Ericsson RX8330 Specifications

Ericsson RX8330 Specifications
RLS & WNE
CLIENT V6
RX8200 CONFIGURATION GUIDE
Date of issue: 3rd April 2014
WNE v.6.0
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Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 Introduction
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1.1
Front Panel Controls
5
1.2
Front Panel LEDs
5
2 Receiver Installation and Cable Connections
6
2.1
RF Connection
6
2.2
IP Data And Management Connection
7
2.3
Management Address Configuration
7
3 Receiver Configuration
8
3.1
Satellite Parameters
8
3.2
Using the Receiver Front Panel Menu System
9
3.3
Default IP Address – Front Panel Control
9
3.4
Configuration Of RX8200 on RLS – Front Panel Control
9
3.5
Configuration Of Network Access
10
3.6
Configuration Of RX8200 on RLS – Browser Interface
10
3.7
Automated Configuration Script
12
3.8
Default Service Preset
14
3.9
Recording The MAC Address
14
3.10
Recording the Unique Hardware ID
16
3.11
Saving a Configuration File
17
3.12
Restoring A Configuration File
18
3.13
Reset to Factory Defaults
19
4 Troubleshooting
20
4.1
Unable to lock to the WNE signal
20
4.2
Not getting IP Data from WNE
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5 FAQs
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5.1
How Do I Set Aspect Ratio 16:9 & 4:3
21
5.2
Can the RX8200 be configured to Take an ASI Input Instead of RF?
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5.3
What type of LNB should be used on a satellite dish for receiving WNE?
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Appendix 1 RX8200 MAC Address
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1.1
MAC Address Change – Replacing an EMR receiver with an RX8200.
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1.2
GCO Contacts
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Appendix 2 Manual Configuration
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Appendix 3 Technical Specification
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3.1
Physical & Power
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Table of Contents
3.2
Control
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3.3
Satellite Input Options
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3.4
Video Decoding Options
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3.5
Video Output Options
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3.6
IP Input Options
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3.7
IP High Speed Data
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3.8
Glossary of Abbreviations
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Appendix 4 RX8200 Multiple WNE Server & Dell Server Connection
Appendix 5 RX8200 Alarm
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Appendix 6 Firmware Upgrade On An RX8200
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Appendix 7 Applying a HD License Key
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Introduction
1 INTRODUCTION
The RX8200 Receiver is a component of the MPEG-4 AVC/ MPEG-2/DVB compliant range of Ericsson equipment
designed for use by broadcasters and distributors of video, audio and data Services over satellite.
Figure 1 RX8200 Satellite Receiver
The Satellite Receiver interfaces directly to a Low-Noise Block (LNB) on a satellite dish and takes an intermediate
frequency (IF) input in the band 950 - 2150 MHz (L-band). The unit can provide dc power and polarisation
switching to the LNB.
The receiver can be tuned to a Reuters satellite channel frequency and polarisation. The input is down-converted
via an LNB to provide an L-band input to the Receiver. The received Reuters satellite channel contains two
services within the Receiver’s demultiplexer. These are configured to select a single video Service (Reuters Live
Service) and other audio/data (World News Express) components and present them at the receiver output(s).
In short, this receiver processes both RLS and WNE content for Reuters Broadcasting clients.
1.1
FRONT PANEL CONTROLS
The physical interface for the Front Panel consists of an alphanumeric LCD display, pushbuttons, and a status LED
that can used to set-up and monitor the unit. User input is via six pushbuttons comprising four cursor pushbuttons:
Left, Right, Up, and Down; and two edit control pushbuttons: Edit and Save.
Figure 2 RX8200 Front Panel Controls
Each pushbutton has an integral green LED except Save, which has an integral red LED. When lit these LEDs
indicate to the User which pushbutton is currently active.
1.2
FRONT PANEL LEDS
Receiver status as follows:
A red status LED is used to indicate an RX8200 Receiver fault condition, e.g. a missing or faulty input signal. It
should be off for correct operation, although it may be lit briefly during power up.
An orange status LED is used to indicate that the RX8000 Receiver is locked to a Transport Stream, but also
indicates incorrect conditions or incorrect system functioning.
A green status LED is used to indicate that the RX8000 Receiver is locked to a Transport Stream and also
indicates correct conditions and correct system functioning.
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Receiver Installation and Cable Connections
2 RECEIVER INSTALLATION AND CABLE CONNECTIONS
Mount the RX8200 in a 19-inch standard rack in an MCR or CER that has an RF satellite feed to Reuters
RLS/WNE.
*Frame Sync is not enabled by default on an RX8200. Please contact GCO and request a license is a client
requires it.
Figure 3. Rear Connections On RX8200
2.1
RF CONNECTION
Connect an RF coaxial cable that is carrying the Reuters RLS/WNE satellite signal to RF In 1 on the rear of the
RX8200.
Figure 4. RF Connection on RX8200.
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Receiver Installation and Cable Connections
2.2
IP DATA AND MANAGEMENT CONNECTION
Connect the Ethernet 3 (eth3) network card of the WNE HPDL180 G6 server to the RX8200 (labelled IP OUT 2)
using an ethernet cable for WNE IP Data.
Connect the Ethernet 1 (eth1) network card on the server to the management port (labelled CONTROL 2) on the
RX8200 for management access. Figure 5 shows how these connections should be made between both devices.
NIC interfaces should be auto sensing so a standard straight ethernet cable is sufficient for a direct connection.
Figure 5. Network Cabling Connection Convention
2.3
MANAGEMENT ADDRESS CONFIGURATION
Default IP Address - 172.16.2.20
Configuration of this IP address must be configured on the front panel of the receiver. When this address change
is applied, the WNE Server can be used to access the RX8200 browser page to complete the receiver
configuration settings.
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Receiver Configuration
3 RECEIVER CONFIGURATION
3.1
SATELLITE PARAMETERS
Global satellite coverage for the WNE and RLS services are transmitted via the regional satellite providers listed
below. You must ensure that your satellite dish is actually positioned to point to the relevant location.
The frequency of the LNB used in your installed satellite dish will also be required during the configurations that
follow in this document.
North America
Central America
South America
Satellite
Satmex 6
Satmex 6
Satmex 6
Video Standard
525 – NTSC / HD60
525 – NTSC / HD60
525 – NTSC / HD60
Position
113° West
113° West
113° West
12046.50 MHz
12046.50 MHz
12046.50 MHz
(Ku-Band)
(Ku-Band)
(Ku-Band)
Symbol Rate
14.3 MS/s
14.3 MS/s
14.3 MS/s
FEC
3/5
3/5
3.5
Polarization
Horizontal
Horizontal
Horizontal
Roll Off
20%
20%
20%
D/L Frequency
Figure 6 Satellite coverage for North, Central and South America
Europe
MEA
Asia
Satellite
SES-4
Amos 5
Asiasat 5
Video Standard
625 – PAL / HD50
625 - PAL
625 – PAL**
Position
22° West
17.0° East
100.5° East
D/L Frequency
11128.30 MHz
(Ku-Band)
4119 MHz
(C-Band)
3960 MHz
(C-Band)
Symbol Rate
14.3 MS/s
7.2 MS/s
30.0 MS/s
FEC
3/5
3/4
5/6
Polarization
Horizontal
RH Circular
Horizontal
Roll Off
20%
35%
20%
Figure 7 Satellite coverage for Europe, MEA and Asia
* Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay use a PAL-N variation but receive via satellite a 525 NTSC signal.
** Some countries in Asia like Japan, China, South Korea Philippines and some Pacific Island Nations use NTSC.
st
st
 Dual illumination of WNE & RLS on Asiasat 5 to commence from the 1 of November 2013 up until the 31
March 2014.
th
 Change of SES 4 frequency from 11653.7MHz to 11128.3MHz on 19 of January 2014.
All of these satellite paramaters exist in a series of preconfiguration files that can be found on a WNE server.
These files are covered in Section 3.7.
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Configuring the RX8200
The most efficient way to configure an RX8200 is by using its web-based management interface. It is also possible
to configure most of the receiver functionality through the front panel menu control buttons which takes
considerably longer to complete.
3.2
USING THE RECEIVER FRONT PANEL MENU SYSTEM

