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Cricket 8-VSB

Users Guide

HUG-CT8VSB-001 October 7, 2009

Notice
The information in this guide is subject to change without notice. INEOQUEST TECHNOLOGIES, INCORPORATED shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein; nor for incidental or consequential damages resulting from the furnishing, performance, or use of this material. ALL STATEMENTS, INFORMATION, AND RECOMMENDATIONS IN THIS DOCUMENT ARE BELIEVED TO BE ACCURATE BUT ARE PRESENTED WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. USERS MUST TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR APPLICATION OF ANY PRODUCTS. This guide contains information protected by copyright. No part of this guide may be photocopied or reproduced in any form without prior written consent from IneoQuest Technologies, Inc. The software described in this guide is furnished under a license agreement or nondisclosure agreement. The software may be used or copied only in accordance with the terms of the agreement. Product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. 2009 IneoQuest Technologies, Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. IneoQuest Technologies, Inc., 170 Forbes Boulevard, Mansfield, Massachusetts 02048 USA Patent No.: US 7,321,565, B2 and other patents pending The following are trademarks of IneoQuest Technologies, Inc.: IneoQuest Technologies, Singulus, iVMS, IQDVx, IQMediaStim, IQTsxPro, IQMediaAnalyzer Pro, Cricket, 8-VSB, Cricket QAM DT, iCMS, IQDialogue, IQPinPoint, IQWatch, RVL, IQtv, IQMediaMonitor, Geminus, Get the Picture, Multi-Dimensional Video Quality Monitoring, Revenue Assurance, IQVisionProbe, IQRouterTest, SmartVIEW, IQMediaMonitor100 and IQMediaSentry Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

Contents

Technical Support Information 1.1 Address and Telephone Numbers.................................................................................................. 1-1 1.2 Internet Addresses .......................................................................................................................... 1-1 1.3 About this Document ...................................................................................................................... 1-1 General Safety Information 2.1 Safety Terms .................................................................................................................................... 2-1 2.2 General Precautions to Avoid Injury.............................................................................................. 2-1 2.3 General Precautions to Avoid Property Damage.......................................................................... 2-2 Introduction 3.1 Overview of the Cricket 8-VSB ................................................................................................... 3.1.1 Features .................................................................................................................................................... 3.2 Scope of this Document ................................................................................................................. 3.3 Hardware and Software Requirements .......................................................................................... Technical Specifications 4.1 Power and Cooling .......................................................................................................................... 4.2 Reference Clock and Calibration ................................................................................................... 4.3 Environmental.................................................................................................................................. 4.4 Regulatory Information ................................................................................................................... 4.5 Relevant Standards Compliance.................................................................................................... 4.6 Dimensions and Weight .................................................................................................................. 4.7 IneoQuest Part Numbers ................................................................................................................ 4.8 Cleaning the Cricket 8-VSB ............................................................................................................ Installation of the Cricket 8-VSB 5.1 Installation of the USB Driver ......................................................................................................... 5.2 Cricket 8-VSB Hardware Installation.............................................................................................. 5.2.1 Cricket 8-VSB Hardware Installation Instructions .................................................................................. 5.3 Connecting to the HTML Interface via the USB Port .................................................................... 5.4 Configuring the Management Port (TCP/IP) through Port Config............................................... 5.4.1 Configuring the Management Port with Static IP Addressing................................................................. 5.4.2 Configuring the Management Port to use Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) ...................

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Configuration of the Cricket 8-VSB and System Status 6.1 Connecting and Logging into the Cricket with a Web Browser .................................................. 6-1 6.2 System Status .................................................................................................................................. 6-3 Network Statistics 7.1 RF Flow Census............................................................................................................................... 7.2 RF Flow Status................................................................................................................................. 7.3 RF Flow Program View.................................................................................................................... 7.4 RF Tuner Status ............................................................................................................................... 7.5 Program Guide................................................................................................................................. 7.6 Alarm Log.........................................................................................................................................

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System Configuration 8.1 RF Tuner Config ............................................................................................................................... 8-1 8.2 RF Tuner Parameters....................................................................................................................... 8-4 8.3 RF Tuner Channels .......................................................................................................................... 8-6 8.4 RF Tuner Map ................................................................................................................................... 8-7 8.4.1 Download: From Host to the Cricket ....................................................................................................... 8-8 8.4.2 Download: From Host to the Cricket ..................................................................................................... 8-10 8.5 Port Config ..................................................................................................................................... 8-10 8.6 System Management Config......................................................................................................... 8-13 8.7 User Accounts................................................................................................................................ 8-17 8.8 Network Ports................................................................................................................................. 8-19 8.9 Date & Time .................................................................................................................................... 8-21 8.10 RVL Config ..................................................................................................................................... 8-24 8.11 Remote Control Config.................................................................................................................. 8-25 Monitor Configuration 9.1 Global Alarms .................................................................................................................................. 9-1 9.2 Global Parameters ........................................................................................................................... 9-4 9.3 Capture ............................................................................................................................................. 9-6 Aliases & Templates 10.1 Channel Alias ................................................................................................................................. 10-1 10.2 Video Program Alias...................................................................................................................... 10-3 10.3 Video/Program Alarm Template.................................................................................................... 10-5 10.4 Video Transport Alarm Template................................................................................................ 10-11 10.4.1 Transport Stream .................................................................................................................................. 10-13 10.4.2 ETSI TR 101 290.................................................................................................................................. 10-18 Configuration Management 11.1 Download/Upload Configuration .................................................................................................. 11-1 11.1.1 Download Configuration: From Host to the Cricket 8-VSB.................................................................. 11-2 11.1.1.1 Send this file: ........................................................................................................................... 11-2 11.1.2 Upload Configuration to the Host from the Cricket 8-VSB................................................................... 11-3 11.1.2.1 Upload System Config File...................................................................................................... 11-3 11.1.2.2 Upload AliasConfig Text File .................................................................................................. 11-6 11.1.2.3 Upload Syslog File................................................................................................................... 11-8 11.1.2.4 Upload Syslog And Clear Log ............................................................................................... 11-10 11.1.2.5 Upload Flow Statistics ........................................................................................................... 11-12 11.2 Download Firmware..................................................................................................................... 11-14 11.2.0.1 Download Firmware .............................................................................................................. 11-15 11.3 Saving the Configuration ............................................................................................................ 11-18 11.3.1 Save Configuration............................................................................................................................... 11-19 11.3.2 Save Configuration and Reset System ................................................................................................. 11-19 11.3.3 Reset System ........................................................................................................................................ 11-19 11.3.4 Switch to Maintenance Mode............................................................................................................... 11-20 11.3.5 Reset to Factory Defaults ..................................................................................................................... 11-20 Diagnostic Information 12.1 Manufacturing Information ........................................................................................................... 12-1 12.2 System Debug Statistics ............................................................................................................... 12-1 12.2.1 Upload the Error Log.............................................................................................................................. 12-2 12.2.2 Reset Statistics........................................................................................................................................ 12-5 12.3 RMON Statistics ............................................................................................................................. 12-5 12.4 Round Trip Time............................................................................................................................. 12-6

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12.5 Trace Route .................................................................................................................................... 12-8 Appendix A Supported and Unsupported ASCII Characters A.1 Unsupported Characters ................................................................................................................A-1 A.2 Supported Characters .....................................................................................................................A-1 Glossary of Terms ........................................................................................................................................ GL-1 Index .......................................................................................................................................................... Index-1

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List of Figures

Figure 5-1: Cricket 8-VSB Front Panel ......................................................................................... 5-2 Figure 5-2: Cricket 8-VSB Rear Panel .......................................................................................... 5-3 Figure 5-3: Secure the Power Cable .............................................................................................. 5-4 Figure 5-4: Enter the Default IP Address 10.0.0.2..................................................................... 5-5 Figure 5-5: Cricket Login Page ..................................................................................................... 5-6 Figure 5-6: Cricket 8-VSB Home Page ......................................................................................... 5-7 Figure 5-7: Select System Configuration ................................................................................... 5-8 Figure 5-8: Select Port Config ................................................................................................... 5-8 Figure 5-9: Static IP Addressing Example .................................................................................... 5-9 Figure 5-10: Example System Configuration Page ..................................................................... 5-10 Figure 6-1: Enter the Configured IP Address ................................................................................ 6-1 Figure 6-2: Cricket Login Page ..................................................................................................... 6-2 Figure 6-3: Cricket 8-VSB Home Page ......................................................................................... 6-2 Figure 6-4: Example System Status Page ...................................................................................... 6-9 Figure 7-1: RF Flow Census Example Page .................................................................................. 7-2 Figure 7-2: RF Flow Status Example Page.................................................................................... 7-3 Figure 7-3: RF Flow Program View Example Page ...................................................................... 7-4 Figure 7-4: RF Tuner Status Example Page .................................................................................. 7-5 Figure 7-5: Program Guide Example Page .................................................................................... 7-6 Figure 7-6: Alarm Log Example Page ........................................................................................... 7-7 Figure 8-1: Example Tuner Configuration Page............................................................................ 8-4 Figure 8-2: Example Tuner Parameters Page ................................................................................ 8-6 Figure 8-3: Example Tuner RF Channels Page ............................................................................. 8-7 Figure 8-4: Example Tuner Map Upload/Download Page ............................................................ 8-8 Figure 8-5: File Download window ........................................................................................... 8-8 Figure 8-6: Host location to save map file..................................................................................... 8-9 Figure 8-7: Download Complete window .................................................................................. 8-9 Figure 8-8: Locate the file on the host ......................................................................................... 8-10 Figure 8-9: Example Port Configuration Page ............................................................................ 8-12 Figure 8-10: Example System Management Configuration Page ............................................... 8-17 Figure 8-11: Example User Account Configuration Page ........................................................... 8-19 Figure 8-12: Example Network Ports Configuration Page .......................................................... 8-21 Figure 8-13: Example Date & Time Configuration Page ............................................................ 8-23 Figure 8-14: Example RVL Configuration Page ......................................................................... 8-25 Figure 8-15: Example Remote Control Configuration Page ....................................................... 8-27 Figure 9-1: Example Global Alarm Configuration Page ............................................................... 9-3 Figure 9-2: Example Global Parameters Configuration Page ....................................................... 9-6 Figure 9-3: Example Capture Configuration Page ...................................................................... 9-12 Figure 10-1: Example RF Channel Alias Page ............................................................................ 10-3 Figure 10-2: Example Video Program Alias Names Page .......................................................... 10-5

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Figure 10-3: Example Video/Program Alarm Template Page................................................... 10-11 Figure 10-4: Example Video/Program Transport Flow Alarm Template Page......................... 10-13 Figure 10-5: Example Video/Program Transport Stream Alarm Template Page...................... 10-18 Figure 10-6: Example Video Transport ETSI Alarm Template Page........................................ 10-20 Figure 11-1: Example Download/Upload Configuration Page.................................................... 11-2 Figure 11-2: Locate the File on the Host ..................................................................................... 11-3 Figure 11-3: File Download Window ...................................................................................... 11-4 Figure 11-4: Host Location to Save Config File.......................................................................... 11-5 Figure 11-5: Download Complete Window ............................................................................. 11-6 Figure 11-6: Save the AliasConfig File ....................................................................................... 11-6 Figure 11-7: Locate the Area to Save the AliasConfig File ........................................................ 11-7 Figure 11-8: Download Complete Window ............................................................................. 11-8 Figure 11-9: Save the Syslog File................................................................................................ 11-8 Figure 11-10: Save As Window ............................................................................................... 11-9 Figure 11-11: Download Complete Window ......................................................................... 11-10 Figure 11-12: File Download Window .................................................................................. 11-10 Figure 11-13: Save As Window ............................................................................................. 11-11 Figure 11-14: Download Complete Window ......................................................................... 11-12 Figure 11-15: File Download Window .................................................................................. 11-13 Figure 11-16: Save As Window ............................................................................................. 11-13 Figure 11-17: Download Complete Window ......................................................................... 11-14 Figure 11-18: Firmware Download Page ............................................................................... 11-15 Figure 11-19: Locate the Firmware File to Download .............................................................. 11-16 Figure 11-20: Firmware Update Page .................................................................................... 11-17 Figure 11-21: Firmware Update Page Displays Update Progress.......................................... 11-18 Figure 11-22: Save Configuration Menu ................................................................................... 11-19 Figure 12-1: Manufacturing Information Page ............................................................................ 12-1 Figure 12-2: Example System Debug Statistics Page.................................................................. 12-2 Figure 12-3: File Download Window ...................................................................................... 12-3 Figure 12-4: Save As Window ................................................................................................. 12-4 Figure 12-5: Download Complete Window ............................................................................. 12-5 Figure 12-6: Example RMON Statistics Page ............................................................................. 12-6 Figure 12-7: Example Round Trip Time Page............................................................................. 12-7 Figure 12-8: Round Trip Time Page Results ............................................................................... 12-8 Figure 12-9: Example Trace Route Page ..................................................................................... 12-9 Figure 12-10: Trace Route Page Results ..................................................................................... 12-9

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List of Tables

Table 4-1: Power and Cooling ....................................................................................................... 4-1 Table 4-2: Reference Clock and Calibration ................................................................................. 4-1 Table 4-3: Environmental .............................................................................................................. 4-2 Table 4-4: Regulatory Information ................................................................................................ 4-2 Table 4-5: Relevant Standards Compliance................................................................................... 4-3 Table 4-6: Physical ........................................................................................................................ 4-4 Table 4-7: IneoQuest Part Numbers .............................................................................................. 4-4 Table 6-1: System Status Fields..................................................................................................... 6-3 Table 6-2: SNMP Configuration Fields......................................................................................... 6-4 Table 6-3: iVMS Configuration Fields .......................................................................................... 6-4 Table 6-4: iVMS Firewall Communications Fields....................................................................... 6-5 Table 6-5: Syslog Configuration Fields......................................................................................... 6-5 Table 6-6: Port Configuration Fields ............................................................................................. 6-6 Table 6-7: Global Parameters Fields ............................................................................................. 6-7 Table 6-8: Tuner Configuration Fields .......................................................................................... 6-8 Table 8-1: Tuner Configuration Fields and Ranges....................................................................... 8-2 Table 8-2: Map Fields and Descriptions........................................................................................ 8-5 Table 8-3: Management Port Fields and Ranges ......................................................................... 8-11 Table 8-4: System Identification Fields and Ranges ................................................................... 8-13 Table 8-5: System Memo Field and Range ................................................................................. 8-13 Table 8-6: System Location Fields and Valid Ranges................................................................. 8-14 Table 8-7: SNMP Configuration Fields and Ranges ................................................................... 8-14 Table 8-8: SYSLOG Configuration Fields and Ranges............................................................... 8-15 Table 8-9: iVMS Configuration Fields and Ranges .................................................................... 8-15 Table 8-10: Defined Users Fields and Ranges............................................................................. 8-18 Table 8-11: New Account Fields and Ranges ............................................................................. 8-18 Table 8-12: HTTP Fields and Ranges.......................................................................................... 8-20 Table 8-13: Telnet Fields and Ranges ......................................................................................... 8-20 Table 8-14: ICMP Field and Range ............................................................................................. 8-20 Table 8-15: IQ Tools Field and Valid Range .............................................................................. 8-21 Table 8-16: Current Field and Range .......................................................................................... 8-22 Table 8-17: Time Source Fields and Ranges ............................................................................... 8-22 Table 8-18: Adjustments Fields and Ranges ............................................................................... 8-23 Table 8-19: RVL Configuration Field and Range ....................................................................... 8-24 Table 8-20: Remote Codes .......................................................................................................... 8-26 Table 8-21: Remote Control Mode .............................................................................................. 8-27 Table 8-22: AUX Function Setup Code ...................................................................................... 8-27 Table 9-1: General Field and Range .............................................................................................. 9-2 Table 9-2: Alarms Field and Range ............................................................................................... 9-2 Table 9-3: Flow Census Fields and Ranges................................................................................... 9-4

