Menus and Options for the Echo360 PRO

The front panel display on the PRO device provides access to a series of device menus, allowing you to interact directly with the device as needed.

Each of the menus is described below, along with the options provided for each.

The information below assumes the PRO device has already been installed and configured (a device configuration file uploaded to the device).

Home Menu

Users can press the Home button on the front of the device to open the Home menu on the PRO. The Home menu is the main access point for all other device menus. Use the up and down buttons to highlight any of the HOME menu options, then press Enter to open that sub-menu.

Users can always navigate back to the Home Menu by either backing out of the currently selected menu or using the Home button.

picture of the PRO home menu with options as described

Recording Menu

The Recording Menu provides information regarding the capture profile and capture sources. Use the up and down arrow buttons on the device to scroll through the menu.

All Recording menu options are selectable and editable. Select a sub-menu option and press Enter to edit the current setting/selection.

recording menu on PRO device with options as described

 

Sub-menu selection

Description and Options

Profile

Selectable/editable

Defines the capture inputs for ad hoc captures (also called a "capture profile"). Allows a user to select what inputs to include in the ad hoc capture.

The options returned include the default profiles already configured for the device (audio, audio/video, audio/display, etc.). The existing device configuration determines which input devices are used for the capture.

  • If a user selects one of the default capture profiles, the corresponding inputs are automatically selected, and displayed in the other Recording menu fields (described below).
  • If a user decides to manually change any of the defined inputs, this profile changes to Custom.

Audio

Selectable/editable

Defines what device(s) will be used to capture audio. Selections available depend on what kinds of devices are connected to the PRO. Options can include:

  • Audio > Balanced Input
  • Audio > Unbalanced Input
  • Audio > None
  • HDMI > Channel 1
  • HDMI > Channel 2
  • 3G-SDI (Channel 1)
  • 3G-SDI (Channel 2)

 

NOTES about HDMI Audio

  • HDMI audio can only be utilized when also capturing HDMI video. For example, if you have an HDMI input and a VGA input connected on Channel 1, you could not use VGA for video and HDMI for audio.
  • All selected audio inputs are mixed. Meaning if HDMI audio is enabled, the sound feed from HDMI will be combined and synced with the Audio channel feed. To use ONLY the HDMI audio, select None for the Audio channel input.
  • We currently support two channel PCM encoded audio over HDMI, however, high data rate encoded audio (like Dolby 5.1) is not supported.

Volume

Defines the output volume level for the ad hoc capture. Options include:

  • Mute
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High

Channel 1 Input

Allows user to select which connected input device will be used to record through Channel 1. Each option is shown with "Connected" or "Not Connected" to indicate which ports have a device plugged into them. Options may include:

  • 3G-SDI
  • HDMI
  • Composite
  • VGA

Channel 1 Quality

User can select the quality output for the channel.

Options include High (HD) or Low (SD).

Channel 2 Input

Allows user to select which connected input device will be used to record through Channel 2. Each option is shown with "Connected" or "Not Connected" to indicate which ports have a device plugged into them. Options may include:

  • 3G-SDI
  • HDMI
  • Composite
  • VGA

Channel 2 Quality

User can select the quality output for the channel.

Options include High (HD) or Low (SD).

Copy to USB

Instructs the appliance to save an .mp4 copy of the next ad hoc capture to an inserted USB storage device, in addition to saving the capture to the internal drive of the PRO.

 

Inputs Menu

The Inputs Menu allows a user to see which of the channel ports (Channels 1 and 2) have valid input devices connected to them.

The Inputs menu information is read-only (not editable).

inputs menu information for PRO device as described

 

For each Channel, the Inputs menu shows following information about each connected device, based on connection type. If the port is not used, the field is blank.

Network Menu

The Network menu provides network connection and settings information for the PRO. Use the up and down arrow buttons on the device to scroll through the menu.

The Network menu information is read-only (not editable).

