Getting Started with the SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Player

Getting Started with the SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Player
Getting Started with the SV-4K and
DMP-2K Media Player
First Published: 2016-11-30
This module provides a workflow summary with information about the SV-4K and DMP-2K hardware, software features,
and key considerations before deploying these media players.
It is intended for anyone who is responsible for installing and configuring the SV-4K and DMP-2K media player, and for
anyone interested in understanding its general operation.
It includes the following topics:
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Workflow Summary to Get Started with the SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Player, page 11
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Information About the SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Player Hardware, page 13
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Feature Summary for the SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Player, page 23
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Key Considerations for the SV-4K and DMP-2K, page 25
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Best Practices for SV-4K and DMP-2K Deployment, page 28
Workflow Summary to Get Started with the SV-4K and DMP-2K
Media Player
Note: Before you deploy the SV-4K and DMP-2K media player, be sure that you have already installed Cisco Vision
Dynamic Signage Director and that you are familiar with the Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director software.
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Getting Started with the SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Player
Workflow Summary to Get Started with the SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Player
Table 1 on page 12 provides a summary of the tasks and related information to get familiar with the SV-4K and DMP-2K
media player.
Table 1
Getting Started Task Summary
Getting Started Task
For more information see:
Understand the DMP-2K hardware.

Operating Environment for the SV-4K and DMP-2K
Media Player, page 13.
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Dimensions of the DMP-2K Media Player, page 14.
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Ports on the DMP-2K Media Player, page 14.
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Cabling Information for the SV-4K and DMP-2K
Media Player, page 18.
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LEDs on the SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Player,
page 20.

IR Remote for Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage
Director, page 21.
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Default Settings for the SV-4K and DMP-2K Media
Player, page 22.

Operating Environment for the SV-4K and DMP-2K
Media Player, page 13.
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Dimensions of the SV-4K Media Player, page 16.
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Ports on the SV-4K Media Player, page 16.

Cabling Information for the SV-4K and DMP-2K
Media Player, page 18.
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LEDs on the SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Player,
page 20.

IR Remote for Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage
Director, page 21.
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Default Settings for the SV-4K and DMP-2K Media
Player, page 22.
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Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Software
Feature Map for the SV-4K and DMP-2K, page 24.

Unsupported SV-4K and DMP-2K Hardware
Features, page 25.
Understand the SV-4K hardware.
Understand the SV-4K and DMP-2K features.
Understand the Differences Between the SV-4K,
DMP-2K, and Cisco DMP 4310G.
Key Considerations for the SV-4K and DMP-2K, page 25.
Review deployment best practices.
Best Practices for SV-4K and DMP-2K Deployment,
page 28.
Perform pre-deployment site planning and configuration.
Planning the SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Player Deployment,
page 29.
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Information About the SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Player Hardware
Information About the SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Player
Hardware
This section includes the following topics:

Operating Environment for the SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Player, page 13

Dimensions of the DMP-2K Media Player, page 14

Ports on the DMP-2K Media Player, page 14

Dimensions of the SV-4K Media Player, page 16
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Ports on the SV-4K Media Player, page 16
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Cabling Information for the SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Player, page 18
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Guidelines for Mounting the SV-4K and DMP-2K, page 19
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LEDs on the SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Player, page 20

IR Remote for Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director, page 21

