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Electra 9200

Installation Guide

Multichannel Encoder

Rev K

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Contents

Contents
Introduction .............................................................................................1
Manual Organization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Chapter 1: Electra 9200 Overview.........................................................3


Encoder Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Front and Back Panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Optional Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Features Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 4 6 6

Chapter 2: Installing the Encoder ..........................................................8


Preparing the Encoder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Installing the Encoder in a Rack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Rack Guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Chassis Warnings for Rack Mounting and Servicing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Airflow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Attaching the Rack Rails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Mounting the Encoder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Cabling the Encoder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Connecting the Video Input Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Connecting the IP Output Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Connecting the IP Input Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Connecting the Ethernet Management Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Connecting the Fault Relay/General Purpose Interface (GPI) Ports . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Connecting the Serial Data Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Cabling Optional Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Connecting the Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Connecting a AC Power Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Connecting the DC Power SupplyConnecting the DC Power Supply . . . . . . . . . 17 The Boot Sequence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Local Control Panel Display Messages during Bootup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Messages When Resetting the Encoder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Front Panel LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Back Panel LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Main Board LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Video Lock LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Chapter 3: Operating the Encoder ...................................................... 23


Operating with NMX Digital Service Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Operating in Standalone Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using the Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Front Panel Keypad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Front Panel Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Licensing Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 23 23 23 24 25

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General Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Optional Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Video Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VITC Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Audio Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Audio Encoder Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PCM Downmix from 5.1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Onboard Audio Coding Mode, Sampling Frequencies, and AES Bit Rates . . . . . IP Input Support and Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DiviTrack Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DiviTrackIP Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DiviTrackMX Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed Captions Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Japanese Standard Closed-Captions Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Digital Program Insertion Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HHP Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Installing Encoder Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Messages When Installing New Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . About the Encoder Cover in the Following Illustrations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bezel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Removing and Replacing the Bezel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maintaining the Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Removing and Replacing the Air Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AC Power Supply Fuse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Replacing the Power Supply Fuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fan Tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Removing and Replacing the Fan Tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Power Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Removing and Replacing a Power Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Input/Output Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Removing and Replacing an Input/Output(I/O) Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Audio Video Processing Modules (AVPM). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Removing and Replacing an Audio/Video Processing Module (AVPM) . . . . . . . Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AHC-RAC Module. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Connecting the AHC-RAC Audio Input Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AHC-RAC Audio Encoding Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AHC Coding Mode, Sampling Frequencies, and AES Bit Rates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AHC-RAC Metadata Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dolby Digital Metadata with the AHC-RAC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AHC-561 Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 28 28 29 30 30 30 31 33 33 33 34 34 34 35 35 36 36 36 36 37 38 38 39 40 40 41 41 42 42 44 45 46 46 50 51 51 51 52 54 55 55

Chapter 5: Maintenance and Troubleshooting................................... 36

Chapter 6: Audio Modules .................................................................. 50

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Connecting the AHC-561 Audio Input Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 AHC-561 Audio Encoding Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Dolby Digital Metadata with the AHC-561 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Chapter 7: FLEX Decoding Module ..................................................... 57


Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cabling the FLEX-1 Module. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Two Channel FLEX System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Four Channel FLEX System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mixed Input FLEX System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Configuring the FLEX-1 Module in NMX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Video Decoding Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Audio Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Audio Pass-through Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Audio Decoding Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Audio Decoding Resource Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Level Magic Dynamic Audio Leveling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ancillary Data Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Input Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Output Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Environmental and Physical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Installing the FLEX-1 Decoding Module. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ESD Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Installing a Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ASI Input Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ASI Output Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Connecting the ASI Output Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Connecting the ASI Input Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 58 59 59 60 60 60 61 62 62 63 64 65 65 66 66 66 66 66 67 67 68 68

Chapter 8: ASI Module ........................................................................ 67

Chapter 9: ATSC RF Input Module...................................................... 69


RF Module Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Environmental and Physical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 RF Module LED Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Chapter 10: A/B Power Input Switch ................................................. 71


Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Cabling the A/B Power Input Switch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Card Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Appendix A: Encoder Physical Specifications .................................... 73 Appendix B: Audio Specifications....................................................... 78 Appendix C: Encoder Back Panel Slot Specifications ........................ 81 Appendix D: Contacting the Technical Assistance Center ................ 83
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Appendix E: Compliance, Safety, and Agency Approvals.................. 85

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Introduction
This manual describes the Harmonic Electra 9200 Universal SD/HD MPEG-2 and AVC Encoder series. It describes the encoder features, the various optional components that can be integrated into the encoder, and provides instructions for basic installation and setup. The Electra 9200 encoder is normally delivered with all cards, components, software, and licenses pre-installed according to customer specifications. The purpose of this manual is to guide you through the installation of your customized encoder, from mounting it in the rack to making it operational. NOTE: While information about various cards and modules may include installation instructions, Harmonic strongly recommends that only trained service representatives perform installation of internal cards and components.

Manual Organization
This manual is organized to walk you thorough the steps common to all encoder configurations: unpacking and mounting the encoder, cabling and power-up, and accessing the encoder set-up applications. It includes instructions specific to each optional component, as well as component replacement, troubleshooting and maintenance information. Also included are comprehensive specifications for the physical characteristics of the encoder, as well as for the features supported by the encoder. This manual contains the following parts:

Chapter 1, Electra 9200 Overview, introduces the encoder and describes its features. Chapter 2, Installing the Encoder, provides instructions for rack-mounting the encoder, cabling for the basic encoder configuration, and power-up/boot sequence instructions. Chapter 3, Operating the Encoder, describes how to begin configuring the encoder using NMX. Chapter 4, Electra 9200 Specifications, provides specifications for all audio and video encoding features supported on the encoder. Chapter 5, Maintenance and Troubleshooting, describes maintenance of the unit, how to replace field-replaceable components, and what to do in the event of problems. Chapter 6, Audio Modules, provides specifications for the optional audio modules. Chapter 7, FLEX Decoding Module, describes the optional FLEX decoder module, and provides decoding specifications and support information. Chapter 8, ASI Module, describes the optional ASI module for input or output. Chapter 9, ATSC RF Input Module, describes the optional RF input module. Chapter 10, A/B Power Input Switch, describes the optional A/B Power Switch for power redundancy for units equipped with a single power supply. Appendix A, Encoder Physical Specifications, describes physical characteristics and environment specifications for the encoder, the back panel input and output ports, and the connector pinouts. Appendix B, Audio Specifications, lists detailed audio specifications for each major audio format supported by the Electra 9200.

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Appendix C, Encoder Back Panel Slot Specifications, describes the back panel slots for the encoder.

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Encoder Description

Chapter 1 Electra 9200 Overview


This chapter describes the Electra 9200 encoder, and gives a high-level overview of the Electra 9200 features. It includes the following sections:

Encoder Description Optional Modules Features Overview

Encoder Description
The Electra 9200 is a single rack-unit (1-RU) encoder with multi-resolution, multi-standard, multi-profile, multi-service, and multi-channel capabilities. The high-performance Electra 9200 significantly enhances bandwidth efficiency and provides up to four standard definition (SD) or high definition (HD) channels of superior quality, constant bit-rate (CBR), or variable bit-rate (VBR) video using either MPEG-2 or AVC encoding. The Electra 9200 has the following basic configuration:

AC or DC Power and Fuse Up to four audio/video compression boards Two 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet output ports Two 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet input ports Two 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet management ports on the rear panel One 10/100 Base-T Ethernet test port on the front panel Fault/Relay GPI port One serial data port Video Lock, Fault and Locator LEDs

The Electra 9200 accepts these optional components:


IOM-RAC2, AHC-RAC, or AHC-561 audio modules A/B power input switch provides power input redundancy (ELC-9200 chassis only) Dual power supplyprovides power input redundancy (ELC-9200D chassis only) FLEX decoding module up to two FLEX-1 Modules per chassis RF (8VSB) input module ASI (input and output) module

To view a slot diagram and find information about valid card/module/module configurations, see Appendix C, Encoder Back Panel Slot Specifications The Electra 9200 encoder operates as part of a video delivery network that includes multiple encoders, transcoders, and multiplexers. The encoder operates within an ASI or IP environment, allowing flexible network architectures. In an IP environment, encoders and multiplexers do not need to be in the same physical location.

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Encoder Description

NMX Digital Service Manager manages encoders that form part of a delivery network and supports full configuration of the Electra 9200 platform, ports, services, and PSI, as well as alarm management. The NMX client runs locally and/or from remote PCs. For more information, see Operating with NMX Digital Service Manager.

Front and Back Panels


The following illustrations show the front and back panels of an encoder without any optional modules.

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Figure 11: Front Panel

Table 11: Front Control Panel and Bezel Item 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1 1 1 2 1 3 Feature Ethernet service port LEDPower LEDFault LEDFocal LEDTX LCD panel Latch Right key ESC key ENTER key Down key Left key Up key Function Ethernet service connection Power indicator Fault indicator Local Control indicator Transmitting Indicator Status indicator Front panel latch Menu right Menu escape Menu Select Menu down Menu left Menu up

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Slot 3 Slot 1

Slot 4 Slot 2

Slot 5

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Figure 12: Back Panel Table 12: Back Panel Item 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 AC power Optional slots Serial port Optional SDI ports Fuse (available only on Electra 9200 single power supply model) Ground LEDs Gigibit Ethernet portssignal Fault relay port Gigibit Etherner ports management Feature Power I/O module slots Serial data input SD and HD digital video input Fuse protection Ground/Bond Connection Fault and locator LEDs Ports 1 and 2: Input Ports 3 and 4: Output Contact closure fault indication Network Management Function

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Optional Modules

Optional Modules
The Electra 9200 encoder can accept several optional Input/Output modules, as described in Table 13. Table 13: Optional Modules for the Electra 9200 Optional Module IOM-RAC2 (IOM-RAC2 Module AHC-RAC (AHC-RAC Module) AHC-561 (AHC-561 Module) FLEX-1 (FLEX Decoding Module) ASI input/output (ASI Module) RF input (ATSC RF Input Module) A/B power input (A/B Power Input Switch) Description Audio module that can accept MPEG-2 TS and SDI inputs Audio module that can accept AES3/S/PDIF inputs Audio module that can accept AES3/S/PDIF inputs Dual decoder module ASI input module to provide a transport stream to the FLEX-1 Modules, or to provide an ASI output from the Electra 9200 8VSB (ATSC) RF input module to provide a transport stream to the FLEX-1 Modules Provides power redundancy by connecting to two different AC sources (for units equipped with a single power connector)

For a description of the optional modules, refer to the appropriate chapter.

Features Overview
The Electra 9200 inherits all the major platform level features and options introduced in prior Electra generations, including: IP or ASI outputs, support for multiple audio-processing cards, support for Digital Program Insertion (DPI), and FLEX integrated decoder with IP, 8VSB, or ASI inputs. Table 14 lists the Electra 9200 feature highlights. For more information about specific features, see Appendix A, Encoder Physical Specifications, and the Electra 9200 data sheet on the Harmonic web site: http://www.harmonicinc.com. Table 14: Electra 9200 Feature Highlights Feature Optional dual AC power supplies Video input router support: Any input can now be routed to any compression card One input can be routed to more than one compression card Resource allocation is performed by an improved resource allocation manager

Multi-codec support capable of MPEG-2 or AVC encoding of SD or HD video

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Table 14: Electra 9200 Feature Highlights continued Feature Constant bit rate (CBR) or variable bit rate (VBR) video High quality ultra-low, bit-rate encoding with Hierarchical LookAhead and preprocessing Common hardware - license options as needed Up to four channels per chassis (1-RU) Up to two outputs per video input High-quality integrated decoding with FLEX option Statmux over IP in LAN and WAN environments with DiviTrackIP Integrated statmux with DiviTrackMX 3DTV frame-compatible, format-capable Microsoft MediaRoom Certified MPEG-2 45 Mbps 1080i HD option Natively encodes up to three stereo pairs per channel (Up to 16 stereo pairs using IOM-RAC2) A second output from the same video input this can be low resolution video (PiP) to full HD using the builtin, broadcast-quality up/down-conversion Built-in, broadcast-quality up/down conversion Using optional audio cards: pass-through of precompressed audio, native encode multichannel or transcode from Dolby E sources, multichannel to stereo down mix

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Preparing the Encoder

Chapter 2 Installing the Encoder


This chapter provides detailed instructions for installing an Electra 9200 encoder in a standard 19-inch rack, connecting the cables, and powering up the encoder. Following is the installation checklist, with links to instruction for each task. Perform these tasks in the order presented:

Preparing the Encoder Installing the Encoder in a Rack Cabling the Encoder Cabling Optional Modules Connecting the Power The Boot Sequence Front Panel LEDs Back Panel LEDs

Preparing the Encoder


You need a Phillips-head screwdriver to mount the encoder in a standard 19-inch rack. Harmonic ships the necessary rack-mount screws and rack rails with the optional rackmounting kit. The encoder comes in a specially designed shipping container that ensures the integrity of your encoder hardware during shipping and handling. To avoid damage to the component, follow the unpacking instructions that come with the encoder. When you unpack the encoder, you should find the following items:

Encoder Standard IEC power cord or DC power connector Spare air filters Software warranty agreement

Harmonic ships rack-mounting kits in a separate shipping container.

Installing the Encoder in a Rack


You can install the encoder in different sizes and types of racks. For rack assembly instructions, consult the manual that came with the rack or the customer service department of the rack manufacturer. This section describes how to mount the encoder in a standard 19-inch rack, using the two side-mount rails included in the optional rack-mounting kit. A 30-inch-deep rack with a spacer or chimney between racks with multiple encoders is the recommended rack setup. However, these rails work for racks that are 30- to 36-inches deep. When you view the rack from the rear, the power rail should be installed on the left side.

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Rack Guidelines
When operating the encoder in the rack, ensure that:

The ambient temperature around the unit (which may be higher than room temperature) is within the limit specified for the unit. There is sufficient airflow around the unit. Electrical circuits are not overloaded; consider the nameplate rating of all the connected equipment. There is overcurrent protection. The equipment is properly grounded. No objects are placed on top of the unit.

Chassis Warnings for Rack Mounting and Servicing


CAUTION: To prevent bodily injury when mounting or servicing this 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.

This unit should be mounted at the bottom of the rack if it is the only unit in the rack. If the rack will hold a number of units, load the rack from the bottom to the top with the heaviest component at the bottom of the rack. If the rack is provided with stabilizing devices, install the stabilizers before mounting or servicing the unit in the rack.

ATTENTION: Pour viter toute blessure corporelle pendant les oprations de montage ou de rparation de cette unit en casier, il convient de prendre des prcautions spciales afin de maintenir la stabilit du systme. Les directives ci-dessous sont destines assurer la protection du personnel.

Si cette unit constitue la seule unit monte en casier, elle doit tre place dans le bas. Si cette unit est monte dans un casier partiellement rempli, charger le casier de bas en haut en plaant llment le plus lourd dans le bas. Si le casier est quip de dispositifs stabilisateurs, installer les stabilisateurs avant de monter ou de rparer l'unit en casier.

WARNUNG: Zur Vermeidung von Krperverletzung beim Anbringen oder Warten dieser Einheit in einem Gestell mssen sie besondere Vorkehrungen treffen, um sicherzustellen, da das System stabil bleibt. Die folgenden Richtlinien sollen zur Gewhrleistung Ihrer Sicherheit dienen.

Wenn diese Einheit die einzige im Gestell ist, sollte sie unten im Gestell angebracht werden. Bei Anbringung dieser Einheit in einem zum Teil gefllten Gestell ist das Gestell von unten nach oben zu laden, wobei das schwerste Bauteil unten im Gestell anzubringen ist. Wird das Gestell mit Stabilisierungszubehr geliefert, sind zuerst die Stabilisatoren zu installieren, bevor sie die Einheit im Gestell anbringen oder sie warten.

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Airflow
The airflow through the encoder is critical for maintaining the proper temperature range. Fans in the chassis draw air in through the front bezel and through the encoder. The airflow ventilates out the right side (front view). CAUTION: Do not obstruct the airflow of the encoder. Severe equipment damage can result when the encoder cannot properly exhaust the airflow.

Attaching the Rack Rails


Attach the side-mount rack rails to the rack to hold the encoder in place. Figure 21 illustrates the parts of the rack rails.

Figure 21: Rack Rails To attach the rack rails to the rack: 1. If needed, place a Tinnerman speed nut with the nut on the outside of the rack over the holes to which you would like to mount the rails. NOTE: Each of the four rack posts requires two speed nuts. 2. Position the rack rails so the shelves are toward the inside of the rack. 3. Using the #10 screws provided with the encoder, screw the mounts into the speed nuts from the inside of the rack using the rack-mount holes that line up with the holes on the rack posts. Figure 22 illustrates attaching the rails.

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Figure 22: Attaching the Rails to the Rack CAUTION: Make sure to install the rack rails with the shelf at the top of the rail. If you install the rail upside down, the rail blocks the encoder air vents, which can result in overheating the encoder.

Mounting the Encoder


To mount the encoder in a rack: 1. Using both hands, grasp the right corner of the front bezel and slowly pull to detach the hinge on the left side of the encoder and expose the mount holes. See Figure 23. DANGER: The front panel display on the encoder is susceptible to electrostatic discharge (ESD) when the bezel is removed. Wear the appropriate ESD protection when the bezel is removed. 2. Gently slide the encoder to rest on the rack rails. 3. Push the encoder back until the rack-mount holes in the front of the encoder line up with the rack posts. 4. Insert four screws through the mount holes in the front of the encoder to the corresponding holes on the rack posts. 5. Tighten the screws with a screwdriver. 6. Carefully replace the front bezel of the encoder.
Rack mount holes

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Figure 23: Mounting the Encoder

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Cabling the Encoder


CAUTION: Do not make any cable connections when the power cord is connected. You must unplug the power cable to turn off the encoder. The following sections describe how to connect the cables for the basic encoder configuration.

Connecting the Video Input Cables Connecting the IP Output Cables Connecting the Ethernet Management Cable Cabling Optional Modules Cabling Optional Modules

See Figure 12 for a sample back panel of the Electra 9200 encoder. It identifies all of the connections described in this chapter (with the AC power module). For optional modules, see the following sections:

Audio modules FLEX decoding module


RF Input module ASI input module

A/B Power input switch

Connecting the Video Input Cables


Your encoder has four video input ports that accept serial digital video. To connect the video cables: 1. Connect a coaxial cable with a BNC connector from the first video source to the Video 1 port on the encoder. 2. Continue connecting the additional video sources to the remaining video ports.

