This is just a note that before Collage v5 it was necessary to switch the Code Mode to Advanced Code Mode so that devices can have any IP address or be on any subnet or VLAN and still communicate, as long as they're on the same LAN. Beginning with Collage v5. All IFPs and devices connect through “Advance Code Mode” when using the application connection.
To use this feature, first open the Collage App from the panel you’d like to share or duplicate. In the Blue window that opens, select Menu > Screen Copy in the bottom left corner.
In the next window, select Start Sharing.
From the prompt, select Confirm.
From the panel that will be receiving the other panel’s image, (this can be done from multiple, in-range, same-network panels on Collage v. 3.3) open the Collage App and select Screen Copy in the bottom left corner (within Menu). Now select, Join Now.
On the next screen, click Connect next to the panel you want to connect to.
If presented with a confirmation message as shown below, click Start Now. Or select Accept.
Screens will then mirror between panels as shown below.
You can tap anywhere on the background of the original panel to make the Collage App window go away.
To enable this mode, access the main Collage interface on the panel and select Menu > Settings. From this menu, enable Permission Mode.
Once Permission Mode is enabled, any device that attempts to connect will first need permission from the panel. A message will appear in the bottom right corner displaying the device’s name attempting to connect. The panel’s user can either accept or reject the request.
Once a device has been given permission, it will appear in the Devices section on the main Collage interface on the panel (next to “Menu”). From this list, a device may be selected to display on the panel, with up to 9 devices displayed at once (or 4 Chromebooks).
The Devices menu can also be used to grant management abilities to a connected device. This can be done using the icon on the far right of the row where a device’s name is displayed. This feature allows a user to manage connections to the panel without being at the panel.
Device Menu Icon Legend:
Stop the Screen Share
Full Screen - This screen share view will cover the entire screen (full screen mode). Once it is selected, an additional icon is made available that allows the user to switch between screen shares while viewing them. Please see sample images below
Just long-press on a screen-share window and drag it to the desired location in order to rearrange the screen share window order.
Select this icon to have the screen share window “pop-out.” It will have the ability to hover over all other screen shares as well as other viewable inputs.
Keyboard - Select this icon to access the on-screen keyboard
Mute Audio - Selecting this icon will enable/disable audio from this screen share
Normal - Displays the icon with code in the Floating Window.
Mini - Displays the icon alone in the Floating Window and code is displayed when the icon is selected.
Close - Takes the Floating Window away completely.
While screen sharing with a MacOS or Windows device, the Collage app will have a utility that allows some screen share controls.
Full Screen is automatically set and cannot be changed
Pauses Screen Mirroring. Clicking Play will resume Screen Mirroring
Allows switching between mirroring Desktop or mirroring a specific Window
Allows Touch Response on the Clear Touch Panel to be turned On and Off
Allows access to Clarity option. Choose between Excellent, Better, and Ordinary to adjust display quality. Also, Aspect Ratio - adjusts display to properly fit panel when mirroring from lower resolution displays when turned On.
Close Mirroring Session
A feature added since Collage v2.4 is the ability to cast to the panel without installing the Collage app on iOS devices and when casting from a Chrome browser. This is limited to only one device connected at a time.
To enable the Airplay/Chromecast feature, open the main Collage interface on the panel. Select Menu > Settings. Enable the bottom option as pictured below.
Once this option is enabled, it will show up as an option to cast to under the Device name listed in the Settings screen.
First, ensure you are on the same network as the panel. Then pull up the control center screen and select Screen Mirroring. Next, select the device name listed in the panel’s Collage app settings as pictured below.
A Chrome browser on any device on the same network as the panel will also be able to cast using Collage without downloading and installing a separate Collage app. In the top right of the browser window, select the three stacked dots and then the Cast option as pictured below.
A window will appear listing options for available devices to cast to. Select the device name listed in the panel’s Collage app settings. You may also use the drop-down menu to select if you want to cast only the tab you are currently on or your desktop as pictured below.
On a Chromebook, go to the Chrome Web Store (you cannot search the Chrome Web Store on any other device).
Select "Apps" below the search field (to eliminate Extensions or Themes).
Search for “clear touch collage” (again ensuring that “Apps” is selected).
Select and install the application with the “Add to Chrome” button.
Give permissions to the application by selecting “Add app” in the security pop-up.
Collage will now be included as an application on the Chromebook app menu.
Go to https://www.getcleartouch.com/download/collage-for-mac/ and download Collage for Mac (full version is 18.104.22.16821).
Select the download and after installation move the Collage app into the application folder.
Open the Applications folder and move the app to the Dock.
Load the application from the Dock and select Open on the Security notification.
The application will run but some security settings need to be checked. Go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy: Privacy tab.
Give Collage access to the following:
Microphone, Input Monitoring, Screen Recording and Accessibility