(StadiumVision Director) Release Notes for Release 5.0

(StadiumVision Director) Release Notes for Release 5.0
Release Notes for Cisco Vision
Dynamic Signage Director
(Cisco StadiumVision Director) Release 5.0
First Published: 2016-08-02
Last Updated: 2017-09-21
Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director (Cisco StadiumVision Director) Release 5.0.0-709
Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Remote (Cisco StadiumVision Director Remote) Release 5.0.0-8
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Document Revision History
Date
Revision History
2017-09-21
Release 5.0.0-709 (SP4) is announced. Release
5.0.0-709 (SP4) is considered a mandatory upgrade from
Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release
5.0.0-605 (SP3). The following updates were made:
2017-06-21
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Key Considerations for This Release, page 4
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Upgrade Paths, page 36

Added Resolved Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic
Signage Director Release 5.0.0-709, page 42.
Release 5.0.0-605 (SP3) is announced. This update is
recommended as required for those sites impacted by the
defects resolved by the release.
The following updates were made:
Cisco Systems, Inc.
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Key Considerations for This Release, page 4
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Upgrade Paths, page 36

Added Resolved Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic
Signage Director Release 5.0.0-605, page 42.
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Document Revision History (continued)
Date
Revision History
2017-05-18
Revised description of CSCvd80879—Deleting content
false Pop-up message displayed., page 45.
2017-05-16
The following updates were made:
2017-03-30
2017-02-24
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Release 5.0.0-526 (SP2) is announced as a
mandatory upgrade path from SP1.
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Updated production firmware version 6.1.105 applies
to Release 5.0.0-421 (SP1) and later releases in:
—
DMP-2K Firmware Versions, page 7.
—
SV-4K Firmware Versions, page 8.
—
Firmware Configuration for the SV-4K and
DMP-2K Media Player, page 38.
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Troubleshooting tool for virtual environments in TUI
Enhancement: Disk Speed Test, page 28.
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New Management Dashboard and CCM functionality
is added for the Venue Administrator in Venue
Administrator RBAC Enhancement, page 29.
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Added Resolved Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic
Signage Director Release 5.0.0-526, page 43 and
Open Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage
Director Release 5.0.0-526, page 44.
The following updates were made:
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Under Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Server
Support, page 8, revised Note to strongly
recommend virtual environments for future releases
and removed statement about Release 5.0 as the last
release to support upgrades on the Platform 3 server
hardware.
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Revised two outdated links to the Cisco Connected
Stadium Design Guide to point to location on
Cisco.com (authorized partners only).
Updates for Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director
Release 5.0.0-421 (SP1) and Cisco Vision Dynamic
Signage Director Remote Release 5.0.0-8 including:

Introduction of new SV-4K/DMP-2K firmware version
(6.1.105) for SP1 only.

Revised Key Considerations for This Release, page 4.

Introduction of language pack support for Release
5.0.0-421, with the addition of Japanese (jp_JN).
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Added Resolved Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic
Signage Director Release 5.0.0-421, page 46 and
Open Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage
Director Release 5.0.0-421, page 46.
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Document Revision History (continued)
Date
Revision History
2016-12-05
The following updates were made:

Revised description for new dmp.powerQueryByCEC
command in TV Control Using HDMI CEC for SV-4K
and DMP-2K Media Players, page 25.

Revised headline for CSCvc13064 in Resolved
Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director
Release 5.0.0-320, page 46
2016-11-30
Updates for Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director
Release 5.0.0-320 and Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage
Director Remote Release 5.0.0-7.
2016-11-09
The following updates were made:

Added footnote clarification to the minimum VRAM
requirement of 32 GB in Table 8 on page 11.

Added more information to Multicast Video Scaling
for SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Players, page 23.

Changed CSCva71831—DMP stops all CEC
communication when LG TV is turned off via remote.,
page 51 to no workaround.

Other minor changes.
2016-10-10
Updates for Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director
Release 5.0.0-235.
2016-08-02
Initial release of Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director
Release 5.0.0-123.
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Contents
Contents
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Introduction, page 4
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Key Considerations for This Release, page 4
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System Requirements for Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0, page 5
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Security Information and Advisories for Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0, page 17
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API Summary, page 17
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Feature Summary by Media Player Model, page 18
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Internationalization and Localization, page 19
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New and Changed Information in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0, page 21
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Installation Notes, page 35
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Limitations and Restrictions, page 40
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Important Notes, page 40
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Caveats, page 41
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Related Documentation and Resources, page 52
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Service and Support for Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director, page 54
Introduction
Beginning in Release 5.0, Cisco StadiumVision Director is part of a new and expanded solution offer called Cisco Vision.
Cisco StadiumVision Director is enhanced to support the new Cisco Vision solution and is renamed to Cisco Vision
Dynamic Signage Director.
This document provides information about all releases of Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0 for the
Cisco Vision solution. It includes hardware and software requirements, new and changed features, installation and
upgrade information, known issues, and defects.
This document is for network and system administrators as well as technical field engineers who are responsible for
designing and deploying the Cisco Vision solution. Readers of this document should be familiar with basic IP networking
technology and the Cisco Vision solution.
Key Considerations for This Release
Note: This section provides a highlight of several important considerations for Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director
Release 5.0. Be sure to read the entire release note to obtain all relevant information for the release.
Caution: If you are upgrading from Release 5.0.0-235 to Release 5.0.0-320, and you have already installed an SV-4K
with WiFi enablement, then you must re-provision that SV-4K again over a hard-wired connection so that the WiFi
configuration persists. After the re-provision, the WiFi configuration for the DMP is preserved.
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Release 5.0.0-709 (SP4) is considered a mandatory upgrade from Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release
5.0.0-605 (SP3). For your convenience, the supported firmware for DMP 4310: 5.4.(1)RB(2P) b4652 (no change)
and for DMPs SV-4K/DMP-2K: 6.1.105 (no change).

Release 5.0.0-605 (SP3) is required only for those sites impacted by Resolved Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic
Signage Director Release 5.0.0-709, page 42. No DMP firmware changes are required with this upgrade.
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System Requirements for Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0
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Release 5.0.0-526 (SP2) is a mandatory upgrade from Release 5.0.0-421 (SP1). No DMP firmware changes are
required with this upgrade.

Release 5.0.0-421 (SP1) is considered a mandatory upgrade from Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release
5.0.0-320 (GA).

When you upgrade to Release 5.0.0-421 (SP1), you must also upgrade your SV-4K and DMP-2K firmware to version
6.1.105. Earlier Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director 5.0 releases are supported by production firmware version
6.1.96.

Language packs are available beginning in Release 5.0.0-421 (SP1), including the introduction of Japanese
language support.

Some features might be introduced during early releases of Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0 to
support additional functionality coming later in the Cisco Vision solution.
For example, the new Automatic Proof of Play Export feature is introduced in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director
Release 5.0, to support export of PoP report data to an external server. However, unified reporting for both in-suite
and mobile PoP is not currently available.

The recommended reboot period for maintenance of the DMP-2K has changed from 5 days to weekly in Release
5.0.0-235 and later releases.

Portrait mode content renditions on the SV-4K and DMP-2K are released for production in Release 5.0.0-235 and
later releases.

Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Remote is first supported with Release 5.0.0-320. It is not included in
Release 5.0.0-123 or Release 5.0.0-235.

Release 5.0 is the last release to support the Cisco DMP 4310G. After Release 5.0, you will need to upgrade to the
newer DMP models to install future Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director releases.
System Requirements for Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director
Release 5.0
This section describes the hardware and software supported by the Cisco Vision solution for Cisco Vision Dynamic
Signage Director Release 5.0. It includes the following topics:

Browser and Flash Player Support, page 6
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Digital Media Player Support, page 6
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Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Server Support, page 8
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Cisco Vision Headend Support, page 12
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Cisco Unified Communications Support, page 15
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Commerce Integration Systems Support, page 15
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Media Controller Systems Support, page 16
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Touch Screen Devices and Controller Support, page 16
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TV Qualification for HDMI CEC Control of TV Power On/Off, page 16
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Browser and Flash Player Support
You can use an Apple Mac or Microsoft Windows PC or laptop to access Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release
5.0.
Table 2 on page 6 describes the browser software versions that have been tested with Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage
Director Release 5.0, with the corresponding Flash player support.
Table 2
Tested Browser Software
PC or Laptop OS
Browser Version1
Flash Player2
Apple MAC OS X
Google Chrome Version 52.0.2743.82
Adobe Flash Player
Version 22.0.0.209
Mozilla FireFox Version 47.0.1
Adobe Flash Player
Version 22.0.0.209
Google Chrome Version 51.0.2704.106
Adobe Flash Player
Version 22.0.0.209
Mozilla FireFox Version 47.0.1
Adobe Flash Player
Version 22.0.0.209
Microsoft Windows
(Windows 7)
1. Other than what is listed in this table, no additional browser software is tested (for example, not Apple Safari or Microsoft
Internet Explorer). However, other untested browser software might work. Microsoft IE is no longer tested.
2. If necessary, you can find older versions of Adobe Flash Player by going to the Adobe archived Flash player versions site on
the Adobe website. Be sure not to load any debug versions of this software which are unsupported by Cisco Vision Dynamic
Signage Director.
Digital Media Player Support
Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0 supports three models of digital media players (DMPs):

Cisco DMP 4310G, page 6

DMP-2K Media Player, page 7

SV-4K Media Player, page 8
Cisco DMP 4310G
Note: Release 5.0 is the last release to support the Cisco DMP 4310G. After Release 5.0, you will need to upgrade to
the newer DMP models to install future Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director releases.
The DMP firmware image is not bundled with the Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director software. You must download
the firmware image separately at the software download center site.
Table 3 on page 7 describes the Cisco Digital Media Player (DMP) hardware and firmware supported in Cisco Vision
Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.
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Table 3
Supported Cisco DMP Hardware and Firmware
Hardware
Firmware Version
Cisco DMP 4310G
DMP-4310G Version 5.4.1 RB2P
Cisco DMP 4310G Firmware Download Guidelines
Note: DMP-4310G Version 5.4.1 and later supports MP4 (H.264 encoded only) video files and adds support for ELO
IntelliTouch+ technology.
To download the DMP-4310G Version 5.4.1RB2P firmware, go to the Cisco Digital Media Players product page for
the Cisco DMP 4310G:
http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/video/digital-media-player-4310g/model.html
1. Click the Downloads tab and then Digital Media Player (DMP) System Upgrades.
2. Go to All Releases > 5 > 5.4.1_RB_2P.
3. Click Download to get the 5.4.1_RB2_2P_FCS_4310.fwimg file.
Cisco DMP 4310G Firmware Upgrade Procedure
For information about how to upgrade the DMP firmware, see the “Upgrading the Cisco DMP 4310G Firmware” module
of the Cisco StadiumVision Director Software Installation and Upgrade Guide.
DMP-2K Media Player
The DMP-2K Media Player is introduced in Cisco StadiumVision Director Release 4.1. The DMP-2K has a smaller
form-factor and supports less storage and fewer features than the SV-4K, including support of a maximum HD resolution
of 1080p. For more information, see the Feature Summary by Media Player Model, page 187.
Note: For more information about deployment and firmware installation, see also the Deployment Guidelines for the
SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Players, page 37.
DMP-2K Firmware Versions
The DMP-2K supports the same firmware versions as the SV-4K media player.
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Table 4 on page 8 describes the DMP-2K hardware and firmware supported in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director
Release 5.0.
Table 4
Supported DMP-2K Media Player Hardware and Firmware
Hardware
Product ID
DMP-2K Media Player
(worldwide)
DMP-2K-WW-K9
Firmware Version
1

