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112-0113-02 Rev A

INSTALLATION AND HARDWARE SPECIFICATION GUIDE iPlex

Software Version 5.0

iPlex

www.tandbergtv.com

May, 2009
Published By TANDBERG Television 455 DeGuigne Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94085-3890 Copyright 1998-2007 by TANDBERG Television. All rights reserved. No part of the contents of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without the written permission of the publisher. Technical Publications: Lena Jacobson TANDBERG Television Engineering Department

Contributors

Restricted Rights

This document contains proprietary and confidential information of TANDBERG Television. The contents of this document may not be disclosed to third parties, copied or duplicated in any form, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of TANDBERG Television. Use, duplication, or disclosure of the technical data contained in this document is subject to restrictions as set forth in subdivision (c)(1)(ii) of the Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software clause at DFARS 52.227-7013 and/or in similar or successor clauses in the FAR, or in the DOD or NASA FAR Supplement. Unpublished rights reserved under the Copyright Laws of the United States. Contractor/manufacturer is TANDBERG Television, 455 DeGuigne Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94085-3890, USA. TANDBERG is a registered trademark of TANDBERG Television. All other names are trademarks of their respective owners. TANDBERG Television owns the following patents: U.S. Patent No. 6351474, 6351471, 6292490, 6246701, 6195368, 6148082, 6111896, 6064676 and has additional U.S. patents pending.
Copyright 2001 GoAhead Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Unless GoAhead otherwise instructs, the year 2001 is to be replaced with the year during which the release of the Original Code containing the notice is issued by GoAhead. If this year is not supplied with Documentation, GoAhead will supply it upon request. Dolby Laboratories encourages use of the Dolby Digital trademark to identify soundtracks that are encoded in Dolby Digital. This is an effective way to inform listeners of the soundtrack format, and the use of a standard logo promotes easy recognition in the market place. However, like any trademark, the Dolby Digital logo may not be used without permission. Dolby Laboratories therefore provides a standard trademark license agreement for companies who wish to use Dolby trademarks. This agreement should be signed by the company that owns the program material being produced. Recording studios or production facilities which provide audio production or encoding services for outside clients generally do not require a trademark license. If you would like more information on obtaining a Dolby trademark license, please contact Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. Information on trademark licensing plus instructions for using the Dolby Digital trademark and marking audio formats can also be found on-line at http://www.dolby.com.

GoAhead Software Licence

Dolby Digital Trademark License

Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation, 100 Potrero Ave., San Francisco, CA 94520 USA. Phone: 415-558-0200, Fax: 415-863-1373, E-mail: tsa@dolby.com, http://www.dolby.com
Technical Support For technical support, contact TANDBERG Television Customer Support through the World Wide Web (www.tandbergtv.com), via e-mail (fieldservice_americas@tandbergtv.com) or the Hot Line 1-877-475-9787. Document Number: 112-0113-02 Rev A

Agency Compliance and Cautions

Safety: UL 60950 Third Edition, CSA-C22.2 No. 950-95, EN60950, IEC 950, CB Certificate, AS/ NZ 3260, TS 001, Laser Safety: 21CRF1040 Emissions: FCC Part 15 Class A, CISPR 22 Class A, EN55022 Class A, AS/NZ 3548 Immunity: EN61000-4-2, EN61000-4-3, EN61000-4-4, EN61000-4-5, EN61000-4-6, EN610004-11, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, EN300-386-2 Telcordia: GR-63-CORE, GR-1089-CORE, SR-3580 NEBS Level 3 ETSI: EN300-019-1-1, EN300-019-1-2, EN300-019-1-3, EN300-132, EN300-386-2 TANDBERG Television iPlex equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference, in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at personal expense. Please note the following: 1 The TANDBERG Television iPlex is intended for indoor use only. 2 In case of emergency, disconnect the power cords. 3 If power cords are not provided: - In the United States, use standard computer power cords (as specified below). - In Europe, for 230 volt operation, use a cord set marked HAR and consisting of a min 3 core H05VVF3G075 cord that has a minimum 0.75 square mm diameter conductors, provided with an IEC 320 receptacle and a male plug for the country of installation, rated 6A, 250V. 4 Do not block the equipment vents. Read the following safety information thoroughly before installing this TANDBERG Television product. Failure to follow this safety information may lead to personal injury or damage to the equipment. Power Supply This unit must be grounded. The unit must be connected to a grounded outlet to comply with product safety standards. Do not connect the power supply unit to an AC outlet without a ground connection. All power cords must be disconnected before servicing. Power Cords The plug on the power supply cords are considered to be the equipment disconnect device and must be approved for the country where it is used. For USA and Canada: The cord set must be UL-approved and CSA-certified. The attachment plug must be an earth-grounding type with a NEMA 5-15P (15A 125V) plug and a EN60320/IEC320 receptacle.

FCC Class A Compliance

Important Safety Information!

System Specifications

Dimensions (H x W x D): 23.50 x 17.40 x 1.75 in (59.69 x 44.20 x 4.45 cm) Rack Mount: 1 Rack Unit: Standard 19 inch EIA rack Weight: 24.5 lbs (11.14 kg) fully-configured Shipping Weight: 39 lbs. (17.69 kg) Airflow: 86 CFM normal operation 126 CFM maximum Operating Temperature Range: 0 C to +40 C (+32 F to +104 F) Short-term Operating Temperature Range: -5 C to +55 C (+23 F to 131 F) Non-operating Temperature Range: -40 C to +70 C (-40 F to +158 F) Operating Humidity: 7% to 95% Non-condensing Non-Operating Humidity: 5% to 95% Non-condensing Operating Altitude: to 13,123 ft (4000 meters) Input Power Requirement:
100-240 V AC 47/63 Hz @ 3/6 Amps DC: -48 V @ 10 Amps max.

Packaging Statement

The outer carton and any cardboard inserts are made from 82% recycled material and are fully recyclable. The Stratocell or Ethafoam 220 polyethylene foam inserts can be easily recycled with other low density polyethylene (LDPE) materials. The symbols printed on the outer carton are described as follows:

Packaging Markings

The packaging is reusable per GB 18455-2001.

This symbol guarantees that packaging with this symbol is recyclable and will be accepted by cardboard recyclers.

Recyclable per GB 18455-2001.

Materials Declaration

TANDBERG Television products are designed and manufactured in keeping with good environmental practise. Our component and materials selection policy prohibits the use of a range of potentially hazardous materials. In addition, we comply with relevant environmental legislation.
For The European Union

For product sold into the Eu after 1st July 2006, we comply with the Eu RoHS Directive. We also comply with the WEEE Directive.
For China

For product sold into China after 1st March 2007, we comply with the Administrative Measure on the Control of Pollution by Electronic Information Products. In the first stage of this legislation, content of six hazardous materials has to be declared. The following tables provide the required information.

iPlex Model N20001 Product Information Marketing Code


N011006 N011007 N011014 N011031 N011045 N011046 N011032 N012026 N012027 N012008 N012040 N012010 N012022 N012023 N012041 N012043 N011050 N012030

Description
ASI Input ASI Output ATM OC-3 MM ATM OC-3 SM ATM DS-3 ATN E3 MPEG-2 SD Encoder MPEG-4 AVC SD Encoder MPEG-4 AVC PIP Encoder MPEG-4 AVC SD UltraCompression Encoder, Composite and SDI input only MPEG-4 AVC SD UltraCompression Encoder, SDI input (HD upgradeable) MPEG-4 AVC HD UltraCompression Encoder MPEG-2/4 AVC SD PIP Transcoder MPEG-2/4 AVC SD Transcoder MPEG-4 AVC SD UltraCompression Transcoder MPEG-4 AVC HD UltraCompression Transcode MPEG-2 SD Transrator ASI Plus

Toxic or Hazardous Substances and Elements EU Directive 2002/95 EC RoHS Compliant Part Name 2002/95 EC RoHS yes Chassis yes Mainboard X3 O O O O O O2

Lead (Pb)1

Mercury (Hg)

Cadmium (Cd)

Hexavalant Chromium (Cr(VI))

Poly-brominated biphenyls (PBB)

Poly-brominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)

EU Directive 2002/95 EC RoHS Compliant Part Name 2002/95 EC RoHS yes Backplane yes 1 option card 1 yes 2 option card 2 yes PSU yes /keypad /display

Lead (Pb)1

Mercury (Hg)

Cadmium (Cd)

Hexavalant Chromium (Cr(VI))

Poly-brominated biphenyls (PBB)

Poly-brominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)

RoHS ( ) included by the IC manufacturer and exempt in EU RoHS.


2

O: Indicates that this toxic or hazardous substance contained in all of the homogeneous materials for this part is below the limit requirement in SJ/T11363-2006
3

X: Indicates that this toxic or hazardous substance contained in at least one of the homogeneous materials used for this part is above the limit requirement in SJ/T11363-2006.

In addition a statement of the Environmentally Friendly Use Period (Efup) is required: this is the time the product can be used in normal service life without leaking the hazardous materials. TANDBERG Television expects the normal use environment to be in an equipment room at controlled temperatures (around 22C) with moderate humidity (around 60%) and clean air, near sea level, not subject to vibration or shock. Where TANDBERG Television product contains potentially hazardous materials, this is indicated on the product by the appropriate symbol containing the EFUP. For TANDBERG Television

products, the hazardous material content is limited to lead (Pb) in some solders. This is extremely stable in normal use and the EFUP is taken as 50 years, by comparison with the EFUP given for Digital Exchange/Switching Platform in equipment In Appendix A of General Rule Of Environment-friendly Use Period Of Electronic Information Products. This is indicated by the product marking shown below:

It is assumed that while the product is in normaluse, any batteries associated with real-time clocks or battery-backed RAM will be replaced at the regular intervals. The EFUP relates only to the environmental impact of the product in normal use, it does not imply that the product will continue to be supported for 50 years. Equipment Disposal

"This product is subject to the EU Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and should not be disposed of as unsorted municipal waste."

Recycling

TANDBERG Television provides assistance to customers and recyclers through our web site Http://www.tandbergtv.com/productrecycling.ink. Please contact TANDBERG Televisions customer services for assistance with recycling if this site does not show the information you require. Where it is not possible to return the product to TANDBERG Television or its agents for recycling, the following general information may be of assistance: Before attempting disassembly, ensure the product is completely disconnected from power and signal connections. All major parts are marked or labelled to show their material content. Depending on the date of manufacture, this product may contain lead in solder. Some circuit boards may contain battery-backed memory devices.

iPlex Installation and Hardware Specifications Guide

Contents
Cover, Notices, and Disclaimers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Chapter 1: Introducing TANDBERG Television iPlex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Introducing the Installation & Hardware Specification Guide . . . . . . . . 14 Other iPlex Guides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Contacting TANDBERG Television Customer Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Contact Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Support Check List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 TANDBERG Television iPlex Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 iPlex Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Switch Control Module (SCM) and Media Control Module (MCM) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Installation and Management Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Install the iPlex Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Set Up the iPlex Control Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Configuration Using the Front Panel Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Configuration Using the Serial Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Manage the iPlex Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22


Chapter 2: Hardware Specification and Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 iPlex Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26


Mechanical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Operating Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Power Rating and Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Power Outlet Installation Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Floor Planning Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 26 26 26 26

Unpacking the iPlex Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Installing the iPlex Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28


Rack-mount Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Installation Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DC Power and Grounding Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grounding the Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Attaching Power Cables to the Chassis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 28 31 32 33

iPlex Chassis Basic Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

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Front Bezel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Front Bezel LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using the LCD Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alarm Pinouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

35 35 35 36 36 37

Chassis Submodules and Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 ASI Input/Output Submodules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38


ASIIn Submodule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 ASIOut Submodule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