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Table 9-4: Transport Streams Fields and Ranges .......................................................................... 9-5 Table 9-5: Triggers Fields and Ranges .......................................................................................... 9-7 Table 9-6: Port Filters Fields and Ranges...................................................................................... 9-8 Table 9-7: Program Filters Fields and Ranges............................................................................... 9-9 Table 9-8: PID Filters Fields and Ranges ...................................................................................... 9-9 Table 9-9: Status Fields and Ranges.............................................................................................. 9-9 Table 9-10: Control Fields and Ranges ....................................................................................... 9-10 Table 9-11: Upload Field and Range ........................................................................................... 9-11 Table 9-12: Auto Upload Fields and Ranges............................................................................... 9-11 Table 10-1: RF Flow Alias Template Fields and Ranges ............................................................ 10-2 Table 10-2: Characteristics Fields and Ranges............................................................................ 10-2 Table 10-3: Program Alias Name Field and Range ..................................................................... 10-4 Table 10-4: Video Program Alias Names Fields and Ranges ..................................................... 10-4 Table 10-5: Program Monitoring Template Fields and Ranges .................................................. 10-5 Table 10-6: Video/Program Alarm Template Fields and Ranges................................................ 10-6 Table 10-7: Program Media Loss (CC) Alarms Fields and Ranges ............................................ 10-7 Table 10-8: Program Monitoring Alarms Fields and Ranges...................................................... 10-8 Table 10-9: Video/Program Alarm Template Fields and Ranges................................................ 10-9 Table 10-10: Program PID Bitrate Monitoring Alarms Fields and Ranges .............................. 10-10 Table 10-11: Video Transport Alarm Template Fields and Ranges .......................................... 10-12 Table 10-12: Video Transport Flow Alarm Template Fields and Ranges................................. 10-12 Table 10-13: Video Transport Stream Alarm Template Fields and Ranges.............................. 10-14 Table 10-14: Video Transport ETSI TR 101 290 Alarm Template Fields and Ranges ............ 10-18 Table 12-1: RMON Statistics ...................................................................................................... 12-5 Table 12-2: Round Trip Time ...................................................................................................... 12-7 Table A-1: Unsupported ASCII Characters.................................................................................. A-1 Table A-2: Supported ASCII Characters ...................................................................................... A-2

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Technical Support Information

Technical Support Information

Updated documentation, software and information for this and other products are available on the IneoQuest Web site.

1.1

Address and Telephone Numbers


Address, USA: IneoQuest Technologies Inc. 170 Forbes Blvd. Mansfield, MA 02048 Telephone, USA: +1 508 339 2497 FAX Telephone Number, USA +1 508 339 4727 Toll-Free Technical Support Telephone, USA: +1 866 464 4636

1.2

Internet Addresses
E-Mail: techsupport@ineoquest.com URL: http://www.ineoquest.com FTP Server: ftp3.ineoquest.com

1.3

About this Document


This document is intended as a Users Guide for the Cricket 8-VSB. For information regarding any other of IneoQuests products, please consult the appropriate document.

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General Safety Information

General Safety Information

Observe all safety precautions listed within this document to avoid injury and prevent damage to this product or any product connected to it. To avoid any hazardous conditions, use this product only as specified.

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Safety Terms
Safety statements throughout this document are identified as follows: WARNING Warning statements indicate conditions that could result in injury or loss of life and describe how to avoid them. CAUTION Caution statements indicate conditions that could result in damage to this product or other property and describe how to avoid these problems.

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General Precautions to Avoid Injury


WARNING Do not operate in wet or damp environments or outside recommended operating conditions. This product is intended for indoor use. WARNING Use only the power supply specified for this product with a properly grounded power outlet. WARNING Do not operate this product in an explosive atmosphere. WARNING Do not operate this product if it is damaged. Have a qualified service person inspect damaged equipment before use. WARNING This test system is designed to be used for test, monitoring and analysis of network equipment and systems. It is not intended to be used as a part of any life support system, safety system or critical communications link.

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General Precautions to Avoid Property Damage


CAUTION Excessive electrostatic discharge may damage some components. Take precautions against electrostatic discharge. CAUTION Use care in handling. Delicate connectors can be easily damaged. CAUTION Provide proper ventilation to prevent the product from overheating. CAUTION This test system is designed to be used for test, monitoring and analysis of network equipment and systems. It is not intended to be used as a part of any life support system, safety system or critical communications link.

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Introduction

Introduction

3.1

Overview of the Cricket 8-VSB


Cricket 8-VSB is a powerful and cost-effective video quality and service assurance tool for broadcasters needing to audit, monitor, analyze and troubleshoot their 8-VSB digital terrestrial service. The Cricket 8-VSB has a unique ability to monitor and report on the physical layer characteristics, such as Reed-Solomon errors, while simultaneously reporting on the MPEG-2 transport stream layer. This allows the Broadcasters to easily isolate any transmission problems from encoder or multiplexer. The Cricket 8-VSB can be deployed at the transmission site and at the corresponding receiver sites to perform service auditing, monitoring and analysis. The Cricket 8-VSB contains a single RF Tuner which can be configured to continuously scan a sequence of RF channels or tune to a specific frequency to monitor and report on any customer affecting problems, such as loss events, outage, bit-rate variation, PCR clock variation, and TR 101 290 errors. The Cricket also provides physical layer monitoring for errors such as Reed-Solomon corrected and uncorrected errors. By default, it scans the North American standard terrestrial frequency range of 53 MHz to 857MHz. Custom configured frequency maps are also supported within the Cricket 8-VSB.

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Features
Reports signal-to-noise ratio and Reed-Solomon errors, corrected and uncorrected Real-time monitoring and measurements of video programs Auto scan and discovery of VSB RF frequencies Tunes to any UHF/VHF channel Monitoring and analysis to the PID level Remote video verification with IQtv Supports SD and HD video content over SPTS and MPTS Video trigger / capture Seamless integration into iVMS Customizable RF Frequency maps and alarm thresholds USB connector for local management with PC 10/100 MB Fast Ethernet management interface Field upgradeable

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Scope of this Document


This document is intended to be a users guide for the operation of the Cricket 8-VSB. It includes some hardware information, basic setup, and troubleshooting digital video quality issues. For more comprehensive information on features and troubleshooting with the Cricket 8-VSB please see the IneoQuest Web site www.ineoquest.com or contact IneoQuest Technical Operations at 1-866-464-4636.

3.3

Hardware and Software Requirements


To operate the Cricket 8-VSB, a PC is required with a Web browser such as Windows Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox installed.

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Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications

4.1

Power and Cooling

Table 4-1:

Power and Cooling

Description Power Requirements - External Power Supply

Specification Mains Supply: 100 to 240VAC, 0.6A, 50 to 60Hz, voltage fluctuations up to +/- 10% of the nominal voltage. The power supply contains no user serviceable parts and must not be disassembled.

Power Requirements Cricket 8-VSB

5 volts DC, 1.9 A via external power adapter or Rack Mount Kit

Power Output to USB Host Port (type A 5 volts DC, 0.5A MAX. connector) Cooling The Cricket enclosure and power supply are cooled by natural convection. Do not cover or stack units.

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Reference Clock and Calibration

Table 4-2:

Reference Clock and Calibration

Description Internal Reference Clock Calibration

Specification 25 MHz +/- 50ppm accuracy The Cricket requires no periodic calibration adjustments during its lifetime.

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Environmental

Table 4-3:

Environmental

Description Operating Temperature Storage Temperature Environment

Specification 0 to 40C -20 to 60C Indoor use only in a non-explosive atmosphere. Pollution degree 2

Operating Altitude Operating Humidity

2000m maximum 80% maximum for temperatures of to 31 C, decreasing linearly to 50% relative humidity at 40C.

4.4

Regulatory Information

Table 4-4:

Regulatory Information

Category

Standard or Description EMC Emissions and Immunity EN 61326 : 1997/A1 : 1998/A2 : 2001/A3 : 2003 EMC requirements for Electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use - General Use Note: 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.

EC Declaration of Conformity - EMC Complies with the following:

EC Declaration of Conformity -Low Voltage

Complies with the following: IEC 60950-1:2001 (1st Edition) and EN60950-1:2001 Information Technology Equipment Safety General Requirements Complies with the following: FCC 47 CFR Part 15 Class A emissions requirements

FCC

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Table 4-4:

Regulatory Information

Category Product Safety

Standard or Description CSA Listed file # 230516 Complies with the following: UL 60950-1, 1st edition Information Technology Equipment - Safety - Part 1: General Requirements CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-03 Information Technology Equipment - Safety Part 1: General Requirements.

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Relevant Standards Compliance


The Cricket 8-VSB is compliant to the relevant sections of the following standards.

Table 4-5:

Relevant Standards Compliance

IEEE 802.3-2002, IEEE Standard for Information technology--Telecommunications and information exchange between systems--Local and metropolitan area networks--Specific requirements--Part 3: Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Detection (CSMA/CD) Access Method and Physical Layer Specifications. A/53: ATSC Digital Television Standard, Parts 1 - 6, 2007 as published by the Advanced Television Systems Committee, 1750 K Street, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, D.C. 20006

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4.6

Dimensions and Weight


Table 4-6: Physical

Description Cricket 8-VSB Dimensions

Specification Width: 5.3 (134.6mm) Height: 2.12 (53.9mm) Depth: 7 (178mm)

Power Supply Dimensions

Width: 1.96 (50mm) Height: 1.23 (31.2mm) Depth: 4.33 (110mm)

Weight

0.75 kg (1.65 lbs) 1.27 kg (2.80 lbs) - with external power supply and power cord

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IneoQuest Part Numbers

Table 4-7:

IneoQuest Part Numbers

IneoQuest Part Number 950-00012-002 870-00016-001 870-00016-002 870-00016-003 870-00016-004 870-00016-005 870-00016-006 870-00045-001 870-00083-001

Description Power Supply, 5V 20W Power Cord, North America Power Cord, UK Power Cord, Europe Power Cord, Israel Power Cord, Japan Power Cord, Swiss USB Cable, A - MiniB Serial Cable, DB9-RJ12

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4.8

Cleaning the Cricket 8-VSB


External surfaces may be cleaned using a clean cloth dampened with water or 70% isopropyl alcohol.

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Installation of the Cricket 8-VSB

Installation of the Cricket 8-VSB

Before attempting to set up the hardware, ensure that you received the following items with your shipment: Cricket Chassis 1, 5V Power Supply 1, Power Cord (Regional Specific) 1, CD-ROM containing USB driver, and documentation 1, USB cable In order to configure and use the Cricket it must be correctly connected. The network connection (blinking Link LED prior to connecting) or the Mini B type USB port can be used as the management port. Use the following figures and explanations to help you connect your system correctly. Figure 5-1 shows the front panel of the Cricket 8-VSB. Figure 5-2 shows the rear panel. The figures include reference numbers that correspond with the descriptions that follow.

5.1

Installation of the USB Driver


These are the basic instructions for installing the USB driver software on the host computer. NOTE: The USB Driver must be installed before you connect the Cricket to the PC via the USB cable. If the Cricket is connected to the PC via the USB cable and powered up, it could corrupt the installation. Disconnect the USB cable and Cricket from the PC before installing the USB driver.

1. On the installation CD, locate the file, IneoQuest-USB-install.exe. Typically, it is located in a Utilities folder. 2. Initiate the executable file and install the driver on the host computer.

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Cricket 8-VSB Hardware Installation


In order to properly install the Cricket 8-VSB, familiarize yourself with the location of the connectors identified here then follow the installation steps in this chapter.

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Installation of the Cricket 8-VSB

Figure 5-1:

Cricket 8-VSB Front Panel

The following list describes each of the numbered items on the front and rear panels of the Cricket unit. Refer to the numbered items in Figure 5-1 and Figure 5-2. (1) Front panel status LEDs: Power (Power Indicator) A green LED means power is on. Alarm (Alarm Indicator) A green LED indicates that no thresholds have been exceeded. A red LED means that thresholds have been exceeded. Media (Media Stream Indicator) This green LED blinks indicating that a frame has been captured into a JPEG image. Media Loss (Media Loss Indicator) This green LED blinks indicating an MDI error has occurred. Front Panel Viewer Feedback button is used to manually indicate problems with the media stream.

(2)

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Installation of the Cricket 8-VSB

Figure 5-2:

Cricket 8-VSB Rear Panel

(3) (4)

+ 5V: DC Power Input connection. Connect the IneoQuest 5V power supply to this port on the back of the Cricket unit. USB: Chassis System USB (MiniB type) Management Port. Use this port to connect the Cricket unit to your PC for configuration communication with the IQMediaAnalyzer Pro application. USB: Chassis System host USB (A type) Port. Primary IP Port: Used to connect Cricket to the DUT. A copper CAT5 cable to the 10/100 RJ45 connector can be used. The default configuration of this port is ARP disabled. Secondary IP Port: Used when the Cricket is connected in line and passes through the Tx and Rx data. Use a copper CAT5 cable to the 10/100 RJ45 connector. Cable In: 8-VSB coax connector. Reset: Used to cause a hardware reset.

(5) (6)

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5.2.1

Cricket 8-VSB Hardware Installation Instructions


Follow these steps to install the Cricket 8-VSB hardware. Refer to Figure 5-1 and Figure 5-2 if necessary for the identified connection locations. 1. On the rear panel of the Cricket 8-VSB, insert the male end of a coax video cable connector into the Cable In jack. 2. Attach an Ethernet cable between the management Primary Port of the Cricket to an Ethernet port of the management network.

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3. Attach the included +5 Volt power supply to the Cricket. Plug the power supply into a properly grounded power outlet. The Cricket will automatically power up. There are no switches to apply power. NOTE: When inserting the power supply connector, be sure that the connector is fully inserted. Verify that the power indicator on the front panel is lit after the power supply is connected to a grounded power outlet. If the power indicator is not lit, verify that you have fully seated the power supply connector. Install a cable tie on the real panel of the Cricket 8-VSB to secure the power cable. Be sure to install the cable tie as shown in Figure 5-3. This method will provide slight inward pressure on the power cable during operation and allow the power jack to be removed without cutting the wire tie.

Figure 5-3:

Secure the Power Cable

NOTE:

If the Cricket 8-VSB is to be installed in a Cricket Rack Mount, the Cricket will receive power from the Rack Mount. Please refer to the Cricket Rack Mount Kit Installation Guide for the appropriate power connection instructions. In addition, verify that the Cricket Rack Mount Kit you have is Revision D or higher. The revision number is located on a label with the part number and revision number in the lower left-hand corner on the front of the Rack Mount. Earlier revision numbers may require adjustment in order for the Cricket 8-VSB to fit properly. The power jack on the Cricket 8-VSB will not fit properly if the Rack Mounts internal distribution board is not adjusted correctly. If the Rack Mount Kit is not labeled Revision D or higher, carefully check

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alignment of the power connector when installing the Cricket 8-VSB. The connector should mate without force. If the connector does not line up properly, contact IneoQuest for assistance. Cricket Rack Mount part numbers are: IQK-CRKTRCK-001, Cricket Rack Mount Kit, AC IQK-CRKTRCK-002, Cricket Rack Mount Kit, DC 4. After approximately 60 seconds ensure that the Ethernet Link light is lit on the Cricket management port (Primary Port).

