December 11, 2023

An Easy-to-Follow Guide for Installing Q-NEX Presentation Switcher

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An Easy-to-Follow Guide for Installing Q-NEX Presentation Switcher


The Networked Presentation Switcher is a beneficial tool to enhance the connection and use of conference room equipment. You may be familiar with NPS, but before you unpack and connect it, we will provide a detailed and instructive installation guide, which is essential. It can help you avoid unnecessary difficulties and quickly get into the operation of the equipment and reporting activities. In this article, we will provide you with a detailed guide to installing and using the integrated Q-NEX Presentation Switcher in a scientifically sound manner to give you a better meeting experience.

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1. Preliminary understanding of the connector panel of Q-NEX NPS

Before providing installation guidance, we need to have a detailed understanding of the Q-NEX NPS panel, its various interfaces, and the nature and purpose of different interfaces. Because connecting the cable to the wrong port or using the incorrect pin may cause device damage. Although the connector panel of Q-NEX NPS may seem a bit complex, each part is delineated based on wiring logic to facilitate easy identification and connection.

LAN 1 & LAN 2: LAN 1 and LAN 2 are Ethernet ports on a device that provide connectivity to a local area network (LAN). They enable the device to establish a wired network connection, allowing for data transfer, network access, and communication with other devices within the LAN.

IR OUT: Infrared (IR) OUT enables the placement of IR emitters in close proximity to the target device for enhanced delivery of IR signals during transmission.

IR IN: The “IR IN” feature supports IR learning, allowing the emulation of IR device codes such as those used in air conditioner and TV remote controllers. This enables device control through a touch panel interface.

HDMI IN 1/2 & USB HOST 1/2 for PC1/2:The high-definition multimedia interface input cable of Q-NEX NPS supports connecting two computer devices, simplifying the transmission of 4K video, audio, and control signals in conference rooms. In addition, top-notch Q-NEX NPS supports connection with wireless screen-sharing devices such as IQShare WP40, enabling scalable BYOD and BYOM solutions.

AUDIO IN & OUT: The AUDIO IN port allows external audio sources, such as microphones or audio devices, to be connected and input audio signals to the device. While the AUDIO OUT port enables the device to output audio signals to external speakers, headphones, or audio systems for playback or monitoring purposes.

HDMI OUT 1 & HDMI OUT 2: It enables the device to mirror or extend its display onto larger screens, providing a seamless and high-definition viewing experience.

USB DEVICES×4: Serves as a central hub that helps connect computers to locally integrated devices such as USB cameras, USB microphones, USB speakers, and USB drives, simplifying device connections in conference rooms.

RS232: The RS232 port facilitates control over devices like interactive flat panels and PTZ cameras. For interactive flat panels, it supports operations such as channel switching and power on/off. Regarding PTZ cameras, control functionalities include zoom in/out, adjustment of camera position, and preset positioning.

RELAY: Allows to control external devices like lights or e-curtains, typically by switching them on or off based on specific conditions or commands.

DC IN:  Used to provide power input to NPS.

2. Points for attention before installation

As a precision electronic device, the elegant Q-NEX Presentation Switcher should be stored in a place with appropriate temperature and humidity, ensuring the storage area is waterproof and moisture-proof. Secondly, the Q-NEX Presentation Switcher is an indoor device that cannot meet outdoor application requirements.

3. Installation of rackets and space areas

The installation difficulty of Q-NEX Networked Presentation Switcher NPS100 is very simple and easy to start. But it should be done in strict compliance with wiring standards and a safe environment. It has a lightweight body and a modern appearance design. You can install it underground on the desktop through racks.

4. Basic connections for medium-sized conference rooms

Powerful Q-NEX NPS is suitable for offline conference rooms and boardrooms. In addition, it can also meet the needs of online meetings. The standard connections in medium-sized conference rooms usually involve the following steps.

Firstly, Connect various audio and video input sources, such as laptops or document cameras, to the presentation switcher. These sources are usually connected using audiovisual and control cables.

Secondly, connect the presentation switcher to the display devices in the conference room, such as projectors or large displays. HDMI or DisplayPort cables are commonly used to transmit high-quality audio and video signals to the displays.

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Then, connect the presentation switcher to the room’s audio system or speakers using audio cables, such as RCA or 3.5mm audio cables, to ensure clear and synchronized audio output for presentations or video playback.

The fourth step, you should establish control connections between the presentation switcher and control devices, such as interactive flat panels, projectors or PTZ cameras , using Ethernet or RS232 cables. This allows for centralized control of the devices that connected with the presentation switcher.

And lastly, you need to connect the presentation switcher to the local network using an Ethernet cable. This enables networked control, configuration, and management of the switcher, as well as potential integration with other networked AV devices in the room.

In our previous article, we also detailed the role of the powerful Q-NEX Networked Presentation Switcher NPS100 in enhancing the conference experience. You can click here to explore NPS’s broad compatibility and ultra- clear 4K visual advantages.

5. Remote control and central management

The standout Q-NEX Networked Presentation Switcher NPS100 can be configured, controlled, and operated through the Web-based Console by Browser or Q-NEX APP. The Q-NEX platform provides a centralized management channel for IT administrators who manage conference equipment and deploy conference environments. It connects air conditioning, electric curtains, etc. for unified management. It allows them to set specific opening and closing times according to time schedules.

Final thoughts

The advanced Q-NEX Networked Presentation Switcher NPS100 is an excellent choice for deploying an intelligent meeting environment. We hope our recommended installation guide and detailed product introduction will help you use the operational aspects. Our Q-NEX provides perfect pre-sales technical support and after-sales technical service to ensure the smooth operation of the products you choose to use. If you have any questions about the products, you can contact us here.

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