MPEG Encoders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Real-Time MPEG Encoder Plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Real-Time MPEG-4 AVC Encoder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Real-Time MPEG-4 AVC Ultracompression Encoder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Real-Time MPEG-4 AVC Ultracompression Single-slot Encoders . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 42 43 47

ATM Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
ATM OC-3/STM-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 ATM DS3/E3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

DSP Submodules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Media Processor (DSP 4PAC) Submodule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DSP 6-PAC Transrating Submodule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MPEG-4 AVC Ultracompression Transcoder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MPEG-4 AVC Ultracompression Single-slot Transcoder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 53 53 55

Small Form Factor Pluggable Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56


GE MMF and SMF Optical SFP Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 GE Copper Cable SFP Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Installing Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Installing a Submodule into the Carrier Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Installing a Carrier Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Checking Proper Seating of Carrier Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Removing a Carrier Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Installing a Blank Face Plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Troubleshooting Submodule Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Installing the GE SFP Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Removing a GE SFP Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Replacing the Backup Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Chapter 3: Control Station Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Setting Up the iPlex Control Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74


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Dependencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Management PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Reconfiguration of the iPlex Using the Front Panel Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Reconfiguration of the iPlex Using the Serial Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

iPlex Login . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
CLI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 iPlex Management Console (iPMC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Menu Links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Configure an Existing ASI In Port as DVB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating Ports and Network Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Create Network Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Creating a VLAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Configuring an ASIOut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 86 86 87 87

Appendix A: Connecting iPlex to the Internet: Firewall Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

Internet Security Concerns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Unauthorized Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Denial-of-Service (DoS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Firewall Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91


Option 1: Isolated Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Option 2: Connected Private Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Option 3: DMZ Port of a Firewall with Public Addressing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

Conclusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

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Chapter 1
Introducing TANDBERG Television iPlex

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Introducing the Installation & Hardware Specification Guide


Use this guide to help you understand how to install the iPlex hardware and software. Topics discussed in this guide include:

How to contact technical support. iPlex hardware overview (also in the Web Interface User Guide). How to install the hardware. How to install the software.

Other iPlex Guides


In addition to this guide, you can also refer to the following guides:

Web Interface User Guide, for information on


Hardware specifications. Basic concepts. Web interface features and functions. Port configuration and statistics. Configuration scenarios. SNMP formats, messages, and conceptual row creation. MIBs. HP Openview information. CLI basics, conventions, and connection method. Command definitions. Show commands and Config commands.

Network Management & Monitoring Reference Guide, for information on


Command Line Interface Reference Guide, for information on


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Contacting TANDBERG Television Customer Support


For information on TANDBERG Television support hours and how to contact TANDBERG Television support, please refer to the literature that came with your support contract. To contact TANDBERG Television about the purchase a support contract, please refer to the contact information below. Basic support is available to TANDBERG Television customers either by e-mail or on the Web (refer to contact information, below). Please send a detailed message and you will be contacted during regular business hours (see the Support Check List).

Contact Information
E-mail: Web: fieldservice_americas@tandbergtv.com http://www.tandbergtv.com/contactingsupport.ink

Support Check List


When contacting Customer Support, please provide the following information:

Your name, company name, e-mail address, and phone number. TANDBERG Television product name and version number. A complete network diagram with IP addresses. The name and version of the network software. If set-top boxes are involved, please brand and software version. Syslog entries for the period over which the problem occurred. iPlex Tech Support Dump. A full description of the problem

Did this problem occur just after making a network change? Did this problem occur just after adding or removing hardware or software?

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TANDBERG Television iPlex Overview


TANDBERG Televisions iPlex is the industrys smallest form factor and highest density networking device with advanced content manipulation techniques that enable efficient bandwidth-saving delivery of the highest quality video and audio, regardless of the contents point of origin or format. iPlex is designed for the efficient delivery of Internet data (IP), video (MPEG-2 and MPEG-4; hereafter referred to in this chapter as MPEG), and streaming (IP) video/audio across any broadband network or IP backbone, such as DSL or fiber. iPlex is content-aware, and enables the connection of different transmission media at different rates. It can multiPlex, de-multiPlex, format and inject IP data in-band into MPEG transport streams, retrieve IP content from MPEG transport streams, and transmit IP and MPEG data with full Quality of Service (QoS). iPlex can function as a content switching, routing, and multi-plexing device in the core of the network, connecting multiple streams of data and MPEG traffic, and intelligently routing the traffic to its appropriate destination. The final client can be a PC with appropriate client application, a digital set-top box, or a residential gateway capable of accepting video/data streams and providing video outputs to standard television sets. The following are features of the TANDBERG Television iPlex:
NEBS compliant (Network Equipment Building Systems compliant) Adhering to standards from Telcordia for equipment used in telco central offices (COs). Most equipment must be NEBS certified before it can be integrated into carrier facilities. NEBS specifications deal with power management, electrical shielding, disaster preparation and hardware interfaces.

1 RU Chassis based with 8 submodule slots for multiple video/data interfaces Highest density chassis available today Routing of IP traffic Video encoding Delivery of MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 over IP networks Configuration via Web GUI, CLI, LCD, or SNMP interfaces High reliability with all components redundant NEBS level 3 compliant

iPlex Chassis
The iPlex is a 1RU modular chassis designed for the central or co-location office, or cable headend. The iPlex front panel features an LCD display and keypad that enables the user to enter machine ID and IP addresses. An LED display provides system operational status. The iPlex system board is comprised of two main sections: the SCM (Switch Controller Module) and the MCM (Media Control Module). The SCM provides the overall chassis monitoring and control. The MCM provides submodule connectivity via two carrier cards. Each carrier card supports up to four PMC submodules, with a total of eight submodule slot per chassis. There are two 10/ 100 Ethernet ports for network management, control, and redundancy functions. For data communications, the iPlex provides two Gigabit Ethernet SFP ports which support off-the-shelf optical and copper SFP modules. The chassis provides

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a serial interface console port for local system access to the command line interface (CLI), and an alarm port.

STATUS
POWER ONLINE

ACTIVE
SCM MCM

LINK ACTI VE
ETH1 GE 1 ETH2 GE 2

ALARM
MAJOR MINOR

Front View

The iPlex is NEBS Level 3 certified. It provides room for 8 submodule slots. The close-up rear view image below shows a full chassis with eight submodules, a console port, an alarm port, a control port, a redundancy port, and two GE ports.
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2A 1B 1A 2B
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iPlex is capable of supporting up to 2 Gbps of bandwidth through the backplane and routing or switching data traffic at wire speed. The Media Control Module is a portion of the iPlex system board that provides submodule connectivity via the carrier card. The carrier card provides a standardsbased mezzanine interface for up to four submodule cards per carrier card, and up to two carrier cards per chassis (thus up to eight submodule cards per iPlex).

S T A T U S

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iPlex Submodules

The iPlex submodules are mezzanine cards mounted on the carrier card. The following submodules are available:

ASI Input: Contains two ASI input ports. ASI Output: Contains two ASI output ports ATM Network Interface (ANI) Single-mode: Contains one standard ATM OC-3/STM-1 Single-mode interface ATM Network Interface (ANI) Multi-mode: Contains one standard ATM OC-3/STM-1 Multi-mode interface ATM Network Interface (ANI) ATM E3 and ATM DS3. These interface cards each use two BNCs instead of an optical SC connector Real-Time MPEG Encoder Plus (RTME Plus): Contains one analog (or digital) video input and four audio channels (two stereo pairs) Real-Time MPEG-4 AVC Encoder: Contains one analog video input and four audio channels (two stereo pairs) Real-Time MPEG-4 AVC Ultracompression HD Encoder: Supports High Definition uncompressed digital video inputs Real-Time MPEG-4 AVC Ultracompression SD Encoder: Supports Standard Definition uncompressed digital video inputs DSP 4PAC, or Media Processor: Uses four high-speed DSPs to provide a wide range of functionality, including MPEG-2 to MPEG-4 Advanced Transcoding DSP 6PAC Transrating: Provides transrating capability for up to six individual video programs MPEG-4 AVC Ultracompression Transcoder: Provides transcoding capability for video and audio streams ASI Plus: Provides DVB-CAS content scrambling functionality, which is independent of the ASI ports

ASI Input and Output Submodules


The ASI Input submodule contains two independent DVB-ASI ports. Each port contains two physical input connectors that are software-selectable. The input submodule has a total input rate of 160 Mbps (combined rate in any increment across both ports). The ASI output submodule contains two independent DVB-ASI ports, each with two output connectors. The output submodule can feed modulators (satellite or cable) or video multiPlexers.

ATM Network Interface (ANI) Single-mode, Multi-mode, and Coaxial


The iPlex supports four types of ATM Network Interfaces: - ATM OC-3 (155.52 Mb/s) on single-mode fiber. - ATM OC-3 (155.52 Mb/s) on multi-mode fiber.

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- ATM DS3 (44.736 Mb/s) on coaxial cable. - ATM E3 (34.368 Mb/s) on coaxial cable. All ATM interfaces are capable of classical IP over ATM (CIP), RFC 2684 bridge mode, and native ATM over AAL-5 operation, all in PVC mode. The OC-3 interfaces support the full VPI/VCI range of 0-255/0-4095 and offer traffic shaping features; the DS3 and E3 interfaces only support UBR mode and are limited to the VPI/VCI ranges of 0-7/0-511.

Real-Time MPEG-2 Encoder Plus (RTME Plus)


The RTME Plus supports four channels (two stereo pairs) of audio for encoding into either MPEG-1 Layer II or Dolby Digital (AC-3) audio. The audio source can come from any of the following input interfaces: unbalanced, balanced, AES or embedded Serial Digital Interface (SDI). The encoder supports analog and digital video sources. For an analog video signal, S-Video or composite video inputs are available for configuration. Alternately, the encoder can receive digital video input through the SDI.

Real-Time MPEG-4 AVC Encoder (RTME MPEG-4 AVC)


The RTME MPEG-4 AVC Encoder offers other audio encoding options and MPEG-4 video. The audio source can come from any of the following input interfaces: unbalanced, balanced, AES or embedded Serial Digital Interface (SDI). The encoder supports analog and digital video sources. For an analog video signal, SVideo or composite video inputs are available for configuration. Alternately, the encoder can receive digital video input through the SDI.

Real-Time MPEG-4 AVC Ultracompression Encoders


The Real-Time MPEG-4 AVC Ultracompression Encoder submodule has two factory-installed input option cards: a Standard Definition input card and a High Definition input card. Accordingly, these ultracompression encoders are provided:

MPEG-4 AVC Ultracompression HD Encoder. This encoder can accept HD-SDI and SD Interface input signals (on the same physical BNC interface).

NOTE HD operation requires a license key.

MPEG-4 AVC Ultracompression SD Encoder. This encoder can accept SD signals. The interface options are Composite, S-Video, and Serial Digital Interface (SDI), in the exact same arrangement as the MPEG-2 Encoder Plus and the H.264 MPEG--4 AVC Encoder.

Both encoders can receive video through a variety of input interfaces and compress it to MPEG-4 Part 10 (H.264). The encoders support up to six audio stereo pairs, depending on the selected audio compression scheme. The first two audio pairs can be analog-balanced or unbalanced signals, connected through the 37-pin micro-D connector. When using AES

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signals, the 37-pin micro-D connector allows for up to four stereo pairs, with an option clock output for synchronization. The remaining channels are only available as embedded audio in the HD or SD Encoders.

NOTE The audio cables used in the MPEG-2 Encoder Plus and in the MPEG-4 AVC Encoder are compatible with this module.

Real-Time MPEG-4 AVC Ultracompression Single-slot Encoders


The single-slot Ultracompression encoders are a denser version of the dual-slot module, with improved functionality. The advantages for a single-slot encoder are:

Fits in a single slot, so 8 of them can be fitted in one iPlex chassis. Improved video quality compared to the dual-slot encoder. Up to 8 stereo audio pairs can be encoded by each card, regardless of encoding mode.