Connecting the IP Output Cables


The encoder has four 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports comprised of four RJ-45 connectors. The four RJ-45 connectors are labeled GbE PRI and BKUP. For RJ-45 pinouts, see RJ-45 Ethernet Port Pinouts. Ports 3 and 4 are GbE output ports. All Harmonic multichannel encoders have one GbE output with two redundant Ethernet ports located on the CPC card. To connect the IP output cables: 1. Connect an Ethernet cable from the primary IP output port to a port on a network switch or router, not a hub. 2. Optionally, connect the backup IP output port to a different switch or router to facilitate redundancy. 3. Configure the Ethernet switch to support auto-negotiation by setting each port to set speed auto and set duplex auto. Set the IP address and other network information for the IP output ports using NMX. Harmonic supports 100/1000 Base-T and is fully compliant with IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, and 802.3as standards.

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NOTE: The network hosting the IP output traffic must be a different network from your management network and must be configured with a different IP address. Harmonic recommends that shielded and grounded Ethernet cables be used on all Ethernet ports. Failure to properly configure the Ethernet switch could result in a mismatch between the IP output and the switch.

Connecting the IP Input Cables


The encoder has four 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet ports with two RJ-45 connectors. The two RJ-45 connectors are labeled GbE PRI and BKUP. For RJ-45 pinouts, see RJ-45 Ethernet Port Pinouts. Ports 1 and 2 are GbE input ports. The Electra 9200 CPC-L card has GbE input with two redundant Ethernet ports (used on FLEX-1 systems). Encoders with FLEX modules can use a GbE input card (Polaris) to provide IP input to the FLEX module. You do not need an additional GbE input card (Polaris) for IP input on the Electra 9200. To connect the IP input cables: 1. Connect an Ethernet cable from the primary IP input port to a port on a network switch or router, not a hub. 2. Optionally, connect the backup IP input port to a different switch or router to facilitate redundancy. 3. Configure the Ethernet switch to support auto-negotiation by setting each port to set speed auto and set duplex auto. Set the IP address and other network information for the IP output ports using NMX. Harmonic supports 100/1000 Base-T Ethernet and is fully compliant with IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, and 802.3as standards. NOTE: The network hosting the IP output traffic must be a different network from your management network and must be configured with a different IP address. Harmonic recommends that shielded and grounded Ethernet cables be used on all Ethernet ports. Failure to properly configure the Ethernet switch could result in a mismatch between the IP output and the switch. ***The encoder has one IP input port with two redundant channels and two RJ-45 connectors. For RJ-45 pinouts, see RJ-45 Ethernet Port Pinouts. NOTE: Harmonic recommends that shielded and grounded Ethernet cables be used on all Ethernet ports. To connect the IP input cables: 1. Connect a GbE cable from a port on a network switch or router (not a hub) to the primary IP import on the host encoder. 2. Configure the Ethernet switch to support auto-negotiation by setting each port to set speed auto and set duplex auto. NOTE: Failure to properly configure the Ethernet switch could result in a mismatch between the IP output and the switch.

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Harmonic supports 100/1000 Base-T and is fully compliant with IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, and 802.3 as standards.

Connecting the Ethernet Management Cable


The Ethernet management ports, labeled Management 1, 2, are 10/100/1000 Base-T and use an RJ-45/UTP cable to connect to an Ethernet network. It allows communication between NMX and the encoder. To connect the Ethernet management cable(s):

Connect an RJ-45/UTP cable from the encoders back panel 10/100/1000 Base-T port to a port on an Ethernet switch. For RJ-45 pinouts, see RJ-45 Ethernet Port Pinouts.

NOTE: The network hosting the IP output traffic should be a different network from your management network. The 10/100 test port on the front panel is for testing use only and should not be used as a management port.

Connecting the Fault Relay/General Purpose Interface (GPI) Ports


Fault Relay
A contact closure is a physical connection between two platforms that define the state of the platform-by being either on or off. The Electra 9200 can signal a fault through a fault relay (contact closure) for an external device. NMX communicates with the encoder via Ethernet and does not use this function. The fault relay port connects to a Form C relay that can switch up to 0.25 A at 30 VDC. The encoder energizes the fault relay during normal operation. The fault condition is indicated in the same way as the encoder's powered-off condition, which is with the relay de-energized. You can use this method to correctly identify a power supply failure or loss of input power. The signals are normally open or normally closed. NOTE: Any alarm causes the fault relay to change to the fault state. When multiple alarms accumulate, all alarms must be active for the relay state to change.

GPI Inputs
Contact closure on the Electra and Ion-based encoders can also be used as DPI inputs to the encoder. To activate contact closure: 1. Insert the individual wires need into the contacts. 2. Ground the wires to the ground pin to activate a contact closure. When configured in the DPI properties page of NMX an SCTE35 message is sent out when that pin is set to low. Each is independent and can be provisioned to any one channel and multiple available channels.

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Figure 24: Figure 3-5: Fault Relay/GPI Ports For RJ-45 pinouts, see Fault Relay/General Purpose Interface (GPI) Ports.

Connecting the Serial Data Port


The serial data port can be used for a single serial CEA-708 caption per SMPTE 333 per chassis. Connect a DB-9 connector from a device generating CEA-708 closed captions. For DB-9 pinouts see RS-232 Serial Port Pinouts. NOTE: The serial data port should only be used in a single serial SMPTE 333 (carrying CEA-708 captions) link per chassis.

Cabling Optional Modules


Depending on your encoder configuration, follow the instructions for cabling the optional module or modules installed in your encoder chassis. These can include:

Audio modules (Connecting the AHC-RAC Audio Input Cables and AHC-561 Module) FLEX decoding module (Cabling the FLEX-1 Module)

RF (8VSB) input module (RF Module Specifications) ASI input module (ASI Input Specifications)

A/B power input switch (Cabling the A/B Power Input Switch)

Connecting the Power


The encoder is customized with either a DC power supply or up to two AC power supplies. Instructions for both are included in this section:

Connecting a AC Power Supply Connecting the DC Power SupplyConnecting the DC Power Supply

The chassis does not have a power switch. The unit powers on automatically when you plug it in. Before you power-up the encoder, make sure that you have performed all of the cabling required for each of the optional modules that are installed. To power-up the encoder: 1. Connect the power cord to the power plug on the encoder back panel and connect the power cord to the power outlet. 2. The boot sequence begins, as described in Local Control Panel Display Messages during Bootup

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Connecting the Power

Connecting a AC Power Supply


The encoder is equipped with one or two AC power supplies that use autosensing to adjust to different incoming voltages. The AC power plugs accommodate standard IEC 1 20 VAC and 250 VAC power cords. For Electra 9200 single power supply models, the fuse panel is located beside the power plug. The encoder requires one slow blow 6.3 A, 250 V fuse, 5 x 20 mm. NOTE: No fuse is available on the dual power supply model of the Electra 9200 (ELC-9200D). CAUTION: This product relies on the buildings electrical installation for short-circuit (overcurrent) protection. Ensure that a fuse or circuit breaker no larger than 120 VAC, 20 A U.S. (240 VAC, 20 A international) is used on the phase conductors (all current-carrying conductors). ATTENTION: Pour ce qui est de la protection contre les courts-circuits (surtension), ce produit dpend de linstallation lectrique du local. Vrifier quun fusible ou quun disjoncteur de 120 V alt., 20 A U.S. maximum (240 V alt., 20 A international) est utilis sur les conducteurs de phase (conducteurs de charge). WARNUNG: Dieses Produkt ist darauf angewiesen, da im Gebude ein Kurzschlu-bzw. berstromschutz installiert ist. Stellen sie sicher, da eine Sicherung oder ein Unterbrecher von nicht mehr als 240 V Wechselstrom, 20 A (bzw. in den USA 120 V Wechselstrom, 20 A) an den Phasenleitern (allen stromfhrenden Leitern) verwendet wird.

Power Supply Cord Notice


CAUTION: This unit has more than one power supply connection; all connections must be removed to remove all power from this unit. ATTENTION: Cette unit est quipe de plusieurs raccordements d'alimentation. Pour supprimer tout courant lectrique de l'unit, tous les cordons d'alimentation doivent tre dbranchs. WARNUNG: Diese Einheit verfgt ber mehr als einen Stromanschlu; um Strom gnzlich von der Einheit fernzuhalten, mssen alle Stromzufuhren abgetrennt sein. CAUTION: The power supply cord is used as the main disconnect device. Ensure that the socket/ outlet is located/installed near the equipment and is easily accessible. ATTENTION: Le cordon dalimentation est utilis comme interrupteur gnral. La prise de courant doit tre situe ou installe proximit du matriel et tre facile daccs. WARNUNG: Das Netzkabel dient als Netzschalter. Stellen sie sicher, das die Steckdose einfach zugnglich ist.

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Connecting the DC Power SupplyConnecting the DC Power Supply


If your encoder has the optional 48 VDC power supply, follow these steps to wire the power supply. Figure 25 shows the DC power supply for the Electra 9200, which is located on the back panel.
40V - 60V 15A Max.

GND

+Vin

-Vin

(RN-06)

Figure 25: DC Power Supply for Electra 9200 Figure 26 shows the DC power supply for the Electra 9200D.
40V - 60V 15A Max.
+Vin -Vin PSU 2

GND GND -Vin PSU 1 +Vin

(RN-25)

Figure 26: DC Power Supply for Electra 9200D

Getting Started
Before you begin wiring the 48 VDC power supply, make sure you provide the necessary overcurrent protection, wires, and power connector.

Power Source Specifications


The DC power source feeding the encoder must meet the following requirements:

Electrically isolated from any AC power source. Positive ground. The Positive bus of the DC power source must be reliably connected to the Ground bus.

Each feed-pair must provide a continuous supply of power that meets the specifications shown in Table 21. Table 21: DC Power Source Requirements Parameter Voltage Max operating current Max input surge current Specification 40 to 60 VDC 1 5 amps

20 amps--Electra-9200 30 amps--Electra-9200D

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Overcurrent Protection
To provide overcurrent protection:

Provide overcurrent protection devices as part of each rack housing encoders. Locate a readily accessible disconnect device between the DC power source and the encoder. Use a 20-amp double-pole fast trip, DC-rated disconnect device for each DC power connector.

NOTE: Overcurrent protection devices must meet applicable national and local electrical safety codes and be approved for the intended application.

Wiring Requirements
The encoder is connected to the DC power source using three wires:

Vin GND +Vin

Although Harmonic provides the power input connector with the Electra-9200D, you must supply the wires. The wires must comply with the specifications shown in Table 22. Table 22: DC Power Wire Requirements Parameter Suitable conductor material Copper only 16 AWG rating 16 AWG rating Minimum 80 C, low smoke fume (LSF), flame retardant Must comply with at least one of the following standards: UL 1 581 (VW-1) - UL style 1028 or equivalent EEE 383 EEE 1 202-1991 Per applicable national electrical codes Green-yellow Specification

Vin and +Vin wires


Ground cable Cable insulation rating Cable type

Branch circuit cable insulation color Grounding cable color

Power Connector
The encoder is supplied with a special DC power connector plug that matches the DC power socket on the back of the encoder. This connector is made by WAGO, model number 231-103/037-000.

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Use only the original connector for connecting the encoder to the DC power source. Contact Harmonic Technical Support (Appendix D, Contacting the Technical Assistance Center) if you want to use any other type of connector. Figure 27 shows the connector and its strain relief housing.

Figure 27: DC power connector

Assembling the DC Input Power Cable


To assemble the DC input power cable: 1. Prepare the power wires as specified in Wiring Requirements. 2. Use the disconnect device to make sure that the power supply from the DC power source to the cables is switched off. CAUTION: Turn off the power before proceeding with these instructions. 3. Unplug the WAGO power connector from the power socket on the encoder back panel. 4. Identify the three wires coming from the DC power source that are used in the connection to the expansion unit:

Vin +Vin GND

5. Strip up to 0.3 inches (8 mm) of insulation from each of the wires coming from the DC power source. Do not strip more than this length from each wire. Stripping more leaves uninsulated wire exposed outside the DC connector after the assembly is complete. 6. Insert a small screwdriver into the rectangular hole directly above the hole in the DC connector where you want to insert the first cable and press down on the screwdriver. This opens the cage clamp for this section of the DC plug connector. NOTE: WAGO also sells tools specifically designed to open cage clamps easily. For more information, either visit the WAGO web site at www.wago.com, or call WAGO at 1-800-346-7245 and request information about items 210-250 or 231-131.

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The Boot Sequence

7. Feed the exposed section of the wire into the matching hole in the DC plug connector, as shown in Figure 28

Figure 28: DC Power Connector Detail 8. Repeat step 5 through step 7 for the other two wires to complete the assembly of the DC input cable. NOTE: If you need to remove a wire from the DC plug connector, insert a small screwdriver into the slot directly above the wire and press down on the screwdriver to free the wire from the cage clamp.

The Boot Sequence


The boot sequence begins as soon as you plug in your encoder. This section describes the encoder boot sequence, including the messages that appear on the local control panel display.

Local Control Panel Display Messages during Bootup


Messages on the local control panel indicate progress during boot-up. During a successful boot, many events occur so quickly you cannot see the messages. The following sections describe the messages that you can see during boot attempts. NOTE: During the boot sequence, do not press any key on the keypad. The following sequence describes the display on the vacuum fluorescent display (VFD) during a successful startup:

Power on VFD line 1 = Harmonic Logo

Begin loading VFD line 1 = Initializing

Configuring VFD line 1 = MAC Address xx:xx:xx:xx:xx

Booting VFD line 1 = BootP 14 (screen updates 1,2,3,4) VFD line 2 = Boot From Hard Drive

Finished VFD line 1 = Electra 92xx VFD line 2 = Multichannel Encoder

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Front Panel LEDs

The local control panel displays messages for other types of restarts, including a system reset and loading new software.

Messages When Resetting the Encoder


When you reset the encoder from NMX, a message on the VFD shows that the encoder has been reset. The encoder uses the boot file on the hard drive when you reset it.

Reset from NMX VFD line 1 = Bye bye... VFD line 2 =

After power cycle VFD line 1 = Harmonic Inc VFD line 2 = System Loading

Begin loading VFD line 1 = Electra 9xxx VFD line 2 = System Loading

Booting VFD line 1 = Electra 9xxx VFD line 2 = Loading xxxxxxxx.elf

Finished VFD line 1 = Electra 92xx VFD line 2 = Multichannel Encoder

Front Panel LEDs


The four LEDs on the front panel indicate the operational state of the encoder. Table 23 describes the front panel LEDs. NOTE: When the encoder is first powered up, the power light is green and the local light is yellow. If the encoder is not configured, the Fault and Activity lights do not indicate anything. Table 23: Front Panel LEDs LED Power Color Yellow Green Fault Local Tx Red Yellow Yellow Description The Power LED is yellow while the encoder initializes after startup. The Power LED turns green when the encoder initialization is complete and the management interface is enabled and ready. The Fault LED lights when the application software detects an alarm. The Local LED lights when the encoder is operating in local mode. The Tx LED lights when the encoder generates an MPEG-2 transport stream. It blinks slowly when MPEG packets are being transmitted steadily. It blinks fast or intermittently when the transmission rate is slow or intermittent.

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Back Panel LEDs

Back Panel LEDs


The following sections describe the back panel LEDs and their functions.

Main Board LEDs


The back panel contains two LEDs on the main board. Table 24 describes the LEDs located on the main board. Table 24: Rear Panel Main Board LEDs LED Locator Color Blue Description The Locator LED lights when this encoder is enabled through NMX. Use the Locator LED to help you identify a specific chassis in a rack. The Fault LED lights when the application software detects an alarm. The front panel and back panel Fault LEDs light at the same time.

Fault

Red

Video Lock LEDs


Each video port has an associated Video Lock LED. Table 25 describes the LED located on each video port. Table 25: Rear Panel Video Lock LEDs LED 1 2 3 4 Color Green Description When illuminated and steady, the Video Lock LED indicates that the video signal is locked. When off, the Video Lock LED indicates that the encoder has lost video sync.

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Operating with NMX Digital Service Manager

Chapter 3 Operating the Encoder


After installing the encoder, you configure the encoder platform and services. This chapter describes how to access encoder management and includes the following sections:

Operating with NMX Digital Service Manager Operating in Standalone Mode Licensing Information

Operating with NMX Digital Service Manager


When you use NMX Digital Service Manager to manage the encoders in your network, you perform all encoder configuration, including IP address assignment, in NMX. You do not need to do any configuration from the encoder front panel. See the NMX online help for instructions on adding an encoder to an NMX network group. You will need to know the encoder MAC address when you add the encoder to a network group. See Front Panel Display for instructions on viewing the MAC address in the front panel display. While you can perform all platform and configuration tasks from NMX, you will use Harmonic NodeLock License Manager to manage any feature license additions/deletions. For information about feature licensing on the Electra 9200, see Licensing Information.

Operating in Standalone Mode


Stand-alone mode and Stand-alone Web GUI is not supported in the current releases of Electra 9200.

Using the Front Panel


You can perform some initial network configuration from the encoder front panel. From the front panel, you can set the encoders IP address, default gateway, and subnet mask, and you can view the encoders MAC address and serial number.

Front Panel Keypad


The keypad on the local control panel is used to set the IP address.

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Using the Front Panel

Figure 31 shows the keypad.

(RN-07)

Figure 31: Front Panel Keypad Table 31: Front Panel Keypad Item 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 LEDPower LEDFault LEDFocal LEDTX Left key Up key Right key ESC key Down key ENTER key Feature Function Power indicator Fault indicator Local Control indicator Transmitting indicator Menu left Menu up Menu right Menu escape Menu down Menu select

Front Panel Display


The four-line, 28-character vacuum fluorescent display (VFD) shows the Electra 9200 menus, parameters, and options. As illustrated in Figure 32, line 1 of the local control panel display shows the menu path for the currently selected option. To represent a path, the VFD displays each submenu as two or more letters and a colon. Line 2 of the display shows the second line of a help message or a parameter value. To change this value, you must enter the new value using the keypad.
Parameter Requires Value Setting Value to be Edited

NTWK: Control IP 192.168.24.101

Figure 32: Setting a Value in the Front Panel Display A blinking cursor shows the current value. A steady cursor shows the value being edited.

