C-COM Satellite iNetVu User manual

iNetVuTM 7000 Controller User Manual
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FCC and INDUSTRY CANADA INFORMATION TO THE USER:
The FCC and Industry Canada have imposed the following conditions when operating,
installing and deploying iNetVu™ Mobile Earth Stations and is mandatory for all
installations made within the Continental United States and Canada as well as Hawaii,
Alaska, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other U.S. Territories. The FCC
requires that a certified installer perform the installation. It is also strongly recommended
that a qualified professional RV dealer/installer mount the system on your vehicle.
These conditions are also required by C-COM for all other installed locations.
All iNetVu™ Mobile earth station installers must be C-COM Certified, and must have
specifically acknowledged the requirements for iNetVu™ Mobile installations, which are
as follows:
1. “Installation” is the physical mounting and wiring of the Satellite provider’s earth
station on a vehicle or other stationary site in order to prepare for correct
operation. Only Certified C-COM iNetVu installers may perform the installation
and removal of an iNetVu™ Mobile system.
2. “Deployment” means the raising, pointing and orienting of the earth station to the
communicating satellite, every time it is raised from a stowed position for use.
The deployment of an iNetVu™ Mobile system must only be done by a trained
installer or by a consumer using the deployment software.
3. Installers shall install the iNetVu™ systems only in locations that are not readily
accessible to children and in a manner that prevents human exposure to
potential radiation hazards.
4. For large vehicles with roof mounts, the height of the bottom lip of the earth
station when fully deployed must be at least six feet above the ground at all
times, or six feet above a surrounding surface which a person may easily access.
5. If a roof access ladder or any other means of access to the roof is installed on
the vehicle, then the ladder or access must be blocked by a suitable rope or
other barrier while the earth station is deployed or in operation. The installer
must provide this rope or barrier directly to the end user at the time of installation
and advise the user to use it at all times when the earth station is deployed or in
operation. Warning signs shall also be provided by the installer to the end user
to be posted on th improper installation or due to the failure to provide required
information to the end user.
6. Installers and end users will be deemed directly liable for any damages resulting
from either of their failure to comply with the above rules. These rules are meant
to ensure that extraordinary precautions and measures are used to prevent
satellite interference or exposure to harmful radiation. C-COM reserves the
rights to immediately suspend without liability or previous notice the
operation of the earth station upon detection of a deviation from its installation or
operational requirements until the deviation is corrected. In addition, C-COM
reserves the right to suspend or cancel the Installer Certificate of any installer
that has not fully complied with these installation requirements.
7. Further, the installer and end user may be directly liable for any damages
resulting from any change undertaken by either of them. Including but not limited
to, any modification of any part of the hardware, software, specific operational
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frequencies, the authorized satellite, or the size or other characteristics of the
earth station supplied to them by C-COM or C-COM’s authorized
representatives. e rope or other barrier warning all persons not to attempt to
access the roof of the vehicle while the earth station is deployed or in operation.
8. Warning signs shall be posted at prominent locations on the earth station
informing all persons of the danger of harmful radiation from the earth station
while it is deployed or while in operation.
9. The iNetVu™ Mobile system may only be operated when the vehicle is
stationary.
10. The installer must inform the end user that the vehicle must be stabilized during
the transmission, to prevent movement of the vehicle for any reason, including
movement of persons on or off the vehicle, or high winds. The installer shall
advise the end user how to appropriately stabilize their vehicle.
11. Installers shall be liable for all damages if they fail to comply with the above
mandatory conditions. This includes, but is not limited to damages caused by
Note 1:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with this instruction manual, may
cause harmful interference with radio communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning
the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one
or more of the following measures:
 Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
 Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
 Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
 Consult the dealer or an experienced radio / TV technician for help.
Note 2:
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Table of Contents
1.
2.
3.
4.
Introduction ............................................................................................................ 10
Specifications......................................................................................................... 11
Physical .................................................................................................................. 12
Typical Connection Configuration ....................................................................... 13
4.1. Typical Network Interface Connection .............................................................. 14
4.2. Typical USB Communication Interface ............................................................. 15
4.3. Typical Connection – PC Free.......................................................................... 16
4.4. System Diagram with Splitter............................................................................ 17
5. Installation .............................................................................................................. 18
5.1. Rack Installation ............................................................................................... 18
5.2. Setup ................................................................................................................ 18
5.3. Existing iNetVu™ Mobile Platform Installation.................................................. 19
6. iNetVuTM Front Panel Operation ........................................................................... 21
6.1. LED Definition................................................................................................... 21
6.2. Manual and Automatic Controls Button Operation ........................................... 22
6.3. LCD Screen and Navigator Keypad Operation................................................. 23
6.4. Front Panel Menu Navigation Tree................................................................... 24
6.5. Opening Screen................................................................................................ 25
6.6. Main Menu ........................................................................................................ 25
6.6.1. MONITOR.................................................................................................. 26
6.6.1.1.
MAIN .................................................................................................. 27
6.6.1.2.
EL ....................................................................................................... 30
6.6.1.3.
AZ....................................................................................................... 31
6.6.1.4.
PL ....................................................................................................... 32
6.6.1.5.
GPS.................................................................................................... 33
6.6.1.6.
CP ...................................................................................................... 34
6.6.1.7.
DVB .................................................................................................... 35
6.6.1.8.
SAT .................................................................................................... 36
6.6.1.9.
MOD ................................................................................................... 36
6.6.1.10. IP ........................................................................................................ 37
6.6.1.11. GW ..................................................................................................... 37
6.6.2. OPERATION ............................................................................................. 38
6.6.3. CONFIG..................................................................................................... 41
6.6.3.1.
SAT .................................................................................................... 42
6.6.3.2.
MOD ................................................................................................... 43
6.6.3.3.
DVB .................................................................................................... 44
6.6.3.4.
EL ....................................................................................................... 46
6.6.3.5.
AZ....................................................................................................... 48
6.6.3.6.
PL ....................................................................................................... 50
6.6.3.7.
G&C.................................................................................................... 52
6.6.3.8.
C&P .................................................................................................... 54
6.6.3.9.
RT....................................................................................................... 56
6.6.3.10. G&S.................................................................................................... 56
6.6.3.11. IP ........................................................................................................ 57
6.6.3.12. SR ...................................................................................................... 57
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6.6.4. TEST ......................................................................................................... 59
6.6.4.1.
E&A&P ............................................................................................... 60
6.6.4.2.
CP ...................................................................................................... 61
6.6.4.3.
DPLY .................................................................................................. 62
6.6.4.4.
DPLY_C ............................................................................................. 63
6.6.4.5.
A_ACP................................................................................................ 63
6.6.4.6.
M_ACP ............................................................................................... 63
6.6.4.7.
S_ACP................................................................................................ 63
6.6.5. INFO .......................................................................................................... 64
6.6.5.1.
CC1 .................................................................................................... 65
6.6.5.2.
CC2 .................................................................................................... 65
6.6.5.3.
DVB .................................................................................................... 66
6.6.5.4.
MOD ................................................................................................... 66
6.6.5.5.
ERR.................................................................................................... 66
TM
7. iNetVu 7000 Software ......................................................................................... 67
7.1. Operation Modes .............................................................................................. 68
7.2. Navigating Menus ............................................................................................. 69
7.2.1. Advanced Controls .................................................................................... 70
7.2.2. Maintenance .............................................................................................. 82
7.2.2.1.
Satellite Parameters ........................................................................... 83
7.2.2.2.
Reference Satellite Parameters ......................................................... 85
7.2.2.3.
Modem Parameters............................................................................ 87
7.2.2.4.
Search Parameters ............................................................................ 89
7.2.2.5.
GPS and Compass............................................................................. 91
7.2.2.6.
Controller Parameters ........................................................................ 94
7.2.2.7.
Platform Parameters .......................................................................... 96
7.2.2.8.
Elevation Parameters ......................................................................... 97
7.2.2.9.
Azimuth Parameters........................................................................... 99
7.2.2.10. Polarization Parameters ................................................................... 101
7.2.2.11. Maintenance Menu Buttons.............................................................. 103
7.2.2.12. Maintenance Test Screen ................................................................ 106
7.2.3. About ....................................................................................................... 108
8. iNetVuTM 7000 Controller Web Interface ............................................................ 111
8.1. Navigating Menus ........................................................................................... 112
8.2. Controls .......................................................................................................... 113
8.3. Maintenance ................................................................................................... 114
8.4. About .............................................................................................................. 115
8.5. Firmware/Satellite Table Update .................................................................... 116
8.5.1. Firmware Update ..................................................................................... 117
8.5.2. Satellite Table Update ............................................................................. 118
9. Controller Connectivity ....................................................................................... 119
9.1. Network Configuration Example ..................................................................... 120
9.2. How to Set Network Configurations on your PC............................................. 121
10.
APPENDICES .................................................................................................... 122
10.1.
Appendix 1: Default Limits and Configuration Data Tables......................... 123
10.2.
Appendix 2: LCD Interface Table Summary................................................ 125
10.3.
Appendix 3: Router Configuration Example ................................................ 128
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Revision Notes
The table below records the current version status of this document and any changes
from the previous versions.
Rev.
Date
Edited By
1.10
May 1, 2008
A. Cheikhali
Document Creation
1.11
May 14, 2008
A. Cheikhali
Web Interface Added
1.12
May 26, 2008
A. Cheikhali
Appended Procedure
1.13
May 29, 2008
A. Cheikhali
1.14
June 16, 2008
A. Cheikhali
Removed SW/LCD configuration from
appendix to Service Manuals
Updated Captions to latest release
1.15
August 5, 2008
A. Cheikhali
Released with 7.1.5.0
1.16
September 25,
2008
September 30,
2008
October 10,
2008
December 18,
2008
1.17
1.18
1.19
Description
A. Cheikhali
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A. Cheikhali
System diagram with splitter added
A. Cheikhali
Buttons in 7000 Maintenance Renamed
A. Cheikhali
Viasat and Flyaway added.
Proprietary Notice: This document contains information that is proprietary and
confidential to C-COM Satellite Systems, Inc., and is intended for internal use
only. No part of this document may be copied or reproduced in any way, without
prior written permission of C-COM Satellite Systems, Inc.
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1. Introduction
The iNetVu™ 7000 Controller is a one-box, one-touch solution for satellite autoacquisition. Designed to interface with a number of Satellite Modems, iNetVuTM VSATs,
and DVB-S Receivers, the iNetVu™ 7000 Controller is an easily configurable and
operated antenna controller unit.
Fig. 1:
iNetVu™ 7000 Controller
The iNetVu™ 7000 Controller is a fully functionally and configurable straight off the box
solution. No PC or monitor required! An I/O GPS Module inside, a DVB-S Tuner, an
onboard LCD displaying real-time system status, and a Keypad Navigator, makes using
the iNetVu™ 7000 Controller extremely simple.
The iNetVuTM 7000 Controller along with any iNetVuTM platform can work as a complete
stand-alone unit. No modem or RF splitters are required for satellite acquisition. The
LNB can be powered straight from the controller.
Equipped with a 32-Bit Micro-Controller, the iNetVuTM 7000 obtains extremely precise
readings from all axes resulting in quicker and more reliable satellite acquisition time.
The 7000 Controller is compatible with iNetVuTM legacy systems in the field. Existing
users can easily upgrade to this new controller.
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2. Specifications
Dimensions:
Weight:
Operating Temperature:
Elevation Output:
Azimuth Output:
Polarization Output:
Universal AC Input:
Motor Control Connector:
Signal Input:
GPS Connector:
Rx Connector:
PC Interface:
Front Panel Interface:
Width :17.1” x Depth:11.0” Height : 2.0”
9.9 lbs (4.5 kg)
-20°C to +50°C
12VDC, 12 A (Max.)
12VDC, 12 A (Max.)
12VDC, 3 A (Max.)
90 – 264 VAC, 1.1 –2.2 A, 47 – 63 Hz
9 Position Circular AMP Connector
Female DB26 Connector
SMA (Sub-Miniature Version A)
Type F RG6
USB Interface
Network Interface
Serial Interface
Web Interface
Automatic and Manual Control Keypad
LCD Screen and Keypad Navigator
Tuner Specifications
RF Input Range:
Input Dynamic Range:
Input/Output Impedance:
Symbol Rate:
950MHz to 2150MHz
-75dBm to –25dBm
75 Ω
1 to 45Msps
Specification
Item
Condition
Min
Typ
Max
Unit
Frequency
950
.
2150
MHz
.
Return Loss
6
10
.
dB
950MHz to 2150MHz
Noise Figure
.
6
10
dB
Maximum Gain
Loop Through Gain
-2.0
.
4.0
dB
.
Input Dynamic Range
-75
.
-25
dBm
.
IMD3
40
..
.
dBc
Local Leakage
.
-80
-70
dB
950MHz to 2150MHz
10KHz
.
-84
.
dBc/Hz
.
100KHz
.
-105
.
dBc/Hz
.
Phase Noise
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3. Physical
Front Panel
LEDs
Manual Control
Buttons
LCD Screen
Keypad Navigator
RX IN
LAN
GPS
Antenna
Interfac
Receive Signal
from iNetVu
Mobile Platform
Network
Interface
RX OUT
Serial port
Serial Port
Interface
Fig. 2:
Reset
Button
Power Input
GPS
Additional Receive
Signal output
Automatic
Control
Buttons
SENSORS
USB
26-pin
USB
Interface
iNetVu™
7000Interface
Front and
for Sensor
Cable
MOTOR
9-Position
Interface for
Rear
Panel
Motor Control
Cable
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Power Input
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4. Typical Connection Configuration
The typical connection configuration for each service will be the same regardless of the
Satellite Modem / VSAT. However, the configuration parameters for Satellite Modem /
VSAT Communication will differ depending on service. See iNetVuTM System Manual for
configuration procedures corresponding to the service used.
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Typical Network Interface Connection
iNetVu™ Mobile
Platform
GPS
Antenna
TX
RX
SENSOR
CABLE
MOTOR
CONTROL
!
90 - 264VAC
RX
Computer
TX OUT
Motor Control Cable
Satellite Modem / VSAT
Sensor Cable
RG6 Coaxial Cable
Network Cable
Power Cable
Fig. 3:
iNetVu™ 7000 Controller Typical Connection Configuration
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Typical USB Communication Interface
GPS
Antenna
TX
RX
SENSOR
CABLE
MOTOR
CONTROL
!
USB Cable
Network Cable
RX
90 - 264VAC
TX OUT
Satellite Modem / VSAT
Motor Control Cable
Sensor Cable
RG6 Coaxial Cable
Computer
Network Cable
Power Cable
Fig. 4:
USB Configuration Interface
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Typical Connection – PC Free
GPS
Antenna
TX
RX
SENSOR
CABLE
MOTOR
CONTROL
Network Cable
!
RX
90 - 264VAC
Satellite Modem / VSAT
Fig. 5:
iNetVu™ 7000 Controller PC Free Connection Configuration
Motor Control Cable
Sensor Cable
RG6 Coaxial Cable
Network Cable
Power Cable
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System Diagram with Splitter
*Please Note: Using a splitter is optional. If the user does not wish to power the LNB
from the Controller, a splitter must be used such that power is passed to the LNB from
the VSAT Modem (or alternate power source).
*If the splitter option is
used, ensure the LNB
Power is disabled in the
7000 Controller. (See
section 7.2.2.1 – “LNB
Power” for more detail)
iNetVu™ Mobile
Platform
GPS
Antenna
TX
RX
SENSOR
CABLE
MOTOR
CONTROL
!
90 - 264VAC
RX
Computer
TX OUT
Motor Control Cable
Satellite Modem / VSAT
Sensor Cable
RG6 Coaxial Cable
Network Cable
Power Cable
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5. Installation
The iNetVu™ 7000 Controller is shipped pre-configured and calibrated with the iNetVu™
Mobile Platform and service which you plan to use. Only configuration of the Satellite
Modem / VSAT Communication parameters and the satellite you wish to find is required.
5.1.
Rack Installation
The iNetVu™ 7000 Controller includes attachable “ears” which make the iNetVu™ 7000
Controller configurable for rack-mounted installation.
If you are installing the iNetVu™ 7000 Controller onto a rack, ensure that you use
supporting rails or a shelf to support the weight of the iNetVu™ 7000 Controller, and use
the provided “ears” to fasten the unit to the rack face.
5.2.
Setup
1. Connect all of the cables and components as depicted by the previous section.
Select connections that are best suited for your application.
2. Power on the iNetVu™ 7000 Controller.
3. Set your external PC to the same subnet as the iNetVu™ 7000 Controller
(Default IP Address of the 7000 is 192.168.0.2)
4. Refer to the appropriate Service Manual for service based system configuration
via LCD or software, depending on the service used.
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Existing iNetVu™ Mobile Platform Installation
If you are replacing an existing iNetVu™ Series Controller with an iNetVu™ 7000
Controller, you will need to perform an Azimuth and Polarization Calibration and set the
iNetVu™ Mobile Platform ID prior to searching for satellite.
Once you have completed the initial setup and configuration procedure stated above,
access the iNetVu™ 7000 Controllers Software (This can also be completed through the
LCD keypad – note: only one method is required)
Software Method
1. Navigate to the Maintenance Screen by right clicking on the iNetVuTM icon at the
bottom-right of the Windows screen and selecting “Maintenance”.
2. Click “Calibrate AZ”, and IMS will begin the Azimuth Calibration Function. Verify
that there are no obstructions that would impede a full Azimuth sweep.
3. After this is complete, navigate back to the Maintenance Screen.
4. Click “Calibrate PL”, and IMS will begin the Polarization Calibration Function.
Verify that there are no obstructions that would impede a full Polarization sweep.
5. After this is complete, navigate back to the Maintenance Screen.
6. Enter your iNetVu™ Mobile Platform Serial Number into the “Platform SN” field
and click “Save”. The iNetVu™ Mobile Platform Serial Number will be found on
your iNetVu™ Mobile Platform and ONLY THE LAST 4 DIGITS should be
entered.
7. Re-open the IMS software.
8. Verify that your iNetVu™ Mobile Platform Serial Number has been saved by
navigating to the About Screen.
LCD Method
1. Advance to the Operations menu using the ‘←’ and ‘→’ arrows on the keypad.
2. Advance to “AZ_C” using the ‘←’ and ‘→’ arrows and press the “Enter” key on
the keypad. IMS will begin the Azimuth Calibration Function. Verify that there are
