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ICOSV v3.2 - Installing, Configuring and Operating StadiumVision

Description

The StadiumVision Installation and Operation (Technical Track) course is a five-day lecture/lab course which provides StadiumVision operators and engineers with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement and maintain a Cisco StadiumVision implementation on an existing Connected Stadium infrastructure.

Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Install the StadiumVision Director appliance
  • Configure StadiumVision Director to control delivery of content to video screens (both streaming video and graphical files)
  • Install and configure Cisco Digital Media Player 4310G appliances to manage video screens and deliver video content to the screens
  • Create Zones, Groups and Scripts to manage content delivery throughout a venue
  • Integrate stored video content into the StadiumVision environment through video playlists
  • Configure and support Dynamic Menu Boards
  • Configure Cisco VoIP phones for local TV control
  • Integrate e-commerce systems with StadiumVision architecture
  • Configure system backups, restores and failover processes to redundant StadiumVision appliances
  • Integrate StadiumVision Director with video headend equipment as the source of video media streams

Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Recommended: previous training or experience with data networking CCNA or equivalent
  • Recommended: previous training or experience with video and graphics content
  • Recommended: for students that dont have a video background or foundational knowledge

Outline

Module 1: Introduction to StadiumVision

      Lesson 1: Roles and Responsibilities
    • Three training tracks for different roles
    • Six different roles for StadiumVision personnel
    • Additional training for related StadiumVision components

Module 2: StadiumVision Functional Overview

      Lesson 1: StadiumVision components
      Lesson 2: StadiumVision Component Services
      Lesson 3: StadiumVision Director Applications


Module 3: StadiumVision Director Install and Upgrade

      Lesson 1: StadiumVision Director system components (hardware and software)
      Lesson 2: SVD installation procedure
      Lesson 3: SVD upgrade procedures
      LAB: Upgrade StadiumVision Director


Module 4: StadiumVision Video Delivery

      Lesson 1: Video Delivery and the DMP 4310
      Lesson 2: DMP deployment and StadiumVision Director
      Lesson 3: DMPs and Locations
      Lesson 4: Bulk Administration Tool
      LAB: Using Bulk Administration Tool


Module 5: StadiumVision Management Dashboard

      Lesson 1: dashboard layout
      Lesson 2: System commands
      Lesson 3: Troubleshooting Tools in Management Dashboard
      LAB: Management Dashboard features


Module 6: Zone, Group and Event Scripts Primer

      Lesson 1: Terms
      Lesson 2: Relating Zones to Groups to Templates to Playlists to Locations


Module 7: Content

      Lesson 1: The goal of content
      Lesson 2: StadiumVision ROI
      Lesson 3: Templates and content
      Lesson 4: Overlay templates
      Lesson 5: Content requirements
      Lesson 6: Zones and Groups: assignment guidelines
      Lesson 7: Playlists
      Lesson 8: Tickers
      Lesson 9: Luxury Suite content
      Lesson 10: Content Design Guidelines
      Lesson 11: Advances Services content support
      LAB: Downloading content to StadiumVision Director


Module 8: Zones and Groups

      Lesson 1: Implementing Zones and Groups
      Lesson 2: Using Zones and Groups to control content delivery
      LAB: Creating Zones and Groups


Module 9: Event Script

      Lesson 1: Purpose of the Event Script
      Lesson 2: Creating and editing an Event Script
      • Sequential states
      • Ad Hoc states
      • Assigning states to Locations via Zones and Groups
      Lesson 3: Running an Event Script
      Lesson 4: Proof of Play
      Lesson 5: Event Script Best Practices
      Lesson 6: Event Script Troubleshooting
      LAB: Creating and Running an Event Script
      LAB: Creating custom overlay template for transparent wrapper over a Region 1 video


Module 10: Video Walls

      Lesson 1: What is a video wall?
      Lesson 2: Video walls using HDMI daisy chain
      Lesson 3: Video walls using HDMI splitter
      Lesson 4: Video wall caveats
      LAB: Creating and deploying a video wall template


Module 11: External Content Integration

      Lesson 1: External content sources
      Lesson 2: Importing content into templates
      Lesson 3: Importing content using the widget


Module 12: Local TV Control

      Lesson 1: Local TV Control Options
      Lesson 2: Local TV Control using Cisco IP Phones
      Lesson 3: Integrating IP Phones: CUCM and StadiumVision
      Lesson 4: Channel Lists and Channel Guides
      Lesson 5: Installing and Configuring a TouchScreen TV
      Lesson 6: Troubleshooting Local TV Control
      LAB: Installing and Configuring Local TV Control Using a Cisco 7975 IP Phone
      LAB: Installing and configuring a TouchScreen Video Screen


Module 13: In-suite Point-of-Sale Integration

      Lesson 1: PoS systems, StadiumVision and Luxury Suites
      Lesson 2: PoS-StadiumVision integration requirements
      Lesson 3: StadiumVision Stores and PoS integration
      Lesson 4: Using the built-in Cisco store to drive dynamic menu board displays
      Lesson 5: Example installation using a Quest integration
      Lesson 6: Troubleshooting a PoS integration
      LAB: Configuring a PoS Integration


Module 14: Dynamic Menu Boards

      Lesson 1: What is a Dynamic Menu Board?
      Lesson 2: Components of a Dynamic Menu Board
      Lesson 3: Creating a Dynamic Menu Board
      Lesson 4: Testing Dynamic Updates
      Lesson 5: Customizing Menu Boards
      Lesson 6: Integrating PoS systems and user roles for vendor control of Menu Boards
      Lesson 7: Troubleshooting Dynamic Menu Boards
      LAB: Creating a Dynamic Menu Board


Module 15: Centralized StadiumVision Deployments

      Lesson 1: Single-server Centralized StadiumVision
      Lesson 2: StadiumVision Remote


Module 16: Backup, Restore and Redundancy

      Lesson 1: Overview of the backup process
      Lesson 2: Enabling backups and configuring backup activities using TUI and GUI
      Lesson 3: Restoring from backups
      Lesson 4: Overview of SVD redundancy process
      Lesson 5: Backups and the redundancy process
      Lesson 6: Changing from primary to secondary SVD server and back to primary SVD.
      LAB: Backing up SVD and migrating to the secondary SVD server


Module 17: Advanced Labs and Activities

      Activity A: teleconference/videoconference with StadiumVision engineers
      Activity B: Multi-event script using video channels, transparent L-wrap overlays
      Activity C: Combine screens and DMPs from 2 or more pods to display multiple screens from a single script
      Activity D: Create a confidence monitor to verify operation of a location
      Activity E: Create a screen template for a video wall
      Activity F: Using Switch Civic Location Field to auto-create Locations


Module 18: Head End:

      Lesson 1: The Head End as part of a SVD deployment
      Lesson 2: Video and audio technologies
      Lesson 3: Head End engineering considerations for video sources:
      Lesson 4: Head end source components
      Lesson 5: Head End encoder components (including the Galaxy chassis)
      Lesson 6: The Cisco Digital Content Manager as a core Head End component
      Lesson 7: In-feeds to the DCM: United States/North America
      Lesson 8: in-feeds to the DCM: International
      Lesson 9: The DCM to the Connected Architecture
      Lesson 10: Monitoring and Troubleshooting
      Lesson 11: Legacy implementations (appendix)


Module 19: Wrap-up

  • Wrap-up questions
  • Lab gear and spares components
  • Other related courses
  • Course evaluation