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Monitor, Test & View - MPEG Transport Stream

IP Distribution Monitoring Blade

VB-120 Rack Mount Chassis
Part Number: VB120

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.

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