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Tektronix Video MTM400A

MPEG Transport Stream Monitor


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Brand: Tektronix Video
Model Number: MTM400A
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Product Features:

  • Multi layer, multi channel, remote monitoring and measurement at RF and Transport layers to DVB (TR 101 290), ATSC, and ISDB (T&S) standards
  • Comprehensive Confidence Monitoring of Video over IP with Optional Gigabit Ethernet Electrical and Optical Interfaces, IP Protocol Support Including UDP, RTP, with IGMP, ARP, and ICMP (Remote Ping).
  • Session Monitoring Support For:
    • Discovery of All Sessions/Flows on the Link with RTP/UDP and TS Present Indicators
    • Session Bit Rate Monitoring
    • IP Packet Error Status of all Sessions
  • IP Measurement and Alarming, Including Total Traffic Bit Rate, Instantaneous TS Rate, Errored Packets, Dropped Packets, Out-of-Order Packets, and Packet Interarrival Timing (PIT)
  • Comprehensive Confidence Monitoring at the RF Modulated Layer with Optional COFDM, 8-VSB, 8-PSK, QPSK (L Band), and QAM Interface MER, BER and Constellation Displays
  • Critical RF Measurements, MER, and EVM Provide Early Indication of Signal Degradation Before any Picture Impairment is Visible to the End Customer Without Additional Costly RF Test Equipment (MER up to 38 dB Typical COFDM)
  • MTM400A with IP or RF Interface can Switch Between IP or RF Monitoring and Transport Stream Monitoring within the One Probe
  • DPI (SCTE-35) Local Content Insertion Montioring
  • DigiCipher II (DCII) Protocol Support with Service Name Decode from the Transport Stream
  • User Defined Template Monitoring Option to Ensure Right Content at the Right Place at the Right Time While Contents Ratings Checking Ensures Only Appropriate Content Broadcast
  • Remote Recording Allows Capture and Analysis of Stream Events for Expert Offline Analysis to Diagnose Difficult and Intermittent Problems, Requiring No Engineer Site Visits
  • Scalable, Upgradeable Monitoring Capability Provides Extended Confidence Monitoring, Where you Buy the Capability You Need When You Need It.
  • In Field Upgrades Minimizes Upgrade Time
  • Simple User Interface Minimizes Staff Familiarization Time
  • Preventive Monitoring:
    • Monitor key trends and enable preventative maintenance to ensure QoS (MER, EVM, BER, Packet Error Rate)
    • Higher quality of service, better network performance, lower contractual penalties, less customer churn
  • Cross Layer Monitoring:
    • Trace faults quickly across IP, RF, and transport layers
    • Faster fault resolution, less down time, better network performance, less customer dissatisfaction
  • Broadest Connectivity, deepest analysis right to the Edge Device:
    • Monitor at any point across your network
    • Monitor from the IP core of your network to the RF edge. Better and faster fault resolution
  • RF Confidence Measurement Interfaces:
    • COFDM, 8VSB, QAM A/B/C, QPSK, 8PSK
    • Launch point off air monitoring with ability to cost effectively scan all RF channels
  • Remote Web based Graphical User Interface (GUI):
    • Simultaneous multi user access from any networked PC
    • Multiple remote users can access the same information simultaneously
  • Robust embedded Real Time Operating System (RTOS):
    • Extreme Reliability 24x7 Operation
    • Minimizes monitoring system crashes, viruses or down time

Applications

  • Contribution and Primary Distribution
    • MPEG over IP Distribution
    • Terrestrial Distribution
    • Contribution and Primary Distribution
    • Cable Headend Monitoring
    • DTH or Network Operator Satellite Uplink Monitoring
  • IPTV
  • Edge Network Monitoring
    • ASI to RF
    • IP to RF (Requires Two MTM400A Units)
    • IP to ASI

