Menus and Options for the Echo360 POD

This topic provides a list of the menus available on the POD and describes the options available in each menu.

Home Menu

Recording Menu Options

Inputs menu

Network Menu

Status menu

Administration menu

Manage network (Network administration)

LAN Administration (Manage LAN)

WIFI Administration (Manage WiFi)

 

Home Menu

From the recording status screen, which appears by default on the POD, swipe from left-to-right on the touchscreen to bring up the Home menu.  The Home menu is the main access point to the available POD action menus. You can always navigate back to the Home menu by swiping left-to-right, to back out of the selected menu.

Home menu of the POD with options as described

NOTE: The device configuration for the POD contains an option to disable access to the Administration menu from the device touchscreen. If Administration menu access is disabled, you will see an Administration option on the Home menu but will not be able to access it.
message shown if administration menu access is disabled

Recording Menu Options

The Recording Menu provides information regarding the capture profile and capture sources, as described in the table below. All options in the Recording menu are selectable/configurable.

Recording menu of POD with options as described

Sub-menu

Description

Options

Capture profile

Allows selection of the desired capture profile for ad hoc captures, detailing which inputs will be captured.

Profiles returned from the server (i.e. Audio Only, Audio / Display, Audio / Video, etc.) only appear once a device configuration file has been applied to the POD.

Details: If a user selects a profile, the corresponding inputs will be automatically selected for the menu items below (i.e. Audio Input Type, Recording Channel, Primary Channel Input, Secondary Channel Input)

If a user decides to manually change the Audio or either of the Channel inputs, the profile shown changes to Custom.

Audio input type

Allows selection of the desired audio input type(s) for ad hoc capture.

Balanced Input, Unbalanced Input, None, HDMI (Channel 1), HDMI (Channel 2)

HDMI Audio: All selected audio inputs are mixed. Meaning if HDMI audio is enabled for either/both video channels, the sound feed from HDMI input(s) will be combined and synced with the Audio channel feed (Balanced or Unbalanced). To use ONLY the HDMI audio, select None for the Audio input.

Audio volume

Enables control of output volume level for audio out for ad hoc captures.

Mute, Low, Medium, High

Channel 1 input

Enables control over which graphical input connector will be recorded for Channel 1, for an ad hoc recording.

HDMI

Shows Connected or None next to each connector.

Channel 1 quality

Allows selection of the desired quality output for the channel in question.

High, Low

Channel 2 input

Enables control over which graphical input connector will be recorded for Channel 2, for an ad hoc recording.

HDMI

Shows Connected or None next to each connector

Channel 2 quality

Allows selection of the desired quality output for the channel in question.

High, Low

Copy to USB

Instructs the appliance to save a copy of the next ad hoc capture to a USB storage device.

The POD will save an .mp4 copy of the capture to an inserted USB storage device in addition to saving the capture to the internal drive of the POD.

 

Inputs menu

The Inputs menu shows which inputs have valid connections (Channels 1 and 2). The Inputs menu options are view-only (not selectable).

Inputs menu on pod with options as described

Sub-menu

Description

Options

Channel 1

Displays which connectors (HDMI) have valid connections.

HDMI (with or without Audio)

Channel 2

Displays which connectors (HDMI) have valid connections.

HDMI (with or without Audio)

 

Network Menu

The Network menu shows network connections and settings. Swipe up and down on the touchscreen to scroll and see all of the menu options.

The Network menu options are view-only (not selectable). If you need to change any of the information shown, access the Manage network option in the Administration menu (both described below).

Top half of Network status menu with options as described Bottom half of Network status menu of POD with options as described

 

Sub-menu

Description

IP Mode

Displays whether the device is connected via DHCP or Static IP Address.

IP Address

Displays IP address of appliance (if connected to Ethernet network).

MAC Address

MAC Address (Serial #) of the appliance.

Subnet Mask

Subnet mask of the appliance (if connected to Ethernet network).

Default Gateway

Default router IP address (if connected to Ethernet network).

Primary DNS

Displays the address of your Primary DNS.

Secondary DNS

Displays the address of your Secondary DNS.

Ethernet Link

Displays whether the device has a valid Ethernet connection. Displays Yes or No

Ethernet Speed

Displays the current speed of the Ethernet connection.

Ethernet Duplex

Displays the current Ethernet mode.

Displays Full or Half

NTP Server

Displays the address of time server you are syncing with.

NTP Status

Displays whether or not the device is in sync with the NTP Server.

Proxy Server

Displays the address of your Proxy Server (if applicable).

Server Connection

Displays whether the device is connected to Echo360's active learning platform.

Displays Connected or Disconnected

 

Status menu

The Status menu shows the status of the appliance itself. The Status menu options are view-only (not selectable).

Status menu of pod with options as described

Sub-menu

Description

Firmware

Provides information on the device including firmware version number and OS version.

