Ericsson | 1553-FGC 101 1010 Uen A | Operating instructions | Ericsson 1553-FGC 101 1010 Uen A Operating instructions

Cover
Page 1 of 153
1553-FGC 101 1010 Uen A
Video Processor
HANDBOOK
VP/CHASSIS/1AC, VP/CHASSIS/2AC and Options
Software Version 1.9.0 (and later)
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Preliminary Information
Scope of This Information
This topic defines who should use this information, and what equipment and options are covered.
About This Information
Tabulates the history of this information. Lists the templates and style sheets used to create the file.
Trademarks
List the trademarks and registered trademarks associated with the equipment.
Warning, Cautions and Notes
Defines the use and format of Warnings, Cautions and Notes throughout this information.
Contact Information
Gives contact information for Ericsson Customer Services, and Technical Training.
Compliance Statements
Compliance statements relating to EN55022/AS/NZS 3548 and FCC.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 2 of 153
Scope of This Information
Who Should Use this Handbook
This guide is written for operators and users of the Video Processor and describes its functions and operation. It will assist in the
installation and day-to-day care and operation of the unit. Maintenance information that requires covers to be removed is not
included.
WARNING!
Do not remove the covers of this equipment. Hazardous voltages are present within this equipment and may be exposed if the
covers are removed. Only suitably trained and experienced service engineers are permitted to service this equipment.
CAUTION!
Unauthorised maintenance or the use of non-approved replacements may affect the equipment specification and invalidate any
warranties.
What Equipment is Covered by this Handbook
The Equipment Models
Front View of the Video Processor.
Rear View of the Video Processor, single AC PSU variant.
Rear View of the Video Processor, dual AC PSU variant
Product Codes
This information covers products with the marketing codes shown in the following table
Marketing Code
Description
Summary of Features
VP/CHASSIS/1AC
Video Processor with single AC input See Introduction>Base Chassis>Base Unit (AC)
VP/CHASSIS/2AC
Video Processor with single AC input See Introduction>Base Chassis>Base Unit (Dual AC)
VP/HWO/EN8190/ENC
EN8190 H.264 HD Encoder Module
VP/HWO/EN8100/ENC
EN8100 MPEG-2 SD Encoder Module See Introduction>Option Cards>EN8100 SD MPEG-2 VCM
VP/HWO/EN7100/ENC
EN7100 MPEG-2 SD Encoder Module See Introduction>Option Cards>EN7100 SD MPEG-2 VCM
VP/HWO/EN8130/ENC
EN8130 H.264 SD Encoder Module
See Introduction>Option Cards>EN8190 HD H.264 VCM
See Introduction>Option Cards>EN8130 SD H.264 VCM
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 3 of 153
VP/HWO/EN8180/ENC
EN8180 MPEG-2 HD Encoder Module See Introduction>Option Cards>EN8180 HD MPEG-2 VCM
VP/HWO/ASI/2IN2OUT ASI I/O Module
See Introduction>Option Cards>ASI Option Module
VP/HWO/EXTSYNC
Video Processor External Sync Module See Introduction>Option Cards>External Sync Input
VP/CAB/BAL
D-Type to balanced XLR breakout
cable
See Installing the Equipment>External Interfaces> VCM>Audio
Input
VP/CAB/UNBAL
D-Type to unbalanced XLR breakout
cable
See Installing the Equipment>External Interfaces> VCM>Audio
Input
Firmware/Software Versions
This information covers the functionality of the firmware/software versions which are contained within the Software Release Version
1.9.x .
This handbook continues to be relevant to subsequent build versions where the functionality of the equipment has not changed.
Where the build standard changes the functionality, a new issue of this handbook will be provided.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
About this Information
Revisions
Any revision of this information will be by a complete reissue.
Issues are listed below:
Issue
Date
Build Version
Comments
1
July 2009
1.0
Initial release.
2
October 2009
1.1
New release with
additional features
3
January 2010
1.2
New release with
additional features
4
December 2010
1.6
New release with
additional features
New release with
additional features
5
January 2011
1.9
Ericsson Document
Number 1553-FGC 101
1010 Uen A
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Trademarks
General
All best endeavours have been made to acknowledge registered trademarks and trademarks. Any notified omissions will be rectified
in the next issue. Some trademarks may be registered in some countries but not in others.
Registered trademarks and trademarks used are acknowledged below and marked with their respective symbols. However, they are
not marked further within the text.
Copyright
© Ericsson AB 2010. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of
the copyright owner.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 4 of 153
Disclaimer
The contents of this document are subject to revision without notice due to continued progress in methodology, design and
manufacturing. Ericsson AB shall have no liability for any error or damage of any kind resulting from the use of this document.
Registered Trademarks
Dolby® is a registered trademark of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation.
DTS® is a registered trademark of Digital Theater Systems, Inc
Ethernet® is a registered trademark of Xerox Corporation.
Trademarks
Ethafoam™ is a trademark of The Dow Chemical Company.
Pozidriv™ is a trademark of European Industrial Services.
Reflex™ is a trademark of Ericsson Television.
Stratocell™ is a trademark of the Sealed Air Corporation.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Warnings, Cautions and Notes
Heed Warnings
All warnings on the product and in the operating instructions should be adhered to. The manufacturer can not be held responsible
for injuries or damage where warnings and cautions have been ignored or taken lightly.
Read Instructions
All the safety and operating instructions should be read before this product is operated.
Follow Instructions
All operating and use instructions should be followed.
Retain Instructions
The safety and operating instructions should be retained for future reference.
WARNING!
Warnings give information which, if strictly observed, will prevent personal injury or death, or damage to personal property or the
environment. They are boxed for emphasis, as in this example, and are placed immediately preceding the point at which the reader
requires them.
CAUTION!
Cautions give information which, if strictly followed, will prevent damage to equipment or other goods. They are boxed for emphasis,
as in this example, and are placed immediately preceding the point at which the reader requires them.
NOTE:
Notes provide supplementary information. They are highlighted for emphasis, as in this example, and are placed
immediately after the relevant text.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 5 of 153
Contact Information
Ericsson Customer Services
Support Services
Our primary objective is to provide first class customer care that is tailored to your specific business and operational requirements.
All levels are supported by one or more service performance reviews to ensure the perfect partnership between Ericsson and your
business.
Warranty
All Ericsson Products and Systems are designed and built to the highest standards and are covered under a comprehensive 12
month warranty.
Levels of Continuing Ericsson Service Support
For stand-alone equipment, then Ericsson's BASIC Essential support is the value for money choice for you.
BASIC provides you with year-by-year Service long after the warranty has expired.
For systems support you can choose either Gold Business Critical support or Silver Business Advantage. These packages are
designed to save you costs and protect your income through enlisting the help of our support specialists.
Call Ericsson Sales for more details.
Where to Find Us
Customer Services
Europe, Middle East
and Africa
Americas
China
Australia and New
Zealand
Internet Address
Tel:
+44 (0) 23 8048 4455
Fax:
+44 (0) 23 8048 4467
Email:
tvsupportemea@ericsson.com
Tel:
+888 671 1268
US and Canada
Tel:
+678 812 6255
International
Fax:
+678 812 6262
Email:
tvsupportamericas@ericsson.com
Compression
Email:
tvsupport@ericsson.com
Software Support Centre
Tel:
+86 10 8476 8676
Beijing
Fax:
+86 10 8476 7741
Beijing
Tel:
+852 2590 2388
Hong Kong
Fax:
+852 2590 9550
Hong Kong
Email:
tvsupportapac@ericsson.com
Tel:
+612 (0) 9111 4027
Fax:
+612 (0) 9111 4949
Email:
tvsupportanz@ericsson.com
www.ericsson.com
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 6 of 153
Technical Training
Training Courses
Ericsson provides a wide range of training courses on the operation and maintenance of our products and on their supporting
technologies. We can provide both regularly scheduled courses and training tailored to individual needs. Courses can be run either at
your premises or at one of our dedicated training facilities.
Where to Find Us
For further information on the Ericsson training programme please contact us:
International
Tel:
+44 (0) 23 8048 4229
Fax:
+44 (0) 23 8048 4161
Email:
tvglobaltraining@ericsson.com
Return of Equipment
Contact your regional Ericsson office who will issue directions on how and where to return a unit for service/repair/upgrade.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
EN55022 and CISPR22
This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference in which case the user may be
required to take adequate measures.
FCC
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a
commercial environment.
This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
Handbook, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to
cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at ones own expense.
FCC Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 47 – Telecommunications, Part 15: radio frequency devices, subpart B – Unintentional
Radiators.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Read This First!
Personnel
Ensure the personnel designated to fit the unit have the appropriate skills and knowledge. If in any doubt, contact Customer
Services (see Contact Information).
Installation
Installation of the product should follow these instructions, and should only use installation accessories recommended by the
manufacturers. When rack mounted, this equipment must have shelf supports as well as being fixed at the front panel.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 7 of 153
Mechanical Support
Do not use this product as a support for any other equipment.
Web Browser access
This product is designed to support control through Web browser access. The only supported browser is Microsoft IE8 (earlier
versions of IE are not supported)
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Introduction
The Unit is a flexible platform consisting of a base unit or chassis in to which various option cards can be plugged. The base unit
provides an Ethernet control interface, and Ethernet data interfaces, it also provides basic transport stream processing functionality.
Other functionality such as video encoding, audio encoding, or other input or output interfaces are provided by option cards.
License Keys
License Keys control the availability of some of the features accessible from the unit and are issued to a specific chassis, not an
option card, and are held within the chassis.
Base Chassis
This section introduces the chassis and describes the functions associated with the host controller.
Option Cards
The following are the available option cards:
EN7100 SD MPEG-2 VCM
This provides high quality MPEG-2 Video encoding, and audio encoding.
EN8100 SD MPEG-2 VCM
This provides ultimate quality MPEG-2 Video encoding, and audio encoding.
EN8130 SD H.264 VCM
This provides high quality H.264 Video encoding, and audio encoding.
EN8180 HD MPEG-2 VCM
This provides high quality MPEG-2 Video encoding, and audio encoding.
EN8190 HD H.264 VCM
This provides ultimate quality H.264 Video encoding, and audio encoding.
ASI I/O Module
This provides two ASI outputs of the same transport stream. (ASI input functionality will be added in a subsequent release).
External Sync Input
This allows a studio reference to be input in to the unit to which a 27 MHz system clock reference may be locked.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
License Keys
Overview
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 8 of 153
License Keys control the availability of some features and are issued to a specific base unit not an option card, even if the
functionality being enabled is provided by an option card.
Features
License Keys consist of a feature, and the number of instances of this feature that are allowed within the chassis.
License Keys are allocated on a ‘first configured first served’ basis within the chassis. If an attempt is made to enable a feature, but
the required license key is not available then the feature is not enabled, and a log message is generated.
When a function that has a license associated with it is disabled, the license key is released within 1 second, and therefore available
to be re-allocated .
Verifying which licenses are present in the Unit
Access to the encoder web pages is necessary to verify the licenses that are enabled on the unit.
Navigate to Configure > System > Licenses. This page displays the marketing code, number of each license and a description of the
feature enabled by the license.
NOTE :
Short term licenses are not supported.
Ordering Additional Licenses.
When ordering additional licenses for existing units the following information is needed:
1. Unique Chip ID of the unit is required to generate the key.
This is retrieved by navigating to the following web page :
Configure > System > Base Unit > Advanced > ChipID
2. The TOTAL FINAL number of licenses required (including licenses already enabled on the unit) needs to be provided.
The above information is used to generate a new license key file, which then needs to be loaded onto the appropriate unit.
Entering License Keys
The keys are saved in an XML (newlicensedetail.xml) ready to be entered onto the unit via the web page
Browse to: Configure > Licenses
In the license box enter the license filename and select upload.
NOTE :
The front panel CANNOT be used to enter license keys!
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Base Chassis
Overview
The base chassis provides the control interfaces, the data Ethernet ports, data routing between the Ethernet ports, control software
running on the base chassis, and the option cards. It also provides the ability to generate MPEG-2 transport streams from
elementary streams received from the option cards.
The following is a summary of the features of the base chassis:
19” 1 ‘RU’ rack mount chassis.
Front panel LCD and keypad for limited control and status reporting.
Tri-colour LED to indicate chassis health.
Dual redundant Ethernet control ports.
Two pairs of dual redundant Ethernet ports for data input and output.
Single or dual AC power supply variants.
6 option card slots (single AC PSU chassis) or 4 option card slots (dual AC PSU chassis)
Option cards are ‘hot swappable’.
Video Processor Front Panel
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 9 of 153
Video Processor Rear Panel - Single AC Chassis (EN8100 SD MPEG-2 VCMs fitted)
Video Processor Rear Panel - Dual AC Chassis
NOTE:
Refer to Installing the Equipment > External Interfaces > Base Chassis for more details of the items at the rear and
front panels.
VP/CHASSIS/1AC 1U Base Chassis (AC)
Describes the single AC power supply base chassis.
VP/CHASSIS/2AC 1U Base Chassis (Dual AC)
Describes the dual AC power supply base chassis.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
VP/CHASSIS/1AC 1U Base Chassis (AC)
Overview
The Video Processor consists of a base chassis, a single AC mains input and up to six option cards. The base chassis is a 1 ‘RU’ 19”
rack mount chassis that provides the control interfaces, and two pairs of dual redundant Ethernet ports for data input and output.
The option cards provide the video, audio and data processing functionality and can be ‘Hot Swapped’, i.e. inserted or removed
whilst the chassis is powered.
Single AC PSU Base Chassis
Front Panel
VP/CHASSIS/1AC Front Panel Items
LCD
Control and status information is displayed on a 2 line by 40 character display.
Buttons
Six buttons are provided for navigating through the front panel menus.
Status LED
The status LED is green when there are no active alarms or warnings and red if there is a critical alarm.
The status LED is amber if there is an active warning, minor or major alarm.
USB Connector
This is not for customer use.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 10 of 153
Rear Panel
The option cards, control Ethernet ports, data Ethernet ports, and the AC power input are all accessible at the rear of the base
chassis.
VP/CHASSIS/1AC Rear Panel Items [Single AC Chassis]
Ethernet Port Numbering
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
VP/CHASSIS/2AC 1U Base Chassis (Dual AC)
Overview
The Video Processor consists of a base chassis, dual AC inputs and up to four option cards. The base chassis is a 1 ‘RU’ 19” rack
mount chassis that provides the control interfaces, and two pairs of dual redundant Ethernet ports for data input and output.
The option cards provide the video, audio and data processing functionality and can be ‘Hot Swapped’, i.e. inserted or removed
whilst the chassis is powered.
Why Have Two Mains Connectors
Many broadcasting sites have two power supply chains, either from the master switchboard or, for major sites, from different points
on the supply grid. As the most common cause of system failure is loss of power, feeding the chassis from the separate chains
ensures reliability of supply and, therefore, continuity of service.
Dual AC PSU Base Chassis
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 11 of 153
Front Panel
VP/CHASSIS/2AC Front Panel Items
LCD
Control and status information is displayed on a 2 line by 40 character display.
Buttons
Six buttons are provided for navigating through the front panel menus.
Status LED
The status LED is green when there are no active alarms or warnings and red if there is a critical alarm.
The status LED is amber if there is an active warning, minor or major alarm.
USB Connector
This is not for customer use.
Rear Panel
The option cards, control Ethernet ports, data Ethernet ports, and the AC power input are all accessible at the rear of the base
chassis.
VP/CHASSIS/2AC Rear Panel Items [Dual AC Chassis]
Ethernet Port Numbering
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 12 of 153
Option Cards
Option Card Combinations
Describes the supported combinations of option cards, maximum number of cards and recommended slot location for each option
card.
The following are the option cards supported in this release:
EN7100 SD MPEG-2 VCM (VP/HWO/EN7100/ENC)
This card can compress a standard definition video input using MPEG-2 encoding, and can compress up to eight channel pairs of
audio depending on audio encoding mode.
EN8100 SD MPEG-2 VCM (VP/HWO/EN8100/ENC)
This card can compress a standard definition video input using MPEG-2 encoding, and can compress up to eight channel pairs of
audio depending on audio encoding mode.
EN8130 SD H.264 VCM (VP/HWO/EN8130/ENC)
This card can compress a standard definition video input using H.264 encoding, and can compress up to eight channel pairs of audio
depending on audio encoding mode.
EN8180 HD MPEG-2 VCM (VP/HWO/EN8180/ENC)
This card can compress a high definition video input using MPEG-2 encoding, and can compress up to eight channel pairs of audio
depending on audio encoding mode.
EN8190 HD H.264 VCM (VP/HWO/EN8190/ENC)
This card can compress a high definition video input using H.264 encoding, and can compress up to eight channel pairs of audio
depending on audio encoding mode.
ASI Option Module(VP/HWO/ASI/2IN2OUT)
This card provides a dual ASI output.
External Sync Input (VP/HWO/EXTSYNC)
This card provides an external synchronization input
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Option Card Combinations
The following table lists the number of VCM option cards that can be fitted to a chassis and which slots are recommended for each.
Option
Module
EN8190
Maximum Number of
Modules
Single PSU
Dual PSU
2 pair
2 pair
Recommended Slot
Single or Dual PSU
Fitted as a pair only in slots 3 & 4 or slots 1 & 2
(slot 1 or 3 = pre-processor, slot 4 or 5 = encoder)
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 13 of 153
HD H.264 VCM
Note: If 2 x EN8190 fitted then the only other modules
that may be fitted are the ASI IO module or the External
Sync module.
EN8100
6
4
Any slot
6
4
Any slot
6
4
Any slot
HD MPEG-2
VCM
6
4
Any slot
ASI IO Module
6
4
Slot 1 or slot 6
External SYNC
Module
1
1
Any slot
SD MPEG-2 VCM
EN7100
SD MPEG-2 VCM
EN8130
SD H.264 VCM
EN8180
Slot Numbering
Single PSU Chassis
SLOT 2
SLOT 4
SLOT 6
SLOT 1
SLOT 3
SLOT 5
SLOT 2
SLOT 4
SLOT 1
SLOT 3
Dual PSU Chassis
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
EN7100 SD MPEG-2 VCM Module
The EN7100 SD MPEG-2 VCM (HWO/EN7100/ENC) allows a high level of MPEG-2 encoding performance.
Summary of Features
Summarises the major functionality associated with the EN7100 SD MPEG-2 VCM.
SD MPEG-2 Video Encoding
Describes the Video processing functionality available in the EN7100 SD MPEG-2 VCM.
Audio Encoding
Describes the Audio Inputs and Coding Modes provided by the EN7100 SD MPEG-2 VCM.
Vertical Blanking Interval Coding
Describes the VBI data extraction and processing capabilities of the EN7100 SD MPEG-2 VCM.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 14 of 153
Summary of Features
Overview
The EN7100 SD MPEG-2 Video Compression Module (VCM) option card can encode a single standard definition video input using the
MPEG-2 algorithm.
EN7100 SD MPEG-2 VCM Rear Panel
Inputs
The card provides an SDI video input via a BNC connector, and digital audio input via a 15-way D-type connector.
SDI Input via a 75 Ω BNC female connector.
Audio Input via a 15-way D-Type male connector for audio and (see Installing the Equipment> External Interfaces > SD
MPEG-2 VCM > Audio Input)
Video
SDI video input.
Frame re-synchronization.
Programmable bandwidth filter.
Adaptive spatial and temporal noise reduction (software option VP/SWO/SDMP2/NR)
MPEG-2 MP@ML Video Encoding (0.256 to 15 Mbps)
Vertical resolution: 576 or 288 (PAL), 480 or 240 (NTSC)
Horizontal Resolution: 720, 704, 640, 544, 528, 480, 352.
Auto Field/Frame picture encoding.
Auto Concatenation (software option VP/SWO/ACON), Scene Cut Detection, Adaptive GOP Structure and Length.
VBI Data
World Standard Text (WST – ETS300472) (625 line only)
Closed Captions: EIA-608, EIA-708 via SMPTE 334, or line 21.
SMPTE 2016-3 AFD and Bar Data
Wide Screen Signaling (WSS or WSS-AFD)
Monochrome samples
Audio Compression
Eight channels AES/EBU digital audio input either de-embedded from SDI or via AES/EBU input connector.
Supported audio coding modes:
- MPEG-1 Layer II (32 kbps to 384 kbps)
- Dolby Digital (56 kbps to 640 kbps) (software option VP/SWO/AC3)
- Pass through of pre-encoded Dolby Digital or Dolby Digital Plus
- AAC
- Transcode from Dolby E
Indications
LED indication for SD SDI lock status (see Installing the Equipment> External Interfaces > SD MPEG-2 VCM > Video Input: LED
Indication).
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 15 of 153
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
SD MPEG-2 Video Encoding
Inputs
SDI Input via 75 ohm BNC connector.
Digital Audio Input via 15 way D-Type connector
Overview
The SD MPEG-2 VCM can encode one standard definition video input. It can also encode up to eight channel pairs of audio (with
appropriate licences), or pass through pre-encoded Dolby Digital encoded audio.
The video input signal is processed in to a compressed encoded bit-stream in accordance with the MPEG-2 main Profile @ Main Level
(MP@ML) specification (ISO/IEC 13818).
A constant bit rate (CBR) output can be produced and may be set to between 256 kbps and 15 Mbps. The card can also produce a
variable bit rate output when operating as part of a Reflex statistical multiplexing system.
The video signal can be subjected to spatial filtering and motion adaptive noise reduction prior to being MPEG-2 encoded.
Video Compression Functionality
The following is a summary of the Video Compression functionality available from the EN8100 SD MPEG-2 VCM.
Function
MPEG-2 Main Profile @ Main Level encoding
Comments
See Transport Stream Output Overview for transport stream rates.
Variable Seamless Mode
Support for a constant bit rate mode
Support for current reflex mode (look ahead
mode 4)
Video Input 720x576, 25 Hz
Video Input 720x480, 29.97 Hz
Output resolutions 720, 704, 640, 544, 528,
480, 352 X 576/480 352 X 288/240
Support for different resolutions including the standard set of video
picture resolutions for both 625 (576/288 PAL) and 525 (480/240
NTSC) line operation.
Test Patterns
The video pre-processor has the facility to generate a test pattern.
Loss of Video Input
On loss of video input, the SD MPEG-2 VCM can be configured to select Black, Bars and Red (a test pattern) or a freeze frame as the
output. It is also possible to configure it to stop generating the compressed video component on loss of the video input.
Impairment Reduction
The video pre-processor provides spatial/temporal noise reduction which is motion adaptive (with appropriate licences).
Impairment Reduction
Comments
Spatial Filtering
Noise Reduction (motion adaptive)
Only available if license VP/SWO/SDMP2/NR has
been purchased.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 16 of 153
See also Technical Specification > SD MPEG-2 VCM > Video > Impairment Reduction.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Audio Encoding
Overview
Up to eight channel pairs can be de-embedded from the HD-SDI or SDI video input, or up to four channel pairs can come via the 15
way D-Type Audio Input connector on the cards rear panel as either balanced or unbalanced AES/EBU digital audio.
If a /SWO/DOLBY/AC3 license key is available, two audio channel pairs may be encoded in accordance with the Dolby Digital
specification.
Up to eight audio channel pairs of uncompressed audio can be encoded in accordance with MPEG-1 Layer II, subject to license
key /SWO/M1L2 for more than two channels.
Audio that has already been Dolby Digital encoded can be input, and suitably encapsulated for inclusion in an output transport
stream (pass through mode).
A total number of eight audio channel pairs can be processed of which up to two channel pairs can be encoded in accordance with
the Dolby Digital specification
Audio Input
The Pre-processing function on the VCM accepts digital audio input from either de-embedding from the HD/SD-SDI input, as a
balanced pair (110 Ω) or unbalanced input (75 Ω) from the D type back panel connector.
See Technical Specification for more details.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 17 of 153
HD-SDI Input
Audio can be embedded on a serial digital interface (HD-SDI) feed within four groups. Each group contains two pairs. Hence each
HD-SDI can carry up to a maximum of 2 x 4 = 8 pairs, or 16 mono channels.
Each group has an associated Data Identifier (DID). The DIDs are set to the SMPTE 299M defaults for audio group 1 to group 4:
Group 1 = 0x2E7
Group 2 = 0x1E6
Group 3 = 0x1E5
Group 4 = 0x2E4
The DIDs are located in ancillary packets in the data stream. They are fixed at the SMPTE 299M defaults.
SD-SDI Input
Audio can be embedded on a serial digital interface (SDI) feed within four groups. Each group contains two pairs. Hence each SDI
can carry up to a maximum of 2 x 4 = 8 pairs, or 16 mono channels.
Each group has an associated Data Identifier (DID). The DIDs are set to the SMPTE 272M defaults for audio group 1 to group 4:
Group 1 = 0x2FF
Group 2 = 0x1FD
Group 3 = 0x1FB
Group 4 = 0x2F9
The DIDs are located in ancillary packets in the data stream. They are fixed at the SMPTE 272M defaults. DID 1F4 is reserved for
EDH error packets. Refer to the SMPTE 272M specification for more details.
Audio Input
The digital input of the VCM accepts four stereo pairs of digital audio.
See Technical Specification for more details.
CAUTION...
When the digital audio source is used with the AUDIO IN connector, consideration must be given to the choice of clock source used
by the Encoder. To ensure correct operation, both the Encoder and the audio source may need to be genlocked to the studio source
by selecting the video clock as external. Then the encoding clock is derived from an External Sync module.
Audio Encoding Modes
Up to eight audio channel pairs of uncompressed audio can be encoded in accordance with MPEG-1 Layer II, subject to license key
SWO/M1L2 for more than two channel pairs.
If a SWO/AC3 license key is available, two audio channel pairs may be encoded in accordance with the Dolby Digital specification.
Pre-encoded Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby E inputs can be suitably encapsulated for inclusion in an output transport
stream.
The VCM can generate a 1 kHz test tone, which may be used in place of any audio input.
Any audio input can be associated with the video being processed, and the audio encoding delay will be matched to the video
encoding delay so that audio/video synchronisation (lipsync) is maintained.
All Audio modes are configurable on a per channel basis, which includes the source of the audio, its encoding configuration and
output PID.
The following is a summary of the Audio Compression functionality available.
Function
MPEG-1 Layer II audio
Dolby Digital encoding
Comments
Maximum number of instances
The encode of two channel pairs is provided as
standard. More than two encodes require
the /SWO/M1L2 license (one license for each
additional channel pair)
8 (mono or stereo)
Only available if /SWO/DOLBY/AC3 license has
2 (mono or stereo)
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 18 of 153
been purchased
Dolby Digital pass through (Dolby
Digital AC-3)
Glitch suppression is supported in this mode
8
Dolby Digital Plus pass through
Glitch suppression is supported in this mode
8
DolbyE pass through
Compliant with SMPTE 302M
8
LPCM pass through
Compliant with SMPTE 302M
8
Glitch Suppression Mode
When in Dolby Digital pass through mode, the coding module monitors the encoded bitstream and if the framing structure is
incorrect, a valid silence frame or the last good frame is inserted in its place. If this state occurs for more than a second, the
Encoder signals that the Dolby Digital bitstream is corrupted.
Test Tone
The VCMs can generate a test tone on any audio channel at 1 kHz
Advanced Settings
Dolby Digital (AC-3) components by default use the descriptor defined by the DVB in the PMT. However the AC-3 PMT Descriptor
Syntax control available in the Audio Module/Advanced menu enables this descriptor to be forced to the ATSC AC-3 descriptor.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Vertical Blanking Interval (VBI) Data
General
All VBI information carriage are configurable (either enabled or disabled). The video line from which the VBI is extracted is
configurable. The default is set according to the recognised standard for the VBI type.
VBI Lines
Up to at least 8 VBI lines per field can be extracted. Unless otherwise stated, all VBI data are formed into one VBI transport stream
packet that conforms to ETSI EN 301 775 or SCTE 127.
VBI Data
Data can be extracted from the vertical blanking interval of the incoming video stream, processed, and then included in the output
transport stream.
The following is a summary of the VBI Data functionality available from the unit.
Component
Comments
Video Index
It is possible to extract video index and another VBI type from the same line.
Closed Captions
Via line 21 & 284 (CEA-608C) or SMPTE 334 (extracted from VANC data - 525
Line only).
Monochrome 4:2:2
Up to 3 lines can be extracted per frame.
Teletext
Up to 18 lines can be extracted per field.
Aspect Ratio Signalling
WSS/WSS-AFD/AFD/AFD and Bar Data via VANC
VBI Data on a Separate PID
The VBI data is packetised within MPEG-2 PES packets as specified in ETSI ETS 300-472 (teletext), ETSI EN 301 775 or SCTE 127
for all other VBI data.
Refer to Transport Stream Output > VBI Data on a Separate PID for more information.
Closed caption data, and aspect ratio signalling can also be inserted in to the compressed video elementary stream.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 19 of 153
Timing
The VCM aligns VBI data and compressed video frames within the bounds dictated by time stamping of received data, i.e. stamp the
same PTS on the video and VBI that came in on the same frame.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
EN8100 SD MPEG-2 VCM Module
The EN8100 SD MPEG-2 VCM (HWO/EN8100/ENC) has a unique processing engine that extracts the maximum efficiency possible
from the MPEG-2 specification.
Summary of Features
Summarises the major functionality associated with the EN8100 SD MPEG-2 VCM.
SD MPEG-2 Video Encoding
Describes the Video processing functionality available in the EN8100 SD MPEG-2 VCM.
Audio Encoding
Describes the Audio Inputs and Coding Modes provided by the EN8100 SD MPEG-2 VCM.
Vertical Blanking Interval Coding
Describes the VBI data extraction and processing capabilities of the EN8100 SD MPEG-2 VCM.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Summary of Features
Overview
The EN8100 SD MPEG-2 Video Compression Module (VCM) option card can encode a single standard definition video input using the
MPEG-2 algorithm.
EN8100 SD MPEG-2 VCM Rear Panel
Inputs
The card provides an SDI video input via a BNC connector, and digital audio input via a 15-way D-type connector.
SDI Input via a 75 Ω BNC female connector.
Audio Input via a 15-way D-Type male connector for audio and (see Installing the Equipment> External Interfaces > SD
MPEG-2 VCM > Audio Input)
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 20 of 153
Video
SDI video input.
Frame re-synchronization.
Programmable bandwidth filter.
Adaptive spatial and temporal noise reduction (software option VP/SWO/SDMP2/NR)
MPEG-2 MP@HL Video Encoding (0.5 to 54 Mbps)
Vertical resolution: 576 or 288 (PAL), 480 or 240 (NTSC)
Horizontal Resolution: 720, 704, 640, 544, 528, 480, 352.
Auto Field/Frame picture encoding.
Auto Concatenation (software option VP/SWO/ACON), Scene Cut Detection, Adaptive GOP Structure and Length.
VBI Data
World Standard Text (WST – ETS300472) (625 line only)
Closed Captions: EIA-608, EIA-708 via SMPTE 334, or line 21.
SMPTE 2016-3 AFD and Bar Data
Wide Screen Signaling (WSS or WSS-AFD)
Monochrome Samples
Audio Compression
Eight channels AES/EBU digital audio input either de-embedded from SDI or via AES/EBU input connector.
