Field strength meter and spectrum analyzer

Field strength meter and spectrum analyzer
FIELD STRENGTH METERS & SPECTRUM ANALYZERS
BROADCAST, CABLE, SATELLITE, IPTV, OPTICAL AND WIFI
RANGER Neo
EASY OPERATION
HEVC H.265
WIFI ANALYZER
WIDEBAND LNB
Hybrid user interface
(touch + keyboard)
High Efficiency Video
Codec
Dual display:
SPECTRUM and DATA
Extended SAT band on
a single SPAN
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RANGERNeo is the new industry standard in field strength
meters, TV and spectrum analyzers. It covers from
5 to 2500 MHz and it includes HEVC decoding.
ULTRA FAST SPECTRUM
TRIPLE SPLIT DISPLAY
LIGHT WEIGHT (< 3 kg)
SMART BATTERY CONTROL
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Network delay margin
Network planners determine what time instant transmitters
should use to broadcast the transport stream bits. They all
have to do it at a precise given time, i.e 700 ms in the picture.
The difference between the network delay and the required
transmission time (700 ms in the example) is called the
“network delay margin” and it will be different depending on
the specific transmitter location. The lower the 'network delay
margin' the higher the chances of that particular transmitter
missing the assigned transmission time.
Receiving and analyzing T2-MI signals
T2-MI is the modulator interface signal used in the 2nd
generation digital terrestrial television broadcasting system.
It is physically transported to the TV towers using IP or RF
and it is accessible via network devices in the form of
ASI or IP signals.
RANGERNeo can receive a T2-MI signal in both these
formats, performing IP transport quality measurements,
T2-MI packet analysis and PLP de-encapsulation.
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Reference traces
Freeze the spectrum graph and compare it with the running
trace. Save that information and use it to identify satellites
based on their spectrum footprint.
Triple split display
Up to 9 different ways to combine TV, measurement and
spectrum modes.
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Touch screen
Place the marker on any channel and move the trace using
your finger. Enter frequencies or file names using the soft
keypad.
MIN and MAX hold
Display them separately or simultaneously along with the
current spectrum trace.
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Simultaneous real spectrum analyzer
information + WiFi access point data
WiFi signals can be disturbed by interference from other WiFi
stations, for example other access points, but also from
non-WiFi signals such as wireless CCTV cameras or a
microwave oven. RANGERNeo can display real spectrum
analyzer information and access point data simultaneously.
Access point information
RANGERNeo shows convenient information from the access
points such as SSID, RSSI, SNR, security information, etc.
It also indicates the number of access points per channel
and offers you guidance regarding the level of occupancy
of a specific channel.
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THE FASTEST WAY TO IDENTIFY SIGNAL IMPAIRMENTS
There are different types of constellation diagrams for the different
modulation modes.
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Detecting signal im
16/32 APSK, 8PSK and QPSK constellation
In the case of an ideal transmission channel, free of noise and
interferences, all symbols are recognized by the demodulator
without errors. In this case, they are represented in the
constellation diagram as well defined points hitting in the same
area and forming a clear dot.
16, 32, 64, 128, 256 QAM
Every modulation type is represented differently. A ITU J.83
Annex B 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.
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IPTV MEASUREMENTS
IPTV functions
Network bitrate
The network bitrate gives you an indication of the network load
and possibility of overload.
Media Delivery Index
A key quality measurement formed by the Delay Factor and
the Media Loss Rate.
IP Ethernet frame viewer
IP Ethernet frame viewer captures a multicast packet
displaying all its frame details, for example Time-To-Live
(TTL), all fields of RTP protocol, etc. It is very helpful to
study IPTV signalisation problems.
PING, Trace, Average packet delay and IPDV
They are very useful to identify the reasons for communication
problems, anything from complete service interruptions to
uncontrolled delays which can be as important in terms of
service performance.
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WIDEBAND LNB COMPATIBLE
Wideband LNBs deliver the entire vertical and horizontal satellite polarities (low and high
band together) using two separate RF cables and an extended IF frequency range from
290 to 2,340 MHz. Is your analyzer ready?
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Advanced satel
Beacon-flyaways, SNG and VSAT
Satellite BEACON signals can be clearly seen thanks to the
1 MHz SPAN and 10 kHz resolution filters.
Having the proper resolution filters is critical in some
applications, RANGERNeo includes a very narrow 2 kHz
filter available in terrestrial TV band.
