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Table Of Contents

Remote Control Quick Start Guide for Cisco Digital Media Players

Requirements and Limitations

Overview: The Battery

Replacing the Battery

Using the Primary Buttons

Using the Secondary Buttons

Infrared (IR) Signal Frequency Codes

Product Documentation, Support, and Security


Quick Start

Remote Control Quick Start Guide for Cisco Digital Media Players


Revised:  January 23, 2009
78-18580-02

Concepts

Cisco Digital Media System (Cisco DMS) is a family of products and technologies, including the ones that this guide describes. A Digital Media Player (DMP) is a compact, solid state, addressable network device that delivers digital signage content and enterprise TV content to a DMP display — which is an LCD Professional Series display or any other directly attached television screen, monitor, or projector (analog or digital, standard-definition or high-definition) that shows media to an audience. You can enclose your DMP inside a protective case that discourages tampering and prevents theft. The protective case is sold separately. Digital Media Player Device Manager (DMPDM) is a web-based graphical user interface to configure one DMP during its initial setup, to manage one DMP in isolation, and to deliver your media to one DMP display. DMPDM is served from the DMP that it manages. System administrators, content managers, and graphic designers use a Digital Media Manager (DMM) software module called DMM-DSM to centrally manage their network of DMP devices, organize and bind assets together for signage, design layouts, and deliver media to DMP displays. Features of the separately licensed DMM-ETV software module help you to deliver VoDs and live television broadcasts over IP networks, configure an on-screen electronic program guide (EPG), manage subscriptions to EPG data provider services, and program the remote control for DMPs, which is sold separately.

Learn More

To learn more about DMS products, related technologies, and Cisco in general:


1 Requirements and Limitations

Cisco Digital Media Player (DMP) 4400G devices, and 4305G devices after July 2008, are compatible with a remote control that is sold separately. Its features require that your DMPs use firmware release 5.0 or later and that your Cisco Digital Media Manager (DMM) appliances use DMM software release 5.0 or later. If you are upgrading from an earlier release of Cisco DMS, you can log in to your Cisco.com account, and then download the required software and firmware at http://tools.cisco.com/support/downloads/pub/Redirect.x?mdfid=281723656.

Most DMM features that this guide describes, which respond to the remote control, are licensed features that must be installed and configured on your DMM appliance and enabled on your DMPs. To learn about the DMM features that you can license and install, see http://www.cisco.com/go/dms.

A printed copy of this guide (Remote Control Quick Start Guide for Cisco Digital Media Players) is included in the product kit with each DMP remote control. Alternatively, you can read this guide on Cisco.com.

Four Unlicensed Buttons

Four buttons on your remote control are free of licensing restrictions and work without limitation. These buttons are Mute, Power, Show IP, and Volume. See Using the Secondary Buttons.

2 Overview: The Battery


Caution Important safety warnings, notices, and guidelines apply to the battery in your DMP remote control. See the "Statement 330 — Lithium Battery Warning" section of Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco Digital Media Player Remote Control. A printed copy of this guide is included in the product kit with each DMP. Alternatively, you can read it on Cisco.com.

Your DMP remote control is battery-powered. It uses a standard, 3V CR2025 lithium battery, manufactured by a well-known supplier such as Panasonic or Toshiba. The name of the actual manufacturer is etched into the face of the battery.

If the battery loses its charge or if you remove the battery, your DMP remote control will not work until the battery is replaced.

You should always recycle or dispose of the battery in accordance with:

Its manufacturer guidelines.

Regulations in your locale for disposal and recycling.

Remote control settings are not lost when you remove or replace the battery.

3 Replacing the Battery

Whenever it is necessary to replace the lithium battery in your DMP remote control:


Step 1 Place the remote control on a flat surface, button-side down.

Step 2 To unlock the "BATT" clip and remove it, do these two things simultaneously:

Pinch the locking mechanism to unlock it.

Slide the clip out of the remote control.

Step 3 To remove the old battery from the clip, pivot the battery so that it touches only the opening of the clip.


Step 4 Insert a new battery so that positive charge (+) symbols are visible simultaneously on the battery and the clip.

Step 5 Slide the clip back in to the remote control.


4 Using the Primary Buttons

Most of the time, you will use only six buttons near the middle of your DMP remote control: Menu, Enter, Up, Down, Left, and Right. These buttons, the six most important ones, work as follows:

Button
Scenario
Effect

Menu

Video Playback in Progress

Opens the main menu.

Categories
Live Channels
Main Menu

Electronic Program Guide

Opens the main menu.

Enter

Video Playback in Progress

Fullscreen

Stops fullscreen mode. Playback continues without interruption.

Not fullscreen

Starts fullscreen mode. Playback continues without interruption.