Base firmware—5.1.68.1

Production firmware:
—
6.1.105 (Release 5.0.0-421 SP1 and later)
—
6.1.96 (Release 5.0.0-320 and earlier)
1. There is only a single product ID for the DMP-2K for worldwide ordering.
SV-4K Media Player
The SV-4K media player is a fan-less, solid-state, commercial digital media player that supports new technology
standards. In addition to support of 4K video resolution, the SV-4K enhances the capabilities of the Cisco solution by
adding support for WiFi, dual video regions, an enhanced processor, improved video wall and virtual ribbon board
synchronization, and an HTML5 runtime environment.
For more information about the software features supported by the SV-4K media player, see the Feature Summary by
Media Player Model, page 18.
Note: For more information about deployment and firmware installation, see also the Deployment Guidelines for the
SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Players, page 37.
SV-4K Firmware Versions
Table 5 on page 8 describes the SV-4K hardware and firmware supported in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director
Release 5.0.
Table 5
Supported SV-4K Media Player Hardware and Firmware
Hardware
Product ID
Firmware Version
SV-4K Media Player
(North America)
SV-DMP-4K-NA-K9

Base firmware—5.1.68.1

Production firmware:
SV-4K Media Player
(rest of the world)
SV-DMP-4K-ROW-K9
—
6.1.105 (Release 5.0.0-421 SP1 and later)
—
6.1.96 (Release 5.0.0-320 and earlier)

Base firmware—5.1.68.1

Production firmware:
—
6.1.105 (Release 5.0.0-421 SP1 and later)
—
6.1.96 (Release 5.0.0-320 and earlier)
Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Server Support
Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director supports upgrades from Release 4.1 to Release 5.0 software on the Platform 3
server hardware. Software versions prior to Release 4.1 must be upgraded serially to the supported 4.1 version before
upgrading to Release 5.0. For more information, see the Upgrade Paths, page 36.
Note: For future releases of Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director, installation in a virtual server environment is strongly
recommended.
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New installations of Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0 are supported in a virtual server environment
using Cisco Systems or other third-party hardware.
Note: Use the Cisco Commerce Workspace (CCW) tool when placing Cisco StadiumVision orders at:
https://apps.cisco.com/Commerce/home.
Product IDs in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0 for Software Licenses
In Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0, the Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director software, video
management, and display licenses are unbundled. This allows you to purchase hardware separately for the Cisco Vision
Dynamic Signage Director server and install Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director software in a virtual environment (for
more information, see the Virtualized Server Environment Support, page 10.)
Table 6 on page 9 provides information about the supported product IDs for Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director and
related software.
Table 6
Product IDs in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director for Software Licenses
Product ID
Description
R-SV-DR-DIR-SW-K9
Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director server software
license.
L-SV-DR-DISP-FSV
Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Display License
(SV-4K & DMP-2K)1.
L-SV-DIR-ENCODER
Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director SV-4K encoder
license to support 10 DMPs.
L-SV-DR-LCTRL-IPPS
IP Phone service per IP phone.
L-SV-DR-LCTRL-WEB
License per device for third-party products that use the
web control API.
L-SV-DR-LOCAL
Localization license per non-English language support.
1. If you are upgrading from a Cisco DMP 4310G to the new display license for the SV-4K or DMP-2K, a discount might apply.
Contact your Cisco Systems sales representative for more information.
Platform 3 Server Support
Table 7 on page 10 describes the Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director server hardware and software supported and
tested in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.
Note: Table 8 on page 11 identifies minimum tested versions of CIMC/BIOS with Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director.
These should not be interpreted as the required versions that you must run. As long as your server CIMC/BIOS firmware
is at this minimum tested version or later, no change is required to operate Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director.
The table also documents the latest firmware versions that are currently available for download and have been
successfully tested in Release 5.0.
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Table 7
Supported Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Hardware and Software in Release 5.0
Hardware Product ID
Minimum Software Version Supported
Minimum Tested
CIMC/BIOS Firmware1
Other Tested
CIMC/BIOS
Firmware
SV-DIR-DIRECTOR-K9 2
Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director
Release 5.0.0-526
Cisco UCS Server
Firmware versions:
Cisco UCS Server
Firmware versions:
Minimum upgrade path: 4.1.0-508 (SP1)
BIOS—1.5.1g.0
BIOS—2.0.8(0)
CIMC—1.5(1l)
CIMC—2.0(8d)
For details about all supported upgrade
paths, see the Upgrade Paths, page 36.
1. Unless there is another reason why an upgrade has been found to be needed, no upgrade should be needed if your server
firmware is at the minimum tested version (or later) for the Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director release that you are running.
2. This product ID includes both the hardware platform and the Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director software.
Note: For more information about verifying and upgrading the Cisco UCS Server firmware on the Platform 3 server, see
“Appendix C: CIMC Configuration and Firmware Upgrade Guidelines on the Cisco UCS C220 Server” in Cisco Vision
Software Installation and Upgrade Guide: Dynamic Signage Director (StadiumVision Director) Release 5.0.
Virtualized Server Environment Support
Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director is designed to run in a modern virtual machine (VM) environment, such as
VMware’s vSphere. You can use another Cisco device or third-party server to run the Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage
Director software.
Follow the requirements in this section to be sure that your virtual environment meets the minimum and tested
specifications.
This section includes the following topics:

Minimum Virtual Machine System Requirements for Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director, page 10

VMware vSphere Tested Versions for Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director, page 11

Restrictions for Virtual Server Support, page 11
Minimum Virtual Machine System Requirements for Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director
Be sure that your configuration meets the minimum system requirements in Table 8 on page 11 and supports a VMware
virtual machine environment with a compatible vSphere version (See VMware vSphere Tested Versions for Cisco Vision
Dynamic Signage Director, page 11.)
Note: Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director servers are meant to be physically located close to the DMPs that they
operate with, and communicating to the players over a LAN. For information about installation-related licensing
compliance, see the Installation Requirements for Licensing Compliance, page 35.
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Table 8
Minimum System Requirements for the Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Server in a Virtualized
Environment
System Component
Minimum Requirement
Processor
Two processors each equivalent to an Intel Xeon Processor E5-2640
(15 MB cache, 2.50 GHz clock, 7.20 GT/s Intel® QPI)
Forward write (fwrite) operations per
second
10,000
Virtual CPUs1
24
Virtual Disk Space
900 GB
Virtual RAM (VRAM)
32 GB2
1. Hyperthreading can be used. Be sure that the BIOS is properly configured to enable it.
2. 32 GB is the minimum VRAM that should be reserved for installation and operation of the Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage
Director system. Additional storage should be allowed for the ESXi OS.
Table 9 on page 11 provides additional information about the tested VM hardware and OS specifications that you should
use when configuring a virtual machine to support Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director.
Table 9
Server
Virtual Machine Hardware and OS Specifications Tested for Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director
System Component
Specification
VM Hardware
Version 8
Guest Operating System
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (64-bit)
Network Adapter
E1000
SCSI Controller
LSI Logic Parallel or LSI Logic SAS
Disk Provisioning
Thick
VMware vSphere Tested Versions for Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director
Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director has been tested with VMware vSphere Version 5.5 using the minimum
requirements described in Table 8 on page 11. Other versions should work, but they have not been tested.
Note: Any VMware license that does not allow your virtual machine to be set to the minimum requirements described in
Table 8 on page 11 is not supported.
For more information about installing Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director servers, see Cisco Vision Software
Installation Guide: Dynamic Signage Director (StadiumVision Director) Release 5.0.
Restrictions for Virtual Server Support
Be sure that you consider the following restrictions before you configure a virtual server environment for Cisco Vision
Dynamic Signage Director:

Migrating to a virtual environment on your existing Platform 2 or Platform 3 servers is not supported. For more
information, see the Important Migration and Upgrade Notes, page 35.

When using a virtual server environment, Cisco Technical Support only provides support for the Cisco Vision
Dynamic Signage Director software. No support is provided for third-party hardware or the virtual OS environment
installed by the customer.

The required configuration is for a dual virtual server environment to support a primary and backup server using the
standard Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director backup/restore and failover tools.
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
Cisco has not tested and does not provide support for any VMware tools in a Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director
system. If your site chooses to use backup, recovery or other tools outside of the Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage
Director software to manage your virtual servers, then you accept the risks and responsibility associated with
securing your data.
Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Remote Server Support
Note: Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Remote is supported by the Cisco DMP 4310G only.
You can use your own server or install a Cisco UCS C22 server1 to run the Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Remote
software. Be sure that your configuration meets the minimum system requirements in Table 10 on page 12 and supports
a VMware virtual machine environment with a compatible vSphere version (See VMware vSphere Tested Versions for
Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Remote, page 12.)
Note: Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Remote servers are meant to be physically located close to the DMPs that
they operate with, such as at the remote venue edge, and communicating to the players over a LAN. For information
about installation-related licensing compliance, see the Installation Requirements for Licensing Compliance, page 35.
VMware vSphere Tested Versions for Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Remote
Table 10
Minimum System Requirements for the Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Remote Server
System Component
Minimum Requirement
Hard Drive Capacity
300 GB
The hard drives must be configured as a single logical volume. A RAID volume is strongly
recommended.
Processor
Single processor equivalent to an Intel Xeon Processor E5-2420 (15 MB cache, 1.90 GHz clock,
7.20 GT/s Intel® QPI)
Virtual RAM (VRAM)
16 GB
Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Remote has been tested with VMware vSphere Version 5.5 using the minimum
requirements described in Table 10 on page 12. Other versions should work, but they have not been tested.
Cisco Vision Headend Support
Table 11 on page 12 describes the Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director headend hardware and software supported
in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.
Table 11
Supported Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Headend Hardware and Software
Hardware Device
Software Version
Core/Distribution and Access Layer Switches
For the most up-to-date information, refer to the Recommended Equipment Lists documented in the Cisco Connected
Stadium Design Guide (available to qualified Cisco StadiumVision partners).
Cisco Atlas MKII Digital Terrestrial Receiver
Note: This device is EOS/EOL and is replaced by the
Cisco 9887B DVB-T Digital Terrestrial Receiver.
DVEO TLV 400 DVB-T2 Digital Terrestrial Receiver
The release that ships with the device is recommended.
Note: Other DVEO demodulators/receivers models might be
recommended depending on the requirements of the
customer.
1. The Cisco UCS C22 server has reached End-of-Sale.
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Supported Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Headend Hardware and Software (continued)
Hardware Device
Software Version
Cisco D9094 HD Encoder
Note: This device is EOS/EOL and is replaced by the Cisco
D9096 encoder.
Cisco D9096 4:2:2 10-Bit AVC Encoder
(HD and SD encoder)1
2.0.1.3 (build 25.0.5)—Currently shipping with all new
hardware and the only qualified SV release.
Note: Do not use any firmware versions other than the
specific build qualified here. Also, do not downgrade any
2.0.1.3 release to 2.0.0.0 or any other release.
Note: Non-upgradable hardware PID D9096-1C8-NU-K9 is
EOS/EOL.
Cisco D9854 Advanced Program Receiver (DVB-S/S2/
Satellite receiver)
The release that ships with the device is recommended.
Note: This is one of the replacements for the EOS/EOL of the
DCM DVB-S/S2 2-Port Receiver module for low-density
implementation for DVB-S2/Satellite reception.
Cisco D9858 Advanced Receiver Transcoder
(MPEG-4 to MPEG-2 HD transcoder)
R3.96
Note: This product is now EOS/EOL and is replaced by the
Cisco D9859.
Cisco D9859 Advanced Receiver Transcoder
(MPEG-4 to MPEG-2 HD transcoder)2
The release that ships with the device is recommended.
Cisco D9887B HDTV Modular Receiver
6.3.2 and later
Note: This product is used for DVB-T reception only and is no
longer used for 8VSB. The 8-Port DCM DRD 8VSB Receiver
module is recommended for ATSC/8VSB Demodulation in
North America.
Note: This product is EOS/EOL and replaced by the
third-party product Sencore MRD 4400.
Cisco DCM Series D9900 Digital Content Manager (DCM)
(MKI chassis)

