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Managing Wall Control

One workstation running FortiCentral can operate multiple monitors and form a Monitor Wall. Typically, these workstations are shared between manned operator workstations; however, it is possible to control a monitor wall workstation from any operator workstation. Users can switch video, apply views, or change the layout.

This feature requires two FortiCentral instances to communicate with each other. To successful communicate they must be connected to at least one shared FortiRecorder.

To configure an operator side FortiCentral to control a Remote Client

  1. Enter a unique numeric ID in Settings. This is ideally planned by the administrator, but you can assign your own ID number. If your ID is in conflict, you will receive a warning message.
  2. In the Monitor Wall workstation, set up another unique numeric ID in Settings. Choosing a name for the local workstation will allow others to identify it correctly. This name will appear in the Remote Clients expander tab in the device column.
  3. Enable “Accept Remote Commands”.

Once this is set up, the Monitor Wall appears on the operator workstation under Remote Clients. Drag the Monitor Wall name onto a pane to show a representation.

Managing Wall Control

One workstation running FortiCentral can operate multiple monitors and form a Monitor Wall. Typically, these workstations are shared between manned operator workstations; however, it is possible to control a monitor wall workstation from any operator workstation. Users can switch video, apply views, or change the layout.

This feature requires two FortiCentral instances to communicate with each other. To successful communicate they must be connected to at least one shared FortiRecorder.

To configure an operator side FortiCentral to control a Remote Client

  1. Enter a unique numeric ID in Settings. This is ideally planned by the administrator, but you can assign your own ID number. If your ID is in conflict, you will receive a warning message.
  2. In the Monitor Wall workstation, set up another unique numeric ID in Settings. Choosing a name for the local workstation will allow others to identify it correctly. This name will appear in the Remote Clients expander tab in the device column.
  3. Enable “Accept Remote Commands”.

Once this is set up, the Monitor Wall appears on the operator workstation under Remote Clients. Drag the Monitor Wall name onto a pane to show a representation.