HD RANGER + “ ” - Test and Measurement Instruments CC

HD RANGER + “ ” - Test and Measurement Instruments CC
HD RANGER +
Evolution? NO. Revolution!
“ The SIXTH
GENERATION
field meter FROM
PROMAX
lite
”
HD RANGER+
ACTUAL SIZE - 7” SCREEN (APPROX. 155 x 93 mm)
Revolutionising the market. Again
The largest and brightest display
HD RANGER+ 7” display is the brightest and largest used in any similar
meter with excellent performance even under direct sun light.
This high resolution display allows functions such as the triple split display
to be practically useful for all data and can be read clearly and easily.
New mechanical design
The ergonomic handle, tripod coupling and the special mix of plastics
used for the chassis are just some of the mechanical innovations in the
HD RANGER+.
The tripod coupling for example opens the door to the use of various
accessories that can be easily found in the market to use the meter in a
static position or attached to an object for complete hands-free use.
Smart battery control
The HD RANGER+ uses a high quality, long operating time Li+ battery and
a special control system that shows the remaining battery time. This is also
useful to know at any instant what the exact battery charge situation is
before we go out for our next work.
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HD RANGER+
Unprecedented computing power
Triple split display
Because of the latest processing speeds available, which allow higher
processing capability, the HD RANGER+ can display information on
several screens at any single time. These screens can be either
overlapped or shown in a split screen format.
Spectrum analyser
We present a new ultra fast spectrum analyser function with higher
dynamic range, better accuracy and improved resolution.
HD RANGER+
HD RANGER
Optical measurements
3 GHz band extender
Included
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Optional
HD RANGER+
Scan me!
Ultra FAST spectrum
90 ms sweep time
Ultra fast spectrum analyser
90 ms sweep time in ALL SPANs
The HD RANGER+ spectrum analyser sweep time is 90 ms per scan
regardless of the frequency band or span select.
That’s all we can tell on printed paper but we encourage you to check the
video in our website to see how fast that is or even better to go and find
a real HD RANGER+ as soon as you can.
In addition it comes with special functions such as markers or max hold.
StealthID
There is a general consensus that the TV EXPLORER AutoID has been
an outstanding function and extremely useful in a number of applications.
The HD RANGER+ takes it to the next level by not requiring the user
to press the green button! The HD RANGER+ instantly identifies the
required parameters while you are tuning the signal.
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HD RANGER+
New technologies: LTE and Optical fibre
LTE Long Term Evolution
When a TV distribution system is interfered by a mobile phone cell the
use of an LTE filter is recommended. The HD RANGER+ allow you to
compare the signal reception quality measurements on digital TV channels
with and without the LTE filter.
This is very helpful to anticipate the performance improvement you should
expect on your TV distribution system well before you physically make
changes to insert the LTE filter. There are a large number of frequency
bands allocated to LTE some of which are near or inside television bands.
The HD RANGER+ help installers to determine the level of activity in those
frequency bands and therefore be able to anticipate potential interference
problems.
Fibre optics option
Measurements of fibre optics systems are also possible with
HD RANGER+ as an option. This option adds several optical
functionalities: selective optical power meter and Optical-To-RF converter.
Optical LNBs
Work with optical LNBs just like conventional ones.
Selective OPM
Optical networks certification together with a light source.
Optical-To-RF conversion
For optical CATV or DTT links up to 1 GHz.
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Unprecedented computing power
Three function split display
Dramatically fast spectrum analyser
90 milliseconds sweep time in ALL spans
Largest and brightest display on the market
7" 16/9 high resolution display
Intelligent data management
Screens, measurements and data single file integration
HD RANGER+
Intelligent data management
INSTALLATIONS
CHANNEL
TABLES
DATALOGGER
FILES
DiSEqC
COMMANDS
Installations management
The installations management is a new concept introduced in the
HD RANGER+. This innovative data files classification allows you to have
all the information related to a specific installation or maintenance work
conveniently classified together in the same folder.
Create a container file for each installation and associate with it all the
measurements, screen captures, channel tables, etc.
The HD RANGER+ has a USB interface as well. Files corresponding to an
installation can also be copied to any USB mass storage device using the
file management options available in the INSTALLATIONS menu.
This information can be shared among various HD RANGER+, which can
be interesting for companies operating large work crews. All this data can
be downloaded on a PC at a later stage to be included in printed reports or
for signal analysis purposes.