5.3

Connecting to the HTML Interface via the USB Port


The Cricket 8-VSB uses the rear panel mini USB port for management via a local host computer. The USB 2.0 connection can be used to verify and or change the IP configuration of the System Management Port. Be sure to verify that the current IP configuration of the System Management Port will work on your network without conflict before continuing. Factory test and burn in settings were shipped with your system. Network configuration methods require the Cricket to be in the operational mode for use with iVMS. Follow these instructions to connect to the HTML interface via the USB port. 1. Connect power cabling to the Cricket 8-VSB, and the USB connection to the Cricket 8-VSB and your host computer. NOTE: Refer to power cabling installation instructions in Section 5.2.1 for the proper power cabling procedure.

2. Use a Web browser application such as Windows Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox on a host computer and enter the default IP address 10.0.0.2 (see Figure 5-4).

Figure 5-4:

Enter the Default IP Address 10.0.0.2

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3. The Cricket Login Screen will appear (See Figure 5-5). Input username and password. For initial setup the default username is Admin and default password is Su. The usernames and passwords are case sensitive. After you have entered the username and password, click the Log On ( ) button.

Figure 5-5:

Cricket Login Page

4. The page will display the Crickets Home Web page (see Figure 5-6). Now that you are connected to the Cricket via the USB and Web browser, proceed to Section 5.4 for configuring the System Management Port.

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Figure 5-6:

Cricket 8-VSB Home Page

5.4

Configuring the Management Port (TCP/IP) through Port Config


These are the steps to follow when setting up the Port Config. If necessary, please refer to Section 8.5 for setting descriptions and valid ranges. 1. Select System Configuration in the left-hand menu section of the HTML interface. See Figure 5-7.

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Figure 5-7:

Select System Configuration

2. Select the Port Config menu option in the expanded menu. See Figure 5-8.

Figure 5-8:

Select Port Config

The Cricket 8-VSB supports either Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) (see Section 5.4.2) or Static IP addressing (see Section 5.4.1). The Cricket supports the following interface connections: HTML Web browser based direct connection interface or a connection via iVMS. Instructions on the use of the iVMS are outside the scope of this document. Please refer to the iVMS Users Guide.

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The system management port of the Cricket allows remote access to the Cricket and faster communication speeds over the USB.

5.4.1

Configuring the Management Port with Static IP Addressing


To configure the Cricket system management port with static IP addressing, enter the following information into the appropriate fields: System IP Address System Subnet Mask Gateway IP Address See the example in Figure 5-9.

Figure 5-9:

Static IP Addressing Example

NOTE:

Make sure the information will work with the network you are plugging the Cricket into before saving.

Once entered, click the Save & Reset System ( ) button. It will take about 30 seconds for the system to reboot with the appropriate management port IP information.

5.4.2

Configuring the Management Port to use Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
This section will focus exclusively on configuring the Cricket 8-VSB to use DHCP. To enable DHCP mode, change to the DHCP Status to Enable DHCP. Next, click the Save & Reset System button. It will take about 30 seconds for the system to reboot with the appropriate management port IP information. When a Cricket is configured for DHCP, the status of the Crickets DHCP request is indicated by the four colored LEDs on the front panel. If the Cricket fails to properly receive and assign its IP address from the DHCP server, the four LEDs will flash red in a counterclockwise pattern.1

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Once the Cricket has rebooted and obtained an IP address from the DHCP server, you can get the IP address by connecting the USB cable, typing 10.0.0.2 IP address in a browser window, and selecting the Port Config menu option in the System Configuration section of the HTML interface. The new IP address will be displayed there. See Figure 5-10 for an example.

Figure 5-10: Example System Configuration Page

1. If the Cricket fails to obtain an IP address from DHCP, it can still be accessed locally via the mini-USB 2.0 connector. This requires a PC with a special driver (IneoQuest USB LAN Link) that layers TCP/IP over USB. The local IP address of the Cricket in this scenario is 10.0.0.2.

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Configuration of the Cricket 8-VSB and System Status

Configuration of the Cricket hardware is accomplished mainly through the HTML interface. Some of the configuration can also be performed by the iVMS, but this document only describes the HTML interface.

6.1

Connecting and Logging into the Cricket with a Web Browser


After the Cricket system management port has been successfully configured (see Section 5.4), a Web browser such as Windows Internet Explorer (IE) or Mozilla Firefox (Firefox) may be used to access it directly through an Ethernet connection rather than the USB. Ethernet is a faster communication path. To directly connect to the Cricket follow these steps: 1. Connect power and Ethernet cabling. 2. Use a Web browser application on a host computer and enter the configured IP address, for example: 192.168.8.28 (see Figure 6-1).

Figure 6-1:

Enter the Configured IP Address

3. The Cricket Login Page will appear (See Figure 6-2). Input username and password. For initial setup the default username is Admin and default password is Su. The usernames and passwords are case sensitive. After you have entered the username and password, click the Log On ( ) button.

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Figure 6-2:

Cricket Login Page

4. Now, you should be connected to the Cricket via Ethernet and Web Browser. The browser will then open to the Cricket Home Web page (see Figure 6-3). Password change (user account management) is available under the System Configuration section of the HTML interface (see Section 8 for more information regarding this).

Figure 6-3:

Cricket 8-VSB Home Page

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6.2

System Status
The System Status page lists the current configuration settings and port status of the monitoring system. This page includes multiple sections. See Figure 6-4 for an example page. System Status See Section 8.5 for information on setting the values in this part of the report, except where noted.

Table 6-1:

System Status Fields

Field FIRMWARE (IQZ) VERSION

Description Version of the firmware currently installed and running on the system. See Section 11.2 for information about updating the firmware. Duration since the last system restart.

SYSTEM UP TIME (DAYS:HH:MM:SS) SYSTEM NAME SYSTEM MODE SYSTEM TIME AND DATE

Configured name of the system. Operating mode of the unit. Time and date of the system clock. Used to time stamp state changes and alarms.

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Table 6-1:

System Status Fields (Continued)

Field SYSTEM MAC ADDRESS

Description Layer 2 address of the system. This value is not configurable. Layer 3 address of the system. Layer 3 subnet mask of the system.

SYSTEM IP ADDRESS SYSTEM SUBNET MASK

SYSTEM GATEWAY IP ADDRESS Gateway layer 3 address of the system. SYSTEM DHCP STATUS Setting for Dynamic Host Control Protocol (enabled/disabled).

SNMP Configuration See Section 8.5 for information on setting the values in this part of the report.

Table 6-2:

SNMP Configuration Fields

Field SYSTEM MEMO SYSTEM LOCATION SYSTEM DESCRIPTION SYSTEM CONTACT iVMS Configuration

Description This field displays a note or a brief text message. Physical location of the unit. Description of the system. Contact for the system.

See Section 8.6 for information on setting the values in this part of the report.

Table 6-3:

iVMS Configuration Fields

Field
IVMS IVMS

Description DESTINATION IP ADDRESS USERNAME (CLUSTER DIR) Layer 3 address of the iVMS server. Directory for consolidating iVMS data.

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iVMS Firewall Communications See Section 8.6 for information on setting the values in this part of the report.

Table 6-4:

iVMS Firewall Communications Fields

Field SYSTEM ACCESS TO IVMS UPLOAD SERVER IP ADDRESS

Description The method used to connect to iVMS. Layer 3 address of the iVMS upload server. Port address for media stats. Port address for upload server management.

MEDIA STATS UPLOAD PORT UPLOAD SERVER PORT FOR MANAGEMENT SYSLOG Configuration

See Sections 8.5 and 8.9 for information on setting the values in this part of the report.

Table 6-5:

Syslog Configuration Fields

Field SYSLOG AUTO FILE UPLOAD STATUS SYSLOG AUTO UPLOAD SERVER IP ADDRESS

Description Enabled or Disabled. Layer 3 address of the Syslog Auto Upload Server.

SYSLOG AUTO UPLOAD SERVER PORT Port Address of the Syslog Auto Upload Server. SYSLOG PRIMARY IP ADDRESS SYSLOG SECONDARY IP ADDRESS Layer 3 address for the syslog daemon. Secondary Layer 3 address for the syslog daemon. Source for the system clock. Layer 3 address of the SNTP server. Duration of wait between requesting time from the SNTP server.

DATE & TIME SOURCE SNTP SERVER IP ADDRESS SNTP SERVER UPDATE PERIOD

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Table 6-5:

Syslog Configuration Fields (Continued)

Field DATE & TIME ZONE AUTO ADJUST DAYLIGHT SAVINGS

Description Time zone where the system is located. Setting of the auto adjust for Daylight Saving Time. Number of minutes to offset the clock during Daylight Saving Time. Date and time that Daylight Saving Time starts. Date and time that Daylight Saving Time ends.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME OFFSET (MIN.) DAYLIGHT SAVINGS START DAY &
TIME

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS END DAY & TIME

Port Configuration See Section 5.4 for information on setting the values in this part of the report.

Table 6-6:

Port Configuration Fields

Field

Description Primary and Secondary Ports

STATUS

Status of the link (up/down). Speed of the link. Success or Failure. IP Configuration

SPEED AUTO-NEGOTIATION

MANAGEMENT PORT MAC ADDRESS

Primary or Secondary. Layer 2 address for the port. This value is not configurable. Layer 3 address of port 1.

IP ADDRESS

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Table 6-6:

Port Configuration Fields (Continued)

Field SUBNET MASK GATEWAY ADDRESS DHCP STATUS Global Parameters

Description Layer 3 subnet mask of port 1. Layer 3 gateway address for port 1. Enabled or Disabled.

See Section 9.2 for information on setting the values in this part of the report.

Table 6-7:

Global Parameters Fields

Field PORT LINK BANDWIDTH (MBITS/SEC) TOTAL CENSUS STREAM(S) DETECTION COUNT FLOW RECOGNITION MODE

Description Display of the Port link bandwidth limit The maximum number of flow/streams allowed in the census. Mode used for detecting flows Alias: Only flows with an alias defined are displayed in the census Media: Only flows detected as a valid media type are displayed in the census Alias & Media: Only flows that meet both the Alias and Media criteria are displayed in the census. All: All detected flows are displayed in the census

FLOW RECOGNITION PACKET THRESHOLD

Minimum number of packets in a flow that must be detected for the flow to be displayed in the census Used only when Recognition Mode is set to All

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Table 6-7:

Global Parameters Fields (Continued)

Field VLNK DESCRIPTION INDICATES

Description Determines how flows that contain one or more VLNK descriptors are handled Normal Flow: Ignores the descriptor Menu Mode: Causes these flows to be considered menu flows

ALLOWS FLOWS W/MISSING PMT(S)

Include flows without a program map table to be displayed in the census Include flows without a program association table to be displayed in the census

ALLOWS FLOWS W/MISSING PAT

Tuner Configuration See Section <> for information on setting the values in this part of the report.
Table 6-8: Tuner Configuration Fields

Field MAP STATE

Description Name of the RF tuner map in use Stream: Tuned to the specified RF channel for analysis Scan: Currently scanning through the RF channels, tuning to each for analysis

RF CHANNEL

For Scan mode: RF channel to start streaming For Stream/Lock mode: RF channel to lock

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Figure 6-4:

Example System Status Page

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Network Statistics

Use the Network Statistics pages to monitor the status of flows, programs and alarms.

7.1

RF Flow Census
Flow Census displays program and MDI information for the detected flows. See Figure 7-1 for an example page.

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The colored columns represent the metrics with a Video Program or Transport alarm threshold set. See Section 10 for information on configuring alarm templates. The colored LEDs in the Alias Name column reflect the most severe condition in the corresponding row. The first LED represents RF Transport (Flow) alarms and the second LED represents the Program alarm status. In the census information: Green cells or LEDs indicate a good state. Red cells or LEDs indicate the stream is currently in an alarmed state. Yellow cells or LEDs indicate the stream experienced an alarm in the past 15 minutes. Black cells or LEDs indicate an outage. Gray cells or LEDs indicate the stream is not monitored. Use the refresh slider in the upper right-hand corner of the page to change the update rate. Full left is off. Full right is roughly once a second. Click the handle of the refresh slider to get an immediate update. Use the Clear History button ( ) in the upper right-hand corner of the page to reset the MDI counters. Use the Clear Flows button ( ) to clear all detected flows and re-scan to detect flows.

Figure 7-1:

RF Flow Census Example Page

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RF Flow Status
RF Flow Status displays program and alias information for detected flows, along with error and duration information. See Figure 7-2 for an example page. See Section 10 for information on configuring alarm templates.

Figure 7-2:

RF Flow Status Example Page

Click on any flow to display current detailed statistics in the blue section at the bottom of the page. Use the refresh slider in the upper right corner of the page to change the update rate. Full left is off, and full right is the fastest setting. Click the handle of the slider to get an immediate update. Use the Reset Stats button ( ) to clear the statistics.

7.3

RF Flow Program View


RF Flow Program view displays program alarms. See Figure 7-3 for an example page. Use the Flow Filter field to select one or all flows and the Program field to select a program.

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Figure 7-3:

RF Flow Program View Example Page

You can select a particular flow by clicking the drop-down indicator on the Flow Filter selection field in the upper right corner of the page. This can be used to limit the program list display to programs in a single flow. Underneath the Flow Filter selection field is the Program box which can be used to quickly find an entry in the program list. The Program box can be used either as a simple drop-down list or as a text-input field. This type of input box is referred to as a combobox. Typing in the box will limit the items displayed in the drop-down list to those which match what has been typed. In addition, clicking any item in the program list or in the Program box will cause the program details area to display the details of the selected program. Program Specific Information (PSI) programs are shown in the program list with a symbol. Every flow has a PSI program which is a collection of transport stream level PIDs, such as Program Association Table (PAT), Network Information Table (NIT), Conditional Access Table (CAT), which do not belong to any one program. Non-media programs (NMP) are shown in the program list with a symbol. A non-media program is a program containing no audio or video PIDs. A program can also be marked as non-media by selecting the Non-Media Control Program checkbox in the video program alias (See Section 10.2).

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7.4

RF Tuner Status
RF Tuner Status displays the channel/frequency mapping, program information and Reed-Solomon error information. See Figure 7-4 for an example page. Use the refresh slider in the upper right-hand corner of the page to change the update rate. Full left is off. Full right is roughly once a second. Click the handle of the refresh slider to get an immediate update. Selectingthe Clear Counters button ( resets Reed-Solomon counts and percentages NOTE: NOTE: ) in the upper right of the page

Reed-Solomon interval counters maintained in a stream census are not reset. Signal status is only displayed if the signal quality is less than nominal.

Figure 7-4:

RF Tuner Status Example Page

7.5

Program Guide
Program Guide displays the program/channel. See Figure 7-5 for an example page.

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Use the refresh slider in the upper right-hand corner of the page to change the update rate. Full left is off. Full right is roughly once a second. Click the handle of the refresh slider to get an immediate update. You can select the program information to view by using the buttons on the remote control display or clicking a program in the list on the right of the page.

Figure 7-5:

Program Guide Example Page

The program list indicates scrambled status using the following color code: Blue Scrambled Green Unscrambled Black Unknown

7.6

Alarm Log
The Alarm Log shows the history of alarms that have been triggered. See Section 10 for information on configuring alarm templates. See Figure 7-6 for an example page. Use the refresh slider in the upper right-hand corner of the page to change the update rate. Full left is off. Full right is roughly once a second. Click the handle of the refresh slider to get an immediate update.

