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DVB-S/S2 DVB-S2X Advanced Monitoring Probe
EdgeProbe Advanced DVB-S/S2 DVB-S2X

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The ideal tool for accurate & cost-effective monitoring of the quality of DTV distribution over satellite.

From 2985 €

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Applications

  • 24/7 Monitoring and Maintenance of both Uplink and Downlink sites (RF & Baseband)
  • Generation of Service Availability reports for Service Level Agreements
  • Gateway from RF to ASI or IP
  • 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 site maintenance cost by anticipating and identifying issues
  • Detect Satellite Distribution issues before it affects the whole network
  • Plan and improve the network configuration by identifying global trends
  • Remotely accessible, compatible with low bandwidth control networks (GPRS/3G)
  • Low power consumption 20W

Combined with a Network Monitoring System or not, the EdgeProbe Advanced 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-S and DVB-S2 (S2X) signals before uplink and after downlink, through its RF inputs (up to 4 in 1RU), as well as baseband transport before satellite modulator and after IRD, through its ASI and IP inputs.

Monitor DVB-S & DVB-S2 (S2X) signals at uplink/downlink through the RF inputs (up to 4 in 1RU)

Signal Level, CNR, Eb/N0, Link Margin, BER,

Multistream support, modulation parameters

LNB powering & configuration

Frequency range (L-band after LNB down conversion): 950 to 2150 MHz

DVB-S, DVB-S2 & S2X; C-band, Ku-band, Ka-band

Baseband monitoring and TS forward over ASI/IP output

Monitor TS & T2-MI & BTS baseband distribution links at Head-End output and TX site input through the ASI and IP inputs (up to 4 in 1RU)

Forward the demodulated analyzed TS over ASI or IP output (T2-MI PLP extraction support)

VLAN support on the IP Data link

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

T2-MI, BTS & OneBeam Monitor

ETSI TR 101 290 T2-MI packet alarms

T2 L1 pre/post signaling

T2-MI PLP TS analysis and extraction support

BTS: IIP, TMCC packets monitoring

OneBeam: T2-MI marker and In-Band PID monitoring

Transcoding solution for confidence monitoring

Coupled with a TRANSBOX device, EdgeProbe can provide service transcoding and forward to third-party analysis systems :

Controlled by the EdgeProbe, the TRANSBOX performs

-Service extraction from the input MPEG-2 TS (SPTS or MPTS)

-Real-time audio/video transcoding: 1 to 10 Mbps output bitrate

-Transcoded MPEG-2 SPTS forward over IP Data

32 GB of internal storage (up to 4 in 1RU)

Alarm logs up to 6 months

RF parameter trends up to 6 months

TS recording (manual trigger)

Internal GNSS receiver (Hardware option)

Generates an internal 1PPS reference signal for SFN synchronization measurements (SFN Drift, Frequency Offset)

GPS & GLONASS support

Dual Power Supply (Hardware option):

– additional Power Supply can be installed on the equipment in order to ensure the power redundancy

Compatible with all Network Monitoring Systems

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
  • Up to 4x RF inputs (F-type female – 75 Ω) (LNB power & configuration)

  • Standards
  • DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-S2X

  • Frequency range
  • 950 to 2150 MHz (after LNB down conversion)

  • Sensitivity (RF lock)
  • -80 to -5 dBm (28 to 104 dBµV)

  • Baseband TS
  • Up to 4x ASI in/out (BNC-type female – 75 Ω)

    Up to 4x Gigabit Ethernet for Data in/out (VLAN support)

  • GNSS & Time Reference
  • 1x GNSS antenna input (SMA-type – 50 Ω) (GPS/GLONASS) HW option, 3.3V antenna power up

    1x 1PPS input (BNC-type female – 50 Ω)

    1x 10MHz input (BNC-type female – 50 Ω)

PHYSICAL

  • Height: 45 mm / 1.7 in, Width: 440 mm / 17.3 in, Depth: 300 mm / 11.8 in
  • Format: 1 RU, width 19”, Power supply: 100-240 VAC +/-10%
  • Power consumption: 20W, Redundant Power Supply (HW option)

ENVIRONMENT

  • Operating temp.
  • -20 to 55°C / -4 to 131 °F

  • Storage temp.
  • -20 to 70°C / -4 to 158°F

  • Humidity
  • 0 to 95%, non condensing

Mode Codes

  • DVB-S: QPSK, puncture rates: 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8
  • DVB-S2: CCM, VCM and ACM modes supported, QPSK code rates: 1/4, 1/3, 2/5, 1/2, 3/5, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10, 8PSK code rates: 3/5, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10, 16APSK code rates: 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10, 32APSK code rates: 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10
  • Symbol rates: DVB-S QPSK 1 to 65Msps, DVB-S2 QPSK 1 to 65Msps, 8PSK 1 to 60Msps, 16APSK 1 to 45Msps

MONITORING FEATURES

  • RF Monitor
  • *

  • Demodulation status
  • Lock / Unlock

  • Signal level
  • -90 to -5 dBm ±1 dBm, typically ±0.5 dBm, resolution 0.2 dBm

  • CNR
  • 0 to 51 dB (0.1 dB resolution)

  • BER
  • Post-Viterbi (DVB-S), PER (DVB-S2)

  • *
  • Eb/N0, link margin, modulation parameters, symbol rate offset

  • T2-MI Monitor
  • ETSI TR 101 290 T2-MI packet, L1 pre/post signaling

    PLP extraction and TS PLP analysis

  • BTS Monitor
  • IIP, TMCC packets monitoring

  • OneBeam/Single Illumination
  • Monitoring of specific PID from the DTH stream used to recover the T2-MI distribution on TX site: T2-MI marker, In-Band

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

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

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

  • Scanning
  • Monitor sequentially multiple channel frequencies or PLPs

  • Extended Memory
  • Up to 4x 32 GB of internal storage: 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

EdgeProbe Advanced DVB-S/S2/S2X includes by default:

  • Hardware: 1 monitoring Unit 1x (RF in, ASI in/out, IP Data in/out) & 1x IP Control in 1 RU
  • Software:
    • DVB-S/S2/S2X RF monitor: RF parameters
    • TS forward over ASI or IP outputs
    • VLAN support for IP Data lin

Software Options

  • TS Base Monitor: ETR290 Priority 1, 2
  • TS Advanced Monitor: ETR290 Priority 3
  • Qos Monitor: SAE (Service Availability Error), SDE (Service Degradation Error)
  • T2-MI Monitor: ETR290 T2-MI parameters
  • BTS Monitor: IIP, TMCC packets
  • OneBeam/Single Illumination: T2-MI markers monitoring
  • Service Plan: Multiplex Service/PID monitoring
  • Extended Memory: 32 GB storage (trends, logs, TS record)
  • Dual ADV: 2 monitoring Units 2x (RF in, ASI in/out, IP Data in/out) & 1x IP Control in 1 RU
  • Scanning: Multiple RF/ASI/IP channels sequential monitoring

Hardware Options

  • Quad ADV: 4 monitoring Units 4x (RF in, ASI in/out, IP Data in/out) & 2x IP Control in 1 RU
  • Internal GNSS receiver
  • Dual Power Supply
  • TRANSBOX: Stream 1 or 2 compressed service(s)
  • 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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