no obstructions that would impede a full Azimuth sweep. Confirm the pot and
zero factors when prompted and save.
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3. After this is complete, go back to the Operations menu by pressing the “Exit”
button to navigate backwards.
4. Advance to “PL_C” using the arrows and select the “Enter” key on the keypad.
IMS will begin the Polarization Calibration Function. Verify that there are no
obstructions that would impede a full Polarization sweep. Confirm the pot and
zero factors when prompted and save.
5. After this is complete, navigate to the “Config” menu from the keypad. The “Exit”
button on the keypad can be used to navigate back to the original menu, and the
“Enter” button will allow the user to enter into a menu.
6. Navigate to “C&P” in the configuration menu and select the “Enter” button on the
keypad.
7. A screen containing RF and Platform Data will appear. Navigate to the far bottom
right section of the screen where the platform description appears (i.e. A12B for
1.2 mobile unit), and click on the ‘↑’ arrow once. This action will allow you to
make modifications to that section.
Fig. 6:
C&P Screen from Configuration
8. Next to the dish size (i.e. A12B, etc.), there exists a 4-digit platform serial number
as outlined in the figure above. Change this number to the iNetVuTM Platform
Serial Number by using the ‘→’ to advance between digits, and the ‘↑’ or ‘↓’ to
change the value of the digit. The iNetVu™ Mobile Platform Serial Number will
be found on your iNetVu™ Mobile Platform and ONLY THE LAST 4 DIGITS
should be entered.
9. Click the “Enter” button on the keypad once the serial number has been entered,
and exit the configuration menu by click the “Exit” button twice. One time to
return to the configuration screen and one more time to exit the configuration
screen.
10. Once prompted if you would like to save the configuration, press the ‘↑’ button
such that ‘Y’ is selected for “yes”, and press, “Enter”.
That’s it. You have successfully completed the installation and setup of the iNetVu™
7000 Controller and are ready to find satellite.
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6. iNetVuTM Front Panel Operation
6.1.
LED Definition
Fig. 7:
iNetVu™ 7000 Controller Front Panel LED Panel
POWER
Solid light indicates power is ON.
MOTOR
Flashes when any of the three motors are instructed to move.
COMM / LOCK
Indicates Communication between Controller and Modem
Slow blinking (2 sec. intervals) indicates no communication.
Slow blinking (1 sec. intervals) indicates idle communication.
Fast blinking (1/4 sec. intervals) indicates that command is being executed
Solid Light indicates lock on Satellite.
TX EN
Solid Light indicates transmitter has been enabled.
STOW
Solid Light indicates iNetVu™ Mobile Platform Elevation Axis (EL) is in the stowed position.
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Manual and Automatic Controls Button Operation
Fig. 8:
iNetVu™ 7000 Controller Front Panel Buttons
How to Find Satellite
Press “FIND SAT” Button.
iNetVu™ Mobile Platform will automatically attempt to locate, lock, peak and enable the system onto the
configured satellite.
How to Stow the Antenna
Press “STOP/STOW” Button, and hold for 2 seconds.
iNetVu™ Mobile Platform will automatically re-center itself and lower into the stow position.
How to Stop
Press “STOP/STOW” Button (do not hold). Stops all ongoing operations such as motor movements and
automatic functions like Find Satellite and Stow.
How to Manually Move the Mobile Platform
Press “SELECT” to select the axis of motion you wish to move. The LED corresponding to the axes chosen
will light up. Press “SPEED H/L” to select the speed (LED ON – HI, LED OFF - LOW). Press and release “+”
and “–“ for short duration movement & angle readings. Press and hold “+” and “–“ for long duration
movement. Warning: User must watch antenna limit sensors (EL UP/ST, AZ ST, PL ST) when using
manual controls. See LCD ‘Monitor’ section explanation for more details.
How to Turn ON/OFF the Controller
Turn off the power switch on the back panel of the iNetVuTM 7000 Controller.
How to Reset the Controller
Press “RESET” Button
Power-cycles the iNetVu™ Controller
DOES NOT reset default values
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LCD Screen and Navigator Keypad Operation
Fig. 9:
↑
←
↓
→
ENTER
EXIT
iNetVu™ 7000 Controller LCD and Keypad Navigator
Used to move the cursor position.
Used to select a displayed function
Used back out of a selection and return the display to the previous
selection
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Front Panel Menu Navigation Tree
The following is a tree consisting of a list of the menu options available with the LCD
interface.
iNetVuTM 7000 Controller LCD Menu
MONITOR
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OPERATION
MAIN
EL
AZ
PL
GPS
CP
DVB
SAT
MOD
IP
GW
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Fig. 10:
FIND
STOW
Tx_E
Tx_D
AZ_C
PL_C
CONFIG
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SAT
MOD
DVB
EL
AZ
PL
G&C
C&P
RT
G&S
IP
SR
TEST
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E&A&P
CP
DPLY
DPLY_C
A_ACP
M_ACP
S_ACP
INFO
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CC1
CC2
DVB
MOD
ERR
iNetVu™ 7000 Controller LCD Menu Options
***Note: In order for the user to make changes to configuration data in a sub-category of
the “CONFIG” menu, or apply changes to data in a sub-category of the “TEST” menu,
the ‘↑’ button on the keypad must be pressed above the data portion in the sub-category
before changes can be made.
For example, if the user wishes to change the longitudinal value of the satellite position
in the SAT subcategory of the “CONFIG” menu. The steps involved include:
1) Navigating to the ‘CONFIG’ menu on the main screen using the ‘→’ button.
2) Press the “ENTER” button once the cursor is above the ‘CONFIG’ menu.
3) At this point, the user should be in the ‘CONFIG’ menu and can select any of the sub-categories
available. Press the “ENTER” button once the cursor is above the ‘SAT’ sub-category.
4) To change the longitudinal coordinate of the target satellite, navigate to the area of where this information
is located, and press the ‘↑’ button once to enable modification.
5) At this point, the user can change the character values of the longitudinal coordinate by using the ‘↑’ and
‘↓’ buttons. The ‘→’ and the ‘←’ buttons can be used to navigate between characters.
6) Press the “ENTER” button once complete.
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Opening Screen
When powering the iNetVu™ 7000 Controller, the LCD will display the following during
the initial boot-up sequence.
iNetVu 7000 Control
C-COM
Fig. 11:
6.6.
LCD Opening Screen
Main Menu
The iNetVu™ 7000 is ready for usage when the following is displayed on the LCD.
There are Five (5) Main Menu items to select from: MONITOR, OPERATION, CONFIG,
TEST, and INFO.
MONITOR
OPERATION
CONFIG
TEST
INFO
Fig. 12:
MONITOR
OPERATION
LCD Main Menu
This menu branch allows the user to monitor the status of the iNetVu
Mobile Platform, its components, and displays information
concerning the iNetVu 7000 Controller and the Satellite Modem /
VSAT.
This menu branch allows the user to perform miscellaneous
functions, such as enabling/disabling the transmitter, Find Satellite,
Stow, and perform axes calibrations, etc.
CONFIG
This menu branch allows the user to configure the iNetVu TM System,
including platform, modem parameters, and controller.
TEST
This menu branch allows the user to run demo test on all three axes,
as well as check/test compass, deploy the antenna, and ACP
testing.
This menu branch allows the user to verify the 7000 controller /
modem settings, such as software versions, hardware versions,
DVB module, and error codes.
INFO
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MONITOR
This section describes briefly what each item and menu represents. For a more detailed
explanation of each menu, see the configuration section of this manual. ( Section 6.6.3)
MAIN EL AZ PL
DVB SAT MOD
Fig. 13:
MAIN
GPS CP
IP GW
Monitor Menu
Displays real-time system status and receive signal.
EL
(Elevation) Displays real-time current drawn and speed settings for the
elevation motor, as well as real-time elevation angle and limits, offset,
window size, and Elevation adjustment gap.
AZ
(Azimuth) Displays real-time current drawn and speed settings for the
azimuth motor, as well as real-time azimuth angle and limits, window
size, pot factor, and zero factor.
PL
(Polarization) Displays real-time current drawn and speed settings for
the polarization motor, as well as real-time polarization angle and limits,
window size, pot factor, and zero factor.
GPS
CP
Displays GPS Status and coordinates.
(Compass) Displays compass status, compass elevation angle reading,
and 4-point compass readings.
DVB
(DVB Tuner) Displays the DVB Tuner’s operating frequency, symbol
rate, and code rate. This branch also contains the frequency, symbol
rate, and code rate of a reference transponder.
SAT
(Satellite) Displays Target Satellite longitude and the antennas target
coordinates. This branch also contains longitudinal coordinates of a
reference satellite used for searching.
MOD
(Modem) Displays Modem Parameters.
IP
GW
Displays IP of iNetVu 7000’s Ethernet Port, and the VSAT modem.
(Gateway) Displays Subnet, and Gateway IP.
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MAIN
This branch menu displays the real-time Elevation, Azimuth, Polarization Angles, their
respective limits (Up, Down, Stow), the RF Receive Signal, Signal Strength, and the
System Status.
2
2
4
1
E-90.0 U D S
A -45.7 S
P-34.6 S
15U M140D
ST
VV
6
3
5
7
Fig. 14:
“MAIN” (Main) Display
1 – Elevation Angle and Limit Indicators
Ka66/740/950/980 Mobile Platform Range:
1200/1800 Mobile Platform Range:
1.2m Flyaway Antenna
-90.0 to 65+
-90.0 to 75+
5.0 to 80
Elevation Angle will be –90.0 when the Elevation Stow Indicator is ON for mobile units
U
Elevation Up Limit has been reached.
Typically set above 75 for 1200 Mobile Platforms, and above 65 for 740/950/980 Mobile
Platforms.
D
Elevation Down Limit has been reached.
Typically set between 5 and 10 for 1200 Mobile Platforms and between 0 and 10 for
Ka66/740/950/980 Mobile Platforms.
S
Elevation Stow Limit has been reached.
2 – Azimuth Angle and Stow Limit Indicator
Range: -200 to +200
Flyaway Range: ±75
S
Azimuth Stow Limit has been reached.
Mobile Platform should be physically centered on the Azimuth axis.
3 – Polarization Angle and Stow Limit Indicator
740/950/980 Mobile Platform Range:
-70 to 70
1200/1800 Mobile Platform Range:
-90 to 90
Ka66 / 1800 Circular Band Signals will have the Polarization Angle disabled, and will display
‘DDDDD”
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Polarization Stow Limit has been reached.
Mobile Platform should be physically centered on the Polarization axis.
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4 – System Status (status meanings explained in the software section of this report)
AC
AT
CC
DT
EC
II
LK
MM
PC
PK
PS
SG
SR
ST
Azimuth Calibration
ACP Testing
Compass Calibration
Dish Testing
Elevation Calibration
Idle
Locked on Satellite
Manual Movement
Polarization Calibration
Peaking
Positioning
Stowing
Searching
Stowed
5 – Receive RF Signal
Receive RF Signal as measured from the LNB. The letter ‘U’ next to the RF Value indicates an
unlocked status, whereas the letter ‘L’ next to the RF value indicates a Locked on satellite status.
6 – GPS Status Flag and Compass Status Flag
The first letter represents the GPS status, and the second letter represents the Compass status
(i.e. VV, FF, OO, FO, OF, OV, VO).
V
F
O
GPS/Compass Status is Valid/Normal
GPS/Compass Status has failed
GPS/Compass Coordinates have been overridden
7 – Modem Status
Displays the receive strength of the satellite, and the Modem/Transmitter Status.
D
E
U
Transmitter Disabled
Transmitter Enabled
Unknown (Communication with Satellite Modem / VSAT has failed)
(E.g. M140D represents modem signal strength of 140, and transmitter is disabled)
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EL
Displays real-time current drawn and speed settings for the elevation motor, as well as
real-time elevation angle and limits, offset, window size, and Elevation adjustment gap.
1
2
3
5
E0.0 D U S
S: 5
AD: 3
I/S:0-6 U D
O: 31
4
Fig. 15:
“EL” (Elevation) Display
1 – Real-Time Elevation Angle
E (Elevation) The number value after the “E” represents the real time elevation angle.
D
U
S
The letter “D” will appear to indicate Down Limit has been reached on the elevation axis
The letter “U” will appear to indicate UP Limit has been reached on the elevation axis
The letter S will appear to indicate the Elevation angle has reached the stow position
(Antenna Stowed).
2 – Current and Speed Settings
I/S
U
D
Real-Time current of the elevation motor is to the left of the dash, and speed constant of
the elevation movement is to the right of the dash (i.e. 0-6 represents current of 0 at a set
speed of 6).
The letter “U” will appear if there is an up movement on the elevation axis.
The letter “D” will appear if there is a down movement on the elevation axis.
3 - Search Window Elevation Limit
This value represents the amount of degrees the antenna will point above and below the calculated
target elevation coordinate when searching for satellite. (S: 5 – implies elevation search window is
5º)
4 – Advanced Search Elevation Gap
Parameter used to determine the small incremental adjustments required for a more accurate
satellite search. It represents the value used while searching on an incline surface on elevation
angle. Decreasing this value will add accuracy to the Search Window, but will increase the search
time. (AD: 3 – implies that the elevation angle will adjust if 3º gap from the calculated angle)
5 - Elevation Offset
The number of degrees at which the iNetVu™ Mobile Software will offset the reading from the
Inclinometer in order to produce an accurate (+/- 2°) Elevation Angle (e.g. O: 31 implies elevation
offset of 31). These values initially default, and are set after target calibration is performed.
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AZ
Displays real-time current drawn and speed settings for the azimuth motor, as well as
real-time azimuth angle and limits, search window size, zero and pot factor.
1
2
3
4
A0.0 S
W: 60
Fig. 16:
I/S:0-6 L R
ZF: 346.1-0.6604
“EL” (Elevation) Display
1 – Real-Time Azimuth Angle
A (Azimuth) – Real time Azimuth angle reading, down to the tenth of a decimal.
S
The letter “S” will appear to indicate the stow Limit has been reached on the azimuth axis
2 – Current and Speed Settings
I/S
L
R
Real-Time current of the azimuth motor is to the left of the dash, and speed constant of
the azimuth movement is to the right of the dash (i.e. 0-6 represents current of 0 at a set
speed of 6).
The letter “L” will appear if there is a ‘left’ movement on the azimuth axis.
The letter “R” will appear if there is a ‘right’ movement on the azimuth axis.
(See appendix 3 for detail on default speed and current settings)
3 - Search Window Azimuth Limit
This value represents the amount of degrees the antenna will search for satellite along the azimuth
axis to the left and right of the calculated target antenna azimuth coordinate when searching for
satellite. (i.e. W: 60 implies 60º search to the left and right of the target antenna azimuth angle,
totally 120º)
4 – ZF (AZ Pot Zero and AZ Pot Factor)
AZ Pot Zero (to the left of the dash, i.e. 346.1) is an A/D value from the potentiometer which
physically determines where the iNetVu™ Mobile Software places Azimuth Angle 0°. The AZ Pot
Zero may vary approximately +15% from the Default values (see appendix 3).
AZ Pot Factor (to the right of the dash, i.e. 0.6604) is an A/D value from the potentiometer which
allows the iNetVu™ Mobile Software to convert the A/D value of the Potentiometer into an
equivalent angle. The AZ Pot Factor should vary approximately +15% from the Default values (see
appendix 3).
The AZ Pot Factor and AZ Pot Zero are calculated during the Azimuth Calibration process.
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PL
Displays real-time current drawn and speed settings for the polarization motor, as well
as real-time polarization angle and limits, offset, zero and pot factor.
1
2
3
4
P0.0 S
O0
Fig. 17:
I/S:0.0-7 L R
ZF: 346.1-0.6604
“PL” (Polarization) Display
1 – Real-Time Polarization Angle
P (Polarization) – Indicates the real time polarization angle of the iNetVuTM Antenna.
S
The letter “S” will appear to indicate the stow Limit has been reached on the polarization
axis
2 – Current and Speed Settings
I/S
L
R
Real-Time current of the polarization motor is to the left of the dash, and speed constant
of the polarization movement is to the right of the dash (i.e. 0.0-7 represents real-time
current of 0.0 and a set speed of 7).
The letter “L” will appear if there is a ‘left’ movement on the polarization axis.
The letter “R” will appear if there is a ‘right’ movement on the polarization axis.
See appendix 3 for default speed and current values.
3 - Polarization Offset
This value represents the offset in the polarization angle.
4 – ZF (PL Pot Zero and PL Pot Factor)
PL Pot Factor is an A/D value from the potentiometer which allows the iNetVu™ Mobile Software to
convert the A/D value of the Potentiometer into an equivalent angle. The PL Pot Factor should vary
approximately +15% from the Default values (see appendix 3).
PL Pot Zero is an A/D value from the potentiometer that physically determines where the iNetVu™
Mobile Software places Polarization Angle 0°. The PL Pot Zero may vary approximately +15% from
the Default values (see appendix 3).
The PL Pot Factor and PL Pot Zero are calculated during the Polarization Calibration process.
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GPS
Displays GPS Status and current GPS Heading.
2
3
1
GPS: V
V0
H338
LA: 45.4N LG: 75.6W
4
Fig. 18:
“GPS” (GPS) Display
1 – GPS Status
V
F
O
GPS Status is Valid
GPS Status has Failed
GPS Coordinates have been overridden
2 – GPS Velocity
3 – GPS Heading
4 – GPS Coordinates
LA
LG
Current Latitude Coordinate rounded to one decimal place in degree format.
Current Longitude Coordinate rounded to one decimal place in degree format.
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CP
Displays Compass Status, Compass Heading and the Elevation at which the Compass
is read.
2
1
3
CP: O
H :159
V : 0-90-180-270
CP_EL : 35
4
Fig. 19:
“CP” Compass Display
(See Compass Configuration section for more detail (G&C))
1 – CP (Compass) Status
V
O
FS
Valid – The compass reading is functioning properly
Override – the compass has been overridden, and direction entered manually considered
Full Search – searches a full 360º search window.
2 – Compass Heading
Compass Heading after Compass has been read.
Approximate Headings:
North
East
South
West
354
87
176
265
3 – Compass Elevation Reading
Elevation at which the iNetVu™ 7000 Controller will read the compass. At this Elevation, the
Compass must be level in reference to the ground.
4-Compass Headings
Antenna will rotate 90° to each of the following positions and read the compass at each: 0°, 90°,
180°, -90°, 0° and display the compass headings.
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DVB
Displays the Target Satellite Transponder Frequency, Symbol Rate, and Code Rate in
order to give the DVB Tuner a lock status once pointed towards satellite.
3
2
4
T0 1310
T0 0990
1
5
30000
30000
DVB-7/8 DD
DVB-7/8 DD
6
9
10
8
7
Fig. 20:
“SAT” (Satellite) Display
1 – Transponder Number
(There are usually six (6) transponders stored into the controller memory) T0 – T2 are horizontal
Receive, and T3-T5 are vertical receive) The user may overwrite the transponder data with his/her
own.
2 - Target Satellite Transponder L-Band Frequency of the receive signal (MHz)
3 – Target Satellite Transponder Symbol Rate (ksps)
4 – Target Satellite Transponder Code Rate.
5 – Reference Satellite Transponder Number
(There are usually six (6) transponders stored into the controller memory) T0 – T2 are horizontal
Receive, and T3-T5 are vertical receive) The user may overwrite the transponder data with his/her
own.
6 – Reference Satellite Transponder L-Band Frequency of the receive signal (MHz)
This transponder is only used if the Reference Satellite Option is selected in the SAT menu.
7 – Reference Satellite Transponder Symbol Rate (ksps)
8 – Reference Satellite Transponder Code Rate.
9 – Power Supplied to LNB from the 7000 Controller for the Target Satellite
10 – Power Supplied to the LNB from the 7000 Controller for the Reference Satellite.
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SAT
Displays the Target Satellite and its calculated coordinates based on the GPS Heading,
Compass Reading, and orbital slot of the desired Satellite.
2
1
93.0W
R:8WD
E64.5 A145.2 P40
3
5
4
Fig. 21:
“SAT” (Satellite) Display
1 – Target Satellite (i.e. 93.0W represents satellite at 93º longitude west)
2 – Target Reference Satellite
D - Reference Satellite Search Mode Disabled.
E – Reference Satellite Search Mode Enabled.
3 – Target Elevation
4 – Target Azimuth (in reference to True North)
5 – Target Polarization
6.6.1.9.
1
MOD
SQ :0
TX :D
2
1 – Modem Signal Quality Factor (SNR)
2 – Transmitter Status
D – Transmitter Disabled
E- Transmitter Enabled
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6.6.1.10. IP
Displays the IP Address of the iNetVu™ 7000 Controller (C_IP) and the IP Address of
the VSAT Modem (M_IP).
1
C_IP : 192.168.0.2
M_IP: 192.168.0.1
2
Fig. 22:
“IP” (IP) Display
1 – iNetVu™ 7000 Controller’s IP Address (Default: 192.168.0.2)
2 – VSAT Modems IP Address (User Defined)
6.6.1.11. GW
Displays the Gateway Parameters of the iNetVu™ 7000 Controller
1
S_IP : 255.255.0.0
G_IP: 192.168.0.1
2
Fig. 23:
“GW” (Gateway) Display
1 – S_IP (iNetVuTM 7000 Controller’s Subnet Mask IP Address – Default 255.255.0.0)
2 – Gateway IP Address (Default: 192.168.0.1)
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OPERATION
2
1
3
4
FIND
AZ_C
STOW
PL_C
Tx_E
CP_C
Tx_D
7
5
6
Fig. 24:
FIND
STOW
Operation Menu
(Find Satellite) Performs automatic satellite acquisition.
Stows the antenna
Tx_E
(Transmitter Enable) Enables the transmitter after locking onto the
designated satellite.
Tx_D
(Transmitter Disable) Disables the transmitter after locking onto the
designated satellite.
AZ_C
(Azimuth Calibration) Performs a complete Azimuth Calibration.
PL_C
(Polarization Calibration) Performs a complete Polarization Calibration.
CP_C
(Compass Check) Tests the Compass’ accuracy and Calibrates the
Compass, should the compass be found to be inaccurate
1 – Find Satellite
Automatically finds and locks onto the satellite signal by communicating with the Satellite Modem
and using the GPS coordinates, the compass heading, and internal parameters of the Satellite
Modem. Typically, it takes approximately 3-5 minutes to find satellite.
If the Antenna is already pointed on the satellite, clicking Find Satellite will re-peak the Antenna
onto the signal.
2 – Stow
Re-centers the antenna and lowers it into the stowed position.
3 –Transmitter Enable
Enables the Transmitter once locked onto satellite.
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4 –Transmitter Disable
Disables the Transmitter once locked onto satellite.
5 –Azimuth Calibration
Performs a complete Azimuth Calibration.
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Antenna will completely rotate counter-clockwise to the physical limit and temporarily record
the A/D value from the Potentiometer.
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Antenna will completely rotate clockwise to the physical limit and temporarily record the A/D
value from the Potentiometer.
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Based on the A/D values of the two (2) physical limits, and the range of motion for the Mobile
Platform, the AZ Pot Factor is calculated.
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Antenna will center itself and attempt to locate the cut-off edges of the Azimuth Stow Switch.
 After detecting at which angles the ST Switch turns OFF, the Azimuth zero position is
calculated and the AZ Pot Zero is set at the zeroed A/D value.
6 – Polarization Calibration
Performs a complete polarization calibration.
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Antenna will completely rotate counter-clockwise to the physical limit and temporarily record
the A/D value from the Potentiometer.
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Antenna will completely rotate clockwise to the physical limit and temporarily record the A/D
value from the Potentiometer.
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Based on the A/D values of the two (2) physical limits, and the maximum range of motion for
the Mobile Platform, the PL Pot Factor is calculated.

