DVISn - Nano-sized Digital Video Insertion System RF Output

DVISn - Nano-sized Digital Video Insertion System RF Output
DVISn
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DVISn - Nano-sized Digital Video Insertion System
RF Output
Installation & Operation Manual
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
1. SAFETY....................................................................................................................................1-1
2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW............................................................................................................2-1
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
DVISn Functional Diagram.............................................................................................2-1
Theory of Operation........................................................................................................2-2
Components and Interfaces...........................................................................................2-3
Specifications..................................................................................................................2-4
3. SET-UP AND CONFIGURATION..............................................................................................3-1
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
Connect PC to DVISn.....................................................................................................3-1
Configuration..................................................................................................................3-3
RF Output Connections..................................................................................................3-4
Legacy Set-Top Box Settings.........................................................................................3-4
4. FIRMWARE UPGRADE INSTRUCTIONS................................................................................4-1
4.1
4.2
Save Firmware Update to PC ........................................................................................4-1
Connect PC to DVIS/DVISn...........................................................................................4-1
5. SERVICE & SUPPORT.............................................................................................................5-1
5.1
5.2
Contact ATX Networks....................................................................................................5-1
Warranty Information......................................................................................................5-1
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Index of Figures
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Figure 1: Insertion into Blank QAM....................................................................................................................2-2
Figure 2: Insertion into QAM at Band Edge.......................................................................................................2-2
Figure 3: DVISn Unit..........................................................................................................................................2-3
Figure 4: Input Connections...............................................................................................................................2-3
Index of Tables
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Table 1: Specifications....................................................................................................................2-4
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CHAPTER 1: SAFETY
SAFETY
1.
Safety
WARNING! FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS LISTED BELOW MAY RESULT IN PROPERTY DAMAGE
OR PERSONAL INJURY. PLEASE READ AND COMPLY WITH THE FOLLOWING:
WATER AND MOISTURE: Care should be taken to prevent entry of splashed or dripping water, other liquids, and physical
objects through enclosure openings.
DAMAGE: Do not operate the device if damage to any components is suspected.
POWER SOURCES: Only connect the unit to a power supply of the type and capacity specified in the operating instructions
or as marked on the device.
GROUNDING OR POLARIZATION: Electrical grounding and polarization means must not be defeated.
POWER CORD PROTECTION: Route power supply cord to prevent damage by external objects. Pay particular attention to
the exit point from the device and plug.
FUSING: If your device is equipped with a fused receptacle, replace only with the same type fuse. Refer to replacement text
on the unit for correct fuse type.
SERVICE: Do not attempt to service the device beyond procedures provided the operating instructions. All other servicing
should be referred to qualified service personnel.
MODIFICATIONS: Modifications should not be made to the device or any of its components for applications other than those
specified in the operating instructions.
SAFETY CODES AND REGULATIONS: The device should be installed and operated in compliance with all applicable local
safety by-laws, codes and regulations.
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CHAPTER 2: PRODUCT OVERVIEW
PRODUCT OVERVIEW
2.
Product Overview
DVIS series products are network-edge local content insertion devices for digital video networks. They deliver locally generated
baseband analog content within a property provisioned with digital only TVs, STBs or DTAs, or where analog spectrum is not
available.
2.1
•
Security or surveillance camera feeds (MDUs, retirement homes)
•
Text/character generator or local information channel (hotels, conference centers, gated communities)
•
Insertion of encrypted digital channels to a commercial property lineup (e.g., insertion of specialty channels into a
hotel lineup)
•
Distribution of ‘in-house’ or private channels throughout a property (e.g., sports stadiums, network studios)
DVISn Functional Diagram
ON/OFF SWITCH
POWER
SUPPLY
100-240 VAC
SERIAL
INTERFACE
LAPTOP
PC
VIDEO IN
L/R AUDIO IN
MONITOR
&
CONTROL
RJ-45
INTERFACE
ENCODER 1
TS
MULTIPLEXER
VIDEO IN
L/R AUDIO IN
QAM MODULATOR
RF-UPCONVERTER
RF OUT
ENCODER 2
(IN 2 CH VERSION)
DVISn
Figure 1: Functional Diagram
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2.2
Theory of Operation
The DVISn can be used to insert local programming into the spectrum where there is a blank channel (no QAM or analog
channel). This can be either a blank QAM or a QAM channel above the HFC plant end frequency (at the “band edge”).
