EN-200

1080p AVC Low Latency Encoder

Includes modulator version - IF/LB/10M


USER GUIDE

3.00.21


Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Trademarks & Copyrights

Electrical Device Compliance Notices

Safety Warnings and Cautions

Compliance Notices

FCC

Industry Canada

European Union EMC Directive Conformance Statement

Chapter 1 - Getting Started

Front Panel

Front Panel LCD Quick Views

Transport LED Indicators

Audio Encode Indicators

System Indicators

Controls

Modulator Lineup

Front Panel Menu Structure

1. Services Menu

2. RF Tx Menu

3. IP Tx Menu

4. Video Menu

5. Audio Menu

6. PIDs Menu

7. VBI Menu

8. Profile Menu

9. CAS Menu

10. System Menu

10.1 Login

10.2 Duration

10.3 Network Sub Menu

10.4 Time Sub Menu

10.5 NTP Sub Menu

10.6 Alarm Menu

10.7 SNMP Sub Menu

10.8 Com2 Settings

10.9 Feature Sub Menu

10.10 Host Name

10.11 Firmware

10.12 Backlight Dim Delay

Back Panel

GPIO and Parport information

GPIO Pinout

Parport Pinout

Chapter 3 - Getting Connected

Compatible browsers

Ethernet Access

Zero Configuration Access

Login

Upgrading Via Web User Interface

Upgrading Via FTP & Telnet

Chapter 4 - Operational How-To’s

How to Use Vertical Interval Time Code

How to Configure Passthru Audio

Understanding Auto Transport Mux Rate

How to Use ASI-Receive Mode

How to Use ASI Remux

EN-XX ASI Remux with Manual PID Mapping

How to setup a Zixi IP stream on the Adtec Encoders

Chapter 5 - Appendix

Appendix A - GNU General Public License

Appendix B - Technical Specifications

Base Model (EN200)

Inputs

Outputs

Communications

Video

Audio

Physical and Operational

IF, L-Band Modulator + 10MHz

Appendix C - DB15-M Analog audio input pinout:

Appendix D - Adtec Digital Support & Service

Telephone and Email Support

Preparing for Support

SLA Options


Trademarks & Copyrights

Copyright: (c) 2016 Adtec Digital. All rights reserved. This document may not, in whole or in part, be copied, photocopied, reproduced and translated, or reduced to any electronic medium or machine-readable form without prior written consent from Adtec Digital.

Trademarks: EN-200 is a trademark of Adtec Digital. Dolby, Dolby Digital, AC-3 and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Other product and company names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. The information in this document is subject to change without notice.  


Electrical Device Compliance Notices

Safety Warnings and Cautions

For your safety and the proper operation of the device:

Compliance Notices

FCC

Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Warning: Changes or modifications to this device not expressly approved by Adtec Digital could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

Industry Canada

This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference Causing Equipment Regulations. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Cet appareillage numérique de la classe B répond à toutes les exigences de l'interférence canadienne causant des règlements d'équipement. L'opération est sujette aux deux conditions suivantes: (1) ce dispositif peut ne pas causer l'interférence nocive, et (2) ce dispositif doit accepter n'importe quelle interférence reçue, y compris l'interférence qui peut causer l'opération peu désirée.

European Union EMC Directive Conformance Statement

This product is in conformity with the protection requirements of EU Council Directive 2004/108/EC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to electromagnetic compatibility. Adtec Digital cannot accept responsibility for any failure to satisfy the protection requirements resulting from a user modification of the product. This product has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Class B Information Technology Equipment according to CISPR 22 / EN 55022.


Chapter 1 - Getting Started

Front Panel

The Function Buttons and Directional Keypad of the EN-200 are used to configure and monitor the signal input and output of the device.

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Front Panel LCD Quick Views

There are several Quick Views that can be accessed via the front panel LCD by pressing the up and down arrows.

1) Service Data: When in normal encoding mode, the LCD will display the following information: TS Mux Rate, Conditional Access Mode, Service ID Number, Service Name, and Service Provider.

2) Encoding Status: This quick view displays the Input and Output Resolution, Frame Rate, Input interface, SDI interface Mode, and Bars/Tones/ID status.

3) Video Status: This quick view displays the Video PID, PCR PID, Chroma Type, Latency, Video Bitrate, Entropy Coding, and Video Autofill status.

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4) Audio Status: This quick view displays the Audio Codec type, Encode or Pass Through Rate, Encode or Passthrough mode.

5) Audio PIDS: This quick view displays the Audio PIDs for all 8 pairs of audio.

6) TSoIP State: This quick view displays the status of IP Transport mode, RTP, FEC mode, and Multicast Connector.  Up to 4 destination IP addresses can be sent simultaneously.

7) Modulator State*: This quick view displays the RF Tx status if the unit is equipped with optional modulator.

8) ASI Remux State: This quick view displays the status of ASI Remux status if the feature is enabled.

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Transport LED Indicators

Indicator

Function

Video

Off - If modulator is installed, an off led indicates that no video is detected on the selected input or that ASI Receive mode is enabled.

On - Video is detected on the selected input.

Blink - No video is detected and fault mode is active.

Encode

Off - Device is not encoding. Idle State

On - Device is encoding.

3/2/1F

Off - Low, Normal, or Long Latency

On - 3 Frame, 2 Frame, or 1 Frame Latency (Requires Adtec RD-7x Decoder)

4:2:2

Off - Encoding chroma type 4:2:0.

On - Encoding chroma type 4:2:2.

Remux

Off - ASI Remux is disabled

On - ASI Remux is enabled

IP Out

Off - Transport stream over IP via IP1 or IP2 is inactive.

On - Transport stream over IP via IP1 or IP2 is active.

RF Out

Off - Modulator is not transmitting.

On - Modulator is transmitting.

Blink - Modulator is running in test mode (pure carrier).

Note: Making changes to specific modulator parameters can cause the modulator to stop transmitting and you will need to re-enable it. This is by design to prevent transmission with an incorrect power setting.

RTMP

Off - Over The Top RTMP transmission not enabled

On - Over The Top RTMP transmission enabled

Audio Encode Indicators

Indicator

Function

A1 through A8

Off - Audio encoder configuration is set to off.

On - Audio encoder configuration is set to encode or passthru.

Note: This product offers optional extended audio encoding of the upper four pairs. If you experience issues engaging the upper pairs, check your feature keys first.


System Indicators

Indicator

Function

Alarm

Off - No system alarms.

On - System alarm.                  

       (Typically NTP alarm)

BISS

Off - Service is not encrypted “Clear - Free to air”

On - Service is Encrypted “Cyphed - Selected BISS mode” 

Link

Off - No network detected

On - Network communication active

Busy

Off - No network activity

On - Network traffic present

Controls

Using the Mode, Select, Enter, Escape, and directional buttons, the user can control the unit via the front panel.

Control

Function

Mode button

Mode will cycle you  through top layer menus.

Select

Select will enter you into edit mode.

Enter

Enter submits any edits.

Escape

Escape returns you to the previous menu layer.

Cursor Arrows

Arrows will navigate you within submenus

Programming Keypad

For value entry. F2 functions as a “.” decimal or period.


Modulator Lineup

This feature enables the operator to quickly view and/or configure select modulator RF output parameters.  The parameters available in this menu are;

  1. Carrier Mode:                [ PURE_CARRIER or MODULATED]
  2. Transmit:                 [ ENABLED or DISABLED]
  3. Output Power:        [ in 0.5dB increments ]
  4. Output Frequency:         [ in 1.0MHz increments ]

To access the menu, press the F1 and F2 keys simultaneously. The front panel will briefly flash “MODULATOR LINEUP” then display the menu.

Note:  To use this feature, the front panel display must be illuminated.  If the display is dim, press ANY front panel button to illuminate it.

Note:  If the unit has been previously configured by the operator and powered OFF and ON, then the display will read the last valid configuration, however, Tx will read DISABLED.

To select the desired Carrier Mode, press the front panel “SELECT” button.

To set Transmit to ENABLED or DISABLED, press the front panel “ENTER” button.

To set the desired output Power Level, press and hold the front panel ↑ or ↓ button.

To set the desired output Modulator Frequency, press and hold the front panel ← or → button.  

Note:  If the Modulator Frequency is reconfigured when Transmit = ENABLED, then Transmit will be automatically set to DISABLED.


Front Panel Menu Structure

1. Services Menu

Item

Function

Options

1.1

TS Mux Rate

Transport Mux Rate is the total transport stream rate. Use this number to match total circuit throughput

1000000 - 150000000

note: The actual lower limit is configuration dependent.

1.2

ABR Mode

    The Adaptive Bit-rate mode allows the encoder to adjust TMR and Video bit-rate without performing an encoder restart. This mode is useful for dynamic bandwidth based solutions.

   When this configuration is set to OFF, the default configuration, bit-rate changes to TMR or Video rate will restart the encoder if required. With this configuration set to Instant, bit-rate changes to TMR or Video rate will not restart the encoder.

Note: With this mode enabled, a transport stream analyzer will show a PCR accuracy error on TMR changes. This is a type of "false alarm" if the error occurs during a bit-rate transition, the decoder adapts dynamically to the change.

OFF

Instant

1.3

Program Number

Sets the program number in the PAT (Program Association Table).  This value can be set in hexadecimal and decimal format.

1 - 65535

0x0001 - 0xFFFF

1.4

Service Name

Identifies the service by name.  This value is used to populate either the DVB SDT table, or ATSC VCT table.  You are limited to 20 characters in DVB mode and 7 in ATSC mode. When using Bars, Tones and ID overlays, this field is displayed as part of the service information.

1- 20 ascii characters in DVB mode

1-7 ascii characters in ATSC mode

1.5

Service Provider

Identified the services provider.  This value is used to populate either the DVB SDT table, or ATSC VCT.  When using Bars, Tones and ID overlays, this field is displayed as part of the service information.