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Use the Clear log button (

) to clear the log.

Figure 7-6:

Alarm Log Example Page

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System Configuration

Use the System Configuration pages to set and update the IP configuration of the system management port, manage user accounts, the network ports, and the system date and time. When changing the management port, use the Save & Reset System button ( ) in the upper right-hand corner of the page to save changes and reset the test system. NOTE:If the system IP address is changed you must change the IP address in your browser to reconnect. DO NOT power cycle the system until the system completes the reset process.

8.1

RF Tuner Config
Use the Tuner Configuration page to specify a channel to analyze, or the starting channel to analyze when scanning. Use the refresh slider in the upper right-hand corner of the page to change the update rate. Full left is off. Full right is roughly once a second. Click the handle of the refresh slider to get an immediate update. See Figure 8-1 for an example page.

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Mode Control Mode Controls controls RF channel tuning, streaming, scanning, and default mode.
Table 8-1: Tuner Configuration Fields and Ranges

Field

Description Mode Control

Valid Range

RF Channel

Stream/lock mode: RF channel to lock onto Scan mode: RF channel at which to begin scanning Use the start and stop buttons ( to begin and end streaming and analysis. )

Valid channel in the map

STB channel

Stream/lock mode: STB channel to lock onto A valid program alias Scan mode: STB channel at which to begin must be defined with the matching STB scanning channel number. The Use the start and stop buttons ( ) RF channel that to begin and end streaming and analysis. contains the STB channel is tuned and streamed. Number of seconds spent streaming each channel. Changes to this parameter only affect the scan once it is started, not while it is currently running, scan time must be greater than or equal to 15 seconds. Use the scan and quit buttons ( to begin and end scanning. ) Greater than or equal to 15 seconds

Scan duration

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Field Default mode

Description Scan: Continuously cycle through the channels defined in the RF alias table. Each channel is tuned and streamed for analysis for the number of seconds specified in the Scan duration field. Stream/lock: Tune, stream and analyze the RF channel specified in the RF channel field. Set ( ) updates the default mode, duration, and channel parameters. A set must be performed prior to a save configuration. A save configuration must be performed from the Save Config page (see Section 11.3) to ensure changes persist over a reset or power cycle.

Valid Range scan, stream/lock

Detection Control Detection Control controls RF channel discovery. Clicking the learn button ( ) initiates a complete scan for QAM digital channels and attempts to discover programs on those channels. All channels are checked regardless of the configuration. The scan may take several minutes to complete. Alias Configuration Alias Configuration updates the RF alias table with the current detected configuration. Clicking the save button ( ) updates the RF alias table with the current detected configuration. Alias updates can performed for RF channels only or RF channels and programs. NOTE: After a default mode change or an alias configuration save, a save configuration must be performed from the Save Config menu option in Configuration Management to ensure changes persist over a reset or power cycle (see Section 11.3).

RF Channel Status Table The RF Channel Status Table displays the channels detected and the channels with RF aliases defined. Frequency values are the center frequency of the channel's band. A complete list of supported RF channels and frequencies is available at the RF Tuner Channels page (see Section 8.3).

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The Programs column indicates the total number of programs detected in the transport stream and the number of those programs that are scrambled. The number of programs will not be indicated until the transport stream is discovered in census. The Reed-Solomon % column displays the percentage of uncorrected/corrected Reed-Solomon errors to the total number of payload bits received.

Figure 8-1:

Example Tuner Configuration Page

8.2

RF Tuner Parameters
Use the Tuner Parameters page to specify the frequencies to be used for the channels. Changes applied with the Update button ( ) are lost after a reset or power cycle. See Figure 8-2 for an example page. NOTE: A device must be reset for changes to take effect. A save configuration must be performed from the Save Config menu option in Configuration Management to ensure changes persist over a reset or power cycle (see Section 11.3).

Map Map allows you to set the tuner frequency map.

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Table 8-2:

Map Fields and Descriptions

Field Standard

Description Uses the channel and frequency allocations defined in the CEA-542-B Cable Television Identification Plan Enabled when a Tuner Map is downloaded to the Cricket. See RF Tuner Map on page -7 Select to save/load a custom map when downloading/downloading configuration files. If the probe contains a custom frequency map, then the map can optionally be included in the system config file uploaded from the Download/Upload Configuration page (See Section 11.1). If a system config file contains a custom frequency map, then the map can optionally be saved during a configuration download from the config file uploaded from the Download/Upload Configuration page. Note that this selection itself is volatile and not included in any saved probe configuration.

Custom

Include Custom Map in Config File Upload/Download

Automatic Gain Control (AGC) In this field you can disable or enable AGC. For most installations, the AGC should be disabled.

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Figure 8-2:

Example Tuner Parameters Page

8.3

RF Tuner Channels
Use the Tuner RF Channels page to view a read-only report of the channel map. See Figure 8-3 for an example page.

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Figure 8-3:

Example Tuner RF Channels Page

8.4

RF Tuner Map
Use the Tuner Map Upload/Download page (see Figure 7 5) to manage custom channel mappings. See Figure 8-4 for an example page. To create a custom tuner map file, upload the current map to view the file format. The file contains a single map entry per line in ASCII format. Each map entry contains a channel number and frequency pair tab delimited. The channel number must be between 1 and 255 inclusive with and optional single character prefix. The frequency parameter must be specified in Hertz (Hz).

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Figure 8-4:

Example Tuner Map Upload/Download Page

8.4.1

Download: From Host to the Cricket


1. Click the up arrow ( ). 2. A File Download window similar to the one in Figure 8-5 will appear.

Figure 8-5:

File Download window

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3. Click the Save button. Locate the area on the host where you want to save the configuration file. See Figure 8-6 for an example.

Figure 8-6:

Host location to save map file

4. Click the Save button. 5. Depending on your host's settings, a Download Complete window similar to the one in Figure 8-7 will appear.

Figure 8-7:

Download Complete window

6. Click the Close button.

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8.4.2

Download: From Host to the Cricket


1. Click the Browse button to locate the host file to download. 2. Identify the tuner map file on the host that will be downloaded to the Cricket. (See Figure 8-8 for an example.)

Figure 8-8:

Locate the file on the host

3. Click the file name and then click Open. The file name will appear in the Send this file: field on the Crickets Download Web page. 4. Click the Download button on the Cricket Web page to initiate the download.

8.5

Port Config
The Cricket 8-VSB has: User defined settings for system IP configuration for the management port, including port assignment and optional DHCP configuration. NOTE: If the system IP address is changed you must change the IP address in your browser to reconnect. DO NOT Power cycle the system until the system completes the reset process. User defined settings for media/logical port. The media/logical port provides an alternative IP port configuration. This alternative IP port configuration can be used in ICMP request messages sent from the probe or as an endpoint for sinking test traffic to the probe. The port will respond to IGMP requests and/or ARP requests if enabled. The physical primary port is always used for media/logical port traffic. The management port is used for all control and configuration.

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NOTE:

Normally, the link speed/duplex setting should be left in auto-negotiation. A specific setting should only be selected if the link partner is configured for the same settings. Incorrect settings may result in loss of Ethernet connection to the unit.

After changing or updating settings, click the Save & Reset System button in the upper right-hand corner of the page. See Figure 8-9 for an example page. The Cricket 8-VSB supports either Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) or Static IP addressing. The Cricket supports the following interface connections: HTML Web browser based direct connection interface, IneoQuest IQMediaAnalyzer Pro software application, or a connection via the IneoQuests iVMS video management system. Instructions on the use of the iVMS are outside the scope of this document. Please refer to the iVMS Users Guide. The system management port of the Cricket allows remote access to the Cricket and faster communication speeds over the USB. Management Port

Table 8-3:

Management Port Fields and Ranges

Field Link Speed/Duplex

Description Ethernet link speed and duplex setting to the unit

Valid Range Auto-Negotiate 100 Mbps/Full Duplex 100 Mbps/Half Duplex 10 Mbps/Full Duplex 10 Mbps/Half Duplex

MAC Address System IP Address System Subnet Mask Gateway IP Address

Read-only Layer 3 address of the system Layer 3 subnet mask of the system. Gateway layer 3 address of the system Port Assignment

Not Applicable Valid IP address Valid subnet mask Valid IP address

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Table 8-3:

Management Port Fields and Ranges (Continued)

Field Primary Port In-Band Secondary Port Out-of-Band

Description

Valid Range

This selection causes the Cricket to use Not Applicable the Ethernet port marked Primary as the management interface/port. This selection causes the Cricket to use Not Applicable the Ethernet port marked Secondary as the management interface/port. DHCP

DHCP Status

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol enabled or disabled This option is used by DHCP clients to optionally identify the vendor type and configuration of a DHCP client.

Disable DHCP, Enable DHCP 1 16 byte character parameter

DHCP Vendor Class ID (Option 60)

Figure 8-9:

Example Port Configuration Page

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System Management Config


Use the System Management Configuration page (see Figure 8-10 for an example) to configure system-wide parameters in several categories. System Memo(optional) may be used to save Notes (255 characters) about the system. SNMP Community Names, System Identifiers, Trap Address, and SYSLOG Daemon Address(es) provide access to Remote Monitoring/Analysis Hosts. GPS Coordinates (if known) must be a number between the range of -180.00000 and +180.00000 . System Location is used to place the system Icon in iVMS Map(s). SYSLOG Auto Upload Options support SYSLOG Alarm(s) Upload from the Target or Configuration/Firmware File(s) Download to the target system depending on selection. If the Allow Secondary iVMS fallover option is enabled, the system will dynamically switch to the secondary IP Address when the Primary goes offline. The system continuously monitors primary iVMS and switches to Primary iVMS when it becomes online. Changes are applied with the Update Config button but must be saved to FLASH using the Save Config page for the settings to stay valid after a reset or power cycle. See Section 11.3 for information on how to save the configuration to flash memory. System Identification

Table 8-4:

System Identification Fields and Ranges

Field System Name System Description System Contact System Memo

Description User-defined system name User-defined system description User-defined system contact name

Valid Range 1 32 byte string 1 32 byte string 1 32 byte string

Table 8-5:

System Memo Field and Range

Field System Memo

Description

Valid Range

The System Memo field may be used 1 255 byte string to save notes (up to 255 characters) about the system.

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System Location System Location is used to place the system icon in iVMS maps.

Table 8-6:

System Location Fields and Valid Ranges

Field Street Address, City, State, Postal Code, Country.

Description Address of system location

Valid Range Address 1 80, City 1 64, State 1 64, Postal Code 1 32, Country 1 64

Latitude

Latitude of system in decimal notation (if known) Longitude of system in decimal notation (if known)

-90 +90

Longitude

-180 +180

SNMP Configuration

Table 8-7:

SNMP Configuration Fields and Ranges

Field Get Community Name Set Community Name Primary Trap Address

Description SNMP read-only community string SNMP read-write community string Layer 3 address of the primary iVMS server Select one of the following: iVMS Monitored Traps Only ALL Traps

Valid Range 1 32 byte string 1 32 byte string Valid IP address

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Table 8-7:

SNMP Configuration Fields and Ranges (Continued)

Secondary Trap Address

Layer 3 address of the secondary iVMS server Select one of the following: iVMS Monitored Traps Only ALL Traps

Valid IP address

SYSLOG Configuration

Table 8-8:

SYSLOG Configuration Fields and Ranges

Field Primary Daemon Address

Description Layer 3 address of the primary syslog daemon Select one of the following: ALL Performance Messages Only Alarms Only

Valid Range Valid IP address

Secondary Daemon Address

Layer 3 address of the secondary syslog daemon Select one of the following: ALL Performance Messages Only Alarms Only

Valid IP address

iVMS Configuration

Table 8-9:

iVMS Configuration Fields and Ranges

Field System Access to iVMS

Description The method used to connect to iVMS.

Valid Range Direct Access Behind Firewall

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Table 8-9:

iVMS Configuration Fields and Ranges (Continued)

Field Allow Secondary iVMS failover

Description If the Allow Secondary iVMS fallover option is enabled, the system will dynamically switch to the secondary IP Address when the Primary goes offline. The system continuously monitors the primary iVMS and switches to the Primary iVMS when it becomes online. Layer 3 address of the primary iVMS server Primary directory for iVMS stats for this unit Layer 3 address of the secondary iVMS server

Valid Range Not Applicable

Primary iVMS (Trap) Destination IP Address Primary iVMS Cluster Name (Directory) Secondary iVMS (Trap) Destination IP Address Secondary iVMS Cluster Name (Directory) Media Stats Upload Port to Active iVMS

Valid IP address

1 64 byte string

Valid IP address

Secondary directory for iVMS stats for this unit

1 64 byte string

Layer 4 port of the DataCube iVMS Auto Upload Configuration

Valid TCP port

Auto Upload Trigger Captures Capture Upload Port

Select to automatically upload trigger captures to the host Layer 4 port of the host iVMS Firewall Communications

Not Applicable

Valid TCP port

Upload Server IP Address Upload Server Port for Management

Layer 3 address of iVMS server

Valid IP address

Layer 4 management port

Valid TCP port

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Figure 8-10: Example System Management Configuration Page

8.7

User Accounts
Use the User Accounts Configuration page (see Figure 8-11) to add and delete users. Up to 12 users (four of each access level) can be added. Changes are lost after a reset or power cycle. User Accounts get saved to the flash memory when the Admin user saves accounts from Save Config page after creating Accounts. See Section 11.3 for information on how to save the configuration to flash memory. Each Account (username/password) is assigned an Access Level. There are three Access Levels: PUBLIC, PRIVATE and ADMINISTRATOR. Each Access Level can have four accounts. PUBLIC: Users under this group can view the HTML Links (pages) under Network Stats. These users cannot change the configuration of the box.

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PRIVATE: Users under this group can view all the HTML Links except Account Management hence Private users can not create/modify accounts. ADMIN: Users under this group can access to all the Links (pages) of the system. All passwords are encrypted during transmission to the Target from the browser.

NOTE:

To modify the password and access level for a user, delete and recreate the user name. Defined Users

Table 8-10: Defined Users Fields and Ranges

Field Defined user name and access level

Description List of users and assigned access levels: Public: View only Network Stats screens Private: View all screens except Account Management Admin: Access all screens

Valid Range Not Applicable

Delete User

Click to delete the user highlighted in the list

Not Applicable

New Account

Table 8-11: New Account Fields and Ranges

Field Name Password

Description Enter the user name Enter the password to be used by the user name Public: View only Network Stats screens Private: View all screens except Account Management Admin: Access all screens

Valid Range Up to 15 characters Up to 15 characters

Access Level

Public, Private, Admin

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Table 8-11: New Account Fields and Ranges (Continued)

Field Add User

Description Click to add the new user to the list

Valid Range Not Applicable

Figure 8-11: Example User Account Configuration Page

8.8

Network Ports
Use the Network Ports Configuration page (see Figure 8-12) to set and enable the Telnet Port configuration. This page provides the capability to enable/disable various network port interfaces, and change the default port numbers. Port numbers should only be changed when necessary. Port numbers can only be changed to non-default values if the non-default value is greater than 1023 to prevent conflicts with well known ports. A save configuration and reset is required for the changes to take effect.

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HTTP

Table 8-12: HTTP Fields and Ranges

Field HTTP Port enable

Description Enter the HTTP port designation Select the check box to enable HTTP port. Enter the HTTPS port designation Enter duration in minutes

Valid Rangea 1,024 65534 Not Applicable

HTTPS Port Inactivity Timeout

1,024 65534 1 71,582,788

a. Numbers in ranges greater than 999 contain commas for readability. Do not type the commas when typing a number into a field.

