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DVB-C/C2 RF Monitoring Probe
EdgeProbe RF DVB-C/C2

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EdgeProbe RF for DVB-C/C2 is a digital cable standalone analyzer used for continuous monitoring of critical RF, MPEG-2 TS or C2 frame parameters, as well as for troubleshooting & diagnosis of cable networks.

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Applications

  • Digital Cable network monitoring (24/7)
  • Multi-channel monitoring
  • Cost-effective Monitoring of transmitters and relay sites
  • Generation of Service Availability reports for Service Level Agreements
  • Rebroadcasting receiver: RF to ASI or IP, with transcoding capacities
  • Live transmission recorder

Benefits

  • Standalone, easy to use and configure, fast deployment, SNMP compatible
  • Increase customer satisfaction by detecting & preventing DTV network degradations before your customers do
  • Reduce TX sites maintenance cost by anticipating and identifying issues
  • Remotely accessible, compatible with low bandwidth control networks (GPRS/3G)
  • Powerful, compact and robust device for easy installation into street cabinets or other constraint environments
  • Low power consumption 8W

Combined with a Network Monitoring System or not, the EdgeProbe RF provides a powerful broadcast network alert & diagnosis tool allowing DTV network operators to monitor global trends and anticipate potential failures.
EdgeProbe Advanced is able to monitor DVB-C/C2 signals at transmitter outputs through its RF input (1RU format).

Monitor DVB-C/2 signals at TX output

Signal Level, MER, BER

Modulation parameters, L1 part2 signaling in DVB-C2

Scanning mode for sequential monitoring of multiple RF channels

Complete MPEG-2 TS Monitoring

ETSI TR 101 290 Priority 1, 2, 3

QoS indicators (optional): Service Availability Error & Service Degradation Error

Verify Regionalization: Service Plan view, PID/Service presence, Scrambling

Service & components bitrates

Powerful Rebroadcasting Receiver - Gateway from RF to ASI/IP

Forward the analyzed TS over ASI output

Forward the analyzed TS over IP control port (VLAN support)

32 GB of internal storage

Alarm logs up to 6 months

RF parameter trends up to 6 months

TS recording (manual trigger)

Remote connection

Compatible with all Network Monitoring Systems, providing a powerful network alert & diagnosis tool: monitor global trends and anticipate potential failures.

Compatible SNMP v2c and v2c INFORM for alarming and device configuration

Web GUI access: support of low bandwidth Internet connection (3G, GPRS)

INTERFACES

  • RF
  • *

  • Connector In
  • 1 x RF input (N-type female – 50 Ω)

  • Standard
  • DVB-C: ITU-J83 Annexes A, B, C (roll-off 0.15), DVB-C2

  • Frequency range
  • 40 to 1000 MHz

  • Sensitivity
  • -80 to -5 dBm

  • Channel bandwidth
  • 6 & 8 MHz

  • Symbol rate
  • 1.8 to 7.2 Msymbols/s

  • Modulation
  • 16QAM, 64QAM, 128QAM, 256QAM, 1024QAM, 4096QAM

  • Control/Data
  • 1x Gigabit Ethernet for Web GUI, SNMP-V2C and IP Data in/out (VLAN support)

  • MPEG-2 TS
  • 1x ASI output (BNC-type female – 75 Ω)

MONITORING FEATURES

  • RF Monitor
  • *

  • Demodulation status
  • Lock / Unlock

  • Signal level
  • -90 to -5 dBm

  • MER
  • 0 to 40 dB

  • BER (DVB-C)
  • Viterbi, RS

  • BER (DVB-C2)
  • LDPC, BCH

  • Modulation parameters
  • L1 part2 signaling in DVB-C2

  • TS Monitor Base
  • MPEG-2 TS Monitor, ETSI TR 101 290 Priority 1 and 2

  • TS Monitor Advanced
  • ETSI TR 101 290 Priority 3, QoS (SAE/SDE)

  • Service Plan
  • Verify regional services, Service & PID bitrates, Scrambling, Service & PID presence

  • Scanning
  • Monitor sequentially multiple channel frequencies over 1 RF input

  • Extended Memory
  • 32 GB of internal storage for: Event logs up to 6 months, Trends up to 6 months, TS recording

  • TRANSBOX
  • Coupled with a TRANSBOX device, EdgeProbe can provide service transcoding and forward to third-party analysis systems: service extraction from the input TS (SPTS or MPTS), real-time audio/video transcoding: 1 to 10 Mbps output bitrate, transcoded SPTS forward over IP Data

PHYSICAL

  • Height: 45 mm / 1.7 in, Width: 440 mm / 17.3 in, Depth: 130 mm / 5.1 in
  • Format: 1 RU (19”)
  • Power supply: 100-240 VAC ±10%, Power consumption: 8W

EdgeProbe RF DVB-C/C2 includes by default:

  • Hardware: 1x (RF in, ASI out) & 1x IP Control
  • Software:
    • DVB-C/C2 RF monitor: RF parameters
    • TS forward over ASI or IP outputs
    • VLAN support for IP forward

Software Options

  • Scanning: Multiple RF channels sequential monitoring
  • TS Base Monitor: ETR290 Priority 1, 2
  • TS Advanced Monitor: ETR290 Priority 3
  • Qos Monitor: SAE (Service Availability Error), SDE (Service Degradation Error)
  • Service Plan: Multiplex Service/PID monitoring
  • Extended Memory: 32 GB storage (trends, logs, TS record)

Hardware Options

  • Tropicalization: Preserve the HW from corrosion – chassis & electronic component treatment for tropical and salty environment

 

Default Warranty

  • Standard: 1 YEAR Hardware Warranty and Basic Helpdesk (HW RMA)

Optional Support Services

  • Advance HW + SW 1/3/5 YEAR including:
    • Advance Replacement: hardware warranty with replacement before reception of faulty unit
    • Software Upgrade: access to all software updates & upgrades
    • Priority HelpDesk: priority access to the support helpdesk for any question on product usage, problem request, and change/improvement requests
  • Premium HW 1/3/5 YEAR including:
    • Premium Advance Replacement : hardware warranty with 1 business day replacement before reception of faulty unit (from a dedicated customer spare stock)
  • Premium SW 1/3/5 YEAR including:
    • Premium Software Support: SLA contract manager + guaranteed response time + 2 days per year local proactive visit (training including presentation of new available features, 1 TX site & or HE visit & configuration improvement, discussion on needs for new functionalities)
    • Software Upgrade: access to all software updates & upgrades
    • Priority HelpDesk: priority access to the support helpdesk for any question on product usage, problem request, and change/improvement requests

More details on the Waranties page.

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