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Box Contents

  • SMP-S device
  • Power adapter
  • WiFi antenna; optionally 4G-LTE antenna
  • A rail-mounting kit with 2 brackets, torx screws, and torx key wrench
  • A quick start player guide insert

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Required for Set-Up

In order to set up the Player-S unit, you will need:

  • Display screen
  • HDMI cable
  • RJ-45 cable for wired networks
  • 120V or 240V electrical outlet
  • Wireless mouse and keyboard 
  • Laptop running tnviewer.exe and connected using an Ethernet crossover cable

Connecting the Cables

  1. Connect the SMP-S unit to the display using the HDMI cable. 
  2. If using a wired network, plug a cable into the RJ-45 jack on the back of the unit.
    If using a wireless network, screw the included antenna into the antenna connector on the back of the unit.
  3. Plug the power cord into the power connector on the back of the unit. 
  4. Plug the power cord into a 120V or 240V electrical outlet. 

Completing Player Setup

Before a new player is ready to use for playback, several setup tasks must be completed so that, for example, the player is connected to your network, it can receive content from Content Manager, and it is properly configured for the display screens that you are using with the player. Some of the setup tasks involve settings found in the player's Windows operating system, while other settings are found within the Scala software that is installed on the player.  For instructions on completing setup, refer to Setting Up Windows Players. Additionally, the user guide PDF available on this page below provides more information relevant to setup and general operation. 

To perform setup on the player, you can either simply connect a keyboard and mouse to the player or you can use a remote connection.

EDID Emulation and Display Continuity

The Player-S's AMD processor provides EDID emulation and display continuity features to help stabilize playback recovery in any situations where the screen becomes disconnected from the player. While you can use the player without enabling this feature, if you want to use it you need to configure the player's EDID Emulation settings in the AMD Radeon Pro Settings utility. Additionally, you may to configure some settings in the AMD Display Continuity utility, although in many cases the default settings in this utility are acceptable. For instructions on using these settings, refer to the user guide PDF document below.

Detailed User Guide

The document below provides detailed setup instructions and general information about both the Player-S and the Player-D (these players have similar internal components).


For concise setup instructions, refer to Setting Up Windows Players

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