The four arrow pushbuttons are used to navigate through the receiver menu system. Each arrow pushbutton
backlight is illuminated when a further menu can be reached by pressing that pushbutton.

The edit and save pushbuttons are used to modify User Settings within the menu system. The edit pushbutton
backlight is illuminated when the current menu contains a User modifiable setting. To modify a User Setting
within a menu, press the edit pushbutton and then use the up and down pushbuttons to change the User
Setting. During this edit operation, both the edit and save pushbutton backlights will be illuminated. If a menu
contains more than one modifiable User Setting then the left and right pushbuttons are used to select which
User Setting will be edited. When a User Setting has been modified, the save pushbutton should be pressed to
confirm and action this new User Setting.

Configure the IP addresses of this receiver for access to the Management and IP Data network interfaces.
Once the management IP address has been configured to the default Reuters address (172.16.2.20), the
remainder of this receiver configuration can be done through its Internet browser page.
3.3
DEFAULT IP ADDRESS – FRONT PANEL CONTROL
The default IP addresses for the Management control should be configured manually through the front panel menu.
The Management port called Control 2 (IP2) should be changed to a default IP address of 172.16.2.20. The
Subnet address should remain as 255.255.255.0.
Management Control 2 – Menu 1.1.3
Figure 8. Control 2 Network Address
3.4
CONFIGURATION OF RX8200 ON RLS – FRONT PANEL CONTROL
If you wish to simplify the configuration process, skip to Section 3.7 for instructions on configuration through a web
interface. The steps below are a manual process for configuring RLS only and do not set all WNE configuration
paramaters.

