IFP8650-5 ViewBoard Input Source

    From ViewSonic User Guide Database

    ViewBoard Input Source Settings

    The ViewBoard input source is the default source that is active when turning on the ViewBoard. Press MENU on the remote control or tap the setting icon next to the input source in the On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu’s Input Settings to enter the Settings menu.

    Network & Internet

    Check current network connection status, set up and manage Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Bluetooth, and VPN, and establish a Wireless hotspot.

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    • Wi-Fi, Wireless hotspot and Bluetooth settings will appear when LB-WIFI-001(optional) has been installed.
    • Ethernet will disable automatically when Wi-Fi is enabled. Wi-Fi will disable automatically when Ethernet is enabled. Wi-Fi will disable when Wireless hotspot is enabled.
    • The device cannot connect to the Internet when Wireless hotspot is enabled.


    Setup and manage wireless access points.

    • Tap the toggle button to turn Wi-Fi On or Off.
    • Once On, you can: Add a Network, view Saved Networks, Refresh the network list, or view Advanced settings.
    • In Advanced settings, you can toggle Network notifications On or Off and view Network card info.


    Set the local network and proxy.

    • Tap the drop down menu to connect/disconnect the Ethernet.
    • You can adjust Local network and Proxy settings as well.
    • Tap Advanced to view Network card info and toggle Network auto reconnect.

    Wireless Hotspot

    Set and share your internet connection with other devices.

    • Tap the toggle button to turn Wireless hotspot On or Off.
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    • Tap Set up to set the Network name, Security, and Password.


    Manage connections, set the device name and discoverability.

    • Tap the toggle button to turn Bluetooth On or Off. Once On, users can select a listed device to pair and connect to, rename their device, remove a device, or receive files.
    • Tap Received files to show all received files.


    Setup and manage Virtual Private Networks.

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    To create a VPN profile:

    1. Go to: Settings > Wireless & Network > VPN and tap Add VPN.
    2. Key in the Name.
    3. Select the VPN Type.
    4. Choose to enable/disable PPP encryption (MPPE) and/or show Advanced options.

    File Sharing


    The SAMBA Service provides file sharing via LAN. When the SAMBA Service is enabled, the user can explore the ViewBoard file system with a PC or mobile equipment.

    1. To access, go to: Settings > File Sharing > SAMBA.
    2. Tap the toggle button to enable the SAMBA Service, then set a password if needed.
    3. Ensure the ViewBoard and client equipment are connected to the same network.
    4. Log in to the ViewBoard with the client equipment. Input the ViewBoard’s IP address.
    5. Key in the user name and password, then select OK (if necessary).
    6. After a successful log in, the ViewBoard files will be available.


    Adjust the Wallpaper, Protection, and HDMI Out settings.

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    Users can change their wallpaper with default images, or use their own by tapping My Photo and selecting the image file.

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    Set a Password for Screen Lock.

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    HDMI Out

    Adjust the HDMI Out Resolution setting, enable video output, and mute/unmute the display speaker when connected via HDMI Out.

    NOTE: The disable ViewBoard speakers option box is unchecked by default.
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    View and adjust Touch, Language, Keyboard & Input Method, Date & Time, Boot Mode & Advanced, Start up & Shut down, and Toolbar settings.

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    Adjust Touch Settings and toggle Touch Sounds and Windows Ink On/Off.

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    Choose the preferred language from the available languages.

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    Keyboard & Input Method

    Enable/disable the visual keyboard and/or change the default input method.

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    Date & Time

    Set the system time and format.

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    Item Description
    Automatic Date & Time When enabled, the ViewBoard will automatically synchronize the date and time via the Internet.
    Time Zone Select the appropriate time zone.
    Time Format Choose from 12-hour or 24-hour time format. Simply toggle 24-hour format On/Off.
    Date Format Select from the available date formats.

    Boot Mode

    Adjust the preferred boot up mode and set/reset a password.

