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How to Cascade (Daisy-Chain) EagleEye Director II units [VIDEO TUTORIAL]


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  INTRO Cascading is useful in large rooms to provide better speaker tracking. In an optimal environment, an EEDII can detect speakers up to 10 meters away. STEP 1: OUT OF BOX PROCEDURE If your company requires the 802.1x feature for ethernet security, connect your EagleEye Director II (EEDII) directly to a PC through an ethernet cable. However, if 802.1x is not required, you can connect your EEDII into LAN. STEP 2: UPGRADE The first step is to upgrade the software of both the primary and secondary EagleEye Director II units individually. Your software must be version 2.0 or later. Use a USB drive with at least 200MB of available space. Make sure the file system is in FAT32 format. No license number or key is needed to update the system. Instead, create a folder named “plcm-eed2-cmd” in the USB root directory. Then, create a subfolder named “update.” Copy the EagleEye Director II update image into the update folder. Plug in the EagleEye Director II camera system power cable and allow it to fully boot up. The LED turns solid blue or amber. Plug the USB drive into EagleEye Director II camera system. The LED blinks amber and then turns solid blue or amber. Unplug the EagleEye Director II camera system power cable, but leave the USB drive plugged in. Now, plug the power cable back in and allow it to boot up. The EagleEye Director II camera system starts the image update and the LEDs blink blue and amber. The image update takes approximately ten minutes to complete. The EagleEye Director II camera system automatically reboots when the image update is complete. The camera tilts and rotates during the reboot and the LED returns to solid blue or amber. Remove the USB drive. STEP 2.5: IP ADDRESS Next, you will need to access the Web UIs. To do this, you will need the IP addresses for both devices. You can get these by using the EagleEye Director II App, which you can download from the Support Portal. If Wi-Fi was enabled during a previous configuration and the device has not been factory restored, the device will show up automatically on the app. If the EagleEye Director II has not previously been Wi-Fi enabled or has been factory restored, the computer with the app must be either connected directly to the EagleEye Director or must be connected to the same LAN. If 802.1x is required, you must use the direct connection. Copy the IP address into an internet browser in order to access the Web UI. STEP 3: CONFIGURATION We will start with the primary EagleEye Director II Web UI. If the device is new or was factory restored before the update, the username is admin, and the password is the last six digits of its serial number. You will be asked to change the password. After logging in, change the device name to include “-primary” at the end. Enable 802.1x if required and make sure that Auto-Discovery is on. If you do not enable Wi-Fi, you will only be able to access the Web UI through LAN or direct connection after both devices are fully installed. There will be more on this when we discuss cabling options in the next minute, so please watch that before disconnecting either device. Repeat this process for the secondary EagleEye Director II, but change the name to include “-secondary” at the end. STEP 4: MOUNTING AND CABLING Follow the set-up sheet to mount the EagleEye Director II according to the specifications of your room and system. Either connect both EagleEye Director II units into LAN or connect them directly together with an RJ45 cable. Both will transmit video between the primary and secondary EagleEye Director II units at 8Mbps. If using LAN, both cascading EagleEye Director II must be in the same subnetwork. It is recommended that you connect them to the same switch for better performance. For this, you do not need to enable Wi-Fi in order to access the WEB UI later. If using RJ45, you will need to enable Wi-Fi to access the Web UI. No audio cable between the two EagleEye Director II is required.  After the primary EagleEye Director II receives a far end audio reference from 3.5mm audio in or HDMI, it will be sent through ethernet to the secondary EagleEye Director II. STEP 5: CASCADE SET-UP To finalize the cascading process, go to the Web UI of primary EagleEye Director II. Select the secondary EagleEye Director II, then click “connect.” Now that both units are cascaded, you can adjust the cameras to your room. Make sure to adjust the Analytics camera so that it captures as much of the room as possible. When someone is talking, the system compares the primary and secondary EagleEye IV units to best frame the speaker. When no one is talking, the camera will select the group view from the primary EagleEye Director II. You can change the following settings in the primary EagleEye Director II’s Web UI and they will sync automatically to the secondary EagleEye Director II: Tracking Mode, Tracking Speed, Framing Size, and PIP Position. These parameters are not configurable in secondary EagleEye Director II. Since the EagleEye Director II camera uses audio to detect the speaker, if the room is noisy, the camera won’t work properly. Please follow these instructions carefully to use your cascaded EagleEye Director II units to provide a high-quality, immersive conference experience.