HD Portal plus

HD Portal plus
HD Portal plus User Manual
Version 1.0
HD Portal plus
February, 2015
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Digital Media Recorder DMR HD Portal plus
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Safety Precautions
For your protection, please read all related safety instructions, observe all warnings and precautions, and exercise common sense while operating this electronic equipment.
♦♦ Always place the unit on a stable cart, stand or table.
♦♦ Do not use the unit near water or sources of heat.
♦♦ Do not drop or shake the unit. Do not place or install the unit in environments where it can be dropped or shaken.
♦♦ Make sure the unit is powered off while being moved even for short distances.
♦♦ Observe the power requirements of the unit; if you are not sure of the power available, consult your local dealer
power company.
♦♦ When plugging into a power outlet, insert the plug firmly into the outlet. Route the power cord so as to avoid any
activity that may result in fraying or other damage to the cord or the plug.
♦♦ Under no circumstances should you attempt to override the polarization or grounding protection on the plug.
♦♦ Do not overload wall outlets, integral convenience receptacles or extension cords.
♦♦ Unplug the unit from the wall before cleaning. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners.
♦♦ For proper ventilation, do not block the slots and openings. Do not install the unit in a location where the
ventilation slots and openings can be plugged during everyday use.
♦♦ Do not place or install the unit under, on top of or near any heat-producing equipment (i.e. radiators, stoves, or
amplifiers), or in a heated place.
♦♦ Unplug the unit during lightning storms, when it will not be used for extended periods of time, or before you have
a scheduled power outage.
♦♦ If the unit is visibly damaged either by not observing the precautions above or for any other reason, contact your
local dealer immediately. If the unit does not operate to the specifications set forth in this user guide, or exhibits a
distinct change in performance, this may be an indication of a problem needing repair.
Environmental Operating Limits of HD Portal plus
Operating Temperature: 0°C to 32°C (32°F to 90°F)
Relative Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing
Storage & Transport Temperature: -20°C to 80°C (-4°F to 140° F)
Electrical requirements
Input: 100-240V ~50/60Hz
Service Support and Training
MediaPOINTE, Inc., is committed to providing the service support and training needed to install, manage, and
maintain your MediaPOINTE® equipment. All MediaPOINTE® products are sold through a wide network of Authorized
MediaPOINTE, Inc. Dealers. For help with your products, contact your local dealer for assistance first. If for any reason,
you would like to contact MediaPOINTE, Inc. directly for information regarding service programs and extended
warranty information, training, installation or usage, we are glad to be of assistance. You can contact us at the phone
number listed below, or visit our website.
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Technical Support
MediaPOINTE, Inc. Technical Support
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time
(866) 709-0444 TOLL FREE
(805) 214-7911 INTERNATIONAL
support@MediaPOINTE.com
http://www.mediapointe.com
HD Portal plus Package Contents
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1 - MediaPOINTE HD Portal
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1 – RCA Video Cable
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1 – Male VGA (RGBHV) Cable
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1 - CAT-5e LAN Cable
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1 - 3.5mm Stereo to Male RCA Audio Cable
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1 - 3.5mm Mono to Female RCA Audio Adapter
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1 - AC Power Cable
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1 – IR Remote Control plus 2 AAA batteries
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1- 12 Volt AC Power Adapter
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1- IR Receiver
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1- DVI Cable1- DVI To DVI+VGA Adapter
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1 - WiFi® Antenna (if WiFi® option purchased)
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Warranty
MediaPOINTE, Inc. warrants that the HD Portal plus (excluding spare parts if applicable, external peripheral devices
and consumables) will be free from any defect in materials or workmanship and shall perform in accordance
with its specification for a period of 30 days for MediaPOINTE, Inc. software and 1 year for hardware, starting on
shipment date of the initial purchase of the equipment. MediaPOINTE, Inc. disclaims any and all implied warranties
of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. MediaPOINTE, Inc.’s sole liability for breach of this warranty
will be (at its option) to provide access to software for download or to repair or replace the defective unit or
component after customer has shipped the product to MediaPOINTE, Inc. for return-to-factory repair. Customer
must obtain an RMA (return material authorization) number from MediaPOINTE, Inc. prior to returning equipment.
Replacement parts may be new or equivalent to new. Part(s) replaced will be covered for the remaining term of the
warranty. MediaPOINTE, Inc. shall not be liable for any loss of profits or incidental or consequential loss for whatever
reason. This warranty will be void if the equipment has been subject to any unauthorized modifications, improper
operation, user negligence, service by an unauthorized person, accident, neglect, misuse, tampering, acts of God, or
any event other than ordinary use.