IRG descriptor identification
The IRG descriptor is an embedded code that is added
to video links containing contact info, GPS coordinates, etc
from the source signal to allow a quick troubleshoot of
interferences in scenarios such as live transmissions
of sports events.
VCM / ACM modulation schemes
VCM / ACM (Variable/Adaptative Coding and
Modulation) allow changing the modulation parameters
used in the same RF channel over time.
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Multistream
dCSS LNBs
Digital Channel Stacking Switch LNB can support several
users on a single cable distribution system by allocating
specific user bands for each of them. It is not possible to work
with this type of LNB unless your field strength meter
communicates using EN50494 (SATCR, UNICABLE) and
EN50607 (dCSS, JESS, UNICABLE II) standard protocols.
PLS - Physical Layer Scrambling
The PLS index is a number generated by the broadcaster
that must be properly decoded by the customer so that
demodulation is possible. RANGERNeo can also work with
this type of signals.
DVB-S2 multistream
Advanced modulation techniques combine several independent
transport streams into one single RF carrier. Selecting a
specific TS is easy with your RANGERNeo using the ISI
Filtering function.
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LTE INGRESS TEST
Should you install an LTE filter?
Test your TV distribution system.
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LTE
LTE interference on SMATV systems
The RANGERNeo has a variery of tools 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 the cabling to insert the LTE filter.
LTE interference on CATV networks
Downlink and Uplink interference
Some of the bands allocated to LTE are near or inside former
television bands. For example band 20 (uplink 832-862 MHz;
downlink 791-821 MHz). The RANGERNeo has special functions
to help installers determine the level of activity in those bands and
therefore anticipate potential interference problems
Downlink interference comes from the mobile phone base
stations which are placed at fixed locations and are always on.
This is not the case of Uplink interference which comes from
the handheld devices and therefore it can be a lot
more difficult to locate and mitigate.
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LTE Signals
LTE signals and channel repack
The use of Smartphones is widely spread all over the world.
In order to meet user demand for bandwidth, mobile phone
operators need to expand their networks, use more efficient
transmission standards (LTE) and use part of the bandwidth
historically assigned to TV broadcast services (channel repack in the US or digital dividend in Europe).
M2M Machine to Machine applications
Besides LTE interference measurements there is also an
increasing need to look at the LTE signals themselves.
This function can also be useful for Machine to Machine
applications (electric car charging station, vending machine,
wireless credit card reader...). One of the first problems you
encounter is to make sure there is good signal coverage from
the operator the system is working with.
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RANGERNeo TV ANALYZERS
HD RANGER Eco
HD RANGER UltraLite
RANGER Neo Lite
DVB-T2, DVB-C2, DVB-S2, DSS
Tablet size
Touch screen
Super spectrum analyzer
The lightest in the range
HEVC H.265 decoding
Triple split display
DVB version
DVB
Dolby Digital Plus
Wide band LNB Compatibility
Wi-Fi analyzer
DVBDVB
ATSC
ATSC ISDB-T
ISDB-T versions
Dynamic echoes analysis
DVB
DVB version
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H.265
H-265 HEVC analyzer and decoder
WiFi analyzer
T2-MI de-encapsulation and analysis
Transport stream recorder and analyzer
Webserver control
via Ethernet port
Optional DAB
and DAB+ digital radio
Optional optical power
meter and RF converter
Common Interface slot
for encrypted channels
Digital Channel Stacking
Switch LNB (dCSS)
Optional GPS for signal
coverage analysis
Extended IPTV functions
Optional 6 GHz RF input
6GHz
RANGER Neo +
RANGER Neo 2
RANGER Neo 3
Web Server remote control
IPTV analyzer
Network Delay Margin
Merogram and Spectrogram
High resolution filters
T2-MI analysis
Fibre optics and GPS options
TS-ASI input and output
GPS for drive test measurements
More than 4 hours battery time
Common Interface slot
DAB/DAB+ digital radio
DVB
DVBATSC
ATSC ISDB-T
ISDB-T versions
Transport Stream recorder and player
DVB
DVB version
Transport Stream analyzer
DVB
ATSCISDB-T
ISDB-T versions
DVB ATSC
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DYNAMIC ECHOES ANALYZER
A must-have utility for testing DVB-T, DVB-T2
and DVB-C2 networks.
