RedEye Setup

<< Back to Find RedEye by IP Address On to Adding a Room >> The RedEye Setup page displays basic information about the RedEye hardware you are configuring, and is the place to begin configuring devices and activities.

Edit RedEye NameIdentification

Name indicates the name you have given your RedEye hardware. To edit the name, simply tap on the “name” row and enter a new name using the onscreen keyboard. Serial Number is the RedEye hardware's unique, factory-assigned serial number, and should match the values printed on the bottom of the RedEye box and the RedEye unit.

Networking

Note: This section does not apply to RedEye mini and will not display when you select a RedEye mini unit WiFi displays your RedEye unit’s current WiFi network name, or “off” if the WiFi radio is powered down. To change these network settings, tap on the “WiFi” row. You can read more about networking configuration here. MAC Address is your RedEye units’s unique, factory-assigned MAC address, and should match the values printed on the bottom of the RedEye box and the RedEye unit itself. Ethernet displays your RedEye Pro’s IP address, or “off” if the local area network is not connected. To change these network settings, tap on the “Ethernet” row. You can read more about networking configuration here.

Status Light

Note: This section does not apply to RedEye mini and will not display when you select a RedEye mini unit You can turn your RedEye’s status light on or off with this switch. Even if turned off, the status light will still flash in certain conditions – specifically, when updating software or waiting to capture an infrared signal.

Password Protection

With this switch you can lock the configuration of your RedEye unit on a hardware level. When you turn on password protection, the RedEye app will prompt you for a password. After entering a second time to confirm, the password will be saved on your unit. Once you have saved the password, subsequent attempts to access the setup portion of the application (whether using the iOS app or the browser application) require entry of the correct password. Password protection is not designed to be bulletproof. The purpose of this feature is to dissuade those unfamiliar with the RedEye setup process from tampering with the configuration; someone with reasonably advanced knowledge of networking or RedEye can bypass password protection relatively easily. We send the password over the network and store it in the RedEye unit without encryption, so you should not choose a password that you use for sensitive systems like bank accounts. If you do forget your setup password, you can erase the password by performing a network reset. (A network reset will, of course, also reset your network connection.

Rooms

Note: This section applies only to RedEye Pro and will only display when you select a RedEye Pro Rooms ListWith RedEye Pro, you can add as many rooms (or zones) as you wish. The Rooms section contains a list of all previously defined rooms, and is the place to go to add new ones. To add a new room, simply tap on the “Add New Room” row. By default, rooms appear in the list according to the order in which you add them. To reorder the list of rooms, tap on the “Edit” button at the bottom of the screen and drag the device rows into the desired arrangement. When you are finished reordering, make sure you tape the “Done” button to save your changes.

Reordering DevicesDevices

The Devices section is the place to go to add a device (such as a TV or DVD player) to the RedEye’s list of controllable equipment. To add a new device, simply tap on the “Add New Device” row. To change or delete a device, tap on the appropriate device row and make your changes from the Device Setup screen. By default, devices appear in the list according to the order in which you add them. To reorder the list of devices, tap on the “Edit” button at the bottom of the screen and drag the device rows into the desired arrangement. When you are finished reordering, make sure you tap the “Done” button to save your changes.

Reordering ActivitiesActivities

The Activities section is the place to go to add an activity (such as Watch TV or Listen to MP3) to the RedEye’s list of activities. To add a new activity, simply tap on the “Add New Activity” row. To change or delete an activity, tap on the appropriate activity row and make your changes from the Activity Setup screen. By default, activities appear in the list according to the order in which you add them. To reorder the list of activities, tap on the “Edit” button at the bottom of the screen and drag the device rows into the desired arrangement. When you are finished reordering, make sure you tap the “Done” button to save your changes.

Guide Activity

This section allows you to associate an activity with the Channel Guide function. For example, when you select a program from the channel guide, you would probably like to launch your Watch TV activity. To add a guide activity, simply tap this row to select an activity and configure other options. If your TV does not support leading zeros with channel input, you can disable this option in this menu so that channel inputs directly from the Guide will leave out the leading zero.

Custom Variables

If you have the Advanced Options preference enabled, then there is an additional section at the bottom of this page for custom variables. Custom variables are out of the scope of this manual, but you can read more about them in the RedEye Advanced Programming Manual on our support website.

Factory Reset

Factory reset deletes all configuration information (devices, activities, etc) from your RedEye device, and reverts it to the original factory conditions. You cannot undo this step. If you are using a Wi-Fi RedEye and need to restore the original networking settings, you should not use this feature. Instead, you should use the reset button on the bottom of the RedEye base station as explained here.   << Back to Find RedEye by IP Address On to Adding a Room >>