EdgeVision
Multichannel Quality of Experience Monitoring

EdgeVision offers richly featured, Quality of Experience (QoE) monitoring across an entire network for satellite/cable/IPTV operators and broadcasters, using high performance video/audio streaming and extensive signal probing. By remotely monitoring signals received at set-top boxes, it allows operators to accurately see and hear the quality of signals received in viewers' homes.

EdgeVision Insights & Highlights
High quality audio/video streaming
  • High efficiency H.264 video streaming for remote viewing
  • High quality stereo or Dolby Digital audio streaming with acoustic monitoring and audio metering
  • Full flexibility in streaming resolution, quality, frame rate and bit rate
  • Each EdgeVision input features both a high resolution and a low resolution streaming encoder
  • Streams to EdgeVision Player, iControl, Kaleido-IP multiviewer or generic players like VLC
Full compatibility with HD and SD set-top-boxes
  • Features a full complement of connections for digital and analog audio/video signals, including high-definition video and 5.1 audio signals
  • Optional Dolby Digital decoding for multichannel monitoring and Dolby Metadata extraction and analysis, including dialnorm
Advanced signal quality probing and alarming
  • Performs detection and alarms on video faults, including freeze, black and macro-block detection
  • Audio probing includes silence detection, overload, mono and out of phase
  • Metadata probing includes closed captioning*, AC-3 metadata
  • Optionally performs audio loudness monitoring
  • Detected alarms can be logged by iControl, and channel performance can be assessed
  • Fingerprint generation for lip sync error and content mismatch detection when used with iControl
STB remote control and multichannel cycling
  • Infrared port for remote control and channel selection, including infrared learning capabilities
  • Users can remotely control STBs to access interactive and VOD services
  • Supports control of all leading models of STBs and DVRs from several manufacturers
  • EdgeVision Player allows parallel infrared control of multiple STBs
  • With Grass Valley's iControl Edge, unit can automatically cycle across all channels to monitor and probe the quality of an operator's entire channel lineup
Available with SDI outputs
  • HD/SD-SDI outputs are available on single, dual and quad-input models
  • Provides embedding of analog or Dolby Digital AC-3 digital audio into SDI
  • SDI output signal follows input selection
Robust, compact design
  • Available in single, dual and quad input configurations
  • NEBS compliant for high reliability
  • Compact unit 1 RU high, 330.2 mm (13 in.) deep
  • Available with redundant power supply
Easy and secured deployment
  • User authentication to control access
  • Dynamic IP allocation to accelerate commissioning

 

*Only available with composite input.

Physical
  • Weight: Approx. 3.75 kg (8.27 lbs.)
  • Dimensions: 1 RU
  • Rackmountable in EIA 48.26 cm (19 in.) racks
Electrical
  • Power supply:single PSU, second redundant PSU available as an option
  • Power consumption:Maximum of 50W at 12V
Compliance
  • Telcordia-NEBS, CE, FCC and CSA
Ethernet
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet IEEE 802.3 ports (RJ45)
External Set-top Box Control
  • Up to four infrared connectors
  • Both infrared and electrical 3.5 mm (0.13 in.) supported
HD-SDI/SD-SDI Output (up to 4)
  • Connector: BNC (75Ω)
  • Signal: 4:2:2 SMPTE ST 259-C (270 Mb/s), SMPTE ST 272-1994, 4:2:2 SMPTE 292-C (1.5 Gb/s)
  • Format: 525, 625, 480i, 576i, 720p, 1080i
Audio/Video Input (up to 4)
  • Video connectors: HDMI-IN*, RCA
  • Video input: HDMI, analog component, analog composite
  • Audio connectors: HDMI-IN, S/PDIF-IN, RCA
  • Audio input: 48 kHz analog, PCM audio or AC-3 Dolby Digital audio (optional)
IP Streaming:
  • Streaming mode: RTSP/ES over UDP/RTP, RTSP/TS over UDP/RTP, Unicast TS over UDP/RTP, Multicast TS over UDP/RTP, RTSP/TS over TCP, Multicast TS over UDP
  • Signal path: 8 bits
  • Compression: H.264 high profile (level 4.1)
  • Frame rate: Full rate down to 5 fps
  • Bit rate: 125 kb/s to 4 Mb/s
  • Resolution: 128x96 to 1920x1080
  • TS Mux mode: VBR or CBR
  • Audio encoding: AAC, MPEG-1 Layer II or AC-3 (forwarded from input)
Probing
  • Video: Loss, black, freeze, macroblock, luma too high
  • Audio: Silence, overload, out of phase, mono error, loudness error
  • Loudness measurement: EBU R128, ATSC A/85, ARIB TR B-32
  • Audio-video Fingerprints
Metadata
  • Video: Format, rate
  • Audio: Type, AC3 metadata, channel allocation
  • 608: CC loss, V-Chip loss, TSID loss, station ID loss

*HDMI signal must not be subjected to HDCP copy protection.
EDGEVISION-1 Edge signal monitoring device - single channel
EDGEVISION-1-SDI Edge signal monitoring device - single channel with SDI output
EDGEVISION-2 Edge signal monitoring device - dual channel
EDGEVISION-2-SDI Edge signal monitoring device - dual channel with SDI outputs
EDGEVISION-4 Edge signal monitoring device - quad channel
EDGEVISION-4-SDI Edge signal monitoring device - quad channel with SDI outputs
General Options
EDGEVISION-OPT-AV-PROBE Audio/video signal probing option (1 per channel)
EDGEVISION-OPT-CABLE-KIT Optional cable kit for EdgeVision, includes the following cables (1 per input):
  - one 2 meter / 6 foot HDMI
  - one 2 meter / 6 foot S/PDIF audio
  - one 2 meter / 6 foot infrared
EDGEVISION-OPT-IR-LEARNING Optional infrared remote control learning kit
EDGEVISION-OPT-LOUD Audio loudness monitoring option (1 per channel)
EDGEVISION-1-OPT-DOLBY Dolby digital (AC-3) audio monitoring option for single input device
EDGEVISION-2-OPT-DOLBY Dolby digital (AC-3) audio monitoring option for dual input device
EDGEVISION-4-OPT-DOLBY Dolby digital (AC-3) audio monitoring option for quad input device
EDGEVISION-PSU Redundant power supply module for single or dual input device
EDGEVISION-4-PSU Redundant power supply module for quad input device
Related Products
IC-EDGE-001 iControl multichannel monitoring system
KIP-X300 Kaleido-IP X300 multi-image IP processor
KIP-X100 Kaleido-IP X100 multi-image IP processor
IC-FINGERPRINT iControl Fingerprint license for lip sync error and content mismatch detection

EdgeVision Multichannel, Quality of Experience monitoring Datasheet

EdgeVision offers richly featured, Quality of Experience (QoE) monitoring across an entire network for satellite/ cable/ IPTV operators and broadcasters, using high performance video/audio streaming and extensive signal probing. By remotely monitoring signals received at set-top boxes, it allows operators to accurately see and hear the quality of signals received in viewers' homes.

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