Telnet

Table 8-13: Telnet Fields and Ranges

Field Telnet Port enable

Description Enter the telnet port designation Select the check box to enable Telnet port. Enter the telnet/SSH port

Valid Range Not Applicable Not Applicable

Telnet/SSH Port ICMP

Not Applicable

Table 8-14: ICMP Field and Range

Field ICMP Response Messages

Description Select the check box to enable.

Valid Range Not Applicable

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IQ Tools

Table 8-15: IQ Tools Field and Valid Range

Field IQ Media Analyzer

Description Select the check box to enable.

Valid Range Not Applicable

Figure 8-12: Example Network Ports Configuration Page

8.9

Date & Time


Use the Date & Time Configuration page (see Figure 8-13) to manually set the date and time, or to specify another source for setting the time. Click the Apply button ( ) when changes are entered. Configuration changes must be saved to Flash using the Save Config page for the settings to stay valid after reset or power cycle. See Section 11.3 for information on how to save the configuration to flash memory. NOTE: Date and Time are preserved in a battery-backed real-time clock and will be restored after a power cycle.

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Current

Table 8-16: Current Field and Range

Field Current Time source

Description Actual time source. May be different than the configured time source, such as if the connection to the SNTP server fails.

Valid Range Read only

Time Source

Table 8-17: Time Source Fields and Ranges

Field Time Source

Description Source of date and time information. Layer 3 address of the SNTP server Available when Time Source is set to SNTP

Valid Range SNTP Server, Manual/RTC Time, iVMS Server Valid IP address

SNTP Server IP Address

SNTP Update Period

Duration between time updates 1 60 in minutes Available when Time Source is set to SNTP

Manual Time Configuration

Set the month, year, hours, minutes and seconds. Available when Time Source is set to Manual/RTC Time.

Not Applicable

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Adjustments

Table 8-18: Adjustments Fields and Ranges

Field Time Zone

Description Universal time zone of the location of the system Select if the location is subject to DST

Valid Range Not Applicable

Auto Adjust Clock for Daylight Savings (DST) Changes Daylight Savings Time Change Offset Start of Summer End of Summer

Not Applicable

Number of minutes to add to the time during summer Date and time DST starts Date and time DST ends

0 240

Not Applicable Not Applicable

Figure 8-13: Example Date & Time Configuration Page

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8.10

RVL Config
Use the RVL Configuration page to set values specific to port 2. (See Figure 8-14.) The following values are configurable for the source and the destination modifier. When you have entered settings, press the Update RVL Port button ( ). RVL data is always streamed on the primary port. NOTE: If RVL is active in manual mode and the configuration is saved, after a reset or power-on, the probe will attempt to automatically restart RVL. In order to prevent this condition, a save configuration should be performed with RVL stopped. See Section 11.3 for information on how to save the configuration to flash memory.

Table 8-19: RVL Configuration Field and Range

Field RVL AUTO

Description

Valid Rangea

Media data is encapsulated Not Applicable with the host/target Ethernet/IP packet parameters and the specified UDP port. Source Ethernet/IP source parameters are set to the probe's (target) management port settings Destination Ethernet/IP destination parameters are set to the host's network settings

UDP Port Number

Layer 4 port number for RVL Auto mode Media data is encapsulated with the specified Ethernet/IP/UDP packet parameters. Layer 2 address to insert the source/destination address Layer 3 address toinsert the source/destination address

1 65,535

RVL MANUAL MODE

Not Applicable

Source/Destination MAC Address Source/Destination IP Address

Valid MAC address

Valid IP address

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Table 8-19: RVL Configuration Field and Range (Continued)

Field Source/Destination Port

Description Layer 4 port to insert the source/destination port

Valid Rangea 0 65,535

a. Numbers in ranges greater than 999 contain commas for readability. Do not type the commas when typing a number into a field.

Manual Control: Use the Start RVL and Stop RVL buttons ( to start and stop modification of the packet before forwarding.

Figure 8-14: Example RVL Configuration Page

8.11

Remote Control Config


Use the Remote Control Configuration page to configure the Cricket to respond to a programmable remote control. (See Figure 8-15.) Four function codes are provided to work with a wide range of remotes. The Radio Shack 5-in-1 Family Favorites remote control has been verified to work with the Cricket. Other remotes and corresponding codes are show in Figure 8-20.

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Table 8-20: Remote Codes

Code 3001

Remote Admiral VCR, Montgomery Ward VCR, Motorola VCR, Radio Shack VCR, Realistic VCR, Sanky VCR, Sharp VCR, Signature VCR Bell & Howell VCR, Emerson VCR, Fisher VCR, Headquarter VCR, JVC VCR, Kenwood VCR, Marantz, Memorex VCR, NEC VCR, Quarter VCR, Quartz VCR, Radio Shack/Realistic VCR, Realistic VCR, Sanyo VCR, Sears VCR, Tandy VCR Candle VCR, Citizen VCR, Curtis Mathes VCR, Goldstar VCR, JVC VCR, Kenwood VCR, Marantz VCR, Memorex VCR, NEC VCR, Pentex Research VCR, Zenith VCR Adventura VCR, Aiwa VCR, Dynatech VCR, Emerson VCR, Gradiente VCR, Harley Davidson VCR, Lloyd's VCR, Memorex VCR, Radio Shack/Realistic VCR, Symphonic VCR, Wards VCR, XR-1000 VCR

3007

3014

3021

To configure the Cricket, select Enable and the appropriate function setup code. Click the Apply button ( ) when changes are complete. Changes are lost after reset or a power cycle. See Section 10.1 for information on how to save the configuration to flash memory. Refer to the remote user manual for instructions on programming the remote. A universal remote control not in the table may work with the Cricket. Trial and error testing can determine if a specific remote will work. Here are the steps to follow: 1. Configure the Cricket for an AUX function setup code. 2. Save the configuration and reset the Cricket. 3. Configure the remote control to the same function setup code. 4. Point the remote directly at the front of the Cricket and press the Enter button or a numeric button on the remote. The census LED on the Cricket will flash red if the Cricket detects the press. Note that not all buttons on the remote will cause the Cricket to respond. Typically the Enter button, OK button, and numeric buttons will work. If the Cricket does not respond to a button, try another button. If it does not respond to any buttons, try the process with a different function setup code.

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Table 8-21: Remote Control Mode

Field Enable Disable

Description Enable remote control mode Disable remote control mode

Valid Range Not Applicable Not Applicable

Table 8-22: AUX Function Setup Code

Field 3001 or 3007 or 3014 or 3021

Description Select a setup code to be used for remote control AUX function. The remote control must be configured for AUX function with the same setup code and channel selection for independent mode. See the remote control manual for more information.

Valid Range Not Applicable

Figure 8-15: Example Remote Control Configuration Page

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Monitor Configuration

Use the Monitor Configuration pages to configure global parameters and alarms and remote control. Global parameters are IQMediaAnalyzer-mode specific and affect overall IP flow acquisition. Global alarms parameters affect the unit level alarms.

9.1

Global Alarms
Use the Global Alarm Configuration page (see Figure 9-1) to activate and define thresholds of global alarms. Global alarms are System and Stream alarms that are not configurable by templates. These alarms apply to all identified network traffic. Click the Apply button ( ) after changes are made. Changes are lost after a reset or power cycle. See Section 11.3 for information on how to save the configuration to flash memory.

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General

Table 9-1:

General Field and Range

Field Alarm Generation Rate to Remote Hosts

Description

Valid Range

Display the alarm when the traffic 1 150 exceeds the specified percentage of available bandwidth. Alarm Generation Rate defines Rate at which system generates SYSLOG and SNMP Traps to Remote Network Management Stations.

Continuous Alarm Clear Period to Clear a SET Alarm

Clear an alarm (red to yellow) after 1 120 this duration of alarm-free seconds. Continuous Alarm Clear Period is how long an alarm condition(s) must be in clear condition to clear the alarm.

Message Types to be Logged in the Alarm Log Alarms

Specify the message types to logged in the Alarm Log

All Messages, Alarms Only

Table 9-2:

Alarms Field and Range

Field

Description System Alarm Type

Valid Range

LINK-LOS: Link Status

Select to display link loss LOS alarms when link loss is detected on the management ports This will change modes from monitoring mode to analysis mode when an IP Flow is being analyzed (recorded).

Not Applicable

SYS-MCHG: System Mode Change

Not Applicable

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Table 9-2:

Alarms Field and Range (Continued)

Field LNK-MCHG: System Monitor Ports Tx/Rx Mode change SYS_IVM: User Media Quality Feedback Notification

Description Select to send a message when the fronts ports link speed changes Indication that the Cricket Viewer Feedback front panel push button has been pressed. Video Alarm Type

Valid Range Not Applicable

Not Applicable

VIDO-NEW: New Video Stream Detection VIDO-LOS: Video Stream Outage

Select to trigger an alarm when a new video stream is detected Select to trigger an alarm when a previously detected video stream is no longer detected Stream Utilization Alarms

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

RVL Port 1 Stream Utilization Threshold

Display the alarm when the traffic 1 100 exceeds the specified percentage of available bandwidth

Figure 9-1:

Example Global Alarm Configuration Page

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9.2

Global Parameters
Use the Global Parameters page to configure Cricket global settings. (See Figure 9-2.) Click the Apply button ( ) after changes are made. Changes are lost after a reset or power cycle. See Section 11.3 for information on how to save the configuration to flash memory. Flow Census

Table 9-3:

Flow Census Fields and Ranges

Field Recognition Mode

Description Mode used for detecting flows Alias: Only flows with an alias defined are displayed in the census Media: Only flows detected as a valid media type are displayed in the census Alias & Media: Only flows that meet both the Alias and Media criteria are displayed the census. All: All detected flows are displayed in the census

Valid Rangea Alias, Media, All, Alias & Media

Recognition Packet Threshold

Number of received packets to trigger recognition of a flow Recognition Packet Threshold sets the minimum number of packets in a flow that must be detected in a limited amount of time for the flow to be placed into the census. This value is used only when Recognition Mode is set to All.

1 65,535

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Table 9-3:

Flow Census Fields and Ranges (Continued)

Field Enable Census During Capture/Record

Description Select to support flow census while doing capture Enable Census During Capture/Record allows the user to specify whether census is enabled or disabled during any capture or record functions. If census is enabled, then the capture/record buffer may be less than the full 80 Mbytes due to census memory requirements.

Valid Rangea Not Applicable

a. Numbers in ranges greater than 999 contain commas for readability. Do not type the commas when typing a number into a field.

Transport Streams

Table 9-4:

Transport Streams Fields and Ranges

Field VLNK Descriptor Indicates

Description

Valid Range

Select the function of the VLNK Normal Flow, Menu Flow descriptor VLNK Descriptor Indicates determines how flows which contain one or more VLNK descriptors are handled. Normal Flow ignores the descriptor. Menu Mode causes these flows to be considered menu flows.

Allow Flows w/Missing PMT(s)

Select to allow detection of flows that do not have a PMT Allow Flows w/missing PMT(s) allows flows with one or more absent PMTs to be added to the census.

Not Applicable

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Table 9-4:

Transport Streams Fields and Ranges (Continued)

Field Allow Flows w/Missing PAT

Description Select to allow detection of flows that do not have a PAT Allow Flows w/missing PAT allows flows without a PAT to be added to the census.

Valid Range Not Applicable

Figure 9-2:

Example Global Parameters Configuration Page

9.3

Capture
Use the Capture page to configure capture settings. (See Figure 9-3). init/exit initializes/exits capture function initialize must be run once prior to starting capture exit should be run when capture function is no longer in use to release system resources start/stop starts/stops capture run captured data is not available for upload until capture is stopped trigger manually triggers capture Auto Upload parameters must be set when the initialize is run

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The media loss trigger will fire if the MPEG transport stream packets (MTSP) loss exceeds the specified value within the specified period of time in seconds. The maximum time period is 60 seconds. The capture auto upload server IP address and port number are set from the System Managment Config page. Program/PID filtering is available for QAM port captures only. With program/PID filter captures, the capture overhead is higher relative to full flow capture since media data is stored on an individual MTSP basis rather than groups of MTSPs in flow capture, the additional overhead results in the actual amount of media data captured to be less than what is captured in flow mode. Program and PID filtering are mutually exclusive. If restart on RF channel change is enabled, then the active capture will be stopped and restarted, discarding all data contained in the capture buffer. NOTE: The capture buffer may be less than 80 Mbytes if census is enabled during capture, to obtain the full 80 Mbytes, then census should be disabled during capture from the Global Parameters page.

If auto restart is selected, then the capture/upload will automatically begin after a reset or power cycle. Click the Apply button ( ) after changes are made. A save configuration must be perfromed from the Save Config page to ensure trigger, filter, and port selections persist over a reset or power cycle. See Section 11.3 for information on how to save the configuration to flash memory. NOTE: Program and PID filter selections do not persist over a reset or power cycle, even if the configuration is saved.

Triggers

Table 9-5:

Triggers Fields and Ranges

Field Flow/Payload Alarm

Description Trigger on any flow or payload alarm enabled in the alarm templates.

Valid Rangea Not Applicable

User Feedback Trigger on a push of the Viewer Feedback button on the front panel. Reed-Solomon Trigger when a corrected Corrected Reed-Solomon error is detected. This setting provides an early warning of potential Reed-Solomon uncorrected errors.

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

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Table 9-5:

Triggers Fields and Ranges (Continued)

Field

Description

Valid Rangea Not Applicable

Reed-Solomon Trigger when an uncorrected Uncorrected Reed-Solomon error is detected Media Loss

Trigger on media loss exceeding MTSP range 1 4,294,967,295 the specified number of MPEG Seconds range 1 60 transport stream packets (MTSP) over the specific time. Media loss trigger will fire if the MTSP loss exceeds the specified value within the specified period of time in seconds, the maximum time period is 60 seconds. Trigger on media loss exceeding the specified number of MTSP over the specific time. Trigger on the specified number of errored seconds. Set the trigger position within the capture buffer. MTSP range 1 4,294,967,295 Seconds range 1 4,294,967,295 1 4,294,967,295

MTSP

Errored Seconds Position

0 100%

a. Numbers in ranges greater than 999 contain commas for readability. Do not type the commas when typing a number into a field.

Filters Program and PID filtering is available for QAM port captures only. With program and PID filter captures, the capture overhead is higher relative to full flow capture since media data is stored on an individual MTSP basis rather than groups of MTSPs in flow capture. The additional overhead results in the actual amount of media data captured to be less than what is captured in flow mode. Program and PID filtering are mutually exclusive.

Table 9-6:

Port Filters Fields and Ranges

Field QAM Only

Description Select QAM Only to capture traffic on the RF port. Select to restart the capture when the channel changes in Scan mode.

Valid Range Not Applicable

Restart on RF channel change

Not Applicable

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Table 9-6:

Port Filters Fields and Ranges (Continued)

Field Ethernet Only

Description Select Ethernet only to capture traffic on the Ethernet input port only.

Valid Range Not Applicable

Table 9-7:

Program Filters Fields and Ranges

Field Enable

Description Enables capture of a selected program only The program to capture

Valid Range Not Applicable

Program

MPEG programs as detected for flow Not Applicable

Update

Apply program selection

Table 9-8:

PID Filters Fields and Ranges

Field Enable PID

Description Enables capture of a selected PID only PID to capture

Valid Range Not Applicable MPEG PIDs as detected for flow Not Applicable

Update Status

Apply PID selection

The Status box shows the status of the capture, either Uninitialized or Ready.

