Step 1: Install Solstice Dashboard and Import Pods

Configuring Solstice

There are multiple ways that you can configure a Solstice Pod. You can configure the Pod without a network by plugging a USB mouse and keyboard directly into the Pod. However, Mersive recommends using Solstice Dashboard to configure your Pods in order to streamline deployment and management.

Solstice Dashboard Overview

Solstice Dashboard for Enterprise Edition is a centralized management tool that can be used to monitor, configure, and update Solstice Enterprise Edition Pods and Windows Software instances on a network. While each Solstice display can be configured individually via its local configuration panel, Solstice Dashboard streamlines the deployment process and allows IT administrators to manage their deployment from a central location.

Solstice Dashboard should be installed on a Windows computer that the IT administrator uses regularly. It can also be installed on multiple PCs to manage the Solstice displays on the network from multiple locations.

System Requirements

Solstice Dashboard is available as a free download and runs on a Windows host computer. The Windows host may be a Windows 8 or 10 machine, or a Windows Server running 2012 R2 or later with qWAVE installed and a quad core processor with 12GB RAM minimum. A Windows 2016 Server may be used if desktop experience is enabled.

Importing Pods into Dashboard

To import the Pods into Dashboard, both the Pods and the Windows computer that Dashboard is installed on must be powered on and connected to the same network.

The easiest way to import Solstice Pods into Dashboard is to get the Pods onto the network via Ethernet. Some administrators prefer to configure Pods using a closed loop network, but it is not required. The Pod comes with Ethernet enabled by default, so connecting an active network jack should result in an automatic network connection that will allow you to easily import the Pods.

If you are unable to put the Pods on a network via Ethernet, the recommended method is to individually connect the Pods to the network wirelessly via the Pod's local configuration panel. Once the Pods are on the network, they can then be imported into the Dashboard to be configured and managed.

Solstice Dashboard separates all instances into groups based on Pod vs. Software instances, Small Group Edition (SGE) vs. Unlimited, Solstice software version numbers, and unsupported instances. Each group of instances has slightly different configuration options, so only instances from the same group can be configured together.

Selecting multiple instances at once allows you to batch configure them for most settings. If multiple displays are selected in the Dashboard instances panel but their existing settings are different for a given configuration option, the field will display a dash (—).

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Step 2: Connect the Pods to the Network