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Using the Delcom Light to Control the Capture
Last Updated: Nov 15, 2018 10:50AM EST

This article applies to:  Echo360 Admins

See also Using the Device Monitor Light - Instructors.

If applicable, also see Using the light with the POD or PRO appliance.

VERY IMPORTANT!! The Device Monitor can be used in one of two modes. Either using the standard, Echo360 Device Monitor software or using the service-level Echo360 Device Service.
If using the standard, Echo360 Device Monitor the PC must be on and a user must be logged in for the software to work. While it does run in the background, it does not run as a service.
The Echo360 Device Service must be used instead in order for the device monitor to run as a service. See Using the Device Monitor Software as a Service for additional information.

The Delcom USB HID Visual Signal Indicator light functions not only as a capture status indicator, but also as an "Easy Button" to start, pause, and stop ad hoc captures. Note that this feature can be disabled in the Device Monitor Configuration. It is enabled by default.

Whenever the light is used to initiate a capture, the settings configured for the light are used to define the title, duration, and inputs for the capture, as well as the section to which it will be published (if configured).

The light will control captures as follows:

  • To Start an ad hoc capture: Press and hold the light for two seconds or until it turns yellow. The device will turn Red when recording begins.
  • To Pause a Capture: Tap or press the light briefly; it will flash yellow to indicate a paused capture.
  • To Resume a paused Capture: Tap or press the light briefly; it will turn red again to indicate the capture has resumed.
  • To Stop a Capture: Press and hold the light for two seconds or until it begins to flash green. When the capture processing is complete, the light will turn off.

Plan to Adjust the Tension of the Light: There is a screw in the bottom of the light that may need to be loosened in order to "feel" the light as a button. The light is typically shipped with the screw tightened to avoid unnecessary movement or loosening during shipment. The button feature does not have to feel like a button in order to work, but some users may be bothered by the lack of obvious movement when they press the light.‚Äč

PLEASE NOTE:

  • The "light indicators" listed above are based on the default Device Monitor Configuration settings. If you changed these settings, apply those changes to the above instructions.
  • If you changed the default LED configurations, communicate those specifics to the instructors.
  • You can use the device monitor light to Pause, Resume, and Stop any capture (scheduled or ad hoc), as well as initiate a new ad hoc capture. As an admin, you can also turn these control features off.
  • You cannot Extend a Capture using the light. You must use the System Tray menu. See the instructions that follow.
  • If using the light with the POD or PRO, you can only pause or resume a capture. In addition, the color/flash indicators use the default setting. See Using the Delcom with a PRO or POD appliance for additional information on the functional limitations.

To Extend a capture already in progress (either ad hoc or scheduled) with the device monitor, you must use the System Tray menu. Be advised, however, that if there is a subsequent capture scheduled for the room, you cannot extend the current capture beyond the starting time of the next scheduled capture for that room.

To Extend a Capture:

  1. Open the System Tray menu and select Extend Capture.
  2. Enter the amount of time you want to extend the current capture. This duration is added to the existing capture. For example, if the original duration was set to 45 minutes, enter 15 into this dialog box to make the capture 1 hour.
  3. When finished, click OK.

The capture will continue for the configured extension or until you manually stop the capture.

System Tray Menu Capture Control Can Be Used In Lieu of Light: The above instructions for Extending a capture can also be used to Start, Pause, Resume, and Stop a capture if you prefer to use the System Tray menu, if pressing the Device Monitor light does not work or when using a Kuando light.

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