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DiSEqC commands
Elementary DiSEqC commands are available from a
drop-down list. They can be combined to form macros which
can also be associated to a channel table.
Digital services database
RANGERNeo builds a list of the TV and RADIO services detected as it tunes the different digital channels. Besides tuning
by frequency and channel It is then possible to select a specific service from the list.
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HIGH END FUNCTIONS
The bitrate analysis shows on a pie chart the real
time bitrate used by each one of the services in a
transport stream. The graphic is dynamic and
it is refreshed so that variations in the
bitrate distribution among the services
can be seen at a glance.
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Transp
Table analysis
This function shows every detail of the transport stream
tables in real time on a tree diagram. This is an outstanding
function which is normally only available in more expensive
equipment. It is possible to navigate through the tree
branches using the joystick or the touch screen functionality.
Record, analyze, decode and copy a
Transport stream
A function available for RANGERNeo that enables the
instrument to capture the received TS in real time into its
internal memory. The recorded TS can then be decoded,
analyzed or copied to a USB pendrive directly connected to
the instrument.
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AUTOMATIC SHOULDER
ATTENUATION MEASUREMENT
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StealthID
The RANGERNeo StealthID function automatically identifies
the required demodulation settings while tuning so that you
don’t need any previous information about the signal.
Full band power
The measurement of full band power is very useful to understand how much energy is available in total at the test
point.
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Datalogger and Test&Go
The datalogger can perform channel power, carrier/noise,
BER, MER... measurements automatically. It can also save
information from the NIT table such as the network name or
even the SID and names of the services in the mux under test.
All this information is saved inside the meter and it can
be downloaded to a USB memory or to a PC for further
processing later on.
Task planner
This function allows to set-up a task list, both for screen capture or Datalogger acquisition, selecting when to start, a repetition rate and the number of times the selected task must
be performed. The equipment can be switched off after setting
all parameters and will itself wake-up, at the required time, to
perform the planned tasks.
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Create 3D maps w
Drive test GPS
Coverage analysis and GPS
This option turns the RANGERNeo into the perfect tool to
perform signal coverage “drive test” analysis functions. It can
capture different kind of measurements embedding time/date
and geographic coordinates information.
Creating reports
All this information is saved automatically to either the internal
meter’s memory or to an external USB memory and can be
transferred to a PC computer using an universal XML format.
Once on the PC the data can be processed and presented in
different ways among which overlaying the values on a map
is the most interesting.
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Selective optical-to-RF converter
RFoG (Radiofrequency-over-Glass), as well as optical
TV&SAT distribution, is used more and more by operators
because it allows them to benefit from the advantages of fibre
optics to compete with FTTH service providers. The RF signal
at the converter output can be analyzed, measured and
decoded by the meter as one would usually do with any signal over copper wires.
6 GHz RF auxiliary input
The RANGERNeo optical fibre option comes along with
6 GHz RF auxiliary input which can be used among other
applications for direct connection to wholeband LNB’s with
5.45 GHz RF output. This auxiliary input covers three bands:
Band I
Band II
Band III
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From 2000 MHz to 3000 MHz
From 3400 MHz to 4400 MHz
From 4400 MHz to 6000 MHz
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OTT. MPEG-DASH AND
HLS VIDEO STREAMING
OTT or Over The Top refers to video,
audio and other media services
delivered directly to the user over
the Internet.
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Merogram and Spectrogram
These functions have been developed to allow an early
detection of intermittent impairments that may occur in very
short periods of time and can not be monitored otherwise.
Attenuation test
Test the frequency response of your installation using RP-050,
RP-080, RP-110B signal generators.
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DAB+ digital radio
DAB+ is an evolution of DAB (Digital Audio Broadcast)
that among other differences uses AAC+ audio codec. It also
includes Reed-Solomon error correction algorithm which
makes it more robust against transmission impairments.
RANGERNeo DAB option is compatible with both standards.