1-20 ascii characters in DVB mode

1-20 ascii characters in ATSC mode

1.6

Tables

Allows the operator to choose which type of Tables the encoder will generate.

DVB - includes PMT, PAT, NIT and SDT tables

MPEG - includes PAT and PMT tables

ATSC - includes PAT, PMT, VCT, RRT, MGT, and STT tables

DVB SDT ONLY - includes PMT, PAT, and SDT tables

DVB

ATSC

DVB SDT ONLY

MPEG

1.7

ASI Receive Mode

Routes a external ASI signal from the HD/SDI input in the place of the internally encoded signal.

ON

OFF

1.8

ASI Mode

Configures the ASI output ports transmit mode.

When set to Continuous, Data is transmitted at the configured TMR rate continuously regardless of whether or not there is a valid video source.

When set to Encode only, data will only be transmitted if there is a valid video source.  Data will not be transmitted if the encoder is idling.

CONTINUOUS

ENCODE ONLY

1.9

ASI Reserve

Set the reserve bandwidth for ASI Remux

Note: Setting to zero disables ASI Remux

0-100Mb/s

1.10

Carrier ID Menu

Carrier ID contains unique information within the transport stream to aid in identifying and troubleshooting satellite sources. Specified by SUIRG and endorsed by the WBU-ISOG, the user will need to complete some fields. The Encoder Manufacturer and Encoder Serial Number fields will automatically be filled.

Provider ID: 5 characters.

Phone: 17 Character number ( typically operator MCR/POC number. '+','(', and ')'.

Longitude: 9 Characters ('+000.0000' to '+/-180.0000')

Latitude: 8 Characters ('+00.0000' to '+/-90.0000')

User Information: 15 characters.

1.11

Bars, Tones, ID Menu

Bars, Tones and Service ID information can be overlayed on top of valid video by selecting the desired combination from this menu.

Note: When an audio input / channel is configured for Pass through operation Internal tone generation does not function for the pass through channels.

Bars Mode: ON, OFF

Bars Type: BARS, Solid color, FLASH

Tones Mode: ON, OFF

OSD Mode: ON, OFF, BLINK

2. RF Tx Menu

Note: This menu is dynamic.  It will only appear if you unit has factory installed modulator option.

Item

Function

Options

2.1

Transmit

Allows the operator to enable or disable the Main RF output. If Transmit is enabled and any value for Type, Frequency, Rolloff, Symbol Rate, or Interface Rate is changed, then Transmit will be automatically disabled. However, the monitor output will remain active.

Disable

Enable

2.2

Type

Allows the selection of the mod type.

DVBS

DVB-S2

DVB-S2X 

2.3

Mode

This control allows the operator to select the desired modulation mode and FEC code rate.

We display all possible ranges available via our device in the Front Panel. This list will differ from the list found in the web UI as it only shows those options available based on the feature keys found.

QPSK-1/2 QPSK-2/3  QPSK-3/4 QPSK-5/6 QPSK-6/7 QPSK-7/8 QPSK-1/4 QPSK-1/3 QPSK-2/5 QPSK-3/5 QPSK-4/5 QPSK-8/9 QPSK-9/10

QPSK-13/45 QPSK-9/20 QPSK-11/20

QPSK-11/45 QPSK-4/15

QPSK-14/45 QPSK-7/15 QPSK-8/15 QPSK-32/45

8APSK-5/9-L 8APSK-26/45-L

8PSK-3/5 8PSK-2/3 8PSK-3/4 8PSK-5/6 8PSK-8/9 8PSK-9/10

8PSK-23/36

8PSK-25/36

8PSK-13/18

8PSK-7/15

8PSK-8/15

8PSK-26/45

8PSK-32/45

16QAM-3/4 16QAM-7/8

16APSK-2/3 16APSK-3/4 16APSK-4/5

16APSK-5/6 16APSK-8/9 16APSK-9/10

16APSK-7/15 16APSK-8/15 16APSK-32/45

16APSK-1/2-L 16APSK-8/15-L

16APSK-5/9-L 16APSK-26/45 16APSK-3/5 16APSK-3/5-L 16APSK-28/45 16APSK-23/36 16APSK-2/3-L 16APSK-25/36 16APSK-13/18 16APSK-7/9 16APSK-77/90

32APSK-3/4 32APSK-4/5 32APSK-5/6 32APSK-8/9 32APSK-9/10

32APSK-2/3-L 32APSK-32/45 32APSK-11/15 32APSK-7/9

32APSK 2/3

64APSK-32/45-L

64APSK-11/15 64APSK-7/9 64APSK-4/5 64APSK-5/6 128APSK-3/4 128APSK-7/9 256APSK-29/45-L

256APSK-2/3-L

256APSK-31/45-L

256APSK-32/45

256APSK-11/15-L

256APSK-3/4

2.4

Local Oscillator

 Determines the Local Oscillator Frequency (in Mhz) variable in the embedded Uplink Calculator.

For Normal (Non-Inverted) Spectrum Mode:

  FreqModulator = FreqUplink - FreqLocal Oscillator

For Inverted Spectrum Mode:

 FreqModulator = FreqLocal Oscillator - FreqUplink

Note:This field is provided for convenience purposes only and to aid in the automatic calculation of the Modulator frequency. The actual setting will depend on your external hardware (Block Upconverter), and may differ from the value set in here.

User defined

2.5

Uplink Frequency

 Determines the Uplink Frequency (in Mhz) variable in the embedded Uplink Calculator.

Note:This field is provided for convenience purposes only and to aid in the automatic calculation of the Modulator frequency. The actual setting will depend on your external hardware (Block Upconverter), and may differ from the value set in here.

User Defined

2.6

Frequency

Read Only - DVB Modulator output frequency

The monitor output frequency for the EN-200 IF is fixed at 1.080GHz. The monitor output frequency for the EN-XX L-Band tracks with the main RF output frequency.

2.7

Power

Allows the operator to configure the output power of the main RF output port. The monitor output power level for the EN-200 IF and L-Band is fixed at -45dBm. Power is defined as the composite power referenced to an un-modulated (Pure Carrier) carrier.

-35 to +5dBm LBAND

-30 to +5dBm  IF

2.8

Spectrum Inversion

The Spectrum Inversion options are either Normal or Invert. If Normal is selected, then spectrum inversion does not occur. Spectral inversion can occur when either the baseband signal is up-converted to an IF frequency or when the IF is upconverted to the desired RF output frequency.

Invert

Normal

2.9

FEC Frame

When operating in DVB-S2, the Frame Type options are either Normal or Short. The Normal 64,800-bit FEC frame provides better protection but introduces more latency compared to the Short 16,200-bit FEC frame. Therefore, the Short FEC frame type should be selected in applications where latency is critical and the longer frame type should be used to optimize protection.

Short

Normal

2.10

Rolloff

The Rolloff selection will determine the shape of the output filter. The occupied bandwidth of the modulated signal is the symbol rate multiplied by (1+α) where alpha (α) is the rolloff factor. By using a lower alpha, carriers can be spaced closer together on a given transponder or an increased symbol rate can be realized for a given bandwidth.

 5

10

15

20

25

30  

2.11

Pilot

When operating in DVB-S2, the Pilot options are either ON or OFF. When pilots are enabled, the total data throughput is reduced by approximately 3.0%.

On

Off

2.12

Rate Priority

The Rate Priority control allows the operator to designate which rate will be kept constant. When the Symbol Rate is entered and Rate Priority is Symbol, the symbol rate is held constant and the Interface rate is calculated. When the Interface Rate is entered and Rate Priority is Interface, the interface rate is held constant and the symbol rate is calculated.

Symbol

Interface

2.13

Symbol Rate

The number of symbols transmitted per second. The amount of data per symbol is dependant upon the modulation type, e.g. QPSK, 8PSK, etc.

Range can be determined by feature key.

2.14

Interface Rate

The Interface Rate is the bit rate at the baseband interface.

Range can be determined by feature key.

2.15

Carrier Mode

The Carrier Mode control allows the operator to select ON for normal operations or select one of four unmodulated carriers. The Pure Carrier option will provide an un-modulated output carrier at the desired frequency and output power.

Pure Carrier

Modulated

 

2.16

10Mhz Clock 

Allows operator to generate or pass a 10Mhz signal.  The signal can be generated internally or sourced externally.

*** This is a special order option.  If your unit does not have the functionality the setting will read “N/A”

OFF

ON

EXTERNAL

2.17

10 Mhz Clock Combined

Allows the operator to choose whether or not to combine the 10Mhz signal with the L-Band output.

*** This is a special order option.  If your unit does not have the functionality the setting will read “N/A”

UNCOMBINED

COMBINED

2.18

PHYSICAL LAYER SCRAMBLER

Scrambles all of the PLFRAMES except for their header.

The PLS signature assumes values in the range 0, 262141

2.1

MODULATOR LINEUP

This feature enables the operator to quickly view and/or configure select modulator RF output parameters.

Carrier Mode:

    PURE_CARRIER or MODULATED

Transmit:

    ENABLED or DISABLED

Output Power:

    User defined in 0.5dB incr.

Output Frequency:

    User defined in 1.0MHz incr.


3. IP Tx Menu

Note: this is a parallel menu.  It has four index.  Use the left or right arrows to navigate to desired index.

Item

Function

Options

3.1

Mode

Enables IP Egress.

