CODICO® NMS-4000
NETWORK MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
User Manual
P/N 2349-72712-01
(Rev G / Feb 2003)
Scopus Network Technologies Inc.
U.S. Offices
Scopus Network Technologies Ltd.
International Headquarters
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NMS-4000
Network Management System
Introduction
SCOPUS NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES Ltd. takes great pride in delivery of its products, and
makes every endeavor to ensure your satisfaction. On the behalf of all the SCOPUS
NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES Team, we would like to extend our congratulations on your
investment in the CODICO® NMS-4000 Network Management System Ver 4.1.0.0.
Manual Scope and Structure
The NMS-4000 manual is composed of the following chapters:
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Chapter 1: provides an overview for the NMS-4000.
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Chapter 2: Installation issues.
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Chapter 3: General operation of the System Manager
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Chapter 4 – 10: Provides advanced System Manager operating.
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Chapter 11: Explains the redundancy process
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Chapter 12: Explains the NMS Navigator tool
Conventions and Terminology
The following conventions and terminology are used:
Table 1-1:
Conventions and Terminology
CONVENTION/TERM
EXPLANATION
IRD
Integrated Receiver Decoder in the NMS-4000 system.
MUX
Multiplexer Unit in the NMS-4000 system.
CAS
Conditional Access System operating in conjunction with a
MUX in the NMS-4000 system.
System Manager
The NMS-4000 System Manager screen which displays and
manages the system icons
Matrix and output (Enc.
Matrix)
The input interface between encoders and the NMS-4000.
Modulator
Modulator Unit in the NMS-4000 system.
Function and other Keys
Angle brackets indicate a keyboard key, e.g. <F1>.
Key Combinations
A plus sign (+) indicates two keys that should be pressed at
the same time. For example, <ALT>+<TAB> means you
should hold down the ALT key while you press the TAB key.
Key Sequences
The minus symbol (-) indicates keys that should be pressed in
sequence. For example, <Caps Lock>-<A> means you should
press and release the <Caps Lock> key and then press and
release the <A> key.
Options
The menu options displayed on the program main interface
screen are shown in bold, Title Case letters e.g.: File.
A sequence of options is indicated using an arrow symbol.
For example, FileàOpen means open the File menu and
select the Open option.
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Conventions and Terminology
CONVENTION/TERM
EXPLANATION
Configuration
Options may be accessed by pressing <ALT> together with an
option shortcut key. Each shortcut key is underlined. For
example, to open the Configuration menu, you can select it
with your mouse or press <ALT>+<C>.
Hexadecimal/Decimal
Values
The numerical values required in some of the parameter
configurations of the NMS-4000 are stated in hexadecimal
form. These parameters may be entered as decimal values by
right clicking on the parameter field and choosing Decimal from
the context menu that appears.
Help <F1>
Press <F1> to receive context sensitive Help on the item in
focus. If context sensitive Help is not available, the Help
Topics window is displayed.
Using Windows 2000
The NMS-4000 uses the standard Windows 2000 user interface. This manual assumes that
you are familiar with operating under Windows. For additional information about Windows
functions, please refer to your Windows 2000 documentation.
Multiple Document Interface
The NMS-4000 application supports Multiple Document Interface (MDI) operation. This
enables opening a number of documents at the same time. For example, the Channel Input
dialog may be open while opening an additional dialog for encoder configuration.
About this Document
The CODICO NMS-4000 User Manual provides instructions for qualified installation,
service, and operation technicians in order to facilitate optimum performance of the
NMS-4000 in a Digital Video Broadcasting system.
It is assumed throughout the documentation that personnel have a general knowledge about
the NMS-4000, its application and capabilities. The following paragraphs are written to
facilitate this general knowledge.
Technical Support
Please review the remaining paragraphs to ensure a full understanding of the resources
available to you.
In case of technical problems with the CODICO system or one of its’ components please
refer to the System Documentation. In most instances, this may save you time in resolving
technical difficulties.
Should you not be able to resolve the problem please call your local Distributor for technical
support.
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How to Return Faulty Parts
Before returning an item:
Request a RMA (Return Merchandise Authorisation) Tracking Number from your local
Distributor.
Scopus network technologies Support will assign a RMA Tracking Number; this must
accompany the item being returned and will be referred to in all correspondence.
The item is sent to Scopus network technologies with the RMA Number included in the
accompanying documentation (shipping and customs forms).
Customer Support Point Of Contact (POC):
Scopus Network Technologies Inc.
U.S. Offices
Scopus Network Technologies Ltd.
International Headquarters
12265 World Trade Drive
Suite G
San Diego, CA 92128
10 Ha’amal St., Park Afek
Rosh Ha’ayin, 48092
Israel
Tel: (858) 618-1600
Tel: (972) –3-9007777
Fax: (858) 618-1615
Fax: (972) –3-9007888
Email: info@scopususa.com
Web: www.scopususa.com
Email: info@scopus.net
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WARRANTY
SCOPUS Network Technologies Ltd. warrants that the Product and any part thereof,
including, but not limited to spare parts, will, when properly installed, conform to SCOPUS
Network Technologies Ltd. published specifications and that the Product and any parts
thereof, including, but not limited to, spare parts, will be free from defects deriving from wrong
workmanship and faulty materials under normal use and service, for a period of twelve (12)
months following the date of manufacture thereof.
The supply of spare parts at reasonable cost shall be available for a period of three (3) years
from the date of delivery.
This warranty does not cover ordinary wear and tear of the Product or other defects due to
circumstances beyond SCOPUS Network Technologies Ltd. control such as unsuitable
operating means, chemical, Electro-mechanical or electrical influences and damages which
may be caused by interference by the CUSTOMER or any unauthorized third party.
Defective cards/assemblies will be sent to SCOPUS Network Technologies Ltd. for repair.
The repaired cards/assemblies will be returned to the CUSTOMER within 30 days from their
receipt by SCOPUS Network Technologies Ltd.
Cards/assemblies repaired during the 12 months warranty period will carry a warranty of 6
months from date of repair or until end of original warranty period, whichever is the later date.
SCOPUS Network Technologies Ltd. sole liability under this warranty shall be limited to the
repair or replacement with equivalent units at SCOPUS Network Technologies Ltd. facilities,
of any Product or parts thereof that do not conform to SCOPUS Network Technologies Ltd.
published specifications or that are defective in material or workmanship, as specified above.
The expense of installing repaired or replaced parts shall be borne by the CUSTOMER.
SCOPUS Network Technologies Ltd. sole obligation under this Warranty is be the supplier of
the Product to the CUSTOMER and to provide such services as set out in this Warranty on
the SCOPUS Network Technologies Ltd. terms and conditions provided for herein. In no
event will SCOPUS Network Technologies Ltd. be liable to the CUSTOMER for any business
expenses, loss of profits, incidental, indirect or consequential damages, however caused,
unless such expenses, loss or damages shall have derived from an infringement of patents of
copyrights.
THE WARRANTIES STATED HEREIN ARE EXCLUSIVE AND ARE EXPRESSLY IN LIEU
OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Beyond the warranty period, SCOPUS Network Technologies Ltd. shall repair or replace
defective cards/assemblies according to its standard price list relevant at such time.
Cards/assemblies thus repaired shall carry a warranty of 6 months.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction.....................................................................................................................................i
Manual Scope and Structure ............................................................................................................i
Conventions and Terminology ..........................................................................................................i
Using Windows 2000 ................................................................................................................... ii
Multiple Document Interface............................................................................................................ ii
About this Document ...................................................................................................................... ii
Technical Support .......................................................................................................................... ii
How to Return Faulty Parts ............................................................................................................ iii
Customer Support Point Of Contact (POC): .................................................................................... iii
TABLE OF CONTENTS .................................................................................................................. v
LIST OF FIGURES........................................................................................................................ ix
LIST OF TABLES ......................................................................................................................... xii
1.
Ove rview1-1
1.1.
Introduction....................................................................................................... 1-1
1.2.
Highlights and Benefits ...................................................................................... 1-2
1.3.
Applications and Configurations ......................................................................... 1-5
1.3.1.
Contribution and Distribution Broadcasting Applications......................... 1-5
1.3.2.
Network Management Configurations ................................................... 1-7
1.4.
Product Line ................................................................................................... 1-12
1.5.
Functional Description ..................................................................................... 1-13
1.5.1.
NMS-4000 Graphical User Interface................................................... 1-13
1.5.2.
SNMP Support .................................................................................. 1-14
1.5.3.
Redundancy ..................................................................................... 1-15
1.5.4.
In-Bound Control............................................................................... 1-15
1.5.5.
System Events and Alarms ................................................................ 1-16
1.5.6.
Statistical Multiplexer Management .................................................... 1-16
1.6.
Capabilities and Specifications ......................................................................... 1-17
1.6.1.
System Configuration........................................................................ 1-17
1.6.2.
System Requirements ....................................................................... 1-18
2.
Installation ...................................................................................................................... 2-1
2.1.
General ............................................................................................................ 2-1
2.2.
NMS Configuration Overview ............................................................................. 2-1
2.2.1.
NMS XML Files ................................................................................... 2-1
2.2.2.
NMS Configuration Tools..................................................................... 2-2
2.2.3.
System Directory ................................................................................ 2-2
2.2.4.
System Internal Configuration Files ...................................................... 2-3
2.2.5.
NMS Navigator ................................................................................... 2-3
2.3.
NMS-4000 Designer Configuration Tool.............................................................. 2-4
2.3.1.
Configuration Procedure...................................................................... 2-5
2.3.2.
Matrix Configuration ............................................................................ 2-5
2.3.3.
Encoders Configuration ....................................................................... 2-9
2.3.4.
Multiplexer Configuration................................................................... 2-12
2.3.5.
Decoder Configuration....................................................................... 2-16
2.3.6.
Decryptor Configuration..................................................................... 2-19
2.3.7.
System Configuration........................................................................ 2-21
2.4.
NMS-4000 GeoBuilder Configuration Tool ........................................................ 2-25
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2.6.
2.4.1.
Configuration Procedure....................................................................2-26
2.4.2.
Marking a Site on the Map .................................................................2-26
2.4.3.
Central Server Configuration ..............................................................2-27
2.4.4.
Supervisor Configuration ...................................................................2-29
2.4.5.
Site Manager Configuration................................................................2-30
System Manager Configuration ........................................................................2-32
2.5.1.
Serial Communications ......................................................................2-32
2.5.2.
Device Mapping ................................................................................2-34
2.5.3.
External Devices ...............................................................................2-35
2.5.4.
System Physical Configuration...........................................................2-37
2.5.5.
SNMP Communication ......................................................................2-39
Building Complete Solutions .............................................................................2-41
2.6.1.
NMS Installation Program ..................................................................2-41
2.6.2.
Single System Management ..............................................................2-42
2.6.3.
Remote Management ........................................................................2-42
3.
Operation........................................................................................................................3-1
3.1.
General.............................................................................................................3-1
3.1.1.
DVB Management Concept..................................................................3-1
3.1.2.
System Manager Display Concept ........................................................3-1
3.2.
Getting Started..................................................................................................3-2
3.2.1.
Starting NMS-4000 ..............................................................................3-2
3.2.2.
Logging on to the System Manager ......................................................3-2
3.2.3.
System Manager Initialization...............................................................3-2
3.3.
Logging Procedures...........................................................................................3-3
3.3.1.
Change User Password.......................................................................3-4
3.3.2.
Add/Edit Users ....................................................................................3-4
3.3.3.
Delete Users .......................................................................................3-4
3.3.4.
Continue to System Manager Main Screen ...........................................3-4
3.4.
System Manager Main Screen............................................................................3-5
3.4.1.
System Manager Menu Commands ......................................................3-6
3.4.2.
System Manager Tool Bar Commands ...............................................3-10
3.4.3.
System Manager Graphic Interface ....................................................3-11
3.4.4.
Common Properties ..........................................................................3-14
3.4.5.
System Manager Log Window............................................................3-16
3.5.
Device Mapping ..............................................................................................3-18
3.6.
Device Enabling / Disabling Procedure .............................................................3-19
3.6.1.
Disabling the Encoder........................................................................3-19
3.6.2.
Enabling the Encoder ........................................................................3-19
3.6.3.
Disabling the IRD ..............................................................................3-20
3.6.4.
Enabling the IRD...............................................................................3-21
3.7.
Run from Devices versus Run from Configuration..............................................3-23
3.7.1.
Run From Devices Method ................................................................3-23
3.7.2.
Run From Devices Method ................................................................3-24
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4.5.
4.6.
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Multiplexer Management ..................................................................................................5-1
5.1.
Multiplexer Configuration Concepts ....................................................................5-1
5.2.
Main Screen Dialog ...........................................................................................5-2
5.2.1.
Input Status ........................................................................................5-2
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Encoder Configuration Concepts ........................................................................4-1
General Dialog Box ...........................................................................................4-2
Audio Dialog Box ...............................................................................................4-4
Video Dialog Box ...............................................................................................4-6
Data Dialog Box ................................................................................................4-8
Alarms Dialog Box ...........................................................................................4-10
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5.3.
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5.5.
5.6.
5.2.2.
Check boxes ....................................................................................... 5-2
5.2.3.
Route Selectors .................................................................................. 5-2
Configuration Dialog.......................................................................................... 5-3
Scrambling Dialog ............................................................................................. 5-5
Alarm Dialog ..................................................................................................... 5-6
Remux Dialog ................................................................................................... 5-8
5.6.1.
Switching Program State ..................................................................... 5-9
5.6.2.
Switching Input Stream Number ......................................................... 5-10
5.6.3.
Add Enabled Program Dialog Box ...................................................... 5-10
6.
IRD Management ............................................................................................................ 6-1
6.1.
IRD Configuration Concepts............................................................................... 6-1
6.2.
IRD Front-E nd Configuration .............................................................................. 6-2
6.3.
IRD Program Configuration................................................................................ 6-9
6.4.
IRD Stream Configuration................................................................................ 6-13
6.5.
IRD Video Configuration .................................................................................. 6-14
6.6.
IRD Audio Configuration .................................................................................. 6-16
6.7.
IRD Data Configuration.................................................................................... 6-19
6.8.
IRD Conditional Access Configuration .............................................................. 6-20
6.9.
IRD System Configuration................................................................................ 6-21
6.10.
IRD Alarms Configuration ................................................................................ 6-22
6.11.
IRD Advanced Configuration ............................................................................ 6-23
7.
Matrix Management ......................................................................................................... 7-1
7.1.
General ............................................................................................................ 7-1
7.2.
Dialog Display Interface..................................................................................... 7-2
7.2.1.
Matrix Connection Table...................................................................... 7-2
7.2.2.
Setting Input Text................................................................................ 7-2
7.2.3.
Setting Output Text ............................................................................. 7-3
7.2.4.
Setting Connections ............................................................................ 7-3
7.3.
Arrow Display Interface...................................................................................... 7-4
7.3.1.
Routing an Input to a Single Output ...................................................... 7-5
7.3.2.
Routing an Input to Multiple Outputs..................................................... 7-5
8.
Modulator Management ................................................................................................... 8-1
8.1.
Modulator Configuration Concepts...................................................................... 8-1
8.2.
Radyne DVB 3030 Modulator Type .................................................................... 8-1
8.2.1.
Configuration Dialog............................................................................ 8-2
8.2.2.
Alarms Dialog ..................................................................................... 8-5
8.3.
Radyne QAM 256 Modulator Type...................................................................... 8-6
8.3.1.
Configuration Dialog............................................................................ 8-6
8.3.2.
General Dialog.................................................................................... 8-8
8.3.3.
Alarms Dialog ..................................................................................... 8-8
8.4.
Newtec Modulator Type..................................................................................... 8-9
8.4.1.
Configuration Dialog............................................................................ 8-9
8.4.2.
Advanced Configuration Dialog.......................................................... 8-11
8.4.3.
Configuration and Alarms Dialog ........................................................ 8-14
8.4.4.
Status Dialog .................................................................................... 8-15
9.
Decryptor Management ................................................................................................... 9-1
9.1.
Decryptor Configuration Concepts...................................................................... 9-1
9.2.
Programs Configuration..................................................................................... 9-2
9.3.
Slots Status ...................................................................................................... 9-3
9.4.
Input ................................................................................................................. 9-3
9.5.
Alarms.............................................................................................................. 9-6
9.6.
Versions ........................................................................................................... 9-7
9.7.
Lable................................................................................................................ 9-7
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Stat-Mux 10-1
10.1.
General...........................................................................................................10-1
10.2.
Typical Applications .........................................................................................10-1
10.2.1. NMS Controlled System.....................................................................10-1
10.2.2. NMS and STAT-MUX Controlled System ............................................10-2
10.3.
Mode of Operation ...........................................................................................10-2
10.4.
SM-3000 Setup Procedure ...............................................................................10-3
11.
Redundancy..................................................................................................................11-1
11.1.
General...........................................................................................................11-1
11.2.
Theory of Operation.........................................................................................11-1
11.2.1. Automatic Redundancy Triggers ........................................................11-1
11.2.2. Finding a Redundant Device ..............................................................11-2
11.2.3. Redundancy Process ........................................................................11-2
11.3.
Managing Redundancy ....................................................................................11-4
11.3.1. Enabling / Disabling Automatic Redundancy .......................................11-4
11.3.2. Urgent Alarms Dialogs .......................................................................11-4
11.3.3. Device / Path Priority Dialogs .............................................................11-6
11.3.4. Perform Initiated Redundancy Dialogs ................................................11-7
12.
NMS Navigator ..............................................................................................................12-1
12.1.
General...........................................................................................................12-1
12.2.
Master NMS Mode...........................................................................................12-2
12.2.1. Master NMS Menu ............................................................................12-3
12.2.2. Master NMS Tool Bar ........................................................................12-4
12.2.3. Master NMS Network tree ..................................................................12-4
12.2.4. Master NMS Main Screen..................................................................12-4
12.2.5. Master NMS Event log .......................................................................12-5
12.3.
Site Manager Mode .........................................................................................12-6
12.3.1. Site Manager Menu ...........................................................................12-7
12.3.2. Site Manager Tool Bar .......................................................................12-8
12.3.3. Site Manager Network Tree ...............................................................12-8
12.3.4. Site Manager Main Screen.................................................................12-8
12.3.5. Site Manager Events Log...................................................................12-8
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Typical Single Carrier Contribution System .......................................................1-5
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Typical Broadcasting Distribution System..........................................................1-7
Single-System Configuration – Local Management ............................................1-8
Single-System Configuration – Remote Management ........................................1-8
Typical Multi-System Management Application..................................................1-9
Typical Multi-Site Management Structure ........................................................1-10
Multi-Site Management Map ..........................................................................1-11
Multi-Site Management – Site Information Map and Structure Tree...................1-11
CODICO® Integrated Product Line.................................................................1-12
NMS-4000 Primary User Interface ..................................................................1-13
SNMP Communication ..................................................................................1-14
Encoder Redundancy – Example ...................................................................1-15
Typical IRD Remote Control Application .........................................................1-15
Event Log Window ........................................................................................1-16
Designer Screen .............................................................................................2-4
Matrix Context Menu .......................................................................................2-5
Matrix Configuration Dialog – Configuration Tab................................................2-6
Matrix Configuration Dialog – Inventory Tab ......................................................2-6
Matrices Dialog – Proxy Configuration ..............................................................2-7
Encoder Context Menu ....................................................................................2-9
E-1000 Dialog – Encoder Configuration Tab .....................................................2-9
E-1000 Dialog – Encoder Inventory Tab..........................................................2-11
Multiplexer Context Menu ..............................................................................2-12
RTM-3800 Dialog – Multiplexer Configuration Tab...........................................2-12
RTM-3800 Dialog – Multiplexer Inventory Tab .................................................2-13
Multiplexers Dialog........................................................................................2-14
Decoder Context Menu ..................................................................................2-16
IRD2600 Dialog.............................................................................................2-16
Decoders Dialog ...........................................................................................2-17
Decryptor Context Menu................................................................................2-19
CID-3100 Dialog – Decryptor Configuration Tab ..............................................2-19
CID-3100 Dialog – Decryptor Inventory Tab....................................................2-21
System Dialog – Location Tab........................................................................2-22
System Dialog – System Configuration Tab ....................................................2-23
System Dialog – Specific Tab.........................................................................2-24
GeoBuilder Screen........................................................................................2-25
Marker Dialog ...............................................................................................2-26
Central Server Configuration Dialog ...............................................................2-27
Supervisor Configuration Dialog .....................................................................2-29
Site Manager Configuration Dialog .................................................................2-30
Modulators Communication Settings Dialog ....................................................2-33
Encoder Mapping Dialog................................................................................2-34
External Devices Dialog.................................................................................2-36
System Physical Configuration Dialog.............................................................2-37
System Manager Login Dialog Box ...................................................................3-3
System Manager Main Screen - Example .........................................................3-5
System Manager Tool Bar .............................................................................3-10
Manual Redundancy Example........................................................................3-15
Events Logging Window ................................................................................3-16
Encoder Mapping Dialog Box .........................................................................3-18
IRDs Agent Program .....................................................................................3-21
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Encoder Dialog............................................................................................... 4-2
Encoder Audio Dialog Box .............................................................................. 4-5
Encoder Video Dialog Box .............................................................................. 4-6
Encoder Data Dialog....................................................................................... 4-8
Encoder Alarms Dialog Box ........................................................................... 4-10
Mux Icons ...................................................................................................... 5-1
Mux Context Menu ......................................................................................... 5-1
Mux Main Screen Dialog Box .......................................................................... 5-2
Mux General Dialog Box ................................................................................. 5-3
Mux Scrambling Dialog Box ............................................................................ 5-5
Mux Alarm Dialog Box .................................................................................... 5-6
Select Input Number for Remux ....................................................................... 5-8
Mux Remux Dialog Box................................................................................... 5-8
Mux Remux Dialog Box Context Menu ............................................................. 5-9
Add Enabled Programs Dialog Box ................................................................ 5-10
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IRD Context Menu.......................................................................................... 6-1
IRD DSNG Front -End Dialog........................................................................... 6-2
IRD QPSK Front-End Dialog ........................................................................... 6-3
IRD QAM Front-End Dialog ............................................................................. 6-3
IRD ATM Front-End Dialog.............................................................................. 6-4
IRD Program Dialog Box ................................................................................. 6-9
IRD Stream Dialog Box ................................................................................. 6-13
IRD Video Configuration Dialog Box .............................................................. 6-14
IRD Audio Configuration Dialog Box .............................................................. 6-16
IRD Data Configuration Dialog Box ................................................................ 6-19
IRD Conditional Access Configuration Dialog Box........................................... 6-20
IRD System Configuration Dialog Box ............................................................ 6-21
IRD Alarms Dialog Box ................................................................................. 6-22
IRD Alarms Dialog Box ................................................................................. 6-23
Input Matrix .................................................................................................... 7-2
Matrix Graphic Interface.................................................................................. 7-4
Creating a New Route..................................................................................... 7-5
Modulator Icon ............................................................................................... 8-1
Radyne DVB 3030 Modulator Context Menu .................................................... 8-1
Configuration Dialog ....................................................................................... 8-2
Alarms Dialog................................................................................................. 8-5
Radyne QAM 256 Modulator Context Menu ..................................................... 8-6
Configuration Dialog ....................................................................................... 8-6
General Dialog ............................................................................................... 8-8
Alarms Dialog................................................................................................. 8-8
Newtec Modulator Context Menu ..................................................................... 8-9
Configuration Dialog ....................................................................................... 8-9
Advanced Configuration Dialog ..................................................................... 8-11
Configuration and Alarms Dialog .................................................................. 8-14
Status Dialog................................................................................................ 8-15
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decryptor Context Menu .................................................................................. 9-1
Decryptor Programs dialog Box ....................................................................... 9-2
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STAT-MUX Variable Bit Rate Control Example................................................10-2
Encoder Redundancy – Example1..................................................................11-3
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Mux Urgent Alarm Dialog Box ........................................................................11-5
Path example................................................................................................11-6
Paths Redundancy Priority Dialog ..................................................................11-7
Encoders Initiated Redundancy Dialog Box .....................................................11-7
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Master NMS Primary Display Example ...........................................................12-2
Master NMS - “KumsunSite” example .............................................................12-5
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Matrices Dialog Parameters .......................................................................... 1-17
Matrix Configuration Dialog Parameters – Configuration Tab ............................. 2-6
Matrix Configuration Dialog Parameters – Inventory Tab................................... 2-7
Matrices Dialog Parameters ............................................................................ 2-8
E-1000 Dialog Parameters – Encoder Configuration Tab................................. 2-10
E-1000 Dialog Parameters – Inventory Tab.................................................... 2-11
RTM-3800 Dialog Parameters – Multiplexer Configuration Tab ........................ 2-12
RTM-3800 Dialog Parameters – Multiplexer Inventory Tab.............................. 2-13
Multiplexers Dialog Parameters ..................................................................... 2-15
IRD2600 Dialog Parameters .......................................................................... 2-17
Decoders Dialog Parameters......................................................................... 2-18
CID-3100 Dialog Parameters – Decryptor Inventory Tab ................................. 2-20
CID-3100 Dialog Parameters – Inventory Tab ................................................ 2-21
System Dialog Parameters – Location Tab..................................................... 2-22
System Dialog Parameters – System Configuration Tab ................................. 2-23
System Dialog Parameters – Specific Tab...................................................... 2-24
Central Server Configuration Dialog Parameters............................................. 2-28
Supervisor Configuration Parameters............................................................. 2-29
Site Manager Configuration Dialog Parameters .............................................. 2-31
Modulators Communication Settings Dialog Parameters ................................. 2-33
Parameters check file check list..................................................................... 2-43
System Manager Menu Commands ................................................................. 3-6
System Manager Tool Bars Tools .................................................................. 3-10
Device Icons ................................................................................................ 3-11
Indicator Status ............................................................................................ 3-14
Encoder General Dialog Parameters ................................................................ 4-3
Encoder Audio Dialog Parameters ................................................................... 4-5
Encoder Video Dialog Parameters ................................................................... 4-7
Encoder Data Dialog Parameters .................................................................... 4-9
Encoder Alarms............................................................................................ 4-11
Mux Configuration Dialog Parameters .............................................................. 5-4
Mux Scrambling Dialog Parameters ................................................................. 5-5
Mux Alarms.................................................................................................... 5-7
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IRD Program Dialog - General....................................................................... 6-10
IRD Program Dialog - Service Mode .............................................................. 6-10
IRD Program Dialog - PID Mode.................................................................... 6-12
IRD Stream Configuration Parameters ........................................................... 6-13
IRD Video Configuration Parameters ............................................................. 6-14
IRD Audio Configuration Parameters ............................................................. 6-17
IRD Data 1 Dialog......................................................................................... 6-19
IRD Conditional Access Configuration Parameters ......................................... 6-20
IRD System Configuration Parameters ........................................................... 6-21
IRD Alarm Dialog.......................................................................................... 6-22
IRD Advanced – Program Dialog ................................................................... 6-24
Configuration Dialog Parameters ..................................................................... 8-2
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1.
