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WM IP Receiver

VBrick v4.1 WM IP Receiver

Admin Guide

June 27, 2007 4410-0213-0000

Copyright

© 2007 VBrick Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. 12 Beaumont Road

Wallingford, Connecticut 06492, USA www.VBrick.com

This publication contains confidential, proprietary, and trade secret information. No part of this document may be copied, photocopied, reproduced, translated, or reduced to any machine-readable or electronic format without prior written permission from VBrick. Information in this document is subject to change without notice and VBrick Systems assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or inaccuracies. VBrick, VBrick Systems, the VBrick logo, StreamPlayer, and StreamPlayer Plus are trademarks or registered trademarks in the United States and other countries. Windows Media is a trademarked name of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other products or services mentioned in this document are identified by the trademarks, service marks, or product names as designated by the companies who market those products. Inquiries should be made directly to those companies. This document may also have links to third-party web pages that are beyond the control of VBrick. The presence of such links does not imply that VBrick endorses or recommends the content of any third-party web pages. VBrick acknowledges the use of third-party open source software and licenses in some VBrick products. This freely available source code is posted at http://www.vbrick.com/opensource.

FCC Notice

This equipment carries the CE mark and is UL listed in the U.S. and Canada. This equipment also complies with the limits for Class B digital devices pursuant to FCC Part 15 testing standards for most electronic equipment. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at their own expense. This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations. Cet appareil numerique de la Classe B respecte toutes les exigences do reglement dur le materiel brouilleur du Canada.

About VBrick Systems

Founded in 1997, VBrick Systems, an ISO 9001 certified vendor, is a privately held company that has enjoyed rapid growth by helping our customers successfully introduce mission critical video applications across their enterprise networks. Since our founding, VBrick has been setting the standard for quality, performance and innovation in the delivery of live and stored video over IP networks—LANs, WANs and the Internet. With thousands of video appliances installed world-wide, VBrick is the recognized leader in reliable, high-performance, easy-to-use networked video solutions.

VBrick is an active participant in the development of industry standards and continues to play an influential role in the Internet Streaming Media Alliance (ISMA), the MPEG Industry Forum, and Internet2. In 1998 VBrick invented and shipped the world's first MPEG Video Network Appliance designed to provide affordable DVDquality video across the network. Since then, VBrick's video solutions have grown to include Video on Demand, Management, Security and Access Control, Scheduling, and Rich Media Integration. VBrick solutions are successfully supporting a broad variety of applications including distance learning and training, conferencing and remote office communications, security, process monitoring, traffic monitoring, business and news feeds to the desktop, webcasting, corporate communications, collaboration, command and control, and telemedicine. VBrick serves customers in education, government, healthcare, and financial services markets among others.

Contents

WM IP Receiver v4.1 Admin Guide

Organization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v Getting Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v Font Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vi Related Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vi Printer-Friendly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vi

1. Getting Started

Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Hardware Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Functional Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 IPR Power States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1. Connect the IPR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

2. Configure Network Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Assigning an IP Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 3. Login to IWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

4. Select a Start Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

2. Configuration

Using IWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Logging In. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Saving Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

General Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Start Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Local-Mode URLs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Network Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Domain Name Servers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

SAP Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Management SAP Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Decoder Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Player Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Video Output Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Security Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Admin Interfaces. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Upgrade Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Pull-Upgrade Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Miscellaneous Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Splash Screen Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

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3. Status, Maintenance & Help

Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

System Status. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Power Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Default Device Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

4. Local Mode Configuration

Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Configuring Streams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Customizing the Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

5. Software Upgrade

Upgrading an IPR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Uninstalling the IPRDownload Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Installing the Download Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Using ETV-IPRDownload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Logging Upgrade Activities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

6. Using the IPR

Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Local-Fullscreen Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Portal Server Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Portal Server Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Local Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Using the Remote Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

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WM IP Receiver v4.1 Admin Guide

VBrick's WM IP Receiver is similar to a conventional set top box but is significantly more stable, rugged, and reliable. It is designed for 24x7 operation, and built for enterprise networks that require a high degree of stability, security, and scalability. The WM IP Receiver meets the demanding requirements of VBrick's EtherneTV Media Distribution System. The WM IPR plays Windows Media streams from VBrick WM appliances and Windows Media servers. The WM IPR is also a fully-featured VBrick EtherneTV client. This means that in addition to the ability to deliver video, the WM IPR will eventually provide scheduling, access logging, and device control from the Portal Server.

Organization

Getting Started

provides an overview of the IP Receiver and explains how to

 

connect, configure, and login to the device.

 

 

Configuration

explains all IPR configuration options including Start mode,

 

network configuration, and security options.

