Comtech EF Data LPOD Product specifications

LPODnet
M&C Netbook Accessory for the
LPOD or SPOD PS 1, PS 1.5, PS 2
Operation Manual
IMPORTANT NOTE: The information contained in this document supersedes all previously
published information regarding this product. Product specifications are subject to change without
prior notice.
Part Number MN-LPODNET Revision 3
LPODnet
M&C Netbook Accessory for the
LPOD or SPOD PS 1, PS 1.5, PS 2
Operation Manual
Part Number MN-LPODNET
Revision 3
Copyright © 2013 Comtech EF Data. All rights reserved. Printed in the USA.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS ........................................................................................................................ III
TABLES ............................................................................................................................................. V
FIGURES............................................................................................................................................ V
PREFACE ......................................................................................................................................... VII
About this Manual ........................................................................................................................... vii
Related Documents................................................................................................................................. vii
Disclaimer................................................................................................................................................ vii
Reporting Comments or Suggestions Concerning this Manual .............................................................. vii
Conventions and References ........................................................................................................... viii
Patents and Trademarks ........................................................................................................................ viii
Warnings, Cautions and Notes............................................................................................................... viii
Examples of Multi-Hazard Notices ......................................................................................................... viii
Recommended Standard Designations.................................................................................................. viii
Metric Conversion.................................................................................................................................... ix
Electrical Safety Notifications ............................................................................................................ ix
Safety Notice ............................................................................................................................................ ix
Installation Guidelines Regarding Power Line Quality......................................................................... ix
Statement of RoHS Compliance ................................................................................................................ x
Warranty Policy ................................................................................................................................ xi
Limitations of Warranty ........................................................................................................................... xi
Exclusive Remedies ................................................................................................................................. xii
Getting Help ................................................................................................................................... xiii
Contacting Comtech EF Data ..................................................................................................................xiii
Returning a Product for Upgrade or Repair ............................................................................................xiv
CHAPTER 1.
INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................... 1–1
1.1
Overview ............................................................................................................................ 1–1
1.2
Samsung NB30 Plus – Key Operational Specifications Reference........................................... 1–2
1.3
Using Memory Expansion Cards........................................................................................... 1–3
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SETUP .................................................................................................................. 2–1
Getting Started ................................................................................................................... 2–1
2.2
Connecting the LPODnet to the SSPA Using the CA-0000352 Ethernet Interface Cable........... 2–3
2.2.1 CA-0000352 RJ-45 Connectors ................................................................................................. 2–4
2.2.1.1 (1X) RJ-45 Connection for Standalone Applications ......................................................... 2–4
2.2.1.2 (3X) RJ-45 Connections for 1:1 Redundancy Applications ................................................ 2–4
2.2.2 CA-0000352 ‘P1’ 19-pin Circular Connector ............................................................................. 2–5
2.2.2.1 Circular Connector Connection for Standalone Applications ........................................... 2–6
2.2.2.2 Circular Connector Connection for 1:1 Redundancy Applications.................................... 2–6
2.3
1:1 Redundancy Applications – Cabling Requirements ......................................................... 2–7
2.4
Energizing the RF Equipment ............................................................................................... 2–7
2.5
LPODnet Operation ............................................................................................................. 2–7
CHAPTER 3.
ETHERNET-BASED M&C USING THE LPODNET ........................................................ 3–1
3.1
Important Disclaimer .......................................................................................................... 3–1
3.2
Introduction ....................................................................................................................... 3–1
3.3
SSPA Ethernet Management Interface Protocols .................................................................. 3–2
3.4
SSPA SNMP Interface .......................................................................................................... 3–2
3.4.1 SSPA Management Information Base (MIB) Files..................................................................... 3–2
3.4.2 SNMP Community Strings......................................................................................................... 3–3
3.4.3 SSPA SNMP Traps...................................................................................................................... 3–3
3.5
SSPA Telnet Interface .......................................................................................................... 3–4
3.5.1 Basic Remote Control Protocol via the Telnet Interface .......................................................... 3–5
3.5.1.1 Packet Structure ................................................................................................................ 3–5
3.5.1.1.1 Start of Packet............................................................................................................. 3–5
3.5.1.1.2 Target Address ............................................................................................................ 3–6
3.5.1.1.3 Address Delimiter ....................................................................................................... 3–6
3.5.1.1.4 Instruction Code.......................................................................................................... 3–6
3.5.1.1.5 Instruction Code Qualifier........................................................................................... 3–6
3.5.1.1.6 Optional Message Arguments .................................................................................... 3–7
3.5.1.1.7 End of Packet .............................................................................................................. 3–7
3.5.1.2 Summary of Remote Control Commands and Queries..................................................... 3–8
3.6
SSPA Web Server (HTTP) Interface ..................................................................................... 3–10
3.6.1 Enabling the SSPA Web Server Interface ................................................................................ 3–10
3.6.2 Accessing the SSPA Web Server Interface .............................................................................. 3–11
3.6.3 Web Server Interface – Operational Features ........................................................................ 3–12
3.6.3.1 Menu Tree ....................................................................................................................... 3–12
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3.6.3.2 Page Navigation .............................................................................................................. 3–12
3.6.3.3 Page Sections .................................................................................................................. 3–12
3.6.3.4 Action Buttons ................................................................................................................ 3–13
3.6.3.5 Drop-down Lists .............................................................................................................. 3–13
3.6.3.6 Text or Data Entry ........................................................................................................... 3–13
3.6.4 Web Server Interface – Web Page Descriptions..................................................................... 3–14
3.6.4.1 Home Pages .................................................................................................................... 3–14
3.6.4.1.1 Home | Home ........................................................................................................... 3–14
3.6.4.1.2 Home | Contact ........................................................................................................ 3–15
3.6.4.1.3 Home | Support ........................................................................................................ 3–16
3.6.4.2 Admin Pages.................................................................................................................... 3–17
3.6.4.2.1 Admin | Access ......................................................................................................... 3–17
3.6.4.2.2 Admin | SNMP .......................................................................................................... 3–18
3.6.4.3 Config Pages .................................................................................................................... 3–19
3.6.4.3.1 Config | Amplifier ..................................................................................................... 3–19
3.6.4.3.2 Config | LNB (LPOD Only) ......................................................................................... 3–20
3.6.4.3.3 Config | Utility........................................................................................................... 3–21
3.6.4.3.4 Config | Redundancy ................................................................................................ 3–22
