MCD-100 Multi Card Director Basic Operational Features For Eiki LC

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          Multi Card Director

      Basic Operational Features

For Eiki LC-SB20/XB15/20/25/XE10/SE10

             Written by
          Chris Athanasiou
         Aug 2004 Version 1

1. Introduction to MCD100

2. Fitting Instructions

3. Part Names and Functions

4. Compact Flash Card option CA10

     - Basic Features
     - Basic Operation of Software
     - Suitable uses

5. Wired Lan Card option CA20

     - Basic Features
     - Connection Diagrams

6. Wireless Lan Card option CA30

     - Basic Features
     - Connection Diagrams
1)      Introduction

The object of this exercise is to assist the sales force by providing some basic
knowledge in selling the benefits of the MCD100 available for the Eiki range
as listed overleaf. With the existing user manual being over 96 pages long,
this is a heavily condensed version, written to explain the features of each
product rather than offer any operational instructions. The full operational
manual is available from me or the Eiki website if you wish to have a copy.

Practical demonstrations will be made as soon as products become available
from stock, but please do not hesitate to speak to me if you need more

2)      Fitting Instructions

    Whilst pressing the Latch button on the MCI in the direction of the arrow,
     insert the connector plug of the MCI into the DVI terminal of the projector.
     Alongside, press the mounting hooks into the holes on the projector.

    Release your hand from the MCI when the connector is properly mounted
     to the DVI terminal

    Tighten the screw with a flathead screwdriver to firmly secure the MCI to
     the projector.

    Normal analogue connection can be maintained via VGA Input 2.
3)    Part Names and Functions

4)    Compact Flash Card Option CA10

Basic Features

The CA10 option gives the user the ability to view slides without the use of
any PC / Laptop and if required without any user intervention.
With the supplied software (Slide Converter) the user will be able to convert
Powerpoint presentations, JPEGs and Bitmaps into Index files on the
Compact Flashcard.

With the Compact flash card installed into the projector, you can upload
material via the supplied serial lead; however it is much quicker to upload
directly to the card whilst plugged into the local PC or Laptop via the PCMCIA

Slides transitions can not be copied over from PowerPoint and motion video
clips can not be displayed.

The supplied Compact Flash card is 32Mb. In most applications this amount
of memory will be ample due to the compression techniques used within the
software to generate the slides. Larger cards can be purchased from any
Computer retail outlet. Sizes up to 1 GB are supported. Format must be type
II compliant.

Basic Operation of Software

The software enables the user to create projects. Each project can combine
information from Jpeg stills, Bitmap images and individual slides from

Project information is displayed via thumbnail images and you can move
slides and change the order of display. Once you are happy with the project,
either upload the data to the compact flash card via the Projector or directly to
the computers PCMCIA port.

A full user manual is available for the Viewer and Slide Converter software.
Please ask for a copy or download from

Suitable Uses

This product is ideal for general viewing purposes, like advertising, revolving
presentations, corporate messaging etc; however some criticism could be
leveled at the speed of screen updates, so this technology is rarely used for
high profile presentations.
5)       Wired Lan Card option CA20

Basic Features

The CA20 option will allow the user the ability to network the projector which
gives the user great benefits over standard projectors. Listed below are the
main benefits of using this product.

        Projector can be password protected so only certain staff can
         communicate with the projector

        Projector can be set up to email the system administrator any faults
         enabling better support

        Projector status can be monitored over the network enabling technical
         staff to check the projector on line saving costs over site visits

        One computer can display on 5 networked projectors at once, without
         need of DA’s, switchers, line drivers etc

        Projector can be monitored by using web browser

        Network Viewer function allows files to be viewed directly over
         network. Files must be stored on FTP server

        Remote control acts as computer mouse wherever the computer is on
         the network
Typical Connection Diagrams

In this example, all of the computers can display their outputs to any of the
projectors or all of them at once.

Any of the computers can be configured as a FTP file server so centrally
stored files can be viewed directly from the projector using the remote control.

6)     Wireless Lan Card option CA30
Basic Features

The wireless Lan card option allows the user all of the functions of the wired
option CA20 but over a wireless connection. The protocol used is 802:11B
which operates at speeds of up to 11 Mb per second. At this speed, data
projection is acceptable although some slide transitions will appear jerky.
Video playback from a PC will not be acceptable over this wireless link.
   Typical Connection Diagrams

In this diagram the projectors are being addressed by either Computer 1 or
Computer 2. Computer 1 is talking to the projectors via the access point
(infrastructure mode), and Computer 2 is talking directly via its own wireless card
(adhoc mode).

Typical distance of wireless connection can be up to 100m or 300ft but at these
distances the speed will be much slower and less reliable.

Please note that no DA’s, matrix switchers or general switchers are required and
you may communicate to 5 projectors at once.

Only one connection can be viewed at any one time and the projectors can be
set or disabled to allow interrupts from other users.


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