Intel® NUC Pro Software Suite (NPSS)

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10/11/2022

Introduction

The Intel® NUC Pro Software Suite monitors unattended applications and provides redundant screen services for digital signage applications.

Available Downloads

  • Windows 11*, Windows 10, 64-bit*
  • Size: 79.3 MB
  • SHA1: B876DBCE616259A89575FFBE52DBCC2ECF99E8AA
  • Linux*
  • Size: 41.8 MB
  • SHA1: 57DA61F9EE5048D2F67AE64869266B6619D78DFD

Detailed Description

Description

The Intel® NUC Pro Software Suite (NPSS) monitors unattended applications and provides redundant screen services for digital signage applications. Key capabilities of this tool include:

  • Terminate and relaunch the application when a targeted application(s) becomes unresponsive
  • Gracefully shutdown or restart the Opertaing System whenever it detects a target application failed x + times, since the last Windows boot, as specified by the user
  • Logs application monitoring activity to an easily accessible log file
  • Allows the user to enable a hardware watchdog timer to execute a hard system reset if for any reason the system (or NPSS itself) were to become unresponsive
  • The ability to take over the display of a paired NUC if it were to experience a system failure and allows the affected NUC to resume driving its display when it is once again detected in a healthy state
  • A hardware diagnostic feature that runs diagnostic calls between the NUC and the display via HDMI CEC, leveraging WMI interfaces exposed by NUC ACPI BIOS

The Intel® NUC Pro Software Suite – Configuration Tool provides step by step instructions for the player failover capability to be configured on the target NUC(s) and their respective (primary and secondary) displays. For the player failover feature to work successfully, it is critical to follow the instructions from the configuration tool, which should be installed on a host PC in the same local network as the target NUC(s). The host PC could be a temporary/mobile system, such as the deployment engineer’s laptop. The configuration tool is only needed during the NUC deployment setup and can be removed from the system after the deployment installation is complete.

Installation Instructions

Download either the Windows or Linux version of the software and follow the order of installation below:

  1. Install the Intel Watchdog Timer Driver on the target NUC.
  2. Install the Intel® NUC Pro Software Suite on the target NUC.
  3. Install the Intel® NUC Pro Software Suite Configuration Tool on the host PC.

For detailed installation steps and instructions on how to use the utility, please see the Intel® NUC Pro Software Suite User Guide, which can be downloaded from this page. 

Known Issues

During configuration, the Linux version of the Intel® NUC Pro Software Suite may switch to the 2nd HDMI (HDMI-2) display and could be misleading in that the application is not visible in the TV display. There is a workaround; before configuration, in the Windows Display setttings, change the Multiple Displays option to Duplicate these displays. After the configuration is complete change the Multiple Displays option back to Extend these displays.

This download is valid for the product(s) listed below.

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