MIP Central Server and Probe Server software is preinstalled by Volicon, a division of Verizon Digital Media Services.
Central and Probe Server Operating Systems¶
The MIP Central Server can be installed on 64-bit computers running any of the following Microsoft operating systems:
Windows 8.1 (for OTT device direct Probe server only)
Windows Server 2012 R2
Additional Microsoft Software¶
Central Server utilizes the following additional MS software packages:
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ)
Windows Installer 4.5 Redistributable
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable
Microsoft Updates – Turned off during normal MIP operation
Third Party Software¶
MIP makes use of several third-party software packages. The following software packages are preinstalled when the system is ordered.
Apache – web server
Hmailserver Outgoing mail server
Redis – object cache
MariaDB – Database
PHP - Scripting
PC client may be either 32 or 64-bit computers running the following operating systems:
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows 10
Client Side Browsers¶
MIP supports the following browsers:
Chrome - Uses HTML5
Edge – Uses HTML5
Firefox – Uses Silverlight V5
Internet Explorer 10 & 11 – Uses ActiveX
Safari - Uses HTML5 (Mac O/S only)
Initial MIP Deployment¶
Volicon, a division of Verizon Digital Media Services installs and tests the customer configuration prior to shipping. Onsite installation consists of integrating the servers into your corporate network, and connecting the Encoders to ingest the appropriate channels. Once the system is up and running, the MIP administrator needs to configure social media publishing profiles and create the user accounts.
In general the default admin account username/password is Admin/pass but check with Support to make sure.
Optional MIP Modules¶
Content Export Module (CEM) – allows users to save clips to their computer and push clips to social media sites. It is also required to enable clip export when using non-IE browsers.
Active Directory integration
Managing MIP Software Updates¶
Volicon, a division of Verizon Digital Media Services, Support is responsible for installing CS and Probe software updates.
Updates to the Active-X viewer, a component of the CS, are automatically pushed to the client when the user logs in. Installing the ActiveX viewer requires admin privileges on the client.
Upgrading from Previous Versions of Observer¶
There are significant differences between previous versions of Observer and MIP. Please contact Volicon, a division of Verizon Digital Media Services, for additional information about upgrading.