Cisco 4400G Quick Start Manual

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Quick Start Guide for
Cisco Digital Media Player 4400G
Checking the Package Contents
Finding a Suitable Location to Set Up Your DMP
Participating in a DHCP Network
Connecting to a DMP Display
Connecting to a 100V–240V AC Socket
Checking the LEDs
Logging in to DMPDM and Changing its Passwords
Configuring Video Output
Setting Up Centralized Management
Learning About the Remote Control for DMPs
Product Documentation, Support, and Security



  Summary of Contents for Cisco 4400G

  • Page 1 UICK TART Quick Start Guide for Cisco Digital Media Player 4400G Checking the Package Contents Finding a Suitable Location to Set Up Your DMP Participating in a DHCP Network Connecting to a DMP Display Connecting to a 100V–240V AC Socket...
  • Page 2 Revised: July 9, 2008 78-18567-02 Contains Macromedia® Flash™ technology by Adobe Systems, Inc. Copyright 1995-2003 Adobe Systems, Inc. All Rights reserved. Macromedia, Flash, Macromedia Flash, and Macromedia Flash Lite are trademarks or registered trademarks of Adobe Systems, Inc. in the United States and other countries. For information about supported features, see the Note Release Notes for Cisco Digital Media System on...
  • Page 3 Glossary (Cisco DMS) is a family of Cisco Digital Media System products and technologies, including the ones that this guide describes. (DMP) is a compact, solid state, Digital Media Player addressable network device that delivers digital signage content and enterprise TV content to a display, which is any directly attached television screen or other kind of monitor or projector that shows media to an audience.
  • Page 4 Learn More To learn more about DMS products, related technologies, and Cisco in general: Description DMS overview Release notes for Cisco DMS products User documentation for Cisco DMS products FAQs and troubleshooting Cisco Academy of Digital Signage My Tech Support (registration required) Cisco Service...
  • Page 5: Checking The Package Contents

    Checking the Package Contents The product package for one DMP 4400G should contain all of the following: • A proof of purchase certificate that contains important legal information, which you should keep. • This quick start guide and other product documentation.
  • Page 6 (socket), with voltage that is standard in your locale, between 100V and 240V. To understand the supported lengths for different video cable types, see the DMP Display” section on page Environmental Tolerance Ranges The DMP 4400G is intended for indoor use. Temperature Operating — long-term or short-term...
  • Page 7: Participating In A Dhcp Network

    3. Above sea level. Participating in a DHCP Network The factory default for a DMP 4400G is to obtain its IP address automatically from a DHCP server. If you will deploy your DMP at a physical location that does not have a DHCP server, see User Guide for Cisco Digital Media Player Device Manager 5.0 on to learn how to configure your DMP...
  • Page 8: Connecting To A Dmp Display

    Plug one end of an ordinary Ethernet cable into the Step 1 Ethernet 10/100 port on the back of the DMP chassis. Plug the other end of the Ethernet cable into a network Step 2 hub, network switch, or router that participates in a DHCP network.
  • Page 9 You can use displays from any manufacturer, as long as your displays comply with all of the relevant international standards. If NEC is your preferred manufacturer for LCD displays, we recommend these NEC models: • 32" — MultiSync® LCD3210 • 40" — Either of these: MultiSync®...
  • Page 10 To attach an analog display to your DMP, we recommend that you use the provided composite/RCA cable for both video and audio. On the back of your DMP chassis, do one of the Step 1 following: • If you will connect your DMP to a digital display that has an HDMI interface, plug the male end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI interface on your DMP.
  • Page 11 • If you will connect your DMP to an analog display, do all of the following: Plug one yellow jack on the RCA video cable – into the CVBS interface on your DMP. Plug the 3mm jack on the RCA audio cable –...
  • Page 12: Checking The Leds