OVERVIEW
1.1.
Introduction
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The CODICO NMS-4000 Network Management System is a powerful, easy-to-use,
broadcast head-end network management system. It provides a comprehensive
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management system for various CODICO devices, as well as 3’rd party products for
seamlessly integrated monitoring and control of digital video broadcasting (DVB) systems.
The NMS-4000 is based on a distributed architecture, where one or multiple systems can be
managed. A user-friendly graphical interface lets the operator drill down from high-level
network view all the way down to the individual device. The operator can choose to manage
the system(s) either locally or from a remote location. Each system can be configured as
single or multi-carrier contribution systems or distribution systems for one or several
information sources.
The NMS-4000 makes network operation fast and efficient, eliminating the need for separate,
physical configuration of each network device. For example, the NMS-4000 allows a network
operator to route different video, audio, and data input sources to the router unit providing
service provisioning and fault identification, with a few mouse clicks.
The NMS-4000 can also send software updates and can reconfigure distant located devices
(IRDs, Encoders, Multiplexers, etc…) without interrupting service at the end-user location.
The NMS-4000 provides comprehensive redundancy in the broadcast system. Redundant
devices are used as a failsafe in case of primary device failure. Hot backup is automatically
implemented by the NMS-4000 without operator intervention to manage settings for the
Multiplexer, Encoders, and Modulators.
The main features of the NMS are:
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Network, site and equipment level management, configuration and software update
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Full and flexible access authorization management, configuration and software update at
all levels
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User friendly graphical user interface for effective and easy interface to the network on all
levels
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SNMP support
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Automatic and manual redundancy
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Inbound Control
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System events and alarms
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Statistical multiplexing
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Overflow protection
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Highlights and Benefits
The NMS-4000 Network Manager System provides a wide range of advanced features that
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enable all of the components in the CODICO Video Broadcast System to be easily
monitored, managed, and configured. Key highlights and benefits of the NMS-4000 system
are briefly described in the following list:
Network Management
and Configuration
Graphical mapping at system, site and equipment levels.
Full management, configuration set-up and software update
at all levels.
Graphic User Interface
(GUI)
The graphic user interface of the NMS-4000 is a flexible and
adaptable graphic illustrator. It provides easy to use and
user-friendly graphical illustration of the structure and
interconnections between the equipment included in the
CODICO® MPEG-2 DVB broadcast system (System Map).
The System Map enables to the NMS-4000 operator access
for monitoring and control of the network elements (system,
site and equipment/function levels).
All configuration functions, at all levels, can be accessed
from the map.
Fast and easy fault detection capability is provided by the
graphical system map, from network level to the equipment/
function level.
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Distributed
Management
The NMS-4000 provides management capabilities for multisystem and multi-site network systems.
A user-friendly graphical interface lets the operator to drill
down from high-level network view all the way down to the
individual device. The operator can choose to manage the
system(s) either locally or from a remote location.
Plug And Play
Functionality
The NMS-4000 provides a auto-detection mechanism for
automatic detection of device connection to the system
network. Devices are detected using Ethernet, RS -232 and
RS-485 communication interface.
The NMS-4000 continues to verify and discover devices and
their status throughout its operation.
An automatic port detection feature at startup automatically
sets the COM port positions of each connected device.
Alarm and Operation
Monitoring
The NMS-4000 detects and generates a wide range of
system failure alarms. This information is provided in
different modes:
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On Screen display.
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Physical alarm signal to activate external relays.
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GSM format FHO
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Security
The NMS-4000 provides a C2 class of security based on the
security system provided by the Windows operating system
and as defined by the US National Security Agency (NSA).
A multi-level access authorization system provides a variety
of user admission levels, from network supervisor top
access level to per- equipment monitoring access level.
Statistical Multiplexing
(optional)
The NMS-4000 supports control of the CODICO® SM-3000
Statistical Multiplexer to provide statistical calculation
capabilities for effective multiplexing of transport streams.
Rate Protection and
Management
The NMS-4000 features automatic rate management for the
protection of the broadcast system equipment (Encoders,
Multiplexers, Modulators) from operation mistakes, such as
data overflow, conflicting commands, etc….
Bandwidth Management
The NMS-4000 provides a data rate simulator used for
calculating output rates of Encoders, Multiplexers, and
Modulators. The simulator aids in bandwidth management,
ensuring a proper output range by preventing carrier
overflow.
Software Download
The NMS-4000 enables operators to download system level
embedded software and to upgrade system components
quickly and easily from a centralized location.
In-Bound Control
The NMS-4000 enables group loading and cyclic loading of
embedded software for remote software update of the
CODICO ® IRD family of professional receivers and of a
wide range of end-user set-up boxes.
Remote Management of
the NMS-4000
The NMS-4000 provides remote network management from
a remote site, via narrowband standard equipment (laptop
with a modem connection) over the Internet, using
proprietary Scopus software.
Contribution and
Distribution Systems
Support
The NMS-4000 provides support for small, medium and
large broadcast systems, from small corporate and DSNG
contribution systems to large corporate and cable TV head
end distribution systems up to world wide broadcasting
services.
RF Equipment
Management
The NMS-4000 can manage RF equipment in the end-user
broadcasting system.
RF Up Converters and Up Converter Switches can be
configured for automatic backup switching, controlled by the
NMS-4000.
Monitoring of all online converters and the operation of the
switches is performed via the backup converter. In case of a
failure of any online converter, the backup converter will
have the same online settings that were identified during the
last learning process.
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Automatic Redundancy
The NMS-4000 provides comprehensive redundancy of the
Head-End system components. During a failure in the signal
path, a redundant device is automatically allocated to the
channel according to the assigned programmed signal
priority:
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Full redundancy (1 to 1 ratio) – one redundant device
for each active device.
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N to 1 redundancy - one redundant device for several
(N) active devices.
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Closed Loop Redundancy – monitors the outgoing
signal for faults.
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Major and Minor Alarms – redundancy switching can be
triggered according to various programmed alarms.
The NMS-4000 supports N to 1 Modulator redundancy
switching for multi-carrier systems, and 1 to 1 Modulator
redundancy switching for single channel and multiple
channel contribution and distribution systems.
The NMS-4000 manages Redundancy Switches, which
provides 1 to 1 redundancy switching of the broadcast
transmission between two Multiplexers or Modulator
devices. If one of the devices fails, the broadcast channel
transfers automatically from one Multiplexer or Modulator to
another.
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Applications and Configurations
The CODICO® NMS-4000 Network Management System provides a versatile management
system for contribution and distribution broadcasting network applications. It provides
monitoring and control capabilities for multi-system / multi-sites top levels down to single
equipment configuration management level.
1.3.1.
Contribution and Distribution Broadcasting Applications
The CODICO® NMS-4000 Network Management System supports contribution and
distribution broadcasting applications:
1.3.1.1.
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Single Carrier Contribution System Application; see paragraph 1.3.1.1.
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Multiple Carrier Contribution and Distribution System Application; see paragraph 1.3.1.2.
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Distribution System Application; see paragraph 1.3.1.3.
Single Carrier Contribution System
The single carrier contribution system is generally used for small corporate or DSNG
broadcasting.
Figure 1-1 illustrates a typical application of the NMS-4000 in a single carrier contribution
system, consisting of two encoder and modulator redundant channels for the single carrier.
The NMS-4000 provides operation monitoring and control on the encoder and modulator and
redundancy control to the channel switching Redundancy switch.
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Multi-Carrier Contribution and Distribution System
The multi-carrier contribution and distribution system is generally used for medium sized
broadcasting companies and for business TV applications.
Figure 1-2 illustrates a typical Multi-Carrier Contribution and Distribution System. The NMS4000 controls the operation and switching of the equipment and carriers, including 3 to 1
redundancy management.
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Broadcasting Distribution System
The broadcasting distribution system is generally used by larger corporate DTH systems or
broadcast services.
Figure 1-3 illustrates a typical Broadcasting Distribution System. The NMS-4000 provides
extended equipment monitoring and operation, channel switching and redundancy control.
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Network Management Configurations
The NMS-4000 Network Management System support the configuration management:
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Single-System Management, see paragraph 1.3.2.1.
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Multi-Systems Management in a Single Site, see paragraph 1.3.2.2.
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Multi-Site Central Management, see paragraph 1.3.2.3.
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1.3.2.1.
Single-System Management Configuration
The Single-System Management configuration can control any of the contribution and
distribution broadcasting applications, as defined in paragraph 1.3.1.
Management can take place locally, through a local network (see Figure 1-4); or remotely,
using SNMP management protocol over any IP network (Figure 1-5).
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Remote
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Multi-System Management Configuration
The Multi-System Management configuration can manage multiple systems in the same site.
It is often more convenient to divide a complex system to several smaller systems. The
NMS-4000 can control systems on the local network from one PC.
Figure 1-6 illustrates the typical structure of a multi-system management application.
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1.3.2.3.
Multi-Site Management Configuration
The Multi-Site Management configuration provides management from a remotely central
location on multiple sites using SNMP over any IP network. The central terminal collects the
events/alarms from all sites. Figure 1-7 illustrates the Multi-Sites Management model.
When managing the network from the Master NMS-4000, a geographical network
deployment screen describes the location of the sites included in the network (see Figure
1-8).
Figure 1-9 shows the information map and structure tree of one of the sites in the network.
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Multi-Site Management Map
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1.4.
Product Line
The NMS-4000 Network Management System is an integral member of the advanced
CODICO product line. The CODICO product family offers comprehensive solutions for both
transmission sites and reception stations. In addition, it is the most cost-effective solution for
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TV broadcasting applications. Table 1-1 lists the CODICO product family and Figure 1-10
shows the integration of the product line in a DVB environment.
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Industrial Encoder
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Professional Encoders
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Professional Integrated Receiver Decoders
IRD-2600/IRD-2800
Advanced Professional Integrated Receiver Decoders
CID-3100
Common Interface Decryptor
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Compact DVB Re-Multiplexer and Stream Processor
RTM-3800
DVB Multiplexer
IVG-6100
IP Broadcast Streamer
RSW-7x00 Series
Redundancy Switches
MOD-7500
DSNG Modulator
NMS-4000
Complete Network Management System
CAS-5000
Conditional Access System
SM-3000
Statistical Multiplexing System
SI-3050
PSI/SI Generator Application
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Functional Description
Running on a Windows 2000 Workstation platform, an NMS-4000 operator can monitor and
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E-1000, E-1500 Series Encoders through Ethernet.
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RTM-3600, RTM -3800 and RTM-3300 Multiplexers through Ethernet.
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RSW 7200 Redundancy Switch through RS232.
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IRD-2600 and IRD-2800 Integrated Receivers Decoders through SNMP over IP Network
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Matrixes by SIGMA, PESA and Leitch though RS232
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Modulators by Newtec and Radyne through RS232
NMS-4000 Graphical User Interface
The NMS-4000 System Configuration Map is the primary user interface
(see Figure 1-11) and provides a graphical representation of the components that comprise
the broadcast system transmission path. The NMS-4000 System Configuration Map gives the
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Network Operator the power to monitor and control the entire CODICO MPEG-2 DVB
broadcast system.
The System Configuration Map divides the transmission path components into several
groups that are easy to work with and intuitive. The System Configuration Map also includes
a tracking mechanism for recording significant system events. This mechanism consists of a
Log file and an Events Logging window.
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SNMP Support
SNMP is used to communicate with any device that supports SNMP. For all other devices, a
proxy is used to translate between the proprietary communication protocol and SNMP.
The following list describes the advantages of the SNMP Protocol:
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Control over distributed devices
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Most used protocol in the world
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Allows quick changes and upgrades
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Allows using standard devices for diagnostics
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Allows external applications to communicate with our Mgt system
All Communication between the different entities of the NMS-4000 is via SNMP (Central
Management, Remote Management, etc…)
Figure 1-12 illustrates the SNMP Communication between the different entities of the
NMS-4000.
Figure 1-12:
SNMP Communication
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1.5.3.
Redundancy
NMS-4000 supports comprehensive redundancy in the Head-end system. Redundant
devices are used as a failsafe in case of primary device failure. Hot backup is automatically
implemented by the NMS-4000 without operator intervention. Figure 1-13 shows an example
of the redundancy process.
Figure 1-13:
Encoder Redundancy – Example
Encoder Matrix
Output Matrix
Encoder
Encoder
Malfunction
Encoder
Encoder
Rednudant
NMS-4000 does the following in case of a device failure:
1. Identify trigger (Urgent alarm, loss of comm.)
2. Search for lowest priority device
3. Switch Inputs and outputs
4.
1.5.4.
Update configuration
In-Bound Control
The NMS-4000 enables remote reconfiguring or downloading software to an individual
IRD/STB or to groups of IRDs/STBs. Both operations are done in band within the DVB
stream. The transmission can start from either an encoder or Mux. The DVB stream can be
sent over any media (Satellite, Cable, Telco, Etc). Downloading does not interrupt customer
service. Figure 1-14 shows a typical IRD remote control application set-up model.
Figure 1-14:
Typical IRD Remote Control Application
Satellite
Encoder
IRD
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MUX
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1.5.5.
System Events and Alarms
NMS-4000 features an event log that displays events and alarms related to the system.
When managing a site or several sites, any events and alarms sent from the system can be
easily viewed from one central place. Figure 1-15 shows the events and alarms in a system.
Figure 1-15:
1.5.6.
Event Log Window
Statistical Multiplexer Management
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The CODICO NMS-4000 has an optional Statistical Multiplexer mode which is operated in
®
conjunction with the CODICO SM-3000 Statistical Multiplexer.
Statistical Multiplexing of Variable Bit Rate (VBR) encoders provides an efficient means of
optimizing the output quality and bit rates of a series of encoders handling continually
changing input streams, as with digital broadcast satellites.
By continuously monitoring the dynamic output quality of a series of encoders, the SM-3000
maximizes bandwidth usage and provides high quality video. This feature is provided by
applying a distribution algorithm, and modifying the available compression bit rate resources
allocation among the encoders.
The Statistical Multiplexer continuously performs the following:
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Samples data from the encoder outputs
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Performs calculations
•
Sends new settings to the encoders.
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1.6.
Capabilities and Specifications
1.6.1.
System Configuration
The NMS-4000 Network Management System is shipped preinstalled on a dedicated NMS
Workstation running Windows 2000. The operating system is configured with the Microsoft
TCP/IP Transport Protocol and the Microsoft FTP Service. The NMS Workstation is equipped
with a modem, allowing proprietary software support, and remote management of the
NMS-4000.
The NMS-4000 software is supplied on 3 x 1.44 MB floppy diskettes or 1 CD together with
user licenses, a HASP security plug, and password keys.
Table 1-2 describes the components included in the NMS-4000 package:
Table 1-2:
NMS-4000 Components and Specifications (min.)
Table 1-3:
Matrices Dialog Parameters
COMPONENT
Specification
Software
NMS 4000 System
CPU
Intel Pentium 3 or better
RAM
64 MB SDRAM
Monitor
17" SVGA Monitor
Display Adapter
VGA card PCI with 2M EDO or more
Hard Drive
3 GB IDE or better
Software Protection
HASP
Data Connectors
RS-232 and RS-485 Serial Interfaces
Modem
PC Internal 56.6 Kbps
Network Adapter
100/10 BaseT Ethernet Network Interface Card
Card Connections
PCI bus
Sound Accessories
Sound Card and Speakers
Additional Adapters (optional)
Multi-channel synchronous communication card
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System Requirements
The NMS-4000 Workstation and application requirements are as follows:
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Windows 2000 Workstation
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Intel Pentium 300-MHz or better
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17"-SVGA monitor (recommended resolution is 1024 x 768)
•
Multi-channel synchronous communication card (optional)
•
2 x RS-232 Serial Interfaces
•
6-GB IDE hard disk
•
10/100-MB Ethernet network interface card
•
64-MB EDO
•
TCP/IP protocol stack.
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2.
INSTALLATION
2.1.
General
This chapter explains the installation procedures of the NMS-4000.
CAUTION
NMS-4000 Configuration procedures should be performed by Scopus
specially qualified technicians. Any installation by unqualified personal
may cause damage.
The Installation chapter covers the following subjects:
Paragraph 2.2 outlines the NMS-4000 configuration process.
Paragraph 2.3 explains the NMS-4000 Designer configuration tool.
Paragraph 2.4 explains the NMS-4000 GeoBuilder configuration tool.
Paragraph 2.5 explains the configuration of the System Manager.
Paragraph 2.6 details the installation procedure for the NMS-4000 and explains how to
configure the following NMS-4000 complete solutions:
2.2.
•
Single System Management.
•
Remote management.
NMS Configuration Overview
The NMS-4000 configuration requires planning ahead of the infrastructure of all the devices
and computers involved. Before starting the process, the user has to determine the exact
location, IP address and port of each device and computer.
2.2.1.
NMS XML Files
The NMS-4000 uses XML file formats to store the required information. After configuring the
NMS-4000, the following four XML file types are created:
a. System XML
The System XML file stores one system configuration.
For a multi-system solution, there is a System XML file for each system.
The System XML files are stored in the directory Scopus\XML\
b. Site XML
The Site XML file stores one site configuration, including all the systems under it.
For a multi-site solution, there is a Site XML file for each site.
The Site XML file names are Supervisor[site name].XML
The Site XML files are stored in the directory Scopus\XML\Client\
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c. Supervisor XML
The Supervisor XML file stores all sites configuration with all the systems.
There is only one Supervisor XML file for a solution.
The Supervisor XML file name is Supervisor.XML
The Supervisor XML file is stored in the directory Scopus\XML\ Client\
d. Central Server XML
The Central Server XML file stores site information regarding the site Central Server and
is used by the proxy agents.
For a multi-site solution, there is a Central Server XML file for each site.
The Central Server XML file is called CS[site name].XML
The Central Server XML is stored in the directory Scopus\XML\Server\
2.2.2.
NMS Configuration Tools
The NMS-4000 has the following two configuration tools:
a. Designer – the NMS-4000 Designer configuration tool is used to design systems and to
build the System XML files.
b. GeoBuilder – The NMS-4000 GeoBuilder configuration tool is used to arrange the
systems by sites and to build the Site XML, Supervisor XML, Central Server XML files
and system directories.
2.2.3.
System Directory
The GeoBuilder also creates a directory for each system in a specific place and name. The
system directory stores internal configuration files for the System Manager screen.
The NMS-4000 Navigator searches for the internal configuration files in the system directory.
The system directory is named after the system name and rack serial number in the following
order: system name, one space, hyphen, one space and rack serial number.
For example, when system name is ‘Trans’ and rack serial number is 1600112, the directory
name is “Trans – 1600112”.
NOTE
The system directory name should follow the exact syntax of the example above.
A minor error will cause a system failure!
GeoBuilder builds the directory automatically –
Do not change in any way the directory name!
All system directories are created under the directory Scopus\NMS\ Config\
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2.2.4.
System Internal Configuration Files
Each system has different internal configuration files. The internal configuration files should
be copied to the appropriate system directory created by the GeoBuilder.
The internal configuration files for a system are:
a. DisplayDesign.bin
This file contains visual information of the components in the system manager.
The DisplayDesign.bin file is included in the NMS-4000 and is unique for each system.
b. NMS-4000.ini
This file contains system manager related configuration. The information in this file is not
directly related to the actual system configuration.
During the configuration process the user might need to manually change some values in
this file.
c. [System Name].cfg
This file contain system related configuration such as serial communication, device
mapping, external devices, system physical connection and SNMP communication.
Depending on the consumer project, this file is created by Scopus and is shipped with
the NMS-4000 or created manually by the user after installation. Paragraph 2.5 explains
the configuration needed to create the [System Name].cfg file. The name of the file is
defined by the user. It is recommended to name it after the system name.
Two additional files should be copied from Scopus\bin to each system directory:
2.2.5.
•
Document Background File.bmp
•
Dialog Background File.bmp
NMS Navigator
The NMS-4000 Navigator is used to operate and manage all system managers. The
NMS-4000 Navigator asks upon starting for an XML file from the user and expects the
following two types of XML files:
•
Site XML –activates the NMS-4000 Navigator in Site manager mode
•
Manager XML – activates the NMS-4000 Navigator in Master NMS mode
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2.3.
NMS-4000 Designer Configuration Tool
The Designer is one of two tools for NMS-4000 configuration. The Designer gathers system
related information such as IP addresses, ports, device Id, system name, proxy data, and
generates the System XML files.
The GeoBuilder configuration tool uses the System XML files created by the Designer to build
the rest of the configuration XML files.
Figure 2-1 shows the Designer screen and the devices on the system.
Figure 2-1:
Designer Screen
Menu Bar
Tool Bar
System
Display
Device Bin
The Designer screen is composed of four areas:
a. Menu Bar: Access to the software functions
b. Tool Bar: icons for immediate access to frequently used functions
c. Device Bin: contains a categorized list of all the available devices.
d. System Display: displays the device icons that form the system. Each device icon
represents a device in the system.
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2.3.1.
Configuration Procedure
To configure a new system, follow the instructions below:
2.3.2.
1.
Run the Designer.
2.
The Designer should have an icon on the system display area for each device in the
system.
The devices can be dragged to the system display area from the device bin. The
arrangement of icons on the system display area does not affect in any way on system
operation.
3.
Configure the devices on the system display area and their proxies. Paragraphs 2.3.2 to
2.3.5 explains the devices and proxy configuration process.
4.
Configure system related data. Paragraph 2.3.7 explains the system configuration
process.
5.
Save the information and close the Designer. It is recommended to name the saved file
after the system and site names combined together and on the default directory.
Matrix Configuration
This paragraph explains the matrix configuration and is divided to two sections:
2.3.2.1.
•
Paragraph 2.3.2.1 explains the matrix device configuration.
•
Paragraph 2.3.2.2 explains the matrix proxy configuration.
Matrix Device Configuration
Follow the instruction below to configure each Matrix device:
1.
Right click with the mouse on a matrix device in the system display area. The matrix
context menu is opened. Figure 2-2 shows the Matrix context menu.
Figure 2-2:
Matrix Context Menu
2.
Select the ‘Configure Device’ option from the context menu. The Pesa16 dialog is
opened.
3.
Select The Matrix configuration Tab (see Figure 2-3). Error! Reference source not
found. explains the parameters on the Matrix Configuration dialog box.
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Figure 2-3:
Matrix Configuration Dialog – Configuration Tab
Table 2-1:
Matrix Configuration Dialog Parameters –
Configuration Tab
PARAMETER
DESCRIPTION
Number of levels
Selects the number of levels of the matrix
Number of inputs
Selects the total inputs of the Matrix
PORT
Selects the com port connected to the Matrix
4.
Select Matrix Inventory Tab (see Figure 2-4). Table 2-2 explain the parameters on the
Matrix Inventory dialog box.
Figure 2-4:
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Table 2-2:
Matrix Configuration Dialog Parameters –
Inventory Tab
2.3.2.2.
PARAMETER
DESCRIPTION
ID
Each Matrix should have a unique Matrix ID
throughout the entire network.
Rack Number
Displays the serial number of the rack. The rack
serial number is defined at the system dialog.
SW Version
No need to configure this parameter
HW Version
No need to configure this parameter
SNMP Version
No need to configure this parameter
Matrix Proxy Configuration
To configure the matrix proxy, do the following:
1.
Choose the command ConfigurationàMatrices from the menu bar. The Matrices dialog
appears.
2.
The Matrices dialog keeps parameters regarding the matrices proxy. Set up the
parameters on the Matrices dialog.
Figure 2-5 shows the Matrices dialog. Table 2-3 explain the various parameters in the
Matrices dialog.
Figure 2-5:
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PARAMETER
DESCRIPTION
IP Address
Changes the IP Address of the computer where the
matrix proxy is running.
Base Port
Changes the Port number of the Matrix proxy.
Should normally be 4661.
Num. Of Port
The proxy uses several communication ports to split
the amount of data between all the ports.
The ports that are being used are all the ports from
[Base Port] to [Base Port + Num. of Port].
The following ports are used in the example above:
4661, 4662, 4663, 4675, 4676
Notification Port
This parameter default value is 162 and should not
be changed.
Community
Changes the SNMP community. All Matrix types
should have the same community name: “pesa16”
The community name is case sensitive.
Notif. Type
This parameter default value is “Trap” and should
not be changed.
Retransmit Policy –
Timeout (sec)
This parameter default value is 10 by default and
should not be changed.
Retransmit Policy –
Retries
This parameter default value is 3 by default and
should not be changed.
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2.3.3.
Encoders Configuration
Follow the instruction below to configure each Encoder device:
1.
Right click with the mouse on an Encoder device in the system display area. The
Encoder context menu is opened. Figure 2-6 shows the Encoder context menu.
Figure 2-6:
Encoder Context Menu
2.
Select the ‘Configure Device’ option from the context menu. The E-1000 dialog is
opened.
3.
Select Encoder configuration Tab (See Figure 2-7). Table 2-4 explains the parameters on
the Encoder Configuration dialog box.
Figure 2-7:
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Table 2-4:
E-1000 Dialog Parameters – Encoder
Configuration Tab
PARAMETER
DESCRIPTION
IP Address
Changes the IP Address of the Encoder device.
Base Port
Changes the Port number of the Encoder. Should
normally be 161.
Num. Of Port
The encoder uses several communication ports to
split the amount of data between all the ports.
The ports that are being used are all the ports from
[Base Port] to [Base Port + Num. of Port].
The following port is used in the example above:
161.
Notification Port
This parameter value is 162 and should not be
changed.
Community
Changes the SNMP community. The syntax of the
encoder community name is: “E1000-X.X.X.X”.
Where X.X.X.X is the IP address of the encoder.
The community name is case sensitive.
Notif. Type
Selects the type of notifications from the proxy:
Inform or Trap.
This parameter default value is “Trap” and should
not be changed.
Retransmit Policy –
Timeout (sec)
This parameter value is 10 by default and should not
be changed.
Retransm it Policy –
Retries
This parameter value is 3 by default and should not
be changed.
4.
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Select Encoder Inventory Tab (see Figure 2-8). Table 2-5 explain the parameters on the
Encoder Inventory dialog box.
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Figure 2-8:
E-1000 Dialog – Encoder Inventory Tab
Table 2-5:
E-1000 Dialog Parameters – Inventory Tab
PARAMETER
DESCRIPTION
ID
Each Encoder should have a unique Encoder ID
Rack Number
Displays the serial number of the rack. The rack
serial number is defined at the system dialog.
See Figure 2-21
SW Version
No need to configure this parameter
HW Version
No need to configure this parameter
SNMP Version
No need to configure this parameter
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2.3.4.
Multiplexer Configuration
This paragraph explains the multiplexer configuration and is divided to two sections:
2.3.4.1.
•
Paragraph 2.3.2.1 explains the multiplexer device configuration.
•
Paragraph 2.3.2.2 explains the multiplexer proxy configuration.
Multiplexer Device Configuration
Follow the instruction below to configure each Multiplexer device:
1.
Right click with the mouse on a Multiplexer device in the system display area. The
Multiplexer context menu is opened. Figure 2-9 shows the Multiplexer context menu.
Figure 2-9:
Multiplexer Context Menu
2.
Select the ‘Configure Device’ option from the Multiplexer context menu.
3.
The RTM-3800 dialog, displayed in Figure 2-10 and Figure 2-11, is opened.
Table 2-6 and Table 2-7 explains the parameters on the RTM-3800 dialog box.
Figure 2-10:
RTM-3800 Dialog – Multiplexer Configuration Tab
Table 2-6:
RTM-3800 Dialog Parameters – Multiplexer
Configuration Tab
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PARAMETER
DESCRIPTION
TCP/IP Address
Changes the IP address of the Multiplexer
TCP Port
The TCP port value of the RTM -3800 can be found
in the file mcmux.cfg on the RTM-3800.
Spare Port
No need to configure this parameter
Number of inputs
Selects the total physical inputs of the RTM-3800
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Select Multiplexer Inventory Tab (see Figure 2-11). Table 2-7 explain the parameters on
the Multiplexer Inventory dialog box.
Figure 2-11:
RTM-3800 Dialog – Multiplexer Inventory Tab
Table 2-7:
RTM-3800 Dialog Parameters – Multiplexer
Inventory Tab
PARAMETER
DESCRIPTION
ID
Each Multiplexer should have a unique Multiplexer
ID throughout the entire network.
Rack Number
Displays the serial number of the rack. The rack
serial number is defined at the system dialog.
See Figure 2-21
SW Version
No need to configure this parameter
HW Version
No need to configure this parameter
SNMP Version
No need to configure this parameter
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2.3.4.2.
Multiplexer Proxy Configuration
To configure the Multiplexer proxy, do the following:
1.
Choose the command ConfigurationàMultiplexers from the menu bar. The
Multiplexers dialog appears.
2.
The Multiplexers dialog keeps parameters regarding the Multiplexers proxy. Set up the
parameters on the Multiplexers dialog.
Figure 2-12 shows the Multiplexers dialog. Table 2-8 explain the various parameters in the
Multiplexers dialog.
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Table 2-8:
Multiplexers Dialog Parameters
PARAMETER
DESCRIPTION
IP Address
Changes the IP Address of the computer where the
Multiplexer proxy is running.
Base Port
Changes the port number of the Multiplexer proxy.
Should normally be 6661.
Num. Of Port
This parameter default value is 15 and should not be
changed.
The proxy uses several communication ports to split
the amount of data between all the ports.
The ports that are being used are all the ports from
[Base Port] to [Base Port + Num. of Port].
The following ports are used in the example above:
6661, 6662, 6663, … , 6675, 6676.
Notification Port
This parameter default value is 162 and should not
be changed.
Community
Changes the SNMP community. All Multiplexers
types should have the same community name:
rtm3800
The community name is case sensitive.
Notif. Type
Selects the type of notifications from the proxy:
Inform or Trap.
This parameter default value is “Trap” and should
usually not be changed.
The Inform notification type is relevant only when
Mux proxy is stand-alone.
Retransmit Policy –
Timeout (sec)
The parameter value should be one of the following:
•
7.5 – for fast redundancy
•
14.5 – for slow redundancy
When Mux proxy is stand-alone, define a proper
timeout value between retransmits.
Retransmit Policy –
Retries
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This parameter default value is 3 and should not be
changed.
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2.3.5.
Decoder Configuration
This paragraph explains the decoder configuration and is divided to two sections:
2.3.5.1.
•
Paragraph 2.3.2.1 explains the decoder device configuration.
•
Paragraph 2.3.2.2 explains the decoder proxy configuration.
Decoder Device Configuration
Follow the instruction below to configure each Decoder device:
1.
Right click with the mouse on a Decoder device in the system display area. The Decoder
context menu is opened. Figure 2-13 shows the Multiplexer context menu.
Figure 2-13:
2.
Select the ‘Configure Device’ option from the Decoder context menu.
The IRD2600 dialog, displayed in Figure 2-14, is opened.
Error! Reference source not found. explains the parameters on the IRD2600 dialog
box.
Figure 2-14:
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Table 2-9:
2.3.5.2.
IRD2600 Dialog Parameters
PARAMETER
DESCRIPTION
ID
Each Decoder should have a unique Decoder ID
throughout the entire network.
Rack Number
Displays the serial number of the rack. The rack
serial number is defined at the system dialog. See
Figure 2-21
SW Version
No need to configure this parameter
HW Version
No need to configure this parameter
SNMP Version
No need to configure this parameter
Decoder Proxy Configuration
To configure the Decoder proxy, do the following:
1.
Choose the command ConfigurationàDecoders from the menu bar. The Decoders
dialog appears.
2.
The Decoders dialog keeps parameters regarding the Decoders proxy. Set up the
parameters on the Decoders dialog.
Figure 2-15 shows the Decoders dialog. Table 2-10 explain the various parameters in the
Decoders dialog.
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Table 2-10:
Decoders Dialog Parameters
PARAMETER
DESCRIPTION
IP Address
Changes the IP Address of the computer where the
Decoder proxy is running.
Base Port
Changes the port number of the Decoder proxy. The
port number Should normally be 5661.
Num. Of Port
This parameter default value is 15 and should not be
changed.
The proxy uses several communication ports to split
the amount of data between all the ports.
The ports that are being used are all the ports from
[Base Port] to [Base Port + Num. of Port].
The following ports are used in the example above:
5661, 5662, 5663, … , 5675, 5676.
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Notification Port
This parameter default value is 162 and should not
be changed.
Community
Changes the SNMP community. All Decoders types
should have the same community name: “ird2600”
The community name is case sensitive.
Notif. Type
This parameter default value is “Trap” and should
not be changed.
Retransmit Policy –
Timeout (sec)
This parameter value is 10 by default and should not
be changed.
Retransmit Policy –
Retries
This parameter value is 3 by default and should not
be changed.
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Decryptor Configuration
Follow the instruction below to configure each Decryptor device:
1.
Right click with the mouse on a Decryptor device in the system display area. The
Decryptor context menu is opened. Figure 2-16 shows the Multiplexer context menu.
Figure 2-16:
2.
Decryptor Context Menu
Select the ‘Configure Device’ option from the context menu. The CID-3100 dialog,
displayed in Figure 2-17 and Figure 2-18, is opened.
Table 2-11 and Table 2-12 explains the parameters on the CID-3100 Configuration
dialog box.
Figure 2-17:
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Table 2-11:
CID-3100 Dialog Parameters – Decryptor
Inventory Tab
PARAMETER
DESCRIPTION
IP Address
Changes the IP Address of the Decryptor device.
Base Port
Changes the Port number of the Decryptor. Should
normally be 161.
Num. Of Port
The Decryptor uses several communication ports to
split the amount of data between all the ports.
The ports that are being used are all the ports from
[Base Port] to [Base Port + Num. of Port].
The following port is used in the example above:
161.
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Notification Port
This parameter value is 162 and should not be
changed.
Community
Changes the SNMP community. The syntax of the
Decryptor community name is: “cid3100-X.X.X.X”.
Where X.X.X.X is the IP address of the Decryptor.
The community name is case sensitive.
Notif. Type
Selects the type of notifications from the proxy:
Inform or Trap.
This parameter default value is “Trap” and should
not be changed.
Retransmit Policy –
Timeout (sec)
This parameter value is 10 by default and should not
be changed.
Retransmit Policy –
Retries
This parameter value is 3 by default and should not
be changed.
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Figure 2-18:
CID-3100 Dialog – Decryptor Inventory Tab
Table 2-12:
2.3.7.
CID-3100 Dialog Parameters – Inventory Tab
PARAMETER
DESCRIPTION
ID
Each Decryptor should have a unique Decryptor ID.
Rack Number
Displays the serial number of the rack. The rack
serial number is defined at the system dialog. See
Figure 2-21
SW Version
No need to configure this parameter
HW Version
No need to configure this parameter
SNMP Version
No need to configure this parameter
System Configuration
To configure the system do the following:
1.
Open the System dialog from the menu bar: ConfigurationàSystem
The System dialog box is opened.
2.
Select Location Tab (see Figure 2-19) and set up the parameters. Table 2-13 explains
the parameters on the Location tab.
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System Dialog – Location Tab
Table 2-13:
System Dialog Parameters – Location Tab
PARAMETER
DESCRIPTION
Region – Name
Changes the region name. All sites are in one region
Region – Image
Changes the image attached to the project. The
image is seen in the GeoBuilder screen and Master
NMS screen
Site – Name
Changes the site name.
A site can have several systems.
Several systems under one site must have the same
site name.
The site name is included in the Site XML and
Central Server XML files as follows:
•
Site XML: Supervisor[site name].XML
•
Central Server: CS[site name].XML
Refer to paragraph 2.2.1 for XML files explanation.
System – Alias Name
Changes the system name.
System – Version
No need to configure this parameter
System – Image
No need to configure this parameter
3.
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2-14 explains the parameters on the System Configuration tab.
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Figure 2-20:
System Dialog – System Configuration Tab
Table 2-14:
System Dialog Parameters – System
Configuration Tab
PARAMETER
DESCRIPTION
IP Address
Changes the IP Address of the computer where the
NMS-4000 is running.
Base Port
Changes the port number of the NMS-4000. The
port number can be any number but should be
unique throughout the rest of the NMS-4000 in the
master NMS.
Num. Of Port
This parameter value should be 1.
Notification Port
The Notification Port changes automatically and is
always greater by one from the Base Port. Changes
take effect only after the [OK] or [Apply] buttons
have been pressed.
Community
Changes the SNMP community. The NMS-4000
should have the community name: “central”
The community name is case sensitive.
Notif. Type
This parameter default value is “Trap” and should
not be changed.
Retransmit Policy –
Timeout (sec)
This parameter value is 10 by default and should not
be changed.
Retransmit Policy –
Retries
This parameter value is 3 by default and should not
be changed.
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4.
Select Location Tab (see Figure 2-21) and set up the parameters. Table 2-15 explains
the parameters on the Specific tab.
Figure 2-21:
System Dialog – Specific Tab
Table 2-15:
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PARAMETER
DESCRIPTION
Serial Number
Changes the rack serial number
Enable Keep Alive
Trap
This check button should normally be checked to
accept traps.
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2.4.
NMS-4000 GeoBuilder Configuration Tool
The GeoBuilder manages site related information. It uses the System XML files created by
the Designer to sort the systems to sites, to position the sites on the map image, and to
gather site information. The GeoBuilder creates the following files and directories:
a. Central Server XML file – contains all systems parameters such as devices and proxies
for a site.
b. Supervisor XML file – contains the entire sites configuration under the Master NMS.
c. Site XML files – used for site control and managing with the NMS Navigator tool. The
GeoBuilder builds a Site XML file for each site.
NOTE
Build the system XML file with the system name and rack serial number in the
path Scopus\NMS\Config\
Figure 2-22 shows the GeoBuilder screen. The Screen is divided to four sections:
a. Menu Bar: Access to the software functions
b. Tool Bar: icons for immediate access to frequently used functions
c. Markers: The left bar on the screen containing a marker sign to drag an drop in the
Region Map
d. Region Map: The right side of the screen optionally containing a region map and marker
signs to mark sites.
Figure 2-22:
GeoBuilder Screen
Region Map
Menu Bar
Tool Bar
Markers
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NOTE
The System XML files must be created in the Designer before using the
GeoBuilder.
2.4.1.
Configuration Procedure
Follow the instructions below to configure the NMS-4000 using GeoBuilder:
2.4.2.
1.
Run the GeoBuilder.
2.
Choose the New command.
3.
Select all System XML files from the ‘open’ dialog. Use the Ctrl or Shift keys to select all
files. The default directory in the ‘open’ dialog should be Scopus\XML
4.
Mark the sites on the region map. Paragraph 2.4.2 explains the marking process.
5.
Configure the Central Server. Paragraph 2.4.3 explains the Central Server configuration
dialog.
6.
Configure a Supervisor computer. Paragraph 2.4.4 explains the Supervisor Configuration
dialog.
7.
Configure a site manager computer. Paragraph 2.4.5 explains the Site Manager
Configuration dialog.
8.
Choose the Save command. Accept the default file name and directory in the Save
dialog and press the [Save] button.
Marking a Site on the Map
The Region Map section contains a marker for each site.
Dragging the marker sign from the Marker bar to the Region Map opens the Marker dialog,
displayed on Figure 2-23. The Marker dialog adds a marker and chooses which sites the new
marker represents.
Figure 2-23:
Marker Dialog
To add a new marker, follow the instructions below:
a. Drag a marker from the Marker bar to the region map.
b. Select a site in the name combo box on the Marker dialog.
c. Click the [OK] button.
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2.4.3.
Central Server Configuration
The Central Server handles the proxy agents Configuration dialog configures parameters for
the central server
There are two ways to open the Central Server Configuration dialog:
•
Right click a marker on the region map and choose from the context menu – Central
Server Configuration
•
Choose ConfigurationàCentral Server from the menu bar, select a site in the site tab
and then click on the ‘Central Server Configuration‘ tab.
Figure 2-24 shows the Central Server Configuration dialog. Table 2-16 explains the Central
Server Configuration dialog parameters.
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Table 2-16:
Central Server Configuration Dialog
Parameters
PARAMETER
DESCRIPTION
IP Address
Changes the IP Address of the computer where the
Central Server is running.
External IP address
For a computer with one network card – this
parameter should be equal to the IP address.
For a computer with two network cards – this
parameter should be equal to the external IP
address.
Base Port
Changes the Port number of the Central Server.
Must be 4161.
Num. Of Port
This parameter default value is 100 and should not
be changed.
The proxy uses several communication ports to split
the amount of data between all the ports.
The ports that are being used are all the ports from
[Base Port] to [Base Port + Num. of Port].
The following ports are used in the example above:
4161, 4162, 4260, 4261.
Notification Port
This parameter default value is 162 and should not
be changed.
Community
Changes the Central Server community. All Central
Servers should have the same community name:
“central”. The community name is case sensitive.
Notif. Type
This parameter default value is “Trap” and should
not be changed.
Retransmit Policy –
Timeout (sec)
The parameter value should be one of the following:
Retransmit Policy –
Retries
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7.5 – for fast redundancy
•
14.5 – for slow redundancy
This parameter default value is 3 by default and
should not be changed.
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2.4.4.
Supervisor Configuration
The Supervisor Configuration dialog, shown on Figure 2-25, is used to configure the
computer, which the Master NMS is installed upon.
The Supervisor Configuration dialog can be opened from the menu bar:
ConfigurationàSupervisor
Table 2-17 explains the Supervisor Configuration dialog parameters.
Figure 2-25:
Supervisor Configuration Dialog
Table 2-17:
Supervisor Configuration Parameters
PARAMETER
DESCRIPTION
IP Address
Changes the IP Address of the computer containing
the Master NMS.
Base Port
Changes the Port number. This value should be
unique throughout the network.
Num. Of Port
This parameter value should be 1.
Notification Port
This parameter default value is 162 and should not
be changed.
Community
Changes the supervisor computer community. All
supervisor computers should have the same
community name: “central”.
The community name is case sensitive.
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Table 2-17:
2.4.5.
Supervisor Configuration Parameters
PARAMETER
DESCRIPTION
Notif. Type
This parameter default value is “Trap” and should
not be changed.
Retransmit Policy –
Timeout (sec)
This parameter default value is 10 by default and
should not be changed.
Retransmit Policy –
Retries
This parameter default value is 3 by default and
should not be changed.
Site Manager Configuration
The Site Manager Configuration dialog, shown on Figure 2-26, is used to configure the
computer, which the Site Manager is installed upon.
The Site Manager Configuration dialog can be opened from the menu bar:
ConfigurationàSite Manager
Before configuring the site manager, a site name needs to be selected in the Site tab. All
sites needs to be configured.
Table 2-18 explains the Site Manager Configuration dialog parameters.
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Table 2-18:
Site Manager Configuration Dialog
Parameters
PARAMETER
DESCRIPTION
IP Address
Changes the IP Address of the computer where the
Central Server is running.
Base Port
Changes the Port number. This parameter should
be unique throughout the network
Num. Of Port
This parameter value should be 1.
Notification Port
The Notification Port is updated automatically when
the [Apply] or [OK] buttons are pressed.
Community
Changes the site manager computer community. All
site manager computers should have the same
community name: “central”.
The community name is case sensitive.
Notif. Type
This parameter default value is “Trap” and should
not be changed.
Retransmit Policy –
Timeout (sec)
This parameter default value is 30 by default and
should not be changed.
Retransmit Policy –
Retries
This parameter default value is 1 by default and
should not be changed.
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2.5.
System Manager Configuration
This section explains the configuration of the System Manager screen. The System Manager
monitors and controls the devices in the system. It has to be configured with device
parameters such as serial communication, IP addresses, external devices, physical
connection, and SNMP communication. This section describes the configuration setup for
each of these devices.
The System Manager configurations are saved in a CFG file format. The configuration file is
part of the internal configuration files. Refer to paragraph 2.2.4 for more details. Depending
on the consumer project, this file may be created by Scopus and is shipped with the NMS4000 or may be created manually by the user after installation.
NOTE
Should the configuration file is already prepared; there is no need to reconfigure
the System Manager.
After configuring the System Manager, the information should be saved on a file using the
Save command. The name of the configuration file should be the system name.
2.5.1.
Serial Communications
This paragraph explains the configuration process of the serial devices managed by the
NMS-4000. The following serial devices may need to be configured:
•
Modulators
•
R Switchers
•
Confidence IRD
•
Up Converter
•
RC520 Modulator Switch
Each device has a configuration dialog. The configuration dialogs can be found in the sub
menu: ConfigurationàSerial Communicationà
Figure 2-27 shows the Modulators Communication Settings dialog as an example for a typical
Serial Communication dialog. Table 2-19 explains the dialog components.
The Serial Communication dialogs are mostly identical for each serial device.
The dialog provides the following commands and operations:
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[OK] button – confirm the IP address list and closes the dialog.
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[Cancel] button – discard the changes and closes the dialog.
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Figure 2-27:
Modulators Communication Settings Dialog
Table 2-19:
PARAMETER
Modulators Communication Settings Dialog Parameters
DESCRIPTION
Connect Using
Selects the device COM port.
Bits per second
Selects the baud rate of the serial communication.
Data bits
Selects the data bits.
For Newtec Modulator, the data bits value is 7.
For other modulators, the data bits value is 8.
Parity
Selects the parity.
For Newtec Modulator, the Parity value is Even.
For other modulators, the Parity value is None.
Stop Bits
Selects the stop bits.
Modulator 0 Port
Changes the first device port.
Backup [Device] Port
Changes the backup port of the device.
Server IP Address
Sets the IP address where the proxy is running.
Server Port
Server TCP Timeout
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2.5.2.
Device Mapping
Device Mapping is the process of mapping each device to its IP address or to its ID number.
The NMS-4000 requires mapping of the following five devices:
•
Encoder, Mutiplexer and Decryptor – each device has to be mapped to an IP address.
•
Matrixes and IRDs – each device has to be mapped to the unique ID number configured
in the Designer.
Refer to each device configuration for details about their IP addresses or ID number.
Paragraph 2.3.2 - 2.3.6 explains the IP addresses or ID number configuration of each device.
2.5.2.1.
Mapping Dialog
Each device has a configuration dialog. The four dialogs can be found in the sub menu:
ConfigurationàDevice Mappingà
Figure 2-28 shows the Encoder Mapping dialog. The four mapping dialogs are all alike.
Figure 2-28:
Encoder Mapping Dialog
Edit Box
Device List
Index numbers
2.5.2.2.
Dialog Components
The mapping dialog contains the following components:
a. Edit box – is used for entering IP addresses or ID number to the device list.
b. Device list – is used for matching each device icon on the System Manager to the actual
device using its IP address or ID number. Each device icon on the System Manager has
an index (Encoder 6, Multiplexer 2, etc…). The indexes are on the left side of the device
table.
For example, Figure 2-28 shows that Encoder 1 icon represents the encoder on IP
address 204.90.12.11.
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2.5.2.3.
Dialog Commands
The dialog provides the following commands and operations:
2.5.3.
•
[Add] button – ads an IP address or ID number to the device list.
•
[Remove] button – removes the selected identifier from the list box.
•
[Remove All] button – removes all Identifiers from the IP address list box.
•
Drag and Drop – Identifiers in the device list can be dragged to change their position.
•
Range completion – the user may enter in the edit box a range of identifiers and the
Device Mapping dialog will complete the range in the device list. For example:
Writing “0-4” will fill the free space in the device list with the ID numbers: 0,1,2,3,4.
The example in Figure 2-28 was created by entering “204.90.12.10-17” in the edit box.
•
[OK] button – confirm the IP address list and closes the dialog.
•
[Cancel] button – discard the changes and closes the dialog.
External Devices
The external dialog, shown in Figure 2-29, configures the external devices, which are not
controlled or managed by the NMS-4000.
An example for external device is an encoder, which does not support Scopus propriety and
is connected to the RTM3800 Multiplexer. The NMS-4000 needs to know the encoder output
rate but cannot enquire the encoder.
In that case, the encoder should be entered as an external device and its output rate should
be entered manually.
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2.5.3.1.
External Devices Dialog
The External Devices dialog can be found in the menu: ConfigurationàExternal Devices
Figure 2-29:
External Devices Dialog
External
Device
Devices
List
2.5.3.2.
Dialog Components
The mapping dialog contains the following components:
a. External Device – used for entering the external device parameters: name, type and
output rate.
b. Devices List – displays a list with all external devices and their parameters.
2.5.3.3.
Dialog Commands
The dialog provides the following commands and operations:
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[Add] button – ads the External Device parameters to the Device List.
•
[Remove] – removes a selected external device from the Device List.
•
[Remove All] – removes all external devices from the Device List.
•
[OK] button – confirm the IP address list and closes the dialog.
•
[Cancel] button – discard the changes and closes the dialog.
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2.5.4.
System Physical Configuration
The System Physical Configuration dialog configures the connection between devices
physical inputs and devices physical outputs. The connection information is needed for the
NMS-4000 redundancy and Stat-Mux.
2.5.4.1.
System Physical Configuration Dialog
The System Physical Configuration dialog can be found in the menu:
ConfigurationàSystem Physical Configuration
Figure 2-30 shows the System Physical Configuration dialog.
Figure 2-30:
2.5.4.2.
System Physical Configuration Dialog
Dialog Components
The System Physical Configuration dialog contains the following components:
a. Source Device – is used for entering the source device connection parameters:
•
Device Type – selects the device type
•
Device Index – each device of a kind has a unique index to identify it from the other
devices in the System Manager screen.
•
Output Number – The device output number used in the connection. Devices with
one output use output zero.
b. Destination Device – is used for entering the destination device connection parameters:
•
Device Type – selects the device type
•
Device Index – each device of a kind has a unique index to identify it from the other
devices in the System Manager screen.
•
Output Number – The device output number used in the connection. Devices with
one output use output zero.
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c. Connections – lists all defined connections. The list contains the following columns:
2.5.4.3.
•
Num. – Identify the connection number. The num. value is meaningless and is used
only for keeping track of the number of connection.
•
Source Device Type – displays the source device type
•
Source Device Index – displays the source device index. Each device of a kind has
a unique index to identify it from the other devices in the System Manager screen.
•
Source Device Output – displays the device output number used in the connection.
Devices with one output use output zero.
•
Destination Device Type – displays the destination device type
•
Destination Device Index – displays the destination device index. Each device of a
kind has a unique index to identify it from the other devices in the System Manager
screen.
•
Destination Device Output – displays the destination device output number used in
the connection. Devices with one output use output zero.
Dialog Commands
The following operation can be done using the System Physical Connection dialog:
a. Adding a connection –
1.
Type the source device parameters
2.
Type the Destination device parameters
3.
Click the [Add] button
b. Removing a connection
1.
Select a connection from the Connections list
2.
Click the [Delete] button
c. Removing all connections – click the [Remove All] button
d. Adding a predefined connection – The predefined connections contains common
connection types that can be used for quick configuration. To add a predefined
configuration, do the following:
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Select a predefined configuration from the option list.
2.
Click the [Add Predefined Configuration] button.
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2.5.5.
SNMP Communication
The SNMP Communication dialog configures SNMP and Central Server related parameters
such as IP address, Port, Timeout, Retries, and Multiple Network Card Support.
2.5.5.1.
SNMP Communication Dialog
The SNMP Communication Configuration dialog can be found in the menu:
ConfigurationàSNMP CommunicationàConfiguration
2.5.5.2.
Dialog Components
The System Physical Configuration dialog contains the following components:
a. Server IP – Changes the IP Address of the computer containing the Central Server.
b. Manager Address Information – provides the following parameters:
•
Management Base Port – Should be always 4161.
•
Total Ports Number – Should be always 100.
•
Delta – Should be always 1.
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c. Traps Port Number – This parameter should be equal to the system notification port.
The system notification port is defined from the Designer in the System Configuration tab
of the System dialog. Refer to paragraph 2.3.7 for more details.
d. Timeout and Retries – provides the following parameters:
•
Tries Number - Changes the number of retries.
•
Timeout - Changes the Timeout between Retransmits.
e. Multiple Network Card Support – ignore when using one network card support. Apply
the options below only when using external and internal network cards:
2.5.5.3.
•
Encoder\MUX FTP server IP – selects the internal network card
•
Traps receiving IP address – selects the internal network card.
•
Information exporting IP address – selects the external network card.
Dialog Commands
The dialog provides the following commands and operations:
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[OK] button – confirm the IP address list and closes the dialog.
•
[Cancel] button – discard the changes and closes the dialog.
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2.6.
Building Complete Solutions
This section describes the configuration process of complete system.
Before starting to install a system, it is important to check: each computer IP address, device
IP address, ports, define each site and system name, their hierarchy and organize the
information on a list.
NOTE
Should an update in one of the parameters occurs after building all XML files, it is
required to build them again with the Designer and GeoBuilder.
Paragraph 2.6.1 explains the installation process of the NMS-4000 on a computer.
Paragraph 2.6.2 explains how to configure a single system.
Paragraph 2.6.3 explains how to configure a remote system.
2.6.1.
NMS Installation Program
The NMS-4000 installation program is very easy and intuitive. The installation file is
“Setup.exe”. The installation procedure has the following screens:
1.
Welcome Screen.
Click the [Next] button to continue. The ‘Select Destination Directory’ screen is
displayed.
2.
Select Destination Directory.
Select a directory for the NMS-4000 to be installed in. It is recommended to use the
default directory. Click the [Next] button to continue. The ‘Select Components’ screen is
displayed.
3.
Select Components.
Select the required components for installation. Each solution type may not need some of
the components. It is recommended to install all of the components. Click the [Next]
button to continue. The ‘Ready to Install’ screen is displayed.
4.
Ready to Install
Click the [Next] button to install NMS-4000. The installation process begins.
5.
Installation Complete
Click the [Finish] button to exit the installation program
6.
The installation program reboots the computer after installation is complete.
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2.6.2.
Single System Management
This paragraph explains the configuration procedures of the NMS-4000 as a single system
management.
The configuration process has the following steps:
a. Install the NMS-4000. Choose all three components in the components selection screen.
Paragraph 2.6.1 provides detailed instructions.
b. Run the Designer and configure the devices and system information.
When saving the system, the file should be named after the system name and in the
default directory. Paragraph 2.3 explains the Designer configuration process
c. Run the GeoBuilder and configure system and site related information. Paragraph 2.4
explains the GeoBuilder configuration process.
The Supervisor Configuration dialog and Site Manager Configuration dialog should be
configured to the IP address of the computer, which the NMS-4000 is installed at.
d. Copy the system internal configuration files (Refer to paragraph 2.2.4) to the system
directory Scopus\NMS\ Config\[system name].
NOTE
The [system name] in the above directory is composed of:
name of system, one space, a hyphen, one space and the rack serial number.
The Directory should not be renamed. A change in the directory name may lead to
system failure!
e. Configure the System Manager as described in paragraph 2.5.
f.
2.6.3.
Check the file NMS-4000.ini found in
Scopus\ NMS\Config\[system name]\NMS-4000.ini for the following parameter:
section –
[SNMP AGENT]
parameter – enable information exporter feature
value –
should be 1.
Remote Management
This paragraph explains the configuration procedures of the NMS-4000 as a remote system
management.
Remote system management is a system with at least two computers. The first computer is
the client computer and has the NMS-4000 installed in a single system management mode.
Refer to paragraph 2.6.2 for more details. A remote computer in a different location manages
the system though the client computer. The remote computer should be connected to the
same network as the client computer.
The configuration of a remote management system has the following steps:
a. A single system management must be installed on one or more client computers.
Refer to paragraph 2.6.2 for more details.
b. Install the NMS-4000 on a remote computer. The NMS, Navigator, Designer, GeoBuilder components should be selected on the ‘Select Components’ installation screen.
The remote computer has to be connected to the same network of the client computer.
Refer to paragraph 2.6.1 for detailed instructions.
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c. For each site, copy the following client computer directories to the remote computer
directories:
Client Computer
Remote Computer
à
à
\Scopus\NMS
\Scopus\ XML
\Scopus\NMS
\Scopus\ XML
d. For each system in the remote computer, check the file
Scopus\ NMS\Config\[system name]\NMS-4000.ini on the remote computer for the
following parameters:
Table 2-20:
Parameters check file check list
DESCRIPTION
SECTION
PARAMETER
VALUE
Always check this
value
[SNMP
AGENT]
enable
information
exporter feature
Should be set to 0
Always check this
value
[NMS]
Show NMS
window on
application
startup
Should be set to 1
Check this value
when Statistical
Mux is used.
[statistical
multiplexer]
Is update
statmux after
connection
When Statistical Mux is
used, this parameter
should be 0.
Always check this
value
[Debug]
Minor internal
timeout
Should be set to 20
This parameter
enables automatic
redundancy for a
specific device.
[redundancy]
[device]
Automatic
redundancy
Check for 0 value.
This parameter should be 1
only in the client computer
and 0 for the remote
computer.
e. For each system, do the following:
f.
1.
Copy the internal configuration files in the remote computer ( ) from the directory
Scopus\ NMS\Config\[system name]\ to the directory Scopus\bin\
2.
Run the NMS-4000 from the directory Scopus\bin\ NMS-4000.exe
3.
Select ConfigurationàSNMP CommunicationàConfiguration from the main
menu. The SNMP Communication Configuration dialog is opened.
4.
Select the remote computer IP addresses in the three combo boxes on the Multiple
Network Card Support section.
5.
Choose FileàSave As… from the main menu. The Save As dialog is opened.
6.
Save the file in the Scopus\ NMS\Config\[system name]\ directory.
7.
Repeat the process for each system in the remote computer.
Run the GeoBuilder program and do the following:
1.
Choose the new command. An open dialog is displayed.
2.
Select all the xml files under the xml directory and press the <Open> button.
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3.
Drag markers from the markers section to the regional map section (See Figure
2-22). The number of markers should be identical to the number of the sites (not to
the number of systems…).
4.
Check the Supervisor and Site dialogs for correct IP numbers. The two dialogs can
be opened from the configuration menu.
5.
Choose the save command.
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3.
OPERATION
3.1.
General
This chapter briefly explains the operation of the NMS-4000 System Manager.
3.1.1.
DVB Management Concept
The Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) Head-End is basically a chain of inter-linked devices.
Each device within the chain receives signals, performs its functional operation on the
signals, and passes the modified signals to the next device in the chain.
The System Manager enables easy management of these devices throughout the chain of
devices.
3.1.2.
System Manager Display Concept
The System Manager main screen displays figures that represents the devices controlled by
the NMS-4000. Since each device has many parameters to manage, the main screen
displays only a small figure of the device including its name, a status indicator to check for
proper operation and a context menu for selecting device management options.
All manageable parameters of a device are categorized in several dialogs that can be opened
with the device context menu.
In addition, the main screen includes symbols that cannot be controlled or managed such as
boxes, text and arrows. These symbols help the viewer to understand the system, flow of
data, inputs, outputs, data types and other system functions.
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3.2.
Getting Started
This section describes the installation of the NMS program on a PC, running it and logging
on.
3.2.1.
Starting NMS-4000
The following steps start the NMS program:
1.
Load the NMS Navigator from the Windows Start Menu:
StartàProgramsàScopusàNMSNavigator. The NMS Navigation screen is displayed.
2.
Select the proper Supervisor XML file from the open dialog. The open dialog is
automatically displayed in the NMSNavigator opening. Refer to paragraph 2.2.1 for more
information on the Supervisor XML file.
3.
From the NMS Navigator screen, select a System Manager and Choose ‘Open System
Manager’ from the context menu.
NOTE
Logging is required only after starting the System Manager in a single system
management model.
On multi-system and multi-site models, logging and starting the System Manager
is done automatically by the Master NMS or Site Manager and is invisible and
irrelevant to the user. Refer to chapter 12 for Master NMS and Site Manager
descriptions.
3.2.2.
Logging on to the System Manager
To log on to the System Manager:
1.
From the System Manager Login dialog box, type a User Name and a Password.
2.
Press the [OK] button.
3.
Press the [Continue] button to start System Manager.
NOTE
The first time the System Manager is run, the default User Name and Password,
“Admin” and “Admin” must be used. Both of these entries are case sensitive.
3.2.3.
System Manager Initialization
The following steps initialises the System Manager:
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1.
Choose from the menu bar: FileàNew.
2.
Set up device mapping if not already set. Refer to paragraph 3.5 for detailed device
mapping procedure.
3.
Choose from the main menu bar: DeviceàRun from Device.
(See paragraph 3.6 for complete information)
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3.3.
Logging Procedures
Each user in the System Manager has a User Name and Password as well as a clearly
defined set of application access and use permissions.
Figure 3-1 shows the System Manager Login dialog box. The dialog box has User Name and
Password edit boxes to identify the user. Below the Password is a list of management
capabilities and privileges. The list shows the current user management capabilities and
permissions:
•
Management capabilities in gray are disabled on current System Manager. Devices that
are not part of the system have their management capabilities disabled. Only relevant
management capabilities are shown in black and are enabled.
•
Management capabilities marked by a green V, are permissions control granted to the
user.
The following sub-paragraphs explain about User management procedures.
Figure 3-1:
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3.3.1.
Change User Password
To change a user’s password, the user has to log in first, and do the following:
1.
From the System Manager Login dialog box press the [Change Password] button
2.
Enter the new password twice in the Change Password dialog box.
3.
Press the [OK] button to confirm the change.
The User Password can be changed as frequently as required.
3.3.2.
Add/Edit Users
New users can be added to the system by following the steps below:.
1.
2.
From the System Manager Login dialog box, press the [Add/Edit Users] button:
•
To add a user, Press the [Add User] button.
•
To edit a user: select a user from the list and press the [Edit User] button.
Change or add the user detail and permissions.
NOTE
Only an administrator has access to the Add/Edit Users dialog box.
3.3.3.
3.3.4.
Delete Users
1.
From the System Manager Login dialog box, press the [Add/Edit Users] button.
2.
Select a user from the list
3.
Press the [Remove User] button.
Continue to System Manager Main Screen
Clicking on the [Continue] button displays the System Manager Main Screen. (See
paragraph 3.4)
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3.4.
System Manager Main Screen
The System Manager main screen consists of three main areas (see Figure 3-2):
•
Menu Bar. Refer to paragraph 3.4.1 for more information.
•
Tool Bar. Refer to paragraph 3.4.2 for more information.
•
Graphical User Interface. Refer to paragraph 3.4.3 for more information.
Figure 3-2:
System Manager Main Screen - Example
Menu Bar
Tool Bar
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3.4.1.
System Manager Menu Commands
Table 3-1 provides a short description for every menu and its commands.
Table 3-1:
MENU
System Manager Menu Commands
COMMANDS
DESCRIPTION
New
Creates a new configuration.
(CTRL + N)
Open
(CTRL + O)
Configuration
File
Close
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Save
Opens an existing configuration from a file.
Closes an existing configuration.
(CTRL + S)
Saves the current configuration to a file.
Save As…
Used to save the current configuration in
another name or file format.
Recent File
Shows a list of recently used files that can be
re-opened.
Exit
Exits the System Manager application.
Serial Communication
Sets the communication parameters of the
serial devices.
Opens additional dialog boxes for:
•
Modulator
•
R-Switch,
•
Confidence IRD,
•
Up Converters,
•
RCS20 Modulator Switch.
INI File
Disabled
Devices Mapping
Sets the Encoders and MUXs mapping order
and manage the IP address for each device.
Opens additional dialog boxes for:
•
Encoder Mapping Order
•
Mux Mapping Order
•
Matrix Mapping Order
•
IRD Mapping Order
•
Decryptor Mapping Order
External Devices
Opens the External Devices dialog box to
configure external devices
System Physical
Configuration
Open the System Physical Configuration dialog
box. Used to configure physical connections
between the devices
SNMP Communication
Sets SNMP related parameters.
Opens the SNMP Configuration dialog box.
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COMMANDS
DESCRIPTION
Run IRD control
Allows management of IRD functionality through
the satellite link.
IRD Software Download
Enables downloading of IRD software via the
satellite link.
Update IRD Group
Number
Enables updating of IRD group number.
Confidence IRD
Allows updating of configuration parameters for
selected IRDs.
Toolbar
Shows/hides the toolbar.
Events Logging
Show Log File - Sets the Events Logging
window to display as a separate window or to
dock to the main screen. Turns logging on or off.
Log to File – when unchecked, the event logs is
not recorded onto a file
Display
Enables configuration of the Main Interface.
Those options are disabled by default.
FTP Server
Opens the FTP Server dialog box.
Log Files Viewer
Opens the Log Files Viewer.
Text Editor
Enables quick assess to the Windows Notepad
for annotation to files.
Calculator
Opens the Data Rate Calculator for defining
MUX and Encoder output rates.
File Transfer
Opens the File Transfer dialog box.
Turn Off alarm light
Turns all alarms light off
User Manager \ Login
For adding or editing users and changing their
passwords.
Logoff
Log off current User.
On
Enable Mux overflow protection
Perform
Initializes a system overflow checking process
and displays the results.
Update Statistical
Multiplexer
Updates the Statistical Multiplexer
Mux
Overflow
Protection
Users
Permissions
Tools
View
IRD
MENU
System Manager Menu Commands
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Table 3-1:
Devices
MENU
System Manager Menu Commands
COMMANDS
DESCRIPTION
Run from Devices
Run the System Manager according to the
currently working system devices.
Run From Configuration
Run the system devices according to the
currently opened configuration file.
Refresh
Refresh the selected device parameters:
•
Refresh All Devices
•
Refresh Inputs Matrix
•
Refresh Encoders Matrix
•
Refresh General Use Matrix 3
•
Refresh General Use Matrix 4
•
Refresh RSwitch
Redundancy
Perform automatic redundancy when checked
Encoders
Encoder Urgent Alarms – select which alarms
activate the redundancy procedure
Encoder Priority – select a priority for each
encoder
Redundancy
Perform Initiated Redundancy
Muxs
MUX Urgent Alarms - select which alarms
activate the redundancy procedure
Path Priority - select a priority for each path
Perform Initiated Redundancy
Modulators
Modulation Urgent Alarm - select which
alarms activate the redundancy procedure
Path Priority - select a priority for each
pathPerform Initiated Redundancy
Confidence IRDs
Confidence IRD Urgent Alarms
Decryptor
Decryptor Urgent Alarms - select which alarms
activate the redundancy procedure
Decryptor Priority - select a priority for each
path
Perform Initiated Redundancy
IRDs
MUX Urgent Alarms - select which alarms
activate the redundancy procedure
IRDs Priority - select a priority for each path
Perform Initiated Redundancy
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Help
MENU
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COMMANDS
DESCRIPTION
Help Topics
Opens the Help Topics dialog box.
About System Manager
Shows information about the application DLLs
(Dynamic Link Library) version numbers.
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3.4.2.
System Manager Tool Bar Commands
The System Manager Tool Bar (see Figure 3-3) enables quick access to certain operations
without having to open menus. The toolbar buttons and their functions are detailed in Table 3-2.
Figure 3-3:
System Manager Tool Bar
Open
New
IRD Control
Save
Table 3-2:
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Calculator
About
Run From Configuration
Refresh
Display
System Manager Tool Bars Tools
BUTTON
FUNCTION
MENU EQUIVALENT
New
Opens a new System Configuration Map.
FileàNew (CTRL+N)
Open
Opens an existing configuration file.
FileàOpen (CTRL+O)
Save
Saves the current configuration in a
configuration file.
FileàSave (CTRL+S)
IRD Control
Provides control capabilities for one or
more IRD.
IRDàRun IRD control
Calculator
Opens the Data Rate Calculator for
defining MUX and Encoder output rates.
ToolsàCalculator
Run From
Devices
Run the System Manager according to the
currently working system devices.
DevicesàRun From
Devices
Run From
Configuration
Runs the system device according to the
currently opened configuration file.
DevicesàRun
Configuration
About
Shows the System Manager software
version and the application DLLs version
numbers.
HelpàAbout NMS
Display
Configures the Main Interface display.
ViewàDisplayàDisplay
Design
Refresh
Refreshes all devices
DevicesàRefreshà
Refresh All Devices
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3.4.3.
System Manager Graphic Interface
This section briefly explains about the visual representations and management of the devices
on the System Manager main screen display.
Table 3-3 shows the Graphical Interface of all devices controlled by the System Manager.
For complete information about managing the devices refer to the device advanced operation
chapter in this manual.
Table 3-3:
DEVICE ICON
Device Icons
DEVICE
NAME
Input Text
Box
Free Text
Box
ICON DESCRIPTION
The Input Text Icon is not a real device. It helps
the user to better understand the system by
writing text in the icon. The Input Text Icon
describes the type of the input, the source of the
input and any other helpful description.
The Free Text Box Icon is not a real device. It
helps the user to better understand the system by
writing free text in the icons. The Free Text Box
Icon is used for general descriptions.
The encoder icon includes:
Encoder
•
Icon name: Encoder 8
•
A status indicator, showing the operation
status: ON, OFF or ALRM.
•
A Set button for general configuration
(Some icons)
•
A Context menu for more configurations.
(Invoked by right clicking the mouse button)
The Mux icon has several graphical user
interfaces. The three icons on the left are
Multiplexers with different GUI.
The Multiplexer icon includes:
•
Icon name: Mux 0.
•
A status indicator, showing the operation
status: ON, OFF or ALRM.
•
A Set button for general configuration
(Some icons)
•
A Context menu for more configurations.
(Invoked by right clicking the mouse button or
clicking on the arrow button)
Multiplexer
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Table 3-3:
DEVICE ICON
Device Icons
DEVICE
NAME
ICON DESCRIPTION
A Converter is a simple IRD.
The IRD and Converter icons includes:
IRD
•
Icon name: IRD 0 and Converter 0.
•
A status indicator, showing the operation
status: ON, OFF or ALRM.
•
The Converter icon shows a Set button for
general configuration
•
A Context menu for more configurations.
(Invoked by right clicking the mouse button or
clicking on the arrow button)
A matrix icon includes:
•
Icon name: Mux Matrix.
•
A status indicator showing the operation
status: ON, OFF or ALRM.
•
A Set button for mapping management.
Matrix
A Modulator icon includes:
Modulator
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Icon name: Modulator1
•
A status indicator showing the operation
status: ON, OFF or ALRM.
•
A Set button for general configuration.
•
A Context menu for more configurations.
(Invoked by right clicking the mouse button)
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DEVICE ICON
Device Icons
DEVICE
NAME
ICON DESCRIPTION
The Decryptor icons include:
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Icon name: Decryptor 0 and Decryptor 3.
•
A status indicator, showing the operation
status: ON, OFF or ALRM.
•
Decryptor 0 icon shows a Set button for
general configuration
•
A Context menu for more configurations.
(Invoked by right clicking the mouse button or
clicking on the arrow button)
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3.4.4.
Common Properties
This section explains the properties that are common for most of the device icons:
3.4.4.1.
•
Status Indicator.
•
Context menu.
•
Set Button.
•
Management Dialog Box.
•
Manual Redundancy.
Status Indicator
Most components have a status indicator showing the operation status of the device.
Table 3-4 shows the meaning of the device status.
Table 3-4:
3.4.4.2.
Indicator Status
TEXT
LIGHT
STATUS
ON
Green
Device is working properly
OFF
Red
No communication to the device
ALRM
Yellow
Device has an alarm
Context Menu
Most icons have a context menu invoked by clicking the right mouse button on the icons.
All parameters of a device are separated into several topics. Each topic is configured in its
own dialog box. The Context menu shows all the configuration topics of a specific device and
opens their dialog boxes for management and configuration.
3.4.4.3.
Set Button
The Set button opens the most common management dialog box of the specified device. The
Set button usually opens the dialog box of the first topic in the context menu.
3.4.4.4.
Management Dialog box
The management dialog boxes for most of the devices have the following common buttons:
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[Refresh] button – query device and update the display of the device parameters.
•
[Apply All] button – Send all parameters on the dialog box to the device.
•
[Close] button – close the dialog box.
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3.4.4.5.
Changing Device Parameters
Most manageable parameters have an edit box to write parameters value or a combo box to
select parameter value and a button with the parameter name beside it.
To Change a parameter value:
1.
Write/Select the parameter new value.
2.
Press the parameter button to update the device with the new value.
IMPORTANT
Altering a value does not physically change the value on the Encoder
Device. The System Manager keeps a copy of all the parameters
locally. The Encoder physical update occurs upon pressing the button
near the parameter.
3.4.4.6.
Copying Parameters between dialogs.
The System Manager can copy entire dialog parameters to another dialog of different device.
To transfer all parameters:
1.
Enter the device general configuration dialog box.
2.
Choose a target device in the edit box next to the [Transfer All Parameters] button
3.
Click the [Transfer All Parameters] button.
Figure 3-4 shows a Demux main screen dialog box. The dialog box contains a
[Transfer All Parameters] button and a list box below. Clicking on the button in the example
below transfers all parameters of Demux 3 to Demux 5.
Figure 3-4:
Manual Redundancy Example
Mux
parameters
copy parameters from this dialog
to muxs main screen dialog.
Select Mux as
the target dialog
3.4.4.7.
Hexadecimal and Decimal Notation:
The numerical values in all dialogs are normally displayed in hexadecimal notation. To edit a
value in decimal notation, right -click on the parameter edit box, and choose Decimal from the
context menu.
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3.4.5.
System Manager Log Window
System Manager includes a tracking mechanism for recording significant system events. This
mechanism consists of a Log file and an Events Logging window. Typically, a Log file,
labeled by the date and time, is created every time System Manager is run. In addition, once
a new event occurs, it is recorded in the log file. During the System Manager operation, the
log file is frequently updated.
The Event Logging window (see Figure 3-5) displays each event as an icon, accompanied by
the date and time of the occurrence. The Event Logging window records the following
events: Connect, Disconnect, Run from Devices Messages, Run Configuration Messages,
Redundancy Activities, Alarm Messages, and Communication Problems.
NOTE
Any event appearing in the Events Logging window can be selected by clicking on
it and deleted by pressing the Delete key. Deleting events from the Events
Logging window does not remove it from the archived Log file.
Figure 3-5:
Events Logging Window
The Event Logging Window shows a context menu when right clicking with the mouse on it
with the following options:
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Docking View
Dock the Event Logging window to the main screen. Does not work in all System
Manager versions.
•
User Text
Enters a comment into the log. The operator may enter comments into the log at any
time. Comments become part of the log history and are displayed in the Events Logging
window.
•
Clear
Clearing the event log - when choosing the “Clear” command on the context menu of the
event-logging window, all event logs are deleted.
•
Copy
Copying an event log - when choosing the “Copy” command from the Context Menu of
the Event Logging window, the currently selected event text is copied.
•
Acknowledge – Not active at current version.
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3.4.5.1.
Toggling “Log to File” Functionality
The “logging events to file” feature can be disabled or enabled.
Selecting Events Logging from the View menu, toggles the “Log to File” feature between
enabled and disabled.
NOTE
The System Manager events, by default, are recorded in a log file.
3.4.5.2.
Viewing the contents of a Log file
To view the contents of log files:
1.
From the menu bar, select ToolsàLog Files Viewer.
The Log File dialog box is displayed.
2.
Click the [File] button.
The Select Log File window is displayed.
3.
Select the required historical log from the Select Log File list and click [OK] button.
4.
The selected historical log file is displayed.
NOTE
Every time the System Manager runs, a new log file is created. By default, the
System Manager stores only the last 10 log files in a FIFO (First-In-First-Out)
mode. This means that after 10 log files are created, it deletes the first (oldest) log
file, and creates a new one instead.
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3.5.
Device Mapping
Device mapping is the process of mapping each device on the System Manager screen to its
IP address or serial number (given from its proxy) by writing a list of devices and their IP
addresses or serial numbers.
Figure 3-6 shows an example of an Encoder Mapping dialog box. The dialog box has a list
with IP addresses and numbers on their left. The numbers represents the Encoders numbers
in the System Manager display, and the IP addresses represents the real device.
For example, Figure 3-6 show that Encoder 2 in the System Manager screen is the Encoder
device found on IP address 18.201.34.60.
Figure 3-6:
Encoder Mapping Dialog Box
Ip Edit
box
Ip List
NMS encoders nomber
Device Mapping is done for Encoder, Multiplexers, Matrixes and IRDs. The device mapping
dialog box can be opened by choosing ConfigurationàDevice mappingà from the menu
bar and the selected device type.
•
To add an IP address, type it in the top edit box and click the [Add] button.
•
To remove an IP address, select it from the list and click the [Remove] button.
•
To remove the whole list, click the [Remove All] button.
NOTES
Changing the mapping order can be done by dragging the required address to the
relevant number.
If an unmapped device tries to connect, an error message is displayed and the
device is “cut off” by the System Manager. To reconnect, the user must restart the
System Manager.
The order of the devices must match the physical input connection to the Matrix.
This ensures proper function of the devices’ redundancy switching process.
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3.6.
Device Enabling / Disabling Procedure
The procedures below describe the process of enabling and disabling Encoder and IRD
devices.
Disabling a device is useful in case it has a failure and it keeps raising alarms. In such a
case, disabling the device while it is being fixed or replaced prevents the NMS from raising
alarms.
The disabled device does not disappear from the main display. It is simply ignored by the
NMS.
3.6.1.
Disabling the Encoder
The instructions below describe the Encoder Disabling process:
1.
Execute the NMS Navigator in site manager mode (from the site computer) (Refer to
chapter 12)
2.
From the main screen, choose the menu command: OptionsàModeàConfiguration.
3.
A warning dialog box appears. Press the [Yes] button on the dialog box.
4.
On the main screen, click on the proper system name (Refer to Figure 12-2) with the
right mouse button.
5.
Choose ‘Open System manager’ from the context menu. The System Manager window is
opened.
6.
From the System Manager window, choose the menu command:
ConfigurationàDevices MappingàEncoder Mapping Order. The Encoder Mapping
dialog box is opened (Refer to Figure 3-6).
7.
On the Encoder Mapping dialog, select the Encoder device from the list and press the
[Remove] button and then the [OK] button. The Encoder Mapping dialog is closed.
8.
Click on the Save button in the ToolBar (Refer to Figure 3-3). A confirmation dialog box
may appear. Press the [Yes] button on the dialog box.
9.
Close the System Manager.
10. On the System Navigator main screen, choose the menu command:
OptionsàModeàManagement.
11. When a Supervisor computer exists, repeat steps 1 to 10 on the Supervisor computer
using the NMS Navigator in supervisor mode.
3.6.2.
Enabling the Encoder
The instructions below describe the Encoder Enabling process:
1.
Execute the NMS Navigator in site manager mode (from the site computer) (Refer to
chapter 12)
2.
From the main screen, choose the menu command: OptionsàModeàConfiguration.
3.
A warning dialog box appears. Press the [Yes] button on the dialog box.
4.
On the main screen, click on the proper system name (Refer to Figure 12-2) with the
right mouse button.
5.
Choose ‘Open System manager’ from the context menu. The System Manager window
is opened.
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6.
From the System Manager window, choose the menu command:
ConfigurationàDevices MappingàEncoder Mapping Order. The Encoder Mapping
dialog box is opened (Refer to Figure 3-6).
7.
On the Encoder Mapping dialog- write the Encoder IP in the IP Edit Box, press the
[Add] button and then press the [OK] button. The Encoder Mapping dialog is closed.
8.
Click on the Save button in the ToolBar (Refer to Figure 3-3). A confirmation dialog box
may appear. Press the [Yes] button on the dialog box.
9.
Close the System Manager.
10. On the System Navigator main screen, choose the menu command:
OptionsàModeàManagement.
11. When a Supervisor computer exists, repeat steps 1 to 10 on the Supervisor computer
using the NMS Navigator in supervisor mode.
3.6.3.
Disabling the IRD
The instructions below describe the IRD Disabling process:
1.
Execute the NMS Navigator in site manager mode (from the site computer) (Refer to
chapter 12)
2.
From the main screen, choose the menu command: OptionsàModeàConfiguration.
3.
A warning dialog box appears. Press the [Yes] button on the dialog box.
4.
On the main screen, click on the proper system name (Refer to Figure 12-2) with the
right mouse button.
5.
Choose ‘Open System manager’ from the context menu. The System Manager window is
opened.
6.
From the System Manager window, choose the menu command:
ConfigurationàDevices MappingàIRD Mapping Order. The IRD Mapping dialog box
is opened (Refer to paragraph 3.5).
7.
On the IRD Mapping dialog, select the IRD ID number from the list and press the
[Remove] button and then the [OK] button. The IRD Mapping dialog is closed.
8.
Click on the Save button in the ToolBar (Refer to Figure 3-3). A confirmation dialog box
may appear. Press the [Yes] button on the dialog box.
9.
Close the System Manager.
10. On the System Navigator main screen, choose the menu command:
OptionsàModeàManagement.
11. When a Supervisor computer exists, repeat steps 1 to 10 on the Supervisor computer
using the NMS Navigator in supervisor mode.
12. Disconnect the IRD device from the IRD cascading chain.
13. On the Site computer, open the IRDs Agent window (See Figure 3-7) from the Task Bar.
14. On the IRD tab: double click with the right mouse buttons on the proper IRD Control
Port Address from the IRD list to disable the IRD. The IRD device on the list is
disappeared and replaced with the word “None”.
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Figure 3-7:
IRDs Agent Program
IRD
List
3.6.4.
IRD Control
Port Address
Edit Box
Enabling the IRD
The instructions below describe the IRD Enabling process:
1.
Execute the NMS Navigator in site manager mode (from the site computer) (Refer to
chapter 12)
2.
From the main screen, choose the menu command: OptionsàModeàConfiguration.
3.
A warning dialog box appears. Press the [Yes] button on the dialog box.
4.
On the main screen, click on the proper system name (Refer to Figure 12-2) with the
right mouse button.
5.
Choose ‘Open System manager’ from the context menu. The System Manager window is
opened.
6.
From the System Manager window, choose the menu command:
ConfigurationàDevices MappingàIRD Mapping Order. The IRD Mapping dialog box
is opened (Refer to paragraph 3.5).
7.
On the IRD Mapping dialog- write the IRD ID in the Edit Box, press the [Add] button and
then press the [OK] button. The IRD Mapping dialog is closed.
8.
Click on the Save button in the ToolBar (Refer to Figure 3-3). A confirmation dialog box
may appear. Press the [Yes] button on the dialog box.
9.
Close the System Manager.
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10. On the System Navigator main screen, choose the menu command:
OptionsàModeàManagement.
11. When a Supervisor computer exists, repeat steps 1 to 10 on the Supervisor computer
using the NMS Navigator in supervisor mode.
12. Connect the IRD device to the IRD cascading chain.
13. On the Site computer, open the IRDs Agent window from the Task Bar.
14. On the IRD tab: Set the IRD Control Port Address in the Control Port Address Edit
Box and double click with the left mouse buttons on the proper IRD ID in the IRD List to
enable the IRD. The IRD Control Port Address appears instead of the word “None”.
NOTE
When updating the IRDs Agent, it is very important to add the IRD to
the same ID Number on the IRD List.
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3.7.
Run from Devices versus Run from Configuration
System Manager has two operational modes the user can choose of:
3.7.1.
•
Run from Devices – System Manager uses the device parameters. System Manager
queries the device parameters and displays them to the user. The device parameters
may be saved to disk.
•
Run from configuration – The System Manager uses its saved parameters to transfer
them to the devices, overriding the devices parameters.
Run From Devices Method
Figure 3-8 illustrates the Run From Devices method. The illustration shows a working system
of pre-configured devices. When starting the System Manager, its local parameter database
is deleted. As the devices already work and configured, we will want to use the parameters
from them, overriding the System Manager parameters. The System Manager can later save
those parameters to disc for backup.
Figure 3-8:
Run From Devices – Illustration
Working Pre-Configured Devices
NMS
Storage
Optionaly save
parameters to
disc
NMS
Local
Parameters
Parameters from
devices override
NMS Local
parameters
NOTE
Use Run from Device when the devices are already configured.
To use the Run From Device operation mode, proceed according to the following:
1.
Choose New from the menu bar: FileàNew or from the tool bar.
The New command makes a new configuration set on the System Manager.
2.
Choose the “Run from device” command from the menu bar:
DevicesàRun from Devices or from the tool bar.
3.
System Manager connects to the devices, and retrieves the device parameters.
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3.7.2.
Run From Devices Method
Figure 3-9 illustrates the Run from Configuration method. The illustration shows a system of
un-configured devices. When starting the System Manager, the previously saved parameters
are loaded and System Manager is using them to update and override the device
parameters.
Figure 3-9:
Run From Configuration - Illustration
Not Configured Devices
NMS
Storage
Saved parameters
of working Devices
Load parameters
from Storage
NMS
Local
Parameters
Parameters from
NMS override
Devices
parameters
NOTE
Use Run from Configuration when the System Manager has an updated copy of
the working parameters but one or more devices are not configured correctly (due
to malfunction, resetting, switching devices, etc…)
The “Run From Configuration” command is disabled by default. To enable the “Run From
Configuration” method, a configuration file has to be loaded first:
1.
Choose “Open” from the menu bar: FileàOpen or from the tool bar.
The “Open” command loads a configuration file from disc to the System Manager
parameter database.
2.
The “Run From Configuration” is now enabled.
3.
Choose the “Run from Configuration” command from the menu bar:
DevicesàRun from Configuration or from the tool bar.
4.
System Manager connects to the devices. The System Manager parameters are sent to
the devices.
NOTE
See paragraph 3.4.1 for details about saving and loading configuration from disk.
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4.
ENCODER MANAGEMENT
4.1.
Encoder Configuration Concepts
System Manager enables management and configuration of the signals received by the
encoder.
Figure 4-1 shows the Encoder icons as seen from the System Manager main screen.
Figure 4-1:
Encoder Icons
[A]
[B]
The encoder icon includes:
•
Icon name: Encoder 8 on Figure 4-1 [A] and Encoder 6 on Figure 4-1 [B].
•
A status indicator, showing the operation status: ON, OFF or Alarm.
•
A Context menu for more configurations, invoked by right clicking on the encoder icon.
•
A Set button on Figure 4-1 [A]. Th e Set button opens the general configuration dialog
box. The general configuration dialog box can be opened from the context menu.
Figure 4-1 [B] is a minimized encoder icon without a set button; the little arrow button
opens the encoder context menu.
The Encoder context menu provides the following five dialog boxes (see Figure 4-2):
Figure 4-2:
Encoder Context Menu
•
General – manage general parameters (see paragraph 4.2).
•
Audio – manage audio related parameters (see paragraph 4.3).
•
Video – manage video related parameters (see paragraph 4.4).
•
Data – manage Teletext, low-speed and high-speed data parameters
(see paragraph 4.5).
•
Alarms – shows encoder alarms (see paragraph 4.6).
NOTE
When the encoder is connected, the context menu in Figure 4-2 displays an
additional row on the bottom displaying the encoder IP number.
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4.2.
General Dialog Box
The General Dialog Box manages the Encoder general parameters.
Figure 4-3 shows the Encoder general dialog box. Table 4-1 describes the Encoder general
dialog box parameters.
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Table 4-1:
Encoder General Dialog Parameters
PARAMETER
VALUES
Clock Type
Selects a Clock type: Internal or External.
CAS Mode
Defines how the CAS is applied on the output bit stream of
the encoder.
(For a System Manager that includes Multiplexers, this
variable is not relevant).
Available options:
Clear /
DVB Tables
Selects a DVB table type.
Available options:
No Tables /
Tables Present /
Play Tables From File
Packet Size
Selects the Packet Size.
Available options: 188 / 204
Output Rate
Used for changing the Bit rate (KBps) of the outgoing
transfer stream.
Original Network ID
Changes the original network ID
Transport Stream ID
Changes the Transport stream ID
Test
Selects a test mode.
Available options: None / Audio / Video / Both
Encoder Type
Shows the Encoder type.
IP Address
Shows the encoders IP address in the form of: X.XX.XX.XX
Video Profile
Shows the video profile.
Video Interface Type
Shows the interface type.
BISS-Fixed Key
Changes the BISS Fixed Key.
The BISS Fixed Key is composed of two numbers.
Relevant only when CAS Mode equals BISS
Reset
Resets the Encoder.
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Table 4-1:
PARAMETER
Encoder General Dialog Parameters
VALUES
Update Software
Max. Rate
Changes the Max. Rate in Bps.
Min. Rate
Changes the Min. Rate in Bps.
Statistical MUX
Selects statistical Mux mode on/off.
This parameter switches the Encoders mode between
Variable Bit Rate (VBR) and Constant Bit Rate (CBR). The
statistical Mux may change the bit rate of an Encoder in a
VBR mode.
Mark the [apply to all] check box to apply the change on all
the encoders.
Hardware - Version
Shows the Hardware – Version.
Software - Version
Shows the Software – Version.
Date
Shows the version Date.
WARNING
Changing one of the following parameters can cause an over flow:
- StatMux ON / OFF
- Output Rate
- Packet Size
- DVB Tables
A warning dialog appears if the new value causes an over flow.
4.3.
Audio Dialog Box
The Audio Dialog Box manages all audio source related parameters.
The Audio Dialog Box can have several sources of audio. To change any source parameters,
select it from the audio sources list found on the left side of the dialog box (see Figure 4-4)
and change its parameters on the controls found on the right side.
IMPORTANT
Changing the parameters: Source, Rate, Mode and PID only apply to
the selected audio.
Figure 4-4 shows the Encoder Audio dialog box. Table 4-2 describes the Encoder Audio
parameters.
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Figure 4-4:
Encoder Audio Dialog Box
Table 4-2:
Encoder Audio Dialog Parameters
PARAMETER
VALUES
Source
Selects the audio input signal processed by the encoder.
Available options: Analog / AesEbu / embedded / Auto / AC3
Rate
Selects the Bit rate (Kbps) of the audio signal in the outgoing transfer
stream.
Available options: OFF, 64, 128, 192, 256, 320, 384, 96, 160, 224.
Mode
Selects the transmission mode of current Audio channel.
Available options:
Stereo / Joint Stereo / Dual Channel / Single Channel
PID
Changes the current audio signal PID Hex/decimal numbers
Sample Rate
Selects the sampling frequency at which analog audio is digitized by
Analog to Digital converter.
Available options: 48K, 44K, 32K
WARNING
Changing the Rate of the audio signal can cause an over flow.
A warning dialog appears if the new value causes an over flow.
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4.4.
Video Dialog Box
The Video Dialog Box manages video related parameters.
The ‘Current Video Rate’ parameter is automatically updated to reflect recent changes in the
values and cannot be edited.
Figure 4-5 shows the Encoder Video dialog. Table 4-3 describes the Encoder Video
parameters.
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Table 4-3:
Encoder Video Dialog Parameters
PARAMETER
VALUES
Source
Selects the video-input signal processed by the encoder.
Available options:
Digital—digital video input /
Composite—CV input /
S-VHS—Y-C input /
Component—Y -U-V inputs
Format
Selects the video format standard to be used in the encoder.
Available options: PAL, NTSC.
Profile
Selects a profile. Available options:
4:2:0 / 4:2:0 (Low Delay) -4:2:0 compression uses ½ color bandwidth.
4:2:2 / 4:2:2 (Low Delay)- 4:2:2 compression uses full color bandwidth.
Video PID
Changes the video signal PID
Resolution
Selects the Resolution of the video signal after compression,
according to the compression standard used and the bit rate of the
transfer stream.
Available options: F720, F704, F640, F544, F368, H352, F352, F480,
AUTO
Aspect Ratio
Selects the Video Aspect Ratio. Available options:
4:3 (Manual Mode) /
16:9 (Manual Mode) /
4:3 (Automatic Mode) /
16:9 (Automatic Mode)
Service ID
Changes the Service ID
PCR PID
Changes the PCR Table PID
PMT PID
Changes the PMT Table PID
GOP STRUCTURE
M
Available options: 0,1, 2,3.
N should be integer.
M +1
N
GOP Type
Selects the structure of Gop (Group of Pictures) per MPEG standard.
Available options:
IBBP, IBP, IP.
Relevant only when M and N equals to 0.
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Table 4-3:
PARAMETER
Encoder Video Dialog Parameters
VALUES
RATE
Current Video
Rate
Shows the current output rate of the encoder. This value can be
changed by defining a rate in the Forced property.
Unit measured in Bps
Forced
Changes the minimal number of video frames on the encoders output.
Typically, the encoder allocates for the video the maximum rate after
subtracting all other fixed rate values from the output rate: system
overhead, audio streams, data, Teletext, etc.
Unit measared in Bps
WARNING
Changing the Format parameters can cause an over flow:
A warning dialog appears if the new value causes an over flow.
4.5.
Data Dialog Box
The Data dialog box manages Teletext, High Speed and Low Speed parameters.
Figure 4-6 shows the Encoder Data Dialog Box. Table 4-4 describes the Encoder data
parameters.
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Table 4-4:
PARAMETER
Encoder Data Dialog Parameters
VALUES
TELETEXT
PID
Changes the Teletext PID
On
Turns on or off the Teletext.
Available options: ON / OFF
LOW SPEED
Rate
Select the Bit rate (bps) of the Low Speed data that is fed into the
encoder. Available options:
None, 2400, 4800,19200, 38400, 9600, 57600, 115200.
PID
Changes the Low Speed Data PID
HIGH SPEED
Clock Rate
Select the Clock Generator rate. Available options:
512, 1024, 2048, 3072, 4096, 6144, 8192, 64.
Rate
Changes the non-preset values of HS Data Rate manually.
PID
Changes the High Speed Data PID
WARNING
Changing one of the following parameters can cause an over flow:
- Teletext à ON / OFF
- Low Speed à Rate
- High Speed à Rate
A warning dialog appears if the new value causes an over flow.
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4.6.
Alarms Dialog Box
There are several types of encoder alarms available for monitoring when an encoder is
remotely controlled from the System Manager. Figure 4-7 lists the encoder alarms available
for monitoring when an encoder is remotely controlled from the System Manager.
The Alarms dialog box shows the status of the Encoder alarms. A Red alarm indicator next to
the alarm name warns that a fault has occurred; a green indicator shows proper working
order.
The alarm dialog box is the only box that keeps updating its data from the encoder without
pressing the “refresh” button. However, an automatic update occur only every 15 seconds. To
update the data immediately, press the “refresh” button.
Figure 4-7 shows the Encoder Alarm dialog box. Table 4-5 describes the Encoder alarms.
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Table 4-5:
Encoder Alarms
ALARM
BEHAVIOR
Video Codec Fail
Unexpected video bit rate
Invalid compressed video
Unexpected output FIFO length
Unaligned output FIFO
PTS difference too high
Audio Codec Fail
Unexpected audio bit rate
Invalid Compressed Audio
Temperature Alarm
No noticeable event on the output
High temperature
Mux Mode Fail
HW problem
No Compressed output
Analog If Fail
HW problem
Improper working with analogue inputs
Audio FIFO High
No noticeable effect at the output
Audio FIFO is in extreme state
Audio FIFO Low
Audio FIFO is in extreme state
No noticeable effect at the output
Video FIFO High
Video is in extreme state
No noticeable effect at the output
Video FIFO Low
No noticeable effect at the output
Video FIFO is in extreme state
Output FIFO High
Out FIFO is in extreme state
No noticeable effect at the output
Output FIFO Low
Out FIFO is in extreme state
No noticeable effect at the output
Video Input Absent
Black screen at IRD.
No valid video input signal
Configuration File Error
Error in the configuration file
Fatal-error, default file is being used
Internal Software Error
Software errors (DOS, memory errors)
Invalid compressed output
Output Error
Invalid compressed output
Bit stream error
Encoder Output Disconnection
The transport stream output cable is
disconnected
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5.
MULTIPLEXER MANAGEMENT
5.1.
Multiplexer Configuration Concepts
System Manager enables management and configuration of the signals received by the
Multiple Program Transport Multiplexers (RTM -3600) or DVB Multiplexers (RTM-3800).
The Mux icon has several graphical user interfaces. The three icons on Figure 5-1 are
Multiplexers with different GUI.
Figure 5-1:
[A]
Mux Icons
[B]
[C]
The Multiplexer icon includes:
•
Icon name:
The two Mux on Figure 5-1 [A] and [B] are named: Mux 0.
The Mux on Figure 5-1 [C] is named Demux 0.
•
A status indicator, showing the operation status: ON, OFF or ALRM.
•
A Context menu for more configurations, Invoked by right clicking on the Mux icon.
•
A Set button on Figure 5-1 [A]. The Set button opens the main screen dialog box. The
main screen dialog box can also be opened from the context menu.
Figure 5-1 [B] and [C] is a minimized Mux icon with an arrow button instead of a set
button; the little arrow button opens the Mux context menu.
The Mux context menu provides 5 dialog boxes (see Figure 5-2):
Figure 5-2:
Mux Context Menu
•
Main screen – manages the Mux input streams (see paragraph 5.2).
•
Configuration – manages general parameters (see paragraph 5.3).
•
Scrambling – manages scrambling parameters (see paragraph 5.4).
•
Alarm – shows encoder alarms (see paragraph 5.5).
•
Remux – manage the Remux process (see paragraph 5.6).
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5.2.
Main Screen Dialog
The Mux main screen dialog box manages the Mux input streams.
Figure 5-3 shows the Mux main screen dialog box.
Figure 5-3:
Mux Main Screen Dialog Box
Input Status
Check Boxes
Route
Selectors
The Mux main screen dialog box has the following controls:
5.2.1.
Input Status
Displays the status of the input streams (connected / disconnected). A green light indicates a
stream connected on the Mux input. A red light indicates a disconnected Mux input.
5.2.2.
Check boxes
A Check Box can Enable or Disable a Mux input stream. A Marked check box enables a Mux
input, and an unmark check box disables an input.
5.2.3.
Route Selectors
Route Selectors are used for Routing input streams to different Mux inputs. The Mux device
may reroute the input streams by choosing a different input from the Route Selectors.
Should a Mux have no internal matrix – the Route Selectors are invisible.
To route a stream to specific input:
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Choose a different input from a Route Selector. For example, if stream 4 was routed to
input 1, stream 1 is automatically routed to input 4.
2.
Click the [Apply] button to update the changes on the Mux.
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5.3.
Configuration Dialog
The configuration dialog box manages the Mux general parameters.
Figure 5-4 shows the Mux configuration dialog box. Table 5-1 describes the Mux
configuration dialog box parameters.
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Table 5-1:
Mux Configuration Dialog Parameters
PARAMETER
VALUES
Output Rate
Changes the Output rate of the stream in Bps units.
Stream ID
Changes the unique number of the stream.
Network ID
Changes the unique number of the network.
SDT Auto
Enable
Enables/disables the TDT tables.
NIT Auto Enable
Enables/disables the EIT tables.
TDT Table
Enables/disables the TDT tables.
Out Packet
Selects the output package length.
Available options: 188 / 204 Bytes
SDT Default
Provider Name
Changes the provider name in the SDT table.
Nit Network
Name
Changes the ID of the network in the NIT table.
Reset
Restart or rerun the Mux. Rerun is faster than Reset.
WARNING
Performing a Reset cause the Redundancy procedure since the Mux
is temporary disabled. It is recommended to turn off Redundancy
before Resetting the Mux.
Miscellaneous
Measured in Bps units.
Update Software
This button Update the Mux Software.
1. Place the software file in the NMS-4000 directory.
2. The file name is VxxxxNVR.EXE
(xxxx is the version 4 digit number)
3. Press the update button.
4. Pick a software version
5.
The System Manager updates the Mux software version on the
Mux.
WARNING
Updating the software cause a redundancy procedure since the mux
is temporary disabled. It is recommended to turn off Redundancy
before updating the software. Refer to the Redundancy Chapter.
Software
Version
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5.4.
Scrambling Dialog
The scrambling dialog box manages the Mux scrambling parameters.
Figure 5-5 shows the Mux configuration dialog box. Table 5-2 describes the Mux
configuration dialog box parameters.
Figure 5-5:
Mux Scrambling Dialog Box
Table 5-2:
Mux Scrambling Dialog Parameters
PARAMETER
VALUES
Scrambling
Shows the scrambling state.
Available options: On (Green), Off (Red)
Main CAS
Shows the Main Cas status: Main (green), Secondary (red).
Scramble
Enables/disables scrambling in the MUX.
Disable by Default
CAS TCP/IP IP:
Changes the CAS IP address
IP address should match the IP address of the CAS
CAS TCP/IP Port
Changes the CAS TCP Port number
Port number should match the CAS port number.
When CAS TCP/IP Port equals zero, the CAS feature is disabled.
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5.5.
Alarm Dialog
A remotely Mux controlled from the System Manager has several types of alarms available
for monitoring. Error! Reference source not found. lists the Mux alarms. Figure 5-6 shows
the Encoder Alarm dialog box.
The Alarms dialog box shows the status of the Mux alarms. A Red alarm indicator next to the
alarm name warns that a fault has occurred; a green indicator shows proper working order.
The Alarm dialog has 2 groups:
•
General alarms – indicate failures in the Mux.
•
Input N alarms – indicate a failure in input number N. To change the input number –
select an input from the combo box in the bottom of the dialog box.
The alarm dialog box is the only box that keeps updating its data from the Mux without
pressing the “refresh” button. However, an automatic update occur only every 15 seconds. To
update the data immediately, press the “refresh” button.
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Table 5-3:
Mux Alarms
ALARM
BEHAVIOR
Dsp Gen RT
DSP Generation Real Time Error
Dsp Mem RT
DSP Memory Real Time Error
Output OVL
Output Overflow
Output UDF
Output Underflow
DSP Reset
DSP has been reset
DSP Init Fail
DSP Initialization Failed
Message Error
Mux RT
Multiplexer Real Time Error
In File Error
An Error in the Input File.
Cfg File Error
An Error in the configuration File
Table File Error
An Error in the Table File
Out File Error
An Error in the Output File
Mux At Exit
Multiplexer is now exiting
Mux Memory
Multiplexer Memory Error
Serial COMM
Serial Communication Error
TCP Error
TCP protocol Error
DSP No COMM
No communication with the DSP Unit
Input OVL
Input X Overflow
Input UDF
Input X Underflow
Input TM Error
Input X TM Error
Input MPG Error
Input X MPG data Error
Input Lost Signal
No signal from input X
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5.6.
Remux Dialog
Remuxing, or program grooming, is the process of selecting individual programs or program
components from a variety of digital multiplexes and local feeds to create a customized digital
program stream. Grooming also enables the delivery of additional programs and services
(pay-per-view, programming, Encapsulated IP, Subtitling, and ad insertion).
The Remux Dialog can do the Remuxing process remotely on the System Manager.
The “Select input number for Remux” dialog box (see Figure 5-7) is opened after choosing
the Remux option from the context menu. The “Select input number for Remux” dialog box
allows selecting an input number to perform the Remux process.
Figure 5-7:
Select Input Number for Remux
input number
combo box
To select an input number for the Remux process, select an input number from the combo
box on the dialog and press the [OK] button.
Pressing the [OK] button opens the Mux Remux dialog box (see Figure 5-8) on the current
input tab.
NOTE
Opening an input tab on the Mux Remux dialog box is a time demanding process
and can take about 10 seconds to complete.
Figure 5-8:
Mux Remux Dialog Box
input tab
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program
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The Mux Remux dialog box has a tab for each input number. Each input number contains a
table with the following columns:
•
Program number – shows the number of the program.
•
Program name – shows the name of the program as it appears on the Mux tables.
•
Program state – can be Enabled or Dropped. The Mux transmit only enabled programs.
The table represents the programs on the current input.
The input program table can be sorted by the following categories: program number, name or
state. Clicking on a column label sorts the list by that column category.
The Mux Remux dialog box has a context menu. Figure 5-9 shows the Mux Remux dialog
box context menu. Clicking the right mouse button opens the context menu.
NOTE
The Mux device can sometimes be busy, and as a result, the input programs do
not appear on the program table. Refer to paragraph 5.6.3 for a workaround.
Figure 5-9:
Mux Remux Dialog Box Context Menu
The Context menu has the following options:
5.6.1.
•
ViewàAll – displays all programs on the input program table.
•
ViewàEnabled – displays only enabled programs on the input program table.
•
ViewàDropped – display only dropped program on the input program table.
•
Change state – switches program state. See paragraph 5.6.1.
•
Add enabled programs – opens the Add Enabled Program dialog. See paragraph 5.6.3.
Switching Program State
The Mux remux dialog box (see Figure 5-8) enables switching program states between
Enabled and Dropped. Switching program states can be done in two ways:
•
Double click on the program row with the mouse.
•
Select a program row with the mouse, or several programs with the mouse by holding the
<CTRL> or <SHIFT> key. Click the [Change state] button.
NOTE
The Mux changes only after the Apply button is chosen.
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5.6.2.
Switching Input Stream Number
The Mux remux dialog box allows choosing another input stream for remuxing.
To switch an input stream number, click on the input tab above the table on the Mux remux
dialog box (see Figure 5-8).
NOTE
The input switch and data refreshing are a time demanding processes and can
take about 10 seconds to complete.
The “Select input number for Remux” dialog box appears before the “Mux Remux”
dialog box to enable the user to pre-select an input number. Pre-selecting an input
number prevents waiting twice for the input program table to appear on the Mux
remux dialog box.
5.6.3.
Add Enabled Program Dialog Box
The Add enabled program dialog box is used in case the Mux cannot provide the input
program table.
Should the input program table be missing, the user can manually add program numbers to
the input program table. System Manager tries to enable the added program numbers.
There is no way to check the validity of the added program numbers.
To add program numbers to the input programs table, do the following:
1.
Write the program number in the program number edit box.
2.
Click the [à] arrow button to enter the number to the dialog list.
3.
Press the [Apply] button to add the numbers to the input programs table.
To remove a program number from the dialog list, do the following:
1.
Select the program number in the list.
2.
Press the [ß] arrow button to delete the number from the list.
Figure 5-10:
program
number
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6.
IRD MANAGEMENT
6.1.
IRD Configuration Concepts
System Manager enables management and configuration of the signals received by the IRD.
Figure 6-1 shows the IRD icons as seen from the System Manager main screen.
Figure 6-1:
IRD Icon
The IRD icon includes:
•
Icon name: IRD 0.
•
A status indicator, showing the operation status: ON, OFF or ALRM.
•
A Context menu for more configurations, invoked by right clicking on the IRD icon.
The IRD context menu provides the following ten dialog boxes (see Figure 6-2):
Figure 6-2:
IRD Context Menu
•
Front End – manages the IRD Front-End related parameters (see paragraph 6.2).
•
Program – manages the Program related parameters (see paragraph 6.3).
•
Stream - manages the Stream related parameters (see paragraph 6.4).
•
Video – manages the Video related parameters (see paragraph 6.5).
•
Audio – manages the Audio related parameters (see paragraph 6.6).
•
Data – manages the Data parameters (see paragraph 6.7).
•
CA – manages Conditional Access parameters (see paragraph 6.8).
•
System - manages System parameters (see paragraph 6.9).
•
Alarm - shows encoder alarms (see paragraph 6.10).
•
Advanced - manages advanced parameters (see paragraph 6.11).
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6.2.
IRD Front-End Configuration
The IRD is provided in a wide range of input receivers: DSNG (DVB-DSNG), QPSK (DVB-S),
QAM (DVB-C), G.703 (E1, E2, E3), ATM (DVB-PDH, SDH) receiver options.
The Configuration / Front-End Menu is input sensitive (i.e., varies automatically according to
the IRD Input option installed), and provides a group of functions to configure the receiver
section of the IRD. Figure 6-3 through Figure 6-6 show the various dialogs provided for the
different front-end interfaces.
NOTE
IRD with a G.703 Input type receiver is automatically configured, thus no
configuration functions under the Configuration/Receiver Menu are applicable for
this option.
Table 6-1 explains the different parameters on the front-end dialogs. The þ icon legend is
used to show when the menu option is available for the different input receiver.
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Figure 6-4:
IRD QPSK Front-End Dialog
Figure 6-5:
IRD QAM Front-End Dialog
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Figure 6-6:
þ þ
þ þ
þ þ
G.703
ATM
QAM
QPSK
DSNG
Table 6-1:
IRD ATM Front-End Dialog
Configuration/Receiver Menu Options
OPTION
DESCRIPTION
L Band
Frequency
Frequency Range Selector
Transponder
Frequency (KHz)
Ku/C-Band Frequency Selection
LNB Local
Oscillator (MHz)
LNB Oscillator Setup
This parameter supports va rious frequency ranges for a
satellite band range receiver.
Input of the Satellite Transponder (Ku or C Band)
frequency for the DSNG IRD and QPSK IRD Receivers in
the Ku/C Band.
The LNB Local Oscillator (LO) provided with the receiving
antenna unit, down converts the carrier frequency of the
incoming signal to a range acceptable to the receiver. This
is achieved by down converting the frequency of the
incoming signal.
However, for display accuracy, the selected LNB Local
Oscillator frequency must be in accordance with the
frequency of the receiving antenna installed in the system
(disregarding the frequency provided at the IRD input).
A vailable Options: Universal (9750-10600), Wide Band
(9750-10750), DiSeQC (9750-10600), 5150 (C Band).
þ þ
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LNB Power
Supply
LNB Power Supply Setup
The polarization of the receiving antenna is determined
according to the requirements in the broadcast program
parameters. The IRD controls the polarization of the
receiving antenna by means of the voltage provided to the
LNB Power Supply.
Available options:
OFF: Power Supply off.
14 (Vertical): 14 V Power Supply / Vertical Polarization.
18 (Horizontal): 18 V Power Supply / Horizontal
Polarization.
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ATM
QAM
QPSK
DSNG
Table 6-1:
Configuration/Receiver Menu Options
OPTION
LNB 22 KHz
DESCRIPTION
LNB 22 KHz Selector
Turns ON and OFF the 22 KHz LNB. This action
determines the band selected (ON = High Band, OFF = Low
Band). In addition, the selection of the LNB Power Supply
determines the polarization of the antenna. The following
table shows the correlation between the LNB parameters:
LNB Power Supply
LNB Polarization
LNB 22 KHz
LNB Band
14V / Vertical
Polarization
OFF
Low Band
ON
High Band
18V / Horizontal
Polarization
OFF
Low Band
ON
High Band
NOTE
In the Ku/C band mode, the LNB 22KHz converter
setting is performed automatically and the LNB 22
KHz Receiver Configuration function is not displayed
in the Receiver Configuration Menu.
þ þ þ
Symbol Rate
(KBaud)
Symbol Rate Setup
The Symbol Rate for a group of station programs is
configured according to the broadcast program parameters
and the specific ranges available in your IRD.
The available Symbol Rate range is:
QPSK and DSNG 1-45 configuration: 1 to 45 Mbaud/sec.
QAM configuration: 1 to 7.2 Mbaud/sec.
If the Bit rate information is provided but no Symbol Rate
information is given, the Symbol Rate may be calculated by
the equations provided in Appendix B.
NOTE
It is important to input the Symbol Rate accurately,
including all the decimal places that are given.
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Viterbi Rate
Viterbi Rate Select
This parameter is configured according to the information
provided from the broadcast head end.
Available Options: ½, 2/3,3/4, 4/5.
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ATM
QAM
QPSK
DSNG
Table 6-1:
Configuration/Receiver Menu Options
OPTION
Spectral
Inversion
DESCRIPTION
Spectral Inversion Select
Selects the operation mode of the spectral inversion
options.
Available options:
Automatic: IRD automatic selection between Normal and
Inverted spectral inversion.
Normal: Normal spectral inversion.
Inverted: Inverted spectral inversion.
þ
þ
Input Signal
Source
Input Select
Selects the input source for the IRD Receiver input.
Available options:
In-A: Selects Input A
In-B: Selects Input B
NOTE (þ*)
The In-B connector is standard in the DSNG
application.
For all other receivers (QPSK, QAM, ATM and
G.703) the
IN-B connector is connected as loop-through of In-A
input.
As an option, an additional, independent In-B input can be
added to these receivers. When this option is implemented
for any one of the receivers, the Input Select function is
available in the Receiver Configuration Menu to select
between In-A and In-B.
þ
Modulation
Mode
Modulation Mode Select
Selects the modulation mode for the DSNG IRD. Available
options:
MOD – QPSK: Quadrature Shift Keying Modulation.
MOD – 8PSK: Eight Phase Shift Keying Modulation.
MOD – 16 QAM: 16 Quadrature Amplitude Modulation.
Automatic: Automatic Selection of modulation.
þ
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Nyquiat Filter
Roll Off
Nyquist Filter Type Selection
Selects the roll-off parameter for the Nyquist filter.
Available options:
35%: 35% roll-off parameter.
25%: 25% roll-off parameter.
Automatic: Automatic selection of the roll-off parameter
(25% or 35%).
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þ
þ þ þ
G.703
ATM
QAM
QPSK
DSNG
Table 6-1:
Configuration/Receiver Menu Options
OPTION
Diseqc-LNB
22Hz Tone
Modulation
Frequency Tune
(KHz)
DESCRIPTION
Selects the Diseqc-LNB 22Hz Tone.
Available Options:
•
Modulated
•
Unmodulated
Tune Frequency Received
Displays the tuner programmed frequency of the signal
received at the IRD. Number given in KHz.
NOTE
When the Frequency Drift Compensation function is
activated, the displayed frequency is adjusted by the
frequency offset during receiver operation.
þ þ þ
þ þ þ
þ þ
Frequency
Offset
Frequency Offset Value
Signal Quality
(0-100%)
Signal Quality Indicator
Link Margin
Link Signal Margin Display
Displays the margin between the input signal strength and
the link margin standard (as per Error Performance
Requirements;
EN300.421 for QPSK input link, and
EN301.210 for DSNG input link.
Indicates the frequency offset between the expected carrier
frequency, And the carrier frequency of the recovered signal
at the antenna. Number is given in KHz.
Displays the quality of the input signal as a bar. The longer
the bar, the stronger the signal.
The indicator may be used to position the antenna to obtain
optimal signal quality.
Number is given in dB above (+dB) or below (-dB) the link
margin standard.
þ þ
Eb/NO
Bit Energy Level
Provides an estimation of the input signal strength (bit
energy) relative to the noise level (spectral density).
Number is given in dB.
NOTE
For a proper reading, wait one minute for value stabilization.
þ þ
Viterbi BER
Viterby Bit Error Rate (BER) Indication
Indicates BER level measured after Viterbi correction.
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ATM
QAM
QPSK
DSNG
Table 6-1:
Configuration/Receiver Menu Options
OPTION
DESCRIPTION
þ þ
Viterbi Rate
Viterbi Rate
Displays the current rate for the Viterbi correction.
Options available: ½, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 6/7, 7/8, 8/9.
þ þ þ
Spectral
Inversion
Spectral Inversion State
Displays the current state of the spectral inversion function
in the receiver.
þ
Signal Spectral
Density
Input Signal Spectral Density Level
Displays the signal spectral density at the RF input to the
receiver. Number is given in dBm /Hz.
þ
Modulation
Mode
DSNG IRD Modulation
Nyquist Filter
Roll Off
Nyquist Filter Roll-Off
Signal Level
Input Signal Level
Options available: NORMAL, INVERTED.
þ
þ
Displays the modulation detected at the DSNG IRD
receiver.
Options available: QPSK, 8PSK, 16QAM.
Displays the current roll-off value of the Nyquist filter in the
DSNG IRD.
Options available: 25%, 35%.
Displays the signal level at the RF input to the receiver.
Number is given in dBm.
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þ
VHF/UHF
Frequency
VHF/UHF-Band Frequency Selection
Displays the expected carrier frequency of the received
input signal at the QAM (DVB-C) application.
þ
QAM Mode
QAM Mode Select
Selects the QAM Mode of operation for the QAM IRD.
Available options:
16_QAM, 32_QAM, 64_QAM, 128_QAM, 256_QAM.
þ
Channel Bit
Error Rate
Displays the Channel Bit Error Rate parameter
þ
ATM Board Type
Displays the ATM Board Type.
þ
VCI Address
(Hex)
Displays the VCI Address
þ
VPI Address
(hex)
Displays the VPI Address
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6.3.
IRD Program Configuration
The IRD Program dialog box manages the IRD Program parameters. Figure 6-7 shows the
IRD Program dialog box. The dialog box is divided into three main sections:
•
IRD General Dialog options, see Table 6-2.
•
IRD Service Mode Dialog options, see Table 6-3.
•
IRD PID Mode Dialog options, see Table 6-4.
Figure 6-7:
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Table 6-2:
IRD Program Dialog - General
PARAMETER
VALUES
Run Mode
The Mode Run Menu enables the IRD user to control the
operation of the IRD using the Packet Identifier (PID)
parameters
Program Decoding Status
The Decoder Status Program enables the IRD user to
monitor or the status of the decoder in the IRD.
Program Decoding
Displays the following program parameters PID:
Table 6-3:
•
PCR
•
Video
•
Audio1
•
Audio2
•
Audio3
•
Data 1
•
Data 2
•
Teletext
•
Subtitling
IRD Program Dialog - Service Mode
PARAMETER
VALUES
Service ID (Hex)
Current Service ID
Displays the identification code of the current service
in decimal (Dec) and hexadecimal (Hex) values.
Sub Service – Audio 1
Audio1 Sub Service Selection
Enables selection of Audio1 Sub-service, contained
within the main DVB Service.
The top line on the LCD displays the Audio 1 PID
number.
The bottom line displays a list of all available services for
selection.
The information is provided as index number, the
language format and the audio type: Musicam (default,
no marking), Dolby digital (AC3), uncompressed
(LINEAR) or Dual mono (2 MONO).
Example: 001 French-AC-3
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Table 6-3:
IRD Program Dialog - Service Mode
PARAMETER
VALUES
Sub Service – Audio 2
Audio2 Sub Service Selection
Enables selection of Audio2 Sub-service, contained
within the main DVB Service.
The top line on the LCD displays the Audio 2 PID
number.
The bottom line displays a list of all available services for
selection.
The information is provided as index number the
language format and the audio type: Musicam (defoult,
no marking), Dolby digital (AC3), uncompressed
(LINEAR) or Dual mono (2 MONO).
Example: 003 German – 2 MONO.
Sub Service – Audio 3
Audio3 Sub Service Selection (Available ONLY in the
IRD-2800)
Enables selection of Audio3 Sub-service, contained
within the main DVB Service.
The top line on the LCD displays the Audio 3 PID
number.
The bottom line displays a list of all available services for
selection.
The information is provided as index number the
language format and the audio type: Musicam (defoult,
no marking), Dolby digital (AC3), uncompressed
(LINEAR) or Dual mono (2 MONO).
Example: 005 Japanese
Sub Service – Data 1
Data1 Sub Service Selection
Enables selection of the 1’st Data Channel (HS, high
speed data) Sub-service, contained within the main DVB
Service.
The top line on the LCD displays the HS Data (Channel
1) PID number.
The bottom line displays a list of all available services for
selection.
The information is provided as index number.
Example: 005 H.S Data
Sub Service – Teletext
Teletext Sub Service Selection
Enables selection of Teletext Sub-service, contained
within the main DVB Service.
The top line on the LCD displays the Teletext PID
number.
The bottom line displays a list of all available services for
selection.
The information is provided as index number and the
language format.
Example: 007 Russian
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Table 6-3:
IRD Program Dialog - Service Mode
PARAMETER
VALUES
Sub Service – TTX Subtitling
EBU Teletext Subtitle Page Sub Service Selection
Enables selection of the Teletext Subtitle Page
Sub-service, contained within the main DVB Service. (in
accordance to ETS 300 743).
The top line on the LCD displays the Teletext Subtitle
Page number.
The bottom line displays a list of all available services for
selection.
The information is provided as index number and the
language format.
Example: 005 Japanese
Sub Service – DVB Subtitlind
DVB SbtL Sub Service Selection
Enables selection of DVB SbtL Sub-service, contained
within the main DVB Service.
The top line on the LCD displays the DVB SbtL PID
number.
The bottom line displays a list of all available services for
selection.
The information is provided as index number and the
language format.
Example: 007 Russian
Sub Service – Data 2
Data2 Sub Service Selection
Enables selection of the 2’nd Data Channel (LS, low
speed data) Sub-service, contained within the main DVB
Service.
The top line on the LCD displays the LS Data (Channel
2) PID number.
The bottom line displays a list of all available services for
selection.
The information is provided as index number.
Example: 005 L.S Data
Table 6-4:
IRD Program Dialog - PID Mode
PARAMETER
VALUES
Set Only - PCR
Current PCR-PID
Displays the PID currently decoded for the PCR
information received. (Hex)
Set Only – video
Current Video PID
Displays the PID currently decoded for the video signal
received. (Hex)
Set Only – Audio 1
Current Audio1 PID
Displays the PID currently decoded for the audio_1
signal received. (Hex)
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Table 6-4:
IRD Program Dialog - PID Mode
PARAMETER
VALUES
Set Only – Audio 2
Current Audio2 PID
Displays the PID currently decoded for the audio_2
signal received. (Hex)
Set Only – Audio 3
Current Audio3 PID
Displays the PID currently decoded for the audio_3
signal received (Hex).
(Available ONLY in the IRD-2800).
6.4.
Set Only – Data1 HSD
Current Data1-HSD PID
Displays the PID currently decoded for the Data1-HSD
data received. (Hex)
Set Only – data2 LSD
Current Data2-HSD PID
Displays the PID currently decoded for the Data2-LSD
data received. (Hex)
IRD Stream Configuration
The IRD Stream dialog box manages the IRD Stream parameters.
Figure 6-8 shows the IRD Stream dialog box. Table 6-5 describes the IRD Stream dialog box
parameters.
Figure 6-8:
IRD Stream Dialog Box
Table 6-5:
IRD Stream Configuration Parameters
PARAMETER
VALUES
27 MHz Synchronization
Selects the 27 MHz Synchronization.
Available options: External Stream PCR, Internal (fix
value), External Video Sync.
Bit Stream Status
Changes the Bit Stream Status.
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6.5.
IRD Video Configuration
The IRD Video Configuration dialog box manages the IRD Video parameters.
Figure 6-9 shows the IRD Video dialog box. Table 6-6 describes the IRD Video dialog box
parameters.
Figure 6-9:
IRD Video Configuration Dialog Box
Table 6-6:
IRD Video Configuration Parameters
PARAMETER
VALUES
Operation Mode
Selects the Operation Mode.
Available Options: NOT OPERATING, PLAY, FREEZE,
BLANK AUTPUT.
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Format
Current Video Format
Displays the video format currently used.
Options available PAL B/G, PAL M, NTSC, PAL D,
SECAM, PAL N.
Aspect ratio Signaling (Wss)
Selects the Aspect ratio Signaling (Wss).
Available options: 4/3, 16/9, TRANSPARENT TO
ENCODER, W.S.S. DISABLE, 14/9.
Video Interpolation
Selects the Video Interpolation.
Available options: PASS THROUGH, PAN SCAN,
LETTER BOX.
Sync Lock
Selects the Sync Lock.
Available options: EXTERNAL SYNCK, DISABLE.
Digital Video
Changes the Digital Video.
Video aspect ratio
Current Video Aspect Ratio
Displays the aspect ratio for the incoming video stream.
Options available: 4:3, 16:9.
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Table 6-6:
IRD Video Configuration Parameters
PARAMETER
VALUES
Resolution
Current Video Resolution
Displays the horizontal and vertical video resolutions for
the incoming video stream (i.e., the number of pixels per
horizontal and vertical screen lines).
Bit rate
Current Video Bit Rate
Displays the bit rate, in bits/sec, for the incoming video
stream. (Bps)
Video Chroma
Current Video Chroma Format
Displays the Chroma format currently used for the
incoming video stream:
Options available: 4:2:0 (4:2:0 and 4:2:2 are available
only in IRD-2800)
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6.6.
IRD Audio Configuration
The IRD Audio dialog box manages the IRD Audio parameters.
Figure 6-10 shows the IRD Audio dialog box. The dialog box is divided three main sections;
Audio 1, Audio 2 and Audio 3. Each section displays different options. Table 6-7 describes
the IRD Audio dialog box parameters for each Audio input.
Figure 6-10:
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Table 6-7:
PARAMETER
IRD Audio Configuration Parameters
VALUES
IRD AUDIO 1 PARAMETERS
Audio Decoding Mode
Selects the Audio Decoding Mode.
Available options: MPEG – MUSICAM,
AC3PASSTROUGH.
Volume
Audio1 Volume Control
Selects the volume level (gain/attenuation) for Audio1
Output digital and analog signals.
Available options:
from –58 dB (min) to +06 db (max) in 2 dB steps –
analog values.
Digital values are shifted down by –06 dB (i.e., from –64
dB to 00 dB).
Output type
Audio1 DACOutput Type
Selects the modulation type for the Audio 1 Digital to
Analog Converter (DAC).
Options available:
MONO MIXING:
Mixes left and right stereo channels signals for mono
output on both LEFT and RIGHT connectors.
STEREO (LEFT & RIGHT):
Standard stereo output on the respective
LEFT&RIGHT connectors.
BOTH RIGHT:
Outputs right channels on both LEFT and RIGHT
connectors.
BOUT LEFT:
Outputs left channels on both LEFT and RIGHT
connectors.
SWAP (Là, RàL):
Swaps outputs;
-Left channels on RIGHT connectors.
-Right channels on LEFT connectors.
Output mode
Audio1 Output Control
This sub-menu is used to select the Audio1 mode of a
current program. The available options are:
Unmute: the current analog audio is heard on Audio1
channel.
Mute: Silences the analog audio signal in the Audio1
channel.
To restore the audio, select the Unmute option..
Available options: NOT OPERATING, UNMUTE (PLAY),
MUTE.
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Table 6-7:
IRD Audio Configuration Parameters
PARAMETER
VALUES
AC3 Sampling Range
Selects the AC3 Sampling Range.
Available options:
•
48 KHz
•
44.1 KHz
•
32 KHz
Bit rate
Changes the audio Bit rate (Bps).
Sampling Frequency
Changes the Sampling Frequency (KHz).
IRD AUDIO 2 PARAMETERS
Audio Decoding Mode
Selects the Audio Decoding Mode.
Available options: MPEG – MUSICAM, AC3
PASSTROUGH.
Volume
Selects the Volume.
Available options: +06 dB, +04 dB, +02 dB, +00 dB, -02
dB, -04 dB, -06 dB, -08 dB, -10 dB, -12 dB, -14 dB, -16
dB, -18 dB, -20 dB.
Output type
Selects the Output type.
Available options: STREO, MONO, BOTH LEFT, BOTH
RIGTH, LEFT-RIGHT SWAP.
Output mode
Selects the Output mode.
Available options: NOT OPERATING, UNMUTE (PLAY),
MUTE.
AC3 Sampling Range
Selects the AC3 Sampling Range.
Available options:
Bit rate
Changes the Bit rate (Bps).
Sampling Frequency
Changes the Sampling Frequency (KHz).
IRD AUDIO 3 PARAMETERS
Audio Decoding Mode
Selects the Audio Decoding Mode.
Available options: MPEG – MUSICAM, AC3
PASSTROUGH.
Volume
Selects the Volume.
Available options: +06 dB, +04 dB, +02 dB, +00 dB, -02
dB, -04 dB, -06 dB, -08 dB, -10 dB, -12 dB, -14 dB, -16
dB, -18 dB, -20 dB.
Output mode
Selects the Output mode.
Available options: NOT OPERATING, UNMUTE (PLAY),
MUTE.
Bit rate
Current Audio3 Bit-Rate
Displays the current Audio3 rate, in bits/sec
(Available ONLY in the IRD-2800).
Sampling Frequency
Current Audio3 Sampling Frequency
Displays the current Audio3 sampling frequency, in KHz
(Available ONLY in the IRD-2800).
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6.7.
IRD Data Configuration
The IRD-2600 and IRD-2800 can be implemented as a solution for remote locations requiring
data links, where no proper line communications exist. In this role, the IRD-2600 and
IRD-2800 decode data from a DVB signal broadcast via satellite or other Telco interfaces.
One of the advanced features of the IRD-2600 and IRD-2800 is simultaneous high-speed and
low-speed data transfer. Data transfer from the encoder is one directional. The IRD-2600 and
IRD-2800 have no feedback, response, or acknowledgement capabilities.
The IRD data dialog box manages the IRD data parameters. Figure 6-11 shows the IRD data
dialog box. Table 6-8 describes the IRD Audio dialog box parameters.
Figure 6-11:
IRD Data Configuration Dialog Box
Table 6-8:
PARAMETER
IRD Data 1 Dialog
VALUES
IRD DATA 1 PARAMETERS
HSB Output Format
Selects the HSB Output Format.
Available options: RS-422 (LSB to MSB),RS-422 (MSB to
LSB)
HSD Output Rate
Changes the HSD Output Rate.
HSD PID Filtering
Selects the HSD PID Filtering.
Available options: Entire Transport Packet, Transport
Payload, P.E.D. Payload.
IRD DATA 2 PARAMETERS
HSB Output Format
Selects the HSB Output Format.
Available options: RS-232, RS-422 (LSB to MSB), RS422 (MSB to LSB)
HSD Output Rate
Changes the HSD Output Rate.
HSD PID Filtering
Selects the HSD PID Filtering.
Available options: Entire Transport Packet, Transport
Payload, P.E.D. Payload, DVB Streaming.
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6.8.
IRD Conditional Access Configuration
The IRD Conditional Access dialog box manages the IRD Conditional Access parameters.
Figure 6-12 shows the IRD Conditional Access dialog box. Table 6-9 describes the IRD
Conditional Access dialog box parameters.
Figure 6-12:
IRD Conditional Access Configuration Dialog Box
Table 6-9:
PARAMETER
Encryption scheme
IRD Conditional Access Configuration Parameters
VALUES
Selects the Encryption scheme.
Available options: EVEN ODD, BISS MODE 1, BISS
CSW, BISSE INJECT, BISSE BURIED.
BISS session word (Hex),
Sets the BISS session word. (Hex)
64 Bit BISS-E 148 Bit MODE-1
Set Only
BISS-E injection ID (Hex),
56 Bit
Set Only
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Changes the BISS-E injection ID (Hex)
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6.9.
IRD System Configuration
The IRD System Configuration dialog box manages the IRD System parameters.
Figure 6-13 shows the IRD System dialog box. Table 6-10 describes the IRD System dialog
box parameters.
Figure 6-13:
IRD System Configuration Dialog Box
Table 6-10:
IRD System Configuration Parameters
PARAMETER
VALUES
Software Reset
Available options: Set Only available Options, Warm Boot
(Reset), Cold Boot (Power-Up).
Control Port-232 Syntax
Available options: Terminal Protocol, Master – Salve
Protocol.
Control Port Baud Rate
Available options: 9600 Boud, 19200 Baud, 38400 Baud,
57600 Baud, 115200 Baud.
Product Type
Available options: IRD, decoder (Serial RS -422), Decoder
(Parallel DVB), Decoder (ASI), Receiver To ASI Out.
Decoding Test Pattern
Available options: NTSC, PAL M, PAL N, SECAM, PAL
D/I, PAL B/G, NONE.
Alarm GPI
Available options: Open, Close.
Alarm GPI time Delay
Set Only (0-60000 Msec).
Unit Operation Mode
Displays the unit operation mode.
Product Serial Number (Hex)
Displays the product serial number (Hex).
Front End Board Type
Displays the front-end board type.
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Table 6-10:
PARAMETER
IRD System Configuration Parameters
VALUES
PRODUCT VERSION
6.10.
Board Type
Displays the board type.
Board Revision
Displays the board revision.
Sw Bios Revision
Displays the software bios revision.
Sw Revision
Displays the software revision.
IRD Alarms Configuration
There are three types of IRD alarms available for monitoring when an IRD is remotely
controlled from the System Manager. Figure 6-14 lists the IRD alarms available for monitoring
when an IRD is remotely controlled from the System Manager.
The Alarms dialog box shows the status of the IRD alarms. A Red alarm indicator next to the
alarm name warns that a fault has occurred; a green indicator shows proper working order.
The alarm dialog box is the only box that keeps updating its data from the IRD without
pressing the “refresh” button. However, an automatic update occur only every 15 seconds. To
update the data immediately, press the “refresh” button.
Figure 6-14 shows the IRD Alarm dialog box. Table 6-11 describes the IRD alarms.
Figure 6-14:
IRD Alarms Dialog Box
Table 6-11:
PARAMETER
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IRD Alarm Dialog
VALUES
Unit hardware
Unit Hardware error
Bit stream
Bit Stream error
Product decoding
Product decoding error
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6.11.
IRD Advanced Configuration
The IRD Advanced Configuration dialog box manages the IRD System parameters.
Figure 6-15 shows the IRD System dialog box. Table 6-12 describes the IRD advanced
dialog box parameters.
Figure 6-15:
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Table 6-12:
PARAMETER
IRD Advanced – Program Dialog
VALUES
DVB Subtitling
Available options: DISABLE
DVB Subtitling Page ID
Filtering
Available options: OFF, ON.
IRD ADVANCED – VIDEO PARAMETERS
When No Signal – Display
Available options: BLANK VIDEO, BAR 75%.
OSD
Available options: DISABLE, ENABLE.
IRD ADVANCED – CONDITIONAL ACCESS PARAMETERS
CI CAM
Available options: DISABLE, ENABLE.
CI Checking For HW Wait
Line
Available options: DISABLE, ENABLE.
CI ca_pmt/ok_descreambing
Query
Available options: DISABLE, ENABLE.
IRD ADVANCED – STREAM PARAMETERS
PTC-PCR (STC) Synchronization Available options: DISABLE, ENABLE.
Audio/Video PTS_PCR
Algorithm
Available options: DISABLE, ENABLE.
IRD ADVANCED – SYSTEM PARAMETERS
Fast ASI IN
Available options: OFF, ON.
Fast ASI OUT
Available options: OFF, ON.
IRD ADVANCED – AUDIO PARAMETERS
When NO Signal – Auto MUTE Available options: OFF, ON.
IRD ADVANCED – ACTIVATE GPI ALARM ON PARAMETERS
General HW Failure
Available options: OFF, ON.
Bit Stream Not Received
Available options: OFF, ON.
Service Not Decoded
Available options: OFF, ON.
IRD ADVANCED – QPSK FRONT –END TYPE PARAMETERS
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Frequency Range
Available options: L-Band, Satellite (Ku/C) Band.
Auto Switch In A/B
Available options: DISABLE, ENABLE.
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7.
MATRIX MANAGEMENT
7.1.
General
System Manager enables management and configuration of the Matrix device parameters.
The matrix is represented on the main screen in two different user interfaces:
•
Dialog Display – the connections mapping is controlled through a table display in an
opened dialog. Paragraph 7.2 explains the Dialog Display interface.
•
Arrow Display – the connections mapping is controlled in a graphical interface though a
set of arrows on the main screen. Paragraph 7.3 explains the Arrow Display interface.
The Arrow interface is more easy and intuitive but when a matrix has more then 16 channels,
viewing it become problematic because of the dense connections and the large area on
screen. The Dialog interface is used to view large channel matrixes
NOTE
Use the following guidelines when creating routes in the Matrix:
- An input may be connected to one or several outputs.
- Each output should be connected to an input.
- Routing an input to a certain output also removes the last input routed to that
output.
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7.2.
Dialog Display Interface
The Matrix icon is displayed as a big rectangular area with a single Set Matrix button (see
Figure 7-1 [A]). When pressing this button, the input matrix connection dialog box is opened
(refer to Figure 7-1 [B]).
Figure 7-1:
Input Matrix
[A]
[B]
Matrix Connection Table
Set
Connection
Set Input
Text
Set Output
Text
7.2.1.
Matrix Connection Table
The table on the Matrix connection dialog box illustrates the connections between the inputs
and outputs of the matrix.
Each row represents a connection between an input and an output. The table has five
columns that provides the following information:
7.2.2.
•
Input Text - A descriptive text associated to the input.
•
Input – The number of the input connected to the output.
•
Output – A fixed list of the output numbers.
•
Output Text - A descriptive text associated to the output.
•
Input Text - A second “input Text” column, conveniently placed near the “output text”
column, to compare between the input and output description text.
Setting Input Text
Use the set input text box to set up an input text:
1.
Select input number from the output combo box.
2.
Enter a description text on the edit box
3.
Click on the “Set Input Text” button.
The text appears on all rows associated to the input number.
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7.2.3.
Setting Output Text
Use the set output text box to set up an output text:
1.
Select output number from the output combo box.
2.
Enter a descriptive text on the edit box.
3.
Click on the “Set Output Text” button.
The text appears on the output row text column, next to the output number.
7.2.4.
Setting Connections
7.2.4.1.
Setting a Connection
To set up a connection:
7.2.4.2.
1.
On the “Set Connection” group:
2.
Select an input number from the Input combo box.
3.
Select an output number from the Output combo box.
4.
Click on the “Connect” button.
Resetting Connections
To reset all connections click on the ”Reset” button. All connections are restored to their
default.
7.2.4.3.
Update Connections from device
Click on the “Refresh” button. The System Manager obtains the connection configuration
from the matrix device; The System Manager updates the matrix connection dialog box.
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7.3.
Arrow Display Interface
The Matrix Graphic Interface is composed of two main areas: Source and Destination. In
general, the routing action is based upon two operations (the sequence may be reversed):
•
Selecting the source area of the input to be routed
•
Selecting the destination area of the encoder, to which the input will be routed.
Figure 7-2 shows a general view of the Matrix graphic interface.
NOTE
A black rectangle appears when you click on a source or destination area.
Figure 7-2:
Matrix Graphic Interface
Additional Matrix operations are available to verify the matrix connections, or to reset all the
connections to the Sequential Mapping Method. Right-click within the Matrix field and the
Verify/Reset context menu is displayed.
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7.3.1.
Routing an Input to a Single Output
From the Matrix group, click on the Input’s source area, and then click on the output
destination area. A new route is created and displayed between the Input and the output.
Figure 7-3 shows the steps required for creating a new route.
Figure 7-3:
7.3.2.
Creating a New Route
Routing an Input to Multiple Outputs
Routing an input to a number of Outputs creates several routes from the same input source.
For routing, use the same methodology as shown in Figure 7-3.
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8.
MODULATOR MANAGEMENT
8.1.
Modulator Configuration Concepts
System Manager enables management and configuration of the signals received by the
Modulator.
Figure 8-1 shows the Modulator icon as seen from the System Manager main screen.
Figure 8-1:
Modulator Icon
The Modulator icon includes:
•
Icon name: Modulator 1 on Figure 8-1.
•
A status indicator, showing the operation status: ON, OFF or ALRM.
•
A Context menu for more configurations, invoked by right clicking on the Modulator icon.
•
A Set button: The Set button opens the general configuration dialog box. The general
configuration dialog box can be also opened from the context menu.
The NMS-4000 supports three types of Modulators:
8.2.
•
Radyne DVB 3030 Modulator Type. Refer to paragraph 8.2 for more information.
•
Radyne QAM 256 Modulator Type. Refer to paragraph 8.3 for more information.
•
Newtec Modulator Type. Refer to paragraph 8.4 for more information.
Radyne DVB 3030 Modulator Type
The Radyne DVB 3030 Modulator context menu provides the following two dialogs (see
Figure 8-2):
Figure 8-2:
Radyne DVB 3030 Modulator Context Menu
•
Configuration dialog – manages general parameters. Refer to paragraph 8.2.1 for more
information.
•
Alarms dialog– manages audio related parameters. Refer to paragraph 8.2.2 for more
information.
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8.2.1.
Configuration Dialog
The Radyne DVB 3030 Modulator configuration dialog box is displayed in Figure 8-3. The
parameters provided in the dialog box are described in Table 8-1.
Figure 8-3:
Configuration Dialog
Table 8-1:
PARAMETER
Configuration Dialog Parameters
VALUES
Configuration
IF Frequency
Changes the IF Frequency in [Hz] units
Data Rate
Changes the Data Rate in [Bps] units
Modulation Type
Selects the Modulation Type.
Available options: QPSK, BPSK
Transmit Power Level
Changes the Transmit Power Level in [dBm] units
Convolutional Enc
Selects the Convolutional Enc
Available options:
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Viterbi ò .
•
Viterbi 2/3.
•
Viterbi 3/4
•
Viterbi 5/6
•
Viterbi 7/8
•
Viterbi 6/7
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Table 8-1:
Configuration Dialog Parameters
PARAMETER
VALUES
Carrier Control
Selects the Carrier Control.
Available options: Off / On.
Symbol Rate
Displays the symbol rate in [sps] units.
Carrier Test
Selects the Carrier Test.
Available options:
•
Normal
•
CW
•
Dual
•
Offset
•
Pos FIR
•
Neg FIR
Spectrum
Selects the Spectrum.
Available options: Normal / Inverted.
Clock Polarity
Selects the Clock Polarity.
Available options: Normal / Inverted.
Data Polarity
Selects the Data Polarity.
Available options: Normal / Inverted.
Symbol Rate Mode
Selects the Symbol Rate Mode
Available options: Variable / Fixed.
Test Mode
Displays the Test Mode status
Available options: ON / OFF
Advanced Configuration
External Ref Freq
Changes the External Reference Freq in [Hz] units
External Ref Source
Selects the External Reference Source.
Available options: Internal / External.
Operating Mode
Selects the Operating Mode.
A vailable options: Normal.
Tx Interface Type
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Selects the Tx Interface Type.
Available options:
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Serial
•
Parallel
•
ASI Normal
•
ASI Null
•
G. 703-E 3
•
G. 703-T3
•
HSSI
•
Parallel DVB
•
Parallel M2P
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Table 8-1:
Configuration Dialog Parameters
PARAMETER
VALUES
Clock Control
Selects the Clock Control.
Available options:
•
SCTE
•
SCT
•
SCTE AUTO
Framing Mode
Selects the Framing Mode.
Available options: 188 / 204 / NO FRAMING
Major Alarm Mask
Allows masking Major Alarms. A masked alarm will not be
displayed. A checked box next to the alarm in this group
indicates a masked alarm.
Minor Alarm Mask
Allows masking Minor Alarms. A masked alarm will not be
displayed. A checked box next to the alarm in this group
indicates a masked alarm.
Common Fault Mask
Allows masking common fault. Alarms. A masked alarm will not
be displayed. A checked box next to the alarm in this group
indicates a masked alarm.
Set All Masks
Check/uncheck all the Alarm Masks.
Transfer All
Parameters
When selecting a device number in the selection box next to
the [Transfer All Parameters] button and pressing this button,
the System Manager automatically copies all parameters on the
dialog to the selected device.
Apply
Accepts all the changes made in the dialog and update
parameters on the device.
Refresh
Refreshes the parameters on the dialog from the device.
Close
Closes the dialog. Unsaved changes will be lost. Changes can
be saved in two ways:
- Pressing the [Apply] button.
- Pressing the button next to the changed parameter.
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8.2.2.
Alarms Dialog
The Radyne DVB 3030 Modulator Alarm dialog box is displayed in Figure 8-4.
The parameters provided in the dialog box are described in Table 8-2.
Figure 8-4:
Alarms Dialog
Table 8-2:
Alarms Dialog Para meters
PARAMETER
VALUES
Major Alarm
Displays the Major Alarms status
Minor Alarm
Displays the Manor Alarms status
Common Fault
Displays the Common Fault status
Latched Major Alarm
Displays the Latched Major Alarm. A latched alarm is displayed
even after the alarm has been fixed. Press the <Clear Latched
Alarms> to clear the latched alarms
Latched Minor Alarm
Displays the Latched Minor Alarm. A latched alarm is displayed
even after the alarm has been fixed. Press the <Clear Latched
Alarms> to clear the latched alarms
Latched Common
Fault
Displays the Latched Common Fault. A latched alarm is
displayed even after the alarm has been fixed. Press the
<Clear Latched Alarms> to clear the latched alarms
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Clear Latched Alarms
Clears the latched alarms display.
Close
Closes the dialog.
Refresh
Refreshes the alarm display on the dialog from the device.
Software Version
Number
Displays the software version number.
Radyne QAM 256 Modulator Type
The Radyne QAM 256 Modulator context menu provides the following three dialogs (see
Figure 8-5):
Figure 8-5:
8.3.1.
Radyne QAM 256 Modulator Context Menu
•
Configuration dialog – manages general parameters. Refer to paragraph 8.3.1 for more
information.
•
General dialog – displays the Modulator ID, Version and Firmware. Refer to paragraph
8.3.2 for more information.
•
Alarms dialog– displays Modulator alarms. Refer to paragraph 8.3.3 for more information.
Configuration Dialog
The Radyne QAM 256 Modulator Alarm dialog box is displayed in Figure 8-6.
The parameters provided in the dialog box are described in Table 8-3.
Figure 8-6:
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Table 8-3:
Configuration Dialog Parameters
PARAMETER
VALUES
Roll Off
Selects the Roll Off.
Available options:
•
0.12
•
0.15
•
0.18
Data Rate
Changes the Data Rate in [Bps] units
Framing
Selects the Framing.
Available options:
•
MPEG 187
•
MPEG 188
•
MPEG 204
•
DATA
Symbol Rate
Changes the Symbol Rate in [sps] units
Modulation
Selects the Modulation.
Available options:
•
4 QAM
•
8 QAM
•
16 QAM
•
64 QAM
•
128 QAM
•
256 QAM
RF Output
TX Enable
Selects the TX Enable.
Available options:
•
Off
•
On
Output Frequency
Changes the Output Frequency in [Hz] units
TX Power
Changes the TX Power in [dBm] units
Refresh
Refreshes the parameters on the dialog from the device.
Close
Closes the dialog. Unsaved changes will be lost. Changes can
be saved in two ways:
- Pressing the [Apply] button.
- Pressing the button next to the changed parameter.
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8.3.2.
General Dialog
The General dialog box is displayed in Figure 8-7. The parameters provided in the dialog box
are described in Table 8-4.
Figure 8-7:
General Dialog
Table 8-4:
8.3.3.
General Dialog Parameters
PARAMETER
VALUES
ID
Displays the modulator ID
Version
Displays the modulator version
Firmware
Displays the modulator firmware
Refresh
Refreshes the parameters on the dialog from the device.
Close
Closes the dialog.
Alarms Dialog
The Alarms dialog box is displayed in Figure 8-8. The parameters provided in the dialog box
are described in Table 8-5.
Figure 8-8:
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Table 8-5:
8.4.
Alarms Dialog Parameters
PARAMETER
VALUES
Major Alarm
Displays the Major alarms of the modulator
Refresh
Refreshes the alarm display on the dialog from the device.
Close
Closes the dialog.
Newtec Modulator Type
The Newtec Modulator context menu provides the following four dialogs (see Figure 8-9):
Figure 8-9:
8.4.1.
Newtec Modulator Context Menu
•
Configuration dialog – manages general parameters. Refer to paragraph 8.4.1 for more
information.
•
Advanced Configuration dialog – manages advanced parameters. Refer to paragraph
8.4.2 for more information.
•
Configuration and Alarms dialog– manages Modulator alarms. Refer to paragraph 8.4.3
for more information.
•
Status Dialog – Displays the Modulator status. Refer to paragraph 8.4.4 for more
information.
Configuration Dialog
The Configuration dialog box is displayed in Figure 8-10. The parameters provided in the
dialog box are described in Table 8-6.
Figure 8-10:
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Configuration Dialog Parameters
PARAMETER
VALUES
IF Output 1Transmit
Enables/Disables the IF Output 1Transmit
IF Output 2 Transmit
Enables/Disables the IF Output 2Transmit
IF Output 1 level
Changes the IF Output 1 level in [dBm] units
Symbol Rate
Changes the Symbol Rate in [Mbaud] units
Interface Rate
Changes the Interface Rate in [Mbps] units
MPEG Framing
Selects the MPEG Framing
Available options:
Modulation
•
External 188 Byte
•
Internal
•
External 204 Byte
Selects the Modulation
Available options:
•
Modulation On
•
Modulation Off
•
Test
IF Frequency
Changes the IF Frequency in [MHz] units
Modulator Output and LBand Monitoring Output
Enables/Disables the Modulator Output and L-Band
Monitoring Output
FEC Rate and Modulation
Scheme
FEC Rate
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Selects the Convolutional Encoder operation mode.
Available options:
•
QPSK
•
8 PSK
•
16 QAM
Selects the FEC Rate.
Available options:
•
No FEC
•
Rate 1/2
•
Rate 2/3
•
Rate 3/4
Transfer All Parameters
When selecting a device number in the selection box
next to the [Transfer All Parameters] button and
pressing this button, the System Manager automatically
copies all parameters on the dialog to the selected
device.
Close
Closes the dialog. Unsaved changes will be lost.
Changes can be saved in two ways:
- Pressing the [Apply] button.
- Pressing the button next to the changed parameter.
Refresh
Refreshes the parameters on the dialog from the device.
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8.4.2.
Advanced Configuration Dialog
The Advance Configuration dialog box is displayed in Figure 8-11. The parameters provided
in the dialog box are described in Table 8-7.
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Table 8-7:
Advanced Configuration Dialog Parameters
PARAMETER
VALUES
Control Mode
Selects the Control Mode
Available options:
Transmit Data
•
Local Control, No Lock Out
•
Remote Control, No Lock Out
•
Local Control, Local Lock Out
•
Remote Control, Local Lock Out
Selects the Transmit Data
Available options: Selects the FEC Rate
Available options:
•
Transmit Clock
External
•
Internal PRBS-Genretor
Selects the Transmit Clock
Available options:
Interface
•
External (slave)
•
Internal (Free Running)
•
Rate Adapted
Selects the Interface
Available options:
External Data Input DVB-SPI
•
ECL (Serial)
•
External Serial RS422
•
Electrical Serial ASI-A
•
Electrical Serial ASI-B
•
Optical ASI
•
G-703-8 Mbit/s
•
G-703-17 Mbit/s
•
G-703-34 Mbit/s
Interface Equalizer
Changes the Interface Equalizer
Modulation Standard
Selects the Modulation Standard
Available options:
Spectrum Inversion
Excess Bandwidth
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•
NTC
•
SKYPLEX-SCPC
•
SKYPLEX-TDMA
•
DVB
Selects the Spectrum Inversion
Available options:
•
Direct Spectrum
•
Inverted Spectrum
Selects the Spectrum Inversion
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PARAMETER
Advanced Configuration Dialog Parameters
VALUES
Available options:
•
Auto
•
35% RCRO
•
25% RCRO
Amplitude Slope
Equalizer
Changes the Amplitude Slope Equalizer in [Hz] units
IF Output Attenuator
Selects the IF Output Attenuator
ST Frequency
Changes the ST Frequency in [MHz] units
ST Frequency Mode
Selects the ST Frequency Mode
Available options:
•
Disable
•
Enable
Self Test
Performs a self test
Self Test Reset
Resets the self test result.
Device Reset
Performs a Device Reset
L-Band Frequency
Changes the L-Band Frequency in [MHz] units.
Transfer All Parameters
When selecting a device number in the selection box next
to the [Transfer All Parameters] button and pressing this
button, the System Manager automatically copies all
parameters on the dialog to the selected device.
Close
Closes the dialog. Unsaved changes will be lost. Changes
can be saved in two ways:
- Pressing the [Apply] button.
- Pressing the button next to the changed parameter.
Refresh
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8.4.3.
Configuration and Alarms Dialog
The Configuration and Alarm dialog box is displayed in Figure 8-12. The parameters provided
in the dialog box are described in Table 8-8.
Figure 8-12:
Configuration and Alarms Dialog
Table 8-8:
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PARAMETER
VALUES
Alarm
Displays the modulators alarms
Memorized
Displays the alarms even if the alarm was shut off. It is used to
indicate that an alarm was turned on.
Reset
Resets the Memorized alarms
Refresh
Refreshes the alarm display on the dialog from the device.
Close
Closes the dialog.
Reset All
Resets all the Memorized alarms
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8.4.4.
Status Dialog
The Status dialog box is displayed in Figure 8-13. The parameters provided in the dialog box
are described in Table 8-9.
Figure 8-13:
Status Dialog
Table 8-9:
Status Dialog Parameters
PARAMETER
VALUES
Status
Displays the modulator status
Clear
Clear the “Controller Had Reset” status.
