Cisco 4300G User Manual

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Quick Start Guide for Cisco
Digital Media Player 4300G


Important Concepts


Package Contents


Connect to DHCP Server


Connect to DMP Display


Connect to 120V AC Socket


Check DMP LEDs


Log In to DMPDM


Configure Video Output


Identify Trusted DMM-DS

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Important Concepts

Cisco Digital Media Player 4300G (DMP) is a
compact, addressable network appliance that
delivers digital signage content to a display that
you attach. The display can be analog or digital
and can be standard-definition or high-definition.
DMP is one part of the Cisco Digital Media System
(DMS), which combines many Cisco products.


The physical location where you set up a
DMP must be within 6 feet of a 120V AC
electrical outlet (socket) and within 6 feet
of the DMP display.

Cisco Digital Media Player Device Manager
(DMPDM) is a web-based graphical user interface
to configure one DMP device during its initial
setup or to manage one DMP device in isolation.
DMPDM is served from the DMP that it manages.

A DMP display is any analog or digital television
screen or other kind of monitor that is attached
directly to a DMP and that shows digital signage
content to an audience.

Other important concepts

Cisco Application and Content Networking
(ACNS) interoperates with DMM-DS to
greatly reduce redundant digital media traffic over
satellite and terrestrial networks. ACNS offers a
comprehensive set of streaming media features to
deliver high-quality and long-playing digital videos
live and simultaneously to thousands of users and
DMPs, or on demand at a later time.

Cisco Digital Media Manager Administration
(DMM-Admin) is a web-based graphical
user interface to install or upgrade the software
licenses that enable you to use DMM-DS.
DMM-Admin is served from a Cisco Media
Convergence Server.

Cisco Digital Media Manager for Digital Signage
(DMM-DS) is a web-based graphical user interface;
it is the scalable alternative to DMPDM. DMM-DS
helps you to centrally manage a network of DMPs,
develop digital signage content for them, organize

the content, develop playlists, and much more.
DMM-DS is served from a Cisco Media
Convergence Server.

Digital signage consists of any combination of
messages or other kinds of information that people
can see or hear, and that a DMP delivers to people.
The content might relate to commerce, popular
entertainment, staff training, emergency
awareness, combinations of those things, or nearly
anything. The people who manage a DMP (or who
manage multiple DMPs in a digital signage
network) decide what to show or say, and when,
and to whom.

To learn more about DMS products and features,
go to



Package Contents

The product package for one DMP 4300G device
should contain all of the following:

This quick start guide and other printed
product documentation.

The DMP 4300G.

Two video cables (HDMI & composite/RCA).

One AC adapter and four plugs.

If anything is missing from the package or appears
to be defective, contact the technical support team
trained to support DMS products at:

[email protected]



Connect to DHCP Server

The factory default for a DMP 4300G is to obtain
its IP address automatically from a DHCP server.

If you will deploy your DMP at a physical location
that does not have a DHCP server, see Appliance
Administration Guide for Cisco Digital Media
System 4.0
on to learn how to configure
your DMP to use a static IP address.


If a network security policy restricts
DHCP address assignments to network
interface cards with known MAC
addresses, read the sticker that is affixed

to the bottom of your DMP chassis, then
provide your security policy administrator
with the MAC address.

Step 1

Plug one end of an ordinary Ethernet cable
into the Ethernet 10/100 port on the back
of the DMP chassis.

Step 2

Plug the other end of the Ethernet cable
into a network hub, network switch, or
router that participates in a DHCP


Connect to DMP Display

You can use an analog or a digital display, but must
use the provided composite/RCA cable. (You must
always use the composite/RCA cable for audio,
even if you later use HDMI for video.)

Step 1

On the back of the DMP chassis: (a) plug
the yellow jack into the CVBS connector;
(b) plug the red jack into the
AUDIO/RIGHT connector; and (c) plug
the white jack into the AUDIO/LEFT

Step 2

Connect the other end of the
composite/RCA cable to your
DMP display.

Step 3

If the DMP display is not already turned
on, turn it on now.