Table 9-9:

Status Fields and Ranges

Field Uninitialized

Description This box indicates the current capture status. This box indicates the current capture status.

Valid Range Not Applicable

Ready

Not Applicable

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Control The Control box displays a button to control the capture. The function varies based on the capture state, either Init, Start or Exit.

Table 9-10: Control Fields and Ranges

Field Init

Description Initializes capture function Auto Upload parameters must be set when the initialize is run. Initialize must be run once prior to starting a capture.

Valid Range Not Applicable

Start Stop

Starts a capture run Stops a capture run Captured data is not available for upload until the capture is stopped.

Not Applicable Not Aplicable

Exit

Exits capture function Exit should be run when capture function is no longer in use to release system resources.

Not Applicable

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Upload

Table 9-11: Upload Field and Range

Field Data available or No data available

Description This box shows the amount of data and packets available for upload after a capture has been performed. No data available indicates that there has been no data available in the capture for upload. When data is available, an arrow icon appears that can be clicked to upload the data.

Valid Range Not Applicable

Auto Upload The capture auto upload server IP address and port number are set from the System Management Config page (see Section 8.6). This is only used if you are performing auto upload from iVMS.

Table 9-12: Auto Upload Fields and Ranges

Field Count

Description The maximum number of trigger/capture cycles to perform after a reset/power-on if Auto Restart mode is enabled. The maximum trigger/capture buffer size when Auto Restart mode is enabled. This field is also used to configure the default buffer size when trigger/capture is controlled from the iVMS.

Valid Rangea 1 65,535

Buffer Size

1 Mbyte-80 Mbyte (Note that Census must be disabled from the Global Parameters page [see Section 9.2] in order to allocate the full 80 Mbytes of buffer).

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Table 9-12: Auto Upload Fields and Ranges (Continued)

Field Auto Restart

Description Used to configure the Cricket to automatically re-arm trigger/capture after a reset/power-on. (Note that use of this feature is not supported and may be deprecated in future releases).

Valid Rangea Not Applicable

a. Numbers in ranges greater than 999 contain commas for readability. Do not type the commas when typing a number into a field.

Figure 9-3:

Example Capture Configuration Page

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Aliases & Templates

Use the Aliases & Templates pages to configure channel aliases and channel templates.

10.1

Channel Alias
Use this page to add, delete, edit, or configure RF Channel Alias settings. (See Figure 10-1.) This page allows user defined settings to identify and name RF channels for scanning and applying specific alarm thresholds by selecting an appropriate template. The RF Flow Alarm template setting selects an alarm template defined under the Transport Alarm Template (see Section 10.4). The Program Alarm template setting selects an alarm template defined under the Video Program Alarm Template (see Section 10.3). The default template is used if no program alias is defined for a program.

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Aliases & Templates

You can also download an alias file to the probe from iVMS or the Web page of the probe. If you perform a learn ( ) from the RF Tuner Config Web Page (see Section 8.1), it will scan the frequency map and create aliases of the RF and program combinations it finds. The numbers associated with each field name indicate the column number in the alias file download and upload and must be in parentheses for new file download. The maximum limit of unique Flow Aliases for the system is 256. Click the Add/Update button ( ) after changes are made. Changes are lost after a reset or power cycle. See Section 11.3 for information on how to save the configuration to flash memory. RF Flow Alias Template

Table 10-1: RF Flow Alias Template Fields and Ranges

Field Template

Description List of existing templates

Valid Range Not Applicable

Alias Name

User-specified template 1 32 byte string name (See Appendix A for a list of supported characters.)

Characteristics

Table 10-2: Characteristics Fields and Ranges

Field RF Channel RF Flow Alarm Template Program Alarm Template Video Program Alias(es)

Description The RF channel The RF Flow Alarm Template selection The Program Alarm Template selection

Valid Range Valid channel Not Applicable

Not Applicable

The Video Program Alias(es) selection Not Applicable

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The Delete All button ( ) will delete all Channel Aliases. The Delete button ( ) will delete selected the Channel Alias.

Figure 10-1: Example RF Channel Alias Page

10.2

Video Program Alias


Use the Video Program Alias Names page to assign names to video programs. See Figure 10-2 for an example page. If PID Monitoring is enabled without specifying Bitrate thresholds, then PID Bitrate thresholds specified in the Media Payload Alarm Template will take effect. The numbers by each field name indicate the column number in an Alias file. These numbers in upload file header and must be in parentheses for new file download. Click the Add/Update button ( ) after changes are made. Changes are lost after a reset or power cycle. See Section 11.3 for information on how to save the configuration to flash memory.

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Table 10-3: Program Alias Name Field and Range

Field Program Alias Name

Description User-configured alias

Valid Range 1 32 byte string (See Appendix A for a list of supported characters.)

Identifiers

Table 10-4: Video Program Alias Names Fields and Ranges

Field Flow Alias name

Description Flow alias of the flow containing this program Program packet id for the flow The Set Top Box Channel Select to enable Non-Media Control Program and do not aggregate in IQ Channels in iVMS, not the monitored program. This field can reference the equipment where the flow originates. Select to set the Off-Air Period. This is the time when the program is considered off air and not monitored during no alarms.

Valid Rangea Not Applicable

Program Number STB Channel Non-Media Control Program

0 8,191 Not Applicable Not Applicable

Device Reference Name Off-Air Period

1 64 byte string

Hours and Minutes in 24-hour notation

a. Numbers in ranges greater than 999 contain commas for readability. Do not type the commas when typing a number into a field.

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Program Monitoring Template

Table 10-5: Program Monitoring Template Fields and Ranges

Field Program Template

Description

Valid Range

The Program Not Applicable Monitoring Template selection to be used during the on-air period. The Program Off-Air Not Applicable Template is the template to be used during the off-air period.

Program Off-Air Template

Figure 10-2: Example Video Program Alias Names Page

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Video/Program Alarm Template

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IneoQuest uses the Media Delivery Index (MDI) standard proposed in RFC4445 to indicate Media Loss Rate (MLR). MLR is calculated by tracking the Continuity Counter numbers associated with each PID in the MPEG Transport Stream and reporting loss at the Program Level. Under the Video/Program Channel Alarm Template, the maximum allowed values may be set. These are thresholds that when exceeded will trigger an alarm. IneoQuest uses MLR (per second) to trigger an Media Loss Seconds-Loss Period (MLS-LP) alarm. MLS-LP is the number of consecutive MLR seconds exceeding the MLR threshold. Media Loss Seconds-Loss Distance (MLS-LD) is the distance between two MLS-LP events. For initial troubleshooting at the headend, it is recommended that all fields in the Video/Program Alarm Template are selected with the default threshold values. To enable these fields, select the checkbox next to the field and type in in the appropriate threshold. Changes are applied with Add/Update and Delete buttons but must be saved to FLASH using the Save Config page for the settings to stay valid after reset or power cycle. Program Template entry thresholds are applied to all programs of a single Flow or multiple IP Flow(s) from the Video/IP Flow Alias Name page. Program Template Thresholds can also be applied Video Program Alias Page. The Program Template applied from the Video Program Alias page supercedes the Flow Alias Program Template. All the values entered in this page including PID Numbers and PID Type(s) must be in decimal. User Specified PID Rules take precedence. CC Loss and Bitrate computation will be disabled if any PIDs or PID Types are Ignored. The PID Outage Trigger Period and the PID Bitrate Trigger Period indicates the number of consecutive seconds the alarm condition should persist before generating the alarm. A zero for any threshold for an enabled alarm causes the system to use a default value for the corresponding threshold. When a Program Template entry is deleted the thresholds for the corresponding Programs will be reset to the ProgramDefault Template values. The Transport Video Stream Off-Air Period is based on Target System Time expressed in Hours:Minutes based on a 24 Hour Clock (for example: 23:30 to 04:00). Click the Add/Update button ( ) after changes are made. Changes are lost after a reset or power cycle. See Section 11.3 for information on how to save the configuration to flash memory. See Figure 10-3 for an example of the Video/Program Alarm Template. Video/Program Alarm Template

Table 10-6: Video/Program Alarm Template Fields and Ranges

Field Template

Description List of existing templates

Valid Range Not Applicable

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Table 10-6: Video/Program Alarm Template Fields and Ranges (Continued)

Field Template Name

Description User-specified template name

Valid Range 1 32 byte string (See Appendix A for a list of supported characters.)

Program Media Loss (CC) Alarms

Table 10-7: Program Media Loss (CC) Alarms Fields and Ranges

Field MDI-MLR: Media Loss Min value to count MLS (Media Pkts/sec) MLS-LP: Number of Contiguous Loss Seconds

Description The threshold to trigger an MLS-LP alarm

Valid Rangea 1 512

Select to enable the alarm and set the value of the number of contiguous seconds of loss exceeding the MDI-MLR threshold. Select to enable the alarm and set the value for the minimum distance between loss seconds. You need at least two MLS-LP events before you can get this.

1 65,535

MLS-LD: Min. Distance between MLS-LP events (secs)

1 65,535

MLT-15: Total Media Loss in 15-Min. Max. Value

Generate the alarm if the total media 1 1,147,483,647 transport stream packets lost in the current 15 minutes exceeds a value you specify in packets Generate the alarm if the total media transport stream packets lost in the current 24 hours exceeds a value you specify in packets 1 1,147,483,647

MLT-24: Total Media Loss in 24-Hr Max value

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Table 10-7: Program Media Loss (CC) Alarms Fields and Ranges (Continued)

Field MLS-24: Total Loss Seconds in 24-Hr Max Value (secs)

Description Generate the alarm if the total number of seconds experiencing media transport stream packet loss in the current 24 hours exceeds a value you specify in seconds. This clears at midnight and is not a rolling 24 hours.

Valid Rangea 1 3,600

MLS-15: Loss Seconds in 15-Min. Max Value (secs)

Generate the alarm if the total number 1 900 of seconds experiencing media transport stream packet loss in the current 15 minutes exceeds a value you specify in seconds

a. Numbers in ranges greater than 999 contain commas for readability. Do not type the commas when typing a number into a field.

Program Monitoring Alarms

Table 10-8: Program Monitoring Alarms Fields and Ranges

Field Program Scrambling State mismatch Trap

Description Generate an alarm if one program scrambled state does not match what is set The number of continous seconds of a condition to generate an alarm Generate an alarm for ad-insertion packet identifier detection when a bitrate occurs on the SCTE-35 PID. The alarm clears when it goes away. Generate a trap if the Dialogue Normalization valuechanges for Audio AC-3 PID(s)

Valid Rangea Should Not be Scrambled or Should be Scrambled 1 128

PID Outage Trigger Period (secs) Ad-Insertion PID(SCTE-35) event detection

Monitor SCTE Type or Monitor User PID (Set Type in field below) Not Applicable

Dial Norm Change Trap for Audio AC-3 PID(s)

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Table 10-8: Program Monitoring Alarms Fields and Ranges (Continued)

Field Program Control PID(s) Monitoring Status

Description Set the status type for Program Control PID(s) Monitoring. This is for control PIDs only, such as SCTE-35, ECM, etc. The number of continous seconds of a condition to generate an alarm Select to ignore the secondary audio packet identifiers. The first audio PID listed in the Program Map Table (PMT) is considered the primary audio PID. All others will be ignored for bitrate and outage.

Valid Rangea Monitor Loss Only, Monitor Loss & Outage, or Ignore All PIDs 1 255

PID Bitrate Trigger Period (secs) Ignore Secondary Audio PIDs

Not Applicable

a. Numbers in ranges greater than 999 contain commas for readability. Do not type the commas when typing a number into a field

User PID Monitoring Rules

Table 10-9: Video/Program Alarm Template Fields and Ranges

Field User Specified PID Rules

Description Set the User Specified PID Rules for up to three PIDs including the Value or a range by setting the Min. Value and Max. Value You can set bitrate alarms on these PIDs and force detection.

Valid Range Monitor By Number, Monitor By Type, Monitor From List, Ignore By Number, Ignore By Type, or Ignore from List

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Program PID Bitrate Monitoring Alarms

Table 10-10: Program PID Bitrate Monitoring Alarms Fields and Ranges

Field Video PID Bit Rate Threshold

Description Set for an Outage and/or a minimum and/or maximum value bitrate. Use this setting to generate an alarm. Set for an Outage and/or a minimum and/or maximum value to generate an alarm. Use the PID Outage and PID Bitrate trigger period alarms with this. Enable to monitor PMT for outage

Valid Rangea 1 1,147,483,647

Audio PID Bit Rate Threshold

1 1,147,483,647

PMT PID Outage PCR PID Outage

Not Applicable

Enable to monitor PCR PID for outage Not Applicable

a. Numbers in ranges greater than 999 contain commas for readability. Do not type the commas when typing a number into a field

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Figure 10-3: Example Video/Program Alarm Template Page

10.4

Video Transport Alarm Template


Use the Video Program Alias Names page to assign names to video programs. (See Figure 10-4.) IneoQuest not only tracks health at the program level but the transport level as well. The same MDI standard proposed in RFC4445 to indicate Media Loss Rate (MLR) is used. Under the Video Transport Alarm Template, maximum allowed values may be set. Thresholds here pertain to elements of the Transport Stream and not the Programs as well as TR 101 290 level 1 and 2 thresholds. These are thresholds that, when exceeded, will trigger an alarm. For initial troubleshooting at the headend, it is recommended that all fields in the Video Transport Alarm Template be selected with the default threshold values. To enable these fields, check the checkbox next to the field and enter in the appropriate threshold. Click the Add/Update button ( ) after changes are made. Changes are lost after a reset or power cycle. See Section 11.3 for information on how to save the configuration to flash memory.

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Video Transport Alarm Template

Table 10-11: Video Transport Alarm Template Fields and Ranges

Field Template Template Name

Description List of existing templates User-specified template name

Valid Range Not Applicable 1 32 byte string (See Appendix A for a list of supported characters.)

Table 10-12: Video Transport Flow Alarm Template Fields and Ranges

Field TUN-SNR: RF Signal to Noise ratio below threshold (dB) RS-UC: Uncorrected Errors Rate Max value (Errors/sec) RS-UC15: Uncorrected Errors 15-Min. Max. value RS-CO15: Corrected Errors 15-Min. Max. value VIDO-LOS: Enable RF Channel Outage Alarm TUN-SIG: Tuner RF Signal Loss

Description Select to set the value for the minimum SNR threshold

Valid Rangea 0 60

Select to generate an alarm if the specified threshold is exceeded

0 65,535

Select to set the value for maximum uncorrected errors in a 15-minute period Select to set the value for maximum corrected errors in a 15-minute period

0 65,535

0 65,535

Select to enable an alarm when there is an RF channel outage (no packets received on flow for one second) Select to generate an alarm when there is a tuner RF signal loss

1 120

Not Applicable

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Table 10-12: Video Transport Flow Alarm Template Fields and Ranges (Continued)

Field

Description

Valid Rangea 0 65,535

RS-CO: Corrected Select to generate an alarm based on Errors Rate Max. value the threshold set (Errors/sec) RS-UC24: Uncorrected Errors 24-Hr. Max. Value RS-CO24: Corrected Errors 24-HR. Max. Value Select to generate an alarm based on the threshold set

0 2,147,483,647

Select to set the value for maximum corrected errors in a 24-hour period

0 2,147,483,647

a. Numbers in ranges greater than 999 contain commas for readability. Do not type the commas when typing a number into a field.

