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MPEG 2/4 Video-Thumbnail Monitoring


The VB280 Content Extractor offers thumbnail and metadata extraction for up to 100 TV multicast streams concurrently via the GigE interface. The VB280 Content Extractor is ideal for visual at-a-glance monitoring in the NOC, VOC, head-end or remotely via any standard web browser.


  • 1x 10/100/1000T electrical ethernet port
  • 1x SFP optical GigE port
  • 1x 10/100T ethernet management 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
  • Thumbnail extraction of up to 100 concurrent services
  • MPEG2 and MPEG4 decoding
  • SD and HD decoding
  • Decoding supported: MPEG2 transport stream (ISO/IEC 13818-1:2000)
  • Protocol formats: nTS/UDP, nTS/RTP/UDP n=[1:7] (ETSI TS 102 034)
  • Thumbnail resolution: 1/8th size compared to original
  • PSI/SI detection and displaying
  • Custom video PID definition for non-PSI streams
  • Visual alarm icons inserted in thumbnails
  • Scrambling expected alarming
  • Clear expected alarming
  • Freeze frame detection and alarming
  • Audio silence detection
  • Searchable alarm lists
  • Built-in web-based management
  • Optional central management via VBC server
  • SNMP multidestination trapping
  • Eii External Integration Interface for easy integration into any 3rd party OSS / NMS system
  • NTP client functionality (RFC2030)
  • DHCP client support (RFC2131)
  • Remote software upgradeable

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