8.01.86 and later

16 GB Flash—8.7.0 and later
Note: DCMs with only 1G flash do not support releases past
8.1.86.and will need a Flash card upgrade to 16G to upgrade
past DCM release 8.1.86.
DRD DVB-S2 cards require DCM 9.1.x and later.
Note: This device is EOS/EOL and is replaced by the Cisco
D9902 DCM.
Cisco DCM Series D9902 Digital Content Manager (MKII
chassis)
16 GB Flash—10.0 and later
Note: The DCM 9902 uses the MKII Chassis instead of the
MKI used in the replaced Cisco DCM 9900.
Note: The existing MKI DVB-S/S2 Satellite receiver modules
and the 8-VSB Terrestrial receiver modules are compatible
with the MKII.
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Table 11
Supported Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Headend Hardware and Software (continued)
Hardware Device
Cisco DCM 8-Port 8-VSB/ ATSC/ Off-Air Receiver Module
Software Version
3
DCM Release 8.01.86 (minimum version)
Note: DCM Release 8.07.00 is recommended, and the
operations of the 8-VSB receiver modules on the DCM
require 16 GB Flash. This is used only in North America for
Terrestrial/Off-Air reception.
Note: The Cisco DCM 4-Port 8-VSB receiver module for
ATSC/Off-Air/Terrestrial reception used in North America will
be EOL/EOS by April 2014. The replacement is the Cisco
DCM 8-Port 8-VSB ATSC Terrestrial receiver module.
The Cisco DCM 8-VSB modules are compatible with both the
DCM MKI and MKII Chassis.
Cisco 4-Port DVBS/S2 Satellite Receiver Module4
DCM Release V9.10.00 and later
Note: The Cisco DCM 2-port DVB-S/S2 receiver modules are
EOS/EOL and are replaced by the DCM 4-port DVB-S/S2
receiver module for high density implementation.
Note: The Cisco D9854 is the replacement for low-density
implementations of DVB-S2/Satellite reception.
This module is compatible with both the Cisco DCM D9900
(MKI) and Cisco DCM 9D902 (MKII) chassis.
Cisco RF Gateway 1 (QAM modulator)
The release that ships with the device is recommended.
Cisco Spectra QAM Demodulator
Note: This device is EOS/EOL and is replaced by the DVEO
DVB-C Digital QAM Receiver.
The selection of modules/part numbers recommended for
DVB-C clear QAM demodulation is per-DVEO discretion for
each customer specification and could change.
DVEO TLV 400 DVB-C Digital QAM Receiver5
The release that ships with the device is recommended.
Note: The selection of modules/part numbers recommended
for DVB-C clear QAM demodulation is per-DVEO discretion
for each customer specification and could change.
DVEO OnRamp Analog Terrestrial Receiver—MPEG-2 output
The release that ships with the device is recommended.
DVEO GearBox Analog Terrestrial Receiver—MPEG-4 output
The release that ships with the device is recommended.
Fujitsu IP-9610 (Live encoder)
The release that ships with the device is recommended.
Note: This encoder is intended for use in Japan, where the
Cisco D9096 is not supported.
Scientific Atlanta Titan S2 DVB-S2 Digital Satellite Receiver
Software Version V02.01.03
Hardware Version F02 Bootloader Version V03.01.42528
Note: This device has reached EOS/EOL and is replaced by
the Cisco DCM 4-Port DVB-S/S2 Receiver Module.
Technicolor COM100 with COM24 cards
ST02.00.3 or later (to support 3D or sonic Tap)
Technicolor COM200 with COM24 cards
ST02.00.3 or later
1. The Cisco D9096 4:2:2 10-Bit AVC Encoder is the replacement for the Cisco D9094 HD Encoder. It is supported globally in all
countries except Japan.
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2. The Cisco D9859 Advanced Receiver Transcoder is the replacement for the Cisco D9858.
3. The Cisco DCM 8-VSB ATSC Off-Air Reception Module is the replacement for the Cisco D9887 HDTV Modular Receiver for North
American ATSC implementations only.
4. The Cisco 4-Port DVBS/S2 Satellite Receiver Module is the replacement for the Cisco Titan DVB-S2 Digital Receiver and Cisco Indus
MK II Transport Stream Descrambler.
5. The DVEO TLV 400 DVB-C Digital QAM Receiver is the replacement for the Cisco Spectra QAM Demodulator.
Cisco Unified Communications Support
Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director supports the Cisco Unified IP Phone 7975G and 9971 models.
Cisco Unified IP Phone 7975G
Table 12 on page 15 lists the combinations of Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) and firmware for the
Cisco Unified IP Phone 7975G that were tested for compatibility with Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.
Table 12
Tested Cisco Unified Communications Compatibility for the IP Phone 7975G
CUCM Version
Cisco Unified IP Phone Firmware
11.5(1)
9.3(1)
10.5(2)
9.3(1)
Cisco Unified IP Phone 9971
Table 13 on page 15 lists the combinations of Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) and firmware for the
Cisco Unified IP Phone 9971 that were tested for compatibility with Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.
Table 13
Tested Cisco Unified Communications Compatibility for the IP Phone 9971
CUCM Version
Cisco Unified IP Phone Firmware
11.5(1)
9.4(2)
10.5(2)
9.4(2)
Note: Although not all combinations have been tested, earlier maintenance versions of CUCM are also likely to work with
Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0. Avoid trying to use any major version other than 10.5 or 11.5.
Commerce Integration Systems Support
Table 14 on page 15 provides information about the hardware and software for third-party commerce integration
systems that have been tested with Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.
Table 14
Tested Commerce Integration Systems Compatibility
Hardware Device1
Software Version
Micros 9700 Enterprise Management Console
3.60.380
Micros 9700 Suites Management Application
1.0
Micros 9700 ContentManager
1.01
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Table 14
Tested Commerce Integration Systems Compatibility (continued)
Hardware Device1
Quest Venue Manager
Software Version
2
1.5.157 Build 2
2.0.1 Build 1 (new version for 4.0)
Quest Suite Catering Module
2
1.5.157 Build 2
1. For supported hardware configuration, contact Micros or for Quest software, NCR Corporation.
2. Quest Venue Manager and Quest Suite Catering Module software are now owned by NCR Corporation.
Media Controller Systems Support
Table 15 on page 16 provides information about the hardware and software for third-party media controller systems that
have been tested to support the External Event Trigger feature in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.
Table 15
Tested Media Controller Systems Compatibility
Custom Software Module1
Hardware Device
Minimum Firmware Version
Crestron Room Media Controller
(QM-RMC)
4.001.1012
Cisco_StadiumVision_Alert_Trigger-v2.spz
1. Available to certified Crestron integrators through Crestron.
Note: To support the Crestron Room Media Controller with Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director it requires that you
work with a Crestron reseller to install the appropriate software on the QM-RMC.
Touch Screen Devices and Controller Support
Note: Touch screens are only supported by the Cisco DMP 4310G media player in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage
Director.
Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director supports a limited number of touch screen drivers for the Cisco DMP 4310G. To
ensure compatibility of your devices, contact your Cisco Systems sales representative.
See the “How to Enable a DMP for Touch Screen Control” task note for more information about how to configure this
support.
TV Qualification for HDMI CEC Control of TV Power On/Off
Note: HDMI CEC TV control is supported by the SV-4K and DMP-2K only.
Release 5.0 introduces support for the universal TV power on/off HDMI CEC command. In theory, all HDMI CEC TVs
should support this command. However, there can be variance in TV models so it is important that you test the TV models
that you plan to install for this support.
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Table 16 on page 17 identifies the TV brands and models that have been tested for support of HDMI CEC Power On,
Standby (Power Off), and Power Status control in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.
Note: The tested TVs listed do not reflect all of the possible TV models that can work with Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage
Director.
Table 16
Tested TVs for Support of HDMI/CEC Power On, Standby, and Power Status Control
TV Brand
Model
LG
24LF48201
Note: LG does not support putting a TV in Standby
through CEC.
Philips
22PFL45072
Samsung
UN40JU6500
Sony
KLV-28R412B
1. If the TV is put into Standby (using TV remote), HDMI auto-detection status for TV health reporting in the Management
Dashboard fails.
2. Philips model 24PFL4571/V7 supports Power On CEC control only. Standby and Power Status are not supported.
For more information about how to configure HDMI CEC, see TV Control Using HDMI CEC for SV-4K and DMP-2K Media
Players, page 25.
Unsupported Hardware in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0
The following hardware products are not in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0:

Platform 2 Server (SV-DIRECTOR-K9 or SV-PLATFORM2=)
Security Information and Advisories for Cisco Vision Dynamic
Signage Director Release 5.0
Note: These release notes do not qualify any specific details about possible security issues for your Cisco Vision Dynamic
Signage Director network or products, and do not call attention to all possible relevant security information.
For the most up-to-date information about different levels of security information for Cisco Systems products, go to:
http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/home.x
API Summary
Release 5.0 introduces support for video replay control on suite TVs in the User Control API Enhancement, page 33.
For information about supported APIs, see the “Introduction to Cisco StadiumVision Director APIs” section of the Cisco
StadiumVision Director Operations Guide.
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Feature Summary by Media Player Model
Feature Summary by Media Player Model
Table 17 on page 18 provides a summary of the software features supported in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director
Release 5.0 by media player model.
Table 17
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
Yes
Yes
No
Luma key support for second video region
4
Multicast Video Scaling
5
Network Time Protocol (NTP) configuration
Yes
Yes
Yes
5
Portrait Mode content renditions
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
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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Internationalization and Localization
Table 17
Software Feature Map (continued)
Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Feature
TV Control using RS-232 and IR Remote
TV Control using HDMI CEC
5
SV-4K
DMP-2K
DMP 4310G
Yes
Yes
Yes
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 Size5
Yes
Yes
No6
Widgets tool
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
5
WiFi support
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.
Internationalization and Localization
Caution: A Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director system that is using language support from Release 4.1, will lose
that support when first upgraded to Release 5.0, until language packs for the new release are available and
installed.
Internationalization (i18n)
Internationalization (known as i18n) support refers to the software infrastructure that is designed to accommodate
multiple language translations (localization) without requiring additional engineering changes to that software.
The Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0 software supports i18n for the following general areas of the
solution:

Control Panel

Dynamic Menu Board application

Management Dashboard

IP Phone user interface

Software Manager
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
TV user interface
Localization (L10n)
Localization (known as L10n) refers to the implementation of the specific regional language translation support within a
software interface that has been designed for i18n. English is the default language.
Note: Certain locales are not supported, such as right-to-left languages.
Language Packs for Localization
Note: Language packs are release-specific. They are not available with the initial release of Cisco Vision Dynamic
Signage Director Release 5.0. You can install available language packs for Release 5.0, after you have installed or
upgraded to Release 5.0, and when the 5.0 version of the language pack for the desired language is available.
Caution: A Cisco StadiumVision Director system that is using language support from Release 4.1 will lose that
support when first upgraded to Release 5.0, until language packs for Release 5.0 are available and installed.
Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0 provides the flexibility to upload and install only the specific
language(s) that you want to support through the independent installation of Language Packs. The upload and installation
of the language packs is performed using the Software Manager from the Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director main
menu. For more information about how to install language packs, see the Cisco Vision Software Installation and Upgrade
Guide: Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.
The supported languages in Cisco StadiumVision Director Release 5.0.0-421 (SP1)and later are:

Deutsch (de_DE)

English (en_US). This is the default locale in all Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director releases.