Go to Menu 3.2 and select RF INPUT 1. The Receiver can take its signals from four sources. Set-up source 1.

Scroll to Menu 3.2.2.1. Enter the LNB FREQUENCY then press Save. This sets up the LNB frequency for the
selected Source in MHz.
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Scroll to Menu 3.2.2.2. Enter the SATELLITE FREQUENCY then press Save. This sets up the Satellite
frequency for the selected Source in MHz.
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Scroll to Menu 3.2.2.3. Enter the SYMBOL RATE then press Save. Sets the symbol rate for the selected
Source in Msymbol/s.

Scroll to Menu 3.2.2.4. Enter the DVB Modulation Standard then press Save. This sets up the DVB modulation
Standard (DVB-S or DVB-S2). FEC detection is automatic. Currently, this is DVB-S for RLS.

Scroll to Menu 3.2.2.7. Enter the SEARCH RANGE then press Save. This sets up the centre frequency
Search Range for the selected Source in kHz. Set this value to 5000kHz.

Scroll to Menu 3.2.2.10. Enter the LNB POWER as either On or Off and then press Save.
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3.5
CONFIGURATION OF NETWORK ACCESS
Access to the RX8200 should be configured on a client site as shown in Figure 5 above. The IP Data Output and
Management LAN connections should be connected directly to the WNE Server. IP Data and Management
functionality are completely separated on the RX8200 hence the requirement for separate network connections.
If a client environment requires multiple WNE server connections to a single RX8200 through a switch then every
connected server will still require two individual connections as depected in Figure 9 below. See Appendix 4 for a
rear visual of network connections
Figure 9. Multiple WNE Servers & Single RX8200
3.6
CONFIGURATION OF RX8200 ON RLS – BROWSER INTERFACE
Access the RX receiver through a browser window from the WNE server using its default IP address of
http://172.16.2.20. With a correctly configured Management IP address, the default Status page of the RX8200 will
be displayed.
Figure 10 RX8200 Bookmarks Toolbar Shortcut
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Figure 11. RX8200 Default Status – Not Configured
Alarm messages will be displayed on this Status page until all RLS and WNE configurations have been completed.
Select the Input tab, then select Input Source and Primary Input as SAT and select Apply Changes to store this
configuration.
To configure the receivers RLS and WNE satellite paramaters manually please see Appendix 3 for further
information. To perform an automated configuration process, please see Section 3.7.
Configure the satellite input parameters for the client site. Please use the Global Satellite Coverage options in this
document to determine the local settings required for your client region. Ask a client engineering representative for
the frequency details of the LNB connected to their in-house satellite dish.
IMPORTANT NOTE:
RX8200 units that have been in storeage for some time will NOT have received upgrade licenses for HD and are
unlikely to lock to the new satellite frequency on Asiasat 5 for clients in Asia. Please see Appendix 7 for details on
how to apply an appropriate HD key manually.
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3.7
AUTOMATED CONFIGURATION SCRIPT
A selection of automated xml scripts exist for an RX8200. These scripts can be uploaded via its web interface to
preconfigure the receiver to one of the 4 global satellites carrying the RLS and WNE services.
A selection of these files currently exist on The Reuters Hub. For WNE servers that have been connected to a
satellite signal for more than 24hrs, a zip file containing these files should also exist under
D:\Reuters_Engineering.
A file called All_RX8200-Satellite_Configuration_Files-v5.12.2.zip should exist within this folder. The presence of
v5.12.2 or equivalent, will signify the latest production release of RX8200 firmware. This file should be extracted
locally to the Reuters_Engineering folder.
Please note that these files will not be present on a newly connected WNE Server, unless it has been connected to
the WNE Service for at least 24hrs.
Files are presented with common preset LNB values for each of the 4 satellites used to delivery content around the
globe. The steps below will prompt an engineer to pick an appropriate configuration depending upon the LNB
value on the client’s satellite dish.
Navigate to the Save/Load tab and select the Browse button under the Restore Configuration from File section of
the page.
Figure 12. Configuration Download and Upload Tab
A Windows Explorer File Upload window should now open and prompt you to select an xml file. Select a file
appropriate to your LNB value and geographical location.
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Figure 13. File Upload Tab
Example. If my site was the Reuters Bureau in London and a 9.75GHz LNB was installed on the satellite dish,
then the appropriate file here would be for the satellite region under SES4 for Europe and 9750MHzLNB –
(RX8200-SES4-9750MHzLNB.xml).
Once this is selected click on the Upload tab to apply this pre configuration file.
Figure 14. Upload Preconfiguration File
Once the file has been successfully uploaded a Result: SUCCESS message will be displayed at the bottom of the
browser page and the receiver Status should display as OK in green.
Figure 15. Successful Upload of Configuration File
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3.8
DEFAULT SERVICE PRESET
Now that the receiver has been correctly configured to the RLS Service (which includes the WNE IP Data PIDs) the
Service must now be stored for default startup.
Select the Presents tab and assign the locked Reuters service to Present Number 1. Enter the number 1 in the
Save Preset Number window and select Apply Changes.
Figure 16. Empty Presets
Figure 17. Channel 1 Preset Stored
3.9
RECORDING THE MAC ADDRESS
As with the old EMR satellite receiver, an RX8200 receiver also needs its MAC address recorded and provided to
the GCO team in London. The physical MAC address is located under the Output Menu under IP Out 2.
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Receiver Configuration
All MAC addresses will be 12 digits long. Please record this value accurately as it is used to control client
permissions.
Figure 18. Location of RX8200 MAC Address for IP Output 2
The MAC address can also be seen on the front panel menu.
Figure 19. RX8200 MAC Address for IP Output 2 On Front Panel Display
MAC Address examples of 00-20-AA-58-29-63 are shown above.
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3.10
RECORDING THE UNIQUE HARDWARE ID
The Unique Hardware ID is required by GCO in London to control the encryption permissions for Reuters RLS
content. This information must be accuractly recorded and given to the GCO team in London.
The Hardware ID can be found in one of two locations on an RX8200. On the web management interface as
shown below under the Customization tool.
Figure 20. Unique Hardware ID
The Hardware ID can also be seen on the front panel display of the RX8200 under menu option 5.2.3
Figure 21. Unique Hardware ID On Front Panel Display
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3.11
SAVING A CONFIGURATION FILE
The RX receiver automatically saves each configuration setting as an active profile setting. It is possible to store a
configuration as an xml file that can be used to restore an RX8200 receiver for any client site. Browse to the
Save/Load tab.
Figure 22. Save RX8200 Configuration File
Under the Save Configuration to File section Right Click to save the settings entered in the satellite receiver.
Figure 23. Example of Configuration Naming Convention
Create a logical name for this configuration file e.g. <client name>_<Configuration Type>_<Date>.xml. This
configuration can be saved to (D:\Reuters Applications\Client Backup Documentation) locally on the WNE Server
A Reuters Engineer may wish to take a copy of this for their own client records.
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3.12
RESTORING A CONFIGURATION FILE
From the Save/Load configuration tab on the RX8200 interface, select the Browse option under Restore
Configuration from file and locate the appropriate xml configuration file. Once selected, click on the Upload button
to apply the configuration.
Figure 24. Confirmation of Configuration File Upload
Once the configuration file has been accepted you’ll see a Result SUCCESS notification at the bottom of the
browser window.
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3.13
RESET TO FACTORY DEFAULTS
To clear current configuration settings, either overwrite an existing configuration profile or reset the configuration
parameters.
The reset can be done under the Device Info page and does not reset the IP address. Select the Reset
Parameters to Factory Defaults. This reset does not change either of the CONTROL IP addresses.
Figure 25. Reset Factory Defaults
Figure 26. Confirm Factory Reset
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Troubleshooting
4 TROUBLESHOOTING
4.1
UNABLE TO LOCK TO THE WNE SIGNAL
Items to verify:
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
4.2
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

