Digital Signage

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Digital Signage Solution
NovoDS4K, an advanced model within the NovoDS series, expands upon that ease-of-use to deliver the high performance enterprises demand.
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Small Yet Powerful
Small in size but rich in features, NovoDS4K fits a wealth of top-of-the-line hardware into its compact form factor. NovoDS4K manages to output 4K video and to include HDMI-in, RS232, Power over Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and 1Gbps LAN connectivity from a box that is easily hidden behind any display.
4K Ultra HD


Online Content WIDGETS
Thanks to its robust internet connectivity, NovoDS4K can dynamically display and refresh content relevant to your audience, including weather, social media, and content from YouTube and cloud storage services. Once initially setup, content will automatically cycle in real-time without any manual effort required.
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Flexible, Easy-to-Create Layouts
With its 3.0 update, NovoDS Studio, the completely free software application that powers NovoDS4K, grants users the freedom to arrange their playlists however they like. Via an intuitive drag-and-drop interface, users can display their content at different screen positions for added visual interest.
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Easy-to-Use Software
Through an intuitive user-interface, NovoDS4K makes it easy for anyone to manage their digital signage, even those without any programming experience. This immediacy and ease-of-use enables enterprises to take direct control over their signage approach.
4K Ultra HD


Centralized DEVICE Management
Available for free and compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems, the NovoDS Studio application allows designated administrators to access, update, and operate NovoDS4K units en masse across an entire network.
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Open Software API
To accommodate specialized use cases, Vivitek has made the API for NovoDS Studio open and readily available. This allows users to develop customized AV integrations to better serve the needs of their enterprise.
  • Affordable and easy-to-manage digital signage solution
  • Equipped with HDMI in/out, Audio in/out and PoE to support the high definition display output up 4K UHD
  • 36 build-in drag-and-drop template customization, efficient HTML5 rendering, and highly-intuitive playlist editing for content creation
  • Wide change of dynamic content support - text, photos, audio, video, Google Calendar, Twitter, RSS, weather, IP streaming
  • Synchronize media content automatically from remote storage
  • Network-based management software included - Content update over the wired and wireless networks, Manage and monitor devce playback status from a central computer
  • Compatible with Windows, Mac, and Android operating systems
  • No annual fee or software subscription costs make for low total cost ownership
Model Name Novo DS4k
Display Resolutions 1280 x 720 (16:9, 720p),
1920 x 1080 (16:9, 1080p),
3840 x 2160 (16:9, UltraHD 4K)
Output Orientation Portrait, Landscape
Storage Internal: 32 GB (29 GB available for users)
External: microSD Card Slot(Up to 32GB), USB Flash Drive
Connectivity WiFi: 802.11 ac (2.4 GHz & 5 GHz)
Ethernet: 1Gbps
Media Formats Supported Images: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP
Video: MP2, MP4, H.264, VC -1 (WMV)
Audio: MP3, WMA, AAC
Input / Output Ports USB 2.0 Type A (x 2)
HDMI Output
HDMI Input
Audio Output Jack
Audio Input Jack
microSD Card Slot
RJ45 with PoE
RS-232
DC Power Jack
LED Green: System Power on
Red: System in Standby
Blue: Network Activity
Button Reset Button
Power Supply 100 ~ 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, DC output: 5V@2A
Power over Ethernet (IEEE 802.3af standard)
Power Consumption < 10W
Accessories AC-DC Power Adapter
HDMI Cable
Power Cable
Mounting Bracket
Operating Systems Supported Windows® 7.0+, Mac® 10.7+
Security Solutions Kensington® Security Slot
Weight 253g (0.56 lbs)
Dimensions (L x W x H) 152 x 113 x 22.5 mm; 6.0” x 4.4” x 0.89”
Type Title Version Type Size   Download
Brochure
  Digital Signage Brochure 10/2017 pdf 4.63 MB
  Vivitek Catalog 2019 06/2019 pdf 21.59 MB
Guides
  NovoDS IP Streaming v1.0 pdf 0.74 MB
  NovoDS Quick Start Guide v1.0 pdf 1.17 MB
  NovoDS Remote v1.0 pdf 0.54 MB
  NovoDS Serial Port Guide v1.0 pdf 0.93 MB
  NovoDS Cloud User Guide V1.1 pdf 0.98 MB
  NovoDS Remote Media Cloud Drive Setup Guide V1.0 pdf 0.57 MB
  NovoDS User Manual (English) pdf 3.92 MB
  NovoDS User Manual (Spanish) pdf 2.74 MB
  NovoDS Manual Installation pdf 0.40 MB
  A Solution-Based Guide to Novo pdf 0.24 MB
ReleaseNote
  NovoDS Series Release Notes V3.0.0 1/2018 pdf 0.63 MB
Title Version Type Size   Download
Alaska NovoDS case study 2017-01 pdf 1.56 MB
Columbia NovoDS Case Study 2017-06 pdf 0.49 MB
All Videos
Product Overview
  • NovoDS Introduction
  • NovoDS At a Glance
Product Features
  • Vivitek NovoDS - Multi-Playlist Synchronization
  • Vivitek NovoDS4k - HDMI Input feature
  • Vivitek NovoDS4k - Video Wall 2x1 Multi-Player Synchronization
  • How to create a playlist using NovoDS software
  • NovoDS Device management
Webinar
  • Diving into the NovoDS4K
  • NovoDS Digital Signage Solution Overview
  • Building Dynamic Content using Online Features
How-to Series
  • Device installation and setup
  • Remote media
  • Multiple page playlist
  • Device Settings
  • Page & Zone Import
  • Scheduler
  • Overlay Message
  • Calendar
  • Synchronized Playback
NovoDS Introduction
NovoDS Introduction
NovoDS At a Glance
NovoDS At a Glance
Vivitek NovoDS - Multi-Playlist Synchronization
Vivitek NovoDS - Multi-Playlist Synchronization
Vivitek NovoDS4k - HDMI Input feature
Vivitek NovoDS4k - HDMI Input feature
Vivitek NovoDS4k - Video Wall 2x1 Multi-Player Synchronization
Vivitek NovoDS4k - Video Wall 2x1 Multi-Player Synchronization
How to create a playlist using NovoDS software
How to create a playlist using NovoDS software
NovoDS Device management
NovoDS Device management
Diving into the NovoDS4K
Diving into the NovoDS4K
NovoDS Digital Signage Solution Overview
NovoDS Digital Signage Solution Overview
Building Dynamic Content using Online Features
Building Dynamic Content using Online Features
Device installation and setup
Device installation and setup
Remote media
Remote media
Multiple page playlist
Multiple page playlist
Device Settings
Device Settings
Page & Zone Import
Page & Zone Import
Scheduler
Scheduler
Overlay Message
Overlay Message
Calendar
Calendar
Synchronized Playback
Synchronized Playback
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the storage capacity available for user content?
A1. The following table is a good summary of these information.
Internet Storage
(Available for Users)
microSD Card
(max.)
USB Drive
(max.)
NovoDS Mini 8GB
(4.8GB)
32GB FAT32 / NTFS / EXFAT
NovoDS 8GB
(4.8GB)
32GB FAT32 / NTFS / EXFAT
NovoDS4k 32GB
(26.2GB)
32GB FAT32 / NTFS / EXFAT
NC-X700 16GB
(10.7GB)
32GB FAT32 / NTFS
NC-X900 16GB
(10.7GB)
32GB FAT32 / NTFS
NovoDisplay 16GB
(11.1GB)
32GB FAT32 / NTFS
NovoTouch EK 16GB
(9.7GB)
N/A FAT32 / NTFS
NovoTouch LK 16GB
(9.3GB)
32GB FAT32
Some notes on media formats, video decoding capabilities, social media, offline webpage content, and others.
A2.

