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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.

FEATURES

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.

SPECIFICATIONS

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.

ORDERING INFORMATION

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

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EdgeVision

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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