Antenna will center itself and attempt to locate the cut-off edges of the Polarization Stow
Switch.
 After detecting at which angles the ST Switch turns OFF, the Polarization zero position is
calculated and the PL Pot Zero is set at the zeroed A/D value.
7 – Compass Calibration
Ensure that there are no metallic objects that could interfere with the Compass, and that the Mobile
Platform is on level surroundings.
Orient the Mobile Platform as depicted in the following figure. It is recommended that you use an
external compass to be as accurate with the orientation as possible.
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This end faces South
North - 354
West - 265
South - 176
East - 87
This end faces North
Fig. 25:
Compass Orientation and Approximate Values
The Antenna will now rotate in 90 intervals and attempt to calibrate the compass.
A message prompt will appear to notify you that the Compass Calibration has been completed
successfully or not.
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CONFIG
This Menu will allow the user to configure all components of the iNetVuTM System. A
description of each menu and their purpose is outlined below. This section explains the
different components of the configuration menu, and what each component means. A
step-by-step procedure of how to configure the system is explained in the appendices.
Please refer to the section in the appendices corresponding to the service you may be
using.
SAT MOD DVB EL AZ PL
G&C C&P RT G&S IP SR
Fig. 26:
CONFIG (Configuration) Menu
SAT
Allows the user to configure the Orbital slot / Longitude of the desired
Satellite. The Find Satellite command will use this value when
attempting to find and lock onto a satellite signal.
MOD
Allows the user to configure the modem settings within regards to
frequency, symbol rate, transmit and receive polarization, hemisphere,
and LNB Power.
DVB
Allows the user to set the DVB Receiver parameters. The user can enter
the desired satellite transponder frequency, symbol rate, and code rate.
EL
(Elevation) Allows configuration of the elevation current, limits, slow
speed, window size, and adjustment gap.
AZ
(Azimuth) Allows configuration of the azimuth pot and zero factor, stow
limit, speed, search window size, and current limits.
PL
(Polarization) Allows configuration of the polarization pot and zero factor,
skew adjustment, stow limit, polarization offset, speed, and current limits.
G&C
(GPS and Compass) Configuration of GPS coordinates and Compass
parameters.
C&P
(Controller and Platform) Configurations of controller signal receive
option and Platform information.
RT
G&S
(Router and DNS) Allows for the configuration of the router IP address,
and the DNS IP address.
(Gateway and Subnet) Allows for the configuration of the controller
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subnet IP address, as well as the controller gateway IP address.
Configuration screen of the controller IP address, and the VSAT
modem’s IP address.
Service Configuration screen, allows for the type of service selection and
means of communication.
IP
SR
6.6.3.1.
SAT
Allows for the Configuration of the target satellite and the satellite polarization offset.
This menu also allows the enabling of the reference satellite search option as explained
in the “Monitor” section of this manual.
2
1
093.0W
008.7W :E
O: +90
O :+90
4
3
Fig. 27:
“SAT” (Satellite) Configuration Display
1 – Target Satellite
Orbital slot / Longitude of the desired Satellite. The Find Satellite command will use this value
when attempting to find and lock onto a satellite signal.
2 – Satellite Transmit Polarization Offset (range: -90 to +90)
In North America and not limited to the rest of the world
1200/1800 – Vertical Transmit (Offset = 0), Horizontal Transmit (Offset = 90)
980/740 – Offset = 0 (considering OMT is adjusted manually)
3 – Reference Satellite Longitude and hemisphere.
D – Disable Reference Satellite Option
E – Enable Reference Satellite Option
4 – Reference Satellite Transmit Polarization Offset (range: -90 to +90)
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MOD
2
1
3
0990
30000
TR :HV
H :W
4
1 – Configured Satellite Modem Receive Frequency in MHz with no decimals.
2 – Configured Satellite Modem Symbol Rate in Ksps.
3 – Transmit and Receive Polarization.
HH – Horizontal Transmit, Horizontal Receive
HV – Horizontal Transmit, Vertical Receive
VH – Vertical Transmit, Horizontal Receive
VV – Vertical Transmit, Vertical Receive
Transmit polarity is represented by the first character, while Receive polarity is represented by the
second character, hence TR
4 – Hemisphere of location of modem.
This is typically used for the HNS modem; other service providers may not need this requirement.
E – East
W – West
Modems operating in the eastern hemisphere require E to be selected, while modems operating in
the western hemisphere require W to be selected.
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DVB
Allows the configuration of the Target Satellite Transponder Frequency, Symbol Rate,
and Code Rate in order to give the DVB Tuner a lock status once pointed towards
satellite.
2
3
1
4
T0
T0
1310
0990
30000
30000
DB-7/8
DB-7/8
9
DD
DD
10
5
8
6
7
Fig. 28:
“SAT” (Satellite) Display
1 – Target Satellite Transponder Number
T0 – T2: Transponder Frequencies for Horizontal Receive
T3 – T5: Transponder Frequencies for Vertical Receive
The User may enter his/her own transponder parameters.
2 - Configurable Target Satellite Transponder L-Band Frequency of the receive signal
(MHz)
3 – Configurable Target Satellite Transponder Symbol Rate (ksps)
4 – Configurable Target Satellite Transponder Code Rate.
5 – Reference Satellite Transponder Number
T0 – T2: Transponder Frequencies for Horizontal Receive
T3 – T5: Transponder Frequencies for Vertical Receive
The User may enter his/her own transponder parameters.
6 – Configurable Reference Satellite Transponder L-Band Frequency of the receive
signal (MHz)
7 – Configurable Reference Satellite Transponder Symbol Rate (ksps)
8 – Configurable Reference Satellite Transponder Code Rate.
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9 - LNB Power (Target Satellite)
In cases where the LNB requires more power then the modem can provide, or if the user would like
to power LNB from the controller, or if the user would like to find satellite without the use of a
modem, this option allows for power from the controller to be supplied to the LNB through the RX
IN cable from the controller to the platform itself.
DD – will disable this option, and provide power to the LNB straight from the modem. In this case, a
splitter must be used for the RF connection as depicted in the figure below.
Fig. 29:
RF Cable Setup for DIS selection
7000 Controller Power Output Range Option Capabilities: 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21 V @ 500mA (max)
If the user chooses to power the LNB from the controller, he/she should verify the power/voltage
range requirements of the LNB in use, and configure the iNetVuTM 7000 Controller according to
those power/voltage requirements.
10 - LNB Power (Reference Satellite)
Power Supplied to the LNB during search for the reference satellite (if this option is selected)
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EL
The EL menu allows for the Configuration of the elevation axis. Options include
configuring the elevation offset, the satellite search window, the elevation adjustment
gap, the mechanical elevation limits, the slow speed, and the current limits.
2
3
1
4
5
6
O: 31
S: 6
Fig. 30:
W:05
A:03
L:EEE
I:12-05
“EL” (Elevation Configuration) Display
1 – Elevation Offset
The Elevation Offset is specific to each type of platform. See Appendix 3 for a list of all the
elevation offset default values. It is the number of degrees at which the iNetVu™ Mobile Software
will offset the reading from the Inclinometer in order to produce an accurate (+/- 2°) Elevation
Angle. The user may set the offset with the range of 15º-55º, although altering this number from its
default value may give an inaccurate offset reading. This should not be tampered without first
consulting a C-COM Technical Support Representative.
2 – Elevation Search Window
The Search Window is the area of the sky which the iNetVu™ Mobile System will search for the
desired Satellite. It uses a rectangular window and searches for the Satellite using smaller
concentric windows until the desired Satellite is found. The Search Window range is preset by
default for optimum performance, however this offset may be manually changed in the range of 2º20º.
Fig. 31:
Elevation Coverage of search window
The default Elevation (Vertical) range is 5° on each side of the Target Point.
Increasing the size of the Search Window will increase the ability to find the desired
Satellite, although increasing the Search Window will lengthen the search time.
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3 - Advanced Search Elevation Gap
With a configurable range of (2º-20º) this parameter is used to determine the small incremental
adjustments required for a more accurate satellite search. Decreasing this value will add accuracy
to the Search Window, but will increase the search time. This value is used while searching on an
inclined surface. For instance A: 03 means the elevation angle will adjust if 3º gap from the
calculated angle. This value is set by default for optimum performance.
4 – Limit Switches (L: EEE)
Allows the enabling and disabling of the UP, DOWN, and STOW limits respectively.
The first character (EEE) represents the UP limit. The second character (EEE) represents the
DOWN limit and the third character (EEE) represents the STOW limit. The user my change the limit
configuration between:
E – Enable Limit
D – Disable Limit
D - Disable Limit
This option disables UP, DN, and ST limits for testing and troubleshooting (i.e. DEE – represents
disabled Up limit, and enabled down and stow limit).
E – Enable Limit
Once enabled, the up, down and stow limits will be activated whenever the up, down, and stow
TM
sensors have been triggered on the iNetVu Mobile platform.
5 –Speed Setting
S
The user may configure the slow speed of the elevation movement. The slow speed is a
basis for the satellite searching procedure.
6 – Current Settings
A software controlled current protection for the Mobile Platform’s elevation motors. When any of the
Mobile Platform’s motors are moving at the associated speed, the current drawn to move the motor
is monitored and should it exceed the Current Limit, an error message will appear. For Motor
Speeds that are not listed (Speed 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8), the Current Limit for those speeds is calculated
using a percentage of the Current Limit above it. See appendix 3 for the default current limits for all
TM
iNetVu Mobile Platforms.
• Current Limit 8 – 90% of Current Limit 9
• Current Limit 7 – 80% of Current Limit 9
• Current Limit 5 – 90% of Current Limit 6
• Current Limit 4 – 80% of Current Limit 6
• Current Limit 2 – 90% of Current Limit 3
• Current Limit 1 – 80% of Current Limit 3
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Configurable Current Limit For High Speed (9) movement is to the left of the dash, and
Configurable Current Limit For Slow Speed (6) movement is to the right of the dash.
(i.e. I: 12-05 Represents Current Limit of 12 A @ speed 9, and Current Limit of 5 A @ speed 6)
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AZ
The AZ menu allows configuration of the Azimuth axis, including pot zero, pot factor,
stow limit, azimuth search window size, slow speed movements, and current limits at
high and slow speeds.
2
3
1
4
6
Z: 346.9
W: 60
F:0.6604
S: 6
E
I:08-05
5
Fig. 32:
“EL” (Elevation) Display
1 – Configurable AZ Pot Zero
AZ Pot Zero is an A/D value from the potentiometer calculated upon azimuth calibration which
physically determines where the iNetVu™ Mobile Software places Azimuth Angle 0°. The AZ Pot
Zero may vary approximately +15% from the Default values (see appendix 3). The user may edit
these values through this window, however any changes may result in failure to recognize the
correct 0° angle. This parameter has a configurable rang of (150-700).
2 – Configurable AZ Pot Factor
AZ Pot Factor is an A/D value from the potentiometer calculated upon azimuth calibration which
allows the iNetVu™ Mobile Software to convert the A/D value of the Potentiometer into an
equivalent angle. The AZ Pot Factor should vary approximately +15% from the Default values (see
appendix 3). The user may edit these values through this window, however any changes may result
in failure to recognize the correct azimuth angles. This value has a configurable range of (0.41151.3030)
3 - Stow Limit
Enabling this function allows for the iNetVuTM system to trigger the stow limit when the mechanical
stow range of the azimuth is reached. Disabling this limit, may result in failure to initiate the
automatic stow command.
E – Enable Stow Limit
D – Disable Stow Limit
4 – Configurable Azimuth Search Window Size
The Search Window is the area of the sky which the iNetVu™ Mobile System will search for the
desired Satellite. It uses a rectangular window and searches for the Satellite using smaller
concentric windows until the desired Satellite is found. The Search Window range may be manually
changed from the default settings which iNetVu™ uses to find the satellite should the desired
Satellite cannot be found. The configurable range is 2º-99º on both sides of the target azimuth
angle.
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Azimuth Coverage of search window
The default Azimuth (Horizontal) range is 60° on each side of the Target Point.
Increasing the size of the Search Window will increase the ability to find the desired
Satellite, although increasing the Search Window will lengthen the search time.
5 –Speed Setting
S
The user may configure the slow speed of the azimuth movement. The slow speed is a
basis for the satellite searching procedure.
6 – Current Settings
A software controlled current protection for the Mobile Platform’s azimuth motors. When any of the
Mobile Platform’s motors are moving at the associated speed, the current drawn to move the motor
is monitored and should it exceed the Current Limit, an error message will appear. For Motor
Speeds that are not listed (Speed 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8), the Current Limit for those speeds is calculated
using a percentage of the Current Limit above it. See appendix 3 for the default current limits for all
TM
iNetVu Mobile Platforms.
• Current Limit 8 – 90% of Current Limit 9
• Current Limit 7 – 80% of Current Limit 9
• Current Limit 5 – 90% of Current Limit 6
• Current Limit 4 – 80% of Current Limit 6
• Current Limit 2 – 90% of Current Limit 3
• Current Limit 1 – 80% of Current Limit 3
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Configurable Current Limit For High Speed (9) movement is to the left of the dash, and
Configurable Current Limit For Slow Speed (6) movement is to the right of the dash.
(i.e. I: 08-05 Represents Current Limit of 8 A @ speed 9, and Current Limit of 5 A @ speed 6)
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PL
The PL menu allows for the configuration of the polarization axis. Options include the
setting of the pot zero, and the pot factor, as well as the skew adjustment and stow limit
functionality, the polarization offset, slow speed, and current limits for fast and slow
speeds.
2
3
1
4
6
Z: 346.9
O: +0
F: 0.6604
S: 7
DE
I: 1.5-1.2
5
1 – PL Pot Zero
PL Pot Zero is an A/D value from the potentiometer that physically determines where the iNetVu™
Mobile Software places Polarization Angle 0°. The PL Pot Zero may vary approximately +15% from
the Default values (see appendix 3). The PL Pot Zero is calculated during the Polarization
Calibration process. The user may edit these values through this window, however any changes
may result in failure to recognize the correct 0° angle. This parameter has a configurable range of
(50-400)
2 – PL Pot Factor
PL Pot Factor is an A/D value from the potentiometer which allows the iNetVu™ Mobile Software to
convert the A/D value of the Potentiometer into an equivalent angle. The PL Pot Factor should vary
approximately +15% from the Default values (see appendix 3). The PL Pot Factor is calculated
during the Polarization Calibration process. The user may edit these values through this window,
however any changes may result in failure to recognize the angle value. This parameter has a
configurable range of (0.1437-0.5863)
3 – Skew Adjustment and Stow Limit Function
Allows the enabling and disabling of the skew adjustment and polarization stow limit respectively..
The first character (EE) represents the skew adjustment. The second character (EE) represents
the Polarization ST limit. The user my change the limit configuration between:
EE – Enable Skew Adjustment, Enable Polarization Stow limit
DE – Disable Skew Adjustment, Enable Polarization Stow limit
ED – Enable Skew Adjustment, Disable Polarization Stow limit
DD – Disable Skew Adjustment, Disable Polarization Stow limit
For an iNetVuTM 1200/1800 Mobile Platforms, the Polarization Stow Limit is constantly ON. The
Skew Adjustment will rotate the antenna on the polarization axis in both directions to locate the 3dB
drop in Signal Strength, and then re-center itself using the best possible Polarization Angle.
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4 - Polarization Offset
By default this polarization-offset value is set to +0°. If there happens to be a requirement for a
polarization offset, the user may manually enter this value in this area.
5 –Speed Setting
S
The user may configure the slow speed of the polarization movement. The slow speed is a
basis for the satellite searching procedure. See appendix 3 for details.
6 – Current Settings
A software controlled current protection for the Mobile Platform’s polarization motors. When any of
the Mobile Platform’s motors are moving at the associated speed, the current drawn to move the
motor is monitored and should it exceed the Current Limit, an error message will appear. For Motor
Speeds that are not listed (Speed 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8), the Current Limit for those speeds is calculated
using a percentage of the Current Limit above it. See appendix 3 for the default current limits for all
TM
iNetVu Mobile Platforms.
• Current Limit 8 – 90% of Current Limit 9
• Current Limit 7 – 80% of Current Limit 9
• Current Limit 5 – 90% of Current Limit 6
• Current Limit 4 – 80% of Current Limit 6
• Current Limit 2 – 90% of Current Limit 3
• Current Limit 1 – 80% of Current Limit 3
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Configurable Current Limit For High Speed (9) movement is to the left of the dash, and
Configurable Current Limit For Slow Speed (6) movement is to the right of the dash.
(i.e. I: 1.5-1.2 Represents Current Limit of 1.5 A @ speed 9, and Current Limit of
1.2 A @ speed 7)
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G&C
Allows for the Configuration of the GPS parameters and settings, as well as the
Compass parameters and settings.
2
1
3
G :O
C :O
45.41N
75.62W
H :159 E : 62 O:+44
4
7
6
Fig. 34:
5
“G&C (GPS and Compass) Configuration
1 – GPS Status Configuration
N
O
Use Coordinates from GPS Antenna
Override GPS and use the coordinates entered (2) and (3). Enables the GPS coordinates
to be manually overridden. This should only be enabled in the event that the GPS Antenna
is malfunctioning and the user has a reliable, alternate source for coordinates.
Note: If you have overridden the GPS coordinates, they will have to be updated if the
Mobile Platform has moved to a new location since the overridden values will no longer be
accurate.
2 – GPS Latitude Coordinate
3 – GPS Longitude Coordinate
4 – Compass Status Configuration
N
Use Coordinates attained from the Compass to determine heading for acquisition
O
Override Compass - Enables the Compass to be manually overridden. Ensure that you
are using a reliable alternate source. After enabling Override, you may enter the vehicle’s
direction as indicated on your alternate compass. Keep in mind that the base of the
iNetVu™ Mobile Platform is oriented to the rear of your vehicle. When taking the direction
on the alternate compass, take the direction of your reading while facing the front of the
vehicle, and use this orientation with reference to true north when entering the heading.
F
Performs a full 360º Azimuth search for the desired Satellite. This process may take
longer to find satellite considering the search method is not limited to the calculated
search window.
5 – Compass Heading
The number of degrees the front of the Mobile Platform is rotated in reference to True North.
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6 – Elevation of Compass Reading
Number of degrees that the Antenna requires to be elevated to ensure that the compass is level
and is able to acquire an accurate compass reading (see appendix 3 for default values).
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C&P
This menu allows for the configuration of the controller input settings as well as the
platform type and serial number.
2
1
3
7
RF : N- 00 S&P :SS
MP :D
BP : E
DH :D
A74-2000
6
5
4
Fig. 35:
“CP” Compass Display
1 – RF Signal Status and Threshold (Threshold should be set only if RF is overridden)
N
O
Normal Receive, the Rx Signal is taken from the Rx IN input of the DVB tuner.
RF Override, used by the iNetVu™ Mobile Software to begin a signal optimization process
for peaking on a Satellite signal after initially locating it. Enabling this option and setting
the RF value too low (i.e. where the 00 is located in N-00) will result in an inability to
acquire a reliable signal and IMS will be unable to distinguish between the desired signal
and noise.
2 – Search and Peaking (S&P)
This configuration option allows for setting the method of searching and peaking for the controller.
The different options include:
SS –
RM RR -
Search for satellite based on the DVB Tuner Transponder parameters, and Peak on
satellite based on the DVB Tuner parameters (i.e. frequency, symbol rate, code rate)
Search for satellite based on the RF signal parameters, and Peak on satellite based on
the Modem SNR.
Search for satellite based on the RF signal parameters, and Peak on the satellite based
on RF signal and threshold.
3 –DHCP Status
The 7000 Controller can be programmed to obtain an IP address from a DHCP Server (i.e. modem,
router, etc.)
D – DHCP Disabled (IP must be entered statically)
E – DHCP Enabled (Controller will dynamically obtain an IP address from the DHCP Server)
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4- Beep
This option allows for enabling and disabling the Beeping sound when navigating the LCD screen
through the front panel keypad.
E – Beep Enabled, a beeping sound will occur upon navigation the LCD Interface.
D – Beep Disabled, the sound will be completely removed.
5- Platform Type
The user is capable of configuring the platform in use, as well as entering the four-digit serial
number of the platform located next to the connector plate on the platform itself.
TM
A66A – iNetVu Ka66 Mobile Platform (Ka – Band)
TM
A74B - iNetVu A740/A750 Mobile Platform (Ku – Band)
A98A - iNetVuTM A980 Mobile Platform (Ku – Band)
TM
A12B - iNetVu A1200 Mobile Platform (Ku – Band)
TM
A18A - iNetVu A1800 Mobile Platform (Ku – Band)
A18B - iNetVuTM A1800 Mobile Platform (C – Band)
TM
A12P - iNetVu 1.2m Flyaway Platform (Ku – Band)
6- Platform Serial Number
The user may enter the last four-digits of the platform serial number located next to the connector
plate on the iNetVuTM Mobile Platform.
Fig. 36:
iNetVuTM Platform Identification Tag
7 – Motion Protection
iNetVuTM Platform will automatically stow if the antenna is moving at a speed faster then 5 km/h.
Also, the iNetVu™ Mobile Platform will automatically stow the antenna should it experience
extreme motion, such as severe shaking caused by poor weather conditions.
E- Enabled
D-Disabled
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RT
This menu will allow the user to configure a router (if necessary) IP address and the
Domain Name Server (DNS) IP address. Note: This menu is still under development, and
is currently not functional)
1
R_IP : 192.168.0.2
D_IP: 192.168.0.1
2
Fig. 37:
“RT” (Router and DNS) Configuration
1 – Router IP address
2 – DNS IP address
6.6.3.10. G&S
This menu will allow the user to configure the subnet mask IP address and the Gateway
IP address of the iNetVuTM 7000 Controller.
1
S_IP : 255.255.0.0
G_IP: 192.168.0.1
2
Fig. 38:
“GW” (Gateway) Configuration
1 – S_IP (iNetVuTM 7000 Controller’s Subnet Mask IP Address – Default 255.255.0.0)
2 – Gateway IP Address (Default: 192.168.0.1)
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6.6.3.11. IP
This menu will allow the user to configure the controller IP address, as well as the
Modem IP address.
1
C_IP : 192.168.0.3
M_IP: 192.168.0.1
2
Fig. 39:
“IP” Configuration
1 – iNetVuTM 7000 Controller’s IP Address
2 – Modem IP Address (Default: 192.168.0.1)
6.6.3.12. SR
This menu will allow the user to configure the controller to the service used for 2-way
satellite communication.
2
3
1
ID_TELT
C :dBUG-19200
PWD :P@55w0rd!
4
Fig. 40:
“SR” (Service) Configuration
1 – Two-Way Mobile Service Selection
Before communication is established with the modem, the user must define the service in use. The
TM
iNetVu 7000 Controller supports several services, including:
ID - iDirect Service
VA - ViaSat Service
SF - Surfbeam Service
HN - Hughes Service
NA - Stand Alone service - Used to locate and lock onto a manually configured satellite using the
DVB receiver unit inside of the controller independent of the modem.
The manual configuration requires:





