Setting up a PowerStation

Updated 3 months ago by John (JP) Powell


This article applies to the PowerStation Integrated Engine with Element and Fusion Consoles.


Use this document to install or re-install a new or newly repaired PowerStation. There are some things that should be configured before the Powerstation is added to an already-existing network.

1) Set IP Address

  • Power up the Powerstation with nothing but a DVI monitor and Element (or USB Keyboard) connected.
  • Set the IP address using this process here.

2) Set up the Gigabit Ethernet ports

  • Connect a PC to one of the 10/100 ports on the PowerStation's integrated switch
  • Using a browser, navigate to the Web GUI by entering the IP address configured above
  • Go to the Ethernet Switch > Options page
  • Select the GB port that will connect to the main Axia switch, set it to Trunk and click the appropriate Apply button.

3) Power Down the Unit

The PowerStation has the ability of becoming the IGMP querier and the clock sync generator for a network. While the PowerStation is running with no external network, both of these functions will be actively running on the tiny network inside the PowerStation. Before the PowerStation can be added to an already-existing Axia network, you'll want to power it down to prevent this from causing a problem on the larger network.

4) Connect to Main Switch

While the PowerStation is powered down, connect the Trunk from the main switch to the GB port we just set up to be Trunk.

5) Power Up the Unit

Once a Trunk is connected to the appropriate GB port on the PowerStation, you can power it back up. The PowerStation will recognize that it is part of a larger network and will be less likely to start running IGMP querier and clock generating functions.

Once the PowerStation is happily deployed onto the network, the rest of the configuration can be completed.

6) Finish Configuration

First, remember to capture the console.

Once the console is connected and captured, now is the time to load any backup configs you might have or begin configuring Sources, Shows, etc.

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