B264 Encoder and BRD Decoder Quick Start
The B264 Encoder and BRD Decoder stand-alone devices are managed through the Dashboard
application. Dashboard can control both the stand-alone devices, as well as openGear frames.
The user interface for the modular device is essentially the same as the corresponding openGear
cards. In this guide, we will refer to the B264 and BRD products as the “Device”.
The steps are as follows:
1. The first step is to install the Dashboard software. Dashboard is available for Windows,
, and Mac OSX. You can find the installers in the Dashboard Software directory
in the enclosed CD.
2. By default, the Device is configured with a factory IP address of 192.168.1.30 and a
subnet mask of 255.255.255.0. In order to perform the initial configuration, you will
need to configure the PC/Mac running Dashboard for an IP address in the same network.
We suggest you use 192.168.1.2. Once you gain access to the Device, you can
reconfigure its IP address to whatever value you require, or configure it to run DHCP.
3. Connect the PC/Mac running Dashboard and the Device to the same network. For
simplicity, even running an Ethernet cable between the two devices will work. The
Device has auto-crossover capabilities, so any Ethernet cable will work. Connect the
cable to a control ports in the Device, as illustrated below:
B264 Encoder with Unbalanced Audio Inputs
L AUD1 R ASI1 VID1
L AUD2 R ASI2 VID2
Dashboard is not officially supported in 64-bit Linux distributions. Please consult the README.TXT file in the
Linux directory for more details.