TABLE OF CONTENTS |
Table Of Contents
About this guide
Disclaimer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i
Safety Precautions & System Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
Service Support and Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
HD Portal plus Package Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii
Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv
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Introduction and Overview
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Key Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
How It works. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Front Panel Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Optical Drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Front Panel Touch Keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
LED Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Reset Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
IR Receiver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Power Switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
USB Port. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Back Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Audio/Video Inputs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Audio/Video Outputs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
All Other Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Basic Setup Diagram. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
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Setting Up the HD Portal plus 6
System Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Initial Login . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Access Rights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Administrator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Author . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
User. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
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Configure Security and Other Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Changing Administrator Password. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Author Login Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
User Login Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Setting Date & Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
IP Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
System Name. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Configuring Static IP Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Configuring DHCP IP Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
USB Network Configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
SMTP Mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Telnet (TCP/IP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
RS-232. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
3. Controlling HD Portal plus Functions
Web Portal Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Main System Toolbar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Main System Toolbar Icon Table. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
On-Screen Menu/ Front Control Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
External Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Telnet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Infra-Red. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
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Recording, Archiving and Streaming
Recording and Streaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Playback on HD Portal plus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Archiving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Download Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
USB Offload/Upload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Streaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Manual FTP Upload. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Metadata. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Transcoding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Titles & Credits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Changing Profiles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Edit Profiles Icon Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
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Video On Demand (VOD). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
VOD Channel Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Viewing VOD Channels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
5 Creating and Modifying Profiles
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Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Creating/Modifying a Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Creating a Profile. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Modifying a Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
6. Management and System Tools5
AV Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
AV Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Live Video Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Notifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Storage Limits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Job Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Logging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Upgrade System Software. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Disabling and enabling multicast. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Reset Configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
System Info. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Shutdown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
7 Options
Installing Upgrade Packages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Setting up the WiFi® Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Keycard Automation Option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
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1 Introduction and Overview
Introduction
Welcome to the user’s guide for the MediaPOINTE®
HD Portal plus. The HD Portal plus is one of the
easiest to use, cost-effective and reliable capture,
recording, streaming and archiving products on the
market today. It can archive important audio, video,
and graphical data while simultaneously transmitting
it anywhere on your network.
This user’s guide describes how to set up and use
the HD Portal plus to record and transport graphics,
video and audio content over IP networks. As with
all MediaPOINTE® AV-over-IP products, you can
control the HD Portal plus by different methods.
These methods include: Web Portal interface, remote
control, contact closure, RS-232 serial port orTelnet.
This guide is written for units running 5.3 software. If
your HD Portal plus is operating on a different version
of software, some capabilities and screen shots may
be different.
Key Features
The HD Portal plus may be used in a variety of
situations for live communication and collaboration,
including:
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Capture, record, stream and archive live events,
meetings, conferences, seminars, colloquia
in digital High Definition. All content can be
easily accessed and published with full security
privileges defined by the content owner.
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Capture, record, stream and archive one HD and
one compoiste video source simultaneously. The
HD video input supports graphics content from
computing devices such as laptops
•
Archive media content from multiple independent
sources.
•
Share visual information, designs, and concepts
with dispersed groups of people to gather input
during a video conference.
•
Stream important video conferences to other
locations such as overflow rooms or remote
conference locations over your corporate network.
•
Conduct customer or employee training across vast
geographical areas.
•
Discuss research, engineering, architecture,
product design, or process analysis when the
participants are not able to meet in one central
location.
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Access a centralized data bank of expertise from a
field location.
How It Works
(Method of Operation)
The HD Portal plus can capture, record, stream and
archive video, graphics and audio media. The HD Portal
plus accepts DVI-D, analog RGBHV, composite video,
unbalanced line level audio inputs. The selected video
input source along with the audio is captured into a file
which can be simultaneously streamed live over your
network and archived. The Content input accepts DVI
and VGA sources. The audio input signals is connected
via 3.5 mm mono unbalanced input. The HDMI and
RGBHV outputs allow easy connection to a monitor.
Audio is output via 3.5 mm stereo unbalanced output.
HDMI input is also available via a DVI-to-HDMI adapter
or cable. Audio via the HDMI cable is not supported.
Users can select from several configurable parameters
(profiles) for capturing and subsequent playback
of the recorded material. These profiles are fully
configurable, allowing the user to specify the input
source, capture resolution, bit, visual layout style and
frame rates.
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How It Works (cont.)
The archived recordings are stored on the HD Portal
plus’s hard drive. The recorded file can then be
viewed on your PC locally or replayed directly from
the HD Portal plus on a local monitor using the VGA
or HDMI output connector. The content can also be
copied to a USB memory stick, downloaded to a PC, or
automatically transferred (FTP) to a server after the file
has been indexed.
The HD Portal plus records content in standard H.264/
MPEG-4 AVC format, which can be played on a variety
of desktop client players including QuickTime, VLAN
and others. The HD Portal plus supports multiple
resolutions.
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HD Portal plus Front Panel
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Front Panel Controls
The front panel consists of a power switch, USB
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port and a WiFi antenna. The following is a brief
description of each of these components.
1. Power Switch
The HD Portal plus has a power button on the front
panel. Press the button once to power up the unit.
Press the illuminated power button to power down the
unit.