Confirm that the Input source is selected as SAT (for satellite feed) as shown in Figure 36 in Appendix 3. Also ensure that
the Primary Input is configured as SAT.
Confirm the receiver is Enabled for 8PSK as outlined in Appendix 8. Apply an appropriate HD License key if required,
reboot and retry.
Confirm that you’ve selected the correct multicast address to filter WNE Data as shown in Figure 39 in Appendix 3.
Verify the LNB values that have been entered (refer to Figure 38 in Appendix 3). Several WNE installations have
uncovered a different LNB value when examined by an engineer. For example, if it is believed that a 10GHz LNB is
installed, try altering the L-Band frequency value by ± 500MHz. Popular LNB values tend to be 9.5GHz, 9.75GHz, 10GHz,
and 10.5GHz.
Check the quality of the RF coaxial cable connecting to the RX8200. The F connector is a coaxial RF connector commonly
used for “over the air" terrestrial television, cable television and universally for satellite television and cable modems,
usually with RG-6/U cable or, in older installations, with RG-59/U cable.
NOT GETTING IP DATA FROM WNE
Is the IP Output Port enabled as shown in Figure 14. IP data will not be output from the RX receiver until this port is
enabled.
Check that the physical ethernet cable is connected to Port 2 and not Port 1
Check that the MPE Enable check box is enabled under the Decode tab and item MPE as shown in Figure 40 in Appendix
3.
Can you ping Port 2? Open a command prompt and ping 172.16.2.2. If not, then the issue lies with either the cable used to
connect to the receiver or there is an issue with the network connection.
Have you tried rebooting either the WNE Server and/or the RX8200 decoder? This often serves to reset network card
interfaces.
Check the RX8200 firmware version. This can be seen from the front panel of the receiver under menu item 1.2.1