Supported audio coding modes:
- MPEG-1 Layer II (32 kbps to 384 kbps)
- Dolby Digital (56 kbps to 640 kbps) (software option VP/SWO/AC3)
- Pass through of pre-encoded Dolby Digital or Dolby Digital Plus
- AAC
- Trasncode from Dolby E
Indications
LED indication for SD SDI lock status (see Installing the Equipment> External Interfaces > SD MPEG-2 VCM > Video Input: LED
Indication).
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
EN8130 SD H.264 VCM Module (VP/HWO/EN8130/ENC)
Summary of Features
Video Encoding
Describes the Video processing functionality available in the SD H.264 VCM.
Audio Encoding
Describes the Audio Inputs and Coding Modes provided by the HD H.264 VCM.
Vertical Blanking Interval Coding
Describes the VBI data extraction and processing capabilities of the SD H.264-2 VCM.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 21 of 153
Summary of Features
Overview
The EN8130 SD H.264 Video Compression Module (VCM) option card can encode a single standard definition video input using the
H.264 algorithm.
Inputs
The card provides an SDI video input via a BNC connector, and digital audio input via a 15-way D-type connector.
SDI Input via a 75 Ω BNC female connector.
Audio Input via a 15-way D-Type male connector for audio and (see Installing the Equipment> External Interfaces > SD
MPEG-2 VCM > Audio Input)
Video
SDI video input.
Frame re-synchronization.
Programmable bandwidth filter.
Adaptive spatial and temporal noise reduction (software option VP/SWO/SDMP2/NR)
H.264 Main Profile @ Level 3.0 Video Encoding (0.5 to 10 Mbps)
H.264 High Profile @ Level 3.0 Video Encoding (0.5 to 12.5 Mbps)
Vertical resolution: 576 or 288 (PAL), 480 or 240 (NTSC)
Horizontal Resolution: 720, 704, 640, 544, 528, 480, 352.
VBI Data
World Standard Text (WST – ETS300472) (625 line only)
Closed Captions: EIA-608, EIA-708 via SMPTE 334, or line 21.
SMPTE 2016-3 AFD and Bar Data
Wide Screen Signaling (WSS or WSS-AFD)
Audio Compression
Eight channels AES/EBU digital audio input either de-embedded from SDI or via AES/EBU input connector.
Supported audio coding modes:
- MPEG-1 Layer II (32 kbps to 384 kbps)
- Dolby Digital (56 kbps to 640 kbps) (software option VP/SWO/AC3)
- Pass through of pre-encoded Dolby Digital or Dolby Digital Plus
- AAC
- Trasncode from Dolby E
Indications
LED indication for SD SDI lock status (see Installing the Equipment> External Interfaces > SD MPEG-2 VCM > Video Input: LED
Indication).
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 22 of 153
EN8130 SD H.264 Video Encoding
Inputs
SDI Input via 75 ohm BNC connector.
Digital Audio Input via 15 way D-Type connector
Overview
The EN8130 SD H.264 VCM can encode one standard definition video input.
The video input signal is processed in to a compressed encoded bit-stream in accordance with the H.264 specification (ITU-T H.264
or ISO/IEC MPEG4 AVC).
A constant bit rate (CBR) output can be produced and may be set to between 0.5Mbps and 12.5 Mbps, depending upon the
configured encoding profile. The card can also produce a variable bit rate output when operating as part of a Reflex statistical
multiplexing system.
Video Compression Functionality
The following is a summary of the Video Compression functionality available from the EN8190 HD H.264 VCM.
Function
H.264 Main Profile @ Level 3.0 encoding
H.264 High Profile @ Level 3.0 encoding
Comments
See Transport Stream Output Overview for transport stream rates.
Variable Seamless Mode
Support for a constant bit rate mode
Support for current reflex mode (look ahead
mode 4)
Video Input 720x576, 25 Hz
Video Input 720x480, 29.97 Hz
Output resolutions 720, 704, 640, 544, 528,
480, 352 X 576/480 352 X 288/240
Support for different resolutions including the standard set of video
picture resolutions for both 625 (576/288 PAL) and 525 (480/240
NTSC) line operation.
Test Patterns
The video pre-processor has the facility to generate a test pattern.
Loss of Video Input
On loss of video input, the SD H.264 VCM can be configured to select one of the default test patterns or a freeze frame as the
output. It is also possible to configure it to stop generating the compressed video component on loss of the video input.
Impairment Reduction
The video pre-processor provides spatial/temporal noise reduction which is motion adaptive.
Impairment Reduction
Comments
Motion Compensated Temporal Filtering
Only available if license VP/SWO/SD/MCTF has
been purchased.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 23 of 153
EN8180 HD MPEG-2 VCM Module (VP/HWO/EN8180/ENC)
Summary of Features
Video Encoding
Describes the Video processing functionality available in the HD MPEG-2 VCM.
Audio Encoding
Describes the Audio Inputs and Coding Modes provided by the HD MPEG-2 VCM.
Vertical Blanking Interval Coding
Describes the VBI data extraction and processing capabilities of the HD MPEG-2 VCM.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Summary of Features
Overview
The EN8180 HD MPEG-2 Video Compression Module (VCM) option card can encode a single high or standard definition video input
using the MPEG-2 algorithm.
Inputs
The card provides an HD-SDI video input via a BNC connector, and digital audio input via a 15-way D-type connector.
HD-SDI Input via a 75 Ω BNC female connector.
Audio Input via a 15-way D-Type male connector for audio and (see Installing the Equipment> External Interfaces > HD
H.264 VCM > Audio Input)
Video
SDI video input.
Frame re-synchronization.
Programmable bandwidth filter.
Motion Compensated Temporal Filtering (software option VP/SWO/HD/MCTF)
MPEG-2 MP@ML Video Encoding (0.256 to 15 Mbps)
1080i x 1920, 1080i x 1440 output resolution
720P x 1260, 720P x 960 output resolution.
Scene cut detection
Ancillary Data
Closed Captions: EIA-608, EIA-708 via SMPTE 334.
Time Code
Generic VANC carriage (SMPTE 2038)
Audio Compression
Eight channels AES/EBU digital audio input either de-embedded from HD-SDI or via AES/EBU input connector.
Supported audio coding modes:
- MPEG-1 Layer II (32 kbps to 384 kbps)
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 24 of 153
-
Dolby Digital (56 kbps to 640 kbps) (software option VP/SWO/AC3)
Pass through of pre-encoded Dolby Digital or Dolby Digital Plus
AAC
Transcode from Dolby E
Indications
LED indication for SDI lock status (see Installing the Equipment> External Interfaces > SD MPEG-2 VCM > Video Input: LED
Indication).
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
EN8180 HD MPEG-2 Video Encoding
Inputs
HD-SDI Input via 75 ohm BNC connector.
Digital Audio Input via 15 way D-Type connector
Overview
The EN8190 HD H.264 VCM can encode one high definition video input.
The video input signal is processed in to a compressed encoded bit-stream in accordance with the H.264 specification (ITU-T H.264
or ISO/IEC MPEG4 AVC).
A constant bit rate (CBR) output can be produced and may be set to between 1Mbps and 25 Mbps, depending upon the configured
encoding profile. The card can also produce a variable bit rate output when operating as part of a Reflex statistical multiplexing
system.
Video Compression Functionality
The following is a summary of the Video Compression functionality available from the EN8190 HD H.264 VCM.
Function
MPEG-2 MP@ML encoding
MPEG-2 MP@HL encoding
Comments
See Transport Stream Output Overview for transport stream rates.
Variable Seamless Mode
Support for a constant bit rate mode
Support for current reflex mode (look ahead
mode 4)
Video Input 720x576, 25 Hz
Video Input 720x480, 29.97 Hz
Video Input 1080x1920, 25/29.97 Hz
Video Input 720x1280, 50/59.94 Hz
Test Patterns
The video pre-processor has the facility to generate a test pattern.
Loss of Video Input
On loss of video input, the HD H.264 VCM can be configured to select one of the default test patterns or a freeze frame as the
output. It is also possible to configure it to stop generating the compressed video component on loss of the video input.
Impairment Reduction
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 25 of 153
The video pre-processor provides spatial/temporal noise reduction which is motion adaptive.
Impairment Reduction
Comments
Noise Reduction (motion adaptive)
Only available if license VP/SWO/HD/MCTF has
been purchased.
See also Technical Specification > HD H.264 VCM > Video > Impairment Reduction.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Vertical Blanking Interval (VBI) Data
General
All VBI information carriage are configurable (either enabled or disabled). The video line from which the VBI is extracted is
configurable. The default is set according to the recognised standard for the VBI type.
VBI Lines
Up to at least 8 VBI lines per field can be extracted. Unless otherwise stated, all VBI data are formed into one VBI transport stream
packet that conforms to ETSI EN 301 775 or SCTE 127.
VBI Data
Data can be extracted from the vertical blanking interval of the incoming video stream, processed, and then included in the output
transport stream.
The following is a summary of the VBI Data functionality available from the unit.
Component
Comments
Video Index
It is possible to extract video index and another VBI type from the same line.
Closed Captions
Via line 21 & 284 (CEA-608C) or SMPTE 334 (extracted from VANC data - 525
Line only).
Teletext
Up to 18 lines can be extracted per field.
Aspect Ratio Signalling
WSS/WSS-AFD/AFD/AFD and Bar Data via VANC
VBI Data on a Separate PID
The VBI data is packetised within MPEG-2 PES packets as specified in ETSI ETS 300-472 (teletext), ETSI EN 301 775 or SCTE 127
for all other VBI data.
Refer to Transport Stream Output > VBI Data on a Separate PID for more information.
Closed caption data, and aspect ratio signalling can also be inserted in to the compressed video elementary stream.
Timing
The VCM aligns VBI data and compressed video frames within the bounds dictated by time stamping of received data, i.e. stamp the
same PTS on the video and VBI that came in on the same frame.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
HD Ancillary Data Processing
General
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 26 of 153
Specific Ancillary (ANC) Data types can be configured on/off, to be extracted from the HD-SDI input and carried as specified
depending upon the data type.
ANC Data
The following is a summary of the ANC Data functionality available from the unit.
Component
Closed Captions
Comments
Via SMPTE 334 (extracted from VANC data - 29.97Hz operation only) and
carried in the 'Picture User data' (user_data_registered_itu_t_t35 SEI
message) of the video stream as per ATSC A/72 part 1
Generic VANC
Up to 2 MBit/s of ANC data (excluding embedded audio) can be extracted and
carried in the VBI component as defined in SMPTE 2038.
Time Code
Via SMPTE 12-2 (extracted from VANC data) and carried in the elementary
stream (in the pic_timing SEI message) and the transport stream adaptation
layer as per ETSI TS101 154
OP-47 (Subtitles)
Teletext subtitles are extracted from ANC in accordance with OP-47 and carried
in a teletext PID.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
EN8190 HD H.264 VCM Module (VP/HWO/EN8190/ENC)
The HD H.264 VCM has a unique processing engine that extracts the maximum efficiency possible from the H.264 specification.
Summary of Features
Video Encoding
Describes the Video processing functionality available in the HD H.264 VCM.
Audio Encoding
Describes the Audio Inputs and Coding Modes provided by the HD H.264 VCM.
HD Ancillary Data Procssing
Describes the ANC data extraction and processing capabilities of the HD H.264 VCM.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Summary of Features
Overview
The EN8190 HD H.264 Video Compression Module (VCM) is a 2 card solution to provide an option to encode a single high definition
video input using the H.264 algorithm.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 27 of 153
EN8190 HD H.264 VCM Rear Panel
Inputs
The card provides an HD-SDI video input via a BNC connector, and digital audio input via a 15-way D-type connector.
HD-SDI Input via a 75 Ω BNC female connector.
Audio Input via a 15-way D-Type male connector for audio and (see Installing the Equipment> External Interfaces > HD
H.264 VCM > Audio Input)
Video
HD-SDI video input.
Frame re-synchronization.
Programmable bandwidth filter.
H.264 Main Profile @ Level 4.0 Video Encoding (1 to 20 Mbps)
H.264 High Profile @ Level 4.0 Video Encoding (1 to 25 Mbps)
1080i x 1920, 1080i x 1440 output resolution
720P x 1260, 720P x 960 output resolution.
Scene cut detection
Ancillary Data
Closed Captions: EIA-608, EIA-708 via SMPTE 334.
Time Code
Generic VANC carriage (SMPTE 2038)
Audio Compression
Eight channels AES/EBU digital audio input either de-embedded from HD-SDI or via AES/EBU input connector.
Supported audio coding modes:
- MPEG-1 Layer II (32 kbps to 384 kbps)
- Dolby Digital (56 kbps to 640 kbps) (software option VP/SWO/AC3)
- Pass through of pre-encoded Dolby Digital or Dolby Digital Plus
- AAC
- Transcode from Dolby E
Indications
LED indication for HD SDI lock status (see Installing the Equipment> External Interfaces > HD H.264 VCM > Video Input: LED
Indication).
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
EN8190 HD H.264 Video Encoding
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 28 of 153
Inputs
HD-SDI Input via 75 ohm BNC connector.
Digital Audio Input via 15 way D-Type connector
Overview
The EN8190 HD H.264 VCM can encode one high definition video input.
The video input signal is processed in to a compressed encoded bit-stream in accordance with the H.264 specification (ITU-T H.264
or ISO/IEC MPEG4 AVC).
A constant bit rate (CBR) output can be produced and may be set to between 1Mbps and 25 Mbps, depending upon the configured
encoding profile. The card can also produce a variable bit rate output when operating as part of a Reflex statistical multiplexing
system.
Video Compression Functionality
The following is a summary of the Video Compression functionality available from the EN8190 HD H.264 VCM.
Function
H.264 Main Profile @ Level 4.0 encoding
H.264 High Profile @ Level 4.0 encoding
Comments
See Transport Stream Output Overview for transport stream rates.
Variable Seamless Mode
Support for a constant bit rate mode
Support for current reflex mode (look ahead
mode 4)
Video Input 1080x1920, 25/29.97 Hz
Video Input 720x1280, 50/59.94 Hz
Test Patterns
The video pre-processor has the facility to generate a test pattern.
Loss of Video Input
On loss of video input, the HD H.264 VCM can be configured to select one of the default test patterns or a freeze frame as the
output. It is also possible to configure it to stop generating the compressed video component on loss of the video input.
Impairment Reduction
The video pre-processor provides spatial/temporal noise reduction which is motion adaptive.
Impairment Reduction
Comments
Noise Reduction (motion adaptive)
Only available if license VP/SWO/HD/MCTF has
been purchased.
See also Technical Specification > HD H.264 VCM > Video > Impairment Reduction.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
ASI Option Module (VP/HWO/ASI/2IN2OUT)
The ASI option module provides two 75 Ω female BNC output connectors to provide the option to transmit a transport stream
generated by the base chassis over ASI.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 29 of 153
Note...
In this release the ASI outputs are mirrored - the same transport stream is transmitted from both outputs.
Two 75 Ω female BNC input connectors are also available but are not supported in this release.
ASI Option Module Rear Panel
The ASI option module uses the 27MHz clock and System Reference Clock (SRC) from the base chassis backplane as its frequency
reference.
The output bit rate of the ASI Card is configurable up to 216Mbps. The module automatically determines if the packets are to be
sent either in Burst or Byte Mode. If the TS rate is less than 70Mbps, packets are sent in byte mode. Above 70Mbps burst mode is
used.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
External Sync Input
The External Sync Input card provides a 75 Ω female BNC connector to allow an external synchronization signal to be input to the
unit. This signal may then be used as the frequency reference for the units 27 MHz System Clock Reference.
The input signal may either be:
1 V peak to peak PAL or NTSC black and burst video signal.
1 V peak to peak 10 MHz square wave or sine wave reference.
Sync Option Input Module Rear Panel
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Installing the Equipment
This chapter provides a guide to the suitability of an installation and gives detailed procedures for the preparation and installation of
the equipment. Also details the external connectors and provides important safety information.
Preliminary Checks
Gives general information relating to Mechanical Inspection of the unit and how to move it safely.
Site Requirements
Describes the requirements for powering the unit and the need for lightning protection (if required).
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 30 of 153
Mounting in a Rack
Gives information associated with fixing the unit into a rack and the care and positioning of cables.
External Interfaces
Describes the connectors relating to the basic unit and any option modules.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Preliminary Checks
Mechanical Inspection
When taking delivery of an Encoder, check the equipment items delivered against the enclosed delivery note. Inspect the equipment
for damage-in-transit. If in doubt, please contact Customer Services.
WARNING!
Removing the covers of this equipment may invalidate any warranties, cause a safety hazard or/and affect the EMC performance.
Check with Customer Services.
Moving the Equipment Safely
Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, bracket, or table. The product may fall, causing serious injury and serious
damage to the product. Use only with a cart, stand, bracket or table recommended by Ericsson.
An appliance and cart combination should be moved with care. Quick stops, excessive force, and uneven surfaces may cause the
appliance and cart combination to overturn.
Do not move or carry the equipment whilst it is still connected to the supply or other leads, is live or is in operation.
See, also:
The Handling and Lifting section in Read This First!
Appendices > Handling Option Cards > Handling Option Cards
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Site Requirements
This chapter provides a guide to the suitability of an installation and gives detailed procedures for the preparation and installation of
the equipment. Also details the external connectors and provides important safety information.
AC Power Supply
Gives information relating to the AC power inlet and associated components.
Power Consumption
Details the power consumption of the base chassis and each option card.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 31 of 153
Protective and Technical Earths
Describes the requirements for earthing the unit.
Lightning Protection
This topic discusses the requirement of lightning protection (when appropriate).
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
AC Power Supply
Variants
This Handbook covers two Base Chassis; a single AC PSU version, and a dual AC PSU version.
Dual AC Power
[Single AC PSU]
[Dual AC PSU]
AC Power Receptacles
Specification
The equipment operates from an wide-ranging mains power supply (100-240 V AC 50/60 Hz nominal) and is designed for use in
ambient air temperature in the range 0°C to +50°C. There are no links etc. to be altered for operation from different supply
voltages. The full Technical Specification is given in Technical Specification > Chassis [Host] > Power Supplies.
WARNING!
The following points regarding power connection must be adhered to ensure safe operation of the equipment.
1. The equipment should only be operated from the type of power source indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the
type to your business, consult your appliance dealer or local power company. Do not overload wall outlets and extension cords as
this can result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
2. The equipment is not fitted with an AC Power On/Off switch. Ensure the supply socket outlet is installed or located near the
equipment so that it is accessible.
3. Remove both sources of mains power to the dual PSU version before removing covers or moving the equipment.
Supply Cord
A two-metre mains supply cord is supplied with this product. It is fitted with a moulded plug suitable for the USA, UK or mainland
Europe as advised at the time of ordering.
Wire Colours
The wires in the supplied cord are coloured as follows:
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 32 of 153
UK (BS 1363)
EUROPE (CEE 7/7)
Earth
Green and yellow
Green and yellow
USA (NEMA 5-15P)
Green
Neutral
Blue
Blue
White
Live
Brown
Brown
Black
Connecting the Equipment to the AC Power Supply
As there is no mains power switch fitted to this chassis, ensure the local AC power supply is switched OFF before connecting the
supply cord.
Connect the mains lead to the equipment and then to the local supply.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Power Consumption
Rated current 4.0 – 2.0 A
Power consumption: 350W (Actual power consumption is dependant on the option cards fitted, see Table of Typical Power
Consumption).
Typical Power Consumption
Item
Description
Power
VP/CHASSIS/1AC
1U Base Chassis (AC)
40 W
VP/CHASSIS/2AC
1U Base Chassis (Dual AC)
45 W
VP/HWO/EN8190/ENC
EN8190 HD H.264 VCM
120W
VP/HWO/EN8100/ENC
EN8100 SD MPEG-2 VCM
45 W
VP/HWO/EN7100/ENC
EN7100 SD MPEG-2 VCM
45 W
VP/HWO/EN8130/ENC
EN8130 SD H.264 VCM
40 W
VP/HWO/EN8180/ENC
EN8180 HD MPEG-2 VCM
40 W
VP/HWO/ASI2IN2OUT
ASI I/O Module
12 W
VP/HWO/EXTSYNC
External Sync Option Module
0.2 W
See also Technical Specification>Chassis>Power Supplies, Technical Specification>* VCM>Power Supplies.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Protective and Technical Earths
Protective Earth
WARNING!
This unit must be correctly earthed as described below.
1. This unit must be correctly earthed through the moulded plug supplied. If the local mains supply does not have an earth
conductor do not connect the unit. Contact Customer Services for advice.
2. Before connecting the unit to the supply, check the supply requirements.
Technical Earth
The terminal marked at the rear panel is a Technical Earth. Its use is recommended. This is NOT a protective earth for electric shock
protection.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 33 of 153
Technical Earth
The Technical Earth provides a suitable connection between the equipment and the installation to give a low impedance path at
normal operating frequencies.
The terminal is provided to:
1. Ensure all equipment chassis fixed within a rack are at the same technical earth potential.
2. Eliminate the migration of stray charges when connecting between equipment.
To do this, connect a wire between the Technical Earth terminal and a suitable point on the rack.
CAUTION!
It is strongly recommended that the earth terminal at the rear panel of the equipment is connected to a site Technical Earth before
any external connections are made and the equipment is powered. This limits the migration of stray charges.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Lightning Protection
WARNING!
If the equipment has been subject to a lightening strike or power surge, which has stopped it working, disconnect the power
immediately, do not re-apply power until it has been checked for safety. If in doubt, contact Customer Services.
Where appropriate, ensure this product has an adequate level of lightning protection. Alternatively, during a lightning storm or when
it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the supply outlet and disconnect the output equipment. This
prevents damage to the product due to lightning and power line surges.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Mounting in a Rack
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 34 of 153
Gives information associated with fixing the unit into a rack and the care and positioning of cables.
Installing the Equipment
Read This First: Read the information contained in this topic before beginning to install the equipment.
Care in Positioning
This topic describes what needs to be considered before fixing the unit into a rack.
Fixing
Provides information related to the fixing of the unit in a rack.
Cable Types/Installing Cables
Tabulates the recommended cables required to maintain EMC compliance. Also describes the care required when installing the
cables.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Handling and Lifting
Handling the Equipment
The equipment must be handled and installed carefully and thoughtfully to prevent safety hazards and damage.
Lifting
In some circumstances the unit might be awkward to lift. In which case, do not attempt to lift or move it without proper assistance
or equipment. If in doubt, seek assistance.
Electrostatic Handling
WARNING!
Static electricity can damage electronic components. To avoid damage, keep option cards in their static-protective package until you
are ready yo install them.
Refer to Options Cards for information relating to the handling of Option Modules.
Installing the Equipment
Read the comments in Read This First before starting work.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Care in Positioning
Positioning the Unit
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 35 of 153
CAUTION!
The following points must be taken in to consideration when positioning the unit.
1. The fans contained within this unit are not fitted with a dust/insect filter. Pay attention to the environment in which it is to be
used.
2. Do not install units so that the air intake of one aligns with the outlet on another. Provide baffles and adequate spacing.
The equipment should never be placed near or over a radiator or other source of heat. It should not be placed in a built-in
installation such as a rack unless proper ventilation is provided and the instructions have been adhered to.
Allow at least 40 mm free air-space at each side of the equipment to ensure adequate cooling.
Racks containing stacked equipment may need to be forced air-cooled to reduce the ambient temperature within the rack.
Protection from Moisture
Do not install this equipment in areas of high humidity or where there is a danger of water ingress.
Cooling
Side openings in the unit, as well as side-mounted cooling fans, are provided for ventilation. They ensure reliable operation of the
product and protect it from overheating.
Airflow Through the Unit
WARNING!
The ventilation openings must not be blocked or covered.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Fixing
Overview
The equipment is designed for fixed use only and has been shipped with fixing brackets suitable for a standard 19-inch rack. When
installed in a rack, it should be secured using the fixing brackets. In addition, support shelves must be used to reduce the weight on
the brackets. Ensure it is firmly and safely located and it has an adequate flow of free-air.
Fixing the Unit
Slide the unit onto the chassis supports and affix to the rack by means of an M6 x 18 mm panhead screw in each corner.
A freestanding unit should be installed on a secure horizontal surface where it is unlikely to be knocked or its connectors and leads
disturbed.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Cable Types/Installing Cables
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 36 of 153
Cable Types
The signal cable types (or similar) described in the following table are those recommended by Ericsson in order to maintain product
EMC compliance.
Connector
Cable
Ethernet (Control)
Signal Type
RJ-45
Alcatel Data Cable FTP 7 x 0.16
Ethernet (Data)
RJ-45 Cat 5e
Belden Datatwist (S-FTP)
HD-SDI In (Video Input)
BNC
Canford Audio BBC 1/3 PSF
SDI In (Video Input)
BNC
Canford Audio BBC 1/3 PSF
Digital Audio
D-Type
Canford Audio DFT
Ext Sync
BNC
Canford Audio BBC 1/3 PSF
ASI Output
BNC
Canford Audio BBC 1/3 PSF (type 2 video cable)
Installing Cables – Safely
Power supply cables should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them.
Pay particular attention to cables at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the appliance.
Do not run AC power cables in the same duct as signal leads.
Do not move or install equipment whilst it is still attached to the mains supply.
Ensure safety and ESD precautions are observed whilst inter-connecting equipment.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
External Interfaces
Describes the connectors and visual indicators associated with each component of the equipment.
Base Chassis
Identifies and describes each connector and indicator associated with the Chassis.
EN7100 and EN8100 SD MPEG-2 VCM
Identifies and describes each connector and indicator associated with the SD MPEG-2 VCM.
EN8180 and EN8190 HD H.264 VCM
Identifies and describes each connector and indicator associated with the HD H.264 VCM.
ASI Option Module
Identifies and describes each connector and indicator associated with the ASI Option Module.
External Sync Module
Identifies and describes each connector and indicator associated with the External Sync Module.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 37 of 153
Chassis/Host
General
Identifies the position of the connectors and indicators at the front and rear panels and what combinations of external interfaces are
supported.
Control Ethernet
Identifies the Ethernet Control ports located at the rear panel of the chassis and tabulates the connectors' pinout. Describes the
operation of each port, and the Status and Activity indicators.
Data Ethernet
Identifies the Ethernet Data ports located at the rear panel of the chassis and tabulates the connectors' pinout. Describes the
operation of each port, and the Status and Activity indicators.
AC Input Connector
Shows the rear panel AC connector and provides fusing information.
USB Connector
Provides information associated with the USB connector located at the front panel.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
General
External Interfaces
The following combinations of external interfaces are supported by the chassis, (i.e. without the interface being provided by an
option card):
Chassis
Option
AC Input
AC
●
IP
Ethernet Control
Ethernet Data
#1
#2
#1
#2
#3
#4
USB
Test/Maintenance
●
●
●
●
●
●
●
1 ‘RU’ Base Chassis Single PSU Rear Panel
WARNING!
It is strongly recommended that the terminal marked at the rear panel of the equipment is connected to a site Technical Earth
before any external connections are made and the equipment is powered. This limits the migration of stray charges.
Data Ethernet
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 38 of 153
Control Ethernet
AC Input
Location of the Ethernet and Single AC Connectors at the Rear Panel
All signal connections are made via the rear panel.
NOTE :
Single A.C. PSU version shown.
Front Panel
Identifying Items Located at the Front Panel
The front panel provides a 2 line by 40 character display, 6 buttons, and a red/amber/green tri-colour status LED.
Items on the Front Panel
LCD
Control and status information is displayed on a 2 line by 40 character display.
Buttons
Six buttons are provided for navigating through the front panel menus. See Front Panel Controls and Pushbuttons for more details.
Status LED
An LED located at the front panel gives an indication of the status of the unit.
LED State
Unit Status
Off
Unit not powered
Green
No active warnings or alarms
Amber
Active warning/s, minor or major alarm/s
Red
Active critical alarm/s
USB Connector
This is not for customer use. Please refer to USB connector.
1 ‘RU’ Base Chassis Dual PSU Rear Panel
This chassis is the same as the 1 ‘RU’ Base Chassis but with the dual PSU.
Data Ethernet
Control Ethernet
AC Input
Location of the Ethernet and Dual AC Connectors at the Rear Panel (Blanking Plates Fitted)
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 39 of 153
A technical specification for the connections is given in Technical Specification > Base Chassis.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Control Ethernet
Overview
The Ethernet control ports are used to connect the equipment to nCompass Control [V6.5 on] or to a PC for access to the web
browser.
Ethernet Ctrl Port Numbering
Both connectors share the same IP address, Ctrl1 is the Primary control port, and is by default the active control port. Control Port
Ctrl2 should be considered as the secondary control network as it will not respond to the Control Port IP Address unless control has
been passed to it either as a result of a redundancy switch, or via a user command. The active control port switches when Ctrl1 has
no link (e.g. carrier), and Ctrl2 has the link.
Refer to:
Operation and Control >Basic Functions > Ethernet: Control for Control Port Parameters.
This equipment can be controlled using a single control connection.
Item
Specification
Connector type
RJ-45 (100/1000 Base T)
Connector designation
Ctl 1/2
Pin 1 - Tx Out(+)
Pin outs
Pin 2 - TX Out (-)
(Unused pins are not connected)
Pin 3 - Rx In (+)
Pin 6 - RX Out (-)
Status and Activity Indication
Each Ethernet Control Port has a rear panel mounted status LEDs associated with it to indicate link status, activity and speed as
follows:
Left (Green) LED
Port Status
Active Port
Link Speed
LED Status
No Link
Off
———————————————
———
100 Mbps
Flash Off x 2
—☐—☐☐☐☐☐☐—☐—☐☐☐
☐☐☐☐
1000 Mbps
Flash Off x 3
—☐—☐—☐☐☐☐—☐—☐—☐
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 40 of 153
☐☐☐☐
Spare Port
No Link
Off
———————————————
———
100 Mbps
Flash On x 2
☐—☐——————☐—☐———
———
1000 Mbps
Flash On x 3
☐—☐—☐————☐—☐—☐—
———
The Right LED flash sequence period is 1 s, with the short flash duration being 100 ms.
Right (Yellow) LED
Link Activity
LED Status
No Link
Off
Link
On
Activity
Flash
——————————————————
☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐
—☐—☐—☐☐☐☐☐—☐—☐☐—☐☐—
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Data Ethernet
Overview
The unit has four Ethernet ports for data output and will respond to ARPs, pings and Reflex PCR exchange messages for statistical
multiplexing. The input of other data is NOT supported. The ports are accessible via RJ-45 connectors on the rear panel of the
chassis. These are labeled Ge 1, Ge 2, Ge 3 and Ge 4.
Data Port Numbering
Item
Specification
Connector type
RJ-45 (100/1000 Base T)
Connector designation
Ge 1 /2
Ge 3 /4
Pin 1 - Tx Out(+)
Pin outs
Pin 2 - TX Out (-)
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 41 of 153
(Unused pins are not connected)
Pin 3 - Rx In (+)
Pin 6 - RX Out (-)
Status and Activity Indication
Each Ethernet Data Port has a rear panel mounted status LED associated with it to indicate link status, activity and speed as follows:
Left (Green)
LED
Link Speed
LED Status
No Link
Off
100 Mbps
Flash Off x 2
—☐—☐☐☐☐☐☐—☐—☐☐☐☐☐☐
☐
1000 Mbps
Flash Off x 3
—☐—☐—☐☐☐☐—☐—☐—☐☐☐☐
☐
——————————————————
The left LED flash sequence period is 1 s, with the short flash duration being 100 ms.
