AmbiVision Quick Install Guide

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Read this manual before you start using AmbiVision. Obey all instructions and warnings (marked by a yellow triangle with exclamation mark) to avoid injury or hardware damage.

 

LabTeam Innovations LTD is not responsible for hardware damage if this manual is not followed, and the warranty will be voided.

 

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

  1. Device should not be used by children under 16 years old.
  2. Do not to insert fingers or any items into the device.
  3. Avoid contact with fluids. Do not swallow any items of set.
  4. Keep in dry location not accessible to children.
  5. Modifications can be done only by the manufacturer.
  6. Manufacturer is not responsible for bodily injury or damage to equipment due to improper handling.


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Video manuals
Firmware update
Setup with AmbiVision Wizard

LED strip installation


To achieve the best visual effect, the recommended distance between the wall and LED strip is 3-15 cm. Do not cover ventilation holes of the TV.

To install, stick the LED strip around of the screen back close to the TV edges. AmbiVision can be installed in 4 ways (enter used way into AmbiVision settings at the first launch if it is different that the first way – starts from left corner):

a). Looking at the back of the TV, start from the right lower corner and go up, left, down, right.

 

 

b). Looking at the back of the TV, start from the middle of right side and go up, left, down, right and up to the beginning of the LED strip.

 

 

c). Looking at the back of the TV, start from the middle of bottom side and go right, up, left, down and right to the beginning of the LED strip.

 

 

d). Looking at the back of the TV, start from the middle of top side and go left, down, right, up and left to the beginning of the LED strip.

 

 

 

Use zip ties and sticky base to stabilize LED strip cable.

The LED strip is bendable, but some parts cannot be bent. Only bend places without solder and LEDs.

 

 

 

Some AmbiVision modes need the same number of LEDs on the left and right side, so plan your layout before you start the installation.

 

The extra part of LED strip can be cut off with scissors.

 

 

Keep in mind proper order of plugging:
1. Plug in LED plug, VGA cable, audio jack
2. Plug in power supply adapter
(always last)

"Power loop"


To reduce colors changing along the LED strip, please make a LED strip “loop” to balance voltage drops. Take a look at the pictures:

 

 

 

Please note that polarization is relevant: connect “GND” to black cable and ”+5V” to red cable. We suggest using the top layer of the LED strip instead of the bottom layer (despite the act that it is more “natural”) due to a thin glue layer covering the pads.

 

Do not touch metal cover of the LED plug while it is in operation because it can get hot. Wait three minutes after turning device off before attempting to unplug it to allow it to cool down.

 

This device uses nominal input voltages of 110 - 240 V AC and it automatically selects the correct input voltage. It is designed to work with a single-phase power system having a grounded neutral conductor. To reduce the risk of electrical shock, do not plug into any other type of power system. Connect the device with all peripheral equipment before turning it on.               

The brightness in the room has a great influence on effect quality. It is recommended to limit the ambient lighting in order to get the best effect. 

 

Unplug the power cords or adapters of both the device and external equipment from the AC outlet before connecting the cables.

Terminals&Control


 

REAR TERMINAL

 

DC INPUT (5V 3A or 6A)

Connect to the power supply adapter.


LED output

Used to connect WS2812B LED strip.


Video input

Used to connect a video output from PC/TV/splitter/converter etc.


Audio input

Connect the audio output signal from video equipment connected to video input to this port.


USB input
Used to upgrade or downgrade firmware.

 

FRONT CONTROL

 

Minus button

Decrease value in settings mode or change sub-mode.


Menu button

Change mode or enter settings mode.


Plus button
Increase value in settings mode or change sub-mode.

 

 

Restart the device (unplug and plug power cord or disable and enable the device by menu panel) if the input resolution has changed. It helps to adjust the best capturing properties.

Connection of AV signals


AmbiVision require additional connectivity equipment if non-VGA output source is being used.

 

The images below show recommended ways of connection:

1. To use AmbiVision with external HDMI device, make connection as in picture below. If you want to use more than 1 device, use HDMI auto switch. HDMI splitter and converter should support HDCP. 