2. USB Port
The USB 2.0 port on the front panel is used to transfer files to and from the HD Portal. The USB Port may
also be used with the optional MediaPOINTE KEYCARD
AUTOMATION SYSTEMS
3. WiFi System Antenna (Optional)
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HD Portal plus Back Panel
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CONNECTORS AND FUNCTIONS
Connector
Function/Name
Description
1
DC Power Input
The 12 Volt 3 Amp DC input provides DC power
to the unit. The DC connector goes to the AC/DC
Power Adapter
2
HDMI Output
The HDMI output connector sends digital HD
Video to the display of choice. The HDMI output
does not support audio
3
RGBHV Output
The HD-15 (VGA) connector is used to output an
analog computer video signal to a display device
4
USB 2.0 Ports
The USB ports on the back of the unit can be
used for upload or off load of video content or for
network configuration
5
LAN Connection
The RJ-45 connector allows the included standard
10/100Mb CAT-5e LAN cable to connect the HD
Portal plus to a network.
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Audio Line Level
Output (Unbalanced)
Audio Line Level
Input (Unbalanced)
The standard 3.5 mm mini stereo connector
outputs stereo unbalanced audio from the HD
Portal plus.
The standard 3.5 mm mini mono connector takes
input from unbalanced mic or line level signals.
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CONNECTORS AND FUNCTIONS
Connector
Function/Name
Description
8
IR Infrared Input
The 3.5 mm mini stereo connector is used
to connect the IR receiver to the unit for
IR remote control.
9
RS-232 Serial Port
The standard serial DB-9 connector allows
connection for serial control (Note: a nullmodem serial cable is required)
10
Video Input
11
Content Input
DVI-RGBHV Video
The RCA video connector allows
connection of a composite NTSC video
source
The DVI connector is used to input an
digital or analog computer video signal
Basic Setup Diagram
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2 Setting Up the HD Portal plus
System Administration
Use this information when you are ready to install
the HD Portal plus hardware at your site. First,
plug in the supplied RJ 45 cable into your network
connecting the cable from your network nto the LAN
controller on the back of the unit. Second, plug the
connector from the AC Power Adapter into the 12
VDC connector on the back, then connect the Power
Adapter to AC power. Third, start the unit by pressing
the front panel Power Button
Access Rights
Initial Login
Adminstrator (Username: admin)
This section describes the procedure for a first time
Administrator login, and for setting the HD Portal
plus access rights. Administrator rights are required
to access or change any of the settings under the
Configure and Manage sections in the main menu and
to change all features of the HD Portal plus.
The Administrator maintains all rights to the HD Portal
plus. Exclusive Administrator access allows the configuration of: the date and time; security; IP settings; command line; e-mail and managing notifications; logging;
AV controls; AV test; jobs; and software
To log into the HD Portal plus, browse to its IP
address using your Internet web browser. The default
IP address is:192.168.1.253
Once you have navigated to the website, you will be
presented with the a login page. The screen capture
below shows the login fields. For the initial login, use
the Login ID “admin” and the default password of
“MediaPOINTE”. Note that the Login ID and password
are case sensitive. The login page is shown in the
screen capture below.
There are three levels of access rights: admin, author and user. The Adminstrator can control all of the
functions of the HD Portal plus. The author can record,
stream and view content. The user can only view content. Note that the Login ID and the password are case
sensitive. It is not possible to change any of the login
names. Only the passwords can be changed.
Author (Username: author)
The Author maintains content creation rights on the HD
Portal plus. The Author can access or change any of the
settings under the “Record/Stream” section in the main
menu. No password is required for the “author” login as
a default.
User (Username: “user”)
The user can watch content. No password is required
for the “user” login as a default.
Configure Security
Changing the Administrator Password
By default, the Administrator Username and Password
are set to “admin” and “MediaPOINTE” respectively.
To change the Administrator password, enter a new Administrator password in the New Admin Password field
(10 characters maximum) reenter the new password in
the confirm password field and click the Update button.
The next time the HD Portal plus is accessed, the new
admin password will take effect.
Be sure to write down the new administrator
password and keep it in a safe place. If you forget
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the admin password, the HD Portal plus must
be reset back to the factory defaults to enable
administrator access.
NETWORK CONFIGURATION
Setting
Description
The Administrator needs to enable the security login
for author. Checking the Enable Author Security box
will enable the author password. Enter an author
password in the author password field then reenter
the new password in the confirm password field and
click the Update button.
DHCP
Client
Enable DHCP settings for automatic address
retrieval from DHCP Server. Disabling the
DHCP client will require a static IP address
(with subnet mask and default gateway) to be
entered.
IP
Address
Assign a static IP address to HD Portal plus. This
field will also display the currently assigned IP
address
Unchecking the Enable Author Security check box
deactivates the author login password. Press Update
to confirm the change.
IP
Subnet
Mask
Assign subnet mask to HD Portal plus. This field
will also display the currently assigned subnet
mask
Note that the Login ID and the password are case
sensitive.
Assign a default gateway to the HD Portal
Default
plus. This field will also display the currently
gateway
assigned default gateway
Author Login Security
User Login Security
By default, a login password for the user is disabled.
Checking Enable User Security will enable the User
password. Enter a user password in the User Password
field, then reenter the same password in the Confirm
User Password field and click the Update button.
Setting Date & Time
When content is recorded using the HD Portal plus it
is given a time and date stamp. The time and date
stamp can be set in the Date & Time section of the
main menu. The date can be selected from the pop-up
calendar. The Time Zone can be selected from the
drop down menu. Current time can be selected from
the drop down menu. Confirm any changes by clicking
on the Submit button.
