Install the EchoSystem SafeCapture HD

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This page describes how to install the EchoSystem SafeCapture HD (SafeCapture HD).

After you complete this procedure, continue with configuration of the SafeCapture HD.

The maximum allowable operating temperature of the SafeCapture HD device is 50°C/122°F. Be sure to install the device in a location where the temperature around the unit does not exceed this limit. If operated in an environment where temperatures exceed this limit, the unit may overheat and malfunction permanently.


  1. Unpack the box and confirm you have all of the items listed below. There should be five separate pieces, including two mounting brackets. 
    1. SafeCapture HD
      Picture of EchoSystem SafeCapture HD device.
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    2. Power cord
      Picture of device power cable.
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    3. Two mounting brackets
      Picture of device mounting brackets.
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    4. USB drive
      Picture of Echo360 USB drive.
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  2. Place the SafeCapture HD where you want it.
    • Observe the safety standards that apply to installation location.
    • Choose a room that does not include devices protected by HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection)-protected devices. The SafeCapture HD does not record high definition content that is protected by HDCP.
    • If required, follow the mounting brackets installation procedures to install mounting brackets.
    • Be sure to ground the appliance properly. See Ground the Capture Appliance.
  3. On the back of the SafeCapture HD, find the label with the device's MAC address. Write down the MAC address. You will need this information when you register the device.
  4. Connect the power cord to the EchoSystem SafeCapture HD and a wall outlet.
    Picture of power cord being plugged into SafeCapture HD device.
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  5. Connect the SafeCapture HD to the network.

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  6. Connect the display devices (laptop, PC, document camera, etc.) to the channel labeled Primary Display/Secondary Video.
    1. Use DVI-I (Dual Link) Digital-Analog cable.
    2. If you do not have this type of cable, use a VGA to DVI-I adapter that has both a 4-pin analog link and a dual digital link. The adapter illustrated below is the correct adapter.

      DVI adapter

  7. If you are using RCA connectors, insert them. If you are using the audio bare wire block, see the Audio Bare Wire Block Diagram for the EchoSystem SafeCapture HD.
  8. Connect the video device to the channel labeled Primary Video/Secondary Display.

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  9. Turn on the SafeCapture HD.
  10. Continue with configuration of the SafeCapture HD.