French (fr_FR)

Japanese (jp_JN)

Portuguese (pt_BR)

Russian (ru_RU)

Simplified Chinese (zh_CN)

Spanish (es_ES)

Swedish (sv_SE)

Traditional Chinese (zh_TW)

Turkish (tr_TR)
For more information about requirements and restrictions in configuring localization in Cisco StadiumVision Director,
including IP phone support, see the Cisco StadiumVision Director Localization Guide.
Translated User Documents
Available versions of translated end-user documents for Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director can be found at:
http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/video/stadiumvision/tsd-products-support-translated-end-user-guides-list.ht
ml
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New and Changed Information in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage
Director Release 5.0
This section describes new features, enhancements and changes in support or behavior in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage
Director Release 5.0. It includes the following sections:

Automatic Proof of Play Export, page 21

Media Player Enhancements, page 22

System Enhancements, page 27

User Control API Enhancement, page 33
Automatic Proof of Play Export
WHAT IS IT
A Proof of Play (PoP) enhancement that automatically exports the Summary and Detailed PoP data (in CSV format) to a
designated server using Secure FTP (SFTP) or Secure HTTP (HTTPS)—if you have enabled PoP for a script. You can verify
the status of the export function under the new “Transmitted” column on the Control Panel Proof of Play screen. A green
icon means the data has been transmitted; red means it failed.
Note: When automatic PoP export is enabled, the standard PoP reporting features remain available in Cisco Vision
Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.
WHY USE IT
When you want to use another tool or application to consume the PoP CSV data from Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage
Director.
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WHERE TO CONFIGURE IT
Automatic PoP Export is disabled by default. You must enable the feature globally and configure the corresponding
common and protocol-specific properties. PoP must also be enabled for a script for the automatic export to occur.
Figure 1

Proof of Play Common Settings to Enable Automatic Export of PoP Data
After you configure the File Transfer Protocol, you also must configure the corresponding properties for the
HTTPS Settings or SFTP Settings from the Pofp Export Settings menu.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
How to Configure Automatic Proof of Play Export
Media Player Enhancements
The following media player enhancements are introduced in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0:

Multicast Video Scaling for SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Players, page 23

Multicast Video Tune-In Timeout Default Value Change, page 23

Portrait Mode Content Renditions for SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Players, page 24

TV Control Using HDMI CEC for SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Players, page 25

WiFi Network Connectivity on the SV-4K, page 26
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Multicast Video Scaling for SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Players
Note: Multicast video scaling is supported on the SV-4K and DMP-2K only.
WHAT IS IT
Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0 introduces support for scaling a multicast video region across a video
wall display for both portrait and landscape orientation.
Scaling refers to support of two things:
1. Stretching of the content.
2. Showing only a portion of the content per display in a multi-screen video wall.
WHY USE IT
Multicast video scaling is intended for use in video walls.
Multicast Video Tune-In Timeout Default Value Change
Note: Configuration of Multicast Video Tune-In Timeout is supported on the SV-4K and DMP-2K only.
WHAT IS IT
A change to the Video tune-in timeout default value from 500 ms to 10000 ms (10 seconds) for SV-4K and DMP-2K
media players. The default change is made in new Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0 installations only.
The value is used for receiving multicast video information on the network and for DCM failure detection.
WHY USE IT
Certain venues might encounter network conditions requiring tuning of this multicast video operation.
WHERE TO CONFIGURE IT
Go to: Management Dashboard > Dynamic Signage Director Configuration > System Configuration > Global DMP
Settings > SV-DMP Common Settings.
Note: After you change and refresh the property value, you must reboot the DMP(s).
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Portrait Mode Content Renditions for SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Players
WHAT IS IT
Portrait mode is a new rendering mode for TV displays controlled by SV-4K or DMP-2K media players. It allows the DMPs
to automatically rotate content for proper orientation on vertically-positioned displays.
Note: Scaling of content across multiple display screens in portrait mode is only supported for multicast streaming video.
See Multicast Video Scaling for SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Players, page 23.
Scaling refers to support of two things:
1. Stretching of the content.
2. Showing only a portion of the content per display in a multi-screen video wall.
WHY USE IT
Use portrait mode for vertical TV displays to auto-rotate content that would otherwise be improperly cut off and displayed
sideways with the default landscape orientation.
WHERE TO CONFIGURE IT
Go to Control Panel > Setup > Devices > Display Specifications and select or add your display. In the Display
Parameters panel, add the “dmp.portrait” command and set it to true. Be sure to reboot the DMP.
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Note: The sv4k.videoMode display parameter is unrelated and is not a required or expected configuration for use of
portrait mode content renditions. In addition, only certain values are supported for sv4k.videoMode, and they should not
be changed to any other values (See Cisco Vision Deployment Guide: SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Players). However, your
content should be designed for 1920 pixels high and 1080 pixels wide. The default template canvas will still show
horizontal orientation when you are using portrait mode, but you can add regions that extend beyond the canvas.
TV Control Using HDMI CEC for SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Players
Note: HDMI CEC control is supported on the SV-4K and DMP-2K only.
WHAT IS IT
New Display Specifications configuration that allows you to control the following three TV functions through HDMI
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):

Power On

Standby (Power Off)

Power Status
When HDMI CEC TV control is enabled, HDMI CEC is used instead of RS-232 for TV control functions. To control TVs,
you can run the TV On and TV Off from the DMP and TV Controls > TV Commands menu in the Management Dashboard.
Note: Not all TVs support the standard HDMI CEC commands. It is important that you test the TV models that you plan
to install for support of HDMI CEC, and be sure to turn HDMI-CEC on. TV manufacturers refer to CEC by different trade
names. (For example: Anynet+ [Samsung], BRAVIA Link [Sony], EasyLink [Phillips], and SimpLink [LG]).
For information about TVs tested successfully for power on, power query, and power status commands, see TV
Qualification for HDMI CEC Control of TV Power On/Off, page 16.
WHY USE IT
When your TV model does not support RS-232 connectivity for TV control, or you prefer to use HDMI/CEC.
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WHERE TO CONFIGURE IT
A new display specification called HDMI/CEC Standard is introduced with the HDMI CEC-related display parameters
already configured.
You can apply the new HDMI/CEC Standard display specification for new TVs, or you can modify an existing display
specification to add the display parameters commands. The following commands are used with HDMI/CEC TV control:

dmp.powerQueryByCEC—(New in Release 5.0) Enables powerQuery to get TV Power status using HDMI/CEC
instead of RS-232.
Note: This command is not supported by all TV models, so it is separately configurable.

dmp.TVControlbyCEC—(New in Release 5.0) Enables TV control using HDMI/CEC instead of RS-232.

dmp.monitorAPIDelay—Frequency of power query command sent by Dynamic Signage Director over HDMI CEC to
the TV. The default is 120000 ms (2 minutes). This command is also supported when using TV control with RS-232.

dmp.monitorPower—Enables Dynamic Signage Director to run a power query to the TV using the Get Status
command from the Management Dashboard. This command is also supported when using TV control with RS-232.
Note: You can run the Get Status command from the Management Dashboard to get the latest TV health status known
to the DMP. This information can be up to two minutes old, or a few seconds depending on when the power query last
ran. If the “dmp.monitorPower” parameter is set to false then you will not get the correct TV health status.
WiFi Network Connectivity on the SV-4K
WHAT IS IT
Support for wireless network connectivity to the SV-4K over an 802.11a, 802.11b, or 802.11n wireless network in the
Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director venue.
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.
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.
WHY USE IT
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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.
WHERE TO CONFIGURE IT
Configuration of SV-4Ks to support wireless network connectivity requires:

Setting up the WiFi access point and configuring it to receive multicast messages.

Specifying global SV-4K settings in the Management Dashboard to specify the SSID and passphrase for the wireless
network.

Initially registering the SV-4K with Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director using standard SV-4K auto-provisioning
over a wired Ethernet connection using PoE+.

Enabling the SV-4K for WiFi connectivity (on a per-DMP basis) in one of the following ways:
—
Control Panel device settings
—
Bulk Administration Tool (BAT)
Figure 2
SV-4K WiFi Global SSID and WiFi Passphrase Configuration
FOR MORE INFORMATION

How to Deploy WiFi Network Connectivity on the SV-4K

Cisco Vision Deployment Guide: SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Players
System Enhancements
The following system enhancements are introduced in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0:

Improved Handling of Duplicate DMP IP Addresses, page 28

TUI Enhancement: Disk Speed Test, page 28
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
Venue Administrator RBAC Enhancement, page 29

Video Upload Support for Files Up to 4 GB in Size, page 32
Improved Handling of Duplicate DMP IP Addresses
Infinite DHCP leases continue to be recommended for DMP IP address assignments in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage
Director. However, in the case of certain network conditions such as a temporary network problem causing segmentation
of clients, or restart of a redundant stateless DHCP server, duplicate IP addresses on your DMPs can occur.
Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0 introduces the following behaviors to improve handling of DMPs
attempting to register with the same IP address:

If more than one DMP registers with the same IP address, then the most recent DMP to register is assigned the
address. All other DMPs attempting to register with that IP address are set to 0.0.0.0.

An alert is raised to prevent duplication of an IP address when a new DMP is created through the Management
Dashboard or during upload of device data using the Bulk Adminstration Tool (BAT). However, no alerts occur when
IP address reassignments to 0.0.0.0 are made during auto registration.
Note: If a static IP address needs to be reassigned to another DMP, and that address is already in the system database,
then that IP address must be removed from the current DMP first.
TUI Enhancement: Disk Speed Test
WHAT IS IT
A new option called “Disk Speed Test” in the TUI Troubleshooting/Disk Monitoring menu that reports amount of time and
rate for a data copy of 1 GB.
WHY USE IT
The information from this troubleshooting test might be requested by Technical Support to get more information about
disk performance in a virtual environment.
WHERE TO CONFIGURE IT
Log in to the TUI as installer. Go to: Main Menu > Troubleshooting > Disk Monitoring > Disk Speed Test (Figure 3 on
page 29).
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Figure 3
Disk Speed Test TUI Option
Venue Administrator RBAC Enhancement
Note: New Management Dashboard and CCM functionality is added for the Venue Administrator in Release
5.0.0-526 (SP2).
WHAT IS IT
The Venue Administrator is a new Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) that provides limited permissions at the venues
authorized by the central Administrator for that user, for the following areas of Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director:

Control Panel—Content, Control (Script control and Staging), Schedule.