Off

Send

3.2

IP Tx Mode

Switches from UDP/RTP, TCP, RTMP, and Zixi Feeder

Note: RTMP and Zixi Feeder require purchase of feature key

UDP/RTP

TCP

RTMP

Zixi Feeder

3.3

Tx IP Address

The IP Address of which the Multicast or Unicast is broadcast. Multicast addressing supports the transmission of a single IP datagram to multiple receivers. Valid Multicast addressing range is 224.10.XXX.XXX to 239.XXX.XXX.XXX. Unicast addressing sends a single IP datagram to only one receiver. The Unicast address will be the unique IP of the receiving device.

user-defined; numeric field in format xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

3.4

Tx Port

port assignment used for transmitting a multicast

user-defined using the numeric keypad

3.5

Tx Unicast Gateway

The Unicast Gateway automatically handles IP routing for unicast transmissions. This must be configured if the outgoing unicast requires a different gateway from the configured system default gateway. A route is automatically added when the unit is configured for transmit and a Unicast Gateway exists. The route is deleted if set to 0.0.0.0 or Multicast Mode set to OFF.

user-defined; numeric field in format xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

3.6

DVB per IP

Configures the amount of DVB transport stream packets ( 188 bytes per DVB packet ) per IP packet payload

1

4

7

3.7

RTP

allows for sequence numbering and timing; editable if Multicast Mode is set to 'Send'

On

Off

3.8

FEC Mode

Forward Edge Correction; selects on/off. When selected, sends two FEC RTP streams in addition to a source RTP stream enabling a receiver to reconstruct missing packets in the source stream.

OFF

ON

MAXBURST

BURST

LOWLATENCY

3.9

FEC L

affects the maximum burst packet loss that can be recovered

Note: The product of FEC L and FEC D cannot exceed a value of 100

4-20

3.10

FEC D

defines latency involved in burst recovery

4-20

3.11

TYPE OF SERVICE

Allows the operator to sets the TOS bits in the IPv4 header of the TSoIP payload

0 = Normal service

2 = Minimize monetary cost

4 = Maximum reliability

8 = Maximize throughput

16 = Minimize delay

3.12

TTL

Time-to-Live; specifies the number of  iterations or transmissions the packet can undergo before it is discarded

user-defined using the numeric keypad

3.13

Tx Connector

Sets the physical connector (on the rear of the unit) to use for over IP transmit purposes on the indicated encode channel.

IP1

IP2


4. Video Menu

Item

Function

Options

4.1

Input

Allows the operator to select which input the video will be sourced from.

SDI

COMPOSITE
OPTICAL

4.2

SDI Mode

Allows the operator to force the SDI receiver into a specified mode.

AUTO

SD

HD1.4G
HD3G

SD480i

SD576i

HD1.4G 720p

HD1.4G 720p 50

HD1.4G 720p 59

HD1.4G 1080i

HD1.4G 1080i 50

HD1.4G 1080i 59

HD1.4G Any 50

HD1.4G Any 59
Any 50

Any 59

4.3

CVBS Input Mode

Configures the encoder for NTSC or PAL video.

*This is only affects the incoming feed if the input is Composite.

NTSC

PAL

4.4

Entropy Coding

Allows the operator to set the entropy coding settings

Auto mode will use CABAC at video bitrates <= 30Mbits/sec and CAVLC at rates > 30Mbits/sec.

CABAC

CAVLC

AUTO

4.5

Chroma

Allows the operator to set the encoder chroma type.

Note: 1080p is 420 only

420

422

4.6

Deblock Filtering

Allows the operator to turn deblock filtering on and off

ON

OFF

4.7

Video Field Coding

Allows the operator to choose between different types of video field coding

AUTO

FIELD

FRAME

ADAPTIVE

4.8

Video Rate

The rate at which video is being encoded. Video bitrate changes are not dynamic. They take effect at the start of the next encode session.

In standard definition encoding mode. (input is CVBS, SD/SDI, or SD Optical)

700000 - 15000000 bits/sec (0.7 - 15 Mb/s)

In high definition encoding mode. (input is HD/SDI, or HD Optical)

1500000 - 60000000 bits/sec (1.5 - 80 Mb/s)

*If video autofill is enabled, this value will change based on other variables.

4.9

Autofill

When Video AutoFill is turned ON, the encoder will calculate and use the max video bit rate for the current TransMuxRate setting. This is recommended. If Autofill is set to OFF the encoder will use the manual setting for the video bitrate.

ON

OFF

4.10

Latency

It is dependent upon the video rate, frame size/rate (NTSC,PAL,HIGH-DEF) and GOP structure. Long IBBP GOPs will produce higher latency over short IP GOPs. Short IP GOPs at lower bit rates produce lower quality video.

LONG: Latency will measure close to 1 second.

NORMAL: Should be used for distribution and standard contribution transmissions. Latency is approximately 3/4 second.

LOW: Latency is approximately 3 frames less than NORMAL.

VERYLOW: Latency is approximately 5 frames less than NORMAL.

3FRAME/2FRAME/1FRAME
Feature keyed option that provides super low end-to-end latency when paired with an RD-71/RD-70. GOP settings are ignored.  Interoperability with other vendor decoders is not guaranteed in these modes.

4.11

Latency Trim

Use this setting in conjunction with the Latency setting to fine tune the latency in order to match various manufacturers latency settings. The setting is rounded down and applied in video frame multiples (a +50 mSec offset would result in the following.. one additional frame delay with 29.97 frame material and two additional frame delays with 59.94 frame material).

Max range is -400 to +200 and is constrained based on the ENCODELATENCY setting (NORMAL) and current video mode.

4.12

Fault Mode

The user can select encoder behavior during video loss. The encoder can stop encoding, encode black, or generate a combination of Black, Bars, Tones and Service ID.

OFF

BARS

BARSTONES

BARSOVERLAY

BARSTONESOVERLAY

4.13

Fault Resolution

Allows the operator to select what resolution to encode at during fault mode.

480I59.94

576I50

720P59.94

720P50

1080I59.94

1080I50

1080P59.94

1080P50

4.14

Aspect Ratio

Aspect Ratio is the ratio of horizontal lines to vertical lines in the encoded image.Options are:

- Wide Screen Signaling (WSS) reads incoming WSS flag and adjusts aspect ratio accordingly.

- 4 X 3 defaults standard definition to 4 X 3 display.

- 16 X 9 defaults standard definition to 16 X 9 display.

Aspect Ratio is related to Active Format Descriptor (AFD). It is recommended to set AFD to WSS if Aspect Ratio is WSS.

4x3

16.9

WSS

*This is not a scaling option.  Output display is completely dependent on input signal

4.15

AFD

Active Format Descriptor is data that can be sent in a MPEG video stream that provides information about the aspect ratio and picture characteristics within the stream. AFD compatible display or STB/IRD is required. AFD is related to Aspect Ratio. Aspect Ratio defines pixel aspect ratio as encoded. AFD is used by downstream decoding devices to properly display pixel aspect ratio on displays with differing aspect ratios.

OFF

WSS

BOX16:9_T

BOX14:9_T

BOX16:9_C

AS_CODEDFRAME

4:3_C

16:9_C

14:9_C

4:3_SP_14:9_C

16:9_SP_14:9_C

16:9_SP_4:3_C

4.16

GOP Type

      GOP Type can be set to OPEN, CLOSED, or AUTO.  OPEN GOP uses referenced pictures from the previous GOP at the current GOP boundary.  CLOSED GOP starts with an I Frame and subsequent B Frames do not rely on I or P frames from the previous GOP.

Open

Closed

AUTO

4.17

GOP Structure

GOP Structure sets the format Group-of-Pictures will use; the order of interframes and the various types of picture frames that will be used.

I

IP

IBP

IBBP

4.18

GOP Size

GOP Size is the distance between two full image frames (I-Frames) in a GOP Structure.

user-defined using the numeric keypad

range = 1-30

4.19

3-D Sync Mode

Enables multiple ADTEC Encoders to be synchronized. One unit is designated as 'master' which is tracked synchronously by units that are designated as 'slave'.

The synchronization is transmitted over an ethernet connection using broadcast packets.

OFF

GENERIC MASTER

MASTER GROUP 1 - 9

GENERIC SLAVE

SLAVE GROUP 1 - 9

5. Audio Menu

Item

Function

Options

<< 1 - 2 >> Parallel Menus.

5.1

Surround Sound

Determines the surround sound mode

DD,DD-06,AAC-LC,AAC-HEv1,AAC-6,

5.2

Surround Anchor

Determines the first audio pair for surround encode.

Note: surround encode occupies 3 consecutive audio pairs

0 - Pair 1,2,3

1 - Pair 2,3,4

2 - Pair 3,4,5

3 - Pair 4,5,6

4 - Pair 5,6,7

5 - Pair 6,7,8

<< 1 -8 >> Parallel Menus.

5.3

Input

Selects the audio input to use during encoding.

Analog

SDI

AES

5.4

Mode

Allow you to configure your device to Encode per audio or Passthru

Off

Encode

Passthru

5.5

Type

Defines the type of audio to encode or pass.

DD = Dolby Digital AC3

MU = Musicam Layer II

DE = Dolby E

LP = Linear PCM

DD-06 = Dolby Digital, PMT stream type 0x06

MU-04 = Musicam Layer II, PMT stream type 0x04

5.6

Rate

The Audio Rate is the bitrate for audio encoding / transport and depends on mode selected.

user-defined using the numeric keypad

If MPEG 1 Layer 2, the available rates are 32, 48, 56, 64, 80, 96, 112, 128, 160, 192*, 224, 256, 320, 384 kBits/sec .

If Dolby Digital AC3, the available rates are 56, 64, 80, 96, 112, 128, 160, 192*, 224, 256, 320, 384, 448, 512, 576, 640 kBits/sec.

Note: * For MPEG 1 Layer 2 and Dolby Digital AC3, the recommended lowest rate for professional applications is 192 kBits/sec.

In Dolby-E mode, do not set this value. The bitrate will be auto-detected.