Orbital Slot of Satellite
Receive Polarization
L-Band Rx Frequency (kHz)
Symbol Rate (kSps)
FEC Code Rate
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2 – Modem Communication Interface
TELT - Telnet Interface
COM - Console Port Interface
HTTP - HTTP Interface
NA - No modem interface applicable, this option is generally selected with the stand-alone service.
Locking and peaking onto satellite is based on the DVB Signal and not on the modem SNR value.
3 – Debugging Interface
Used by C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. for internal testing.
DBUG-19200
GPS—9600
4 – Modem Password
If necessary, the user must enter the modem password into this area for communication to be
properly established. The default password is “P@55w0rd!” which is based on most iDirect modem
requirements. If no password is required, this area should be left blank.
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TEST
E&A&P
A_ACP
CP DPLY
M_ACP
Fig. 41:
E&A&P
CP
DPLY
DPLY_C
S_ACP
Test Menu
Will allow for Demo Testing on all axes (elevation, azimuth, and
polarization) for a user specified angle range.
Tests the compass’ heading and accuracy by rotating the antenna at
90° intervals and comparing the compass readings with the actual
antenna’s movement.
Deploys the antenna to a user specified azimuth, elevation, and
polarization position.
DPLY_C
Will read the compass heading at a user specified elevation, azimuth,
and polarization target point.
A_ACP
Performs an automatic ACP test for Hughes service.
M_ACP
Performs a manual ACP test for Hughes service.
S_ACP
This operation will stop the ACP test from continuing.
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E&A&P
1
2
E +20:70:7
A-180: 180:7
DD: D
P-60: 60:7
TST
5
3
4
1 – Elevation Movement
Allows the user to set the start and stop angle of the elevation axis, as well as set the specific
speed for elevation movement. (E +20:70:7 –implies from angle 20 to 70 at speed 7)
2 – Polarization Movement
Allows the user to set the start and stop angle of the polarization axis, as well as set the specific
speed for polarization movement. (P -60:60:7 –implies from angle -60 to 60 at speed 7)
3 – Azimuth Movement
Allows the user to set the start and stop angle of the azimuth axis, as well as set the specific speed
for azimuth movement. (A -180:180:7 –implies from angle -180 to 180 at speed 7)
4 – Axis Selection and looping option
The first two characters refer to the axis selection (i.e. DD: D).
DD
EL
AZ
PL
AA
Disable Test for all axes
Perform test on the Elevation axis only
Perform test on the Azimuth axis only
Perform test on the Polarization axis only
Perform tests on all the axes.
The third character refers to the looping intervals between tests (i.e. DD: D).
D
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Disables looping, test will only be performed once.
Infinitely loops with 30-seconds interval between tests.
Infinitely loops with 60-seconds interval between tests.
Infinitely loops with 90-seconds interval between tests.
Infinitely loops with 120-seconds interval between tests.
Infinitely loops with 150-seconds interval between tests.
Infinitely loops with 180-seconds interval between tests.
Infinitely loops with 210-seconds interval between tests.
Infinitely loops with 240-seconds interval between tests.
Infinitely loops with 270-seconds interval between tests.
5 – Test Selection
Initiates the test on the specified axes according to the specified ranges, and speeds.
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CP
2
1
3
CP:V H:0
0-90-180-270
CP_EL
4
1 – Compass Status
V – Valid
O – Override
F - Failed
2 – Compass Heading
3 – Compass Reading Angle
Elevation Angle at which compass is read
4 – Compass Accuracy Readings
Tests the compass’ heading and accuracy by rotating the antenna at 90 intervals and comparing
the compass readings with the actual antenna’s movement.
i.
ii.
iii.
iv.
Antenna will center itself; move to the proper Elevation for reading the compass, then read
the compass heading.
Antenna will rotate 90 to each of the following positions and read the compass at each: 0,
90, 180, -90, and 0.
iNetVu™ Mobile Software will compare the compass heading values read at each position,
and determine if they differ by approximately 90.
The Compass Check will display a message regarding the accuracy of the compass.
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DPLY
2
1
E: +20
A +180
P+60
DPLY
3
4
1 – Elevation Movement
User-defined elevation angle of deploy
2 – Polarization Movement
User-defined polarization angle of deploy
3 – Azimuth Movement
User-defined azimuth angle of deploy
4 – Deploy
Automatically moves antenna to the manually entered Elevation, Azimuth and Polarization angles.
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DPLY_C
2
1
E: +20
A +180
P+60
CP T
3
4
1 – Elevation Movement
User-defined target elevation angle of for compass reading
2 – Polarization Movement
User-defined target polarization angle for compass reading
3 – Azimuth Movement
User-defined target azimuth angle for compass reading
4 – Check Compass at specified target point.
Tests the compass’ heading and accuracy at the user defined Elevation, Polarization, and Azimuth
angles, by rotating the antenna at 90 intervals and comparing the compass readings with the
actual antenna’s movement. This function is mainly used for testing purposes.
Antenna will move to the target Elevation, Polarization, and Azimuth for reading the compass
heading such that the user can determine if the compass reading is accurate at that point.
6.6.4.5.
A_ACP
Initiates an automatic cross-pol test.
6.6.4.6.
M_ACP
Initiates a Manual cross-pol test.
6.6.4.7.
S_ACP
Stops the cross-pol testing instantly.
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INFO
Displays information regarding the iNetVu™ 7000 Controller’s firmware and software
versions installed, the Mobile Platform it is configured to, and also any Error Codes
detected.
CC1 CC2 DVB MOD
ERR
Fig. 42:
“INFO” (Information) Display
CC2
Contains information pertaining to the iNetVu TM 7000 Controller
hardware version, software version, firmware version, boot loader
version, MAC address, and configuration ID.
DVB
Contains information pertaining to the type of DVB Module in use.
MOD
Contains information pertaining to the modem ID, serial number, and
version.
ERR
Contains information pertaining to the error code if an error occurs.
CC1
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CC1
This branch menu displays the controller ID, Hardware Version, Firmware, and Boot
loader Version
2
2
3
1
ID: 9999 SQ_T: 31
FBV:7.0.0.1—7.0.0.1
HW:0
4
Fig. 43:
“CC1” (Controller Info 1) Display
1 – Controller ID Number
The iNetVu™ Controller Serial Number is located on the base of the controller. It is the last 4 digits
of the Serial Number.
2 – Signal Quality Threshold
Minimum SNR Value required for the iNetVuTM 7000 Controller to validate signal.
3 – 7000 Controller Board Hardware Type Version
4 – 7000 Controller Firmware and Boot loader version
The firmware version is to the left of the dash (i.e. 7.0.0.1-7.0.0.1), and the boot loader version is
to the right of the dash (i.e. 7.0.0.1-7.0.0.1).
6.6.5.2.
CC2
This branch menu displays the controller MAC address and Configuration ID.
1
MA:00-40-05-56-3F-C8
CONF_ID:75
2
Fig. 44:
“CC2” (Controller Info 2) Display
1 – iNetVuTM 7000 Controller MAC address
2 – iNetVuTM 7000 Controller Configuration ID (for internal use).
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DVB
This branch menu displays the controller DVB Module Type.
1
DVB-S-0
Fig. 45:
“DVB” (DVB Module) Display
1 – The DVB Module currently embedded into the iNetVuTM 7000 Controller.
6.6.5.4.
MOD
This branch menu displays the VSAT Modems ID, Serial Number, and software version
number.
2
1
SN: 3863
V: 6.0.9.0
S: 2
3
Fig. 46:
“MOD” (Modem) Display
1 – VSAT Modem Serial number
2 – Modem Status
1 - Modem Initializing Status
2 - Modem Normal Status
16 - ACP in progress
3 – Satellite Modem’s Firmware Version
6.6.5.5.
ERR
This branch menu displays the error code if an error occurs.
1
Error INFO
Fig. 47:
“ERR” (ERROR) Display
1 – iNetVuTM Error code display
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7. iNetVuTM 7000 Software
The iNetVu™ Mobile Software plays an integral role in connecting you and iNetVu™
Mobile System. It has the ability to communicate with the Satellite Modem, automatically
find and lock onto a satellite and stow the antenna when completed. The user can also
monitor real-time system parameters such as Signal Strength, GPS Coordinates, motor
currents, as well as allowing the user the capability of manually moving the antenna and
performing any maintenance tests and calibration tasks.
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Operation Modes
iNetVu™ 7000 Mobile Software currently offers only one mode of operation for its users.
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Navigating Menus
To navigate the iNetVu™ Mobile Software, right-click the iNetVu™ swirl icon located in
the System Tray.
There are 4 options available:
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Advanced Controls
Maintenance
About
Exit
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Advanced Controls
The Advanced Controls menu allows users to monitor system parameters and manually
move the antenna, as well as conduct automatic processes and functions.
Improper use of Advanced Controls menu can render
the iNetVu™ Mobile System inoperable and may be in
violation of FCC regulations. The user can halt any
operation at any time by clicking STOP button located
in the Automatic Controls.
Fig. 48:
Advanced Controls Menu
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Signal Strength
A real-time Signal Quality Factor (SQF). A value obtained from the Satellite Modem
when locked onto a signal. Using a red/yellow/green color-coated system, it denotes the
strength of the received signal from the current satellite.
Should the Signal Strength be lower than 29 when locked on satellite, click Find
Satellite again to re-acquire the signal.
Fig. 49:
Signal Strength Display
Isolation Value
Denotes isolation to the current satellite transponder. This value is not an indication of
signal strength when transmitting a signal.
The Isolation Value will be 100 upon receiving an Rx Lock Status.
Fig. 50:
Isolation Value Display
Date/Time
Current date and time from as received from the GPS Antenna. Should the GPS
experience any problems, the alternate source is your PC internal date and time.
Fig. 51:
Date/Time Display
Automatic Control
Find Satellite
Fig. 52:
Stow Antenna
Stop Operation
Automatic Control Buttons
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Find Satellite
Automatically finds and locks onto the satellite signal by communicating with the
Satellite Modem and using the GPS coordinates, the compass heading, and
internal parameters of the Satellite Modem. Typically, it takes approximately 3-5
minutes to find satellite.
If the Antenna is already pointed on the satellite, clicking Find Satellite will repeak the Antenna onto the signal.
Stow Antenna
Re-centers the antenna and lowers it into the stowed position.
Stop Operation
Halts all motor movements and disrupts all communication between iNetVu™
Mobile System components.
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Angle and Limit Switch Indicators
Displays real-time angles and Limit Switch status
Elevation UP Limit Indicator
Elevation Angle
Elevation DOWN Limit Indicator
Elevation STOW Limit Indicator
Azimuth Angle
Azimuth STOW Limit Indicator
Polarization STOW Limit Indicator
Polarization Angle
Fig. 53:
Angle and Limit Switch Indicators

