NovaStar NovaLCT-Mars · Introduction
He wins his battles by making no mistakes. Making no mistakes is what establishes the
certainty of victory, for it means conquering an enemy that is already defeated. ~ Sun Tzu
NovaStar provides NovaLCT-Mars without cost for the purpose of configuring LED displays equipped with NovaStar sending and receiving cards, plus NovaStar monitoring cards and multi-function cards.
This is where either the existing *.scfg
configuration file is loaded, or where the user enters the known data concerning the display panels and screen layout.
NovaLCT-Mars allows the user to further control a variety of functions including control over screen brightness, power, error detection, and hardware monitoring.
The software enables point-by-point chroma correction for achieving the correct colour of each LED in the display.
The status of the display temperature, ambient humidity, fan speed and voltage and other conditions can be monitored in each cabinet or panel.
Each LED panel or cabinet will house one or more receiving cards, and these receive instructions from the controller which is also referred to as a sending card. For the purpose of this summary, we will refer to the controller as the sending card.
NovaStar NovaLCT-Mars V4.4.1 is compatible with NovaStar MSD300/600 and MCTRL300/500/600/660 sending cards, and with the MVR200/210/220 and MVR300/320/330/340/350/360/365 receiving cards.
It is compatible with Nova MON300 monitoring cards and MFN300 multi-function cards, and Nova NS048C light sensors and MTH310 temperature sensors.
In a common synchronous installation where the content is resident on a connected PC, the display is connected to the sending card via ethernet.
The PC communicates with the sending card using DVI or HDMI
, and a USB or RS232
In a standalone asynchronous installation where the content is resident at the display, the display is connected directly to the PC via ethernet.
The minimum configuration for the PC requires an Intel Celeron with 1GB and 256 MB. In practice, a modern mid-range consumer computer is recommended.
Current Windows OS currently maintained and updated by Microsoft are advised. The system should be online or otherwise have internet access.
NovaStar NovaLCT-Mars V4.4.1 Setup
and the Nova M3 LED Display Control System User Manual
are both available for download here
Clients who have not yet received their new LED display are encouraged to download the program and the user manual to become familiar with it.
Follow the standard prompts to install NovaLCT-Mars onto the PC.
The NovaLCT-Mars combines a standard text menu with an icon menu that features five of the common functions. For the purpose of this summary, we will focus on the text menu which is highlighted in blue with a darker blue border, and its sub-menu which is padded to the right.
Our first step is to select the menu.
In the drop-down sub-menu, select and enter the default password: admin
. Once you have done so, immediately .
Return to the menu. In the drop-down sub-menu, select and enter a password of your choice.
You now have access to the and the corresponding sub-menu described in this summary.
If your interface is showing: No screen, click here for configuration
, this is because you have not yet connected your PC to the sending card using a USB or RS232
connection, and no data is being communicated. Once these are connected, the icons in the adjacent image will be displayed.