Figure 2: Insertion into Blank QAM
Figure 3: Insertion into QAM at Band Edge
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2.3
Components and Interfaces
2.3.1
Front Panel
Serial Port
RF Out
Input Panel
Ethernet Port
Figure 4: DVISn Unit
2.3.2
Inputs and Outputs
Figure 5: Input Connections
Figure 6: Output Connection
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2.4
Specifications
PLATFORM SPECIFICATIONS
DVNANO1 & DVNANO2
DVNANO1E & DVNANO2E
CHASSIS OVERVIEW
DIMENSIONS
WEIGHT
ENCODED PROGRAMS
POWER SUPPLY
POWER CONSUMPTION
DEVICE MANAGEMENT
OPERATING TEMPERATURE
HUMIDITY
2.3”H x 8.8”W x 4.8”D (5.84H x 22.35W x 12.19D cm), Wall Mount
2.2 lbs (1.0 kg)
1 or 2 Programs into 1 QAM Channel
IEC Connector / 110-220 VAC, 50/60Hz
25W Max.
HTTP over Ethernet Network Interface (RJ45); 10/100 Mbps
0⁰C to +50⁰C (+32⁰F to +122⁰F)
0-95% (without condensation)
TS MULTIPLEXER
PACKET SIZE
TS SUPPORT
PROGRAM NUMBER & TS NUMBER
188 Bytes
QBA, AF
User Settable (Program #: 1-65535; TS ID: 1-65535)
PSI / SI INFORMATION TABLE
SETTABLE PIDs
PAT, PMT
PMT, PCR (0x0021-0x1FFE; dec. 33-8190)
QAM MODULATOR / RF UPCONVERTER
QAM MODULATION
MODULATION FORMAT
ITU-T J.83 Annex B
64, 256 QAM
ITU-T J.83 Annex A/C
16, 32, 64, 128, 256 QAM
RF QAM OUTPUT POWER AT RF OUT
ATTENUATION STEP SIZE
30-56 dBmV
1 dB
RF QAM FREQUENCY OUTPUT RANGE
SUPPORTED CHANNEL PLANS
FREQUENCY STEP
RF QAM CHANNEL BANDWIDTH
EXCESS BANDWIDTH
57-1000 MHz
Standard, HRC, IRC
-1 kHz
6 MHz
3-8 MHz
12% (256 QAM), 18% (64 QAM)
15% (Annex A), 13% (Annex C)
2608 ksps - 3 MHz
3478 ksps - 4 MHz
SYMBOL RATE
4347 ksps - 5 MHz
5217 ksps - 6 MHz
5.360537 MSymb/s - 256 QAM
5.056941 MSymb/s - 64 QAM
6086 ksps - 7 MHz
6956 ksps - 8 MHz
User Defined - max. 7MSymb/s
MER EQUALIZED(1)
> 40 dB(1)
FREQUENCY OFFSET
< 2ppm
SYMBOL RATE OFFSET
CARRIER SUPPRESSION
< +/- 50 Hz
> 55 dB
SIGNAL/NOISE
SPURIOUS
TS PROCESSING
FEC
RF INTERFACES
> 45 dB
-60 dB
Null Packet Insertion & PCR Correction
ITU-T J.83 Annex B
ITU-T J.83 Annex A/C
RF OUT
RF OUT RETURN LOSS
F, 75 Ω
> 16 dB
ENCODER VIDEO SPECIFICATIONS
INPUT
INPUT INTERFACE
CVBS, NTSC
CVBS, PAL
1x BNC, 75 Ω (x2 on Dual Channel Version)
ENCODING FORMAT
ENCODING BIT RATE TYPE
VIDEO ADJUSTMENTS
MPEG-2, 4:2:0, MP@ML
CBR
Brightness, Contrast, Saturation
TBC
VIDEO PROCESSING
SUPPORTED RESOLUTIONS
FRAME RATE
VIDEO ENCODING BIT RATE
704x480, 544x480, 528x480, 480x480 and 352x480
29.97 fps
1000-4000 kbps
IBBP - length 15
0x0021-0x1FFE; dec. 33-8190
GOP STRUCTURE
VIDEO PID SETTING
ENCODER AUDIO SPECIFICATIONS
INPUT
INPUT INTERFACE
ENCODING FORMAT(2)
SAMPLING RATE
ENCODING BIT RATES
AUDIO PID SETTINGS
704x576, 544x576, 528x576, 480x576 and 352x576
25 fps
Analog Unbalanced
RCA (L/R) (x2 on Dual Channel Version)
Dolby® Digital AC-3(2)
MPEG-1 Layer II
48 kHz
192 & 256 kbps
0x0021-0x1FFE; dec. 33-8190
NOTES:
(1) Measured with Rohde & Schwarz EFA (FW Ver 05.33).