3.6.4.4 Status Pages .................................................................................................................... 3–23
3.6.4.4.1 Status | Summary ..................................................................................................... 3–23
3.6.4.4.2 Status | Status........................................................................................................... 3–24
3.6.4.4.3 Status | FETs ............................................................................................................. 3–25
3.6.4.4.4 Status | Events .......................................................................................................... 3–26
3.6.4.4.5 Status | Statistics ...................................................................................................... 3–27
3.6.4.4.6 Status | Graphs ......................................................................................................... 3–28
TABLES
Table 3-1. Summary of Available SSPA Remote Commands and Queries ................................................ 3–9
FIGURES
Figure 1-1. SD/SDHC/MMC Memory Card Usage ..................................................................................... 1–3
Figure 2-1. LPODnet Accessory Kit (CEFD P/N KT-0000203) ..................................................................... 2–1
Figure 2-2. Comtech EF Data’s LPOD Outdoor Amplifiers / Block Up Converters .................................... 2–2
Figure 2-3. Comtech EF Data’s SPOD Outdoor Amplifiers ........................................................................ 2–2
Figure 2-4. CA-0000352 Cable Connections Diagram ............................................................................... 2–3
Figure 2-5. CA-0000352 RJ-45 Standalone Application Direct Connection .............................................. 2–4
Figure 2-6. CA-0000352 RJ-45 1:1 Redundancy Application Connections ................................................ 2–5
Figure 2-7. CA-0000352 19-pin Circular Connector .................................................................................. 2–5
Figure 2-8. LPODnet to SSPA Connection – Standalone Applications ...................................................... 2–6
Figure 2-9. CA-0000352 Cable Connection for SSPA 1:1 Redundancy System ......................................... 2–6
Figure 2-10. LPOD 1:1 Redundancy System Cabling Schematic................................................................ 2–8
Figure 2-11. SPOD 1:1 Redundancy System Cabling Schematic ............................................................... 2–9
Figure 3-1. SSPA Home | Home Page ..................................................................................................... 3–14
Figure 3-2. Home | Contact Page............................................................................................................ 3–15
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Figure 3-3. Home | Support Page ........................................................................................................... 3–16
Figure 3-4. Admin | Access Page............................................................................................................. 3–17
Figure 3-5. Admin | SNMP Page ............................................................................................................. 3–18
Figure 3-6. Config | Amplifier Page ......................................................................................................... 3–19
Figure 3-7. Config | LNB Page ................................................................................................................. 3–20
Figure 3-8. Config | Utility Page .............................................................................................................. 3–21
Figure 3-9. Config | Redundancy Page.................................................................................................... 3–22
Figure 3-10. Status | Summary Page ...................................................................................................... 3–23
Figure 3-11. Status | Status page ............................................................................................................ 3–24
Figure 3-12. Status | FETs page .............................................................................................................. 3–25
Figure 3-13. Status | Events Page ........................................................................................................... 3–26
Figure 3-14. Status | Statistics page ....................................................................................................... 3–27
Figure 3-15. Status | Graphs Page .......................................................................................................... 3–28
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PREFACE
About this Manual
This manual provides operation information for the Comtech EF Data LPODnet, a Monitor and
Control (M&C) accessory used with CEFD’s LPOD PS 1, PS 1.5, and PS 2 Outdoor Amplifiers /
Block Up Converters (BUCs), and SPOD PS 1, PS 1.5, and PS 2 Outdoor Amplifiers. This manual is
intended for use by the persons responsible for the operation and maintenance of the LPODnet
M&C Netbook Accessory and these SSPAs.
Related Documents
•
Comtech EF Data LPOD Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC) Installation and
Operation Manual (CEFD P/N MN-LPOD)
•
Comtech EF Data SPOD Outdoor Amplifier Installation and Operation Manual (CEFD P/N
MN-SPODPSX)
Disclaimer
Comtech EF Data has reviewed this manual thoroughly in order to provide an easy-to-use guide to
your equipment. All statements, technical information, and recommendations in this manual and
in any guides or related documents are believed reliable, but the accuracy and completeness
thereof are not guaranteed or warranted, and they are not intended to be, nor should they be
understood to be, representations or warranties concerning the products described. Further,
Comtech EF Data reserves the right to make changes in the specifications of the products
described in this manual at any time without notice and without obligation to notify any person of
such changes.
If you have any questions regarding this equipment or the information in this manual,
please contact the Comtech EF Data Customer Support Department.
Reporting Comments or Suggestions Concerning this Manual
Comtech EF Data welcomes comments and suggestions regarding the content and design of this
manual. Contact the Comtech EF Data Technical Publications Department:
TechnicalPublications@comtechefdata.com
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Conventions and References
Patents and Trademarks
See all of Comtech EF Data's Patents and Patents Pending at http://patents.comtechefdata.com.
Comtech EF Data acknowledges that all trademarks are the property of the trademark owners.
Warnings, Cautions and Notes
A WARNING informs you about a possible hazard that MAY CAUSE DEATH or SERIOUS
INJURY.
A CAUTION informs you about a possible hazard that MAY CAUSE INJURY or PROPERTY
DAMAGE.
A NOTE gives important information about a task or the equipment.
A REFERENCE directs you to important additional information about a task or the
equipment.
Examples of Multi-Hazard Notices
Recommended Standard Designations
The new designation of the Electronic Industries Association (EIA) supersedes the Recommended
Standard (RS) designations. References to the old designations may be shown when depicting
actual text (e.g., RS-232) displayed on the SSPA Web Server pages or serial remote interface. All
other references in the manual refer to EIA designations.
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Metric Conversion
This manual provides Metric conversion information on the inside back cover of this manual as a
means to assist the operator in cross-referencing non-Metric to Metric conversions.
Electrical Safety Notifications
You should carefully review the information that follows.
Safety Notice
The LPODnet and LPOD or SPOD products are used with equipment that has been designed to
minimize exposure of personnel to hazards.
The operators and technicians must:
•
Know how to work around, with and on high voltage equipment.
•
Exercise every precaution to ensure personnel safety.
•
Exercise extreme care when working near high voltages.
•
Be familiar with the warnings presented in this document.
The LPOD and SPOD prime power supply inputs use Neutral Fusing – Double pole
/ neutral fusing.
Installation Guidelines Regarding Power Line Quality
Comtech EF Data has become familiar with the varying quality of the AC power
grid around the world. The following offers some installation guidelines that
should help ensure a reliable installation.
•
Surge suppression: High voltage surges can cause failure of the power supply. These surges
are typically caused by circuit switching on the main AC power grid, erratic generator
operation, and also by lightning strikes. While the transceiver does have built in surge
suppression, if the unit will be installed in a location with questionable power grid quality,
Comtech EF Data recommends installation of additional power conditioning/surge
suppression at the power junction box.
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Grounding: The transceiver provides a grounding terminal. This is provided to allow you to
ground the transceiver to the antenna’s grounding network. All components installed at the
antenna should be grounded to a common grounding point at the antenna.
•
Electrical welding: If welding needs to take place at the antenna, disconnect all cables from
the transceiver except for the ground wire. Cap all RF connections with terminations. This
will prevent damage to the input/output circuitry of the transceiver.
•
Lightning: Lightning strikes on or around the antenna will generate extremely high voltages
on all cables connected to the transceiver. Depending on the severity of the strike, the
transceiver’s internal surge protection combined with the recommended external
suppression may protect the transceiver’s power supply. However, if the installation will be
in an area with a high probability of lightning strikes, Comtech EF Data recommends the
installation of surge suppression on the RF and IF cables.
For further information, contact Comtech EF Data’s Customer Support Department.
Statement of RoHS Compliance
The RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) directive 2002/95/EC restricts the use of six
hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products.
Restricted materials are hazardous to the environment and pollute landfills, and are dangerous
in terms of occupational exposure during manufacturing and recycling.
The Samsung NB-30 Plus Netbook (Model No. NP-NB30-JP01US), used as an Ethernet M&C
accessory for CEFD’s LPOD and SPOD families of products, has been certified to be free of the
following substances mandated under RoHS: lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd),
hexavalent chromium (Cr6+), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and polybrominated disphenyl
ethers (PBDE).
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Warranty Policy
Comtech EF Data products are warranted against defects in material and workmanship for
a specific period from the date of shipment, and this period varies by product. In most
cases, the warranty period is two years. During the warranty period, Comtech EF Data will,
at its option, repair or replace products that prove to be defective. Repairs are warranted
for the remainder of the original warranty or a 90 day extended warranty, whichever is
longer. Contact Comtech EF Data for the warranty period specific to the product
purchased.