Figure 27. RX8200 Firmware Version

Firmware version v5.12.2 is the latest version (at the time of writing) that should be installed on all RX units. If an earlier
version of firmware (e.g. v5.2.4 or v5.11.3) is installed then upgrading to v5.12.2 could resolve IP data reception problems
particularly if an installation is running through a network switch. See Appendix 6 for instructions on how to perform an
upgrade.
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FAQs
5 FAQS
5.1
HOW DO I SET ASPECT RATIO 16:9 & 4:3
The RX8200 is set by default to output RLS video as it is presented to the device. All Reuters RLS content is
delivered at 16:9 material. To change this to output in 4:3 select the Advanced option under the Decode tab.
Figure 28. Advanced Video Settings for Aspect Ratio
Select the drop down list for Screen Aspect Ratio and select your desired output option and ensure to select the
Apply Changes button at the top left of the browser screen.
Figure 29. Screen Aspect Ratio
5.2
CAN THE RX8200 BE CONFIGURED TO TAKE AN ASI INPUT INSTEAD OF RF?
Yes it can. The RX8200 can be given either an RF or an ASI input. To change to an alternative input, select the
Input tab and select the drop down tab for Input Source to select, ASI, SDI or Auto. Remember to choose the
ApplyChanges tab to confirm the selection.
Figure 30. ASI Input
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5.3
WHAT TYPE OF LNB SHOULD BE USED ON A SATELLITE DISH FOR RECEIVING
WNE?
The Reuters recommended specifications for each type of LNB (KU and C Band) are listed below:
KU Band
SMW LNB Single - Swedish Microwave - http://www.smw.se/
Figure 31. A Light Single Ku Band LNB
C Band
C-Band & Ku-Band Digi-Ready LNBs – California Amplifier - http://www.calamp.com/
Figure 32. Extended C-Band Professional II LNB
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RX8200 MAC AddressRX8200 MAC AddressAppendix
APPENDIX 1 RX8200 MAC ADDRESS
1.1
MAC ADDRESS CHANGE – REPLACING AN EMR RECEIVER WITH AN RX8200.
The onsite client scenario will be as follows.
1. Existing client installed with a configured EMR satellite receiver. The MAC address (Ethernet 2) of the
EMR is being used for encryption and decryption of video files arriving on the WNE PC/Server.
2. WNE software scans for the MAC address on the EMR and confirms that this is the correct MAC address
for this client installation.
3. During the swap out process the RX8200 receiver will replace the EMR and a new MAC address will be
seen by the WNE software.
4. Once the RX8200 starts to receive new WNE files, no new video content will be decrypted until the new
MAC address of the RX8200 is passed to the ICA Team in London so that the client records can be
updated. Please note that a restart of the WNE Software (i.e. the Reuters WNE File Processor) is required
at this time.
5. Correct detection of the new MAC address can be confirmed by selecting the About tab on a WNE browser
interface.
Figure 33 WNE About Tab
6. The MAC Address can be found from the front panel display of the RX8200 unit under menu 6.5.3.
Figure 34 RX8200 WNE Data MAC Address
7. Record this MAC Address and inform ICA as soon as possible of this change – no new video will be
decrypted until this change is implemented.
8. Is it possible that you’ve changed some configuration values during this installation and forgotten to select
Apply Changes on the browser page?
1.2
GCO CONTACTS
The generic email address for GCO in London is - [email protected]
The GCO Team: Office Hours – 8am – 6pm GMT – Monday-Friday
Ms Alison Langley - TV Sales Coordinator - +44 (0).20.7542.9823 - [email protected]
TV Support London (Outside GCO Hours): 7 Days a Week
8am-7pm & 8pm 7am - +44 (0).20.7542.4709
Figure 35
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APPENDIX 2 MANUAL CONFIGURATION
Manual Configuration of the RX8200 to lock to RLS and WNE. The screen shot examples below show a different
default management IP address. Please ensure you are using a 172.16.2.20 IP address for Control 2 management
interface.
Please also note that the following screen shots may not be identical to the RX8200 unit to hand as different
firmware versions of the unit have additional menu options.
Configuration of the RLS Service paramaters must be configured first.. Select the Input tab on the RX8200
browser interface
Figure 36. Satellite Input
Select the Satellite Input tab at the bottom of the browser page.You will now see a list of the L-band inputs. The RF
signal from the satellite dish should be connected to Input 1 as shown in section 2.2 of this document.
Figure 37. Satellite Input Screen
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Configure the satellite input parameters for the client site. Please use the Global Satellite Coverage options in this
document to determine the local settings required for your client region. Ask a client engineering representative for
the frequency details of the LNB connected to their in-house satellite dish.
Figure 38. L-band Input 1 Configuration
When all the configuration parameters have been entered click on the Apply Changes tab to ensure the settings
are saved. The receiver should now be tuned into the RLS service and the Front Panel LED of the RX8200 should
have changed to an Orange colour. This will also be reflected on the home Status page of the receiver. If at this
point, you are not able to lock to a new satellite signal, ensure you have the appropriate features enabled as
outlined in Appendix 7.
For WNE, two multicast IP addresses exist to distinguish between PAL/625 and NTSC/525 on Reuters WNE (i.e.),
each broadcast stream exists on a separate multicast address.
These addresses are provided below:
Standard
IP Address
MAC Address
Hexadecimal
525/HD60
224.14.14.14
01:00:5E:0E:0E:0E
625/HD50
224.14.14.15
01:00:5E:0E:0E:0F
Figure 39. Multicast Addresses on WNE
To configure the transmission standard specific to your region, navigate to the Decode tab of the RX receiver
browser page.
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Figure 40. Configuring Multicast MAC Address and PID
Within the MPE section, make sure the following information is included:

PID: – From the drop down tab, the PID 3550 – USER should be available once the receiver is tuned into
RLS. If not then it will appear after the User PID has been selected and the changes applied to the
receivers configuration.