If desired, the NTP (Network Time Protocol) feature
can be enabled to synchronize the clock of the HD
Portal plus to an NTP server; click on the “Enable
NTP” box and enter the server information, then click
on Submit.
IP Settings
System Name
The factory set system name is MediaPOINTE. You
can change the name in the IP setting menu page by
entering a new name in the text field. A reboot is
required for the new name to take effect. The name
can be up to 15 characters long and consist of alphanumeric characters. No special characters or symbols
will be accepted except for a hyphen.
The System Name and all network settings can be set
in the IP Settings section of the main menu. Network
settings may also be configured via USB memory stick
configuration.
NOTE: To change the default IP settings of the HD Portal
plus or any of the other configuration settings, you must
log in with administrator rights as (admin).
To quickly find the system’s IP Address, connect a local
monitor to the DVI output. Use the keypad to navigate
to the System Info page of the on screen menu.
IP addresses may be assigned to the HD Portal plus by
two ways: DHCP and Fixed (Static) IP. If your network
is configured for DHCP, the IP address will be provided
automatically and will be visible on the DVI output of
the HD Portal plus. To set a Fixed (Static) IP address,
follow the procedure on the next page.
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Configuring a Static IP Address
1. On your Internet browser, enter the current IP
address of the HD Portal plus. (Note: If the unit has
factory settings, the default static IP address is:
192.168.1.253)
2. Login to the HD Portal plus using the procedure
shown in the Logging In section.
3. Navigate to the network settings page by selecting
IP Settings.
4. To change to a Fixed or Static IP address, set the
DHCP Client check box to “Disable”. Fill in the
IP Address, IP Subnet Mask and Default Gateway
fields.
5. Once you have completed all of the above steps,
select the Apply Changes button. You will receive a
pop-up window warning you to use this option with
caution as you are changing the default address
and should remember the new settings.
Configuring a DHCP IP Address
1. Follow the first three steps above.
2. To enable the HD Portal plus to pick up an
IP address, set the DHCP Client check box to
“Enable”.
3. If you have made any changes to the network
settings, select the Apply Changes button. You will
receive a pop-up window warning you to use this
option with caution as you are changing the default
address and should remember the new settings.
USB Network Configuration
This section describes how to configure the HD Portal
plus using a USB memory stick. The network parameters
of the HD Portal plus can be set via a special
configuration text file on a USB memory stick. Insert the
memory stick into one of the HD Portal plus USB ports
at any time. The unit will look for the presence of this
configuration file and will implement the settings from
the file. Use a simple ASCII text editor to create the file
named dmx_ip_conf.txt.
dhcp=(bool)0
dns_1=(string)192.168.0.2
dns_2=(string) 192.168.0.3
ethernet=(string)auto
gateway=(string)192.168.1.1
ipaddress=(string)192.168.1.253
Use this option with caution as you are changing the
default of this configuration file and will implement the
settings from the file.
If the dmx_ip_conf.txt file is intentionally left blank
with no text of any type within the body of the file,
the HD Portal plus will write its network settings to this
file. This is an easy way to obtain the unit’s network
settings.
SMTP Mail
The HD Portal plus has the ability to send emails.
To send the emails you must enable the SMTP
configuration. After enabling it, enter the address of
the SMTP server in the appropriate text box and the
e-mail account that you use to send emails in the
appropriate box. Confirm any changes to the SMTP mail
configuration by clicking Submit.
Telnet (TCP/IP)
The Telnet port by default is not enabled. To turn on
Telnet control, set the Telnet port number (typically
Port 23) and check the TCP/IP port enable check box.
A password for the Telnet session can be activated by
entering a password in the Password for TCP/IP connection text box. If a password is not desired on the Telnet
session, leave the text box blank.
RS-232
On the back of the HD Portal plus there is a serial control port configured as a DTE that supports the RS-232
protocol. A Null-Modem cable should be used between
the HD Portal plus and the COM port on your PC.
Terminal session settings required for RS-232 control
are: 9600, 8, None, 1 with No Flow Control.
There is no password protection on this interface and,
by default the RS-232 port is enabled. The administrator has the ability to disable the port by unchecking the
COM port enable check box.
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3 Controlling the HD Portal plus
MAIN SYSTEM TOOLBAR TABLE
The HD Portal plus can be controlled by several different
methods. These include, a Web Portal interface, IR remote
control, contact closure, RS-232 serial port, Telnet, or by
the convenient button panel (Keypad) on the front of the
unit. This section will cover each of these controls.
Web Portal Overview
The HD Portal plus has a fully featured Web Portal
that can be accessed via a web browser. Enter the
unit’s IP address in the web browser’s address bar and
logon. From this portal you can start and stop a recording session, play or download previously archived
material, set recording preferences and move content
on,off or within the HD Portal plus.
The Watch Videos page will appear
upon login. The screen capture on
the left indicates when you are in
the Watch Videos page. Selecting
the Watch Videos selection from
the main menu will show a list of
all current recordings in the Root
directory.