Right (Yellow) LED
Link Activity
LED Status
No Link
Off
Link
On
Activity
Flash
——————————————————
☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐☐
☐
—☐—☐—☐☐☐☐☐—☐☐☐—☐☐☐
Refer to:
Operation and Control > Ethernet Data for Control Port Parameters.
Appendices > Technical Specification > Chassis (Host) > Data Ethernet Specification for the electrical characteristics.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Power Requirements
AC Connector
The AC input connector is as follows:
Item
Description/Specification
Connector
Mains input filter with CEE 22/IEC320 plug
Fusing
Fuse in live conductor in mains input filter
Fuse type
Time delay (T) 1500 A High breaking capacity (HBC)
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 42 of 153
AC Power
AC Power Inlets
AC Input
Refer to:
Technical Specification > Base Chassis > Power Supply
Installing the Equipment > Site Requirements > AC Power Supply
Installing the Equipment > External Interfaces > Base Chassis > AC Input Connector
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
USB Connector
The USB connector on the front panel of the unit is not for customer use.
USB Connector
This connector is only used for Test/Maintenance purposes.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
EN7100 and EN8100 External Interfaces
Video Input
SDI Input
Standard definition digital video can be input via the 75 ohm female BNC connector labeled SD-SDI on the rear panel.
See Technical Specification > SD MPEG-2 VCM for further details.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 43 of 153
The picture alongside shows the Video input connector: SD-SDI 75 Ω
female BNC socket at the module rear panel.
Also illustrated is the LED indication for SD SDI lock status.
The LED (marked LOCK at the module rear panel) is used to show the
status of the module and/or incoming video signal.
SD-SDI Input and LOCK Indicator at the Rear Panel
LED State Description
LED State
Description
Off
The SDI Input is not active.
Red
The SDI Input is active, but not locked.
Green
The SDI Input is active and is locked.
Alternate Red and Green
The SDI Input is active, but video of the wrong line standard is being
received.
Audio Input
Digital Support
Digital audio may be input via the 15-way D-type connector labelled AUDIO/DATA.
The 15-way D-type supports digital audio balanced and
unbalanced signals (but not at the same time).
15-way D-type at the Rear Panel
See Technical Specification for further details.
Breakout Cables
The digital audio can either be balanced (AES3) or unbalanced (AES3-id) depending upon the audio breakout cable used:
Marketing Code
Part Number
VP/CAB/BAL
Balanced Audio: 4 XLRs in + 1 BNC for ref tone
S14936 Audio Breakout Cable out
VP/CAB/UNBAL
S14937 Audio Breakout Cable
NOTE :
Supported Audio Mode
Unbalanced Audio: 4 BNCs in + 1 BNC out for ref
tone out
An audio breakout cable is NOT supplied as standard with the chassis, but must be ordered separately.
The chassis detects which cable is fitted (balanced or unbalanced) and selects appropriately.
AES3
AES-3id
Interface
Balanced
Unbalanced
Connector
XLR-3
BNC
Impedance
110 Ω
75 Ω
Input Level
2-7 V peak to peak
1 V peak to peak
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 44 of 153
Max Input
7 V peak to peak
1.2 V peak to peak
Max Current
64 mA
1.6 mA
Min Input
0.2 V
0.32 V
Cable
Shielded Twisted Pair Coax
VP/CAB/BAL
This enables four balanced AES3 audio channels to be connected to the Audio/Data D-Type connector on a VCM option card.
An XLR socket is provided for each of the four digital inputs, and a 75 Ω BNC plug provides an AES3 reference signal at 3.072 Mbps.
The reference signal contains a 1 kHz tone at -6 dBFS at a sample rate of 48 kHz.
The cable connections are as follows:
Connector
15-Way D-Type Pin
Description
Digital 1 – 1
Shell
Screen
Digital 1 – 2
1
Digital 1 Line
Digital 1 –3
9
Digital 1 Return
Digital 2 – 1
11
Screen
Digital 2 – 2
10
Digital 2 Line
Digital 2 –3
3
Digital 2 Return
Digital 3 – 1
Shell
Screen
Digital 3 – 2
4
Digital 3 Line
Digital 3 –3
12
Digital 3 Return
Digital 4 – 1
Shell
Screen
Digital 4 – 2
13
Digital 4 Line
Digital 4 –3
6
Digital 4 Return
Ref - 1
7
AES3 Reference (48 kHz)
Ref - Shell
15
Screen
VP/CAB/UNBAL
This enables four unbalanced AES-3id audio channels to be connected to the Audio/Data D-Type connector on a VCM option card.
A BNC plug is provided for each of the four digital inputs, and a 75 Ω BNC plug provides an AES3 reference signal at 3.072 Mbps.
The reference signal contains a 1 kHz tone at -6 dBFS at a sample rate of 48 kHz.
The cable connections are as follows:
Connector
15-Way D-Type Pin
Description
Digital 1 – 1
1
Digital 1 Line
Digital 1 – Shell
9
Screen
Digital 2 – 1
10
Digital 2 Line
Digital 2 – Shell
3
Screen
Digital 3 – 1
4
Digital 3 Line
Digital 3 – Shell
12
Screen
Digital 4 – 1
13
Digital 4 Line
Digital 4 – Shell
6
Screen
Ref - 1
7
AES3 Reference (48 kHz)
Ref - Shell
15
Screen
EN8180 and EN8190 External Interfaces
Video Input
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 45 of 153
HD-SDI Input
Standard definition digital video can be input via the 75 ohm female BNC connector labeled HD-SDI on the rear panel.
See Technical Specification > HD H.264 VCM for further details.
The picture alongside shows the Video input connector: HD-SDI 75 Ω
female BNC socket at the module rear panel.
Also illustrated is the LED indication for HD SDI lock status.
The LED (marked LOCK at the module rear panel) is used to show the
status of the module and/or incoming video signal.
HD-SDI Input and LOCK Indicator at the Rear Panel
LED State Description
LED State
Description
Off
The HD-SDI Input is not active.
Red
The HD-SDI Input is active, but not locked.
Green
The HD-SDI Input is active and is locked.
Alternate Red and Green
The HD-SDI Input is active, but video of the wrong line standard is being
received.
Audio Input
Digital Support
Digital audio may be input via the 15-way D-type connector labelled AUDIO/DATA.
The 15-way D-type supports digital audio balanced and
unbalanced signals (but not at the same time).
15-way D-type at the Rear Panel
See Technical Specification for further details.
Breakout Cables
The digital audio can either be balanced (AES3) or unbalanced (AES3-id) depending upon the audio breakout cable used:
Marketing Code
Part Number
VP/CAB/BAL
Balanced Audio: 4 XLRs in + 1 BNC for ref tone
S14936 Audio Breakout Cable out
VP/CAB/UNBAL
S14937 Audio Breakout Cable
NOTE :
Supported Audio Mode
Unbalanced Audio: 4 BNCs in + 1 BNC out for ref
tone out
An audio breakout cable is NOT supplied as standard with the chassis, but must be ordered separately.
The chassis detects which cable is fitted (balanced or unbalanced) and selects appropriately.
Interface
AES3
AES-3id
Balanced
Unbalanced
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 46 of 153
Connector
XLR-3
BNC
Impedance
110 Ω
75 Ω
Input Level
2-7 V peak to peak
1 V peak to peak
Max Input
7 V peak to peak
1.2 V peak to peak
Max Current
64 mA
1.6 mA
Min Input
0.2 V
0.32 V
Cable
Shielded Twisted Pair Coax
VP/CAB/BAL
This enables four balanced AES3 audio channels to be connected to the Audio/Data D-Type connector on a VCM option card.
An XLR socket is provided for each of the four digital inputs, and a 75 Ω BNC plug provides an AES3 reference signal at 3.072 Mbps.
The reference signal contains a 1 kHz tone at -6 dBFS at a sample rate of 48 kHz.
The cable connections are as follows:
Connector
15-Way D-Type Pin
Description
Digital 1 – 1
Shell
Screen
Digital 1 – 2
1
Digital 1 Line
Digital 1 –3
9
Digital 1 Return
Digital 2 – 1
11
Screen
Digital 2 – 2
10
Digital 2 Line
Digital 2 –3
3
Digital 2 Return
Digital 3 – 1
Shell
Screen
Digital 3 – 2
4
Digital 3 Line
Digital 3 –3
12
Digital 3 Return
Digital 4 – 1
Shell
Screen
Digital 4 – 2
13
Digital 4 Line
Digital 4 –3
6
Digital 4 Return
Ref - 1
7
AES3 Reference (48 kHz)
Ref - Shell
15
Screen
VP/CAB/UNBAL
This enables four unbalanced AES-3id audio channels to be connected to the Audio/Data D-Type connector on a VCM option card.
A BNC plug is provided for each of the four digital inputs, and a 75 Ω BNC plug provides an AES3 reference signal at 3.072 Mbps.
The reference signal contains a 1 kHz tone at -6 dBFS at a sample rate of 48 kHz.
The cable connections are as follows:
Connector
15-Way D-Type Pin
Digital 1 – 1
1
Description
Digital 1 Line
Digital 1 – Shell
9
Screen
Digital 2 – 1
10
Digital 2 Line
Digital 2 – Shell
3
Screen
Digital 3 – 1
4
Digital 3 Line
Digital 3 – Shell
12
Screen
Digital 4 – 1
13
Digital 4 Line
Digital 4 – Shell
6
Screen
Ref - 1
7
AES3 Reference (48 kHz)
Ref - Shell
15
Screen
ASI I/O Module
The ASI option module provides two 75 Ω female BNC output connectors to provide the option to transmit a transport stream
generated in the unit over ASI.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Note:
Page 47 of 153
In this release the ASI outputs are mirrored - the same transport stream is transmitted from both outputs.
Two 75 Ω female BNC input connectors are also available but are not supported in this release.
ASI Option Module Rear Panel
Getting Started
Before any communication can be made with the unit the Control IP address needs to be configured. The topics in this section will
guide you through the process.
Setting the IP address
Describes how to set the required IP Address from the Front Panel.
IP address Ranges
This topic shows a table of allocated IP addresses adhering to the RFC3330 range of restrictions .
Manual configuration via the web pages
The unit has been designed to be configured and controlled by nCC, however a web interface is available to configure the unit
(primarily for use during development).
Initial Configuration within nCC
Describes the initial setup of the unit via nCC.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Setting the Required IP Address from the Front Panel
Power on the unit
Wait for initialisation to complete (approximately 1.5 minutes, depending on the number of options fitted in the chassis).
Press the Right arrow pushbutton until the IP address is displayed, press edit and then use the up/down/right/left arrow
pushbuttons to set the required IP address
- Right/left pushbuttons will move the cursor between characters
- Up/down pushbuttons will increase/decrease the number selected by the cursor
Press save to store the new IP address.
Continue and set the subnet mask and gateway address in the same way using the down pushbutton to reach each
parameter.
NOTE :
IP Address range 192.168.10.x (subnet 255.255.255.0) is used for internal unit communications, so
should not be used for external communications.
Refer to Operation and Control > Front Panel for more details describing Front Panel features.
NOTE :
As with previous encoder models, a pushbutton is illuminated when there is functionality available. If a
pushbutton is not illuminated, pressing it will have no effect.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 48 of 153
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
IP Address Restrictions
IP Addresses on the unit must adhere to RFC3330 range of restrictions as listed in the following table of allocated IP addresses.
Present Use
Reference
0.0.0.0/8
Address Block
"This" Network
[RFC1700, p4]
10.0.0.0/8
Private-Use Networks
[RFC1918]
14.0.0.0/8
Public-Data Networks
[RFC1700, p181]
24.0.0.0/8
Cable Television Networks
---
39.0.0.0/8
Reserved but subject to allocation
[RFC1797]
127.0.0.0/8
Loopback
[RFC1700, p5]
128.0.0.0/16
Reserved but subject to allocation
---
169.254.0.0/16
Link Local
---
172.16.0.0/12
Private-Use Networks
[RFC1918]
191.255.0.0/16
Reserved but subject to allocation
---
192.0.0.0/24
Reserved but subject to allocation
---
192.0.2.0/24
Test-Net
---
192.88.99.0/24
6to4 Relay Anycast
[RFC3068]
192.168.0.0/16
Private-Use Networks
[RFC1918]
198.18.0.0/15
Network Interconnect Device Benchmark Testing
[RFC2544]
223.255.255.0/24
Reserved but subject to allocation
---
224.0.0.0/4
Multicast
[RFC3171]
240.0.0.0/4
Reserved for Future Use
[RFC1700, p4]
Note:
The control network and data networks should not conflict. It is suggested that the ranges for these networks are in
the Private-Use Networks as listed in the summary Table.
IP Address range 192.168.10.x (subnet 255.255.255.0) is used for internal unit communications, so should not be
used for external communications.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Manual Configuration via the Web Pages
The Video Processor has been designed to be configured and controlled by nCC, however a web interface is available to configure
the unit (primarily for use during development).
1) Configure Video parameters as required
Browse to web page:
Configure > System > Option Slots > Option Slot *
Pre-processor
Source
Frame Rate
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 49 of 153
Resolution
Video and VBI Encoder
Bit rate
The entered value is the TS rate
Buffer Mode
Aspect Ratio
GOP Length
GOP Structure- Field Frame Coding Mode
Output
Embedded PCR
2) Configure Audio parameters as required
Configure > System > Option Slots > Option Slot * > Audio
Audio
Note :
The number of audios available for configuration will depend upon the number of licenses.
Input
Input Source
Encode
Available coding standard options depend upon licenses
3) Configure Coding parameters
Configure any additional components required (e.g. VBI)
4) Configure Output Transport Streams
Configure > System > List of Outputs > Output n
Add transport stream
• Enter Required transport stream settings – on/off, TS ID, Bit rate
• Enter details of destination
Destination IP address; either Unicast IP address of receiver data input, or multicast address
Destination UDP Port; target UDP port (receiver needs to be configured to accept traffic from this port)
Source UDP Port; UDP port of encoder data output (to identify where traffic originated)
Time To live; depends upon network complexity (number of hops between units)
Add component to transport stream (Initially this will be empty)
The elementary stream drop down menu gives all available components that are available in the chassis
Select the required component.
The PID will automatically be entered and incremented from the previous service PID number. This can be edited if required.
Repeat until all required components are in the TS.
A summary of the transport stream contents is provided in the status screen on the left panel of the web page.
The services in the TS can be modified by selecting “Edit Service Name” This gives access to edit the components parameters
(including PMT PID, PCR PID and component PID) or add further components.
A maximum of 6 Transport Streams can be generated and streamed from the encoder (based on one stream per VCM fitted in the
chassis).
If required additional transport streams are added and configured as previously described.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 50 of 153
If streaming is required from both outputs, configure the other output as previously described.
The maximum of 6 streams can be distributed between the 2 outputs.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Initial Configuration Within nCC
The following topics describe an example for the initial setup of the unit using nCompass Control.
Equipment Setup
Autodiscovery and Device Connections
Get Static Parameters from the Video Processor
Configure Multicasts
First Profile
Equipment Status Monitor
Get Static Parameters with config
Video Processor UDP Port Numbers
Backwards Compatibility
Multiplexer
Multi Video Index
TS Bit rate Overheads for the Video Processor in nCC
Multi VCM Operation and Redundancy
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Equipment Setup [nCompass]
When the Video Processor is being used as part of a system, all the configuration and control is performed via nCompass Control
(nCC).
The only configuration required on the unit is to set the Ethernet Control port parameters.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 51 of 153
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Autodiscovery and Device Connections Summary
Autodiscovery
Describes how to use to Auto Discovery to find the available units in the range of IP addresses used by the equipment
Connections
Describes the use of the Connect tool.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Autodiscovery
Within the Equipment setup: select Auto Discovery and ensure that the range of IP addresses used by the equipment is
correct.
Note all devices are listed as one Video Processor type. the modules fitted (for example EN8100 or EN8190 pre-processor
and encoder cards are defined within the dev`ice.
When the scan has completed a list of available devices is shown in table form. These devices can then be dragged and
dropped onto the map.
Drag and Drop onto the Map
Double clicking on the device in the Equipment setup shows the device properties. Check that the correct fitted modules
are listed at the bottom of the properties page.
The unit’s licences can also be read from this GUI.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 52 of 153
Properties Page
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Connections
Using the connect tool, devices can be connected together.
NOTE :
For the IP output of the Video Processor port 3 is used as the default and nCC will always configure Data port pair 3
and 4.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 53 of 153
Connections
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Get Static Parameters
To read the Video Processor Static Parameters, the nCC must be in Live Mode
Open each device's properties page in turn and select the read static parameters
A dialog box indicating success should be returned.
Static Parameters
At this point it is possible to set certain parameters within the static parameters. These are broken down into sub-sections
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 54 of 153
for modules and host device. Examples of options that maybe updated from here are clock source and SNTP server IP
address. Items that are greyed out are not amendable.
Static Parameters Properties
Static Parameter Editor
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Configure Multicasts
The default addresses will generate details for a source IP address and 6 multicasts. These 6 multicasts are linked to each
module within the chassis (for example: slot 1 uses multicast 1). The device must be set to use share source specific
details.
From the device properties also check the Black on spare boxes.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 55 of 153
Multicast Details
Configuration Ordering
For Video Processors that have the reflex license the reflex support check box must be checked for nCC to route reflex
components through the video processor chassis. the remote reflex check box must also be selected in nCC pre 6.8
(between nCC 6.5.5 and 6.8).
The default remote reflex delay is 128ms.
For systems where you do not know the history of the encoders, ensure that the data ports are each given a unique IP
address, even if they are unused. This is to make sure that there are no IP address conflicts during any re-configuration.
When the editing has completed, press OK at the bottom of the properties page.
When all devices are configured within the Equipment Setup, save the Map and upload to the nCC server.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
First Profile - Video
Profile Manager
Shows the Component Type screen in Profile Manager
Video
Describes how to set up the video component
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Profile Manager
Select the required Component Type in Profile Manager:
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 56 of 153
Select Component Type
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
First Profile - Video
Encoder Type
Shows the Select Encoder Type screen
Description Tab
Fill in the Description tab
General Video Configuration
Gives general information relating to setting up the video component
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Encoder Type
When creating a video component for the Video Processor, select the 'EN71/8100' option for the encoder type.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 57 of 153
Encoder Type
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Description Tab
Complete the description tab
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 58 of 153
Description Tag
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
General Video Configuration
Overview
Shows the options available on the video tab of the video component configuration pages.
Bit rates
Shows the bit rate and operational mode options for the video component.
VBI/VANC
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 59 of 153
Shows the options available for configuring VBI and VANC
Default/Spare Devices
Shows the configuration of spare devices.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Overview
• Most options in the video tab are configured from drop down boxes within the table.
Video Tab
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Bit rates
The Bit Rates tab has Seamless Variable options. The 'ViperMPEG2SD' preset sets the delay to 3.2s and the Minimum Bit rate to 500
kbit/s, which are the recommended settings in systems.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 60 of 153
Bit Rates Tab
Configure Reflex components (enable statistical multiplexing)
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 61 of 153
Bit Rates Tab - Statistical Multiplexing
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
VBI/VANC
VBI settings should be configured through the VBI/VANC tab. The Video Index values must be set to Off if they are not
being configured.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 62 of 153
VBI/VANC Tab
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Default/Spare Devices
Default and Spare devices can be selected from the Default/Spare Devices tab
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 63 of 153
Default/Spare Tab
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Equipment Status Monitor
The Equipment Status Monitor displays the Video Processor units as a mixture of both chassis and modules.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 64 of 153
Equipment Status Monitor
The modules are shown in the bottom half of the device.
By right clicking on the device or the modules slightly different options appear.
Module level switching is available only when the module is right clicked.
Module switching will give a dialog box displaying which modules to be switched from and to.
Device switching gives a list of available devices.
Available Devices
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 65 of 153
As alarms can be raised against modules and at the device level, there is also a dialog box for configuring module
availability.
Module Availability
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Get Static Parameters with Configuration
Overview
This step is required to make sure that the Static Parameters for the unit are appropriate for the system. This is especially
important for systems that have moved between 525 and 625 line configurations.
To read the Video Processor Static Parameters, the nCC must be in Live Mode
Ensure that the required profile is running through the appropriate device and module, for a multi-module chassis, route
services through all modules.
Open the device's properties page and the read static parameters.
A dialog box indicating success should be returned.
When the editing has completed, press OK at the bottom of the properties page.
Repeat for all devices.
When all devices are configured within the Equipment Setup, save the Map and upload to the nCC server.
Static Parameter Issues
1. The default line standard within the Video Processor with a new device is 625 line 25Hz. If the unit is not configured within the
device setup to black on spare, then a 525 line 29.97Hz system will report video lock alarms on the spare (or unused)
devices. It is therefore recommended that the static parameters are re-read for devices when they are running a live
profile such that the default settings are appropriate for that system.
2. In the event of a software upgrade to the encoder, the static parameters should be re-read for upgraded devices, to ensure that
there is no mis-match between the XML in nCC and in the unit.
Current recommended procedure for upgrading encoders:
Schedule blank profile and blank map, set nCC off, upgrade encoders, set nCC on, load map, get static parameters, save map,
schedule profile.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
NOTE :
Page 66 of 153
In both the above cases, if static parameters are not re-read, any changes that have been made to the defaults on
the encoder will be over-written if nCC is taken off line and then re-started, as the nCC static parameters will be
loaded onto the encoder. In the case of the upgraded units, this could result in loss of operation.1.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Video Processor UDP Port Numbers
nCC defines the Video Processor UDP Port Number
The range of these ports are defined within nCC during initial setup.
Each slot within a Video Processor Chassis is automatically given its own unique Port (Encoder Port), determined by the
Base Reflex Port.
Example: Slot
1 6010
2 6020
3 6030
4 6040
5 6050
6 6060
Port
These port numbers are fixed on a system basis and are re-used across all Video Processor chassis.
These port numbers are used for both the control network and the data network (PCR exchange).
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Backwards Compatibility
If other Reflex v4 protocol enabled encoders are used within an Video Processor encoder system, then they should assume
definition of the slot 1 encoder card
If a Video Processor is used as a replacement in a legacy system, then the Port number used should be allocated as per the
allocation with the legacy encoders.
If a Video Processor is used as a replacement in a legacy system, it may only be a single encoder card device. That card
must be fitted to slot 1.
Mixed systems with legacy encoders should start with a base encoder UDP reflex port of 6003 for DIPNIC support. This will
be defined by the Engineer installing the system.
Reflex only works with other Video Processor MPEG-2 SD Encoders in the same statistical multiplexer pool. Not in a mixed
encode type statistical multiplexer pool.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Multiplexer
Each Muxlet will use the Source Port (Mux Port) number 6003
The Source Port number 6003 shall be re-used for both the control network and data network (PCR exchange).
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 67 of 153
Multi Video Index
The first video module within an encoder card should use the multi_video_idx of 1
Subsequent video modules should increment in value from 1 (i.e. 2, 3, etc.)
This range should be the same for all encoder module types, regardless of video encoder type (e.g. MPEG2, H264).
Legacy encoder configuration should not change
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
TS Bit rate overheads for the Video Processor in nCC
When the TS rate is changed on the output of the Video Processor, there is a small period of disruption. As the nCC
dynamically allocated this rate depending on component rates, a compromise solution is that the nCC configures each
multicast by default from a Video Processor at 20 MBit/s TS rate. This has a safety feature in case the TS rate required is
greater than this value then the dynamic update takes precedence.
In large systems it may be necessary to reduce the TS rate due to input TS rate limits in the Multiplexers.
NOTE :
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Multi-VCM Operation & Redundancy
The Video Processor spare must have sufficient duplicate VCMs to switch the entire chassis
The Video Processor in R2AFD1 supports inter-chassis redundancy only
– Redundant VCM must be in spare chassis, not same chassis
Redundancy Steps:
Chassis Failure
Entire Chassis switches all VCMs simultaneously
Single VCM failure (detected by loss of TS detected by MUX)
nCC begins switch
If second VCM failure detected then entire chassis switches
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Transport Stream Output
Output
Gives information relating to the Transport Stream from the unit.
Transport Stream
Gives information relating to the components of the transport stream.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 68 of 153
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Transport Stream Output Overview
Gives the extent of MPEG-2 compliancy and an overview of the Transport Streams.
Describes the TS IP Output Parameters, and states the Transport Stream and Output Data rates.
Transport Stream Parameters
Tabulates the parameters associated with a transport stream.
Transport Stream Control
Describes the controls required for each transport stream to be carried by the IP Outputs.
IP Port
Gives an overview of the IP Encapsulator functional block.
Pro-MPEG FEC
Gives a brief explanation of Pro-MPEG FEC
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Transport Stream Output Overview
MPEG-2 Compliancy
The encapsulated transport stream packets (video, audio, VBI/ANC data and PCR - 188 bytes), are fully compliant MPEG-2 transport
streams (all relevant fields completed, continuity counters, PTS/DTS, adaptation fields etc.).
Transport Streams
The system can form up to six output transport streams.
Transport Streams are encapsulated in either a UDP or a UDP and RTP packet and can have added Pro-MPEG FEC packets before
being transmitted out of the assigned Data Ethernet port(s).
Pro-MPEG FEC
Pro-MPEG FEC (Forward Error Correction) as per SMPTE 2022 1/2 can be added to the MPEG-2 Transport Stream to improve the
reliability over IP networks if the relevant license (/SWO/PROFEC) has been purchased. One license instance is required by
Transport Stream.
TS IP Output Parameters
The user can configure the following parameters for a transport stream to be IP encapsulated and output.
Parameter
Value
Description
TS packets per UDP packet
1 to 7 [Default 7]
Defines the number of transport stream packets
encapsulated in a UDP packet
TS Mode
CBR
Constant bit rate output
Off [Default]
IP Output is disabled
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 69 of 153
Output Enable
Dest. IP Address
On
IP Output is enabled if the IP destination can be
resolved
aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd
The destination IP address
0 to 65335
Source IP Port
[default = 5500]
0 to 65335
Dest. IP Port
[default = 5500]
0 to 255
Type Of Service
[Default = 4]
0 to 240
Time To Live
[ Default = 15]
Encapsulation Type
Source IP Port number
Destination IP Port number
ToS value for inclusion in the IP header
TTL value for inclusion in the IP header
UDP [Default]
UDP encapsulation of TS packets
RTP
UDP/RTP encapsulation of RTP Packets
RTP/FEC Column
UDP/RTP encapsulation of RTP Packets with added
one-dimensional FEC
RTP/FEC Column and Row UDP/RTP encapsulation of RTP Packets with added
two-dimensional FEC
Output Data Rate
The system is designed to support a maximum output data rate of 120 Mbps.
The bit rate of each output transport stream can be individually controlled with a resolution of 1 kps.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Transport Stream Parameters
The output rate of all transport streams is derived from the Base Unit's 27 MHz clock. This can be locked to any 27 MHz or 10 MHz
clock provided by an option card, or can free run. This means that it can be locked to an option card's video input, or locked to the
external sync input on the External Sync Module.
A transport stream has the following parameters associated with it.
Parameter
Transport Stream
Name
SI Level
PMT PID
TS Bit rate
PCR On Separate PID
PCR PID
Values
Description
Text string of up to 32
characters
The name of the transport stream, which is only used to
identify it on the user interface(s)
Off
No SI Tables are generated
PAT/PMT only [Default]
Only PAT/PMT tables are generated
PAT/PMT/CAT/SDT
Only PAT/PMT/CAT and SDT tables are generated.
32 to 8190
[Default 32]
The PID assigned to the PMT of this transport stream
0.1 to 216.00 Mbps
Transport stream rate in Mbps to a resolution of 10 kbps
Enable
PCR information is carried on its own PID
Disable [Default]
A separate PCR PID is not generated
32 to 8190
The PID to be used for the PCR if PCR on separate PID is
enabled
Table of Services
A list of the services that are included in the transport stream
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 70 of 153
Transport Stream Control
Each transport stream can be carried by the IP Outputs using the following controls.
Range
Description
TS Pkts/UDP Packet
Parameter
1 to 7
Number of transport stream packets per UDP packet
bit rate
10 kps to 216 Mbps with a
resolution of 1 kbps
Output transport stream rate
Protocol
UDP, RTP, RTP/FEC Column,
RTP/FEC Column and Row
Number of Rows
4 to 20
Number of Columns
1 to 20
Alignment
Block Aligned,
Non Block Aligned
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
IP Port
Overview
The IP Encapsulator within the Host Card encapsulates transport stream packets in either a UDP or a UDP and RTP packet before
transmitting them out of the assigned Data Ethernet port(s).
Technical Specification
Refer to Technical Specification > IP Output Transport Stream for the technical specification.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Pro MPEG FEC
FEC Parameters
FEC is set up on a per-transport stream basis. The following description applies to the graphical user interface.
If the user has the appropriate license installed to use FEC then these are the parameters which can be set (with itemised lists of
available values where appropriate):
Parameter
IP Encapsulation
Number of Rows
Number of Columns
Values
Description
UDP
UDP encapsulation of TS packets
RTP
RTP encapsulation of TS packets
RTP/FEC Column
UDP/RTP encapsulation of RTP Packets with added onedimensional FEC
RTP/FEC Column and Row
UDP/RTP encapsulation of RTP Packets with added twodimensional FEC
4 - 20
1 - 20
An integer between 4 and 20. See FEC constraints section for
allowable ranges.
An integer between 1 and 20. See FEC constraints section for
allowable ranges.
Block Aligned
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Alignment
Page 71 of 153
Non Block Aligned
If the user does not have a license to use FEC then the available IP Encapsulation options become UDP, RTP, RTP/FEC Column (No
License) and RTP/FEC Column and Row (No License). If either of the ‘(No License)’ options is selected then IP Encapsulation will be
set to RTP and FEC will not be enabled. If subsequently the license is enabled for FEC then the ‘(No License)’ suffix will be removed
from the displayed valued of IP Encapsulation
Constraints on FEC Parameters
To promote interoperability and simplify implementation, limits are specified for values of the L (number of columns) and D (number
of rows) parameters. Pro-MPEG FEC requires equipment manufacturers to support all combinations of values of L and D within these
limits. The specified limits are:
Columns Only: (L*D <= 100) and (1 <= L <= 20) and (4 <= D <= 20)
Rows and Columns: (L*D <= 100) and (4 <= L <= 20) and (4 <= D <= 20)
Background
Forward Error Correction or FEC, enables packets lost during transmission over IP networks to be recovered by adding extra
information to the transmitted data. The particular type of FEC used on the unit is that specified by SMPTE 2022 1/2.
The key features of Pro-MPEG FEC are:
• Open standard FEC scheme.
• Increased robustness of transmission.
• Increases network reach through FEC on high loss links.
• Highly configurable depending on bandwidth vs. robustness.
• FEC transmitted separately to media stream.
• Independent of video compression standard (MPEG-2, MPEG-4).