Filter MAC: - Enter the MAC address as shown in Multicast Address graphic above for your region.

User PID: - 3550

MPE Enable: - Select this box.

Also ensure that the MPE Enable tick box is enabled for IP Out Link 2 and then click Apply Changes to
store this configuration.
To change the IP Output 2 address select the Output tab. As this network Interface directly connects to the WNE
Server the IP address convention used globally is 172.16.2.2.
Ensure the Tx Enable tab remains deselected. A tick mark should not be displayed in the Tx Enable box as shown
in the graphic below.
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Figure 41. IP Output Interface 2 – Default Settings Shown
Once the IP address has been changed, ensure to select Apply Changes to store this new IP address.
The receiver should now be correctly configured for RLS and WNE IP data.
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APPENDIX 3 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
RX8200 Technical Specifications.
3.1
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PHYSICAL & POWER
Dimensions: (W x D x H) 442.5 x 545 x 44mm (17.5“ x 20.7“ x 1.75“ approx.)
Input Voltage: 110 VAC / 240 VAC
Power Consumption 120W Max. (depending on options fitted)
Rack height: 1 RU
CONTROL
Front panel keypad and LCD
SNMP control, traps and alarms
Web browser
IP High Speed Data: MPE based data de-encapsulation Max. bit-rate: 100 Mbps
SATELLITE INPUT OPTIONS
Connector: 4x F-Type (F), 75 Ohm
Modulation: DVB-S QPSK
Receiving Frequency: 950 MHz – 2150 MHz
Input level: -25 dBm to -65 dBm
LNB Power: 13V, 18V or off, 22 kHz on/off
FEC, DVB-S: 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8
LNB Power: 13V, 18V or off, 22 kHz on/off
VIDEO DECODING OPTIONS
4:2:0 Decoding
MPEG-2 SD Decode
Profiles: [email protected]
Max video rate: 15 Mbps ([email protected])
Video format: 480i and 576i 29.97, 25 fps
VIDEO OUTPUT OPTIONS
SD Video Output Composite Video
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Connector: 2x BNC (F) 75 Ohm
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Format: PAL / NTSC
SDI/DVB ASI-C (Switchable)
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Connector: 2x BNC 75 ohms
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SD-SDI standard: SMPTE 259M
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Embedded Audio: SMPTE 272M (SD)
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Embedded Audio
IP INPUT OPTIONS
MPEG over Gigabit Ethernet IP Input
Connector: 2 x RJ 45
Format: 100/1000BaseT
Max. input rate: 208Mbps
IP HIGH SPEED DATA
MPE based data de-encapsulation
Max. bit-rate: 100 Mbps
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3.8
GLOSSARY OF ABBREVIATIONS
Abbreviation/Term
Description
C-Band
C Band is the original frequency allocation for communications satellites. CBand uses 3.7-4.2GHz for downlink and 5.925-6.425Ghz for uplink.
DVB
Digital Video Broadcasting
FEC
Forward Error Correction is a system of error control for data transmission,
wherein the sender adds redundant data (also known as an error correction
code) to its messages.
GUI
Graphic User Interface
IFL
Generically, IFL (Intra-Facility Link) refers to a cable which runs between two
facilities.
In satellite usage, the term IFL refers to the cable which connects the ODU (OutDoor-Unit) with the IDU (In-Door-Unit).
IP/DVB
This is the phrase used to describe the delivery of IP content over a DVB
satellite network.
Ku Band
The Ku band (pronounced "kay-yoo") is a portion of the electromagnetic
spectrum within the microwave range of frequencies. K u band is primarily used
for satellite communications particularly from remote locations back to a
television network's studio for editing and broadcasting.
LAN
Local Area Network
L-Band
L band is a frequency range between 390MHz and 1.55GHz which is used for
satellite communications and for terrestrial communications between satellite
equipment. An LNB is used to convert Ku and C Band frequency bands to L
band, which can be transmitted over the IFL and processed by the IDU.
LNB
A low-noise block converter (LNB, for low-noise block, or sometimes LNC, for
low-noise converter) is the (receiving, or downlink) antenna of a satellite dish
commonly used for satellite TV reception.
LO
A device used to output the frequency of an incoming modulated radio-frequency
carrier signal, to produce the required intermediate frequency.
MPEG
Motion Pictures Experts Group. Video file format.
NIC
Network Interface Card
PID
(Process IDentifier) A temporary number assigned to a process or service.
MPE
Multiprotocol Encapsulation, is a Data link layer protocol that provides a means
to carry packet oriented protocols (like for instance IP) on top of MPEG transport
stream (TS).
WNE
World News Express - IP file-based delivery system for Reuters news content.
RLS
Reuters Live Service - Linear-based delivery system for Reuters news content.
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APPENDIX 4 RX8200 MULTIPLE WNE SERVER & DELL SERVER CONNECTION
Figure 42 Mutliple WNE Servers with one RX8200 - Front.
Figure 43. Mutliple WNE Servers with one RX8200 - Rear.
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Figure 44. Dell R210 WNE Server with RX8200 – Customer Network Connection.
Figure 45. Dell R210 WNE Server with RX8200 – Switch Network Connection
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APPENDIX 5 RX8200 ALARM
The alarms page provides access to the alarms settings for the receiver. To view this page, select the Alarms tab from
the top of the RX8200 web page.
The content of this page is composed mainly of fields with drop-down menus which allow the setting or masking of various