Main System Toolbar
When logged in, selecting the Watch Videos selection
from the main menu provides the main system
toolbar. The Main System Toolbar Icons Table on the
right shows the icons found at the top of the web
page in the Watch Videos web page.
Icon
Function
Description
Create
New Folder
Creates a new folder without
password protection.
Rename
Folder
Changes the name of the name of
the selected folder
Delete
Folder
Permanently deletes folder including
all content
Folder
Password
Allows the user to password protect
the currently selected folder. If
the folder is already password
protected, it allows user to change
the password.
Show
Folders
Displays the Folder management
Trees
Close All
Folders
Shows only the highest tier folder of
the folder tree.
Close
Folder
View
Hides all folders on the HD Portal
plus.
Open All
Folders
Shows all folders on the HD Portal
plus
Move To
Allows content to be moved from
one folder another.
Copy to
Allows a copy of a media file to be
created in a different folder.
Delete
Selected
Deletes the selected content. There is
no recovery process for content that
has been deleted.
Download
to my PC
Opens Download Manager to allow
content to be moved to the local PC.
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On-Screen Menu/Front Control Panel
The On-Screen Menu is displayed on the VGA or HDMI
output of the HD Portal plus. The HD Portal plus IR
remote will provide some of the configuration features
of the Web Portal as well as provide the ability to
navigate and playback non-password protected content
stored on the HD Portal plus.
Currently the on screen menus give the user the
following capabilities:
♦♦ Start/Stop Recording
♦♦ Browse and Play non-password protected content
♦♦ Browse and Play recent content
♦♦ Copy content to USB
♦♦ Set audio input recording level
♦♦ Adjust the Menu opacity, position and timeout
♦♦ Retrieve System Information
External Control
Telnet
The telnet client within the HD Portal plus provides
access to the Command Line Interface through the
TCP/IP protocol. By default, TCP telnet is disabled but
can be activated from the Web Portal with an optional
password. The available commands are the same as
listed in the RS-232 section.
Once logged in, type ‘help’ or ‘?’ for a list of
commands.
Infra-Red
The Infra-Red (IR) receiver for the remote control plugs
into a jack located on the back of the HD Portal plus. It
can also be used for IR control via control systems such
as AMX or Crestron.
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4 Recording, Archiving,Streaming and VOD
Recording/Streaming
Streaming
A recording/streaming session can be started and
stopped from the Start/Stop section of the main toolbar
and from the profile listing of the Web Portal. The
“default” profile will be used unless another profile is
selected. To select an alternate profile, use the Change
button to bring up a profile listing.
The Watch Live Stream page allows users at their
personal computers to launch client media players,
which will receive and decode the media streams for
playback.
The Web Portal will display a “Recording” message at
the top of the page. The record/stream parameters
will be as specified in the profile that was chosen.
To stop the recording and create an archived file,
press the Stop button to begin the “indexing” process.
Playback on HD Portal plus
Content stored on the HD Portal plus can be viewed via
the DVI or RGBHV output connected to a local monitor.
Selecting the Play Locally button on the Watch Videos
page will start the content playback.
During playback, the pause, stop, skip forward and skip
backward controls may be selected.
Manual FTP Upload
Under the actions menu for any video there is a manual
FTP icon. Clicking this icon will allow you to manually
transfer a video file and associated XML file to a remote
server. SCP, FTP, and FTPS are all available options for
transferring files. To transfer your desired file, choose
the Manual FTP icon in the actions menu. Enter the
server destination, Port number (optional for non
standard ports), Destination path, and credentials. You
can choose to delete the content after a successful
upload.
Metadata
Download Manager
Metadata tagging allows you to tag a video file with
information such as Author, Title, Keywords and more.
This information is stored in the header of the Video
file. A second copy of this information is stored within
an XML file that is downloaded or transferred alongside
the file. To add metadata to the file, select the video
you wish to edit and click on the metadata icon in the
Actions Menu associated with that file. Then enter your
desired information into the available fields.
Files and Folders can be downloaded to the browsing
computer using the Download Manager.
Transcoding
In order to play files, an MPEG-4 capable playback
application (such as Quicktime Player) is required on
the viewing PC.
Archiving
Select the Download Manager icon from the Watch
Videos paging using this icon:
The Download Manager Toolbar will appear
USB Offload / Upload
The front USB port can be used to move media to or
from the HD Portal plus. Connect the USB memory stick
and a folder named USB will appear in the Folder tree
in the left pane. While the USB is connected, media can
be copied to and from this folder.
The HD Portal plus supports file transcoding. This is a
manual post process procedure. To transcode a video
select the transcode icon under the actions menu
for the desired video. Select the desired formats you
wish to transcode from the pop-up menu. You can
choose: H.264, iPod and Flash formats. The transcoding
will happen in the background and appear as a new
file in your media library. The new file will have the
transcoded video type appended to the beginning of the
original file name for easy recognition. To see waiting
jobs reference the Job Management page.
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Titles & Credits
EDIT PROFILE ICONS TABLE
JPEG images can be uploaded to the HD Portal plus
in the Titles & Credits selection of the main menu.
Images uploaded here can be specified in the profile
parameters. Images must be in JPEG format.