Default Settings for the SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Player, page 22
Operating Environment for the SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Player
Table 2 on page 13 describes the supported environment for proper operation of the SV-4K and DMP-2K media player.
Table 2
Supported Operating Environment for the SV-4K and DMP-2K
Operating Environment
Supported Conditions
Temperature
0° C to 40° C
Humidity
Up to 90% maximum humidity, non-condensing
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Dimensions of the DMP-2K Media Player
The DMP-2K media player is smaller than the SV-4K. Figure 1 on page 14 shows the dimensions of the DMP-2K device.
Figure 1
DMP-2K Dimensions
Ports on the DMP-2K Media Player
Figure 2
Table 3
Port Name
DMP-2K Front Panel
DMP-2K Front Panel Port Descriptions
Usage
Description
Required only for connections that do not support
audio, such as HDMI-to-DVI connections from
device to the TV.
3.5 mm female audio connector for analog stereo
signal.
IR
The DMP-2K does not have an internal infrared
receiver. You must use the included IR extender
cable to support an IR remote.
3.5 mm infrared in/out.
RS-232
Connect to TV serial port for control of the TV via
RS-232 commands.
RS-232 serial interface with male DE-9
connector. This connection is used for
TV control.
Audio
1
1. The analog audio out port is designed to drive line-level impedances in the higher Ohm range, such as for commercial grade speaker
systems. Headphones are typically just a few Ohms and not recommended for use with this port.
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Figure 3
Table 4
DMP-2K Rear Panel
DMP-2K Rear Panel Port Descriptions
Port Name
Usage
Description
12V 5A
Not for production use in Cisco Vision Dynamic
Signage Director.
60-watt/12-volt/5-amp power supply.
Note: The DMP-2K is qualified for Cisco Vision
Dynamic Signage Director using Power over
Ethernet (PoE+) via the Ethernet port.
SPDIF
Provides audio from the primary video routed by
Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director to the
SPDIF port.
Sony/Phillips Digital Interface.
HDMI
Connect to HDMI In port on the TV.
High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
output connector to transmit digital audio/video
content.
USB 3.0
Not supported.
Single USB 3.0 port (backward-compatible).
Ethernet
Connect to switch network for PoE+.
RJ-45 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet port.
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Dimensions of the SV-4K Media Player
The SV-4K media player is larger than the Cisco DMP 4310G. Figure 4 on page 16 shows the dimensions of the SV-4K
device.
Figure 4
SV-4K Dimensions
Ports on the SV-4K Media Player
Figure 5
Table 5
Port Name
SV-4K Front Panel
SV-4K Front Panel Port Descriptions
Usage
Description
Required only for connections that do not support
audio, such as HDMI-to-DVI connections from
device to the TV.
3.5 mm female audio connector for analog stereo
signal.
IR
The SV-4K does not have an internal infrared
receiver. You must use the included IR extender
cable to support an IR remote.
3.5 mm infrared in/out.
Serial
Connect to TV serial port for control of the TV via
RS-232 commands.
RS-232 serial interface with male DE-9
connector. This connection is used for
TV control.
USB
Not supported.
USB 2.0 port.
Audio
1
1. The analog audio out port is designed to drive line-level impedances in the higher Ohm range, such as for commercial grade speaker
systems. Headphones are typically just a few Ohms and not recommended for use with this port.
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Figure 6
Table 6
SV-4K Rear Panel
SV-4K Rear Panel Port Descriptions
Port Name
Usage
Description
12V 5A
Required when running the SV-4K over a WiFi
connection.
60-watt/12-volt/5-amp power supply.
