Tutorial How to Setup a Datapath Fx4 for MXWendler with the Wall Designer Software
March 2018, with MXWendler version 5 and Datapath Wall Designer.
More documentation on the Wall Designer can be found at: https://www.datapath.co.uk/multi-display-products/wall-designer-software
- Datapath Fx4 Wall Controller:
- With some of the newest FXServer hardware configurations,
- one or more wall controllers could be included.
- The device we chose for this tutorial is the Datapath Fx4
- Datapath Wall Designer software:
- The Wall Designer software can be downloaded at:
- (If you got an Fx4 unit with an FXServer the software will probably already be installed and the device already configured for your needs)
- 4 Output devices (monitors or projectors) supporting 1080p on 60 Hz
- (those are needed just to see the final result, the setup can be done also without output devices)
Connect the Fx4 to the computer for the setup
- Connecting the Fx4 Wall Controller to your computer is very simple:
- A - Connect the power cable.
- B - Connect a DisplayPort cable to the DisplayPort input of the Fx4 and to the desired output of your graphic card.
- We highly recommend to use a good quality cable for this connection, a sufficient amount of bandwidth is fundamental for a multi display configuration.
- For our installations we use Club 3D DP 1.4 8k cables.
- C – Connect the USB cable to the Fx4 and to your computer.
- D – Turn on the Fx4 and the computer.
Setup Wall Designer
- If is not already Installed on your computer, please install the Wall Designer application.
- Run Wall Designer.
3.1. - Monitors
- The first tab is there to configure the monitor setup.
- We are going to use a standard 4x1080p structure in 16/9 as example
- A – Choose (Projector) and 1920x1080 in the Monitor Selection area.
- B – The four displays have to be set up to form a 16/9 rectangle.
- C – Check the Monitor Properties:
- Projector, 1920x1080, 60Hz. (We are not going to use any Bezel setting for this tutorial)
- D – Click on Add Monitors to Wall.
3.2. - Inputs
- In the second tab we will define the input.
- A – Click on Create under Inputs.
- B – Insert 3840 in Resolution Width and 2160 in Resolution Height.
- Check that the Refresh Rate is 60 Hz
3.3. - Device
- The third tab is Device, here we will send the information to the Wall Controller.
The following step will determine a Display Re-scan, all the monitors will probably turn black for some seconds.
- A – Click on Fx4 under Auto-Configure Devices.
- The Fx4 is configured. By opening the Windows Display Settings, you should be able to see a 4k display on the side of your main display.
3.4. - Save Layout File
- A monitor layout can be saved and loaded again when needed.
- A – Click on Floppy disc icon on the right of the Wall Designer interface.
- Assign the desired name to the composition and click on save.
Connect the output devices to the Fx4
- Now your output devices (displays or projectors) can be connected to the Wall controller.
- According to the configuration the following connection scheme has to be followed:
- HDMI Input 1: Upper-Left display
- HDMI Input 2: Upper-Right display
- HDMI Input 3: Lower-Left display
- HDMI Input 4: Lower-Right display
- An output window can now be placed on the four displays:
- To configure the FXServer output window please check the following link: