This article applies to the following ScreenBeam products:
There are two requirements for connecting ScreenBeam receivers to CMS:
- The ScreenBeam receiver must be connected to a network (either via Ethernet or Wi-Fi) which can communicate with the CMS server
- The ScreenBeam receiver must be provisioned with the hostname, IP address, or FQDN of the CMS server
The ScreenBeam 1100, 1000, and 960 all have built in RJ-45 Ethernet ports as well as onboard Wi-Fi radios which can be used to connect to an infrastructure network. The ScreenBeam 750 comes with a USB WLAN adapter (SB750W) or a USB to Ethernet adapter (SB750E).
Connecting a ScreenBeam to a network using Ethernet is simple, just plug an RJ-45 terminated Cat 5e or better cable into the Ethernet port of the ScreenBeam. If the network provides DHCP the ScreenBeam will automatically acquire an IP address.
Connecting a ScreenBeam to a Wi-Fi network requires the administrator to provision the ScreenBeam with the SSID, security type, and credentials for the wireless network. For a single ScreenBeam, the simplest method may be to use the Local Management Interface (LMI) to configure the ScreenBeam. This article contains instructions on connecting to the LMI. Once connected to the LMI, go to the Network Settings or Remote Management tab to enter the Wi-Fi network information. For configuring multiple ScreenBeams it may be convenient to use CMS to create a USB config file, you can find instructions for that process here.
CMS Server Info
Once connected to a network, the ScreenBeam will automatically query the DNS server for the default CMS hostname, aeisbcms . All ScreenBeam receivers (1100, 1000, 960, and 750) have the same default hostname for the CMS server. By creating a record for the default hostname, aeisbcms , on your DNS server, the ScreenBeams will automatically report to CMS as soon as they are connected to a network.
If it is not convenient to create a DNS entry for the default CMS hostname an administrator can update the hostname manually for a single receiver through the LMI, or for multiple receivers with a USB config file. This article contains instructions on connecting to the LMI. Once connected to the LMI, go to the Management Access or Remote Management tab to enter the Wi-Fi network information. For configuring multiple ScreenBeams it may be convenient to use CMS to create a USB config file, you can find instructions for that process here.