Note: The SV-4K must first be provisioned over
PoE+ with configuration of WiFi completed in
Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director. See How
to Deploy WiFi Network Connectivity on the
SV-4K.
SPDIF
Provides audio from the primary video routed by
Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director to the
SPDIF port.
Sony/Phillips Digital Interface.
HDMI Out
Connect to HDMI In port on the TV.
High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
output connector to transmit digital audio/video
content.
HDMI In
Connect to HDCP-compliant laptop or other
device.
HDMI input connector to receive digital audio/video
content from an HDMI-enabled source.
USB 3.0
Not supported.
Two USB 3.0 ports (backward-compatible).
Connect to switch network for PoE+.
RJ-45 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet port.
AB
Ethernet
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Cabling Information for the SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Player
Table 7 on page 18 describes the cables that ship with the hardware.
Table 7
Cables Shipped with Hardware
Cable
Length
Purpose
HDMI-to-HDMI
2M
(Required) Connects the SV-4K HDMI Out (male) to the
HDMI In (male) port on the TV for digital audio and video
support. Compliant with HDMI version 1.4.
RS-232 DE-9 DCE/DTE Straight
Through
2M
(Required for TV control over RS-232) Connects the
SV-4K serial DTE (male) port to a serial DCE (female) port
on the TV.
IR Extender
2M
(Required for IR Remote) Connects to the IR port on the
SV-4K front panel to serve as an infrared signal receiver
for the SV-4K.
Other Cabling Considerations
It is important for you to assess the ports available on the TVs at the venue so that you can get any additional adapters
or cable types that are needed to connect the SV-4K and DMP-2K to the TV.
Ethernet Cable
Use standard Category 5e or 6 cables up to 100 m in length.
Null Modem (Crossover) Cable
The SV-4K and DMP-2K is a DTE serial device. Therefore, if the TV also has a DTE (male) serial port, then you will need
to use a null modem (crossover) cable for the TV control connection.
HDMI-to-DVI Adapter
If the TV does not support HDMI In, then you cannot use the standard HDMI-to-HDMI cable that ships with the SV-4K
and DMP-2K. However, if the TV supports a DVI-D connection, then you can acquire a DVI adapter for the HDMI cable
to make the HDMI-to-DVI connection.
Since this type of connection only supports video, you will also need to connect the DMP audio port to the audio input
ports on the TV if audio support is required.
Other HDMI Cable Adapters
The HDMI cable that ships with the media player is compliant with HDMI version 1.4. If you are using any other cable
adapters, be sure that they support HDMI version 1.4 if you plan to support 4K video content.
Audio Cables
Audio cables are not generally needed. However, there are a couple of cases where you might need to make an audio
connection to the SV-4K:
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If you need to support an HDMI-to-DVI connection from the SV-4K to the TV since this supports video only.
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If you need to connect to external audio distribution equipment when audio is to be distributed within an area.
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RS-232 Serial Pinout
Table 8 on page 19 provides the pinout for the DE-9 serial connector on the front panel of the SV-4K and DMP-2K.
Table 8
Pin
SV-4K and DMP-2K Serial DE-9 Pinout
Description
Pin
2
Description
1
NC
Receive data into the device.
3
Transmit data out of the device.
4
Available [email protected]
5
Ground
6
NC
7
RTS
8
CTS
9
NC
Guidelines for Mounting the SV-4K and DMP-2K
Consider the following guidelines before mounting the SV-4K and DMP-2K:

