ChannelPort Operations Web-Based Simulations



Course Description:

This eLearning knowledge base provides three different interactive simulation modes on how to setup and configure your ChannelPort environment.

Course Objectives:

At the completion of the lessons, the students will learn ChannelPort configuration within SystemManager, how to install the FXTool and PreviewTool software tools, and how to use the Harmonic Template Authoring Package for setup and configuration in the Adobe Flash ™® environment.

Course Prerequisites:

Knowledge of the Spectrum environment and SystemManager, along with basic understanding of ingest of video for playout, timelines and playlists, Samba, FTP, general networking, Adobe Flash Professional, Adobe Creative Suite, graphic formats such as swf, flv, mp4, png, and bitmaps, and Flash player.

Course Duration:

4-8 Hours (includes three simulation modes)


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Lesson 1 – SystemManager Overview

  • Launch SystemManager
  • View Spectrum Server Properties
  • View I/O Module Properties

Lesson 2 – File System Folders

  • Locate IP Addresses
  • Locate Access Control Settings
  • Access the File System from a Client
  • Access the File System from SystemManager
  • Map the File System to a Windows Network Drive
  • Define a Non-Standard Graphics Folder Name

Lesson 3 – SystemManager Configuration

  • Configure a Channel
  • Configure a Playout Channel for Preview

Lesson 4 – Templates and Tools Package

  • Download the Software
  • Extract the Templates and Tools Package
  • Extract the Template Authoring Package
  • Uninstall a Spectrum Tool
  • Install a Spectrum Tool

Lesson 5 – Appendix

  • Enable Enhanced Channel Mode
  • Configure Independent Branding
  • Create an Audio Profile
  • Map an Audio Profile Group
  • Export an Audio Profile Group
  • Delete an Audio Profile Group
  • Import an Audio Profile Group
  • Configure GPIO Triggers
  • Map GPIO Triggers to Player
  • Map GPIO Triggers to Graphics and/or EAS
  • Map GPIO Triggers to Polaris Play: Playlist


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Individual Harmonic University Free for any customer with a Service Level Agreement (SLA) on file.

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