For equipment under warranty, the owner is responsible for freight to Comtech EF Data
and all related customs, taxes, tariffs, insurance, etc. Comtech EF Data is responsible for
the freight charges only for return of the equipment from the factory to the owner.
Comtech EF Data will return the equipment by the same method (i.e., Air, Express,
Surface) as the equipment was sent to Comtech EF Data.
All equipment returned for warranty repair must have a valid RMA number issued prior to
return and be marked clearly on the return packaging. Comtech EF Data strongly
recommends all equipment be returned in its original packaging.
Comtech EF Data Corporation’s obligations under this warranty are limited to repair or
replacement of failed parts, and the return shipment to the buyer of the repaired or
replaced parts.
Limitations of Warranty
The warranty does not apply to the Samsung NB30 Plus Netbook that is provided in
Comtech EF Data Kit KT-0000203. In this instance, the Samsung NB30 Plus Netbook
original manufacturer’s warranty and policies supercede any such warranties otherwise
afforded Comtech EF Data products (e.g., the CA-0000352 cable provided in Kit
KT-0000203).
The warranty does not apply to any part of a product that has been installed, altered,
repaired, or misused in any way that, in the opinion of Comtech EF Data Corporation,
would affect the reliability or detracts from the performance of any part of the product, or
is damaged as the result of use in a way or with equipment that had not been previously
approved by Comtech EF Data Corporation.
The warranty does not apply to any product or parts thereof where the serial number or
the serial number of any of its parts has been altered, defaced, or removed.
The warranty does not cover damage or loss incurred in transportation of the product.
The warranty does not cover replacement or repair necessitated by loss or damage from
any cause beyond the control of Comtech EF Data Corporation, such as lightning or other
natural and weather related events or wartime environments.
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The warranty does not cover any labor involved in the removal and or reinstallation of
warranted equipment or parts on site, or any labor required to diagnose the necessity for
repair or replacement.
The warranty excludes any responsibility by Comtech EF Data Corporation for incidental
or consequential damages arising from the use of the equipment or products, or for any
inability to use them either separate from or in combination with any other equipment or
products.
A fixed charge established for each product will be imposed for all equipment returned for
warranty repair where Comtech EF Data Corporation cannot identify the cause of the
reported failure.
Exclusive Remedies
Comtech EF Data Corporation’s warranty, as stated is in lieu of all other warranties,
expressed, implied, or statutory, including those of merchantability and fitness for a
particular purpose. The buyer shall pass on to any purchaser, lessee, or other user of
Comtech EF Data Corporation’s products, the aforementioned warranty, and shall
indemnify and hold harmless Comtech EF Data Corporation from any claims or liability of
such purchaser, lessee, or user based upon allegations that the buyer, its agents, or
employees have made additional warranties or representations as to product preference
or use.
The remedies provided herein are the buyer’s sole and exclusive remedies. Comtech EF
Data shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential
damages, whether based on contract, tort, or any other legal theory.
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Getting Help
Review the Warranty Policy before contacting Comtech EF Data Technical Support or
Customer Service.
Contacting Comtech EF Data
Contact Comtech EF Data for:
•
Technical Support – Product support or training.
•
Customer Service – Information on returning an in-warranty or out-of-warranty product for
upgrade or repair. Be prepared to provide the product model number and its serial
number.
Contact Comtech EF Data Customer & Technical Support during normal business hours (Monday
through Friday, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M Mountain Standard Time (MST)):
For:
LPOD/SPOD
Technical
Support and
Service
Comtech EF
Data Web Site
Contact:
Telephone
+1.480.333.4357
Email
techsupport@comtechefdata.com
Fax
+1.480.333.2500
Main Page
http://www.comtechefdata.com
Customer and
Technical Support
http://www.comtechefdata.com/support.asp
RMA
(Return Material
Authorization)
http://www.comtechefdata.com/rmaform.asp
Comtech EF Data Main Number
+1.480.333.2200
Mailing Address
2114 West 7th Street
Tempe, Arizona 85281 USA
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Returning a Product for Upgrade or Repair
Step
Task
1
Go to the Comtech EF Data Service page (http://www.comtechefdata.com/
service.asp) and read the Return Material Authorization section in its entirety.
2
Request a Return Material Authorization Number:
• On the Comtech EF Data Home page: From the SUPPORT column at the
bottom of the page, select the RMA Request hyperlink;
OR
• On the Comtech EF Data Support page: Click [Send RMA Request];
OR
• On the Comtech EF Data Service page: Select the Return Material
Authorizaion hyperlink;
• Fill out the RMA form completely;
• Click [Send Email].
Alternately:
• Send an e-mail providing this same detailed information to Comtech EF Data
Customer Service (service@comtechefdata.com).
• Contact Comtech EF Data Customer & Technical Support by phone or fax.
3
Pack the product in its original shipping carton and protective packaging.
4
Ship the product back to Comtech EF Data. Shipping charges should be prepaid.
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Chapter 1. INTRODUCTION
1.1
Overview
This menual is intended for the persons responsible for the operation and
maintenance of Comtech EF Data’s LPOD Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter
(BUC) systems, and SPOD Outdoor Amplifier systems (the LPOD and SPOD are
referred to collectively as the SSPAs throughout the remainder of this document).
This manual is prepared with the assumption that you are familiar with the
functionality and operability of the products with which this product is designed to
interface, as well as the portable device – whether it is the Samsung NB30 Plus
Netbook PC supplied by CEFD, or any other compatible desktop, portable, or
handheld computing device – used to access the SSPA operational firmware.
Comtech EF Data strongly recommends that you first become familiar with the
LPOD or SPOD Installation and Operation Manual before proceeding.
Comtech EF Data’s LPODnet M&C Accessory Kit (CEFD
Kit KT-0000203) is used to access the Ethernet-based
monitor and control (M&C) functionality of the SSPA.
Communication between the SSPA and the LPODnet
Netbook is accomplished by connecting the
provided CA-0000352 RJ-45 to 19-pin adapter cable
between the Netbook’s RJ-45 Ethernet external
network jack to either the 19-pin ‘J6 | COM1’
remote communications port on the standalone
SSPA, or the ‘J1’ receptacle on the 1:1 Redundant
Loop Cable Assembly.
Then, applicable for both Standalone and 1:1 Redundancy System applications, the LPODnet
permits you to access the SSPA Web Server (HTTP) Interface to monitor SSPA operations and
execute remote commands and queries,
The KT-0000203 LPODnet M&C Accessory Kit provides a computing device as the
operational medium for this interface (i.e., (CEFD P/N PP-0000134, Samsung NB-30
Plus Netbook Model No. NP-NB30-JP01US), Even so, the CA-0000352 adapter cable
provided in this kit is compatible for connecting the SSPA to any portable computing
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device that runs the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system (or Windows XP or earlier
operating systems) and the Microsoft Windows’ Internet Explorer 6.0 or later Web
browser (or equivalent), and is configured with Ethernet functionality and an available
RJ-45 Ethernet external network jack.
1.2
Samsung NB30 Plus – Key Operational Specifications Reference
Operating system
Microsoft Windows 7 SNPC OA for Samsung notebook products
Processor
Intel® ATOM™ Processor N450 (1.66 GHz, 667 MHz, 512 KB)
System Memory
1 GB (DDR2 / 1 GB x 1)
Display
10.1" WSVGA (1024 x 600) LCD, Non-Gloss, LED Back Light
I/O
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
10/100 LAN (RJ-45)
Integrated WiFi (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n)
3-in-1 Multi Card Slot (SD, SDHC, MMC)
3X USB 2.0 (1 chargeable)
VGA-out
DC-In
Headphone-out
Microphone-in
Internal Microphone
Power
6-Cell 5900mAh removable / rechargeable lithium-ion battery;
100-240V~400mA 50-60Hz LPS AC power adapter
Operating humidity range
0-90%
Miscellaneous compliance
standards
UL, CUL, NOM, CAS NRTL/C, FCC Class B Certified
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Using Memory Expansion Cards
The Samsung NB30 Plus Netbook’s CPU features a flash-memory controller that
ensures preconfigured and stored LPODnet settings are retained even if the
rechargeable 5900mAh lithium-ion battery gets low or fails completely.