To upload an image, browse to the JPEG you wish to
use and click on the Upload button. Individual images
can be viewed or deleted using the controls provided on
each graphic.
Changing Profiles
On the Start/Stop page, you can click on the Change
icon and you will get a list pop-up with all available
profiles. Select on the profile of your choice and the
Start/Stop page will automatically be updated.
Video On Demand (VOD)
A VOD channel is a way to link up to other units
simultaneously.
VOD Channel Settings
By clicking on “Add New Channel” a window will open
allowing you to enter the IP address of the device you
want to connect to.
Viewing VOD Channels
If you go to the Live Streams page you will see current
live streams from all your VOD channels. To view
the stream click on the play icon under Actions and a
window will open and display the stream. The following
table describe the HD Portal plus play/stream VOD
capabilities:
CHANNEL FEATURES HD Portal plus
View/Play recorded
content
Yes
View/Play live stream
Yes
Make recorded content
available
Yes
Stream live content
Yes
Icon
Function
Description
Start
Record/
Stream
Starts a recording/streaming
session using the settings specified
in Profile.
Stop
Record/
Stream
Stops both the recording and
the live stream and will begin the
indexing process.
Streaming
Indicates that Streaming is enabled
on this profile.
Archive
Saves file when the Stop Record/
Stream button is clicked on the HD
Portal plus.
Info
Provides a quick view of all
configured settings in profile.
Copy
Creates a copy of a profile that can
be customized.
Edit Profile
Allows a user defined profile to be
edited. To create a custom profile,
copy one of the 8 Originals.
Delete
Profile
Permanently deletes a custom
profile.
Default
Profile
Used when a recording is started
without a profile specified.
Identified by a Gold Star.
Set Default
Profile
Changes the Default profile when
clicked.
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5 Creating and Modifying Profiles
This section describes how to set up all configurable recording
options on the HD Portal plus; only author and admin users
have access to these settings.
Profiles
Creating/Modifying a Profile
To create a custom profile, you must copy one of the
two profiles provided with the HD Portal plus. Choose
one of the two profiles shown in the red box as a
starting point.
A Profile is a collection of settings that defines the
operating characteristics for a streaming/recording
session. Parameters include:
•
Profile name - The name you choose
•
Auto start - Enables automatic video conference
recording
•
Format - Selects the type of encoding
•
Main source - Selects input or template
•
Frame size - Selects capture resolution
•
Frame rate - Sets maximum frame rate
•
Bitrate - Sets maximum bandwidth
•
Audio format - Stereo or mono
•
Archive folder - Selects local file location
•
Archive prefix - The filename (max 10 chars)
•
Enable FTP upload - When checked sets parameters
for automatic file transfer
•
Transcoding selects for automatic file transcoding
•
Custom settings - Enable titles and credits
The HD Portal plus comes with two preconfigured
profiles that cannot be modified. These can be copied
to create custom profiles. The “Edit Profiles” screen
capture from the HD Portal plus Web Portal is shown
below.
Click on the Copy icon shown in red below. This creates
a copy that is ready to customize. below.
TThe Copy Profil
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Creating a Profile
1
Next, using the screen capture on the right as a guide
set parameters. Fill in each section with the information you want in that profile as outlined in the steps
below. By checking the Icons on the Copy profiles web
page you can have streaming only, recording only or
streaming/recording simultaneously.
4
5
6
8
9
10
2. Auto start- The drop down provides two choices:
OFF and ON. Select OFF for standard control.
Select ON for standard control and automatic video
conference record with specified codec
13
3. Format - The drop down provides six choices:
PC, iPod, AAC audio,WMV, DiVX andWM audio
out. Selecting PC provides standard H.264 with
selectable frame sizes.
5. Frame Size (if allowed) - The drop down provides
five choices: QVGA -320x240; VGA - 640 x 480; SVGA
- 800 x 600; XGA - 1024 x 768; 720p -1280 x 720.
Choose desired frame size.
6. Frame rate - Enter the selected frame rate with a
maximum of 30 fps.
7. Bitrate - Enter the bitrate desired with a range
from 128 kbps to 5120 kbps
8. Audio format - The drop down provides three
choices: Disabled for no audio; Mono (64 kbs) for 1
channel mono source; Mono (32 kbs) for 1 channel
mono source at a lower bitrate.
9. Video Address - The multicast address and port
number for the video stream
10. Audio Address - The multicast address and port
number for the video stream
11. Archive folder - The location where the files are
saved on the local machine.
12. Archive prefix - The beginning of the file name
saved. A maximum of ten characters is allowed
3
Streaming and/or Recording
1. Profile name - Enter any name. It cannot contain
special characters. This will appear as a new profile
on the Edit Profiles page after you press Submit.
The name should be unique.
4. Main Source - The drop down provides three
choices: DVI 1, Video 1 Composite and Custom
Multiple Source Template. Selecting DVI 1 sets DVI
1 as the input with frame size selection. Selecting
Video 1 Composite sets Video 1 Composite as the
input with frame size selection. Selecting Custom
Multiple Source Template brings up a separate
window that allows you to select from a variety of
available layouts.