When the Elevation STOW Limit Indicator is ON, the Elevation Angle will change
to “–90”, to denote that the iNetVu™ Mobile Platform is now stowed. It will remain
“-90” until the indicator turns OFF.

For iNetVu™ 1200 Mobile Platforms, the Polarization Stow Indicator will
ALWAYS be ON.

A YELLOW-colored “F” will appear if a Limit Switch has been disabled in the
Advanced Maintenance Menu.

If the Polarization is disabled (for circular signal frequency bands such as KaBand or X-Band), the Polarization Angle will display 0.00 and the Polarization
Stow Switch must be closed.
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Manual Movement
Elevation Up / Elevation Down
Azimuth Left/ Azimuth Right
Polarization Counter-Clockwise / Polarization Clockwise
Using the Duration and Speed parameters, the Manual Movement Buttons allow you to
move the antenna in six (6) directions. For the correct point of reference for the
directional movements, you must be facing the Mobile Platform’s Reflector.
Face this direction for
correct Azimuth and
Polarization Orientation
Fig. 54:
Orientation Reference for Azimuth and Polarization
Duration
Length of time of Manual Movement using increments of 50ms
Speed
Motor Speed of Manual Movement
4 = Slowest, 9 = Highest
Fig. 55:
Duration and Speed Input for USER Mode (Top) and CONFIG Mode (Bottom)
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Enable/Disable ACP
Enables/Disables the ACP (Automatic Cross-Pol Testing), and M-ACP (Manual
Cross-Pol Testing)
Fig. 56:
ACP Option Selection
To Enable ACP, select “AUTO” or “MANUAL” from the ACP drop down list and
click on the ‘Enable/Disable ACP’ Button to initiate.
To Stop ACP testing, select “STOP” from the ACP drop down list, and click on
the Enable/Disable ACP Button to initiate.
Deploy Antenna
Automatically moves antenna to the manually entered Elevation, Azimuth and
Polarization angles.
Fig. 57:
Deploy Antenna Input Values
Enable/Disable Transmitter
Automatically Enables or Disables the Transmission process. Background will
turn red when transmitter is disabled, and green when the transmitter is enabled.
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DVB Signal (0-300)
DVB Signal received from the DVB Tuner.
RF Signal (30-75)
Displays the real time RF Signal throughout the
acquisition process.
RF Threshold (30-75)
Used in RF mode search for determining proper satellite
frequency.
Antenna Latitude/Longitude
GPS Coordinates acquired from the GPS Antenna or
manually overridden values.
Antenna Altitude
Altitude of antenna above sea level based on the GPS
Antenna.
Velocity
The current velocity of the antenna is determined based
on any changes in the GPS Coordinates.
Should the GPS Coordinates change, the iNetVu™ Mobile Software will calculate the
velocity.
GPS Heading
When in the Mobile Platform is moving laterally, the GPS Coordinates change in realtime. Based on the changing GPS Coordinates, the directional heading is calculated.
Satellite Longitude
Longitude of the Satellite which the iNetVu™ Mobile Software has been configured to.
Refer to the Maintenance menu to modify the Satellite Longitude.
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Target Elevation
Calculated Elevation Angle that the Antenna must point in order to locate the desired
Satellite.
Target Real Azimuth
Calculated Azimuth Angle that the Antenna must point in order to locate the desired
Satellite in reference to True North.
Target Antenna Azimuth
Calculated Azimuth Angle that the Antenna must point in order to locate the desired
Satellite in reference to the Mobile Platform’s center position.
Target Polarization
Calculated Polarization Angle that the Antenna must be in order to find the desired
Satellite.
Real Azimuth
Azimuth Angle in reference to True North.
Compass Heading
Orientation of the Mobile Platform.
This value is only read during the Find Satellite, Check Compass, and Calibrate
Compass processes.
North - 354
West - 265
South - 176
East - 87
Compass Reference Point
Fig. 58:
Compass Orientation and Approximate Values
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EL Motor Current
Current drawn for Elevation Motor (in Amperes)
AZ Motor Current
Current drawn for Azimuth Motor (in Amperes)
PL Motor Current
Current drawn for Polarization Motor (in Amperes)
Message Panel
Displays real-time status updates, system messages, and error codes.
Fig. 59:
Message Panel
Status Panel
The Status Panel describes system operations that are either imminent, taking place, or
the current status of that component. The Status Panel is located at the bottom of the
Basic Controls and Advanced Controls menus, and has a set of four and six message
blocks, respectively.
System Status
Satellite Modem Status
Controller Status
Motor Status
Fig. 60:
GPS Status
Antenna Sensor Status
Advanced Controls - Status Panel
The indicators notify the user of any actions taking place with a combination of colorcoated messages.