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Licensing Information

Licensing Information
Licensing is required for some encoding features, and you cannot enable those features without the appropriate licensing. You can add licenses to your system using the Harmonic LM 4.0 (NodeLock License Manager). Most licenses are permanentonce enabled the feature will continue to function without raising license-related alarms. A small set of licenses are time-limited and have different behavior, as follows:

Streams that include features under license will raise alarms when their licensing expires. When licenses expire, streams will continue to flow as configured, but cannot be modified or re-enabled if disabled for any reason. If any changes are made after a license expires, service may be affected, and other operations, such as redundancy, may not function properly. If a license is not installed for a feature that is enabled, a grace period will allow that function to operate fully for 45 days. Alarms will issue each day to advise you that licensing is required for a given feature. If the 45-day grace period has been used temporarily, the 45-day period will incrementally renew as long as there are no unlicensed features enabled.

In LM 4.0 (NodeLock License Manager), you can:


Add licenses to your Harmonic device. Remove licenses from your Harmonic device.

For a complete instructions on how to use LM 4.0 (NodeLock License Manager), please refer to the LM 4.0 online help, packaged with your Harmonic device. For a list of licensing options available for the Electra 9200, please refer to the NMX Release Notes.

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General Features

Chapter 4 Electra 9200 Specifications


This chapter contains comprehensive feature specifications for the Electra 9200 encoders, as well as feature descriptions for some encoding features.

General Features
The following table lists the general features of the Electra 9200 encoders. Table 4-1: General Features Description

Feature Hardware
Chassis

Single Rack Unit (1-RU) Mounts in Electronic Industries Association (EIA) standard rack Mounts up to 4 video/audio compression boards Two-line, 20-character vacuum fluorescent display (VFD) 6-button keypad Four status LEDs

Local control panel

Software
Control

NMX Digital Service Manager Front control panel for setting management IP address From NMX (see the NMX online help for details) From NMX (see the NMX online help for details) Up to 4 Serial Digital inputs capable per SMPTE 259M (SD-SDI) or SMPTE 292M (HD-SDI) 75 Ohm BNC connectors SD-SDI at 270 Mbps, HD-SDI at1.5 Gbps, or 3G-SDI at 3 Gbps Default: Embedded Embedded inputs only One 5.1 surround or three stereo pairs Complete embedded audio extraction of eight pairs (synchronous to video) from four groups (48 kHz synchronous to video only) Dolby Digitala (AC-3) 2.0 or 5.1 pass through Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3) pass through Dolby E pass through MPEG-1 Layer II compression; up to three stereo (2.0) pairs AC-3a compression; up to three stereo (2.0) pairs or 1 5.1 multichannelb AC-3a metadata input through VANC AAC/HE AAC compression; up to three stereo (2.0) pairs or one 5.1 multichannel with MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 encapsulationb Audio description for audio coding

Software Upgrades Firmware License

Video input

Audio input
On-board audioa

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Table 4-1:

General Features continued Description

Feature Transport Outputs IP output

MPEG-2 Transport Stream over UDP/IP (redundant 10/100/1000 BaseT connectors) Two 10/100/1000 Base-T ports Dual-mode IP output or manual channel switch for redundancy Same-source IP output support Automatic port redundancy UDP and HRTP encapsulation support Unicast and multicast address support Ping and ARP support Single and multiple program transport stream (SPTS and MPTS) output Null packets can be preserved to match the exact rate of SPTS (video server integration) Forward-error correction (FEC) may be applied via the SMPTE 2022 Annex C method. Use of FEC requires RTP encapsulation. Connector type: RJ-45 Harmonic Heartbeat Protocol (HHP) redundancy protection Two 10/100/1000 Base-T port Dual-mode IP output or manual channel switch for redundancy Same-source IP output support Automatic port redundancy UDP and RTP encapsulation support Unicast and multicast address support Ping and ARP support Connector type: RJ45 Generated by NMX when managed by NMX Current and history alarm logs in NMX Alarm Manager SNMP alarm forwarding Quality of Service (QoS) Data reporting for video and audio quality. This data can by used for performance analysis by Harmonics IRIS system or by a third-party system.

IP inputb

PSI support Alarms IRIS Support

a. b.

The surround mix on the three AES3 pairs uses channel mapping per SMPTE 320M (L/R, C/Lfe, Ls/Rs). Feature available with optional firmware licence.

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Optional Features
The encoder can accept up to five optional modules to provide additional functionality. Highlights of those modules are described in Table 42. Additional information about these modules can be found in subsequent chapters of this guide. Table 42: Optional Features Feature Audio Expansion

Description IOM-RAC2 Audio Module SDI and MPEG-2 inputs 16 stereo pairs or eight (plus eight stereo pairs) 5.1 multichannel audio processing AHC-RAC Audio Module AES and embedded Inputs Three stereo pairs or one 5.1 multichannel of audio processing AHC-561 Audio Module AES and embedded Inputs Three stereo pairs or one 5.1 multichannel of audio processing Specialized audio processing FLEX Decoder Module -Dual video and audio decoder module Requires one of the following TS input options: Built-in GbE Input OR either: ASI Input Module Up to four ASI Inputs 8VSB (ATSC) Input Module Up to four RF Inputs

Precompressed (Transport Stream) Inputs

ASI Output Module

Dual, redundant ASI outputs

NOTE: Optional modules have functionality that is enabled by optional firmware licenses.

Video Features
The encoder is equipped to handle serial digital video.. Table 43: Video Features Feature Input formats Video Compression and bit rate (CBR/VBR) 4:2:0 encoding options Specification Serial digital component, SD (SMPTE 259M) or HD (SMPTE 292) Broadcast profiles: MPEG-2 MP@ML 1 to 1 5 Mbps MPEG-2 MP@HL 2 to 24 Mbps MPEG-2 MP@HL 24 Mbps to 45 Mbps (Option: 29.97 Hz) MPEG-4 AVC MP@L3 0.3 to 8 Mbps MPEG-4 AVC HP@L4 1 to 20 Mbps

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VITC Support

Table 43: Video Features continued Feature Video Processing


Specification LookAhead multi-pass processing Scene-cut and fade/dissolves detection Dynamic GOP management with adaptive I picture and B picture placement Automatic input format (1080PsF23.97, 1080i or 720p) detection and switching Motion compensated temporal filter (MCTF) Horizontal filter Mosquito noise reduction Input deblocking Sharpening 4:3 and 16:9 AFD and WSS control

Video Input Filtering

Aspect Ratios SD Resolutions and frame rates HD Resolutions and frame rates Ancillary Resolution Option (PIP) Up/Down/Cross conversions

576i@25, 480i@29.97 720, 704, 640, 544, 528,480, 352 pixels 720P @50 and 59.94, 1 280 and 960 pixels 1080i @25 and 29.97, 1080PsF24, 1920, 1 440, 1 280 and 960 pixels 96 96, 1 28 96, 192 192 (AVC MP@L1.3)

Conversion between 480i29.97, 720p59.94, and 1080i29.97 Conversion between 576i25, 720p50, and 1080i25 Conversion between 720p59.94 and 1080i29.97 or 1080i29.97 and 720p59.94

Digital Program Insertion

SCTE 35 insertion via SCTE 104 or VANC DPI triggers

VITC Support
The Electra 9200 supports extraction of Vertical Interval Time Code (VITC) data placed into VANC or HANC per SMPTE RP188. The VITC data is used to synchronize DPI events on both HD and SD encoders. HD encoders receive VITC input carried in the Vertical Ancillary data space (VANC) or Horizontal Ancillary data space (HANC) of a 292MB stream. Table 44: VITC Support Feature Closed Captioning

Support CEA 608 from Line 21 CEA 708 VANC extraction per SMPTE 334M CEA 708 external caption server per SMPTE 333M 608 to 708 conversion

Ancillary data and VBI

Digitized waveform or VANC extraction per SMPTE 2031 AFD and Bar, VITC, AMOL, TV Guide, WST (Teletext), Inverted WST, WSS, VPS, PSIP Spooling

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Audio Features
This section describes audio specific features supported by the encoder. Note that this does not include audio features that may be supported by the optional audio modules. Please refer to the Audio chapter for that information. Table 45: Audio Features Feature Input Type Number of Channels (native encoding) Audio Formats

Support Embedded in SDI MPEG-2 Transport Stream

Up to 3 stereo pairs or one 5.1 (native encoding) multichannel per video service

Audio Compression types:


- MPEG-1L2 3x 2.0 encodes - AC-3; 3x 2.0 encodes, 1x 5.1 encodea - AAC/HE AAC (v1 and v2); 3x 2.0 encodes or 1x 5.1 encode (V1 only)a

Audio Pass-through types:


- AC-3; 2.0 or 5.1 - E-AC-3; 2.0 or 5.1 - Dolby E

# of Groups/Pairs Operating Modes Encoding Bit Rate

Select from up to eight pairs from any four groups (1-4) Mono, stereo, joint, dual mono

MPEG-1L2 56 to 384 kbps AC-3: 56 to 640 kbps AAC: 32 to 640 kbps / HE AAC: 32 to 1 28 kbps 32 kHz 44.1 kHz 48kHz

Audio sampling frequency

a. Feature available with optional firmware license.

Audio Encoder Features


PCM Downmix from 5.1
This encoder has the ability to accept 5.1 PCM (three pairs embedded on AES or embedded) and create a downmix before 2.0 encoding.

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Onboard Audio Coding Mode, Sampling Frequencies, and AES Bit Rates
The On-boards adapters accept AES3 embedded in HD/SD serial digital video inputs. Embedded in digital video is supported only for 48 kHz sampling, which must be synchronous to the video. Table 46: On-board Audio Features Audio Feature MPEG-1 Layer II compression Coding Mode Single channel (1/0) Sampling Frequency 32 kHz 44.1 kHz 48 kHz 32 kHz 44.1 kHz 48 kHz 32 kHz 44.1 kHz 48 kHz ES Bit Rates Supported (Kbps) 32, 48, 56, 64, 80, 96, 1 1 2, 1 28, 160, 192 64, 96, 1 1 2, 1 28, 160, 192, 224, 256, 320, 384 56, 64, 80, 96, 1 1 2, 1 28, 160, 192, 224, 256, 320, 384, 448a, 51 2a, a a 576 , 640 96, 1 1 2, 1 28, 160, 192, 224, 256, 320, 384, 2a, 576a, 640a 448a, 51 224, 256, 320, 384, 448a, 51 2a, 576a, 640a 1 2, 1 28, 56b, 80b, 96, 1 160, 192, 224, 256, 2a, 320, 384, 448a, 51 576a, 640a 256, 320, 384, 448a, 51 2a, 576a, 640a 32, 48, 56, 64c, 96c, 28c, 160c, 192c 1 1 2c , 1 32, 48, 56, 64, 96, 28c, 1 44d, 160c, 1 1 2c,1 192c,224c, 256c, 320c, 384c 96, 1 1 2, 1 28, 160, 192c

Dual channel (1+1) Stereo channel (2.0) Joint stereo channel

AC-3 compression

Single channel (1/0)

Stereo channel (2/0)

32 kHz 44.1 kHz 48 kHz 32 kHz 44.1 kHz 48 kHzc 32 kHz 44.1 kHz 48 kHz

Multi-channel (5.1)

AC-3 pass through

Up to 5.1 channels (3/2+LFE professional 16bit mode)

Up to 5.1 channels (3/2+LFE professional 32bit mode) MPEG HE AAC compression

32 kHz 44.1 kHz 48 kHz 32 kHz 44.1 kHz 48 kHz 32 kHz 44.1 kHz 48 kHz

Single channel (1/0)

Dual channel (1+1) Stereo channel (2/0) Joint stereo channel

Multi-channel (5.1)

32 kHz 44.1 kHz 48 kHz

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Table 46: On-board Audio Features continued Audio Feature MPEG AAC compression

Coding Mode Single channel (1/0)

Sampling Frequency 32 kHz 44.1 kHz 48 kHz 32 kHz 44.1 kHz 48 kHz 32 kHz 44.1 kHz 48 kHz

ES Bit Rates Supported (Kbps) 32, 48, 56, 64, 96, 1 1 2, 1 28, 182, 192

Dual channel (1+1) Stereo channel (2/0) Joint stereo channel Multi-channel (5.1)

64, 96, 1 1 2, 1 28, 182, 192, 224, 256, 320, 384 224, 256, 288, 320, 352, 384, 448, 51 2, 576, 640

a. These rates are not compliant with A/53. b. These rates are valid for 1.0 coding only. c. Above 56 kbps (1.0), 112 kbps 2.0), or 192 kbps (5.1) the system automatically configures compressions for AAC-LC even if HE AAC is selected.

Note the following limitations:

ATSC Standard A/53 specifies that only 48 kHz sampling may be used, and that ES bit rates must be less than or equal to 384 Kbps for a complete service. It also specifies that a two-channel dialog-only service must be less than or equal to 192 Kbps. Total ES rates for all services must be less than or equal to 51 2 Kbps. Embedded audio must be 48 kHz sampling and synchronous with the video. See SMPTE 272M for definitions.

MPEG AAC and HE AAC can be placed into the output Transport Stream encapsulated in either of two methods

ADTS ADTS is an acronym for Audio Data Transport Stream. This is the default used if the user selects MPEG-2 AAC/HE AAC. ADTS is assigned a stream type of 0x0F.

LATM/LOAS LATM is an acronym for Low Overhead Audio Transport Multiplex. LOAS is an acronym for Low Overhead Audio Stream, and furnishes an outer wrapper for LATM's inner wrapper of the raw audio Elementary Stream syntax. MPEG-4 AAC and HE AAC bitstreams are encapsulated as LATM/LOAS and assigned a stream type value of 0x1 1.

Encapsulation mode is controlled by selecting MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 as required.

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IP Input Support and Specifications


The IP Input on the chassis provides a Transport Stream input to the FLEX Decoder Module from an IP network. Dual GbE IP inputs support various input redundancy configurations. Table 47: IP (GbE) Input Feature Type IP ports Connector Speed IP encapsulation MPEG format MPEG-2 TS Maximum Bit-Rate per Socket Addressing Management Forward Error Correction (FEC) Gigabit Ethernet Two independent ports Two RJ-45 ports One 10/100/1000 Mbps per port MPEG-2 TS over UDP/IP 1 to 7 TS/ IP 188 or 204 bytes per TS packet MPTS and SPTS 100 Mbps Unicast and multicast IGMP, ARP, and ICMP The FLEX-1 module supports SMTE 2022-1 and -2 forward error correction (FEO). FEC provides lost packet recovery at the receiving devices. Support

DiviTrack Features
DiviTrackIP Support
DiviTrackIP statistical multiplexing provides high-performance video compression when multiple channels share a specified bandwidth. The system maintains the overall pool bandwidth at a constant bit rate while allocating to individual channels the optimum number of bits on a frame-by-frame basis, driven by picture complexity information from the LookAhead analysis. By assigning priorities, you can specify channels that must maintain a high quality when stress on the system increases. The Electra 9200 encoder works in conjunction with NMX and a ProStream 1000 to support DiviTrackIP. The ProStream 1000 analyzes the complexity of all incoming video streams and sends messages to the encoders through the IP network. All streams from an Electra 9200 encoder must be sent to the same ProStream 1000. MPTS (multiple STC clocks per chassis) is also supported.

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Closed Captions Support

Table 48 provides DiviTrack IP pool specifications. See the NMX help for information about configuring DiviTrackIP. Table 48: DiviTrackIP Pool Specifications Parameter Supported Multiplexer Max number of DiviTrack Pools fed per Electra 9200 Maximum number of DiviTrackIP pools per ProStream 1000 IP-MUX Max services per pool Maximum number of VBR services per ProStream 1000 MUX Round-trip Delay Priorities Description ProStream1000 8 Maximum bit rate is 200Mbps per Electra chassis Max 3 pools per MPTS Comments

64 64 across 3 pools Max ASI output rate of ProStream 1000 MUX is 160Mbps

300msec Very Low Low Medium High Very High For SD MPEG-2 only

DiviTrackMX Support
The Electra 9200 encoder supports DiviTrackMX. DiviTrackMX statistical multiplexing technology is integrated into the Electra 9200, allowing operators to deliver highly efficient VBR services without the need for any additional equipment.

Closed Captions Support


The CEA-708/608 captions include space for CEA-608 data and the encoder can receive them either via serial port (SMPTE 333M compliant, one service per chassis) or in VANC (SMPTE 334-1 compliant, one service per encoder card mounted). The Electra 9200 also supports VANC-708/CEA-708 ATSC (SMPTE334/A53). For a complete list of closed caption resolutions see the NMX online help.

Japanese Standard Closed-Captions Support


The Electra 9200 provides support for Japanese standard captions as well as the existing support for CEA-708 captions via SMPTE 333 and SMPTE 334-1 inputs. The Electra 9200 encoder supports the closed-caption feature where the closed-caption data is generated within the ancillary data space and is extracted by the encoder for processing. The Vertical Ancillary Data Space (VANC) packets also adhere to the ARIB STD-B37 standard (Structure and Operation of Closed Caption Data Conveyed by Ancillary Data Packets).

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Digital Program Insertion Support

Digital Program Insertion Support


The Electra 9200 encoder supports digital program insertion (DPI). Electra 9200 accepts external automation system DPI commands (triggers) via Ethernet. These commands are sent via the SCTE 104 protocol, and result in the encoder (as well as the NMX DPI server) placing SCTE 35 DPI messages in the outgoing MPEG Transport Stream (TS). NOTE: This encoder also accepts commands via SCTE 104 protocol embedded in the VANC. DTMF and Contact Closure (back panel connector) can also be used to trigger DPI. The resulting messages carry metadata used by downstream content insertion equipment to choose and insert the proper content. When using an external automation system, that system provides the metadata values via the SCTE 104 commands. The metadata is included in the resulting SCTE 35 messages, which are placed in the outgoing MPEG Transport Stream.

