Wireless ePaper

LANCOM Wireless ePaper Displays provide a variety of options for displaying information. You can automatically and remotely update the calendar schedule for your conference rooms, you can create dynamic notices and direction signs, or you can control the price labels of goods on your shelves from a central location in real time. The wide range of different settings allows you to set up your very own customized use case.

The settings for operating Wireless ePaper Displays are to be found in LANconfig under Tools > Options > Wireless ePaper. Under IP/hostname you enter the IP address and the port of the Wireless ePaper Server. The recommended port number is 8001.

You invoke the Wireless ePaper management in LANconfig under Tools > Start Wireless ePaper management.

Use this to activate the Wireless ePaper feature in the access point.

The server must be configured for the connection type ThinAP2.0/TCP. Please refer to the LANCOM Support Knowledge Base for further information. Use the same method to set the following two configuration options to enable communication between the server and LCOS LX access points:


This can be done, for example, with "curl" as follows:

curl -X PUT http://localhost:8001/service/configuration/accessPointUseThinMode?value=true        
curl -X PUT http://localhost:8001/service/configuration/accessPointThinUseOutboundMode?value=true
Note: The legacy connection mode via UDP is not supported by LCOS LX.
The protocol used to communicate with the server.
Configure the radio channel to be used for controlling the Wireless ePaper Displays.

Depending on the radio channel used, connecting the server to a Display can take up to 30 minutes (channels 3, 5, 8, 9, 10) or up to 120 minutes (channels 0, 1, 2, 4, 6, 7). If possible, you should prefer the channels 3, 5, 8, 9 and 10, as Wireless ePaper Displays scan them more frequently and they do not interfere with the popular Wi-Fi channels 1, 6, and 11.

Important: Do not select the same channel for two access points that are in the same area. This causes interference and prevents Displays from joining the network. It is possible to set the same channel on two access points if you are sure that each display is only within range of one of these access points.
Server address
Here you configure the IP address of the Wireless ePaper Server that the access point should contact.
Server port
The TCP destination port to be used for communication with the server.
Server Authentication
Optionally, the access point can check the server certificate of the Wireless ePaper Server when it connects to it. If this option is enabled, a corresponding CA certificate (or certificate chain) in PEM format must also be loaded onto the access point via WEBconfig.
Server Hostname Verification
In connection with the Server Authentication option, this setting decides whether the "Common Name" specified in the certificate is checked for a match with the host name of the addressed Wireless ePaper Server.
CA certificate
If you have uploaded a certificate to the device for server authentication, it will be displayed here.
If you use server authentication, a CA certificate for server verification must also be uploaded to the device. You can do this here by selecting the certificate file and then uploading it.


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