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The Art Of Control · NovaStar Nova Studio

After that, comes tactical maneuvering, than which there is nothing more difficult.
The difficulty of tactical maneuvering consists in turning the devious into the direct, and misfortune into gain. ~ Sun Tzu
                 
NovaStar Nova Studio

Nova Studio

Now in its 13th iteration. Even perfection has room for improvement.

Download

Nova Studio V3.4.0 is the most advanced version of NovaStar's industry standard display control software. But unlike everything else you want, this one is free.

Alphabet

Pay attention! There will be a test: *.h.264, *.mpeg1, *.mpeg2, *.mpeg4, *.mov, *.wmv, *.xvid, *.divx, *.wmv, *.asx, *.asf, *.rmvb, *.avc1, *.qtrle, *.mp3, *.wma.

Relax

Nova Studio can disable the keyboard and mouse to impair unauthorized operations, allow for emergency notifications to be displayed and run backups to a USB.

Multiples

Nova Studio supports multiple LED displays simultaneously with separate media programs and mapping. Soon your media empire will dominate the landscape.

Background

With a few clever clicks, change background colours and images, set the transparency or animate effects with dozens of customized transitions. Just don't be a show off.

Office

Feel the need to share your poetry with the world in a nice Calibri font with a spreadsheet that shows your love? Both Microsoft Word and Excel are good to go.

Mix

Select your dates and times and any content to be scheduled across multiple pages filled with uniquely sized and positioned windows. Finish your coffee before you leave.

Edit

Keep it simple with Simple Player to edit basic LED displays or go with Professional Player for complex structures and time settings. And check out Priority Player. Nice.

Manual

You might guess your way through this. But still a lot easier in long run to actually read the 140-page manual. Or scroll down for a nice summary that takes 10 minutes.

Specifications · NovaStar Nova Studio 3.4.0

Therefore, in your deliberations, when seeking to determine the military conditions, let them be made the basis of a comparison. ~ Sun Tzu
 
Parameters Nova Studio 3.4.0
 
OS Windows
 
Controllers
 
Phobos Series MCTRL 4K MCTRL R5 3D HD
Professional Series NovaPro HD
VX Series VX4S VX4U VX2U
MCTRL Series MCTRL660 MCTRL600 MCTRL300 MSD300
 
Cards
 
Armour Series A8 A8s A7 A7s A5/A5s A4/A4s
MRV500 Series 560
MRV400 Series 420 410
MRV300 Series 360/365 350 340 330 320 300
MRV200 Series 220 210 200
 
Accessories
 
Monitoring Card MON300
Multifunction Card MFN300
Sensors MTH310 NS060
 
Fine Print
 
Specifications NovaStar and Telematics reserves the right to change any specifications without prior notice.
 
Manuals
 
Nova Studio Manual
 
 
 

Installation · NovaStar Nova Studio V3.4.0

It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin.
Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected. ~ Sun Tzu
 
 
 
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Manual · NovaStar Nova Studio V3.4.0

Ponder and deliberate before you make a move. ~ Sun Tzu

Overview · Program Features

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Nova Studio V3.4.0 supports multiple LED displays simultaneously with separate media programs and mapping.

Varied content is scheduled for selected dates and times, and can be played on multiple pages comprised of any number of uniquely sized and positioned windows.

Content media includes video and images, audio and text, timers and sensor data, websites and live streaming.

Properties such as background colours and images, transparency and volume, animated effects and dozens of transitions can be easily customized.

Nova Studio can disable the keyboard and mouse to impair unauthorized operations, allow for emergency notifications to be displayed and run backups to a USB.

The program and media can be set to start and play automatically. Should an error cause the media to be frozen, Nova Studio will reset.

Overview · Supported Media

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Image file formats include common *.jpeg and *.png formats as well as *.gif and *.bmp and *.ico.