Refresh
Refreshes the parameters on the dialog from the device.
Close
Closes the dialog.
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9.
DECRYPTOR MANAGEMENT
9.1.
Decryptor Configuration Concepts
System Manager enables management and configuration of the signals received by the
decryptor.
Figure 9-1 shows the decryptor icons as seen from the System Manager main screen.
Figure 9-1:
decryptor Icons
The decryptor icon includes:
•
Icon name: decryptor on Figure 9-1.
•
A status indicator, showing the operation status: ON, OFF or ALRM.
•
A Context menu for more configurations, invoked by right clicking on the encoder icon.
The decryptor context menu provides the following dialog boxes (see Figure 9-2):
Figure 9-2:
decryptor Context Menu
•
Programs – manage programs parameters (see paragraph 9.2).
•
Slots – shows the slots position (see paragraph 9.3).
•
Input – manage video related parameters (see paragraph 9.4).
•
Alarms – shows encoder alarms (see paragraph 9.5).
•
Versions – shows the version (see paragraph 9.6).
•
Label - (see paragraph 9.7).
NOTE
When the decryptor is connected, the context menu in Figure 4-2 displays an
additional row on the bottom displaying the decryptor IP number.
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9.2.
Programs Configuration
The decryptor programs dialog box manages the decryptor programs status.
Figure 9-3 shows the decryptor programs dialog box. Table 9-1 describes the Decryptor
Programs dialog box parameters.
Figure 9-3:
Decryptor Programs dialog Box
Table 9-1:
PARAMETER
VALUES
Prog N
Displays the program number
Decrypted
Displays the encryption status of the program.
Slot number
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Slot number of module for use to decrypt program.
If 0 - module undefined and setting prgDescramStatus to
descrambled will fail.
This object can be writable only if (prgDescramStatus ==
not-descrambled)
Service type
Display the type of the service.
Program name
Displays the name of the program
Scrambled
Displays the scramble status.
Decr. Result
Displays the Decryptor results.
CA provider
Displays the Conditinal Access provider.
CA Sysld
Displays the Conditional Access system ID.
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9.3.
Slots Status
The Decryptor Slots dialog box displays the slots status.
Figure 9-4 shows the decryptor programs dialog box.
Figure 9-4:
9.4.
Decryptor Slots dialog Box
Input
The Decryptor Input dialog box manages the decryptor input.
Figure 9-5 shows the Decryptor Input dialog box. Table 9-2 describes the Decryptor Input
dialog box parameters.
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Table 9-2:
Decryptor Input dialog
PARAMETER
VALUES
Source Type
Selects the input source type of the Decryptor.
Available Options: ASI, QPSK
Tune
Frequency
Tune Frequency (kHz) Field
This field is used to enter the L-Band Frequency.
The signal received from the LNB to the CID must be in the CID input
frequency range (950 MHz to 2150 MHz). This frequency is the result of
down stepping the received satellite signal through the LNB.
Example:
Satellite frequency:
11,929 MHz
LNB frequency: 10,750 MHz
CID Input frequency = 11,929 MHz - 10,750 MHz = 1,179 MHz
Symbol Rate
Symbol Rate (Baud) Field
The Symbol Rate for a group of station programs is configured
according to the broadcast program parameters.
The available Symbol Rate range is 1-45 Mbaud sec for QPSK.
NOTE
It is important to input the Symbol rate
accurately, including all the decimal places that
are given.
To calculate the Symbol Rate value for QPSK configuration when the
Bit Rate (BR) is given, use the following Equation:
QPSK _ Symbol _ Rate =
BR
[symbol
2 * Re ed _ Solomon * ViterbyRat e
Where:
BR = Bit Rate [bit / sec]
Reed_Solomon = 188/204 in case of 188 packet length,
= 1 (204/204) in case of 204 packet length.
Viterby_Rate = 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 6/7, 7/8, 8/9
Example
For bit rate of 39Mb/sec, Reed Solomon rate of 188 and Viterby rate of
3/4, the symbol rate is:
QPSK _ Symbol _ Rate =
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Table 9-2:
Decryptor Input dialog
PARAMETER
VALUES
Viterbi Rate
Viterbi Rate Field.
This parameter is configured according to the information provided in
the bit stream from the broadcast head end.
The available options are: Auto, 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 6/7, 7/8, 8/9.
NOTE
If the Viterbi rate is not provided, select the AUTO option and the CID
will automatically detect the Viterbi rate.
Spectral
Inversion
Spectral Inversion Field
Available options:
LNB Power
Sup.
•
Auto option selected:Automatic Selection
•
No option selected: Normal
•
Yes option selected: Inverted
LNB Power Sup Field.
This field selects the power level supplied to the LNB Power Supply.
The polarization of the receiving antenna is determined according to the
requirements in the broadcast program parameters. The CID-3100
controls the polarization of the receiving antenna by means of the
voltage provided to the LNB Power Supply. Configure the LNB Power
Supply parameter according to the table provided:
Field Setup Option
LNB 22 kHz
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Polarization
LNB
Band
No
Vertical
Low
Band
18V
No
Horizontal
Low
Band
13V
Yes
Vertical
High
Band
18V
Yes
Horizontal
High
Band
LNB Power
Sup.
LNB 22 KHz
Enable
13V
LNB 22KHz Enable Field.
This field selects low / high band for the universal (Ku band) LNBs:
•
Yes option selected = High Band
•
No option selected = Low Band
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9.5.
Alarms
A remotely Decryptor controlled from the System Manager has several types of alarms
available for monitoring.
The Alarms dialog box shows the status of the Decryptor alarms. A Red alarm indicator next
to the alarm name warns that a fault has occurred; a green indicator shows proper working
order.
The Alarm dialog has 2 groups:
•
Decryptor Alarms – indicate failures in the Decryptor.
•
Slot 1/2/3/4 Alarms – indicate a failure in the slots 1-4. To change the slot number –
select the correct tab from the dialog box.
The alarm dialog box is the only box that keeps updating its data from the Decryptor without
pressing the “refresh” button. However, an automatic update occur only every 15 seconds. To
update the data immediately, press the “refresh” button.
Figure 9-6 shows the Decryptor Input dialog box. Table 9-3 describes the Decryptor Input
dialog box parameters.
Figure 9-6:
Decryptor Input dialog Box
Table 9-3:
PARAMETER
Decryptor Alarms
Decryptor Alarms dialog
VALUES
Panel communication error
Sofware error
Hardware error
Input Lost
Slot 1/2/3/4 Alarms
Module does not respond
Module is not DVB
Descrambling problems
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Versions
The Decryptor versions dialog box displays version status.
Figure 9-7 shows the decryptor versions dialog box.
Figure 9-7:
9.7.
Decryptor version dialog Box
Lable
The Decryptor label dialog box defines a label for the decryptor icon.
Figure 9-8 shows the decryptor label dialog box.
Figure 9-8:
Decryptor Label dialog Box
To define a label, write the label in the edit box and press the <Set label> button.
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10.
STAT-MUX
10.1.
General
®
The CODICO SM-3000 Statistical Multiplexer is used for controlling the bit rate of the data
flow in the system. The SM-3000 protects the multiplexer from data overflow by automatically
adjusting the Encoders bit rate. The SM-3000 also divides the total bit rate capacity of the
Multiplexer between the encoders by inspecting the video data contents in each encoder.
The NMS-4000 sends the SM-3000 information about the system configuration, changes in
the system devices and the maximum available bit rate of the Mux.
10.2.
Typical Applications
The examples in paragraphs 10.2.1 and 10.2.2 show a system with three encoders and a
Mux. The three encoders output are connected to the Mux. The examples illustrate the
STAT-MUX effect on the data flow in the system.
10.2.1.
NMS Controlled System
Figure 10-1 illustrates an example of a data overflow in the multiplexer. The system has three
encoders with a constant bit rate that connects to a Mux. The encoders bit rate is not
controlled by the SM-3000. The overall bit rate that the Mux receives (40Mbps) is higher then
its maximum bit rate (35Mbps). The encoders bit rate on the example is not optimally divided
between the programs. An action movie obviously requires more bit rate then a single
freezed frame.
Figure 10-1:
a single
freezed
frame
Multiplexer Data Overflow Example
Constant Bit Rate (CBR)
15 Mbps
Over Flow Error!
Control
Max Bit Rate = 35 Mbps
Constant Bit Rate (CBR)
News
Broadcast
15 Mbps
40 Mbps
Control
Control
Constant Bit Rate (CBR)
action
movie
10 Mbps
Control
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10.2.2.
NMS and STAT-MUX Controlled System
Figure 10-2 illustrates the same example as above using the SM-3000. The NMS-4000 sends
the SM-3000 information such as the maximum available bit rate of the Mux. The NMS-4000
informs the SM-3000 that the maximum available bit rate is 35Mbps. The SM-3000
continuously monitors the varying output quality of the encoders, applies an algorithm to
determine the optimum division between the encoder bit rates.
Figure 10-2:
a single
freezed
frame
STAT-MUX Variable Bit Rate Control Example
Variable Bit Rate (VBR)
~10% of max
available bit rate
Control
Max Bit Rate = 35 Mbps
Variable Bit Rate (VBR)
News
Broadcast
~30% of max
available bit rate
35 Mbps
Control
Control
Variable Bit Rate (VBR)
action
movie
~60% of max
available bit rate
Control
STAT-MUX
10.3.
NMS
Mode of Operation
The NMS-4000 interfaces and interacts with the SM-3000 in the following ways:
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The NMS-4000 has access and has control over all the devices in the system and can
accurately and automatically calculates the maximum available bit rate of the multiplexer,
taking into account all the parameters and changes in the system. The maximum
available bit rate is no longer needed to be calculated manually in the STAT-MUX
screen.
•
The NMS-4000 has a graphical user interface for adjusting the encoder parameters to
work in VBR mode. When the encoder parameters change, the NMS-4000 automatically
notifies the SM-3000 of the change.
•
The NMS-4000 has an overflow protection. It uses the SM-3000 to check for an overflow
when a parameter is changed in the system and warn the user before changing the
parameter should an overflow might occur.
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10.4.
SM-3000 Setup Procedure
To turn on the NMS-4000 support for the SM-3000, do the following:
•
Install and setup the SM-3000 software. For more information on installing the SM-3000
software, refer to the SM-3000 user manual.
•
Edit the system’s NMS-4000.ini file and change the following item:
- Section: [Statistical Multiplexer]
- Parameter: Is Support
- Value: should be 1
•
Change the Encoders operating mode to VBR. Refer to paragraph 4.2 for more
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11.
REDUNDANCY
11.1.
General
System Manager supports comprehensive redundancy in the Head-end system. Redundant
devices are used as a failsafe in case of primary device failure. Hot backup is automatically
implemented by the System Manager without operator intervention.
Redundancy is achieved by prioritizing the inputs to the Matrix and defining groups of
devices. In case of a failure in the path or device, redundant devices of lower priority in the
same group, if exist, are automatically allocated to the high priority transmission channel.
Theory of the Redundancy operation is explained in section 11.2. Setting up the Redundancy
parameters is explained in section 11.3.
11.2.
Theory of Operation
The System Manager supports Redundancy on the Encoder, Mux and Modulator IRDs and
Decryptor. This section explains the redundancy process in general.
11.2.1.
Automatic Redundancy Triggers
The System Manager defines a set of alarms that triggers the redundancy operation for a
device. This set of alarms is called Urgent Alarms.
When a communication problem or an alarm occurs in one of the appliances, it notifies the
System Manager.
CAUTION
When a system is managed from several different places such as a
Master NMS, the Automatic Redundancy feature must not be active in
more than one NMS.
A Redundancy process takes place when all of the following events take place:
•
A Mux, Encoder or Modulator has an Urgent Alarm or has been disconnected.
•
System Manager Automatic redundancy is enabled.
•
The failed device is set for automatic backup in case of a failure.
•
A redundant device in the same group with a lower priority was found.
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11.2.2.
Finding a Redundant Device
System Manager automatically chooses the replacement device for redundancy. Each device
has a priority property defined by the user. The searching algorithm is as follows:
•
The two devices must be in the same device group.
•
The device must have the lowest priority.
•
The device must have a lower priority than the malfunctioned device.
•
The device was setup as a candidate for a replacement in case of a failure in another
device.
A device that meets the four criterions above is used as a replacement.
NOTE
A device/path with the lowest priority is displayed in a special way to signal the
user that it is most likely to be used as a replacement for a malfunction
device/path of its kind. A device/path is signaled only when the “backed up”
property of the device/path is checked.
11.2.3.
Redundancy Process
The redundancy process performs the following:
•
System Manager transfers all parameters from the malfunction device to the redundant
device.
•
When a device group has an input matrix controlled by the System Manager, the System
Manager automatically reroutes the input stream to the redundant device.
•
When a device group has an output matrix controlled by the System Manager, the
System Manager automatically reroutes the output stream from the redundant device to
the original position on the matrix.
The examples on Figure 11-1 and Figure 11-2 shows four encoders with matrixes connected
to their inputs and outputs. Encoder number three is a redundant encoder and is used only in
case one of the other encoders fails. Example 1 shows the encoder and the two matrixes in
their default state. Example 2 shows the same system with Encoder 1 in an error condition,
and Encoder 3 connected as backup.
The following events have occurred during the replacement of Encoder 1 by Encoder 3:
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1.
Encoder 1 has a malfunction.
2.
System Manager receives an alarm from Encoder 1.
3.
System Manager looks in the Encoder urgent alarms table and recognizes the alarm as
urgent.
4.
System Manager starts a redundancy process.
5.
System Manager looks for another encoder on the same group with the lowest priority
that is marked for use as a redundant Encoder.
6.
System Manager finds Encoder 3 as a candidate for replacement.
7.
System Manager copies all parameters of Encoder 1 to Encoder 3.
8.
System Manager reroutes the input of Encoder 1 to the input of Encoder 3 in the Input
Matrix.
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System Manager reroutes the output of Encoder 3 to the output of Encoder 1 in the
Output Matrix.
10. System Manager switches the priority of the failed device and the redundant device.
Figure 11-1:
Encoder Redundancy – Example1
Input Matrix
Output Matrix
Encoder
Encoder
Encoder
Encoder
Rednudant
Figure 11-2:
Encoder Redundancy – Example2
Encoder Matrix
Output Matrix
Encoder
Encoder
Malfunction
Encoder
Encoder
Rednudant
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11.3.
Managing Redundancy
This section explains about managing the redundancy process.
11.3.1.
Enabling / Disabling Automatic Redundancy
The Automatic redundancy feature may be disabled or enabled.
Selecting RedundancyàRedundancy from the menu bar toggles the automatic redundancy
on and off.
The redundancy menu item is marked with a V when automatic redundancy is on.
NOTE
Some systems do not support redundancy at all. In that case Automatic
Redundancy is disabled regardless of the menu settings.
11.3.2.
Urgent Alarms Dialogs
The urgent alarm dialog box contains a list of device alarms (see Figure 11-3 for an example
of the Encoder urgent alarms dialog box).
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The device alarm list has a check box near every alarm. Alarms with a marked check box are
considered urgent.
Urgent alarms trigger the automatic redundancy feature.
An urgent alarm dialog box is provided for the Encoder, Mux and Modulator.
All urgent alarm dialogs have the following buttons and controls:
•
A check box control near every alarm. A marked check box makes an alarm urgent
•
[Select All] button - selects all the alarms as urgent.
•
[Clear All] button – clears all the urgent alarms.
•
[Restore Default] button – Restores the default urgent alarms. It is advised to use the
default urgent alarms.
•
[Cancel] button – Closes the dialog box and cancel changes.
•
[OK] button – Closes the dialog box and save the changes.
Figure 11-3 shows the Encoder urgent alarms dialog box. The Encoder urgent alarms dialog
box is opened through the menu: RedundancyàEncodersàEncoders Urgent Alarms
Figure 11-4 shows the Mux urgent alarms dialog box. The Mux urgent alarms dialog box is
opened through the menu: RedundancyàMuxàMux Urgent Alarms
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11.3.3.
Device / Path Priority Dialogs
The Device / Path Priority dialog boxes can be found on the menu bar:
•
For encoders, choose from the menu bar RedundancyàEncodersàDevice Priority…
•
For Mux, choose from the menu bar RedundancyàMuxàPath Priority…
A priority value is set for each device in the group. A device used for redundancy purposes
should be assigned a very low priority value. An important device should be assigned a high
value.
Path priority is given to several devices on the same route such as a Mux and a Modulator
connected to an R-Switch. The Mux and Modulator device are considered as a path. In case
of malfunction in one of the devices, the NMS tries to find a different path. i.e. another Mux
and Modulator.
Figure 11-5 shows an example of a path in a system with a Mux and a Modulator. A path
priority contains several devices (unlike a device priority). The example shows that when Mux
0 is malfunctioned, Mux 1 and Modulator 1 replace Mux 0 and Modulator 0 even though
Modulator 0 is working properly.
Figure 11-5:
Path example
Path
Input
Encoder
Mux
Modulator
Input
Encoder
R-Switch
Output
Input
Encoder
Mux
Modulator
Input
Encoder
Path
The number of priority levels equals the sum of the devices in the group, so that each device
could have its own priority number.
Each device or path has four parameters to configure (see Figure 11-6):
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Priority – A slider control that can be moved right for lower priority or left for higher
priority. The priority number is drawn on the side of the slider.
•
Is Backed Up – a check box control. When checked - this device is backed up in case of
an urgent alarm.
•
Is Backing Up – a check box control. When checked - this device can be used as a
redundant device in case of a malfunction in a higher priority device.
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Group – The device group number. By default, the group number for all the devices is 0,
which means that by default group 0 holds all the devices. To form another group, at
least one device group number ought to be changed to another group number such as 1.
Figure 11-6 shows a Paths Redundancy Priority Dialog Box. The Paths Redundancy Priority
Dialog Box contains 10 paths.
Figure 11-6:
Slider control
11.3.4.
Paths Redundancy Priority Dialog
Priority value
Trigger automatic
Replacment for
redundancy
malfunction devices
Perform Initiated Redundancy Dialogs
To perform a manual redundancy, select from the main menu:
•
For Encoders: RedundancyàEncodersàPerform Initiated Redundancy…
•
For Mux: RedundancyàMuxàPerform Initiated Redundancy…
Figure 11-7 shows the Encoders Initiated Redundancy dialog box as an example for
performing initiated redundancy. Follow the steps below to configure the manual redundancy:
1.
Select a device number from the “From” combo box.
2.
Select a device number from the “To” combo box.
3.
Press the OK button.
4.
System Manager manually performs a redundancy process between the two devices.
Figure 11-7:
Encoders Initiated Redundancy Dialog Box
From combo box
To combo box
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12.
NMS NAVIGATOR
12.1.
General
An NMS Navigator is a program that manages System Managers.
The NMS Navigator has two operation modes:
•
Master NMS – manages all System Managers found on different sites. The Master NMS
mode is described in paragraph 12.2.
•
Site Manager – manages all System Managers on one specific site. The Site Manager
mode is described in paragraph 12.3.
The example on Figure 12-1 shows three sites: A, B and C. Each site has several System
Managers. A Site Manager can control all the System Managers on a site. The Master NMS
can manage all the System Managers on all the sites.
Figure 12-1:
Master NMS Management Structure
Master NMS
Site A
Site B
Site Manager
System
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System
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Site C
Site Manager
System
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System
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System
Manager
Site Manager
System
Manager
System
Manager
System
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12.2.
Master NMS Mode
The Master NMS mode manages all System Managers found on the different sites.
Figure 12-2 shows an example of the Master NMS primary screen.
Figure 12-2:
Master NMS Primary Display Example
Menu Bar
Tool Bar
Network Tree
Main Screen
Event Log
The main screen has the following five sections:
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Menu Bar, described on paragraph 12.2.1
•
Tool Bar, described on paragraph 12.2.2
•
Network Tree – Displays the entire network in a tree format.
Described on paragraph 12.2.3
•
Main Screen – Displays the current selected item in the network tree in details.
Described on paragraph 12.2.4
•
Event Log – logs alarms and events on the NMS.
Described on paragraph 12.2.5
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12.2.1.
Master NMS Menu
Table 12-1 shows the main menu items:
Table 12-1:
Master NMS main menu
MENU ITEM
DESCRIPTION
File à Exit
Exits the Master NMS
EditàClear Events
Clear the selected site events.
View à ToolBar
Shows / Hides the Tool Bar
View à StatusBar
Shows / Hides the Status Bar
View à SmallIcons
Displays the small icons view
View à LargeIcons
Displays the Large icons view
View à DrillDown
Fully Opens the Network tree branches
Configuration à Master
Opens the master NMS configuration dialog
Configuration à Site
Opens the site configuration dialog box for
the selected site.
Configuration à System
Opens the system configuration dialog box
for a selected system.
Options à Maintanance
Not available at current version
Options à Mode à
management
The Master NMS has two operation modes.
‘Management’ is the default operation
mode. Management mode provides the
default site and system manager control
Options à Mode à
configuration
The Master NMS has two operation modes.
Configuration mode provides additional
system configuration.
Help à About NMS Navigator
Opens the About dialog box
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12.2.2.
Master NMS Tool Bar
Table 12-2 shows the tool bars buttons and their descriptions.
Table 12-2:
Master NMS main menu
TOOL BAR ITEM
DESCRIPTION
Clear the selected site events.
Fully Opens the Network tree branches
Opens the selected item configuration dialog.
Not available at current version
Opens the About dialog box
12.2.3.
Master NMS Network tree
The Network Tree provides a list of all the sites on the network and their status.
Clicking on a site displays the main screen of the Master NMS as a Site Manager view
showing the system managers of the selected site. Paragraph 12.3.4 describes the Site
Manager main screen.
12.2.4.
Master NMS Main Screen
The Master NMS main screen shows a map of all the sites locations.
Clicking on a site displays the main screen of the Master NMS as a Site Manager view
showing the system managers of the selected site. Paragraph 12.3.4 describes the Site
Manager main screen.
The Master NMS main screen on Figure 12-2 shows a map of Korea with all the sites
pinpointed on it.
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12.2.5.
Master NMS Event log
The Event log window is located at the bottom of the screen and logs events from all System
Managers in the network.
The Event log window displays any event sent by the System Managers in the network.
When a site or a System Manager is selected, The Event log window displays any event sent
by the System Managers in the selected site.
The example in Figure 12-3 shows a network, named “Contribution Network”, which has one
site named “KumsunSite”.
The “KumsunSite” is opened in the main screen section and shows the list of System
Managers in the site.
“KumsunSite” has, on this example, two Systems Managers: D16 and D12A:
•
D12A is working properly and is marked with a V sign.
•
D16 has an alarm and is marked with an X sign.
The event log window has logged the D16 NMS alarm and is showing the alarm details:
Event type, system, Serial No., Device Failed, Device Redundant, Date/Time and a
description.
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12.3.
Site Manager Mode
The Site Manager mode manages the System Managers on one specific site. Figure 12-4
shows the Site Manager primary screen.
Figure 12-4:
Site Manager Primary Screen Example
Menu Bar
Tool Bar
Network Tree
Main Screen
Event Log
The main screen has the following five sections:
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Menu Bar, described on paragraph 12.3.1
•
Tool Bar, described on paragraph 12.3.2
•
Network Tree – Displays the site name and status.
Described on paragraph 12.3.3
•
Main Screen – Displays the current selected item in the network tree in details.
Described on paragraph 12.3.4
•
Event Log – logs alarms and events on the NMS.
Described on paragraph 12.3.5
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12.3.1.
Site Manager Menu
Table 12-3 shows the main menu items:
Table 12-3:
MENU ITEM
Site Manager main menu
DESCRIPTION
File à Exit
Exits the Master NMS
EditàClear Events
Clear the selected site events.
View à ToolBar
Shows / Hides the Tool Bar
View à StatusBar
Shows / Hides the Status Bar
View à SmallIcons
Displays the small icons view
View à LargeIcons
Displays the Large icons view
Configuration à Master
Opens the master NMS configuration dialog
Configuration à Site
Opens the site configuration dialog box for
the selected site.
Configuration à System
Opens the system configuration dialog box
for a selected system.
Options à Maintanance
Not available at current version
Options à Mode à
management
The Master NMS has two operation modes.
‘Management’ is the default operation
mode. Management mode provides the
default site and system manager control
Options à Mode à
configuration
The Master NMS has two operation modes.
Configuration mode provides additional
system configuration.
Help à About NMS Navigator
Opens the About dialog box
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12.3.2.
Site Manager Tool Bar
Table 12-4 shows the tool bars buttons and their descriptions.
Table 12-4:
Master NMS main menu
TOOL BAR ITEM
DESCRIPTION
Clear the selected site events.
Fully Opens the Network tree branches
Opens the selected item configuration dialog.
Not available at current version
Opens the About dialog box
12.3.3.
Site Manager Network Tree
The Site Manager network tree displays the site name and status.
12.3.4.
Site Manager Main Screen
The System Managers list contains the system name, Serial number, and the System
Manager status.
The Site Manager can manage System Managers. Choosing a System Manager on the Site
Manager opens the System Manager main screen for management.
To open a System Manager main screen, do the following steps:
1.
Select a System Manager from the System Managers list.
2.
Right click with the mouse on the selected System Manager. A context menu is opened.
3.
Choose ‘Open System Manager’ from the context menu.
4.
The System Manager is opened for management.
A Site Manager can open up to four simultaneously System Managers.
12.3.5.
Site Manager Events Log
The Event log window is located at the bottom of the screen and logs events from the System
Managers in the network.
The Site Manager Event log window displays any event sent by the System Managers in the
site.
The event log window is showing the following alarm details: Event type, system, Serial No.,
Device Failed, Device Redundant, Date/Time and a description.
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