SCREEN
CAPTURES
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HD RANGER+
Constellation diagram
Visual representation of the signal quality
The constellation diagram is a graphic representation (called
I-Q) of the digital symbols received over a period of time.
There are different types of constellation diagrams for the
different modulation modes. With the HD RANGER+ it is
possible to display constellations for DVB-T/T2, DVB-C/C2, and
DVB-S/S2 (according to model).
In case of an ideal transmission channel, free of noise and interferences, all symbols are recognised by the demodulator without
mistakes. In this case, they are represented in the constellation
diagram as well defined points hitting in the same area and
forming a clear dot.
Pre-echoes ●
● Main signal
● Post-echoes
Noise and impairments cause the demodulator to not always
read the symbols correctly. In this case the hits disperse and
create different shapes that at the end will allow to determine at
a glance the type of noise in the signal.
Every modulation type is represented differently. A DVB-C
16QAM signal is represented on the screen by a total of
16 different zones, and a DVB-C 64QAM is represented on
the screen by a total of 64 different zones and so on.
The constellation shows in different colours the density of hits
and includes zooming and scrolling possibilities and also a clear
button to clean the picture.
Dynamic echoes analysis
There are many situations in which the presence of echoes can degrade or
severely affect reception of DTT. The dynamic analysis of echoes in
MFN, SFN and micro-echoes, made in the way the HD RANGER+ does,
happens to be nowadays an essential function.
The main signal is represented as a vertical line, with 0 dB level. The
echoes will be represented in the same way by vertical lines drawn at a
certain distance of the main echo depending on the relative delay and attenuation they are received with.
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HD RANGER+
A one of a kind field meter
Datalogger
PLS - Physical Layer Scrambling
The datalogger (automatic measurements adquisition and storing) is a classic function available in high end meters now
taken to the next level in HD RANGER+.
Physical Layer Scrambling or PLS is used in DVB-S2 as a
way to improve data integrity. A number called the "scrambling
sequence index" is used by the modulator as a master key
to generate the uplink signal. This same number must be
known by the receiver so that demodulation is possible.
The datalogger function is integrated as part of the
installations management. The user is guided through
the whole process by an on-screen wizard that will help
to specify a datalogger name and to select the channel tables.
Later, it is possible to add test points, run measurements
under each one of them, display the results, etc.
Most satellite transponders use PLS 0 as a default value but
there are some transponders that use other values.
Measuring and decoding DVB-S2
multistream
As part of the GSE (Generic Stream Encapsulation) protocol
adopted in DVB-S2, DVB-C2 and DVB-T2 standards it is
possible to aggregate independent transport streams into
one single radiofrequency carrier that is commonly referred to
as multistream. Each individual transport stream is identified
by its ISI (Input Stream Identifier) and can be recovered
transparently on the receiver side.
HD RANGER+ are compatible with this type of signals.
In order to certify the proper reception of the digital service, the
user only needs to specify the PLS sequence to work with, so
the analyser can decode the image.
It is now possible to measure and decode multistream
channels with HD RANGER+. In order to do so the
ISI FILTERING must be enabled under the signal parameters
menu of the analyser as shown on the picture below.
SNG, VSAT applications and BEACON
The HD RANGER+ includes a brand new spectrum analyser
function that makes it easy for technicians working in
SNG vans and field VSAT applications to set up their satellite
transmission-reception systems.
Although this field analyser
has
different
no-error
satellite
identification
functions,
technicians
working with these systems
are often requested by the
satellite operators to search
for the “Beacon” signal
as a mean of satellite
identification.
We can then enter a specific stream identifier that will be
used by the analyser to recover the corresponding transport
stream, service list and programmes data.
Detecting a “Beacon” signal
requires high resolution,
high sensitivity and fast
sweep times which are
all readily available in the
HD RANGER+ product.