alarms and check boxes which can be used to activate relay mapping. Two of the alarm fields, namely C/N (Carrier-toNoise) Margin and Over Temperature also have associated entry fields which allow the user to enter a value which, if
exceeded, will activate the alarm.
Setting an alarm enables the alarm to be shown on the alarm LED, the alarm status displays and is recorded in the alarm
log. Any changes which are made to the alarm settings shown may be confirmed by selecting the Apply Changes
button. Selecting the Refresh button will ensure that the latest information is being displayed from the current values of
the equipment.
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Figure 46 RX8200 Alarm Menu
Compatibility Vs Dynamic Mode Alarms
The current dynamic mode alarm functionality utilizes the next available incrementing identifier assigned at start-up.
These identifiers will change depending on the cards present in the unit configuration. The compatibility mode setting
allows pre-defined fixed identifiers to be assigned at startup. This in-turn allows the identifier of different units to be
tracked through the external control system consistently
Input
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No TS Lock – Select the alarm condition from the drop-down menu to be activated when Transport Stream loses
lock (Set Alarm /No Alarm).
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No TS Lock (relay mapping) – Place a check mark in the box to activate relay mapping for Transport Stream loss of
lock alarm.
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No Primary Input Lock – Select the alarm condition from the drop-down menu to be activated when Primary Input
loses lock (Set Alarm /No Alarm).
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No Primary Input Lock (relay mapping) – Place a check mark in the box to activate relay mapping for Primary
Input loss of lock alarm.
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Monitor Inactive Input – Click to place a check mark in the box to activate an alarm when there is no signal present
at the Primary Input .
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No Secondary Input Lock – Select the alarm condition from the drop-down menu to be activated when Secondary
Input loses lock (Set Alarm /No Alarm).
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No Secondary Input Lock (relay mapping) – Place a check mark in the box to activate relay mapping for
Secondary Input loss of lock alarm.
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C/N Margin – Select the alarm condition from the drop-down menu to be activated when the Carrier-to-Noise margin,
set below, is exceeded (Set Alarm /No Alarm).
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C/N Margin (min value) – Enter the Carrier-to-Noise margin minimum value in decibels. This is used to trigger the
alarm condition, set above, when exceeded.
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C/N Margin (relay mapping) – Place a check mark in the box to activate relay mapping for C/N Margin exceeded
alarm.
Output
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IPO Ethernet If 1/2 Down – Select the alarm condition from the drop-down menu to be activated when there is no
signal at IPO Ethernet 1/2 (Set Alarm /No Alarm).
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IPO Ethernet If 1/2 Down (relay mapping) – Place a check mark in the box to activate relay mapping for no signal
at IPO Ethernet 1/2.
Service
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Video Not Running – Select the alarm condition from the drop-down menu to be activated when video is not running
(Set Alarm /No Alarm).
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Video Not Running (relay mapping) – Place a check mark in the box to activate relay mapping for video not
running.
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Decoder 1/2/3/4/5/6 – Select the alarm condition from the drop-down menu to be activated when decoder 1/2/3/4/5/6
is not running (Set Alarm /No Alarm).
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Decoder 1/2/3/4/5/6 (relay mapping) – Place a check mark in the box to activate relay mapping for decoder
1/2/3/4/5/6 not running.
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Closed Caption Fail – Select the alarm condition from the drop-down menu to be activated when closed caption
fails (Set Alarm /No Alarm).
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Closed Caption Fail (relay mapping) – Place a check mark in the box to activate relay mapping for closed caption
fails.
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CA Error – Select the alarm condition from the drop-down menu to be activated when a Conditional Access error is
detected (Set Alarm /No Alarm).
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CA Error (relay mapping) – Place a check mark in the box to activate relay mapping for Conditional Access error.
Environment
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OverTemperature – Select the alarm condition from the drop-down menu to be activated when an internal
temperature value, set below, is exceeded (Set Alarm /No Alarm).
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Temp (Max Value) – Enter the maximum allowable internal temperature value (degrees Centigrade). This is used to
trigger the alarm condition, set above, when exceeded.
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OverTemperature (relay mapping) – Place a check mark in the box to activate relay mapping for an
overtemperature condition.
