Are you a multitasker in need of a wider, more dynamic touch interface? No worries, Avocor has you covered. Setting up multiple, side-by-side, touch-enabled Avocor displays is a cinch. For this article, we’ll focus on display and touch configuration. Let’s get started!
- First, you’ll need a dedicated computer with enough power to run a multi-display setup smoothly. Click here for a list of recommended PC’s. We DO NOT recommend using our OPS computers for this kind of setup, as they are not optimized for multiple displays.
- Once you have a dedicated PC with enough juice to run your setup, you’ll need to run an HDMI cable and a USB touch hub cable (USB-A to USB-B) from your PC to each of your displays. If you’re running two displays, you’ll need two HDMI cables and two Touch Hub cables in total.
By default, Windows will tend to clone your desktop across mutlitple displays, but we’re guessing you want to extend your desktop, instead. In case you don’t know how to set that up, follow these instructions…
- Click the Windows Start icon on the taskbar of your desktop, then click the gear icon to open Windows Settings.
- Click System. You should land on Display settings from there.
- You should see boxes with numbers on them. If you’re seeing one box with two numbers (like this: 1|2) that means your desktop is cloned across your displays. We’ll want to split those up.
- Scroll down to the Multiple Displays section, click the dropdown, and select Extend desktop to this display.
- From here, you can fine tune your setup. Click the Identify button to see which display is which, and rearrange them by dragging the numbered boxes. The virtual arrangement of the boxes should mimic the physical arrangement of your displays.
By default, Windows may only detect one of your displays as a touch device. We can fix that.
- Open the Control Panel application.
- Open Tablet PC Settings
- Press Setup under Configure.
- You will want to setup both Pen and Touch. Touch/tap the screens to help Windows identify their touch capabilities.
- Next, click Calibrate under display options. Touch the indicated grid-lines in the corners of the screen, then do the same for your other screens.
- When finished, click OK in the Tablet PC Settings window, and you’re good to go!
Your multi-display setup should now be fully functional! Have fun, and please don’t hesitate to call or email Avocor technical support if you need any assistance.