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    Item Description
    Normal Mode The embedded screen sharing Apps will run normally.
    Secured Mode The embedded screen sharing Apps will be removed.
    Disable Embedded OS The system will automatically reboot, and then the Embedded OS will not appear.
    ViewBoard Settings Access Password Toggle to lock/unlock the ViewBoard Settings.
    Password for Protection Modify the Boot mode and ViewBoard Settings entry password.
    Local File Protection Policy Choose how long to keep local storage files in the Folder app.
    Color Correction Color correct the ViewBoard display screen.
    Non-ViewBoard OS Mode Side Toolbar Setting Enable the side toolbar for non-ViewBoard OS.
    Reset ViewBoard Reset the ViewBoard to its factory default settings.

    Startup & Shutdown

    Set the Startup Input, Standby Mode, Energy Star Mode, Black Screen After Startup, Power off Reminder timer and Schedule settings.

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    Item Description
    Startup Input Adjust the Startup Input preference.
    Display Setting when No Signal Decide what happens to the display when there is no signal for HDMI, PC, or VGA sources.
    Standby Mode Decide what happens when you press the Power button while the ViewBoard is On.
    Energy Star Enable to automatically initiate Sleep Mode when the screen is idle for one hour.
    Body Detection If no body is detected, the display will enter sleep mode based on the minutes set.
    Black Screen After Startup When enabled, the ViewBoard will turn off the backlight automatically after booting up.
    Time Switch Power Off Reminder When enabled, the ViewBoard will turn off without any reminder after the scheduled off time.
    Schedule Schedule a Boot and Shut off time.

    Toolbar Setting

    Adjust the Side toolbar setting.

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    Input Source

    Adjust the input source names and settings.

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    Rename Input Source

    Set labels for each input source that will be easily recognized when displayed.

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    Toggle Wake up by active source, Signal auto search, and HDMI CEC and select Input port auto switch.

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    Item Description
    Wake up by Active Source The screen will turn on automatically after plugging in an HDMI cable when the screen is off.
    Signal Auto Search When enabled, if the current source does not have a signal, the ViewBoard will automatically search for an input source.
    Input Port Auto Switch The original signal will automatically switch to a new cable after it’s plugged in.
    Energy Saving Set a time period to power off if no signal is detected.
    HDMI CEC Enable/disable HDMI CEC functions.


    The user can view application information and force stop, uninstall, move to USB storage, clear data, clear cache, and clear defaults.

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    • Pre-loaded apps cannot be uninstalled.
    • Not all apps support the move to USB storage feature.
    • Not all apps support Clear Defaults.


    View any running or installed applications. Tap on them for more detailed information and options.

    • By tapping on a running application, you can see more information, stop, or report the application.
    • Selecting All or Download will list all installed applications.
    • Tapping on any application will display further information and options.


    View and adjust Clone to USB, Display ID, Security, System Update, and About device settings.

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    Clone to USB

    Copy settings to an external USB drive.

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    Display ID

    Assign a number to remote control the display by RS-232/LAN.

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    • To assign or change the Display ID, tap Change and input a number.
    NOTE: The Display ID is for RS-232 users, and the range is 01~99.


    Review Certificate, Trusted Credential storage, and Unknown sources install settings.

    • Tap on Install certificate from storage to add additional certificates.
    • Selecting Clear Credentials will remove all manually installed credentials.
    NOTE: Pre-loaded credentials cannot be cleared.
    • Under Trusted Credentials view and edit all trusted and installed CA certificates.
    • Tapping on a credential will provide more detailed information.
    • Allow the installation of applications from unknown sources by selecting the box under Unknown source security.
    NOTE: Apps from unknown sources may not be compatible or work properly.

    System Update

    The ViewBoard automatically searches for software updates whenever connected to the Internet (OTA). With just one click, users can update their version of ViewBoard software.

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    Item Description
    Auto Update When the display is off, the system will automatically check for a new version. If a new version is found, the system will automatically update. After the update is complete, the system will turn off.
    Schedule Set the update time.
    Manual Update Update the software manually.

    About Device

    Display Embedded Player information, Legal information, and Asset Tagging.

    • By selecting Edit, the asset information can be adjusted.
    • Tap on Legal information to check open source licenses.