FM radio receiver and analyzer
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Rem
Ethernet connectivity
Ethernet and IP protocols are now the gold standards for
remote control applications and RANGERNeo offers this
functionality. Besides remote control the IP interface can be
used to save or retrieve data from a PC, copy channel tables
or installation information, dataloggers, screenshots, etc.
More internal memory: Up to 7 GB
There is more data a RANGERNeo can store in the internal
memory, dataloggers, screen shots, signal monitoring files,
etc. However, it is the transport stream recording what uses up
memory faster. Even though the information can be
downloaded to a PC or even copied to a pendrive in the field,
the 7 GB of internal memory in the RANGERNeo are far from
negligible.
7GB
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Field strength measurements
The RANGERNeo can do FSM Field Strength
Measurements. The antenna K factor can be entered
manually or in the form of a file.
19” RACK
VERSION
AVAILABLE
Soft bag and hard case
A soft carrying bag and a heavy duty transport case are
included as standard accessories.
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Extended conne
Transport stream input and output
Common Interface
The RANGERNeo includes a CI slot to interface with CAM
modules available in the market and decode encrypted
channels. The use of encryption is widely spread among
television operators so this function is very useful.
RANGERNeo can monitor and analyze streams coming out from
satellite receivers, transport stream players, multiplexers, etc.
Received transport stream signals can also be output to other
devices.
HDMI input
Video input
USB and Ethernet connections
The RANGERNeo includes an HDMI
output to interface with other High Definition
equipment. It can also be very useful
to check proper operation of the client’s
TV while on a service call. Everything that
can be seen on the meter’s screen is
available through the HDMI.
A RCA to jack adapter is also included
for SD composite video input in all
RANGERNeo products.
RANGERNeo includes USB and Ethernet
interfaces. The USB can be used to copy
files to memory sticks for example. Remote control and web server functionality
are available through the Ethernet port.
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SPECIFICATIONS
DIGITAL BROADCAST STANDARDS
RANGERNeo Lite
RANGERNeo +
DVB-T, DVB-T2, DVB-T2 lite
DVB-C, DVB-C2
DVB-S, DVB-S2
DVB-S2 Multistream
DSS, ACM / VCM / CCM
Same as RANGERNeo Lite, plus:
Same as RANGERNeo +, plus:
DAB, DAB+ (optional)
MPEG-TS
AUDIO CODECS
MPEG-1, MPEG-2, HE-AAC, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus
VIDEO CODECS
MPEG-2, MPEG-4 / H.264, HEVC / H.265
INPUTS AND OUTPUTS
- Universal RF input 75 Ω
- HDMI output
- IP input for remote control
- Analogue Video/Audio input
- 2xUSB (Type-A) for
data transfering
FUNCTIONS
SPECTRUM ANALYZER
Frequency Margin
Measurement range
Span
Resolution bandwidths
- Constellation diagram
- LTE ingress test
- Dynamic echoes analysis
- StealthID (instant
identification of tuning
parameters)
- PLS (Physical Layer
Scrambling)
- Ultra fast spectrum analyzer
(70 ms sweep time)
- MAX and MIN hold
- FM RDS radio meas.
