ICOSV v3.2 – Installing, Configuring and Operating StadiumVision

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Installing, Configuring and Operating StadiumVision - ICOSV v3.2


StadiumVision Installation and Operation (Technical Track) course is a five-day lecture/lab course which provides StadiumVision operators and engineers with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement and maintain a Cisco StadiumVision implementation on an existing Connected Stadium infrastructure.


Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Install the StadiumVision Director appliance
  • Configure StadiumVision Director to control delivery of content to video screens (both streaming video and graphical files)
  • Install and configure Cisco Digital Media Player 4310G appliances to manage video screens and deliver video content to the screens
  • Create Zones, Groups and Scripts to manage content delivery throughout a venue
  • Integrate stored video content into the StadiumVision environment through video playlists
  • Configure and support Dynamic Menu Boards
  • Configure Cisco VoIP phones for local TV control
  • Integrate e-commerce systems with StadiumVision architecture
  • Configure system backups, restores and failover processes to redundant StadiumVision appliances
  • Integrate StadiumVision Director with video headend equipment as the source of video media streams


The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Recommended: previous training or experience with data networking CCNA or equivalent
  • Recommended: previous training or experience with video and graphics content
  • Recommended: for students that don’t have a video background or foundational knowledge


Module 1: Introduction to StadiumVision

    • Lesson 1: Roles and Responsibilities
    • Three training tracks for different roles
    • Six different roles for StadiumVision personnel
    • Additional training for related StadiumVision components

Module 2: StadiumVision Functional Overview

    • Lesson 1: StadiumVision components
    • Lesson 2: StadiumVision Component Services
    • Lesson 3: StadiumVision Director Applications

Module 3: StadiumVision Director Install and Upgrade

    • Lesson 1: StadiumVision Director system components (hardware and software)
    • Lesson 2: SVD installation procedure
    • Lesson 3: SVD upgrade procedures
    • LAB: Upgrade StadiumVision Director

Module 4: StadiumVision Video Delivery

    • Lesson 1: Video Delivery and the DMP 4310
    • Lesson 2: DMP deployment and StadiumVision Director
    • Lesson 3: DMPs and Locations
    • Lesson 4: Bulk Administration Tool
    • LAB: Using Bulk Administration Tool

Module 5: StadiumVision Management Dashboard

    • Lesson 1: dashboard layout
    • Lesson 2: System commands
    • Lesson 3: Troubleshooting Tools in Management Dashboard
    • LAB: Management Dashboard features

Module 6: Zone, Group and Event Scripts Primer

    • Lesson 1: Terms
    • Lesson 2: Relating Zones to Groups to Templates to Playlists to Locations

Module 7: Content

    • Lesson 1: The goal of content
    • Lesson 2: StadiumVision ROI
    • Lesson 3: Templates and content
    • Lesson 4: Overlay templates
    • Lesson 5: Content requirements
    • Lesson 6: Zones and Groups: assignment guidelines
    • Lesson 7: Playlists
    • Lesson 8: Tickers
    • Lesson 9: Luxury Suite content
    • Lesson 10: Content Design Guidelines
    • Lesson 11: Advances Services content support
    • LAB: Downloading content to StadiumVision Director

Module 8: Zones and Groups

    • Lesson 1: Implementing Zones and Groups
    • Lesson 2: Using Zones and Groups to control content delivery
    • LAB: Creating Zones and Groups

Module 9: Event Script

    • Lesson 1: Purpose of the Event Script
    • Lesson 2: Creating and editing an Event Script
        • Sequential states
        • Ad Hoc states
        • Assigning states to Locations via Zones and Groups

Lesson 3: Running an Event Script

    • Lesson 4: Proof of Play
    • Lesson 5: Event Script Best Practices
    • Lesson 6: Event Script Troubleshooting
    • LAB: Creating and Running an Event Script
    • LAB: Creating custom overlay template for transparent wrapper over a Region 1 video