HHP Support
Harmonic Heartbeat Protocol (HHP) is a proprietary Harmonic protocol used to prevent duplicate IP output after a redundancy switch and to initiate a redundancy switch in some 11 hot backup scenarios. HHP packets are sent over a unique multicast address on the video IP network. In some redundancy switches, NMX may not be able to shut down the IP output from the primary device. For example, if the connection between the device and NMX is lost, NMX issues a time-out alarm for the device and provisions the backup device with the circuits from the primary device. However, the primary device may still be operating normally even though it lost communication with NMX. In this case, you now have two devices sending the same output. To prevent this scenario, enable HHP. When you enable HHP, a backup device taking over in a redundancy switching event sends a command (over a unique multicast address on the video IP network) to turn off the outputs of the formerly active device. During a redundancy switch, the backup device assumes all responsibilities of the primary device, including sending HHP messages at the same multicast address. If a primary device detects HHP messages sent to its multicast IP address, it immediately backs off and stops sending output. This leaves the backup device free to operate without the primary device sending the same output. In 11 hot backup configurations, the HHP protocol can also initiate a redundancy switch. In this case, the backup device monitors the primary device by listening for HHP messages. If the backup device does not detect an HHP message from the primary device during a specified interval, it initiates a redundancy switch and assumes operation as the primary device. NOTE: HHP and IGMP version 3 are not compatible at this time.

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Installing Encoder Software

Chapter 5 Maintenance and Troubleshooting


This chapter describes:

Installing Encoder Software Removing and Replacing the Bezel Removing and Replacing the Air Filter Replacing the Power Supply Fuse Removing and Replacing the Fan Tray Removing and Replacing a Power Supply Removing and Replacing an Input/Output(I/O) Module Removing and Replacing an Audio/Video Processing Module (AVPM)

Installing Encoder Software


Your encoder comes from the factory with the latest released software version installed. Harmonic periodically releases software updates. You can download new software to the encoder using NMX. See the NMX online help for instructions for how to download and begin running new encoder software. After installing new software, restart the encoder to begin using the new software.

Messages When Installing New Software


The following messages are displayed in the front control panel:

Begin loading VFD line 1 = Electra 92XX VFD line 2 = System Loading

Booting VFD line 1 = Electra 92XX VFD line 2 = Loading xxxxxxxx.elf

Finished VFD line 1 = Electra 92XX VFD line 2 = Multichannel Encoder

About the Encoder Cover in the Following Illustrations


The following illustrations in this chapter show the cover of the Electra 9200 removed. The illustrations were created with the cover removed for ease of explanation. Note that the cover should never be removed.

Bezel
The bezel, made of a lightweight, flexible plastic material, is field replaceable on a 9200 unit.

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CAUTION: The front panel display on the encoder is susceptible to electrostatic discharge (ESD) when the bezel is removed. Wear the appropriate ESD protection when the bezel is removed.

Removing and Replacing the Bezel


You do not need to turn off the encoder when removing and replacing the bezel. To remove the bezel: 1. Locate the lever on the front of the bezel and push to the right to disengage the right side of the bezel, as shown in step 1, Figure 51.

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Figure 51: Removing the Bezel 2. Pull the right side of the bezel towards you, as shown in step 2, Figure 51. 3. Ease the the bezel away from the fan tray. The bezel is secured to the fan tray by a clip, as shown in step 3, Figure 51. 4. Ease the left side of the bezel away from the unit, as shown in step 4, Figure 51.

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To replace the bezel: 1. Replace the bezel by inserting the plastic catch at the back of the left side of the bezel into the slot in the metal frame, as shown in step 1, Figure 52.
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Figure 52: Replacing the Bezel 2. Ease the right side of the bezel onto the unit, as shown in step 2, Figure 52. 3. Push the front of the bezel flush with the fan tray to secure the clip that holds the bezel to the fan tray, as shown in step 3, Figure 52. 4. Locate the lever on the front of the bezel and push to the right to snap the bezel into place, as shown in step 4, Figure 52.

Air Filter
The encoder uses an air filter to minimize dust and dirt in the circuitry and components in the chassis. The filter is made of flexible, open cell polyurethane foam, which is specially coated to provide flame and fungus resistance. It is enclosed in a sheet metal frame that slides from the top of the unit and is located directly in front of the air vents in the fan cage at the front of the encoder. The filter is fire retardant and conforms to UL 900 Class 2 and UL 94 HF-1 specifications.

Maintaining the Air Filter


The operating environment of the encoder plays a large factor in determining the life of the air filter. Encoders that operate in dusty and dirty surroundings require more frequent inspections and filter cleaning than those operating in cleaner environments. Inspect and clean the filter with a frequency that is appropriate to the environment in which the encoder operates. Harmonic recommends inspecting and cleaning the filter every six weeks to ensure proper airflow through the chassis.

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To clean dust and dirt from the filters, you can use a vacuum cleaner to remove the dirt, or you can rinse the filter in water. You can also use soaps or mild detergents on the filter. If you rinse the filter in water, make sure that you squeeze the excess water from it before reinstalling it in the encoder.

Removing and Replacing the Air Filter


You do not need to turn off the encoder when removing and replacing the air filter. NOTE: You may need to slide the chassis forward to enable this procedure. To remove the air filter: 1. Using your fingers, push up on the air filter unit from the bottom of the chassis until the filter is displaced, as shown in Figure 53.

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Figure 53: Removing the Air Filter 2. Remove the filter from the chassis. 3. Inspect the air filter for dirt, and clean it if necessary. NOTE: When the filter is new, its color is medium charcoal. As dust and dirt collect in the porous filter material, the color of the filter gradually changes to brown, then to an ash color.

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AC Power Supply Fuse

To replace the filter: 1. With your fingers on the corners of the filter (indicated in red), push down on the filter until it is secure in the chassis, as shown in Figure 54. The corners of the filter should press against the chassis when it is fully inserted.

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Figure 54: Replacing the Air Filter

AC Power Supply Fuse


Single power supply models of the Electra 9200 encoder use a slow blow 4.0 A, 250 V fuse, 5 x 20 mm. The fuse is located on the back panel beside the power input. A spare fuse is located in the fuse cover, shown in Figure 55.

Fuse cover

Figure 55: Fuse Cover and AC Power Input NOTE: No fuse is available on dual power supply models of the Electra 9200 (ELC-9200D).

Replacing the Power Supply Fuse


To replace the fuse: 1. Unplug the power cord from the chassis. DANGER: You must disconnect the power cord before removing the fuse. 2. Pull down the fuse cover.

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Fan Tray

3. Remove the old fuse. 4. Install the new fuse. DANGER: Always replace the fuse with a fuse of the same rating and type. Using a different fuse voids the Harmonic warranty and could result in fire or other electrical damage. 5. Replace the fuse cover. 6. Plug in the encoder.

Fan Tray
The fan tray unit contains 8-1 2V fans which pull air from the front of the unit through a series of air vents. A curved frame, housing the front panel display unit, attaches to the front of the fan tray unit and should be considered an integral part of the fan tray unit. This curved frame should not be removed at any time. NOTE: If the fan tray unit is removed for more than two minutes, the encoder may shut down.

Removing and Replacing the Fan Tray


To remove the fan tray: 1. Remove the bezel from the unit, as described in Removing and Replacing the Bezel 2. With a Phillips-head screwdriver, remove the two screws that attach the fan tray assembly to the chassis, as shown in step 2 in Figure 56. 3. Grasp the front of the fan tray assembly, and pull the tray firmly but smoothly towards you to disengage it from the PC connector inside the unit.

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Figure 56: Removing the Fan Tray

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4. Slide the fan tray assembly away from the chassis. To replace the fan tray assembly: 1. Replace the fan tray assembly by sliding the tray into the chassis, engaging the PC connector identified by the red arrow in Figure 57.

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Figure 57: Replacing the Fan Tray 2. Using a Phillips-head screwdriver, secure the fan tray assembly to the chassis, as shown in step2 in Figure 57. 3. Install the bezel as described in Removing and Replacing the Bezel.

Power Supply
The Electra 9200 encoder is equipped with one or two power supplies. If your Electra 9200 encoder is equipped with with two power connectors but only one power supply, a filler panel will be installed in slot 2 (next to the chassis wall). If your encoder is equipped with a single power connector, then a single power slot is available. You can easily replace one or both power supplies, as outlined in Removing and Replacing a Power Supply.

Removing and Replacing a Power Supply


To remove a power supply: 1. If your encoder has only one power supply installed, turn off the encoder. NOTE: If you are replacing only one power supply on the dual power supply model, you do not need to turn the encoder off. 2. Remove the bezel from the chassis, as described in Removing and Replacing the Bezel.

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3. Remove the fan tray unit from the chassis, as described in Removing and Replacing the Fan Tray. 4. If the power supply on the right is being replaced, use a Phillips-head screwdriver to remove the bracket attached to the inside of the chassis on the right side, as shown in Figure 58.

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Figure 58: Removing the Power Supply 5. Grasp the metal handle on the front of the power supply unit and pull firmly to disengage the power supply from the connector, as shown in Figure 58. 6. Slide the power supply away from the unit.

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To replace a power supply: 1. With the bezel and fan tray assembly removed, insert the power supply into the chassis until it engages with the connector, as shown in Figure 59.

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Figure 59: Replacing a Power Supply 2. If necessary, use a Phillips-head screwdriver to attach the bracket to the right inside of the chassis, as shown in Figure 59. 3. Reinstall the fan tray assembly, as described in Removing and Replacing the Fan Tray. 4. Reinstall the bezel, as described in Removing and Replacing the Bezel. 5. Connect power to the power supply.

Input/Output Modules
To extend the capability of the Electra 9200, there are 5 slots for optional input/output modules in the rear of the chassis. These provide additional audio encoding capabilities, audio & video decoding, or transport stream input/output options. Refer to Optional Features for additional information on each of these modules. NOTE: Before making changes to the FLEX-1 Module, make sure the service configuration is cleared before powering down the system.

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NOTE: The FLEX-1 Module must be installed in slot 4 (and an optional second module can be installed in slot 5) of the encoder. Refer to the encoder guide or online help for information about accommodating the new FLEX-1 Module in the encoders configuration. CAUTION: Wear an ESD wrist strap when unpacking a module from its antistatic protective packing material. Unpack and handle the module away from electric motors, transformers, and other similar machinery.

Removing and Replacing an Input/Output(I/O) Module


NOTE: The encoder needs to be turned off when removing and replacing an I/O module. To remove an I/O module: 1. With a Phillips-head screwdriver, remove the two screws attaching the module to the back of the chassis, as shown in step 1, Figure 510.

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Figure 510: Removing an I/O module 2. Pull firmly on the module to remove it from the chassis, as shown in step 2, Figure 510.

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To replace an I/O module: 1. Insert the module into an empty slot on the back of the chassis, as shown in step 1, Figure 511.

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Figure 511: Replacing an I/O module NOTE: Make sure that the module goes into the encoder smoothly without binding or scraping other modules. The module should slide easily until you feel the module engage the internal connector, and you see that the module is flush with the back of the encoder. Do not force the module. 2. Secure the module to the chassis using a Phillips-head screwdriver, as shown in step 2, Figure 511.

Audio Video Processing Modules (AVPM)


An Electra 9200 can be ordered with 1 to 4 Audio/Video Processing Modules (AVPM) and additional modules can be added in the field up to a maximum of 4.

Removing and Replacing an Audio/Video Processing Module (AVPM)


To remove an AVPM: 1. Turn off the encoder. 2. Remove the bezel from the chassis, as described in Removing and Replacing the Bezel. 3. Remove the fan tray assembly from the chassis, as described in Removing and Replacing the Fan Tray.

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4. With a Phillips-head screwdriver, remove the screw attaching the card retaining device to the chassis, as shown in Figure 512.

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Figure 512: Removing the Card Retaining Device 5. Disconnect the connector identified in step 5 in Figure 513.

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Figure 513: Removing an AVPM 6. Grab the card handle and slide the card from the chassis, as shown in Figure 513.

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To replace an AVPM: 1. From the front of the unit, insert the AVPM module part way into the chassis, as shown in Figure 510.

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Figure 514: Replacing an AVPM 2. Attach the connector to the AVPM, as shown in Figure 514. WARNING: The cables for cards in slots 1 and 3 should be tucked under the card cage so they don't get pinched, as shown in Figure 514 3. Slide the card the rest of the way into the chassis until the module engages with the chassis connector, as shown in Figure 514. 4. Reattach the card retainer. 5. Reinsert the fan tray as described in Removing and Replacing the Fan Tray. 6. Reinstall the bezel as described in Removing and Replacing the Bezel.

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Overview

Chapter 6 Audio Modules


This chapter contains comprehensive information for the Electra 9200 encoder audio options. It describes the optional audio modules, and provides specifications and cabling instructions. It includes the following sections:

Overview IOM-RAC2 Module AHC-RAC Module AHC-561 Module

Overview
The following table describes the audio module features. Table 61: Audio Module Module IOM-RAC2

Feature Embedded audio extraction of eight pairs, per serial digital video input (48 kHz synchronous to video only). MPEG-1Layer II compression; up to 16 stereo pairs. AC-3 and E-AC-3 compression; up to 16 stereo pairs or eight (plus eight stereo pairs) 5.1 multi-channel AAC/HE AACa compression with MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 encapsulation; up to 16 stereo pairs or eight (plus eight stereo pairs) 5.1 multi-channel AC-3 2.0 or 5.1 pass-through, 16 streams. E-AC-3 2.0 or 5.1 pass-through, 16 streams. Dolby E pass-through, 16 streams. Transcoding from MPEG-1 Layer II, E-AC-3, AC-3, AAC, HE-AAC, and Dolby E to MPEG-1 Layer II, E-AC-3, AC-3, AAC, HE-AAC, and Dolby E Audio leveling capacity: up to 16 streams (maximum of eight 5.1 multichannel streams) No more than one IOM-RAC2 module supported per chassis. See IOM-RAC2 Module for more information. AES3 digital audio inputs; 4x BNC (AES 3id/SMPTE 276M). Embedded audio extraction of eight pairs from four groups, from serial digital video input (48 kHz synchronous to video only). MPEG-1L2 compression; up to three stereo pairs. AC-3 compression; up to three stereo pairs or one 5.1 multi-channelb. AAC/HE AACc compression with MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 encapsulation; up to three stereo pairs or one 5.1 multi-channel. AC-3 2.0 or 5.1 pass-through. E-AC-3 2.0 or 5.1 pass-through. Dolby E pass-through. Up to five AHC-RAC modules supported per 9200 chassis. See AHC-RAC Module for more information.

AHC-RAC

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Table 61: Audio Module continued Module AHC-561


Feature AES3 digital audio inputs; 4 BNC (AES 3id/SMPTE 276M). Completely embedded audio extraction of eight pairs from four groups from the serial digital video input (48 kHz synchronous to video only). Transcode AC-3 to E-AC-3 (one 5.1 or two stereo).a One 5.1 surround and one stereo pair for each AHC-561 mounted.a Transcoding of Dolby E to AC-3 or E-AC-3 5.1 with backup from PCM, plus simultaneous 2.0a. Transcoding of AC-3 into E-AC-3 (5.1, 2.0).a Up to four AHC-561 modules supported per 9200 chassis. See AHC-561 Module for detailed specifications.

a. b. c.

The AHC-RAC and onboard audio use implementations of AAC/HE AAC by Fraunhofer IIS. Requires an optional firmware license. The AHC-RAC and onboard audio use implementations of AAC/HE AAC by Fraunhofer IIS.

IOM-RAC2 Module
One IOM-RAC2 can be installed in a chassis. When an IOM-RAC2 is installed in a chassis, all provisioned audio streams will be routed and processed by the IOM-RAC2.

IOM-RAC2 Audio Encoding Features


Table 62: IOM-RAC2 Audio Encoding Features Feature Audio Density Input format Audio encoding format

Support Decode, level, and encode16 audio streams, with eight streams of 5.1. MPEG-2 Transport Stream: up to 16 streams Embedded: from SDI (synchronous to video MPEG-1 Layer II 2.0 (stereo) compression AC-3 5.1 or 2.0 compression AC-3 metadata input AC-3 (2.0 or 5.1) pass-through E-AC-3 5.1 or 2.0 compression AAC/HE AAC 2.0 (v1, v2) AAC/HE AAC 5.1 MPEG-1 Layer II (TS input only) AC-3 2.0 or 5.1 E-AC-3 2.0 or 5.1 AAC/HE AAC 2.0 (v1, v2) AAC/HE AAC 5.1 Dolby E (SDI input only) Select up to eight pairs from any four groups

Audio decoding format

Extraction from serial digital video (48 kHz sampling only)

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IOM-RAC2 Coding Mode, Sampling Frequencies


Table 65 lists the IOM-RAC2 features for each coding mode, including the supported sampling frequencies. Table 63: IOM-RAC2 Coding Mode and Sampling Frequencies IOM-RAC2 Feature MPEG-1 Layer II compression Coding Mode Single channel (1.0) Left and Right

Sampling Frequency 32 kHz 44.1 kHz 48 kHz 32 kHz 44.1 kHz 48 kHz 32 kHz 44.1 kHz 48 kHz 48 kHzc 48 kHzc 48 kHzc 32 kHz 44.1 kHz 48 kHzc 32 kHz 44.1 kHz 48 kHzc 48 kHzc 48 kHzc 48 kHzc 32 kHz 44.1 kHz 48 kHzc 48 kHzc 48 kHzc

Dual channel (1+1) Stereo channel (2.0) Joint stereo channel

MPEG-1 Layer II compression SPPC (separate PID per channel) E-AC-3

Single channel (1.0)

Single channel (1.0) Stereo channel (2.0) Multi-channel (5.1)

E-AC-3 passthrough

Stereo channel (2.0)

Multi-channel (5.1)

AC-3 compression

Single channel (1.0) Stereo channel (2.0) Multi-channel (5.1)

AC-3 pass-through

Up to 5.1 channels (3/2+LFE professional 16-bit mode) Up to 5.1 channels (16-bit mode) Up to 5.1 channels (20-bit mode)

Dolby E

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Table 63: IOM-RAC2 Coding Mode and Sampling Frequencies IOM-RAC2 Feature MPEG HE AAC compression

Coding Mode Single channel (1.0)

Sampling Frequency 32 kHz 44.1 kHz 48 kHz 32 kHz 44.1 kHz 48 kHz 32 kHz 44.1 kHz 48 kHz 32 kHz 44.1 kHz 48 kHz 32 kHz 44.1 kHz 48 kHz 32 kHz 44.1 kHz 48 kHz

Dual channel (1+1) Stereo channel (2.0) Joint stereo channel

Multi-channel (5.1)

MPEG AAC compression

Single channel (1.0)

Dual channel (1+1) Stereo channel (2.0) Joint stereo channel

Multi-channel (5.1)

Note the following limitations:

ATSC Standard A/53 specifies that only 48 kHz sampling may be used, and that ES bit rates must be less than or equal to 384 Kbps for a complete service. It also specifies that a two-channel dialog-only service must be less than or equal to 192 Kbps. Total ES rates for all services must be less than or equal to 51 2 Kbps. Embedded audio must be 48 kHz sampling and synchronous with the video. See SMPTE 272M for definitions.

