Wireless Connection in GSRs via Solstice

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This article applies to the Philadelphia CampusEMBA(San Francisco) students should contact the EMBA Program Office for GSR connection information.

The Solstice software allows your device to connect to the GSR screen using wifi (AirPennnet, or your Phone's data plan)

Getting Started

  1. Log into the PC. 
    Note:
    If display is asleep, select Resident PC from the touch panel on the wall.  The monitor will turn on, and the installed PC will display automatically.
  2. Once you are logged in, click Solstice Wireless Display icon on the desktop to launch the program. Solstice will open full screen.

Laptop Installation

  1. Download the software from www.mersive.com/get-solstice.  Use the links for Version 2.x.  Install the software. If you are prompted about your firewall, allow this software to be installed.
  2. From the Start Menu, navigate to the Solstice Wireless Display folder to open Solstice on your laptop.

  3. First time users:  Click the gear icon in the window,



    then choose Settings, and in the Solstice Directory Service Address box, enter the name:  solstice.wharton.upenn.edu .



  4. In the Solstice window you'll see a list of rooms which currently have someone using Solstice.  Select the room you are in.



  5. When you are prompted for a Screen Key, type the 4-digit code at the lower left of the monitor. and press Enter.



  6. You are now connected to the monitor in the room. 
  7. Two buttons will now appear in the window on your laptop, Leave (which disconnects you from the monitor, and Share.
    • Share my whole desktop sends your entire desktop to the monitor.
    • Share an app window allows you to select one open window at a time from your desktop.  You can select this option again to share multiple windows.
    • Share a media file allows you to upload a picture, video, or audio file for playback on the monitor. 



Tips on Laptop Usage

  • Up to 4 people can share items to the monitor at one time.
  • Sharing: Anything shared from your desktop appears in the window on your laptop.  Clicking and dragging within the window will move items around on the display. Right Clicking on an item yields four options:
  • Flip provides technical information about the item.
  • Fullscreen maximizes the item on the screen, and minimizes other items.
  • Stack creates a stack of items compressed together, allowing you to flip through them in order by clicking.
  • Delete stops the item from displaying on the monitor.
  • Solstice in System tray: looking for the Solstice window once you've logged in?  Check your system tray for the icon.

iOS Devices

  1. From the app store, search for Solstice v2, download and install it.
  2. Tap the Solstice icon, enter a name when prompted, and tap Continue.
  3. Only for the first time you use it:  Tap the gear in the upper right corner of the window and enter the name:  solstice.wharton.upenn.edu
  4. You are now able to share apps from your device.

Tips on iOS Usage

  • Share: Click Share for the following options:
    • Media Library, select pictures and videos for display.
    • Camera, allows you to take a picture or video and send it to the monitor immediately. (This feature is unavailable in iPad v. 5.1 or lower, and the app will log you out if you choose it.)
  • Tap and drag within the app to move items around on the display.
  • Tap and hold on an item to:
    • Flip provides technical information about the item.
    • Fullscreen maximizes the item on the screen, and minimizes other items.
    • Stack creates a stack of items compressed together, allowing you to flip through them in order by clicking.
    • Delete stops the item from displaying on the monitor.

Android Devices

  1. From the Play store, search for Solstice v2, download and install it.
  2. Tap the Solstice icon, enter a name when prompted, and tap Continue.
  3. Only for the first time you use it:  Tap the gear in the upper right corner of the window and enter the name:  solstice.wharton.upenn.edu
  4. Remember to launch the Solstice software from the room's display.
  5. Enter the screen key in the lower left corner of the room's display.
  6. Click Share to share your device on the display.

Tips on Android Usage

  • Share: The current Android version allows you to share:
    • Media Library, select pictures and videos for display.
    • Camera, allows you to take a picture or video and send it to the monitor immediately.
    • Take Video, allows you to take a video and send it to the monitor
    • Stream Webview: allows you to display Internet sites.
  • Tap and drag within the app to move items around on the display.
  • Tap and hold on an item to:
    • Flip provides technical information about the item.
    • Fullscreen maximizes the item on the screen, and minimizes other items.
    • Stack creates a stack of items compressed together, allowing you to flip through them in order by clicking.
    • Delete stops the item from displaying on the monitor.

Troubleshooting Steps

Can’t see the list of displays on my laptop/mobile device:  Open the app on your device, click the gear, then settings, and enter the name solstice.wharton.upenn.edu

Can’t see the room you’re in from your device : Make sure you are logged into the PC in the room and that Solstice Display is open.  It may take a few seconds for your device to see the newly opened program.

 

Trouble scrolling when in Full Screen Mode:  If you're in full screen mode, there is no way to scroll.  You need to minimize or exit the system, choose a new screen, and then go back into full screen mode.

    

 

Screen displays sideways:  If your screen displays sideways you'll need to rotate the picture within the photo app on your phone.  This is a limitation of the software which we are hoping will be remedied in future releases.

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