 

 

2. If your source device provides VGA output, you can connect it directly or by VGA splitter.

 

3. Look over your TV manual to find out whether your TV provides video output, or check the back of your TV this symbol: 

Please note the SCART/Component/S-VIDEO output does not pass a digital signal. It means the digital sources connected through the HDMI (SMART TV apps are digital content as well) do not pass through the TV. Please read manual of the S-Video/Composite to VGA converter before you start use it.

 

1.If the TV provides full SCART output(RGB ext)

 

 

2. If the TV provides Composite/AV output(AV out)

 

4. If your TV provides video output and you want to connect external HDMI sources, please use connection scenario from image below. Connect output of HDMI branch to VGA input of S-Video/Composite to VGA converter. You would need to select a source between HDMI branch or composite input on S-Video/Composite to VGA converter. Please read manual of the S-Video/Composite to VGA converter before you start use it.

 

 

The table below shows recommended (tested) connectivity equipment. These items are available to order on our website (“The Connectivity Pack”) or on common shopping websites.

 

Equipment name Tested model Short specs.
HDMI Splitter

All similar models should work properly

Up to 1920 x 1200         

HDCP compliant
1 input, 2 outputs
HDMI 1.3/4
Supports 3D
HDMI to VGA converter  

Up to 1920 x 1200         

HDCP compliant
Audio output
HDMI 1.3/4
Supports 3D

HDMI Splitter 4k (with downscale

feature of one output to 1080)

SY-4KS

Link
HDMI auto switch    
Composite/VGA/S-Video to VGA converter    
SCART/EURO to Composite   Set the switch to “Output”
VGA splitter

 

All models should work properly

 

 

 

Menu operations


Use three touch buttons to select mode or sub-mode of the device. Device can run in four modes: capture mode, mood mode, music visualization mode, and disabled. The mode can be selected by the menu button, whereas sub-mode can be select by the plus or minus buttons.

Remote control feature allows to control the device remotely, however navigation in the settings mode is not available.

Menu structure:

 

The first launch


At the first launch, you need to adjust AmbiVision to your screen and LED strip placing. The settings interface is implemented using colors on each side, so we suggest that you start setting from the number of LEDs setting or placing setting if LED strip does not start from the lower left corner(in this case you should set placing method first, then number of LEDs). The left side means current setting. Next sides mean current value of the setting.

 

 

To enter in settings mode, long press the menu button (once the device enters in settings mode, all lights are white with blinking on the left side).

Every product has factory stored default settings:

  • Device mode: mood mode
  • Device sub-mode: demo mode
  • LEDs brightness: normal
  • Eyestrain reduction: level 1/3
  • Wall color: white
  • Enabled black bars detection
  • Number of LEDs on left and right: 18; top and bottom: 32
  • No 3D mode
  • Turn on time of “Go To Sleep Light”: 30 sec
  • Any remote codes programmed

Adjust LED brightness


To adjust the brightness of the lights, use the plus or minus buttons. To change the active side, press the menu button. The current active side should blinking. The brightness for each side can be selected from -5 (lowest level) to 0 (normal) to 5 (highest level).

 

Set eyestrain reduction (min. luminosity)


When using AmbiVision, your eye muscles are less strained, therefore your eyes do not get tired while spending long periods of time in front of the screen. Minimum luminosity and smooth changing mode helps to achieve the best reduction of eyestrain. Set a luminosity with the plus and minus buttons between the 3 levels.

 

Setting wall adaptive function


Thanks to a wall-adaptive function, the color of the light is perfectly aligned with the screen picture, regardless of the wall color. Select a similar color as the wall behind the screen.


To verify wall correction work, please observe pattern colors around the screen.

 

 

Available colors:

  WHITE LIGHT BEIGE YELLOW
ORANGE RED CRIMSON
  LIGHT PINK PINK   LIGHT VIOLET
VIOLET LIGHT BLUE BLUE
LIGHT GREEN GREEN   LIGHT GREY
GREY BROWN BLACK

Black bars detection


AmbiVision recognizes black bars while watching movies and automatically adjusts capturing areas. Enable this mode by pressing the plus button, or disable it by pressing the minus button. Accept your choice by pressing the menu button.