Figure 10-4: Example Video/Program Transport Flow Alarm Template Page

10.4.1 Transport Stream


See Figure 10-5 for an example of the Transport Stream page of the Video Transport Alarm Template.

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Table 10-13: Video Transport Stream Alarm Template Fields and Ranges

Field

Description General

Valid Rangea

TS Video Service Name Detection

Set the value for the Transport Stream Video Service Name Detection You can use IQMediaAnalyzer Pro to create aliases for flows and programs with names detected.

Disable, May Be Present, Must Be Present (Flows will not be discovered if this does not match.) 1 300

Stream End Timeout (secs)

Set the value for Stream End Timeout in seconds after the flow is not on the census for VOD flows Set the display of the Bit Rate Type Use to declare a flow as variable or constant. This is used to determine the algorithm for MDI-DF calculations. Generally flows with a stuffing PID or stuffing within a video PID are variable bit rate (VBR). Auto-Detect assumes VBR first.

Bit Rate Type

Auto-Detect, Constant, Variable

Stream Bit Rate

Select and set the Stream Bit Rate Stream Bit Rate is used to calculate MDI-DF. Only use this to force a bit rate when none would otherwise be detected based on PCR.

1 1,147,483,647

V-TSB: Video-TS PCR Select to generate an alarm based on a Bitrate deviation (%) percent deviation in the value for the Video Transport Bit Rate UNREF-PID: UnReferenced/Ghost PID Select to alarm on detection of an UnReferenced/Ghost PID in the PAT Table (any PID not in PAT or PMT). PMTs not in PAT but in flow will be detected as PMT, but will not generate an UnReferenced PID.

1 100

Not Applicable

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Table 10-13: Video Transport Stream Alarm Template Fields and Ranges (Continued)

Field PAT PID Outage

Description Select to alarm if there is a Program Association Table PID outage Program Changes

Valid Rangea Not Applicable

Trap On Program Add/Remove From Census

Enableto generate a trap to iVMS if the probe detects a program or PID change based on a PAT or PMT revision Select to remove a program from census if it is removed from the Program Association Table Select to leave a program in census if it is removed from the Program Association Table Stuffing PID Threshold

Not Applicable

Remove Program from Census if Removed from PAT Leave Program in Census if Removed from PAT

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Minimum (bps)

Enable to generate an alarm if the Stuffing PID Bit Rate goes below the value entered for the PID contiguous alarm period (Global Alarm Parameter) Enable to generate an alarm if the Stuffing PID Bit Rate goes above the value entered for the PID contiguous alarm period (Global Alarm Parameter) Non-Program PID Monitoring

1 1147483647

Maximum (bps)

1 1147483647

Monitoring Level

Monitor PIDs for Loss only. Monitor PIDS for Loss And Outage. DO NOT MONITOR PIDS.

Loss Only, Loss & Outage, None

MDI-MLR: Media Loss Rate Max value (Media Pkts/sec)

The threshold to trigger an MLS-LP alarm

1 512

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Table 10-13: Video Transport Stream Alarm Template Fields and Ranges (Continued)

Field MLS-LP: Number of Contiguous Loss Seconds

Description Select to enable the alarm and set the value of the number of contiguous seconds of loss exceeding the MDI-MLR threshold. Select to enable the alarm and set the value for the minimum distance between loss seconds. You need at least two MLS-LP events before you can get this.

Valid Rangea 1 65,535

MLS-LD: Min. Distance between Loss Seconds

1 65,535

MLT-15: Total Media Loss in 15-Min. Max. value

1 1,147,483,647 Generate the alarm if the total media transport stream packets lost in the current 15 minutes exceeds a value you specify in packets Generate the alarm if the total media transport stream packets lost in the current 24 hours exceeds a value you specify in packets 1 1,147,483,647

MLT-24: Total Media Loss in 24-Hr Max. value

MLS-15: Loss Seconds in 15-Min. Max. Value (secs)

Generate the alarm if the total number 1 900 of seconds experiencing media transport stream packet loss in the current 15 minutes exceeds a value you specify in seconds 1 3,600

MLS-24: Total Loss Generate the alarm if the total number Seconds in 24-Hr Max. of seconds experiencing media Value (secs) transport stream packet loss in the current 24 hours exceeds a value you specify in seconds. This clears at midnight and is not a rolling 24 hours. Transport Stream User PIDs

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Table 10-13: Video Transport Stream Alarm Template Fields and Ranges (Continued)

Field User PID #1 through #4

Description Select to: Monitor By Number (the number is the PID number), Monitor By Type (the type is MPEG PID type, if applicable), Monitor From List(the list is for PIDs that do not have a PID type), Ignore By Number, Ignore By Type, Ignore From List Mask Errors During FF/Rewind

Valid Rangea 0 8,191

Mask Errors During FF/Rewind

Select to enable masking bitrate, loss, or outage errors during fast forward or rewind and set either the value for Seconds or set the value During Audio Blanking. If the discontinuity bit is set, this will mask bitrate, loss, outage.

Not Applicable

for Seconds

Select to set the value in seconds after the fast forward or rewind bit goes away. Select to mask errors during fast forward or rewind during audio blanking and set the number of seconds after audio blanking stops.

1 300

During Audio Blanking

1 300

a. Numbers in ranges greater than 999 contain commas for readability. Do not type the commas when typing a number into a field.

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Figure 10-5: Example Video/Program Transport Stream Alarm Template Page

10.4.2 ETSI TR 101 290


Click the ETSI TR 101 290 tab to enter settings to monitor flows for ETSI TR 101 290. See Figure 10-6 for an example of the ETSI TR 101 290 page. The lowest (left-most) setting of each slider represents the ETSI TR 101 290 recommended interval. Priority 1 and 2 alarms are supported. Priority 3 alarms are not supported at this time.

Table 10-14: Video Transport ETSI TR 101 290 Alarm Template Fields and Ranges

Field

Description First Priority

Valid Rangea

1.3 PAT Error

Display an alarm if a PAT error is detected for a duration exceeding the specified duration in milliseconds

500 2,500

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Table 10-14: Video Transport ETSI TR 101 290 Alarm Template Fields and Ranges (Continued)

Field 1.4 Continuity Count Error

Description Display an alarm if a continuity count error is detected. This is analogous to media loss. Display an alarm if a PMT error is detected for a duration exceeding the specified duration in milliseconds Display an alarm if a PID error is detected for the specified PID for a duration exceeding the specified duration in milliseconds. PID numbers need to be entered in decimal. Second Priority

Valid Rangea Not Applicable

1.5 PMT Error

500 2,500

1.6 PID Error

PID: 0 8,191 Duration: 100 5,000

2.1 Transport Error

Display an alarm if a transport error is detected Display an alarm if a CRC error is detected Display an alarm if a PCR repetition error is detected for a duration exceeding the specified duration in milliseconds Display an alarm if a PCR discontinuity error is detected for a duration exceeding the specified duration in milliseconds Display an alarm if a PCR accuracy error is detected for a duration exceeding the specified duration in nanoseconds Display an alarm if a PTS repetition error is detected for a duration exceeding the specified duration in milliseconds

Not Applicable

2.2 CRC Error

Not Applicable

2.3a PCR Repetition Error

40 1,000

2.3b PCR Discontinuity Error

100 2,500

2.4 PCR Accuracy Error

500 2,500

2.5 PTS Repetition Error

700 2,500

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Table 10-14: Video Transport ETSI TR 101 290 Alarm Template Fields and Ranges (Continued)

Field 2.6 CAT Error

Description Display an alarm if a CAT error is detected

Valid Rangea Not Applicable

a. Numbers in ranges greater than 999 contain commas for readability. Do not type the commas when typing a number into a field.

Figure 10-6: Example Video Transport ETSI Alarm Template Page

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Configuration Management

Use the Configuration Management pages to download new firmware releases into the unit, download and upload configuration files, save the running configuration to flash and reset the unit.

11.1

Download/Upload Configuration
Use the Download/Upload Configuration page to transfer configuration settings between the host and the Cricket 8-VSB. Selections allow the user to download a Configuration file from the host to the system and upload a Configuration File from the monitoring/analysis system to the host. Configuration files include all configuration and alarm settings except for System IP Configuration and Port Configuration settings. The user must click the Save Config & Reset System button ( ) in order for all the downloaded changes to take effect.

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All the Aliases can be uploaded to the host for editing the fields and then downloaded into the system. Refer to Figure 11-1 for a view of the Download/Upload Configuration page.

Figure 11-1: Example Download/Upload Configuration Page

11.1.1 Download Configuration: From Host to the Cricket 8-VSB


11.1.1.1 Send this file: 1. On the Download Configuration page, click the Browse button to locate the host file to download. 2. Identify the configuration file, alias text file, or SSL Certificate file on the host that will be downloaded to the Cricket 8-VSB (See Figure 11-2 for an example.).

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Figure 11-2: Locate the File on the Host

3. Click the file name and then click Open. The file name will appear in the Send this file: field on the Download Configuration Web page of the Cricket 8-VSB. 4. Click the appropriate button on the Cricket 8-VSB Web page to initiate the type of operation that you want to perform. SAVE CONFIG & RESET SYSTEM. ( ) Transfer a configuration file to the Cricket 8-VSB. The system will reset. Press F5 to refresh the browser after the reset. ) Transfer an alias file to the Cricket DOWNLOAD ALIAS. ( 8-VSB. DOWNLOAD CERTIFICATE. ( ) Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificate File Download to the Cricket 8-VSB from the Host.

11.1.2 Upload Configuration to the Host from the Cricket 8-VSB


11.1.2.1 Upload System Config File Transfer the system configuration file from the Cricket 8-VSB to the host. The system configuration file is a binary file and cannot be edited. The default file name is: IQConfig_system (probe) name.ini 1. Click the Upload System Config File button.

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2. A File Download window similar to the one in Figure 11-3 will appear.

Figure 11-3: File Download Window

3. Click the Save button. Locate the area on the host where you want to save the configuration file (See Figure 11-4 for an example.).

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Figure 11-4: Host Location to Save Config File

4. Click the Save button. 5. Depending on your hosts settings, a Download Complete window similar to the one in Figure 11-5 will appear.

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Figure 11-5: Download Complete Window

6. Click the Close button. 11.1.2.2 Upload AliasConfig Text File Transfer the alias configuration file from the Cricket 8-VSB to the host. 1. Click the Upload AliasConfig Text File button. A File Download window similar to the one in Figure 11-6 will open.

Figure 11-6: Save the AliasConfig File

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2. Click the Save button. 3. A Save As window will open similar to the one in Figure 11-7. Locate the area on the host where you want to save the AliasConfig file.

Figure 11-7: Locate the Area to Save the AliasConfig File

4. Click the Save button. 5. Depending on your hosts settings, a Download Complete window similar to the one in Figure 11-8 will appear.

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Figure 11-8: Download Complete Window

6. Click the Close button. 11.1.2.3 Upload Syslog File Transfer the Syslog file from the Cricket 8-VSB to the host. 1. On the Download Configuration page, click the Upload Syslog File. 2. A File Download window similar to the one in Figure 11-9 will open.

Figure 11-9: Save the Syslog File

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3. Click the Save button and a Save As window will open similar to Figure 11-10.

Figure 11-10: Save As Window

4. Locate the area on the host where you want to save the Syslog file and click the Save key. 5. Depending on your hosts settings, a Download Complete window similar to the one in Figure 11-11 will appear.

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Figure 11-11: Download Complete Window

6. Click the Close button. 11.1.2.4 Upload Syslog And Clear Log Transfer the Syslog file from the Cricket 8-VSB to the host and then erase the entries in the Syslog on the Cricket 8-VSB. 1. On the Download Configuration page, click the Upload Syslog And Clear LOG button. A window similar to Figure 11-12 will open.

Figure 11-12: File Download Window

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2. Click the Save button and a Save As window similar to the one in Figure 11-13 will open.

Figure 11-13: Save As Window

3. Locate the area on the host where you want to save the file and click the Save button. 4. Depending on your hosts settings, a Download Complete window similar to the one in Figure 11-14 will appear.

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Figure 11-14: Download Complete Window

5. Click the Close button. 11.1.2.5 Upload Flow Statistics Upload Flow Statistics transfers the history of flows since the probe was last reset from the Cricket QAM Plus to the HOST. (For information on flow statistics, refer to Section 7.2.) 1. On the Download Configuration page, click the Upload Flow Statistics button, and a File Download window similar to the one in Figure 11-15 will appear.

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Figure 11-15: File Download Window

2. Click the Save and a Save As window similar to Figure 11-16 will open.

Figure 11-16: Save As Window

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3. Locate the area on the host where you want to save the Flow History file. 4. Click the Save button. 5. Depending on your hosts settings, a Download Complete window similar to the one in Figure 11-17 will appear.

Figure 11-17: Download Complete Window

6. Click the Close button.

11.2

Download Firmware
Use the Download Firmware page to update the firmware on the Cricket 8-VSB. Selections allow you to download Firmware file (*.IQZ) from the host to the Monitoring/Analysis system. The Monitoring, Capture and Stimulus capabilities will be disabled after software download is initiated. You must Save the downloaded Firmware to activate the software. Refer to Figure 11-18 for a view of the Firmware Download page.

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Figure 11-18: Firmware Download Page

11.2.0.1

Download Firmware 7. Click the Browse button to locate the host file to download and a window similar to Figure 11-19 will open.

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Figure 11-19: Locate the Firmware File to Download

8. Click the file name and then click Open. The file name will appear in the Send this file: field on the Download Configuration Web page of the Cricket 8-VSB. 9. Click the Download Firmware button. NOTE: The firmware download will Abort if the Download Firmware button is pressed again after the download is initiated. Please wait for two minutes or until the System Update screen appears to indicate the status of the Firmware download.

10. The Firmware Update screen will appear and download the new firmware. Wait until the Download Status on the screen indicates that it is complete and validated. The IQZ Version of the downloaded Firmware is displayed in the Status column. See Figure 11-20 for an example screen. NOTE: During the update, Stream Monitoring, Packet Capture, and Packet Stimulus functionality are disabled.

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Figure 11-20: Firmware Update Page

11. Press the Update Firmware button ( ) to Save the downloaded Firmware to Flash and activate the new software. The system will automatically Reset after extracting all the files to the FLASH Memory (See Figure 11-21). You may download another version of an IQZ before saving the current image to FLASH Memory. NOTE: The Abort Update selection allows you to ignore the downloaded software and reset the system with old Firmware.

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Figure 11-21: Firmware Update Page Displays Update Progress

12. Press the F5 key on your keyboard thirty seconds after the firmware is saved and the window stops refreshing.

11.3

Saving the Configuration


After changing any parameters in the Cricket, a Save Configuration must be performed so that the current operating mode and configuration is saved into FLASH memory. This will allow the Cricket 8-VSB to automatically start monitoring in the same fashion prior to a power shutdown. See Figure 11-22 for an example of the Save Configuration Web page.

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Figure 11-22: Save Configuration Menu

NOTE:

Any operation that requires a system reset will also cause the HTTP connection to be broken. You can press the browser's reset button to regain the connection once the probe has come out of reset (usually about 30 seconds).

To perform any of the Save Configuration options listed, select the option in the list and click the Apply button.

11.3.1 Save Configuration


A Save Configuration will save all configuration changes to the probe's long term storage. If this is not performed, then your changes will be lost with the next system reset.

11.3.2 Save Configuration and Reset System


A Save Configuration and Reset System will save all configuration changes to the probe's long term storage and reset the system.

11.3.3 Reset System


A Reset System will reset the system.