Technical Overview

  • New: Gigabit Ethernet IP Monitoring and Measurement Interface
  • New: Continuity Count Displayed on a per PID or per TS Basis
  • New: Simple Automated Template Generation from Reference Stream for Exception Monitoring
  • New: COFDM Channel Impulse Response & Carrier Spectrum
  • New: COFDM Hierarchical Modulation Support
  • New: ISDB-T Partial (One Segment) Reception for Handheld and Mobile TV
  • New: Enhanced SNMP Traps with Sequence Number to Allow Detection of Lost Traps

MTM400A is a real-time MPEG transport stream monitor. Together with the Tektronix MLM1000 Multi-Layer Monitoring Application,*1 the MTM400A provides a complete solution for transmission monitoring of MPEG transport streams over RF, IP, and TS interfaces.

The MTM400A provides a complete solution for real-time transmission monitoring of MPEG transport streams over RF, IP, and ASI interfaces. It combines powerful confidence monitoring capability with deep diagnostic measurements within a single integrated solution. This supports Broadcasters, Cable, Satellite and Telecommunication operators to deliver superior Quality of Service (QoS) levels with reduced operational expenditure

Flexible and Upgradeable

The MTM400A provides a flexible solution with an upgrade path, including diagnostic monitoring features that enable customers to build a cost-effective monitoring system to suit their individual requirements. Diagnostic capability can be added to the key monitoring points where transport streams are manipulated while extended confidence monitoring probes can be installed throughout the network:

  • Triggered recording enables problems to be captured and analyzed in greater depth using offline analysis tools such as the Tektronix MPEG Test System Standalone Software*1
  • PSI/SI/PSIP/ARIB SI analysis and repetition rate graphing allows broadcasters to determine that the system information is present and correct in the transport stream
  • Template testing checks a number of key parameters to ensure that the transport stream has been constructed as the broadcaster intended. These parameters include the Transport Stream ID and Network ID, the number of programs in the multiplex, that each program has all of its components (Video, Audio, Data, Teletext, Subtitles), and Conditional Access (CA) status
  • Bit rate testing determines whether PIDs, programs, services, or user-defined groups of PIDs are within user-definable limits to ensure correct multiplex operation. Tektronix-proprietary PID variability test gives indication of PID bit rate variation to assess effects of statistical multiplexing
  • In-depth PCR analysis with graphical results views enables timing and jitter measurements to be made to ensure correct operation of the network
  • Service logging enables verification of service level agreements to ensure that contractual obligations are met
  • Offline analysis software applications for in depth deferred time analysis of streams captured using the MTM400 gives Tektronix the most powerful MPEG monitoring diagnostics available in the world today*3

Contribution and Primary Distribution

Digital video contribution and distribution networks carry compressed video from many origination points to multiple delivery points over limited bandwidth links. Delivery of the right content at the right place at the right time is key to efficient network operation and customer satisfaction. Failure to deliver video services at the appropriate Quality of Service (QoS) leads to potential loss of revenue if video content is not delivered per the service level agreement. The MTM400A transport stream monitor enhances video network QoS with:

  • MTM400A's low cost extended confidence monitoring enables widespread deployment
  • High bit rate capability up to 155 Mb/s*2 for monitoring transport streams carried over GbE/ATM/OC3/SDH
  • Bit rate testing and logging enables bandwidth usage to be monitored and Service Level Agreements to be verified

MPEG Over IP Distribution

Internet Protocol distribution of MPEG-2, MPEG-4/AVC (H.264), and VC1 encoded material is increasing dramatically due to the low cost, and ease of routing of packet based transmission networks. While IP distribution has some clear advantages it also brings its own challenges, particularly in terms of ensuring consistent quality of service. MTM400A with its IP interface option provides MSOs, broadcasters and network operators with the toolset required to monitor and diagnose complex transmission problems seamlessly across an IP to MPEG network. With dedicated Gigabit Ethernet electrical and pluggable optical Small Format Pluggable (SFP) modules, the IP monitoring option on MTM400A provides all the industry standard interfaces required to connect to IP based MPEG transmission and distribution networks.

