STB remote control¶
When an encoder is connected to an STB, the STB is typically set statically to a particular channel (service). This enables Volicon Media Intelligence service to record the channel 24 x 7 for subsequent playback and analysis. Optionally, an encoder can be configured for STB remote control. In that case, Volicon Media Intelligence service emulates remote control commands and uses an IR emitter to communicate with the STB. Each encoder/STB configured in this fashion needs its own IR remote control.
This configuration allows users to manually interact with the STB, or a schedule can be created to automate switching/recording.