Figure 1-1. SD/SDHC/MMC Memory Card Usage
(Not Included)
In addition to supporting USB 2.0-compatible flash drives, the Samsung NB30 Plus Netbook supports
Secure Digital, Secure Digital High-Capacity, and Multimedia Memory Cards (SD/SDHC/MMC) such as
the HP 512MB MINISD (shown as an example in Figure 1-1).
While not required for normal operation (and not provided by Comtech EF Data), such storage
devices provide the ability for you to transfer software programs (such as third party Telnet Client or
MIB/SNMP shareware) and stored SSPA operational information between portable devices, as
permissible under applicable Comtech EF Data Warranties or any applicable user License
Agreements.
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Chapter 2. SETUP
2.1
Getting Started
The items shown in Figure 2-1 and Figure 2-2 or Figure 2-3 depict what is minimally required to
use this operation manual:
CEFD LPODnet Accessory Kit P/N KT-0000203
Item
Qty
CEFD Part Number
Description
1
1
PP-0000134
Samsung NB30 Plus Netbook (Model NP-NB30-JP01US)
2
1
PP-0000138
USB Utility Flash Drive
3
1
CA-0000352
Ethernet Interface Cable Assembly
Figure 2-1. LPODnet Accessory Kit (CEFD P/N KT-0000203)
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LPOD PS 1.5
LPOD PS 2
Figure 2-2. Comtech EF Data’s LPOD Outdoor Amplifiers / Block Up Converters
(Sold separately)
SPOD PS 1
SPOD PS 1.5
SPOD PS 2
Figure 2-3. Comtech EF Data’s SPOD Outdoor Amplifiers
(Sold separately)
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Connecting the LPODnet to the SSPA Using the CA-0000352 Ethernet
Interface Cable
The Figure 2-4 diagram shows the connections for the CA-0000352 Ethernet Interface Cable. The
cable’s RJ-45 ends (labeled ‘J2’ and ‘J3’) connect either to the LPODnet Netbook or to a userprovided Ethernet switch or hub. The ‘P1’ 19-pin circular connector end connects to either the
SSPA’s ‘J6 | COM1’ port in standalone applications, or the 1:1 Redundant Loop Cable Assembly’s
‘J1’ receptacle in 1:1 redundancy applications.
Figure 2-4. CA-0000352 Cable Connections Diagram
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2.2.1 CA-0000352 RJ-45 Connectors
2.2.1.1
(1X) RJ-45 Connection for Standalone Applications
For standalone applications, the CA-0000352 Ethernet Interface Cable connects
directly between the SSPA and the LPODnet.
Figure 2-5. CA-0000352 RJ-45 Standalone Application Direct Connection
or standalone applications only – Follow these steps to directly connect the Ethernet Interface
Cable RJ-45 ‘J3’ connector to the LPODnet (Figure 2-5):
Step
1
Task
Press down the tab on the CA-000352 cable ‘J3’ RJ-45 plug, and then insert the plug into the LPODnet’s
RJ-45 Ethernet network jack.
Be sure to tie back (or otherwise segregate from inadvertent use) the
CA-0000352 RJ-45 connector labeled J2-UNIT 1 REDSYS ONLY.
2
2.2.1.2
The connection is complete when the tab ‘clicks’ into position inside the LPODnet ’s RJ-45 Ethernet
network jack.
(3X) RJ-45 Connections for 1:1 Redundancy Applications
Before proceeding further, you should first read the detailed information provided
in Appendix A. 1:1 REDUNDANCY in either the LPOD Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up
Converter (BUC) Installation and Operation Manual (CEFD P/N MN-LPOD) or the
SPOD Outdoor Amplifier Installation and Operation Manual (CEFD P/N
MN-SPODPSX).
Typical for any 1:1 Redundancy configuration, the ‘J2’ and ‘J3’ RJ-45 connectors are both
plugged into a user-provided Ethernet switch or hub. A user-provided Ethernet cable is then
connected from the Ethernet switch or hub to the LPODnet ’s RJ-45 Ethernet network jack.
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Figure 2-6. CA-0000352 RJ-45 1:1 Redundancy Application Connections
For 1:1 Redundancy applications only – Follow these steps to connect the Ethernet Interface
Cable RJ-45 ‘J2’ and ‘J3’ connectors (Figure 2-6):
Step
Task
1
Typical for each CA-0000352 RJ-45 connection (‘J2’ and ‘J3’): Press down the tab on the pertinent
RJ-45 plug, and then insert the plug into its corresponding jack in the user-provided Ethernet switch or
hub. The connection is complete when the tab ‘clicks’ into position inside the jack.
2
Connect the user-provided Ethernet switch or hub to the LPODnet Netbook with a user-provided Ethernet
cable. Typical for either end of the user cable, press down the tab on the cable RJ-45 plug, and then
insert one plug end into the switch or hub jack, and the other end into the LPODnet’s RJ-45 Ethernet
network jack. The connection is complete when the tab ‘clicks’ into position inside the jack.
2.2.2 CA-0000352 ‘P1’ 19-pin Circular Connector
Feature
Description
1
Primary Alignment features
2
Secondary Alignment features
3
Sleeve Lock features
Figure 2-7. CA-0000352 19-pin Circular Connector
The 19-pin circular connector, labeled ‘P1’ on the CA-000352 Ethernet Interface Cable, features
a keyed configuration. Figure 2-7 shows the mating relationship between the ‘P1’ connector and
the ‘J6 | COM1’ socket on the SSPA, or the ‘J1’ socket on the Redundant Loop Cable Assembly
(CEFD P/N CA-0020655 for Rx / Tx applications, or CA-0020657 for Tx-only applications). Follow
these steps to install the CA-0020526 Serial Interface Cable’s male 19-pin circular connector into
the SSPA’s ‘J6 | COM1’ port or the 1:1 Redundant Loop Cable’s ‘J1’ receptacle:
Step
Task
1
Engage the primary and secondary alignment tabs on the male connector with the mating cutouts on
the female socket.
2
Push the male connector into the female socket.
3
Turn the male connector sleeve clockwise until the sleeve lock cutouts engage fully with the female
socket tabs and you hear a “click” sound.
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For standalone configurations, the CA-0020526 Serial Interface Cable connects
directly between the CLC-10 and the SSPA.
Connect the CA-0020526 Serial Interface Cable’s 19-pin circular connector to the SSPA’s
‘J6|COM1’ port as per the steps described in Sect. Error! Reference source not found., and as
shown in Figure 2-8.
Figure 2-8. LPODnet to SSPA Connection – Standalone Applications
2.2.2.2
Circular Connector Connection for 1:1 Redundancy Applications
Before proceeding, you should review Appendix A. 1:1 REDUNDANCY in Comtech EF
Data’s LPOD Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter (BUC) Installation and
Operation Manual (CEFD P/N MN-LPOD) or the SPOD Outdoor Amplifier
Installation and Operation Manual (CEFD P/N MN-SPODPSX).
