User Guide
Introduction
System Requirements
Getting Started
Typical Use Scenarios
  View pictures on your HipServ device from your home or a remote location
  Access music, videos and documents from your home or a remote location
  Upload content to “MyLibrary” or “FamilyLibrary”
  Share content (eg. photos, folders, etc.) with friends
  Create an album
  Add content to an album
  Add new users
  Share Albums with friends
  Access the HipServ device from a mobile device
  Other scenarios
Documentation, Tutorials and Technical Support
Copyrights and trademarks
 
Introduction
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With the HipServ®, powered by Axentra®, you can easily access, store, share, backup and enjoy your digital media, including photos, music, videos and documents. HipServ allows you to access your digital content any time from any computer or web-enabled mobile device in the world, using only a web browser and a broadband internet connection.

Users can access their content directly on their home network, or they can access the content remotely through the web via the HipServ central server which can authenticate and redirect users to their individual home devices. The central server also allows owners to share content with defined users via email authentication.

Simply enjoy your media content. You can access your music collection from any UPnP complaint music player such as a Roku or Sony Music Box, as well as from iTunes on any computer in the home. HipServ will also stream your photos or videos to a wide selection
of DLNA compliant digital media adapters (DMAs) and players. Popular DMAs include Netgear’s Digital Entertainer or DLink’s DSM device as well as games stations such as the Xbox 360 and PS3.

HipServ combines security, stability and performance by integrating the latest HipServ 2.0 Home Server release from Axentra, always-on solution for consumer home server applications.

System Requirements

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Consumer broadband internet connection.
Broadband router.
Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista. Web browser (Internet Explorer 6.0 or later, Firefox 2 or later).
Mac OS 10.4 or later. Web browser (Firefox 2 or Safari 3 or later).
Adobe Flash 10
 
Getting Started
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Landing Page:
Login takes you to your “Landing Page”. You can select from:
Albums:
Use albums to organize mixed digital media into groups of files that represent a particular theme or event.
Media Library:
Allows users to manage their digital content including uploading, downloading, sharing and controlling permissions.
The “Media Source” list includes “Family Library” for shared content and “My Library” for personal user content.
Each library supports photos, videos, music and documents.
Preferences
Allows users to maintain and configure various advanced options.
 
Typical Use Scenarios
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HipServ device offers several features, notably “Save”, “Sync”, “Show” and “Share”. Below are a few typical scenarios with step-by-step instructions. To return to your “Landing Page” at any time, click on “Home” and choose “Landing Page” from the drop down menu.
 
View pictures on your HipServ device from your home or a remote location
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The Family Library folders are preloaded with digital content.
From your “Landing Page” click on “Media Library”. You will see four folders.
Click on “FamilyPhotos”. (It contains two folders, “Cars” and “Paris”).
Click on the “Paris” folder to reveal pictures.
Hover on a picture for various “Options”.
View pictures in “List”, “Thumbnails”, “Shuffle” or “Slideshow” modes.
 
Access music, videos and documents from your home or a remote location
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The “Media Sources” list on the top-left column includes a “Family Library” for shared
content and “My Library” for personal content. “My Computers” is for advanced functions.
Click on “Family Library”. Folder list expands to “FamilyDocuments”, “FamilyMusic”, “FamilyPhotos” and “FamilyVideos”.
Similar to viewing pictures, click on the respective family folders to access music, videos or documents.
 
Upload content to “MyLibrary” or “FamilyLibrary”
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From the “Media Library” page, choose a folder (eg. “FamilyPhotos” under “FamilyLibrary”).
Select the folder and click the “ upload_24_on.tif ” button next to “Media Sources” to launch the “Upload” pop-up window.
Click “Run” on the Java applet authentication window to accept.
Wait until the “Drag and Drop your files here” message appears in the window.
Simply “Drag and Drop” any digital content from your computer or web-enabled device to the window.
Click “Upload” to complete. Content will appear in the selected folder.
Alternately, instead of using a “My Library” or “Family Library” folder or sub-folder, you can create a new sub-folder under the selected tree by clicking on the “ add_24_on.tif ” button next to “Media Sources”.
 