MPEG AAC and HE AAC can be placed into the output Transport Stream encapsulated in either of two methods:

ADTS ADTS is an acronym for Audio Data Transport Stream. This is the default used if the user selects MPEG-2 AAC/HE AAC. ADTS is assigned a stream type of 0x0F.

LATM/LOAS LATM is an acronym for Low Overhead Audio Transport Multiplex. LOAS is an acronym for Low Overhead Audio Stream, and furnishes an outer wrapper for LATM's inner wrapper of the raw audio Elementary Stream syntax. MPEG-4 AAC and HE AAC bitstreams are encapsulated as LATM/LOAS and assigned a stream type value of 0x1 1.Encapsulation mode is controlled by selecting MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 as required.

Stream Density
IOM-RAC2 supports decoding, leveling, and encoding of 16 streams (maximum of eight 5.1 multi-channel streams).

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Level Magic Dynamic Audio Leveling


Audio leveling is also supported by the IOM-RAC2 audio module. This feature defines a constant gain adjustment for incoming audio signal. Dynamic leveling uses the same technology found in Jnger Audios Level Magic hardware based processors. Level Magic is a trademark of Jnger Audio Studiotechnik GmbH. The dynamic leveling option requires a firmware license.

AHC-RAC Module
The AHC-RAC module has four BNC connectors, which support AES3 and S/PDIF inputs. The audio module also includes an RJ45 connector that can be used to supply Dolby serial audio metadata (this is not an Ethernet connector). The AHC-RAC module uses the first three of the four BNC connectors for 5.1 applications and the 4th BNC connector for an additional stereo pair. Up to five AHC-RAC cards can be installed in a chassis.

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Figure 61: AHC-RAC Digital Audio Input Ports

Connecting the AHC-RAC Audio Input Cables


Connect a coaxial cable with BNC connectors from the digital audio port to the audio source:

On the encoders, the digital audio ports are DGTL AUD1, DGTL AUD2. DGTL AUD3, and DGTL AUD4. For multi-channel audio, use three cables to connect the surround mix, connecting L/R to DGTL AUD1, C/Lfe to DGTL AUD2, and Ls/Rs to DGTL AUD3, which maps the channels to AES3 pairs as defined by SMPTE 320M. One more stereo pair can be connected to DGTL AUD4. Otherwise the fourth connector is not used.

AHC-RAC Audio Encoding Features


Table 64: AHC-RAC Audio Encoding Features Feature Digital input

Support Digital multi-channel or multiple stereo inputs One 5.1 surround plus one stereo pair, or four stereo pairs per card (surround mix on three AES3 signals with channels mapped per SMPTE 320M (L/R, C/Lfe, Ls/Rs) Completely embedded audio extraction of twelve pairs from six groups from serial digital video input (48kHz synchronous to video only) Digital: AES/EBU, S/PDIF, IEC60958 Embedded: from SDI (synchronous to video)

Input format

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Table 64: AHC-RAC Audio Encoding Features continued Feature Audio encoding format

Support MPEG-1 Layer II 2.0 (stereo) compression AC-3 single 5.1 or multiple 2.0 compressiona AC-3 metadata input AC-3 (2.0 or 5.1) pass-through AAC/HE AAC single 5.1 or multiple 2.0 audio compression with either MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 encapsulationa Single channel, dual, stereo, and joint stereo (MPEG-1 Layer II and AAC/HE AAC only) Single PID per Channel support with MPEG-1 Layer II MPEG-1 Layer II Select up to two pairs from any four groups

Extraction from serial digital video (48 kHz sampling only)


a.

requires optional firmware license.

AHC Coding Mode, Sampling Frequencies, and AES Bit Rates


The AHC-RAC modules accept discrete AES3/SPDIF digital, or AES3 embedded in HD/SD serial digital video inputs. For discrete AES3 inputs, sampling frequencies of 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz, and 32 kHz are supported. Embedded in digital video is supported only for 48 kHz sampling, which must be synchronous to the video. Table 65 lists the AHC-RAC features for each coding mode, including the supported sampling frequencies and ES bit rates. Table 65: AHC-RAC Audio Bit Rates AHC-RAC Feature MPEG-1 Layer II compression Coding Mode Single channel (1.0) Left and Right

Sampling Frequency 32 kHz 44.1 kHz 48 kHz 32 kHz 44.1 kHz 48 kHz 32 kHz 44.1 kHz 48 kHz

ES Bit Rates Supported (Kbps) 32, 48, 56, 64, 80, 96, 1 1 2, 1 28, 160, 192 64, 96, 1 1 2, 1 28, 160, 192, 224, 256, 320, 384 32, 48, 56, 64, 80, 96, 1 1 2, 1 28, 160, 192

Dual channel (1+1) Stereo channel (2/0) Joint stereo channel

MPEG-1 Layer II compression SPPC (separate PID per channel)

Single channel (1.0)

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Table 65: AHC-RAC Audio Bit Rates continued AHC-RAC Feature AC-3 compression Coding Mode Single channel (1.0) Sampling Frequency 32 kHz 44.1 kHz 48 kHzc ES Bit Rates Supported (Kbps) 56, 64, 80, 96, 1 1 2, 1 28, 160, 192, 224, 256, 320, 384, 448a, 51 2a, 576a, 640a 96, 1 1 2, 1 28, 160, 192, 224, 256, 320, 384, 448a, 51 2a, 576a, 640a 224, 256, 320, 384, 2a, 576a, 640a 448a, 51 1 2, 1 28, 56b, 80b, 96, 1 160, 192, 224, 256, 320, 2a, 576a, 384, 448a, 51 640a 256, 320, 384, 448a, 51 2a, 576a, 640a 32, 48, 56, 64d, 96d, 1 1 2d , 1 28d, 160d, 192d 32, 48, 56, 64, 96, 1 1 2d, 44d, 160d, 192d, 1 28d, 1 224d, 256d, 320d, 384d 96, 1 1 2, 1 28, 160, 192d

Stereo channel (2.0)

32 kHz 44.1 kHz 48 kHzc 32 kHz 44.1 kHz 48 kHzc 32 kHz 44.1 kHz 48 kHzc

Multi-channel (5.1)

AC-3 pass through

Up to 5.1 channels (3/2+LFE professional 16-bit mode)

Up to 5.1 channels (3/2+LFE professional 32-bit mode) MPEG HE AAC compression

32 kHz 44.1 kHz 48 kHzc 32 kHz 44.1 kHz 48 kHz 32 kHz 44.1 kHz 48 kHz 32 kHz 44.1 kHz 48 kHz 32 kHz 44.1 kHz 48 kHz 32 kHz 44.1 kHz 48 kHz 32 kHz 44.1 kHz 48 kHz

Single channel (1.0)

Dual channel (1+1) Stereo channel (2.0) Joint stereo channel

Multi-channel (5.1)

MPEG AAC compression

Single channel (1.0)

32, 48, 56, 64, 96, 1 1 2, 1 28, 182, 192 64, 96, 1 1 2, 1 28, 1 44, 182, 192, 224, 256, 320, 384 224, 256, 288, 320, 352, 384, 448, 51 2, 576, 640

Dual channel (1+1) Stereo channel (2.0) Joint stereo channel

Multi-channel (5.1)

a. b. c. d.

These rates are not compliant with A/53. These rates are valid for 1.0 coding only. AHC-561 supports 48 kHz sampling rate only. Above 56 kbps (1.0), 112 kbps )2.0) or 192 kbps (5.1), the system automatically configures compressions for AAC-LC even if HE AAC is selected.

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Note the following limitations:

ATSC Standard A/53 specifies that only 48 kHz sampling may be used, and that ES bit rates must be less than or equal to 384 Kbps for a complete service. It also specifies that a two-channel dialog-only service must be less than or equal to 192 Kbps. Total ES rates for all services must be less than or equal to 51 2 Kbps. Embedded audio must be 48 kHz sampling and synchronous with the video. See SMPTE 272M for definitions.

MPEG AAC and HE AAC can be placed into the output Transport Stream encapsulated in either of two methods

ADTS ADTS is an acronym for Audio Data Transport Stream. This is the default used if the user selects MPEG-2 AAC/HE AAC. ADTS is assigned a stream type of 0x0F.

LATM/LOAS LATM is an acronym for Low Overhead Audio Transport Multiplex. LOAS is an acronym for Low Overhead Audio Stream, and furnishes an outer wrapper for LATM's inner wrapper of the raw audio Elementary Stream syntax. MPEG-4 AAC and HE AAC bitstreams are encapsulated as LATM/LOAS and assigned a stream type value of 0x1 1.Encapsulation mode is controlled by selecting MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 as required.

AHC-RAC Metadata Connection


The AHC-RAC audio options have an RJ-45 connector to accept Dolby metadata. Figure 62 shows the pinout of the connector.

Figure 62: AHC Metadata Input Pinout

Dolby Digital Metadata with the AHC-RAC

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Dolby Digital signals include metadata describing the contents of an audio stream. The metadata can assist the decoder in adjusting listening volume, downmixing from multichannel to stereo, and other features. The metadata can be received via a serial stream through the AHC-RAC's RJ-45 connector. Section AHC-RAC Metadata Connection describes the serial connection for this port.

AHC-561 Module
NOTE: The AHC-561 audio card is being deprecated on the Electra 9200/9200D. IOM-RAC2 and AHCRAC are the recommended audio cards for the Electra 9200/9200D. The AHC-561 module has four BNC connectors, which support AES3 and S/PDIF inputs. The audio module also includes an RJ45 connector that can be used to supply Dolby serial audio metadata (this is not an Ethernet connector). Up to 4 AHC-561 cards can be installed in a chassis.

Figure 63: AHC-561 Digital Audio Input Ports

Connecting the AHC-561 Audio Input Cables


Connect a coaxial cable with BNC connectors from the digital audio port to the audio source:

On the encoders, the digital audio ports are DGTL AUD1, DGTL AUD2. DGTL AUD3, and DGTL AUD4. For multi-channel audio, use three cables to connect the surround mix, connecting L/R to DGTL AUD1, C/Lfe to DGTL AUD2, and Ls/Rs to DGTL AUD3, which maps the channels to AES3 pairs as defined by SMPTE 320M.

AHC-561 Audio Encoding Features


The AHC-561 modules accept discrete AES3/SPDIF digital, or AES3 embedded in HD/SD serial digital video inputs. For discrete AES3 inputs, sampling frequencies of 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz, and 32 kHz are supported. Embedded in digital video is supported only for 48 kHz sampling, which must be synchronous to the video.

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Table 66: AHC-561 Audio Encoding Features Feature Digital input


Support Digital multi-channel or multiple stereo inputs One 5.1 surround plus one stereo pair, or four stereo pairs per card (surround mix on three AES3 signals with channels mapped per SMPTE 320M (L/R, C/Lfe, Ls/Rs) Completely embedded audio extraction of twelve pairs from six groups from serial digital video input (48kHz synchronous to video only) Digital: AES/EBU, S/PDIF, IEC60958 Embedded: from SDI (synchronous to video) MPEG-1 Layer II 2.0 (stereo) compression AC-3 single 5.1 or 2.0 compression (one 5.1 and one 2.0 encoding simultaneously, or four 2.0 encodingsa Dolby E to AC-3 transcodinga AC-3 metadata input connectors MPEG-1 Layer II Select up to two pairs from any four groups

Input format Audio encoding format

Extraction from serial digital video (48 kHz sampling only)


a.

Requires an optional firmware license.

Dolby Digital Metadata with the AHC-561


Dolby Digital signals include metadata describing the contents of an audio stream. The metadata can assist the decoder in adjusting listening volume, downmixing from multichannel to stereo, and other features. The metadata can be received via a serial stream through the AHC-561's RJ-45 connector. Section AHC-RAC Metadata Connection describes the serial connection for this port.

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Introduction

Chapter 7 FLEX Decoding Module


This chapter describes the FLEX-1 decoder module. It contains the following sections:

Introduction Cabling the FLEX-1 Module Configuring the FLEX-1 Module in NMX Video Decoding Specifications Audio Specifications Ancillary Data Specifications Input Specifications Output Specifications Environmental and Physical Installing the FLEX-1 Decoding Module Installing the FLEX-1 Decoding Module

Introduction
The Harmonic FLEX-1 decoder module performs video and audio decoding of compressed input and output decoded elementary streams directly to the encoder audio/video processing cards. A single FLEX-1 Module is able to decode up to two incoming channels, and an appropriately configured encoder can support up to two FLEX-1 Modules delivering up to four channels in a single rack-unit (1-RU). The FLEX-1 Module decodes MPEG-2 or AVC in both standard definition (SD) or high definition (HD) formats, thereby eliminating the dependency on ingress formats. The FLEX-1 Module is a unique gateway designed with the flexibility to deliver any type of precompressed video to any host encoder. NOTE: AHC-561 card is not supported for use with FLEX-1 Modules. The FLEX-1 Module decodes compressed streams delivered over IP, ASI, or RF (8VSB) input from optional modules installed in the encoder chassis. See section Connecting the IP Input Cables, Chapter 8, ASI Module, and Chapter 9, ATSC RF Input Module for descriptions and cabling instructions for these input options. The encoder audio/video processing cards can receive their input from a FLEX-1 Module or from SDI input with the video and audio routing done internally. Valid FLEX configurations include:

Mixed input encoder (baseband and compressed): one FLEX-1 Module (ASI, IP, or RF input) and SDI input. FLEX System Encoder two FLEX-1 Modules (ASI, IP, or RF input)

NOTE: The FLEX-1 Module does not descramble or reconstruct all audio and ancillary data services (such as VBI).

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You configure the FLEX-1 Module and the services it provisions using the NMX Digital Service Manager application, as described in Chapter 3, Operating the Encoder.

Cabling the FLEX-1 Module


This section describes how to cable the FLEX-1 Module. It provides examples for the following systems:

Two Channel FLEX System Four Channel FLEX System Mixed Input FLEX System

Cabling the FLEX-1 Module is very straight forward. All ports are clearly marked. The examples include tables that list the ports and required connectors. NOTE: For the monitor ports there is a DIN to BNC pigtail connector that can be ordered. Harmonic Part number: FLEX-MON, 229-0054067.

(RN-21)

Figure 71: FLEX-1 Module Ports NOTE: Monitor ports can be used for confidence monitoring. Table 71 shows the encoders LED color values. Table 71: LED Color Chart Description No Output Error 480i 60Hz Formats 720p 1080i 576i 50Hz Formats 720p 108i Off Red Green White Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan Color

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Two Channel FLEX System


Figure 72 illustrates a typical 2-channel re-encode chassis cabling assignment. This setup uses a one- or two-channel encoder chassis. Table 72 describes the port and cable associations.

Slot 4

(RN-22)

Figure 72: Two Channel Re-Encode Chassis (Cable) Setup Table 72: Port and Cable Assignments (two-channel) Port Monitor 1 Slot 4 Monitor 2 Slot 4 Description 75 cable. The Monitor 1 output port can be used for monitoring and troubleshooting purposes. 75 cable. The Monitor 2 output port can be used for monitoring and troubleshooting purposes. Connector DIN 1.0/2.3 DIN 1.0/2.3

NOTE: The FLEX-1 Module in this configuration must use slot 4.

Four Channel FLEX System


Figure 73 illustrates a typical four channel re-encode chassis cabling assignment. This setup uses a base three or four channel encoder chassis.
Slot 4 Slot 5

(RN-23)

Figure 73: Four-Channel Re-Encode Chassis (Cable) Setup

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Table 73: Port and Cable Assignments (four-channel) Port Monitor 1 Slot 4 Monitor 2 Slot 4 Monitor 1 Slot 5 Monitor 2 Slot 5 Description 75 cable. The slot 4 Monitor 1 output port can be used for monitoring and troubleshooting purposes. 75 cable. The slot 4 Monitor 2 output port can be used for monitoring and troubleshooting purposes. 75 cable. The slot 5 Monitor 1 output port can be used for monitoring and troubleshooting purposes. 75 cable. The slot 5 Monitor 2 output port can be used for monitoring and troubleshooting purposes. Connector DIN 1.0/2.3 DIN 1.0/2.3 DIN 1.0/2.3 DIN 1.0/2.3

Mixed Input FLEX System


The following figure illustrates a typical Mixed Input chassis cabling assignment. This setup uses an input from a FLEX module for two channels, and SDI input for two channels in one encoder chassis.

Slot 4

(RN-22)

Figure 74: Mixed Input Chassis (Cable) Setup Table 74 describes the port and cable associations. Table 74: Port and Cable Assignments (two-channel) Port Monitor 1 Slot 4 Monitor 2 Slot 4 Description 75 cable. The Monitor 1 output port can be used for monitoring and troubleshooting purposes. 75 cable. The Monitor 2 output port can be used for monitoring and troubleshooting purposes. Connector DIN 1.0/2.3 DIN 1.0/2.3

NOTE: The FLEX-1 Module in this configuration must use slot 4.

Configuring the FLEX-1 Module in NMX


Refer to the NMX online help system for configuring a FLEX-1 Module for use in your NMX Digital Service Manager application.

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Video Decoding Specifications


Table 75 describes video decode specifications supported by the FLEX-1 Module. NOTE: The Electra 9200 also supports auto-format detection and switching (within 30 seconds).

