Network Configuration to Stream with a PIXELLOT
We highly recommend adding the VPU to a separate VLAN or a DMZ and assigning a static IP address.
Whitelist all outbound HTTP/S traffic to pixellot.tv
No inbound firewall rules are required. No services will ever connect directly to the host. However, to publish video and manage the server, we need these ports open for outbound traffic to all IPs:
|443||TCP+UDP||Remote Management/video streaming||https, agent|
|123||TCP||Clock synchronization||NTP-clock sync|
|2088||UDP||Video streaming backup||ZIXI broadcaster|
**Port 123 TCP and 443 TCP must be open for a Pixellot unit to stream. 443 UDP or 2088 UDP must also be open, but it does not require both.
The following ports are not required for a broadcast but are highly recommended for keeping Sportzcast equipment/software up to date.
|1402||TCP||Sportzcast cloud connect|
|1403||TCP||Sportzcast remote support|
- DO NOT add any additional user accounts or change any user account settings
- DO NOT change the password
- DO NOT add the user to the school's domain
- Adding/changing user account information affects the system's ability to automatically login after a reboot, which may result in events not broadcasting
- DO NOT change firewall settings (or add additional firewall/antivirus software)
- Antivirus software consumes CPU resources and can disrupt network traffic
- DO NOT make the computer inaccessible
- Make sure you can access the machine if necessary
- DO NOT leave a monitor, keyboard, mouse, or any other external device plugged in
- Leaving these plugged in may affect our Support team's ability to remotely access the system for troubleshooting
- DO NOT use the computer for anything unless specifically directed by NFHS Network Support
Network Configuration to Watch Video
Open all TCP traffic on ports 80 and 443 for nfhsnetwork.com and all subdomains.
Open all TCP traffic on ports 80 and 443 for w.sharethis.com.
Video Stream/Data Transmission
- All video data is transferred from Pixellot to the NFHS Network Servers using Real-Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP)
- The NFHS Network Servers are all hosted using Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the North Virginia (US East) Data Centers
- Once received by the NFHS Network, the video data is transcoded using automated servers (no human involvement), and then stored in the AWS S3 Storage Buckets (again hosted on AWS North Virginia)
- The video is distributed to consumers using HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) using the AWS CloudFront Content Distribution Network
For more information, see our Pixellot Network FAQ attached below.