 

Set number of LEDs


At the first launch, configure the number of LEDs on each side of your screen. Count the number of LEDs on the left, right, top, and bottom of your screen. To skip a side, press the menu button (the active side is blinking) and use the plus and minus buttons to set the number of LEDs.

Set placing method


Default placing is starting from left bottom corner. However, if you prefer, placing can be set in three other ways (to know more go to “Installation”). Press the menu button to accept current placing or press minus or plus button to select appropriate placing to achieve the LED lights as follows:

 

Enabling passive 3D modes


AmbiVision can handle 3D video streaming in passive modes: side-by-side or top-to-bottom. To select 3D mode, use plus or minus buttons and accept them with the menu button.

 

Setting the ”go to sleep” light


When you turn off the screen, AmbiVision lights up for 10/30/60 seconds to escort you safely to bed, and you can still control the lights by remote control or touch buttons.
To select enable, choose the time for the lights to be active, or disable this feature using the plus or minus buttons. Accept by press menu button.

 

Set remote codes


AmbiVision can be controlled by remote control. The set does not include a remote control, so any infrared remote control that works on 36-40kHz carrier can be used. To check whether your remote control is supported, press any button while pointing the remote toward the AmbiVision box. If the menu button is blinking, it means the remote control can be used.

Find three unused buttons on your remote to control AmbiVision: a standby button, a mode change button, and a sub-mode change button. Enable programming mode in settings. The lights should look as follows:

 

 

Top light will be blinking on red. Set distance between remote control and AmbiVision to about from 1.5 to 4 meters and press the button on the remote control responsible for standby mode. The light should stop blinking. Click a plus button on AmbiVision. Top lights will be blinking on red again. Press the same button on the remote control. Repeat this operation on the next buttons.

Verify whether all buttons work properly. If issues occur, repeat the programming procedure.


Note: If the device is in the disabled state, you cannot change the modes and sub-modes. You need to enable device first.

The maximum operating range for the remote control is about 5 meters and 60 degrees.

Set default settings


To restore all default settings, click the plus or minus button and wait for the system to restart.

 

Capture mode


This device has a smart system of adjusting screen properties to the connected source. After plugging  the input signal, the device computes the best and the most efficient processing properties to grab pixels. Due to this, it provides support for all screens regardless of the resolution and video standard.
              

Pulsing of the menu button mean the AmbiVision is in the process of adjusting screen properties. It takes about 1 sec and its result is announced by a short blinking of the menu button.

AmbiVision provides several capturing modes:

  • Fast mode without smooth   [red blinking corners in pending phase]
  • Medium smooth   [green blinking corners in pending phase]
  • High smooth   [blue blinking corners in pending phase]
  • 3D fast mode (only if 3D mode is enabled in settings)   [violet blinking corners in pending phase]
  • 3D medium smooth (only if 3D mode is enabled in settings)   [yellow blinking corners in pending phase]
  • 3D high smooth (only if 3D mode is enabled in settings)   [cyan  blinking corners in pending phase]
  • Average on all LEDs mode   [white blinking corners in pending phase]

If you have finished watching TV, AmbiVision will turn off automatically and enable the “Go To Sleep Light” if that feature is enabled. You do not need disable the device manually, but it is recommended to unplug power adapter.

Mood mode


The mood mode can work in two ways: static or fluently changing colors. That allows to you to create a nice atmosphere and reduces your energy cost by replacing the lighting in the whole room to energy efficient LED lights behind a screen. Once the device is entered in the mood mode, the plus and minus buttons will blink alternately for 5 seconds.

This is a list of effects in mood mode:

  • Solid white
  • Solid blue
  • Solid red
  • Solid green
  • Solid yellow
  • Solid violet
  • Solid orange
  • Solid cyan
  • Changing slow mode
  • Changing medium mode
  • Changing fast mode
  • Demo rainbow mode

Music visualizer


Visualize your music with AmbiVision. Thanks to the colorful LEDs and 5 different effects AmbiVision creates awesome mood of your party.

