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

Main menu

The Main menu is divided into the Indicator area (located on the top of the screen) and the Shortcut area (located below the indicator area).

The following indicators are displayed in the top area of the Main Menu:

  • activity of network connection (Ethernet and WiFi) and connection to the Internet;
  • current time and date;
  • current weather info of a selected location.

Shortcuts to the following applications of the Embedded portal are shown:

  • Home Media - file manager of the Embedded portal. Provides access to the following resources:
    • Network - access to network folders of local network PCs by the following protocols: SMB/Samba 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 playback 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 reports and forecast info for selected region (location). The selected location is also used for the current weather report displayed in the Main menu. A weather format to be displayed is defined in Settings;

  • Menu Guide - inquiry information regarding STB operation.

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

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