Figure 2-9. CA-0000352 Cable Connection for SSPA 1:1 Redundancy System
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Connect the CA-0000352 Ethernet Interface Cable’s ‘P1’ 19-pin circular connector to the
Redundant Loop Cable Assembly ‘J1’ receptacle as shown in Figure 2-9.
2.3
1:1 Redundancy Applications – Cabling Requirements
Figure 2-10 and Figure 2-11 show the SSPA 1:1 Redundancy System cabling requirements.
See Figure 2-9 for an example of the CA-0000352 ‘P1’ -to- Redundant Loop Cable Assembly User
M&C ‘J1’ connection.
2.4
Energizing the RF Equipment
If the waveguide is not terminated correctly, it transmits dangerous levels of
electromagnetic radiation. THIS CAN CAUSE INJURY. Before you energize or operate
any SSPA waveguide unit, make sure to correctly terminate the waveguide on the
‘J2 | RF OUT’ port.
The LPOD Outdoor Amplifiers / Block Up Converters (BUCs) and the SPOD Outdoor
Amplifiers do not have Power On/Off switches. Use the ’J3 | POWER IN’ connector
to energize the system.
Step
2.5
Task
1
Make sure the SSPA is connected correctly to the LPODnet as defined in Sect. 2.2.
2
Connect the applicable prime power source to the SSPA ‘J3 | POWER IN’ port.
3
Energize all components in the system.
LPODnet Operation
Chapter 3. ETHERNET-BASED M&C USING THE LPODnet
As accessed by the LPODnet , the SSPA’s 100BaseT/10BaseTx Ethernet Management Interface
supports three management protocols:
•
SNMP with public and private MIB
•
Telnet Client interface for remote product M&C
•
Web Server (HTTP) Interface for complete product management
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Figure 2-10. LPOD 1:1 Redundancy System Cabling Schematic
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Figure 2-11. SPOD 1:1 Redundancy System Cabling Schematic
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3.1
Important Disclaimer
The bulk of content in this chapter is taken directly from Chapter 4. ETHERNET-BASED REMOTE
PRODUCT MANAGEMENT in Comtech EF Data’s LPOD Outdoor Amplifier / Block Up Converter
(BUC) Installation and Operation Manual (CEFD P/N MN-LPOD). With few exceptions, this
content is also identical to the SPOD Outdoor Amplifier Installation and Operation Manual
(CEFD P/N MN-SPODPSX).
This manual assumes user familiarity with SSPA (LPOD or SPOD) operations. The information
provided in this chapter is intended only for quick reference purposes. You should refer
primarily to the latest revision of the pertinent SSPA manual (CEFD P/N MN-LPOD or
MN-SPODPSX) for the most current Web Server Pages available to the SSPA via Ethernet-based
remote product management.
3.2
Introduction
The SSPA’s Ethernet Management Interfaces are accessible when the unit is connected to the
LPODnet in either Standalone or 1:1 Redundancy operation.
As this manual assumes user familiarity with SSPA operations, you should also see the pertinent
detailed information provided in the pertinent SSPA manual (MN-LPOD or MN-SPODPSX) as
follows:
•
For detailed reference to the Remote Commands and Queries available to the SSPA via
Telnet Client, see CHAPTER 5. SERIAL-BASED REMOTE PRODUCT MANAGEMENT.
•
For detailed reference to the functionality afforded the individual Web pages depicted
in this chapter, see Sect. 4.5 Web Server (HTTP) Interface in Chapter 4. ETHERNETBASED REMOTE PRODUCT MANAGEMENT.
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SSPA Ethernet Management Interface Protocols
As accessed by the LPODnet, the SSPA’s 100BaseT/10BaseTx Ethernet Management Interface
supports three separately-operated management protocols:
3.4
•
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). This requires a user-supplied Network
Management System (NMS) and a user-supplied Management Information Base (MIB)
File Browser.
•
Telnet Interface. This requires use of the user PC’s Command-line interface, or a usersupplied terminal emulation program such as HyperTerminal.
•
SSPA Web Server (HTTP) Interface. This requires a compatible user-supplied web
browser such as Internet Explorer.
SSPA SNMP Interface
The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is an Internet-standard protocol for managing
devices on IP networks. An SNMP-managed network consists of three key components:
•
The managed device. This includes the SSPA.
•
The SNMP Agent. The software that runs on the SSPA. The SSPA SNMP Agent supports
both SNMPv1 and SNMPv2c.
•
The user-supplied Network Management System (NMS). The software that runs on the
manager.
3.4.1 SSPA Management Information Base (MIB) Files
An MIB file is used for SNMP remote management of a unique device, and consist of a tree of
nodes called Object Identifiers (OIDs). Each OID provides remote management of a particular
function. You should compile these MIB files in a user-supplied MIB Browser or SNMP Network
Monitoring System server.
The following MIB files are associated with the SSPA:
MIB File/Name
(where ‘x’ is
revision letter)
FW-0000291x.mib
ComtechEFData
Root MIB file
Description
ComtechEFData MIB file gives the root tree for ALL Comtech EF Data SSPA or SPOD
products (PS 1, PS 1.5, PS 2) and consists of only the following OID:
Name: comtechEFData
Type: MODULE-IDENTITY
OID: 1.3.6.1.4.1.6247
Full path: iso(1).org(3).dod(6).internet(1).private(4).enterprises(1).comtechEFData(6247)
Module: ComtechEFData
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MIB File/Name
(where ‘x’ is
revision letter)
Description
FW-0000289x.mib
SSPA MIB file
MIB file consists of all of the OID’s for management of the SSPA functions
FW-0000290x.mib
SSPA Traps MIB file
Trap MIB file is provided for SNMPv1 traps common for the SSPA.
3.4.2 SNMP Community Strings
In SNMP v1/v2c, the SNMP Community String is sent unencrypted in the SNMP
packets. The network administrator must take caution to ensure that SNMP packets
travel only over a secure and private network if security is a concern.
The SSPA uses Community Strings as a password scheme that provides authentication before
gaining access to the router agent’s MIBs. They are used to authenticate users and determine
access privileges to the SNMP agent.
Type the SNMP Community String into the user-supplied MIB Browser or Network Node
Management software.
Three Community Strings are defined for SNMP access:
•
Read Community
default = public
•
Write Community
default = private
•
Trap Community
default = comtech
For proper SNMP operation, the SSPA MIB files must be used with the associated
version of the SSPA M&C. Please see the “SSPA FW Release Notes” for information
on the required FW/SW compatibility.
3.4.3 SSPA SNMP Traps
The SSPA has the ability to send out SNMP traps when certain events occur in the unit. The SSPA
sends out traps when a fault occurs in the unit. A trap is sent both when a fault occurs and is
cleared.
The SNMP agent supports both “SNMPv1” and “v2c”. The “Traps” file only needs to be
compiled if “SNMPv1” traps are to be used.
You may configure which style of traps the SSPA sends by using the SSPASNMPTrapVersion OID.
The MIB2 v1traps / v2 notifications supported by the SSPA are as follows:
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5
MIB2 SNMPv2 notifications: Authentication Failure
1.3.6.1.6.3.1.1.5.5
For a list of the Faults v1 Traps / v2 Notifications supported by the SSPA, see Sect. 4.3.3 SNMP
Traps in Chapter 4. ETHERNET-BASED REMOTE PRODUCT MANAGEMENT in the pertinent SSPA
manual (CEFD P/N MN-LPOD or MN-SPODPSX).
3.5
SSPA Telnet Interface
The SSPA provides a Telnet interface for the purpose of equipment M&C via the standard
Remote Control protocol.
Tera Term, a freeware Telnet Client, is provided on the USB Flash Drive (CEFD P/N PP-0000138)
that is included with the CEFD LPODnet Accessory Kit (CEFD P/N KT-0000203); otherwise, a
preferred, user-provided interface may be installed onto the LPODnet.
The Telnet interface requires user login at the Administrator level and Read/Write level. An
example of the login process is shown here:
Once logged into the Telnet interface as the Administrator, you can access the standard remote
control interface defined in Chapter 5. SERIAL-BASED REMOTE PRODUCT MANAGEMENT, in the
pertinent SSPA manual (CEFD P/N MN-LPOD or MN-SPODPSX).
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3.5.1 Basic Remote Control Protocol via the Telnet Interface
Whether in EIA-232 or EIA-485 mode, all remote control data is transmitted as asynchronous
serial characters, suitable for transmission and reception by a UART. The character format
should be 8N1 (8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit). The baud rate may vary between 2400 and
38400 baud.
All data is transmitted in framed packets. The Controller that is in charge of the process of
monitor and control when using the LPODnet is assumed to be the Telnet Client interface. The
Controller is the only device that is permitted to initiate, at will, the transmission of data.
Targets are only permitted to transmit when they have been specifically instructed to do so by
the Controller.
All bytes within a packet are printable ASCII characters, less than ASCII code 127. In this context,
the Carriage Return and Line Feed characters are considered printable.
All messages from Controller-to-Target require a response – with one exception. This will be
either to return data that has been requested by the Controller, or to acknowledge reception of
an instruction to change the configuration of the Target. The exception to this is when the
Controller broadcasts a message (such as Set time/date) using Address 0, when the Target is set
to EIA-485 mode.
3.5.1.1
Packet Structure
Start of Packet
<
ASCII code 60
(1 character)
Target
Address
0-9
ASCII codes 4857
Address
Delimiter
/
ASCII code 47
(4 characters)
(1 character)
Controller-to-Target
Instruction
Code Qualifier
Code
A-Z, a-z
= or ?
ASCII codes 65ASCII codes
90, 97-122
61 or 63
(3 characters)
(1 character)
Optional
Arguments
End of Packet
Carriage Return
ASCII code 13
(n characters)
(1 character)
Optional
Arguments
End of Packet
Example: <0412/MUT=1{CR}
Start of Packet
Target
Address
>
ASCII code 62
0-9
ASCII codes 4857
(1 character)
(4 characters)
Address
Delimiter
/
ASCII code 47
(1 character)
Target-to-Controller
Instruction
Code Qualifier
Code
=, ?, !, or *
A-Z, a-z
ASCII
codes
ASCII codes 6561,63,33 or 42
90, 97-122
(3 characters)
(1 character)
(From 0 to n
characters)
Example: >0412/MUT=1{CR}{LF}
3.5.1.1.1
Start of Packet
 Controller-to-Target: This is the less-than character '<' (ASCII code 60).
 Target-to-Controller: This is the greater-than character '>' (ASCII code 62).
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Line Feed
ASCII codes
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Because this is used to provide a reliable indication of the start of packet, these two characters
may not appear anywhere else within the body of the message.
3.5.1.1.2
Target Address
Up to 9,999 devices can be uniquely addressed. In EIA-232 applications this value is set to 0. In
EIA-485 applications, the permissible range of values is 1 to 9999.
The Controller sends a packet with the address of a Target – the destination of the
packet. When the Target responds, the address used is the same address, to indicate
to the Controller the source of the packet. The Controller does not have its own
address.
3.5.1.1.3
Address Delimiter
This is the forward slash character ' / ' (ASCII code 47).
3.5.1.1.4
Instruction Code
This is a three-character alphabetic sequence that identifies the subject of the message.
Wherever possible, the instruction codes have been named to have some significance.
For example: GAC for Global Amplifier Configuration; IPA for IP Address, etc. This aids in the
readability of the message, should it be displayed in its raw ASCII form. Both upper case and
lower case alphabetic characters may be used (A-Z and a-z, ASCII codes 65-90 and 97-122).
3.5.1.1.5
Instruction Code Qualifier
This single character further qualifies the preceding instruction code. Code Qualifiers obey the
following rules:
1. From Controller-to-Target, the only permitted characters are:
=
(ASCII code 61
This character is used as the assignment operator, and is used to indicate that the
parameter defined by the preceding byte should be set to the value of the argument(s)
that follow it. For example: In a message from Controller-to-Target, MUT=1 would mean
‘enable the Mute function’.
?
(ASCII code 63)
This character is used as the query operator, and is used to indicate that the Target
should return the current value of the parameter defined by the preceding byte. For
example: In a message from Controller-to-Target, SWR? would mean ‘returns the value
of the internal software revision installed in the unit’.
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2. From Target-to-Controller, the only permitted characters are:
This character is used in two ways:
(ASCII code 61)
First, if the Controller has sent a query code to a Target (for example: MUT?, meaning
‘is the Mute enabled or disabled?’), the Target would respond with MUT=x, where x
represents the state in question: 1 being ‘enable’ and 0 being ‘disable’.
Second, if the Controller sends an instruction to set a parameter to a particular value,
and if the value sent in the argument is valid, then the Target will acknowledge the
message by replying with MUT= (with no message arguments).
?
(ASCII code 63)
This character is only used if the Controller sends an instruction to set a parameter to a
particular value, then, if the value sent in the argument is not valid, the Target will
acknowledge the message by replying, for example, with MUT? (with no message
arguments). This indicates that there was an error in the message sent by the Controller.
!
(ASCII code 33)
This character is only used if the Controller sends an instruction code which the Target
does not recognize, the Target will acknowledge the message by echoing the invalid
instruction, followed by the ! character. Example: XYZ!
*
(ASCII code 42)
This character is only used if the Controller sends an instruction to set a parameter to a
particular value, then, if the value sent in the argument is valid, BUT the Target is in the
wrong mode (e.g., standby mode in redundancy configuration) and will not permit that
particular parameter to be changed at that time, the Target will acknowledge the
message by replying, for example, with MUT* (with no message arguments).
#
(ASCII code 35)
This character is only used if the Controller sends an instruction code which the Target
cannot currently perform because of hardware resource issues, then the Target will
acknowledge the message by echoing the invalid instruction, followed by the #
character. This response can only occur if the operator sends two or more ‘hardware
configuration’ type commands without allowing adequate time between commands for
the hardware to be configured. For example, if the operator issued commands to change
both the frequency and the attenuation with less than 100 milliseconds between
commands, and if this response is returned, then the command has not been accepted
and the operator must resend the command.
3.5.1.1.6
Optional Message Arguments
Arguments are not required for all messages. Arguments are ASCII codes for any printable
character.
3.5.1.1.7
End of Packet
 Controller-to-Target: This is the 'Carriage Return' character (ASCII code 13).
 Target-to-Controller: This is the two-character sequence 'Carriage Return' (ASCII code 13)
and 'Line Feed' (ASCII code 10).
Both indicate the valid termination of a packet.
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Summary of Remote Control Commands and Queries
Table 3-1 on the next page summarizes the remote commands and queries available for the
SSPA. Full explanations of functionality are provided in Chapter 5. SERIAL-BASED REMOTE
PRODUCT MANAGEMENT in the pertinent SSPA manual (CEFD P/N MN-LPOD or MN-SPODPSX).
•
Column ‘C’ = Command.
•
Column ‘Q’ = Query.
•
Columns marked ‘X’ designate that instruction code as Command only, Query only, or
Command/Query.
•
Where an Instruction Code is noted XXXE this denotes a command/query designated as
End-of-Life (EOL). While these commands are fully supported in this product it is highly
recommended that the equivalent new commands are used for new implementations.
•
Where an Instruction Code is noted XXXO this denotes a command/query that is
available only when a reference oscillator is installed.
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Table 3-1. Summary of Available SSPA Remote Commands and Queries
CODE
C
Q
DESCRIPTION (Parameter Type)
AFR
X
X
Auto Fault Recovery
RCS
AMP
X
X
RF Power Amplifier state
RED
AOF
X
X
Attenuation Offset
REF
ATT
X
X
Attenuation
X
AUX
X
CAAE
X
CAE
X
CODE
Q
DESCRIPTION (Parameter Type)
X
Retrieve Configuration Status
X
X
Redundancy online status
X
X
Reference Oscillator Tuning
RETE
X
Retrieve Equipment Type
Auxiliary Mute Enable
RFS
X
RF Power FET Current Status
Clear All Stored Alarms
RMS
X
Retrieve Maintenance Status
Clear All Stored Events
RNE
X
Retrieve Next 5 Unread Stored Events
Concise Alarm Status
RNS
X
Retrieve Next 5 Unread Stored Statistics
X
Retrieve Serial Number
X
Retrieve Utility Status
CAS
X
CCS
X
Concise Configuration Status
RSNE
CFS
X
Concise RF Power FET Current Status
RUS
C
CID
X
X
Circuit Identification
SBR
X
X
Remote Baud Rate
CLC
X
X
Calibrate LNB Current
SBT
X
X
Switch Bias Tee
X
Concise Maintenance Status
SFA
X
X
Set FSK Address
CMS
CSL
X
CUSE
Clear Statistics Log
SFSE
X
Summary Fault Status
X
Concise Utility Status
SNA
X
X
SNMP Trap Authentication
CWE
X
X
LNB Current Window Enable
SNM
X
X
SNMP Enable
DATE
X
X
Set RTC (Real-Time-Clock) Date
SNO
X
X
Serial Number
DAY
X
X
Set RTC (Real-Time-Clock) Date
SPA
X
X
Remote Address
ESA
X
X
Enable Statistics Averaging
SRC
X
X
SNMP Read Community
ESL
X
X
Enable Statistics Logging
SSC
X
X
SNMP System Contact
ESW
X
X
Enable Redundancy Switch Mode
SSI
X
X
Set Statistics Interval
X
Retrieve Firmware Number
SSL
X
X
SNMP System Location
X
Global Amplifier Configuration
SSN
X
X
SNMP Unit Name
Initialize Events Pointer
STA
X
X
SNMP Trap Destination – IP Address 1
FRW
GAC
X
IEP
X
IMG
X
X
Software Image
STB
X
X
SNMP Trap Destination – IP Address 2
IPA
X
X
IP Address
STV
X
X
SNMP Trap Version
IPG
X
X
IP Gateway Address
SWC
X
X
SNMP Write Community
X
Retrieve Software Revision
X
Set RTC Time
ISP
X
Initialize Statistics Pointer
SWR
LCS
X
X
LNB Current Source
TIM
LCW
X
X
LNB Current Window
TMP
X
Temperature
X
Retrieve Next 5 Unread Stored Alarms
TNAE
X
Retrieve Number of Unread Stored Alarms
LNAE
X
LPT
X
X
Low Power Forward Threshold
TNE
X
Retrieve Number of Unread Stored Events
LRS
X
X
Local/Remote State
TPE
X
X
Time Protocol Enable
X
Unit MAC address
TPS
X
X
Time Protocol Server
X
Unit Alarm Mask
X
Terminal Status Change
X
Maximum Operating Point
X
External Reference Mute
X
Mute State
X
Number of Unread Stored Events
MAC
MSK
X
MOP
MUT
X
NUE
X
Number of Unread Stored Statistics
OFM
X
X
Offline Mute
ONL
X
X
Online Status
PNM
X
Part NuMber
RAS
X
Retrieve Alarm Status
NUS
RBT
X
TSC
XRMO
Reboot
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SSPA Web Server (HTTP) Interface
A user‐supplied web browser allows the full monitor and control (M&C) of the SSPA from its
Web Server Interface. This embedded web application is designed for, and works best with,
Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Version 6.0 or higher (the examples shown use Internet Explorer
Version 7.0).
As this manual assumes user familiarity with SSPA operations, you should also refer to the
pertinent detailed information as provided in the pertinent SSPA manual (CEFD P/N MN-LPOD or
MN-SPODPSX):
•
For detailed information about the functionality of the individual Web pages depicted in
this chapter, see Sect. 4.5 Web Server (HTTP) Interface in Chapter 4. ETHERNET-BASED
REMOTE PRODUCT MANAGEMENT.
•
For explicit information about the Remote Commands and Queries emulated by the
SSPA Web Server (HTTP) Interface, see Chapter 5. SERIAL-BASED REMOTE PRODUCT
MANAGEMENT.
3.6.1 Enabling the SSPA Web Server Interface
To enable the Web Server Interface in the SSPA using only a 100BaseTx remote interface:
1. Open the user-installed Telnet Client and connect to the SSPA using the default IP address of
192.168.1.4.
2. Enter the Telnet
username and
password (the default
for both is comtech):
3. Set the remote access
parameter to accept
Ethernet remote
control using the LRS
command.
LRS=3, the default
remote command,
provides Serial +
Ethernet control.
Remote command
LRS=2 provides
Ethernet control only.
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1. Each unit on the network must have its own unique IP address before it is
connected to an existing network. The IP address may need to be changed
to something other than the factory default setting by using the command
IPA=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx.yy, where: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is a valid IP address on the
network where the unit will be installed, and yy is the range (typically, yy =
24).
2. Changing the IPA value requires you to cycle power on the unit, and then
start a new Telnet session using the new IP address.
3. See Chapter 5. SERIAL-BASED REMOTE PRODUCT MANAGEMENT in the
pertinent SSPA manual (CEFD P/N MN-LPOD or MN-SPODPSX) for more
information on the LRS and IPA commands.
3.6.2 Accessing the SSPA Web Server Interface
1. From the LPODnet, open a Web browser and type http://192.168.1.4 (the default IP
address for the SSPA) into the Address area of the browser:
2. The Login window appears and you are prompted to type a User Name and Password:
Default User Name – comtech
Default Password – comtech
Type the User Name and Password, then click [OK].
3. Once the valid IP address and login
information has been entered, the
SSPA Web Server (HTTP) Interface
“Splash” page is displayed:
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3.6.3 Web Server Interface – Operational Features
3.6.3.1
Menu Tree
This menu tree diagram lists the features available through the SSPA Web Server Interface (except
where noted ** for LPOD operations only). This interface features four navigation tabs (shown in
blue). The nested page hyperlinks (grey) provide access to individual Web pages.
Home
Admin
Config
Status
Home
Access
Amplifier
Summary
Contact
SNMP
LNB**
Status
Utility
FETs
Redundancy
Events
Support
Statistics
Trending Graphs
3.6.3.2
Page Navigation
The Web Server Interface features four navigation tabs located at the
top of each page. After you click a navigation tab, you may click an
available page hyperlink.
This manual uses a naming format for all web pages to indicate to you the navigation needed to
view the referenced page: “Navigation Tab | Page Hyperlink.”
For example, interpret “Home | Support” to mean, “first click the ‘Home’ navigation tab, and
then click the ‘Support’ page hyperlink.”
3.6.3.3
Page Sections
Each page features one or more sections. The title at the upper-left
corner of each page or page section describes its operational features.
Each section can feature editable fields, action buttons, and read-only
displays for a specific function.
This manual explains the purpose and operation for each Web page on a per-page, per-section
basis.
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Action Buttons
Action buttons are important in the SSPA Web Server Interface. Click an
action button to do one of these tasks:
•
Refresh the page with current data.
•
Reset changed parameters to remove unsaved changes.
•
Submit (permanently save) changes.
If you edit a field, make sure to click the action button before you leave the page.
If you go to another page without first clicking the action button, your changes are
not saved.
3.6.3.5
Drop-down Lists
A drop-down list lets you choose from a list of selections. Left-click the
drop-down button to open the list. Then, left-click on an item to select that
choice.
3.6.3.6
Text or Data Entry
Text boxes let you type data into a field. An action button may be
associated with a single text box, or a group of text boxes.
For any text box, left-click anywhere inside the box, type the desired information into that field,
and be sure to press [ENTER] when done.
Click the related action button to save the data.
If you edit any field, make sure to click the action button before you leave the
page. If you go to another page without first clicking the action button, your
changes are not saved.
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3.6.4 Web Server Interface – Web Page Descriptions
The Web Server Interface pages, as depicted in the figures featured through the
end of this chapter, show operational examples from the LPOD Web Server
Interface. The appearance of these pages will vary from your actual implemented
network. These figures are provided for reference purposes only.
3.6.4.1
Home Pages
Click the Home tab, and then click the Home, Contact, or Support hyperlink to continue.
3.6.4.1.1
Home | Home
Use this page to identify the SSPA Web Server Interface, the specific product, and its assigned
serial number. Click the Home tab and/or the nested Home hyperlink to return to this page from
anywhere in the Web Server Interface.
Figure 3-1. SSPA Home | Home Page
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Home | Contact
Use this page to see the contact information (phone, fax, or Web/e-mail hyperlinks) for
Comtech EF Data Sales or Customer Support.
Figure 3-2. Home | Contact Page
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Home | Support
For this page to operate correctly, the Administrator must define the SMTP server,
domain name, and destination on the Admin | Access page (see Sect.3.6.4.2.1).
This page uses SMTP (Simple Mail Transport Protocol) to compose and send an e-mail message
to Comtech EF Customer Support (techsupport@comtechefdata.com). Use this communications
portal for questions about or problems with the unit.
Figure 3-3. Home | Support Page
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Admin Pages
The Admin pages are available only to users who have logged in using the
Administrator Name and Password.
Click the Admin tab, and then select the Access or SNMP hyperlink to continue.
3.6.4.2.1
Admin | Access
The Administrator must use this page to manage the Web Server Interface user access settings.
Figure 3-4. Admin | Access Page
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Admin | SNMP
The Administrator must use this page to manage the SSPA SNMP (Simple Network Management
Protocol) settings.
Figure 3-5. Admin | SNMP Page
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Config Pages
Click the Config tab, and then click the Amplifier, LNB (LPOD only), Utility, or Redundancy
hyperlink to continue.
3.6.4.3.1
Config | Amplifier
Use this page to configure the communications, operations, and alarms/faults handling for the
amplifier.
Figure 3-6. Config | Amplifier Page
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Config | LNB (LPOD Only)
The ‘Config | LNB’ page is not applicable to SPOD operations.
Use this page to configure the LPOD’s Low-Noise Block Downconverter parameters, and display
the LNB status for L-Band operation.
Figure 3-7. Config | LNB Page
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Config | Utility
Use this page to configure SSPA operating parameters.
Figure 3-8. Config | Utility Page
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Config | Redundancy
See Appendix A. 1:1 REDUNDANCY in the pertinent SSPA manual (CEFD P/N
MN-LPOD or MN-SPODPSX) for more information about 1:1 redundant
operations.
Use this page to configure the SSPA’s Redundancy Switch Mode.
Figure 3-9. Config | Redundancy Page
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Status Pages
Use these pages to access to event logging, operational statistics, status, FET windows, and
operational trending graphs.
Click the Status tab, and then click the Summary, Status, FETs, Events, Statistics, or Trending
Graphs hyperlink to continue.
3.6.4.4.1
Status | Summary
Use this read-only page to view pertinent condensed information about the SSPA unit and its
current operating state.
Figure 3-10. Status | Summary Page
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Status | Status
Use this read-only page to review all pertinent information about the SSPA.
Unlike the remaining pages available through this interface that refresh/update
only when manually selected, the ‘Status | Status’ page updates automatically
once every 10 seconds. Even with this automatic refresh function, you may click
[Refresh] to update the operational status parameters found on this page.
Figure 3-11. Status | Status page
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Status | FETs
Use this read-only page to monitor the current operating status of the SSPA’s Q01 through Q09
RF Power Field Effect Transistors (FETs) that are installed in the RF amplifier.
Figure 3-12. Status | FETs page
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Status | Events
Use this page to view with all pertinent information about stored events, and to define the
alarm parameters that determine how ongoing SSPA operations shall trigger events and alarms.
Figure 3-13. Status | Events Page
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Status | Statistics
Use this page to review all unread (stored) statistics, and to configure how the SSPA handles and
displays statistics.
Figure 3-14. Status | Statistics page
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Status | Graphs
This scrollable page features a universal page controls bar plus seven trending and operations
graphs that provide statistics for the following parameters:
• Temperature
• Power
• LNB Current
• Amplifier Status
• Mute Status
• Online Status
• Minimum Fan Speed
Figure 3-15. Status | Graphs Page
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METRIC CONVERSIONS
Units of Length
Unit
Millimeter
Centimeter
Inch
Foot
Yard
Meter
Kilometer
Mile
1 millimeter
1
0.1
0.0394
0.0033
0.0011
0.001
1 x 10-6
6.214 x 10-7
1 centimeter
10
1
0.3937
0.0328
0.0109
0.01
1 x 10-5
6.214 x 10-6
1 inch
25.4
2.54
1
0.0833
0.0278
0.0254
2.54 x 10-5
1.578 x 10-5
1 foot
304.8
30.48
12
1
0.3333
0.3048
3.048 x 10-4
1.894 x 10-4
1 yard
914.4
91.44
36
3
1
0.9144
9.144 x 10-4
5.682 x 10-4
1 meter
1000
100
39.37
3.2808
1.0936
1
0.001
6.214 x 10-4
1 kilometer
1 x 106
1 x 105
3.938 x 104
3.281
1093
1000
1
0.6214
1 mile
1.609 x 106
1.609 x 105
6.336 x 104
5280
1760
1609
1.609
1
Temperature Conversions
Temperature
° Fahrenheit
° Centigrade
Formulas
Water freezes
32
0
° C = (F - 32) * 0.555
Water boils
212
100
° F = (C * 1.8) + 32
Absolute zero
-459.69
-273.16
Units of Weight
Unit
Gram
Ounce
Avoirdupois
Ounce
Troy
Pound
Avoirdupois
Pound
Troy
Kilogram
1 gram
—
0.03527
0.03215
0.002205
0.002679
0.001
1 oz. avoir.
28.35
—
0.9115
0.0625
0.07595
0.02835
1 oz. troy
31.10
1.097
—
0.06857
0.08333
0.03110
1 lb. avoir.
453.6
16.0
14.58
—
1.215
0.4536
1 lb. Troy
373.2
13.17
12.0
0.8229
—
0.3732
1 kilogram
1.0 x 103
35.27
32.15
2.205
2.679
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