UMP (Unified Media Platform)

1.1 Connecting the UMP




To prevent damage to your device, read and adhere to the following instructions:


-         Do NOT connect any power supplies that do not exactly match the specifications 

-         Do NOT connect any power supplies that have not been deemed compatible by our technical support 

-         Do NOT open the device - it contains components that can contain an electric charge and/or produce large amounts of heat 

-         Do NOT drop, bump, knock or otherwise induce physical shock to the device 

-         Do NOT remove the power while the device is powered on 

-         Avoid turning the device off by keeping the power button pressed 

-         Never insert pointed objects through the ventilation slots on the device 

-         Unplug the external AC adapter if it or the device itself become excessively hot 

-         Read the complete user manual and the online documentation before contacting technical support


See the warranty notes at the end of this manual for more information.

 1.1  Connecting the UMP (continued)


To ease the initial setup of the UMP, you will need some information regarding your television channels and TV frequency system if you plan to use these features. 

The UMP behaves as a DHCP client by default, so if you have a DHCP server running on your network or subnet, it should be listed among the DHCP clients after the boot sequence has completed. To set up a static lease for the UMP, please see the MAC address on the underside of the device. See section 7 of this chapter for more information on networking configuration. 

If you are using a UMP-R-2XX or UMP-R-3XX remote control system, plug them in now. Note that input devices or system devices should be connected to USB ports on the rear of the device by default (see connection number 4 on diagram 1). 

If you plan to use the TV/DVB functionality of the device, connect your male coaxial TV connector to the female input number 7 on diagram 1. 

To make use of the audio output of the device, connect a 3.5mm jack to the blue output connector number 5 on diagram 1.

 Any additional USB hardware should be connected now to the front USB ports (see diagram 2, number 1)

 If you plan on using legacy signal outputs you will need to connect the external signal adapter included in the packaging. Note that if you do not need these outputs, it’s recommended to use the onboard VGA connector number 3 on diagram 1.

Connect the USB power cable from the 5V power connector of the signal adapter (see diagram 3) to the USB connector on the external AC adapter of your device (applies to 130Watt external AC adapters) or to a system USB port at the rear of the device (connection 4 on diagram 1). The signal adapter’s usage and functionality are described in chapter 14 of the manual. 

Connect the external AC adapter to the power connector number 6 on diagram 1 and make sure the plug sinks all the way in. 

Connect the external AC adapter to a 220V wall socket outlet.


NOTE: Although most types of the UMP AC adapter support a 115V input, it is NOT recommended as it can cause permanent damage to the internal DC/DC converter board.


1.1             Connecting the UMP (continued) 

Below and on the next page are the diagrams of the front and rear of the UMP and the legacy signal adapter. Images may differ slightly to the actual device in question and these specifications are subject to change at any time without notice.


Diagram 1 (UMP rear)



PS/2 ports

(Purple = Keyboard, Green = Mouse)


Audio connections

(blue = line out, green = line in, pink = mic.


RCA Composite input

(video only)


DB-9 Serial port

(iR remote control)


12V DC power socket for the external PSU. (Center Pin Positive)


3.5mm Audio input

(disabled by default)***


DB-15 VGA output

(display or s-adapter)*


Coaxial R/TV tuner

(Female = TV, Male = Radio, 75 ?)**


10/100Mbit RJ-45 Ethernet connector (network connection)


System USB ports

(USB power or HIDs)


S-Video 4 pin input

(video only)


DB-25 Parallel port

(not in use)****


*          The UMP-SA-100 can be powered by a 5V DC power supply (not included) or by USB. Note that only UMP-AC-XXXU AC adapters have a USB power connection.

**        Note that the radio connector may not be present on your device. The analog TV tuner models do not support FM radio currently.

***      This 3.5mm audio jack connector is an onboard sound input on the TV tuner module, though it is disabled by default. See chapter 4, section 3 of this document.

****    The parallel port on this device is not used by default. It cannot be enabled or configure by conventional means.

1.1 Connecting the UMP (continued)


Below is an overview of the controls and indicators on the front of the UMP.


Diagram 2 (UMP front)



User USB ports

(storage devices, other peripherals)


Status LEDs

(left HDD/optical activity, right power)


CD/DVD drive slot

(or blank plate if no drive installed)


Power button

(power on, off)



UMP-SA-100 VGA to Composite and S-Video signal adapter.


Diagram 3 (Signal adapter)