Module 10: Video Walls

    • Lesson 1: What is a video wall?
    • Lesson 2: Video walls using HDMI daisy chain
    • Lesson 3: Video walls using HDMI splitter
    • Lesson 4: Video wall caveats
    • LAB: Creating and deploying a video wall template

Module 11: External Content Integration

    • Lesson 1: External content sources
    • Lesson 2: Importing content into templates
    • Lesson 3: Importing content using the widget

Module 12: Local TV Control

    • Lesson 1: Local TV Control Options
    • Lesson 2: Local TV Control using Cisco IP Phones
    • Lesson 3: Integrating IP Phones: CUCM and StadiumVision
    • Lesson 4: Channel Lists and Channel Guides
    • Lesson 5: Installing and Configuring a TouchScreen TV
    • Lesson 6: Troubleshooting Local TV Control
    • LAB: Installing and Configuring Local TV Control Using a Cisco 7975 IP Phone
    • LAB: Installing and configuring a TouchScreen Video Screen

Module 13: In-suite Point-of-Sale Integration

    • Lesson 1: PoS systems, StadiumVision and Luxury Suites
    • Lesson 2: PoS-StadiumVision integration requirements
    • Lesson 3: StadiumVision Stores and PoS integration
    • Lesson 4: Using the built-in Cisco store to drive dynamic menu board displays
    • Lesson 5: Example installation using a Quest integration
    • Lesson 6: Troubleshooting a PoS integration
    • LAB: Configuring a PoS Integration

Module 14: Dynamic Menu Boards

    • Lesson 1: What is a Dynamic Menu Board?
    • Lesson 2: Components of a Dynamic Menu Board
    • Lesson 3: Creating a Dynamic Menu Board
    • Lesson 4: Testing Dynamic Updates
    • Lesson 5: Customizing Menu Boards
    • Lesson 6: Integrating PoS systems and user roles for vendor control of Menu Boards
    • Lesson 7: Troubleshooting Dynamic Menu Boards
    • LAB: Creating a Dynamic Menu Board

Module 15: Centralized StadiumVision Deployments

    • Lesson 1: Single-server Centralized StadiumVision
    • Lesson 2: StadiumVision Remote

Module 16: Backup, Restore and Redundancy

    • Lesson 1: Overview of the backup process
    • Lesson 2: Enabling backups and configuring backup activities using TUI and GUI
    • Lesson 3: Restoring from backups
    • Lesson 4: Overview of SVD redundancy process
    • Lesson 5: Backups and the redundancy process
    • Lesson 6: Changing from primary to secondary SVD server and back to primary SVD.
    • LAB: Backing up SVD and migrating to the secondary SVD server

Module 17: Advanced Labs and Activities

    • Activity A: teleconference/videoconference with StadiumVision engineers
    • Activity B: Multi-event script using video channels, transparent L-wrap overlays
    • Activity C: Combine screens and DMPs from 2 or more pods to display multiple screens from a single script
    • Activity D: Create a confidence monitor to verify operation of a location
    • Activity E: Create a screen template for a video wall
    • Activity F: Using Switch Civic Location Field to auto-create Locations

Module 18: Head End:

    • Lesson 1: The Head End as part of a SVD deployment
    • Lesson 2: Video and audio technologies
    • Lesson 3: Head End engineering considerations for video sources:
    • Lesson 4: Head end source components
    • Lesson 5: Head End encoder components (including the Galaxy chassis)
    • Lesson 6: The Cisco Digital Content Manager as a core Head End component
    • Lesson 7: In-feeds to the DCM: United States/North America
    • Lesson 8: in-feeds to the DCM: International
    • Lesson 9: The DCM to the Connected Architecture
    • Lesson 10: Monitoring and Troubleshooting
    • Lesson 11: Legacy implementations (appendix)

Module 19: Wrap-up

  • Wrap-up questions
  • Lab gear and spares components
  • Other related courses
  • Course evaluation