Do not fit in Sunbrite cases that might be in use for some Cisco DMP 4310G outdoor deployments.

Full dimensions (width / height / depth) with mounting brackets:
DMP-2K
—
196.20 mm / 37.00 mm / 169.45 mm
—
(7.72 in / 1.46. in / 6.67 in)
SV-4K

—
196.20 mm / 61.65 mm / 169.45 mm
—
(7.72 in / 2.43 in / 6.67 in)
—
The bracket length is 164.15 mm / 6.46 in.
Weight:
—
DMP-2K: 1 lb 14 oz / 850.5 grams
—
SV-4K: 2 lb 4 oz / 1020.6 grams
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Attach to the wall using the brackets on each side of the device using 4 screws (one for each bracket slot) that
measure between 3.5 mm and 4.2 mm in diameter.

Avoid blocking the right side panel so that LEDs can be seen for troubleshooting.

Ensure all air vents are clear for proper cooling.

Choose a location that works with the required IR extender cable for infrared support.

Unlike the DMP 4310G, there is no IR receptor built into the SV-4K device.
Note: The tested range is about 20 ft. However, to achieve this range you must be sure to have the receiver facing
outward. The receiver is enclosed and not visible.
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LEDs on the SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Player
The device has 8 LEDs in two banks of 4 on the right panel of the device. Figure 7 on page 20 shows normal operation
for the device on a Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director network.
Note: Some of the LEDs apply to hardware features that are not enabled for Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director
Release 5.0.
Figure 7
SV-4K LED Bank
1
Svr—Not applicable.
2
WiFi—(SV-4K only) Flashes when the player is connecting
to the wireless network. Displays when connected.
3
Eth (green)—Flashes when connecting to Ethernet
network. Displays when connected.
Err (red)—Flashes a certain number of times to
indicate errors (Table 9 on page 20).
4
μSD—Not applicable.
6
Upd (yellow)—Flashes when the device is being
upgraded.
5
The Update and Error LEDs will flash in unison to indicate
an error during firmware update (Table 10 on page 21).
7
Pwr (green)—Displays when the device is
powered on and not in reset mode.
Table 9
8
Bsy (green)—Flashes when there is file-system activity.
Error (Err) LED Descriptions
Error LED
(number of flashes)
Description
2
Unspecified error.
3
Device is in network recovery mode and using DHCP Option 43 to contact Cisco Vision
Dynamic Signage Director for provisioning.
4
No upgrade file found.
5
Failed to load kernel module.
or
OS initialization failed (Init shell script failed).
6
Board is not capable of running the current firmware version.
7
A piece of on-board hardware is not working correctly.
8
(Not applicable) Problem related to storage device (USB or SD card).
9
Problem related to the registry/NAND.
10
The autorun script encountered a load/run error.
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Table 9
Error (Err) LED Descriptions (continued)
Error LED
(number of flashes)
11
Table 10
Description
WiFi related error.
12
Unable to find a bootable image.
13
The root file system has failed verification, which is used to detect whether the file system has
been tampered with. You can recover a unit that is showing this error code by performing an
update using safe mode.
14
Boot loader failure.
Update (Upd) LED Descriptions
Error LED
(number of flashes)
Description
2
Erase failed.
3
Write failed.
4
Verify failed.
5
Failed to find UBI partition.
6
Attempt to write unsigned CFE to unit with secure boot enabled.
7
Failed to find UBI partition.
8
Failed to create/attach UBI partition.
9
Unexpected error.
10
Upgrade script exited abnormally.
11
Upgrade took longer than expected.
12
Update completed but update file could not be deleted.
IR Remote for Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director
All media players use the same IR Remote device shown in Figure 8 on page 22. Generally, the IR Remote is used for TV
control. However, even if you are not using the IR Remote for TV control, it is important to realize that the IR Remote also
allows you to get information to troubleshoot the media player.
Note: The IR Remote is not automatically shipped with the Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director media players and
must be ordered separately.
Figure 8 on page 22 shows the description for each of the buttons on the Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director
IR Remote.
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Figure 8
Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director IR Remote Button Descriptions
IR Remote Sensor and IR Extender
Unlike for the Cisco DMP 4310G, the IR extender is required for the SV-4K and DMP-2K media player because the SV-4K
and DMP-2K device does not have its own IR receiver. For more information, see Guidelines for Mounting the SV-4K and
DMP-2K, page 19.
The IR remote also is a critical troubleshooting tool so it is important to ensure that all media players can be IR-controlled
even if it is not needed during normal operation.
Default Settings for the SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Player
The SV-4K and DMP-2K device ships from the factory with certain default settings. Upon running the start-up sequence
and in communication with Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director, the SV-4K and DMP-2K default settings are changed.
RS-232 Default Settings on the SV-4K and DMP-2K
After processing the HTML run-time module from Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director, the SV-4K and DMP-2K is set
to the following RS-232 default settings:
Note: The SV-4K and DMP-2K use the same defaults as the Cisco DMP 4310G, which matches the default settings of most TVs.