Media Processor (DSP 4PAC) Submodule


The Media Processor, or DSP 4PAC submodule is a high performance, programmable platform for the video headend platform. Software is licensable from TANDBERG Television to give the Media Processor a wide range of functionality, including MPEG-2 to MPEG-4 AVC Transcoding. The Media (DSP 4PAC) Processor Submodule uses four DSPs to give it the performance needed to meet these applications demands. And because it is programmable, the Media Processors functionality can be changed as your requirements change, reducing future expenses.

DSP 6-PAC Transrating Submodule


The DSP 6-PAC Transrating Submodule is a plug-in module that provides the per stream video processing capability needed for rate shaping and rate reduction. Each DSP submodule provides transrating capability for up to six individual video programs.

Real-Time MPEG-4 AVC Ultracompression Transcoder


The MPEG-4 AVC Ultracompression Transcoder provides real-time transcoding from MPEG-2 to H.264. H.264 Video provides a better quality as well as 40-60% lower bitrates compared to MPEG-2. The transcoder also provides full live video compression up to HD. This is a dual-slot transcoder. The MPEG-4 AVC Ultracompression Transcoder accepts both SD and HD Video Format inputs. It provides six Audio channels and Dual Mono Split with a replicated channel.

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R e al - Ti m e MP E G- 4 AV C U l t r a c om p r e s si o n ( S i n gl e - s l o t ) Transcoder
In addition to the dual-slot MPEG-4 AVC Ultracompression Transcoder described above, there is a single-slot MPEG-4 AVC Ultracompression Transcoder which fits in a single PMC slot. The advantages for a single-slot transcoder are:

Fits in a single slot, so 8 of them can be fitted in one iPlex chassis. Improved video quality compared to the dual-slot encoder. Up to 8 audio channels can be encoded by each card.

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Installation and Management Overview


This section provides an overview of the iPlex installation and management.

Install the iPlex Hardware


1 Unpack the unit from its shipping container. 2 Rack-mount the unit. 3 Install the submodules and components. This step is not necessary for the initial purchase because the iPlex hardware is shipped with all of the submodules and components installed. Field upgrades, however, will require this step. 4 Install the network cables.
See Hardware Specification and Installation on page 25 for detailed information.

Set Up the iPlex Control Station


Choose one of the following methods to set up the iPlex control station:

Configuration Using the Front Panel Controls

1 Apply power. 2 Reconfigure the unit. You can change the units IP address, IP mask, IP gateway, root password, date/time, and boot source that was configured at the factory.
See Control Station Setup on page 73 for detailed information.

Configuration Using the Serial Port

1 Install a management PC on the serial port. 2 Apply power. 3 Interrupt the boot within 5 seconds using the CNTL-x CNTL-w key sequence. 4 Reconfigure the unit. You can change the units IP address, IP mask, IP gateway, root password, date/time, and boot source that was configured at the factory.
See Control Station Setup on page 73 for detailed information.

Manage the iPlex Unit


The iPlex unit is now operational. Choose any of the following methods to manage it:

Web GUI: HTTP or HTTPS (secure) Refer to the Web User Interface Guide for detailed information.

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CLI: serial port, telnet, or SSH (secure) Refer to the Command Line Interface Reference Guide for detailed information. SNMP: v2 or v3 (secure) Refer to the Network Management & Monitoring Reference Guide for detailed information.

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Chapter 2
Hardware Specification and Installation

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Hardware
This chapter outlines TANDBERG Televisions iPlex hardware specifications and component installation instructions.

iPlex Specifications
Mechanical
Dimensions (HxWxD): 23.50 x 17.40 x 1.75 inches (59.69 x 44.20 x 4.45 cm) Rack Mount: 1 Rack Units: Standard 19 inch EIA rack Weight: 24.5 lbs. (11.14 kg) fully configured Shipping Weight: 39 lbs. (17.69 kg)

Operating Environment

Airflow: 86 CFM normal operation, 126 CFM maximum Operating Temperature Range: 0 C to +40 C (+32 F to +104 F) Short-term Operating Temperature Range: -5 C to +55 C (+23 F to 131 F) Non-operating Temperature Range: -40 C to +70 C (-40 F to +158 F) Operating Humidity: 7% to 95% Non-condensing Non-Operating Humidity: 5% to 95% Non-condensing Operating Altitude: to 13,123 ft (4000 meters)

Power Rating and Specifications

Input Power Requirements:

AC: 100-240 V 47/63 Hz @ 3/6 Amps max. DC: -48 V @ 10 Amps max.

Power Outlet Installation Requirements Floor Planning Requirements

The AC and DC power outlets must be installed near the equipment and must be easily accessible.

The iPlex requires the following:

Adequate aisle clearance for service and maintenance access, with a minimum
clearance of two feet in front of the rack or cabinet rails

Adequate rack space for cable management, routing, and lacing Adequate proximity to the power source and grounding point Chassis and surrounding equipment must be positioned so that vents are not blocked and the fans can pull cool air in through the lower vents and exhaust air out the upper vents Adequate vertical spacing between equipment in the rack to allow component
replacement and to prevent conduction of heat

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Equipment installed in accordance with local earthquake guidelines, with the rack or
cabinet configured to have a low center of gravity

Unpacking the iPlex Chassis


Do not unpack the iPlex until you are ready to install the equipment. Keep the chassis in the shipping container if the site installation is not ready. Do not discard the shipping container and shipping materials. These items will be needed if there is a warranty return or if the chassis needs to be moved or shipped. Before unpacking and installation, perform the following check of the contents of the shipping container.

ALARM LINK ACTIVE STATUS


POWER MCM ONLINE SCM ETH2 ETH1 SFP2

ACTIVE
SFP1

MAJOR MINOR

1 Inspect the shipping container and enclosed items for damage. If anything appears damaged, contact a customer service representative.

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2 Confirm the contents of the accessory kit have been received, as follows:

6 foot AC Power cord 19" Rack Mounting brackets and chassis mounting screws iPlex CD ROM package iPlex Quick Start Guide Declaration of Conformity

3 Check if optional items ordered such as audio cable assemblies were included 4 The iPlex comes pre-configured with the number and type of interface submodules installed. Verify the configuration matches the packing slip and that all submodules and SFP interface modules have been properly installed.

Installing the iPlex Chassis


Rack-mount Instructions
Rack-mount Check List
The following instructions will guide you through installing your iPlex chassis into a typical rack-mount cabinet or chassis. The iPlex chassis rack-mount kit includes:

Two (2) 19 rack-mount brackets Twelve (12) 8-32 Phillips countersunk screws to secure the rack mount brackets to the chassis. 19 inch EIA or broadcast equipment rack Four (4) rack-mount screws (rack specific) for rack-mount support brackets #2 Phillips screwdriver (as required) Tape measure Marker (to mark position)

Additional items supplied by customer:


Installation Instructions
Step 1

The steps to follow to install the chassis are outlined below.

Install only in a restricted access location in accordance with Local Codes. Attach the rack-mount brackets to the chassis using the Phillips countersunk rackmount screws.

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To attach the chassis in a rack with the front panel in the forward position, attach the brackets as shown in the figure below.

STATUS
POWER ONLINE

ACTIVE
SCM MCM

LINK ACTIV E
ETH1 GE 1 ETH2 GE 2

ALARM
MAJOR MINOR

To attach the chassis in a center rack-mount, attach the brackets as shown in the figure below.

STATUS
POWER ONLINE

ACTIVE
SCM MCM

LINK ACTIV E
ETH1 GE 1 ETH2 GE 2

ALARM
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Step 2 Step 3

Once the rack-mount brackets are attached, position the chassis in place with the proper rack-mount hole pattern. Attach the chassis securely using 12-24 x or other rack specific rack-mount screws.

To attach the front mount chassis, attach the rack mount screws as shown in the figure below.

STATUS
POWER ONLINE

ACTIVE
SCM MCM

LINK ACTIV E
ETH1 ETH2 GE 2 GE 1

ALARM
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To attach a mid-mounted chassis, attach the rack-mount screws as shown in the figure below.

STATUS
POWER ONLINE

ACTIVE
SCM MCM

LINK ACTI VE
ETH1 GE 1 ETH2 GE 2

ALARM
MAJOR MINOR

WARNING To prevent personal injury or damage to the chassis, only lift the iPlex by grasping the chassis beneath its lower edge. A fully configured chassis weighs 24.5 pounds. Two people are required to lift the chassis and install it into a rack. It is recommended that one person holds and secures the chassis into the rack while a second person installs the rack-mounting screws. To prevent injury, keep your back straight and lift with your legs, not your back.

WARNING To prevent personal injury when mounting or servicing the unit in a rack, you must take special precautions to ensure that the system remains stable. The following guidelines are provided to ensure your safety:

When mounting this unit in a partially filled rack, load the rack from the bottom to the top with the heaviest component bottom-most. If the rack is provided with stabilizing devices, install the stabilizers before mounting the unit in the rack.

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ATTENTION! It is important to maintain proper air circulation through the iPlex chassis. Failure to maintain proper air flow and adequate air space can cause the iPlex to overheat and fail. Since the iPlex airflow is from side-to-side it is recommended that you maintain a minimum 6inch (15 cm) clearance on both sides between the chassis air intake and air exhaust on the sides and a cabinet wall or other barrier. You should also calculate the heat load from other heat generating devices and determine if an off-set is required between units to minimize the effects of heat exhaust. Always allow a minimum separation between the hot air exhaust on one chassis and the air intake on another chassis.

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DC Power and Grounding Requirements

The chassis has only one power terminal with no redundant connection points for two CO power sources. WARNING: DANGER! Install a protective earth (PE) or ground connection before connecting power supply and telecommunication lines, using wire gauge in accordance with this document and local codes. Use a power source that provides current overload protection and is rated as indicated in this document.

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The power sources must be correctly grounded and the power connections must comply with the specifications listed in the following table.

Power Setup Requirements


Power The iPlex has a maximum power dissipation of 300 Watts. The total power required per system depends on the number of packs installed and the services delivered. Power specifications are provided in this manual. - Minimum operating: -40 VDC - Nominal operating: -48 VDC - Maximum operating: - 60 VDC 10 Amps

Voltage

Maximum Current Input Ground The grounding scheme is a common bonding network (CBN) as defined by GR-1089-core Issue 4, Section 9.3.1. Each chassis must be grounded through the equipment rack to a building/enclosure ground in accordance with NEC and local practices. A minimum 12 AWG green stranded copper wire suitable for 10 Amps with a maximum length of 5 feet (1.53 m) is recommended. Protection ISAMP UL Listed circuit breaker is recommended.

Grounding the Chassis

. WARNING: DANGER! A frame ground is required for secondary voltage protection; follow local grounding practices to ensure a good frame ground connection to the iPlex. Improper grounding may result in an electrical hazard. To ground the chassis, do the following:

1 On the front of the right rack rail, scrape off the paint around a pair of rail holes to allow electrical contact for the ground lug, as shown in Figure that follows. 2 Prepare a length of 12 green AWG stranded copper cable, rated at a minimum of 10 Amps with a maximum length of 5 feet (1.5 meters). 3 Crimp the ring terminal provided in the chassis install kit to one end of the cable. 4 Apply a thin layer of an anti-oxidant electrical paste such as NoOx to the lug and the ground connector. 5 Insert the cable into the green terminal with the ground symbol. Tighten the screw. 6 Attach the ground connector to the scraped hole on the rack rail according to local practice as shown in Figure that follows.