Uptime

Provides information on OS uptime (since the last reboot).

Device time

Lists device time in Local Time.

Device date

List device date in MM/DD/YYYY (US) or DD/MM/YYYY (UK) format.

Scheduled recordings

Lists upcoming scheduled recordings. The information that will be displayed includes the date of recording in MM/DD/YYYY (US) or DD/MM/YYYY (UK) and title of recording.

Resources

Displays device resources including CPU Utilization, Fan speed, Temperature, Disk Storage Space Free and Disk Storage Space Available.

 

Administration menu

The Administration Menu provides controls for the administration of the device. Swipe up and down on the touchscreen to scroll and see all of the menu options.

All options on the administration menu are selectable/configurable.

Top section of Administration menu of POD with options as described Bottom half of Administration menu of POD with options as described

 

NOTE: The device configuration for the POD contains an option to disable access to the administration menu from the device touchscreen. If Administration Menu access is disabled, you will see an Administration option on the Home menu but will not be able to access it.
message shown if administration menu access is disabled

 

Sub-menu

Description

Options

Load device XML

Initiates appliance to read device.xml via USB port. Provides real-time status on the reading/loading of the device.xml file.

Select OK or Cancel

Manage network

Ability to enter/set some of the information from the Network Menu.

See Manage network section below

Save diagnostics report

Report Ability to download the device log to USB.

Select OK or Cancel

Monitor audio

Allows selection of the desired audio input type for the audio source as well as the volume.

Select inputs, adjust balanced and unbalanced volume, and Cancel

Ping

Ability to ping the localhost, the gateway or a custom IP address.

Alpha-numeric input and Ping, and Cancel

Note: Upon Ping, response will either be Connection Successful or Connection Failed

NS Lookup

Ability to obtain domain name or IP address mapping, or for any other specific DNS record.

Alpha-numeric input and nslookup, Cancel

Traceroute

Enables the ability to run the traceroute command.

Alpha-numeric input for traceroute address, Cancel

Recover data

Ability to bulk recover all captures from flash storage to USB media (USB flash drive or mass storage device).

Start Recovery and Cancel options.

For more information, please see Recover captures from flash storage in our FAQs/How-to topic.

Restart device

Enables the ability to restart (soft reset) the device.

OK and Cancel

Factory reset device

Hard reset of the device.

Save Settings, Delete Settings,  and Cancel

 

Manage network (Network administration)

The Manage Network Menu allows an administrator or technician to configure the device for use over a wired LAN network, or via Wifi.

All options on the Network administration menu are selectable/configurable.

Manage network menu for POD with options as described

Update your device.xml if necessary. Wifi connectivity was initially disabled on the POD appliances. If you do not see the Manage WiFi option in the Manage Network menu, download a new device.xml from Echo360 and apply it to the POD. Once applied, you should have wireless connectivity options to select from.

LAN Administration (Manage LAN)

LAN Administration Menu with options as described

Sub-menu

Description

Options

IP Mode

Whether the device is connected via DHCP or Static IP Address.

Static, DHCP, Cancel

IP Address

IP address of appliance (if connected to Ethernet network).

Numeric input, Save, Cancel

Subnet Mask

Subnet mask of the appliance (if connected to Ethernet network).

Numeric input, Save, Cancel

Default Gateway

Default router IP address (if connected to Ethernet network).

Numeric input, Save, Cancel

Primary DNS

The address of your Primary DNS.

Numeric input, Save, Cancel

Secondary DNS

The address of your Secondary DNS.

Numeric input, Save, Cancel

Renew DHCP

Provides the ability to renew the DHCP IP address (if applicable)

OK, Cancel

 

WIFI Administration (Manage WiFi)

Update your device.xml if necessary. Wifi connectivity was initially disabled on the POD appliances. If you do not see the Manage WiFi option in the Manage Network menu, download a new device.xml from Echo360 and apply it to the POD. Once applied, you should have wireless connectivity options to select from.

WiFi Administration menu with options as described

Sub-menu

Description

Options

Select a Network

Allows for selection of the wireless network to connect the POD to. Lists wireless networks in range to select

Enable wifi

Allows to enable or disable the wifi capabilities of the POD

Enable, Disable

Status

Shows whether the POD currently has wifi enabled.

Enabled, Disabled

SSID

Shows the SSID of the wireless network to which the POD is connected

Numeric input, Save, Cancel

Quality

Shows the quality (strength) of the wireless signal

Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor

IP Mode

Whether the device is connected via DHCP or Static IP Address.

Static, DHCP, Cancel

IP address

IP Address of the appliance (if connected to a wireless network)

Numeric input, Save, Cancel

Subnet mask

Subnet mask of the appliance (if connected to a wireless network)

Numeric input, Save, Cancel

Gateway

Default router IP address (if connected to a wireless network)

Numeric input, Save, Cancel