VBS200-A Using the Device

    From ViewSonic User Guide Database

    Powering ON/OFF the VBS200-A

    1. Ensure the VBS200-A is connected either via AC Adaper or PoE.
    2. Powering On/Off
    3. Press the Power button to turn on the VBS200-A.
    4. Powering On/Off
    5. To turn the VBS200-A off, press and hold the Power button.

    Initial Launch Setup

    When you first turn on your VBS200-A, an initial setup wizard will launch. Please follow the on-screen instructions to set up the VBS200-A.

    1. Select your Language.
    2. Initial Setup
    3. Setup and verify your Network connection. Both Wi-Fi and Ethernet connections are supported.
    4. Initial Setup
    5. Set the Date & Time.
    6. Initial Setup
    7. Select your preferred System Mode. Choose between Normal and Secured Mode. In Secured Mode, preloaded applications with screen sharing capabilities will be hidden.
    8. Initial Setup
    9. Choose your Power Saving Plan. In the default setting, the VBS200-A will go into standby mode after an hour of inactivity.
    10. Initial Setup
    11. Review and Accept/Decline the Privacy and Copyright Protection terms.
    12. Initial Setup

    vLauncher - Home Screen

    Action Bar

    The Action Bar gives quick access to several controls.

    Action Bar

    The Action Bar can be triggered by moving the mouse cursor or your finger (if your display device supports a touch back function) upwards from the bottom of the home screen.

    Action Bar

    Action Bar Icons

    Action Bar Icons
    Icon Description
    Action Bar Icon
    Volume Down Decrease the volume level.
    Action Bar Icon
    Return Go back to the previous page.
    Action Bar Icon
    Home Return to vLauncher (Home Screen).
    Action Bar Icon
    App Shortcut Show the currently open applications.
    Action Bar Icon
    Volume Up Increase the volume level.
    Action Bar Icon
    Hide Hide the Action Bar.

    vLauncher Message

    Both the vLauncher Title and Subtitle can be customized by selecting them.

    vLauncher Message

    Additionally, a password can be set by selecting Set Password.

    vLauncher Message


    Installed applications can all be found on the welcome screen. To view all applications select the downwards arrow (▼).


    To hide the application drawer, select the upwards arrow (▲).


    To add an application to the top applications list, select, hold, and drag the icon up.

    NOTE: Only four (4) application shortcuts can be added to the top applications list.

    To remove an application from the top applications list, select, hold, and drag the icon down.


    An application can also be added outside the application drawer. Simply select, hold, and drag the icon out.


    Pre-installed Applications

    Icon Description
    Pre-installed Applications
    Files Open, save, export, etc. files.
    Pre-installed Applications
    Firefox Web browser for surfing the Internet.
    Pre-installed Applications
    Live Stream whiteboarding sessions.
    Pre-installed Applications
    myViewBoard Display Wirelessly mirror your screen to another display.
    Pre-installed Applications
    myViewBoard Manager IT management of installed ViewSonic hardware.
    Pre-installed Applications
    myViewBoard Whiteboard Digital whiteboarding software.
    Pre-installed Applications
    Office Suite Create, edit, and view Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations, and PDFs.
    Pre-installed Applications
    Record Record, view, and save on-screen content.
    Pre-installed Applications
    RevelDigital Player Works with the RevelDigital management portal and provides the public-facing content for your own digital signage network.
    Pre-installed Applications
    Settings View and adjust system settings.
    Pre-installed Applications
    Signage Launcher Works with the ViewSonic Signage Manger portal and provides the public-facing content for your own digital signage network.
    Pre-installed Applications
    Signage Player Adjust what to allow the Signage application to access (Camera, Microphone, File and Media in your system).
    Pre-installed Applications
    vCast Wirelessly screen cast from your device.
    Pre-installed Applications
    vSweeper Clear unnecessary data and unwanted files.

    On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu

    To access the General Settings, long press anywhere on the vLauncher (Home Screen) background.

    General Settings

    General Settings

    General Settings

    To adjust the Volume:

    Drag the volume slider directly to increase or decrease the volume level.

    NOTE: The VBS200-A does not support backlight adjustment nor widgets like a standard ViewSonic IFP series display.

    Settings - Embedded Player

    To view and adjust the settings of the Embedded Player, select the Settings application from the application list on the vLauncher (Home Screen).

    Network & Internet

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

    Network and Internet
    NOTE: Both Wi-Fi and Ethernet can be used to connect to the Internet. However, Ethernet will take priority when both are connected and disable the Wi-Fi connection.


    Setup and manage wireless access points.

    • Select the toggle 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.

    • Select the drop-down list to connect/disconnect the Ethernet.
    • You can adjust Local Network and Proxy settings as well.

    Wireless Hotspot

    Set and share my internet connection with other devices.

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


    Manage connections, set the device name and discoverability.

    • Select the toggle 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.
    • Select Received files to show all received files.