Not playing

Opens and plays the highlighted program or channel.

Categories

Opens the highlighted category.

Live Channels

Toggles fullscreen mode on or off.

Main Menu

Opens the highlighted program or channel.

Electronic Program Guide

Fullscreen

Stops fullscreen mode. Playback continues without interruption.

Not fullscreen

Starts fullscreen mode if the highlighted program is playing already. Otherwise, opens and plays the highlighted program.

Up; Down

Video Playback in Progress

Fullscreen

Not fullscreen

Stops playback. Moves up or down in the list of videos.

Not playing

Moves up or down in the list of videos.

Categories

Moves up or down in the list of categories.

Live Channels

Fullscreen

Not fullscreen

Moves up or down in the list of channels. Shows a thumbnail version of each channel as it is selected.

Main Menu

Electronic Program Guide

Fullscreen

Not fullscreen

Moves up or down in the list of programs.

Left; Right

Video playback in progress

Fullscreen

Not fullscreen

Stops playback and opens the parent category, if Left. Has no effect, if Right.

Not playing

Categories
Live Channels

Fullscreen

Not fullscreen

Stops playback and opens the parent category, if Left. Has no effect, if Right.

Main Menu

Moves left or right in the list of categories, respectively.

Electronic Program Guide

Fullscreen

Not fullscreen

Moves left or right in the list of programs, respectively.1

1 When a program in the far left column of the EPG is highlighted already and you press Left, the EPG shifts backward in time and lists programs from the preceding 4 hours.

When a program in the far right column of the EPG is highlighted already and you press Right, the EPG shifts forward in time and lists programs from the subsequent 4 hours.


5 Using the Secondary Buttons

In addition to the six essential buttons that the preceding table describes, your remote control has 18 other buttons:

Button
Scenario
Effect

Power

Restarts a DMP.

Mute

Toggles the audio volume to or from 0 (zero), relative to the audio volume level that otherwise is in effect for a DMP.1

Show IP

Shows on the DMP display the IP address that is assigned to the DMP.

Play

Video Playback in Progress

Fullscreen

Restarts video playback from the beginning.

Not fullscreen

Restarts video playback from the beginning.

Not playing

Opens and plays the highlighted program or channel.

Categories

Opens the highlighted category.

Live Channels

Toggles fullscreen mode on or off.

Main Menu

Opens and plays the highlighted program or channel.

Electronic Program Guide

Toggles fullscreen mode on or off.

Pause

This button is reserved for features that will be added to DMPs in future releases.

Stop

Video Playback in Progress

Fullscreen

Stops video playback and stops fullscreen mode.

Not fullscreen

Stops video playback.

Not playing

Categories
Live Channels
Main Menu
Electronic Program Guide

Rewind

These buttons are reserved for features that will be added to DMPs in future releases.

Fast Forward

Input

Exit

Video Playback in Progress

Fullscreen

Stops fullscreen mode. Playback continues without interruption.

Not fullscreen

Stops video playback and opens the parent category.

Not playing

Opens the parent category.

Categories
Live Channels

Stops video playback and opens the parent category.

Main Menu

Electronic Program Guide

+/-
VOL

Increases or decreases the audio volume level for a DMP.1

+/-
CH

Changes the channel immediately if you are watching live TV. Moves up or down in a list of channels.

Red;
Green;
Yellow
Blue

These buttons are reserved for features that will be added to DMPs in future releases.

1 Audio volume levels that you set for a DMP might differ from, or conflict with, the audio volume levels that you set for other attached devices. Muting one such device, for example, will not necessarily mute all of the others. To avoid disruptions at your site (such as the disruptions that unintentionally loud audio might cause), use care when you adjust volume settings.


6 Infrared (IR) Signal Frequency Codes

Each button on your remote control is correlated to a particular IR signal frequency. Hexadecimal representations of these frequencies are as follows:

0xff000090

Power

0xec130090

Left

0xf9060090

Play

0xeb140090

Right

0xfd020090

Pause

0xbf400090

Volume Up

0xfc030090

Stop

0xbe410090

Volume Down

0xfa050090

Fast-Forward

0xb8470090

Menu

0xfb040090

Rewind

0xbd420090

Channel Up

0xfe010090

Mute

0xbc430090

Channel Down

0xef100090

Input

0xb7480090

Show IP

0xee110090

Exit

0xaf500090

Red

0xed120090

Enter

0xad520090

Green

0xea150090

Up

0xab540090

Yellow

0xe9160090

Down

0xa9560090

Blue


7 Product Documentation, Support, and Security

For information on obtaining documentation, obtaining support, providing documentation feedback, security guidelines, and also recommended aliases and general Cisco documents, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html