How to configure a new or replacement VIP controller for a Venus Control Suite controlled display

Question

  • How to configure a new or replacement VIP controller for a Venus Control Suite controlled display.

Environment

  • Product Family: Billboard
  • Product: DB-6400
  • Components: VIP-5160.2
  • Control System:

Answer/Steps

NOTE:  This guide is for use by Installers in the field.

NOTE:  This guide is applicable to displays using Venus Control Suite.

NOTE:  Recommended tools to complete this work include: laptop, spare Ethernet cable, Ethernet coupler (RJ45 female-to-female).

  1. Setup laptop for direct (static IP) connection to devices.
  2. Directly plug the Ethernet cable from the VIP to your laptop.
    • This should be the cable that is currently plugged into VLAN 1 port 2 of the Meraki router.
      • NOTE:  It is recommended to connect an Ethernet coupler to this cable and use a spare Ethernet cable to extend its reach so you can complete this work in a comfortable and safe position.
  3. Login to the VIP.
    1. Open a web browser window.
    2. Enter the VIP IP address into the address bar (default "http://192.168.0.112:85").
    3. Enter the controller's Username and Password.
  4. Identification:
    1. Click the Configuration menu button.
    2. Ensure the Identification tab is selected.
    3. Update the Description box with the site specific name and number followed by "VIP".
      • This information is logged in the case as the site "Description" for your reference.
    4. Click Save.

      VIPIdentification.jpg

    5.  

  5. Time Zone:
    1. Select the Time tab.
    2. Select the site specific time zone from the dropdown menu.
    3. Click Save.

      VIPTime.jpg

    4.  

  6. Services:
    1. Select the Services tab.
    2. Select the dropdown arrow next to Add Client.
    3. Select Venus - Hosted.
    4. Click Save.

      VIPServices.jpg

    5.  

  7. Location:
    1. Select the Location tab.
    2. Select the site specific location information from the dropdown menus.
    3. Click Save.

      VIPLocation.jpg

  8. Network:

    1. Select the Network tab.
    2. Update the IP Address box with the site specific IP.
      • For the primary-face, the IP should be 192.168.0.112
      • For the secondary-face, the IP should be 192.168.0.114
    3. Click Save.
      • NOTE:  Saving this setting may disconnect you from the device.  Repeat step 3 "Login to the VIP" above using the device's new IP to reconnect with the device to continue.
      MarketVIPIP.jpg

       

  9. Services:

    1. Select the Services tab.
    2. Update the Management Port box with the site specific port.
      1. For the primary-face, the port should be 85.
      2. For the secondary-face, the port should be 86.
    3. Click Save.
    4. MarketVIPPort.jpg

       

  10. If this is a new installation, please proceed to:  How to configure a new or replacement DMP player for a Venus Control Suite controlled Single-Face display, DD4159075.

    • Alternatively if this is a replacement controller, contact Daktronics Technical Support at 1-800-DAKTRONICS to have the new device registered.

KB ID: DD4159074


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