Once the device is entered in the mood mode, all the buttons blink alternately for 3 seconds.
Audio visualize has auto gain control to be compatible with all audio devices, thus it needs about 10 seconds to adjust itself to the signal level.


a). Simple mode - the simplest effect and neutral for any kind of music. Green bars on top, left and right sides and red bar on top means overload.
b). Separated frequency bins – it is a composition of the three bars (for low, medium, and high frequency)
c). Power bar with color depends on audio frequencies
d). All LED lights colors depend on audio frequencies
e). Strobe mode - white blinking light on beats

Please note that audio visualize needs the same number of LEDs on left and right sides to properly work.

Firmware update


It is possible to update (or downgrade) a firmware if a new version is released.
To update firmware download “Update Pack” - from the product website: www.ambivision.tv. Then execute carefully a whole procedure in a correct order:

1. Unplug power supply adapter
2. Unplug LED plug
3. Plug micro USB cable to USB socket of AmbiVision
4. Plug USB cable directly (without USB hub) to computer (remember to install DFU drivers first)
5. Run DFU loader (DfuSe Demo - must be installed first) and select DFU file (click on the "Choose" button in "Upgrade or Verify Action" section)
6. Click on “Upgrade” button in DFU loader application
7. Unplug USB micro cable
8. Plug in LED plug
9. Plug power supply adapter
10. Done

Firmware upgrade does not affect to current settings.

Do not unplug the USB cable while update process is running. Do not unplug or plug LED plug if the power supply adapter is plugged in.

Latest Update Packs:


AmbiVision_upgrade_1.13

Audio visualizer mode 3 fixed
Improved the touch buttons handling
Fixed shift of the left side

Fixed the top part brightness

Speed up refresh rate

AmbiVision_upgrade_1.12

Average mode fixed
Restored USB timeout
Speed up refresh rate

AmbiVision_upgrade_1.11


AmbiVision Desktop Wizard 1.11 for OS X

AmbiVision Desktop Wizard 1.11

Eyestrain reduction:
- "smarter algorithm" which changes coefficients in dependence of current image
- increased dynamics
- luminosity level calculated from human perception formula
Capturing areas:
- auto edge searching of the all sides
- fixed memory leak on the top or bottom
- added adjustment of algorithms strength
Menu:
- fixed brightness setting
Goto sleep:
- blue and black detection does not cause any flickering and works well:)
USB connection:
- decreased detection time

If you upgrade from 1.10 to 1.11, only capture areas will be changed.

AmbiVision Wizard 1.11:
- added controls for algorithm strenght adjustment
- auto detection

Older:

AmbiVision_upgrade_1.10

AmbiVision Desktop Wizard

Fixed:
- DSP processing functions [interpolation, decimation, median]

 

Troubleshooting


 

Failure Solutions
The device cannot be powered on
  • Plug the power cord into the AC power outlet
  • Check whether the LED jack is plugged in
The color of LEDs is abnormal
  • Adjust AmbiVision to your wall color
  • Disable or decrease level of eyestrain reduction
  • Adjust gamma correction of your screen or adjust a converter color setting if the converter is used
Remote control does not work
  • Use different remote control which supports infrared emitting in 36-40kHz bandwidth
  • Try to program the codes once more
  • Decrease distance and remove all obstacles between AmbiVision and your remote control
Menu panel does not work
  • Reset AmbiVision (unplug power adapter for 10 seconds and then plug back in)
  • Move electronic devices away from the AmbiVision
The device cannot detect video input signal
  • Check video signal of the input source
  • Check whether connection equipment (splitters, converters) is connected properly
The device button held in on state without touching
  • Wait 3 seconds for auto-calibration
  • Reset AmbiVision (unplug power adapter for 10 sec and then plug )
The settings was automatically changed to default
  • AmbiVision a has fault counter which can restore default settings if errors occur frequently. Please setup the device again.

 

If the problem still exists after you take these measures, you should contact the distributor or the repair center.

 


 
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