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Menus and Options for the Echo360 Pod
Last Updated: Apr 09, 2019 01:28PM EDT

This article applies to:  Echo360 Admins

The front panel display on the Pod device provides access to a series of device menus, allowing you to interact directly with the device as needed.

Each of the menus is described below, along with the options provided for each.

The information below assumes the Pod device has already been installed and configured (a device configuration file uploaded to the device).

Home Menu

From the recording status screen, which appears by default on the Pod, swipe from left-to-right on the touchscreen to bring up the Home menu. The Home menu is the main access point to the available Pod action menus. You can always navigate back to the Home menu by swiping left-to-right, to back out of the selected menu.

Home menu of the POD with options as described

Device Configuration can limit Admin Menu access: The device configuration for the Pod contains an option to disable access to the Administration menu from the device touchscreen. If Administration menu access is disabled, you will see an Administration option on the Home menu but will not be able to access it.
message shown if administration menu access is disabled

Recording Menu Options

The Recording Menu provides information regarding the capture profile and capture sources, as described in the table below. All options in the Recording menu are selectable/configurable.

Recording menu of POD with options as described

Sub-menu Description Options
Capture profile Allows selection of the desired capture profile for ad hoc captures, detailing which inputs will be captured. Profiles returned from the server (i.e. Audio Only, Audio / Display, Audio / Video, etc.) only appear once a device configuration file has been applied to the Pod.
Details: If a user selects a profile, the corresponding inputs will be automatically selected for the menu items below (i.e. Audio Input Type, Recording Channel, Primary Channel Input, Secondary Channel Input)
If a user decides to manually change the Audio or either of the Channel inputs, the profile shown changes to Custom.
Audio input type Allows selection of the desired audio input type(s) for ad hoc capture. Balanced InputUnbalanced InputNoneHDMI (Channel 1)HDMI (Channel 2)

HDMI Audio: All selected audio inputs are mixed. Meaning if HDMI audio is enabled for either/both video channels, the sound feed from HDMI input(s) will be combined and synced with the Audio channel feed (Balanced or Unbalanced). To use ONLY the HDMI audio, select None for the Audio input.

Audio volume Enables control of output volume level for audio out for ad hoc captures. MuteLowMediumHigh
Channel 1 input Enables control over which graphical input connector will be recorded for Channel 1, for an ad hoc recording. HDMI
Shows Connected or None next to each connector.
Channel 1 quality Allows selection of the desired quality output for the channel in question. HighLow
Channel 2 input Enables control over which graphical input connector will be recorded for Channel 2, for an ad hoc recording. HDMI
Shows Connected or None next to each connector
Channel 2 quality Allows selection of the desired quality output for the channel in question. HighLow
Copy to USB Instructs the appliance to save a copy of the next ad hoc capture to a USB storage device. The Pod will save an .mp4 copy of the capture to an inserted USB storage device in addition to saving the capture to the internal drive of the Pod.

Inputs menu

The Inputs menu shows which inputs have valid connections (Channels 1 and 2). The Inputs menu options are view-only (not selectable).

Inputs menu on pod with options as described

Sub-menu Description Options
Channel 1 Displays which connectors (HDMI) have valid connections. HDMI (with or without Audio)
Channel 2 Displays which connectors (HDMI) have valid connections. HDMI (with or without Audio)

Network Menu

The Network menu shows network connections and settings. Swipe up and down on the touchscreen to scroll and see all of the menu options.

The Network menu options are view-only (not selectable). If you need to change any of the information shown, access the Manage network option in the Administration menu (both described below).
Top half of Network status menu with options as described    Bottom half of Network status menu of POD with options as described

Sub-menu Description
IP Mode Displays whether the device is connected via DHCP or Static IP Address.
IP Address Displays IP address of appliance (if connected to Ethernet network).
MAC Address MAC Address (Serial #) of the appliance.
Subnet Mask Subnet mask of the appliance (if connected to Ethernet network).
Default Gateway Default router IP address (if connected to Ethernet network).
Primary DNS Displays the address of your Primary DNS.
Secondary DNS Displays the address of your Secondary DNS.
Ethernet Link Displays whether the device has a valid Ethernet connection. Displays Yes or No
Ethernet Speed Displays the current speed of the Ethernet connection.
Ethernet Duplex Displays the current Ethernet mode.
Displays Full or Half
NTP Server Displays the address of time server you are syncing with.
NTP Status Displays whether or not the device is in sync with the NTP Server.
Proxy Server Displays the address of your Proxy Server (if applicable).
Server Connection Displays whether the device is connected to Echo360's active learning platform.
Displays Connected or Disconnected

Status menu

The Status menu shows the status of the appliance itself. The Status menu options are view-only (not selectable).