and decoding
- Screenshots and
Datalogger for meas.reports
- Beacon-Flyaways SNG
and VSAT
- Wideband LNB
- WiFi 2.4 GHz
- LTE 1.8 GHz
- OTT
- Service Recording
- Field strength measurement
- Task planner
DVB-T COFDM
DVB-T2 Base and Lite COFDM
DVB-C QAM
DVB-C2 COFDM
PAL, SECAM and NTSC analogue TV
FM radio
DVB-S QPSK
DVB-S2 QPSK, 8PSK, 16APSK, 32APSK
DSS QPSK
Same as RANGERNeo +, plus:
- ASI-TS input and output
(BNC Female, 75 Ω)
- IPTV multicast input
(UDP / RTP, RJ45)
- Common Interface slot
RANGERNeo 3
Same as RANGERNeo 2, plus:
DVB-T2-MI
DAB, DAB+
Same as RANGERNeo 2, plus:
- 1 pps input
Same as RANGERNeo Lite, plus:
Same as RANGERNeo +, plus:
- Merogram
- Spectrogram
- Signal monitoring
- Remote control (webserver)
- MER by carrier
- GPS coverage analysis
(optional)
- TS recording
- TS analysis
- IPTV multicast
measurement and decoding
- Shoulder attenuation
- Network delay
- DVB-T2-MI analysis
Same as RANGERNeo 2, plus:
2 kHz (terrestrial)
10, 20, 40, 100, 200 kHz
1 MHz
2 kHz (terrestrial)
10, 20, 40, 100, 200 kHz
1 MHz
From 5 - 1000 MHz (Terrestrial)
From 250 - 2500 MHz (Satellite)
From 10 - 130 dBμV
Full / 500 / 200 / 100 / 50 / 20 / 10 MHz
100 kHz
MEASUREMENT MODE
(please refer to STANDARDS section)
Frequency Margin
Same as RANGERNeo Lite
RANGERNeo 2
100, 200 kHz
1 MHz
From 5 - 1000 MHz (Terrestrial)
From 250 - 2350 MHz (Satellite)
Power (35 to 115 dBμV), CBER, VBER, MER, C/N, Link margin
Power (35 to 115 dBμV), CBER, C/N, LBER, MER, Link Margin, BCH ESR, LDP iterations, Wrong packets
Power (45 to 115 dBμV), BER, MER, C/N, Link margin
Power (45 to 115 dBμV), CBER, MER, C/N, LBER, BCH ESR, LDP iterations, wrong packets
M, N, B, G, I, D, K and L
Level measurement
Power (35 to 115 dBμV), CBER, MER, C/N, Link Margin
Power (35 to 115 dBμV), CBER, LBER, MER, C/N, BCH ESR, Wrong packets, Link Margin
Power (35 to 115 dBμV), CBER, VBER, MER, C/N, Link margin
INTERNAL STORAGE
7 GB for measurement protocols, screenshots and transport stream recordings
PC CONNECTION (via ethernet interface)
NetUpdate 4 (free software) + Free and automatic firmware updates + User customised channel plans
+ Measurement reports and screenshots
GENERAL
Hybrid operation: Touch screen (7”) or conventional keyboard
DiSEqC 2.x generator (DiSEqC 1.2 commands implemented)
dCSS / SCD 2 (EN50607) and SATCR/SCD (EN50494)
BATTERY
> 2h
> 4 h (smart battery)
> 4 h (smart battery)
> 4 h (smart battery)
HARD CASE
Optional
Included
Included
Included
OPTIONS
DAB, DAB+
GPS Coverage Analysis
Rack assembly
OPM + Optical-to-RF converter + WiFi 5 GHz + LTE 2.6 GHz + 6 GHz RF input
WiFi 5 GHz + LTE 2.6 GHz + 6 GHz RF input
RANGERNeo +
RANGERNeo 2
RANGERNeo 3
Available
Available
Available
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Available
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Available
Available
Included
Included
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Available
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RANGERNeo TV analyzers
A new breed of analyzers for a new world
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ALL VERSIONS
DVB MODELS ONLY
RANGER
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RANGER
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RANGER
Neo +
RANGER
Neo Lite
HD RANGER
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HD RANGER
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1x Mini USB
1x Mini USB
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> 2 hours
> 2 hours
> 2 hours
Resolution filter 100 kHz
Resolution filter 200 kHz, 1 MHz
Resolution filter 2, 10, 20, 40 kHz
Echoes analysis
Constellation diagram
Web server
Spectrogram
MER by carrier
Merogram
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IPTV analyzer
TS-ASI input and output
TS analysis and recording
Common Interface (encrypted channels)
Shoulder attenuation measurement
T2-MI
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Network delay Margin
GPS for drive test
DAB/DAB+ digital radio
5 GHz WiFi + 2.6 GHz LTE + 6 GHz RFin
Optical measurements
and optical to RF converter
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HEVC H.265 decod. + 4K Frame Grabber
MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 H.264 decoding
Touch screen
Wide band LNB Compatibility
(wbLNB)
2.4 GHz Wi-Fi analyzer
1.8 GHz LTE
OTT
Service recording
HDMI output
Video/Audio input
USB interface
Battery time
ATSC standard
ISDB-T standard
DVB-T/T2 standard
DVB-S/S2, DSS and ACM/VCM standards
DVB-C standard
DVB-C2 standard
QAM annex B standard
PSIP analysis
Closed Caption
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DESIGN AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGES WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. 05/17
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