Pro-MPEG FEC can help to solve the problems caused by missing packets. It is an open standard for protection of contribution
broadcast real-time transmissions over IP networks by facilitating real-time lost packet recovery at the receive units. It permits
flexible configurations for optimisation requirements. The scheme uses an RTP layer which adds timing information for sequence
correction. FEC packets are transmitted in separate IP packets. It uses a matrix of media packets to calculate the FEC packets. The
matrix size defined by columns (L) and rows (D). FEC packets are calculated along columns and rows using the XOR function. FEC
can be 1D (Column Only) or 2D (Column and Row). Media and FEC packets are transmitted on separate IP streams with the Column
FEC stream offset from media stream and has a UDP port number which is the media port number +2. The Row FEC stream is offset
from Media stream and has UDP port number which is the media port number +4. This arrangement means that non-enabled FEC
receivers can simply ignore FEC streams and decode the media packets. The FEC data stream is off-set from the media stream to
protect against burst error loss and jitter. At the receiver, lost packets recovered using the FEC data packets. The Column FEC
protects against burst errors and the Row FEC protects against random errors. Pro-MPEG FEC recovers lost packets using column
and (optionally) row FEC packets using the XOR function on the remaining packets. Depending on the distribution and severity of
the pack loss not all errors are recoverable.
The overhead which results from Pro-MPEG FEC transmitting extra packets depends on whether column or column and row FEC is
selected and how many columns and rows there are. (Note that L = number of columns, D = number of rows.)
Column FEC: 1D FEC Overhead = (L+(D*L))/(D*L) = 1/D + 1
Worst case, 4 rows = 25%
Best case, 20 rows = 5%
Column and Row FEC: 2D FEC Overhead = (D+L+(D*L))/(D*L)
Worst case, 4 x 4 = 50%
Best case, 10 x 10 = 20%
FEC offers two methods of block alignment (also referred to as FEC linearisation) for use when generating FEC packets: Non Block
Aligned and Block Aligned. Both are guaranteed of being able to correct L errors, sometimes more. The Block Aligned method can
however correct 2L+2 errors; this never happens with Non-Block Aligned.
Non-Block Aligned can in theory have a lower latency at the decoder if it can be guaranteed that the mode of operation will never
change.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 72 of 153
Block Aligned linearisation is dealt with in Annex B of the Pro-MPEG Code of Practice. In Block Aligned column FEC packets are sent
every D’th frame and the L Column FEC packets are played out every D slots. They are therefore evenly spread over the D*L matrix
period.
Non Block Aligned linearisation is dealt with in Annex A of the Pro-MPEG Code of Practice. In Non Block Aligned the matrix is
‘skewed’ for the column calculation. The L column FEC packets are played out at the end of every column plus a constant. For
‘square’ matrices (diamonds) where L=D then these column packets will emerge at regular intervals. For ‘rectangular’ diamonds
they will not. In the case of a 4 column by 20 row matrix the 4 FEC packets will emerge within 16 slots, followed by a gap of 64
slots before the next 4. It therefore produces a less linear spread of packets.
Receivers which do not have FEC capability can simply ignore the FEC packets and just make use of the media packets.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Transport Stream
Gives information relating to the components of the transport stream.
Services
This topic gives an overview of how the Service Information is formed and the Service Information Tables (MPEG-2 SI) available
from the VCMs. General information about repetition rates for SI packets is also given.
Coded Elementary Stream
Supported Profiles and the Output Bit Rate are given. Describes the use of PCR Placeholders.
Audio Output
Gives information on Encoding and associated delay and lip sync.
Describes the use of PCR Placeholders in audio packets.
Transport Packets
General information on packetised elementary stream (PES) Packets. Also some specific information relating to video Streams. Talks
about PIDs used in Transport Packet Headers.
VBI Data on a Separate PID
States the conditions for VBI on a separate PID.
PID Assignment
Describes the assignment of PID values.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Services
Overview
The system is capable of forming up to six services divided between the output transport streams.
Each service can contain a maximum of 16 elementary streams. The elementary streams that make up a service can be selected
from the elementary streams available from the option cards. The only restriction is that the elementary streams in a service must
all reference the same 27 MHz clock.
An elementary stream can be included in up to eight services, but the PID of the elementary stream must be the same in all
services. Only one video elementary stream can be assigned to a service, and the audio delay of audio services should be matched
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 73 of 153
to that video. Only one PCR can be associated with a service.
Service Information Tables
The SI tables that the system generates for each individual output transport stream can be selected. The following table shows the
available levels.
SI Level
Off
PAT/PMT Only
Description
Elementary streams only
PAT/PMT are generated
PAT/PMT/CAT/SDT
The listed tables are generated. The CAT will be empty as Conditional
Access is not supported in this release.
Some users may not require ETR 290 compliance, so it is possible to set the PMT repetition rate to either 100 ms (default) or 500
ms.
Formation of SI
SI packet formation and play out is the responsibility of the host card. However it is the Video Encoding module's responsibility to
provide SI data fields related to the stream that it is generating.
Repetition Rate
The repetition rate of SI packets must take in to account the output transport stream rate, otherwise the jitter introduced by the
multiplexing of packets to form the transport stream can lead to the SI repetition rate being too long.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Coded Elementary Stream
Overview
The compressed output streams from the module are in the form of MPEG-2 transport packets that have been encapsulated into a
transport stream packet.
Supported Profiles
The SD MPEG-2 VCM supports the following profiles:
Profile
Specification
MPEG-2 Main profile @ Main level (MP@ML)
ISO/1EC 13818
The HD MPEG-2 VCM supports the following profiles in addition to the SD MPEG-2 profile:
Profile
Specification
MPEG-2 Main profile @ Highlevel (MP@HL)
ISO/1EC 13818
The SD H.264 VCM supports the following profiles:
Profile
Specification
H.264 Main @ Level 3.0
ITU-T H.264 or ISO/IEC MPEG4 AVC
H.264 High @ Level 3.0
ITU-T H.264 or ISO/IEC MPEG4 AVC
The HD H.264 VCM supports the following profiles:
Profile
Specification
H.264 Main @ Level 4.0
ITU-T H.264 or ISO/IEC MPEG4 AVC
H.264 High @ Level 4.0
ITU-T H.264 or ISO/IEC MPEG4 AVC
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 74 of 153
Output Bit Rate
The output rate of the transport packets are derived from the 27 MHz reference clock and are accurate to within 1 kbps of the
configured bit rate (transport rate).
The output video bit rate of the VCM is configurable within ranges dictated by operating mode. The configured video rate means
transport rate. The rate control operates on the transport rate.
The module supports bit-stuffing to maintain configured bit rate if the operating mode requires it.
The output of a module never exceeds the configured bit rate (or bit rate ceiling).
PCR Placeholders
The VCMs enable a PCR placeholder to be put in the adaptation field of every video PID stream. See Appendices > Clock and Timing
> Program Clock Reference (PCR).
Transport Packets
The VCMs support adaptation field stuffing of transport packets for the alignment of PES packets to transport packet boundaries.
Valid continuity counter values are inserted into the transport packet headers.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Audio Output
Encoding
The audio encoding supports encoding at 48 kHz only.
The audio output is formed of fully compliant MPEG-2 transport packets encapsulated into a transport stream packet. The module
runs in aligned mode where there are an integer number of audio frames fitted into a PES packet, therefore a PES packet will be the
start of an audio packet.
The audio output rate is derived from the 27MHz reference clock.
Lip Sync
The Video Encoding module ensures that lip sync is maintained between the limits of audio leading video by 10 ms to video leading
audio by 30 ms.
PID Assignment
The module enables a PID to be assigned to each audio channel separately, which includes the ability to assign separate PID’s to
every mono channel. The PID value is configurable.
PCR Placeholders
The module enables a PCR placeholder to be put in the adaptation field of every audio PID stream. See Appendices > Clock and
Timing > Program Clock Reference (PCR)
Audio Reference Output Signal
A 48 kHz digital output reference signal is provided to enable an external audio encoder to be locked.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Transport Packets
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
NOTE :
Cover
Page 75 of 153
Packetised Elementary Stream (PES) Packets
The Video Encoding module supports adaptation field stuffing of transport packets for the alignment of PES packets to transport
packet boundaries. PES streams carry the stream_id = 0xE0.
Transport Packet Headers
PIDs used in the transport packet headers are configurable and have valid continuity counter values inserted.
Packetised Video Elementary Streams
The compressed video data is packetised within MPEG-2 PES packets which are configurable to be per picture or per GOP.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
VBI Data on a Separate PID
The VBI data is packetised within MPEG-2 PES packets as specified in ETSI ETS 300-472 (teletext), ETSI EN 301 775 or SCTE 127
for all other VBI data.
The Video Encoding modules support adaptation field stuffing of transport packets for the alignment of PES packets to transport
packet boundaries.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
PID Assignment
Assigning PIDs
If a PID has not been assigned a value (or is a value of 0) a unique PID will be allocated to that component.
Duplicate PIDs
If a PID is given a value that is already in use, a Duplicate PID alarm is raised in the logs that identifies the transport stream and
PID.
There is no facility to automatically re-assign duplicate PIDs to a unique value.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Operation and Control
Introduction
Gives a general overview of how the unit is intended to be controlled and operated.
Front Panel
Describes the operation of the front panel.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 76 of 153
User Access
Gives information on License keys and User Authentication.
Ethernet Control Ports
Describes how to configure the Ethernet Control Ports.
Ethernet Data Ports
Describes how to configure the Ethernet Data Ports.
Option Modules
Gives information relating to the operation and control of the option modules.
Current Configuration
Describes how the current configuration is held.
Data Routing
Describes aspects of data packet routing.
nCompass Control
Describes how the unit is controlled and configured as part of an nCC controlled system.
Temperature Monitoring
Information on supported Protocols:
SNTP
SNMP
XPO
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Introduction
The unit is controlled via a pair of redundant Ethernet Control ports.
The unit is designed to be controlled either via the web browser user interface (using Interenet Explorer 8 or Mozilla Firefox) or via
nCompass Control.
The only configuration possible via the front panel is to set the Ethernet Control port parameters such as IP address and subnet
mask. The front panel also provides the alarm status of the box.
Data can be output from the unit via the Ethernet Data ports in the form of IP encapsulated MPEG transport streams.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 77 of 153
Front Panel
Describes various aspects associated with the front panel display and controls.
Introduction
Introduces the elements located on the front panel. Also describes how to reset the unit.
Navigate Mode
Describes the meaning and use of Navigate Mode.
Edit Mode
Describes the meaning and use of Navigate Mode.
Front Panel Menus
Illustrates the menus available using the front panel display and pushbuttons.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Introduction
Location on the Front Panel
The following illustration shows the controls and Indications located on the front panel.
Front Panel
Operating the unit from the Front Panel is via a set of six pushbuttons.
Four pushbuttons are used to navigate the menu displayed in the LCD Display.
The Edit and Save pushbuttons allow the user to edit the remote control port settings.
Only illuminated pushbuttons link to additional pages of information
NOTE :
See Operation and Control > Front Panel > Front Panel Menus for details of the menus displayed using the LCD
Display.
System Reset
The unit can be reset by simultaneously pressing the Edit and Save pushbuttons for approximately two seconds.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 78 of 153
Navigate Mode
Navigate mode allows the user to move between menus and pages within menus.
The pushbuttons contain LEDs which are updated to indicate which pushbutton presses are valid as each navigation event is
processed.
For example, an illuminated Up arrow pushbutton indicates there are pages above the current one, whilst a pushbutton that is not
illuminated does not link to any additional pages or information.
Action
Result
Up arrow Pushbutton Pressed
Go to page given by uplink of current page.
Down arrow Pushbutton Pressed
Go to page given by down link of current page.
Left arrow Pushbutton Pressed
Go to page given by left link of current page.
Right arrow Pushbutton Pressed
Go to page given by right link of current page.
Edit Pushbutton Pressed
Enter Edit mode at current page (if permitted else no effect)
Save Pushbutton Pressed
No effect
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Edit Mode
Edit mode edits the right display area and allows the user to alter control parameters that define the unit behaviour.
To enter Edit mode press the Edit pushbutton when on a page containing an editable control parameter (edit pushbutton
illuminated) and the front panel is the controlling user interface.
The Front Panel returns to Navigate mode either when Edit is pressed again (abort edit with no save) or when Save is pressed (save
modified parameter values).
Action
Result
Up arrow Pushbutton
Pressed
Increases value of current edit parameter by one unit.
Down arrow Pushbutton
Pressed
Decreases value of current edit parameter by one unit.
Left arrow Pushbutton
Pressed
Moves cursor one edit parameter/parameter digit to the left (making that the current edit
parameter)
Right arrow Pushbutton
Pressed
Moves cursor one edit parameter/parameter digit to the right (making that the current
edit parameter)
Edit Pushbutton Pressed
Aborts edit (no save/action of any parameters) and returns to Navigate mode.
Save Pushbutton Pressed
Save/action new parameter values and returns to Navigate mode.
Pushbutton LEDs are updated to indicate which pushbutton presses are still valid as each Edit pushbutton press event is processed.
For example, when the Left arrow pushbutton LED is lit it indicates there are additional editable parameters to the left of the current
cursor position.
There is a maximum idle period of five minutes when Edit mode will time out and return to Navigate mode.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 79 of 153
Front Panel Menus
To navigate to the next level of menus press the right arrow key.
The front panel menu structure is as follows:
Top Level Menu
To navigate to the
next level of menus
press the right arrow
key.
To return to the top Use the up and down
level menu press
arrow keys to move
the left arrow key. between these menus.
To access these parameters
press the right arrow key,
and then the up and down
arrow keys to move between
parameters.
IP address & Service
name(s)
> System
> Remote Control...
> IP Address
> Subnet Mask
> Gateway Address
Set up the IP
parameters for the
Ethernet Control ports
using the edit and up
and down arrow keys.
> Alarms...
Lists currently active
alarms.
> Versions...
The versions list gives
the overall build
versions of the Host
chassis, (Software
Version), Assembly Date
of the chassis and the
Serial number.
Host Version
> HW Config
This menu allows the
current hardware
configuration, i.e. the
option cards fitted, to
be accepted as the
expected hardware
configuration.
Status LED
Please refer to Looking After the Unit> Troubleshooting> Handling Alarms> Alarms.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
User Access
User Authentication
The unit supports user authentication as defined in the XPO Specification. The default for this is set to off. When set to on a
username and password are required to access the web pages.
The default username (engineer) and password (password) can be changed by the user.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 80 of 153
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Ethernet: Control
Overview
The Base Chassis has two Ethernet control ports that support IEEE 802.3 100BASE-TX and 1000BASE-T protocols. The control ports
are accessible via RJ-45 connectors mounted on the rear panel of the unit.
Ethernet Control Port Numbering
The Ethernet control ports are used to connect the unit to a web browser or the control system (nCompass Control [V6.5 onwards]).
Ethernet Control Port Parameters
NOTE :
Control via the Data input ethernet ports is not supported
A single IP port is defined for all ethernet control of the chassis. The physical ports used for ethernet control are by default the
control ethernet ports. The control ports can raise an alarm during abnormal operational conditions, (see Looking After the Unit >
Troubleshooting > Handling Alarms > Alarms - Control Port).
The parameters defining the control ethernet port are as shown in the following table
Parameter
Values
Description
Comments
Control Port Parameters
Ctrl1
Primary Port
Primary control port
Ctrl2
Secondary control port
Auto
Automatic selection of control
port
0 seconds
No automatic switch back to
primary network
Auto-revert delay
Duration n seconds of how
1 to 999 seconds [default long the primary link must be
120]
restored for, before the control
will switch back to it
Default MAC Address
aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff
IP Address
aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd
IP address of the control port
0.0.0.0 [default]
Control ports MAC address as
defined by P790. (This cannot Read only parameter for information
be changed by the user)
Control Port IP Configuration
Subnet Mask
Gateway Address
aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd
Subnet mask for the control
port
0.0.0.0 [default]
No defined gateway
aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd
Gateway address for packets
outside the defined control
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 81 of 153
subnet
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Ethernet Data Ports
Four gigabit Ethernet ports are provided for data input and output.
Data Ethernet
Describes the physical Ethernet ports, and how the ports can be configured.
Data Input
Describes the message type supported.
Data Output
IP encapsulated transport streams can be transmitted from the unit.
Data Port Redundancy
Describes how Ethernet data port redundancy can be achieved.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Ethernet: Data
Overview
Four gigabit Ethernet ports are provided for data input and output.
Ethernet Data Port Numbering
Ethernet Data Port Parameters
The data ethernet ports are configured by the parameters listed in the following table.
Parameter
Values
Description
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
Comments
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 82 of 153
aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff
Gex port’s MAC address (This cannot
be changed by the user)
Link Up (1000)
Link up and link speed 1000 Mbps
Link Up (100)
Link up and link speed 100 Mbps
Link Down
Link Down
days : hours : mins :
secs
The length of time that the link has
been up. If the link goes down this
value is reset to 0
Read only parameter
TX Packets
Number of IP packets transmitted
Read only parameter
RX Packets
Number of IP packets received
Read only parameter
Default MAC Address
Link Status
Link Up Time
IP Address
Subnet Mask
Default Gateway
aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd
0.0.0.0 [default]
aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd
Read only parameter
Read only parameter
IP address of the control port
Subnet mask for the control port
0.0.0.0 [default]
No defined gateway
aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd
Gateway address for packets outside
the defined subnet
The data Ethernet ports Ge 1 and Ge 2 are paired together, as are Ge 3 and Ge 4. Each port of a pair transmits the same multicasts.
If the IP address, or subnet mask of a secondary port is set to 0.0.0.0, then it will be assumed that it is operating in a mirrored
redundancy mode with the primary port, and therefore has the same IP address and subnet mask.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Data Input
The unit has four Ethernet ports for data output and will respond to ARPs, pings and Reflex PCR exchange messages for statistical
multiplexing.
The input of other data is NOT supported.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Data Output
The unit can generate one or more output transport streams from the components produced by the option cards fitted. The output
transport stream packets are encapsulated in IP packets prior to being transmitted via the Ethernet Data ports. The base chassis
does not provide any other interface by which to output a transport stream.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 83 of 153
Data Network Redundancy
Redundancy
NOTE :
Both outputs of a pair are active at the same time, therefore the use of primary and secondary ports is meaningless in
this configuration.
The four Ethernet data ports operate as two redundant pairs. Data 1 and 2 (Ge1 with Ge2), and Data 3 and 4 (Ge3 with Ge4).
When an output transport stream is defined, it is assigned by the user to one or other data output pairs.
Both ports are independent of each other i.e. the IP address, MAC address, subnet mask and default gateway can have different
settings. Both ports are active at the same time and transmit the same data. If both ports are configured to be on the same subnet,
only one port will respond to ICMP messages.
The data ports can raise an alarm during abnormal operational conditions, (see Looking After the Unit > Troubleshooting > Handling
Alarms > Alarms - Data Port).
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
IP Encapsulation of MPEG Transport Streams
This topic describes how an MPEG-2 transport stream is carried over an IP link.
1 to 7 MPEG Transport Stream Packets
RTP Header (optional)
UDP (User Datagram Protocol)
IP (Internet Protocol)
Ethernet (IEEE 802)
Between one and seven MPEG transport stream packets are carried in a UDP packet. The UDP packet may optionally also contain an
Real Time Protocol (RTP) header, which adds additional information such as a sequence number and a timestamp, which can help in
the detection of packet loss across a network.
The UDP header is 8 bytes long, and the RTP header is 12 bytes long.
The network layer protocol is IPV4, which adds a 20 byte header to every packet.
The physical link layer is then Ethernet at either 100 Mbps or 1000 Mbps.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Configuring an Output Transport Stream
Overview
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 84 of 153
The configuration of an output transport stream can be divided into the following groups:
Components
Transport Stream
Service
Components
Components are generated by the option cards. A single component from an option card can be assigned to up to 8 services.
See the sections describing each option card for details of how to configure each type of component.
Transport Stream
The following parameters define an output transport stream:
Parameter
TS Pkt
Bit rate
Range
Comments
1 to 7
Defines the number of MPEG Transport Stream
packets (188 bytes) which are encapsulated in
every IP packet. The default is 7 because it gives
the lowest data rate overhead due to the IP
encapsulation.
10 kbps to 216 Mbps
Defines the MPEG Transport Stream bit rate.
UDP [default]
IP Encapsulation
RTP
Controls whether an RTP header is included in
every IP packet.
RTP/FEC Column
RTP/FEC Column and Row
Number of Rows
If the IP encapsulation is set to included FEC
Column and Row, the number of rows used for
FEC.
4 to 20
If the IP encapsulation is set to included FEC
Column (and Row), the number of columns used
for FEC.
Number of Columns 4 to 20
Alignment
Block Aligned
Non Block Aligned
Off
SI Level
Controls whether a PAT and PMT is included in
the output transport stream.
On (PAT/PMT only)
On (PAT/PMT/SDT/CAT
Dest. IP Address
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
The destination IP address to be used for the
transport stream.
Dest. Port
0 to 65536
The destination IP port used in the UDP header.
Source Port
0 to 65536
The source IP port used in the UDP header.
TTL
1 to 255
The Time To Live value to be included in the IP
header. This value is decremented every time the
packet passes through a device such as a switch.
When TTL reaches 0 the packet is discarded.
TOS
0 to 255
(Default 4) Defines the Type of Service field in
the IP Header. The meanings of this bit field are
described in RFC 1349.
Service
Parameter
Range
Comments
PMT PID
32 to 8190
The PID to be assigned to the PMT (Program Management
Table) for the service.
32 to 8190
The PID containing the PCR (Program Clock Reference).If the
PCR is embedded within one of the components within the
service, then this should be set to that components PID,
otherwise the PCR PID will be used for a separate component
that only carries the PCR for the service.
PCR PID
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 85 of 153
Configuring Option Cards
EN7100 SD MPEG-2 VCM (VP/HWO/EN7100/ENC)
Describes setting up the VP/HWO/WN7100/ENC Option Module.
EN8100 SD MPEG-2 VCM (VP/HWO/EN8100/ENC)
Describes setting up the VP/HWO/WN8100/ENC Option Module.
EN8130 SD H.264 VCM (VP/HWO/EN8130/ENC)
Describes setting up the VP/HWO/WN8130/ENC Option Module.
EN8180 HD MPEG-2 VCM (VP/HWO/EN8180/ENC)
Describes setting up the VP/HWO/WN8180/ENC Option Module.
EN8190 HD H.264 VCM (VP/HWO/EN8190/ENC)
Describes setting up the VP/HWO/WN8190/ENC Option Module.
ASI Input/Output Module (VP/HWO/ASI/2IN2OUT)
Describes setting up the VP/HWO/ASI/2IN2OUT Option Module.
External Sync Input (VP/HWO/EXTSYNC)
Describes setting up the VP/HWO/EXTSYNC Option Module.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
EN7100 SD MPEG-2 VCM (VP/HWO/EN7100/ENC)
The following topics describe the setting up of the VP/HWO/EN7100/ENC Video and Audio components.
Video Component Configuration
Audio Component Configuration
NOTE:
Changes to the configuration of the unit can cause the output to be interrupted while the new settings take effect. See
Technical Specifications > EN* VCM > Video > Operating Times for more information.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 86 of 153
Video Component Configuration
The video configuration can be broken down in to the following sections:
Video Input and Pre-Processing
Details the parameters that define the video input, and the processing of the video prior to it being encoded.
Video Encoding
Details the parameters that define the video encoding.
Video Stream Output
Details the parameters to be included in the video stream output.
Vertical Blanking Interval Data Configuration
Details the parameters that define the VBI data extraction and processing.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Video Input and Pre-Processing
Pre-Processor
Parameter
Description
Video Source
Sets the video source used by the video encoder.
Frame Rate
Sets the frame rate of the video source.
Output On Video Loss
Controls the action taken when the video input is not locked to a video source of the
defined frame rate. Possible options are:
Freeze frame, Black frame, colour bars, or remove PID i.e. not output the compressed
video component.
Video Resolution
Sets the size to which the input video is scaled prior to being encoded.
Horizontal Video
Bandwidth
Sets the video horizontal bandwidth filter.
Vertical Video
Bandwidth
Sets the video vertical bandwidth filter.
Noise Reduction
Sets the spatial and temporal noise filter strength.
Stills Detection
Detects if the video is a still picture, and encodes accordingly
Film Mode
Enables the detection of repeat fields in film material for more efficient video encoding
Half Line Removal
Remove black half lines by substituting Video data from the adjacent lines
Video Source
This controls whether the video to be compressed comes from the SDI input, or from one of the internal test pattern generators.
Selected Option
Description
SD SDI
The standard definition SDI input is used as the video source.
Black
An internally generated black test pattern at the defined frame rate is used
as the video source.
Bars and Red
An internally generated color bars pattern at the defined frame rate is used
as the video source.
Moving Object
An internally generated moving pattern at the defined frame rate is used as
the video source.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 87 of 153
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Video Encoding
Video Encoder
Profile
4:2:0 MP@ML
Video Bit rate
Value entered is the TS rate
Buffer Mode
Constant Bit rate or Seamless (for Reflex operation)
Aspect Ratio
Does not effect the video encoding but rather indicates what the desired
aspect ratio for the decoded picture (not the pixel). If no other
mechanism such as WSS in the VBI is used, the video output image will
use this aspect ratio. The supported aspect ratios are 16:9 and 4:3.
Target Quality
Defines the maximum quality of the encoding as a percentage between
30% and 100%. Reduced target effects a compromise between bit rate
and quality.(Only used in reflex operation)
GOP Length
Defines the nominal distance in steps of video frames between two
consecutive I frames in the encoded bit-stream.
GOP Structure
Sets the number of B frames between reference frames
Adaptive GOP
The GOP structure is automatically adapted in regard to the number of B
and P frames according to the motion detected in the video.
Field Frame Encoding
Mode
Selects frame or auto field/frame encoding.
Scene Cut Detection
Configuration to minimise affects caused by scene changes. An I-Frame
will be inserted on scene changes, changing GOP length.
Auto Concatenation
With previously encoded source the encoder try's to align with previous
reference frames
Seamless Buffer Delay
Buffer Delay for Reflex operation
Min Seamless Bit rate
Min bit rate for reflex operation
Reflex
Reflex license required to enable configuration
Lookahead Delay
The time between the lookahead encoder estimating the required bit
rate and the final encoder encoding that piece of video.
AU Ctrl
Controls the data put into the TS for video Access Units (AU). This can
be Random Access Indicator (RAI), AU info (ETSI 101 154) and Time
Code (TC).
EN7100 Compatibility
Mode
Run a EN8100 card in EN7100 mode.
Reflex Resolution Tiering
Control
Not normally used - only if bit rate savings are required in lower
resolutions. This will affect video quality.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Video Stream Output
Parameter
Embedded PCR
Description
Sets if the PCR is embedded within the video. See also Configuring an output Transport
Stream
Copyright
Sets the copyright flag in the Elementary Stream Header
Original
Sets the original flag in the Elementary Stream Header
PES Packet Per
GOP or Picture
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 88 of 153
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Vertical Blanking Interval Data Configuration
VBI
Controls if the Aspect ratio/AFD data will be by the Video Index.
Video Index
The default lines are set to decode Video Index (11/324 in 25Hz, 14/277 in
29.97 Hz)
The User can define the lines used to decode Video Index.
Video Index Field 1
User defined line to decode Video Index
Video Index Field 2
User defined line to decode Video Index
SMPTE 2016
This will extract Aspect Ratio, AFD and Bar data from VANC data according to
SMPTE 2016
Closed Captions
The source for Closed Captions data encoded as part of the Video Stream
(only applicable when Video Frame Rate is 29.97 Hz)
AFD Control
Controls if AFD data is in the video stream and action if input is lost.
AFD/Bar Data & Aspect
Ratio Action on Loss
Use Default means AFD set to as coded frame and Aspect Ratio is user set
value. Bar data disappears. Previous Info uses last received value.
AFD Location
Location where AFD data will be placed in the video stream. Choices are in
the sequence header userdata, in the picture header userdata or in both.
Teletext Packetisation
Defines packetisation format for teletext (Normal – ETS 300-472 or Legacy –
ETS 301-775)
Min # Teletext packets
The minimum number of packets sent per field, even if there is insufficient
data to fill the packets
PTS on teletext
Control whether teletext PES packet header has a PTS
Timecode - TC Mode
Controls what mode the Time code (TC) is working in, either Off, external
source or internally generated. Also sets what happens on loss of external
source (zero or flywheel)
Timecode - TC Source
Controls the external source of Time Code auto will select the first source
present in order of the drop down list.
Timecode - TC Dropframes
Only in 525 line operation controls if Time Code takes account of drop frames
or not. Auto configures to external source, or to ON for internal source.
VBI Field 1, Line n
VBI Field 2, Line n
Each VBI line can be individually configured as to the format of VBI data that
should be extracted from that line.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Audio Component Configuration
The audio configuration for each channel can be broken down in to the following sections:
Input
Details the parameters that define the audio input,
Encoding
Details the parameters that define the audio encoding.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 89 of 153
Dolby Metadata Presets
These presets can be applied to any channel encoding audio into the Dolby Digital audio standard.
Dolby E Transcode
This details how to configure an audio decoder and re-encode the decoded output.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Audio Input
Parameter
Description
Input Source
Sets the source used by the audio encoder.
Input Source Options
This controls which input is used for the audio encoder.
Selected Option
Description
Off
No audio is produced
Mute
Audio is produced but it is silence (all samples are zero)
Test Tone
The audio input is 1kHz test tone.
Embedded 1
The audio source is de-embedded from the SDI input.
Embedded 2
The audio source is de-embedded from the SDI input.
Embedded 3
The audio source is de-embedded from the SDI input.
Embedded 4
The audio source is de-embedded from the SDI input.
Embedded 5
The audio source is de-embedded from the SDI input.
Embedded 6
The audio source is de-embedded from the SDI input.
Embedded 7
The audio source is de-embedded from the SDI input.
Embedded 8
The audio source is de-embedded from the SDI input.
Input 1
The audio source is taken from the Digital Audio Input 1
Input 2
The audio source is taken from the Digital Audio Input 2
Input 3
The audio source is taken from the Digital Audio Input 3
Input 4
The audio source is taken from the Digital Audio Input 4
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Audio Encoding
Parameter
Coding Standard
Options
Description
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Encode, Requires /SWO/DOLBYAC3 license.
MPEG Layer 2
MPEG Layer 2 Encode(More than two channel pairs require
the /SWO/M1L2 license)
AAC
AAC Encoding (Each channel pair requires a SWO/AAC license).
HE-AAC
HE-AAC Encoding (Each channel pair requires a SWO/AAC
license).
DD Plus Pass Thru
Passthrough of pre-encoded Dolby Digital Plus Audio
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
NOTE :
Page 90 of 153
Dolby Digital
MPEG-1 Layer II
HE-AAC
DD Pass Thru
Passthrough of pre-encoded Dolby Digital Audio
DolbyE Pass Thru
Passthrough of pre-encoded DolbyE Audio
LPCM Pass Thru
Passthrough of uncompressed Audio (Linear PCM)
Audio Descr Service
MPEG1 Layer II encode of a mono audio track that describes
action in the video plus a control track
By default the PMT descriptor used for Dolby Digital is that defined by DVB. However via the Audio Module/Advanced
settings it is possible to change this to be the descriptor defined by ATSC.
Coding Standard
AAC
DD Pass Thru
Parameter
Description
Bit rate
Bit rate of audio stream
Coding Mode
Defines the audio mode (mono/stereo etc)
Metadata Preset
The number of the metadata preset to be applied
Embedded PCR
Sets PCR to be embedded in the audio stream or on a
separate PID
AU Ctrl
Controls whether AU information is included in the output
audio stream.
