NEC PD Comms Tool (NEC Public Display Communications Tool) is a software application that can be used to configure, control, and test supported NEC large screen LCD display models via either RS232 or LAN connections. It can also be used to assist with developing and debugging external control systems by showing the communications protocol for commands exchanged between the software and displays.

Main Features and Benefits

NEC PD Comms Tool provides a simple, intuitive interface to perform the following functions:

Provides easy remote access to many common controls.

Access to advanced controls.

Assists with diagnosing connection and configuration related problems.

Displays and logs all commands exchanged via RS232 or LAN.

Shows a breakdown of how commands are constructed from the input parameters and monitor protocol.

Powerful scripting command language allows complex control sequences to be performed on multiple displays.

Software System Requirements

NEC PD Comms Tool has the following system requirements

 

Operating System

Apple Mac OS X v10.7 or higher.

Microsoft Windows / Server 2003 / Vista / 7 / 8 and 8.1 / 10

LAN (for supported display models)

Included on all Macs

Standard TCP/IP LAN interface (optional if using RS232 or Wireless LAN)

RS232

A USB to RS232 adapter can be used if connecting the Mac to displays via RS232 instead of via LAN.

Null modem cables to connect devices.

One or more RS232 COM Ports (optional if using LAN).

Null modem cables to connect devices.

A USB to RS232 adapter can be used if necessary.

Models

PDCommsTool Downloads

Latest Releases

Platform Description Version Size
Mac OS and Windows   PD Comms Tool Users Guide 1.4.00 4.8 Mb
Windows    PD Comms Tool README file for Windows 1.4.00 6 Kb
Windows   PD Comms Tool Installer for Windows 1.4.00 26 Mb
Mac OS   PD Comms Tool README file for Mac OS 1.4.00 6 Kb
Mac OS   PD Comms Tool Installer for Mac OS 1.4.00 17 Mb

Previous Releases

Platform Description Version Size
Mac OS and Windows   PD Comms Tool Users Guide 1.3.10 2.8 Mb
Windows   PD Comms Tool README file for Windows 1.3.10 6 Kb
Windows   PD Comms Tool Installer for Windows 1.3.10 12 Mb
Mac OS   PD Comms Tool README file for Mac OS 1.3.10 6 Kb
Mac OS   PD Comms Tool Installer for Mac OS 1.3.10 13 Mb

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The E705, E805, and E905 models fully support standard commands and functionality, such as reading the serial number, Get/Set OpCodes, and reading and setting the power state. Other E series models support a very limited number of commands and controls. For example, it is not possible to read the serial number, read the power state, or Get OpCodes.

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