    Setup and manage Virtual Private Networks (VPN). To create a VPN profile:

    1. Select 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.


    Adjust the Wallpaper, Protection, and HDMI Out settings.



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


    Toggle HDCP & Copyright On or Off. HDCP is a secure protocol to protect audio and video signal transmission.

    NOTE: Grayed out content is not available for use.

    HDMI Out

    Adjust the HDMI Out Resolution setting when connected via HDMI Out.

    NOTE: For 4K resolution output, please plug in the HDMI cable first before plugging in the AC Adapter or Ethernet cable (PoE) for power.


    View and adjust Touch, Language, Keyboard & Input Method, Date & Time, Boot Mode & Advanced, and Startup & Shut down settings.



    Toggle Touch Sounds On or Off.


    Choose the preferred language from the available languages.

    Keyboard & Input Method

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

    Date & Time

    Set the system time and format.

    Item Description
    Automatic Date & Time When enabled, the VBS200-A will automatically synchronize the date and time via the Internet.
    Time Zone Select the relevant time zone.
    Use 24-hour Format Choose from 12-hour or 24-hour time format. Simply toggle the setting On or Off.
    Date Format Select the relevant date (month, day, and year) format.

    Boot Mode & Advanced Settings

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

    Item Description
    Normal Mode Screen sharing applications will be loaded and run normally.
    Secure Mode Screen sharing applications will not be loaded.
    Disable ViewBoard OS This feature is not available on the VBS200-A.
    Enable Password for ViewBoard Settings Lock or unlock access to the ViewBoard Settings.
    Boot Mode and Advanced Settings Password Modify the Boot mode and ViewBoard Settings entry password.
    Local File Protection Policy Choose how long to keep locally stored files in the Files application.
    Color Correction Color correct the VBS200-A connected display.
    Reset ViewBoard Reset to the factory default settings.

    Startup & Shutdown

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

    Item Description
    Startup Input Choose the startup input source.
    Display Settings when NO SIGNAL This feature is not available on the VBS200-A.
    Standby Mode Decide what happens when the EnergyStar Mode function is On.
    Mode Description
    Hibernate The system will power off when the screen is idle for one hour.
    Sleep The system will move to Sleep Mode when idle for one hour.
    EnergyStar Mode When On, the Standby Mode function will enact when the system is idle for one hour. When Off, Standby Mode will be disabled.
    Black Screen After Startup This feature is not available on the VBS200-A.
    Time Switch When enabled, the VBS200-A will turn off without any reminder after the scheduled off time is reached.
    Schedule Schedule a Boot and Shut Off time.

    Toolbar Settings

    NOTE: This feature is not currently available on the VBS200-A.

    Input Source

    Adjust the input source settings.

    Input Source

    Label Input Source

    NOTE: This feature is not currently available on the VBS200-A.


    Toggle Wake up by active source, Signal auto switch, and Energy Saving plan.

    Item Description
    Wake Up by Active HDMI Input The system will turn on automatically after plugging in an HDMI cable when the VBS200-A is in Sleep Mode.
    Auto Search Signl This feature is not available on the VBS200-A.
    Auto Switch Input Ports The input source will automatically change to the source of the display cable after it’s plugged in.
    Energy Saving Set a time period to power off if no input signal is detected.
    HDMI CEC This feature is not available on the VBS200-A.


    View application information and force stop, uninstall, move to USB storage, clear data, clear cache, and clear defaults.

    • Preloaded applications cannot be uninstalled.
    • Not all applications support the Clear Data function.


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



    Check the remaining storage space and clear cached data for all applications.

    Clone to USB

    Copy settings to an external USB drive.

    Display ID

    Assign a number to remotely control the display by RS-232 or LAN. To assign or change the Display ID, select Edit ID and input a number.

    NOTE: The Display ID is for RS-232 users, and the range is 01~99.


    Review Certificates, Credentials, Unknown Source Security, and Privacy and Copyright Protection settings.

    • Select Install Certificate from Storage to add additional certificates.
    • Selecting Clear Credentials will remove all manually installed credentials.
    NOTE: Preloaded credentials cannot be cleared.
    • Under Trusted Credentials view and edit all trusted and installed certificates. Selecting a credential will provide further detailed information.
    • To allow the installation of applications from unknown sources, select the box under Unknown Source Security.
    NOTE: Applications from unknown sources may not be compatible or work properly

    System Update

    The VBS200-A automatically searches for software updates whenever connected to the Internet (OTA). With just one click, users can update their VBS200-A firmware version.

    System Update
    Item Description
    Auto Update 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 reboot.
    Schedule If ON, a specific update time can be set.
    Manual Update Update the firmware manually.

    About Device

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

    • The asset information can be adjusted by selecting Edit.
    • Select Legal Information to check open source licenses. Also, by selecting the LGPL Source Code it will be downloaded to the Download folder of the system.