5.7

Level

Controls the volume level in dBs

user-defined using the numeric keypad

range  = -18 dBs to 8 dBs in increments of 1

5.8

Analog Audio Level

Control the volume level  -15 to +15 (dBs) in 1 dB increments for AUDIO 1 and 2 only

    This trims the level on the analog audio path (only) to accommodate external audio gear variability.

5.9

Sync

Audio Sync sets the audio sync offset. This measurement is in milliseconds, and works only on analog audios.

+/- 800

5.10

MPEG Format

Allows the operator to choose how to encode left and right analog audio inputs.

STEREO

MONO

DUALMONO

5.11

IFB

  This is a low latency audio path for communications to a remote van or studio using the same distribution path. It requires a special IFB receiver or manual PID selection with a standard IRD.


Note: There is no PID reference in the PMT for this functionality. It is considered a ghost PID. It is also not lip-sync aligned with video.

OFF

ON

GHOST

5.12

SDI Pair

Allows the operator to route embedded audio from SDI input to the specified audio encoder.

1-8

5.13

SDI Clock Source

The embedded audio clock source configuration determines whether to use the embedded clock phase words or derive from video clock. Default is EMBEDDED. If the SDI source has problem (or non-compliant) embedded audio clock phase words, then choose the video clock as the source. Note that choosing the video clock requires that all audio channels are embedded in a fully synchronous fashion.

EMBEDDED

VIDEO

5.14

ECC Words

Default is ON. Select OFF if the SDI source has problematic (or non-compliant) ECC words.

OFF

ON

5.15

Audio Level B-DL Mapping

The 3G-SDI Level B Source configuration is only valid with 3G-SDI Level B sources. 16 channels of audio can be extracted from either LINKA, the default configuration, or LINKB.

LINKA

LINKB

6. PIDs Menu

Item

Function

Options

6.1

Transport Stream ID

Sets the Transport Stream ID in PAT and other tables in the egress transport stream.

Configure this value in Hex.

0x0001 - 0x1FFE

6.2

PMT PID

PMT PID refers to the PID of the Program Map Table (PMT). Program Map Tables are used to describe the properties of a single program.

user-defined using the numeric keypad

6.3

PCR PID

Programs periodically provide a Program Clock Reference, or PCR, on one of the PIDs in the program. This is also known as the master clock. The PCR PID identifies the packets which contain PCR adaptation fields.

user-defined using the numeric keypad

6.4

Video PID

Video PID identifies packets containing the video Packetized Elementary Stream data.

user-defined using the numeric keypad

6.5-6.12

Audio PID

1-8

Identify packets containing audio content for the specified channels

user-defined using the numeric keypad

6.13

Teletext PID

   Teletext PID identify packets containing teletext information.

user-defined using the numeric keypad

6.14

AMOL PID

Automated Measurement of Line Ups; identifies packet which contains AMOL (NTSC) information

Only applies to 525 line (NTSC) video.

user-defined using the numeric keypad

6.15

VITC Mode

Enable VITC PID

ON

OFF

6.16

VITC PID

Sets the Program ID (PID) for the ANC (H & V). ANC Data captured from HD-SDI source is carried per SMPTE-2038. Typically this is used to carry VITC. If VITC and LTC are carried concurrently, LTC is dropped.

user-defined using the numeric keypad

6.17

Splice Mode

Enable Splice PID

ON

OFF

6.18

Splice PID

Splice PID is used for Cablelabs SCTE 35 Splice Point identification.

user-defined using the numeric keypad

7. VBI Menu

Item

Function

Options

7.1

Source

selects the source of Vertical Blanking Interval spacing

Composite

SDI

7.2

Closed Caption

activates (or deactivates) closed-captioning and specifies closed-captioning standard to be used

OFF

DVS157

WAVEFORM

DTVCC

ASTCConvert

8. Profile Menu

Command

Function

8.1

Last Loaded Profile

Displays the last profile loaded

8.2

Select

The select submenu lists all stored profiles and allows loading

8.3

Save

The save submenu saves a profile with a user designated name

8.4

DELETE

The delete submenu deletes a profile from the available list

9. CAS Menu

Control

Function

9.1

Mode

Select between off, BISS-1, and BISS-E encryption.  

options: OFF, BISS_1, BISS_E_USER_ID_ONE, BISS_E_USER_ID_TWO

9.2

Clear Session Word

MODE BISS 1 uses a 12-digit hexadecimal Clear Session Word.

9.3

Encrypted Session Word

MODE BISS E XXX uses a 16-digit hexadecimal Encrypted Session Word

9.4

User ID 1

used in BISS-E Mode only; the 14-digit hexadecimal User ID used for encryption

9.5

User ID 2

used in BISS-E Mode only; the 14-digit hexadecimal User ID used for encryption (secondary)

10. System Menu

10.1 Login

Units ship with the front panel logged in by default. If you become logged out and are prompted for a password, use the following key sequence for access.         

Action

Press <Select>

Press <Up> arrow  

Press <Select>

Press <Enter>

Press <Right arrow>

Press <Enter>

10.2 Duration

The front panel also has a login duration feature. This setting Allows the operator to specify a time frame (in minutes) until the unit will automatically log itself out.

Action

Press mode until you see the System Menu.

Press <Select>

Press the <Down> arrow

Press <Select>

Using the <Up> and <Down> arrows, select the value you wish.

Press <Enter> to save your selection

Possible Configurations:

0 (Zero): The unit will not automatically log out.

1-9: The duration of time, in minutes, before the unit logs out, if no input is received.

10.3 Network Sub Menu

Item

Function

Options

10.3.1

IP 1 Address

This is the address of your device on your network specific to  the IP1 Port.

user-defined using the  numeric keypad

Default is 192.168.10.48

10.3.2

IP 1 Mask

Defines the unit relative to the rest of your network.

user-defined using the  numeric keypad

Default is 255.255.255.0

10.3.3

IP 1 DHCP

The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol allows your device to self-locate network Ethernet parameters.

On (finds own DHCP Address)

Off (defaults to last entered IP Address)

Default is OFF

10.3.4

IP 2 Address

This is the address of your device on your network specific to  the IP 2 Port.

user-defined using the  numeric keypad

Default is 192.168.20.48

10.3.5

IP 2 Mask

Defines the unit relative to the rest of your network.

user-defined using the  numeric keypad

Default is 255.255.255.0

10.3.6

IP 2 DHCP

The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol allows your device to self-locate network GigE parameters.

On (finds own DHCP Address)

Off (defaults to last entered IP Address)

Default is OFF

10.3.7

Gateway IP Address

The gateway is a routing mechanism that passes traffic between different subnets and networks.

user-defined using the  numeric keypad

Default is 192.168.10.1

10.3.8

Stealth IP Address

This is a security feature that allows only the designated Stealth IP Address to communicate with the unit for FTP and other services. This control allows one-point override access to the Stealth IP Address.

user-defined using the  numeric keypad

Default is 0.0.0.0. Using all 0s effectively turns this function off.

10.4 Time Sub Menu

Item

Function

Options

10.4.1

Time

Defines system time

user-defined using the  numeric keypad

10.4.2

Timezone

Defines the time zone the unit operates in

10.5 NTP Sub Menu

Item

Function

Options

10.5.1

NTP Status

Network Transfer Protocol

Read-only

10.5.2

NTP IP Address

IP address designated for Network Transfer Protocol

user-defined using the  numeric keypad

Default is 0.0.0.0. Using all 0s effectively turns this function off.

10.6 Alarm Menu

Item

Function

Options

Event Record

Log of events outside of regular operating parameters

scroll up and down to view log items

10.7 SNMP Sub Menu

Item

Function

Options

10.7.1

SNMP

Controls the status (ON/OFF) of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) feature. We support SNMPv2c version.

OFF

ON

CLEAR

10.7.2

Read-only community

The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Read-Only Password. Default Value: "adtec"

user-defined

10.7.3

Read-write community

The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Read-Write Password. Default Value: "none"

user-defined

10.7.4

Trap community

The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) trap community. Default Value: "public"

user-defined

10.7.5

Trap sink

The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) trap sink. Default Value: "127.0.0.1"

Enter the IP address of your SMNP trap sink server.

10.8 Com2 Settings

Item

Function

Options

Com2 Settings

RS-232 terminal monitor for communicating with the internal host motherboard for diagnostics.

115200 8 1 NONE

57600 8 1 NONE

38400 8 1 NONE

19200 8 1 NONE

9600 8 1 NONE

Default is 38400 8 1 None

10.9 Feature Sub Menu

Item

Function

Options

10.9.1

Permanent ID

This is one of the unique IDs for your unit.  This number along with your serial number are used to generate permanent feature keys.

read only value

10.9.2

Temporary ID

This is the other unique ID.  It along with the permanente ID, and serial number are used to generate temporary feature keys.

read only value

10.9.3 - 10.9.12

Key status

Depending on what keys you have and if they are temp or permanent they will be listed here.

read only values with countdown for temp keys.

10.10 Host Name

Item

Function

Options

Host Name

Displays and allows editing of the units name. This becomes the units host name for networking purposes.

Enter Ascii characters.

10.11 Firmware

Item

Function

Options

Firmware

Displays the currently running firmware version

Read-Only

10.12 Backlight Dim Delay

Action

Press <Select>

Using the <Up> and <Down> arrows, select the value you wish.