(2) Dolby is a registered trademark of Dolby Laboratories. Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories.
Table 1: Specifications
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CHAPTER 3: SET-UP AND CONFIGURATION
SET-UP & CONFIGURATION
3.
Set-up and Configuration
IMPORTANT: Do not connect the DVISn RF output signal to a network before reading these instructions and ensuring that the
RF level of the output signal is set appropriately (see section 3.3, RF Output Connections).
3.1
Connect PC to DVISn
Set-up of the DVISn unit requires a laptop or desktop PC running any OS supporting a web browser system and with available
Ethernet connection (called the “management computer” in the following procedures). Network parameters of the management
computer must be set appropriately for access to the DVISn remote management interface. The following procedures assume
the use of Windows® OS and that the network address for the DVISn unit is set to the factory default setting (192.168.0.23). If
a different OS or network address are used, adjust the procedures to suit.
1. Set the management computer’s Ethernet interface to a static IP address on the 192.168.0.x subnet.
a) From the Control Panel, open Network Connections and select the connection associated with the Ethernet
adapter to be used for connecting to the DVISn (e.g., Local Area Connection).
b) Right click on the connection and select Properties.
c)Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties.
d) Click the selection box beside Use the following IP address to enter a check mark in the box.
e) In the IP address field, enter 192.168.0.x (where x represents any number from 1-253 except 23).
f) In the Subnet mask field enter 255.255.255.0.
g)Click OK and then OK again in the previous window.
2. Connect the management computer’s Ethernet adapter to the DVISn Ethernet port using a CAT5e crossover cable
(supplied with the unit).
3. Connect the video source and audio source (if required), and turn these external sources on.
4. Connect the DVISn to the main power supply and switch the unit on. The green LED labelled POWER lights to
indicate that the unit is on.
5. Allow the unit to boot for 90 seconds. While the unit is booting, the cooling fan may start to work, stop after few
seconds, then start to work again.
6. On the management computer, open a web browser and enter http://192.168.0.23 in the address field.
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8. The GUI opens and displays the DVISn Settings screen, allowing system configuration.
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3.2
Configuration
All system parameters are set on the DVISn Settings screen.
NOTE: Where only certain values are allowed, the values are listed in a drop-down box. Parameters that can not be changed
are greyed out.
3.2.1
3.2.2
DVISn Information
Product ID:
Serial number of the unit.
MAC Address:
A MAC (Media Access Control) address is a unique identifier assigned to network
adapters or network interface cards (NICs) by the manufacturer to uniquely identify
them on a LAN.
DVISn Setting
QBA Enable:
This function is required when DVISn signals are sent to some legacy STBs.
TS Id:
A transport stream is a cable or RF transmission format that allows multiplexing of
digital video and audio using a strict protocol that employs packet-based multiplexing.
A Transport Stream ID is a number unique to each transport stream that identifies its
origin (1-65535).
DVISn Software Version:
The version of the firmware file currently used by the DVISn.
RF Settings
RF Frequency:
The RF frequency output range is 57 to 860 MHz, entered in kHz (57000-860000)
without decimal points or commas.
QAM Mode:
QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) is a method for encoding digital data in
which each combination of phase and amplitude represents a specific bit pattern.
Higher levels of modulation provide higher data capacity but greater sensitivity to
noise. QAM64 is typically used where system performance will not allow higher
modulation levels while QAM256 is used by most cable operators.
QAM Modulation Type:
QAM-B employs the framing structure, channel coding, and modulation schemes
defined in standard ITU-T J.83 Annex B for use in North America.
