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User interface of Embedded portal is designed on windowing system principle. The main window of Embedded portal, located at the top level, is called Main Menu.

Main menu

Main menu is divided into two fields. The top field contains various indicators. The main field below contains shortcuts of various applications, settings and guide of the Embedded portal.

In the top field of Main Menu there are next indicators:

  • activity of network connection (Ethernet and WiFi) and connection to Internet;
  • time and date;
  • current weather info of selected location (see description of Weather shortcut below). Weather format is defined in Settings. Weather format displayed is defined in Settings.

In the main field of Main Menu there are next shortcuts:

  • Home Media - file manager of the Embedded portal. Provides access to the following resources:
    • Network - access to network folders of local network PCs by next protocols: SMB and NFS;

    • UPnP - access to network folders of network PCs by UPnP protocol;
    • Favorites - IPTV channels added to Favorites list;

    • Records - folder with recordings of media files, located on USB-media, which were created using Record Manager or IPTV-channels applications.

    • USB drive - access to contents of USB drives connected to STB;

  • IPTV channels - provides play back of audio-video streams (i.e. channels) which are grouped in playlists;

  • Settings - access to Embedded portal settings and System settings;

  • Record Manager - scheduling and supervising of recordings from channels contained in IPTV channels playlist;

  • Download Manager - loader of network media resources (only files of suitable formats, which are playable on STB, are permitted for download);

  • Internet browser - web browser application for accessing information on a local network and the World Wide Web;

  • Weather - obtaining weather report and forecast info for selected region (location). Selected location is also used for current weather report displayed in Main menu. A weather format to be displayed is defined in Settings;

  • Menu Guide - enquiry information regarding STB operation;

  • MAGic Cast - application for displaying on the TV screen a video which computer browser receives from websites.

The list of indicators and shortcuts of Main menu may vary depending on the version and model of STB.


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