 

 

Status, Maintenance & Help

explains how to check system information, reboot or

 

shutdown the IPR, and launch a software upgrade.

 

 

Local Mode Configuration

explains how to configure the IPR for Local mode and how

 

to create and upload customized pages.

 

 

Software Upgrade

explains how to use the ETV-IPRDownload application to

 

upgrade the IPR software.

 

 

Using the IPR

explains how to use the IPR to view Local, Fullscreen, or

 

Portal Server streams.

 

 

Getting Help

If you need help, or more information about any topic, use the online help system. The online help is cross-referenced and searchable and can usually find the information in a few seconds. Use the tree controls in the left pane to open documents and the up and down arrows to page through them. Use the Search box to find specific information. Simply enter one or more words in the box and press Enter. The search results will return pages that have all of the words you entered—highlighted in yellow (Internet Explorer only). The Search box is not case-sensitive and does not recognize articles (a, an, the), operators (+ and – ), or quotation marks. You can narrow the search by adding words.

If you can't find the information you need from the online help, or from your certified VBrick reseller, you can contact VBrick Support Services on the web. Support Services can usually answer your technical questions in 24 business hours or less. Also note that our publications team is committed to accurate and reliable documentation and we appreciate your feedback. If you find errors or omissions in any of our documents, please send e-mail to documentation@vbrick.com and let us know. For more information about any VBrick

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products, all of our product documentation is available on the web. Go to www.vbrick.com/ documentation to search or download VBrick product documentation.

Font Conventions

Arial bold is used to describe dialog boxes and menu choices, for example: Start > All

Programs > VBrick

Blue Courier fixed-width font is used for code elements (C++, HTML) as well as filenames, directories, etc.

Black Courier fixed-width font is used to indicate user input in keyboard commands, scripts, etc.

Folder names and user examples are displayed in this sans serif font.

Folder names and user input are displayed in this bold sans serif font.

Italics are used to emphasize specific words or phrases.

Related Documents

For more information about using and configuring the WM IPR with the Portal Server, see the EtherneTV Portal Admin Guide. This document is available on the VBrick EtherneTV page at www.VBrick.com/documentation

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1.Click once to open the PDF document in Acrobat Reader.

2.To save or print a PDF document, right-click and select Save Target As or Print Target.

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Preface

Chapter 1

Getting Started

Topics in this chapter

Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1. Connect the IPR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 2. Configure Network Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 3. Login to IWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 4. Select a Start Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Overview

VBrick's EtherneTV Media Distribution System provides the ability to view live and stored WM (Windows Media) streams directly on a television or monitor by using the ETV IP Receiver. The IP Receiver is integrated with the EtherneTV Portal Server and the ETV video-on-demand (VOD) servers to enable viewing of stored and live WM streams. The IP Receiver can also be deployed as a standalone decoder without the need for a Portal Server.

As explained on the following pages, the IPR can be configured to operate in one of three modes: Portal Server, Local (standalone), Local-Fullscreen (standalone). When the installation includes a Portal Server, the IPR is directed to the Portal Server for user control—the graphics and user interface reside on the ETV Portal Server. When the IPR is deployed independently of the Portal Server, it comes equipped (in Local mode) with a user interface and internal graphics. The IP Receiver can be configured using a standard web browser.

Figure 1. Ethernet-TV Media Distribution System

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The WM IP Receiver is a state-of-the-art decoder for WM streams originating from a VBrick WM appliance or a Windows Media streaming server, or for streams hosted by a VBrick EtherneTV Portal Server.

Figure 2. WM IPR – Top View

Hardware Specifications

Model

WM IPR

 

 

Processor

Intel® Pentium-M ® Processor 1.4 GHz

 

 

Chipset

Intel 854 chipset with 3D graphics

 

 

Memory

Standard: On Board DDR333 128 MB

 

 

Mass Storage

64 MB DOM

 

 

Input Device

IR Remote Control

 

 

Front Panel

Button: Power On/Off Indicators: Stand-By, Connected, Recording

 

 

Rear Panel

• 10/100 Ethernet port

 

• One RCA jack for composite video output

 

• Two RCA jacks for stereo audio output (right/left)

 

• S-Video output connector

 

• Coaxial and Optical S/PDIF out (not used)

 

• Two USB 2.0 connectors

 

• VGA

 

 

Weight

Less than 4.3 kg (9.4 lbs)

 

 

Dimension

308 (L) x 223 (D) x 60 (H) mm

 

 

Power

AC 100~240V/47-63 Hz, 80W

 

 

Operating System

Windows CE 5.0

 

 

Functional Specifications

 

 

Resolutions

Composite/S-Video: NTSC (720x480), PAL (720x576)

 

VGA: 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x720, 1920x1080.