Lipsync Offset
Configure a delay to the audio to improve A/V synchronisation
Language
Sets the language descriptor
Bit rate
Bit rate of audio stream
Coding Mode
Defines the audio mode (mono/stereo etc)
Embedded PCR
Sets PCR to be embedded in the audio stream or on a
separate PID
AU Ctrl
Controls whether AU information is included in the output
audio stream.
Lipsync Offset
Configure a delay to the audio to improve A/V synchronisation
Language
Sets the language descriptor
MPEG Version
Configure MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 to be signalled.
Copyright
Indicates if the material is copyright protected.
Original
Indicates if source is the original or a copy
De-Emphasis
To meet the MPEG-1 Layer 2 encoding algorithm specification
the audio must not have pre-emphasis applied. If the input
signal does have pre-emphasis applied, a de-emphasis filter
must be applied prior to encoding.
Bit rate
Bit rate of audio stream
Coding Mode
Defines the audio mode (only stereo supported).
Encapsulation
MPEG ADTS or MPEG-4 LATM/LOAS encapsulation
Temporal Noise Shaping
Enables or disables this feature
SBR Signalling
Can be off, implicit or explicit.
AU Ctrl
Controls whether AU information is included in the output
audio stream.
Lipsync Offset
Configure a delay to the audio to improve A/V synchronisation
Language
Sets the language descriptor
Bit rate
Bit rate of audio stream
Coding Mode
Defines the audio mode (only stereo supported).
Encapsulation
HE-AAC only supports MPEG-4 LATM/LOAS encapsulation
Temporal Noise Shaping
Enables or disables this feature
SBR Signalling
Can be off, implicit or explicit.
Embedded PCR
Sets PCR to be embedded in the audio stream or on a
separate PID
AU Ctrl
Controls whether AU information is included in the output
audio stream.
Lipsync Offset
Configure a delay to the audio to improve A/V synchronisation
Language
Sets the language descriptor
Embedded PCR
Sets PCR to be embedded in the audio stream or on a
separate PID
Lipsync Offset
Configure a delay to the audio to improve A/V synchronisation
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
DD Plus Pass Thru
DolbyE Pass Thru
Page 91 of 153
Embedded PCR
Lipsync Offset
Configure a delay to the audio to improve A/V synchronisation
Embedded PCR
Sets PCR to be embedded in the audio stream or on a
separate PID
AU Ctrl
Controls the data put into the TS for audio Access Units (AU).
AU info is defined in ETSI 101 154.
Lipsync Offset
Configure a delay to the audio to improve A/V synchronisation
Channel Mode
Sets the required number of channels
Bit Depth
Linear Pass Thru
(SMPTE 302M)
Sets the required output bit depth (word size).
Channel Identification
Sets the channel number of the first channel in the SMPTE
302M ES
Embedded PCR
Sets PCR to be embedded in the audio stream or on a
separate PID
AU Ctrl
Aud Desc Service
Sets PCR to be embedded in the audio stream or on a
separate PID
Controls the data put into the TS for audio Access Units (AU).
AU info is defined in ETSI 101 154.
Lipsync Offset
Configure a delay to the audio to improve A/V synchronisation
Embedded PCR
Sets PCR to be embedded in the audio stream or on a
separate PID
Lipsync Offset
Configure a delay to the audio to improve A/V synchronisation
Language
Sets the language descriptor
MPEG Version
Configure MPEG-1 or MPEG-2
Copyright
Indicates if the material is copyright protected.
Original
Indicates if source is the original or a copy
De-Emphasis
To meet the MPEG-1 Layer 2 encoding algorithm specification
the audio must not have pre-emphasis applied. If the input
signal does have pre-emphasis applied, a de-emphasis filter
must be applied prior to encoding.
Action on Contrack Loss
Controls if the PID is dropped (bit rate saving) or if no action
is taken
Action when silence detected
Controls if the PID is dropped (bit rate saving) or if no action
is taken
Silence Threshold
Defines the level that the audio track is deemed as silent when
the audio description service is present.
Silence Period
Defines the time that the audio track is silent before the audio
description service PID is dropped from the output.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Dolby Metadata Presets
Eight Dolby Metadata Presets can be configured. By default, presets 1 - 4 have the same configuration recommended by
EricssonTelevision. Presets 5 - 8 are by default configured to the Dolby defaults for "Stereo Film", "Stereo Music", "Surround Film"
and "Surround Music" respectively. All of the parameters in the presets can changed to the users requirements. Any of these presets
can then be applied to any audio channel encoding audio in the Dolby Digital format. The table lists the parameters for each preset.
Selected Option
Description
Preset name
Name of the preset (for user information)
Dialogue normalization level
Used by a decoder to determine the level of adjustment required to achieve this the set
level.
Bitstream mode
Flags the type of service in the bitstream.
Line mode compression profile Alters the dynamic range for line output.
RF mode compression profile
This alters the dynamic range for RF output. The overall level is raised by 11dB.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 92 of 153
Center mix level
Indicates the downmix level when there is no centre speaker. This is applied to left and
right channels only.
Surround mix level
Surround downmix level for the front left and right channels when consumer has no
surround speakers.
Dolby Surround mode
Flags if a two channel encoded stream contains information for a Dolby Pro-logic decode
(Lt/Rt)
Audio production information
exists
This indicates whether the Mixing Level and Room Type parameters exist within the bitstream.
Mixing level
Indicates the acoustic sound pressure level of the dialogue level during the final audio
mixing session.
Room type
Type and calibration of the mixing room used for the final audio mixing session.
Copyright flag
Indicates if the material is copyright protected
Original bitstream flag
Indicates if source is the original or a copy
Enable extended bitstream
information
Flags if additional information is available for downmixing.
Preferred downmix mode
Indicates if the producer would prefer a Lt/Rt or a Lo/Ro downmix. Can be over-ridden by
the decoder.
Lt/Rt center mix level
Indicates the required level reduction of the center channel when mixed with the L& R
channels for a Lt/Rt downmix. Similar to 'Center mix level'.
Lt/Rt surround mix level
Indicates the required level reduction of the surround channels when mixed for a Lt/Rt
downmix. Similar to Surround mix level'.
Lo/Ro center mix level
Indicates the required level reduction of the center channel when mixed with the L& R
channels for a Lo/Ro downmix. When present this replaces the value set for the 'Center
mix level'
Lo/Ro surround mix level
Indicates the required level reduction of the center channel when mixed for Lo/Ro
downmix. When present this replaces the value set for the 'Surround mix level'.
Dolby Surround EX mode
Flags if the stream has been encoded in 'Surround Ex'. Only used if surround channels are
present.
A/D converter type
Indicates type of A/D conversion used.
Digital de-emphasis
To meet the Dolby Digital encoding algorithm specification the audio must not have preemphasis applied. If the input signal does have pre-emphasis applied, a de-emphasis
filter must be applied prior to encoding.
DC high pass filter enable
Removing the DC component can lead to more efficient encoding, but there is a risk that
signals that do not reach 100% PCM may exceed this after filtering and therefore must be
clipped.
Bandwidth low-pass filter
enable
Remove high frequency signals before encoding. The filter removes frequencies that
would not normally be encoded.
Low-frequency effects low pass Apply a 120 Hz low pass filter prior to an encode. Should only be switched off if it is
filter enable
known that there are no frequencies above 120 Hz.
Surround attenuation enable
Attenuate surround channels by 3 dB before encoding. Theatrical and consumer mixing
rooms use different levels for the surround channels, and this can be used to compensate.
Surround phase shift enable
Apply a phase shift of 90 degrees to the surround channels. This simplifies the decode
process for producing a 'Lt/Rt' downmix.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Dolby E Transcode
A Dolby E encoded audio input can be decoded and subsequently re-encoded using a different coding algorithm if
a /VP/SWO/DOLBYE/DEC license is available.
The following parameters configure the audio decoder:
Parameter
Decoder Main Input
Decoder Switchout
Input
Description
Specifies the main decoder input source, ie, the source of compressed (Dolby E) audio frames.
Set to ‘Off’ to disable the audio decoder.
This source is used when Dolby E ‘switchout’ is active. This input must always carry uncompressed audio
(linear PCM).
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Decoder Type
Page 93 of 153
Can only be set to ‘Dolby E’ at present.
When set to ‘On’, the main input is passed through to program outputs 1-4 if compressed audio is not detected
at the input (see diagram below).
PCM Bypass
When set to ‘Off’, program outputs 1-4 are replaced with silence if compressed audio is not detected at the
input.
Program outputs 5-8 are always replaced with silence when compressed audio is not detected at the input.
Switchout
When set to ‘Auto’, uncompressed audio on the ‘switchout’ input is passed through to program output 1 if
compressed audio is not detected at the input (see diagram below).
When set to ‘Off’, the ‘switchout’ input is never used.
Decoder Status
When the decoder is enabled, the decoder reports whether it is locked to a valid compressed audio (Dolby E) stream. A valid stream
is defined as follows:
• Compressed (Dolby E) audio frames are embedded in the AES3 data according to SMPTE 337M.
• The Dolby E frame must be correctly formatted with a valid CRC.
• For Dolby E, the video frame rate indicated in the Dolby E stream must match the current video frame rate used by the video
encoder. An alarm is generated if the frame rates do not match.
The decoder also reports if PCM bypass and/or switchout are active.
The Dolby E program configuration, video frame rate and bit depth are reported when the decoder is locked to a valid Dolby E
stream.
It is possible to view the Dolby metadata associated with each Dolby E program by navigating to Audio Module N -> Audio Decode M
-> Metadata Status -> Metadata Status (Program X) menu.
It should be noted that metadata status updates relatively infrequently (approximately every 10 seconds) and consequently may not
always match the current input metadata.
The following parameters configure an audio encode of the decoder output:
Parameter
Description
Specifies the encoder input source.
Input Source
For audio transcode, the input source should be set to ‘Decoder 1 (Audio Module N)’, where N is the audio
module number (1 on the EN8100, 1 or 2 on the EN8190).
Set to ‘Off’ to disable the encoder.
This is used to select the program output (1 to 8) from the Dolby E decoder. For example, for a 5.1+2 Dolby E
stream, then program 1 contains the 5.1 stream and program 2 contains the 2.0 stream.
Dolby E Program
It is possible to route the same Dolby E program to multiple encoders if desired.
If the specified Dolby E program output is not present in the Dolby E stream, then the encoder input is
replaced by silent audio and an alarm is generated.
The parameters listed in the table below control downmixing at the input to the encoder, if it is required to match coding modes. By
default downmix is controlled by the Dolby metadata from each decoder output as each Dolby E program has its own associated
Dolby metadata. However it is possible to override the Dolby metadata parameters with user-specified (fixed settings) if desired.
Parameter
Description
Set to ‘On’ to always override the downmix parameters in the metadata with fixed (user-specified)
Downmix metadata parameters.
override
Set to ‘Off’ to use the metadata values (if they exist).
Specifies the behaviour on loss of metadata from the decoder output.
Downmix metadata
Set to ‘Use fixed settings’ to use the user-specified parameters when metadata doesn’t existed.
reversion mode
Set to ‘If available, maintain last received metadata values, otherwise use fixed settings’.
Downmix type
Specifies the downmix type. This setting is always used (the preferred downmix type in the Dolby metadata is
ignored, even if metadata override is set to ‘Off’).
‘Lo/Ro’ is a downmix that is suitable for playback on a stereo hi-fi or headphones.
‘Lt/Rt’ is a downmix that is compatible with Dolby Pro Logic receivers.
Centre mix level
Sets the centre channel mixing levels when downmixing to L/R channels (-3.0 dB, -4.5 dB or -6.0 dB).
Surround mix level
Sets the surround channel mixing levels when downmixing to L/R channels (-3.0 dB, -4.5 dB or zero gain).
When transcoding to Dolby Digital there are the following additional controls
Parameter
Metadata controls
encoding mode
Description
Override default coding mode with coding mode indicated in decoder program configuration or live metadata (if
present).
When set to ‘On’, the encoder will use the same coding mode indicated by the decoder metadata. Note it is not
possible to obtain a 5.1 encoder output unless this option is enabled.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 94 of 153
When set to ‘Off’, the user-specified coding mode always applies. For example if the coding mode is set to 2/0
and the decoder output is 5.1, a downmix from 5.1 to 2/0 will be performed.
Determine which metadata parameters are overridden by preset metadata, even if live metadata is present.
‘Off’ will always use the decoder metadata (if present).
Override Metadata
Parameters
‘All’ will override all metadata parameters with the user-specified metadata preset.
‘Compression Profile’ will override the compression/ dynamic range profile with the values in the preset.
‘Dialogue Normalization’ will override the dialnorm parameter in the metadata with the value in the preset.
‘Comp Profile and Dialnorm’ will override both the compression/dynamic range profile and the dialnorm
parameter with the values in the preset.
Determines which metadata is used upon loss of live metadata.
Metadata Reversion ‘Last Used’ will revert to the last values in the decoded bitstream. If no valid values have ever been present in
Mode
the decoded bitstream then the preset is used.
‘Preset’ will revert to the user-specified preset.
Metadata Preset
Dolby metadata preset number (1 to 8).
When one Dolby Digital encoder is enabled, it is only possible to enable one other encoder (either Dolby Digital or MPEG-1 Layer II).
Only one of the Dolby Digital encoders may be configured to allow 5.1 encoding, ie, metadata controls coding mode can only be
enabled on one encoder.
Consequently it is only possible to transcode two programs in the Dolby E stream if one of the encoders is Dolby Digital. It is
possible to transcode from a 5.1+2 Dolby E stream to 5.1 Dolby Digital and 2.0 MPEG-1 Layer II, or from a 5.1+2 Dolby E stream to
5.1 Dolby Digital and 2.0 Dolby Digital
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
EN8100 SD MPEG-2 VCM (VP/HWO/EN8100/ENC)
The following topics describe the setting up of the VP/HWO/EN8100/ENC Video and Audio components.
Video Component Configuration
Audio Component Configuration
NOTE:
Changes to the configuration of the unit can cause the output to be interrupted while the new settings take effect. See
Technical Specifications > EN* VCM > Video > Operating Times for more information.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
EN8130 SD H.264 VCM (VP/HWO/EN8130/ENC)
The following topics describe the setting up of the VP/HWO/EN8130/ENC Video and Audio components.
Video Component Configuration
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 95 of 153
Audio Component Configuration
NOTE:
Changes to the configuration of the unit can cause the output to be interrupted while the new settings take effect. See
Technical Specifications > EN* VCM > Video > Operating Times for more information.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Video Component Configuration
The video configuration can be broken down in to the following sections:
Video Input and Pre-Processing
Details the parameters that define the video input, and the processing of the video prior to it being encoded.
Video Encoding
Details the parameters that define the video encoding.
Video Stream Output
Details the parameters to be included in the video stream output.
Vertical Blanking Interval Data Configuration
Details the parameters that define the VBI data extraction and processing.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Video Pre-Processing
The following parameters are available on the video pre-processor tab:
Parameter
Values
Description
Video Input Lock
Yes
The video input is locked to an input of the correct format.
(Status Only)
No
The video input is NOT locked to an input of the correct format.
Source
Output On Video Loss
SDI
The video will be sourced from the SDI input on the rear panel.
Color Bars
An internally generated color bars test pattern will be used as
the video source.
Black
An internally generated black test pattern will be used as the
video source.
Moving Object
An internally generated moving object test pattern will be used
as the video source.
Freeze Frame
Repeat the last good video frame on loss of video input.
Black
Switch to a black test pattern on loss of video input.
Color Bars
Switch to a color bars test pattern on loss of video input.
Remove pid
Do not output the video component if the video input
is not locked.
SD 25 Hz
The video input is expected to be 25 Hz frame rate (625 line
PAL)
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 96 of 153
Video Input Format
SD 29.97 Hz
The video input is expected to be 29.97 Hz frame rate (525 line
NTSC)
Horizontal Video
Bandwidth
30 to 100 %
Sets the video horizontal bandwidth filter.
Enables or disables Motion Compensated Temporal Filtering.
MCTF
(Requires the VP/SWO/SD/MCTF license)
Stills Detection
On/Off
Detects if the video is a still picture, and if the unit is operating
under Reflex control, it will request Bmin when a still is
detected.
Film Mode
On/Off
Enables the detection of repeat fields in film material for more
efficient video encoding
Video Source
This controls whether the video to be compressed comes from the SDI input, or from one of the internal test pattern generators.
Selected Option
Description
SD SDI
The standard definition SDI input is used as the video source.
Black
An internally generated black test pattern at the defined frame rate is used
as the video source.
Color Bars
An internally generated color bars pattern at the defined frame rate is used
as the video source.
Moving Object
An internally generated moving pattern at the defined frame rate is used as
the video source.
Frame Rate
This defines the frame rate of the video to be decoded. If the video source is set to an internal test pattern generator, then this will
define the frame rate of the video produced. However if the SDI input is selected as the video source, this defines the frame rate
expected, and an alarm will be generated is not locked to a video input of this frame rate.
Selected Option
Description
25 Hz
The video source is expected to be at 25 Hz frame rate.(625 Lines) (PAL)
29.97 Hz
The video source is expected to be at 29.97 Hz frame rate.(525 Lines)
(NTSC, PAL-M)
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Video Encoding
Parameter
Video Profile
Values
SD H.264 Main Profile Level 3.0 4:2:0 8 bit
SD H.264 Main Profile Level 3.0 4:2:0 8 bit
Description
Defines the encoding profile to be used
Resolution
The options are dependent on the select frame rate
Defines the horizontal and vertical resolution of the
encoded video.
Video Bit rate
The valid bit rate range depends on the selected video
profile.
Defines the transport stream bit rate to be used by the
compressed video component. (This is only used when
Constatnt Bit Rate (CBR) operation has been selected.).
CBR
Constant Bit Rate operation.
Seamless
This must be selected if Variable Bit Rate (VBR) i.e.
Reflex operation is required.
Buffer Mode
16:9
Aspect Ratio
4:3
GOP Length
4 to 250
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
Does not effect the video encoding but rather indicates
what the desired aspect ratio for the decoded picture
(not the pixel). If no other mechanism such as WSS in
the VBI is used, the video output image will use this
aspect ratio.
Defines the nominal distance in steps of video frames
between two consecutive I frames in the encoded bit-
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 97 of 153
stream.
GOP Structure
IP, IBP, IBBP, IBBBP
Sets the number of B frames between reference frames
Scene Cut
Detection
On, Off
Configuration to minimise affects caused by scene
changes. An I-Frame will be inserted on scene
changes, changing GOP length.
Seamless Buffer
Delay
50 ms to 5 s
Defines the video buffer delay
Min Seamless Bit
rate
Min bit rate for VBR operation
Lookahead Delay
360 ms to 1000 ms
The time between the lookahead encoder estimating
the required bit rate and the final encoder encoding
that piece of video.
Delay
Status Only
This reports the actual video encoding delay.
Stream Output
Parameter
Values
Description
Embedded PCR
On Off
Controls whether a PCR (Program Clock Reference)
should be included within the compressed video
component stream.
Copyright
On Off
Controls the copyright flag within the elementary
stream header.
Original
On Off
Controls the original flag within the elementary stream
header.
Parameter
Values
Description
Enable Reflex
On, Off
This controls whether Reflex Statistical Multiplexing is
enables for the video output. THIS SHOULD NOT BE
SET VIA THE WEB INTERFACE, but should only be
controlled by nCC
Reflex
Device Rx Counter Status only
This shows the number of Reflex messages received by
the unit. If Reflex is enabled this should be increasing.
Device Tx Counter
Status only
This shows the number of Reflex messages transmitted
by the unit. If Reflex is enabled this should be
increasing.
Socket Rx Counter Status only
This shows the number of Reflex messages received by
the VCM. If Reflex is enabled this should be increasing.
Socket Tx Counter
This shows the number of Reflex messages transmitted
by the VCM. If Reflex is enabled this should be
increasing.
Status only
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Vertical Blanking Interval Data Configuration
Aspect Ratio Signalling
Parameter
Values
Off
Description
Video Index Extraction is disabled.
This enable video index extraction from the default VBI
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 98 of 153
On (Default)
lines.
These are lines 11 and 324 in 25 Hz and 14 and 277 in
29.97 Hz
On (User)
Video Index extraction is enabled, but the user must
specify the VBI lines from which it is to be extracted.
Video Index Field 1
Valid VBI Line (dependant on the selected video input
format)
The field 1 VBI line to extract Video Index from when
Video Index is On (User).
Video Index Field 2
Valid VBI Line (dependant on the selected video input
format)
The field 1 VBI line to extract Video Index from when
Video Index is On (User).
SMPTE 2016
On Off
Controls whether aspect ratio information is extracted
from the input in accordance with SMPTE 2016
Video Index
AFD Sustain
Maintain previously received AFD code for the period
specified in Sustain Timeout then drop to default, i.e.
code 1000
Maintain previously received AFD code indefinitely.
Maintain previously received AFD code for the specified
in the Sustain Timeout field then switch AFD off.
AFD Sustain
Timeout
AFD action on
reserved codes
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 120
Pass through unchanged.
Change code to 0000
Sequence Header
AR Signalling
Location
Picture Header
AR Signalling
Output Control
Off, AFD Only, AFD and Bar Data
Sequence Header and Picture Header
The number of frames that the AFD code will be
sustained for.
Defines how reserved AFD codes are handled if they
are received.
Defines where the aspect ratio is inserted in the output
stream.
Defines what aspect ratio information is inserted in the
output stream.
Time Code
Parameter
Values
No time code inserted in the output.
External, zero on loss
The time code extracted from the input video is
inserted in the output, but if there is no time code
extracted then 0 time is inserted.
External, free wheel on loss
The time code extracted from the input video is
inserted in the output, but if there is no time code
extracted then the inserted time code will free wheel.
Internal
An internally generated time code is inserted in to the
output
Auto, ANC VITC1, ANC VITC2, ANC LTC, VBI VITC
Selects from where in the input video the timecode is
extracted. If Auto is selected then the card will attempt
to extract time codes from all sources but will choose
which to use with the following priority; ANC VITC1,
ANC VITC2, ANC LTC, VBI VITC.
TC Mode
TC Ext. Source
Description
Off
TC Drop Frames
Teletext (25 Hz Mode only)
Parameter
Values
Description
Teletext Source
Off, VBI Lines
Controls whether teletext is extracted from VBI or not.
Teletext
Packetisation
Normal (ETS 300-472)
Controls how the teletext data is packetised in to a
component data stream.
Legacy (ETS 301-775)
Min # Teletext
Packets
0 to 3
Defines the minimum number of teletext packets
generated per field, even if there is no teletext data.
PTS On Teletext
Off, On
Controls whether a PTS value is included in the output
teletext packets.
VBI Lines
Each VBI line can be individually configured as to the format of VBI data that should be extracted from that line.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 99 of 153
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
EN8180 HD MPEG-2 VCM (VP/HWO/EN8180/ENC)
The following topics describe the setting up of the VP/HWO/EN8130/ENC Video and Audio components.
Video Component Configuration
Audio Component Configuration
NOTE:
Changes to the configuration of the unit can cause the output to be interrupted while the new settings take effect. See
Technical Specifications > EN* VCM > Video > Operating Times for more information.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Video Component Configuration
The video configuration can be broken down in to the following sections:
Video Input and Pre-Processing
Details the parameters that define the video input, and the processing of the video prior to it being encoded.
Video Encoding
Details the parameters that define the video encoding.
Vertical Blanking Interval Data Configuration
Details the parameters that define the VBI data extraction and processing for SD inputs.
VBI/VANC Data Configuration
Details the parameters that define the VBI data extraction and processing for SD inputs.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Video Pre-Processing
The following parameters are available on the video pre-processor tab:
Parameter
Values
Description
Video Input Lock
Yes
The video input is locked to an input of the correct format.
(Status Only)
No
The video input is NOT locked to an input of the correct format.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 100 of 153
Source
Output On Video Loss
SDI
The video will be sourced from the SDI input on the rear panel.
Color Bars
An internally generated color bars test pattern will be used as
the video source.
Black
An internally generated black test pattern will be used as the
video source.
Moving Object
An internally generated moving object test pattern will be used
as the video source.
Freeze Frame
Repeat the last good video frame on loss of video input.
Black
Switch to a black test pattern on loss of video input.
Color Bars
Switch to a color bars test pattern on loss of video input.
Remove pid
Do not output the video component if the video input
is not locked.
SD 25 Hz
The video input is expected to be 25 Hz frame rate (625 line
PAL) [SD Encoding Mode Selected]
SD 29.97 Hz
The video input is expected to be 29.97 Hz frame rate (525 line
NTSC) [SD Encoding Mode Selected]
1080i25
The video input is expected to be 25 Hz 1080i [HD Encoding
Mode Selected]
720P50
The video input is expected to be 50 Hz 720P [HD Encoding
Mode Selected]
1080i29.97
The video input is expected to be 29.97 Hz 1080i [HD Encoding
Mode Selected]
720P59.94
The video input is expected to be 59.94 Hz 720P [HD Encoding
Mode Selected]
30 to 100 %
Sets the video horizontal bandwidth filter.
Video Input Format
Horizontal Video
Bandwidth
Enables or disables Motion Compensated Temporal Filtering.
MCTF
(Requires the VP/SWO/SD/MCTF license)
Stills Detection
On/Off
Detects if the video is a still picture, and if the unit is operating
under Reflex control, it will request Bmin when a still is
detected.
Half Line Removal
On/Off
Enables the blanking of the VBI half line at the top of the
picture. [SD Encoding Mode Selected]
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Video Encoding
Parameter
Video Profile
Values
SD MPEG-2 MP@ML 4:2:0 8 bit
SD MPEG-2 MP@HL 4:2:0 8 bit
Description
Defines the encoding profile to be used
Resolution
The options are dependent on the select frame rate and Defines the horizontal and vertical resolution of the
SD or HD video profile
encoded video.
Video Bit rate
Defines the transport stream bit rate to be used by the
The valid bit rate range depends on the selected video
compressed video component. (This is only used when
profile.
Constatnt Bit Rate (CBR) operation has been selected.).
Buffer Mode
CBR
Constant Bit Rate operation.
Seamless
This must be selected if Variable Bit Rate (VBR) i.e.
Reflex operation is required.
16:9
Aspect Ratio
4:3
GOP Length
4 to 250
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
Does not effect the video encoding but rather indicates
what the desired aspect ratio for the decoded picture
(not the pixel). If no other mechanism such as WSS in
the VBI is used, the video output image will use this
aspect ratio.
Defines the nominal distance in steps of video frames
between two consecutive I frames in the encoded bitstream.
9/11/2012
Cover
GOP Structure
Page 101 of 153
IP, IBP, IBBP, IBBBP
Sets the number of B frames between reference frames
Scene Cut
Detection
On, Off
Configuration to minimise affects caused by scene
changes. An I-Frame will be inserted on scene
changes, changing GOP length.
Seamless Buffer
Delay
50 ms to 5 s
Defines the video buffer delay
Min Seamless Bit
rate
Min bit rate for VBR operation
Lookahead Delay
360 ms to 1000 ms
The time between the lookahead encoder estimating
the required bit rate and the final encoder encoding
that piece of video.
Delay
Status Only
This reports the actual video encoding delay.
Stream Output
Parameter
Values
Description
Embedded PCR
On Off
Controls whether a PCR (Program Clock Reference)
should be included within the compressed video
component stream.
Copyright
On Off
Controls the copyright flag within the elementary
stream header.
Original
On Off
Controls the original flag within the elementary stream
header.
Parameter
Values
Description
Enable Reflex
On, Off
This controls whether Reflex Statistical Multiplexing is
enables for the video output. THIS SHOULD NOT BE
SET VIA THE WEB INTERFACE, but should only be
controlled by nCC
Reflex
Device Rx Counter Status only
This shows the number of Reflex messages received by
the unit. If Reflex is enabled this should be increasing.
Device Tx Counter
Status only
This shows the number of Reflex messages transmitted
by the unit. If Reflex is enabled this should be
increasing.
Socket Rx Counter Status only
This shows the number of Reflex messages received by
the VCM. If Reflex is enabled this should be increasing.
Socket Tx Counter
This shows the number of Reflex messages transmitted
by the VCM. If Reflex is enabled this should be
increasing.
Status only
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
HD Vertical Blanking Interval/Ancillary Data Configuration
VBI/ANC
Closed Captions
The source for Closed Captions data (off or SMPTE 334) encoded as part of
the Video Stream (only applicable when Video Frame Rate is 29.97 Hz)
Generic VANC Control
Generic ANC Extraction
Controls whether the ANC data (excluding audio) is extracted from the SDI
input and carried in the VBI component in accordance with SMPTE 2038.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 102 of 153
The maximum bit rate allocated for the ANC data can be set, up to a
maximum of 2 MBit/s. If the incoming ANC data rate exceeds this an alarm
will be raised.
Max ANC Bit Rate
Time Code Control
TC Mode
Controls what mode the Time code (TC) is working in, either Off, external
source or internally generated. Also sets what happens on loss of external
source (zero or flywheel)
TC Source
Controls the external source of Time Code auto will select the first source
present in order of the drop down list.
Teletext (25 Hz Mode only)
Parameter
Values
Teletext Source
Off, OP-47
Teletext
Packetisation
Normal (ETS 300-472)
Legacy (ETS 301-775)
Description
Controls whether teletext is extracted from VANC (op47)or not.
Controls how the teletext data is packetised in to a
component data stream.
Min # Teletext
Packets
0 to 3
Defines the minimum number of teletext packets
generated per field, even if there is no teletext data.
PTS On Teletext
Off, On
Controls whether a PTS value is included in the output
teletext packets.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
HD H.264 VCM (VP/HWO/EN8190/ENC)
The following topics describe the setting up of the VP/HWO/EN8190/ENC Video and Audio components.
Video Component Configuration
Audio Component Configuration
NOTE:
Changes to the configuration of the unit can cause the output to be interrupted while the new settings take effect. See
Technical Specifications > EN* VCM > Video > Operating Times for more information.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Video Component Configuration
The video configuration can be broken down in to the following sections:
Video Input and Pre-Processing
Details the parameters that define the video input, and the processing of the video prior to it being H.264 encoded.
Video Encoding
Details the parameters that define the H.264 video encoding.
Video Stream Output
Details the parameters to be included in the video stream output.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 103 of 153
Vertical Blanking Interval/Ancillary Data Configuration
Details the parameters that define the VBI/ANC configuration.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Video Input and Pre-Processing
Pre-Processor
Parameter
Description
Output On Video Loss
Controls the action taken when the video input is not locked to a video source of the
defined frame rate.
Source
Sets the video source used by the video encoder.
Input Resolution
Sets the size to which the input video is scaled prior to being encoded.
Bandwidth
Sets the video horizontal bandwidth filter.
Noise Reduction
Sets the spatial and temporal noise filter on/off (requires license VP/SWO/HDMP4/NR.)
Video Source
This controls whether the video to be compressed comes from the HD-SDI input, or from one of the internal test pattern generators.
Selected Option
Description
HD-SDI
The high definition SDI input is used as the video source.
Color Bars
An internally generated color bars pattern at the defined frame rate is used
as the video source.
Black
An internally generated black test pattern at the defined frame rate is used
as the video source.
