This is a quick step by step guide on navigating the XDIP Start of Life (SoL) process. It's assuming no security is required as we'll not be setting any passwords for the admin interface.
There are videos available at the start of each section with a transcript below.
This section looks at all the steps of setting up a node as a receiver. It includes adding existing transmitter nodes and configuring nodes to be transmitters from the receiver start of life process. This method of configuring SoL nodes to be transmitters from a receiver is the easiest way to configure large numbers of transmitter nodes.
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With a keyboard, monitor and mouse connected to the XDIP node you'll be initially be presented with the following screen. Here you can select what language you'd like the OSD to be in and what layout keyboard you have. Once this is selected the setup wizard will start taking you to a screen where you can select if you want this node to be a receiver of a transmitter. In this case we're going to select "receiver".
The next page will ask you to fill in some details that will help identify the unit you're setting up. It's helpful here to put in a naming convention that makes sense to your users and administrators. Put in the relevant information for your installation and then select OK. The unit will then apply the configuration selected. This will take a little while and give you the spinning loading screen while it's completing the action, to get an example of how long this can take, please watch the video.
You're then taken to the channel selection screen. From here you can add in transmitters that are already on the network (TX icon) or you can configure start of life nodes to be transmitters (SoL icon). To configure a unit that is SoL just click on it's name in the table. You'll then be taken to a page where you can fill in the units relevant information and click OK.
To add in units that are already configured on the network you just need to click on them. You can tell when units have been added in as they will be automatically given a numerical value. You can add up to 8 channels per receiver. Once you've added the channels you want click next to continue.
The next screen allows you to re-order the channels you've selected. The numbers assigned to each row are also the assigned hotkey shortcuts so choose what makes the most sense for your installation. When you're happy with you're list, click done and you'll be presented with the OSD. And with that you're done.
This section looks at configuring a node to be a transmitter directly. It also covers adding in a newly configured transmitter to a receiver that has already been configured.
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Download adding a channel from a receiver video
With a keyboard, monitor and mouse connected to the XDIP node you'll be initially be presented wit the following screen. Here you can select what language you'd like the OSD to be in and what layout keyboard you have. Once this is selected the setup wizard will start taking you to a screen where you can select if you want this node to be a receiver of a transmitter. In this case we're going to select "transmitter"
You'll then be asked to enter the basic information for this transmitter. Once you've clicked OK the transmitter is configured.
You'll then need to add the newly configured transmitter to a receiver to be able to access it. To do this, select the cog in the top right corner of the receivers OSD. If you have set a password you'll have to enter it but in this case we haven't set one so we can leave it blank and click OK.
Go to the "Setup Channels" tab and select "Add Channels" in the bottom right corner. You'll need to make sure there is space to add in the new channel in your channel list.
Any transmitters not added to your receiver will have the "Tx" icon next to them. Click the channel you want to add to your receiver and it will be assigned a Hotkey. When you're done you can click back to return to the channel setup screen.
From here you can re-order your channel list or use the cross in the top right corner to return to the OSD and exit the administration pages. Your channel will now be listed in your OSD and you're done.