Table 75: Video Decoding Features Feature Video Decoding


Support MPEG-2 MP@ML MPEG-2 MP@HL MPEG-4 AVC MP@L3 MPEG-4 AVC HP@L4 VBR, CBR AVC SD and HD 4:3 and 16:9

Aspect Ratios Video Formats

480i/29.97, 576i/25, 720p/59.94 720/50, 1080i/25, 1080i/29.97a AVC max bit rate: 24 Mbps MPEG-2 max bit rate: 50 Mbps HD decode and downconvert to SD 60 HZ conversions between 3 specific formats: 1080i/ 29.97 or 720p/59.94 to 480i/29.97 50 Hz conversions between 3 specific formats: 1080i/ 25 or 720p/50 to 576i/25 Static conversion or controlled by AFD/Bar data

Bit Rates Downconversion

Auto Format Detection

Automatically switch between 1080i and 720p formats when the HD-SDI input changes formats Switch performed within 30 seconds Not supported with downconversion

a.

Requires an optional firmware license.

Audio Specifications
FLEX-1 Modules support audio decoding and pass through. This section provides detailed specification of feature support, and resource utilization. It has the following sections:

Audio Pass-through Specifications Audio Decoding Specifications Audio Decoding Resource Considerations Level Magic Dynamic Audio Leveling

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Audio Pass-through Specifications


Table 76 describes the audio pass-through specifications supported by the FLEX-1 Module. Table 76: Audio Pass-through Specifications Feature Number of channels

Support Up to 8 per video service (however, the total passthrough bit rate per FLEX program cannot exceed 4Mbps) MPEG1-L2 1.0 and 2.0 Dolby (AC3) 5.1 and 2.0 AAC/HE AAC 5.1 and 2.0 Audio pass through Audio pass through of dual channel No Fixed Audio Gain Adjustment for pass-through audio Audio pass through with repacketization Silence insertion during CRC errors or buffer underruns Mono, dual channel, stereo, joint stereo, 5.1 multichannel

Audio formats

Audio processing

Operating modes

Audio Decoding Specifications


Table 77 describes the audio decode specifications supported by the FLEX-1 Module. NOTE: Audio leveling is also supported by the FLEX decoding module. This feature defines a constant gain adjustment for incoming audio signal and is described in section Level Magic Dynamic Audio Leveling. Table 77: FLEX Audio Decode Specifications Feature Audio Decoding Format

Support MPEG1-L2 AC-3a Mono, stereo, or multi-channel (5.1) and multichannel (5.1) down-mix to stereo Dual decoder mode: Up to 4 stereo or one AC-3 5.1 and 1 stereo Single decoder mode: Up to 8 stereo or 2 AC-3 5.1 and 2 stereo Static Level Adjustment Level Magic Dynamic Level Adjustmenta Delay Re-embedded group/pair Line mode and RF mode Support for multiple decode of the same PID (audio decode)

Audio Decoding Mode Audio Decoding Capacity

Audio Decoding Parameters

Compression Mode (AC-3 only) Additional Support

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a.

Requires an optional firmware license.

Audio Decoding Resource Considerations


A multichannel decode stream counts as three stereo decode streams. If no downmixing and no dynamic level adjustment is enabled on any stream, the absolute maximum number of audio decode streams is eight, allowed in one of these (and only these) combinations:

Up to four mono/stereo decode streams per FLEX decoding channel Up to one multichannel audio decode and one stereo decode stream per FLEX decoding channel Up to two multichannel audio decode and two stereo audio decode streams on the first FLEX decoding channel (with no audio on the second channel) Up to eight mono/stereo decode streams on the first FLEX decoding port (with no audio on second channel)

Table 78 describes specific AC-3 resource considerations. Table 79 describes specific MPEG1 Layer II resource considerations. Table 78: AC-3 Resource Considerations Multichannel DownMix checkbox Available Resource Usage Equivalent Stereoa

Input Format

Audio Input (into card)

Decoding Mode

Result

Mono

Audio on the left channel. Silence on the right channel. Audio on both channels.

Mono

Stereo*

3 x Stereo

Multichannel

No

Audio on the Center channel. Silence on all others. Audio on the left channel. Silence on the right channel.

3 x Stereo

Mono AC-3

Available (irrelevant for this decoding mode)

Stereoa Audio on both channels

Stereo Stereo Multichannel No

Audio on both left and right channels. Silence on all others.

3 x Stereo

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Table 78: AC-3 Resource Considerations Multichannel DownMix checkbox Available (must be enabled for this decoding mode, or an alarm is raised and decoding stops) Resource Usage Equivalent Stereoa

Input Format

Audio Input (into card)

Decoding Mode

Result

AC-3 (continued)

Mono

Multichannel downmix to Mono on the left channel.

Multichannel

Stereo Multichannel No

Audio on both channels. Audio on both left and right channels. Silence on all others. 3 x Stereo

a.

Enabling Multichannel downmixing allocates resources for downmixing, resulting in resource usage equivalent to 3 x Stereo.

Table 79: MPEG-L2 Resource Considerations Input Format Audio Input (into card) Mono MPEG-L2 Stereo Decoding Mode Mono Stereo Mono Stereo Result Audio on left channel. Silence on right channel. Audio on both channels. Resource Usage Equivalent

Stereo

Level Magic Dynamic Audio Leveling


Audio leveling is also supported by the FLEX decoding module. This feature defines a constant gain adjustment for incoming audio signal. Dynamic leveling uses the same technology found in Jnger Audios Level Magic hardwarebased processors. Level Magic is a trademark of Jnger Audio Studiotechnik GmbH. The dynamic leveling option requires a firmware license.

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Table 710: Level Magic Specifications Feature Audio leveling capacity Operating modes

Support Dual decoder mode: Up to 3 stereo or one AC-3 5.1 Single decoder mode: Up to 6 stereo or 2 AC-3 5.1

Mono, stereo, multichannel (5.1)

Ancillary Data Specifications


A multichannel encoder equipped with a FLEX-1 Module is receiving and outputting compressed streams. The FLEX-1 Module does not re-create any of the ancillary data (also referred to as VBI data), it simply passes it intact as packets of bits, to the encoders TS output. NOTE: The terminology used regarding ancillary data can be incorrect or misleading. VBI data is not applicable to fully digital signals, but is used by user habit. Table 711 describes the ancillary data specifications supported by the FLEX-1 Module. Table 711: Ancillary Data Specifications Feature Vertical Interval Data Services (Pass through only) Number of channels 625-Line VBI Support DPI (SCTE- 35), WST (Teletext), Inverted WST, WSS, VPS, AFD and bar data, VITC, Closed Captioning per CEA-608 and 708, AMOL and TV Guide data. 4 PIDS WSS line blackout with actual black

Input Specifications
Table 712 describes the input specifications of the FLEX-1 Module via one of the optional inputs (IP, ASI, or RF). Refer to the chapter for each input type to see its specifications. Table 712: Input Specifications Feature Transport stream Inputs IP input ASI Input RF Input MPEG-2 TS Connecting the IP Input Cables Table 81 on page 67 Table 91 on page 69 Support

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Output Specifications
Table 713 describes the output specifications supported by the FLEX-1 module. Table 713: Outputs Specifications Feature Video Outputs

Support One (1) per decoded channel with video only, via internal midplane One (1) per channel for confidence monitoring only DIN 1.0/2.3 (DIN 1.0/2.3 to BNC modules available) No Audio, VBI, VANC or HANC data embedded in the SD/HD monitoring outputs. This data is passed via the internal mid-plane connection.

Connector Type Embedded Data along the Video

Environmental and Physical


Compliant with ROHS Directive 2002/95/EC. For additional information, Environment Specifications

Installing the FLEX-1 Decoding Module


This section describes how to install the FLEX Decoding Module. The modules ports are shown in Figure 71. Host encoders are typically ordered from the factory with the FLEX-1 Module already installed.

ESD Safety Precautions


To protect modules from electrostatic discharge (ESD), follow these safety precautions:

Always wear a properly grounded antistatic wrist strap whenever handling the modules. Keep the module inside the antistatic bag until you are ready to install the module in a chassis.

Installing a Module
Refer to Removing and Replacing an Input/Output(I/O) Module for instructions on how to install a module.

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ASI Input Specifications

Chapter 8 ASI Module


This chapter contains specifications for the ASI (input and output) module. The ASI module provides a Transport Stream (TS) input to a FLEX-1 Module, or a TS output from the encoder, The ASI modules can be managed by NMX. Figure 81 shows a diagram of the ASI Module.

Figure 81: ASI Module

ASI Input Specifications


Table 81describes the input specifications for the ASI input port. Table 81: ASI Input Feature Connector MPEG format Processing ASI Ports 4x BNC, 75 188/204 Bytes per TS packet One MPTS/SPTS per port Up to 1 55 Mbps per port Input: Ports 3 and 4 Support

ASI Output Specifications


Table 81 lists the optional ASI module output specifications. If the ASI module is used as an output module, only ports 1 and 2 are mirrored outputs (always enabled). Table 82: ASI Output Specifications Port Connection ASI ports
Format Impedance Connectors

Specification Output: Ports 1 and 2 DVB ASI (per CENELEC EN 50083-9) 75 unbalanced BNC Maximum length of ASI cable is approximately 900 feet (300m); there is no minimum specified. 188/204 bytes per TS packet Up to 1 55 Mbps per port

Max length MPEG format Max output bit rate

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ASI Output Specifications

Connecting the ASI Output Cables


The optional ASI Module has four ASI ports. Ports one and two are output ports. Ports three and four are unused in an ASI output application. Because the output ports are redundant, you can connect one port to a modulator or remultiplexer and the other to a backup modulator or backup remultiplexer. The cable type you select depends on the distance between the encoder and the output device. The ports use a 75-ohm BNC coaxial connector. NOTE: The maximum length of ASI cable is approximately 900 feet; there is no minimum specified. To connect the ASI output cables: Connect an ASI cable with 75-ohm BNC coaxial connector from ASI Port 1 or Port 2 to an appropriate output device.

Connecting the ASI Input Cables


The optional ASI Module has four ASI ports. Ports one, two, three, and four are input ports. Connect one or both ASI input ports to external devices. The cable type you select depends on the distance between the encoder and the input device. The ports use a 75-ohm BNC coaxial connector. NOTE: The maximum length of ASI cable is approximately 900 feet; there is no minimum specified. To connect the ASI input cables: Connect an ASI cable with 75-ohm BNC coaxial connector from ASI port three or port four to an appropriate input device.

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RF Module Specifications

Chapter 9 ATSC RF Input Module


The RF Input Module is a four-channel ATSC 8VSB receiver. It receives four independent ATSC 8VSB signals on the inputs and outputs four MPEG-2 Transport Streams over the chassis internal bus to one or more FLEX decoding modules. The RF Input module does not support analog demodulation. The RF Input Module can be managed by NMX. NOTE: The four inputs are enabled by optional firmware licenses.

RF Module Specifications
Table 91 provides the specifications for the RF module. Table 91: RF Module Specifications Feature Connectors Modulation Tuning Range Support 4x Type F, 75 per IEC 60169-24 8VSB (ATSC compliant) VHF/UHF (Channels 259) Note: The tuning range is limited to Channels 2 to 59 by software (and SCTE 02-2006), per the FCC/Industry Canada decisions to release channels 60 to 69 for public safety use. Sensitivity Dynamic Range MPEG Format MPEG-2 TS 83dBm/6 MHz > 80dB 188 Bytes per TS packet MPTS and SPTS

Environmental and Physical


Compliant with ROHS Directive 2002/95/EC. Refer to the encoder environmental specifications for additional information. Figure 91 displays the module (rear panel).

Figure 91: RF Input Module

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RF Module LED Lights

RF Module LED Lights


The LED lights show status, as shown in Table 92. Table 92: LED Status Lights Display Off Blinking Yellow Red Steady yellow Green Port disabled Loss of sync Packet error rate (PER) threshold exceeded SNR below threshold Port Enabled, no alarms Status

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Description

Chapter 10 A/B Power Input Switch


This chapter describes the A/B Power Input switch.

Description
The A/B Power Input switch receives two separate AC main input sources to support redundancy. It monitors the voltage, and selects the good voltage to provide one AC output for the Electra 9200 encoder. The A/B Power Input switch automatically changes from the line A input to the Line B input (or the reverse) upon loss of power on the active line. The switch uses and monitors the active line continuously and switches to the backup port only when the active line has a fault. The card switches back automatically when the active port is detected as normal and stable (with an appropriate delay). The A/B Input switch option is only available on Electra 9200 encoders equipped with a single power connector (ELC-9200). Electra 9200 encoders equipped with dual power connectors (ELC-9200D) should use dual power supplies instead of the A/B switch. NOTE: The A/B Power Input switch is a dual-height card and can only be installed in slots 1 and 3. For slot diagrams, see Encoder Back Panel Slot Specifications. Figure 101 displays the A/B Power Input switch (rear panel).

Pigtail power output cable (plugs into encoder) Figure 101: A/B Power Input switch

Cabling the A/B Power Input Switch


The cabling is straightforward. Plug two power cords into two separate power sources (power strips supplied from different power circuits).

Card Status
This section describes how to recognize the current status of the A/B Power Input switch through its LEDs. NOTE: It is recommended that you use A for primary equipment and B for backup equipment.

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Card Status

The LED lights show module status, as shown in Table 101. Table 101: LED Status Lights Display Red Green Status Input power (for that port) is not within the acceptable voltage range Steady: input power for that port is within acceptable voltage range Flashing: port is being utilized for input power Orange Off Port failure (cant be used) No power or broken LED

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Environment Specifications

Appendix A Encoder Physical Specifications


This appendix contains a comprehensive list of the environment specifications, electrical specifications, and physical characteristics of the encoder.

Environment Specifications
Table A1 lists environment specifications for the encoder. Table A1: Environment Specifications Parameter Size (W x H x D) Weight AC Power
Input voltage range Line frequency Typical consumption

Specification 48.26 cm x 4.31 cm x 69.07 cm (19 in x 1.7 in x 27.2 in (1RU)) 1 4.5 kg (32 lb.)

AC 100 240V (auto ranging) 47 to 63 Hz 109 W for ELC-9200 (1 channel) 1 50 W for ELC-9200 (2 channels) 191 W for ELC-9200 (3 channels) 232 W for ELC-9200 (4 channels) 1 53 W for ELC-9200 (1 channel with FLEX/GbE) 194 W for ELC-9200 (2 channels with FLEX/GbE) 253 W for ELC-9200 (3 channels with FLEX/GbE) 294 W for ELC-9200 (4 channels with FLEX/GbE) 4 W per AHC-561 module 2.8 W per AHC-RAC module 6.5 W per ASI module

Fuse (available only on

6.3 A, 250 V, fuse 5 x 20 mm

Electra 9200 single power supply model) DC Power


Nominal input Input voltage range

48 VDC 40 to 60 VDC

Temperature
Operating

+32 to +1 22 F 0 to +50 C 20 to +80 C ( 4 to +1 76 F)

Storage

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Port Specifications

Table A1: Environment Specifications continued Parameter Humidity


Operating Storage

Specification

< 95% noncondensing < 95% noncondensing

Altitude
Operating Storage

<1 5,000 feet (4,572 meters) < 40,000 feet (1 2,192 meters)

Shock and Vibration


Packaged

Passes the impact, compression, and vibration requirements of ASTM D4169-94, Distribution Cycle 1 3, Assurance Level 1 Passes NEBS Office Vibration Test while operating (0.1G sine sweep, 5 to 100 Hz, 3 axis) The Electra 9200 is compliant with RoHS Directive 2002/ 95/EC

Operating

RoHs Compliance

Port Specifications
Table A2 lists the specifications for the back panel port connections. For port locations, see the illustration of the back panel on Figure 12. Table A2: Port Specifications Port Connection Video input port
Protocol

Specification

Serial Digital: Standard Definition signal format per SMPTE 259M Data stream format per ITUR BT 601 High Definition signal format per SMPTE 292M 75 unbalanced BNC

Impedance Connector type

Digital audio input


Input

Up to three stereo pairs or one 5.1 mulitchannel for the on-board audio Embedded in SDI AES3 signal format per AES3-2003 and ITU-R BS.647-2 S/PDIF signal format per IEC 60958

Format

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RJ-45 Ethernet Port Pinouts

Table A2: Port Specifications continued Port Connection Ethernet management port
Type Protocol Connector type

Specification

10/100/1000 Base-T 802.3 RJ-45 SMPTE 333 Service

Input serial port Ethernet output port


Type Protocol Connector type

10/100/1000 Base-T MPEG-2/MPEG-4 over IP RJ-45

Ethernet input ports


Type Protocol Connector type

10/100/1000 Base-T MPEG-2/MPEG-4 over IP RJ-45 Capable of switching 0.25 amps at 30 VDC Phoenix 1881 383

Fault relay port


Mating connector type

RJ-45 Ethernet Port Pinouts


Table A3 lists the pinouts for the RJ-45 Ethernet port. Table A3: RJ-45 Ethernet Port Pinouts Pin 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Signal Transmit data (TD) + Transmit data (TD) Receive data (RD) + Not connected Not connected Receive data (RD) Not connected Not connected

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Fault Relay/General Purpose Interface (GPI) Ports

Fault Relay/General Purpose Interface (GPI) Ports


Fault Relay
A contact closure is a physical connection between two platforms that define the state of the platformby being either on or off. The Electra 9200 can signal a fault through a fault relay (contact closure) for an external device. NMX communicates with the encoder via Ethernet and does not use this function. The fault relay port connects to a Form C relay that can switch up to 0.25 A at 30 VDC. The encoder energizes the fault relay during normal operation. The fault condition is indicated in the same way as the encoders powered-off condition, which is with the relay de-energized. You can use this method to correctly identify a power supply failure or loss of input power. The labels of the fault relay connections, Normally open (NO) or Normally closed (NC), indicate the non-fault state of the relay. In other words, when the encoder is running normally without faults, the NO connection is open, and the NC connection is closed. When there is a fault, the NO connection changes to closed, and the NC connection changes to open. NOTE: Any alarm causes the fault relay to change to the fault state. When multiple alarms accumulate, all alarms must be resolved for the relay state to change.

