This is the place to start if you have never used PowerVision Configuration Studio Software before or are looking for a refresher. In this section we will be using version 2.8, however, many of the principles covered here are easily translated into other versions of PowerVision. Depending on the version you are using, there may be some limitations and other ways of accomplishing some of the tasks covered in this section. So it is encouraged to download version 2.8 while going through this lesson. The configuration that is developed here builds upon itself. (for more information about version 2.9 download this PDF)
The following link has files you will need to complete this training.
- PDF versions of the design pad we use to prototype design concepts
- the final version of the configuration you will be creating
There is also a PDF version of the workbook you can use instead of this online version these files are located in the link below.
- PowerView Displays® (Monochrome & Color, Touch & Non-Touch)
- Controllers & I/O
- OEM Specific
Accessing & Saving Files
There are 3 main file structure types to be aware of:
.murphyConfig - these are database files used to configure within PowerVision. They are created in the PowerVision software by using the Save and Save As functions. These files are automatically saved on the computer’s local hard drive at: Documents > Murphy Configurations > Version _._ > DBs
update.tar - these file types create a package of the current configuration by using the Create function within PowerVision and can be saved where the user directs. These files are used to upload configurations to the display.
update-full.tar - these file types are created by accessing the Tools and selecting Create Full Install.
These files are used to create an install package with the configuration, OS and firmware. They can be saved where the user directs. These files are used to upload full installs onto the display.
It is important to note on the update.tar and updated-full.tar files that the prefix and suffix designations remain intact in order for the file to perform properly. You can assign a specific identifier to this file by adding a designation between the prefix and suffix as shown here: