UMP (Unified Media Platform)

1.1 Connecting the UMP

 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

 

 

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)

 

1

PS/2 ports

(Purple = Keyboard, Green = Mouse)

5

Audio connections

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

9

RCA Composite input

(video only)

2

DB-9 Serial port

(iR remote control)

6

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

10

3.5mm Audio input

(disabled by default)***

3

DB-15 VGA output

(display or s-adapter)*

7

Coaxial R/TV tuner

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

11

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

4

System USB ports

(USB power or HIDs)

8

S-Video 4 pin input

(video only)

12

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)

 

1

User USB ports

(storage devices, other peripherals)

3

Status LEDs

(left HDD/optical activity, right power)

2

CD/DVD drive slot

(or blank plate if no drive installed)

4

Power button

(power on, off)

 

 

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

 

Diagram 3 (Signal adapter)

1.2             Turning the UMP on and off

 

 

The UMP supports 3 different power states:

 

-         Off: the device is connected to the mains outlet, but it is in ACPI state S5

-         On: the device is powered on and operational. ACPI state S0

-         Hibernation: the device has been suspended from the On state. The session will be restored when the device is powered on again. This is equal to ACPI state S3

 

 Using hibernation offers the advantage that you can power the device on again by means of a USB device, though scheduled wakeups are not available.

 

Powering the device on can be performed in a number of ways:

-         USB device activity IF the device was in Hibernation state

-         Power Button on the front of the device

-         Wake On LAN

-         Scheduled WakeUp

 

Powering the device Off can be achieved by the following methods:

-         Shutdown in the Main Menu

-         Power Button on the front of the device

-         Shutdown in the Web Interface

-         Shutdown UMP in the Desktop Mode

 

To switch to Hibernate state you can:

-         Press the Sleep button on the remote control (UMP-R-1XX)

-         Select Hibernate UMP in the Desktop Mode

-         Select Hibernate in the Web Interface

 

 

1.2 Setting the Date and Time

To provide correct EPG information or to perform scheduled recordings, the device needs to be aware of your time settings. There are two methods to set or update the time on the device which are explained below.

 

 NTP (automatic)

The recommended method is to update the time automatically from a Network Time Protocol (NTP) source on the Internet. Configure the TIMEZONE parameter in the Web Interface under Settings -> Other to your country’s two digit international notation. When the settings have been applied, navigate to Plugins -> Helpers and select ‘ntp_update’, which sends a query the responsible time server.

 

 

Manual method

To set the time manually, navigate to Settings -> Device Info in the Web Interface and enter the current date and time in the entry fields at the top. Enter the desired time and date in the following format:

 

Time (HH:MM)                 :         ex. 14:27

 

Date (DD-MMM-YYYY)     :         ex. 26-May-2011

 

Select Save Time and Date to save the current settings. It is recommended to restart the OSD after changing the time and date.

 

Note that the manual time and date settings do NOT account for DST (Daylight Saving Time).

1.3             Using the UMP OSD Interface

 

The UMP OSD is optimized to be used with the remote control unit UMP-R-1XX due to its simplicity. Note that not all functions are mapped to the PC Remote type remote controls (UMP-R-2XX) although basic menu navigation works fine.

 If you’re using the UMP-R-1XX, you may wish to print out the next page as it includes a list which explains the remote control’s keys and their individual functions.

 The usage of the OSD interface is explained in more detail in chapter 12 of this manual.

 

1.3             Using the UMP OSD Interface (continued)

 

Key Mapping Remote Control (UMP-R-1XX)

 

EJECT

Ejects an Optical Drive (if present)

1

Hotkey linked to Television

2

Hotkey linked to Music

3

Hotkey linked to Video

4

Hotkey linked to Images

5

Hotkey linked to Games

0

Hotkey linked to the Main Menu

SLEEP

Hibernates the UMP

MUTE

Mutes all audio output

YELLOW

Color for the Button Bar in the OSD

GREEN

Color for the Button Bar in the OSD

BLUE

Color for the Button Bar in the OSD

RED

Color for the Button Bar in the OSD

MENU

Return to the Main Menu

ENTER

Alternate Select an Item

UP

Navigate up

DOWN

Navigate down

LEFT

Navigate left

RIGHT

Navigate right

PLAY

Play/Pause file, playlist or slideshow

PAUSE

Pause/Step file

CH-

Move Channel down / Page down

CH+

Move Channel up / Page up

REW

Rewind

FFW

Fast Forward

Toggle Fullscreen

Switch OSD between fullscreen and window operation

SELECT

Select an Item

SUBTITLE

Toggle Subtitles

POWER

Go to Shutdown

DISPLAY

Change Skin or Appearance in a Menu

REC

Start recording from the current input or channel

Screenshot

Take a screenshot

VOL-

Lower volume

VOL+

Increase volume

HELP

Displays the Help overview in the Main Menu

EXIT

Exit playback, applications or back out of menus

LANG

Select Audio track

Toggle Mouse Remote

Enable/Disable the mouse control via the numeric keys

Start/Stop OSD

Start/Stop the UMP OSD (switches to and from DM)

 

1.3             Using the UMP OSD Interface (continued)

 

Key Mapping Keyboard (UMP-R-3XX)

 

ENTER

Select item

F5

Red button.

F6

Green button.

F7

Yellow button.

F8

Blue button.

D

Change Skin or Appearance in a Menu

H

Displays the Help overview in the Main Menu

Z

Switch OSD between fullscreen and window operation

F1

Hibernates the UMP

HOME

Return to the Main Menu

G

Go to TV Guide

ESCAPE

Exit playback, applications or back out of menus

UP

Navigate up

DOWN

Navigate down

LEFT

Navigate left

RIGHT

Navigate right

SPACE

Select an Item

RETURN

Select an Item

F2

Go to Shutdown

F3

Mute all audio

N/KEYP-

Lower volume

M/KEYP+

Increase volume

C

Move Channel down / Page down

V

Move Channel up / Page up

E

Alternate Select an Item

.

Ejects an Optical Drive (if present)

_

Previous Channel

1

Hotkey linked to Television

2

Hotkey linked to Music

3

Hotkey linked to Video

4

Hotkey linked to Images

5

Hotkey linked to Games

0

Hotkey linked to the Main Menu

 

1.4 Using the UMP Desktop Mode

 

The Desktop Mode of the UMP is optimized for the usage of a mouse and keyboard (UMP-R-3XX), although almost all functionality can be used with the common remote control (UMP-R-1XX).

 

When using the Desktop Mode with the common remote control, you will probably want to enable the Mouse Mode which is described in the next section.

 

If you are using a PC Remote (UMP-R-2XX) you cannot and do not need to enable Mouse Mode. The integrated mouse pad controller is a constantly enabled mouse, even though it has no functionality whatsoever in the OSD.

 

The Desktop Mode offers you a complete Linux based desktop environment, in which you can launch a number of applications, manage files more effectively, perform maintenance tasks, and much more. These topics are discussed later in this manual. For now we will concentrate on closing Desktop Mode applications launched from the OSD, and returning to the OSD.

 

If you launch a Desktop Mode application from within the OSD, like the Web Browser or File Manager in the Commands Menu, the application will be presented over the desktop background and the OSD will be hidden. Note that the OSD does not become inactive at this time – music will keep playing if left in the background, encoding jobs and recordings remain entirely uninfluenced.

 

To return to the OSD one typically exits the application one selected upon which the OSD is automatically returned to fullscreen operation, however you can freely operate the Desktop as if the OSD were inactive.

 

To stop the OSD (exit to Desktop Mode) you can navigate to Shutdown in the Main Menu, then Alternative Select it and choose Shutdown OSD or press Start/Stop OSD on the remote control.

 

To restart the OSD from the Desktop Mode you can right click on the desktop and select Return to UMP/OSD, click on the UMP OSD icon on the desktop (UMP-R-2XX and UMP-R-3XX only!) or press the Start/Stop OSD button on the remote control.


 

On the following pages there is an overview of the remote control (UMP-R-1XX) and keyboard (UMP-R-3XX) controls in the Desktop Mode.

 

 

1.4 Using the UMP Desktop Mode (continued)

 

Key Mapping Remote Control (UMP-R-1XX)

 

 

 

*Mouse NW

Navigate Northwest

*Mouse N

Navigate North

*Mouse NE

Navigate Northeast

*Mouse W

Navigate West

*Mouse E

Navigate East

*Mouse SW

Navigate Southwest

*Mouse S

Navigate South

*Mouse SE

Navigate Southeast

*Mouse Left Button

Left Mouse Button

ENTER

Enter Key

UP

Cursor up

DOWN

Cursor down

LEFT

Cursor left

RIGHT

Cursor right

*Mouse Right Button

Right Mouse Button

 

* requires Mouse Mode to be enabled

 

 

 

1.4             Using the UMP Desktop Mode (continued)

 

Key Mapping Keyboard (UMP-R-3XX)

 

 

 

Z

Toggle between Fullscreen OSD and windowed mode (If the OSD is windowed and has focus).

Alt-F4

Close the active window

Alt-Space

Show the client menu for the active window

Alt-Tab

Cycle between windows on the desktop

Alt-Shift-Tab

Cycle between windows on the desktop in reverse order

Control-Alt-Tab

Cycle between panel and desktop windows on the desktop

Windows-D

Hide all windows to show the desktop

Alt-Escape

Lower the active window behind other windows, and activate the last window that was in use

Windows-F1

Go to the first desktop instantly

Windows-F2

Go to the second desktop instantly

Windows-F3

Go to the third desktop instantly

Windows-F4

Go to the fourth desktop instantly

Control-Alt-Left

Open the desktop switching dialog, to go to the desktop to the left of the current one

Control-Alt-Right

Open the desktop switching dialog, to go to the desktop to the right of the current one

Control-Alt-Up

Open the desktop switching dialog, to go to the desktop above the current one

Control-Alt-Down

Open the desktop switching dialog, to go to the desktop below the current one

Shift-Alt-Left

Open the desktop switching dialog, to go to the desktop to the left of the current one, and bring the active window with you

Shift-Alt-Right

Open the desktop switching dialog, to go to the desktop to the right of the current one, and bring the active window with you

Shift-Alt-Up

Open the desktop switching dialog, to go to the desktop above the current one, and bring the active window with you

Shift-Alt-Down

Open the desktop switching dialog, to go to the desktop below the current one, and bring the active window with you

Alt-Left mouse button

Move a window

Alt-Right mouse button

Resize a window. The window is resized towards the edge that the mouse is nearest to. So use Alt-Right mouse button in the top right corner of a window to resize that corner.

Alt-Scroll wheel

Change desktops forward and backward

1.5             Changing the Region/EPG

 

Depending on your location or interests, you will probably wish to configure the device to reflect these preferences. The settings described in this section can be changed at any time, but are intended as one-time only configuration parameters.

 

Choose the Web Browser from the Main Menu and select UMP Management from the bookmarks menu at the top or open the Web Interface from another networked computer.

 

The following parameters should be reviewed:

 

 

 

-         Settings -> TV -> TV_SETTINGS: You should see a string ‘PAL television europe-west /dev/video0’. By changing this setting, you can configure the UMP for PAL (50Hz) or NTSC (60Hz) broadcasts. Note that this is completely separate from the PAL/NTSC output to an external display. You can also select a different TV system from the following list:

 

 

 

argentina

 

australia

 

china-bcast

 

canada-cable

 

europe-east

 

europe-west

 

france

 

ireland

 

italy

 

japan-bcast

 

japan-cable

 

newzealand

 

russia

 

southafrica

 

us-bcast

 

us-cable

 

us-cable-hrc

 

 

 

-         Settings -> TV -> TV_VIEW_SIZE, TV_REC_SIZE: You should see a value like ‘(720, 576)’. Change this value to ‘(720, 640)’ if you use NTSC.

 

 -         Settings -> All -> Other -> TIMEZONE: change this to the two digit country code representing your geographical location.

 

 

 

1.5 Changing the Region/EPG (continued)

 

 

 

 

 

-         Settings -> All -> Youtube -> YOUTUBE_REGION_CODE: You should see another two digit country code. Replace this with your country code if Youtube supplies localized feeds for this area.

 

 

 

-         Settings -> All -> XMLTV -> XMLTV_TIMEZONE: You should see a value similar to ‘+01:00’. Change this value to your timezone (according to GMT).

 

 

 

-         Settings -> EPG -> Currently Selected EPG: Select the EPG for your region from the selection box, choose the corresponding TV system from the next menu on the right and click on Set EPG.

 

 

 

-         Select the channels you receive from the list of checkboxes further down the page and click Set Channels when done.

 

 

 

-         Select Restart UMP from Settings -> Power and answer Yes.

 

 

 

This concludes the regional settings. Once the UMP has restarted you can select to update the EPG, but note that this can take hours, depending on the amount of data available (the EPG updater attempts to download 5 days by default), the speed of your internet connection, the number of selected channels and the speed of the XML source online.

 

 If you wish to manually update the EPG, it is recommended that you do so from the Web Interface by selecting ‘tv_grab’ under Plugins -> Helpers.