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Fan 1/2/3/4 Failed – Select the alarm condition from the drop-down menu to be activated when the fan speed is zero
(Set Alarm /No Alarm).
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Fan 1/2/3/4 Failed (relay mapping) – Place a check mark in the box to activate relay mapping for fan 1/2/3/4 failure.
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APPENDIX 6 FIRMWARE UPGRADE ON AN RX8200
This information is intended for internal Reuters engineers who wish to manually upgrade an RX8200 satellite decoder.
Before attempting an upgrade, please ensure that the configuration procedure of an RX8200 is well understood. The
procedure for upgrading the firmware on this receiver will not necessarily remove the configuration parameters of the unit,
but you may wish to be familiar with how the unit should be configured before attempting such an upgrade.
Pre configuration files are written for specific firmware releases. If your RX8200 is NOT on the latest version of firmware,
then please upgrade the firmware before applying the pre configuration file.
Upgrade Software
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A copy of the latest version of software for satellite decoders can be found on a WNE client that has been
connected to a satellite feed for more than 24hrs under the following folder location:
D:\Reuters_Engineering.
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A copy of RX8200 firmware can also be found on The Hub.
Files contained within these locations will be of a format RX8200_x.x.x.zip, where x.x.x is the latest version of firmware.
The files contained within this zip should contain the following files:
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vx.x.x.bin
RX8000_x.x.x_external.pdf
update1rx8000.bat
updaterx8000.bat
Upgrade Procedure
1. Select the About tab on the top right hand side of the page and note the software Flash Bank that is currently in
operation. You will see either (Bank 1) or (Bank 0).
Figure 47. Checking Active Flash Bank.
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2. Navigate to the Save/Load tab and scroll to the bottom of the page.
Figure 48. RX8200 Save/Load Tab.
3. In the example above, as the 'active' Flash Bank is 1 we want to install the upgraded firmware into the other Flash
Bank (i.e. Bank 0) Scroll down this page until you locate the Store New Software Application 0 File. This will
present us with the access route to Bank 0.
Figure 49. RX8200 Bank 0
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4. Click on the Browser button and locate the firmware upgrade vx.x.x.bin file where ever it's stored on the
connected WNE Server or on a USB memory key.
Figure 50. RX8200 Bank 0 Firmware Upload.
5. Click on the upload button to apply the new firmware version.
6. Once the image has uploaded, you should briefly see a Green status in the Result window at the bottom of the
browser page for a few seconds.
7. This confirms that the RX8200 has successfully loaded the new firmware into Flash Bank 0.
8. As the RX8200 was operating within Flash Bank 1 when the upgrade started, a reboot is required to change into
Flash 0. This is can be done in one of two ways:
a. Reboot the receiver while at the same time holding down the left push button until the LCD displays that it
has successfully cycled into the other flash bank.
b. Via an FTP process to configure a switch between Flash Banks.
FTP Flash Bank Swap
1.
2.
3.
4.
Open a DOS window within Windows and type ftp 172.16.2.20 (i.e. the Mgmt Address of CONTROL 2).
The username and password for accessing the RX unit is rx8000/rx8000.
Once you are successfully into the receiver, the command to switch between flash banks is quote site swap.
Once you hit return after typing this command the receiver will automatically reboot into the alternative Flash
Bank.
Figure 51. RX8200 FTP Access
5. Close the BOS window and wait for the RX8200 unit to reboot.
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APPENDIX 7 APPLYING A HD LICENSE KEY
As part of the RLS & WNE HD upgrade program, all RX8200 units must have the following 3 specific licenses enabled in
order to for satellite lock and HD video reception to be available through the receiver. The enabled/disabled features on
any RX8200 can be viewed through the Customization tab under Licensed Features.
Figure 52. RX8200 Enabled Licensed Features
If these 3 features are not enabled on your RX8200 then you’ll not be able to tune into new satellite signals for RLS and
WNE. A list of licenses keys are available on The Reuters Hub.
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Each RX8200 has a unique key.
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Open the Hub link and search the document using the Serial Number of the RX unit or the Unique Hardware ID
(called Serial Number) under the Customization tab.
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Copy and paste the appropriate License Key in the Custom Key filed under Parameters on the Customization tab.
Figure 53. RX8200 Custom Key Field.
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Select Apply Changes for the key to be entered and then reboot the RX8200 for the key to become Enabled.
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A Video Tutorial if required can be found online
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=U6xf1PQMgY4)
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Following a reboot, a preconfiguration file can then be applied for a new satellite region successfully to lock the
receiver to a signal automatically.
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