1. No limit on how many Twitter widgets are used in one page.
2. “Instagram” widgets in any given playlist must share the same Instagram account.
3. “Facebook” widgets in any given playlist must share the same Facebook account.
4. Only one of “USB Camera”, “HDMI IN widgets can exist in any given page
5. "Video Decoding" is the max amount of video widgets that can exist in one page. (Video widgets include “YouTube”, “IP Streaming”, “Social Media (play video)” and “Media” (with video clips).
Note: No more than one YouTube widget can exist in one page.
6. The following table is a good summary of other information.

Media
(Media Formats)
Media
(Max File Size)
Video Decoding Web Page
(Max File Size for Offline Content)
Text – Local Text
(Max Length)
HDMI-In
NovoDS Mini Pictures: png, jpg, jpeg, bmp
Video: mp4, wmv, 3gp, avi, mov
Audio: mp3
Others: pdf, ppt, pptx
2GB Single 1080@30fps 1GB 512 N/A
NovoDS 2GB Single 4K@30fps 1GB 512 N/A
NovoDS4k 4GB Single 4K@30fps 4GB 512 1
NC-X700 4GB Single 4K@60fps
Dual 4K@30fps
2GB 512 N/A
NC-X900 4GB Single 4K@60fps
Dual 4K@30fps
Quad 1080p@30fps
2GB 512 1
NovoDisplay 4GB Single 4K@60fps
Dual 1080@30fps
2GB 512 N/A
NovoTouch EK 4GB Single 4K@60fps 2GB 512 N/A
NovoTouch LK 4GB Single 4K@60fps
Dual 4K@30fps
Quad 720p@30fps
2GB 512 N/A
Some notes on the length of naming and text strings.
A3. The following table is a good summary of these information.

Playlist name Playlist folder name Device name Schedule name Announcement name Media library folder name Description
NovoDS Mini 32 32 20 32 32 32 255
NovoDS 32 32 20 32 32 32 255
NovoDS4k 32 32 20 32 32 32 255
NC-X700 32 32 20 32 32 32 255
NC-X900 32 32 20 32 32 32 255
NovoDisplay 32 32 20 32 32 32 255
NovoTouch EK 32 32 20 32 32 32 255
NovoTouch LK 32 32 20 32 32 32 255
Notes
Only alphanumeric are allowed
Some notes on screen orientation and layout options.
A4. The following table is a good summary of these information.