Network menu display information as described

 

Field

Description

IP Mode

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

This setting can also be configured on individual devices through Echo360. Open the ROOMS page and click the chevron for the room containing the PRO device. Select Configure, then scroll down to Network Settings.

IP (address)

The IP address of the appliance (if connected to an 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 the time server you are syncing with.

NTP status

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

Highlight and press ENTER to see details of the time server status.

Proxy server

Displays the address of your Proxy Server (if applicable)

Echo360 server

Displays whether the device is connected to an Echo360 Server. Displays Connected or Disconnected

 

Status Menu

The Status Menu provides information on the status of the appliance itself.

The Network menu information is read-only (not editable).

status menu for PRO device with options as described

Field

Description

Firmware

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

Uptime

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

Device time

Lists device time in Local Time

Device date

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

Scheduled recordings

Lists upcoming scheduled recordings. The information shown includes the date of recording in MM/DD/YYYY (US) or DD/MM/YYYY (UK) and title given for the scheduled recording.

Highlight and press ENTER to see details.

Resources

Provides device resource information, including Disk free space, Disk life, CPU and memory utilization, CPU and Board temperature readings, and other device-health information.

Highlight and press ENTER to see resources details.

 

Administration Menu

The Administration Menu provides access to controls for the administration of the device.

All Administration menu options are selectable and editable. Select a sub-menu option and press Enter to edit the current setting.

Administration Menu can be disabled: The Device Configuration page provides an option to disable access to the Administration Menu via the device's front panel. If this access is disabled, you will see the Administration option in the Home menu, but you will not be able to access any of the sub-menu selections.

 

Sub-menu selection

Description and Options

Load device XML

Instructs the device to read the device.xml file via the USB port. Provides real-time status on the loading of the file.

Options include OK and Cancel.

Manage network

Allows the user to enter or configure the device information provided through the Network menu.

See Manage Network below for details.  

Save diagnostics report

Initiates a download of the device log to a connected USB-drive.

Options include OK and Cancel.

Monitor audio

Allows the user to select one of the audio inputs to listen to (via the headphone jack) as well as select the monitoring volume.

Options include Select inputs (from which you can select the audio input to monitor) and Adjust the balanced/unbalanced volume. Push the Back button to cancel/exit.

Ping

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

NS Lookup

Allows the user to run an NS lookup on a domain name or IP address mapping, or any other specific DNS record.

Traceroute

Allows the user to run a traceroute command on a domain or IP address.

Recover data

Provides the ability to bulk recover all captures from the Pro's internal drive (SSD) to a USB-connected storage device (flash drive or mass storage device).

For additional information, see Recover captures from SSD in the Echo360 PRO FAQs and How To's topic.

Restart device

Initiates a restart (soft reset) of the device. Options include OK and Cancel.

Factory reset device

Initiates a hard reset of the device. Hard resets include both a restarting of the device, as well as the ability to delete all device settings and restore the device to its factory (out-of-the-box) state. Options include:

  • Save Settings
  • Delete Settings
  • Cancel

 

Manage Network

The Manage Network Menu (located within the Administration menu options) allows an administrator or technician to configure the device network settings.

All Recording menu options are selectable and editable. Select a sub-menu option and press Enter to edit the current setting.

Field

Description

IP Mode

Configure whether the device is connected via DHCP IP address or Static IP address.

IP (address)

Identify or change the IP address of the appliance (if connected to an Ethernet network).

Allows user to select/enter numeric input, then Save or Cancel.

Subnet mask

Identify or change the subnet mask of the appliance (if connected to Ethernet network).

Allows user to select/enter numeric input, then Save or Cancel.

Default gateway

Identify or change the default router IP address (if connected to Ethernet network).

Allows user to select/enter numeric input, then Save or Cancel.

Primary DNS

Identify or change the address of your Primary DNS.

Allows user to select/enter numeric input, then Save or Cancel.

Secondary DNS

Identify or change the address of your Secondary DNS.

Allows user to select/enter numeric input, then Save or Cancel.

Renew DHCP

Allows the user to renew the DHCP IP address (if applicable).