 

 

Protocols

Multicast, HTTP, MMS

 

 

Video Sources

VBrick WM Appliance, Windows Media Server.

 

 

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Decode Rate

56Kbps–4 Mbps.

 

 

 

 

Video System Type

NTSC or PAL.

 

 

 

 

EthernetTV

Compatible with VBrick's ETV Portal Server (v4.1 or higher).

 

Support

 

 

 

 

 

IR Remote

All standard functions.

 

 

 

 

Configurable

• Local (Static Program Guide).

 

Modes

• Local-Fullscreen (play configured program).

 

 

• Portal Server.

 

 

 

 

Outputs

Composite, VGA, RCA audio.

 

 

 

 

Network

Ethernet, DHCP, Manual IP configuration, IGMP v3.

 

 

 

 

Management

• Remote Management via web browser.

 

 

• Web Service.

 

 

• Telnet (future release).

 

 

 

 

Security

Login required for user interface change or system changes.

 

 

 

IPR Power States

Once plugged into an AC power source, the IPR is always in one of three states: On, Off, or Standby. Standby is a power saving mode in which the device is neither on or off. There are two triangular silver buttons on the front panel. You can turn power on or off using the (upper) triangular silver button or by using the Power button on the remote control. The lower button has no function.

On

Turn the IPR on (from the off state) by briefly pressing the Power

 

button on the front panel or using the Power button on the remote

 

control.

 

 

Off

Turn the IPR completely off by pressing the Power button on the

 

front panel for five seconds or more. The IPR is off when unplugged

 

or immediately after being plugged in.

 

 

Standby

Put the IPR in Standby (from the on state) by pressing the Power

 

button on the remote control or by using the Shutdown command on

 

the IWS Maintenance menu. To exit Standby, press Power on the

 

remote control. In Standby, there is no network connectivity and the

 

TV will be black.

 

 

1. Connect the IPR

The WM IP Receiver is shipped with all the cables and connectors you need to install the device. No software installation is required. The WM IPR is also shipped with the latest IPR software already installed. In the unlikely event you need to reinstall (or upgrade) the software, see Software Upgrade on page 27.) Connect the audio, video, and Ethernet cables as shown in the following drawing. The WM IPR includes the following components:

WM IP Receiver

Remote Control with 2 AA Batteries

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Power cable

RCA connector

TTo connect the IPR:

1.Using the provided RCA cable, connect the IPR video out to a TV monitor using the yellow video connector.

2.Using the provided RCA cable, connect the IPR audio out to a TV monitor using the corresponding red and white audio connectors.

3.Using customer-provided cables, connect the IP Receiver to your Ethernet network, using the LAN port.

4.Connect a USB keyboard and mouse to the USB ports and install two AA batteries in the remote control.

5.Connect the IPR power cord to a powerstrip and power on the IPR using the triangular Power button on the front panel.

Figure 3. WM IPR – Rear Panel

Composite

Composite video out.

 

 

S-Video

Connect to standard TV.

 

 

Audio Out

Audio out left and right.

 

 

LAN

Connect to local area network.

 

 

USB Ports (2)

Connect USB mouse and/or keyboard.

 

 

VGA

Connect to a standard TV or a projector with a VGA port.

 

 

Power Plug

Connects to power cord.

 

 

Figure 4. WM IPR – Front Panel

Connected

Yellow. Blinks when you press any button on remote control.

 

 

Standby

Orange. Press Power button to toggle Standby on or off.

 

 

Recording

Red. Steady red when a recording is in progress.

 

 

Power

Green. Steady green when power is applied.

 

 

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Getting Started

2. Configure Network Parameters

The IP Receiver is configured with DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) enabled and will automatically retrieve an IP address from a DHCP server if present. If a DHCP server is not available, you can configure the IP Receiver with a static IP address. The following steps explain how to login to the IPR the first time only. After this initial configuration, you can login to the IPR using IWS.

Note By default, DHCP is used to retrieve a dynamic IP address for the IPR. If you are not using a DHCP server, you must configure the IPR to use a static IP address as explained below.

TTo configure network parameters:

1.Connect the TV, cables, keyboard, and mouse as explained above and power on the IPR. Wait for the box to completely power up before continuing.

2.When the Login page is displayed, log in to the Integrated Web Server (IWS) using the default username (admin) and password (admin).

