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Device Monitor Light Defaults
Last Updated: Nov 15, 2018 10:51AM EST

This article applies to:  Echo360 Admins

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 Device Monitor light indicates the current status of the capture using both steady-state and blinking LED lights of different colors. The default settings are shown below but can be changed.

By default, the light indicator settings are as follows:

  • Light Off - The recording device is idle OR the device monitor software is not running or is not communicating with the recording device.
  • Steady Red Light - The device is currently recording. The Inputs being recorded (audio, display, video) are determined by the Product Group selected for the capture in the ad hoc capture settings (configured in the section above).
  • Steady Yellow Light - The device is currently preparing to start a capture (called "Waiting" mode).
  • Flashing Yellow Light - The capture is currently paused. No inputs are being captured.
  • Flashing Green Light - The capture has been stopped and capture processing is being completed. The light will turn off when finished.
  • Flashing Red Light - There has been an error capturing or communicating with the recording device. You may need to stop and then start a new capture.
  • Steady Green Light - Not used by default but can be configured for any of the LED states.

In addition to selecting different light indications for different states, the Device Monitor Configuration dialog box allows you to enable or disable the following indicators:

  • Disable All Delcom Button Gestures: Unchecked by default, this allows you to disable the use of the light itself as a button to control (start, stop, pause) captures. The light will still show capture status via color/flash combination, but cannot be pressed to control the capture as it is occurring.
  • Disable select Delcom button gestures: If disabling all gestures is not appropriate, you can select which capture control features can be enacted by pressing the light and which cannot. For example, the Configuration dialog box shown in the below procedure is set to allow the instructor to pause or resume a capture by pressing the light but does not allow them to start or stop a capture.
  • Set Audio Level Warning (bottom of dialog box): Unchecked by default, this allows you to let the light indicate whether the audio level of the capture is too low. In addition, you can set the Audio Level Threshold (in minutes) that will trigger the warning. For example, if this warning is enabled and the Threshold is set to 2, you will see the warning indicator when the audio signal has not been detected for two minutes.
  • End of Capture Warning (bottom of dialog box): Unchecked by default, this allows you to let the light indicate when the end of the scheduled capture is approaching. In addition, you can set the End of Capture Threshold (in minutes) that triggers the warning. For example, if this warning is enabled and the Threshold is set to 5, you will receive the warning indicator when the capture is 5 minutes from completing.

To view or change Device Monitor Light settings:

  1. Open the System Tray menu and select Device Monitor Configuration.
    The Device Monitor Configuration dialog box appears, shown below.
    Configuration box as described
     
  2. Use the checkboxes described above to enable or disable features of the monitor and light.
  3. Use the drop-down lists to set a different light color or state for each LED State.
    A full drop-down list with all possible selections is shown in the figure below.
  4. Use the Power levels to set how bright you want each light-state to appear via the Delcom light. A higher Power level indicates a brighter light.
  5. When finished, click Apply to apply the changes, or OK to apply the changes and close the dialog box.

The below figure shows a drop-down list containing all of the selectable light color/flash options.
device configuration dialog box with options as described

The options shown will remain constant regardless of the type of light being used (Delcom or Kuando). The Kuando lights will use the same configuration when possible but will use the following colors based on the option selected.

Configured Option Kuando Display
Green/Yellow Blue
Green/Red Aqua
Yellow/Red Pink
Green/Yellow/Red White
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