Additionally the Gigabit Ethernet interface provides an ASI/SMPTE310M input and output allowing access to a direct de-packetised MPEG Stream for analysis and recording. Input Source on the Gigabit Ethernet Card can be switched between Ethernet Electrical (RJ45), Ethernet Optical (SFP at Multi Mode 850nm, Single Mode at 1310nm, Single Mode at 1550nm).

Protocols Supported Include:

  • User Datagram Protocol (UDP)
  • Real Time Protocol (RTP)
  • Internet Protocol (IP)
  • Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN)
  • Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbit/s)

With multicast and control support for:

  • Address resolution Protocol (ARP)
  • Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP Remote Ping)
  • Internet Group Management Protocol

Session Monitoring Support For:

  • Discovery of all sessions/flows on the link with RTP/UDP, VLAN and TS present indicators
  • Session bit rate monitoring
  • IP packet error status of all sessions

IP packet support includes:

  • 7 transport stream packets per IP Packet
  • FEC (FEC parsed but not processed)

Measurement and Display Features Include:

  • Display:
    • Discovery of all sessions/flows on the link with RTP/UDP, VLAN and TS present indicator
    • Session bit rate monitoring
    • IP Packet error status of all sessions
  • Statistics:
    • Static IP header contents
    • Total bit rate for all Ethernet traffic
    • Instantaneous TS bit rate for selected IP session
    • Errored Packets
    • Dropped Packets
  • Graphs:
    • IP session TS bit rate
    • Select IP address and port number from a tabular sessions list (Traffic sessions graph)
    • IP packet interval variation of selected IP session Min Max & Average (Trend Graph)
  • Alarms: User-Definable Thresholds for
    • Errored Packets
    • Dropped Packets
    • IP Packet interarrival variation
  • Controls:
    • Line Select (optical, electrical rate)
    • Filters for MAC, IP, Port
    • Protocol Control for ARP, RTP, IGMP, ICMP (inbound, outbound ping)
  • RTP Support:
    • Indicate out of order packets
    • Indicate dropped packets
IP Maximum Packet Interarrival Timing Click for larger image

IP Maximum Packet Interarrival Timing

IP Session Display Click for larger image

IP Session Display

Cable Headend

Cable companies need to verify content accuracy at multiple, unmanned headend sites as operations are centralized. Budgets are tight and resources are limited.

  • The MTM400A is a cost effective solution which can be used for unattended operation for unmanned regional headends
  • Network monitoring units linked to central operations center reduces manpower requirements
  • Comprehensive coverage of QAM Annex A/B/C RF interfaces allows cost-effective multi-channel, multi-layer monitoring
  • RF interfaces allow cost effective scanning of all channels/multiplexes on a cable
  • Selection of PLL and AFC characteristics of the QAM interface enables constellation analysis on signals that are too poor for normal operation
QAM Signal Monitoring Click for larger image

QAM Signal Monitoring

Terrestrial Distribution

Terrestrial broadcasters need to verify the accuracy of content at unmanned transmitter sites. They need to check for errors, troubleshoot problems and capture errors for offline investigation.

  • The MTM400A is designed of 24/7 unattended operation
  • Low-cost extended confidence monitoring enables widespread deployment
  • Centralized, networked operation minimizes staffing requirements
  • Remote stream capture means engineers do not have to visit the site
  • COFDM and 8-VSB RF terrestrial interfaces allow monitoring at the transmitter site or remote off air monitoring
  • COFDM channel impulse response for measuring multi path interference and delay in SFNs
  • COFDM Hierarchical Modulation Support
COFDM QAM64 Constellation Click for larger image