2
7
11
12
14
15
16
with no spaces or special characters (only
underscore and dash are allowed.)
13. Enable FTP upload - Check if you want to send the
files to an FTP server after recording. If you check
this another menu will appear.
FTP Server: Enter address of the FTP server
FTP user name: Enter registered user of the FTP server
FTP user password: Enter Password of the FTP server user
FTP upload directory: Enter the path to where
the file(s) will be stored on the FTP server
Delete: Check this box if you want to delete local media after upload.
14. Video transcoding - Makes a copy of the recorded file in the selected format. This provides four
checkbox choices: H.264, Flash and iPod. Check
the format you want.
15. Enable titles and credits - Select if you want to
insert a JPEG image at the beginning and end of
a recording. You must upload images first in the
Titles & Credits section of the main menu.
16. Submit or Cancel - Click Submit if you want to save
or Cancel if you want to reject this profile
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Modifying a Profile
1
Modifying a profile is very similar to copying one. Use
the screen capture on the right as a guide to set parameters. Modify each section with the information you
want in that profile as outlined in the steps below. By
checking the Icons on the Edit profiles web page.
3
Streaming and/or Recording
4
5
1. Profile name - The name of the profile you are
editing.
2. Auto start- The drop down provides two choices:
OFF and ON. Select OFF for standard control.
Select ON for standard control and automatic video
conference record with specified codec
6
8
9
10
3. Format - The drop down provides six choices:
PC, iPod, AAC audio,WMV, DiVX andWM audio
out. Selecting PC provides standard H.264 with
selectable frame sizes.
4. Main Source - The drop down provides three
choices: DVI 1, Video 1 Composite and Custom
Multiple Source Template. Selecting DVI 1 sets DVI
1 as the input with frame size selection. Selecting
Video 1 Composite sets Video 1 Composite as the
input with frame size selection. Selecting Custom
Multiple Source Template brings up a separate
window that allows you to select from a variety of
available layouts.
2
13
7
11
12
14
15
16
13. Enable FTP upload - Check if you want to send the
files to an FTP server after recording. If you check
this another menu will appear.
5. Frame Size (if allowed) - The drop down provides
five choices: QVGA -320x240; VGA - 640 x 480; SVGA
- 800 x 600; XGA - 1024 x 768; 720p -1280 x 720.
Choose desired frame size.
FTP Server: Enter address of the FTP server
FTP user name: Enter registered user of the FTP server
6. Frame rate - Enter the selected frame rate with a
maximum of 30 fps.
FTP user password: Enter Password of the FTP server user
7. Bitrate - Enter the bitrate desired with a range
from 128 kbps to 5120 kbps
FTP upload directory: Enter the path to where
the file(s) will be stored on the FTP server
Delete: Check this box if you want to delete local media after upload.
8. Audio format - The drop down provides three
choices: Disabled for no audio; Mono (64 kbs) for 1
channel mono source; Mono (32 kbs) for 1 channel
mono source at a lower bitrate.
9. Video Address - The multicast address and port
number for the video stream
10. Audio Address - The multicast address and port
number for the video strea
11. Archive folder - The location where the files are
saved on the local machine. underscore and dash
are allowed.)
12. Archive prefix - The beginning of the file name
saved. A maximum of ten characters is allowed
with no spaces or special characters (only
underscore and dash are allowed.)
14. Video transcoding - Makes a copy of the recorded file in the selected format. This provides four
checkbox choices: H.264, Flash and iPod. Check
the format you want.
15. Enable titles and credits - Select if you want to
insert a JPEG image at the beginning and end of
a recording. You must upload images first in the
Titles & Credits section of the main menu.
16. Submit or Cancel - Click Submit if you want to save
or Cancel if you want to reject this profile.
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6 Management and System Tools
The Software Management section of the HD Portal
plus menu enables the system administrator to perform
several key functions. These include upgrading the
system software to a new version; and resetting the
HD Portal plus configuration to factory default network
settings
AV Controls
Audio input and output levels can be adjusted either
by sliding the pointer along the bar, or by entering a
value from 0 to 100 in the text field. You can also mute
the output by clicking on the icons. Event tones can
be turned on to alert you when an event occurs. For
example you will hear a tone when you stop recording.
AV Test
The HD Portal plus has the ability to test audio and
video to connected output devices without the need
for live input sources. There are four audio test tones
and three test images for confirming video output to a
locally connected monitor. Once a test tone or image
has been selected, use the Stop Test button to end the
test.
Live Video Test
The Video inputs can be tested to a local monitor. To
test the live video, click on the Video image and the
source connected to that input will display on the local
monitor.
Notifications
The HD Portal plus can be configured by the
Administrator to send email event notifications from
the “Notifications” section of the main menu. Enter the
email address to which the notifications will be sent
and select the events to track. Confirm these settings
with the Save Notification Settings button.
Job Management
The job management page will show you the progress of all
manual FTP uploads as well as transcoding jobs.
JOB MANAGEMENT TABS
Tab
Description
Job Queue
Job queue will show you what jobs are
waiting to be completed. To cancel a job
press the cancel button on the left hand
side.
