A2B Electronics ECX-200 Installation guide

INSTALLATION
GUIDE
ECX-200
DVB-C Cable Processor
English
design for TV
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Content
1. Introduction
2. Unpacking the unit
3. Connections and indications
4. Settings
5. About remultiplexing
6. Installation and Configuration examples
7. SW options
8. SNMP
9. Technical specification
10.Declaration of conformity
11.Glossary
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1 Introduction
Thank you for purchasing an A2B Electronics product. The ECX-200 is a
revolutionary solution for reception and modification of QAM transmitted TVcontent into various transmission formats for cable-TV and SMATV.
The ECX-200 is delivered with hardware and software that supports DVB-C
reception, MPEG2/MPEG4 H.264 AVC, ASI output, VSB RF modulation with
NICAM or A2 audio, SNMP Interface, IP control and management. All hardware
needed for upgrade with software options is available from the start. See
section 7 SW Options for more information.
ECX-200 can be upgraded for enhanced functionality and various formats for
transmission and processing of digital TV content by upgrade of its firmware.
Software options are available from A2B Electronics, please ask us for the
specifications and complete price list of all options.
A2B Electronics AB
Phone: +46 (0)141 229115
E-mail: support@a2b.se
Also visit our web site www.a2b.se for further support.
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2 Unpacking the unit
Following components are included in the package:
Amount
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Description
ECX-200 Cable Processor
Installation guide
Front panel screws
NOTE! There is no SW CD, nor any Control Software CD. The unit is delivered
with all necessary SW embedded including web server for control and settings
of the unit.
Every unit is quality controlled by us before delivery. Should any items be
missing when unpacking, please contact our support service (see page 3 for
contact info).
Important information about power
supply to ECX-200
To avoid problems with ECX-200 and/or
EPP-100 it is very important that both
DC plugs on the EXM power cord are
inserted into the EPP-100, i.e. each
EXM unit needs to be fed from two DC
outputs at the rear end of EPP-100.
(See picture to the right).
NOTE! Never connect two EPP units to
feed one ECX-200
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3 Connections and indications
Common Interface slot
Antenna
in
DC in
A/V out
Power on indicator
QAM Rx error indicator
ASI in
Access/Tx error
indicator
ASI out
Ethernet port (RJ 45)
for control, settings,
IPTV out and SNMP
Front panel view of
ECX-200
RF out
Rear panel view of
ECX-200
Common Interface
Insert your Common Interface Conditional
Access module into this slot
Power on indicator
Green light indicates that power is on.
Rx error
Red light indicates that the receiver is not
locked to the QAM transmission.
Access/Tx error
Red light indicates that the smart card is not
authorised or that decryption is not working properly
Ethernet port
Ethernet for connection to a PC or handheld
device with web browser
Antenna in
Connect your QAM signal to this input.
RF out
Connection to Cable TV or SMATV network.
(continued)
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3 Connections and indications (continued)
A/V out *)
Connection for monitoring or to an RF
modulator.
ASI in *)
Input for ASI (Asynchronous Serial Interface)
for high speed transport stream reception.
ASI out
Output for ASI (Asynchronous Serial Interface)
for high speed transport stream transmission.
DC in
Connect a DC voltage to this input (6-10V).
*) Optional function i.e. SW Options is needed
NOTE! We recommend to use only A2B original power supply
for correct functionality and life cycle. Warranty will be void in
case of damages caused by power supplies not supplied by A2B.
4 Settings
ECX-200 has an embedded web
server allowing standard web
browsers
(Internet Explorer 8, Firefox, Opera
etc.) to connect to the unit for
settings and management.
No controller software is needed.
The ECX-200 has by default a static
IP address for connecting your PC to
the unit.
The ECX-200 is delivered with IP
address: 192.168.0.20. First time
installation requires that you set a
static IP address on your computer.
For example set your PC to IP
address: 192.168.0.19 and Net
mask: 255.255.255.0
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4 Settings (continued)
4.1 TCP/IP settings for Windows XP (setting your PC to 192.168.0.19)
Click ”Start”, select ”Control panel” and select ”Network connections” and then
select “Network and Internet settings”.”Right click” on [Settings for local network]
and select [Properties].
In Properties click [Internet protocol
(TCP/IP)] and select [Properties].
Select [Use this IP adress] and write:
192.168.0.19 and select [Net mask]
255.255.255.0. Click [OK] and then
click [Close].
NOTE! For PC with other Operating
Systems (OS) than Windows, please
consult the Owners manual for your PC
for [IP/Network settings].
4.2 Connecting your PC to ECX-200
Connect the ECX-200 to a DC power supply (EPP-100).
See section 6 for installation.
Next connect your PC to the ECX-200 with a network cable.
Start your web browser (Internet Explorer 8, Firefox, Opera etc.) and write the
IP address 192.168.0.20 in the address field in your browser.
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4 Settings (continued)
4.3 EXM Web Control Interface
4.3.1 System menu
The following [System] menu
should appear when you connect
to the ECX-200. The [System]
menu contains basic information
about current settings and SW
options.
Menu buttons for [Input],
[Output], [IPTV], [Service
management], [CI] and [Upload]
are available at the top of the
menu.
NOTE! [IPTV] needs a SW option
to be available
Current settings
Contains information of current input and output signals, if the tuner is
locked to a signal, firmware version, bootloader version, hardware revision and
serial number.
Software options
Show what software options that are available in this unit (e.g. output
signal format, input signal etc.) See section 7 for more information.
System options
This menu contains current IP settings for the ECX-200.
[Reset unit] gives a possibility to restart the unit at any time.
[System diagnostic]
By a click on the ”Download diagnostic file” you can save a file that you
can email to support@a2b.se for analysis if there is a problem with a unit.
4.3.2 IP address settings
The ECX-200 is set to an default IP address from factory (192.168.0.20 ). However, it
is possible to change the IP address and/or the Netmask and/or the Gateway. This is
an important function when you install two or more EXM units in a Head End and
want to connect all units together through a switch or a router.
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4 Settings (continued)
IP address settings (continued)
Setting new static IP address in
the ECX-200
Connect your PC to each EXM
unit after that you have done all
other settings in the units and
change to a specific IP address
for every unit.
A recommendation is to use from
192.168.0.21 and higher.
NOTE! Almost every switch/router use
192.168.0.1 as default IP address so
make sure you don’t use the same IP
address in any ECX-200 unit.
To continue settings press [Input]
4.3.3 Tuner settings
Select [Modulation], [Symbol rate]
and the [Channel name] or enter
the [Transponder frequency] (in
MHz).
Press [Set] to save settings.
A list of the available services
from the multiplex you tuned to,
will be shown on the right hand
side and also available services
via the ASI input.
Below [Tuner settings] information
of the received signal is displayed.
Note! We recommend that the
input level is better than -45dBm
and that the C/N is better than 36
dB (QAM64).
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4 Settings (continued)
We suggest that you consult your service provider for correct parameters for
each multiplex you want to receive.
Click [Output] to continue with the output settings.
4.3.4 Output settings
ASI mode
The output selection ASI disables all
RF modulation on the outputs and
all selected services will be
transmitted only through the ASI
output connector. ASI is a high
speed interface for digital TV
transport streams. Use this output
mode if you run IPTV out.
Under [ASI options] you can select
the output bitrate which is the same
bitrate as for IPTV out.
Analogue mode
The selection [Analogue] is set as
factory default as RF output .
Country specific settings can be
done by selecting [Country]. By
selecting a specific country,
transmission standard and
languages are automatically preset.
[Audio language] gives you the
choosen language if there is more
than one language in the received
signal.
[Audio level] can be adjusted
between +3 to -9 dB.
Subtitling type, subtitle priority and
subtitle charset can be selected as
well as Subtitle conversion and
Subtitle WSS.
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4 Settings (continued)
4.3.4 Analogue mode (cont)
If you click on the “Advanced settings”
text line you can do settings for
[Country], [Video system], [Audio
system], [Audio dual mono] and adjust
[Mono subcarrier level] and/or [Stereo
subcarrier level] if necessary.
When [Audio dual mono] is selected
you have to set Audio language for the
correct priority of sound.
In the scroll list for [Mono subcarrier
level] and for [Mono subcarrier level]
you can also switch the subcarrier(s) to
Off.
Adjustment for [A/V Audio level] is also
possible to do if the SW option “EXMAV” is downloaded in the unit.
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4 Settings (continued)
4.3.4 Analogue mode (cont)
It is possible to select scaling of the
picture format to fit with connected
TV sets. This is handled in the
[Video conversion] drop down list
where it’s possible to choose
between the different types. [Video
WSS] (Wide Screen Signalling) is
available in the video for signalling
of the aspect ratio to be displayed by
the TV sets.
[Bitrate] can be set and this sets the
bitrate at the ASI output.
NOTE! Refer to the table in page 17
about correct values.
[Radio Channel OSD] gives you the
possibility to display the name of a
radio channel on connected TV
sets. You can choose Bg colour
(background colour) and Text colour
of the Radio channel name.
[Attenuation] can be chosen from
0 to -31 dB
You can select output [Channel
name] (E2 to E69) or [Frequency]
within steps of 1 kHz (e.g. 306,167
MHz) in all three output modes
(Analogue, COFDM or QAM).
Click [Set] to save settings.
QAM mode (SW option)
When selecting [QAM] DVB-C
output, there are settings for Output
channel (E2 to E69) or Frequency,
QAM mode (16, 32, 64, 128 or
256QAM), Baud rate (kBaud) and
Output signal attenuation
(0 to -31dB). Click [Set] to save
settings.
NOTE! Some of the choices needs
optional software to be uploaded
before they can be selected.
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4 Settings (continued)
COFDM mode (SW option)
For [COFDM] (DVB-T) output you
can select Output channel (E2 to
E69) or Frequency and Output
signal attenuation (0 to -31dB).
You can also select bandwidth (6,7
or 8 MHz). For max recommended
output bitrate see page 17.
Click [Set] to save settings.
COFDM modulation settings are
2k, 64QAM, FEC 7/8, GI 1/32
Click [Service management] to
select service(s) and or create new
multiplexes.
4.3.5 Service Management
The Service management menu
gives an overview of available
services from satellite or the ASI
input (if enabled). Remultiplexing
(remuxing) is possible after
downloading an appropriate SW
option. To build your own MUX you
combine several incoming services.
These can be received either from
the tuner or from the ASI in. Under
the [Digital output] section in this
menu you can see the actual
(instantaneous) “Outgoing data rate”
and the “Configured data rate”. This
helps you to avoid overload for the
output (see page 17 for information).
From FW 1.23 there is also logging
of Output bit rate in the SNMP (see
page 29)
NOTE! When a service is selected
as Analogue output only, a web reset
or a power reset is necessary , to
start decoding of the selected
service.
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4 Settings (continued)
In the menu section Available
services all services the unit
receives, both from the [Tuner input]
and from the [ASI input], are listed.
To select the service or services you
want as output, mark services under
[Available services] by clicking the
line where the service is presented
and then click the “Set digital” button.
A “X” should appear in the “Dig”
column. Do the same to choose a
service as “Analogue out”. Make your
choice of which services you want to
select as outputs and you will see the
selected service(s) in the [Digital
output] list in the menu.
The ASI output automatically contains the services you have selected for [Digital
output].
For decryption you mark the service by clicking the service name in the [Available
services] list and by clicking on “Enable” under the [Decryption] headline.
NOTE! To decrypt more than one service requires a multidecryption CA module and a
smartcard that is activated for more than one service. Some smartcards can handle
three or more services at a time. Please refer to your smartcard service provider and or
program provider for further information.
Network settings
Click the [Network settings] button to display the Network settings menu. Here you can
write [Network Provider Name], [Network ID], [Original Network ID], [TransportStream
ID] and select [Logical channel type]. When one or more choices has been made, you
have to click on [Save] to store your settings. The DVB standard recommends following
Network ID ranges:
DVB-S: 0 to 8191 (0 should be avoided)
DVB-T: 8193 to 13568(Boxer in Sweden use 8945)
DVB-C: 40961 to 65281 (ComHem in Sweden use 41001 and up)
To make Network search to work on STB:s (Set Top Boxes) that are connected to the
cable TV network you must have all EXM units interconnected to a switch and also
assure that the Original network ID and the Network ID is set to the same value in all
EXM units.
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4 Settings (continued)
4.3.5 LCN settings
Before starting, ensure that you
have selected the correct [Logical
channel type] (see page 14).For
setting the LCN (Logical Channel
Number) you click on the [+] sign
under the column named
[Options]. In the box under the
label [Logical channel number]
you write the LCN number you
want for the service you have
chosen and click the [Set] button.
NOTE! LCN shall only be set in
EXM units with outgoing muxes.
LCN is not supported in all DVB
receivers i.e. refer to your
manufacturer for specification for
the DVB receivers in your cable
TV network. All EXM units has to
be interconnected to a switch to
make the LCN to work properly.
4.3.6 Upload
Update of the ECX-200 firmware or
upload of enhanced functionality is
done via the Upload menu.
NOTE! Always read the Instructions
carefully before starting an upgrade.
Select [Browse] and search for the
correct file on your computer. When
the file is selected press [Upload]
and the file is uploaded into the
ECX-200. When upload is ready
you should get a message “Upload
completed”. Always do a power
reset or web reset after finished
upload to ensure that the ECX-200
reboots with the uploaded software.
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Please refer to the “Upgrade
instructions” for each specific SW.
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4 Settings (continued)
4.2.6 IPTV output (SW option)
This menu allows for settings
required to transmit a digital-TV
transport stream as IPTV. IPTV
output is optional and can be
ordered separately as a SW option
(see chapter 7, SW Options).
For IPTV out you have to set [UDP/RTP] values for Port and Address, e.g.: IP
address 239.192.0.10 and Port 1234. In the ”Bitrate” box you can choose bitrate
for the IPTV TS out. The maximum value is 55Mb/s. Click [Set bitrate] to save
settings. Click [Start] to start IPTV streaming on the output (RJ 45 connector). To
check the IPTV out signal, use VLC Player or similar.
NOTE! To avoid overload it’s not recommended to run other RF
output at the same time as IPTV out e.g. choose ASI as
Output. The choosen bitrate will be the same on the ASI output
4.2.7 CI and Smart card information
This menu allows you to view
information about your CA-system
and current subscriptions etc.
There is also an [Advanced settings]
menu, but we recommend to NOT
change in this menu if you are not
aware of what the effect will be.
If you by mistake have changed any
setting you can always click on the
”Reset button” to come back to
Default settings.
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5 About remultiplexing
To be sure that you don’t exceed maximum bit rate for an output MUX, please
control that you don’t select to many services.
If you run a third party SNMP program you can monitor the Output bitrate and
see that the outgoing bitrate is not too high.
See Chapter 8 for more information about SNMP.
The table below gives max bit rates for COFDM and QAM out from ECX-200.
NOTE! Due to bit rate fluctuations from statistical multiplexing, we recommend
that you use maximum 85% of the theoretical available bit rate
Output signal Modulation
Baudrate/BW
Max bitrate (Mb/s)
85%
COFDM
64QAM
8 MHz
31,67
26,92
COFDM
64QAM
7 MHz
27,71
23,55
COFDM
64QAM
6 MHz
23,75
20,19
QAM
16QAM
6.875 Mbaud/s
25,34
21,54
QAM
32QAM
6,875 Mbaud/s
31,68
26,93
QAM
64QAM
6.875 Mbaud/s
38,01
32,31
QAM
128QAM
6.875 Mbaud/s
44,35
37,70
QAM
256QAM
6.875 Mbaud/s
50,69
43,08
Table 1. Max bit rates for COFDM and QAM.
The formula for calculating QAM output bitrate is: [ Baudrate x ”A”/(204/188) ]
where ”A” is 4 for 16QAM, 5 for 32QAM, 6 for 64QAM, 7 for 128QAM and 8 for
256QAM mode.
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6 Installation and Configuration examples
The ECX-200 can be installed either as a stand alone unit (Wall mount kit for single
EXM unit) or in a base unit (EBU-100).
Before connecting power to the ECX-200, make sure that all other
connections have been made. A coaxial cable of good quality with an F-connector
should be connected from the cable network to the antenna input and another one
from the RF output to the cable TV network. Connect a power supply and make all
necessary settings as described in section 4.
Note! Important information in page 4 about connecting the DC cable.
Installation in a base unit with 5 EXM modules
and common power supply.
Accessories
EPP-100 power
supply100W,
11 outputs
ESP-110 single
power supply 25W,
1 output
DC-cable for
ECX-200
A/V cable EXM
ASI cable 250mm
Art no: 103100.02
Art no: 103200.02
Art no: 500200.01
Art no: 500210.01
Art no: 500250.01
EXM wall
mount
EXM style cover
plate 50mm
EXM style cover
plate 20mm
ASI cable 1000mm
Art no: 700004.10
Art no: 700003.10
Art no: 501000.01
EBU-100 Base unit
for 5 ECX-200 modules
and power supply EPP
Art no: 104100.01
Art no: 121000.01
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6 Installation and Configuration examples (cont.)
6.1 Configuration examples: Network settings COFDM out, Mux #1
ECX-200 #1
192.168.10.21
ECX-200 #2
192.168.10.22
ASI
VSB RF
out
ECX-200 #3
192.168.10.23
ASI
VSB RF
out
COFDM
out
As you can see the Network ID and Original Network ID (ONID) should be the same in all
units and preferable the same ID as the Main terrestrial operator are using (in Sweden
Teracom and they use 8945 as ONID). Network ID could have another value than the
ONID but most of STB and TV with inbuilt STB will accept same ID for Network ID and
ONID.
To avoid problems between two or more Muxes in a Headend it’s recommended to use
different Transport Stream ID (TSID) for each EXM unit in the same Headend. A rule to
make the TSID easier to remember is to use same TSID as the last digits in the IP
address of the unit. This also makes it easier to remember if a unit shall be replaced.
NetworkProviderName is possible to change. However, if you do not know what STB:s
and TV sets customer use it’s NOT recommended to change. If the owner of the
Headend also provide all STB:s to all households in the Cable TV network this could be
changed.
The choice of Logical channel type is depending on in which country the installation is
made. For the Nordic countries the correct choice is ”Nordig”. This should be chosen
only in the unit with the outgoing MUX i.e. in other units the correct choice is ”Undefined”.
For other countries refer to your DVB specification. Beside Nordig you can choose
between EACEM and Independent Television.
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(See next page for configuration of Mux #2).
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NOTE! All three units has SW option EXM-RT.
6 Installation and Configuration examples (cont.)
6.1 Configuration examples: Network settings COFDM out, Mux #2
ECX-200 #4
192.168.10.24
ECX-200 #5
192.168.10.25
ASI
VSB RF
out
ECX-200 #6
192.168.10.26
ASI
VSB RF
out
COFDM
out
As you can see, the Network ID and the Original Network ID (ONID) is the same
as in the units in MUX #1. The only difference is that all units in this Mux has other
Transportstream ID than in MUX #1 (here also chosen as the last digits in the IP
address).
When building a third Mux you shall use the same settings i.e. same Network ID
and ONID but different Transportstream ID.
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NOTE! All three units has SW option EXM-RT.
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6 Installation and Configuration examples (cont.)
6.2 Configuration examples: Network settings QAM out, Mux #1
ECX-200 #1
192.168.10.21
ECX-200 #2
192.168.10.22
ASI
VSB RF
out
ECX-200 #3
192.168.10.23
ASI
VSB RF
out
QAM
out
As you can see the Network ID and Original Network ID (ONID) should be the same in all
units and preferable the same ID as the Main Cable operator use (in Sweden ComHem
are using 41001 as Network ID). Network ID could have another value than the ONID but
most of STB:s and TV:s with inbuilt STB will accept same ID for Network ID and ONID.
To avoid problems between two or more Muxes in a Headend it’s recommended to use
different Transport Stream ID (TSID) for each EXM unit in the same Headend. A rule to
make the TSID easier to remember is to use same TSID as the last digits in the IP
address of the unit. This also makes it easier to remember if a unit shall be replaced.
NetworkProviderName is possible to change. However, if you do not know what STB:s
and TV sets customer use it’s NOT recommended to change. If the owner of the Headend
also provide all STB:s to all households in the Cable TV network this could be changed.
The choice of Logical channel type is depending on in which country the installation is
made. For the Nordic countries the correct choice is ”Nordig”. This should be chosen only
in the unit with the outgoing MUX i.e. in other units the correct choice is ”Undefined”. For
other countries refer to your DVB specification. Beside Nordig you can choose between
EACEM and Independent Television.
(See next page for configuration of Mux #2).
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NOTE! All three units has SW option EXM-RC.
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6 Installation and Configuration examples (cont.)
6.2 Configuration examples: Network settings QAM out, Mux #2
ECX-200 #4
192.168.10.24
ECX-200 #5
192.168.10.25
ASI
VSB RF
out
ECX-200 #6
192.168.10.26
ASI
VSB RF
out
QAM
out
As you can see, the Network ID and the Original Network ID (ONID) is the same as in
the units in MUX #1. The only difference is that all units in this Mux has other
Transportstream ID than in MUX #1 (here also chosen as the last digits in the IP
address).
When building a third Mux you use the same settings i.e. same Network ID and ONID
but different Transportstream ID.
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NOTE! All three units has SW option EXM-RC.
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6.2 Set Top Box.
To be able to run QAM or COFDM together with some Set top boxes in order to
avoid the message ”New channels found”, due to NIT and SDT update, you have
to do the installation in the ESX/ETX/ECX-200 Head end according to the
following instructions:
1.Make sure there is no QAM or COFDM signal out from the Head end during the
installation/modification.
2.Make all settings in all units including Network settings and LCN.
3.Write following command via Telnet in the units that has COFDM or QAM as
output: tsmux.box_variant(2)
4.Remove the power from these units and reconnect one of the units.
5.Wait 2 minutes before connecting the next unit to power.
6.Connect the next unit after one minute and proceed with the rest until all units
are powered.
7.Connect the RF out again from the Head end.
We recommend you to do a new channel search in the STB:s after this operation.
The command ”tsmux.box_variant(1)” sets back default functionality.
If you want to go back to box_variant(1) do the same procedure as for
box_variant(2).
NOTE! Above described functionality will only be available when all EXM units
are connected through a switch.
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6.1.3 Installation of ECX-200 units through a switch with DHCP with possibility for
remote management over VPN connection between office and Head end.
ECX-200 connected through
a switch with DHCP
VPN connection
NOTE! If you have questions about how to set up the VPN connection ask your
network administrator for detailed information.
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7 SW options
It is possible to upgrade your ECX-200 with one or more SW options. Below you
can read about available options. For price list, contact your distributor, see
www.a2b.se , Partners.
In the System menu you can see what SW options are presently available in your
ECX-200.
7.1 EXM-Basic, Basic Functionality
If you have purchased a ESCX-200 without any SW options you have this basic
entitlement which include DVB-C input and
analogue output. ASI output is available. ASI input is disabled.
NOTE! ASI output is without remux i.e. no table changes are made.
7.2 EXM-RC, Remux and QAM out
This SW option allows you to do remuxing and QAM modulation.
7.3 EXM-RT, Remux and COFDM out
This SW option allows you to do remuxing and COFDM modulation.
7.4 EXM-RIPout, Remux and IPTV out
This SW option allows you to do remuxing and IPTV out.
7.5 EXM-AV, Audio/Video out
This SW option allows for A/V out at the back plane A/V connector.
7.6 EXM-ALL, software package.
This SW option includes EXM-RC, EXM-RT, EXM-RIPout and EXM-AV
7.7 EXM-Demo, software package
30 days evaluation SW option (includes same options as EXM-ALL).
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7 SW options (continued)
7.8 EXM-CL, CryptoLITE
This SW option allows you to encrypt output channels in a mux with Cryptoguard,
without any need for an encryption server. For more information please contact
Cryptoguard, phone +46-(0)971-10735.
To encrypt a service, select the service and then click on ”Add Service(s)”.
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7 SW options (continued)
7.9 EXM-SC, Simulcrypt
This SW option allows you to encrypt a Mux in an EXM unit. When this SW option
is uploaded to the unit a new menu will be available (see below).
NOTE! Does not include the encryption equipment such as encryption server,
SMS etc.
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7 SW options (continued)
7.9 EXM-SC, Simulcrypt (cont.)
The setup of encryption of services with Simulcrypt is described below:
1. Make the necessary connection between the EXM unit and the encryption
server. For more information about [Server configuration], please refer to your
provider of the CA system. As you see it’s possible to have different CA server
for ECM and for EMM.
2. When connected to a CA server and that server is running you click on the line
with the ”Running server” you want to use. Ensure that line is ”marked” dark
blue.
3. Click on [Add ECM Generator] to create one ECM generator.
4. Repeat step 2 and step 3 above to create more ECM generators. You must
create one ECM generator for each service to encrypt.
Click here
5. Click on the line with the first ECM generator (1) to mark that ECM generator.
Click on the service under [Add Services] that you want to encrypt and click on
[Add Service(s)]
6. Repeat step 5 to encrypt the rest of the services that should be encrypted
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8 SNMP
With FW from version 1.22 and later in the ECX-200 you are able to use the
SNMP Interface for monitoring the ECX-200. To enter the SNMP menu on the
unit, write: /snmp.html after the IP address in the web browser.
Example: 192.168.0.20/snmp.html
In the [SNMP agent] part of the menu you can start the SNMP agent, select
Listen port, Read community, Write community.
In the [SNMP traps] part of this menu you can select Dest. Address (IP
address to the PC that is listening), Dest. port and Community.
SNMP agent = the “agent” (SW) that
listens for GET or SET
Listen port = port to listen to
Read community = “password” for
Management System to be able to access
SNMP agents for GET commands.
“Public” as default.
Write community = “password” for
Management System to be able to access
SNMP agents for SET commands (not
implemented yet). “Public” as default.
SNMP traps= the “trap” (SW in EXM) that sends information to the
Management System when defined instances occur
Dest. address = IP address to host for Management System
Dest. port = port in MS host
Community = “password” for Management System to be able to access
SNMP traps. “Public” as default.
NOTE! To be able to use the SNMP you need to use a 3rd party program. One
program you can download for trial is http://www.ireasoning.com/mibbrowser.shtml .
Download the a2b-mibs.zip file that is found in the SNMP menu, unzip and copy
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the two mib files into theMIB map in the 3rd party program.
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9 Technical specification
ECX-200 DVB-C Cable processor
Connectors and Interfaces
Control and IP out connector
RF input connector
RF output connector
ASI input connector
ASI output connector
CAM connector
LED Indicator lights
SNMP Interface
A/V out connector
RJ-45, 10/100 BaseT
F female, 75 Ω
F female, 75 Ω
BNC female, 75 Ω
BNC female, 75 Ω
PCMCIA (5 VDC)
Power on, QAM/Rx error,
Tx/Access error
RJ-45, 10/100 BaseT
3,5 mm 4 pole
QAM modulation (SW Option)
QAM modes
Symbol rate
MER (at RF out)
DVB compliance
QAM output frequency
Output level
PSI/SI management
Remultiplexing
16, 32, 64, 128 and 256 QAM
4 – 7.2 Mbaud/s
> 38 dB for 256-QAM
DVB-C (EN 300 429)
47 - 862 MHz (1 kHz step)
Min 105 dBuV (47-470 MHz)
Min 100 dBuV (470-862 MHz)
Yes
Yes
COFDM modulation (SW Option)
QAM Cable Receiver
Input frequency
Input freq step size
Input level range
Input impedance
Input return loss
QAM mode
Baud rates
C/N limit
Bandwidth
DVB compliance
50 - 858 MHz (centre freq.)
250 kHz
-55 to -25 dBm *)
75 Ω
12 dB
16, 32, 64, 128 or 256 QAM
3000 to 7000 kS/s
26 dB *)
8 MHz
DVB-C
*) QEF reception with test signal: 64QAM, 26 dB C/N
COFDM mode
Guard interval
FEC
MER
2K
1/32
7/8
>34 dB
DVB compliance
Max output bitrate
DVB-T (EN 300 744)
31,67 Mbit/s (8 MHz bandwidth)
27,71 Mbit/s (7 MHz bandwidth)
23,75 Mbit/s (6 MHz bandwidth)
47 – 862 MHz (1 kHz step)
Min 100 dBuV (47-470 MHz)
Min 95 dBuV (470-862 MHz)
Yes
Yes
Output frequency
Output level
PSI/SI management
Remultiplexing
IPTV out (SW Option)
RF Modulation (analogue)
Standards
Sound
Modulation video
Modulation mono
Output frequency
Output level
S/N weighted
C/N, broadband
NICAM standards
Power ratio
(Vision/NICAM carrier)
Tolerance
Impedance
B/G, I, D/K, L, M/N
Mono, NICAM stereo or
A2/A2* stereo
VSB AM, neg. or pos.
Audio FM or AM
47 – 862 MHz (1 kHz step)
> 110 dBuV (47-470 MHz)
> 105 dBuV (470-862 MHz)
> 57 dB
> 70 dB
NICAM 728 (EN 300 163)
B/G -20dB,
I -24dB,
D/K -24dB,
L -27dB
+/- 1dB
75 Ω
Max output bit rate
Connector
Output protocol
PSI/SI management
Remultiplexing
55 Mbit/s *)
RJ 45 (same as control)
UDP, Multicast or Unicast
Yes
Yes
*) Single SPTS/MPTS and only IPTV as output
Miscellaneous
Power supply
Power consumption
7,5 VDC nom. (6-10 VDC)
Typ. 15 W
Dimensions
Weight
Controller
165x105x37 mm (excl. connectors)
Approx. 390 g
Embedded web server
Operating temperature
-20 to +50˚C, non condensing
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ASI input (SW option) – output
ASI bit rate
Max payload bitrates:
Input bit rate
Output bit rate
PCR restamping
PSI/SI management
Remultiplexing
Graphical User Interface (GUI)
270 Mbit/s
55 Mbit/s
55 Mbit/s
Yes
Yes
Yes
*)
*)
*) The input, output and throughput bitrate is highly
dependent on the type of application that is running in
the unit.
MPEG Decoder - Audio
Supported formats
Output
Impedance
Output level
Level adjustment
MPEG 1 layer II, AAC HE,
Selection of Dual mono in,
Stereo or Mono
< 100 Ω
0 dBu
+3 to -9dB
MPEG Decoder - Video
Supported formats
Output standards
Impedance
Output level
Aspect Ratio
Teletext
Subtitling
Decryption
Multidecryption
MPEG2 MP@ML, MPEG4 H.264 AVC
PAL, SECAM or NTSC
75 Ω
1 Vpp @ 75 Ω
Letterbox, Pan/Scan,
or conversion Combined (14:9)
programmable, WSS
Insertion in VBI
Teletext or DVB subtitling
Common Interface (PCMCIA 5VDC)
Yes *)
*) SW option is needed
Graphical User Interface for easy set up of complex
systems. Simple handling of remultiplexing
and creation of new multiplexes from any input.
Default settings of PSI/SI tables to avoid clashes in the output
multiplexes.
Simple structure for setting input, output and processing
parameters.
Each ECX-200 contains an embedded web server.
Standard web browsers (Internet Explorer 8, Mozilla Firefox etc.)
are supported.
With FW 1.22 (or later) in your ECX-200 you also can use a third
party program for surveillance via the SNMP interface.
Remultiplexing (SW option)
Each ECX-200 contains a remultiplexer for 2 incoming transport
streams. The transports streams can be received from cable and from
the ASI input. PID remapping is made automatically.
The following components can be remultiplexed:
Audio, Video, Subtitling, PAT, PMT, NIT actual, EIT, CAT,
SDT, TDT and TOT.
IP connection between EXM units in a system is required for NIT, EIT
other and SDT other.
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10 Declaration of Conformity
The document for Declaration of Conformity you will find at www.a2b.se.
Further information at www.a2b.se.
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11 Glossary
DVB
Digital Video Broadcasting (Standardization body)
MPEG-2
Compression format for digital TV
MPEG-4
Compression format for digital TV (SD and HD)
H.264 AVC
Format for compression of the video in HDTV
VSB
Vestigal Side Band (adjacent channel RF modulation)
ASI
Asynchronous Serial Interface (High Speed Interface)
NICAM
Digital sound format for analogue TV transmission
IP
Internet Protocol (defines how data is packetized for Internet broadcast)
IPTV
TV-content packetized for Internet Protocol
DVB-T
Modulation format (COFDM) for terrestrial transmission of digital-TV
QAM
Modulation standard for digital TV in cable networks
COFDM
Modulation standard for digital TV in terrestrial networks
Remultiplexing
Way of recombining services from different multiplexes
DHCP
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol is a protocol used by networked devices
(clients) to obtain the parameters necessary for operation in an Internet
Protocol network. This protocol reduces system administration workload,
allowing devices to be added to the network with little or no manual
configuration.
Common Interface
Connector for a PCMCIA module used for decrypting encrypted TV programs.
Modules should comply with the DVB CI standard
SD
Standard definition TV (576i in Europe)
HD
High Definition TV (720p or 1080i)
LCN
Logical Channel Numbers (method to give specific TV-programs a number
that defines the order they appear on a TV or Set Top Box
VPN
Virtual Private Network (secure point to point connection in an unsecure
network)
SMS
Service Management System (system for handling smartcards).
SNMP
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is used in network
management systems to monitor network-attached devices for conditions that
warrant administrative attention. SNMP is a component of the Internet Protocol
Suite as defined by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). It consists of a
set of standards for network management, including an application layer
protocol, a database schema, and a set of data objects
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