Moving Object
An internally generated moving pattern at the defined frame rate is used as
the video source.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Video Encoding
Video Encoder
Resolution
Sets the size to which the input video is scaled prior to being encoded.
Video Bit rate
Value entered is the TS rate
Buffer Mode
Constant Bit rate or Seamless (for Reflex operation)
Aspect Ratio
Does not effect the video encoding but rather indicates what the desired
aspect ratio for the decoded picture (not the pixel). If no other
mechanism such as WSS in the VBI is used, the video output image will
use this aspect ratio.
Target Quality
Defines the maximum quality of the encoding as a percentage between
30% and 100%. Reduced target effects a compromise between bit rate
and quality.(Only used in reflex operation)
GOP Length
Defines the maximum distance in steps of video frames between two
consecutive I frames in the encoded bit-stream.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
GOP Structure
Page 104 of 153
Sets the number of B frames between reference frames
Scene Cut Detection
Configuration to minimise affects caused by scene changes
Reflex
Reflex license required to enable configuration
Seamless Buffer Delay
Buffer Delay for Reflex operation
Min Seamless Bit rate
Min bit rate for reflex operation
Lookahead Delay
The time between the lookahead encoder estimating the
required bit rate and the final encoder encoding that piece of
video.
Profile
Defines the profile to be used for the encoding
AU Ctrl
Controls the data put into the TS for video Access Units (AU). This can
be Random Access Indicator (RAI), AU info (ETSI 101 154) and Time
Code (TC).
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
ASI Module: Operation and Control
The ASI Option module provides ASI outputs for the transmission of MPEG-2 transport streams.
There are no configurable parameters specifically on the ASI option module.
When an ASI option module is fitted in a base chassis the host detects its presence and adds the option to configure a transport
stream to be output over ASI. This is available in addition to the standard IP outputs.
The ASI output transport stream is configured in the same way as for IP. From the web interface, browse to: Configure > System
> Slots > Slot n > ASI IO Option Card > Outputs > ASI Output 1 > Transport Streams.
Configure the Transport Stream as required (ensure output is on, specify bit rate, add components, specify PIDs etc). This transport
stream will be output on both ASI outputs. There is no option to configure the outputs separately.
It is not possible to automatically set a transport stream to be output over both IP and ASI. Each output stream must be
individually configured.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
External Sync Module: Operation and Control
The External Sync Input card enables the units internal 27 MHz System Clock Reference to be locked to an external clock source.
There are no configurable parameters on the external sync option module.
To configure the external sync input to be used as the clock source, from the web interface, browse to: Configure > System >
Base Unit
The drop down list for MUX SCR source provides the available source clock options.
If the external sync option module is not fitted, only internal and video options will be available.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 105 of 153
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Current Configuration
The Host Controller maintains a copy of the current system configuration in flash memory. On system re-start, this current system
configuration is restored, so the system returns to its previous state.
The parameters associated with each option card slot are stored, so that if an option card is removed, and then a card of the same
type is plugged in to the slot, the system will attempt to apply the previous configuration for the card in that slot.
The current configuration of the unit can be extracted from the chassis in the form of an XML file.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Data Routing
Packet Processing
Every received packet is examined and based on a routing table, determines where the packet should be routed, or whether the
packet should be dropped.
The only received packets that need to be processed are:
ARP
ICMP
Reflex PCR Exchange Messages (UDP)
The only possible destinations for received packets are:
The Reflex PCR Exchange Message Handler
The Host Processor
Handling Processed Packets
Packets are routed or dropped based on the following fields:
MAC destination address
Source IP address and mask
Destination IP address and mask
EtherType (to allow filtering of ARP ICMP STP etc)
UDP and TCP Destination UDP Port Number
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
nCompass Control
The unit has been designed to be primarily be configured and controlled using nCompass Control. Details of the basic configuration
can be found in Initial Configuration of the Video Processor with nCC.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 106 of 153
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Temperature Monitoring
Overview
Temperatures are reported to the user in degrees Celcius (° C) and degrees Fahrenheit (° F).
Host Card Monitoring
The die temperature of the main components on the Host card are monitored, and reported to an accuracy of ±2 ° C.
A host card temperature alarm threshold can be set that, if exceeded, causes a ‘System Over Temperature’ Alarm to be generated.
Option Card Monitoring
General
Option cards monitor the die temperature of their main components, and report these temperatures to an accuracy of ±2 ° C. If an
option card reports die temperatures, it allows an alarm threshold to be defined for each temperature, which if exceeded causes an
alarm to be generated.
VCMs
The controlling processor monitors the core temperatures of the main components and passes this information back to the host card
via the back plane for monitoring.
Temperature thresholds can be set to cause a warning or an alarm. The warning level is configurable by the user, whereas the alarm
level is hard coded.
Fans
The fans fitted to the chassis are speed controllable, and are a user configurable parameter fan speed control.
Parameter
Fan speed control
Setting
Description
Full speed
The fans run at the configured speed.
Auto speed
Fan speed is related to the temperatures measured in the chassis.
See Basic Fault Scenarios > Fans Not Working/Overheating for further information.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
SNTP
Overview
The unit can obtain the current time from a network time server using SNTPv4 (RFC 4330) and is capable of working with Microsoft
Windows Time, (SNTP as defined in RFC 1767).
SNTP Time Server
If an SNTP Time Server is selected, and communications are established with it, then the unit uses the time obtained to correct the
system’s real time clock, and the user cannot set the clock.
If a time server has been configured, but it fails to respond, then an ‘SNTP Server Failed To Respond’ alarm is generated.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 107 of 153
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Simple Network Management Protocol [SNMP]
Supported Protocols
SNMP versions 1, 2c and 3 are supported, primarily for alarm trap handling. The General EricssonTelevision MIB is also supported.
NOTE:
The unit does not support control via SNMP, all remote control is via HTTP or HTTPS.
Operation
The unit’s SNMP functionality can be enabled or disabled, with up to five IP addresses assigned for any SNMP Trap message to be
sent. The default is 000.000.000.000, which causes the SNMP traps to be sent to the last SNMP master. The SNMP community name
can also be set.
The user can control which SNMP traps are generated. The options are;
Start Messages only
Fail and Start Messages only
All Traps
SNMP Interface Parameters
Parameter
Description
SNMP Read Community
The SNMP community name for read access. default = public
SNMP Location
Textual description of the location of the unit
SNMP Contact
Name of the person responsible for this unit
SNMP Trap Community
The SNMP community name for read access. default = private
SNMP Trap Destination
The destination IP address for SNMP trap messages. Up to five
destinations can be defined, but by default none are assigned
SNMP Trap Alarm Level
Defines what events trigger the generation of an SNMP trap
message. The options are:‘Start Messages Only’, i.e. only system
start up events.‘Fail and Start Messages only’ i.e. start-up events
and critical alarms.‘All traps’ i.e. start-up events and all alarms and
warnings.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
XPO
The unit supports an HTTP/HTTPS interface that is XPO2 compliant for configuration and status monitoring. At least three
simultaneous HTTP/HTTPS sessions can be supported. HTTP access can be enabled or disabled.
Individual parameters can be controlled via XPO2. It does not require the complete XML configuration to be sent to change a single
parameter.
NOTE :
The legacy XPO standard is not supported.
The web pages provide a service orientated control menu structure.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 108 of 153
Looking After The Unit
This section details routine maintenance tasks to be performed by the operator and provides general servicing advice and faultfinding information. It also provides information regarding warranty and maintenance available from Customer Services and gives
relevant disposal information.
Preventive Maintenance
This section provides the schedules and instructions, where applicable, for routine inspection, cleaning and maintenance of the
equipment which should be performed by an operator.
Troubleshooting
This section provides some basic fault-finding procedures to follow in the event of a suspected failure.
Software and Firmware Upgrades
Describes the mechanism for upgrading the system firmware and software.
Disposal
Gives general information relating to the disposal of this equipment and specific information relating to Lithium batteries.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Preventive Maintenance
This section provides the schedules and instructions, where applicable, for routine inspection, cleaning and maintenance of the
equipment which should be performed by an operator. There are also some basic fault-finding procedures to follow in the event of a
suspected failure.
Routine Inspection and Cleaning
Gives general information relating to Routine Inspection (specifically the Cooling Fans) and Cleaning.
Servicing
Lists damage which might lead to a Service requirement. Discusses the restrictions relating to Replacement Parts.
Gives a reminder concerning the checks that might be required on completion of servicing
Maintenance and Support Services
Describes the levels of continuing product support services available from Ericsson.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Routine Inspection and Cleaning
Routine Inspection - Cooling Fans
The fans on the unit can be temperature controlled so may not be on if the ambient temperature is low. Refer to Technical
Specification for more information.
NOTE :
Failure to ensure a free flow of air around the unit may cause overheating. This condition is detected by
a temperature sensor on the Host Card or an Option card and causes the alarm to be raised.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 109 of 153
Cleaning
Unplug the unit from the wall outlet before cleaning the exterior with a damp cloth. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners.
NOTE :
Only the exterior of the case should be cleaned.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Servicing
Damage Requiring Service
WARNING!
Do not attempt to service this product as opening or removing covers may expose dangerous voltages or other hazards. Refer all
servicing to service personnel who have been authorised by Ericsson.
Unplug the equipment from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:
1. When the power supply cord or plug is damaged
2. If liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen into the product
3. If the product has been exposed to rain or water
4. If the product does not operate normally by following the operating instructions
5. If the product has been dropped or the case has been damaged
6. When the product exhibits a distinct change in performance
Replacement Parts
When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used parts specified by the manufacturer or which have the
same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorised substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or other hazards.
Checks on Completion of Servicing
Upon completion of any service or repairs to this product, ask the service technician to perform safety checks to determine that the
product is in a safe operating condition. Also, performance and EMC checks may be required.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Maintenance and Support Services
Introduction
Ericsson Television is a leader in the design, integration and implementation of digital broadcasting products and systems. It has a
large team dedicated to keeping our customers on air 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
With regional offices worldwide, and ultra-modern specialist service facilities in the US, UK, and Asia, Ericsson Television covers the
world. There is a customer service centre open round the clock, every day of the year.
Years of design and support experience enable Ericsson Television to offer a range of service options that will meet your needs at a
price that makes sense.
Warranty
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 110 of 153
All Ericsson Television Products and Systems are designed and built to the highest standards and are covered under a
comprehensive 12 month warranty.
Levels of Continuing Ericsson Service Support
For stand-alone equipment, then Ericsson’s BASIC Essential support is the value for money choice for you. BASIC provides you with
year-by-year Service long after the warranty has expired.
For systems support you can choose either Gold Business Critical support or Silver Business Advantage. These packages are
designed to save you costs and protect your income through enlisting the help of Ericsson Television support specialists.
Call Ericsson Television Sales for more details.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Troubleshooting
It is the objective of this chapter to provide sufficient information to enable the operator to rectify apparent faults or else to identify
the suspect module, where possible.
Troubleshooting Philosophy
States the objective of the Troubleshooting section and the level of information provided.
Preliminary Checks
Provides first-line checks in the event of a problem.
AC User Accessible Fuse Replacement
Gives the information required for fuse replacement.
Managing Alarms
This topic describes how the unit handles alarms.
Basic Fault Scenarios
Describes basic troubleshooting techniques for various common situations.
Log Files
Describes the log associated with events such as power-on, alarm assertion and de-assertion etc.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Troubleshooting - Philosophy
It is the objective of this section is to provide sufficient information to enable the operator to rectify apparent faults or else to
identify the suspect module, where possible. Some basic procedures are provided to follow in the event of a suspected Encoder
failure. It is assumed that fault-finding has already been performed at a system level and that other equipment units have been
eliminated as the possible cause of the failure (see the relevant System Manual).
WARNING!
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 111 of 153
Do not remove the covers of this equipment. Hazardous voltages are present within this equipment and may be exposed if the
covers are removed. Only Ericsson Television trained and approved service engineers are permitted to service this equipment.
CAUTION!
Do not remove the covers of this equipment. Unauthorised maintenance or the use of non-approved replacements amy affect the
equipment specification and invalidate any warranties.
This handbook does not include any maintenance information or procedures which would require the removal of covers.
If the following information fails to clear the abnormal condition, call a Service Engineer or contact Ericsson Customer Services.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Troubleshooting Preliminary Checks
Always investigate the failure symptoms fully, prior to taking remedial action. Fault diagnosis for the equipment operator is limited
to the following tasks, since the operator should NOT remove the covers of the equipment:
1. Check the front panel alarm/status LED. If this is not lit:
a) Replace the fuse in the power connector at the rear panel (see AC User Accessible Fuse Replacement).
NOTE :
Only replace the fuse once. If it blows again contact Ericsson Customer Services.
b) Replace external equipment, power source and cables by substitution to check their performance.
2. Confirm that the equipment hardware configuration is suitable for the purpose and has been correctly installed and connected
(see Installing the Equipment).
3. Confirm that inappropriate operator action is not causing the problem, and that the equipment software set-up is capable of
performing the task being asked of it. If the validity of the configuration, set-up or operation is in doubt, check it (see Operation and
Control).
4. Check that the fans are unobstructed and working correctly.
When the failure condition has been fully investigated, and the symptoms are known, proceed with fault-finding according to the
observed symptoms. If the fault persists, and cannot be rectified using the instructions given in this handbook, contact Ericsson
Customer Services. Switch off the equipment if it becomes unusable, or to protect it from further damage.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
AC User Accessible Fuse Replacement
The fuse(s) are held in integral fuse carriers in the AC power inlet(s) on the rear panel. In the case of dual power supply chassiss,
there are two fuses.
NOTE :
Refer to Technical Specification > Power Supplies for information about the fuse.
WARNING!
Before replacing the rear panel fuse, disconnect the unit from the supply. Failure to do so may expose hazardous voltages. Unplug
the unit from the local supply socket.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 112 of 153
To replace the AC power fuse:
1. Ensure that power is turned off and the power cable is disconnected from the AC power inlet.
2. Ease out the fuse carrier by placing a small, flat-bladed screwdriver in the notch at the top of the carrier.
CAUTION!
When replacing the power input fuse, always ensure that a fuse of the correct type and rating is fitted. Failure to do so results in
inadequate protection.
3. Replace the fuse in the carrier.
4. Insert the fuse carrier back in the AC power inlet.
Position of AC Fuse Carrier
If the replacement fuse also blows, do not continue. Disconnect the equipment and contact Ericsson Television Limited Limited
Customer Services for advice.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Managing Alarms
Alarms
Describes how an alarm can be assigned a level of severity and how it is treated in the unit.
The Alarm Manager function is described, as is the use on an SNMP Trap.
Alarms - Control Port
This lists the alarms that could be raised by the control port during abnormal operational conditions.
Alarms - Data Port
This lists the alarms that could be raised by the data input during abnormal operational conditions.
VCM Alarms
Lists the alarms sent back to the host card from the VCMs. It also describes how the module self-monitors.
Alarm Status Menu
Describes the use of alarm status information.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 113 of 153
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Alarms
The chassis can report any error condition by generating an alarm event. Alarms are reported on the web page of the chassis, and
can also be reported by the generation of SNMP traps.
Every alarm event type is assigned a severity level, the possible alarm severity levels are: masked, warning, minor, major, and
critical.
If an alarm is masked, the alarm event causes no action.
The highest severity level of any active alarm is indicated by the Alarm LED on the front panel of the chassis. This is red if there are
any active critical alarm, orange if the highest severity active alarm is major, or green if there are no active alarms, or active alarms
or warnings are masked.
Alarm Levels
The health of the system will be signalled by alarm events. An alarm event can be set to one of the following possible levels by the
operator for each of the cards fitted to the chassis.
Alarm
Masked
Warning
Front Panel
Status LED
Description
Green
Any change of state of the alarm is logged, but no further action is taken.
Amber
Any change of state of the alarm is logged. When active, the alarm is reported on the Alarm
Status menu. An SNMP trap may optionally be generated for Warnings.
Any change of state of the alarm is logged.
Minor
Amber
When active, the alarm is reported on the Alarm Status menu.
An SNMP trap may optionally be generated for Minor alarms.
Any change of state of the alarm is logged.
Major
Amber
When active, the alarm is reported on the Alarm Status menu.
An SNMP trap is generated.
Any change of state of the alarm is logged.
When active, the alarm is reported on the Alarm Status menu.
Critical
Red
An SNMP trap is generated.
A control system will assume that the associated option card has failed, and will perform a card
level redundancy switch.
Alarm Treatment
Alarms are associated with either an option card or the Host. An option card informs the Host of the alarms that it can generate as
part of its capabilities xml file. The Host reads this file when the option card is detected.
Alarms are treated as parameters, and are thus stored in the Parameter Store.
If the state of an alarm changes, the source of the alarm, i.e. the option card, or the Host System Manager generates a broadcast
message to the systems internal Alarm IP Port to notify all interested applications of the new state of the alarm. It will also generate
a syslog message so that the event is recorded in the system log file.
Alarm Manager
The Alarm Manager application listens on the Alarm Port, and maintains a history of all changes of alarm states, which it can provide
to the web page manager if the alarm history is requested to be displayed.
The Alarm Manager also controls the overall alarm state of the chassis. This is used by both the TTv Health MIB, and the front panel
driver. The overall alarm state can be either, no alarms, warning, or alarm.
SNMP Trap
The SNMP Handler application also listens on the Alarm Port, and if SNMP Trap messages on alarms have been enabled, it will
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 114 of 153
generate the required trap messages for any change in alarm states.
The IP address to send SNMP trap messages to can be configured by the operator (see Operation and Control: SNMP).
The list of currently active alarms can also be accessed via the front panel.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Alarms - Control Port
The control ports can raise an alarm during abnormal operational conditions.
Alarm
Description
Ctrl x: Link Down
No link has been established on this Ethernet
Control Port
Ctrl x: Duplicate Control IP
Address Detected
Another device has responded to an ARP
request for this Control port IP address
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Alarms - Data Port
The data ports can raise an alarm during abnormal operational conditions.
Alarm
Description
Data x: Link Down
No link has been established on this Ethernet Data Port
Data x: Duplicate IP
Address
Duplicate IP Address Detected; Another device has
responded to an ARP request for the IP address of this
port
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
VCM Alarms
Alarm Handling
The VCM provides the following alarms back to the Host card.
Loss of video (from any source)
Loss of audio (from any source)
Loss of VBI data
Invalid Parameter (indicating which area video/audio/VBI/ANC data)
Critical alarm (card has malfunctioned, internal log holds nature of failure)
Over temperature (including a warning level as well as an critical level)
All masking of alarms is handled by the Host card.
Self-monitoring
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 115 of 153
The VCM endeavours to self monitor itself for correct operation and correct any inconsistencies it finds. This includes the resetting of
malfunctioning sub-systems or the whole card if necessary. The module attempts to maintain correct operation to minimise the
effects of faults. All such actions are reported through the alarms/status/logging back to the host card.
Module Responses
The Host card monitors all responses back from the module and resets the module if appropriate. This includes initiating redundancy
switches if this results in limiting the error period. All actions are logged by the Host card.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Alarm Status Menu
Current Alarms
The alarm status of the chassis is available on the web GUI: Alarms > Current. All currently active alarms will be displayed on this
page, along with details of the time and date that the alarm was raised, the severity and description of the alarm and which module
the alarm is associated with.
Alarm History
A complete history of all alarms raised and cleared since the last power cycle is displayed on the web GUI: Alarms > History.
Masking Alarms
The severity of the alarms that can be raised by each module can be edited if required on the we GUI: Alarms > Set Masks page.
All possible alarms are listed, and the user can change the severity to be a warning, minor, major, critical or masked.
NOTE :
If the alarm is masked it will not be displayed on any of the reporting interfaces, and will not produce an SNMP trap
message.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Basic Fault Scenarios
Unit Not Working
Gives high level information relating to an inactive unit.
Fans Not Working/Overheating
What to do if the unit overheats.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Unit not Working
If the unit appears not to be working (e.g. Status LED unlit), fault-find the problem as detailed in the following table.
Step
Action
If Result of Action is Yes…
If Result of Action is No…
If the unit is clearly working normally then
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 116 of 153
the LED/LCD Display itself is probably at
fault. Call a Service Engineer.
1
Is the unit still working but the
LED/LCD display inactive?
2
Check Power Source. Connect a
known, working piece of
The problem lies within the unit or power
equipment to the power source cable. Proceed to next step.
outlet. Does it work?
The problem lies with the power
source. Check building circuit breakers,
fuse boxes, etc. If problem persists,
contact the electricity supplier.
3
Check Power Cable and Fuse.
Unplug the power connector
from the unit and try it in
another piece of equipment.
Does it work?
The problem lies within the unit. Proceed
to next step.
The problem lies with either the cable
itself, or with the fuse in the plug.
Replace the fuse or try to substitute
another cable.
4
Check PSU Module and Fuse.
Ensure the power connector is
unplugged. Remove the fuse
from the rear panel connector
and inspect it. Has the fuse
blown?
Replace the fuse with one of the correct
type and rating (see Technical
Possible problem with the PSU module.
Specification > Power Supplies). If the
Call a Service Engineer.
PSU still does not work, unplug the power
cable and call a Service Engineer.
Proceed to next step.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Fan(s) Not Working/Overheating
The fans can be disabled at low temperatures to allow the unit to quickly attain operational temperature. In the event of overheating
problems, refer to the following table.
Step
Action
If Result of Action is Yes…
If Result of Action is No…
Check that the unit has been
installed with sufficient space allowed
Possible break in the dc supply
Inspect the fans located at the sides for air flow (see Installing the
from the PSU module to the
of the enclosure. Are the fans
Equipment > Mounting in a Rack >
suspect fan(s). Call a Service
rotating? Check Base Board
Care in Positioning). If the ambient
Engineer.
temperature and fan (see
air is too hot, additional cooling may
nCompass information).
be required.
Check Fan Rotation.
1
NOTE :
Failure to ensure a free air flow around the unit may cause overheating. This condition is detected by a temperature
sensor on the Host Card which may be used to trigger an automatic alarm.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Log Files
Overview
The unit stores a log of events such as power-on, alarm assertion and de-assertion etc. Every event in the log has a UTC time and
date stamp attached to it to a resolution of 1 second.
Log Operation
The event log is stored on the Host Controller Card (HCC). A log file is generated with a file format as defined by RFC3164. Once the
log has filled the space allocated to it, the oldest entries in the log file are over-written.
Events that are logged include power-on, power on self test (POST) results, warning and alarm assertions and de-assertions, user
log ins and log outs. Each event has a UTC time and date stamp appended to it, with a time resolution of one second.
The various system log files are accessible from the web pages. The system log can be exported as a comma separated list, so that
it is easy to import it in to a spreadsheet, where it can be easily filtered or sorted.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 117 of 153
Time and Date
Any changes to the time and date are recorded in the system log.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Software and Firmware Upgrade
Generally an Upgrade Wizard will be provided to upgrade the unit software and firmware via the Ethernet control port.
In the event of a failed upgrade, it is possible to “re-boot” the system to such a level to allow software and firmware to be loaded on
to it. In this case, contact Customer Support for assistance.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Equipment Disposal and Recycling
General
Dispose of this equipment safely at the end of its life. Local codes and/or environmental restrictions may affect its disposal.
Regulations, policies and/or environmental restrictions differ throughout the world. Contact your local jurisdiction or local authority
for specific advice on disposal.
Equipment Disposal
"This product is subject to the EU Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and
Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and should not be disposed of as unsorted municipal
waste."
Lithium Batteries
The equipment uses the Dallas Semiconductor NVRAM DS1746WP which contains a Dallas DS9034PCX Power Cap Lithium battery.
This cell is not a USA Environmental Protection Agency listed hazardous waste. It is fully encapsulated and should not be tampered
with.
Recycling
Ericsson SA TV Recycling has a process facility that enables customers to return Old and End-of-Life Products for recycling if it is
required.
Ericsson provides assistance to customers and recyclers through our Ericsson and SATV Recycling eBusiness Portal.
This can be reached at: https://ebusiness.ericsson.net/.
Click on the Login Page then enter:
User id: ETelevision
Password: Television
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 118 of 153
Technical Specification
Base Chassis
Details the technical specification of the basic chassis.
SD MPEG-2 VCM
Details the technical specification of the SD MPEG-2 VCM.
SD H.264 VCM
Details the technical specification of the SD H.264 VCM.
HD MPEG-2 VCM
Details the technical specification of the HD MPEG-2 VCM.
HD H.264 VCM
Details the technical specification of the HD H.264 VCM.
ASI I/O Module
Details the technical specification of the Ext Sync Module.
External Sync Module
Details the technical specification of the Ext Sync Module.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Base Chassis
Physical Details
Details the physical dimensions of the unit.
Power Supplies
Lists the parameters relating to the unit's power supply.
IP Output Transport Stream
Lists the controllable parameters for each IP Output transport stream for each output port or ports,
Control Ethernet Specification
Gives information relating to the Control Port parameters and MAC Address. Also lists the IP parameters.
Data Ethernet Specification
Gives information relating to the Data Port parameters and MAC Address. Also lists the IP parameters.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 119 of 153
Physical Details
Item
Specification
Height
44.5 mm chassis
Width
442.5 mm excluding fixing brackets
Overall width
482.6 mm including fixing brackets
Depth
550 mm excluding rear connector clearance
Rack mounting standard
1U x 19 inch (1U = 44.45mm)
Approximate weight
7.5 kg (16.5 lbs)
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Power Supplies
A.C Mains Input
This equipment is fitted with a wide-ranging power supply. It is suitable for voltages of 100-240VAC -10% +6% at 50/60 Hz
nominal.
Specification
Item
Specification
Power distribution system
Type TN ONLY (EN 60950-1 Annex V): Power distribution system which is
directly earthed, the parts of the equipment required to be earthed by
Protective Earthing Conductors. This equipment must NOT be used with
single-phase three-wire and PE, TT or IT Type Power distribution systems.
Connection to supply
Pluggable Equipment Type A (EN 60950-1 para 1.2.5): Equipment which is
intended for connection to the building power supply wiring via a nonindustrial plug and socket-outlet or a non-industrial appliance Coupler or
both. Correct mains polarity must always be observed. Do not use reversible
plugs with this equipment.
Class of equipment
Class I Equipment (EN 60950-1 para 1.2.4): electric shock protection by basic
insulation and protective earth.
Rated voltage range
100-240 V AC (single phase)
Operating voltage range
90-254 V AC (single phase)
Voltage selection
Wide ranging
Rated frequency range
50-60 Hz
Operating frequency range 48-63 Hz
Rated current
4.0 – 2.0A
Input connector
CEE 22/IEC 3-pin male connector
Fuse
Fuse in live conductor in power input filter at rear of chassis. Do not use
reversible plugs with this equipment.
Bussmann S505
Fuse type
Littelfuse 215
5x20 mm time delay (T) 1500 A breaking capacity (HBC)
IEC/EN 60127-2 Sheet 5
Fuse current rating
5 A 250 V T HBC
Power consumption
40 W – 350 W (Depending on Options fitted)
Technical Earth
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 120 of 153
A technical earth terminal is located at the rear panel of the chassis.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
IP Output Transport Stream
The following parameters are controllable for each IP Output transport stream for each output port or ports depending on the
redundancy mode that is selected:
Description/Range
Comment
Source IP Address
Parameter
aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd
Source IP address
Subnet Mask
aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd
Source Subnet address
Source UDP Port
0 to 65535
Source IP Port Number
Destination IP Address
aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd
Destination IP address
Destination UDP Port
0 to 65535
Destination IP Port Number
Time To Live
0 to 240
TTL value for inclusion in the IP header
Type Of Service
0 to 255
ToS value for inclusion in the IP header
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Control Ethernet Specification
Overview
The system has two Ethernet control ports, that support IEEE 802.3 100BASE-TX and 1000BASE-T Ethernet protocols. The Control
ports are accessible via RJ-45 connectors on the rear panel of the chassis and support IEEE 802.3u auto-negotiation and parallel
detection. Also, the ports support Auto-MDIX.
Item
Specification
Connector type
RJ-45 (100/1000 Base T)
Connector designation
Ctrl 1/2
Pin 1 - Rx/Tx A(+)
Pin 2 - Rx/Tx A (-)
Pin 3 - Rx/Tx B (+)
Pin outs
Pin 4 - Rx/Tx C (+)
(Unused pins are not connected)
Pin 5 - Rx/Tx C (-)
Pin 6 - Rx/Tx B (-)
Pin 7 - Rx/Tx D (+)
Pin 8 - Rx/Tx D (-)
IP Parameters
It is possible to configure the following IP parameters for the Control Port
Parameter
Description
IP Address
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (Ipv4)
Network Mask
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (Ipv4)
Gateway Address
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (Ipv4)
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
NOTE :
Page 121 of 153
The front panel always provides a way of changing these settings to prevent all control interfaces being disabled.
MAC Address
The MAC address of each Ethernet Control port can be assigned via the Static Parameters table.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Data Ethernet Specification
Overview
The Ethernet Data ports support IEEE 802.3u auto-negotiation and parallel detection. The auto-negotiation function can be disabled
to force the line speed to be either 100 Mbps or 1000 Mbps.
These ports support Auto-MDIX. This function can be disabled.
Item
Specification
Connector type
RJ-45 (100/1000 Base T)
Connector designation
Ge 1/2
Ge 3/4
Pin 1 - Rx/Tx A(+)
Pin 2 - Rx/Tx A (-)
Pin 3 - Rx/Tx B (+)
Pin outs
Pin 4 - Rx/Tx C (+)
(Unused pins are not connected)
Pin 5 - Rx/Tx C (-)
Pin 6 - Rx/Tx B (-)
Pin 7 - Rx/Tx D (+)
Pin 8 - Rx/Tx D (-)
Data Port Parameters
The transport streams output via the IP Outputs contains 188 byte long transport stream packets.
The time that a port has had a link established is recorded to an accuracy of ± 1 second, and the information made available to the
user.
The Ethernet Data Ports always respond to ICMP Echo requests to any source IP address assigned to an output transport stream
currently being transmitted on that port.
The Ethernet Data Ports respond to all ARP requests
There is hardware filtering of received packets (i.e. a hardware ‘firewall’) to protect the ports from malicious interference.
IP Parameters
It is possible to configure the following IP parameters for the Data Port. See also Technical Specification: IP Output Transport
Stream
Parameter
Description
IP Address
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (Ipv4)
Network Mask
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (Ipv4)
Gateway Address
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (Ipv4)
The default values for source IP address, subnet mask are those assigned to the ethernet port, or in the case of mirrored mode,
those assigned to the primary IP port.
MAC Address
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 122 of 153
The MAC address of each Ethernet Control port can be assigned via the Static Parameters table. It is not possible to set the MAC
addresses of each of the Ethernet Data ports to the same value.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
SD MPEG-2 VCM Technical Specification - EN8100 and EN7100
SDI Input
Defines the parameters for the SDI IN connector.
Digital Audio Input
Defines the Audio input and the associated parameters.
Video
Defines the modes of video operation
Audio
Defines the modes of audio operation
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
SDI Input
The following table defines the parameters for the SDI IN connector.
See also Technical Specification > SD MPEG-2 VCM:
Audio > Digital Audio Input
VBI/ANC > Time Code, Ancillary Data Space (ANC)
SDI IN Connector
Item
Safety Status
Description/Specification
SELV
Connector Designation
SD-SDI IN
Connector Type
75 Ω BNC female socket
Input Standard (UK/EC)
ITU-R RECMN BT.656-3 Interfaces for Digital Component Video Signals in 525Line and 625-Line Television Systems Operating at the 4:2:2 Level of
Recommendation ITU-R BT.601 (Part A).