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Attaching Power Cables to the Chassis

. WARNING: DANGER! Before connecting cables to the power terminal block, verify they are not connected to a live power source and follow local practices for electrical safety. To attach the power cables, do the following:

1 1. Ensure that the chassis is correctly grounded as described in Grounding the Chassis on page 32 . 2 Ensure that no cards are seated in the chassis; unseat any cards by pulling the ejector handles away from the faceplates of the cards. 3 Install the power supply (UPS or breaker panels) at the installation location per local practices, and ensure that the power is off or disconnected at the source. 4 Prepare two power wires rated at a minimum of 10 Amps: -48 VDC and return.
NOTE Installations in accordance with NEC NFPA 70 require 8 AWG power leads using NRTL Listed #8 ring lugs.

5 Use a 1/4 inch flathead screwdriver to loosen the panhead screws from the + and terminal connections. 6 Use the screw driver to attach the wire to the appropriate power terminal position, as shown in the Figure that follows.
WARNING: CAUTION For continued protection against the risk of fire, replace only with the same type and 6.3 Amps fuse.

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DC Power Receptacle on Chassis

7 Ensure that the power cables are correctly paired and tighten the terminal screws. 8 Following local practices, test for foreign voltage, continuity, and polarity at the terminal block and across the power cabling (should be zero). 9 Label the power wires with + and . 10 Route the power cables under the chassis and lace according to local practice.Verify the power supply is off and connect the wires to the power supply. 11 Test again for foreign voltage, continuity, and polarity at the terminal block and across the power cabling (should still be zero). 12 Provide power to the chassis and confirm voltage and polarity per local practice.

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iPlex Chassis Basic Components


The basic components of the TANDBERG Television iPlex chassis are shown in the illustrations as follows.

Front Bezel

The iPlex front bezel consists of an LCD display and keypad for entering machine ID and IP addresses, and a series of LEDs that display system status.

STATUS
POWER ONLINE

ACTIVE
SCM MCM

LINK ACTIVE
ETH1 ETH2 GE 1 GE 2

ALARM
MAJOR MINOR

Front Bezel LEDs

The LEDs on the front panel indicate the following: Power Green when all power rails are up and within specifications. The LED is off if the iPlex encounters a power rail failure Online Green when iPlex completes booting, configured, and in an active state. Otherwise, the LED is off SCM Active Orange when booting, green when the iPlex completes booting MCM Active Flashing orange when idle waiting for the SCM to complete booting, solid orange when booting, green when the iPlex completes booting ETH1 Link/Activity Green when the link is established, flickering green when there is network activity, off when no link is established ETH2 Link/Activity Green when the link is established, flickering green when there is network activity, off when no link is established GE1 Link/Activity Green when the link is established, flickering green when there is network activity, off when no link is established GE2 Link/Activity Green when the link is established, flickering green when there is network activity, off when no link is established Major Alarm Red when in major alarm state. Off when not in alarm state Minor Alarm Red when in major alarm state. Off when not in alarm state

Using the LCD Interface

The iPlex uses and LCD display with a six-button keypad that enables you to perform the following basic system configuration at the iPlex. There are two types of screens: menu screens and text entry screens.

Set date and time Set Flash and TFTP boot Network configuration Syslog configuration Set host name and password

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There are four directional cursor buttons, an Enter button (green check mark), and a cancel button (red x). The buttons function as follows:

Rear Panel

Up/Down In the menu screen, these buttons are used to move the cursor to different menu items. In the text entry screen, they are used to select characters and numbers Left/Right These keys have no effect in a menu screen. In a text entry screen, they are used to position the cursor Enter In a menu screen, this key opens selected submenus. In a text entry screen, this key commits the entered value and returns to the previous screen Cancel This key interrupts the current operation and takes the user to the previous menu screen

The rear panel consists of the following interfaces:


1
2B
STATUS LINK

AC on/off switch and AC power receptacle (AC version only) DC power receptacle (DC version only) 10/100 Ethernet Control Port 10/100 Ethernet Redundancy Port Gigabit Ethernet SFP 1 Port Gigabit Ethernet SFP 2 Port Serial Interface Control Console Port Alarm Port Carrier Card 1 Slot Carrier Card 2 Slot:

AC iPlex
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Fans

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IN

The iPlex chassis contains integrated fan module. The operation of the fans is controlled by the SCM using thermal sensors in critical locations throughout the iPlex chassis. The system will control fan speed based on internal temperature of the iPlex. Fan Status and internal temperature readings can be monitored on the GUI sensor screen.

S T A T U S

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Alarm Pinouts

The following table provides the pin assignments for the Alarm Port Connector. Pin No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Connection TANDBERG Television debug use leave open Critical Alarm outputnormally open Critical Alarm outputcommon Status input 1anode Status input 1cathode

TANDBERG Television debug use leave open

The following scheme shows the cable fitting for the alarm port.

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Chassis Submodules and Components


The sections that follow describe in detail the physical and functional features of the submodules that can be installed in the iPlex.

ASI Input/Output Submodules


ASI (Asynchronous Serial Interface) One of DVBs physical interfaces used for transmitting MPEG-2 Transport Streams

The ASI Input/Output submodule components seen from the front are as follows: BNC, and activity LEDs.

ASIIn Submodule

The ASIIn submodule is distinguished by its label (ASI IN) and by a white line around the BNC connectors. Looking at the interface view of the card, you can see BNC connectors and activity LEDs.
ASI IN

1A
RDY ACT

1B

2A
RDY ACT

2B

ASI IN

1A
RDY ACT

BNC
1B

2A
RDY ACT

Activity LED

2B

Specifications

Mechanical
Height: Width: Depth: Connectors: 0.509 inches 2.913 inches 5.866 inches BNC

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Indicators
RDYReady Green LED ACTActive Green LED State Power Off LED test for approximately 8 seconds, following power up and board configuration. ASI In Port disabled ASI In Port enabled, no ASI In traffic ASI In Port enabled, ASI In traffic RDY Off On Off On ACT

Flashing On On

Off Off Flash rate proportional to MPEG TS packet rate

ASIOut Submodule

The ASIOut submodule is distinguished by its label (ASIOUT) and by an orange line around the BNC connectors. Looking at the interface view of the card, you can see BNC connectors and activity LEDs.
ASI OUT

1A
RDY ACT

1B

2A
RDY ACT

2B

Specifications

Mechanical
Height: Width: Depth: Connectors: 0.509 inches 2.913 inches 5.866 inches BNC

Indicators
RDYReady Green LED ACTActive Green LED

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State Power Off LED test for approximately 8 seconds, following power up and board configuration. ASI Out Port disabled ASI Out Port enabled, no ASI Out traffic ASI Out Port enabled, ASI Out traffic

RDY Off On Off On

ACT

Flashing On On

Off Off Flash rate proportional to MPEG TS packet rate

MPEG Encoders
Encoder A device that receives analog (audio/video) signals and converts it into an MPEG-2 Transport Stream. MPEG (Moving Pictures Experts Group) Pronounced em-peg. A family of standards used for coding and decoding audio-visual information in a digital compressed format.

The iPlex offers the following two types of Real-Time MPEG Encoders:

Real-Time MPEG Encoder (RTME) PlusMPEG-1 Layer II or Dolby Digital (AC-3) Real-Time MPEG-4 AVC Encoder Real-Time MPEG-4 AVC Ultracompression Encoder

Real-Time MPEG Encoder Plus

The iPlex offers a Real-Time MPEG Encoder Plus (RTME Plus) submodule. This encoder supports two stereo channels of audio for either MPEG-1 Layer II or Dolby Digital (AC-3) audio. The audio source can be any of the following types: Unbalanced, Balanced, AES or Embedded SDI. The encoder supports analog and digital video sources. For an analog video signal, you can configure the encoder input as S-Video or composite video. Alternately, the encoder can receive digital video input through the Serial Digital Interface (SDI). The encoder is capable of extracting embedded audio from the SDI input.

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TIP The Advanced Encoder can be distinguished from the RTME Plus by the presence of green bands around the BNC connectors.

The RTME Plus components seen from the front are as follows: Audio Connector, S-Video In (chrominance C) or Composite Video In (V2), activity LEDs (ready and active), and S-Video In (luminance L) or Composite Video In (V1) or SDI.

A U D I O

C2/C

RDY CI/Y/SDI

ACT

MPEG-2 ENC

A U D I O

Audio In

C2/C

Composite Video In 2
RDY CI/Y/SDI ACT

Activity LEDs Serial Digital Interface Composite Video In 1

MPEG-2 ENC

Specifications

Mechanical
Height: Width: Depth: Connectors: 0.509 inches 2.913 inches 5.866 inches 37 Pin Micro-D Connector, BNC

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Indicators
RDYReady Green LED ACTActive Green LED State Power Off or Not Initialized MPEG Encoder enabled, no video present on selected input: C2/C or C1/Y/SDI MPEG Encoder enabled, video present on selected input: C2/C or C1/Y/SDI RDY Off On On ACT Off Off Flashes

Real-Time MPEG-4 AVC Encoder

The Real-Time MPEG-4 AVC Encoder submodule supports two channels of audio. The audio source can be: Unbalanced, Balanced, AES or Embedded SDI. The selection between Balanced, Unbalanced and AES is automatic based on the cable connected to the encoder. For an analog video signal, you can configure the encoder as S-Video or composite video. The encoder can receive digital video input through the Serial Digital Interface (SDI). The encoder is capable of extracting embedded audio from the SDI input. The MPEG-4 AVC Encoders components seen from the front are as follows: Audio Connector, S-Video In (chrominance C) or Composite Video In (V2), activity LEDs (ready and active), and S-Video In (luminance L) or Composite Video In (V1) or SDI.

TIP The Advanced Encoder can be distinguished from the RTME Plus by the presence of green bands around the BNC connectors.

A U D I O

C2/C

RDY CI/Y/SDI

ACT

ADVEnc

A U D I O

Audio In

C2/C

Composite Video In 2
RDY CI/Y/SDI ACT

Activity LEDs Serial Digital Interface Composite Video In 1

ADVEnc

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Specifications

Mechanical
Height: Width: Depth: Connectors: 0.509 inches 2.913 inches 5.866 inches 37 Pin Micro-D Connector, BNC

Indicators
RDYReady Green LED ACTActive Green LED State Power Off or Not Initialized MPEG Encoder enabled, no video present on selected input: C2/C or C1/Y/SDI MPEG Encoder enabled, video present on selected input: C2/C or C1/Y/SDI RDY Off On On ACT Off Off Flashes

Real-Time The Real-Time MPEG-4 AVC Ultracompression Encoder submodule can receive Standard Definition and High Definition uncompressed digital video MPEG-4 AVC both through a variety of input interfaces and compress it to MPEG-4 Part 10 (H.264). Ultracompression The following physical input options are offered: Encoder HD card: encoders fitted with this interface can accept HD-SDI and SD-SDI input signals (on
the same physical BNC interface). NOTE HD operation requires a license key.

SD card: encoders fitted with this interface only accept SD signals. The interface options are Composite, S-Video, and SD-SDI, in the exact same arrangement as the MPEG-2 Encoder Plus and the H.264 Advanced Encoder. The encoder supports up to six audio stereo pairs, depending on the selected audio compression scheme. The first two audio pairs can be analog-balanced or unbalanced signals, connected through the 37-pin micro-D connector. When using AES signals, the 37-pin micro-D connector allows for up to four stereo pairs. The remaining channels are only available as embedded audio in the HDSDI or SD-SDI interface. NOTE The audio cables used in the MPEG-2 Encoder Plus and in the Advanced Encoder are compatible with this module.

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HD Interface

The HD interface option provides one BNC for uncompressed digital video input, with support for both HD-SDI and SD-SDI, as well as the audio interface (see the illustration). The upper part of the front view is a blank-face panel.