General Purpose Interface Port Inputs


Contact closure on the Electra and Ion-based encoders can also be used as DPI inputs to the encoder. To activate contact closure: Individual wires need to be inserted into the contacts and grounded to the ground pin to activate a contact closure. When configured in the DPI properties page of NMX an SCTE35 message is sent out when that pin is set to low. Each is independent and can be provisioned to any one channel and multiple available channels.

(RN-05)

Figure A1: Fault Relay/GPI Ports Detail Table A4 lists the Fault Relay pinouts. Table A4: Fault Relay/GPI Port Pinouts Pin 1 Connection Normally closed (NC)

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RS-232 Serial Port Pinouts

Table A4: Fault Relay/GPI Port Pinouts continued Pin 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Connection Normally open (NO) Common (CM) GPI contact 1 GPI contact 2 GPI contact 3 GPI contact 4 Ground (GND)

RS-232 Serial Port Pinouts


The serial data port can be used for a single serial CEA-708 captions per SMPTE 333 per chassis. Table A5 lists the pinouts for the RS-232 serial port. Table A5: RJ-45 Ethernet Port Pinouts Pin 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Signal Not connected Receive data Transmit data No connected Ground No connected No connected No connected No connected

NOTE: The serial data port should only be used in a single serial SMPTE 333 (carrying CEA-708 captions) link per chassis.

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MPEG-1 Layer II Audio

Appendix B Audio Specifications


This appendix lists the audio specifications for the encoder.

MPEG-1 Layer II Audio


The following table lists the bit rates in Kbps for the sample frequencies of 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz, and 32 kHz. This table is for MPEG-1 Layer II audio. Table B1: MPEG-1 Layer II Audio Bit Rates Audio without PCR Audio Bit Rate (Kbps) 32 48 56 64 80 96 1 1 2 1 28 160 192 224 256 320 384 48 kHz 41.8 52.2 62.7 73.1 83.6 104.4 1 25.3 1 35.8 167.1 198.4 229.8 271.6 334.2 396.9 44.1 kHz (analog only) 38.4 57.6 67.2 67.2 86.4 105.6 1 1 5.1 1 34.3 1 72.7 201.5 230.3 268.7 335.9 393.4 32 kHz (analog only) 34.8 55.7 62.7 69.6 83.6 104.4 1 18.4 1 32.3 167.1 201.9 229.8 264.6 334.2 396.9 48 kHz 41.8 52.2 62.7 73.1 94.0 104.4 1 25.3 1 35.8 167.1 208.9 240.2 271.6 334.2 396.9 Audio with PCR 44.1 kHz (analog only) 38.4 57.6 67.2 76.8 86.4 105.6 1 24.7 1 34.3 1 72.7 201.5 239.9 268.7 335.9 403.0 32 kHz (analog only) 34.8 55.7 62.7 69.6 90.5 104.4 1 18.4 1 39.3 167.1 201.9 236.7 264.6 334.2 396.9

Dolby Digital (AC-3) Audio


The Electra 9200 supports the AC-3 5.1 format and two-channel in pass-through mode. NOTE: Harmonic supports AC-3 pass-through rates of 96 to 640 Kbps, and native AC-3 rates of 56 to 640 Kbps.

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AAC Audio

Table B2 applies to native and pass-through AC-3 audio and lists the bit rates for the sample frequencies of 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz, and 32 kHz. Table B2: AC-3 Audio Bit Rates Audio Bit Rate (Kbps) 56 64 80 96 1 1 2 1 28 160 192 224 256 320 384 448 51 2 576 640 Audio without PCR 48 kHz 65.8 75.2 84.6 103.4 1 22.2 1 31.6 169.2 197.4 235.0 263.2 329.0 394.8 460.6 526.4 592.2 658.0 44.1 kHz 60.5 69.1 86.4 103.6 1 20.9 1 38.2 164.1 198.6 233.2 267.7 328.2 397.3 466.4 526.8 595.9 656.4 32 kHz 62.7 68.9 87.7 100.3 1 19.1 1 31.6 169.2 200.5 231.9 263.2 332.1 394.8 463.7 526.4 589.1 658.0 48 kHz 65.8 75.2 84.6 103.4 1 22.2 1 41.0 169.2 206.8 235.0 272.6 338.4 404.2 460.6 526.4 592.2 658.0 Audio with PCR 44.1 kHz 60.5 69.1 86.4 103.6 1 20.9 1 38.2 1 72.7 198.6 233.2 267.7 336.8 397.3 466.4 526.8 595.9 656.4 32 kHz 62.7 68.9 87.7 106.5 1 19.1 1 37.9 169.2 200.5 231.9 269.5 332.1 394.8 463.7 526.4 595.3 658.0

NOTE: Changing from non-single-channel mode to single-channel mode provisions the transport bit rate automatically. When you change between single-channel and non-single-channel modes, the encoder automatically provisions the bit rate to the closest available bit rate. In some cases, this means the bit rate is lower because provisioning does not increase the bit rate defined for the port. Therefore, changing the coding mode from non-single-channel mode to any of the four highest bit rates causes the encoder to provision the bit rate to 192 Kbps. In the case of the three lowest bit rates, when you change from single-channel to non-singlechannel mode, because the bit rate is the lowest available, the encoder provisions to the next highest available bit rate, 64 Kbps. If you set the bit rate to 80 Kbps and then change the coding mode to non-single-channel, the encoder provisions the bit rate to 64 Kbps.

AAC Audio
The following table lists the bit rates for MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) and HE AAC audio compression at 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz, and 32 kHz.

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AAC Audio

NOTE: MPEG-2 AAC/HE AAC uses the ADTS wrapper. MPEG-4 AAC/HE AAC/HE AAC v2 defaults to the LATM/LOAS wrapper with a user option to select ADTS. Wrapper requirements are system specific. Table B3: AAC Audio Bit Rates Audio Bit Rate (Kbps) 32 48 56 64 96 1 1 2 1 28 182 192 224 256 320 384 Audio without PCR 48 kHz 36.36 60.56 60.56 72.67 108.98 1 21.08 1 45.28 193.69 205.80 242.10 278.41 338.93 41 1.54 44.1 kHz 44.53 55.65 66.77 77.89 1 1 1.25 1 22.37 1 44.61 200.20 21 1.32 244.68 278.04 344.76 41 1.48 32 kHz 40.39 56.53 64.60 72.67 104.94 1 21.08 1 37.21 193.69 209.83 242.10 274.37 338.92 41 1.54 48 kHz 48.46 60.56 72.67 72.67 108.98 1 33.18 1 45.28 205.80 205.80 242.10 278.40 351.03 41 1.54 Audio with PCR 44.1 kHz 44.53 55.65 66.77 77.89 1 1 1.25 1 22.37 1 44.61 200.20 21 1.32 244.68 278.04 344.76 41 1.48 32 kHz 40.39 56.53 64.60 72.67 104.94 1 29.1 4 1 45.28 201.76 209.83 242.10 274.37 346.99 41 1.54

NOTE: At HE AAC v2 bit rates higher than 64 kbps, the PS tool is automatically disabled, resulting in an HE AAC or AAC audio bitstream. For HE AAC bit rates higher than 128 kbps, the encoder disables the SBR tool, resulting in an AAC bitstream.

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Appendix C Encoder Back Panel Slot Specifications

Module Slots

Appendix C Encoder Back Panel Slot Specifications


This appendix contains the back slot specifications.

Module Slots
The diagram below represents the back panel of the dual power supply model of the Electra 9200 (ELC-9200D). The diagram shows the slot number and the modules that can be installed in that slot. NMX uses the slot number to differentiate between cards of the same type within the encoder. Figure C1: Module slots.

Slot 3 Slot 1

Slot 4 Slot 2

Slot 5

(RN-24)

Module Configurations for All Encoders


Table C1: Module Configurations Slot 1 FLEX-1 AHC-RAC AHC-561 8VSB ASI Out ASI In AB PWR X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Slot 2 Slot 3 Slot 4 X X X Slot 5 X X 1 or 2 per chassis 1 to 5 per chassis 1 to 4 per chassis Note: Cannot be used with FLEX. 1 per chassis 1 per chassis 1 per chassis 1 per chassis - Needs both slots

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Additional Module Configurations for FLEX-based Encoders

Additional Module Configurations for FLEX-based Encoders


Table C2 lists the module configurations available for FLEX-based encoders. Table C2: FLEX-1 Module Options Module FLEX Option Slot #4 must be populated first, slot #5 second (1-2 modules per chassis). Slot #1 (typical), slot #3 if slot 1 is already in use (1 card per chassis). For FLEX only chassis, the FLEX-1 Module goes into slot #4 and #5. Slot #4 must be populated first. For baseband and compressed mixed input encoders, the FLEX-1 Module can be either slot #4 or #5. ASI input modules cannot use slot #4 as it is used for first FLEX module. Slot #1 (typical), or slot #3 if slot 1 is already in use, or slot # 2 if slots 1 and 3 are already in use. (1 card per chassis) ASI input is currently only for FLEX module. ASI in slots 1, 3, and 4 appears as an input card. Notes

ASI Input

RF 8VSB

NOTE: ASI Input modules (used with the FLEX-1 Module) and ASI Output modules utilize the same hardware, but perform different functions based on; 1) the slot number and 2) if a FLEX-1 Module is installed. If installed in slots #2 or 5 the ASI module is always an output, If a FLEX-1 Module is installed, an ASI module installed in slots #1 or 3 is an input.

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Appendix D Contacting the Technical Assistance Center


Harmonic Global Service and Support has many Technical Assistance Centers (TAC) located Globally but virtually co-located where our customers can obtain technical assistance or request on-site visits from the Regional Field Service Management team. The TAC operates a Follow-The-Sun support model to provide Global Technical Support anytime, anywhere, through a single case management and virtual telephone system. Depending on time of day, anywhere in the world, we will receive and address your calls or emails in one of our global support centers. The Follow-the-Sun model greatly benefits our customers by provided continuous problem resolution and escalation of issues around the clock. Table D1: For Distribution and Delivery (Legacy Harmonic) Products Region Americas EME Asia Pacific Other Territories India Russia Africa Mainland China Telephone Technical Support 888.673.4896 or 408.490.6477 +44.1 252.555.450 +852.371 3.9300 +44.1 252.555.450 +7.495.926.4608 +44.1 252.555.450 +86.10.8391.331 3 E-mail support@harmonicinc.com support.emea@harmonicinc.com hongkongtechsupport@harmonicinc.com support.emea@harmonicinc.com rusupport@harmonicinc.com support.emea@harmonicinc.com chinatechsupport@harmonicinc.com

Table D2: For Production and Playout (Legacy Omneon and Rhozet) Products Region Americas EMEA Asia Pacific Other Territories Japan China - Mainland Russia and CIS Telephone Technical Support 888.673.4896 or 408.490.6477 +44.1 252.555.450 +65.6542.0050 +81.3.5565.6737 +86.10.8391.331 3 +7.495.926.4608 E-mail omneon.support@harmonicinc.com omneonemeasupport@harmonicinc.com apacsupport@harmonicinc.com japansupport@harmonicinc.com chinasupport@harmonicinc.com rusupport@harmonicinc.com

The Harmonic Inc. support website is:


http://www.harmonicinc.com/content/technical-support

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The Harmonic Inc. Distribution and Delivery product software downloads site is:
ftp://ftp.harmonicinc.com

The Harmonic Inc. Playout and Production software downloads site is:
ftp://ftp.Omneon.com//Updates/Omneon/Current/

The Harmonic Inc. corporate address is:


Harmonic Inc. 4300 North First St. San Jose, CA 951 34, U.S.A. Attn: Customer Support The corporate telephone numbers for Harmonic Inc. are: Tel. 1.800.788.1 330 (from the U.S. and Canada) Tel. +1.408.542.2500 (outside the U.S. and Canada) Fax.+1.408.542.251 1

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NOTE: The information in this appendix may apply to purchased products. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy. It may cause harmful interference to radio communications if it is not installed and used in accordance with the instructions in this manual. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference. If this occurs, the user will be required to correct the interference at his or her own expense. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 1 5, Subpart B of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This device complies with Part 1 5 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Connections between the Harmonic equipment and other equipment must be made in a manner that is consistent with maintaining compliance with FCC radio frequency emission limits. Modifications to this equipment not expressly approved by Harmonic may void the authority granted to the user by the FCC to operate this equipment.

WEEE/RoHS Compliance Policy


Harmonic Inc. intends to comply fully with the European Unions Directive 2002/96/EC as amended, on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, also known as WEEE, and Directive 2002/95/EC, as amended, on the Restriction of use of Hazardous Substances, also known as RoHS. Harmonic will ensure that product which cannot be reused will be recycled in compliance with the WEEE Directive. To that end, users are advised that (1) Harmonic equipment is not to be discarded in household or office garbage, (2) Harmonic Inc. will pay the freight for shipment of equipment to be disposed of if it is returned to Harmonic, (3) customers should call the normal RMA telephone numbers to arrange for such shipment, and (4) for additional and updated information on this process customers may consult the Harmonic website: http:/ /harmonicinc.com/pa_weee_recycle.cfm. Harmonic will ensure that its products will be either reused or recycled in compliance with the WEEE Directive. For the latest information concerning Harmonics WEEE/RoHS Compliance Policy and its Recycling and Take-Back process, please visit our web site.

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Restricted Substance Statement


Harmonic products contain less than the permitted limits for the six restricted substances except where exemptions published in the RoHS Directive are applicable. This statement is based on vendor-supplied analysis or material certifications, and/or lab test results of the component raw materials used in the manufacture of Harmonic products. Restricted Substance Cadmium (Cd) Lead (Pb) Chromium (VI) (Cr (VI)) Mercury (Hg) Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBBs) Permitted limit* < 0.01% (Cd) < 0.1% (Pb < 0.1% (Cr VI) < 0.1% (Hg) < 0.1% (PBBs)

*Homogeneous material definition as per the EU Directive.

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Names and Contents of the Toxic and Hazardous Substances or Elements in the Products if the Part is Present
This table shows those components where hazardous substances may be found in Harmonic products based on, among other things, material content information provided by third party suppliers. These components may or may not be part of the product. 20 The Environmental Protective Use Period for Harmonic products is 20 years unless displayed otherwise on the product. The EPUP period is valid only when the products are operated or stored as per the conditions specified in the product manual. Table 0-1:

(Hazardous Substance) (Part name)


(PB) X (Hg) O (Cd) O (CrVI) O (PBB) O (PBDE) O

(Printed Circuit Assemblies)

(Mechanical Subassemblies)

(Optical Subassemblies)

(Power Supplies)

/
(Cables, harnesses)

/
(Screens, Monitors)

(Metal Parts) / (Plastics, foams)

(Batteries)

O: SJ/T11363-2006

O: Indicates the content of the toxic and hazardous substances at the homogeneous material level of the parts is below the limit defined in SJ/T1 1 363 2006 standard.

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X: SJ/T11363-2006

X: Indicates that the content of the toxic and hazardous substances in at least one of the homogeneous materials of the parts is above the limit defined in SJ/T1 1 363 2006 standard.

Standards and Agency Approval


The following tables list regulatory standards and agency approvals:

North America
Standards EMI: FCC Part 1 5, Subpart B, ICES-003, Issue 2, Class A Safety: UL60950-1, CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1 FCC cTUV-us Mark Agency Approval

Europe
Standards EMI/EMC: EN55022 Class A, EN55024, EN61000-3-2 and EN61000-3-3 Safety: EN 60950-1, EN60825-1 RoHS2: Directive 201 1/65/EU CE TUV-GS or T-Mark, CE CE Agency Approval

Japan
Standards EMI: VCCI V-3, VCCI V-3 / 2000.04, VCCI V-3 2009 VCCI Agency Approval

Australia and New Zealand


Standards EMI: AS/NZS CISPR22 Agency Approval AS/NZS CISPR22

Canadian EMC Notice of Compliance


English: This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class A limits for the radio noise emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Commerce.

