Manual Tuning Mode

Normally MIS permanently assigns a Probe ingress port to each channel. Optionally one or more ingress ports may be configured for manual control using a virtual set-top-box. This allows the viewer to be switched between multiple programs. Channels thus configured will have a image set-top-box icon left of the <Favorites> star.

When using this feature the player connects in Live mode and most player controls are locked out except for volume and hour span. A list of predefined services (i.e. channel names) opens between the Channel dashboard and viewer. Clicking on a service name changes the viewer to that channel.

Figure: Manual Tuning

Figure: Manual Tuning

When this feature is activated a remote control tuning bar is displayed above the normal player controls. From Left to right controls are as follows:

Table: STB Tuning Controls


Connect to the named channel displayed to the left of the viewer


Text box used to enter commands directly into the STB. The text box is immediately below the video in the viewer.


Execute text box commands


STB displays info about current program


Switches to previous channel


Switched to next channel


Switches STB to last view channel

Remote Control

Displays image of remote control (optional)


Switches STB between normal and standby

Virtual Remote Control

The system may be configured with a virtual remote control. In that case an image of the STB remote control appears to the right of the player. Hover over a function and click just as if using a real remote.

Figure: Virtual Remote Control

Figure: Virtual Remote Control

Manual Mode Control Options

An ingress port configured for manual mode may be in one of several states. In addition to direct user control MIS allows the recording of specific channels and programs to be performed automatically under scheduler control.

Figure: Manual Mode Operational Modes

Figure: Manual Mode Operational Modes

Scheduler – MIS is able to automatically control the STB, this feature is typically configured by your MIS administrator.