Spectrum Family Operations

Course Description:

The Spectrum family of media server systems include our MediaDirector system controllers, MediaCenter media servers with integrated storage, MediaStore shared storage arrays, Spectrum X advanced media server systems, and MediaPort 7000 and ChannelPort integrated channel I/O products. In this instructor-led course, students learn about Spectrum family hardware and workflows, and tasks related to configuring, operating, monitoring, and troubleshooting a Spectrum system. Students complete tasks using SystemManager, the Spectrum system's administrative hub. Optional topics are included on an as-needed basis.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this training, students will be able to identify the Spectrum family of products and their hardware components, storage systems, and compatible video formats, use SystemManager for configuration, monitoring, and maintenance, create and control players for recording and playback, reboot, shutdown, and power on the system and its components, and report problems to Technical Support.

Course Prerequisites:

Basic understanding of Video Disk Control Protocol (VDCP), ingest of video for playout and record, Samba, File Transfer Protocol (FTP), and general networking.

Course Duration:

1-2 Days

Module 1: Spectrum overview

  • Spectrum family of products
  • Workflows and diagrams
  • Spectrum branding

Module 2: Spectrum hardware

  • SystemManager
  • MediaDirector
  • MediaCenter
  • MediaStore
  • I/O modules
  • Spectrum X

Module 3: Block diagrams

Module 4: SystemManager

  • SystemManager overview
  • Accessing SystemManager
  • Navigating SystemManager
  • System Diagram
  • Video Server Properties
  • I/O Module Properties

Module 5: SystemManager configuration

  • Basic configuration
  • Configuring Network Settings
  • Configuring a channel

Module 6: Storage concepts

  • RAID support
  • Data stripe
  • Filetypes.conf

Module 7: File system folders

  • File system folders
  • Accessing the Spectrum file system
  • Configuring file system folders

Module 8: File transfers

  • Supported transfer protocols
  • IP performance

Module 9: Player configuration

  • About the player
  • Creating and managing players

Module 10: ClipTool

  • About ClipTool
  • Installing ClipTool
  • Launching ClipTool
  • Creating a ClipTool Shortcut
  • Navigating ClipTool
  • Loading Clips

Module 11: Wrappers and formats

  • About wrappers and formats
  • Media formats
  • Wrappers
  • VANC and VBI storage

Module 12: Messages and alarms

  • About messages and alarms
  • System status
  • System alarms
  • Alarm filters

Module 13: Wink state

  • About wink state
  • Setting wink state

Module 14: Reboot, shutdown, and power on

  • About reboot, shutdown, and power on
  • Performing a reboot or shutdown
  • Power on sequence

Module 15: Firmware upgrades

  • About firmware upgrades
  • Downloading software
  • Upgrading SystemManager
  • Upgrading device firmware
  • Upgrading drive firmware
  • Upgrading a license

Module 16: File system maintenance

  • About the file system
  • About one-click functions
  • One-click functions
  • Manual functions

Module 17: Drive maintenance

  • Failing and unfailing drives
  • Replacing a failed drive
  • Settings wink state

Module 18: Problem reporting

  • Contacting Support
  • Collecting information
  • Remote access

Optional topics as needed

  • Configuring subtitles and captions
Type Location Duration Number of Students Price Part Number
Classroom Harmonic Facility 2 days Individual $3,000 per student TNG-SPECTRUM-PP
Classroom Harmonic Facility 2 days Group, maximum of 8 students $6,000 per group TNG-SPECTRUM-GROUP
Classroom Onsite 2 days Group, maximum of 8 students $8,500 per group TNG-SPECTRUM-SITE
Webinar Online 1 day Group, maximum of 12 students $1,500 per group TNG-SPECTRUM-WEBINAR
Dates Times Location Status
June4-4,20199:00am - 5:00pmIssy-les-Moulineaux, FranceopenRegister