Status menu of pod with options as described

Sub-menu Description
Firmware Provides information on the device including firmware version number and OS version.
Uptime Provides information on OS uptime (since the last reboot).
Device time Lists device time in Local Time.
Device date List device date in MM/DD/YYYY (US) or DD/MM/YYYY (UK) format.
Scheduled recordings Lists upcoming scheduled recordings. The information that will be displayed includes the date of recording in MM/DD/YYYY (US) or DD/MM/YYYY (UK) and title of recording.
Resources Displays device resources including CPU Utilization, Fan speed, Temperature, Disk Storage Space Free and Disk Storage Space Available.

Administration menu

The Administration Menu provides controls for the administration of the device. Swipe up and down on the touchscreen to scroll and see all of the menu options.

All options on the administration menu are selectable/configurable.

NOTE: The device configuration for the Pod contains an option to disable access to the administration menu from the device touchscreen. If Administration Menu access is disabled, you will see an Administration option on the Home menu but will not be able to access it.
message shown if administration menu access is disabled

Sub-menu Description Options
Load device XML Initiates appliance to read device.xml via USB port. Provides real-time status on the reading/loading of the device.xml file. Select OK or Cancel
Manage network Ability to enter/set some of the information from the Network Menu. See Manage network section below
Save diagnostics report Report Ability to download the device log to USB. Select OK or Cancel
Monitor audio Allows selection of the desired audio input type for the audio source as well as the volume. Select inputsadjust balanced and unbalanced volume, and Cancel
Ping Ability to ping the localhost, the gateway or a custom IP address. Alpha-numeric input and Ping, and Cancel
Note: Upon Ping, response will either be Connection Successful or Connection Failed
NS Lookup Ability to obtain domain name or IP address mapping, or for any other specific DNS record. Alpha-numeric input and nslookupCancel
Traceroute Enables the ability to run the traceroute command. Alpha-numeric input for traceroute address, Cancel
Restart device Enables the ability to restart (soft reset) the device. OK and Cancel
Factory reset device Hard reset of the device. Save SettingsDelete Settings,  and Cancel

Manage network (Network administration)

The Manage Network Menu allows an administrator or technician to configure the device for use over a wired LAN network, or via Wifi. 

All options on the Network administration menu are selectable/configurable.

Manage network menu for POD with options as described

Update your device.xml if necessary. Wifi connectivity was initially disabled on the Pod appliances. If you do not see the Manage WiFi option in the Manage Network menu, download a new device.xml from Echo360 and apply it to the Pod. Once applied, you should have wireless connectivity options to select from.

LAN Administration (Manage LAN)

LAN Administration Menu with options as described

Sub-menu Description Options
IP Mode Whether the device is connected via DHCP or Static IP Address. Static, DHCP, Cancel
IP Address IP address of appliance (if connected to Ethernet network). Numeric input, Save, Cancel
Subnet Mask Subnet mask of the appliance (if connected to Ethernet network). Numeric input, Save, Cancel
Default Gateway Default router IP address (if connected to Ethernet network). Numeric input, Save, Cancel
Primary DNS The address of your Primary DNS. Numeric input, Save, Cancel
Secondary DNS The address of your Secondary DNS. Numeric input, Save, Cancel
Renew DHCP Provides the ability to renew the DHCP IP address (if applicable). OK, Cancel

WIFI Administration (Manage WiFi)

Update your device.xml if necessary. Wifi connectivity was initially disabled on the Pod appliances. If you do not see the Manage WiFi option in the Manage Network menu, download a new device.xml from Echo360 and apply it to the Pod. Once applied, you should have wireless connectivity options to select from.

WiFi Administration menu with options as described

Sub-Menu Description Options
Select a Network Allows for selection of the wireless network which to connect the Pod. Lists wireless networks in range to select
Enable wifi Allows to enable or disable the wifi capabilities of the Pod. Enable, Disable
Status Shows whether the Pod currently has wifi enabled. Enabled, Disabled
SSID Shows the SSID of the wireless network to which the POD is connected. Numeric input, Save, Cancel
Quality Shows the quality (strength) of the wireless signal. Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor
IP Mode Whether the device is connected via DHCP or Static IP Address. Static, DHCP, Cancel
IP address IP Address of the appliance (if connected to a wireless network). Numeric input, Save, Cancel
Subnet mask Subnet mask of the appliance (if connected to a wireless network). Numeric input, Save, Cancel
Gateway Default router IP address (if connected to a wireless network) Numeric input, Save, Cancel
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