How to install GTm 5250
Installing GTm 5250Last updated August 3, 2018
Before installing the StarLeaf GTm 5250, read the safety information.
Before installing the GTm 5250, ensure you have the following:
- One or two commercial displays that support a 1080p60 input format
Interlaced input is not supported.
- Use displays with an audio-output capability. If the displays have “Game Mode” or “PC Mode” options, enable either option to reduce media processing delays and improve video experience
- One of the following audio options:
- Loudspeakers and amplifiers connected to the codec
- If you are not using a separate audio system, use the supplied audio injector. For more information, refer to Using the audio injector
- Supported video camera
- StarLeaf touchscreen controller
Unpack the GTm 5250. The package contents are:
- Codec, feet attached
- Audio injector
- Installation sheet
- Rack mounting ears kit
- Power cable
- DVI-I to DVI-I cable
- Two HDMI to HDMI cables to connect the codec to displays
- 3.5mm jack to 3.5mm jack to connect the codec to PC video and audio
- Network cables
- Adaptors for the codec-to-PC cable
- DVI-I to HDMI
- DVI-I to VGA
- DVI-I to DVI-D
- Choose an appropriate installation site:
- The codec must be accessible to ensure all cables are easily connected
- Provide ventilation for the codec; leave a space of at least 10cm (4 inches) behind, in front, and to the left and right of the codec
- Use a grounded AC power outlet for the codec
- Rack mount the unit or place on firm horizontal surface. The codec is 1.5 U high (with removable feet detached) and fits in most standard 19-inch racks.
- Using an Ethernet cable, connect the StarLeaf Controller Only connector on the codec to the PoE network port on the rear of the touchscreen controller. The network port on the touchscreen controller is marked with this symbol:
- Using the second Ethernet cable, connect the Network port on the rear of the codec to an Ethernet switch in your network. The Ethernet port is a 10/100/1000 Mbit/s auto-sensing port and is set to ‘auto’ by default.
The touchscreen controller must connect directly to the codec. Do not connect the touchscreen controller via a switch to the codec.
If your network doesn’t support automatic detection, you can configure the network speed manually. On the touchscreen controller that you have connected to the codec, go to 100Mb/s (full).and select
- Connect the PTZ camera. Connect the camera to Camera In with the camera control cable and the camera video input cable, then connect power to the camera.
- Connect the microphone to Microphone In. If required, you can connect third-party microphones to either the XLR connectors or the Line-In connector. To use third-party microphones, configure the audio inputs from the web user interface. For more information, see Configuring GTm 5250.
StarLeaf recommends that you mount the camera at the top of the display. This makes it easier for you to see the participants on the display while still appearing to make eye contact.
If you have a dual display system, ensure that the camera is mounted on the display that contains the view of the main video (telepresence screen 1).
On the GTm 5250, the audio emits from the audio-out connector on the rear of the codec. Either:
- Connect the Line out connector on the rear of the codec to amplifier and loudspeakers. Connect one display to Video Out HDMI 1. If you have a second display, connect it to Video Out HDMI 2.
- To send the audio over HDMI to the loudspeakers of the display, use the supplied audio injector as shown in Using the audio injector to connect display 1 to the codec. If you have a second display, connect it to Video Out HDMI 2.
Using the supplied power cable, connect the IEC mains power connector on the rear of the codec to the mains power.
On the Skype for Business server, create a new user account for the GTm 5250 or use an existing account. Make a note of the authentication details.