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AMX Tutorial

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posterdigital.com/soporte

Contact:
contact@posterdigital.com

11 June 2015

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AMX(supportedmodels)

AMXplayerinstallation

OpenportsinyourAMXplayer

ChangescreenorientationwithAMX

ChangenetworksettingsinyourAMXplayer

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DeletetemporaryfilesinplayersAMX

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SynchronizingtwoormoreAMXplayers

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AMX (supported models)

ISP-SPX-1000

ISP-SPX-1300

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AMX player installation


Connection:
Connect the AC power cable.
Connect the player to a screen with a VGA or HDMI video cable.
Connect the player to your network with an RJ45 network cable.

First launch:
To configure your AMX player, use a computer connected to the same LAN as the
player.
Turn on the AMX player and wait for the initial screen to load.
Hold down the blue button on the back of the player for a couple seconds until you
see a box on the screen with the IP address.

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There are two ways to access the web interface for managing your player:
1) Enter the players IP address in your internet browser (four sets of
numbers separated by periods: xxx.xx.x.xx), or
2) Enter the following URL, substituting SERIAL_NUMBER for the
serial number specified on your player:

http://spx-hmp-NUMERO_DE_SERIE.local
Configuration:
In the
Administration
menu, select the option
Content Settings
.
Select the tab
Pull Mode
.
Select the option
From remote iCalendar file (ICS)
.
Enter the following URL in the field titled
Schedule URL
, substituting
PROJECT_NAME with the name of your project:
http://PROJECT_NAME.posterdigitalhq.com/autoconf/project.ics

Choose an interval in the field titled


Check calendar every:
(example: 5 min). This
will define how often the player checks the server to determine if there are any
changes in the content programming.

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Screen configuration:
In the
Administration
menu, select
Display Settings
.
Select the
Display
tab.
Choose the screen resolution.
Select the screen orientation (vertical/horizontal).

Finally, press the


Apply
button to add the screen to the system.

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Open ports in your AMX player

If youve installed your AMX player, we recommend that you set ports 80, 81, and
1234 as open ports.
With these ports open, the system administrator can do a variety of things to improve
the control of your player:
Web interface (direct access to player).

View log (registry that lets you see possible errors).

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Reboot (turns the player off and back on).

Reload (loads programmed content and starts it from the beginning).

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Change screen orientation with AMX

You can change the orientation of the player to use either a vertical or horizontal
screen. Just follow these steps:
Step 1:
Hold down the blue button on the back of the player for a couple seconds until you
see a box on the screen with the IP address.

Step 2:
Using a computer connected to the same LAN as the player, enter the AMX IP address
in your internet browser to access the screen configuration.

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Step 3:
A menu will appear on the left side of the screen. In the
Administration
section,
select
Display Settings
.

Step 4:
In the section titled
Screen orientation
, youll see a dropdown menu where you can
select the appropriate option for your screen and content.

Step 5:
Once youve selected the orientation, press the
Apply
button. The player is now
configured to the option you selected.

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Remember: the orientation has to be same in the configuration of your player and of
your PosterDigital project. After setting the orientation in your player, follow these
steps to set the orientation in your PosterDigital project:
Step 1:
Go to the main page of your project with this URL, substituting PROJECT_NAME
with the actual name of your project:
http://TU_PROYECTO.posterdigitalhq.com/main.php
Step 2:
Select
Screens
from the menu on the left.

You will see a new page with the screens included in your project.

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Step 3:
Click the name of the screen that you want to check. Youll see the current
orientation in the screen details. To change the orientation, click
Edit
at the top of
the screen.

Step 4:
To make changes, enter the serial number of the player in the field titled
Serial
Number
.

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Step 5:
In the section titled
Type
, open the dropdown menu and select the orientation.

Step 6:
Once youve selected the orientation, press
Save
. The screen orientation in your
PosterDigital project is now changed.

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Change network settings in your AMX player


Using a computer connected to the same LAN as the player, follow these steps:
Step 1:
Turn on the AMX player and wait for the initial screen to load.
Step 2:
Hold down the blue button on the back of the player for a couple seconds until you
see a box on the screen with the IP address.
Step 3:
Enter the players IP address in your internet browser (four sets of numbers separated
by periods: xxx.xx.x.xx) to access the web interface and manage your player.

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Step 4:
In the
Administration
menu, select
Network Settings
.

Step 5:
In the
Connections
tab, you can edit your network information:
IP address, Netmask,
Gateway
, and
DNS
. If you select the option
DHCP
, the player will automatically
generate an IP address.

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Delete temporary files in players AMX


This option allows you to delete the temporary files from your player; the player will
reload the content from the server.
Using a computer connected to the same LAN as the player, follow these steps:
Step 1:
Turn on the AMX player and wait for the initial screen to load.
Step 2:
Hold down the blue button on the back of the player for a couple seconds until you
see a box on the screen with the IP address.
Step 3:
Enter the players IP address in your internet browser (four sets of numbers separated
by periods: xxx.xx.x.xx) to access the web interface and manage your player.

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Step 4:
In the
Administration
menu, select the option
Maintenance
.

Step 5:
Select the
Advanced
tab and press the
Clear Cache
button.

The player will delete the temporary files in the cache and then reboot. This process
may take several minutes.

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Synchronizing two or more AMX players


Follow these steps to sync two or more AMX players:
Step 1:
First, set one of your AMX players as an NTP server. The player you set as server is the

Master
and all the rest are
Slaves
.
Step 2:
Configure a AMX as the
Master
player:
a. Hold down the blue button on the back of the player for a couple
seconds until you see a box on the screen with the IP address.
b. Enter the players IP address in your internet browser (four sets of
numbers separated by periods: xxx.xx.x.xx) to access the web
interface and manage your player.

c. In the
Administration
menu, select the option
Date/Time
.

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d. Go to the
Time Source
tab.

e. Erase the content that appears by default (pool.ntp.org) in all


the
Server
fields.

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f. Enter the IP address of the AMX players that you want to


synchronize, and select the option
Monitor only
next to each one.

g. Next to
Pause device at startup
, select 0 s in the dropdown
menu as shown in the image.

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h. Finally, press the


Apply
button and wait a few minutes while the
settings are saved. The player will then automatically restart.

Step 3:
Configuring AMX players as
Slaves
:
a. Access the web interface of the player you want to use as
Master
.
b. Hold down the blue button on the back of the player for a couple
seconds until you see a box on the screen with the IP address.
c. Enter the players IP address in your internet browser (four sets of
numbers separated by periods: xxx.xx.x.xx) to access the web interface
and manage your player.

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d. In the
Administration
menu, select the option
Date/Time
.

e. Go to the
Time Source
tab.

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f. Erase the content that appears by default (pool.ntp.org) in all the


Server
fields.

g. Enter the IP address of the AMX players that you want to synchronize,
and unselect the option
Monitor only
.

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h. Next to
Pause device at startup
, select 90 s in the dropdown menu as
shown in the image.

Finally, press the


Apply
button and wait a few minutes while the settings are saved.
The player will then automatically restart.

Once the players have restarted, they will all be synchonized.


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