Share content (eg. photos, folders, etc.) with friends
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We will first illustrate how to share a single photo:
From the “Media Library”, choose a picture to share (eg. “paris01.jpg” file in the “Paris” folder under the “FamilyPhotos” folder of “FamilyLibrary”).
Click on “Options” to reveal a pull down menu.
Select “Share Selected Items” from the pull down menu.
The “New Album” window will pop-up.
In the right-hand column under “Album Sharing” check the “Share with friends” box.
Fill the “From:” email field if empty.
To add your friends’ information, click the “ addcontact_24_off.tif ” icon. This will open the “Share with your contacts” window.
Create new contacts by clicking the “ addcontact_24_off.tif ” icon on the bottom-left side of the window to launch the “Add New Contact” window.
Fill in “Name” and “Email” and click “Add”.
This contact will appear in the “Address Book”.
Click on this contact and “Add” to the “Allowed Access” field.
Click on this contact and “Add” to the “Allowed Access” field.
Click “Save”.
Click “Create”.
Your contact will receive an email with an invitation to view the picture. Your contact will need to click on the email link and this will launch a browser window with a “Guest Login for MyHipServ Portal” message. They will need to click on “Sign in” to view the shared photo.
Similar to sharing photos, you can also share other content eg. music files, video files or documents. You can share individual files, groups of files or complete folders. Highlight the selected content, click the “Options” button and select “Share Selected Items” to proceed.
 
Create an album
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Click on “Media Library” from the Landing Page.
Click on “ add_24_on.tif ” button next to “Albums” to launch the “New Album” pop-up window.
Enter name (eg. “TestAlbum”), description and theme.
Check “Share this album” to enable sharing.
Click on “Create”. “TestAlbum” will appear in the “Album” list.
 
Add content to an album
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Adding content to an existing album is via an existing “MyLibrary” or “FamilyLibrary” folder.
Simply “Drag-and-Drop” content from any “MyLibrary” or “FamilyLibrary” folder into the album.
Eg. You can add a few pictures from the “Paris” folder and a few music files from the “FamilyMusic” folder to “TestAlbum”.
 
Add new users
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Click on “Preferences” from the Landing Page.
Click on “Add a New User” under the Administration heading.
Specify the “Account User Name” and “Display Name”
Note: user name is case-insensitive
Assign “Password” for the new user and “Confirm Password”.
Note: Password is case-sensitive, must be at least 6 characters long and include one numerical character (eg: “myplug007”)
To grant administrator privilege, select “Create as Administrator”.
To allow access to “Family Library” folders in addition to user’s account specific “My Library” folders, select “Let user access family folder”.
The “Account User Name”, “Display Name”, “Password” and “Confirm Password” will remain highlighted with red trim until all fields are completely correctly. To see error messages, hold mouse over text box.
Click “Submit”
A “Please wait, Adding New User” message will be displayed while account is being created.
Once created, you will be returned to the “Create new User” form. The form will still retain the information entered, even after user account has been created. You can now clear the form by clicking “Reset”, or navigate back to your “Landing Page”.
The new user can sign in from any web-enabled device by navigating to http://www.myhipserv.com.
 
Share Albums with friends
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Click on “Media Library” from the “Landing Page”.
Under the albums section on left-hand column of page, hover over an existing album (see sections e. and f. on how to create and add content to albums).
Click on “ play_24_on.tif ” and select “View Details” from the drop-down menu.
A “Details” column will appear on the right-hand side of the page (you might have to scroll the window to the right).
Under “Album Sharing” check the “Share with friends” box.
To add your friends’ information, click the “ addcontact_24_off.tif ” icon. This will open the “Share with your contacts” window.
Create new contacts by clicking the “ addcontact_24_off.tif ” icon on the bottom-left side of the window to launch the “Add New Contact” window.
Fill in “Name” and “Email” and click “Add”.
This contact will appear in the “Address Book”.
Click on this contact and “Add” to the “Allowed Access” field.
Click “Save”.
Click “Send Invitations”.
Your contact will receive an email with an invitation to view the album. Your contact will need to click on the email link and this will launch a browser window with “Guest Login for MyHipServ Portal”. They will need to click on “Sign in” to view the shared album.
 
Access the HipServ device from a mobile device
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The web based user interface is optimized for mobile devices, and provides functionality appropriate for that form factor and particular device type.
Navigate your mobile web browser to http://www.myHipServ.com
Enter your credentials and sign in.
“Show”, “Share” or “Save” media content to the HipServ device
just like you would with any computer.
 
Other scenarios
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The HipServsoftware Platform also offers several additional features such as desktop tools that make it extremely easy for you to access content on the HipServ device using Windows Explorer or Mac Finder. The HipServ desktop tools also include “Desktop Mirror”, a powerful integrated backup and synchronization utility that allows content to be easily backed up from multiple Windows or Mac computers. To explore these features and to discuss any questions, please contact your PR representative.
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Documentation, Tutorials and Technical Support
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Documentation and tutorials:
Take a “Quick Tour” from your “Landing Page”.
Forums: http://HipServforums.axentra.com/
Technical support: support@axentra.com
 
Copyrights and trademarks
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