Input Standard (USA)
ANSI / SMPTE 259M Television 10-Bit 4:2:2 Component and 4 fsc Composite
Digital Signals -Serial Digital Interface (module only supports Component).
Level C - 270 Mbps, 525/625 component.
Cable length
250m maximum from a source with an output level 800 mV pk-pk nominal
±10%
Recommended cable type
PSF 1/3
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 123 of 153
Input Level
800mV pk-pk nominal ±10%
Return Loss
Better than 15 dB, 10 MHz - 270 MHz
Input Impedance
75 Ω (powered-down impedance = 75 Ω)
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Digital Audio Specification
Audio Input
The digital input of the VCM accepts four stereo pairs of digital audio. The available encoding options depend upon the licenses
enabled.
The HD/SD-SDI input of the VCM's can be used for audio input, where eight stereo pairs can be extracted from four groups of
embedded audio. The DID associated with each group is set when the unit leaves the factory:
DID associated with each group
HD-SDI
SD-SDI
GROUP 1
0x2E7
0x2FF
GROUP 2
0x1E6
0x1FD
GROUP 3
0x1E5
0x1FB
GROUP 4
0x2E4
0x2F9
Specification
The following is the specification for the Audio Digital Input.
Item
Safety Status
Connector Designation
Connector Type
Description/Specification
SELV
AUDIO/DATA
15-way D-Type male connector
AES3
AES-3id
Interface
Balanced
Unbalanced
Connector
XLR-3
BNC
Impedance
110 Ω
75 Ω
Input Level
2 V -7 V peak to peak
1 V peak to peak
Max Input
7 V peak to peak
1.2 V peak to peak
Max current
64 mA
1.6 mA
Min Input
0.2 V
0.32 V
Cable
Shielded Twisted Pair
Coax
The following is the specification for the audio digital reference tone out:
Item
Decsription/Specification
AES/EBU digital
Termination
75 Ω
Sampling rate
48 KHz
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 124 of 153
Video Formats
Active Video Start Line
The active video starts on line 23 for both 525-line and 625-line (SMPTE RP 202-2000).
Video Resizing
The unit supports the input of video at 720x576, 25 Hz and 720x480, 29.97 Hz.
The following re-sampling of any input format is supported:
29.97 Hz input format
Process
720x576@25 (pass through)
25 Hz input format
720x480@29.97 (pass through)
Scale 1/1
704x576@25
704x480@29.97
Scale 1/1 and blank 8 pixels at left and
right edges
640x576@25
640x480@29.97
Scale 8/9
544x576@25
544x480@29.97
Scale 3/4 and add 2 blank pixels to left
and right edges
528x576@25
528x480@29.97
Scale 3/4 and blank 6 pixels at left and
right edges in scaled image
480x576@25
480x480@29.97
Scale 2/3
352x576@25
352x480@29.97
352x288@25 (SIF/CIF)
352x240@29.97 (SIF)
Scale 1/2 and blank 4 pixels at left and
right edges in scaled image
NOTES :
1. For SIF/CIF resolutions (352x288 and 352x240) the vertical resolution drop is achieved by dropping the second field.
2. CIF and SIF are measures of video resolution. CIF resolution measures 352x288 pixels, regardless of whether the video input is
NTSC or PAL. SIF resolution, on the other hand, measures 352x288 pixels for PAL cameras but 352x240 for NTSC cameras. CIF is
commonly associated with H.261/H.263 and SIF with MPEG.
Should the output resolution be changed, the pre-processor ensures the change occurs at a GOP boundary and that the previous
GOP is closed.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Audio Technical Specification
Encoding Stereo
Lists the coding standards for any VCM audio module for coding stereo.
MPEG-1 Layer II Coding Modes
This topic contains a full list of supported modes with associated descriptions.
MPEG-1 Layer II Bit Rates
Tabulates the supported bit rates for the MPEG-1 layer II coding modes.
Dolby Digital Encoding - Not Pass Through
Describes the support for the coding modes for Dolby Digital encoding (not pass through).
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 125 of 153
Pass Through Modes
Describes the supported audio pass through options.
Audio Test Tone
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Encoding Stereo
The VCMs audio module codes up to eight channel pairs of the following listed coding standards.
Coding
Standard
Dolby Digital
MPEG Layer 2
Maximum
Number
Description
Comments
2
Dolby Digital Stereo Encoding
Only available when /SWO/DOLBY/AC3 has
been purchased - 1 license required per
channel pair.
MPEG -1 Layer II / Musicam Encode
Stream type MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 (user
selectable), more than two channels are only
available with additional /SWO/M1L2 licenses
- 1 license required per channel pair.
8
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
MPEG-1 Layer II Coding Modes
Supported Modes
The VCMs support the following coding modes for MPEG-1 Layer II:
Coding
Mode
Implementation
Comments
Mono (left)
1/0 (L – input)
Mono (right)
1/0 (R – input)
Dual mono
1 + 1 (L/ch1, R/ch2) Left and right are coded separately, referenced as two services/languages
Stereo
2/0
Coded as two mono signals, only referenced as one language/service in SI,
output as stereo at the receiver
Joint Stereo
2/0 joint
Coded as a stereo pair, coding takes advantage of them being stereo, only
referenced as one language/service in SI, output as stereo at the receiver
Mono [1/0 (L - input) or 1/0 (R - input)]
This mode has a single audio channel that is encoded independently. It is seldom used in broadcast as most viewing devices now
have stereo speakers or headphones.
Dual Mono [1 + 1 (L/ch1, R/ch2)]
This was introduced to allow two mono channels to be carried in the same bandwidth as stereo signal. The main use for this mode is
for multi-lingual transmission where the decoder selects which language to decode on left or right.
Joint Stereo [2/0 joint]
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 126 of 153
This option is available for MPEG-1 Layer II only. This applies a technique called intensity coding. The human ear is not as good at
locating higher frequencies as it is lower ones. The use of this mode may introduce more artefacts than stereo.
Stereo [2/0]
This mode treats the incoming audio signal as a left and right channel that the viewer will listen to simultaneously. Practically, these
stereo signals can be uncorrelated where they are coded separately or related where they combined into a sum and difference
channel and each is coded separately.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
MPEG-1 Layer II Coding Bit Rates
The following table gives the coding modes and bit rates for MPEG-1 Layer II:
Bit rate
(kbps)
Mono (Left or Right)
Dual Mono
Stereo
Joint Stereo
32
√
X
X
X
48
√
X
X
X
56
√
X
X
X
64
√
√
√
√
80
√
X
X
X
96
√
√
√
√
112
√
√
√
√
128
√
√
√
√
160
√
√
√
√
192
√
√
√
√
224
X
√
√
√
256
X
√
√
√
320
X
√
√
√
384
X
√
√
√
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Dolby Digital Encoding
The VCMs support the following coding modes for Dolby Digital encoding:
Mono 1/0 (centre, from left)
Mono1/0 (centre, from right)
Stereo 2/0 (left, right)
The following table gives the coding modes and bit rates for Dolby Digital encoding.
Bit
rate
(kbps)
Single Channel Mono
(1/0)
Dual Channel Stereo (2/0)
(Left or Right)
56
√
X
64
√
X
80
√
X
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 127 of 153
96
√
√
112
√
√
128
√
√
160
√
√
192
√
√
224
√
√
256
√
√
320
√
√
384
√
√
448
√
√
512
√
√
576
√
√
640
√
√
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Pass Through Modes
Clocking
For the best performance when passing through compressed audio the video and audio coming into the unit must be locked
together, and the system clock locked to ‘Video’ or ‘Ext SYNC’. When set to ‘Ext SYNC’the audio and video must also be locked to
this source.
Dolby Digital
The audio module can pass through pre-encoded Dolby Digital audio (up to 5.1).
Linear PCM
For passing through 2 channels (1 channel pair) of uncompressed data the audio module complies with SMPTE 302M standard. The
module supports 24, 20 and 16 bit word sizes on the input and output. The bit-depth option defines the output word size and is
independent of the input. Only 2 channels are supported per PID.
Dolby E
The audio module can pass through pre-encoded Dolby E audio. The input word size is automatically detected, and this is applied to
the output. Only 1 Dolby E stream is supported per PID. Complies with SMPTE 302M, SMPTE 337M and SMPTE 338M.
SMPTE 302M: Mapping of AES3 Data into MPEG-2 Transport Stream.
SMPTE 337M: Format for Non-PCM Audio and Data in AES3 Serial Digital Audio Interface.
SMPTE 338M: Format for Non-PCM Audio and Data in AES3 - Data Types.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Audio Test Tone
The module is able to generate a test tone on any audio channel at 1 kHz, with a level of -6dB.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 128 of 153
SD H.264 VCM Technical Specification - EN8130
SDI Input
Defines the parameters for the SDI IN connector.
Digital Audio Input
Defines the Audio input and the associated parameters.
Audio
Defines the modes of audio operation
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
HD MPEG-2 VCM Technical Specification
HD-SDI Input
Defines the parameters for the HD-SDI IN connector.
Digital Audio Input
Defines the Audio input and the associated parameters.
Audio
Defines the modes of audio operation
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
HD-SDI Input
The following table defines the parameters for the
HD-SDI IN connector.
See also Technical Specification > HD H.264 VCM:
Audio > Digital Audio Input
VBI/ANC > Time Code, Ancillary Data Space
(ANC)
HD-SDI IN Connector
Item
Description/Specification
Safety Status
SELV
Connector Designation
HD-SDI IN
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Connector Type
Page 129 of 153
75 Ω BNC female socket
Input Standard
ANSI / SMPTE 292M
Cable length
150m maximum from a source with an output level 800 mV pk-pk nominal
±10%
Input Level
800mV pk-pk nominal ±10%
Return Loss
Better than 15 dB, 5 MHz - 1.5 GHz
Input Impedance
75 Ω (powered-down impedance = 75 Ω)
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
HD H.264 VCM Technical Specification
HD-SDI Input
Defines the parameters for the HD-SDI IN connector.
Digital Audio Input
Defines the Audio input and the associated parameters.
Audio
Defines the modes of audio operation
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
ASI Option Module
Technical Specification
The ASI Option card provides a means of outputting an MPEG-2 transport stream over an ASI connection.
Two outputs are provided which are configured as "mirrored", such that the same TS is output from each connection.
Two input BNC connectors and associated "lock" LED's are available, but are not supported in this release.
Item
Standard
Specification
CENELEC EN50083-9 2002
Safety Status
SELV
Connector Designation
ASI OUT 1/ ASI OUT 2
Connector Type
75Ω BNC
Input Impedance:
(Resistive termination)
75Ω
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 130 of 153
External Sync Module
Technical Specification
The External Sync Option card provides a means of inputting a system reference either from an external, 10MHz clock or analog
video source. Only one reference source may be connected at any time, and the single BNC connector caters for either input signal
type.
Item
Specification
Safety Status
SELV
Connector Designation
SYNC IN
Connector Type
75Ω BNC
Input Impedance:
(Resistive termination)
75Ω
Input (Analog Video)
The input is capable of accepting a wide range of analogue video input voltage levels and is also capable of accepting various colour
standards. Requirements for the video input signal are defined in the following table.
Nominal Video level:
(AC Coupled)
0.5 to 2.0 Volts peak to peak
Applicable Video Standards:
PAL, NTSC
Input Video Interfaces:
Composite(CVBS), S-Video(Y/C), and
Component Video(YPBPR/GBR)
Chroma Filter
Always present
Input (10MHz Reference)
A 10 MHz input can be applied via the BNC connector which may be sinusoidal or square in shape.
The required characteristics for the input signal are defined in the following table.
Input Level:
(AC Coupled)
1 Volt peak to peak
Input waveform:
Sinusoidal or Square
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Appendices
A Brief Introduction to Audio Coding Standards
Gives an overview of some of the different audio coding standards available.
IP Encapsulation of Transport Streams
Describes the layers involved and the associated overheads.
Option Cards
Lists the available option cards and gives information related to the handling of the cards.
Compliance Statements
States the standards with which the unit complies.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 131 of 153
Clock and Timing
This section describes the use of derived and real time clocks throughout the unit.
Redundancy Modes
This section gives information relating to the various redundancy functions available.
Alarm Lists
Provides information about the alarms that can be generated by the unit.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
A Brief Introduction to Audio Coding Standards
Where appropriate, the output transport stream can be made compliant with ATSC A53(E) ATSC Digital Television Standard and
DVB 101-154 v1.7.7.
MPEG
The Moving Pictures Experts Group (MPEG) was formed in 1988 to generate compression techniques for audio and video. In the first
version, ISO/IEC 11172-3 MPEG-1 audio, has a selection of two separate algorithms. MPEG-1 Layer I and II were implementations
of the MUSICAM algorithm and MPEG-1 Layer III (mp3) was an implementation of the ASPEC algorithm. The algorithms have since
been improved and extended with other versions of MPEG.
MPEG-1 Layer I/II
This algorithm is similar to MUSICAM and only really differs in the structure of the frame headers. Layer I is a restricted version of
the full algorithm to allow a reduced decoder to be developed. Hence, over time as the processing power of decoders have increased
by orders of magnitude, Layer I is no longer used for broadcast.
The algorithm creates 3 frames of 384 samples. Each small frame is divided into subbands and these subbands can be coded for
each frame or for all 3. There is limited ability to allocate bits to different bands and there is no entropy coding of the encoded
samples so a relatively high bit rate is required to obtain a reasonable quality.
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital is an algorithm from Dolby that forms part of both the ATSC and DVB standard for digital broadcasting. It is marketed
under the name of Dolby Digital.
The encoder includes a psychoacoustic model to improve the quality. The signal is divided into 32 multiple subbands, which
correspond to the critical bands of the human ear. The number of bits is fixed for each subband but there are additional bits that can
be allocated to any subband where encoding quality has suffered. Dolby recommends stereo signals may be coded at 192 kbit/s,
and 5.1 at 448 kbit/s, but other rates can be used if required.
The encoders have the ability to encode stereo and equivalent modes, and will also pass through pre-compressed Dolby Digital
(both stereo and multi-channel).
When in Dolby Digital Pass-through mode, glitch suppression is supported, where the coding module monitors the encoded
bitstream and if the framing structure is incorrect, a valid silence frame or the last good frame is inserted in its place. If this state
occurs for more than a second, the encoder signals that the Dolby Digital bitstream is corrupted.
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus offers enhanced performance over Dolby Digital. Some of the algorithm improvements are:
Transient pre-noise processing - to reduce "pre-noise" artifacts before sharp transients.
Enhanced channel coupling – which maintains phase relationships between channels, and improves performance of matrix decoders.
Adaptive hybrid transform processing – an improved bit allocation and quantization algorithm
SMPTE 302M: Mapping of AES3 Data into an MPEG-2 Transport Stream
Though not specifically a coding standard, this does define a method of carrying AES3 uncompressed audio streams in an MPEG-2
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 132 of 153
transport stream. The AES stream can contain non-audio data as well as uncompressed audio. This mechanism can be used to
carry Linear PCM audio, or Dolby E data.
Dolby E
Dolby E was developed by Dolby Laboratories. It allows up to 8 channels of Dolby E compressed audio to be distributed over an
existing 2 channel digital infrastructure. The compression applied is less than that for consumer codecs (i.e. Dolby Digital), so is
better quality and the audio can be decompressed and re-compressed several times. The Dolby E stream can also include metadata
and timecode.
Dolby E frame duration is either equal to or double the duration of a video frame. For interlaced formats the duration matches a
video frame, but is double the frame duration for progressive formats. This facilitates easier editing of video and audio in the digital
domain. Dolby E frames are generally aligned to video frames.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Dolby E PCM Bypass and Switchout
Audio routing for PCM bypass and switchout when Dolby E is not present on the main input is shown in the diagrams below.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 133 of 153
Option Cards
Available Option Cards
Tabulates the option cards available at this release.
Handling Option Cards
This section gives information relating to the handling of Option Modules as they are inserted/removed from the unit.
Option Card Hot Swap
This section gives an overview of the way the host checks the availability of an option module.
Option Card Plug and Play
This section gives an overview of the plug and play concept used in the unit.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Available Option Cards
The following lists the option cards that are supported at this release.
Marketing Code
Name
Description
VP/HWO/EN8190/ENC
EN8190 H.264 HD
Module
This provides premium quality H.264 compression of HD video, and audio
compression
VP/UPG/HWO/EN8190/ENC
EN8190 H.264 HD
Module
Field Upgradable Option to provide premium quality H.264 compression of
HD video, and audio compression
VP/HWO/EN8100/ENC
EN8100 MPEG-2 SD
Module
This provides premium quality MPEG-2 compression of SD video, and
audio compression
VP/UPG/HWO/EN8100/ENC
EN8100 MPEG-2 SD
Module
Field Upgradable Option to provide premium quality MPEG-2 compression
of SD video, and audio compression
VP/HWO/EN7100/ENC
EN7100 MPEG-2 SD
Module
This provides high quality MPEG-2 compression of SD video, and audio
compression
VP/UPG/HWO/EN7100/ENC
EN7100 MPEG-2 SD
Module
Field Upgradable Option to provide high quality MPEG-2 compression of SD
video, and audio compression
VP/HWO/EXTSYNC
External Sync Module
This provides a synchronization input at the rear of the chassis that will
accept either a video signal, or a 10 MHz reference input.
VP/UPG/HWO/EXTSYNC
External Sync Module
Field Upgradable Option to provide a synchronization input at the rear of
the chassis that will accept either a video signal, or a 10 MHz reference
input.
Option modules form the core of the unit and are required to provide the desired functionality.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Handling Option Cards
This section gives information relating to the handling of Option Modules as they are inserted/removed from the unit.
Handling Option Cards
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 134 of 153
Gives guidance relating to the care and handling of Option Cards.
Adding an Option Card
Gives information relating to adding an Option Module and how to check the operation was successful.
Removing an Option Card
This page details what to do when it is desired to remove (and not replace) an option card.
Replacing an Option Card
Gives information relating to the replacing of an Option Module and how to check the operation was successful.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Handling Option Cards
Physical Handling
WARNING..
CARE MUST BE TAKEN IN INSERTING OR WITHDRAWING ANY OPTION CARD.
UNDERSIDE COMPONENTS MAY BE PHYSICALLY DAMAGED BY CARELESS HANDLING.
Cards must be inserted and withdrawn slowly whilst ensuring that the card is kept orthogonal (at 90 degrees to the rear of the
unit):
OPTION CARDS SHOULD NOT BE PLUGGED IN WITH EXCESSIVE FORCE.
IF ANY SIGNIFICANT RESISTANCE TO INSERTING A CARD IS FELT, THE OPERATOR SHOULD WITHDRAW THE CARD SLIGHTLY AND
CHECK FOR ANY OBSTRUCTIONS.
Electrostatic Discharge
WARNING!
Static electricity can damage electronic components. To avoid damage, keep option cards in their static-protective package until you
are ready to install them.
To reduce the possibility of electrostatic discharge, observe the following precautions:
Where possible ensure that antistatic protection is worn by the user (for example an earthed antistatic wrist strap, an ankle
or heel strap).
Handle the Option Card carefully, holding it by its edges or its rear panel.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 135 of 153
Do not touch solder joints, pins, or exposed printed circuitry.
Do not leave the Option Card where others can handle and possibly damage it.
While the Option Card is still in its anti-static package, touch it to an unpainted metal part of the system unit for at least
two seconds. (This drains static electricity from the package and from your body.)
Remove the Option Card from its package and install it directly into your base chassis without setting it down. If it is
necessary to set the Option Card down, place it in its static-protective package.
Take additional care when handling components during cold weather, because heating reduces indoor humidity and
increases static electricity.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Adding an Option Card
Overview
A new card can be inserted when the chassis is off or on.
Once inserted and powered the chassis will determine the option card capabilities and make it available for configuration.
- Initially a default set of parameters will be in place.
As long as there are licenses available for the features required, the option card can then be configured and used
immediately.
WARNING!
Refer to "HANDLING OPTION CARDS" to miniise risk of damage to option cards or base chasis.
Procedure
An option card can be added to a unit with the base chassis either powered or un-powered. The procedure is as follows:
1. Remove the blanking plate from the option card slot in which the new card is to be fitted.
2. Carefully remove the new option card from its anti-static package, and insert it in to the base chassis, slotting the card edges in
to the card guides.
3. Push the card home, so that the rear panel is flush with the rear of the base chassis.
4. Tighten the two captive retaining screws.
5. Connect any external cables to the new option card.
6. When the chassis detects a new card fitted, it will be displayed on the option slots web page, and an alarm will be raised. If all
options are reported correctly, the “accept option slot configuration” needs to be applied. This will accept the new hardware
configuration and clear the alarm.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Removing an Option Card
WARNING!
Refer to "HANDLING OPTION CARDS" to miniise risk of damage to option cards or base chasis.
An option card can be removed, and does not need to be replaced.
1. Disconnect any cables from the option card to be replaced.
2. Loosen the two captive screws that retain the option card in the base chassis.
3. Holding the captive screws, pull the option card from the unit and place it in suitable anti-static packaging, (observe the
handling precautions).
4. Fit a blanking panel in place of the removed option card.
5. When the unit detects a card is no longer present, it will be displayed on the option slots web page, and an alarm will be
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 136 of 153
raised. If all options are reported correctly, the “accept option slot configuration” needs to be applied. This will accept the
new hardware configuration and clear the alarm.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Replacing an Option Card
A failed option card can be replaced without powering down the base chassis, i.e. can be ‘hot-swapped’.
1. To perform a hot-swap the option cards should only be unplugged or inserted when the chassis is fully booted and configured.
2. Only ONE option card should be plugged in at a time, to prevent problems due to inrush current, and to ensure that the host
recognises and configures the new card.
3. If more than one option card is being fitted, a wait time of approximately 10s should be allowed between inserting each option
card.
WARNING!
Refer to "HANDLING OPTION CARDS" to miniise risk of damage to option cards or base chasis.
The process to replace an option card is as follows:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Disconnect any cables from the option card to be replaced.
Loosen the two captive screws that retain the option card in the base chassis.
Holding the captive screws, pull the option card from the unit, (observe the handling precautions).
Carefully remove the replacement option card from its anti-static package, and insert it in to the base chassis, slotting the
card edges in to the card guides.
5. Push the card home, so that the rear panel is flush with the rear of the base chassis.
6. Tighten the two captive retaining screws.
7. Connect any external cables to the replacement option card.
NOTE :
If the replacement card is of the same type as the failed card, then it will be automatically configured to the same
settings as the failed card.
If the replacement card is of a different type then an alarm will be generated.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Option Card Hot Swap
The unit regularly monitors to verify option card presence and to detect if a card has been removed or added.
When a new card is inserted it will start-up and attempt to link to the host controller. When this link has been established the
process of identifying the card and its capabilities begins. Once this is established, the card will be configured with the same
configuration as the card that has been replaced (assuming that the replacement card has the same capabilities).
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Option Card Plug and Play
The unit is designed around a ‘Plug and Play’ concept to make it as easy as possible to add new option cards and functionality. This
means that the chassis and Host controller card provide a base level of functionality, while any specific functionality associated with
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 137 of 153
an option card is contained on the option card itself.
A good example of this is MPEG SI generation. The Host controller provides the functionality to generate and play out the SI
required by a transport stream. However a VCM is required to provide any descriptors required for any elementary stream types
that it generates.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Compliance Statements
The following Compliance statements are given in this section:
CE Marking
C-Tick Marking
Electromagnetic Compatibility
Environmental
Equipment Disposal and Recycling
Materials Declaration
Packaging
Safety Compliance
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
CE Marking
The CE mark is affixed to indicate compliance with the following directives:
DIRECTIVE 2006/95/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 12 December 2006 on the
harmonisation of the laws of Member States relating to electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage
limits.
DIRECTIVE 2004/108/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 15 December 2004 on the
approximation of the laws of the Members States relating to electromagnetic compatibility.
1999/5/EC of 9 March 1999 on radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment and the mutual
recognition of their conformity. (If fitted with telecom type interface modules).
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
C-Tick Mark
The C-Tick mark is affixed to denote compliance with the Australian Radiocommunications (Compliance and Labelling – Incidental
Emissions) Notice made under s.182 of Radiocommunications Act 1992.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 138 of 153
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
The equipment has been designed and tested to meet the following:
EN 55022
and
CISPR22
International
EN 61000-3-2
European
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), Part 3 Limits; Section 2. Limits for
harmonic current emissions (equipment input current up to and including
16 A per phase)
EN 61000-3-3
European
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), Part 3. Limits; Section 3. Limitation
of voltage fluctuations and flicker in low voltage supply systems for
equipment with rated current up to and including 16 A.
EN 55024
European
Information technology equipment - Immunity characteristics - Limits and
methods of measurement.
USA
Conducted and radiated emission limits for a Class A digital device,
pursuant to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 47
Telecommunications, Part 15: Radio frequency devices, subpart B Unintentional Radiators.
FCC
European
Emission Standard Limits and methods of measurement of radio frequency
interference characteristics of information technology equipment - Class A.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Environmental
General
The Encoder is for use in non-hostile environments, (i.e. designed for indoor use only with no protection against dust or water
ingress).
Item
Specification
Operational
Temperature
–10ºC to +50ºC (14ºF to 122ºF) ambient with free air-flow. It may require a 10 minute warm-up
period before all clocks are within specification if the ambient temperature is less than 0ºC.
Relative humidity
0% to 95% (non-condensing)
Cooling requirements
Cool air input from left side of unit, exhaust from right side of unit. See Care in Positioning
Handling/movement
Designed for stationary or fixed use when in operation
Transportation (Packaged)
Temperature
-40ºC to +70ºC (-40ºF to 158ºF)
Relative humidity
0% to 95% (non-condensing)
Storage
Temperature
-25ºC to +70ºC (-13ºF to 158ºF)
Relative humidity
0% to 95% (non-condensing)
Handling and Packaging
The product requires no special handling or packaging other than normal procedures for EricssonTelevision equipment and is
suitable for lifting by one person.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 139 of 153
Materials Declarations
EricssonTelevision products are designed and manufactured in keeping with good environmental practise. Our component and
materials selection policy prohibits the use of a range of potentially hazardous materials. In addition, we comply with relevant
environmental legislation.
For the European Union
For product sold into the EU after 1st July 2006, we comply with the EU RoHS Directive. We also comply with the WEEE Directive.
For China
For product sold into China after 1st March 2007, we comply with the “Administrative Measure on the Control of Pollution by
Electronic Information Products”. In the first stage of this legislation, content of six hazardous materials has to be declared together
with a statement of the “Environmentally Friendly Use Period (EFUP)”: the time the product can be used in normal service life
without leaking the hazardous materials. EricssonTelevision expects the normal use environment to be in an equipment room at
controlled temperatures (around 22°C) with moderate humidity (around 60%) and clean air, near sea level, not subject to vibration
or shock.
Where EricssonTelevision product contains potentially hazardous materials, this is indicated on the product by the appropriate
symbol containing the EFUP. For EricssonTelevision products, the hazardous material content is limited to lead (Pb) in some solders.
This is extremely stable in normal use and the EFUP is taken as 50 years, by comparison with the EFUP given for Digital
Exchange/Switching Platform in equipment in Appendix A of “General Rule of Environment-Friendly Use Period of Electronic
Information Products”. This is indicated by the product marking:
It is assumed that while the product is in normal use, any batteries associated with real-time clocks or battery-backed RAM will be
replaced at the regular intervals.
The EFUP relates only to the environmental impact of the product in normal use, it does not imply that the product will continue to
be supported for 50 years.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Packaging
Packaging Statement
The outer carton and any cardboard inserts are made from 82% recycled material and are fully recyclable.
The Stratocell or Ethafoam 220 polyethylene foam inserts can be easily recycled with other low density polyethylene (LDPE)
materials.
Packaging Markings
The symbols printed on the outer carton are described below:
Handle with care
This way up
Fragile
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 140 of 153
Protect from moisture
See CE Marking
See C-Tick Mark
Defines country of origin
The packaging is reusable per GB 18455-2001
This symbol guarantees that packaging with this symbol is recyclable and will
be accepted by cardboard recyclers
Recyclable per GB 18455-2001
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Safety Compliance
General
This equipment has been designed and tested to meet the requirements of the following:
EN 60950-1 European Information technology equipment - Safety.
IEC 60950-1 International Information technology equipment - Safety.
UL 60950-1 USA Information Technology Equipment - Safety.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Clock and Timing
Program Clock Reference (PCR)
Describes the requirements for Program Clock Reference (PCR) and its configuration options in the unit.
Single PCR Operation
Describes how to configure the unit for Single PCR operation when required.
Real Time Clocks
Describes the units real time clock and the associated user configurable parameters. Also, information relating to the SNTP Server is
given.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 141 of 153
Program Clock Reference
The MPEG Standard defines a Program Clock Reference (PCR) to be included in a transport stream to allow a decoder to lock to the
27 MHz clock being used by the encoder.
The DVB standards require a PCR to be present in a transport stream every 40 ms or less, (but it is possible to configure the unit to
generate PCRs less frequently).
The PCR can be embedded in a component PID, (i.e. video or audio), or it can be carried on its own PID.
When multiple services are carried in a single transports stream, each service may have its own PCR, or they may all reference the
same PCR, (single PCR Operation).
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Single PCR Operation
If it is desired to use a single PCR for multiple services then the video and audio encoders must all be locked to the same 27 MHz
clock. This can be achieved in a number of ways:
The Mux SCR Source can be set to internal. Then all option cards in the unit will receive and use the internally generated 27 MHz
clock and the related PCR value. However this does not ensure that the output of other units are synchronised.
If an External Sync card is fitted, the Mux SCR Source can be set to ‘Ext Sync’. The unit’s internal 27 MHz reference is then locked to
the external sync reference input. So if all units are fed with the same sync reference signal they will all be locked to the same 27
MHz clock. The units will however all have different PCR values, but as they are all locked to the same 27 MHz clock they will all
have a fixed delta between them. The downstream multiplexer can calculate the deltas between the streams and re-stamp the
PCRs, PTSs and DTSs in the output stream to all have a common reference.
Another way of configuring a single PCR system is to lock all the video and audio sources to the common reference 27 MHz clock
before they are sent to the encoders. Then the units can all have MUX SCR Source set to video, i.e. each encoder will lock to the 27
MHz of its video input. Therefore all the outputs will be locked to the same 27 MHz, but without the need for an Ext Sync card. The
rest of the system operates in the same way with the Multiplexer re-stamping the time references to a common reference.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Real Time Clock
Overview
The Host Controller card has a real time clock, which is battery powered when the chassis is unpowered, so that the time and date is
maintained. This clock is designed to be accurate to ±1 minute per month. The battery is capable of powering the clock for over two
years.
User Configurable Parameters
The user configurable parameters associated with the clock are defined below
Parameter
Values
Description
Local Time
hh:mm:ss
Current local time in hours minutes and
seconds
Local Date
dd:mm:yyyy
Current date in day month and year
SNTP Server
An SNTP server can be configured to update the clock and calendar or else the user can update the time and date. Any changes to
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 142 of 153
the time and date are recorded in the system log.