Baud—9600 (factory default is 115200)

Parity—None

Data Bits—8

Stop Bits—1

Flow Control—None (factory default is hardware flow control only)
For information about the new RS-232 commands for the SV-4K and DMP-2K, see Appendix B: Display Parameters for
the SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Player, page 63.
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Feature Summary for the SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Player
Other Default Settings
By default, the following functionality is disabled on the SV-4K and DMP-2K media player:

Secure Shell (SSH)
Feature Summary for the SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Player
This section includes the following topics:

Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Software Feature Map for the SV-4K and DMP-2K, page 24

Unsupported SV-4K and DMP-2K Hardware Features, page 25
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Feature Summary for the SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Player
Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Software Feature Map for the SV-4K
and DMP-2K
Table 11 on page 24 provides an at-a-glance view of the supported software features in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage
Director
for the SV-4K and DMP-2K
.
Table 11
Software Feature Map
Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Feature
SV-4K
DMP-2K
DMP 4310G
4K Local Video
Yes
No
No
2.1 AC3/AC3+ (Dolby Digital audio decode)
Yes
Yes
No
Auto-Registration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bulk Administration Tool (BAT)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Remote Server
No
No
Yes
Closed Caption
Yes
Yes
Yes
Command Center Monitoring
Yes
Yes
Yes1
Content Replacement2
Yes
Yes
Yes
Content Synchronization (between same media player models only)
Yes
Yes
Yes3
Custom Applications using GAR
No
No
Yes
Custom Fonts (through Software Manager)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Dual Video Regions
Yes
Yes
No
External Content Integration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Event Script Scheduler
Yes
Yes
Yes
Flash Content
No
No
Yes
Group/Zone Configuration
Yes
Yes
Yes
HDMI-In as a Video Source
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Management Dashboard Commands
Yes
Yes
Yes
Management Dashboard Firmware configuration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Management Dashboard Model Filtering
Yes
Yes
Yes
Management Dashboard Monitoring
Yes
Yes
Yes
Luma key support for second video region
4
5
Yes
Yes
No
Network Time Protocol (NTP) configuration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Portrait Mode content renditions5
Yes
Yes
No
POS Integration with Dynamic Menu Board (DMB) GAR application
No
No
Yes
POS Integration with DMB Using Widgets
Yes
Yes
Yes
Precision Time Protocol (PTP) configuration
Yes
Yes
No
Proof of Play (PoP)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Proxy device support
No
No
Yes
Self-Service Content (SSC)
No
No
Yes
Multicast Video Scaling
Suite Ordering
No
No
Yes
Ticker (legacy) from Control Panel Setup
No
No
Yes
Ticker (RSS in External Content Integration)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Touchscreen
No
No
Yes
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Table 11
Software Feature Map (continued)
Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Feature
SV-4K
DMP-2K
DMP 4310G
Yes
Yes
Yes
TV Control using HDMI CEC
Yes
Yes
No
Video Encoding as a Channel
Yes
No
No
Video Streaming through HDMI-Out
Yes
No
No
Video Upload Support for Files Up to 4 GB in Size
Yes
Yes
No6
Widgets tool
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
TV Control using RS-232 and IR Remote
5
5
WiFi support
5
1. Status monitoring is available in CCM for the Cisco DMP 4310G. However, the Thumbnail view (where CCM displays a
snapshot of content playing on the DMP) is not supported.
2. Content replacement for the SV-4K and DMP-2K is only supported through an update of the playlist. Performing content
replacement from the Control screen using the content replacement icon is not supported.
3. The Cisco DMP 4310G does not support PTP. Therefore, there will be more variance across these DMPs when playing the
same video file.
4. The SV-4K and DMP-2K support a subset of original Dashboard commands. See the “Appendix: Management Dashboard
Commands for the SV-4K Player” in the Cisco StadiumVision SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Player Deployment Guide.
5. Introduced in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.
6. Although you can upload video files up to 4 GB in size in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0, the
Cisco DMP 4310G does not support files larger than 2 GB.
Unsupported SV-4K and DMP-2K Hardware Features
The following SV-4K and DMP-2K hardware features are not supported:

SD (and microSD)

USB (2.0 and 3.0)
Note: The SV-4K and DMP-2K do not support content import and/or playback using the SD or USB ports.
Key Considerations for the SV-4K and DMP-2K
When you deploy an SV-4K and DMP-2K, there are several things that you should know about its operation. This section
highlights some of the important differences from the Cisco DMP 4310G that you should be aware of when deploying
the SV-4K and DMP-2K media player.
This section includes the following topics:

Firmware Provisioning on the SV-4K and DMP-2K, page 26

Auto-Provisioning on the SV-4K and DMP-2K, page 26

HDCP Support on the SV-4K and DMP-2K, page 27

IR Receiver for the SV-4K and DMP-2K, page 27
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Key Considerations for the SV-4K and DMP-2K

Storage and Memory on the SV-4K and DMP-2K, page 27

Synchronization on the SV-4K and DMP-2K, page 27

Switch Communication on the SV-4K and DMP-2K, page 28

WiFi Network Connectivity on the SV-4K, page 28
Firmware Provisioning on the SV-4K and DMP-2K
The SV-4K and DMP-2K firmware is not provisioned the same way as the Cisco DMP 4310G. The primary difference is
that the SV-4K and DMP-2K firmware upgrade cannot be manually launched by Management Dashboard DMP
command, but is done automatically when the SV-4K and DMP-2K device boots.
Caution: Before you power on the SV-4K and DMP-2K device for the first time, be sure that you have completed the following
configuration and tasks:

For initial deployment of a DMP-2K, be sure that:
—
No other accessories are attached to the DMP-2K.
—
You are using standard Category 5e or 6 cables up to 100 m in length.

Switch configuration, including the required LLDP for proper PoE+ operation.

DHCP server configuration.

Firmware upload for your Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director release.

Auto-registration settings for the SV-4K and DMP-2K to properly provision its firmware.
Table 12 on page 26 provides a summary of the firmware provisioning tasks for the SV-4K and DMP-2K and DMP 4310G
in the Management Dashboard.
Table 12
Summary of Firmware Provisioning Tasks on the Media Players
Firmware Provisioning Task
SV-4K and DMP-2K
DMP 4310G
Upload firmware to Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director in the
Management Dashboard
Yes
Yes
Configure "Firmware image to use" and "init.version" under
Auto Registration Settings.
Yes
Yes1
Upgrade the firmware from the Management Dashboard by
selecting DMPs and running the Firmware Upgrade command to
push the firmware to the device.
No
Yes
1. The DMP 4310G also uses the "init.build" property which does not apply to the SV-4K and DMP-2K media player.
Auto-Provisioning on the SV-4K and DMP-2K

