Hyper Media Player
From SpinetiX Support Wiki
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Models
- 3 Hardware
- 3.1 CPU & RAM
- 3.2 Storage
- 3.3 Input & outputs
- 3.4 Blue button
- 3.5 LED
- 3.6 Identification
- 3.7 Enclosure / casing
- 3.8 Power
- 4 Software
- 5 Operation
- 6 Warranty
- 7 Troubleshooting
The SpinetiX Hyper Media Players are the first appliance range dedicated to the professional digital signage industry, offering a dependable and effective alternative to PCs and proprietary software.
The compact form factor with no moving parts and the rich set of functionalities offered by the HMP devices simplify the implementation, management and maintenance of any digital signage installation, large or small; service providers, integrators and end-users alike are relying on the HMP devices worldwide.
For more information, read the HMP user manuals from http://www.spinetix.com/documentation.
The following models are part of the Hyper Media Player ™ family of products:
CPU & RAM
The HMP devices are based on the DaVinci series of digital video processors from Texas Instruments - see more details about CPU and RAM.
See the Storage page for more details.
Input & outputs
- The HMP350 and HMP300 have one video output connector: an HDMI connector (type A).
- The HMP200 and HMP130 have two video output connectors: an HDMI connector (type A) and a VGA connector (DE-15).
The HMP350, HMP300 and HMP200 are a full HD device and can run up to 1080p @ 60Hz; the HMP130 / HMP100 support output resolutions up to 720p @ 60Hz.
HMP outputs analogue signal on the audio output connector (3.5 mm jack) and digital audio signal on the HDMI video output connector.
See the Audio page for more information.
See USB port page for more details.
- The HMP350 features an integrated network switch with two standard Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbit/s 8P8C ports (a.k.a. RJ45), compliant with IEEE 802.3ab, 802.3u and 802.3az standards. The two ports can be used interchangeably to connect to a network, or for daisy-chaining multiple HMP350 devices.
- The HMP300 features a standard Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbit/s 8P8C port (a.k.a. RJ45), compliant with IEEE 802.3ab, 802.3u and 802.3az standards.
- The HMP200, HMP130, and HMP100 feature a standard Ethernet 10/100 Mbit/s 8P8C port (a.k.a. RJ45), compliant with IEEE 802.3u and 802.3x standards.
The HMP features a 3-pin RS-232 serial port which can be used to send / receive commands to / from external devices compatible with the RS-232 communication standard.
See RS232 port page for more details.
The blue button on the HMP is multi-functional allowing to perform different operations (e.g., trigger OSD, shut down the HMP, reset to factory default settings, force Recovery mode etc.) depending on how long it is pressed and whether the HMP device is powered on or powered off during that time.
See Blue button page for more details.
The HMP LED can be used to quickly assert the status of the player.
- The HMP350 and HMP300 have two diagnostic LEDs (power, system)
- The HMP200 has three diagnostic LEDs (power, system and network)
- The HMP130 / HMP100 has a single diagnostic LED.
See LED page for more details.
For more details, see HMP identification page.
Each HMP device can be uniquely identified by its serial number and MAC address. The player has also a device name, which is initially the same as the serial number, but this can be changed at any time by the owner.
Enclosure / casing
- Size (W x H x D): 150 x 23 x 86.5 mm, respectively 5.9 x 0.9 x 3.4 inches
- Weight: 349g ± 5g / 12.3oz
- Size (W x H x D): 150 x 23 x 86.5 mm, respectively 5.9 x 0.9 x 3.4 inches
- Weight: 341g ± 5g / 12oz
- Size (W x H x D): 135 x 23 x 86 mm, respectively 5.3 x 0.9 x 3.38 inches
- Weight: 380g / 13.4oz
- Size (W x H x D): 105 x 26 x 83 mm, respectively 4.13 x 1.02 x 3.27 inches
- Weight: 190g / 6.7oz
- The HMP350 and HMP300 can be mounted using two M5 bolts - see the technical drawing above for exact coordinates of the mounting holes.
- If the mounting surface is itself well ventilated and/or will help with heat dissipation (e.g. a separate bracket of a display mount) then the HMP350/HMP300 can be mounted flush with the surface, but you should monitor the temperature during use.
- If the mounting surface is attached to another heat source (e.g. the back panel of a display) then you should use standoffs to allow air to circulate around the HMP350/HMP300, and monitor temperature closely.