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11.3.4 Switch to Maintenance Mode


Performing a Switch to Maintenance Mode reboots the probe into a safe mode. Normally you would only do this if directed to so by IneoQuest support personnel.

11.3.5 Reset to Factory Defaults


Performing a Reset to Factory Defaults will erase all of the configuration data stored in the probe's long term storage.

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Diagnostic Information

Use the Diagnostic Information pages to view hardware information, such as serial numbers, and error logs.

12.1

Manufacturing Information
Use the Manufacturing Info page to see the firmware version, manufacturing date, and system and board serial numbers. A list of the files in flash memory is also displayed. This data can be uploaded to the host by pressing the Upload Data To Host button. Refer to Figure 12-1 for an example of this page,

Figure 12-1: Manufacturing Information Page

12.2

System Debug Statistics


Use the System Debug Stats page to transfer the error log from the Cricket to the host, and to view and reset system statistics. (See Figure 12-2.)

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Figure 12-2: Example System Debug Statistics Page

12.2.1 Upload the Error Log


1. Click the Upload Error Log button and a File Download window similar to Figure 12-3 will open.

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Figure 12-3: File Download Window

2. Click the Save button and a Save As window similar to Figure 12-4 will open.

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Figure 12-4: Save As Window

3. Locate the area on the host where you want to save the Error Log file. 4. Click the Save button. Depending on your host's settings, a Download Complete window similar to the one in Figure 12-5 will appear.

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Figure 12-5: Download Complete Window

5. Click the Close button.

12.2.2 Reset Statistics


To reset the statistics, press the Reset Stats button.( )

12.3

RMON Statistics
Use the RMON Stats page to view Remote Network Monitoring statistics. (See Figure 12-9.) Use the refresh slider in the upper left-hand corner of the page to change the update rate. Full left is off. Full right is roughly once a second. Click the handle of the refresh slider to get an immediate update.

Table 12-1: RMON Statistics

Metric Octets

Description Count of good, bad, and total octets.

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Table 12-1: RMON Statistics (Continued)

Metric Frames

Description Count of unicast, broadcast, multicast, tagged, pause, and total frames. In addition, the count of frames in seven frame size ranges. Count of FCS errors and total errors.

Errors

Network Utilization Percentage of bandwidth.

Figure 12-6: Example RMON Statistics Page

12.4

Round Trip Time


Use the Round Trip Time page to ping a network destination IP address from the primary port. This operation reports the minimum, maximum and average round trip times in milliseconds along with the number of successful and lost packets. Specify a number of pings in the Count field or select Continuous to ping continuously. See Figure 12-7 for an example of the Round Trip Time page.

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Figure 12-7: Example Round Trip Time Page

Table 12-2: Round Trip Time

Metric Configure Start Stop Clear

Description Loads new settings Starts round trip time test Stops round trip time test Resets statistics

All times are in milliseconds Figure 12-8 shows an example of a Round Trip Time Page with results

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Figure 12-8: Round Trip Time Page Results

When the management port is set for primary, the destination must be reachable from the primary port. When the management port is set for secondary, the destination may be reachable from either the primary port or the secondary port network. You must select the proper port to direct the test. The ICMP messages sent on the primary port use the parameters for PORT 1 as configured under the Port Config page. The ICMP messages sent on the secondary port use the parameters for the management port.

12.5

Trace Route
Use Trace Route to trace the route to an IP address. (See Figure 12-9.)

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Figure 12-9: Example Trace Route Page

To trace the route of an IP address, enter an IP address in the IP Address field and click the Trace button. Successful results will display the number of Hops, the IP Address, and the time in milliseconds as shown in Figure 12-10.

Figure 12-10:Trace Route Page Results

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Appendix A

Supported and Unsupported ASCII Characters

At the time of the publication of this document, there are a small number of ASCII characters that are not supported in program and flow alias, template, and probe names. These unsupported characters are known and provided in this appendix along with a list of supported characters for your reference. For more information or to report any problems, contact IneoQuest Technical Support (See Section 1 for contact information).

A.1

Unsupported Characters
The ASCII characters in Table A-1 are not supported and should not be used.

Table A-1: Unsupported ASCII Characters Char Description


` Opening single quote Closing single quote Opening double quote Closing double quote

Char Description
& < = Hyphen, dash, minus Ampersand Less than sign Equals sign

Char
, + / \

Description
Comma Plus Slant (forward slash) Backslash

A.2

Supported Characters
The ASCII characters that appear in Table A-2 are supported and can be used.

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Table A-2: Supported ASCII Characters Char


(sp) ! # $ % ( ) * . 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 : ; > ? [ ] { } |

Description
Space Exclamation mark Cross hatch (number sign) Dollar sign Percent sign Opening parentheses Closing parentheses Asterisk Period Zero One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Colon Semicolon Greater than sign Question mark Opening Sqr. bracket Closing Sqr. bracket Opening curly brace Closing curly brace Vertical line

Char Description
@ A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z ^ At-sign Uppercase A Uppercase B Uppercase C Uppercase D Uppercase E Uppercase F Uppercase G Uppercase H Uppercase I Uppercase J Uppercase K Uppercase L Uppercase M Uppercase N Uppercase O Uppercase P Uppercase Q Uppercase R Uppercase S Uppercase T Uppercase U Uppercase V Uppercase W Uppercase X Uppercase Y Uppercase Z Caret (Circumflex)

Char Description
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z ~ Lowercase a Lowercase b Lowercase c Lowercase d Lowercase e Lowercase f Lowercase g Lowercase h Lowercase i Lowercase j Lowercase k Lowercase l Lowercase m Lowercase n Lowercase o Lowercase p Lowercase q Lowercase r Lowercase s Lowercase t Lowercase u Lowercase v Lowercase w Lowercase x Lowercase y Lowercase z Tilde (approximate)

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Glossary of Terms

A
ARP: Address Resolution Protocol The
standard method for finding a host's hardware address when only its network layer address is known.

IGMP: Internet Group Management Protocol (ver 1,2) (as per RFCs 1112/2236) IGMP is used to
dynamically register individual hosts in a multicast group on a particular LAN. Hosts identify group memberships by sending IGMP messages to their local multicast router. Under IGMP, routers listen to IGMP messages and periodically send out queries to discover which groups are active or inactive on a particular subnet.

ASI or DVB-ASI: Asynchronous Serial Interface The physical interface that is designed to
transport video transport streams serially over coax cable at up to 270Mb/s. DVB is a family of European digital video standards.

IP-SBR: IP Stream Bitrate The IP Stream Bitrate


is the measured data (payload) per second of a given media over IP stream. The type of the payload is not considered, just the amount of payload in bytes is measured.

BER Bit Error Rate is the number of erroneous bits


received divided by the total number of bits transmitted.

C
CRC Error Cyclic redundancy check error is the
receipt of data which does not match the cyclic redundancy check validation process.

M
MDI-DF: Delay Factor
Delay Factor is a metric which characterizes IP Packet cumulative jitter and delay. The DF is the amount of buffer, in milliseconds, that would be required to subtract IP packet arrival deviations from the rate determined by the media payload.

D
dBmV Decibels relative to one millivolt

MDI-MLR: Media Loss Rate Media Loss Rate is


the number of media packets lost per second.

F
FEC Forward Error Correction is a communications
technique that is used to correct errored data on the receiving end. Before transmission, the outgoing data is processed through an algorithm that adds extra bits that are used for error correction. If the transmitted message is received in error, the correction bits are used to repair it.

MDI-MLT: Media Loss Total Media Loss Total is


the total number of media packets lost for a given inspection period.

MDI-MLT-15: Media Loss Total-15

Media Loss Total is the total number of media packets lost for the current 15-minute inspection period. Media Loss Total is the total number of media packets lost for the previous 24 hour inspection period. It provides a history of the last 96 15-minute inspection periods.

MDI-MLT-24: Media Loss Total-24

I
IP Multicast: Internet Protocol Multicast IP
Multicast delivers source traffic to a group of receivers without adding any additional burden on the source or the receivers while using the least network bandwidth of any competing technology. Multicast packets are replicated in the network resulting in the most efficient delivery of data to multiple receivers possible. All alternatives require the source to send more than one copy of the data.

MDI-VB: Virtual Buffer

Virtual Buffer is the same as DF expressed in bytes for a given media stream rate. The VB is the amount of buffer, in bytes, that would be required to subtract IP packet arrival deviations from the rate determined by the media payload. average symbol power to average error power.

MER Modulation Error Ratio is the ratio, in decibels, of MLS: Media Loss Seconds Media Loss Seconds
is the total number seconds that saw a loss of media packets from the time the stream was recognized.

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MLS-15: Media Loss Seconds-15 Media

Loss Seconds is the total number seconds that saw a loss of media packets for the current 15-minute inspection period. Loss Seconds is the total number seconds that saw a loss of media packets within the previous 24 hour inspection period.

PID: Packet Identifier

MLS-24: Media Loss Seconds-24 Media

MLS-LD The distance between two MLS-LP events. MLS-LP The number of consecutive Media Loss Rate
(MLR) seconds exceeding the MLR threshold.

A Packet Identifier is a unique 13-bit identifier located within the first 4-byte prefix of a transport stream used to identify components of the transport stream, such as PES, program tables, PCR for each program, etc. Certain PIDs are predefined, such as: 8191 = stuffing PID 8187 = PSIP PID (Program and System Information Protocol) A specific PID within a transport stream which provides the mapping between a program number and the program elements it is comprised of. It contains a minimum of a program number, PCR PID, stream types and program element PIDs.

PMT: Program Map Table

MTSP MPEG transport stream packet Multicast IP Address (as per RFC3171)

IP multicast address are defined as IP addresses within the range 224.0.0.0 and 239.255.255.255. IP multicast addresses within 224.0.0.0 and 224.0.0.255 are reserved for network protocols. A multicast HOST will generate traffic with an IP destination address within the defined multicast range. Multicast RECEIVERS that are interested in receiving data flowing to a particular group must join the group using the IGMP protocol.

PSIP: Program and System Information Protocol A protocol defined by the ATSC digital
television standard for carrying data about each channel within the transport stream; such as content ratings, program guides, time referenced, station ID and conditional access information. PID 8187 is reserved for PSIP content.

N
Nominal Bitrate The Nominal bitrate is the media
bitrate calculated when the transport stream is initially detected.

R
RS Reed-Solomon error correction protocol RS CO Reed-Solomon corrected errors are an early
warning of potential Reed-Solomon uncorrected errors.

RS CO15 RS CO24

Reed-Solomon corrected errors for the current 15 minute inspection period Reed-Solomon corrected errors for the current 24 hour inspection period

P
PAT: Program Association Table A
Program Association Table is a specific PID that every transport stream is required to contain. It provides the correspondence the program numbers and the PIDs defined in the PMT. The PAT may be partitioned into 255 sections before it is mapped to a transport stream to minimize loss. program clock reference (PCR) is transmitted within a video transport stream as a time reference. A sufficiently accurate and correctly received PCR is a precondition for correct data display in the receiver.

RS UC Reed-Solomon uncorrected errors RS UC15 Reed-Solomon uncorrected errors for the


current 15 minute inspection period

RS UC24

Reed-Solomon uncorrected errors for the current 24 hour inspection period protocol (RTP) is a Layer 4 protocol that provides end-to-end delivery services for data with real-time characteristics, such as interactive audio and video. Those services include payload type identification, sequence numbering, time stamping and delivery monitoring. Applications typically run RTP on top of UDP to make use of its multiplexing and checksum services; both protocols contribute parts of the transport protocol functionality.

PCR: Program Clock Reference The

RTP: Real-Time Protocol The Real-Time transport

PES: Packetized Elementary Stream


Packetized Elementary Stream (PES) is a specification defined by the MPEG communication protocol that allows an Elementary stream to be divided into packets. The elementary stream is packetized by encapsulating sequential data bytes from the elementary stream inside PES packet headers.

RTP-LDE: Loss Distance Errors (as

per RFC3357) metric captures the spacing between the loss periods. Loss Distance (LD) is the difference in

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sequence numbers of two successively lost packets, which may or may not be separated by successfully received packets. LDE is the total number of LD errors.

Z
ZAP: ZAP Time
Time which it takes for a Multicast group stream to appear at a destination after an IGMP join is issued from the destination. For certain Video over IP applications, that use multicast groups to transport video, this can be referred to as channel change time.

RTP-LPE: Loss Period Errors (as per RFC3357)


metric captures the frequency and length of RTP packet loss once it starts. LPE is the total number of Loss Period errors.

RTP-SE: Sequence Errors

(as per RFC3357) metric captures the total lost packets given the difference in sequence numbers of two successive packets of a RTP stream.

RVL: Remote Video Link A 10/100/1000 Ethernet


port on select IneoQuest equipment that allows any video IP stream traffic entering the unit to be forwarded out this port for other uses. The RVL port can also modify the IP header of the selected IP stream, at line rate, not changing the IP stream behavior.

S
SNTP Simple Network Time Protocol is a less complex
form of Network Time Protocol that does not require storing information about previous communications.

T
TAP Test Access Port Total CC Errors: Total Continuity Count Errors The Total Continuity Count Errors is the
total number of errors in the MPEG transport stream for the given inspection period, based on the 4-bit continuity counter in the MPEG transport stream.

Total PID/Mon/Err: Total number of Transport Stream PIDs/Monitored/Errored Total


number of PIDs within the MPEG transport stream, as detected in the Program Table/ Total number of PIDs within the transport stream currently being monitored by system resources/ Total number of PIDs being monitored that are currently seeing errors.

V
V-TSB: Video Transport Stream Bitrate The
Video Transport Stream Bitrate is the measured bitrate of the encapsulated video transport stream within an IP stream. The arrival data rate of the IP packets is not considered. This measurement looks at the video transport stream payload bitrate by inspecting the PCRs within the transport stream being carried by the IP packets.

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Index

A
Auto Upload 9-11

R
Red Cells 7-2 RF Flow Alias Template 10-2 RMON Statistics 12-5 Round Trip Time 12-6

B
Black Cells 7-2

C
Characteristics, Channel Alias 10-2 Configure system-wide parameters 8-13

S
SNMP Configuration 8-14 SNMP Configuration, Description 6-4 SYSLOG Configuration, Description 6-5 System Identification 8-13 System Location 8-14 System Memo 8-13 System Status, Description 6-3 System Uptime 6-3

D
Date and Time Adjustments 8-23 Defined Users 8-18

F
Filters 9-8 Firmware version 6-3 Flow Census 9-4

T
Telnet 8-20 Time Source 8-22 Trace Route 12-8 Transport Streams 9-5 Triggers 9-7 Tuner Configuration 6-8, 8-1 Tuner Map Upload/Download 8-7 Tuner Parameters 8-4 Tuner RF Channels 8-6

G
Global Parameters, Description 6-7 Gray Cells 7-2 Green Cells 7-2

H
HTTP 8-20

I
ICMP 8-20 Identifiers 10-4 IQ Tools 8-21 iVMS Configuration 8-15 iVMS Configuration, Description 6-4, 6-5

U
USB Driver, Installation 5-1 User PID Monitoring Rules 10-9 username 6-1

V
Video Transport Alarm Template 10-12 Video/Program Alarm Template 10-6

M
Management Port 8-11

Y
Yellow Cells 7-2

N
New Account 8-18

P
password 6-1 Port Configuration, Description 6-6 Program Media Loss (CC) Alarms 10-7 Program Monitoring Alarms 10-8 Program Monitoring Template 10-5 Program PID Bitrate Monitoring Alarms 10-10

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