The SV-4K and DMP-2K are automatically provisioned with global configuration settings from Cisco Vision Dynamic
Signage Director—but not in the same way as occurs for the Cisco DMP 4310G.
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As part of the start-up sequence, the device retrieves the Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director configuration,
which includes all of the global settings for the SV-4K and DMP-2K, such as NTP configuration, jitter settings, and
so on.
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The SV-4K and DMP-2K global settings are configured in the Management Dashboard by going to:
Dynamic Signage Director Configuration > Global DMP Settings > SV-DMP Common Settings.
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Key Considerations for the SV-4K and DMP-2K
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The SV-4K and DMP-2K configuration in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director is provisioned each time that the
SV-4K and DMP-2K device boots.
Caution: If you are running Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director on a virtual server, then you should reference a
reliable NTP server running on a bare metal server, rather than relying on a clock from a VM environment that can
drift and is not accurate. NTP for Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director is configured using the TUI, and can be the
same external server as is used for the Cisco DMP 4310G devices. For more information, see Cisco Vision
Administration Guide: Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.
HDCP Support on the SV-4K and DMP-2K
The SV-4K and DMP-2K natively support content that uses Intel's High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
through the installation of a protection key on the media player.
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From the HDMI Out port, the SV-4K and DMP-2K support HDCP versions 1.4 and 2.2.
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From the HDMI In port, the SV-4K can receive HDCP 1.4 and send as HDCP 2.2.
IR Receiver for the SV-4K and DMP-2K
There is not an embedded IR receiver on the SV-4K and DMP-2K. You must use the IR extender cable to use the
IR Remote.
Storage and Memory on the SV-4K and DMP-2K
The SV-4K and DMP-2K devices have different sizes of solid-state storage and RAM (Table 13 on page 27):
Table 13
Storage and Memory on the SV-4K and DMP-2K
DMP Model
Total SSD
Available for Content
RAM
SV-4K
120 GB (minimum)
100 GB
3 GB
DMP-2K
64 GB
65536 MB
2 GB
Note: The amount of RAM can make a difference in how the same content might play on different media player models.
This difference might more likely be seen when playing HTML pass-through (URL) content.
To find information about available storage:
1. From the Management Dashboard, select an SV-4K or DMP-2K device.
2. In the Device Details area of the dashboard, go to:
Settings > Storage
Note: The amount of available storage shown in the Management Dashboard reflects the total amount of space available
on the SSD, not the actual storage pool available for content.
You also can find information about available storage if you view device details from thumbnail view in CCM.
Synchronization on the SV-4K and DMP-2K
The SV-4K and DMP-2K supports synchronization of content played among a group of SV-4K and DMP-2K devices using
the Network Time Protocol (NTP) and Precision Time Protocol (PTP). NTP and PTP settings are provisioned globally for
all SV-4K and DMP-2K media players.
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The Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director server is provisioned as the default NTP source for all media players. When
PTP is configured, only the SV-4K and DMP-2K PTP master derives its clock using NTP.
Caution: If you are running Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director on a virtual server, then you should reference a
reliable NTP server running on a bare metal server, rather than relying on a clock from a VM environment that can
drift and is not accurate. NTP for Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director is configured using the TUI, and can be the
same external server as is used for the Cisco DMP 4310G devices. For more information, see Cisco Vision
Administration Guide: Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.
Switch Communication on the SV-4K and DMP-2K
The SV-4K and DMP-2K communicates with the Cisco Connected Stadium switch using the required Link Layer
Discovery Protocol (LLDP) rather than MediaNet. The SV-4K and DMP-2K determines available power (when using PoE+)
over LLDP.
WiFi Network Connectivity on the SV-4K
Wireless network connectivity to the SV-4K is supported over an 802.11a, 802.11b, or 802.11n wireless network in the
Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director venue.
Note: For initial deployment of an SV-4K with WiFi connectivity, you will need both a PoE+ network connection in addition
to connection of the SV-4K using the DMP power supply adapter. After the DMP is deployed for WiFi, a PoE+ connection
is no longer needed for the DMP. In fact, the DMP will not route packets over the WiFi connection while the Ethernet port
is connected and operational.
The wireless network SSID and passphrase is configured globally for all SV-4Ks in the system. The SV-4K firmware
automatically tries to connect with WEP (if the passphrase is of a suitable length), WPA1 or WPA2.
For configuration information, see How to Deploy WiFi Network Connectivity on the SV-4K.
Note: The wireless network must support multicast traffic for communication over the Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage
Director network. However, multicast video is not supported due to bandwidth limitations over a wireless network.
Best Practices for SV-4K and DMP-2K Deployment
Using Bar Code Scanners and TV Labels at Installation Time
Note: This practice requires that you have already defined your Location names in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage
Director.
To increase the speed and accuracy of media player deployment:
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Prepare TV labels with the Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Location name in bar code format.
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Obtain a bar code scanner to record the Location bar code and MAC address from the media player.
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Use the BAT tool to upload data to Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director.
Installer Workflow Example
An installer can follow these steps to use a bar code scanner with TV labels:
1. Mount the TV and media player.
2. Connect the TV and media player cables.
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3. Attach a pre-printed label to TV.
4. Scan the Location bar code on the TV.
5. Scan the MAC address bar code on the media player.
6. Provide scanner to the supervisor or network administrator who downloads the data and formats it to be compatible
with the Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director BAT TSV format.
7. For more information, see the Cisco StadiumVision Director Bulk Administration Tool guide.
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