Management Dashboard:


—
Release 5.0.0-526 (SP2)—The Venue Administrator can issue all DMP and TV commands.
—
Release 5.0.0-421 (SP1) and earlier releases—Read-only access with limited command support.
Command Center Monitoring:
—
Release 5.0.0-526 (SP2)—The Venue Administrator can run the Reboot Device command from CCM to restart
DMPs.
—
Release 5.0.0-421 (SP1) and earlier releases—Read-only access.
Setup—Devices (Display specifications only); Read-only access to Zones & Groups, Channels, Luxury Suites.
Table 18 on page 30 summarizes all RBAC permissions by functional area of Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director.
Note: The official “Administrator” and “Venue Administrator” roles have been abbreviated to “Admin” in the table.
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Table 18
Role Access Summary by Functional Area of Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director
Functional
Area
Admin Concessionaire Content Event
Facility
Help
Manager Operator Operator Desk
SelfSupport
Service
Content
Venue
Admin
Venue
Operator
Yes
—
—
—
—
Read
only
—
Read
only
Limited1
Read
only
Channels
Yes
—
Yes
—
—
—
—
—
Read
only
—
Data
Integration
Yes
—
Yes
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
Devices
Yes
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
Limited2
—
Menus
Yes
—
Yes
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Proof of Play
Yes
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
Stores
Yes
—
—
—
—
—
—
Suites
Yes
—
Templates
Yes
—
Yes
—
—
—
Triggers
Yes
—
—
—
—
Users
Yes
—
—
—
Venues
Yes
—
—
Zones &
Groups
Yes
—
Yes
—
Command
Center
Monitoring
(CCM)
Control Panel/
Setup
My Profile
—
—
—
Limited3
Read
only
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
Yes
Yes
—
—
—
—
Read
only
—
Yes
—
—
—
—
—
Limited4
5
Control Panel
Content
—
Control
Yes
—
—
Yes
—
—
—
—
Limited
Limited5
Control
/Staging
Yes
—
—
Yes
—
—
—
—
Yes
—
Schedule
Yes
—
Yes
—
—
—
—
—
Yes
—
Ticker
(legacy)
Yes
—
Yes
Yes
—
—
—
—
—
—
Widgets
Yes
—
Yes
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
Dynamic
Menu Boards
Yes
Yes
Yes
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
Management
Dashboard
Yes
—
—
—
—
Limited6
—
Yes7
Scheduler
Application
Yes
—
—
Yes
—
—
—
—
—
—
Software
Manager
Yes
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
System State
Reports
Yes
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
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Table 18
Role Access Summary by Functional Area of Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director (continued)
Functional
Area
TV Off
Application
SSC Portal10
Admin Concessionaire Content Event
Facility
Help
Manager Operator Operator Desk
SelfSupport
Service
Content
Venue
Admin
Venue
Operator
Yes
—
—
Yes
Yes
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
Yes
—
—
—
1. Beginning in Release 5.0.0-526 (SP2), Venue Administrators can run the Reboot Device command from CCM to restart DMPs.
2. Venue Administrators can only edit the Display Specifications panel.
3. Support users can set up TV control PINs and channel guides for suites.
4. Venue Administrators can delete content associated (tagged) to the venues for which that venue admin is authorized. External content,
channels, and Dynamic Menu Board (DMB) content items are global to all venues. Therefore, these global content items also can be
deleted by the venue admin.
5. Venue Administrators and Venue Operators have script control only, and only for venues authorized by the Administrator for that user.
6. Help Desk users can view and monitor information on the Management Dashboard with read-only access. They also can run Get Status,
Ping, Display IP, and Ping Test commands for DMPs in the Management Dashboard.
7. Support users can run Get Status, Ping, Display IP, Ping Test, TV On/Off, Set Display Input, Set Display Banner, Set Closed Captions,
Set Video Channel, Cabling Test using TDR, and Show TDR Test Results commands.
8. Venue Administrators can view and monitor information on the Management Dashboard with read-only access to the venues for which
permissions are granted. They also can run Get Status, Ping, Display IP, and Ping Test commands in the Management Dashboard for
the DMPs in the venues at which that Venue Administrator is authorized. Beginning in Release 5.0.0-526 (SP2), Venue Administrators
can run all DMP and TV commands.
9. Venue Operators can view and monitor information on the Management Dashboard with read-only access to the venues for which
permissions are granted. They also can run Get Status, Ping, Display IP, and Query Syslog commands in the Management Dashboard
for the DMPs in the venues at which that Venue Operator is authorized.
10. The SSC portal cannot be accessed directly from the Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director main menu or Control Panel. Access to
the user-specific portal is opened only by logging into Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director as an SSC user.
WHY USE IT
Assign the Venue Administrator user role when you want to provide additional visibility and support capabilities beyond
that of a Venue Operator on a venue-specific basis. The Venue Administrator has additional read-only access to areas
of the UI, in addition to being able to set up Display Specifications.
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WHERE TO CONFIGURE IT
Note: Only the Administrator can define a Venue Administrator role.
1
Go to: Control Panel > Setup > Users and create
user with Venue Administrator role.
2
Go to: Control Panel > Setup > Venues and associate
venues to the new Venue Administrator user.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
See “Associating Venues with Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Objects” in the Cisco Vision Administration Guide:
Dynamic Signage Director.
Video Upload Support for Files Up to 4 GB in Size
WHAT IS IT
A configurable Registry key in the Management Dashboard that allows an administrator to set the maximum allowable
video file size for upload by your Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director system. The default value is 4 GB (the
maximum). Users will be notified if the file exceeds the maximum size at the time of file upload.
Note: Although now you can upload video files up to 4 GB in size to the Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director content
library, the Cisco DMP 4310G does not support files larger than 2 GB (which is the maximum file upload size in prior
releases).
WHY USE IT
To set a maximum file size from 1-4 GB for videos uploaded and stored in the system, possibly to conserve storage.
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WHERE TO CONFIGURE IT
Note: The value must be an integer (in GB units). For example, you can specify a value of “1” but not “1.5.”
User Control API Enhancement
Beginning in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0, the User Control API is enhanced to support video
replay functions on suite TVs using a mobile application.
The API video replay capabilities include:

Start the replay application.

Stop the replay application.

Load the replay application on multiple DMPs or group of DMPs.

Start playback of the replay video from encoded URL on specified devices.

Stop playback of the replay video on specified devices.

Pause playback of currently running replay video.

Resume playback of currently running replay video.
User Interface Change Summary
Note: Global changes have been made across the UI to reflect the new Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director product
name.
This section provides an overview of the Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director user interface (UI) that have been
changed in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0:

Control Panel Setup—Devices, page 34

Control Panel Setup—Users, page 34
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
Management Dashboard, page 34

TUI, page 34
Control Panel Setup—Devices
Under Display Specifications, the following updates were made:

The Serial Commands tab is renamed Display Parameters.

The HDMI/CEC Standard display specification is added.

The following new Display Parameters are introduced for HDMI CEC TV control:

—
dmp.powerQueryByCEC—Enables TVs to be powered on and off using HDMI/CEC.
—
dmp.TVControlbyCEC—Enables TV control using HDMI/CEC instead of RS-232.
The dmp.portrait parameter is introduced.
Control Panel Setup—Users
The Venue Administrator role is added.
Management Dashboard

The maxFileSize registry key is added for video upload.

The following updates were made for the PoP Automatic Export feature:

—
The PofpUploadRetryTask was added.
—
Configuration properties are added to Pofp Export Settings > Common Settings.
The following updates were made for the SV-4K WiFi feature:
—
Configuration properties are added to the Global DMP Settings > SV-4K Settings.
—
“WiFi Enabled” filter criteria is added.
TUI
The following TUI menus and options have been renamed for Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director:


StadiumVision Server Administration menu is now Cisco Vision Server Administration.
—
Restart StadiumVision Director Software option is Restart Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director software.
—
Shutdown StadiumVision Director Software option is Shutdown Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director
software.
StadiumVision Director Services menu is Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Services.
—
Service names have changed from SVD to CVD.
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Installation Notes
This section includes the following installation information:

Installation Requirements for Licensing Compliance, page 35

Important Migration and Upgrade Notes, page 35

Deployment Guidelines for the SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Players, page 37
Installation Requirements for Licensing Compliance
To maintain software licensing compliance, Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director servers must be installed in the
following manner:

The Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director server is installed in a data center or in an enterprise data closet, or the
Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director software is installed on the customer’s choice of hardware that supports a
VMware virtualized environment.

The Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Remote software is installed on the customer’s choice of hardware that
supports a VMware virtualized environment, or the remote server hardware is installed in a data center or in an
enterprise data closet.
Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Remote OVF Deployment
New installations of the Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Remote Release 5.0.0-7 software are deployed using an
Open Virtualization Format (OVF) template and installing a full ISO.
For more information about installation files and upgrade paths, see Important Migration and Upgrade Notes, page 35.
For more information about installing Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Remote, see Cisco Vision Software
Installation and Upgrade Guide: Dynamic Signage Director Remote Release 5.0.
Important Migration and Upgrade Notes
In this document, the following terminology is used to qualify changes to your Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director
hardware and software environment:

Migration—Migration means moving an existing Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director platform to a new hardware
platform in a virtual environment.

Upgrade—Means changing your software version to a newer release on your existing platform.
Caution: For any release 4.1 systems or releases prior to 5.0 SP2, imported logos as channel icons are not backed
up (the channel icons will disappear during the upgrade procedure of backing up the primary and restoring to
secondary if the icons are not already on the secondary server). A maintenance patch
(SV-DIRECTOR-HOTFIX-CSCvd35309) is needed on both the primary and secondary servers before you run any
backup and restore operations as part of an upgrade from any 4.1 release, or to Release 5.0 SP2. Otherwise, you
will need to re-import the logos after upgrading to Release 5.0 SP2.
This section includes the following topics:

Migration Restrictions, page 36

Upgrade Paths, page 36

Installation and Upgrade Files, page 36
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
Upgrade Process, page 37
Migration Restrictions
Migration means moving an existing Cisco StadiumVision Director platform to a new hardware platform in a virtual
environment. Brand new installations of Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director on new platforms in a virtual environment
are not considered a migration and are supported.
Caution: Migration to a virtual environment on your existing Platform 2 or Platform 3 servers is not supported. For
information about migrating from your Platform server to a virtual server environment, see the “Migrating From
Platform 2 Servers to a Virtual Environment” module in the Cisco StadiumVision Director Software Installation and
Upgrade Guide, Release 4.1.
Upgrade Paths
Note: Localization support is introduced through the installation of language packs as they become available in Release
5.0.
Table 19 on page 36 and Table 20 on page 36 list the latest upgrade paths for Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director
Release 5.0, with the supported prerequisite release listed in the “From” column. Software versions prior to Release 4.1
must be upgraded sequentially to the supported 4.1 version before upgrading to Release 5.0.
In general, the supported upgrade paths for Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director follow a linear progression. DMP
firmware upgrade requirements vary by DMP model and system release. For information about possible DMP firmware
upgrades associated with each release, see Digital Media Player Support, page 6.
Note: Release 5.0.0-421 (SP1) was the last minimum supported software version for Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage
Director. Release 5.0.0-526 (SP2) is a mandatory upgrade from SP1.
Release 5.0 Upgrade Sequence
5.0.0-123 > 5.0.0-235 > 5.0.0-320 > 5.0.0-421 (SP1) > Release 5.0.0-526 (SP2) > Release 5.0.0-605 (SP3) >
Release 5.0.0-709 (SP4)
Table 19
Supported Upgrade Paths From Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0
From:
To:
Release 5.0.0-123
Release 5.0.0-235
Release 5.0.0-235
Release 5.0.0-320
Release 5.0.0-320
Release 5.0.0-421 (SP1)
Release 5.0.0-421 (SP1)
Release 5.0.0-526 (SP2)
Release 5.0.0-526 (SP2)
Release 5.0.0-605 (SP3)
Release 5.0.0-605 (SP3)
Release 5.0.0-709 (SP4)
Release 4.1 Upgrade Sequence
4.1.0-508 > 5.0.0-320
Table 20
Supported Upgrade Paths From Cisco StadiumVision Director Release 4.1
From:
To:
Release 4.1.0-508 (SP1)
Release 5.0.0-320
Installation and Upgrade Files
Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0 software is available in different types of files based on the
installation or upgrade environment and product.
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ISO Files
ISO files are packaged images that are available in two versions:

An ISO full image—The full ISO file is to be installed only on brand new Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director servers
that have no prior Cisco StadiumVision Director software version installed.

