More and more enterprises, schools, and even homes are relying on projectors for their display needs. However, controlling them the traditional way, via keypads and remote controls, isn’t always comfortable or easy. Thankfully, with the power of the network, these projectors can be controlled easily and quickly from a remote location, decreasing administrative and managerial costs.
To set up a local network to control projectors, there are a number of considerations regarding the compatibility of the projectors and their surrounding hardware/equipment. With that in mind, BenQ has been striving to help its users create a LAN control setup in the most convenient and cost-effective manner by ensuring that all BenQ’s projectors that support LAN control come equipped with standard RJ-45 LAN ports, as well as comply with RFC-2131 and RFC-2132 DHCP functionality. Furthermore, BenQ projectors that support LAN control are also able, by design, to communicate via multiple protocols, including BenQ LAN control, Crestron, PJLink, and others, which allows IT professionals to conveniently set up LAN control systems by choosing from a wide array of equipment and then seamlessly integrating them utilizing the protocol that suits them the best.
Beyond providing the user with a more convenient way to control their projectors, BenQ’s LAN control capabilities also allow users to monitor and comprehensively manage their projectors via BenQ’s DMS (Device Management Solution) Local software. DMS Local is a software tool for computers that enables remote and centralized management of multiple digital projectors by IT administrators/technicians via a local network. DMS Local’s management capabilities include the ability to remotely monitor, control, and configure projectors individually or as groups. Additionally, with DMS Local’s support of the PJLink protocol users are also able to control non- BenQ projectors, thus allowing them to create a seamless LAN control ecosystem for all their projectors, regardless of brand, to be managed simultaneously from one platform.