3.Navigate to the Network Configuration page which shows the IP Address, Hostname, and other network configuration parameters. Use this page to record the DHCP IP address for future use or to set a different IP address (see Assigning an IP Address below). If leaving the IPR in DHCP mode, be sure to record the IP address provided by the DHCP server for future access to IWS from a PC.

4.When done, click Apply and then Logout.

5.Remove the USB keyboard and mouse. The next time you will login using the IPR's Integrated Web Server (IWS).

Note VBrick recommends using the initial management pages only to record (or set) the IP address using a keyboard and a mouse. Do not change other IPR parameters until you logout, remove the keyboard and mouse, and login to the IWS management pages over a network connection.

Assigning an IP Address

TTo assign a static IP address (optional):

1.Go to the Network configuration page.

2.Change DHCP Enable to Static and enter a valid IP Address.

3.Set other network parameters (Subnet Mask, Gateway, Domain Name Server etc.) as necessary. Contact a system administrator for the parameters to use on your network.

4.When done, click Apply and then Logout. If you do not logout, you will be unable to configure the IPR from a PC. Either logout from the console or wait (15 minutes) for the session to expire in order to manage the IPR over the network.

3.Login to IWS

You access the IP Receiver by typing its IP address in the Address field of a web browser such as Internet Explorer or Firefox. You login to the IPR's Integrated Web Server (IWS) using the default username and password (you can change these on the Security Configuration page). IWS is a web management application used to set or change configuration settings (see Using IWS on page 9 for more about IWS).

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TTo login to the IP Receiver:

1.Type the IP address of the IPR in a browser, for example http://<IPR_IPAddress>

2.Enter the Username and Password and click Login. This displays the Administrator Page. Use this page to access all system configuration parameters.

Figure 5. Login Page

User name

Case-sensitive username. Default = admin (all privileges) or public

 

(read-only).

 

 

Password

Case-sensitive password. Default = admin (all privileges) or public

 

(read-only).

 

 

Note If you have problems logging in because of a misconfigured IPR or lost IP address, you can still launch IWS by pressing Ctrl-Alt-F1 from a USB keyboard directly attached to the IPR. See Logging In on page 10 for more information.

4. Select a Start Mode

The next step is to choose a Start mode from among the options explained below. The Start mode determines how the IPR will behave in your network environment when it's powered on. A network administrator will generally determine the Start mode based on the functional requirements at your site. Note that if you are using a TV monitor to configure IWS, as soon as you select a Start mode and press Apply, IWS closes and the TV switches to the selected mode.

TTo set the Start mode:

1.After logging in as explained above, the General Configuration page (Figure 6) opens.

2.Select a Start Mode from among the three choices listed below. See General Configuration on page 11 for more information about these options.

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Getting Started

Local-Fullscreen

The WM IPR can operate in a fullscreen mode. One channel is

 

displayed and this stream uses the entire screen of the attached

 

monitor. Table 1 below shows the URL syntax for Local-Fullscreen.

 

 

Portal Server

When installed with an ETV Portal Server, the features and options of

 

the VBrick WM IPR are controlled through the VBrick Portal Server.

 

See the Portal Server Admin Guide for more information.

 

 

Local

In Local mode, the IPR will retrieve and render the user interface web

 

page from the configured local path. This is typically located on the

 

IPR's file system. The program guide on the viewer web page will

 

include the streams defined for Local mode on the IWS configuration

 

page. See Local Mode Configuration on page 23 for more

 

information.

 

 

3.Press Apply to exit IWS and open the IPR interface in the selected mode

Table 1. Local-Fullscreen URL Syntax

Stream Type

URL Syntax

 

 

Multicast WM

Multicast IP address of VBrick WM Appliance. On the WM

 

Appliance, go to Configuration: Encoder > Multicast and use the

 

Multicast URL, for example:

 

http://<ip_address>/vbs1multi.nsc

 

 

Unicast WM HTTP

HTTP URL of VBrick WM Appliance. On the WM Appliance, go to

(Live)

Configuration: Encoder > Server and use the HTTP URL, for

 

example: http://<ip_address>:8080/vbrickvideo1/group1

 

If your WM Appliance is configured to serve multiple bit rates (MBR)

 

you must configure the WM IPR with a group-specific URL, for

 

example:

 

http://<ip_address>:8080/vbrickvideo1/group1

 

 

Unicast or HTTP

Depends on VOD server. The complete path including HTTP URL

(VOD)

and publishing point, for example:

 

http://<ip_address>/VBP/MYWMVideos/myVideo.wmv

 

 

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