An ISO upgrade image—The upgrade ISO file is built for processing using the TUI upgrade utility or Software
Manager.
Note: ISO upgrade images are available for both Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director and Cisco Vision Dynamic
Signage Director Remote software.
OVF Files
For new installations, the Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Remote software is delivered as a .zip file
(SV-REMOTE_FULL_TEMPLATE_5.0.0-xx-Y.x86_64.zip) that contains an Open Virtualization Format (OVF) template and
full ISO to be installed with a VMware virtual host.
The .zip file contains the following files:

SV-REMOTE_FULL_TEMPLATE_5.0.0-xx-y.x86_64-disk1.vmdk—VM disk file (binary)

SV-REMOTE_FULL_TEMPLATE_5.0.0-xx-y.x86_64-file1.iso—Full installation file (binary)

SV-REMOTE_FULL_TEMPLATE_5.0.0-xx-y.x86_64.mf—Checksum (text)

SV-REMOTE_FULL_TEMPLATE_5.0.0-xx-y.x86_64.ovf—XML VM descriptor file (text)
Software Download
Note: You are eligible to obtain information about how to access the Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director full ISO file,
language packs, or Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Remote OVF zip file after you have purchased the proper
licensing. Contact Cisco Technical Support for information about how to download these files.
If you have a Cisco CCO account and a contract for software download, you can download the Cisco Vision Dynamic
Signage Director upgrade files on the Cisco.com software download site at:
http://www.cisco.com/cisco/software/navigator.html?mdfid=283479662&i=rm
Upgrade Process
Upgrades to Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director and Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Remote software are
made available using the Software Manager. For more details about upgrades, see the corresponding software
installation and upgrade guide for your release.
Deployment Guidelines for the SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Players
This section includes the following topics:

Deployment Guidelines for the SV-4K Media Player, page 38

Deployment Guidelines for the DMP-2K Media Player, page 38

Firmware Configuration for the SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Player, page 38

Firmware Download for the SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Player, page 39
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Deployment Guidelines for the SV-4K Media Player
Before you deploy the SV-4K media player, consider the following guidelines:

The SV-4K media player has different requirements than the Cisco DMP 4310G, including, but not limited to support
of PoE+ for 30W of port power on the Cisco Connected Stadium switch. Be sure that your switch can meet these
and the other requirements for deployment of the SV-4K.

Before you configure the SV-4K for WiFi network connectivity, you must first provision the SV-4K according to the
normal auto-registration process to download the required firmware and WiFi credentials over a hard-wired
connection.
Caution: If you are upgrading from Release 5.0.0-235 to Release 5.0.0-320, and you have already installed an SV-4K
with WiFi enablement, then you must re-provision that SV-4K again over a hard-wired connection so that the WiFi
configuration persists. After an upgrade to Release 5.0.0-320, the WiFi configuration for the DMP is preserved.
For more information, see:

Cisco Vision Deployment Guide: SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Players

How to Deploy WiFi Network Connectivity on the SV-4K

Cisco Connected Stadium Design Guide (available to qualified Cisco StadiumVision partners)
Deployment Guidelines for the DMP-2K Media Player
Before you deploy the DMP-2K media player, consider the following guidelines:

The DMP-2K has the same requirement as the SV-4K for PoE+ for 30W of port power on the Cisco Connected
Stadium switch. Be sure that your switch can meet these and the other requirements for deployment of the device.
Caution: For initial deployment of a new DMP-2K, be sure that:

—
No other accessories are attached to the DMP-2K.
—
You are using a standard category Category 5e or 6 cable up to 100 m in length.
Be sure to configure your DHCP server with the corresponding Option 43 and Option 60 strings for the DMP-2K. Use
“Cisco DMP-2K” for the Option 60 Vendor Class Identifier string for new DMPs shipped from the factory.
Firmware Configuration for the SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Player
The SV-4K and DMP-2K media players require that a minimum—or base—firmware version is provisioned before they can
be upgraded to the production firmware version supported in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.
Figure 4 on page 39 shows the auto-registration configuration that ensures that this required firmware upgrade
sequence is automatically preserved for affected media players in the system. Table 21 on page 39 identifies the
required firmware properties for Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.
Caution: A new production firmware version is required when you upgrade to Release 5.0.0-421 SP1 and later
releases.
All earlier releases of Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0 continue to use firmware version 6.1.96.
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Figure 4
Table 21
Firmware Image and Version Properties Required to Provision the SV-4K and DMP-2K
Required Firmware Properties for the SV-4K and DMP-2K in Release 5.0
Release Number
Firmware Property
Value for Release
5.0.0-421 (SP1)
and later
Firmware image to use (SV-4K, DMP-2K)
DMP-SV4K-6.1.105.bsfw
init.version (SV-4K, DMP-2K)
6.1.105
5.0.0-320
(and earlier)
Firmware image to use (SV-4K, DMP-2K)
DMP-SV4K-6.1.96.bsfw
init.version (SV-4K, DMP-2K)
6.1.96
All 5.0 Releases
Base firmware image to use (SV-4K, DMP-2K)
If a prerequisite firmware is not already installed,
upload and select the 5.1.68.1 firmware file.
Note: Contact your Cisco Systems representative for
information about how to obtain the 5.1.68.1
firmware.
All 5.0 Releases
base.version (SV-4K, DMP-2K)
5.1.68.1
Firmware Download for the SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Player
The SV-4K and DMP-2K media player firmware image is not bundled with the Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director
software.
Note: Be sure to download the firmware to a device that you also can use to access the Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage
Director software.
Downloading the SV-4K and DMP-2K Production Firmware
To download the SV-4K and DMP-2K production firmware, go to:
https://www.brightsign.biz/downloads/dmp-firmware-download-6083-0516
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Limitations and Restrictions
Downloading the SV-4K and DMP-2K Base Firmware
If you do not already have the required base firmware version uploaded to Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director, you
must download the firmware image separately from a password-protected site and then upload it to Cisco Vision
Dynamic Signage Director.
Contact your Cisco Systems representative for the “How to Download SV-4K Firmware” document, available to qualified
Cisco Vision partners.
Limitations and Restrictions
When using Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0, be aware of the following limitations and restrictions:
Caution: Proof of play raw data repository in /var/sv/pofp/raw directory is not part of the backup process. In normal
operation, a completed script with a green dot already has a copy of the raw data and is part of the backup data.
No further action is needed aside from generating the PoP report. For completed scripts that do not have a green
dot, it is very important to investigate or call for support within 60 days of the event, after which time the PoP
messages in the raw directory will be deleted.

If you have previously accessed a different Cisco StadiumVision Director version on your computer, sometimes
unexpected behavior or warnings arise, or you might access an older version of the interface. In this case, and
especially after an upgrade, you must clear your browser cache.

The first release of Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0 implements the infrastructure only to support
i18n and L10n to support the independent installation of other language packs with Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage
Director Release 5.0 as they become available. Language support for Release 5.0 is introduced in Release
5.0.0-421. See the “Language Packs for Localization” section on page 20.

Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director does not support internationalization for back-end messaging.

Non-English characters are not supported as a Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director login credential.

Multi-user support in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director is limited to script editing only. No other Control Panel
functions for templates, zones, groups, and playlists support a multi-user environment, and these areas can be
deleted by other users. However, users are notified about potential impact due to currently locked scripts and are
prompted for confirmation of deletion and given an option to use instant messaging to coordinate with the script
owner.

No more than 10 user sessions can be supported at any one time in the Management Dashboard and Control Panel
areas. The system does not prevent more than 10 sessions to be opened, so you need to be careful that you do not
exceed this limit.

No more than 50 staging threads can be processing in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director at any one time. The
default maximum is 10. The maximum is configured using the “stagingThreadNum” registry found under the Tools
> Advanced > Registry section of the Management Dashboard.
Note: If auto-registration is enabled and a new DMP is detected, then Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director
initiates staging and always uses 50 as the maximum value. In this case, the stagingThreadNum registry setting is
ignored and remains unchanged.
Important Notes
This section includes other important information about Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director that you should know for
optimal operation. It includes the following topics:

Media Player Maintenance Recommendations, page 41

System Utilization Values, page 41
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Caveats
Media Player Maintenance Recommendations
To avoid unexpected behavior and maintain normal operation of your devices, it is highly recommended that you perform
a soft reboot of all of the media players in your system:

Cisco DMP 4310G—Weekly.

SV-4K—Weekly.

DMP-2K—Weekly.
You can reboot DMPs manually or configure a periodic task to run automatically. Remember that the automatic scheduled
task applies globally to all media players in the system.
Note: Before you perform a reboot, be sure that there are not any active scripts running.
For more information see the “How to Configure the Reboot DMP System Task From the Management Dashboard” task
note.
System Utilization Values
Measurement units for storage in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director are based on a KB equivalent of 1024 bytes
[known as a kibibyte )KiB)], not 1000 bytes.
Therefore, a notation of MB actually means 1,048,576 (1024 x 1024) bytes in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director.
Caveats