Press <Enter> to save your selection


Back Panel

EN_200_BP.png

Connector

Description

Power 1 &  2

Redundant AC Power, Standard 3 pin computer power plug

(Auto range 70-240 VAC Input)

(A) L-Band Out

RF output, 50 Ohm BNC  

L-Band Model: Frequency range 950 MHz to 1.750 GHz, Power Level -35 to +5 dBm            

(B) Monitor

RF output, 50 Ohm BNC

L-Band:  Fixed power level at -45 dBm    

IF:  Fixed power level at -45 dBm, fixed frequency at 1.08 GHz

(C) IF Out

Frequency range 50 MHz to 180 MHz, Power Level -30 to +5 dBm

(E) 10MHz Clock

BNC 50 Ohm connector for external 10MHz reference input

COM1

Serial Port Used for Troubleshooting (Terminal)

COM2

API Serial Communication Interface (telnet)

IP 1

10/100/1000 base T ethernet interface (Monitoring/Management)

IP 2

10/100/1000 multicast transport egress port (SMPTE 2022)

DVC Parport

9-pin parallel I/O interface for control systems

ASI In

Input for ASI remux feature

GPIO

Tally and Control Port

Transport Out

(ASI) 1-3

75 Ohm source ASI x3 per EN5000839. Up to 150 Mbps.

CVBS In

75 Ohm terminated Standard Definition Composite Video Input

HD/SD SDI In

75 Ohm terminated Input,  Video & Audio  (SMPTE 259M for SD & SMPTE 292M for HD)  BNC

Note: Use this input for ASI Receive mode

AES Audio In  1-8

75 Ohm AES-3 per AES3-2003

Analog Audio In

Stereo Pairs 1 and 2  (600 Ohm Balanced)

SFP

SFP slot used for single channel optical receiver module

GPIO and Parport information

        The GPIO port allows encoder stop / start control and TTL voltage output for monitoring systems.  TTL pin behavior by default is HI (3V) when encoding and LO (0V) when not encoding.  Logic of the TTL pin can be configured based upon video detection, encode status, and manual override with the PP9 API command.  Please view API details for further configuration information.

        The DVC Parport allows custom events to be programmed upon input pin voltage change.  It contains 4 available inputs for custom commands.  Please contact technical support for advanced usage in programming the parallel port.

 GPIO Pinout

PIN

Designation

Function

1

NC

No Connect

2

D3

reserved for future functionality

3

D2

RECORD ( start encoder ) ( input )

4

D1

STOP ( stop encoder ) ( input )

5

D0

reserved for future functionality

6

NC

No Connect

7

5VDC

+5V DC

8

GND

ground

9

TTL Tally

HI (3V) or LO(0V) based upon PP9 logic ( output )


Parport Pinout

PIN

Designation

Function

1

NC

No Connect

2

D3

Data bit 3 ( input )

3

D2

Data bit 2 ( input )

4

D1

Data bit 1 ( input )

5

D0

Data bit 0 ( input )

6

NC

No Connect

7

5VDC

+5V DC

8

GND

ground

9

NC

No Connect

 
Chapter 3 - Getting Connected

Compatible browsers

Firefox (recommended)

MS Internet Explorer

Safari

Chrome

Ethernet Access

To begin, you will need to connect to your EN-200 via ethernet directly, or by adding the EN-200 to your local area network.The default address for all Adtec devices is 192.168.10.48.

To connect directly to the device, make sure that your computer and the device have IP addresses within the same IP class range (ex. 192.168.10.48 for the device and 192.168.10.49 for your computer).  

If you need to change the IP address of the device, this can be done via the front panel, System > Network menu. Using a CAT5 crossover cable, connect one end to your computer and the other to the Ethernet port found on the processor section of the back panel. (Some computers can auto negotiate the connection and a crossover may not be necessary.)

To add the device to a LAN, connect a standard CAT 5 Ethernet cable to your network router and then to the Ethernet port on the back of the device. If your network is DHCP enabled and you prefer that over a static IP, you can turn on DHCP for the device via the front panel, System > Network menu.

Zero Configuration Access

Adtec Digital has adopted zero-configuration networking technology, streamlining the setup and configuration processes for our products. The use of this technology enables automatic discovery of Adtec devices and services on an IP network. Used in tandem with the web-based control and configuration applications we can now provide 1-click access to any device.

By using the built-in Bonjour locater in Apple's Safari browser or the plug-ins readily available for IE or Firefox browsers, users can locate all of the Adtec devices on a network by referencing the serial number on the back of the device. Clicking on the unit in the Bonjour list will re-route you to a login page. If you do not wish to use Bonjour, you can reach the device’s web application by pointing your browser to the  IP Address of the device.  Ex. http://192.168.10.48/.


Login

Once you reach the default login page for the web-based application, you will need to login by pressing the login button. You will be prompted for a username and password. The default username is ‘adtec’. The default password is ‘none’. The left-hand panel of the application will report current status in real-time while the right panel tabs will allow you to configure your device. As you navigate through the web application look for the ? icons associated with each parameter. By clicking on these question marks, you can view additional information about how the parameter is used.

Upgrading Via Web User Interface

Periodically, we will provide firmware updates to our products via our website. (http://www.adtecdigital.com) To upgrade your device, download the firmware file from our website and store it locally. Login to the web-based application and navigate to the Upgrade > Firmware tab. Click on the upload button located at the top right of the application. Select the firmware file from your local machine and wait for it to upload. Once it has finished uploading, it will appear in the Available Versions list. Click on the Install button associated with the new file. Wait for it to completely extract and become available in the Installed Versions List. Once available there, simply click on the Select button associate with the new firmware and wait for your device to reboot.

Upgrading Via FTP & Telnet

For those times when using the web user interface is not convenient, you can upload the firmware file via ftp and then extract and select into it via Telnet.

File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

FTP connections can be made to the Adtec device using any ftp client.

Host: <ipa of the unit>

Default Username: adtec

Default Password: none

Port: 21

You will want to drop the firmware file in the media/hd0/media folder.

Telnet (standard 23 port)

To connect to your unit using a terminal session you will need to set the IP address of the unit. See earlier instructions on setting the IP via the front panel.


Using a terminal window, complete the following:

Step

Action

1

Type 'telnet x.x.x.x' in a terminal window, without quotes, where x.x.x.x is the IP address of the unit.

2

Press <Enter>.

3

When prompted for a username, enter adtec.

4

When prompted for a password, enter none.

Once you see "User 'adtec' connected", the session is open and you may issue API commands to the unit.

To extract and select into the new firmware version you have uploaded, issue the following commands.

*.sysd version search

Copy the line designating the location of the new file.

Then type:

*.sysd version extract “copied path to new file”

Wait for the extraction to complete.  Once complete, type the following command:

*.sysd version

Copy the line referencing the firmware version you wish to use and then issue the following command.

*.sysd version select “copied new firmware version”

Once you press enter, this will reboot your device into the new version.


Chapter 4 - Operational How-To’s

How to Use Vertical Interval Time Code

Vertical Interval Time Code (VITC) is typically used in transmissions that require time code from the originating source to be preserved.  It was originally developed for analog television recording systems, but has new standards for transmitting in digital systems (SMPTE-12M-1 / SMPTE-12M-2).  Preserving time code is beneficial for future editing and playback of captured material.

EN-XX-series devices can pass VITC ancillary data as part of the ANC PID.  The ANC PID is a separate PES located in the transport stream.  Additionally, time code within the GOP of the video will also be adjusted at encoder start up to match the incoming ancillary VITC.

VITC data packets will contain a DID of 0x60 and an SDID of 0x60.  The VBI tab contains an SDI ancillary inspector that allows users to view ANC data present at the input.  This tab can be viewed for verification of present ancillary data at the SDI input.

To enable VITC passthrough:

Step

Action

1

On the VBI Tab in the Web GUI Control Application, configure the "VBI Source" for <SDI>.

2

On the PID Tab in the Web GUI Control Application, select the <On> setting for "ANC PID Active".

How to Configure Passthru Audio

Adtec EN-Series encoders have the flexibility to meet many demanding audio requirements. Each model contains specific encoding options, but every Adtec EN-Series encoder supports two audio passthrus.  An audio passthru consists of a compressed bitstream ( Dolby E 20 Bit / Dolby E 16 Bit / Dolby Digital / Linear Acoustic Stream Stacker 2 ) or an uncompressed stereo pair ( LPCM ) from an embedded SDI or AES input passed into the egress transport stream ( IP, RF, ASI ).

The EN-200 supports four passthru audios on the first four audio inputs.  The SDI Matrix and ASI Transport Stream PID configurations allow for custom configurations if required.

Every audio input engine has an internal SDI Matrix to route any audio to one or multiple inputs.  Each audio engine output can be assigned a user configurable PID in the transport stream to meet any job requirement.

If the passthru audio is coming in via embedded SDI, the SDI Audio Matrix may be used in conjunction with the ‘PID’ tab to manipulate the input and output routing.

To enable Audio passthru for Audio 1:

Step

Action

1

On the Audio -> Audio 1 in the Web GUI Control Application, configure the "Audio Mode" for <PASSTHRU>.

2

Configure the “Audio Input” for the desired input <AES> or <SDI>.  

note: If using SDI, select the proper audio pair from the SDI audio matrix.

3

Select the type of audio from the “Type” drop down. <Dolby Digital>, <Dolby E>, or <Linear PCM / E2>.

note: If Dolby E or Dolby Digital is valid at the input, the bit depth and bitrate are automatically determined after clicking Apply.

4

On the “PID” tab, type in the desired Audio PID for “Audio 1”.

5

Adjust other audio PID’s if necessary.

Common Passthru Problems:

Dolby E Line Placement and/or Dolby E Continuity Count Errors:

Dolby E audio compression technology is designed so that 1 Dolby E audio frame corresponds to 1 Video frame.  This 1:1 ratio of video and audio timing was designed to assist in Video editing and seamless cuts without losing audio data.  Due to the crucial and sensitive timing, Dolby E encoders must have a reference phase locked to the video.  In other words, the SDI video timing feeding the encoder must match the same composite reference timing that is connected to the Dolby E encoder.  A simple black burst generator that does not share the same SDI video timing will not work to source a Dolby E encoder.  A composite video reference that shares the same timing as the video source should be used.  Typically, SDI video should be run through a frame synchronizer that is utilizing the same reference as the DE encoder.