COFDM QAM64 Constellation

COFDM Channel C/N Click for larger image

COFDM Channel C/N

COFDM Channel Impulse Response Click for larger image

COFDM Channel Impulse Response

COFDM Channel Linear Amplitude Click for larger image

COFDM Channel Linear Amplitude

DTH or Network Operator Satellite Uplink Monitoring

DTH networks are characterized by large numbers of channels monitored by limited numbers of personnel. A fault on a single signal could result in great customer dissatisfaction and churn. Errors in the stream or incorrect content must be identified before large numbers of viewers are affected. Operators therefore need to monitor both before and after modulation

  • The cost-effective MTM400A solution provides low cost per stream
  • QPSK (L Band) and Turbo 8PSK RF interfaces allow a stream to be monitored both at the ASI/SMPTE310M interface, and the RF interface by switching between the two

IPTV

IPTV presents new monitoring challenges for video test. MTM400A offers broad IP monitoring capability to show multi session IP traffic display with IP packet errors for all sessions on the link backed up with deep MPEG measurement and recording capability. Strong linkage between IP and MPEG layer errors in the MTM400A integrated error log show the relationship between IP and TS errors.

Edge Device Monitoring

Edge device monitoring is becoming key in modern hybrid networks. MTM400A addresses this need with ASI to IP or RF measurement interfaces:

  • ASI to RF
  • IP to RF (requires two MTM400A Units)
  • IP to ASI

Measurement Functions

MTM400A stream testing Click for larger image

MTM400A stream testing

MTM400A Extended Confidence Monitor in Standard Configuration

  • Bit rate measurement in accordance with the methodology specified in TR 101 290 MGB2
  • Maximum input transport stream bit rate up to 155 Mbps*2
  • SFN measurements according to TR 101 290
  • Packet size detection
  • Error log
  • Status of all tests and measurements available via SNMP MIB with support for SNMP traps*5 including trap sequence number for detecting lost traps, and clearing set error traps

Diagnostic Monitoring Options

  • Triggered recording with user definable pre-triggered buffering and up to 160 MB available storage
  • PSI/SI/PSIP/ARIB SI analysis and repetition rate graphing. Transport stream structure view with ability to drill down to examine tables and service content, plus real-time graphical representation of table repetition rates
  • In-depth PCR analysis with graphical results views of:
    • PCR_OJ (overall jitter)
    • PCR_AC (accuracy)
    • PCR_FO (frequency offset)
    • PCR_DR (drift rate)
    • PCR_AI (arrival interval)
    • PTS Arrival interval
  • Service logging of user selected PIDs to record packet rates at user definable intervals
MTM400A SI tables Click for larger image

MTM400A SI tables

MTM400A template testing Click for larger image

MTM400A template testing

MTM400A PCR inaccuracy analysis Click for larger image

MTM400A PCR inaccuracy analysis

Graphical User Interface

The Remote User Interface (RUI) software is a Java applet downloaded from the MTM400A. It is accessed via a web browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer with Microsoft Virtual Machine Installed) on any networked personal computer. The interface initially displays a main status view with menu buttons to access either stream status summary or device status summary. The stream status summary provides an overview of the health and contents of the stream with the ability to access all available tests and measurements licensed for the unit. Summaries can be focused on Program content, SI content, or on all PIDs

The summary status screen provides a quick overview of the health and contents of the stream Click for larger image

The summary status screen provides a quick overview of the health and contents of the stream

The device status summary displays hardware status of the MTM400A including battery status, temperature etc Click for larger image

The device status summary displays hardware status of the MTM400A including battery status, temperature etc

*1 Separate data sheet is available.
*2 Maximum transport stream bit rate is dependent on transport stream content and depth of analysis being performed. Depth of stream analysis is handled gracefully if SI/PSIP max content is exceeded to ensure critical measurements continue to be performed.
*3 MTS400 Series MPEG Test System offline software tools are available for use with the MTM400A. These are stand-alone software applications intended to run on the MLM1000 control PC. Separate data sheet is available.
*4 Except T-STD buffer model analysis.
*5 Programmers Guide is available on request with full SNMP MIB and HTTP interface documentation.
  • 1 - RU Chassis
  • 1 - Manual
  • 1 - Rack slides
  • 1 - Power cord
  • 1 - License key certificate
PRE-INSTALLED UPGRADES
  • Cannot be sold separately from main unit(s)
  • Order with purchase of new main unit(s)
  • Factory-installed, prior to shipping
  • Installations vary; please call for details
MTM400A DIAG Tektronix MTM400A DIAG *Internal Option* Add deep-dive MPEG diagnostic analysis for MTM400A Add to Cart