Specifications

Mechanical
Height: Width: Depth: Connectors: 0.509 inches 5.865 inches 6.015 inches 37 Pin Micro-D Connector, BNC

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Indicators
RDYReady Green LED ACTActive Green LED

State Power Off or Not Initialized MPEG Encoder enabled, no video present on selected input. MPEG Encoder enabled, video present on selected input.

RDY Off On On

ACT Off Off Flashes

SD Interface

The SD interface option provides two BNCs for uncompressed analog or digital video input. These two BNCs can be configured in software to be two composite inputs, one S-Video input, or one SD-SDI input. The SD interface option also includes the audio interface, which is identical to that of the HD interface. NOTE Any analog video input to the card must be time-base stable and any inputs coming directly from any kind of VTR (such as consumer VCRs) will show as very unstable inputs without the use of a time-base corrector/frame synchronizer.

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Specifications

Mechanical
Height: Width: Depth: Connectors: 0.509 inches 5.865 inches 6.015 inches 37 Pin Micro-D Connector, BNC

Indicators
RDYReady Green LED ACTActive Green LED State Power Off or Not Initialized MPEG Encoder enabled, no video present on selected input. MPEG Encoder enabled, video present on selected input. RDY Off On On ACT Off Off Flashes

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Real-Time In addition to the dual-slot MPEG-4 AVC Ultracompression Encoders described MPEG-4 AVC above, there are single-slot MPEG-4 AVC Ultracompression Encoders which fit in a single PMC slot. The advantages for a single-slot encoder are: Ultracompression Fits in a single slot, so 8 of them can be fitted in one iPlex chassis. Single-slot Improved video quality compared to the dual-slot encoder. Encoders Up to 8 audio channels can be encoded by each card.
HD Single-slot Encoder
The Single-slot HD encoder provides one BNC for uncompressed digital video input, with support for both HD-SDI and SD-SDI interfaces, as well as the audio interface.

Specifications

Mechanical
Height: Width: Depth: Connectors: 0.509 inches 2.913 inches 6.015 inches 37 Pin Micro-D Connector, BNC

Indicators
RDYReady Green LED ACTActive Green LED State Power Off or Not Initialized MPEG Encoder enabled, no video present on selected input: C2/C or C1/Y/SDI MPEG Encoder enabled, video present on selected input: C2/C or C1/Y/SDI RDY Off On On ACT Off Off Flashes

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SD Single-slot Encoder

The Single-slot SD encoder option provides two BNCs for uncompressed analog or digital video input. These two BNCs can be configured in software to be two composite inputs, one S-Video input, or one SDI input. The SD encoder also includes the audio interface, which is identical to that of the HD encoder.

Specifications

Mechanical
Height: Width: Depth: Connectors: 0.509 inches 2.913 inches 6.015 inches 37 Pin Micro-D Connector, BNC

Indicators
RDYReady Green LED ACTActive Green LED State Power Off or Not Initialized MPEG Encoder enabled, no video present on selected input: C2/C or C1/Y/SDI MPEG Encoder enabled, video present on selected input: C2/C or C1/Y/SDI RDY Off On On ACT Off Off Flashes

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ATM Cards
ATM OC-3/STM-1
The ATM OC-3/STM-1 adapter is available in both multi-mode and single-mode formats. The components seen from the front are as follows: LINE activity LED and STATUS activity LED, receive and transmit SC duplex connector.
ATM
OC-3/STM-1 SM

L I N K

S T A T U S

Single-mode
ATM
OC-3/STM-1 MM

L I N K

S T A T U S

Multi-mode
Multi-mode (MM)
ATM
OC-3/STM-1 MM

Single-mode (SM)
ATM
OC-3/STM-1 SM

L I N K

S T A T U S

L I N K

S T A T U S

Activity LEDs Receive SC Duplex Transmit

Activity LEDs Receive SC Duplex Transmit

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Specifications
ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) A network technology for both local and wide area networks (LANs and WANs) that supports real-time voice and video as well as data. The topology uses switches that establish a logical circuit from end to end, which guarantees quality of service (QoS).

Mechanical
Height: Width: Depth: Multi-mode Connector: Single-mode Connector: 0.509 inches 2.913 inches 5.866 inches SC duplex, multi-mode fiber, 62.5/125 micron SC duplex, single-mode fiber, 8.5/125 micron

Indicators
LINKLink Up Green LED STATUSActive Green LED, Initializing Yellow LED

State Power Off or Not Initialized Receiving signal from switch or remote system Power On or Initializing Indicates driver is loaded and interface is configured (flashes yellow and then flashes green for 0.5 seconds each)

Link Off On/Green On/Green On/Green

Status Off Off On/Yellow Flashes

ATM DS3/E3

The ATM DS3 and ATM E3 adapters offer an additional interface, but the functionality is essentially the same as the other ATM cards.
ATM/DS3

OUT

IN

STATUS LINK

ATM DS3

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ATM/E3

OUT

IN

STATUS LINK

ATM E3

ATM/DS3

OUT

IN

BNC Connectors for audio, video, or networking

STATUS

Activity LEDs
LINK

Specifications

Mechanical
Height: Width: Depth: Connectors: 0.509 inches 2.913 inches 5.866 inches 37 Pin Micro-D Connector, BNC

Indicators
LINKLink Up Green LED STATUSActive Green LED State Power Off or Not Initialized Receiving signal from switch or remote system Power On or Initializing Indicates driver is loaded and interface is configured (flashes yellow and then flashes green for 0.5 seconds each) Link Off On/Green On/Green On/Green Status Off Off On/Yellow Flashes

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DSP Submodules
Media Processor (DSP 4PAC) Submodule
The Media Processor, or DSP 4PAC submodule is a high performance, programmable platform for the video headend platform. Software is licensable from TANDBERG Television to give the Media Processor a wide range of functionality, including MPEG-2 to MPEG-4 AVC Transcoding. Because it is programmable, the Media Processors functionality can be changed as your requirements change. As multi-function devices, 4PACs or Media Processors can do transcoding or transrating. When they do transcoding, the 4 DSPs work cooperatively, and provide ONE channel of transcoding, or, one transcoder input and one transcoder output ports. When configured to do transrating, they can provide multiple transrator input and output ports. The number of ports they provide depends on the configuration of the Media (DSP 4PAC) Processor:

If configured for High, it is one service per DSP, and a 4PAC will provide 4 transrator input / output ports. If configured for Medium, it is two services per DSP, and a 4PAC will provide 8 transrator input / output ports. If configured for Low, it is three services per DSP, and a 4PAC will provide 12 transrator input / output ports.

MP 1

MP 2

MP 3

MP 4
MEDIA PROCESSOR

Specifications

Mechanical
Height: Width: Depth: Connectors: Indicators: 0.509 inches 2.911 inches 5.866 inches None Four Activity (MP1...MP4) LEDs

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DSP 6-PAC Transrating Submodule

The DSP 6-PAC Transrating Submodule provides the per stream video processing capability needed for rate shaping and rate reduction. Each DSP 6PACsubmodule provides transrating capability for up to six individual video programs: each 6PAC hosts 6 transrator input ports and 6 transrator output ports. Because there are no cable connections or indicators required, the DSP 6PAC submodule requires a blank faceplate.

Specifications

Mechanical
Height: Width: Depth: Connectors: Indicators: 0.509 inches 2.913 inches 5.866 inches None None

MPEG-4 AVC Ultracompression Transcoder

The MPEG-4 AVC Ultracompression Transcoder provides real-time transcoding from MPEG-2 to H.264. H.264 Video provides a better quality as well as 40-60% lower bitrates compared to MPEG-2. The transcoder also provides full live video compression up to HD. The MPEG-4 AVC Ultracompression Transcoder accepts both SD and HD Video Format inputs. It provides six Audio channels and Dual Mono Split with a replicated channel. The Codec transitions between the two channels seamlessly (except possibly for a signal level discontinuity) and without a restart. Video stream is always transcoded. Audio streams in the input program can be selected for pass-through or transcoding. For transcoding, either two stereo pairs or one 5.1 channel is supported. The output of MPEG-4 AVC Ultracompression Transcoder contains two programs:

The first program contains the main video and all the transcoded audio streams and passed through streams. The program number for the first program is the same as the program number of the input source. The second program contains the PIP video. The PIP program number is one plus the main program number. The PMT PID for PIP is dynamically generated to be a unique one.

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The PIP video PID is by default 0x201. If this PID already exists in the input program, a unique PID is generated for the PIP video stream. Unique PID values are also dynamically generated for any audio channels that are replicated and transcoded. The transcoder has a scan conversion capability, which controls the picture resizing. An MPEG-4 AVC Ultracompression Transcoder card profile and its front on a daughter card are shown as follows.

Specifications

Mechanical
Height: Width: Depth: Connectors: 0.509 inches 5.865 inches 6.015 inches 37 Pin Micro-D Connector, BNC

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Indicators
RDYReady Green LED ACTActive Green LED State Power Off or Not Initialized MPEG Encoder enabled, no video present on selected input. MPEG Encoder enabled, video present on selected input. RDY Off On On ACT Off Off Flashes

MPEG-4 AVC In addition to the dual-slot MPEG-4 AVC Ultracompression Transcoder described above, there is a single-slot MPEG-4 AVC Ultracompression Transcoder Ultracompression which fits in a single PMC slot. The advantages for a single-slot transcoder are: Single-slot Fits in a single slot, so 8 of them can be fitted in one iPlex chassis. Transcoder Improved video quality compared to the dual-slot encoder. Up to 8 audio channels can be encoded by each card.
An AVC Ultracompression Single-slot Transcoder cards profile and its front are shown as follows.

Specifications

Mechanical
Height: Width: Depth: Connectors: 0.509 inches 2.913 inches 6.015 inches 37 Pin Micro-D Connector, BNC

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Indicators
RDYReady Green LED ACTActive Green LED

State Power Off or Not Initialized MPEG Encoder enabled, no video present on selected input. MPEG Encoder enabled, video present on selected input.

RDY Off On On

ACT Off Off Flashes

Small Form Factor Pluggable Modules


GE MMF and SMF Optical SFP Modules
SFP transceiver types include: -Optical MMF and SMF SFPs -1000BASE-T copper SFP

Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFP) optical transceivers are used by the iPlex to provide optical connections to the network. There are two types of SFP optical transceivers available: one for MMF cable and one for SMF cable. Both use an LC connector to provide 1000BASE-T full-duplex connectivity between modules and the network.

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GE Copper Cable SFP Module

Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFP) 1000BASE-T copper transceivers are used by the iPlex to provide electrical connections to the network. The 1000BASE-T SFP transceiver uses an RJ-45 connector with CAT-5, 5e, or 6 UTP/FTP cable to provide 1000BASE-T full-duplex connectivity between modules and the network up to a distance of 328 feet (100 m).

NOTE GE Copper SFP Modules, by design, cam only work at 1 Gb/s and require auto-negotiation. They will not operate at 100 Mb/s or 10 Mb/s.

Cables
This section provides a list of recommended cables for use with the iPlex.

ASI Input Cables ASI Output Cables ATM Cables

Coaxial cable, RG 6/U (75 ohm) with BNC male connector Coaxial cable, RG 6/U (75 ohm) with BNC male connector Single-mode fiber cable, 8.5/125 m duplex with SC connector Multi-mode fiber cable, 62.5/125 m duplex with SC connector

Real-Time MPEG Encoder Plus and Advanced Encoder Cables

Custom Cables Supplied by TANDBERG Television


Balanced audio cable, 4 XLR jacks to 1 Micro-D connector (6 ft) Unbalanced audio cable, 4 RCA jacks to 1 Micro-D connector (6 ft) AES audio cable, 2 XLR jacks to 1 Micro-D connector (6 ft)

Video Cables not Supplied by TANDBERG Television


S-video cable, 4-pin plug to 2 BNC male connectors (75 ohm) Suggested vendor: Comprehensive Video Group (S4P-YC-6) Composite video cable, RG 6/U (75 ohm) with BNC male connector SDI cable, RG 6/U (75 ohm) with BNC male connector Single-mode fiber cable, 9/125 m duplex with LC connector Multi-mode fiber cable, 62.5/125 m duplex with LC connector

Gigabit Ethernet Cables

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10/100 Ethernet Cables Console Cables

Unshielded twisted pair, CAT-5e or CAT-6 cable with RJ-45 connector Unshielded twisted pair, CAT-5 cable with RJ-45 connector

Serial null modem cable with DB-9 female connector

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Installing Hardware
Before installing any TANDBERG Television part into the iPlex, visually inspect it for damage that might have occurred during shipment. If you find any omissions or damage, contact the supplier and the carrier that delivered the package.

NOTE Regulatory statements and conditions for this product are in the front of this user guide.

CAUTION Use of non-TANDBERG-Television parts will void the warranty.

ANTI-STATIC CAUTION

A TANDBERG Television part is packaged in an anti-static bag for protection. Keep the part in its anti-static bag until you are ready for installation. You must be static-free to install TANDBERG Television parts or you may cause irreversible damage to the unit. Properly ground yourself using a grounding wriststrap. Handle a module or submodule by its edges. Do not touch any components inside the iPlex chassis. Plug your grounding wrist-strap into the ground outlet on the chassis when installing anything directly into the iPlex.

INSTALLATION WARNING

Do not install or apply power to a damaged part. Only use insulated or nonconductive tools, when possible.

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NOTE You must properly ground yourself when installing or removing iPlex modules. Wear an anti-static wrist-strap and do not touch any components inside the iPlex chassis, as static electricity may cause irreversible damage.

Installing a Submodule into the Carrier Card


To install a submodule, first attach a grounding strap to your wrist. Then carefully place the carrier card on a static-free workbench so that the components are face up Use the following procedure to install a submodule into the carrier card.

To install a submodule into the MCM blade: 1 Carefully remove the submodule from its anti-static bag.

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2 In the applicable slot, holding the submodule at an angle with the back toward you, insert the front plate through the slot and carefully align the dual-mating connectors on the carrier card.

A U D I O

C2/

RDY

CI/Y/

3 Align the standoff posts with the matching holes on the carrier card and carefully press the submodule in place.

ACT

MPEG-2 ENC

A U D I O

CI/Y/SDI

C2/C

RDY

4 4

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4 Fasten the submodule to the carrier card from the back with four screws.

NOTE The submodules in PMC slots 1 to 4 use a countersunk head screw under the ejector pivot points.

5 Reinstall the carrier card in the iPlex chassis. To install a blank plate:
If you have an open submodule slot in the carrier card, you must fill it with a blank plate. Snap it in from the front of the blade. To remove a blank plate you just push it out from the inside.

Installing a Carrier Card


The carrier card is installed in either slot 1 or slot 2 of the iPlex chassis. The following steps are required to install a carrier card in an iPlex chassis.

MPEG-2 ENC

1
RDY ACT
C2/C A U D I O

CI/Y/SDI

ATTENTION! If there is only one carrier card in the iPlex system it must be installed in the top slot, carrier card slot 1. A blank face plate must be installed in the bottom slot, carrier card slot 2.

WARNING The carrier card is NOT hot swappable. Do not remove or install the carrier card while the iPlex chassis has power or damage may occur.

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To install a carrier card in an iPlex chassis: 1 Orient the carrier card with the PMC modules facing down. Rest the carrier card leading edges on the alignment tabs in front of the left and right card guides.

CONSOL

100/240 VAC~6A REDUND ANCY GE1

ALARM CONTRO L GE2

2 With the edges of the carrier card aligned with the card guides, slide the carrier card along the card guides.

CONSO

LE

100/240 VAC~6A REDUN DANCY GE1

MPEG-2 ENC

1
C2/C A U D I O MPEG-2 ENC

CI/Y/SDI

RDY ACT

CI/Y/SDI

2
A U D I O MPEG-2 ENC

ALARM CONTR
3
A U D I O MPEG-2 ENC CI/Y/SDI RDY C2/C

RDY ACT

C2/C

OL

GE2

ACT

CI/Y/SDI

RDY ACT

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3 Making certain the card ejectors are rotated to their open position slid the carrier card until it engages with the backplane connectors.

4 With the carrier card engaged with the backplane connectors, rotate the ejectors into the closed position. Make certain the ejector tab is located in the ejector slot located on the chassis card cage.

5 Screw the captive fasteners into the locked position.

MPEG-2 ENC MPEG-2 ENC

1
RDY ACT CI/Y/SDI RDY ACT C2/C A U D I O MPEG-2 ENC

CI/Y/SDI

2
RDY ACT C2/C A U D I O MPEG-2 ENC

CI/Y/SDI

3
RDY ACT C2/C A U D I O

CI/Y/SDI

MPEG-2 ENC

4
RDY ACT C2/C

CI/Y/SDI

CONSOL E

A U D I O

100/240 VAC~6A REDUND ANCY GE1

ALARM CONTRO L GE2

1
C2/C A U D I O MPEG-2 ENC

2
RDY ACT C2/C A U D I O MPEG-2 ENC

CI/Y/SDI

3
RDY ACT C2/C A U D I O

CI/Y/SDI

MPEG-2 ENC

4
RDY ACT C2/C A U D I O

CI/Y/SDI

CONSOL E

100/240 VAC~6A REDUND ANCY GE1

ALARM CONTRO L GE2

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Checking Proper Seating of Carrier Card


WARNING The carrier card is NOT hot swappable. Do not remove or install the carrier card while the iPlex chassis has power or damage may occur. If the carrier card seating is correct, the MCM Active LED will flash orange shortly (< 5 seconds) after power-on. It will then turn solid orange once the SCM Active LED turns green. Shortly after turning solid orange, it will turn green. If the carrier card is not seated properly, the MCM Active LED will remain off or may be solid yellow (green and orange on at the same time) immediately.

NOTE Proper seating may not be immediately apparent. Depending on your configuration, a carrier card could take up to 20 minutes to completely boot and initialize.

Removing a Carrier Card


WARNING The carrier card is NOT hot swappable. Do not remove or install the carrier card while the iPlex chassis has power or damage may occur. To remove a carrier card from the iPlex, loosen the captive screws, pull on both ejector handles simultaneously, and make sure that the ejector handles are free before pulling out the blade.

Installing a Blank Face Plate


If you have one carrier card and an open carrier card slot on your iPlex chassis, you must fill the open slot with a blank face plate. To install the blank face plate:

1 Place it in the open slot on the iPlex chassis with the EMI gasketing facing down. 2 Align the captive screws with the appropriate screw holes on the iPlex chassis and tighten into place.

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You may tighten with your fingers or by using a Phillips #1 screw driver.

Troubleshooting Submodule Installation


If a submodule does not respond after inserting it into the carrier card, check the following.

ASI In/Out

1 If the activity LEDs do not illuminate shortly after booting up, the board may be faulty, or the carrier card has not initialized it correctly. 2 If the RDY LEDs continue to blink for more than two minutes, then the submodule may be faulty.
In either case, contact TANDBERG Television Customer Support. NOTE A faulty ASI submodule may prevent an iPlex from booting.

MPEG-2 ENC

1
RDY ACT C2/C A U D I O MPEG-2 ENC

CI/Y/SDI

2
RDY ACT C2/C A U D I O MPEG-2 ENC

CI/Y/SDI

3
RDY ACT MPEG-2 ENC CI/Y/SDI RDY C2/C ACT C2/C A U D I O

CI/Y/SDI

4
A U D I O

CONSOLE 100/240 VAC~6A REDUNDAN CY GE1

ALARM CONTROL GE2

Encoders ATM Adapter

If the RDY LED never illuminates, the encoder may be faulty or the iPlex has not initialized it correctly. Contact TANDBERG Television Customer Support. If the yellow LED illuminates and does not start blinking, the ATM adapter is having a problem initiating. Contact TANDBERG Television Customer Support.

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Installing the GE SFP Module


To install the GE SFP module: 1 Orient the SFP module with the module edge connector in the down position.

CONSOL

100/240 VAC~6A REDUND ANCY GE 1

ALARM

CONTRO

GE2

2 Slide the SFP module until it engages with the SFP connector on the iPlex.

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100/240 VAC~6A REDUND ANCY GE 1

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CONTRO

GE2

3 Close the bail lock to retain the SFP properly. 4 The module is ready to be connected to its appropriate cable

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Removing a GE SFP Module


To remove a GE SFP module: 1 Remove the cable 2 Unlock the bail lock

CONSOL

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ALARM

CONTRO

GE2

3 Slide the SFP module out.

CONSOL

100/240 VAC~6A REDUND ANCY GE 1

ALARM

CONTRO

GE2

4 Replace any dust caps and store properly.

Replacing the Backup Battery


The battery on the iPlex system board powers a Real-Time Clock (RTC) for up to 10 years in the absence of power. When the battery starts to weaken, it loses voltage and the iPlex may lose its time clock.

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WARNING Battery replacement should be performed by a Customer Service trained technician.

Disposal of Batteries
WARNING Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturers instructions.

To replace the battery

The following instructions should only be undertaken by trained service personnel.

1 Observe the standard safety and electrostatic discharge precautions. 2 Remove the cover from the iPlex.

STATU

POWER ONLINE

ACTIVE
SCM MCM

LINK ACTIV E
ETH1 GE 1 ETH2 GE 2

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3 Locate the battery on the system board.

1 1
RDY C2/C A U D I O CI/Y/SDI

4 Remove the battery from its socket.

5 Dispose of the battery according to local ordinances.

MPEG-2 ENC

2 2
RDY C2/C A U D I O CI/Y/SDI

ACT

MPEG-2 ENC

3 3
RDY C2/C A U D I O CI/Y/SDI

ACT

MPEG-2 ENC

4 4
C2/C RDY A U D I O ACT CI/Y/SDI

ACT

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6 Remove the new battery from its package, and observe the correct polarity; insert it in the battery socket.

7 Replace the cover on the chassis.

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Control Station Setup

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Setting Up the iPlex Control Station


This chapter will guide you through the steps necessary to set up the Tandberg iPlex control station.

Dependencies
Before you start to set up the iPlex, make sure that you have the following items:

Management PC

iPlex chassis containing a minimum of:


one carrier card one submodule

Separate management PC with Web browser (if not using the front panel of the iPlex to reconfigure the unit). Cables required to connect to your network configuration.

The Management PC (if used) must be capable of running Internet Explorer 5.5+ (IE 6.0) or Netscape 6.0.

Reconfiguration To avoid needing a management PC connected to the serial port, the iPlex allows to reconfigure the IP address and related information using the front panel of the iPlex Using you controls: the Front Panel IP address Controls IP mask IP gateway root password date/time boot source

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UP key LEFT key RIGHT key

LCD display

CANCEL key ENTER DOWN key key

iPlex Front Panel Controls When the front panel is not in menu mode, LCD displays a welcome screen. By default, it displays host name with iPlex software version on the center of first line and IP address on second line. This screen is refreshed if the host name or IP address is changed through web interface. 1 m 9 y 2 i . P 1 l 6 e 8 x . 1 1 0 . 0 0 . 9 9

If there is an important system message, this message is displayed instead. The first and last columns of both lines are filled with character '#' to note that it is displaying system message. Cancel key clears the message and the default welcome screen will show up again. Currently no system message is defined. # # S y i s s t e d m i s m p e l s a s y a e g d e . # #

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Main Menu Choices

Press any key but CANCEL at the welcome screen to enter menu mode. When you first enter menu mode, the first line shows the menu title and the second line displays the first menu item. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 . . . . . . . . i S D A I T S S L P h a u P F y y o l o t t T s s c e w e o c P l t k x c a b n c g m U m o n o f o e n d o i n c l n f t g f o o u i t g i

o o e /

i n c

g f k

A blinking block cursor is placed on the first column of the currently selected menu item. Up and down key move the cursor up and down and may scroll the screen if it is necessary. Arrow keys will be displayed on the rightmost column of the display if the entire page is not displayed on the LCD. 1 . i S P h l o e w x c m o e n n f u i g

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If the front panel is locked, warning message will be displayed first. # # F r o n l t o c p k a e n d e . l i s # #

In the event the front panel is locked, a limited menu is displayed. You have to unlock the front panel first to access the normal main menu. You can see the current configuration only until the front panel is unlocked. 1 2 3 . . . i S U U P h n n l o l l e w o o x c c c k k m o e n o p n f n a u i c n g e e

Submenu Choices

Many of the main menu items have submenus. The index number of the submenu item is shown on the third column of the display and the cursor is placed on it. Users can navigate the submenu in the same way as main menu.

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Submenu of Date and time menu


Even many NTP servers are allowed via web interface, only one NTP server is displayed and can be edited via front panel interface. 2 . D 1 2 3 4 a . . . . t N T D T e T i a i a P m t m e e e n s d e z r o t v n i e e m r e

Submenu of Auto boot


It lists the automatic boot methods, and users can choose one of them. After the selection is made, user is brought to the main menu. 3 . A 1 2 3 4 u . . . . t T F F D o F l l H T a a C b P s s P o h h o s t e p p r a a v r r e t t r 1 2

Submenu of IP config
IP address and the netmask is configured in the same menu because they have to be validated together. 4 . I 1 2 P . . I G c P a o & t n N e f e w i t a g m y a s k

Submenu of TFTP config


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Submenu of "Syslog config"


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Submenu of "System config"


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Editing the Data Entry Fields

When a menu item requires an input from you, the prompt message is displayed on the first line and a '>' character is displayed on the first column of the second line to note that it is the beginning of the data entry field. The rightmost column is used to display the arrows if the entry field consists of multiple lines. The left and right key are used to move the cursor, and up and down key are used to change the character. There are more than four types of basic data entry fields:

stringa multiple line data entry field. It can also be used to get password input where all the characters but the character where the cursor is located will be shown as asterisk ('*'). datea single line field. timea single line field. IP addressa single line field.

String Field
The following is the example of string field. It works as overwrite mode. You can change the character on the cursor. Only the last character in the string can be deleted by selecting the space character. This character is not in the selectable character set if the cursor is in the middle of string (i.e., no space is allowed in a string.) E > n / t t e f r t p f b i o l o e t n / a l m a e t : e

>

/ s

t t

f /

t t

p e

b s

o t

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t n

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l r

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s a

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Two extended keys make editing easier. If the enter key is pressed for a second, extended enter key code is generated and the edit menu appears. 1 2 3 4 5 6 . . . . . . R I D D C C E e n e e l l d s s l l e e i e e e e a a t t r t t r r c t e e t a m l l a o l d e e s t t w e t t o n e e r d r r d

The 'Reset' command restore the initial string. The 'Insert a letter' command inserts a letter into the cursor if the string is not maxed out. The 'Delete a letter' and 'Delete a word' command deletes a letter and a word on cursor respectively. The 'Clear to end' command deletes character from the cursor.

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The 'Clear all' command empties the string. If the cancel key is pressed for a second, the extended cancel key is generated. It is same as the 'Clear all' command.

Date Field
The date field is comprised of three number fields; month, day and year. The cursor should be placed at the end of each field. Left and right key move the cursor to the end of previous and next field, respectively. The up and down kesy increase and decrease the number fields where the cursor is placed. The following is the example of date field. D > a 0 t 1 e / ( 0 M 1 M / / 2 D 0 D 0 / 5 Y Y Y Y )

Time Field
The time field is same as date field excpet that the ranges of each number field are different. T > i 2 m 3 e : ( 0 H 1 H : : 0 M 0 M : S S )

IP Address Field
The IP address field consists of four number fields. You edit on a character basis and the cursor skips the separators. E > n 1 t 9 e 2 r . 1 I 6 P 8 . a 0 d 0 d 1 r . : 1 0 0

Root Password

The following is the sequence to change the root password. You must enter the current password before you can change it. O > l * d * A p * a * s * s * w * o * r d :

If the entered password is not correct, an error message is displayed for a while. O [ l I d n c p o a r s r s e w c o t r ] d :

If the password is correct, you are asked to enter new password. You are then asked to retype the password and the password is updated only when the two password strings match. N > e A w p a s s w o r d :

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R [

e M

t i

y s

p m

e a

p c

a h

s ]

The CANCEL key doesn't abort the procedure; rather, it brings you to the previous step. For example, if the CANCEL key is pressed while retyping password, you are asked to enter new password.

Confirmation

Some menu items ask a Yes/No selection. For example, when the front panel is unlocked, selecting the lock/unlock menu item will ask you whether to lock the front panel. The first line shows the title and the second line shows the choice. The cursor moves between Y and N character. L o c Y k e s i / t N ? o

Reconfiguration of the iPlex Using the Serial Port

NOTE You must interrupt the boot within 5 seconds after applying power by using the CNTL-x CNTL-w key sequence in order to configure the iPlex using the serial port. When you first install your iPlex to reconfigure the bootload, connect a management workstation to the iPlex through the serial port. Turn on the main power switch on the iPlex chassis, and by using 9800 Baud HyperTerminal for Windows (or equivalent) and specifying the appropriate parameters, the initial screen will automatically launch a command prompt screen containing the following options:
1. Setup the IP Addresses 2. Setup the root password 3. Setup the Default Gateway Address 4. Setup the Subnet Mask 5. Enable DHCP Boot 6. Enable TFTP boot (*) 7. Enable boot from FLASH (partition#1) 8. Enable boot from FLASH (partition#2) 9. Set Date and Time 10. Go to boot from prompt 11. Boot iPlex Choose an option:

NOTE (*) indicates the location of the default boot image.

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The initial steps of installation are as follows:

Give the SCM an IP address Setup the root password Enable the boot image Set date and time

At Choose an option: Type 1 and press Enter.


Enter the IP address for the board <192.168.4.41> : Type the IP

address in the xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx format and press Enter.

NOTE The IP address in brackets shows the last IP address entered. Also Enter is shown as <CR>.
Enter the Subnet Mask <<NULL>>: Type the subnet mask in the

xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx format and press <CR>.


Enter the Default Gateway <<NULL>>: Type the default gateway in the

xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx format and press <CR>. After this, the initial screen will display again. Choose an option: Type 2 and press <CR>.
Enter the ROOT password <MIN:6 MAX:12>: Type your password ********

and press <CR>.


Re-Enter the ROOT password <MIN:6 MAX:12>: Type your password again

******** and press <CR>. The initial screen will appear again.
Choose an option: Type one of the following 5, 6, 7 or 8 and press <CR>;

or leave the default in place. If you typed 6, the following will appear:
Enter the TFTP server IP address <192.168.4.43>: Type the IP

address in the xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx format and press <CR>.

NOTE To accept the IP address in brackets just press Enter.


Enter the TFTP file Name <max: max 128 chars> </tftpboot/latest/mediapiPlex-image>: Type in a new path for the boot image or press

<CR> to accept the default. If you have a PMCIA disk in the SCM, you can boot from that image. If you choose an option that does not exist, the initial screen will return. To choose option 7 or 8, the SCM will boot from the internal flash boot image.

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Option 10 Go to boot from prompt gives you debugging commands.


Choose an option: Type 10 and the following prompt will appear. SCM<bootrom>-> Type help <CR> help - print online help reset - perform RESET of the CPU bootm - boot application image from memory setenv - set environment variables

If you want to go back to the options screen, type: reset <CR> You will see the scroll of parameters and the router will count down 10 seconds. If you want to interrupt this command, you must type Ctrl X Ctrl W <CR>. After completing your configuration, you must boot the iPlex by typing
0 <CR> .

You will see the following message: Press break sequence <^X ^W> <CR>
in 10 seconds to stop autoboot.

Again, if you want to interrupt this command, you must type Ctrl X Ctrl W <CR> . When the iPlex boots, it will load the software image from the designated location. The screen will show the various software elements as they load and finally end at the login prompt used for cli commands.
iplex login: Type root <CR>. Password: Type ****** <CR>. [root@iplex] Type ? <CR>.

For more information on how to configure the iPlex using CLI, see the iPlex Command Line Interface Reference Guide. Example If you want to change Management PCs IP address:
[root@iplex] Type config <CR> [config#] Type system { <CR> [system config#] Type managementIp { <CR> [system managementIp config#] ipAddress 192.168.58.69 <CR> [system managementIp config#] netmask 255.255.255.0 <CR>

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iPlex Login

Accessing the Tandberg iPlex happens in one of two ways. You can use the command-line interface (CLI) through HyperTerminal or telnet via the Ethernet interface or the iPlex Management Console. The following sections walk you through the logon processes for the CLI and iPlex Management Console (MPMC).

CLI
TIP It is recommended that only users familiar with the CLI format use the Command Line Interface.

If an Ethernet or a Web GUI connection is not available, you can configure the Tandberg iPlex with the Command Line Interface (CLI) using the management PC. Start Telnet from the management PC.

1 Click the Windows Start button. 2 Click Run. 3 In the Open box, type: telnet xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (the IP Address of the iPlex you are connecting to) 4 Click OK. 5 Type at iplex login: <user name> 6 Type at Password: <set by administrator>

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Passwords set by the administrator are as follows: User Name


root administrator operator

Password

Access Rights
Full administrative rights All rights except Add/ Delete users Can only view

The iPlex allows you to change these default passwords and/or create new logins into the system from Maintenance.

iPlex Management Console (iPMC)

If you are using the iPlex Management Console, you must type in the IP address of the iPlex: http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx in your Web browser or https:// xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx if you want a Socket Secure Layer. This will display the iPlex Welcome Page. In the Welcome page, you will see the Login box. Type the username and password, and click the Login button. The iPlex allows you to change these default passwords and/or create new login ID and passwords into the system from the Maintenance > Administration page.

Menus in the iPlex Management Console

Home screen, showing the active components

Home
The Home Page displays a graphic representation of the front of the iPlex chassis containing all active components. The status of LEDs also displays giving an accurate visual representation of the status of the chassis in the MPMC. Moving the cursor to any part of the GUI will give you the identity of the indicator. When the

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cursor changes to a hand, a click will display the statistics page for that component. To view the home page completely, it is necessary to set your monitor resolution to 1280 x 1024. However, the screen is more readable at lower resolutions.

Menu Links

On the left side of the iPlex home page are five links that give you access to the following pages: Home, Statistics, Configuration, Maintenance, and Diagnostics. Click on the major menu items and additional links appear under the tree depending on the blades and submodules installed in your chassis.

NOTE The backup Home Page displays a reduced menu tree.

Statistics
The Statistics page allows you to view information gathered from the iPlex. By clicking Statistics, the next level of the tree displays providing information on the iPlex chassis, Configuration File, IP Routing, SCMs and MCMs. The first page gives general information on the iPlex chassis and its major components. If the input Transport Stream is active, you will see that the physical submodule and the MPMC is flashing with a green LED. By clicking the port, the current statistics will display. You can achieve the same thing through the menu tree. In the ASI Statistics page, by default, you will see MPEG Programs information on the Transport Stream. By clicking Elements or Streams radio buttons, further information about the streams contents will display, such as PIDs, Stream Type, and Program Number. However, if the stream contains SDT and NIT you will have to configure the port as DVB to see that program information.

