This process assumes you have already installed the Echo360 PRO. Configuring the PRO for use with Echo360 consists of the procedures identified on this page, which include:
The first thing you MUST do to configure any capture appliance is upload a device configuration file to the device. Among other things, this device configuration file sets up communication with the Echo360 server.
The device configuration file (device.xml) is uploaded to the device from a USB thumb drive. The file is loaded onto the thumb drive through the Device default configuration page, located by selecting the Settings icon then selecting Configuration Echo360.
Besides setting the default input devices for each recording channel, the configuration page allows you to set defaults for One-touch ad hoc recordings and the Administration menu availability. These are described in more detail below.
You can use the same configuration file to configure all of your PRO capture appliances if appropriate. Individual device configuration changes can be made via the ROOMS page.
The Device Configuration page provides administrators with the option to show or hide the Administration menu on the front panel display of the PRO. If the menu is disabled, the Administration menu is not available from the Front Panel of the PRO appliance.
See the Administration Menu section Menu Options for the Echo360 PRO topic for details on this menu.
The PRO device simplifies ad hoc recordings by allowing instructors to simply press the Record button on the front of the device to begin an ad hoc capture. The ad hoc capture is generated using the Input sources and Quality configured for the One-Touch Recording Profile of the device configuration page.
Users can review these settings and change them if needed using the menus available through the front panel display. Note that user changes apply ONLY to that particular capture; after completion, the configured one-touch ad hoc recording settings are re-established.
To configure and download device default settings
Do Not Modify the Downloaded File! The configuration file you download from Echo360 is a digitally signed file. The PRO will NOT accept files that do not bear this digital signature. Do not modify this file. If you need to make changes, repeat the above steps and re-download a new file.
Perform the below steps for each PRO appliance that must be configured with the downloaded device configuration file from the above section.
Wait! Do not insert the USB drive until instructed.
To apply the configuration file to the PRO device
Once the device has been configured, it begins communicating with Echo360.
Since the device-to-Echo communication has been established, the device can be reset if it is ever needed, or if you are asked by support to reset the device. Device reset can be done manually or through the Administration Menu on the Front Panel display.
There are actually two ways to check the PRO installation; assign the device to a room, then open the device Web UI to log into the device, OR simply log into the device Web UI before assigning it to a room.
If you log into the device Web UI first, and the installation is working properly, you can assign it to a room after that. However to do this, you must have the IP address assigned to the device.
If you do not have the IP address, assign the device to a Room first.
To log into the device Web UI for the PRO and check inputs
To assign the device to a room then login to check inputs
If the inputs are not working properly, return to the device and check the connections and input devices themselves. Then repeat the steps for logging into the device and monitoring inputs.
You may also need to alter the device configuration for the ROOM, to change the default configuration settings initially uploaded to the device.
The PRO is ready to capture presentations. The next steps you'll want to take include: