Ericsson RX8000 Series Specifications

RLS &
WNE CLIENT V.5.0
RX8200 CONFIGURATION GUIDE
Date of issue: 06 September 2011y 2012
WNE v.5.0
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Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 Introduction
5
1.1
Front Panel Controls
5
1.2
Front Panel LEDs
5
2 Receiver Installation and Connection
6
2.1
Replacing An Existing EMR Satellite Receiver
6
2.2
RF Connection
6
2.3
IP Data Connection
6
2.4
Management Connection
7
3 Global Satellite Coverage
8
3.1
Satellite Parameters
8
3.2
Using the Receiver Front Panel Menu System
9
3.3
Configuration Of RX8200 on RLS – Front Panel Control
3.3.1.
Default IP Address – Front Panel Control
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3.4
Configuration of Network Access
10
3.5
Configuration Of RX8200 on RLS – Browser Interface
10
3.6
Setting Up the Satellite Receiver on WNE
13
3.7
Changing the IP Output IP Address
14
3.8
Recording the MAC Address
15
3.9
Recording the Unique Hardware ID
16
3.10
Saving a Configuration File
17
3.11
Restoring A Configuration File
18
3.12
Reset to Factory Defaults
19
4 Troubleshooting
20
4.1
Unable to lock to the WNE signal
20
4.2
Not getting IP Data from WNE
20
5 FAQs
21
5.1
Does the RX8200 receiver work with the older WNE PCs?
21
5.2
What type of LNB should be used on a satellite dish for receiving WNE?
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Appendix 1
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1.1
MAC Address Change – Replacing an EMR receiver with an RX8200.
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1.2
ICA Contacts
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Appendix 2
2.1
Checking Existing EMR MAC Address
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Appendix 3 RX8200 Technical Specifications
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Table of Contents
3.1
Physical & Power
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3.2
Control
iii
3.3
Satellite Input Options
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3.4
Video Decoding Options
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3.5
Video Output Options
iii
3.6
IP Input Options
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3.7
IP High Speed Data
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3.8
Glossary of Abbreviations
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Introduction
1 INTRODUCTION
The RX8200 Receiver is a component of the MPEG-4 AVC/ MPEG-2/DVB compliant range of Ericsson equipment
designed for use by broadcasters and distributors of video, audio and data Services over satellite.
The Satellite Receiver interfaces directly to a Low-Noise Block (LNB) on a satellite dish and takes an intermediate
frequency (IF) input in the band 950 - 2150 MHz (L-band). The unit can provide dc power and polarisation
switching to the LNB.
The receiver can be tuned to a Reuters satellite channel frequency and polarisation. The input is down-converted
via an LNB to provide an L-band input to the Receiver. The received Reuters satellite channel contains two
services within the Receiver’s demultiplexer. These are configured to select a single video Service (Reuters Live
Service) and other audio/data (World News Express) components and present them at the receiver output(s).
In short, this receiver processes both RLS and WNE content for Reuters Broadcasting clients.
1.1
FRONT PANEL CONTROLS
The physical interface for the Front Panel consists of an alphanumeric LCD display, pushbuttons, and a status LED
that can used to set-up and monitor the unit. User input is via six pushbuttons comprising four cursor pushbuttons:
Left, Right, Up, and Down; and two edit control pushbuttons: Edit and Save.
Each pushbutton has an integral green LED except Save, which has an integral red LED. When lit these LEDs
indicate to the User which pushbutton is currently active.
1.2
FRONT PANEL LEDS
Receiver status as follows:
A red status LED is used to indicate an RX8200 Receiver fault condition, e.g. a missing or faulty input signal. It
should be off for correct operation, although it may be lit briefly during power up.
An orange status LED is used to indicate that the RX8000 Receiver is locked to a Transport Stream, but also
indicates incorrect conditions or incorrect system functioning.
A green status LED is used to indicate that the RX8000 Receiver is locked to a Transport Stream and also
indicates correct conditions and correct system functioning.
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Receiver Installation and Connection
2 RECEIVER INSTALLATION AND CONNECTION
Mount the RX8200 in a 19-inch standard rack in an MCR or CER that has an RF satellite feed to Reuters
RLS/WNE.
2.1
REPLACING AN EXISTING EMR SATELLITE RECEIVER
There will be many instances where the RX8200 unit is being installed on a client site to replace an existing EMR
satellite receiver. In such cases it is very important to note the following:
2.2

There will be a change between MAC addresses on each receiver model which will interrupt the decryption
of video across WNE.

This process should be managed in conjunction with the ICA Team in London. See Appendix 1 at the end
of this guide for help.

There is a separate management interface required for the RX8200 receiver. (On the EMR receiver, both
WNE data and receiver management are controlled over one ethernet connection).

There may be more than 1 WNE PC/Server connected to an existing EMR receiver.
RF CONNECTION
Connect an RF coaxial cable that’s carrying the Reuters RLS/WNE signal to RF In 1 on the rear of the RX8200.
This may be the existing RF cable that is connected on the rear of an existing EMR receiver. See Figure 3 of an
EMR.
Figure 1. RF Connection on RX8200.
2.3
IP DATA CONNECTION
Connect NIC 2 on the WNE server (labelled Gb 2 on a Dell Server) to the RX8200 (labelled IP Out 2) using an
ethernet cable. This connection is for carrying WNE data only. This connection tends to be the on board NIC of a
WNE PC as shown in Figure 3.
Figure 2. IP Output No 2 on RX8200 & WNE NIC Connection on a Dell Server.
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Figure 3. Existing EMR Receiver and On Board NIC Connection – M51, M52 & M58
2.4
MANAGEMENT CONNECTION
Default IP Address - 192.168.4.4
Connect a second network cable to the management port (labelled CONTROL 2) on the RX8200 unit and connect
this cable to the clients network. The IP address for this port can be set from the front panel of the receiver. It is
through this interface that the RX8200 Browser page can be accessed for editing and configuring all receiver
management functions.
Figure 4. Management Control Port-RX8200
nd
Alternatively, connect the management output from the RX8200 to the 2 NIC on a WNE PC or Dell Server for
local configuration as outlined graphically in Figures 7 and 8 later in this document.
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Global Satellite Coverage
3 GLOBAL SATELLITE COVERAGE
3.1
SATELLITE PARAMETERS
Global satellite coverage for the WNE and RLS services are transmitted via the regional satellite providers listed
below. You must ensure that your satellite dish is actually positioned to point to the relevant location.
The frequency of the LNB used in your installed satellite dish will also be required during the configurations that
follow in this document.
North America
Central America
South America
Satellite
Satmex 6
Satmex 6
Satmex 6
Video Standard
525 - NTSC
525 - NTSC
525 - NTSC
Position
113° West
113° West
113° West
Transponder
15K
15K
15K
D/L Frequency
11992.65 MHz
(Ku-Band)
11992.65 MHz
(Ku-Band)
11992.65 MHz
(Ku-Band)
Symbol Rate
10.8 MS/s
10.8 MS/s
10.8 MS/s
FEC
½
1/2
1/2
Polarization
Horizontal
Horizontal
Horizontal
Figure 5 Satellite coverage for North, Central and South America
Europe
MEA
Asia
Satellite
SES-4
Amos 5
Asiasat 5
Video Standard
625 – PAL
625 - PAL
625 – PAL**
Position
22° West
17.0° East
100.5° East
Transponder
1
5
C9H
D/L Frequency
10.9857 MHz
(Ku-Band)
4119 MHz
(C-Band)
3960 MHz
(C-Band)
Symbol Rate
7.2 MS/s
7.2 MS/s
27.5 MS/s
FEC
¾
3/4
3/4
Polarization
Horizontal
RH Circular
Horizontal
Figure 6 Satellite coverage for Europe, MEA and Asia
* Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay use a PAL-N variation but receive via satellite a 525 NTSC signal.
** Some countries in Asia like Japan, China, South Korea Philippines and some Pacific Island Nations use NTSC.
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Configuring the RX8200
The most efficient way to configure an RX8200 is via its web-based management interface. It is also possible to
configure most of the receiver functionality through the front panel menu control buttons.
3.2
USING THE RECEIVER FRONT PANEL MENU SYSTEM

The four arrow pushbuttons are used to navigate through the receiver menu system. Each arrow pushbutton
backlight is illuminated when a further menu can be reached by pressing that pushbutton.

The edit and save pushbuttons are used to modify User Settings within the menu system. The edit pushbutton
backlight is illuminated when the current menu contains a User modifiable setting. To modify a User Setting
within a menu, press the edit pushbutton and then use the up and down pushbuttons to change the User
Setting. During this edit operation, both the edit and save pushbutton backlights will be illuminated. If a menu
contains more than one modifiable User Setting then the left and right pushbuttons are used to select which
User Setting will be edited. When a User Setting has been modified, the save pushbutton should be pressed to
confirm and action this new User Setting.

Configure the IP addresses of this receiver for access to the Management and IP Data network interfaces.
Once the management IP address has been configured to the desired address, the remainder of this receiver
configuration can be done through its Internet browser page.
CONFIGURATION OF RX8200 ON RLS – FRONT PANEL CONTROL
3.3

Go to Menu 3.2 and select RF INPUT 1. The Receiver can take its signals from four sources. Set-up source 1.

Scroll to Menu 3.2.2.1. Enter the LNB FREQUENCY then press Save. This sets up the LNB frequency for the
selected Source in MHz.

Scroll to Menu 3.2.2.2. Enter the SATELLITE FREQUENCY then press Save. This sets up the Satellite
frequency for the selected Source in MHz.

Scroll to Menu 3.2.2.3. Enter the SYMBOL RATE then press Save. Sets the symbol rate for the selected
Source in Msymbol/s.

Scroll to Menu 3.2.2.4. Enter the DVB Modulation Standard then press Save. This sets up the DVB modulation
Standard (DVB-S or DVB-S2). FEC detection is automatic. Currently, this is DVB-S for RLS.

Scroll to Menu 3.2.2.7. Enter the SEARCH RANGE then press Save. This sets up the centre frequency
Search Range for the selected Source in kHz. Set this value to 5000kHz.

Scroll to Menu 3.2.2.10. Enter the LNB POWER as either On or Off and then press Save.
3.3.1.
DEFAULT IP ADDRESS – FRONT PANEL CONTROL
The default IP addresses for the Management Control and the IP Output for WNE content can be configured from the front
panel.
Management Control 2 – Menu 1.1.3
As per Figure 7, this IP address should be set as per the client site requirements.
IP Out 2 and MAC Address – Menu 6.5.2 and 6.5.3
This value should be set as 172.16.2.2. Gateway address can remain as per the default setting.
**Note down the MAC address of this IP Output for the ICA Team in London.
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Global Satellite Coverage
3.4
CONFIGURATION OF NETWORK ACCESS
Access to the RX8200 should be configured on a client site as shown in the Figure 7 below. The management
address of the RX receiver and the second WNE Server IP address should be on the same network as the clients’
local area network (LAN).
.1
WNE Data
172.16.2.x
Management
.10
Client Network
.10
Client LAN 192.168.0.x
.2
Figure 7. Recommended Network Configuration Setup-Example IP Address
If a client network is not available at the time of installation then the configuration of these machines can be setup
as follows. Either using a CTS laptop on the client site or directly to the Dell Server or WNE PC if necessary.
Figure 8. No Client Network Setup
3.5
CONFIGURATION OF RX8200 ON RLS – BROWSER INTERFACE
Access the RX receiver from a browser interface. Depending upon the configuration option chosen above, this
could be done from a browser on the WNE Server or from another PC on the client network. Type the IP address
assigned to the Management interface of the RX unit into an Internet Browser page.
In this example http://192.168.0.2 has been used. Provided that the network is correctly configured, the following
status page will be displayed.
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Figure 9 Home Status Page
Alarm messages will be displayed on this Status page until all RLS and WNE configurations have been completed.
Select the Input tab, then select Input Source and Primary Input as SAT and select Apply Changes to store this
configuration.
Figure 10. Satellite Input
Select the Satellite Input tab at the bottom of the browser page.You will now see a list of the L-band inputs. The RF
signal from the satellite dish should be connected to Input 1 as shown in Figure 1.
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Figure 11 Satellite Input Screen
Configure the satellite input parameters for the client site. Please use the Global Satellite Coverage options in this
document to determine the local settings required for your client region. Ask a client engineering representative for
the frequency details of the LNB connected to their in-house satellite dish.
Figure 12 L-band Input 1 Configuration
When all the configuration parameters have been entered click on the Apply Changes tab to ensure the settings
are saved.
The RX8220 receiver should now be tuned into the RLS service and the Front Panel LED of the RX8200 should
have changed to an Orange colour.
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3.6
SETTING UP THE SATELLITE RECEIVER ON WNE
Two multicast addresses exist to distinguish between PAL/625 and NTSC/525 on Reuters WNE (i.e.), each
broadcast stream exists on a separate multicast address.
These addresses are provided below:
Standard
IP Address
MAC Address
Hexadecimal
525
224.14.14.14
01:00:5E:0E:0E:0E
625
224.14.14.15
01:00:5E:0E:0E:0F
Figure 13. Multicast Addresses on WNE
To configure the transmission standard specific to your region, navigate to the Decode tab of the RX receiver
browser page.
Figure 14. Configuring Multicast MAC Address and PID
Within the Audio 2 section, make sure to manually select PID 3552.
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Within the MPE section, make sure the following information is included:
3.7

PID: – From the drop down tab, the PID 3550 – USER should be available once the receiver is tuned into
RLS. If not then a 0 – USER PID will be displayed which can also be selected.

Filter MAC: - Enter the MAC address as shown in Figure 13 above for your client region.

User PID: - 3550

MPE Enable: - Select this box.

Also ensure that the MPE Enable tick box is enabled for IP Out Link 2 and then click Apply Changes to
store this configuration.
CHANGING THE IP OUTPUT IP ADDRESS
The configuration page for changing the IP Output Interface is located under the Output tab.
As this network Interface directly connects to the WNE Server the IP address convention used globally is
172.16.2.2.
Select the Tx Enable tab so that this interface is active. A Green tick mark should be displayed in the box.
Figure 15. IP Output Interface 2 – Default Settings Shown
Once the IP address has been changed, ensure to select Apply Changes to store this new IP address.
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3.8
RECORDING THE MAC ADDRESS
Similar to the EMR satellite receiver, the RX receiver also needs its MAC address recorded and provided to the ICA
team in London. The physical MAC address is located under the Output menu under IP Out 2.
All MAC addresses will be 12 digits long. Please record this value accurately as it is used to control client
permissions.
Figure 16. Location of RX8200 MAC Address for IP Output 2
MAC Address example shown above – 00-20-AA-58-29-63
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3.9
RECORDING THE UNIQUE HARDWARE ID
The Unique Hardware ID is required by ICA in London to control the encryption permissions for Reuters RLS
content. This information must be accuractly recorded and given to the ICA tesm in London.
The Hardware ID can be found in one of two locations on an RX8200. On the web management interface as
shown below under the Customization tool.
The Hardware ID can also be seen on the front panel display of the RX8200 under menu option 5.2.3
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3.10
SAVING A CONFIGURATION FILE
The RX receiver automatically saves each configuration setting as an active profile setting. It is possible to store a
configuration as an xml file that can be used to restore an RX8200 receiver. Browse to the Save/Load tab.
Under the Save Configuration to File section Right Click to save the settings entered in the satellite receiver.
Create a logical name for this configuration file e.g. <client name>_<Configuration Type>_<Date>.xml. This
configuration can be saved to the Desktop or some other logical location on the PC being used to browse to the
RX8200.
A Reuters Engineer may wish to take a copy of this for their own client records.
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3.11
RESTORING A CONFIGURATION FILE
From the Save/Load configuration tab on the RX8200 interface, select the Browse option under Restore
Configuration from file and locate the appropriate xml configuration file. Once selected, click on the Upload button
to apply the configuration.
Once the configuration file has been accepted you’ll see a Result SUCCESS notification at the bottom of the
browser window.
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3.12
RESET TO FACTORY DEFAULTS
To clear current configuration settings, either overwrite an existing configuration profile or reset the configuration
parameters.
The reset can be done under the Device Info page and does not reset the IP address. Select the Reset
Parameters to Factory Defaults.
Figure 4. Reset Factory Defaults
Figure 5. Confirm Factory Reset
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Troubleshooting
4 TROUBLESHOOTING
4.1
UNABLE TO LOCK TO THE WNE SIGNAL
Items to verify:
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4.2
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
Confirm that the Input source is selected as SAT (for satellite feed) as shown in Figure 10. Also ensure that the Primary
Input is configured as SAT.
Confirm that you’ve selected the correct multicast address to filter WNE Data as shown in Figure 13.
Verify the LNB values that have been entered (refer to Figure 12). Several WNE installations have uncovered a different
LNB value when examined by an engineer. For example, if it is believed that a 10GHz LNB is installed, try altering the LBand frequency value by ± 500MHz. Popular LNB values tend to be 9.5GHz, 9.75GHz, 10GHz, and 10.5GHz.
Check the quality of the RF coaxial cable connecting to the RX8200. The F connector is a coaxial RF connector commonly
used for “over the air" terrestrial television, cable television and universally for satellite television and cable modems,
usually with RG-6/U cable or, in older installations, with RG-59/U cable.
NOT GETTING IP DATA FROM WNE
Is the IP Output Port enabled as shown in Figure 14. IP data will not be output from the RX receiver until this port is
enabled.
Check that the physical ethernet cable is connected to Port 2 and not Port 1
Check that the MPE Enable check box is enabled under the Decode tab and item MPE as shown in Figure 14.
Can you ping Port 2? Open a command prompt and ping 172.16.2.2. If not, then the issue lies with either the cable used to
connect to the receiver or there is an issue with the network connection.
Have you tried rebooting either the WNE Server and/or the RX8200 decoder?
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FAQs
5 FAQS
5.1
DOES THE RX8200 RECEIVER WORK WITH THE OLDER WNE PCS?
This receiver performs the same function as the older SkyStream EMR receivers. It is designed to detect the IP
data (WNE) contained within the Reuters stream and pass this data to any of the WNE PCs or Dell server.
5.2
WHAT TYPE OF LNB SHOULD BE USED ON A SATELLITE DISH FOR RECEIVING
WNE?
The Reuters recommended specifications for each type of LNB (KU and C Band) are listed below:
KU Band
SMW LNB Single - Swedish Microwave - http://www.smw.se/
Figure 6. A Light Single Ku Band LNB
C Band
C-Band & Ku-Band Digi-Ready LNBs – California Amplifier - http://www.calamp.com/
Figure 7. Extended C-Band Professional II LNB
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Appendix
APPENDIX 1
1.1
MAC ADDRESS CHANGE – REPLACING AN EMR RECEIVER WITH AN RX8200.
The onsite client scenario will be as follows.
1. Existing client installed with a configured EMR satellite receiver. The MAC address (Ethernet 2) of the
EMR is being used for encryption and decryption of video files arriving on the WNE PC/Server.
2. WNE software scans for the MAC address on the EMR and confirms that this is the correct MAC address
for this client installation.
3. During the swap out process the RX8200 receiver will replace the EMR and a new MAC address will be
seen by the WNE software.
4. Once the RX8200 starts to receive new WNE files, no new video content will be decrypted until the new
MAC address of the RX8200 is passed to the ICA Team in London so that the client records can be
updated. Please note that a restart of the WNE Software (i.e. the Reuters WNE File Processor) is required
at this time.
5. The MAC Address can be found from the front panel display of the RX8200 unit under menu 6.5.3.
6. Record this MAC Address and inform ICA as soon as possible of this change – no new video will be
decrypted until this change is implemented.
7. Is it possible that you’ve changed some configuration values during this installation and forgotten to Apply
Changes?
1.2
ICA CONTACTS
The generic email address for ICA in London is - ica.london@thomsonereuters.com
The ICA Team: Office Hours – 8am – 6pm GMT – Monday-Friday
Ms Mary Hagger - ICA Manager - +44 (0)20.7542.5810 - mary.hagger@thomsonreuters.com
Ms Birgit Dellin - Contracts Coordinator - +44 (0)20.7542.1562 - birgit.dellin@thomsonreuters.com
Ms Judith Greenwood - Contracts Coordinator - +44 (0).20.7542.2411 - judith.greenwood@thomsonreuters.com
Ms Alison Langley - TV Sales Coordinator - +44 (0).20.7542.9823 - alison.langley@thomsonreuters.com
TV Support London (Outside ICA Hours): 7 Days a Week
8am-7pm & 8pm 7am - +44 (0).20.7542.4709
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APPENDIX 2
2.1
CHECKING EXISTING EMR MAC ADDRESS
1. An EMR browser page can be accessed through the any browser window on a PC connected to Ethernet 2
on the receiver.
2. Open a browser window and type the default IP address of the EMR – 172.16.2.2.
3. You will be prompted for a user name and password to access the unit. The username is emradmin with no
password.
4. Select Network Interface under Statistics and scroll down for the Ethernet 2 MAC address.
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APPENDIX 3 RX8200 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
3.1
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3.2
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3.3
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3.4
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3.5
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3.6
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3.7
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PHYSICAL & POWER
Dimensions: (W x D x H) 442.5 x 545 x 44mm (17.5“ x 20.7“ x 1.75“ approx.)
Input Voltage: 110 VAC / 240 VAC
Power Consumption 120W Max. (depending on options fitted)
Rack height: 1 RU
CONTROL
Front panel keypad and LCD
SNMP control, traps and alarms
Web browser
IP High Speed Data: MPE based data de-encapsulation Max. bit-rate: 100 Mbps
SATELLITE INPUT OPTIONS
Connector: 4x F-Type (F), 75 Ohm
Modulation: DVB-S QPSK
Receiving Frequency: 950 MHz – 2150 MHz
Input level: -25 dBm to -65 dBm
LNB Power: 13V, 18V or off, 22 kHz on/off
FEC, DVB-S: 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8
LNB Power: 13V, 18V or off, 22 kHz on/off
VIDEO DECODING OPTIONS
4:2:0 Decoding
MPEG-2 SD Decode
Profiles: MP@ML
Max video rate: 15 Mbps (MP@ML)
Video format: 480i and 576i 29.97, 25 fps
VIDEO OUTPUT OPTIONS
SD Video Output Composite Video

Connector: 2x BNC (F) 75 Ohm

Format: PAL / NTSC
SDI/DVB ASI-C (Switchable)

Connector: 2x BNC 75 ohms

SD-SDI standard: SMPTE 259M

Embedded Audio: SMPTE 272M (SD)

Embedded Audio
IP INPUT OPTIONS
MPEG over Gigabit Ethernet IP Input
Connector: 2 x RJ 45
Format: 100/1000BaseT
Max. input rate: 208Mbps
IP HIGH SPEED DATA
MPE based data de-encapsulation
Max. bit-rate: 100 Mbps
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3.8
GLOSSARY OF ABBREVIATIONS
Abbreviation/Term
Description
C-Band
C Band is the original frequency allocation for communications satellites. CBand uses 3.7-4.2GHz for downlink and 5.925-6.425Ghz for uplink.
DVB
Digital Video Broadcasting
FEC
Forward Error Correction is a system of error control for data transmission,
wherein the sender adds redundant data (also known as an error correction
code) to its messages.
GUI
Graphic User Interface
IFL
Generically, IFL (Intra-Facility Link) refers to a cable which runs between two
facilities.
In satellite usage, the term IFL refers to the cable which connects the ODU (OutDoor-Unit) with the IDU (In-Door-Unit).
IP/DVB
This is the phrase used to describe the delivery of IP content over a DVB
satellite network.
Ku Band
The Ku band (pronounced "kay-yoo") is a portion of the electromagnetic
spectrum within the microwave range of frequencies. K u band is primarily used
for satellite communications particularly from remote locations back to a
television network's studio for editing and broadcasting.
LAN
Local Area Network
L-Band
L band is a frequency range between 390MHz and 1.55GHz which is used for
satellite communications and for terrestrial communications between satellite
equipment. An LNB is used to convert Ku and C Band frequency bands to L
band, which can be transmitted over the IFL and processed by the IDU.
LNB
A low-noise block converter (LNB, for low-noise block, or sometimes LNC, for
low-noise converter) is the (receiving, or downlink) antenna of a satellite dish
commonly used for satellite TV reception.
LO
A device used to output the frequency of an incoming modulated radio-frequency
carrier signal, to produce the required intermediate frequency.
MPEG
Motion Pictures Experts Group. Video file format.
NIC
Network Interface Card
PID
(Process IDentifier) A temporary number assigned to a process or service.
MPE
Multiprotocol Encapsulation, is a Data link layer protocol that provides a means
to carry packet oriented protocols (like for instance IP) on top of MPEG transport
stream (TS).
WNE
World News Express - IP file-based delivery system for Reuters news content.
RLS
Reuters Live Service - Linear-based delivery system for Reuters news content.
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