Display control is used to allow a supported device running the Rise Vision software to use Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) to control the power state of a connected screen. Once configured, Rise Vision can automatically turn the screen on and off based on whether there is content to play.
Table of Contents
- Before you begin
- Required steps for all displays
- Operating System-specific configuration
- How it works / Next steps
Before you begin
Two things are required on a device to use Display Control:
- An enabled HDMI-CEC port.
- A supported Operating System.
Supported operating systems are:
- Ubuntu 18.04 or newer
- Windows 10 or newer
- Raspberry Pi OS
Display Control supports most but not all brands of TVs. To make sure your TV is compatible with the underlying tech, check this resource from Pulse Eight.
Required steps for all displays
Each display must be configured in the Rise Vision app before it can use CEC. The easiest way to do this is to log into your account at risevision.com, click on “Displays”, and select any number of displays you would like to enable CEC for using the tick boxes on the left.
In the “Actions” drop-down, choose “Define Display Control”.
The display control configuration will be shown. Change the first line to “interface=cec”. The result should look like this:
After saving the change, click on the “Actions” drop-down and choose “Restart Rise Player” to have all the displays restart and update.
The next step will depend on the operating system you are configuring on.
Operating System-specific configuration
On Ubuntu, install cec-utils using the following command:
sudo apt-get install cec-utils
On Windows, Install the libCEC drivers for Windows which can be downloaded from the Pulse Eight.
Raspberry Pi OS has native support for libCEC and does not require any additional configuration.
How it works / Next steps
Now that your displays are configured for CEC, the power state of their connected screens will be controlled by their Rise Vision schedules. The screen will be powered on only within the schedule timeline, and only if there is also playlist content to show. The rest of the time, your TV will be off, saving electricity and our planet. Give mother nature a high five!
You can find out more about setting up schedules by following this related article.