    Connect to an AC electrical outlet that you know is Step 3 grounded, and that uses the correct voltage level for your locale. Supported levels range from 100V to 240V. To protect your DMP from electrical surges, we recommend that you use a surge protector or an uninterruptible power supply from a reputable manufacturer.
  • Page 13 Logging in to DMPDM and Changing its Passwords When your DMP display shows the Cisco logo and Step 1 shows an IP address for your DMP, write down the IP address.
  • Page 14 To reconfigure this splash screen in the future to persist for less than or more than the factory-default duration of 30 seconds, select Settings > Browser, enter a new duration in milliseconds in the Splash Screen Display Time (in milliseconds) field, then click Apply. Next, select Administration >...
  • Page 15 If you have very few DMPs and will manage each of them in isolation, you can change their DMP Web Account and DMP Service Account passwords manually in DMPDM. You use the Web Service Account when you log in to DMPDM itself, and the DMP Service Account is a user account with FTP login privileges.
  • Page 16 string should contain an actual plus sign, you must encode the plus sign explicitly as %2B. Exclamation points (!), question marks (?), ampersands (&), and asterisks (*) are forbidden in values. To understand URI encoding and its recommended syntax for submitting query strings, see RFC 1630 at
  • Page 17 c. In the Request text box, use the correct syntax for URI encoding and enter mibifc.user=admin&mibifc.password=new_passwor d&, where new_password is exactly the password that you want to assign to the DMP Web Account user. d. To save the task so that it becomes available for your use, click Submit.
  • Page 18 If you just completed the optional Step 4 in this Note procedure, that means you skipped ahead first and have already completed the Management” section on page 22. completed Step 4 here, however, the changes that you made to credentials will prevent your trusted DMM appliance temporarily from communicating with your DMPs.
  • Page 19 If you prefer, you can use DMM-DSM to change the password simultaneously on multiple DMPs in your digital signage network: a. Select Digital Media Players > Advanced Tasks > System Tasks, then click the blank page icon to create a new system task. b.
  • Page 20: Configuring Video Output

    Select the check box for each DMP where – the DMP Service Account password should change. Select from the Select an Event Type list the – system task that you named in Step 5b. (Alternatively, users of DMM-DSM 4.1.x should select this task from the Actions Click Submit.
  • Page 21 Otherwise, if you are not satisfied, do the following: a. From the DMP Display Autodetection (requires HDMI) list, select Disable. b. From the Display Standard list, select the standard that applies in your country. For example, even though our factory default selection is NTSC_M, your country might use PAL instead.
  • Page 22: Setting Up Centralized Management

    To confirm your selections and to implement them until Step 5 you change them or until you restart your DMP, click Apply. To test if your selections are suitable ones for your Step 6 DMP display, click Show IP in the DMP Mode area. Your DMP display should show a Cisco logo and should show the IP address for your DMP.
  • Page 23 To stop untrusted DMM appliances from being Caution able to seize control of your DMPs, you must configure your network firewall to restrict which devices you will permit to send inbound traffic to your DMP over TCP port 7777. If you do not know how to work with access control lists, see the manufacturer documentation for your firewall.
  • Page 24 d. To confirm your selections and to implement them until you change them or until you restart your DMP, click Apply. e. To make these configuration changes persist even after you restart your DMP, do the following: Select Administration > Save Configuration. –...
  • Page 25 Specify in DMM-DSM the correct user credentials for Step 3 your centrally managed DMPs. a. Select Settings > Server Settings. b. Enter the required values: Servlet Server Address — If you have not – already done so, enter the DNS-resolvable hostname and domain for the appliance that is serving DMM-DSM, like
  • Page 26: Learning About The Remote

    to communicate with your DMPs and, when communication fails, will consider your DMPs to be unreachable and unmanageable. Learning About the Remote Control for DMPs The remote control features require that your DMPs use firmware release 5.0 or later and that your DMM appliances use DMM software release 5.0 or later.
  • Page 27 Product Documentation, Support, and Security For information on obtaining documentation, obtaining support, providing documentation feedback, security guidelines, and also recommended aliases and general Cisco documents, see the monthly What’s New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:
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