Signal Bandwidth/Symbol Rate:
Signal Bandwidth & Symbol Rate are fixed to selected QAM-B settings as per the
SCTE standard.
RF Level:
Radio frequency signal level (45-58 dbmV).
Interleaver:
Interleaving mode is I/J 128/1
Encoders
Encoder (port) Number:
DVISn units contain one or two encoders.
Input Video Standard:
The DVISn accepts video signals that conform to NTSC (National Television Systems
Committee)
Encoder Active:
The check box lets you switch each encoder on and off. The Encoder Active
checkbox must be checked in order for the port to perform any encoding action and to
allow changes to other settings as required. .
Output Parameters
MPEG-2 Video Rate:
MPEG-2 is a standard for a combination of lossy video compression and lossy audio
data compression methods that reduce storage media and transmission bandwidth
requirements. The video data rate is entered in kbps (1000 to 4000), without decimal
points or commas.
Video resolution:
Video resolution refers to the number of discrete picture elements (pixels) in each
horizontal line and the number of displayed horizontal lines in the picture (e.g., 720
pixels per line x 480 lines). Video resolution options are 720x480, 704x480, 544x480,
528x480, 480x480, and 352x480.
Brightness:
Allows modification of the video signal to increase or decrease brightness. There are
256 levels available (0-255).
Contrast:
Allows modification of the video signal to increase or decrease contrast. There are
128 levels available (0-127).
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Saturation:
Allows modification of the video signal to increase or decrease saturation. There are
128 levels available (0-127).
Audio Codec:
A codec (compressor-decompressor) converts an audio signal to a specific file format
or streaming audio format that reduces the required storage space or bandwidth.
MPEG-1 supports stereo (two channel) signals while the AC-3 codec (licensed by
Dolby Laboratories) supports 5.1 surround sound.
Audio Rate:
Sampling rate at which an audio signal is encoded. The higher the bit rate, the better
the sound quality Audio rate options are 192, 256 and 384 kbps.
Program Identification
Program Number:
A unique number assigned to each program (1-65535).
Video PID:
The video PID (Packet Identifier) is a hexadecimal 13 bit number from 21 to 8190
that uniquely identifies a video transport stream in an MPTS (multi-program transport
stream) so that it can be filtered and routed appropriately.
Audio PID:
The audio PID (Packet Identifier) is a hexadecimal 13 bit number from 21 to 8190 that
uniquely identifies an audio transport stream in an MPTS (multi-program transport
stream) so that it can be filtered and routed appropriately.
PCR PID:
The PCR (Program Clock Reference) PID (Packet Identifier) is a hexadecimal 13 bit
number from 21 to 8190 that uniquely identifies the time base for synchronization of
individual frames or fields of the video stream and their associated audio.
PMT PID [21-8190]:
The PMT (Program Map Table) PID (Packet Identifier) is a hexadecimal 13 bit number
that uniquely identifies a PMT in an MPTS (multi-program transport stream). The
PMT contains a data structure specifying which PIDs carry the video, audio and data
stream that collectively constitute the broadcast program.
Lock to V Sync:
Selects whether locking to vertical sync is enabled. This function is required when
DVISn signals are sent to some legacy STBs.
Network Settings
Static IP Address:
An IP (Internet Protocol) address is a numerical identification and logical address
assigned to devices participating in a computer network utilizing the Internet Protocol
for communication between nodes. When a computer is configured with a Static IP
address it always uses the same IP address. When a computer is configured with
Dynamic IP addressing it automatically procures an IP address when required.
Subnet Mask:
A subnet mask allows the flow of network traffic between hosts to be segregated
based on a network configuration, improving network security and performance.
Default Gateway:
The node on the computer network chosen when an IP address does not belong to
any other entities in the Routing Table. Usually the node connecting internal networks
to the Internet and associated with a router and a switch.
DNS IP Address:
DNS (Domain Name System) servers translate human-readable domain names into
machine-readable IP addresses and the reverse.
DHCP Client Mode Enabled:
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) automates network-parameter
assignment to network devices from one or more DHCP servers, making it easy to
add new machines to a network.
When all settings have been completed, click Submit to activate the changes. If the settings are not activated and you
close the screen, any new settings will not be applied and will be lost.