The Adtec encoder preserves audio and video timing as it is presented.  If the audio timing does not match video timing at the inputs,  there will be potential line placement errors and/or CRC errors seen on a decoder.

No Detection of Dolby E / Dolby Digital, Front Panel shows “DE ---”, “DP ---”, “LP ---”:

The encoder will automatically detect the bit depth of Dolby E ( 16 / 20 bit ) and the bitrate of Dolby E / Dolby Digital.  If Dolby E is selected and Dolby Digital is presented, the encoder will change automatically and vice versa.  If Dolby Digital is selected and Dolby E is presented, the encoder will change the configuration automatically.  If the front panel shows dashes for the detected bitrate ‘---’, Dolby is not being detected.  This is most commonly due to a mis-configured SDI Audio Matrix or Dolby not being present on the specified input pair.

Look at the SDI signal on an SDI analyzer to verify that Dolby is present on the pair intended. If an SDI analyzer is not available, one troubleshooting tip is to set the mode to ENCODE.  If silence or regular audio is heard on the decoder,  a compressed bitstream is not being presented on the corresponding input.  The SDI matrix can be changed to each pair without restarting the encode session.  Once hash is heard, then a compressed bitstream should be present.  Set the mode back to Passthru for the automatic detection mechanism to configure the Dolby type and bitrate.

Note: When an audio input / channel is configured for Pass through operation Internal tone generation does not function for the pass through channels.


Understanding Auto Transport Mux Rate

Auto Transport Mux Rate (TMR) is a feature of Adtec EN-Series built with the optional modulator. This feature will automatically configure the overall data rate of the encoder (its TMR;Transport Mux Rate), based upon its Modulator configuration. In other words, when the modulator Transmit configuration is set to 'ENABLED', the encoder’s TMR becomes the Modulator's configured Interface Rate. The TMR is a key configuration for modulator functionality and must match the modulator interface rate.

Please note that the configured video and audio data rates must be lower than the targeted modulation data rate for this feature to work properly.  

For example, HD Video (3Mbps) + 8 pairs of Mpeg1 Layer2 @ 384Kbps ( 3.072Mbps ) = ~6.2Mbps.  

The TMR will not fit into a 3MBaud DVB-S QPSK 3/4 modulation configuration ( As 3Mbaud with this settings would only support a data rate of 4.14Mbps).  In this case, additional audios would need to be turned off or rates adjusted to meet the 4.14Mbps modulation data requirement.


How to Use ASI-Receive Mode

The Adtec EN-Series with optional integrated modulator has been designed with different applications in mind.  The encoder / modulator combo supports three different modes of operation.

1) They can be used together.

2) The modulator only can be used as a stand alone device

3) The encoder only can be used as a stand alone device.  

The default mode of operation has the ‘ASI Receive Mode’ configuration turned OFF.  In this mode, the SDI input serves as the primary SD/HD-SDI video input into the encoder.  The encoder processes the video/audio/ancillary data and places the compressed data into a transport stream.  The transport stream is fed concurrently to the ASI output module, IP output module, and internal modulator input.  The ASI output will always be enabled, while IP and RF outputs have individual controls.

The second mode of operation has the ‘ASI Receive Mode’ configuration turned ON.  In this mode, the SDI input is changed to an ASI input.  This can be useful in situations where the encoder may not meet specific requirements for a job without losing up to 32APSK optional modulation capabilities.  The ASI input is routed directly to the ASI output module and to the internal modulator input.  All internal paths to and from the encoder module are terminated in this mode with encode functionality disabled. The modulator will be acting as a stand alone device with 3 ASI outputs available for pre-modulation monitoring capability. In this mode, the modulator interface rate must also match the ASI rate coming into the encoder for proper RF modulation.  There is no reporting of the ASI input data rate or rate adaptation supported at this time.  There is no null packet insertion or null packet dropping support at this time.  The ASI input rate must be configured / viewed from the device feeding the EN unit.  The third mode can be used by DISABLING modulator transmit.

To enable your Adtec EN-series device for ASI Receive Mode, follow the following steps:

Step

Action

1

On the rear panel of the device, connect your ASI cable to the "ASI-IN" BNC connector.

This is a shared connector; it also functions as the SDI-In connector.

2

Access the Web UI for your unit.

3

On the "Video" tab, select  <On>  as the option for "ASI Receive Mode".

This routes the ASI signal to the unit's internal modulator.

4

On the Status Display on the LCD Panel (unit front panel), "ASI Receive/Passthru" should be shown.  

 


How to Use ASI Remux

Terminology:

“ASI Remux” refers to the ability for an Adtec EN to accept a Transport Stream (TS) via

ASI input, and multiplex the incoming service or services with it’s locally encoded service.

The results is that the transport stream output becomes a MPTS containing the

services from the ASI input in addition to to the locally encoded service.

“ASI Reserve” refers to the bandwidth the user must define to allocate enough space for

the incoming services. “ASI Input Reserve” is how the field is displayed in the WebUI and should be set to the same or greater than the aggregate rate of the services from the Input ASI transport stream.

“Downstream Device” refers to a unit that is receiving an ASI transport stream and

multiplexing the services.

“Upstream Device” refers to a unit that is supplying the ASI transport stream.

Example:

If my “Upstream Device” is generating a transport stream with 2 services with an aggregate rate of 50 Mb/s then the “ASI Reserve” for my “Downstream Device” should be set to 50 Mb/s.

The TMR of my “Downstream Device” needs to be configured to allow for the incoming services as well as it’s locally encoded service.  If the user wanted to receive a 50 Mb/s ASI TS and encode it’s locally service at a rate of 30 Mb/s then

the TMR for the “Downstream Device” should be set to greater than 80 Mb/s

50 Mb/s (ASI Reserve) + 30 Mb/s (Local Encoding) = 80 Mb/s (TMR)

Thing to be aware of:

● ASI Remux requires enabling of the ASI Remux Feature Key.

● Setting ASI Input Reserve to zero disables ASI Remux.

● If there is a ASI Input Reserve value set but nothing on the input, then there will be null packets filling the bandwidth allocated for the ASI Input.

● If Upstream and Downstream services have PID or Service Number conflicts (meaning they are the same value) the MPTS of the Downstream EN can and will be corrupt.

● ATSC tables are not supported on the ASI input. DVB and MPEG are.

● The downstream drops all Ingress tables and rebuilds only PAT, SDT and NIT with the upstream services information.

● Users should ensure that the same table 'types' are being used (DVB to DVB, MPEG to MPEG) to reduce SI table packet incompatibility issues.

● If the Upstream Device is supplying more data than is allocated by ASI Input Reserve, then there Upstream services are truncated and packets are lost.  Locally encoded service is not affected by this condition.

● Null packets are stripped from the incoming ASI TS.

● There is no “Table Mapping” functionality with ASI Remux.  Ingress tables are copied to the egress.

● If the user attempts to set a TMR and an ASI Input Reserve that does not allow enough bandwidth for the locally encoded service (dependent on resolution and encoding modules) the TMR will be auto calculated to allow for ASI Reserve and minimum value allowed for locally encoded service.

● TMR is currently capped at 150 Mb/s ASI. Input Reserve is currently capped at 100 Mb/s.

**TMR and locally encoded services take priority over remuxed services.  Therefore if TMR is set to a rate that does not allow enough bandwidth for native encoding, then the ASI Reserve setting will be truncated**

EN-XX ASI Remux with Manual PID Mapping

Terminology:

Transport Stream - A stream of 188-byte transport packets that contains audio, video and data belonging to one (SPTS) or several (MPTS) programs.

PID - Packet Identifier. This unique integer value identifies elements in the transport stream such as tables, data, or the audio for a specific program

PAT - Program Association Table. This MPEG-2 table lists all the programs contained in the transport stream and shows the PID value for the PMT associated with each program. The PAT is always found on PID 0x0000.

PMT - Program Map Table. This MPEG-2 table specifies PID values for components of programs.

The Adtec EN-3X and EN-100 encoders have an ASI input available for the ASI remux feature.  Further information can be read about ASI Remux in the ASI Remux article.  In some cases, users may want to add custom PID’s from third party generators, such as a DVB Subtitles, into the main video programming.  With a custom application, the standard ASI remux feature would not work without additional configuration.  To keep the system open-ended and to allow any type of special passthrough application, we have allowed the user to configure any type of PID passthrough.

Some DVB Subtitle Generators do not generate MPEG Transport Stream Tables (PAT, PMT).  In order to associate DVB Subtitle PIDs with the desired program on the EN output, the encoder PMT must be modified.  A wiring diagram and sample PMT view can be seen in the drawing below.

In the example above, a raw PID was sent into the system with no program association.  The EN modified the main program PMT, Program 1, to add an additional DVB Subtitle PID entry.  As EN encoders do not perform PID conflict resolution at this time, the PID’s inserted into the system should not conflict with other PID’s utilized by the EN-31.

To configure ASI Passthrough of DVB subtitles, visit the Manual PIDs tab.  This tab contains PMT template entries that will be used to insert into the PMT.

The user will need to know:

In the DVB Subtitle example, the PID is 135, DVB Subtitles use stream type 0x06 and a sample DVB descriptor with italian language is 52010259086974611000020002.

The user will then need to map the entry into the associated PMT by visiting the Manual PID Mapping tab.  The Italian DVB Subtitle PID was entered into the first manual PID configuration.  This can be mapped by moving the associated PID from the ‘Unmapped PIDs’ box into the ‘Mapped PIDs’ box.

For dual encoder products, the Service 1 heading refers to the first logical encoder.  The PMT Index selection refers to the first or second program being generated by the logical encoder.  In most applications, this should always be 1.

