Ozeki SMS Wall without a Laptop
You are capable to control an LCD screen or a projector directly from an Android smartphone. The perfect tool for this is the Android version of the Ozeki SMS Wall and a screen mirroring device. In this tutorial we used EzCast i5+.
STEP 1: Check prerequisites
You should check if the following prerequisites are available for you (Figure 1):
Figure 1 - Prerequisites for mirroring SMS Wall to screen
STEP 2: Download and Install Ozeki SMS Wall to Android
Please proceed to the downloading site and download Ozeki SMS Wall (Figure 2).
Figure 2 - Downloading Ozeki SMS Wall to Android
After the download is completed please click on the downloaded file to start the installation. You will see the details of Ozeki SMS Wall application. At the bottom of the screen please click 'INSTALL' (Figure 3).
Figure 3 - Installing Ozeki SMS Wall on Android
STEP 3: Plug in and activate EZCast
An EZCast Android application is needed to prepare this step.
First you need to connect the EZCast device to the power outlet (Figure 4).
Figure 4 - Connecting the EZCast device to the power outlet
Then plug the EZCast device into the HDMI slot of the LCD screen (Figure 5) or the projector.
Figure 5 - Plugging the EZCast device into the HDMI slot of the LCD screen
Start the EZCast application (Figure 6) to mirror your smartphone screen.
Figure 6 - Starting the EZCast application
EZCast will open an access point. On Figure 7 you can see the access point connection details. Please connect to this access point from your Android smartphone (Figure 7).
Figure 7 - Connecting to the EZCast access point from your Android smartphone
Now you just need to mirror your smartphone display with EZCast (Figure 8).
Figure 8 - Mirroring the smartphone display with EZCast
You should see the mirrored screen on a projector or LCD display (Figure 9).
Figure 9 - The smartphone display has been mirrored
STEP 4: Open Ozeki SMS Wall and receive SMS
Since Ozeki SMS Wall is already installed on your smartphone, you can start it with a simple click (Figure 10).
Figure 10 - Starting SMS wall
Ozeki SMS Wall automatically displays every incoming SMS on the screen, so you can try it out by sending an SMS (Figure 11) to the smartphone running the SMS Wall.
Figure 11 - Sending an SMS from a different phone to the smartphone with Ozeki SMS Wall installed
See the arrived message in the 'Incoming messages' section (Figure 12).
Figure 12 - The SMS has arrived in the 'Incoming messages' section
It will be displayed on the Wall after the time delay has passed (Figure 13).
Figure 13 - The SMS is displayed on the SMS wall
To provide a better experience for your audience, you should set the Wall to 'fullscreen' mode (Figure 14). You can do this by clicking on the 'Fullscreen' button.
Figure 14 - The SMS wall is set to fullscreen mode