Evidence Manager Tutorial 21:

Using the Configuration File to Configure a Device

TOC

CH1: Overview

CH2: Configuring Evidence Manager

CH3: Managing Devices

CH4: Managing Docking Stations

CH5: Managing Evidence

CH:6 Using Evidence Player

CH7: EM Redaction

CH8: Reference Reads

Overview

Evidence Manager supports configuration of devices by means of using configuration files. A configuration file contains multiple types of configuration information, such as details about camera overlay configuration. Configuration files have the .cfg extension.

A configuration file can be used when:

  • You have new devices that you want to configure like an existing one
  • A device that was previously configured had to be repaired, and you want to configure it again

To use a configuration file to quickly configure a device, you must:

  • Download the configuration file from a device, the properties of which you want to replicate
  • Upload this file to the device you want to configure

Configuring a device this way is a one-time operation, which means that maintenance teams do not need to remember the configuration specifics. This reduces errors in configuration. Because configuration is initiated remotely, configuring devices becomes quicker.

Procedure

To configure a device using the configuration file:

  1. Log in to Evidence Manager.
  2. Download the configuration file from an existing device:
    1. Expand Devices, find the device you want to configure, and make sure it is connected.
    2. Right-click this device, and click Download Configuration File.
    3. Browse to the location where you want to save the file, and click Save.
  1. Upload the configuration file to the device you want to configure:
    1. Under Device Manager >Devices make sure the device of your choice is connected.
    2. Right-click the device, and click Upload Configuration File.
    3. Browse to the location of the file, and select it.
    4. Click Open, and then Upload.

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