Resolved Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.0-709, page 42

Open Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.0-605, page 42

Resolved Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.0-526, page 43

Open Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.0-526, page 44

Resolved Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.0-421, page 46

Open Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.0-421, page 46

Resolved Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.0-320, page 46

Open Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.0-320, page 47

Resolved Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.0-235, page 48

Open Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.0-235, page 48

Resolved Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.0-123, page 50

Open Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.0-123, page 50
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Resolved Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release
5.0.0-709
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Resolved Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.0-709
Resolved Defect
Number
Description of Original Defect
CSCvf56276
Orphaned users can cause user accounts to not load and inability to delete scripts
or playlists.
CSCvf53350
After restore operation, data integration server will not start.
CSCvf36408
Dashboard GetStatus call takes > 5 seconds to return, causing timeout failure.
CSCvf16071
Critical DMP information is not showing correct number in Dashboard summary
pane.
CSCvf38557
Error calling services on a phone not setup to control a suite.
CSCve79612
First video in a playlist is not played completely for the first time.
CSCvf52146
Able to create a channel without Channel name.
CSCvf30156
Log written with incorrect date in sv_dmp_event_msg.log file.
CSCvf62362
SV-DMP GetStatus request timeouts.
CSCvb98474
Integration server is not restarting after deploying the same FTP server data source.
CSCvf72804
Unable to tag the external URL content in content tab.
CSCvf63487
Channel guide localctl call contains extraneous data.
CSCvf80751
Enhanced performance of backend server when there are blocked scripts.
CSCvf76842
Editing External Content URL is throwing Exception.
Open Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.0-709
All defects that are open in prior Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0 releases and not listed as resolved
remain open in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.0-709.
Resolved Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release
5.0.0-605
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Resolved Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.0-605
Resolved Defect
Number
Description of Original Defect
CSCve94003
Scheduler page is not rendering for German Language.
CSCve71234
When using dual video (luma-keyed), changing primary video to multicast freezes
the secondary video.
Open Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.0-605
All defects that are open in prior Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0 releases and not listed as resolved
remain open in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.0-605.
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Caveats
Resolved Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release
5.0.0-526
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Resolved Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.0-526
Resolved Defect
Number
Description of Original Defect
CSCve35952
Unable to scroll when we create multi day events in scheduler in Monthly view.
CSCve31984
TV health is critical when TV commands are issued for HDMI-CEC display spec.
CSCve09110
Certain state change sequence causes DMP to no longer able to decode multicast
streams.
CSCve09065
RTP streaming fails under some state change scenarios.
CSCve07136
When using RTP stream the DMP runtime is not including several streaming
parameters.
CSCve02789
New suites do not have a default channel guide selected explicitly.
CSCve02233
There is no logging in DWS logs when external content URL is played.
CSCve00145
Default portrait mode DMP bootup state should use a portrait mode template.
CSCve00093
MUTING_TOGGLE doesn’t show as feature even when set on display spec.
CSCvd92530
Using IR remote channel guide or direct channel number to change channel L-Wrap
disappears after.
CSCvd91453
Unable to assign content to venue/custom tag using drag-drop if it is already
present in DSD.
CSCvd87709
Duplicate menu text displayed on DMP when hiding menu item having blank item.
CSCvd87621
Duplicate menu icon displayed on DMP when hiding menu item having blank item.
CSCvd52742
ParseException exception displayed in SVD-control module.
CSCvd37026
Info button in IR Remote is showing Wrong Channel info in Banner
CSCvd35309
Channel icons that have been uploaded do not make into the backup.
Caution: For any release 4.1 systems or releases prior to 5.0 SP2, imported
logos as channel icons are not backed up (the channel icons will disappear
during the upgrade procedure of backing up the primary and restoring to
secondary if the icons are not already on the secondary server). A maintenance
patch (SV-DIRECTOR-HOTFIX-CSCvd35309) is needed on both the primary and
secondary servers before you run any backup and restore operations as part of
an upgrade from any 4.1 release, or to Release 5.0 SP2. Otherwise, you will
need to re-import the logos after upgrading to Release 5.0 SP2.
CSCux14361
Calendar events is not displayed in day & weekly view in below scenario.
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Open Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.0-526
This section describes newly-found defects in Release 5.0.0-526. Some defects might apply to earlier releases of Cisco
StadiumVision Director. All defects that are open in prior Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0 releases
and not listed as resolved remain open in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.0-526.
CSCve39573—4310: Video is not playing continuously in 2 regions state when there are dup.
items in playlist.
Symptom It is observed if there are duplicate video items in a row in a playlist and a two-region template is used (video
region on bottom and non-video region on top) the duplicate items after the first one will show blank screen on TV. This
is only a 4310 issue, it does not occur with SV-4K and DMP-2K DMPs.
Conditions The following steps recreate the conditions when this defect occurs:
1. Create a template with 2 full screen regions, where bottom region is video and top is non-video.
2. Create a playlist (P1) and put several videos in it. Now duplicate one of the video several times so you will have for
example (V1, V1, V1, V2, V3).
3. Create a playlist (P2) and put several transparent L-wrap PNGs in it.
4. Create a script and state and assign P1 to the bottom video region and P2 to the top non-video region.
5. Start the script and state.
Notice the second and third slot for V1 shows a blank screen. The first slot for V1 and other slots for V2 and V3
display correctly.
Workaround There is no workaround.
CSCve35944—Multi-day event details are not shown properly in day and week view when
move to next day.
Symptom When you create a multi-day event and go to Day view, the scheduled event is shown for the selected date,
but when you move to the next day, the scheduled event is not shown.
Workaround Go to Month view to see the event details.
CSCve00267—In Control Panel UI multi-select unlink operation not all items succeed.
Symptom When you do a multi-select for an unlink operation, an error appears and not all items are unlinked.
Conditions The following steps recreate the conditions when this defect occurs:
1. Log into Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director and go to Control Panel.
2. Go to Setup > Devices > Location-DMP Mapping.
3. From the Locations pane (right pane), select multiple items (> 10).
4. Click Unlink.
Workaround Manually select the failed items and perform an unlink until all items have been unlinked.
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CSCvd80879—Deleting content false Pop-up message displayed.
Symptom Incorrect message is displayed after allowing content to be deleted from Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage
Director while the content is still part of another playlist.
Conditions The following steps recreate the conditions when this defect occurs:
1. Log into Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director and go to Control Panel.
2. Upload some content.
3. Create at least 2 playlists.
4. Select any content image/video and assign it to at least 2 playlists.
5. Delete the content from one of the playlists.
6. Delete the content from Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director.
Workaround Change the UI focus from playlists and then delete the content from Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director.
The correct pop-up message is displayed with valid information. Or, refresh the browser and content with associated
playlists shows up properly.
CSCva47132—Widget designer preview doesn’t accurately portray SV-4K display.
Symptom The widget preview does not correspond with the actual widget on an SV-4K display. Text spacing and text
sizes change causing formatting issues.
Workaround There is no workaround.
CSCuw60818—Timer based script states change is delayed (DMP and UI) when timer count
down reaches zero.
Symptom The widget preview does not correspond with the actual widget on an SV-4K display. Text spacing and text
sizes change causing formatting issues.
Conditions These are some of the conditions when this defect occurs:

When there are blocked scripts.

When there are other large scripts starting.

