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IP Distribution Monitoring Blade for Digital TV Monitoring

Description

The VB120 modular BROADCAST PROBE is designed for continuous digital TV monitoring. System scalability in terms of monitoring capacity, signal formats handled and functionality ensures a future-proof solution. The ability to continuously measure all your media services makes the VB120 invaluable for confidence monitoring.

The VB120 BROADCAST PROBE comprises a fully-fledged ETSI TR 101 290 monitoring engine used to monitor enabled inputs, one monitoring engine per input working in parallel. The basic VB120 monitors DVB ASI. The IP monitoring is enabled through the IP Monitoring and Analysis option and RF inputs may be included by adding demodulator blades to the system. COFDM, QAM and QPSK DVB-S/S2 demodulators are available. The VB120 performs Priority 1, 2 and 3 measurements. The monitoring engine may also be configured to check signal scrambling. PSI/SI and PSIP tables are analyzed and presented as table summary and hex dump, the latter enabling analysis of proprietary descriptors. Bitrates are measured at TS, service and PID level, and the ETSI TR 101 290 engine also monitors RF parameters for optional demodulator inputs.

Features:

  • 1x 10/100/1000T Mbps Ethernet ports
  • 1x SFP GigE port
  • 1x 10/100T Mbps Ethernet management port
  • 1x ASI Input port and 1x ASI output port
  • Built-in USB to RS232 converter
  • Blade based hardware for use with rack mount chassis
  • 3 selectable blades can be placed in one 1-RU chassis
  • Chassis with built-in 100-240V AC or -48V DC power supply
  • Optional demodulator blades supported (QAM, DVB-S/S2, COFDM)
  • Full real-time ETSI TR 101 290 alarming and analysis (Pri 1, 2, 3) for 1 transport stream for each enabled input
  • Configurable round-robin functionality for each ETSI TR 101 290 analysis engine
  • Conforms to both DVB and ATSC specifications
  • Table and descriptor parsing of PSI/SI and PSIP presented as table summary and full table breakdown (including hex dump)
  • Bitrate monitoring and alarming (TS, service and PID level)
  • Monitoring of vital CA parameters
  • Compare view for comparison of transport streams and services across different interfaces
  • Sophisticated threshold template system for detailed alarm handling control at transport stream, service and component level
  • Monitoring of demodulator parameters (demodulator option)
  • Alarm triggered recording of a multicast/unicast or selectable service from any enabled input
  • RDP of transport stream or selected service from any enabled input
  • Searchable alarm lists
  • Built-in web-based management with access control
  • Intuitive GUI using patented visualization techniques for ease of system overview: microETR and MediaWindow (Ethernet option)
  • Optional central management via VideoBridge Controller server
  • SNMP multi-destination trapping
  • Eii External Integration Interface for easy integration into any 3rd party OSS / NMS system
  • Compatible with Cisco VAMS/CMM
  • NTP client functionality (RFC2030)
  • DHCP client support (RFC2131)
  • Remote software and license upgradeable

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