$5,310.00

MTM400A EP Tektronix MTM400A EP *Internal Option* Add 8PSK/QPSK Interface for MTM400A Add to Cart

$5,600.00

MTM400A S2 Tektronix MTM400AS2 DVB-S/S2 Interface For MTM400A Add to Cart

$5,600.00

POST-PURCHASE UPGRADES
  • Sold separately from main unit(s)
  • Intended for pre-owned/existing main unit(s)
  • Can be purchased and installed at any time
  • Installations vary; please call for details
MTM4UP GE Tektronix MTM4UP GE Upgrade kit to add Gigabit Ethernet Interface With 10/100/1000Base-T RJ-45 Electrical Port To MTM400 Not Available

Discontinued

MTM4UP 01 Tektronix MTM4UP 01 Upgrade: Add Recording Capability to an Existing Probe Add to Cart

$3,770.00

MTM4UP 02 Tektronix MTM4UP 02 Upgrade: Add Transport Stream Service Information to an Existing Probe Analysis Add to Cart

$1,520.00

MTM4UP 03 Tektronix MTM4UP 03 Upgrade: Add Template Testing with Template Scheduling for use defined Service Plan Testing to an existing Probe Add to Cart

$3,050.00

MTM4UP 04 Tektronix MTM4UP 04 Upgrade: Add PCR Analysis with Graphical Results Views to an Existing Probe Add to Cart

$3,050.00

MTM4UP 05 Tektronix MTM4UP 05 Upgrade: Add Bit Rate testing including PID groups and PID Variablity to an existing Probes Add to Cart

$2,280.00

MTM4UP 06 Tektronix MTM4UP 06 Upgrade: Add Service Logging to an Existing Probe Add to Cart

$4,550.00

MTM4UP 07 Tektronix MTM4UP 07 Upgrade: Add Automatic Channel changing for Polling multiple streams Add to Cart

$6,430.00

MTM4UP DIAG Tektronix MTM4UP DIAG Upgrade: Add deep-dive MPEG diagnostic analysis Add to Cart

$7,070.00

Calibration & Data Reports
Model Description Buy Now Price
MTM400AC3 Tektronix MTM400A C3 3 Years Calibration Service for the Tektronix MTM400A Add to Cart

$269.00

MTM400AC5 Tektronix MTM400A C5 5 Years Calibration Service for the Tektronix MTM400A Add to Cart

$465.00

MTM400AG3 Tektronix MTM400A G3 3 Year Gold Care Plan for the Tektronix MTM400A Not Available

Discontinued

MTM400AG5 Tektronix MTM400A G5 5 Year Gold Care Plan for the Tektronix MTM400A Not Available

Discontinued

Repair Services
Model Description Buy Now Price
MTM400AR3 Tektronix MTM400A R3 3 Year Repair Service for the Tektronix MTM400A MPEG Transport Stream Monitor Add to Cart

$537.00

MTM400A-R3DW Tektronix MTM400A R3DW 3 Year Repair Service for the Tektronix MTM400A MPEG Transport Stream Monitor Add to Cart

$591.00

MTM400AR5 Tektronix MTM400A R5 5 Year Repair Service (including warranty) for the Tektronix MTM400A Add to Cart

$1,070.00

MTM400A-R5DW Tektronix MTM400A R5DW 5 Year Repair Service for the Tektronix MTM400A MPEG Transport Stream Monitor Add to Cart

$1,180.00

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