Video file formats cover industry standard *.h.264, *.mpeg (1, 2, 4), *.mov, *.wmv, *.xvid, *.divx, *.wmv, *.asx, *.asf, *.rmvb, *.avc1, *.qtrle and DVD. Audio file formats include *.mp3 and *.wma.

Microsoft Office file extensions include *.doc and *docx, *.xls and *.xlsx. PowerPoint is supported through a conversion tool.

Text can be delivered in single line, scrolling, static and complex formats. RSS and Network feeds are shown via *.xml.

Overview · Runtime Environment

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Nova Studio runs on Windows 10 and legacy versions.

CPU performance is a minimum of 1.6 GHz with 1024 MB and a minimum of 512 MB graphics.

Install Microsoft Office to display Word and Excel files and a current Adobe plug-in to support the display of Flash files.

A current version of Microsoft DirectX is required to run any videos in Nova Studio.

Overview · Program Installation

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Download Nova Studio Setup V3.4 (106 MB) from this link.

Select language when prompted. Close any open programs to continue. Select the default program location and shortcut in the startup menu, or another of your choosing. Review and confirm your selections. Install.

Once installation is complete, select the default software editing interface (Simple Player) mode, or another of your choice, noting that this can be changed at any time in the Settings menu.

At this time, a window to install WinPcap 4.1.3 opens. If this packet capture program is unfamiliar to you, research it here. Select whether to run the program automatically when the computer starts.

Launch Nova Studio. Note that the language interface can be set at the top menu bar under (Lang).

Play · Edit Mode

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Three different Edit Modes are available: Simple Play, Professional Play, Priority Programs.

Edit Mode is found at the bottom of the Settings sub-menu. Note that it may be identified as either Switch Schedule Mode or Edit Mode Settings.

Simple Player is suitable for basic displays, where just a number of pages with windows and media in those windows is looped in sequence.

Professional Player provides for a more complex structure with the addition of time settings.

Priority Player adds composite media.

Play · Simple Player

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Simple Player is suitable for basic displays, where just a number of pages with windows and media in those windows is looped in sequence.

Under the Settings menu, select Show All windows to display a small window or Page at the top-left of the desktop. The Page represents what is shown on the LED display.

The Page should be edited at Settings, Display Settings from the default setting of 200 pixels (width/height) and 0 pixels (X/Y) position on the desktop to reflect than the pixel mapping area of the target LED display - or larger - and any change to the position of the Page on the desktop.

The top level of the file hierarchy is the Playlist which may contain multiple Programs. Right-click for the Context Menu to add additional Programs or clear existing ones.

Right-click the Program file to add any number of Windows including a scrolling text window, clock and countdown window, external video device window, weather window and a sensor window. These can be set to play in a top to bottom loop. A Common Window can have its own media sources list to allow separate media sources can be played in it in the list order.

The properties of each Window can be extensively edited for background images and colours, sounds and fonts.

At any time, select Play from the top menu to review the Playlist on the desktop Page.

Play · Professional Player

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Professional Player has all the features of the Simple Player plus additional functions for timed segments. The player program can be saved as a *.plym file.

Where Simple Player which shows Playlist at the top of the file hierarchy, the Profession Player shows Schedule with General Segment folders.

Segments are added to the Schedule in the Context Menu.

The properties of the segments are the effective dates, weekdays and times. This allows a segment to run during a calendar period, on specified weekdays and at a certain time and duration.

A Global Page can be added to stay on top of other basic program pages. One common example would be for the presence of a clock function that overlays all content behind it.

Windows can be resized and re-positioned with mouse drags or by the default and custom settings in the Context Menu, where they can also be copied and pasted.

Media can be previewed under Settings, Preview Setting Of Media and re-ordered in the Window using the Up/Down Arrows or dragging with the mouse. The Properties of the Media can be applied to any or all other Media in the Context Menu.

Segments can selected and then previewed in the Context Menu or in the drop-down menu at the right of the sub-menu.

Play · Priority Programs

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The Priority Programs editing page is made up page layout and preview panels, time segment and media editing panels.