If all RF parameters are correct and the A/V ports are set up correctly, submission should enable the DVISn QAM modulator
and your new QAM channel should be available at the RF output port.
3.3
RF Output Connections
The output power level at RF OUT is set between 45 and 58 dBmV in the DVISn Settings screen.
3.4
Legacy Set-Top Box Settings
For systems using older set-top boxes such as DCT2000 and older Motorola STBs based on Cisco® standards, ensure that
Lock to V-sync and QBA Enable are selected on the DVISn Settings screen (a check mark appears in the box).
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CHAPTER 4: FIRMWARE UPGRADE INSTRUCTIONS
FIRMWARE UPGRADE INSTRUCTIONS
4.
Firmware Upgrade Instructions
The following procedures provide detailed instructions for upgrading DVISn firmware. They require a self-installing firmware
file supplied by ATX and a laptop or desktop PC running any OS supporting a web browser with available Ethernet connection
(called the “management computer” in the following procedures). They also assume that the DVISn has been installed and is
operating properly.
4.1
Save Firmware Update to PC
Save the firmware update file in a convenient location on the management computer. This file is in .tgz format and contains
the version code for this update (at publication date, the version code is 0.998).
4.2
Connect PC to DVIS/DVISn
Set appropriate network parameters on the management computer in order to access the DVIS remote management interface.
For example, if the network address for the DVIS/DVISn is set to the factory default setting (192.168.0.23) and you are using
a Windows based PC:
1. Set the management computer’s Ethernet interface to a static IP address on the 192.168.0.x subnet.
a) From the Control Panel, open Network Connections and select the connection associated with the Ethernet
adapter to be used for connecting to the DVIS/DVISn (e.g., Local Area Connection).
b) Right click on the connection and select Properties.
c)Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties.
d) Click the selection box beside Use the following IP address to enter a check mark in the box.
e) In the IP address field, enter 192.168.0.x (where x represents any number from 1-253 except 23).
f) In the Subnet mask field enter 255.255.255.0.
g)Click OK and then OK again in the previous window.
2. Connect the management computer’s Ethernet adapter to the DVIS/DVISn Ethernet port using a CAT5e crossover
cable (supplied with the unit).
3. On the management computer, open a web browser and enter http://192.168.0.23 in the address field.
5. The DVISn Settings screen appears.
4.2.1
Upload Firmware to DVISn
1.In the DVISn Version Update box, click Browse, navigate to the location of the saved .tgz file and click Open. The
file name and location appear in the DVIS Version File selection box.
3.Click Update to begin uploading the file to the unit. A progress bar indicates the percentage completion (0 to 100%).
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When the upload is finished, file installation begins automatically. When installation has completed (which can take
several minutes), the DVIS/DVISn reboots (indicated when the fan shuts off for a few seconds and then restarts). Wait
10-15 seconds after the fan restarts for the reboot to complete.
4.Check DVISn Software Version and verify that Version number is the same as the number in the name of the
firmware update file.
5. Close the Web browser.
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CHAPTER 5: SERVICE & SUPPORT
SERVICE & SUPPORT
5.
Service & Support
5.1
Contact ATX Networks
Please contact ATX Technical Support for assistance with any ATX products. Please contact ATX Customer Service to obtain
a valid RMA number for any ATX products that require service and are in or out-of-warranty before returning a failed module
to the factory.
DIGITAL VIDEO TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Tel:
(905) 428-6068
Toll Free:
(800) 565-7488 (USA & Canada only)
► Press *3 for Technical Support
►Then press 1 for Digital Video Products (DVIS, DigiVu, UCrypt, VersAtivePro)
Email: digitalvideosupport@atxnetworks.com
CUSTOMER SERVICE
ATX Networks
1-501 Clements Road West
Ajax, ON L1S 7H4 Canada
Tel: (905) 428-6068
Toll Free:
(800) 565-7488 (USA & Canada only)
► Press *1 for Customer Service
Fax: (905) 427-1964
Toll Free Fax: (866) 427-1964 (USA & Canada only)
Web: www.atxnetworks.com
Email: support@atxnetworks.com
5.2
Warranty Information
All of ATX Networks’ products have a 1-year warranty that covers manufacturer’s defects or failures.
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