Job History
The job history tab will show you previously
transcoded jobs
Upload
Queue
The upload queue tab will show you the FTP
uploads waiting to be transferred. To cancel
a transfer press the cancel button on the
right hand side.
Upload
History
The upload history tab shows you previously
uploaded files.
Logging
The HD Portal plus can be configured by the Administrator
to log events from the Logging section of the main menu.
Select the events you wish to save to a log and confirm
these settings with the Save Logging Options button.
Current logs will hold 14 days of data. Logs listed as “old”
will include the previous 14 days of data.
LOGS
Setting
Description
Event
Log
The time and date of all recordings and live
streams are captured in the event log. Also
included in this log are all actions related to the
archived media files (moving , renaming, deleting
content etc.)
SMTP
Log
All emails sent from HD Portal plus are logged
and date stamped.
FTP Log
All recording uploaded to a server via FTP are
logged and date stamped.
Storage Limits
Failed
Logins
The Administrator can determine the action to take
when the HD Portal plus hard drive is full. Make the
selection and press the Submit button.
Error Log
All failed logins are logged and date stamped.
The error log will provide a description of the
problem that put the HD Portal plus into an error
state ( the Yellow LED will be on)
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Upgrade System Software
System Info
MediaPOINTE’s Development Team is constantly striving
to refine and upgrade features on the HD Portal plus
to lead technological advances in the archiving and
streaming marketplace.
The System Info section gives the user important
information about the HD Portal plus. The system can
be rebooted from this page of the Web Portal. See the
table below for more details.
In order to keep the HD Portal plus up to date with
all of the latest features, you may want to update
the system software from time to time. Follow
the following steps to upgrade the HD Portal plus
software. 1. Contact your MediaPOINTE dealer for the
latest software version. This file will have an *.mpup
extension. The downloaded file must be placed on the
same network as the PC that will be used to browse the
web portal.
2. Go to the Software Management section of the main
menu and click on the browse button to search for the
downloaded *.mpup file. Locate the file and specify the
path to the file as shown in the window.
3. Select the Upgrade button to begin the upgrade.
Be sure to wait until the upgrade is complete before
proceeding.
4. If your HD Portal plus doesn’t automatically reboot,
manually do this by selecting the Reboot button in the
info section. This will reboot the unit and the new
software will be in place.
Disabling and enabling multicast
By default the HD Portal plus will unicast anytime a
profile is initiated with streaming enabled. Unicast
can be disabled. To do this, choose the Software
Management tab of the Network GUI. There you can
enable or disable multicast or unicast.
Reset Configuration
Selecting the Reset Configuration button on the
Software Management page will reset all HD Portal plus
passwords and network settings to factory default. This
will not delete any of your recorded files. This is the
same as using the reset button within the hole on the
front on the HD Portal plus.
System Info
The System Info section gives the user important
information about the HD Portal plus. The system can
be rebooted from this page of the Web Portal. See the
table below for more details.
SYSTEM INFORMATION
Setting
Description
Product Name
HD Portal plus
Model
Product Series Number
Software Version
The installed Version number of
current software
Build Number
Software Build Number
Serial Number
The HD Portal plus Serial Number
Manufacturer
Name of the Company that
manufactured HD Portal plus
Copyright
Copyright date of HD Portal plus
Available disk
space
The amount of disk space still available
for content recording
Options
Future optional features will be listed
here
Shutdown
Select the Shutdown button on the Software
Management page to remotely power-down (shut off)
the HD Portal plus. Any access to the unit will be lost
as the unit is powered down. In order to power up the
unit, the user must physically push the power switch
on the front of the unit. No communication is possible
with the HD Portal plus when it is powered down.
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7 Options
All HD Portal plus units are shipped out to the field with
the basic software installed. However, the software
was designed with the ability to receive multiple option
upgrades. Please contact MediaPOINTE to purchase
these options.
Installing Upgrade Packages
After your purchase of an upgrade option(s),
MediaPOINTE’s tech support team will walk you through
the process of enabling your specific option(s).
Setting up the WiFi® Option
If equipped, this allows you to wirelessly access the
network interface of the unit. By default, the option is
then enabled, the SSID begins with “mediapointe-“, it
is on channel 11 and operating as 802.11g protocol with
an IP address of 10.0.0.1. The channel and protocol can
be changed if necessary to deal with the spectrum allocation at a specific location. The network name (SSID)
can also be changed.
To establish a connection, from a wireless equipped
device scan for available networks. The network
name will begin with “mediapointe-“, connect to this
network. Open your browser and go to 10.0.0.1, this
will bring you to the login page.
Keycard Automation Option
The MediaPOINTE Keycard Automation completely
automates the work flow of capturing, streaming and
distributing control based on a User I.D. The Keycard
system provides a simple, user-friendly way to initiate
capture, recording and streaming applications with
complete security and control built-in. The
MediaPOINTE Keycard Automation System, if integrated
properly may enable a system to become HIPPA
compliant.
HD Portal plus User Manual
Version 1.0
Technical Support
805.214.7911
support@mediapointe.com
Main Office
667 Rancho Conejo Blvd.
Newbury Park, CA 91320
805.480.3700
www.mediapointe.com
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