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Remote Media Manager (RMM) - Product Abstract

RMM logo
Sound or Video Controlled from Event Room
Sound or Video Controlled from Event Room
How It Works - RMM provides controls to manage and monitor operations of Sound Mill and Video Mill over a local computer network (wireless or wired). The user interface can be locked for kiosk use by novice users (Figure 1), or unlocked to expose more features for operation by a knowledgable Admin operator (Figure 2).

Scenario 1 - As a Simple Media Player, RMM will allow untrained users to play music or videos from a remote event room using the Locked User Interface (Figure 1). Provide RMM on a wireless tablet to event management personnel (image on right) or place a kiosk device on a table for event attendees to play selections. You can decide which control buttons to expose to novice users (play, stop, pause, resume, etc).

Scenario 2 - As an Administrator Management Console, RMM can manage and monitor multiple, remote instances of Sound Mill and/or Video Mill from a central office location using the Admin User Interface (Figure 2).

Scenario 3 - A Voice Interface via computer microphone allows for unattended, custom Kiosk operation.

RMM Works With

Remote Media Manager (RMM) works with these product releases.

  • Sound Mill V.r 3.31 or later. (Ultimate edition only)
  • Video Mill V.r 2.38 or later. (Ultimate edition only)

Key Operational Features

Networked Apps
  • No Special Hardware Required - RMM communicates over a standard IP Network router (cabled or wireless). The computer running RMM can be any Windows capable device (touch screen tablets, laptops, desktops, etc). A low/modestly powered device is adequate since RMM does not do any media file processing. It simply communicates commands to the Sound Mill or Video Mill computer.
  • Two User Interfaces (UI)
    • Novice User UI - Allow your customers to play their own custom music or video playlists in a remote event room. (Figure 1, Locked UI )
    • Admin UI - Admin operator can operate multiple instances of Sound Mill and/or Video Mill from a central computer. (Figure 2, Unlocked UI)
    • National Language Support - The exposed Novice User UI supports most National Languages from Cue names down to play button tool tips if enabled.
  • Novice User UI features (Figure 1)
    • Touch Screen Enabled - The locked UI is enabled for Touch Screen device use (Figure 1). (or Mouse/Keyboard if desired)
    • Cue List - The CueList that controls Sound Mill or Video Mill is pre-configured by your tech person.
    • Play action buttons - Play, Stop, Pause, Resume any Media Item or automation Script (ie playlist).
    • Kiosk Suitable - This UI is suitable for an unattended Kiosk if desired.
    • Customizable UI - Expose any or all of the UI control buttons (play, stop, pause, resume, etc) depending on how you want users to interact with the app. Button sizes are also configurable.
    • Player Mode - The Player Mode mode can play the Cues as a playlist (with random shuffle if desired). Or it can operate like a jukebox letting attendees make their own requests from the Cuelist.
  • Admin UI features Additional function for trained operators. (Figure 2)
    • Mouse/Keyboard and Touch Screen Enabled - Run on any modestly powered tablet, laptop or desktop.
    • Cue Lists - Easy creation of RMM CueLists from Sound Mill SoundLists and Video Mill MediaLists. Swap between CueLists in one click.
    • Adhoc Commands - Send hand entered adhoc commands.
    • Target Client Selector - Change the target client in one click.
    • UI Look and Feel - Font (size and family) and colors are configured by the admin for the Novice User UI.
    • IPC Configuration - IPC setup is performed by the admin for the Novice User UI. Does not require any knowledge of computer networking aside from knowing what an IP address and port number are.
  • Remote tools - Manage a remote client with these Remote Tools. Open Source Lists (Sound List or Media List); Retrieve an RMM Cuelist from the remote client; Scan for Playing Media; Control the Scheduler; and more.
  • Unlimited Connections - Control as many Sound Mill and/or Video Mill instances as needed from one RMM program.
  • IPC (Inter-Process Communications) Integration - Send and receive automation commands from Sound Mill or Video Mill. Enables syncronized, large scale media applications across multiple computers. Provides split second timed automation of audio and video programming. The programs can reside on the same computer or separate computers on a wired or wireless network. If you are familiar with Sound Mill or Video Mill IPC configuration, you already know how to do the setup.

Simple Operation

Lady with Tablet

Your tech person does the setup for media cues playlist and network communications, so all the customer (operator) needs to do is select a media item and click play. Select any playlist. Then click the Play button to start it. Stop, Pause, Resume buttons provide control over playing media. A Stop-All button is available for cases where multiple media programs are in progress.

Figure 1. Novice User Interface (Touch screen enabled)

Figure 2. Admin User Interface (Unlocked UI)
Figure 2. Admin User Interface (Unlocked UI)

Voice Interface

The Voice Interface allows you to use the computer microphone to speak commands to play cues. You apply Voice Phrases to each Cue in the Cue-List. When the Voice engine recognizes the spoken Phrase, RMM will execute the associated Cue. Cues can trigger audio or video via IPC connections to Sound Mill, Video Mill.

50+ National Language variations are supported (English, Française, Español, Deutsche,... etc).

See the Voice Interface help page for detailed information.

Play Cues with Voice Commands
Play Cues with Voice Commands

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Operating Systems

Windows logo This product runs on:
Windows 10/8/7
64bit, 32bit, and "N" editions
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