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Oreno: Getting started

Oreno provides control of one or more Tesira systems through an intuitive web interface. This tutorial will give you a complete start to finish example of how to install, configure, and use Oreno with one or more Tesira systems.

Oreno components

Oreno is a product made up of two separate software pieces. A manager software and a controller design software.

One additional item that is required for Oreno to work properly is Microsoft's Internet Information Services (IIS). This is Microsoft's website server software and is a standard component of most versions of Windows. This component is responsible for serving the Oreno web interface to the end user. We will refer to this as IIS throughout this article.

Oreno Creator: This software package is used to design the web interface for the end users of the system. This software is also used to associate the specific controls we want to make available from a Tesira system to the end user. Oreno Creator is also used to send the configuration to the Oreno manager software.

Oreno Manager: This is the software package that facilitates the communication between one or more Tesira systems and the IIS web server. Once a configuration has been sent to Oreno manager, the content is served via the IIS Server to the user's web capable device of choice. Oreno Manager is configured using a administrative web-interface. This web interface is used to configure how Oreno manager finds Tesira systems, create user accounts, and assign users to rooms.

Oreno Creator is available for download from our website. Oreno Manager is only available to download via the link appearing on the invoice once Oreno has been purchased.

Oreno terms and concepts

The concept of rooms: Rooms are what the users of Oreno will ultimately control with a web interface. They can use any device they wish to access the web interface. Rooms are created and configured using the Oreno Creator software. However, an Oreno manager administrator must assign which users are allowed to take control of which room. Only those users assigned may use those rooms. And users can be assigned to one or many rooms.

In Oreno Manager, users can have one of three roles. They can be administrators, designers, or simply just... users.

Administrators: The administrator role allows you connect to the Oreno Manager web interface to add users, associate users with rooms, and configure how Oreno Manager discovers the Tesira systems that are on the network. 

Designers: These are the users of the Oreno Creator software. Designers add and configure the rooms which make up an Oreno configuration. The designer can then send that configuration to the Oreno Manager software.

Users: Simply put, these are the users who will be controlling the Tesira system using the Oreno web interface. A user will be allowed to control one room at a time. Only administrators can assign users to rooms.

Example Oreno Workflow

 

Installing Oreno Manager

Oreno Manager is only available to download via the link appearing on the invoice once Oreno has been purchased.

As we have mentioned above, Oreno Manager works with IIS. To be able to install Oreno Manager, some elements within IIS must be in place before the Oreno Manager installer can be run.

The complete procedure for installing Oreno manager can be found here:

http://oreno-help.biamp.com/OrenoAdmin/Oreno_Administrative_Console/Step_by_Step_Installation.htm

The following video will show a demonstration of the complete installation procedure for Oreno Manager, including ensuring the required elements of IIS are in place. This video is NOT intended to be a complete step-by-step guide. This is an example only that utilizes the steps detailed in the Oreno online help documentation. Many settings shown will likely not match your own production environment.

Once Oreno Manager has been installed, we can use Oreno Creator to configure a control surface for one or more Tesira Systems.

Using Oreno Creator

We begin the Oreno configuration process by exporting data from the Tesira configuration we wish to be controlled. The following two example files will be used for this section of the tutorial:

TesiraFORTÉ example file: TesiraFORTE_AVB-VI_-_TwoMeetingRooms_demo.tmf

Oreno Creator example file: TwoMeetingRooms_Oreno.odd

NOTE: The Creator example file can only be opened by a copy of the Oreno Creator software that has been activated with a license key.

The following video will show an example of how we export the required data from a Tesira system using the Tesira software, import that data into the Oreno Creator software, and configure the available user interface controls.

 

Once the user interface has all the necessary controls assigned, the next step is to send the Oreno Creator design file to the machine running Oreno Manager. The Oreno Manager may only be configured with one Oreno Creator file at a time. Once the file has been successfully sent, we will then need to have the Oreno Manager administrator choose between using anonymous mode or authenticated mode. If they are using authenticated mode, they will need to perform the additional steps of adding users, and assigning users to each of the available rooms.

 

Using Oreno

At this point we can turn control over to our users and they can start controlling their rooms with the web-enabled device of their choice.

The following video will detail the end user experience of controlling Oreno, locking rooms, and registering for an account if a user doesn't have one. The Oreno Administrator also has the ability to monitor room usage and end active meetings.

 

As mentioned above, Oreno can also be placed into "anonymous mode". This mode does not require nor does it enforce user accounts. Anyone that visits the Oreno User Interface can start a meeting in any available room. This also means that anyone can take over a meeting in progress.

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