Once configured, the encoder will have a new PMT with an additional DVB-Subtitle subtitle entry.  It will be described as stream type 6 with an Italian language descriptor and referencing PID 135.  It is up to the user to verify accuracy of all information entered.

To aid in user configuration a few common stream types are below.

Stream Description

Stream Type (Decimal)

ISO_IEC_11172_VIDEO1

1

ISO_IEC_13818_VIDEO

2

MPEG1_Layer2

3

MPEG2_Part3

4

ISO_IEC_13818_PRIVATE

5

ISO_IEC_13818_PES_PRIVATE

6

DVB_AC3_AUDIO

6

ISO_IEC_13522_MHEG

7

DSM_CC

8

ITU_T_REC_H222_1

9

ISO_IEC_13818_6_Type_A

10

ISO_IEC_13818_6_Type_B

11

ISO_IEC_13818_6_Type_C

12

ISO_IEC_13818_6_Type_D

13

ISO_IEC_13818_1_Aux

14

AAC

15

ISO_IEC_13818_7_AUDIO_ADTS

15

AAC

17

H264_VIDEO

27

AVC_VIDEO

27

DCII_VIDEO

128

DOLBY_AC3

129

DCII_SUBTITLES

130

DVB Specification for Service Information (SI) in DVB systems.  Descriptor information can be reviewed here.

https://www.dvb.org/resources/public/standards/a38_dvb-si_specification.pdf

How to setup a Zixi IP stream on the Adtec Encoders

The Zixi technology can be used to enhance the stability of an IP stream when the network is not in a controlled environment. The use of FEC and latency allows the receiver to request any missing packets and the encoder to resend as needed.

1.       Verify that the ZIXI-TX feature key is enabled on the Features tab under Upgrade.

                   zixikey.jpg

                   If key is disabled, please contact your sales person at sales@adtecinc.com to purchase the key.

2.       Once the key is enabled proceed to the IP Transport tab under Services.

3.       Set the IP Tx Mode to Zixi Feeder.

                TxMode.jpg

4.       Next input either the IP address of the Zixi Receiver or the Zixi Broadcaster into the Multicast IPA box. Along with the port in the Multicast Port Box. The default Port is 2088.

5.       Select the correct Multicast Connector, IP1 or IP2.

6.       Under Zixi Parameters, input a Stream Name and Latency. If needed also input a Password and adjust FEC settings.

ZixiParameters1.jpg

7.       Finally, set the Multicast Mode to SEND and click Apply.

MulticastMode.jpg

Notes:

-Please refer to ? help blurbs for more detailed information.

-Bitrates and latencies are dependent on available bandwidth and stability of the network. A higher latency is recommended for unstable networks.

-To turn off FEC set the Overhead and Block to 0. This will drop all FEC packets. Testing will

need to occur to see if FEC is needed for the network being used. Not using FEC packets will allow a higher overall bitrate, but could lead to less stability depending on Latency used.


Chapter 5 - Appendix

Appendix A - GNU General Public License

Version 2, June 1991 Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA

Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.

Preamble

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For example, if you distribute copies of such a program, whether gratis or for a fee, you must give the recipients all the rights that you have. You must make sure that they, too, receive or can get the source code. And you must show them these terms so they know their rights.

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How to Apply These Terms to Your New Programs

If you develop a new program, and you want it to be of the greatest possible use to the public, the best way to achieve this is to make it free software which everyone can redistribute and change under these terms.

To do so, attach the following notices to the program. It is safest to attach them to the start of each source file to most effectively convey the exclusion of warranty; and each file should have at least the "copyright" line and a pointer to where the full notice is found.

<one line to give the program's name and a brief idea of what it does.> Copyright (C) <year> <name of author>

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA

Also add information on how to contact you by electronic and paper mail.

If the program is interactive, make it output a short notice like this when it starts in an interactive mode:

Gnomovision version 69, Copyright (C) year name of author Gnomovision comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details type `show w'. This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions; type `show c' for details.

The hypothetical commands `show w' and `show c' should show the appropriate parts of the General Public License. Of course, the commands you use may be called something other than `show w' and `show c'; they could even be mouse-clicks or menu items--whatever suits your program.

You should also get your employer (if you work as a programmer) or your school, if any, to sign a "copyright disclaimer" for the program, if necessary. Here is a sample; alter the names:

Yoyodyne, Inc., hereby disclaims all copyright interest in the program `Gnomovision' (which makes passes at compilers) written by James Hacker. <signature of Ty Coon>, 1 April 1989 Ty Coon, President of Vice

This General Public License does not permit incorporating your program into proprietary programs. If your program is a subroutine library, you may consider it more useful to permit linking proprietary applications with the library. If this is what you want to do, use the GNU Library General Public License instead of this License.


Appendix B - Technical Specifications

Base Model (EN200)

Inputs

SD-SDI / HD-SDI / 3G-SDI

Use: Video & Audio input

Standard: SD - SMPTE 259M-C - 270Mbit/s with embedded audio per SMPTE 272M A, B, and C.  HD - SMPTE 292M - 1.485Gbit/s with embedded audio per SMPTE 299M.  3G-SDI Level A and Level B.

Connector: BNC (75 Ohm). Auto Detect SD/HD/3G or manual configuration.

Note: This connector serves as the DVB-ASI input when configured for ASI receive mode.  This mode allows for the use of the modulator ‘PASSTHROUGH’ feature.

SFP Slot

Use: Video & Audio input

Standard: With optional SFP Optical module, supports SD-SDI, HD-SDI, and 3G-SDI (3G-SDI Level A and Level B).

Connector: Open SFP cage for optional SFP optical module.

CVBS

Use: Video input

Standard: SD NTSC or PAL D1 Composite Video Input

Connector: BNC (75 Ohm)

AES Audio

Use: Digital audio input (x8 pairs or x16 channels) for uncompressed LPCM or compressed bit stream processing

Standard: AES3

Connector: Eight BNC (75 Ohm)

SDI Embedded Audio

Use: Digital audio input (x8 pairs or x16 channels) for uncompressed LPCM or compressed bit stream processing

Standard: Digital audio embedded per SMPTE 272M (SD) and SMPTE 299M (HD)

Connector: SFP module or BNC (75 Ohm)

Analog Audio

Use: Analog Balanced Stereo input (x2).  Analog audio input via DB15 male connector.  Clip level 18dB.

Connector: DB15 (10 kohm)

*** See “DB15-M Analog audio input pinout” in this Appendix.

Outputs

DVB-ASI

Use: Transport Stream output.  Physical interface 150Mbit/s.  ASI concurrent with TSoIP (GigE) and RF Tx (DVBS/S2).

Standard: ISO13818-1 MPEG 2 Transport Stream per EN 50083-9:1997 (188 byte only)

Connector: Three BNC (75 Ohm)

GigE Transport Over IP (TSoIP)

Use: Transport Stream Output, but may also be used for control. Four (4) unique TCP, UDP, or RTP (RFC 3550) encapsulated routes with SMPTE 2022 (COP3 FEC).  TSoIP (GigE) concurrent with ASI and RF Tx (DVBS/S2).  

Standard: MPEG 2 RTP v2 transport ( RFC 3550 )

Output Rates: 1 - 150Mbps (188 byte DVB packet size, 7 per IP packet)*

Standard: MPEG 2 UDP transport

Output Rates: 1 - 150Mbps (188 byte DVB packet size, 7 per IP packet)*

Standard: RTP SMPTE 2022-1 2007 FEC

Output Rates: 1 - 50Mbps (188 byte DVB packet size, 7 per IP packet)*

Standard: TCP Transport

Output Rates: 1 - 25Mbps (188 byte DVB packet size, 7 per IP packet)*

Connection speed: GigE ( 100/1000BaseT )**

*Overall egress supported bandwidth decreases when using multiple TSoIP streams.  The sum of all UDP/RTP streams must fall within the IP supported limit of 150Mb/s.  TCP does not support high throughput at this time.

**The user has the ability to transmit IP streams via the IP1 or IP2 port.

Connector: 8 pin RJ45

Communications

COM2 Serial Port

Use: API Serial Communication Interface

Default Baud Configuration: 38,400 bps 8 data bits 1 stop bit no parity

Connector: 8 pin RJ45 (supplied with DB9 to RJ45 adapter)

COM1 Serial Port

Use: Serial Port Used for Troubleshooting (Terminal)

Baud Configuration: 115,200 bps 8 data bits 1 stop bit no parity

Connector: 8 pin RJ45 (supplied with DB9 to RJ45 adapter)

Ethernet Port

Use: ethernet port used for network control, but can be used for TSoIP

Format: IPv4 Ethernet 10/100BaseT

Communication Methods: SNMP, FTP, Telnet, HTTP, TSoIP

Connector: 8 pin RJ45

Parallel Port

Use: GPIO DB9 parallel port used for custom triggering / integration

Connector: DB9 Male

GPIO Port

Use: GPIO DB9 parallel port used for Encode, Stop, Status/Alarms, and SCTE 35 generation

Connector: DB9 Male

Video

H.264 MPEG-4 SD (ITU-T H.264 ISO 14496-10)

Format: Standard Definition D1 NTSC 29.97 fps (480i59.94) and PAL 25 fps video (576i50) Level 3.0 to Level 3.2

4:2:0 Chroma: High Profile, Level 3.0

4:2:2 Chroma: High Profile, Level 3.0*

Pre-Processing

Encoder Filters: Temporal & Spatial (Median)

Time Base Correction (TBC) on Analog and SDI inputs

Data rates: 0.7 - 20Mb/s

H.264 MPEG-4 HD (ITU-T H.264 ISO 14496-10)

Format: 1080p59.94, 1080p50 ( Level 4.2 )**

Format: 1080i59.94, 720p59.94, 1080i50, 720p50 ( Level 4.1 )

420 Chroma: High Profile, Level 4.1

422 Chroma: High Profile, Level 4.1*

Pre-Processing

Encoder Filters: Spatial (Median)

Data Rates: 1.5 - 80Mb/s

* Support for HD 420 based on feature key.