- The HMP200 can be mounted using two M5 bolts - see the technical drawing above for exact coordinates of the mounting holes.
- If the mounting surface is itself well ventilated and/or will help with heat dissipation (e.g. a separate bracket of a display mount) then the HMP200 can be mounted flush with the surface, but you should monitor the temperature during use.
- If the mounting surface is attached to another heat source (e.g. the back panel of a display) then you should use standoffs to allow air to circulate around the HMP200, and monitor temperature closely.
- The HMP100/HMP130 does not use mounting holes, but can usually be mounted using simple adhesive pads or similar material.
Logo and printing
- Situations may arise where labels or transfers may need to be applied to the HMP. This is generally not recommended by SpinetiX as the heat generation of the device maybe affected.
- Any material affixed to the HMP must be entirely removable without trace for the unit to remain within warranty.
- There is almost no risk of a sticker or label removing the logo printed on the HMP; the printing process used is a special type which results in ink being protected by the outside layer of aluminum itself.
External power supply
- Input: 100-240V 50-60Hz
- Output: 5V DC 3.6A max
- Case size: 88.5 L x 50 W x 34 H mm. Weight 170 g.
- DC cord: 150cm + 175 mm. Plug: 5.5 x 2.5 x 11 mm.
HMP200, HMP130, HMP100
- Input: 100-240V 50-60Hz.
- Output: 5V DC 3.0A max.
Input plug has has five interchangeable sets of AC blades for the following power systems: North American, European, United Kingdom, Australian and China.
The typical power consumption, measured in normal conditions is:
- HMP350: 8W
- HMP300: 8W
- HMP200: 7W
- HMP130: 3W
See how to correctly power off the HMP.
- The Operating System of the HMP350 and HMP300 device is a modified version of the Wind River Linux distribution - it cannot be changed in any way, nor any other OS can be installed on the HMP. See Security page for more details.
- The Operating System of the HMP200 and HMP130 device is a modified version of the MonteVista Linux distribution - it cannot be changed in any way, nor any other OS can be installed on the HMP. See Security page for more details.
The HMP firmware governs how the HMP device runs and includes Fusion (HMP200 and HMP130 only) and HMP Control Center. The HMP’s capabilities are always evolving via firmware upgrades, which are provided free of charge by SpinetiX.
See Firmware page for more details.
See Operating environment page for more details about the operating & storage environment specifications, and the HMP350 / HMP300 / HMP200 automatic-shutdown temperature.
Mean time between failures
- There is no official MTBF calculated for the HMP itself, nevertheless the HMP has a low probability of failure because its hardware architecture is free of moving parts.
- The component with the shortest MBTF is currently the internal memory medium.
- The high quality SD cards used by SpinetiX for HMP100 / HMP130 series are certified for 5 years of use by the manufacturer - the rated MTBF of the card is 1'000'000h (~114 years) or 100,000 write cycles. However, depending on your level of usage of the player, the life-time of the card could be more or less than the official values.
- The high quality CF cards used by SpinetiX for HMP200 series are even more reliable.
Declaration of Conformity
Statement of volatility
The HMP devices have multiple serial, electrically erasable, and programmable nonvolatile memory components (EEPROM and Flash memory) that are used to store manufacturing hardware identification, hardware configuration information, and user content.
- The EEPROM memory is not writable by users and cannot contain sensitive data.
- The Flash memory (i.e. the HMP internal storage) is writable by users and thus might contain sensitive data.
Further information about this subject can be provided upon request.
- SpinetiX offers a 3 Year Limited Hardware Warranty for the HMP350 and HMP300 products. See http://www.spinetix.com/legal for more details about what that means and the conditions involved.
- SpinetiX offers a product lifetime warranty for the HMP200 and HMP130 products. The warranty period will end on January 2019 for HMP130 and January 2020 for HMP200. See http://www.spinetix.com/legal for more details about what that means and the conditions involved.
- The warranty period for HMP100 products has ended on July 2014. See Legacy information page for more details.
Checklist for a Dead-on-Arival unit
Please follow these steps before contacting support about an apparently-dead or Dead-on-Arival (DOA) unit:
- Ensure the network cable is unplugged.
- Check the HMP LED(s) for any activity.
- If there is no LED activity then try a valid alternative HMP power supply (warning: Do not use a 3rd party power supply).
- If the (SYS) LED is flashing green:
If you still need to contact us, please include the result of each step in your email.