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
Solid “GREEN” messages indicate a stable and normal condition for that
component.
Flashing or solid “LIGHT BLUE” messages indicate a change in status occurring
that the user should be aware of.
Flashing “RED” and “YELLOW” messages indicates a problem with that
component.
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Should the entire Status Panel flash “RED” and “YELLOW”, a communication failure
between the PC and the iNetVu™ Controller has occurred. Ensure that the Controller is
powered, and that all USB drivers and cables (USB or Serial) are installed properly.
System Status
Displays current system environment
 System Running
Software is currently booting.
 System Idle
No operations are currently being performed.
 System Online
iNetVu™ system has found and locked onto the satellite, and is now ready for
surfing the Internet.
 ACP Testing
ACP Testing is being performed.
 Skew Adjusting
Polarization adjustment for receiving the optimal Signal Strength. Polarization will
rotate in both directions to locate the 3dB drop in Signal Strength, and then recenter itself using the best possible Polarization Angle.
 Manual Operation
Manually controlled movement via Advanced Controls menu has been detected.
 Mount Testing
System test or demo being performed via System Test and Demo menu.
 Peaking on Satellite
System makes minor adjustments in positioning in order to receive optimal Signal
Strength.
 AZ Calibration
Azimuth Calibration is being performed.
 PL Calibration
Polarization Calibration is being performed.
 EL Calibration
Elevation Calibration is being performed.
 CP Calibration
Compass Calibration is being performed.
 Going to Position
An automatic movement command has been initiated (i.e. Find Satellite or
Deploy Antenna) and the antenna is moving into the designated position.
 Searching Satellite
Antenna is performing a search pattern to locate the satellite.
 Stowing Antenna
Antenna is being stowed.
 Antenna Stowed
Antenna is currently stowed.
 Unknown Status
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Satellite Modem Communication Status
Indicates the Transmitter status and displays any issues in communication with the
Satellite Modem
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Checking Modem
Verifying Satellite Modem’s current status
Transmitter Enabled
Indicates that the transmitter has been enabled.
Transmitter Disabled
Indicates that the transmitter has not been enabled.
Transmitter Standby
Transmitter becomes idle during the ACP Test.

Modem Failed
A communication failure with the Satellite Modem has been detected.
GPS Status
Displays condition of the GPS signal
 GPS Normal
GPS signal is being received from the GPS Antenna.
 GPS Failed
GPS signal is not being received from the GPS Antenna.
 GPS Searching
iNetVu™ Mobile Software attempts to detect a GPS signal from the GPS
Antenna for 2 minutes.
 GPS Override
GPS coordinates have been manually overridden from the Maintenance menu.
Controller Status
Displays communication status between the PC and the iNetVu™ Controller
 Controller Normal
Indicates normal communication status between the Controller and the PC
 Controller Failed
A failure in communication between the Controller and the PC has been
detected.
Motor Status
Displays the movement of the 3-axis motors: Elevation, Azimuth, and Polarization
 EL Moving UP / DN
Elevation Motor is moving in the respective direction
(UP = Up, DN = Down)
 AZ Moving Left / Right
Azimuth Motor is moving in the respective direction
 PL Moving CCW / CW
Polarization Motor is moving in the respective direction
(CCW = Counter Clock-Wise, CW = Clock-Wise)
 Motor Unknown
Motor Status cannot be detected.
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Antenna Status
Displays any relevant information regarding the Limit Switches and Potentiometers
and/or Inclinometer.
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Antenna Normal
Limit Switches are ON/OFF in the correct relation to the Elevation, Azimuth and
Polarization Angles.
Antenna Failed
Limit Switches are NOT ON/OFF in the correct relation to the Elevation, Azimuth
and Polarization Angles.
Antenna Unknown
Mobile Platform cannot be found. Ensure that the iNetVu™ Controller is
functioning and that all cables are connected should this indicator appear.
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Maintenance
The Maintenance menu allows users to configure the communication medium between
the Satellite Modem and iNetVu™ Mobile Software, iNetVu™ Controller and iNetVu™
Mobile Software, as well as various System parameters for optimal performance.
The Maintenance menu allows users to set the Satellite’s name and orbital slot, conduct
maintenance tests/processes, override parameters, and run a system diagnosis check.
Click SEND if any modifications are made.
Fig. 61:
IMS 7000 Maintenance Menu
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Satellite Parameters
Fig. 62:
Maintenance – Satellite Parameters
Sat Lon
Orbital slot / Longitude of the desired Satellite. The Find Satellite command will use this
value when attempting to find and lock onto a satellite signal.
Sat Pol Offset
Denotes Transmit Polarity and may be altered to accommodate any offset ranged -90 to
+90
Generally in North America and most areas around the world
1200/1800 Platforms
740/980 Platforms
– Horizontal Receive (Sat Pol Offset = 0), Vertical Receive (Sat Pol Offset = 90)
– Sat Pol Offset = 0 considering OMT is adjusted Manually. (See Platform Setup
and Maintenance Manual for instructions on how to adjust the OMT based on
polarity)
LNB Power (V)
In cases where the LNB requires more power then the modem can provide, or if the user
would like to power the LNB from the controller, or if the user would like to find satellite
without the use of a modem, this option allows for power from the controller to be
supplied to the LNB through the RX IN cable from the controller to the platform itself.
DIS – will disable this option, and provide power to the LNB straight from the modem. In
this case, a splitter must be used for the RF connection as depicted in the figure below.
Fig. 63:
RF Cable Setup for DIS selection
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7000 Controller Power Output Range Option Capabilities: 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21 V @
500mA (max)
If the user chooses to power the LNB from the controller, he/she should verify the
power/voltage range requirements of the LNB in use, and configure the iNetVuTM 7000
Controller according to those power/voltage requirements.
TR No. (Transponder Number)
There are Six (6) Transponder values in the 7000 Controller for each satellite.
Transponder 0-2 (TR0_H – TR0_H) are horizontal receive
Transponder 3-5 (TR3_V –TR5_V) are vertical receive.
The user may override the default values saved in the controller with his/her transponder
information (frequency, symbol rate, FEC rate)
Frequency (KHz), Code Rate, Symbol Rate (Ksps)
The frequencies listed have been converted to L-band from Ku-band, and the ranges are
950000-2150000 KHZ, based on a LO frequency of 10750 MHZ.
The user may select from the six (6) available transponders saved in the 7000
Controller, which are specific to each satellite, or he/she may also enter valid
transponder data manually.
DVB will base satellite acquisition on three satellite transponder parameters, them being:
Frequency 1 (KHz)
L-Band Receive Frequency
Symbol Rate 1 (Ksps)
Symbol Rate of receive signal
Code Rate
FEC Rate of receive signal
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Reference Satellite Parameters
The reference satellite option is useful when the user cannot find a DVB transponder on
the desired target satellite. The user may select a reference satellite with a known DVB
Transponder. The iNetVuTM System will lock onto the reference satellite, and then pivot
from that point to the desired target satellite, and peak on the modem signal.
Fig. 64:
Maintenance – Reference Satellite Parameters
EN
If this checkbox is selected, the Reference Satellite Option becomes active. If this box is
not selected, all the information in this Reference Satellite Section becomes irrelevant.
Lon
This field represents the Orbital slot / Longitude of the Reference Satellite. The Find
Satellite command will use this satellite as a pivot point to lock onto the target satellite.
Off (Sat Pol Offset)
Denotes Transmit Polarity and may be altered to accommodate any offset ranged -90 to
+90
Generally in North America and most areas around the world
1200/1800 Platforms
740/980 Platforms
– Horizontal Receive (Sat Pol Offset = 0), Vertical Receive (Sat Pol Offset = 90)
– Sat Pol Offset = 0 considering OMT is adjusted Manually. (See Platform Setup
and Maintenance Manual for instructions on how to adjust the OMT based on
polarity)
LNB Power (V)
The user may power the LNB with 13-21 Volts when searching for target satellite, or use
a splitter and power the LNB straight from the modem.
See section 7.2.2.1 for more detail on LNB Power.
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TR No. (Transponder Number)
There are Six (6) Transponder values in the 7000 Controller for each satellite.
Transponder 0-2 (TR0_H – TR0_H) are horizontal receive
Transponder 3-5 (TR3_V –TR5_V) are vertical receive.
The user may override the default values saved in the controller with his/her transponder
information (frequency, symbol rate, FEC rate) for the reference satellite. The iNetVuTM
system will use this transponder information to locate the reference satellite, and pivot to
the target satellite.
Frequency (KHz), Code Rate, Symbol Rate (Ksps)
The frequencies listed have been converted to L-band from Ku-band, and the ranges are
950000-2150000 KHZ, based on a LO frequency of 10750 MHZ.
The user may select from the six (6) available transponders saved in the 7000
Controller, which are specific to each satellite, or he/she may also enter valid
transponder data manually.
DVB will base satellite acquisition on three satellite transponder parameters, them being:
Frequency 1 (KHz)
L-Band Receive Frequency
Symbol Rate 1 (Ksps)
Symbol Rate of receive signal
Code Rate
FEC Rate of receive signal
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Modem Parameters
Fig. 65:
Maintenance – Modem Parameters
Type
The user must select the service in use from this drop down menu for proper modem to
controller connectivity. The services currently provided are:

iDirect
 Hughes
 Viasat
 NA – Stand Alone DVB transponder finder
INF (Interface)
The user may select the interface used for modem to controller communication
establishment. There are currently two options:
 HTTP
 NET – Telnet Interface
 COM – Console Port Interface
Freq (MHz)
Represents the required Frequency of the VSAT modem. This is usually applied to
Hughes Net service. Other services such as iDirect do not require the modem frequency
to find satellite.
Symb (Ksps)
Represents the required Symbol Rate of the VSAT modem. This is usually applied to
Hughes Net service. Other services such as iDirect do not require the modem symbol
rate to be entered to find satellite.
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Tx-Pol
Transmit Polarization set in the satellite modem
Rx-Pol
Receive Polarization set in the satellite modem
Note: For Hughes Net service the Modem Frequency, Symbol Rate, Receive and
Transmit Polarization must match those set in the Satellite Modem.
Hemisphere
Hemisphere the modem is operating from. For instance, North American operating
modems would be set to “W”, representing western hemisphere. This parameter is
mainly used for Hughes Net service.
IP
This area is reserved for the modem IP address.
Password
Some modems require a password to access their interface. The default password set is
“P@55w0rd!” For modems that do not require a password, this field is irrelevant to the
communication status between the modem and the controller and will not effect the
communication establishment. For modems that have a blank password, this field should
be left blank.
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Search Parameters
Fig. 66:
Maintenance – Search Parameters
EL Window / AZ Window
The Search Window is the area of the sky which the iNetVu™ Mobile System will search
for the desired Satellite. It uses a rectangular window and searches for the Satellite
using smaller concentric windows until the desired Satellite is found. The Search
Window range may be manually changed from the default settings which iNetVu™ uses
to find the satellite should the desired Satellite cannot be found.
10
120
Fig. 67:
Satellite Search Window
The default Azimuth (Horizontal) range is 60 on each side of the Target Point and the
default Elevation (Vertical) range is 5 on each side of the Target Point.
Increasing the size of the Search Window will increase the ability to find the desired
Satellite, although increasing the Search Window will lengthen the search time.
EL ADJ GAP (Elevation Adjustment Gap)
Parameter used to determine the small incremental adjustments required for a more
accurate satellite search. Decreasing this value will add accuracy to the Search Window,
but will increase the search time. The elevation angle will adjust by the specified number
of degrees from the calculated angle while searching on an included surface.
RF Override
Enables the RF Threshold to be manually overridden.
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Search on RF
This option will allow the user to base satellite searching and peaking strictly on RF
instead of DVB. This method of searching could be used when the user is having a hard
time finding the transponder data for a specific satellite, or if no transponder data exists.
RF Threshold
Used by the iNetVu™ Mobile Software to begin a signal optimization process for peaking
on a Satellite signal after initially locating it. Setting the RF Threshold value too low will
result in an inability to acquire a reliable signal.
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GPS and Compass
Fig. 68:
Maintenance – GPS and Compass Parameters
GPS Lat
This field represents the Latitudinal GPS coordinates of the iNetVuTM system.
GPS Lon
This field represents the Longitudinal GPS coordinates of the iNetVuTM system.
Override GPS Checkbox
Enables the GPS coordinates to be manually overridden. This should only be enabled in
the event that the GPS Antenna is malfunctioning and the user has a reliable, alternate
source for coordinates. If this box is checked, the GPS coordinates should be manually
entered in the ‘GPS Lat’, and the ‘GPS Lon’ fields described.
Note: If you have overridden the GPS coordinates, they will have to be updated if the
Mobile Platform has moved to a new location since the overridden values will no longer
be accurate.
Override CP Checkbox
The Compass is pre-calibrated by a professional installer at the time of system
installation.
A number of factors can contribute to the iNetVu™ compass to produce an incorrect
reading such as being parked in close proximity to a large metallic object. Should the
compass heading be inaccurate by more than 20 degrees, you may need to re-calibrate
it, or select this option and override the compass. Ensure that you are using a reliable
alternate source.
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After enabling Override, you may enter the vehicle’s direction as indicated on your
alternate compass. Keep in mind that the base of the iNetVu™ Mobile Platform is
oriented to the rear of your vehicle. When taking the direction on the alternate compass,
take the direction of your reading while facing the front of the vehicle, and use this
orientation for the Vehicle Direction field.
North - 354
West - 265
South - 176
East - 87
This end is the reference for
Vehicle Orientation
Fig. 69:
Compass Orientation and Approximate Values
Full Search
Performs a full 360º Azimuth search for the desired Satellite. This process may take up
to 30 minutes to find and lock onto Satellite.
CP-EL (Compass Elevation Reading Angle)
Number of degrees that the Antenna requires to be elevated to ensure that the compass
is level and is able to acquire an accurate compass reading.
PLATFORM TYPES
A1200C
A0980B
COMPASS READING
ELEVATION
32
35
PLATFORM TYPES
A0740B
A1800A
COMPASS READING
ELEVATION
Fig. 70:
25
32
A0660A
25
Compass Reading Elevation Default Values
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DIR (Direction)
The direction the front of the Mobile Platform is rotated in reference to True North. In
order to override the compass, the user must know where true north is located to enter
the direction.
Offset
The number of degrees the Mobile Platform is rotated in reference to True North.
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Controller Parameters
This sub-section contains data concerning the relevant IP addresses of the iNetVuTM
7000 Controller.
Fig. 71:
Maintenance – Controller Parameters
ID
This ID field is the Controller ID number located on the bottom portion of the controller.
The ID is the last four digits of the controller serial number.
IP
The IP address assigned to the iNetVuTM 7000 Controller.
GW
The Gateway IP address used by the iNetVuTM 7000 Controller.
SUB
The Subnet Mask IP Address used by the iNetVuTM 7000 Controller for PC and modem
connectivity.
COM
This Drop Down Menu allows the user to define the functionality of the serial interface on
the iNetVuTM 7000 Controller. The following are the options to select from:


DEBUG
MODEM

GPS_OUT
-Used for internal debugging purposes.
-Used as a communication medium if the specified modem supports serial
interface communication.
- Used to pass GPS coordinates from the controller to the modem using the
NEMA standard over the serial communication interface.
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SPEED (bps)
The user may define the bit rate of the serial communication interface.
BEEP
This checkbox is used to either enable or disable the beeping noise when navigating the
LCD interface on the iNetVuTM 7000 Controller.
UPLOAD
The user may choose to upload either 1 hour, 2 hours, or ALL (maximum of 12 hours) of
the recorded log information from the controller to the PC.
DNS IP and Router IP (RIP) have not been implemented as of yet, and are under
development. These fields can be left as is.
MOTION PROTECTION
The iNetVu™ Mobile Platform will automatically stow the antenna should it experience
extreme motion, such as severe shaking caused by poor weather conditions.
DHCP
The iNetVuTM 7000 Controller could attain a dynamic IP address from a DHCP Server
(i.e. router, modem, etc.) if this option is enabled.
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Platform Parameters
Maintenance – Platform Parameters
Type
The user is capable of configuring the platform in use.
A66A - iNetVuTM A066A Mobile Platform (Ka Band)
A74B - iNetVuTM A740/A750B Mobile Platform (Ku Band)
A98A - iNetVuTM A980A Mobile Platform (Ku Band)
A12B - iNetVuTM A1200B Mobile Platform (Ku Band)
A12P - iNetVuTM A1200P Flyaway Platform (Ku Band)
A18A - iNetVuTM A1800A Mobile Platform (Ku Band)
A18B - iNetVuTM A1800B Mobile Platform (C Band)
Platform Serial Number
The user may enter the last four-digits of the platform serial number located next
to the connector plate on the iNetVuTM Mobile Platform.
Fig. 72:
Platform Identification
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Elevation Parameters
The Elevation menu allows for the configuration of the elevation axis. Options include
the elevation offset, as well as the axis limit functionality, slow speed setting, and current
limits for fast and slow speeds.
Fig. 73:
Maintenance - Elevation Parameters
Offset
The Elevation Offset is specific to each type of platform. It is the number of
degrees at which the iNetVu™ Mobile Software will offset the reading from the
Inclinometer in order to produce an accurate (+/- 2°) Elevation Angle.
A1200P
EL OFFSET
Fig. 74:
31.00
A1800A/
B/C/D
45.00
PLATFORM TYPES
A1200C
A0980B
42.00
A0740B
A0660A
31.00
35.00
31.00
Default Elevation Offsets. All values are + 2 after Target Calibration.
Slow Speed
The iNetVuTM software basis the default elevation motor slow speed on the platform size
and type. See appendix 3, table 5 for details. The user may change this value, however
changing such value could result in difficulty for satellite acquisition.
Limit Switches (UP_DIS, DN_DIS, ST_DIS)
Allows the enabling and disabling of the UP, DOWN, and STOW limits.
A check mark in the box implies the limit has been DISABLED. By default the boxes are
left unchecked. Please be advised that disabling any of these limits should be done
under the direct supervision of a c-com technical support representative.
Current Settings
H_P_C (9) and L_P_C (6) represent high platform current @ speed 9, and low platform
current @ speed 6 respectively. A software controlled current protection for the Mobile
Platform’s elevation motors. For Motor Speeds that are not listed (Speed 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8),
the Current Limit for those speeds is calculated using a percentage of the Current Limit
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@ speed 6 and 9. See appendix 3, table 5 for the default current limits for all iNetVuTM
Mobile Platforms.
• Current Limit 8 – 90% of Current Limit 9
• Current Limit 7 – 80% of Current Limit 9
• Current Limit 5 – 90% of Current Limit 6
• Current Limit 4 – 80% of Current Limit 6
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Azimuth Parameters
The Azimuth menu allows for the configuration of the azimuth axis. Options include the
setting of the pot zero, and the pot factor, as well as the axis limit functionality, the slow
speed setting, and current limits for fast and slow speeds.
Fig. 75:
Maintenance - Azimuth Parameters
Slow Speed
The iNetVuTM software basis the default azimuth motor slow speed on the platform size
and type. See appendix 3, table 5 for details. The user may change this value, however
changing such value could result in difficulty with satellite acquisition.
Limit Switches (ST_DIS, LR_DIS)
Allows for enabling and disabling the ST (STOW) and LR (Azimuth Left and Right) limits.
A check mark in the box implies the limit has been DISABLED. By default the boxes are
left unchecked. Please be advised that disabling any of these limits should be done
under the direct supervision of a C-Com Satellite Systems Inc. technical support
representative.
Note: The LR limit is for future development purposes, and is not functional at the time
of publication.
Current Settings
H_P_C (9) and L_P_C (6) represent high platform current (Amps) @ speed 9, and low
platform current @ speed 6 respectively. A software controlled current protection for the
Mobile Platform’s elevation motors. For Motor Speeds that are not listed (Speed 1, 2, 4,
5, 7, 8), the Current Limit for those speeds is calculated using a percentage of the
Current Limit @ speed 6 and 9. See appendix 3, table 5 for the default current limits for
all iNetVuTM Mobile Platforms.
• Current Limit 8 – 90% of Current Limit 9
• Current Limit 7 – 80% of Current Limit 9
• Current Limit 5 – 90% of Current Limit 6
• Current Limit 4 – 80% of Current Limit 6
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AZ Pot Zero
AZ Pot Zero is an A/D value from the potentiometer calculated upon azimuth
calibration which physically determines where the iNetVu™ Mobile Software
places Azimuth Angle 0°. The AZ Pot Zero may vary approximately +15% from
the Default values (see appendix 3, table 5). The user may edit these values
through this menu, however any changes may result in failure to recognize the
correct 0° angle.
AZ Pot Factor
AZ Pot Factor is an A/D value from the potentiometer calculated upon azimuth
calibration which allows the iNetVu™ Mobile Software to convert the A/D value of the
Potentiometer into an equivalent angle. The AZ Pot Factor should vary approximately
+15% from the Default values (see appendix 3, table 5). The user may edit these values
through this window, however any changes may result in failure to recognize the correct
azimuth angles.
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7.2.2.10. Polarization Parameters
The Polarization menu allows for the configuration of the polarization axis. Options
include the setting of the pot zero, and the pot factor, as well as the skew adjustment
and stow limit functionality, the polarization offset, slow speed, and current limits for fast
and slow speeds.
Fig. 76:
Maintenance - Polarization Parameters
Limit Switches (ST_DIS, LR_DIS)
Allows the enabling and disabling of the ST (STOW), LR (Polarization Left and Right
Limits), and SK (Skew adjustment) limits.
For the ST, and the LR limits, a check mark in the box implies the limit has been
DISABLED. By default the boxes are left unchecked. Please be advised that disabling
any of these limits should be done under the direct supervision of a c-com technical
support representative.
The SK_EN (Skew Adjustment) represents the 3-db drop test to optimize the polarization
angle. Checking this box will ENABLE the skew adjustment.
Note: The LR limit is for future development purposes, and is not functional at the time
of publication.
Current Settings
H_P_C (9) and L_P_C (6) represent high platform current (Amps) @ speed 9, and low
platform current @ speed 6 respectively. A software controlled current protection for the
Mobile Platform’s elevation motors. For Motor Speeds that are not listed (Speed 1, 2, 4,
5, 7, 8), the Current Limit for those speeds is calculated using a percentage of the
Current Limit @ speed 6 and 9. See appendix 3, table 5 for the default current limits for
all iNetVuTM Mobile Platforms.
• Current Limit 8 – 90% of Current Limit 9
• Current Limit 7 – 80% of Current Limit 9
• Current Limit 5 – 90% of Current Limit 6
• Current Limit 4 – 80% of Current Limit 6
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PL Pot Zero
PL Pot Zero is an A/D value from the potentiometer that physically determines where the
iNetVu™ Mobile Software places Polarization Angle 0°. The PL Pot Zero may vary
approximately +15% from the Default values (see appendix 3). The PL Pot Zero is
calculated during the Polarization Calibration process. The user may edit these values
through this window, however any changes may result in failure to recognize the correct
0° angle.
PL Pot Factor
PL Pot Factor is an A/D value from the potentiometer which allows the iNetVu™ Mobile
Software to convert the A/D value of the Potentiometer into an equivalent angle. The PL
Pot Factor should vary approximately +15% from the Default values (see appendix 3).
The PL Pot Factor is calculated during the Polarization Calibration process. The user
may edit these values through this window, however any changes may result in failure to
recognize the angle value.
Polarization Offset
By default this polarization-offset value is set to +0°. If there happens to be a
requirement for a polarization offset, the user may manually enter this value at in this
area.
Slow Speed
The iNetVuTM software basis the default polarization motor slow speed on the platform
size and type. See appendix 3, table 5 for details. The user may change this value,
however changing such value could result in difficulty for satellite acquisition.
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7.2.2.11. Maintenance Menu Buttons
The following buttons are available in the maintenance menu for multiple purposes
including, ease of use, troubleshooting, and calibration.
Calibrate AZ
Performs automated Polarization Calibration process.
i.
ii.
iii.
iv.
v.
vi.
Antenna will completely rotate counter-clockwise to the physical
limit and temporarily record the A/D value from the Potentiometer.
Antenna will completely rotate clockwise to the physical limit and
temporarily record the A/D value from the Potentiometer.
Based on the A/D values of the two (2) physical limits, and the
range of motion for the Mobile Platform, the AZ Pot Factor is
calculated.
Antenna will center itself and attempt to locate the cut-off edges of
the Azimuth Stow Switch.
After detecting at which angles the ST Switch turns OFF, the
Azimuth zero position is calculated and the AZ Pot Zero is set at
the zeroed A/D value.
You will then be prompted to enter the Platform ID Number prior to
finishing the Calibration Process.
Check CP
Tests the compass’ heading and accuracy by rotating the antenna at
90 intervals and comparing the compass readings with the actual
antenna’s movement.
i.
ii.
iii.
iv.
Antenna will center itself; move to the proper Elevation for reading
the compass, then read the compass heading.
Antenna will rotate 90 to each of the following positions and read
the compass at each: 0, 90, 180, -90, 0
iNetVu™ Mobile Software will compare the compass heading
values read at each position, and determine if they differ by
approximately 90.
The Compass Check will display a message regarding the
accuracy of the compass.
Calibrate CP
Automatically calibrates compass
i. Ensure that there are no metallic objects that could interfere with
the Compass, and that the Mobile Platform is on level
surroundings.
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ii. Orient the Mobile Platform as depicted in the following figure. It is
recommended that you use an external compass to be as
accurate with the orientation as possible.
This end faces South
North - 354
West - 265
South - 176
East - 87
This end faces North
Fig. 77:
Compass Orientation and Approximate Values
iii. The Antenna will now rotate in 90 intervals and attempt to
calibrate the compass.
iv. A message prompt will appear to notify you that the Compass
Calibration has been completed successfully or not.
Calibrate PL
Performs automated Polarization Calibration process.
i.
ii.
iii.
iv.
v.
vi.
Antenna will completely rotate counter-clockwise to the physical
limit and temporarily record the A/D value from the Potentiometer.
Antenna will completely rotate clockwise to the physical limit and
temporarily record the A/D value from the Potentiometer.
Based on the A/D values of the two (2) physical limits, and the
maximum range of motion for the Mobile Platform, the PL Pot
Factor is calculated.
Antenna will center itself and attempt to locate the cut-off edges of
the Polarization Stow Switch.
After detecting at which angles the ST Switch turns OFF, the
Polarization zero position is calculated and the PL Pot Zero is set
at the zeroed A/D value.
You will then be prompted to enter the Platform ID Number prior to
finishing the Calibration Process.
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Demo / Test
Opens System Test and Demo menu screen
Log File
Automatically opens the iNetVu Data Log File in Notepad.
Load Firmware
Loads the iNetVu_Box.s19 firmware file into iNetVu™ Controller from
the iNetVu program folder.
The update process is displayed on screen and will notify the user when
the process is complete. The controller will be unavailable during this
time.
Write EPROM
Sends and writes ALL the parameter’s to the iNetVu™ Controller’s
EPROM.
Read Registry
Reads ALL parameters from the local registry and sets the values into the
iNetVu™ Mobile Software
Send All
Sends ALL parameters to the controller’s memory. The system will
prompt the user and ask whether to save these parameters to the
EPROM.
Read All
Reads ALL parameters from the iNetVu™ Controller’s EPROM memory
and sets the values into the iNetVu™ Mobile Software
Update SatPara
Loads all the Satellite Transponder information located in the
“iNetVu70000_SatParam” text file, into the 7000 Controller. The user may
modify the table with any DVB transponders that he/she would like saved
in the 7000 Controller, and click on this button.
Get LogData
Uploads the log data from the 7000 Controller onto the user’s PC. The
user may select how much of the log file to upload from the Controller
section of this maintenance menu. The maximum data a user may upload
is 12 hours.
Resets the iNetVuTM 7000 Controller.
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7.2.2.12. Maintenance Test Screen
Used for system tests, trouble-shooting, and for demonstrating the iNetVu™ Mobile
System.
Fig. 78:
Demo and Test Menu
Start Angles
Initial values for the test/demo sequence
End/Demo Angles
End values for the test/demo sequence
Speed
Speed of the motor during the test/demo sequence (4 – lowest, 9 – highest)
Loop the Test/Demo
Enables an infinite loop of the test/demo sequence
Loop Interval
Time between test/demo sequences
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Test Compass
Positions Antenna to a level Elevation angle and updates compass
heading.
Test Elevation
Moves dish to the values set in the Start Angle and End/Demo Angle
fields
Test Azimuth
Moves dish to the values set in the Start Angle and End/Demo Angle
fields
Test Polarization
Rotates dish to the values set in the Start Angle and End/Demo Angle
fields
Test EL/AZ/PL
Moves and rotates to the values set in the Start Angle and End/Demo
Angle fields
Stop Demo/Test
Halts all test/demo sequences
Modem Test
The user may enter certain modem commands, and click send. The 7000 will then read
the response from the modem in the text area below the command line. Currently the
commands supported are for iDirect service:








laninfo
tx power
tx freq
tx symrate
tx cw
rx power
rx freq
rx symrate
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About
Displays information to the user about various sub-system components, as well as
contact information for support and feedback.
Fig. 79:
About Menu
Software
 Version
iNetVu™ Mobile Software version

Build ID
Date of software release

Work Mode
Current Operation Mode
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Controller
 Firmware
iNetVu™ Controller’s firmware version.
For compatibility purposes, Controllers are preconfigured with the appropriate firmware for the
accompanied software version.

Service/ ID
iNetVu™ Controller Serial Number ID.
This field is supported for iNetVu™ Controller Firmware 4.2 and higher.

Interface
This field represents the means of communication between the iNetVuTM
software, and the 7000 Controller.

Boot Loader
o

Revision
o

7.0.0.1 - USB and Network Interface supported. Serial connection is required
when uploading
Indicates the revision number of the current software version
DVB Tuner
o
Displays if a DVB Tuner is detected
Platform
 Type
Mobile Platform type and size
A1800A, A1200B, A0950B, A0980B, A0740B, A0660A, A1200P
o 1800 - 1.8m
o 1200 - 1.2 m
o A1200P – 1.2m Flyaway
o 980 - 0.98 m
o 950 - 0.95 m
o 740 - 0.74 m
o 660 - 0.66 m

Serial Number
Mobile Platform serial number
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
Type
Modem Type, corresponding to the service
provided.

Firmware
Satellite Modem’s firmware version.

ID
Satellite Modem’s Hardware ID or Serial Number

Interface
Modem Interface to the iNetVuTM 7000 Controller.
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8. iNetVuTM 7000 Controller Web Interface
Another method of communicating remotely with the 7000 Controller is through the web
interface. It has the ability to communicate with the Satellite Modem, automatically find
and lock onto a satellite and stow the antenna when completed. The user can also
monitor real-time system parameters such as Signal Strength, GPS Coordinates, motor
currents, as well as allowing the user the capability of manually moving the antenna and
performing any maintenance tests and calibration tasks.
The Web Interface is similar to the 7000 Software, the difference being that it is
accessed through a web browser by entering the controllers IP address in the URL bar
once a network has been established between the controller and the PC.
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Navigating Menus
To view the web interface, type in the IP address of the 7000 Controller in the web
browser.
There are 4 options available:






Login (default password: “password”)
Controls
Maintenance
About
Firmware Update
Satellite Table Update
To reset the password, click on “Reset my password”, and enter “123456789” for the
reset ID.
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Controls
Similar to the iNetVuTM 7000 Software Controls Menu, the Web Interface Controls
Screen allows the user to monitor system operations, and perform automatic as well as
manual system functions. (See Section 7.2.1 for more details)
Fig. 80:
Web Interface - Controls Screen
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Maintenance
The Maintenance menu allows users to configure the communication medium between
the Satellite Modem and iNetVu™ 7000 Web Interface, iNetVu™ Controller and
iNetVu™ Web Interface, as well as various System parameters for optimal performance.
The Maintenance menu allows users to set the Satellite’s name and orbital slot, conduct
maintenance tests/processes, override parameters, and run a system diagnosis check.
The 7000 Controller Web Interface is similar to the iNetVuTM Software Maintenance
Menu (See Section 7.2.2 For More Details)
Click SEND ALL if any modifications are made.
Fig. 81:
7000 Web Interface - Maintenance Screen
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About
Displays information to the user about various sub-system components, as well as
contact information for support and feedback. (See Section 7.2.3 for more detail on subcomponents)
Fig. 82:
Web Interface - About Screen
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Firmware/Satellite Table Update
To access the firmware update, and satellite table update screen, perform the following
steps:
1. After establishing a proper network connection between the controller and the
PC, press the “reset” button on the 7000 Controller, and hold the “↑” and “↓”
buttons on the front panel at the same time until you read “Firmware/Sat update”
on the LCD screen.
2. Open up a web browser, and type the 7000 Controller IP address into the URL
address field. The following screen should appear. Type in “password” in the
Password field.
Fig. 83:
Firmware/Satellite Table update screen
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Firmware Update
To update the controller firmware click on the “Update Firmware” link on the left panel of
the firmware/satellite table update web page. The following screen should appear:
Fig. 84:
Firmware Update Screen
To update the firmware via web page:
1. Browse for the proper firmware (.s19) file from your local disk drive.
2. Click on the “Upgrade” button.
3. The status bar will appear, and the Controller firmware should be updated within
a few minutes.
Fig. 85:
Firmware Update – Progress bar
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Satellite Table Update
In order to update the table containing the satellite transponder data, the
iNetVu7000_SatParam.txt file must be manually changed. For example,
If a user wishes to add a transponder to satellite 91W, he/she would locate satellite 91W
in the table, and replace one of the transponders with the new transponder data. Save
the file once the changes have been made.
To upload the changed table to the controller:
1. Select “Satellite Table Update” from the left panel of the web page.
2. Browse for the modified “iNetVu7000_SatParam.txt”, and click on the “Upgrade”
button. The controller should be updated within a few seconds.
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9. Controller Connectivity
In order to interface directly with the iNetVu™ 7000 Controller, a Network Interface and a
Web Interface are available.
The Network/Web Interface allows the user to operate the automatic functions such as
Finding Satellite, Stowing the Antenna, and Stopping Operations, as well as monitoring
System Status, real-time Motor Currents, and Signal Strength.
In order to access the Network Interface, simply install the iNetVuTM 7000 Software on
your PC and place your PC on the same network as the 7000 Controller.
In order to access the Web Interface, place your PC on the same network as the 7000
Controller, and simply type in the IP address of the 7000 Controller into your web
browser.
iNetVu™ 7000 Network Configurations:
Default IP Address:
Default Subnet Mask:
Default Gateway IP:
192.168.0.2
255.255.255.0
192.168.0.1
Network Cable /
USB Cable
Computer
Fig. 86:
Controller to PC Connectivity
Straight
Network Cable
Set IP to the same
subnet as the iNetVu
7000 Controller and
the Gateway as the
iNetVu 7000
Controller.
Straight
Network Cable
Router / Switch
iNetVu 7000 Controller
Computer
Set IP to the same subnet as the Satellite
Modem / VSAT and the Gateway as the
Satellite Modem / VSAT.
Satellite Modem / VSAT
Fig. 87:
Set IP to the same
subnet as the iNetVu
7000 Controller and
the Gateway as the
Router/Switch.
Controller to PC and Modem Connectivity via Network Interface
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Network Configuration Example
*See appendix 3 for router
configuration
Direct Connection to PC:
Straight / Crossover
Network Cable
iNetVu 7000 Controller
Computer
IP Address: 192.168.0.2
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.0.1
IP Address: 192.168.0.3
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.0.2
Fig. 88:
IP Setup for Controller to PC Connectivity
Direct Connection to Satellite Modem/VSAT:
Satellite Modem / VSAT – Fixed IP Address
Straight / Crossover
Network Cable
(Manufacturer Dependent)
Satellite Modem / VSAT
IP Address: 10.211.9.74
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 10.211.9.73
IP Address: 10.211.9.73
Modem IP: 10.211.9.73
Fig. 89:
Controller to Modem Network Setup
** Once the IP Address is assigned to the iNetVu™ 7000 Controller by the Satellite Modem / VSAT, you may
check the LCD Menu to view the assigned IP Address.
Connection via Router/Switch:
Satellite Modem / VSAT – Fixed IP Address
Straight
Network Cable
IP Address: 10.211.9.74
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 10.211.9.73
Satellite Modem / VSAT
IP Address: 10.211.9.73
Modem IP: 10.211.9.73
Switch
Straight
Network Cable
Straight / Crossover
Network Cable
(Manufacturer Dependent)
Fig. 90:
Controller to Modem and PC network setup
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Computer
IP Address: 10.211.9.75
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 10.211.9.73
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How to Set Network Configurations on your PC
1. Open Network Connections, right-click your
network card, and select Properties.
2. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click
Properties.
3. Direct Network Connection:
Set your PC to the same subnet as the iNetVu™ 7000
Controller, and the Default Gateway to the iNetVu™
7000 Controller.
The screenshot depicts this configuration.
Network Connection via Router/Switch:
Dependent on Network Configuration (See previous
section)
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10. APPENDICES
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10.1. Appendix 1: Default Limits and Configuration Data Tables
Compass Reading Elevation
PLATFORM TYPES
A1800A
A1200C
/B/C/D
COMPASS READING
ELEVATION
32
A0980B
A0740B
A0660A
35
25
25
32
Table 1: Compass Reading Elevation Default Values
Elevation Offset
A1800A/
B/C/D
45.00
EL OFFSET
PLATFORM TYPES
A1200C
A1200P
31.00
42.00
A0980B
A0740B
A0660A
31.00
31.00
35.00
Table 2: Default Elevation Offsets. All values are + 2 after Target Calibration.
AZ Potentiometer
PLATFORM TYPES
A1800A/
A1200P
B/C/D
280.7808
140.5
0.5484
0.2746
AZ POT ZERO
AZ POT FACTOR
A1200C
A0980B
A0740B
A0660A
282.88
0.5525
342.17
0.6683
342.17
0.6683
342.17
0.6683
Table 3: Azimuth Potentiometer Default Values
PL Potentiometer
PL POT ZERO
PL POT FACTOR
PLATFORM TYPES
A1800A/
A1200P
B/C/D
205.4144
190.7
0.4012
0.3726
A1200C
A0980B
A0740B
A0660A
197.22
0.3852
131.79
0.2574
131.79
0.2574
131.79
0.2574
Table 4: Polarization Potentiometer Default Values
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Default Platform Speeds and Limits
EL SLOW
EL CURRENT6
EL CURRENT9
AZ SLOW
AZ CURRENT6
AZ CURRENT9
PL SLOW
PL CURRENT6
PL CURRENT9
PLATFORM TYPES
A1800A/
A1200P
B
6
6
7.00
4.5
12.00
6.5
6
5
7.00
4.0
12.00
10.0
6
4
1.0
1.5
2.0
2
Table 5
A1200C
A0980B
A0740B
A0660A
6
7.00
12.00
6
7.00
12.00
6
1.0
2.0
4
7.00
12.00
4
7.00
12.00
7
1.0
2.0
4
7.00
12.00
4
7.00
12.00
7
1.0
2.0
4
7.00
12.00
4
7.00
12.00
7
1.0
2.0
Default values for speed and current limits
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10.2. Appendix 2: LCD Interface Table Summary
Menu
Field
Explanation
E (Angle)
Elevation Angle and Limit Indicators
A (Angle)
Azimuth Angle and Stow Limit Indicator
P (Angle)
P (Angle) – Polarization Angle and Stow Limit Indicator
ST
System Status
RF (Value)
RF (U/L) – Receive RF Signal Value and Lock/Unlock Status
GPS and CMPS
GPS Status Flag and Compass Status Flag
M (SNR) D/E
Modem Signal and Transmitter Status
Real Time Elevation Angle and Status
Real Time Current being drawn from the elevation motor @ the set speed
Elevation search window limit
Advanced Search Elevation Gap
Elevation Offset used to obtain an accurate elevation reading
Real Time Azimuth Angle and Status
Real Time Current drawn from the Azimuth motor @ the set speed
Azimuth search window limit
AZ Pot Zero and AZ Pot Factor for A/D to angle conversions of the AZ axis
Real Time Polarization Angle and Status
Real Time Current drawn from the Polarization motor @ the set speed
Polarization offset
PL Pot Zero and PL Pot Factor for A/D to angle conversions of the PL axis
GPS Status (i.e. Normal, Overridden, or Failure)
Latitudinal and Longitudinal GPS Coordinates
GPS Velocity – indication of moving vehicle
GPS Heading
Compass Status (i.e. Normal, Overridden, or Failure)
Compass Heading taken after compass has been checked
Elevation angle at which the compass reading is taken
Compass headings after checking the compass
Transponder Frequency that DVB searches
Transponder Symbol Rate that DVB searches
Transponder FEC (Code) Rate that DVB searches
Power supplied to the LNB when searching for target satellite
Reference Satellite Transponder Frequency that DVB searches
Reference Satellite Transponder Symbol Rate that DVB searches
Reference Satellite Transponder FEC (Code) Rate that DVB searches
LNB Power supplied to the LNB when searching for reference satellite
Target Satellite Locations Longitudinal Value and Hemisphere
MONITOR
MAIN
EL
E (Angle)
I/S
S (Value)
Ad (Value)
O (Value)
AZ
A (Angle)
I/S
W (Value)
ZF
PL
P (Angle)
I/S
O (Value)
ZF
GPS
GPS (Status)
LAT and LONG
V (Value)
H (Value)
CP
CP (Status)
H (Value)
CP_EL (Value)
V (Angles)
DVB
FREQUENCY
SYMBOL RATE
CODE RATE
LNB_P
Ref Frequency
Ref sym rate
Ref code rate
LNB_P (Ref)
SAT
Sat Longitude
Ref Sat
Longitude
E (Value)
A (Value)
Reference Satellite Longitudinal Value and Hemisphere
Target Antenna Elevation Value for Satellite acquisition
Target Antenna Azimuth Value for Satellite acquisition with reference to True North
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P (Value)
MOD
IP
SQ (Value)
C_IP (Address)
M_IP (Address)
GW
S_IP (Address)
G_IP (Address)
OPERATION
FIND
STOW
Tx_E
Tx_D
AZ_C
PL_C
CP_C
CONFIG
SAT
Find Sat
Stow Antenna
Enable Tx
Disable Tx
Calibrate AZ
Calibrate PL
Calibrate CP
Sat Longitude
O (Offset)
Ref SAT Long
Ref O (Offset)
MOD
MDM Freq
MDM Sym Rate
TR (T-Pol,R-Pol)
H (Hem)
DVB
TP Freq
TP Sym Rate
TP Code Rate
Ref TP Freq
LNB_P
Ref TP Sym Rate
Ref TP Fec Rate
LNB_P (Ref)
EL
O (Value)
W (Value)
A (Value)
L (UDS)
S (Value)
I (Limits)
AZ
Z (Value)
F (Value)
Stow Limit
W (Value)
S (Value)
I (Limits)
PL
Z (Value)
F (Value)
Skew/Stow Limit
O (Offset)
S (Value)
I (Limits)
G&C
G (Mode)
GPS Long
GPS Lat
C (Mode)
H (Value)
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Target Antenna Polarization Value for Satellite acquisition
Signal Quality of satellite reception and transmitter status
Controller IP Address
Modem IP Address
Controller Subnet IP Address
Controller Gateway IP Address
Automatically Find and Lock on to Satellite
Automatically Stow the Antenna
Enable the Transmitter
Disable the Transmitter
Calibrate the Azimuth Axis
Calibrate the Polarization Axis
Calibrate the Compass
Target Satellite Locations Longitudinal Value and Hemisphere
Target Satellite Offset
Reference Satellite Option
Reference Satellite Offset
Modem Receive Frequency
Modem Symbol Rate
Transmit and Receive Polarization
Hemisphere of Modem Operation
Transponder Frequency for DVB search
Transponder Symbol Rate for DVB search
Transponder FEC (Code) Rate for DVB search
Reference Satellite Transponder Frequency for DVB search
Power supplied to the LNB when searching for target satellite
Reference Satellite Transponder Symbol Rate for DVB search
Reference Satellite Transponder FEC (Code) Rate for DVB search (under
development)
Power supplied to the LNB when searching for reference satellite
Elevation Offset for proper elevation angle readings
Elevation Window Limit for satellite searching
A (Value) – Elevation Adjustment Gap for inclined surfaces
Up, Down, and Stow Limits enabling (E) or disabling (D) on the Elevation Axis
Slow Speed Settings for Elevation Angle Operation
Current Limits on EL Axis @ Speed 9 and @ Speed 6
AZ Pot Zero for converting A/D value for physical determination of AZ zero angle
AZ Pot Factor for converting A/D value to an equivalent azimuth angle
Stow Limit Enabling (E) or Disabling (D)
Azimuth Search Window Limit for satellite acquisition
Slow Speed Setting for Azimuth Axis.
Current Limits on AZ Axis @ Speed 9 and @ Speed 6
PL Pot Zero for converting A/D value for physical determination of PL zero angle
PL Pot Factor for converting A/D value to an equivalent polarization angle
Skew Adjustment and Stow Limit Enabling (E) or Disabling (D)
Polarization Offset
Slow Speed Setting for Polarization Axis.
Current Limits on PL Axis @ Speed 9 and @ Speed 6
GPS Setting (Override, Normal)
GPS Longitudinal Value
GPS Latitudinal Value
Compass Setting (Override, Normal)
Compass Heading if the compass is to be overridden
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E (Value)
O (Value)
C&P
RF (Mode)
S&P
DH (DHCP)
Beep
Platform Type
MP
RT
R_IP (Address)
D_IP (Address)
G&S
S_IP (Address)
G_IP (Address)
IP
C_IP (Address)
M_IP (Address)
SR
Service
Interface
DEBUG
Password
TEST
E&A&P
E (Range)
P (Range)
A (Range)
Axis Selection
TST
CP
DPLY
CP
E (Angle)
P (Angle)
A (Angle)
DPLY
DPLY_C
E (Angle)
P (Angle)
A (Angle)
DPLY
A_ACP
M_ACP
S_ACP
INFO
CC1
A_ACP
M_ACP
S_ACP
ID (Value)
HW (Value)
SQ_T (Value)
FBV (FW – BL)
CC2
MA (Address)
CONF_ID(Value)
DVB
MOD
DVB
SN (Value)
S (Status)
V (Version)
ERR
Error (Code)
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The angle the compass is set to read from
Compass Offset
RF Signal Type (Normal, Overridden) and Threshold
Searching and Peaking Mode (Find Satellite and Peak on DVB, Modem, or RF)
Enables or Disables DHCP in the controller
Enables or Disables the beeping noise when navigating the LCD Interface
Setting for the platform type and serial number
Enables or Disables Motion Protection
Router IP Address (still under C-COM development)
DNS IP Address (still under C-COM development)
7000 Controller Subnet IP Address
7000 Controller Gateway IP Address
Controller IP Address
Modem IP Address
Service In Use (iDirect, Hughes, Etc.)
Modem Communication Interface (i.e. Telnet, HTTP, Console, etc.)
Debugging Interface (For internal use only)
Modem Password if necessary
Range and speed of start angle to end angle of elevation movement
Range and speed of start angle to end angle of polarization movement
Range and speed of start angle to end angle of azimuth movement
Selection for Axis to be tested, and test looping option setting
Initiates the testing on the specified axis and range.
Performs a Check Compass Operation
The target elevation angle for antenna deployment
The target polarization angle for antenna deployment
The target azimuth angle for antenna deployment
Initiates the deploy command to the specified antenna deployment angles
The target elevation angle for antenna deployment and compass reading
The target polarization angle for antenna deployment and compass reading
The target azimuth angle for antenna deployment and compass reading
DPLY – initiates a compass reading at the specified antenna deployment angles
Initiates an Automatic Cross Pol Test
Initiates a Manual Cross Pol Test
Stops any Cross Pol testing in progress
States the Controller ID
States the Controller Board Hardware Type
Signal Quality Threshold for proper Controller SNR Reading
States the Firmware and Boot loader version respectively
States the Controller MAC Address
States the Controller Configuration ID (for internal use)
States the DVB Mode in Use
States the modem Serial Number
States the status of the modem
States the Modem Firmware Version
Displays error codes if applicable
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10.3. Appendix 3: Router Configuration Example
iNetVu™ Mobile
Platform
GPS
Antenna
TX
SENSOR
CABLE
RX
MOTOR
CONTROL
7000 CTRL: DHCP
OR
Static:
IP: 192.168.1.3
SUB: 255.255.255.0
GW: 192.168.1.1
!
90 - 264VAC
RX IN
PC: DHCP
Computer
OR
Static:
IP: 192.168.1.2
SUB: 255.255.255.0
GW: 192.168.1.1
Router
WAN Port
TX OUT
Motor Control Cable
Satellite Modem / VSAT
Modem Example:
70.232.247.49
Sensor Cable
RG6 Coaxial Cable
Network Cable
Router:
WAN IP: 70.232.247.50
SUB: 255.255.255.0
Power Cable
LAN IP: 192.168.1.1
SUB: 255.255.255.0
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