MagniLink Vision Split | FAQ
1. Is connection to Mac possible?
Yes, MagniLink Vision Split is independent of operative system.
a) What connection is needed to connect a Mac?
Connection box on the Vision has HDMI connection. To connect a Mac you need a conversion cable from DisplayPort to HDMI.
b) How to set up display resolution on a connected Mac?
Go to Settings – and then to Display- and change setting per monitor i.e. One settings window for each monitor will appear. Choose ”Preferred resolution for the connected screen for LVI screens 23” (1920x1080) and for 18.5” (1366x768)”
2. Is it possible to adjust pan- and tilt speed of the distance camera?
Yes, by using the EUC software (order it for free - product code MLV-A102). Click on pan/tilt section. There are 5 sectors each for pan and tilt range. Each sector can be individually set.
3. Can distance camera positions be pre programmed?
Yes, first adjust the distance camera to the intended preprogrammed position. By pressing one of the buttons marked I, II or III on the control panel for at least 3 seconds. Then the positions will be saved. You need to change pan, tilt and zoom to set a new preset mode.
4. What are the advantages of the function for optical centre?
It is always an advantage to place an interesting object in the centre of the picture. When changing size of the video window the object of interest will always stay in the middle thanks to the function for optical centre. This will increase efficiency since this minimizes the need to change position of paper (reading camera) or change camera position (distance camera).
5. Can MagniLink Vision TTS be connected to split box and distance camera?
No, this is not possible for the moment. It is however possible to switch between Vision TTS and PC computer via the LVI switch box (MLV-A100).
6. Can the distance camera be placed on the wall or in the ceiling?
The distance camera can be placed on a wall by using the accessory “wall bracket”. Max recommended distance between camera and split box is 10 m. This is valid for SD as well as HD cameras. Right now only SD cameras can be ceiling mounted with corresponding ceiling bracket.
7. Is there a model available without reading table?
Yes, there is a version without reading table. This can be useful when handwriting and other hand craft is the main occupation or if there is limited space on desk top
a) How is the system fixed if there is no reading table?
As standard there is a table clamp with two screws.
8. Can the system be used only with distance camera and without reading camera?
Yes, there are three input sources possible on the split box, so it is possible to have two distance cameras and one computer connected.
9. Is there a foot switch available?
Yes there is a footswitch available as standard. Foot switch is practical to use to rapidly switch between full picture modes.
10. Can the system be used without computer?
Yes it is possible. The system works with only one or two cameras connected. You can also use the system only for computer work, without camera(s) started.
11. What is the advantage with hardware split (HW) compared to software (SW) split?
HW split makes it possible to split two HD sources simultaneously which is not possible with SW solutions today. HW split does not require computer to split the screen between 2 cameras and makes the system independent of operating system.
12. What is the difference between LVI screens and other screens?
The LVI screens are optimized with respect to colors – refresh rate and valid camera settings.
The LVI screens are controlled by the MagniLink Vision system and are therefore totally shut off when not in use. External screens are normally put in standby mode when not in use.
LVI screens have no adjustment buttons that by mistake can be touched and activated by visually impaired people.
13. Is it possible to make a snapshot or video?
Yes by using LVI's MagniLink S software (optional) for PC or Mac, this is possible for both reading and distance camera (product code MLV-A101). The software can be downloaded as a free trial version at www.lvi.se/en/support/download. It includes the same functionality as for the MagniLink Student. In this case PC/Mac has to be connected by USB cable to the MagniLink Vision unit.
14. Is it possible to use the system with an interactive whiteboard?
Yes, make sure that the computer (not the computer connected to MLV) connected to the projector is set to 60Hz, to make sure that there is no interferences in the camera picture of the whiteboards.
Tip; There are also other ways to connect the pupil┤s PC to Interactive whiteboards by software, please read the specific systems “How To” to see how.