Pages can be added or deleted, copied and sorted in the menu. Settings for new or existing pages can be modified in the sub-menu to text and image or video files, or clocks, weather and sensor formats. The Zoom function allows for pixel-level inspection of an image.

When adding the media, simultaneously set the tiling, size and transparency of the media and schedule play and loop times for the date, day and time.

Once the schedule is set, it can be reviewed in the main menu under Scheduling View and viewed under Play.

Play · Notification

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Notification is found under the Control menu.

The content of each Notification must first be set in the Notification Window where the text and window attributes and the duration are applied.

The Operator can select from the listed Notifications to play across any or all displays and allow it to run for a preset duration or stop at any time.

Emergency Inserted Content differs as this setting allows for a Media File such as a Video or Image with and Audio track to play immediately or on a delay.

Remote · Monitoring

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The Monitoring function is found in the View menu.

While the LED is operating the real-time playing of the content can be monitored.

The check box needs to be selected for moving images, otherwise only still images will be displayed in the Monitoring window.

Remote · Control

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To create a Control Computer, the Remote Real-time Management first needs to be selected under Network Settings in the main menu while Nova Studio is running on the corresponding display.

Select the corresponding IP being monitored on the local computer and set the communication port within 1025 ~ 65535 and not in conflict with other communication ports.

At your option, set a password, noting that the same must be used when adding displays using Remote Screen Management under Control in the main menu.

Add a remote display which is identified by name and IP and the same communication port of the network already set.

The Remote Screen Management window allows the Operator to send Notifications and Emergency Plays, Schedules and Commands or Adjust Time and acquire Screenshots. The Operator can send Files to specific directories on the remote display.

Settings · Display

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Under the Settings menu, select Show All windows to display a small window or Page at the top-left of the desktop. The Page represents what is shown on the LED display.

The Page should be edited at Settings, Display Settings from the default setting of 200 pixels (width/height) and 0 pixels (X/Y) position on the desktop to reflect than the pixel mapping area of the target LED display - or larger - and any change to the position of the Page on the desktop.

Note that any number of Pages can be modified for size and position on the desktop, but the X/Y position will overlap those Pages unless otherwise defined. Update will refresh the window.

Settings · Start

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Under the Settings menu, select Start Setting to choose when Nova Studio will start or terminate.

Auto Run will start Nova Studio when the PC boots and Restart Software On Time will terminate the program and restart it on a schedule. This is ideal to maintain the stability of the software without the need to shut down the PC.

Auto Play will cause specific files to play once Nova Studio has started.

Under the Settings menu, the Power ON/OFF Settings will schedule an optional Monitor Card to turn the power on or off to the display at a set time.

Settings · Play

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Under Settings, select Play Setting to view the Log Setting which shows the play data of each media source in the play log.

The same menu shows Playing Setting which allows the Operator to program recovery from Frozen Video, reduced Video Rendering, to set Synchronized Media by time and to improve Text Sharpening and Scroll Drawing.

Security · Lock

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Nova Studio can disable the keyboard and mouse to impair unauthorized operations. Only the ESC button remains active. Under Settings, select Lock Setting to set a new password.

Go to Control and Lock to confirm that the PC will be locked and unable to be accessed without the password. To unlock the PC, press ESC to open the dialog box to enter. NovaStar may be able to assist if the password is lost.

To backup the program files, select Schedule and Backup to export to a network or Export To USB Disk.

To backup to a USB, first select Setting and Start Setting to first enable Instant Plug And Play Of USB Disk. to view the Log Setting which shows the play data of each media source in the play log.

The same menu shows Playing Setting which allows the Operator to program recovery from Frozen Video, reduced Video Rendering, to set Synchronized Media by time and to improve Text Sharpening and Scroll Drawing.

Security · Backup

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To backup the program files, select Schedule and Backup to export to a network.

Otherwise select Export To USB Disk to backup to a USB.