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HD RANGER+
Specifications
GENERAL
Digital frequency synthesis
Tuning modes
Channel plan
Resolution
Analogue and digital signal identification
VIDEO
Digital modulations
Resolutions
Video formats
SI/PSI data
Colour system
TV standard
Aspect ratio
DIGITAL AUDIO CODECS
RF INPUT
Maximum signal
Maximum input voltage
DC to 100 Hz
5 MHz to 2150 MHz
DIGITAL MEASUREMENTS
DVB-T2 (COFDM)
DVB-S2 (QPSK/8PSK)
DVB-C2 (COFDM)
DVB-T (COFDM)
DVB-S (QPSK)
DVB-C (QAM)
ANALOGUE MEASUREMENTS
SPECTRUM ANALYSER MODE
Measurement range and bandwidth
Selectable SPAN
Markers
Reference level
Measurements
Analogue channels
Digital channels
Spectrum range
TOOLS & ADVANCED FUNCTIONS
HD RANGER+
From 5 to 1000 MHz (terrestrial) and from 950 to 2150 MHz (satellite)
Channel or frequency (IF or downlink at satellite band)
Configurable on demand
10 kHz
Automatic, with no user intervention
DVB-T2, DVB-T2 lite, DVB-S2, DVB-C2, DVB-T, DVB-S, DVB-C
1080, 720, 576. Progressive or interlaced
MPEG-2 (MP@HL). MPEG-4 AVC H.264
Service list and main PIDs
PAL, NTSC, SECAM
M, N, B, G, I, D, K and L
16:9, 4:3
MPEG-1, MPEG-2, HE-AAC, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus
Universal connector with BNC or F adapter, 75 Ω
130 dBµV
50 V rms (powered by the AL-103 power charger)
30 V rms (not powered by the AL-103 power charger)
140 dBµV (protected at least for 30 seconds)
Numeric
Channel
Channel
Channel
Channel
Channel
Channel
and level bar indication
power, CBER, MER (up to 35 dB), C/N ratio, LBER, BCH ESR, LDPC iterations, Wrong packets
power, CBER, LBER, MER (up to 30 dB), C/N ratio, BCH ESR, Wrong packets, Link margin
power, CBER, MER (up to 35 dB), C/N ratio, LBER, BCH ESR, LDPC iterations, Wrong packets
power, CBER, VBER, MER (up to 35 dB), C/N ratio, Link margin
power, CBER, VBER, MER (up to 30 dB), C/N ratio, Link margin
power, BER, MER (up to 35 db), C/N ratio, Link margin
Level, V/A ratio, C/N ratio (terrestrial bands) / Level, C/N ratio (satellite bands)
From 10 dBµV to 130 dBµV. Bandwidth 100 kHz
Full span (full band) - 500 - 200 - 100 - 50 - 20 - 10 MHz
1, with frequency and level indication
From 65 dBuV to 135 dBuV (5 dB steps)
V/A ratio (terrestrial only), Level, C/N ratio
Channel power, C/N ratio, MER, BER (according to modulation type)
SPAN, Dynamic range and Reference level (available by means of arrow cursors)
Constellation diagram for DVB-T2/S2/C2 and DVB-T/S/C
Echoes analyser mode for DVB-T2/C2 and DVB-T
Datalogger (automatic measurement acquisition and storage) (1)
LTE ingress for DVB-T2/C2 and DVB-T/C
SAT IF test (IF distribution network response for satellite band) (2)
Attenuation test function (signal distribution network response for terrestrial band) (3)
DiSEqC™ 1.2 generator (4). External units supply: 5/12/13/18/24V + 22 kHz signal (depending on band)
PLS sequence detection
ISI filtering for second generation DVB standards (DVB-T2, DVB-C2, DVB-S2)
FM radio with RDS decoder (Radio Data System)
Screenshot key
USB interface: flash drive mass storage, serial port emulation, CDC “Communicacions Device Class”
CONNECTIONS
USB, Input and output Video/Audio multipole jacks
MECHANICAL FEATURES
Dimensions
Weight
290 (W.) x 185 (H.) x 65 (D.) mm. Total size: 3,487 cm3
1.9 kg
INCLUDED ACCESSORIES
RCA to multipole jack adaptor cable for Video and Left/Right audio
USB Cable (A) Female to Mini USB (A) Male, Car lighter charger, External DC charger,
Mains cord, Case, Transport belt, Transport suitcase,
F adapters: F/H to BNC/H, F/H to DIN/H, F/H to F/H
(1) Using NetUpdate 4 software application under Windows PC platform.
(2) SAT IF Test function designed to be used with RP-050 IF multiple pilot generator.
(3) Attenuation Test function designed to be used with RP-080 multiple pilot generator.
(4) DiSEqC™ is a trademark of EUTELSAT.
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DESIGN AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGES WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. 04/13.
SPECIFICATIONS
PROMAX ELECTRONICA, S. L.
Francesc Moragas, 71 * Apartado 118 * 08907 L'HOSPITALET DE LLOBREGAT * SPAIN
Tel: (+34) 93 184 77 02 * Fax: (+34) 93 338 11 26 * e-mail:promax@promaxelectronics.com * http://www.promaxelectronics.com
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