The real time clock is used to set the time and date when the unit is started, but then its own time and date is maintained, unless a
change to the time and date parameters occur, when it will be updated to the new settings.
The system can set or correct its system clock from information received from an SNTP Time Server. More specifically it supports
SNTP V4 and also Microsoft Windows Time (W32Time), which means that it supports NTP V3.
The user can enter the IP address of the SNTP server to be used, the default address is 000.000.000.000, which indicates to the
system that no SNTP server has been defined, and therefore SNTP is disabled.
If an SNTP server is defined, and it fails to respond, then an SNTP Server Timeout alarm will be raised. This alarm will be deasserted either when an SNTP response is received, or the SNTP functionality is disabled.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Redundancy Modes
Redundancy Overview
Gives a general overview of redundancy operation.
Control Network Redundancy
Gives an overview and describes the operation of the Control ports. Information is given relating to the Automatic Redundancy
Mode.
Data Network Redundancy
Describes the data redundancy modes in some detail.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Redundancy Overview
Redundancy Switching
The Video Processor can provide chassis level and card level redundancy. This feature is provided with the use of an external
controller, e.g. nCompass Control (nCC).
A failure that requires a redundancy switch will be signalled by means of a critical alarm. There are two different critical alarm levels,
card critical alarm and chassis critical alarm.
The user can define an alarm that can be isolated to a single option card as a card critical alarm, if they want the assertion of this
alarm to cause a card redundancy switch. It is not possible to define an alarm that cannot be isolated to a single option card as a
card critical alarm. If the assertion of such an alarm is required to trigger a redundancy switch the user must set it as a Chassis
Critical Alarm.
Card Critical Alarm
If a Card Critical alarm is asserted, nCC will:
Determine which option card the alarm is associated with.
Identify all the outputs from the chassis that are affected by the failed card.
Determine the hardware and license keys required to generate the affected output(s), and identify suitable spare resources
within the system (this must be a suitable spare card in a different chassis).
If suitable spare resources are found, configure the spare to generate the failed outputs.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 143 of 153
Chassis Critical Alarm
If a Chassis Critical alarm is asserted, or if nCC loses communications with the chassis, nCC will switch all the outputs generated in
the failed chassis to a suitable spare chassis if one is available.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Control Network Redundancy
Overview
The control network is assigned to the physical Ethernet ports Ctrl1 and Ctrl2. The lower number port of the pair is considered to be
the primary port, and the other the spare.
Operation
If both ports have a link up, and the Control Port Selection is set to Automatic Redundant, then the primary port will respond to
network traffic, but the spare port will not.
However, if the link goes down on the primary port, then the spare port will start to respond to network traffic.
Automatic Redundancy Mode
In automatic redundancy mode the primary port is used as default. If the primary port link fails, control passes to the secondary
port. However, if the primary port link is restored then control passes back to the primary after the Auto-Revert delay period.
The behavior of the system when the primary link is re-established depends on the Control Port Auto-Revert Time setting.
If the Control Port Auto-Revert Time is set to 0, then the spare port remains the active control port until its link goes down.
Otherwise, after the primary port has had a link present for the defined period of time, it will resume being the active control port,
and the spare port will cease responding to network traffic.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Auto Revert Delay
If the control port selection = Automatic, then the Auto-Revert Delay defines the period for which the primary port must have
resumed a link up state before it automatically becomes the active port.
The Auto-Revert Delay period is set in the range 0 to 999 seconds, with 2 seconds being the default value.
If this is set to 0 then there is no automatic switch back to the primary port
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
IP Encapsulation of Transport Streams
Mapping of MPEG-2 TS Packets
The mapping of MPEG-2 TS packets into IP data frames is done according to the protocol stack shown in the following illustration.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 144 of 153
MPEG Layer
The MPEG-2/DVB layer is specified in ISO/IEC IS 13818 “Generic Coding of Moving Pictures and Associated Audio”. The main
functionality of this layer is to transform MPTS (Multi-Program Transport Streams) into a number of SPTS (Single-Program Transport
Streams). A transport stream carrying multiple programs is in this way split into a number of ‘mini’ transport streams, each carrying
a single program. This ensures that the video can be passed through limited bandwidth links such as ADSL further down the
transmission path.
RTP Layer
The RTP layer is optional, and will add an 8-byte RTP header to the new packet. This header contains a sequence number and a time
stamp.
UDP Layer
The UDP layer is according to RFC768 “User Datagram Protocol”. The user can control the target UDP port number for the MPEG-2
stream. A configurable number of 188-byte long MPEG-2 TS packets are mapped straight into an UDP frame with no additional
overhead. The MTU for Ethernet is usually 1500 bytes. This limits the number of MPEG-2 TS packets per UDP frame to lie within 1 to
7. The following illustration shows the mapping of MPEG-2 transport streams into UDP packets.
IP Layer
The IP layer is according to RFC791 “Internet Protocol Specification”. The user is allowed access to the following IP header fields: IP
source address, IP destination address, Time-To-Live field, Type-Of-Service field. Performing static mapping between class-D IP
addresses and the corresponding Ethernet multicast MAC addresses supports limited IP Multicasting (Type 1).
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 145 of 153
Ethernet Layer
The data link layer is Ethernet according to IEEE 802.3/802.3u (auto sensing 10/100 Mbps, Twisted Pair, RJ-45 connector).
IP Overhead
The IP overhead calculation when mapping MPEG-2 TS packets into IP frames is shown in the following table.
Overhead factor
Comments
MPEG-2 TS
1.0
UDP
1324/1316 = 1.006
IP
1344/1324 = 1.015
IP header=20 bytes
1358/1344 = 1.010
Eth header=14 bytes
Ethernet
UDP header=8 bytes
Total overhead factor becomes: 1.006 x 1.015 x 1.010 = 1.031 or 3.1% overhead.
NOTE…
The number of MPEG-2 TS packets one can map down into each UDP frame is variable (between 1 and 7). Usually 7 is
used for minimum overhead. This is also used in the above calculation.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Alarm Lists
Base Unit
HD H.264 VCM
SD MPEG-2 VCM
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
Base Chassis Alarms
The following table lists the alarm and failure identifiers generated within the Host Controller of the chassis.
Name
Module
Slot
Port ID (hex)
Fan Failure
Base Unit
Host
0
00000441 1089
Over Temperature Warning
Base Unit
Host
0
00000442 1090
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
ID (dec) Type
Description
Permanent
damage may
be caused by
internal running the
chassis whilst
the fans are
not working.
Failure to
take action
may cause
permanent
internal damage to
the chassis.
Please check
the fans are
working
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 146 of 153
Over Temperature
Base Unit
Host
0
00000443 1091
Power On Self Test Failure
Base Unit
Host
0
00000444 1092
+12V A Failed
Base Unit
Host
0
00000445 1093
+12V B Failed
Base Unit
Host
0
00000446 1094
Real Time Clock
Base Unit
Host
0
00000447 1095
NTP Server Response Timeout
Base Unit
Host
0
00000448 1096
Internal Hardware Issue
Base Unit
Host
0
00000449 1097
Host Build Version Mismatch
Base Unit
Host
0
0000044A 1098
correctly, and
that the
ambient
temperature
is not
excessive.
Failure to
take action
may cause
permanent
damage to
internal
the chassis.
Please switch
off and refer
to Customer
Support.
At least one
start-up test
has failed.
Problems
amy be
internal
experienced
with the
normal
operation of
the chassis.
+12V A rail
has failed.
Please check
internal supply or
contact
Customer
Support.
+12V B rail
has failed.
Please check
internal supply or
contact
Customer
Support.
The Real-time
clock has
failed. The
time/date
internal
will not be
stored
between
power-ups.
The chassis
could not
contact the
NTP Server.
internal
The
time/date
will drift over
time.
An Internal
Hardware Issue
has occured.
internal The system
may not
function
properly.
Host software
is not at an
officially
released
internal
version. Host
function may
not be
affected.
The system
27 MHz VCXO
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
System Clock Not Locked
Page 147 of 153
Base Unit
Host
0
0000044B 1099
Chassis Identity Not Programmed Base Unit
Host
0
0000044C 1100
Selected Mux SCR Source is not
present
Base Unit
Host
0
0000044D 1101
Host Identity Not Programmed
Base Unit
Host
0
0000044E 1102
Uncontrolled release
Base Unit
Host
0
0000044F 1103
Option card failed to boot
Base Unit Slot 1 to Slot 6 0
00000421 1057
Option Card Comms Failure in
slot
Base Unit Slot 1 to Slot 6 0
00000422 1058
HW Configuration Mismatch in
slot
Base Unit Slot 1 to Slot 6 0
00000440 1088
Unrecognized Option Card in slot Base Unit Slot 1 to Slot 6 0
00000439 1081
Ctrl 1: Link Down
Ctrl 1: Duplicate IP Address
Ctrl 2: Link Down
Ctrl 2: Duplicate IP Address
Data 1: Link Down
Data 1: Duplicate IP Address
Data 2: Link Down
Data 2: Duplicate IP Address
Data 3: Link Down
Data 3: Duplicate IP Address
Data 4: Link Down
Data 4: Duplicate IP Address
00000401 1025
00000407 1031
00000402 1026
00000407 1031
00000403 1027
00000408 1032
00000404 1028
00000409 1033
00000405 1029
0000040A 1034
00000406 1030
0000040B 1035
Base
Base
Base
Base
Base
Base
Base
Base
Base
Base
Base
Base
Unit
Unit
Unit
Unit
Unit
Unit
Unit
Unit
Unit
Unit
Unit
Unit
Host
Host
Host
Host
Host
Host
Host
Host
Host
Host
Host
Host
5
5
6
6
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
is not locked.
Check if the
internal Mux SCR
Source is
valid
The chassis
identity of
the host
internal
could not be
read
correctly.
Selected Mux
SCR Source
could not be
internal detected.
Check if the
Sync Card is
plugged in.
The host
identity could
internal
not be read
correctly.
This
combination
of host and
option card
software is
internal not officially
supported.
This may lead
to
unexpected
behaviour.
The card did
not boot. It
internal
may be
faulty.
An option
card failed to
internal
respond to
the host.
The option
card fitted
does not
match that of
the expected
configuration.
internal This alarm
can be
cleared by
accepting the
config in the
Option Slots
menu.
The id prom
of the option
internal could not be
read
correctly.
output
output
output
output
output
output
output
output
output
output
output
output
An option
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 148 of 153
Referenced Output Stream
Unavailable
Base Unit Slot 1 to Slot 6 0
00000461 1121
card is not
installed in
the specified
slot or it
internal cannot
provide the
requested
output
stream.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
HD H.264 VCM Alarms - EN8190
The following table lists the alarm and failure identifiers generated by the HD H.264 VCM.
HD H.264 Pre-Processor Module
Name
Module
Slot
Port ID (hex) ID (dec)
Type
Description
Failure to take action may cause
permanent damage to the chassis.
Please check the fans are working
correctly, and that th eambient
temperature is not excessive.
Failure to take action may cause
permanent damage to the chassis.
Please switch off and refer to
Customer Support.
Invalid Parameter received by the
Video/Audio Module. Please see Video
Encoder status for a more detailed
description of the error.
Video/Audio Module Error. Please see
Video Encoder status for a more
detailed description of the error.
Over Temperature
Warning
EN8190 PreProcessor Slot 3 0
Module
000C0001 786433 internal
Over Temperature
EN8190 PreProcessor Slot 3 0
Module
000C0002 786434 internal
Invalid Parameter
EN8190 PreProcessor Slot 3 0
Module
000C0003 786435 internal
Video/Audio
Module Error
EN8190 PreProcessor Slot 3 0
Module
000C0004 786436 internal
Power On Self
Test Failure
EN8190 PreProcessor Slot 3 0
Module
At least one start-up test has failed.
000C0006 786438 internal Problems may be experienced with the
normal operation of the chassis.
Internal HW
Information
EN8190 PreProcessor Slot 3 0
Module
HW reported an unexpected status
000C0007 786439 internal value. This does not effect normal
operation of the chassis.
Option Card Build
Version Mismatch
EN8190 PreProcessor Slot 3 0
Module
000C0008 786440 internal
The software on this option card is not
an officially released version.
000C0009 786441
No valid SMPTE334 Closed Captions
can be detected
SMPTE334 Closed EN8190 PreCaptions Input
Processor Slot 3 1
Lock
Module
input
Video Processor
Boot Failure
EN8190 PreProcessor Slot 3 1
Module
000C0010 786448 internal
At least one video processor has not
booted
Video Processor
Alive Count
Failure
EN8190 PreProcessor Slot 3 1
Module
000C0011 786449 internal
At least one video processor has not
incremented its alive count
Timecode Locked
EN8190 PreProcessor Slot 3 1
Module
000C0012 786450
input
Timecode extraction is on but no
timecode is present
Video Input Lock
EN8190 PreProcessor
Module
1
000C0005 786437
input
No valid video found on video input.
Please check source connection.
Audio1 DD Pass
Thru sync loss
Audio Module Slot 3 0
000C0041 786497
input
Audio and Video were not locked prior
to encoder input.
Audio1 Input Lock Audio Module Slot 3 0
000C0042 786498
input
No valid audio found on selected input.
Slot 3
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 149 of 153
Audio1 ADS
Control Track
Audio Module Slot 3 0
000C0043 786499
input
Audio1 silence
Audio Module Slot 3 0
000C0044 786500
input
Audio Module Slot 3 0
000C0045 786501
input
Audio Module Slot 3 0
000C0051 786513
input
Audio2 Input Lock Audio Module Slot 3 0
000C0052 786514
input
Audio2 ADS
Control Track
Audio Module Slot 3 0
000C0053 786515
input
Audio2 silence
Audio Module Slot 3 0
000C0054 786516
input
Audio Module Slot 3 0
000C0055 786517
input
Audio Module Slot 3 0
000C0061 786529
input
Audio3 Input Lock Audio Module Slot 3 0
000C0062 786530
input
Audio3 ADS
Control Track
Audio Module Slot 3 0
000C0063 786531
input
Audio3 silence
Audio Module Slot 3 0
000C0064 786532
input
Audio Module Slot 3 0
000C0065 786533
input
Audio Module Slot 3 0
000C0071 786545
input
Audio4 Input Lock Audio Module Slot 3 0
000C0072 786546
input
Audio4 ADS
Control Track
Audio Module Slot 3 0
000C0073 786547
input
Audio4 silence
Audio Module Slot 3 0
000C0074 786548
input
Audio Module Slot 3 0
000C0075 786549
input
Audio Module Slot 3 0
000C0081 786561
input
Audio5 Input Lock Audio Module Slot 3 0
000C0082 786562
input
Audio5 ADS
Control Track
Audio Module Slot 3 0
000C0083 786563
input
Audio5 silence
Audio Module Slot 3 0
000C0084 786564
input
Audio Module Slot 3 0
000C0085 786565
input
Audio Module Slot 3 0
000C0091 786577
input
Audio6 Input Lock Audio Module Slot 3 0
000C0092 786578
input
Audio6 ADS
Control Track
Audio Module Slot 3 0
000C0093 786579
input
Audio6 silence
Audio Module Slot 3 0
000C0094 786580
input
Audio Module Slot 3 0
000C0095 786581
input
Audio Module Slot 3 0
000C00A1 786593
input
Audio7 Input Lock Audio Module Slot 3 0
000C00A2 786594
input
Audio7 ADS
Control Track
Audio Module Slot 3 0
000C00A3 786595
input
Audio7 silence
Audio Module Slot 3 0
000C00A4 786596
input
Audio Module Slot 3 0
000C00A5 786597
input
Audio Module Slot 3 0
000C00B1 786609
input
Audio1 loss of
metadata
Audio2 DD Pass
Thru sync loss
Audio2 loss of
metadata
Audio3 DD Pass
Thru sync loss
Audio3 loss of
metadata
Audio4 DD Pass
Thru sync loss
Audio4 loss of
metadata
Audio5 DD Pass
Thru sync loss
Audio5 loss of
metadata
Audio6 DD Pass
Thru sync loss
Audio6 loss of
metadata
Audio7 DD Pass
Thru sync loss
Audio7 loss of
metadata
Audio8 DD Pass
Thru sync loss
Please check source connection.
Control track for Audio Description not
present
Silent period detected. Valid only for
Audio Description Service encoding.
Metadata input lost and encoder set to
stop encoding on loss.
Audio and Video were not locked prior
to encoder input.
No valid audio found on selected input.
Please check source connection.
Control track for Audio Description not
present
Silent period detected. Valid only for
Audio Description Service encoding.
Metadata input lost and encoder set to
stop encoding on loss.
Audio and Video were not locked prior
to encoder input.
No valid audio found on selected input.
Please check source connection.
Control track for Audio Description not
present
Silent period detected. Valid only for
Audio Description Service encoding.
Metadata input lost and encoder set to
stop encoding on loss.
Audio and Video were not locked prior
to encoder input.
No valid audio found on selected input.
Please check source connection.
Control track for Audio Description not
present
Silent period detected. Valid only for
Audio Description Service encoding.
Metadata input lost and encoder set to
stop encoding on loss.
Audio and Video were not locked prior
to encoder input.
No valid audio found on selected input.
Please check source connection.
Control track for Audio Description not
present
Silent period detected. Valid only for
Audio Description Service encoding.
Metadata input lost and encoder set to
stop encoding on loss.
Audio and Video were not locked prior
to encoder input.
No valid audio found on selected input.
Please check source connection.
Control track for Audio Description not
present
Silent period detected. Valid only for
Audio Description Service encoding.
Metadata input lost and encoder set to
stop encoding on loss.
Audio and Video were not locked prior
to encoder input.
No valid audio found on selected input.
Please check source connection.
Control track for Audio Description not
present
Silent period detected. Valid only for
Audio Description Service encoding.
Metadata input lost and encoder set to
stop encoding on loss.
Audio and Video were not locked prior
to encoder input.
No valid audio found on selected input.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Page 150 of 153
Audio8 Input Lock Audio Module Slot 3 0
Audio8 ADS
Audio Module Slot 3 0
Control Track
000C00B2 786610
input
000C00B3 786611
input
Audio8 silence
Audio Module Slot 3 0
000C00B4 786612
input
Audio8 loss of
metadata
Audio Module Slot 3 0
000C00B5 786613
input
Port ID (hex) ID (dec)
Type
Please check source connection.
Control track for Audio Description not
present
Silent period detected. Valid only for
Audio Description Service encoding.
Metadata input lost and encoder set to
stop encoding on loss.
HD H.264 Encoder Module
Name
Module
Slot
Over Temperature
Warning
EN8190
Encoder Slot 4
Module
0
000D0001 851969 internal
Over Temperature
EN8190
Encoder Slot 4
Module
0
000D0002 851970 internal
Invalid Parameter
EN8190
Encoder Slot 4
Module
0
000D0003 851971 internal
Slot 4
0
000D0004 851972 internal
Slot 4
0
000D0006 851974 internal
Slot 4
0
000D0007 851975 internal
Slot 4
0
000D0008 851976 internal
The software on this option card is not an
officially released version.
Slot 4
1
000D0009 851977
No valid SMPTE334 Closed Captions can be
detected
Slot 4
1
000D000A 851978 internal Video DSP alive count not incremented
Slot 4
1
000D000B 851979 internal FPGA load failed
Slot 4
1
000D000C 851980 internal See logs for further information
EN8190
Encoder
Module
EN8190
Power On Self Test
Encoder
Failure
Module
EN8190
Internal HW
Encoder
Information
Module
EN8190
Option Card Build
Encoder
Version Mismatch
Module
SMPTE334 Closed
EN8190
Captions Input
Encoder
Lock
Module
EN8190
Video DSP Not Alive Encoder
Module
EN8190
Failed to Configure
Encoder
Device
Module
EN8190
Unexpected Values
Encoder
in Debug Registers
Module
Video/Audio
Module Error
input
Description
Failure to take action may cause permanent
damage to the chassis. Please check the
fans are working correctly, and that th
eambient temperature is not excessive.
Failure to take action may cause permanent
damage to the chassis. Please switch off
and refer to Customer Support.
Invalid Parameter received by the
Video/Audio Module. Please see Video
Encoder status for a more detailed
description of the error.
Video/Audio Module Error. Please see Video
Encoder status for a more detailed
description of the error.
At least one start-up test has failed.
Problems may be experienced with the
normal operation of the chassis.
HW reported an unexpected status value.
This does not effect normal operation of the
chassis.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
SD MPEG2 VCM Alarms - EN8100 and EN7100
The following table lists the alarm and failure identifiers generated by the SD MPEG2 VCM.
Name
Over
Temperature
Warning
Over
Module
Slot Port
ID (hex)
ID
(dec)
Type
Description
MPEG2
Video
Coding
Module
Slot n
0
Failure to take action may cause
permanent damage to the chassis.
000A0001 655361 internal Please check the fans are working
correctly, and that th eambient
temperature is not excessive.
MPEG2
Video
Slot n
0
000A0002 655362 internal Failure to take action may cause
permanent damage to the chassis.
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Cover
Temperature
Invalid
Parameter
Video/Audio
Module Error
Power On Self
Test Failure
Internal HW
Information
Option Card
Build Version
Mismatch
SMPTE334
Closed Captions
Input Lock
Anc Bar Data
Input Lock
Video Input
Lock
Page 151 of 153
Coding
Module
MPEG2
Video
Coding
Module
MPEG2
Video
Coding
Module
MPEG2
Video
Coding
Module
MPEG2
Video
Coding
Module
MPEG2
Video
Coding
Module
MPEG2
Video
Coding
Module
MPEG2
Video
Coding
Module
MPEG2
Video
Coding
Module
Please switch off and refer to Customer
Support.
Invalid Parameter received by the
Video/Audio Module. Please see Video
000A0003 655363 internal
Encoder status for a more detailed
description of the error.
Slot n
0
Slot n
0
Video/Audio Module Error. Please see
000A0004 655364 internal Video Encoder status for a more
detailed description of the error.
Slot n
0
At least one start-up test has failed.
000A0006 655366 internal Problems may be experienced with the
normal operation of the chassis.
Slot n
0
HW reported an unexpected status
000A0007 655367 internal value. This does not effect normal
operation of the chassis.
Slot n
0
000A0008 655368 internal
The software on this option card is not
an officially released version.
Slot n
1
000A0009 655369
input
No valid SMPTE334 Closed Captions can
be detected
Slot n
1
000A000A 655370
input
No valid bar data can be detected.
Slot n
1
000A0005 655365
input
No valid video found on video input.
Please check source connection.
VBI teletext not
detected on input
VBI
Slot n
1
000A0021 655393
input
VBI video index
not detected on
input
VBI
Slot n
1
000A0022 655394
input
VBI closed
captions not
detected on input
VBI
Slot n
1
000A0023 655395
input
VBI WSS not
detected on input
VBI
Slot n
1
000A0024 655396
input
VITC not detected
on input
VBI
Slot n
1
000A0025 655397
input
Selected Time
code source not
detected
VBI
Slot n
1
000A0026 655398
input
Dolby E
Alignment
Audio
Module
Slot n
0
000A0030 655408
input
Dolby E Input
Lock
Audio1 DD Pass
Thru sync loss
Audio1 Input
Lock
Audio1 ADS
Control Track
Audio
Module
Audio
Module
Audio
Module
Audio
Module
Audio
Module
Slot n
0
000A0031 655409
input
Slot n
0
000A0041 655425
input
Slot n
0
000A0042 655426
input
Slot n
0
000A0043 655427
input
Slot n
0
000A0044 655428
input
Audio1 silence
Audio1 loss of
Audio
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
Unable to find teletext data on all of the
configured lines. Please check the video
input. For more details on the type of VBI,
see the VBI status page.
Unable to find video index data on any of
the configured lines. Please check the video
input. For more details on the type of VBI,
see the VBI status page.
Unable to find closed caption data on any of
the configured lines. Please check the video
input. For more details on the type of VBI,
see the VBI status page.
Unable to find WSS (ETSI or AFD) data on
any of the configured lines. Please check the
video input. For more details on the type of
VBI, see the VBI status page.
Unable to find VITC data on any of the
configured lines. Please check the video
input. For more details on the type of VBI,
see the VBI status page.
For the selected Time code source no Time
code was found. If in auto mode no source
was found on any input. Make sure that the
correct source is configured.
Dolby E frames not properly aligned to
video frames. May glitch on frame
drop/repeat.
No valid Dolby E found on selected
input.
Audio and Video were not locked prior
to encoder input.
No valid audio found on selected input.
Please check source connection.
Control track for Audio Description not
present
Silent period detected. Valid only for
Audio Description Service encoding.
Metadata input lost and encoder set to
9/11/2012
Cover
metadata
Audio2 DD Pass
Thru sync loss
Audio2 Input
Lock
Audio2 ADS
Control Track
Audio2 silence
Audio2 loss of
metadata
Audio3 DD Pass
Thru sync loss
Audio3 Input
Lock
Audio3 ADS
Control Track
Audio3 silence
Audio3 loss of
metadata
Audio4 DD Pass
Thru sync loss
Audio4 Input
Lock
Audio4 ADS
Control Track
Audio4 silence
Audio4 loss of
metadata
Audio5 DD Pass
Thru sync loss
Audio5 Input
Lock
Audio5 ADS
Control Track
Audio5 silence
Audio5 loss of
metadata
Audio6 DD Pass
Thru sync loss
Audio6 Input
Lock
Audio6 ADS
Control Track
Audio6 silence
Audio6 loss of
metadata
Audio7 DD Pass
Thru sync loss
Audio7 Input
Lock
Audio7 ADS
Control Track
Audio7 silence
Audio7 loss of
metadata
Audio8 DD Pass
Thru sync loss
Audio8 Input
Lock
Audio8 ADS
Control Track
Audio8 silence
Audio8 loss of
Page 152 of 153
Module
Audio
Module
Audio
Module
Audio
Module
Audio
Module
Audio
Module
Audio
Module
Audio
Module
Audio
Module
Audio
Module
Audio
Module
Audio
Module
Audio
Module
Audio
Module
Audio
Module
Audio
Module
Audio
Module
Audio
Module
Audio
Module
Audio
Module
Audio
Module
Audio
Module
Audio
Module
Audio
Module
Audio
Module
Audio
Module
Audio
Module
Audio
Module
Audio
Module
Audio
Module
Audio
Module
Audio
Module
Audio
Module
Audio
Module
Audio
Module
Slot n
0
000A0045 655429
input
Slot n
0
000A0051 655441
input
Slot n
0
000A0052 655442
input
Slot n
0
000A0053 655443
input
Slot n
0
000A0054 655444
input
Slot n
0
000A0055 655445
input
Slot n
0
000A0061 655457
input
Slot n
0
000A0062 655458
input
Slot n
0
000A0063 655459
input
Slot n
0
000A0064 655460
input
Slot n
0
000A0065 655461
input
Slot n
0
000A0071 655473
input
Slot n
0
000A0072 655474
input
Slot n
0
000A0073 655475
input
Slot n
0
000A0074 655476
input
Slot n
0
000A0075 655477
input
Slot n
0
000A0081 655489
input
Slot n
0
000A0082 655490
input
Slot n
0
000A0083 655491
input
Slot n
0
000A0084 655492
input
Slot n
0
000A0085 655493
input
Slot n
0
000A0091 655505
input
Slot n
0
000A0092 655506
input
Slot n
0
000A0093 655507
input
Slot n
0
000A0094 655508
input
Slot n
0
000A0095 655509
input
Slot n
0
000A00A1 655521
input
Slot n
0
000A00A2 655522
input
Slot n
0
000A00A3 655523
input
Slot n
0
000A00A4 655524
input
Slot n
0
000A00A5 655525
input
Slot n
0
000A00B1 655537
input
Slot n
0
000A00B2 655538
input
Slot n
0
000A00B3 655539
input
Slot n
0
000A00B4 655540
input
Audio
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
stop encoding on loss.
Audio and Video were not locked prior
to encoder input.
No valid audio found on selected input.
Please check source connection.
Control track for Audio Description not
present
Silent period detected. Valid only for
Audio Description Service encoding.
Metadata input lost and encoder set to
stop encoding on loss.
Audio and Video were not locked prior
to encoder input.
No valid audio found on selected input.
Please check source connection.
Control track for Audio Description not
present
Silent period detected. Valid only for
Audio Description Service encoding.
Metadata input lost and encoder set to
stop encoding on loss.
Audio and Video were not locked prior
to encoder input.
No valid audio found on selected input.
Please check source connection.
Control track for Audio Description not
present
Silent period detected. Valid only for
Audio Description Service encoding.
Metadata input lost and encoder set to
stop encoding on loss.
Audio and Video were not locked prior
to encoder input.
No valid audio found on selected input.
Please check source connection.
Control track for Audio Description not
present
Silent period detected. Valid only for
Audio Description Service encoding.
Metadata input lost and encoder set to
stop encoding on loss.
Audio and Video were not locked prior
to encoder input.
No valid audio found on selected input.
Please check source connection.
Control track for Audio Description not
present
Silent period detected. Valid only for
Audio Description Service encoding.
Metadata input lost and encoder set to
stop encoding on loss.
Audio and Video were not locked prior
to encoder input.
No valid audio found on selected input.
Please check source connection.
Control track for Audio Description not
present
Silent period detected. Valid only for
Audio Description Service encoding.
Metadata input lost and encoder set to
stop encoding on loss.
Audio and Video were not locked prior
to encoder input.
No valid audio found on selected input.
Please check source connection.
Control track for Audio Description not
present
Silent period detected. Valid only for
Audio Description Service encoding.
Metadata input lost and encoder set to
9/11/2012
Cover
metadata
Page 153 of 153
Module
Slot n
0
000A00B5 655541
input
stop encoding on loss.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
ASI Option Module Alarms
The following table lists the alarm and failure identifiers generated by the ASI option module.
Name
Module Slot
Port ID (hex) ID (dec)
Over Temperature ASI IO
Slot 1 0
Warning
Module
Over Temperature
ASI IO
Slot 1 0
Module
Invalid Parameter
ASI IO
Slot 1 0
Module
Type
Description
Failure to take action may cause
permanent damage to the chassis. Please
000E0001 917505 internal check the fans are working correctly, and
that th eambient temperature is not
excessive.
Failure to take action may cause
000E0002 917506 internal permanent damage to the chassis. Please
switch off and refer to Customer Support.
Invalid Parameter received by the ASI IO
000E0003 917507 internal Module. Please see Video Encoder status
for a more detailed description of the error.
Module Error
ASI IO
Slot 1 0
Module
000E0004 917508 internal
Power On Self
Test Failure
ASI IO
Slot 1 0
Module
At least one start-up test has failed.
000E0006 917510 internal Problems may be experienced with the
normal operation of the chassis.
Internal HW
Information
ASI IO
Slot 1 0
Module
HW reported an unexpected status value.
000E0007 917511 internal This does not effect normal operation of
the chassis.
Option Card Build
Version Mismatch
ASI IO
Slot 1 0
Module
000E0008 917512 internal
The software on this option card is not an
officially released version.
ASI Output Error
ASI IO
Slot 1
Module
00110020 1114144 internal
An error has occurred in ASI Output 1. See
the log for more details.
0
Option Card Error. Please see log for a
more detailed description of the error.
© Ericsson AB 2011. All rights reserved
file://C:\Users\ebriacl\AppData\Local\Temp\~hh7DF.htm
9/11/2012
Download PDF