1. Connect to device through the web interface and login as Administrator.
  1. Select Device > Infrastructure.
  1. Next to Network port for IP, click .
  1. Use the Port extension drop-down menu to select Configure BBMD/FD.
  • Click to save.
  • The system enables the IP mode, BBMD broadcast distribution table, BBMD accept FD registrations, Foreign device BBMD address, and Foreign device subscription lifetime properties.
  1. In the IP mode drop-down menu, select Foreign.
  • Click to save.
  1. Set Foreign device BBMD address to the server device that accepts the foreign device registration and click .
  • Enter the full BBMD address.
  • Use the format [BBMD IP address]:[port number]. For example,
  1. Click Activate to apply your changes.
  1. (Optional) Upload the foreign device settings to ABT Site to update the offline project data.
  • You must connect ABT Site to the same network as the BBMD. If ABT Site is connected to the same network as the foreign device, it cannot reach the foreign device for upload because the foreign device will use BBMD for any broadcast. Therefore, your upload will fail.
  • If the IP Mode is set to Normal, the corresponding foreign device will not appear in the BBMD's Foreign Device Table. The system expires the registration right away for the corresponding foreign device.
  • The Foreign device subscription lifetime property determines how long the foreign device registration is valid. Updating this field sends a new registration request to the BBMD address. After this time expires, all PXC.A devices re-subscribe automatically.
  • You have now registered the device as a foreign device.