plug in projector.
  • Page 15 About This page displays the general information about this projector. http://www.pureglare.com.au...
  • Page 16 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 17 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 18 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 19 Supported document formats File Support Size Pages/lines limitation Remark format version limitation Adobe PDF 1.0 Up to 1000 pages (One Up to File) 75MB PDF 1.1 PDF 1.2 PDF 1.3 PDF 1.4 British Word Because office viewer Up to Not support Word does not load all pages 100MB...
  • Page 20 British Up to 1000 pages (One Up to No support PowerP PowerPoint File) 19MB SlideShow oint order PowerPoint 2000, 2002, 2003. PowerPoint 2007(.pptx). PowerPoint 2010(.pptx),. Office XP PowerPoint. PowerPoint presentation -2003 and earlier(.ppx) PowerPoint presentation -2007 and 2010(.ppsx) http://www.pureglare.com.au...
  • Page 21 DLNA Mode This function allows you to project the media files stored on all DLNA devices under the same local network area wirelessly. Before using this function, please consider your network bandwidth and decide if you want to use the AP mode or Client mode.
  • Page 22: Network Setup

    Network Setup • Setting up the AP Mode Connect the Wi-Fi adapter to the USB jack of the projector. Adjust projector source to DLNA. Press to select Setup and press ENTER. The Network Settings page displays. Press to select AP Mode. Highlight Projector ID and press to decide if you want to enable Projector ID.
  • Page 23 • Setting up the Client Mode Connect the Wi-Fi adapter to the USB jack of the projector. Adjust projector source to DLNA. Press to select Setup and press ENTER. The Network Settings page displays. Press to select Client Mode. Select a network you want to join. If you select a secured network, a dialogue will pop up asking you to enter the username and password.
  • Page 24 To use this function: Adjust projector source to DLNA. Press to select Media Console (DMP) and press Press to select a device and press ENTER. Shared files will appear. For how to view and play the files, see "Music", "Photo"and "Video". NOTE: The maximum number of files can be viewed or played is 1,000.
  • Page 25 Supported DLNA media formats Supported photo formats Image format Profile Color space Size limitation JPEG Baseline YUV400 8000*6000 YUV420 YUV422 YUV440 YUV444 Progressive YUV400 Width < 8000 & height < 6000 YUV420 YUV422 YUV440 YUV444 No limit No limit 8000*6000 Supported music formats Audio format Sample rate (KHz)
  • Page 26 Supported video formats File Audio/ Profile/level Codec Remark extensions video support .avi Video MJPEG Up to 1080P .divx 30fps 40Mbps .mkv H.264/AVC Up to high Support less than 6 profile, levels 1- reference frames 4.1 (1080P 30fps 16Mbps) DivX 4/5/6 Up to advance Not supported scan simple profile...
  • Page 27 .avi Audio Not support AC3- .divx .mkv Not support DTS- MPEG-1 layer I, II MPEG-1 layer III (mp3) ADPCM AAC-LC and HE- Video MPEG2 Main profile, low and main levels (1080P 30fps 16Mbps) H.264/AVC Up to high Support less than 6 profile, levels 1- reference frames 4.1 (1080P 30fps...
  • Page 28 .dat Video MPEG1 Main profile, low D-picture not .vob and main levels support .mpg (1080P 30fps .mpeg 16Mbps) MPEG2 Main profile, low and main levels (1080P 30fps 16Mbps) Audio MPEG-1 layer I, II MPEG-1 layer III (mp3) Not support AC3- Not support DTS- LPCM .mov...
  • Page 29 .wmv Video WMV3 Up to main (WMV profile; low, Ver9) medium level (1080P 30fps 16Mbps) Audio WMA2 Not support WMA (WMA Ver9 Pro Ver9 & Ver9.1) http://www.pureglare.com.au...
  • Page 30: System Requirements

    Adjust projector source to LAN/WiFi. Select eDisplay. NOTE: To utilize the Wireless 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, UWA2. System Requirements: • Windows...
  • Page 31 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 32 Select AP Mode in the LAN/WiFi setting, and the projector plays an AP role. You can tap "eDisplay" to see below splash screen. Projector Name(SSID) : AcerProjector001 WiFi IP : 192.168.100.10 Security : None (default) LAN IP : 0.0.0.0 (if no LAN cable plugged in) Check Projector ID (if enabled, a 4-digit random number will display on the upper-left corner of the screen), Projector Name (SSID, default name is AcerProjector), Server IP (default is 192.168.100.10) and Security (default is...
  • Page 33 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 eDisplay Management. The four digits are given randomly for projector identification.
  • Page 34 Open the Internet browser (see note). Click on Download Acer eDisplay 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. Make sure the installation is complete.
  • Page 35 AcerProjectorGatewayW7.exe manually. 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 36 Acer eDisplay Management Acer eDisplay Management helps users connect to, and control Acer projectors. Acer eDisplay 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 37 Compact user interface The compact user interface (UI) provides a solid look and feel. NOTE: The Freeze and Hide are optional functions. • 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 38 • Projects in split-screen or full-screen (b). To project from multiple sources, click a number to display by split screen in corresponding location. • Starts projecting or stops projecting (c). • Mirroring or extending your screen (d). NOTE: You cannot extend your screen while playing video files. NOTE: You cannot extend your screen in Windows 8 operating system.
  • Page 39 You may also do real installation in hard disk via P&P 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 eDisplay Management. Note: To enjoy extension display, you must finish real installation in hard disk.
  • Page 40 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 41: 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 42 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. Advance Login Admin password is default by 123456 to access the advanced setting page.
  • Page 43 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 44: Network Settings

    Projector ID 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 45: 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 46 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 47 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. http://www.pureglare.com.au...
  • Page 48 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 49 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. http://www.pureglare.com.au...
  • Page 50 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 51 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. http://www.pureglare.com.au...
  • Page 52 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. http://www.pureglare.com.au...
  • Page 53 WiFi Display for iOS/Android (Tablet/Smartphone) By installing the eDisplay on your iOS/Android tablet/smartphone, you can display documents/photo/web contents to the projector. Adjust projector source to LAN/WiFi and the projector is now ready for projection. Download the application "eDisplay" from Google play or Apple store. This application contains the following functions: Document, Dropbox, Internet, Photo, Camera, Video and Split control.
  • Page 54 (Android V4.2 and above). NOTE: To utilize the Wireless 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, UWA2. http://www.pureglare.com.au...
  • Page 55 Using the USB Modes Accessing internal memory (RAM) Adjust projector source to USB B. 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 GB on your NB/PC.
  • Page 56 How to start USB Display • Under Windows OS Adjust projector source to USB B. Press to select USB Display and press 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. Execute the "Acer_USB.exe"...
  • Page 57 NOTE: You cannot extend your screen while using the Microsoft Media Player. Unplug the USB cable or quit the application to stop displaying over USB. • Under Mac OS Adjust projector source to USB B. Press to select USB Display and press 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.
  • Page 58: Troubleshooting

    • When you enjoy USB projection, make sure to plug in the USB cable to your NB/PC and projector well. Then execute acer USB tool. • This projector allows firmware upgrade via the USB handy drive (select the MEDIA source and go to the Setup >...

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