* Support for HD 422 based on feature key.

Group of Pictures (GOP)

1-30. I, IP, IBP, IBBP, Adaptive GOP

Interlaced Encoding

Field / Frame / MBAFF / PAFF

Motion Estimation and Precision

Precision : 1, 1/2, 1/4 Pixel

Block Size: 16 X 16, 16 X 8, 8 X 16, 8 X 8, 4 X 4

Entropy Coding

CAVLC, CABAC

Audio

Audio Encode

MPEG 1 Layer 2 audio (4 pairs) encode standard.  4 additional pairs are optional for a total of 16 channels.

48 Khz. Bit rates include 32, 48, 56, 64, 80, 96, 112, 128, 160, 192, 224, 256, 320, 384 Kbit/s. Stereo, Mono, Dual Mono.

Audio Passthrough

- Dolby E 5.1/2.0/1.0, AC-3, LPCM, Linear Acoustic  

Audio Signal Generation

- MPEG 1 Layer 2 audio tones user selectable frequency per pair from 440 hz to 2.5Khz. Group L/R mute or Pair L/R mute. No audio inputs are required to generate audio tones.

Transport Table Generation

MPEG Program Specific Information (PSI) table compliance:

PAT / CAT / PMT

DVB Service Information (SI) static table compliance: (Dynamic Option)

SDT / NIT / EIT / TDT/TOT

ATSC A65B (PSIP) static table compliance (Dynamic Option)

        MGT (TVCT) – Terrestrial / STT / RRT / EIT 0-3

Ancillary and Waveform Data

(V/H) ANC and WSS Video User Data

- Waveform (Composite or SD SDI):

        Closed Captions per CEA-608-C (2005), (Carriage per SCTE DVS-157, ATSC-A_72).

Wide Screen Signaling (WSS) per ETSI EN300_294 V1.4.1 (2003-04), (Carriage per ATSC-A_72 AFD). Teletext per ITU-R BT.653 (Carriage per ETSI EN 300_472 V1.2.1 (2003-01)

AMOL

- (V/H) ANC per SMPTE 291M (Native via SD/HD SDI):

        Closed Captions per CEA-708 (Carriage per ATSC-A_72).

Teletext/Subtitles per OP47 (Carriage per ETSI EN 300_472 V1.3.1 (2003-01).

VITC per SMPTE 12M-2-2008 (Carriage per SMPTE 2038-2008, also insertd in GOP headers).

AFD/Bar Data/Pan Scan per CEA-CEB16 (2006) per SMPTE 2016 (Carriage per ATSC-A_72).

Waveform Bridging and Conversion of Video User Data

- CEA 608 to CEA 708 bridging

- Caption Carriage:

        CEA-608 via Composite merged with SD or HD Video via SDI (Similar frame rates required)

- Teletext Carriage:

        Waveform Teletext via Composite merged with SD or HD Video via SDI

- WSS Carriage:

        Waveform WSS via Composite merged with SD Video via SDI

Encryption

DVB Common Scrambling Algorithm Basic Interoperable Scrambling System (BISS). Mode 0 Clear (Free To Air - FTA), Mode 1, and Mode E.

System and Host

Alarms

- Front Panel LED, Web UI, SNMP, GPIO


Physical and Operational

Physical / Environmental

1 RU chassis ( 19” X 18” X 1.65” / 482mm x 457mm x 44mm )

Weight – 9-14lbs. Dependent on installed options

Power

Input Voltage: Redundant auto switching dual 100 - 240 VAC 50/60Hz (Standard)

Power Consumption Start-up: 46 Watts

Operational: 45 Watts

( base consumption, actual consumption depends on installed options )

Operational

Ambient operating temperature:  -20 C to 40 C.

Ambient storage temperature:  -30 C to 80 C.

Non-condensing relative humidity range: 30% to 85%

Safety

CE

Optional SFP module (purchased separately)

Sensitivity: -22dBm

Overload: 0dBm

Exceeds SMPTE 297-2006 specifications

Robust error free reception of signals from 50Mbps to 3Gbps

Supports SD-SDI, HD-SDI and 3G-SDI

Hot-pluggable

RoHS compliant


IF, L-Band Modulator + 10MHz

Requires factory installation

note*: software keys are required to unlock full hardware support.

Compliant standards supported: DVB-S (EN 300421), DVB-S2 (EN 302307) and DVB-S2X (DVB-S2 Extensions)

Modulation Scheme Support: QPSK / 8PSK / 16APSK / 32APSK

DVB-S QPSK FEC rates: 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8

DVB-S2 QPSK FEC rates: 1/4, 1/3, 2/5, 1/2, 3/5, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10

DVB-S2 8PSK FEC rates: 3/5, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10

DVB-S2 16APSK FEC rates: 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10

DVB-S2 32APSK FEC rates: 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10

DVB-S2X QPSK 13/45, 9/20, 11/20, 11/45, 4/15, 14/45, 7/15, 8/15, 32/45

DVB-S2X 8APSK 5/9-L, 26/45-L

DVB-S2X 8PSK 23/36, 25/36, 13/18, 7/15, 8/15, 26/45, 32/45

DVB-S2X 16APSK 1/2-L, 8/15-L, 5/9-L, 26/45, 3/5, 3/5-L, 28/45, 23/36, 2/3-L, 25/36, 13/18, 7/9, 77/90, 7/15, 8/15, 32/45

DVB-S2X 32APSK 2/3-L, 32/45, 11/15, 7/9, 2/3

DVB-S2X 64APSK 32/45-L, 11/15, 7/9, 4/5, 5/6

DVB-S2X 128APSK 3/4, 7/9

DVB-S2X 256APSK 29/45-L, 2/3-L, 31/45-L, 32/45, 11/15-L, 3/4

Interface Rate: 50 kbit/s- 150 Mb/s (modcod & interface dependent)

Baudrate range: 0.05 - 54 Mbaud. (modcod dependent)

Clean Channel Technology - Roll-off factors: 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, 35% for all modulations

RF Carrier ID compliant (DVB-CID)

IF and L-Band outputs are not active simultaneously

IF Output

Output level: -30 to +5dBm (+/- 2dB)

Frequency: 50 - 180MHz

Connector: BNC (50Ohm)

L-Band Output

Output level: -35 to +5dBm (+/- 2dB)

Frequency: 950 - 2150MHz

Connector: BNC (50Ohm)

L-Band Monitor Output

Output level: -45 dBm (+/- 5 dB)

Frequency: Follows L-Band main output or fixed at 1050 MHz when IF output active.

Connector: BNC (50Ohm)

note*: When IF is selected, monitor will be fixed at 1080MHz in future firmware update.

Reference Input

Level: -3 to +7 dBm

Frequency: 10 MHz

Connector: BNC (50Ohm)


Appendix C - DB15-M Analog audio input pinout:

Adtec sells an analog audio input cable as part of our accessory offerings. If you prefer to make your own cable, below is the pinout.

Pin

Signal

1

Channel 0 left +

2

No Connection

3

Channel 0 Right -

4

Channel 1 left +

5

No Connection

6

Channel 1 right -

7

Ground

8

No Connection

9

Channel 0 left -

10

Channel 0 right +

11

No Connection

12

Channel 1 left -

13

Channel 1 right +

14

No Connection

15

Ground


Appendix D - Adtec Digital Support & Service

Technical Support and Customer Service includes troubleshooting product/system functional operations concerning Adtec equipment, embedded systems and single device issues; Service Order generation, processing and tracking; Warranty claim processing; and on-site system evaluation and maintenance. Technical Support plans do not include customer training programs. Programs incorporating customer training are defined in the Training Services Policy. Customer Services technicians provide limited instruction during a support call/email/fax in order to facilitate checking for proper equipment operation.

Telephone and Email Support

Adtec Digital offers telephone, email and fax support, warranty and service related inquiries during normal business hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm Central Standard Time (CST), Monday through Friday, holidays excepted. Support Requests can also be submitted on-line.

All inquiries will be processed in the order in which they are received and by the criteria outlined in the Call Response Order. Inquiries and inquiry responses made after 5:00 PM (CST) weekdays, Saturday, Sunday or on an Adtec-recognized holiday will be processed the next business day in the order received.

Callers on hold and returned calls will be prioritized by the following criteria:

Preparing for Support

To help expedite the troubleshooting process, please be prepared to provide the following information to the support representative:

SLA Options

Effective January 1, 2014

For questions, please email  slaquestions@adtecinc.com

Services: Includes initial product orientation

Technical support M-F 8AM-8PM (EST)

Firmware and software upgrades

Includes repair expenses**

Includes ground shipping within US

International shipping is extra

Fees: Free for one year after purchase

Services: SLA Extended Warranty plus…

Technical support 24x7x365

Expedited shipping is extra

Services: SLA Priority 24 plus…

Next business day advance loaners

Services: Extends warranty after year one

Includes repair expenses

Expedited shipping is extra

Services: Includes initial product orientation

Technical support M-F 8AM - 8PM (EST)

Firmware and software upgrades

Includes Duet, Soloist 2/ 2S, Mirage, edje1013/1015/2000/2100/2110.

Most legacy products cannot be repaired

Services: Technical support M-F 8AM - 8PM (EST)

Includes support for 5 days after first call

Services: Event based on-site technical representation

*Available for up to three years after purchase for Adtec manufactured products only

**Excludes equipment that has been subject to misuse, negligence, or accident

All SLAs are subject to terms and conditions of sale. For details see adtecdigital.com/sales/terms