After new AV installs, it is often the case that a new Amino box will need to be added to the network so that it can receive Tripleplay content. The following considerations need to be taken into account before this will work correctly.
Firstly, the Amino box will need to be assigned a 'fixed' address within Infoblox, as per the example below. By choosing a fixed address (rather than a host), this allows for individual configuration of the DHCP options that the box will require, detailed further down in this article.
To fix an address, navigate to the IP address you wish to set, and then click on the '+' icon and choose 'Fixed Address'. Follow the wizard, ensuring to enter the MAC address of the Amino box and entering a suitable name and description.
Custom DHCP options
These values below should automatically become populated as they get inherited from the Grid level; however should any of these values be incorrect or you need to override them, details of each of these are below:
|AMINOx5x||homepage (8)||http://10.34.10.25/webServices||Value for x5x boxes (such as H150s or A150s). Tells the Amino box where the Tripleplay server is located; the 'webServices' portion tells it that it should pick up Signage content.|
|AMINOx4x||homepage (8)||http://10.34.10.25/webServices||Value for x4x boxes (such as H140s or A140s). Tells the Amino box where the Tripleplay server is located; the 'webServices' portion tells it that it should pick up Signage content.|
|AMINOx5x||software_uri (28)||igmp://18.104.22.168:11111||Tells the Amino box where to download firmware from, delivered via Multicast (x5x).|
|AMINOx4x||software_uri (28)||igmp://22.214.171.124:11111||Tells the Amino box where to download firmware from, delivered via Multicast (x4x).|
If you wanted to set an Amino boxes to directly receive Live TV streams from the server rather than using the 'TripleSign' part (such as Gym/Reception area TVs); you can set the homepage value to the following to place it in 'Portal' mode: http://10.34.10.25/portal - Note, if you do set this, the device will not appear within TripleSign so you will not be able to send signage content to it without changing this value back.