Manual tuning mode

Normally MIS permanently assigns a probe ingress port, called an encoder to each channel. This enables MIS to archive the channel constantly. Optionally one or more ingress ports may be configured for manual control using a virtual set-top-box (STB). 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.

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 capture of specific channels and programs be performed automatically under scheduler control. To take control of an idle channel hover over a green idle STB icon and click.

Figure: Manual STB operational modes

Figure: Manual STB operational modes

Figure: Manual tuning controls

Figure: Manual tuning controls

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 manual tuning controls

Dial by service

Opens list of preprogramed STB channels - Bouquet

Dial by command

Toggle between service and command


Send direct text commands to STB

Send command

Sends command to STB


STB displays info about current program

Previous channel

Switches to previous channel

Next channel

Switched to next channel

Last channel

Switches STB to last view channel

Open remote

Displays image of remote control (optional)


Switches STB between normal and standby


In manual tuning mode the Channel list displays station names, eliminating the need to remember specific channel dial numbers. This association is called a Bouquet, a high level grouping of channels accessible from the specific STB.

Virtual remote control

You can configure the system with a virtual remote control. In that case an image of the STB hand held remote control appears to the right of the player. Hover over a function and click just as if you were using a physical remote.

Figure: Virtual remote control

Figure: Virtual remote control