Configuration
Configuration allows you to configure the iPlex. By clicking Configuration, the next level of the tree control displays, which allows you to create a new logical port, create a redundant partnership, create media and network routing, and configure existing physical ports. Moreover, it allows you to configure Configuration Files, IP Routing, SCM and MCM blades.

NOTE After you configure your system and are confident everything is working correctly, Tandberg recommends that you copy the configuration file at that point to the startup file in order to have a known starting point should the system ever have to be rebooted. For the procedure on how to do this, see one of the following manuals: CLI Guide : Copy command GUI Guide : Config File section in the Using the GUI Interface chapter.

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Configure an Existing ASI In Port as DVB

To see program name information on an incoming Transport Stream, click Ports > ASI In and then the particular ASI In port you want to configure. Select DVB from the Input Stream Type, enable SDT and NIT, then click the Apply button. By returning to Statistics and following the procedure previously described, you should see the Program IDs, Names and Services contained in the Transport Stream.

Creating Ports and Network Routing Create Network Port

Once you verify that the iPlex is receiving a Transport Stream, you need to create an output stream for routing purposes, through either a UDP Out or an ASI Out port. If you have an ASI Out submodule you only have to configure it.

The first item on the menu tree allows you to create a new logical network port. Select the Port Type you want use from the Port Parameters drop-down list box: UDP In, UDP Out, RTP In, RTP Out, TCP In or File In.

When you create a UDP Out port, you must specify a network interface, either a Gigabit Ethernet on an SCM or an ATM on an MCM. If you are using a Gigabit Ethernet port, you must also create a VLAN to give it an IP address. For the purpose of IP Routing: a VLAN is a Virtual LAN.

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Creating a VLAN

The VLAN Configuration page allows you to configure a VLAN Setup. After entering values, use the Add button to create a new route or use the Delete button in conjunction with the Delete check box to remove entries. After completing the configuration, click the Apply button.

Configuring an ASIOut

If you have an ASIOut submodule then you can route programs through it. Click the ASIOut port from the Home page and you will see the current statistics. However, to confiOut port that you want to configure. After completing the configuration, click the Apply button.

To configure your specific setup, you will have to go to the iPlex Users Guide or use Help

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Connecting iPlex to the Internet: Firewall Issues

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Internet Security Concerns


The possible risks when a iPlex (or any equipment from any vendor, for that matter) connects directly to the Internet:

Unauthorized access (break-in): unauthorized individuals can take control of the device, modify its configuration, bring it down, etc. Denial of Service (DoS): attackers may be able to bring down the unit or cause it to malfunction by subjecting it to different or unexpected traffic patterns without necessarily gaining access to it.

This chapter discusses the various ways to connect the iPlex to the Internet and the possible vulnerabilities of each.

Unauthorized Access
Unauthorized access occurs when a third party gains access to one of the control interfaces in the iPlex (Web, SNMP or CLI). This can happen in one of two ways:

1 Access is gained due to a bug, hole or vulnerability in the iPlex code or Operating System
.
NOTE At this time, no such bugs, holes or vulnerabilities have been discovered in ANY version of the iPlex software.

2 Access is gained because the third party can either guess the passwords or monitor (sniff) the traffic going to the iPlex and read these passwords.
Since the first method is known not to happen, the focus will be on the second method. Access to the iPlex through the CLI and Web interfaces share the same usernames and passwords. Generally, TANDBERG Television suggests that passwords should not be constructed so as to be easily guessed. When the iPlex leaves TANDBERG Television, it has a default password skystream. TANDBERG Television installation personnel may leave it as such. The SCM will not boot until a root password is set. TANDBERG Television installation personnel may set the root password to TANDBERG Television and leave it as such. This procedure is strongly discouraged as this may be an easily guessed password. Users are strongly urged to use secure passwords for access to the iPlex. A secure password has a combination of upper and lower-case letters, digits, and special characters. Access to the iPlex through SNMP requires knowledge of the community string. The read-only community string defaults to public and the read-write community string defaults to private. Again, these are easily guessed strings and should be changed.

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NOTE TANDBERG Television generally makes the iPlex MIB available only to customers and prospective customers. However, for security purposes, one should not rely on that. Users are strongly urged to use secure community strings for SNMP access. In addition to the measures described in this section, users are strongly urged to deploy firewalls or configure their networks to prevent access from unauthorized third parties. A few solutions for this are presented later in this chapter.

Denial-of-Service (DoS)
Denial-of-Service happens when external entities are able to crash or incapacitate the system by subjecting it to specific traffic patterns. In this case, the third party never gains control of the system, but still makes it unavailable to its legitimate users. DoS attacks may or may not explore bugs in the target system.. NOTE It is possible to overload most systems simply by sending too many packets to them. The SCM control port is designed to withstand a certain amount of hostile traffic, but inspecting a packet and deciding to drop it still takes CPU time; if too many packets are sent, there may not be cycles available for running the system and there may be service interruption. TANDBERG Television does not guarantee that a iPlex directly connected to the Internet will be able to withstand every type of Denial-of-Service attack. TANDBERG Television cannot guarantee that the operation of a iPlex directly connected to the Internet will be error-free. It is recommended that the iPlex be protected by a firewall. The remainder of this chapter explores practical options for deploying a firewall.

Firewall Options
This section discusses options for connecting the iPlex to the Internet. The basic assumption is that access to the iPlex from the Internet is desired in some fashion, for remote configuration or debugging (otherwise, the best option is to just connect the control port of the iPlex to a completely isolated network). In this section, private address means one of the IP address ranges defined for private networks in RFC-1918, namely:

10.0.0.0/8 172.16.0.0/12 192.168.0.0/16

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Option 1: Isolated Network

This option is depicted in diagram that follows. The iPlex control port is connected to an isolated private network. One (or more) control PCs with web browsers, telnet/SSH clients and/or SNMP managers is connected to this isolated private network. At least one of these control PCs is dual-homed (has two network interfaces), and is connected to a corporate network, which also uses private addresses. This network is connected to the Internet using a NAT firewall.

If external access is required, the following is must be done:

An external access program, such as VNC (www.realvnc.com) must be installed in the dualhomed Control PC. The NAT Firewall is configured to forward access to the appropriate port (TCP port 5900 in case of VNC) from the outside to the control PC. Optional, but highly recommended: the firewall should be configured to only forward access from authorized IP addresses. Access should be granted for a pre-determined, limited period of time.

This is the safest way to provide access to an iPlex over the Internet, but it is also the most complex. Moreover, if the remote user needs to have the ability to upgrade the iPlex, the control PC must be also configured as an FTP server.

Option 2: Connected Private Network

The second option involves directly attaching the iPlex to a connected private network, as depicted in the second diagram, below. In this configuration, the iPlex has direct access to the Internet at all times and can even be upgraded directly from the TANDBERG Television public FTP site.

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If access to the iPlex from the Internet is desired, it is a simple matter of configuring the NAT Firewall to forward the appropriate ports:

TCP port 80 for Web TCP port 443 for HTTPS TCP port 23 for telnet TCP port 22 for SSH, and/or UDP port 161 for SNMP

WARNING! It is important to stress that the firewall MUST be configured with an access list of allowed IP addresses. It MUST NOT allow general access. This arrangement is relatively safe, but it will not deter a determined third party, if this third-party knows the allowed IP addresses. In that case, a possible DoS attack would be to generate packets with spoofed IP addresses and flood the iPlex. The firewall in this case has no way of distinguishing such packets from valid packets.

Option 3: DMZ Port of a Firewall with Public Addressing

This option is depicted in the diagram below. The iPlex has a public IP address, but it is connected to the DMZ port of a firewall, which must be configured only to allow access to the published ports of the iPlex.

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NOTE It is strongly recommended that the firewall only allow access to the SSH and HTTPS ports. This option is very similar to the one depicted in the second diagram, but without the need of address translation. It also has the same disadvantages, and the firewall must be configured with an access list of allowed IP addresses, or there is no point in having a firewall at all. This configuration is not recommended by TANDBERG Television.

Conclusion
Even though TANDBERG Television has taken every precaution in the iPlex software to protect it against intrusion and other forms of attack, it is not possible to guarantee that the iPlex operation will be error-free if it is directly connected to the Internet without any protection. This document has discussed practical options for the protection of the iPlex while still allowing some level of access from the Internet. Customers are strongly advised to follow these recommendations.

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Index
A AC and DC power outlets 26 AC power outlet installation requirements 26 Advanced Encoder 42 alarm pinouts 37 ASI indicators 39 specifications 38, 39, 52 ATM DS3/E3 specifications 51 ATM OC-3/STM-1 49 indicators 50 specifications 50, 53, 56 AVC Encoder 43 AVC Ultracompression Single-slot Encoder 47 warranty and non-Tandberg parts 59 chassis 16 AC power outlet requirements 26 basic components 35 home page 84 installation instructions 28 installing 28 mechanical specifications 26 operating environment 26 power specifications 26 CLI login 83 configuration 85 ASIOut submodule 87 create network port 86 creating a VLAN 87 creating ports 86 existing ASIIn port as DVB 86 network routing 86 control station setup dependency 74

B backplane traffic speeds 17 basic components 35 battery replacement procedure 69 replacing 68 blank plates 62

D DC power and grounding requirements 31 denial-of-service 91 DoS 91

C cables 57 10/100 Ethernet 58 ASI 57 ATM 57 console 58 Gigabit Ethernet 57 CAT-5 cable 58 caution anti-static 59 battery disposal 69 grounding 60, 65, 66 handling and lifting procedures 30 installation 59

E Encoder Plus 40 encoders 38, 40 Real-Time Advanced MPEG Encoder 42 Real-Time MPEG Advanced Encoder 42 Real-Time MPEG Encoder Plus 40

F Fiber SC Duplex cable 57 firewall options 91

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conclusion 94 connected private network 92 DMZ port of a firewall with public addressing 93 isolated network 92 firewall overview 90

MPEG-4 AVC Ultracompression Single-slot Transcoder 55 MPEG-4 AVC Ultracompression Transcoder 53 MTRJ cables 57

H home page 84

N NEBS compliancy 16

I initial configuration procedure 80 input power requirements 26 AC 26 DC 26 installation before setting up control station 74 front-panel controls 74 hardware 59 installation instructions 28 installing the chassis 28 parts list 28 Internet security issues 90

O operating environment 26 other documentation 14 overview 16

P package unpacking 27 parts list 28 power specifications and requirements 26

L login 83 CLI 83

M Management Console 84 MCM ASI input and output submodules 18 ATM network interfaces 18 backplane traffic speeds 17 installing a submodule 60 submodules 18 mechanical specifications 26 menus configuration 85 navigation 85 statistics 85
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R Real-Time MPEG Advanced Encoder - also see RTME Advanced 19 Real-Time MPEG Encoder Plus - also see RTME Plus 19 replacing battery 68 RG 6 57 RTME Advanced 42 RTME Advanced - also see Real-Time MPEG Advanced Encoder 19 RTME Plus 40 indicators 42, 43, 47, 48 specifications 41, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 54, 55 RTME Plus - also see Real-Time MPEG Encoder Plus 19

S SCM components 37 security risks denial-of-service 91

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firewall options 91 types 90 unauthorized access 90 serial null modem cable 58 statistics 85 submodule installation 60 blank plates 62

T tech support contact info 15 tech support pre-call checklist 15 TRM DSP video processing submodules 20, 53 types of security risks 90

U unauthorized access 90 unpacking packaging 27 user privileges 84

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