Screen Orientaion Landscape Screen Orientaion Portrait LayoutGrid LayoutFlexible
NovoDS Mini Yes Yes Yes No
NovoDS Yes Yes Yes Yes
NovoDS4k Yes Yes Yes Yes
NC-X700 Yes Yes Yes Yes
NC-X900 Yes Yes Yes Yes
NovoDisplay Yes No Yes Yes
NovoTouch EK Yes No Yes Yes
NovoTouch LK Yes No Yes Yes
How to display Google Docs?
Google Docs are becoming more and more popular due to its Office-like editing features, online collaborative capability, and ease of sharing and publication. NovoDS fully supports Google Docs with its Webpage widget.

1) On the Google Docs – Obtain the “published” web link of the “Google Docs” document

a. Open the “Google Docs” document you want to show on NovoDS

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b. Click on menu “File → Publish to the web” and a dialog will prompt you for options to publish this document.

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c. Choose option “Link” and then click on button “Publish”.

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d. Copy the web link (URL) for later use in NovoDS Studio or NovoDS Cloud

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2) On the NovoDS Studio (or NovoDS Cloud) – Apply the web link to a Webpage widget

a. Create a new playlist

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b. Create a Webpage widget

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c. Paste the web link (URL) you have from Step (1.d) to this Webpage widget

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d. Save your playlist and this is all you need to do.

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How to show PowerPoint documents?
1) Convert PowerPoint documents to MP4 or WMV video clips. This can be done via “Save as” menu item in PowerPoint software. The biggest benefit is that, the animation effects in your original PowerPoint documents will be preserved completely. The downside is that it may take a few minutes to complete the conversion.

2) Convert PowerPoint documents to JPEG images. This can be done via “Save as” menu item in PowerPoint software. This can be done in a few seconds (fast). The biggest drawback is, the animation effects in your original PowerPoint documents disappear.

3) Upload PowerPoint documents to Google Docs and then publish it as a web link. Here are the steps to do so

a. Start a new presentation at Google Docs
b. Click on menu “File → Open” and then choose “Upload”.
c. When prompted for the upload, select the PowerPoint document you want to publish
d. Then, follow the steps described in Q5 and you will be able to watch the PowerPoint document on NovoDS in a couple minutes.

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How to set up Remote Media or Remote Text?
FTP

The following info are necessary for accessing FTP folder.
• Port number (default value is 21)
• Path (including IP address and folder path)
• Username and password

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Samba

The following info are necessary for accessing Samba folder.
• Path (including IP address and folder path)
• Username and password

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Dropbox

By Account
Step 1. Log into your Dropbox and copy the name of the folder for NovoDS display (e.g. “SharedContent”)

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Step 2. Enter the Dropbox folder name (e.g. “SharedContent”) and your username.

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Step 3. Once a NovoDS device starts playing your playlist, you will be prompted to log into your Dropbox account. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete this process

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By Public Link
Step 1. Log into your Dropbox. Right click on the folder for NovoDS display (e.g. “SharedContent”) and select “Share with Dropbox”. The public link is copied to your Clipboard.

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Step 2. In NovoDS Studio, select “Public Link” and paste the public link to the input field. Once a NovoDS device starts the playback, no log-in is required at the device.

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OneDrive

Step 1. Log into your OneDrive and copy the name of the folder for NovoDS display (e.g. “SharedContent”)

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Step 2. Enter the OneDrive folder name (e.g. “SharedContent”) and your username.

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Step 3. Once a NovoDS device starts playing your playlist, you will be prompted to log into your OneDrive account. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete this process.

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Google Drive

By Account
Step 1. Log into your Google Drive and copy the name of the folder for NovoDS display (e.g. “SharedContent”)

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Step 2. Enter the Google Drive folder name (e.g. “SharedContent”) and your username.

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Step 3. Once a NovoDS device starts playing your playlist, you will be prompted to log into your Google Drive account. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete this process.

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By Public Link
Step 1. Log into your Google Drive. Right click on the folder for NovoDS display (e.g. “SharedContent”) and select “Get shareable link”. The public link is copied to your Clipboard.


Step 2. In NovoDS Studio, select “Public Link” and paste the public link to the input field. Once a NovoDS device starts the playback, no log-in is required at the device.

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HTML5 performance on NovoDS devices.
A9. All NovoDS devices support HTML5 through widget “Webpage”, which not only can be used to display webpages on the Internet, but also enables users to develop interactive signage applications (e.g. kiosks). The following table summarizes the performance of all NovoDS models. You may use it as a guide to choose the right model for your applications

Model Scores by HTML5test.com Chromium Engine
NovoDS Mini 354 Version 30
NovoDS 499 Version 53
NovoDS4k 499 Version 53
NC-X700 516 Version 79
NC-X900 516 Version 79
NovoDisplay 513 Version 79
NovoTouch EK1 505 Version 61
NovoTouch LK1 505 Version 61
NovoTouch EK2 502 Version 58
NovoTouch LK2 505 Version 61