The HyperCaster is a networked digital-video appliance with Ethernet connections and a number of integrated IP-based services. Prior to powering on your server please read the getting started document that contains information such as power requirements and instructions on how to set your IP address.
TelVue® takes customer security very seriously and highly recommends the following to all TelVue customers:
If your HyperCaster will only be available on your Local-Area Network (LAN), then no ports need to be opened on your hardware firewall (router). If your HyperCaster will be accessible from outside your firewall, then certain ports will need to opened on your router. Exactly how to do that is different for every router and is beyond the scope of this document, but looking up “Port Forwarding” online, for your router brand and model, will help.
Ports marked “optional” mean the function is optional. If you want to use that function, you must forward port access.
TelVue® highly recommends that customers:
Consider locking down remote access to service ports to known IP addresses. For example, if you would like to access your HyperCaster from home and your flat in Paris, you could limit remote access via your router firewall to IP sources coming only from those two locations.
Consult your IT department for standard networking security practices including establishing a firewall and remote access.
The HyperCaster’s media folder can be mapped to your desktop to upload media files and access hot folders for DVD Import, automatic import, and replacement files.
The HyperCaster is now connected to your broadcast network and ready to receive content.
Display and Configure Network Settings