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Controlling Captures Through Device Web Interface
Last Updated: Sep 24, 2018 01:41PM EDT

This article applies to:  Echo360 Admins

Active captures being performed by an SCHD, PRO, POD, CCAP Installation or Universal Capture Installation can be controlled through the device Web Interface (device Web UI). This includes controlling scheduled Live captures by stopping, pausing, or extending the Live capture.

For an SCHD appliance, you need to log into the device and open the device's web interface.

For an Echo360 PRO appliance, users can use the menu options on the front panel of the device to manipulate a current capture or use the Record button to initiate an ad hoc capture. The configured "one-touch profile" input settings are used for ad hoc captures. For more information, see Start an ad hoc recording.

For an Echo360 POD appliance, users can use the menu options on the front panel of the device to manipulate a current capture or use the Record icon to initiate an ad hoc capture. The configured "one-touch profile" input settings are used for ad hoc captures. For more information, see Start an ad hoc recording.

The PRO and the POD also allow for controlling captures through the device web interface.

The device web interface can be used to:

  • Initiate an ad hoc capture
  • Start a scheduled capture early
  • Pause an active capture
  • Extend a capture by 10 minutes
  • Stop an active capture

This topic deals with controlling active or scheduled captures through the device interface. See Ad Hoc Captures for ad hoc capture information. See the Classroom Capture documentation for information on using the Classroom Capture interface.

Alternately, you can obtain a device monitor light and install the device monitor software available from Echo, to control or initiate captures from within the classroom. The Device Monitor documentation is currently available as a downloadable PDF.
If you use a Device Monitor and light, a user must be logged in to the PC for the device and software to work.

Log in to the capture appliance device web interface

Any type of capture being performed by a capture appliance can be controlled through the device web interface. You must log in to the device through the device IP address to access the web interface controls.

You may be presented with security warnings when accessing the device. You can ignore these warnings.

If you are an instructor and do not know the IP address of the device, contact your system administrator.

To log in to the device web interface

  1. To access the device directly, you have the following options:
    • If you are an Admin:
      • Select ROOMS from the main menu, find the room with the device and click the Log in to Device icon located in the bottom left corner of the Room block.
      • Alternately, you can enter the IP address/advanced into the browser's URL field.
    • If you are an Instructor, enter the IP address of the device into your browser's URL address field. This may be noted somewhere or bookmarked on the computer in the classroom.
  2. Log in to the device as follows:
    • If you are an Admin, use the generic admin or instructor login configured for the device.
    • If you are an Instructor, use your Active Learning Platform login, or the generic instructor login for the device.

When the device interface appears, the first tab shown is the Captures tab, used to start an ad hoc capture or control a currently active capture.

Controlling an active capture

If you log into a device that is currently engaged in an active capture, or where a scheduled capture is due to start in the next few minutes, the Capture tab shows a set of control buttons for the capture.

The buttons shown depend on the current status of the capture. The options may include:

  • If there is a capture currently occurring, you can Stop, Pause, or Extend the capture.
  • If the capture is currently paused, there is a Resume button available.
  • If a scheduled capture is slated to start, you can select to Start Capture Early.
  • If a scheduled capture has moved into the "Waiting" state (the 5-minute window before the capture is scheduled to start), you can select to Cancel the capture.

To extend an active capture

  1. Use the IP address of the device to access and log in to the device web interface (see above instructions).
  2. On the Captures tab, select Extend Capture.
  3. Enter the number of minutes to extend the recording time (default = 10 minutes). The system will NOT allow you to extend a capture beyond the start time of the next scheduled capture.
  4. Click OK.

To stop an active capture

  1. Use the IP address of the device to access and log in to the device web interface (see above instructions).
  2. On the Captures tab, select Stop Capture.
  3. Click OK to confirm action.

NOTE: Captures are automatically finalized and uploaded to Echo360 upon completion, either because the configured end time occurred, or you selected to manually stop the capture. To temporarily suspend the capture, use Pause Capture instead.

To pause an active capture

  1. Use the IP address of the device to access and log in to the device web interface (see above instructions).
  2. Select Pause Capture. The Pause Capture label changes to Resume Capture.

Monitoring captures

Monitoring is a great tool for troubleshooting. You can monitor the video and display inputs as part of configuration testing and to verify the signal during capture.

To monitor an active capture

  1. Use the IP address of the device to access and log in to the device web interface (see above instructions).
  2. Select the Monitor tab.
  3. Select Start Monitoring to initiate a 15-minute monitoring session.
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