Spectrum X – Internal Storage Mode (ISM) with Tools Web-Based Simulations



Course Description:

This eLearning knowledge base provides three different interactive simulation modes on how to install, configure, and operate Spectrum X ISM environment.

Course Objectives:

At the completion of the lessons, the students will learn how to configure and operate the Spectrum X, navigate the SystemManager user interface, configure players, install the ClipTool, FXTool, and PreviewTool software tools, access the Spectrum X via a Samba connection, monitor alarms and events, change wink states at the system and component level, shutdown and power up the components of the system, perform firmware upgrades and file system maintenance, monitor and configure RAID sets, download, install, and set up the Harmonic Templates and Tools package, and use the Harmonic Template Authoring package for setup and configuration in the Adobe Flash ™® environment.

Course Prerequisites:

Basic understanding of VDCP, ingest of video for playout and record, timelines and playlists, Samba, FTP, general networking, Adobe Flash Professional, Adobe Creative Suite, Flash player, and graphic formats such as .swf, .flv, .mp4, .png, and .bmp (bitmap).

Course Duration:

6-12 Hours (includes three simulation modes)


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Lesson 1 – SystemManager Overview

  • Log on to SystemManager
  • View Spectrum Server Properties
  • View I/O Module Properties
  • Verify Auto Discovery Settings
  • Connect Devices
  • Remove Connected Devices
  • Change the Primary Component

Lesson 2 – SystemManager Properties

  • Change the Host Name
  • Change the Network Settings

Lesson 3 – Storage Concepts

  • Edit file Types.conf

Lesson 4 – File System Folders

  • Locate IP Addresses
  • Locate Authentication 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 5 – Player Configuration

  • Create a Player
  • Disable and Enable Players
  • View Player Properties
  • Edit a Player
  • Delete a Player

Lesson 6 – Spectrum X Configuration

  • Configure a Channel
  • Configure a Playout Channel for Preview

Lesson 7 – 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 8 – ClipTool

  • Install ClipTool
  • Launch ClipTool from SystemManager
  • Launch ClipTool from a PC
  • Create a ClipTool Desktop Shortcut
  • Load Clips for Playback

Lesson 9 – FXTool

  • Determine Port Number for FXTool
  • Configure FXTool
  • Launch FXTool
  • Edit Mixer Controls
  • Configure the Color Generator
  • Load and Unload Templates
  • Move a Template to a New Layer
  • Replace a Template on a Layer
  • Clear Templates from the Staged Template Column
  • Preview Non-Animated Templates
  • Edit Template Text Fields
  • Preview Animated Templates
  • Preview Templates with Three-Point Animation

Lesson 10 – PreviewTool

  • Determine Port Number for PreviewTool
  • Configure PreviewTool
  • Configure PreviewTool Default Layer Settings
  • Launch PreviewTool
  • Open an Existing Sequence
  • Edit Template Text Fields
  • Create a Sequence

Lesson 11 – Alarms and Messages

  • View System Status
  • View Alarms
  • Clear a Single Alarm
  • Clear All Alarms
  • Delete a Single Alarm
  • Delete All Alarms
  • Set Alarm Filters

Lesson 12 – Wink State

  • Set Video Server Wink State

Lesson 13 – Reboot, Shutdown, and Power On

  • Reboot a Video Server
  • Shutdown a Video Server

Lesson 14 – Firmware Upgrades

  • Upgrade SystemManager
  • Download and Extract Device Firmware
  • Select and Upgrade Device Firmware
  • Upgrade Drive Firmware
  • Upgrade a License

Lesson 15 – File System Maintenance

  • View One-Click Functions
  • Create and Initialize a File System
  • Stop and Start All File Systems
  • Stop and Start a File System
  • Rename a File System

Lesson 16 – Drive Maintenance

  • Fail a Drive
  • Unfaild a Drive

Lesson 17 – Troubleshooting

  • Locate Firmware Version, Model Number, Serial Number
  • Locate SystemManager Software Version
  • Locate Drive Information
  • Locate Player Name, File Format, Bitrate
  • Start a TeamViewer Remote Session

Lesson 18 – Appendix

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


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