When there are a large number of running scripts.
Workaround The following things can be done to mitigate the risk of this defect occurring:
1. Cancel any blocked scripts. When scripts are scheduled make sure that if you manually start the script you also
manually stop the script before the next scheduled script start time. Otherwise, the manually started script will
continue to run and the next scheduled script will be blocked.
2. If possible, start all necessary scripts before an event. Avoid starting scripts during an event. Best practice is to
complete and finalize script changes before an event.
3. Consider restructuring scripts to minimize the number of scripts needed for an event.
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Resolved Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release
5.0.0-421
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Resolved Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.0-421
Resolved Defect
Number
Description of Original Defect
CSCvd29288
DMP firmware unable to negotiate 30 watts of power on IOS-XE switches.
CSCvd09717
Script does not start while unlink the DMP location having LocalHDMI in state.
CSCvd02441
Select MC channel and exit the channel guide. Previous image & widget content
freeze.
CSCvd02423
Changing to RTP channel and exit the channel guide displayed black screen on
DMP.
CSCvc97174
Network Details are not shown for DMP in Dashboard when connected over WiFi.
CSCvc95127
Slow IP acquisition causes mibs.json to fail to download from DSD server to DMP.
CSCvc70847
Channel guide interaction with channel up/down commands channel change
behavior not identical.
CSCvc56451
Wrong time on SVD servers displayed after changing correct time/zone.
CSCvc51526
Bulk Admin tool broken in 5.0; Not able to export all the devices in the system.
CSCvc50985
Mute and Unmute API calls not working with newly created display specs.
CSCun46754
DMB permission assignment breaks if a user with permission gets deleted.
Open Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.0-421
This section describes newly-found defects in Release 5.0.0-421. All defects that are open in prior Cisco Vision Dynamic
Signage Director Release 5.0 releases and not listed as resolved remain open in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director
Release 5.0.0-421.
CSCvd30791—Localization defect summary for 5.0 GA release.
Resolved Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release
5.0.0-320
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Resolved Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.0-320
Resolved Defect
Number
Description of Original Defect
CSCvc13064
The status API yields 500 error.
CSCvc13000
Increase Control size heap memory to 4 GB for all 5.0 installations.
CSCvb98508
Copy script does not work when “Start streaming” is added as an action.
CSCvb90373
SV4K: Slow IP acquisition causes DMP to not boot up properly.
CSCvb76106
Unable to communicate to wifi SV4K DMP after DSD upgrade.
CSCvb70988
Unable to generate POP report with single video in a playlist.
CSCvb70737
Wifi DMPs should be compliant with all necessary MIB variables.
CSCvb65701
“Stadium Vision” Text displayed in Replay Loading image.
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Resolved Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.0-320 (continued)
Resolved Defect
Number
Description of Original Defect
CSCvb59715
When creating a new suite, by default it should be in inactivated state.
CSCvb51963
Existing Script validation errors in the Schedule UI is coming empty.
CSCvb39671
Channel doesn't exit through channel guide. (IR as well as IP Phone).
CSCuz65985
Editing single occurrence in a recurringevent keeps earlier event intact.
CSCuz13183
Lack of robustness on locale sniffer causes fail to load desired locale.
CSCux63108
Common Widget not showing up in different state.
CSCux38701
SV_4K Status - CPU usage - should display accurate information.
Open Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.0-320
All defects that are open in prior Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0 releases and not listed as resolved
remain open in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.0-320.
CSCvc10647—Assigning and removing permissions to multiple users in a theme is not
reliable.
Symptom Assigning and removing permissions to multiple users in a theme is not reliable.
Workaround Remove or add permission for one user at a time.
CSCvc10640—Channel does not play in full screen after channel is selected & OK button is
clicked in channel guide.
Symptom Channel does not pay in full screen after channel is selected and OK button is clicked in channel guide.
Workaround Select a channel and press Exit instead of OK.
CSCvb98474—Data Integration Broker is not restarting after deploying the same FTP server
data source.
Symptom When we have more than one FTP data source pointing to the Dynamic Signage Director server, we are seeing
errors (Data integration is not restarting).
Conditions When we have more than one FTP data source.
Workaround Dynamic Signage Director can only have one FTP data source with the same host address. You can use
HTTP endpoint for other data sources.
CSCva11351—Deleted locations appear in dashboard after deletion from control panel.
Symptom Dynamic Signage Director Management Dashboard still displays SV-4K entries even after deleting them from
Control Panel.
Workaround Restart Director Services to refresh the Management Dashboard.
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Resolved Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release
5.0.0-235
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Resolved Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.0-235
Resolved Defect
Number
Description of Original Defect
CSCvb40149
CMS- Imported video duration value differ than actual one list view.
CSCvb40010
Content detail are not displayed for widget,Channel &DMB in thumb view.
CSCvb25359
Selected venue tag [drop down] should display in content upload window.
CSCvb22126
Disabling Wifi on SV-4K do not take effect.
CSCvb15662
T2S component in the widget ,last line gets duplicated.
CSCvb07258
Widget data is not showing up correctly on sv4ks.
CSCvb05171
CMS - Imported video files seconds calculation mismatch.
CSCvb02942
Unable to schedule event starting Dec 2016 ending Jan 2017.
CSCva99374
Selecting unassigned content deletion should not happen by venue admin.
CSCva96269
Channels are not listed in edit script screen while login venue admin.
CSCva92384
Content are not deleted by venue admin if it is tagged to its own.
CSCva89967
Menu item icon are still displayed after Hiding the DMB menu item.
CSCva87250
Default venuetag are displaying multiple times in content upload window.
CSCva85597
Duplicate IP address are present in SVD in below scenario.
CSCva83503
Unable to save the script after edit as venue admin user.
CSCva80779
Assign/Remove suites to channel guide via Channel Guide tab not working.
CSCva71817
Dashboard TV health should show red when CEC TV fail to respond powrqueries.
CSCva65713
Unable to communicate to DMP when wififlag is set from Yes to No via POE.
CSCuz61881
Improper indentation when zone name with long text in CCM screen.
CSCuz59784
Suites are not displayed in sorted order in CCM.
CSCuz53399
Unable to create daily/weekly event with end by date in Firefox browser.
CSCuz49064
Widgets fail to display data integration when a bound XML value is blank.
CSCuz40236
Date wont display correctly (scheduler) if date format isnt mm/dd/yy.
CSCuz27548
Scheduler-UI-UpDown arrow for time is missing when using Firefox in Mac.
CSCum91268
Unknown condition results in x_stateinstance (s) remaining active.
Open Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.0-235
All defects that are open in prior Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0 releases and not listed as resolved
remain open in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.0-235.
CSCvb51963—Existing Script validation errors in the Schedule UI are empty.
Symptom Errors are noticed in the Schedule UI page for Script validation. This is caused when a playlist associated with
a script is deleted. The existing Script validation errors in the Schedule UI page are empty.
Workaround There is no workaround.
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CSCvb39730—Data integration breaks when source URL contains “{.”
Symptom Restart of Data Integration application fails when deploying a data source with a URL that contains “{.”
Conditions The following steps recreate the conditions when this defect occurs:
1. Create a Generic data source (HTTP).
2. Enter data source URL https://www.google.com/#q={ .
3. Save the URL and deploy it to the integration server.
4. Restart the Data Integration application.
Workaround Use URL encoding for invalid characters in the query string.
CSCvb39671—Channel does not exit through channel guide (IR and IP Phone).
Symptom A black screen is displayed before each content item in the script is played.
Conditions Start the channel content over script content having video playlist. Exit the channel using IR remote or IP
phone.
Workaround Restart the runtime from the Management Dashboard to join the script.
CSCva11351—Deleted locations appear in Dashboard after deletion from Control Panel.
Symptom Deleted SV-4K locations continue to appear in the Management Dashboard after they are deleted from the
Control Panel.
Workaround Restart Director Services to refresh the Dashboard.
CSCuz65985—Editing single occurrence in a recurring event keeps earlier event intact.
Symptom Change of script while editing a single occurrence in a recurring event keeps the earlier event intact.
Conditions The following steps recreate the conditions when this defect occurs:
1. Create a recurring daily/weekly event.
2. Edit the single occurrence in the recurring event.
3. Change the script.
Workaround There is no workaround.
CSCux63108—Common widget not showing up in different state.
Symptom When playing same widget in 2 different states in the same script, then while changing to the second state,
the first widget with Dynamic Menu Board data integration does not show up. Note:- This only happens for the first
widget in the second state, since rest of the widget will display well in the playlist.
Conditions The following steps recreate the conditions when this defect occurs:
1. Create a Dynamic Menu Board.
2. Deploy three different data sources using Menu Theme.
3. Create three different widgets using data sources (per Step 2.) in Data Bind. Be sure to add a Data Pull component.
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4. Create a custom template.
5. Create a script.
Workaround Complete the following steps:
1. Copy the first widget in the playlist (that is used in two states):
a. Go to: Control Panel > Widgets > Manage Widgets and select the first widget in the playlist.
b. Click Copy at the prompt and rename the copied widget.
2. Open the copied widget and delete and recreate the Data Pull component in the widget (there is a defect related to
copying widget):
a. Select the Data Pull component and click the trash can icon.
b. Save the Widget (Click File > Save).
c. Create a Data Pull component and Save again.
3. Create new playlist (Click Content > New Playlist).
4. Copy all other content from the playlist that is used from the first state.
5. Select all and drag and drop in new playlist.
6. Add copied widget (that was created in Step 1 and 2) to the playlist.
7. Apply this created playlist in second state.
Resolved Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release
5.0.0-123
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Resolved Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.0-123
Resolved Defect
Number
Description of Original Defect
CSCva61884
Duplicate record is created in device list during WiFi autoreg of SV-4K.
CSCva61768
CEC Power status of the TV is not updated when it is ON/OFF via TV Remote.
CSCva61274
DMP communicates over WiFi even when it is connected through Ethernet.
Open Defects in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.0-123
The following defects are newly opened in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0.0-123.
CSCva71847—Dashboard TV health status should show red when HDMI cable is unplugged.
Symptom Dashboard TV health status shows green when HDMI cable is unplugged.
Conditions The following steps recreate the conditions when this defect occurs:
1. Log into Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director.
2. Autoregister the DMP and assign it to HDMI/CEC standard display spec.
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3. Ensure that the HDMI cable of the DMP is attached to a HDMI CEC-compliant TV.
4. Unplug the HDMI cable.
Workaround Complete the following steps:
1. Log into Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director.
2. Autoregister the DMP and assign it to HDMI/CEC standard display spec.
3. Ensure that the HDMI cable of the DMP is attached to a HDMI CEC-compliant TV.
4. Ensure that the HDMI cable is not unplugged.
CSCva71831—DMP stops all CEC communication when LG TV is turned off via remote.
Symptom DMP stops all CEC communication when LG TV is turned off via remote.
Conditions The following steps recreate the conditions when this defect occurs:
1. Log into Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director.
2. Autoregister the DMP and assign it to HDMI/CEC standard display specification.
3. Ensure that the HDMI cable of the DMP is attached to an LG TV.
4. Turn off the TV using the remote.
Workaround There is no workaround.
CSCva71817—Dashboard TV health should show red when CEC TV fails to respond to power
queries.
Symptom Dashboard TV health is displayed green even when CEC TV fails to respond to power queries.
Conditions The following steps recreate the conditions when this defect occurs:
1. Log into Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director.
2. Autoregister the DMP and assign it to HDMI/CEC standard display specification.
3. Ensure that the HDMI cable of the DMP is attached to a TV that does not respond to power query.
Workaround Ensure that the TV attached is compliant with HDMI CEC power query.
CSCva65713—Unable to communicate to DMP when wifi flag is set from Yes to No via POE.
Symptom Unable to communicate to DMP when wifi flag is set from Yes to No via POE.
Conditions The following steps recreate the conditions when this defect occurs:
1. Log into Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director.
2. In the DMP device setup, specify Yes for the WiFi Enabled option while the DMP is on a wired connection to the
network.
3. Reboot the DMP to get the wifi enabled flag.
4. Remove the DMP power supply adapter and Ethernet cable and then reconnect the power supply only. The DMP is
now on a wireless connection.
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5. Change the Wifi Enabled option for the DMP to No.
6. Remove the power supply, and then connect the Ethernet cable. The DMP is now connected through POE.
7. Run DMP commands from the Management Dashboard (getstatus, ping, and so on).
Workaround
1. Log into Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director.
2. In the DMP device setup, specify Yes for the WiFi Enabled option while the DMP is on a wired connection to the
network.
3. Reboot the DMP to get the wifi enabled flag.
4. Remove the DMP power supply adapter and Ethernet cable and then reconnect the power supply only. The DMP is
now on a wireless connection.
5. Ensure that the WiFi Enabled option is set to Yes.
6. Remove the power supply and connect the Ethernet cable.
CSCva64681—IR remote change channel delay before display banner appears.
Symptom The display banner appears after about 0.5 to 1 second.
Conditions Use the IR remote to select channel up or channel down.
Workaround There is no workaround.
CSCva61251—List of published albums are not displayed in the start album action of the
script.
Symptom List of published albums are not displayed
Conditions The following steps recreate the conditions when this defect occurs:
1. Log into Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director as an SSC user.
2. Create an album by uploading images/videos.
3. Publish the album.
4. As an administrator, go to Control Panel > Schedule.
5. Create a new script and add the action “start album.”
Workaround There is no workaround.
Related Documentation and Resources
This document is to be used in conjunction with the documents listed in this section.
Note: For a video introduction to finding Cisco StadiumVision documentation information online, see the “Finding Cisco
StadiumVision Documentation” video.
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Related Documentation and Resources
Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Documentation Go URL
For more information about Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director hardware and software installation, configuration, and
operation, see the documentation available on Cisco.com at:
www.cisco.com/go/stadiumvisiondocs
Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Documentation Summary
The following documents are included in the content library for Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0:
Install and Upgrade Guides
Cisco Vision Software Installation and Upgrade Guide: Dynamic Signage Director Release 5.0
Cisco Vision Software Installation and Upgrade Guide: Dynamic Signage Director Remote Release 5.0
Design and Deployment
Cisco Vision Deployment Guide: SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Players
Cisco Connected Stadium Design Guide (authorized partners only)
Cisco Connected Stadium WiFi Design Guide (authorized partners only)
Cisco StadiumVision Video Headend Design and Implementation Guide (authorized partners only)
Localization
Cisco StadiumVision Director Localization Guide
Server Administration
Cisco Vision Administration Guide: Dynamic Signage Director
Content Management
Cisco StadiumVision Content Creation Design and Specifications Guide
Cisco StadiumVision Director External Content Integration Guide
Event Operations
Cisco StadiumVision Director Operations Playbook
Cisco StadiumVision Director Operations Guide
Task Notes
DMPs: Configure Reboot DMP System Task
DMPs: Enable Touch Screen Control
DMPs: Find the Serial Number for a DMP From the Management Dashboard
DMPs: Deploy WiFi Network Connectivity on the SV-4K
DMPs: UI: Access Cisco StadiumVision Director
PoP: Configure Automatic Proof of Play Export
Licensing Information
Open Source Used In Cisco StadiumVision Director Release 5.0
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Open Source Used In Cisco StadiumVision Director Remote Release 5.0
Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Documentation Notifications
You can receive periodic emails that summarize new and changed information in Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director
documentation by subscribing to the [email protected] email alias.
Contact us at [email protected] to request this notification service.
Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director Documentation Team Email Contact
Information
You can submit questions, suggestions, or other feedback to us at [email protected]
Obtaining Cisco Product Documentation
For information on obtaining other Cisco Product documentation, see the monthly What’s New in Cisco Product
Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html
Subscribe to the What’s New in Cisco Product Documentation as a Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feed and set content
to be delivered directly to your desktop using a reader application. The RSS feeds are a free service and Cisco currently
supports RSS Version 2.0.
Service and Support for Cisco Vision Dynamic Signage Director
Cisco Solution Support is the required technical support service for the Cisco StadiumVision solution (including Cisco
Vision Dynamic Signage Director).
Cisco Solution Support for StadiumVision combines Cisco product support—Cisco Smart Net Total Care Service or
software services—with solution-level support into one service. By taking a solution-level approach, Cisco is responsible
for managing product support teams to resolve any issue, no matter where it resides.
For this service, simply purchase Cisco Solution Support for each Cisco hardware or software product in Cisco
StadiumVision.
Note: Cisco Solution Support is required for Cisco software in the Cisco StadiumVision solution. Although it is optional
for Cisco hardware in this solution, each Cisco component must be covered to take advantage of Cisco Solution Support.
Product support for solution partner products within Cisco StadiumVision is also required. Contact these vendors for
details and requirements.
Solution Support References
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For a high-level introduction to this service for Cisco StadiumVision, see the Cisco Solution Support for
StadiumVision At-A-Glance document.
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For technical details and product coverage, including the support workflow, see the “Cisco Solution Support for
StadiumVision Service Definition.”
Find more details about Cisco Solution Support on cisco.com or contact your Cisco sales representative.
RMA Process for the SV-4K and DMP-2K Media Player
The Return Materials Authorization (RMA) process for the SV-4K and DMP-2K media player is covered by the Solution
Support Service for Cisco StadiumVision.
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Before you place a service call, see the troubleshooting information in the Cisco Vision Deployment Guide: SV-4K and
DMP-2K Media Players. If you cannot resolve the problem with any of the recommended troubleshooting steps, open a
Cisco Solution Support case to further troubleshoot and coordinate the return process with the vendor.
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