Security · USB

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Select Setting and Start Setting to enable Instant Plug And Play Of USB Disk.

Once enabled, Nova Studio will recognize backup content on the inserted USB in real time and play the program.

If the USB is removed, Nova Studio will stop playing the file.

Tools · Recover

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Nova Studio is programmed to restart after a system fault such as an unstable decoder.

The program should restart and resume the playing status.

Tools · Plug-in

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Nova Studio does not play Microsoft PowerPoint files, but does provide a conversion tool to convert those files into images which are then added to a Playlist.

Select Plug-In Tool from the main menu and PPT To Bitmap.

Locate the PowerPoint file and select the Convert button to convert.

To avoid distortion from converted images that do not match the size of the Play Window, set the Page size to the same measurements as the Play Window. Select Tool from the main menu and PowerPoint to set the Page size to the same as the Play Window. Microsoft PowerPoint will start when the OK button is selected.

Tools · Management

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Select Tool from the main menu and Drawing, Word or Excel to open up any of those programs directly from Nova Studio.

Add more programs by selecting Tool from the main menu and Tool Management and adding the executable file to the path.

Pricing · NovaStar

Ponder and deliberate before you make a move. ~ Sun Tzu
Professional Series
NovaStar NovaPro HD $ 3350 (1)
NovaStar Jupiter J6 $ 4500 (1)
Vancouver Inventory
MCTRL Series
NovaStar MCTRL660 $ 675
NovaStar MCTRL600 $ 475
NovaStar MCTRL300 $ 250 (1)
NovaStar MSD300 $ 150
Vancouver Inventory

3 Year NovaStar Factory Warranty

Phobos Series
NovaStar MCTRL 4K $ 4850 (1)
NovaStar MCTRL R5 $ 2950
Vancouver Inventory
Taurus Series
NovaStar Taurus TB6 $ 625 (2)
NovaStar Taurus T6 $ 575
NovaStar Taurus TB3 $ 450 (2)
NovaStar Taurus T3 $ 400
Vancouver Inventory

NovaStar Nova VNNOX

VX Series
NovaStar VX4S $ 1900 (2)
NovaStar VX4U $ 1375
NovaStar VX2U $ 975
Vancouver Inventory
Accessories
NS060C Light Sensor $ 170
MTH310 Temperature Sensor $ 120
Vancouver Inventory

NovaStar NovaiCare

Telematics Canada is as proud of our fair pricing as we are of our brilliant technology, which is why we don't hesitate to clearly list both in plain view for our visitors to review and compare to our competition. We respect the value of your time by not wasting days of it just so you can get a ballpark quote for your project. Which is great news for our new clients. For the analog guys still playing in the old school sandbox...not so much.

Checklist

Don't drive yourself crazy trying to figure out the right series and the correct specifications and dimensions for your project. Just contact our offices and in ten minutes we can review everything and find out what works best for the space and the budget. There...I'm feeling better already.

Order

If you are like everyone else, you will leave this part to the last possible moment. Then we will share in your stress and jump through every imaginable hoop to meet your evolving schedule. We strive to have the most popular NovaStar products in stock at all times, but orders are first-come first-serve.

Ship

We can ship your order by air or ground as your budget and time allows. Shipping and Customs schedules can be estimated, but are external variables that are outside of our control. Allow plenty of time for unexpected delays. You would not believe how many National Holidays are observed in China. Seriously.

Install

Your installation will include a PC for content and a NovaStar controller to direct that content to the display. There will be power and data cables to hook everything up and a frame or support beams to mount your display. If you need assistance with this, Telematics can often suggest a local partner.

Service

NovaStar provides their full technical expertise to assist Telematics with any issues where we have requested their assistance. Most problems are diagnosed and resolved using remote access software, Skype and webcams or a simple exchange of emails and phone calls.

Warranty

NovaStar supports their products with a comprehensive 3-year factory warranty that provides for their repair or replacement without charge.

Contact · Telematics Canada

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Telematics Canada

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