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French: Le prsent appareil numrique nmet pas de bruits radiolectriques dpassant les limites applicables aux appareils numriques de la classe A prescrites dans le Rglement sur le brouillage radiolectrique dict par le ministre des Communications du Canada. EU Manufacturers Declaration of Conformity We: Harmonic, Inc. Declare under our sole responsibility that the products identified below comply with the following EU Directives and Harmonized Standards stated. Applicable EU Directives for ContentBridge: Regulatory Compliance Directive(s) ContentBridge 1000 EMC FCC Part 1 5, ICES-003 CISPR 22 2004/108/EC Electromagnetic Compatibility including amendments TUV 2006/95/EC Low Voltage Directive including amendments ContentBridge 2010A EMC FCC ICES CE Mark VCCI BSMI C-Tick SABS CCC MIC Safety UL CAN/CSA EN IEC Class A Class B EN 55022 Class B, EN55024, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3 Class B Class A Class B Class B Class B Class A UL 60950-1 CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 EN 60950-1, EN60825-1, EN60825-2 IEC60950-1 Class A for Digital Equipment, USA, Canada EN55022, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, and EN55024 UL60950-1, CAN/CSAC22.2 No. 60950-1Safety of Information Technology Equipment Notes

Safety

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Regulatory Compliance

Directive(s) ContentBridge 2010B/2010C

Notes

EMC

ACMA or C-Tick BELLIS KVALITET ICES CNCA or CCC KONCAR CE SII VCCI OTAN CKT INSM NEMKO GOST SABS KCC BSMI UKRTEST or UKRSERTCOMPUTER FCC STZ ICT IRAM BELLIS SCC CNCA or CCC KONCAR CE TUV IECEE IECEE CB SII OTAN CKT KEBS KUCAS NYCE or NOM INSM SONCAP NEMKO GOST KSA ICCP NRCS BSMI UKRTEST or UKRSERTCOMPUTER NRTL STZ

Class A

Safety

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Applicable EU Directives for ContentDirector: Regulatory Compliance Directive(s) ContentDirector 1000C, 10000D, and 2000 EMC ACMA or C-Tick BELLIS KVALITET ICES CNCA or CCC KONCAR CE SII VCCI OTAN CKT INSM NEMKO GOST SABS KCC BSMI UKRTEST or UKRSERTCOMPUTER FCC STZ ICT IRAM BELLIS SCC CNCA or CCC KONCAR CE TUV IECEE IECEE CB SII OTAN CKT KEBS KUCAS NYCE or NOM INSM SONCAP NEMKO GOST KSA ICCP NRCS BSMI UKRTEST or UKRSERTCOMPUTER NRTL STZ Class A Notes

Safety

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Applicable EU Directives for ContentServer and ContentStore: Regulatory Compliance Directive(s) ContentServer 1042B/1042C-DP EMC FCC Part 1 5, ICES-003 CISPR 22 89/336/EEC Electromagnetic Compatibility including amendments Class A for Digital Equipment, USA, Canada EN55022A:1998+A1:2000 +A2:2003 EN61000-3-2:2000, EN61000-33:1995+A1:2001 EN55024:1998 +A1:2001+A2:2003 Immunity UL60950-1: 2003 CAN/CSA-C22.2 60950-1-3 Safety of Information Technology Equipment Notes

Safety

TUV 73/23/EEC Low Voltage Directive including amendments ContentServer 2122/2124

EMC

FCC Part 1 5, ICES-003 CISPR 22 89/336/EEC Electromagnetic Compatibility including amendments

Class A for Digital Equipment, USA, Canada EN55022 EMISSIONS EN61000-3-2, EN61000-33 EN55024 Immunity IEC 60950 CAN/CSA-C22.2 60950 Safety of Information Technology Equipment

Safety

UL60950 73/23/EEC Low Voltage Directive including amendments ContentServer 3000

EMC

FCC (CFR 47, Part 1 5) Class A IECS-003, Issue 3, Class A

EN 55022, EN1000-2-3, EN1000-3-3 EN55024, AS/NZS 3548 (CISPR-22 Class A) VCCI V-3

Safety

IEC/EN 60950-1: CB report and CB certificate UL/CSA 60950-1: cTUVus-mark ContentStore 3160

EMC

FCC (CFR 47, Part 1 5) Class A IECS-003, Issue 3, Class A

EN 55022, EN1000-2-3, EN1000-3-3 EN55024, AS/NZS 3548 (CISPR-22 Class A) VCCI V-3

Safety

IEC/EN 60950-1: CB report and CB certificate UL/CSA 60950-1: cTUVus-mark

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Applicable EU Directives for Network Switch 2924, 2948 and 5406: Regulatory Compliance CE Directive(s) Low Voltage Directive is: 2006/95/EC, EMC directive is: 2004/108/EC FCC VCCI EN CISPR-22 CSA 22.2 UL IEC EN Applicable EU Directives for the MediaDeck 7000: Regulatory Compliance CE Directive(s) Low Voltage Directive (73/23/EEC) including amendments Notes EN60950-1: 1992, A1 + A2 + A3 + A4 Safety of Information Technology Equipment Class A for Digital Equipment, USA Class A for Digital Equipment, Canada (89/336/EEC) including amendments Emissions from Information Technology Equipment Immunity for Information Technology Equipment Class A Others Notes EN60950-1 Safety of Information Technology Equipment Class A Class A 55022 Class A No. 60950-1 60950-1 60950-1 60950-1

EMC

Safety

EMC

FCC Part 1 5, ICES-003 ICES-003 Directive of Electromagnetic Compatibility EN55022: 1998 EN55024: 1998 CISPR 22

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Applicable EU Directives for the MediaDirector 2201, 2202, 2251, 2252, and the MediaCenter: Regulatory Compliance CE Directive(s) Low Voltage Directive is 2006/95/EC, EMC directive is: 2004/108/EC FCC Part 1 5 Class A ICES-003 VCCI Class A CISPR 22 Class A CNS 1 3438 EN 55022 Class A KN22 Class A UL 60950-1 First, Second Edition CSA C22.2 Notes EN 60950-1 Safety of Information Technology Equipment USA Canada Japan Australia, New Zealand, EU Taiwan EU Korea

EMC

Safety

Applicable EU Directives for MediaPort Series 5000, MediaPort 7000 Series, and ChannelPort: Regulatory Compliance Directive(s) Notes

MediaPort 5000 Series, MediaPort 7000 Series, and ChannelPort CE Low Voltage Directive is: 2006/95/EC, EMC directive is: 2004/108/EC FCC Part 1 5, ICES-003 ICES-003 Directive of Electromagnetic Compatibility EN55022 EN55024 CISPR22 EN60950-1 Safety of Information Technology Equipment Class A for Digital Equipment, USA Class A for Digital Equipment, Canada (89/336/EEC) including amendments Emissions from Information Technology Equipment Immunity for Information Technology Equipment Class A Others Safety UL/CUL, CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 950-95 Third Edition and UL1950 Third Edition UL/CUL, CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-03 First Edition and UL60950-1 First Edition ChannelPort Safety UL 670950-1, 2nd Edition CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-03, 2nd Edition IEC 60950-1:2005 (Second Edition) EN 670950-1,2006 + A1 1:2009

EMC

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Applicable EU Directives for the Ellipse1000 and 2000: Regulatory Compliance CE EMC Directive(s) Low Voltage Directive is: 2006/95/EC, EMC directive is: 2004/108/EC EN55022, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3 and EN55024. VCCI V-3, AS/NZS CISPR22, KN22 and KN24 EN60950-1, EN60525-1, EN60825-2, UL60950-1, CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1 Notes

Safety

Applicable EU Directives for the Electra 1000, 5000, 5400, and 9200 encoders: Regulatory Compliance CE EMC Directive(s) Low Voltage Directive is: 2006/95/EC, EMC directive is: 2004/108/EC EN55022, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3 and EN55024. VCCI V-3, AS/NZS CISPR22 EN60950-1, EN60525-1, EN60825-2, UL60950-1, CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1 Notes

Safety

Applicable EU Directives for the Electra 8000 encoders: Regulatory Compliance CE EMC Directive(s) Low Voltage Directive is: 2006/95/EC, EMC directive is: 2004/108/EC EN55022, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3 and EN55024. VCCI V-3, AS/NZS CISPR22, KN22 and KN24 EN60950-1, EN60525-1, EN60825-2, UL60950-1, CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1 Notes

Safety

Applicable EU Directives for the ION AVC HD, ION AVC SD, ION MPEG-2, ION MPEG-4 AVC, and ION Multichannel encoders: Regulatory Compliance CE Directive(s) Low Voltage Directive is: 2006/95/EC, EMC directive is: 2004/108/EC Notes

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Directive(s) EN55022, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3 and EN55024. VCCI V-3, AS/NZS CISPR22 EN60950-1, EN60525-1, EN60825-2, UL60950-1, CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1

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Applicable EU Directives for ProStream 1000, 2000, 4000, 4500, 5000, and 8000: Regulatory Compliance CE EMC Directive(s) Low Voltage Directive is: 2006/95/EC, EMC directive is: 2004/108/EC EN55022, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3 and EN55024. VCCI V-3, AS/NZS CISPR22 EN60950-1, EN60525-1, EN60825-2, UL60950-1, CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1 Notes

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Applicable EU Directives for the MV400, MV450, and MV500 MPEG-2: Regulatory Compliance EMC Directive(s) EN55022, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3 and EN55024. VCCI V-3, AS/NZS CISPR22 EN60950-1, EN60525-1, EN60825-2, UL60950-1, CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1 Notes

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Important Safeguards and Notices


This section provides important safety guidelines for both the Operator and Service Personnel. Specific warnings and cautions are found throughout the guide where they apply, but may not appear here. Please read and follow the important safety information, noting especially those instructions related to risk of fire, electric shock or injury to persons.

Safety and Regulatory Information for the ContentServer 3000 and ContentStore 3160
Danger: Class 1 laser product. Attention: Produit laser de classe 1 Warnung: Laserprodukt der Klasse 1 This equipment contains optical transceivers, which comply with the limits of Class 1 laser radiation. Visible and invisible laser radiation may be emitted from the aperture of the optical transceiver ports when no cable is connected. Avoid exposure to laser radiation and do not stare into open apertures.

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Lithium Battery Notice for Service Personnel


This product contains a lithium battery. Although the battery is not field-serviceable, observe the following warning: Mark Notes CAUTION: Danger of explosion if battery is replaced with incorrect type. Replace only with the same type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer's instructions. WARNING: CALIFORNIA PERCHLORATE ADVISORY Some lithium batteries, may contain perchlorate material. The following advisory is provided: Perchlorate Material special handling may apply, see www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate/ for information. ATTENTION: II y a danger d'explosion s'il a remplacement incorrect de la batterie. Remplacer uniquement avec une batterie du meme type ou d'un type equivalent recommande par le constructeur. Mettre au rebut les batteries usagees conformement aux instructions du fabricant WARNUNG: Bei Einsetzen einer falschen Batterie besteht Explosionsgefahr. Ersetzen Sie die Batterie nur durch den gleichen oder vom Hersteller empfohlenen Batterietyp. Entsorgen Sie die benutzten Batterien nach den Anweisungen des Herstellers. WARNING: This product relies on the building's installation for short-circuit (overcurrent) protection. Ensure that a fuse or circuit breaker no larger than 1 20 VAC, 1 5A U.S. (240 VAC, 10A international) is used on the phase conductors (all current-carrying conductors). ATTENTION: Pour ce qui est de la protection contre les courts-circuits (surtension), ce produit dpend de l'installation lectrique du local. Vrifier qu'un fusible ou qu'un disjoncteur de 1 20 V alt., 1 5 A U.S. maximum (240 V alt., 10 A international) est utilis sur les conducteurs de phase (conducteurs de charge). WARNUNG: Dieses Produkt ist darauf angewiesen, da im Gebude ein Kurzschlu- bzw. berstromschutz installiert ist. Stellen Sie sicher, da eine Sicherung oder ein Unterbrecher von nicht mehr als 240 V Wechselstrom, 10 A (bzw. in den USA 1 20 V Wechselstrom, 1 5 A) an den Phasenleitern (allen stromfhrenden Leitern) verwendet wird. WARNING: To prevent bodily injury when mounting or servicing this unit in a rack, you must take special precautions to ensure that the system remains stable. These guidelines are provided to ensure your safety:

This unit should be mounted at the bottom of the rack if it is the only unit in the rack. When mounting this unit in a partially filled rack, load the rack from the bottom to the top with he heaviest component at the bottom of the rack. If the rack is provided with stabilizing devices, install the stabilizers before mounting or servicing the unit in the rack.

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Mark

Notes ATTENTION: Pour viter toute blessure corporelle pendant les oprations de montage ou de rparation de cette unit en casier, il convient de prendre des prcautions spciales afin de maintenir la stabilit du systme. Les directives ci-dessous sont destines assurer la protection du personnel.

Si cette unit constitue la seule unit monte en casier, elle doit tre place dans le bas. Si cette unit est monte dans un casier partiellement rempli, charger le casier de bas en haut en plaant l'lment le plus lourd dans le bas. Si le casier est quip de dispositifs stabilisateurs, installer les stabilisateurs avant de monter ou de rparer l'unit en casier.

WARNUNG: Zur Vermeidung von Krperverletzung beim Anbringen oder Warten dieser Einheit in einem Gestell mssen Sie besondere Vorkehrungen treffen, um sicherzustellen, da das System stabil bleibt. Die folgenden Richtlinien sollen zur Gewhrleistung Ihrer Sicherheit dienen:

Wenn diese Einheit die einzige im Gestell ist, sollte sie unten im Gestell angebracht werden. Bei Anbringung dieser Einheit in einem zum Teil gefllten Gestell ist das Gestell von unten nach oben zu laden, wobei das schwerste Bauteil unten im Gestell anzubringen ist. Wird das Gestell mit Stabilisierungszubehr geliefert, sind zuerst die Stabilisatoren zu installieren, bevor Sie die Einheit im Gestell anbringen oder sie warten.

The Technical File is available to proper authorities and the product is marked.

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Safety Symbols
The product is marked with these symbols when it is necessary to refer to the manuals to prevent damage to the product. Symbol Name Caution Description Please observe the following important cautions:

When installing this equipment, always comply with the National Electrical Standard and local electrical standard for attachment of the power cords. Risk of explosion if battery is replaced incorrectly or with an incorrect type. There are no user-serviceable batteries inside Omneon products. Refer to Omneon qualified personnel only to service the replaceable batteries. Dispose of batteries according to the instructions. Use only specified replacement parts. Follow static precautions at all times when handling this equipment. Slots and openings in the chassis are provided for ventilation. Do not block them. Leave the back of the frame clear for air exhaust cooling and to allow room for cabling a minimum of 6 inches (1 5.25 cm) of clearance is recommended. Disconnect all AC power supplies when servicing any unit.

Warning

Please observe the following important warnings: Any instructions in this guide that require opening the chassis or removing a board should be performed by qualified service personnel only. To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not perform any servicing unless you are qualified to do so.

Heed all warnings on the unit and in the operating instructions. Do not use this product in or near water. Disconnect all AC power before installing any options or servicing the unit unless instructed to do so by this manual. This product is grounded through the power cord grounding conductor. To avoid electric shock, plug the power cord into a properly wired receptacle before connecting the product inputs or outputs.

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Symbol

Name

Description Route power cords and other cables so that they are not likely to be damaged. Disconnect power before cleaning. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners; use only a damp cloth. Dangerous voltages exist at several points in this product. To avoid personal injury, do not touch exposed connections and components while power is on. Do not insert anything into either of the systems two power supply cavities with power connected. Do not wear hand jewelry or watches when troubleshooting high current circuits, such as the power supplies. To avoid fire hazard, use only the specified correct type, voltage and current rating as referenced in the appropriate parts list for this product. Always refer fuse replacement to qualified service personnel. Mechanical Loading - Mounting of the equipment in the rack should be such that a hazardous condition is not achieved due to uneven mechanical loading.

Laser Warning

Please observe the following laser warnings:

Invisible Laser Radiation, when open or when operating with the fiber disconnected. AVOID DIRECT EXPOSURE TO THE BEAM. Never operate a unit with a broken fiber or with a separated fiber connector.

Safety Precautions
To avoid injury and prevent equipment damage, observe the following safety precautions:

Do not move or ship equipment unless it is correctly packed in its original wrapping and shipping containers. Only Harmonic trained personnel can undertake equipment service and maintenance. To prevent damage by lightning, ground the unit according to local regulations. Do not permit unqualified personnel to operate the unit.

AC Power Supply to the Unit


To ensure correctly and safely operation of the unit, the following are required:

Adding to the system a UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) and an AVR (Automated Voltage Regulator) is highly recommended. Installing the main power supply by a qualified electrician, according to power authority regulations. Make sure all powering are wired with an earth leakage, according to local regulations.
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It is recommended to install the encoder within 1.5m (approximately 5 feet) from an easily accessible grounded AC outlet. When the encoder is rack-mounted, ensure that the rack is correctly grounded.

DANGER: To ensure that the rack is correctly grounded by a qualified electrician. Incorrectly grounded equipment may result in electrical shock.

DC Power Supply to the Unit


In the case the unit is fitted with DC power inputs, the following are required:

Never work on DC powered equipment while power is applied. Disconnect power before making connections to the device. Ensure a suitable overcurrent device is inline between the equipment and the power source.

Rack Mount Instructions

Elevated Operating Ambient: If installed in a closed or multi-unit rack assembly, the operating ambient temperature of the rack environment may be greater than room ambient temperature. Consideration should be given to installing the equipment in an environment compatible with the maximum ambient temperature (Tma) specified by the manufacturer. Reduced Air Flow: Installation of the equipment in a rack should be such that the amount of air flow required for safe operation of the equipment is not compromised. Mechanical Loading: Mounting of the equipment in the rack should be such that a hazardous condition is not achieved due to uneven mechanical loading. Circuit Overloading: Consideration should be given to the connection of the equipment to the supply circuit and the effect that overloading of the circuits might have on overcurrent protection and supply wiring. Appropriate consideration of equipment nameplate ratings should be used when addressing this concern. Reliable Earthing: Reliable earthing of rack-mounted equipment should be maintained. Particular attention should be given to supply connections other than direct connections to the branch circuit (e.g. use of power strips).

Handling Fibre Channel Cables


Always read and comply with the handling instructions on the shipping container. Follow all ESD precautions and approved fiber cleaning procedures. The fiber is made of a very pure, expensive glass and should be treated with great care. Handle fibers only in areas that are very clean and do not contain sharp objects. Wear finger cots or gloves as dirt and oils can damage the fiber and contaminate connectors. Do not allow kinks or knots to develop in the fiber. If tangles occur, carefully work out the tangles avoiding pulling or bending the fibre beyond its bend radius. Always use the correct tools for stripping and cleaving the fiber. It will save time and reduce breakage caused by scratches.

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If you must secure a bundle of fiber cables together, avoid plastic and metal tie wraps; secure with velcro instead.

Product End-of-Life Disassembly Instructions


This section provides instruction for the disassembly of the indicated Harmonic Spectrum MediaDeck 7000 product family in order to remove components requiring selective treatment, as defined by the EU WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC).

Description Printed Circuit Board Assemblies (PCBA) (PCBA))

Notes With a surface greater than 10 sq. cm (Additional PCBA-s may be present depending on the configuration) All types including standard alkaline and lithium coin or button style batteries 2

Qty in the product

Location Inside the chassis

Batteries

LITHIUM COIN, P/N 57-1006 3V,20MM,2PIN on the main Base board. California USE Only: Perchlorate Material - For handling see: www.dtsc.ca.gov/ hazardouswaste/ perchlorate

Mercury-containing components Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD) with a surface greater than 100 sq cm Video display device

For example, mercury in display backlights, switches, batteries Includes background illuminated displays With a screen size of more than 10 cm measured diagonally

None

None

None

Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT) None Capacitors / condensers (Containing PCB/PCT) Electrolytic Capacitors / Condensers measuring greater than 2.5 cm in diameter or height External electrical cables and cords Gas Discharge Lamps

None None None

2 None

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Description Plastics containing Brominated Flame Retardants Components and parts containing toner and ink, including liquids, semi-liquids (gel/paste) and toner Components and waste containing asbestos Fiber-optic cables Laser parts Radioactive components, parts or materials

Notes

Qty in the product None None

Location

None None None None

The following table lists the required tools.

Description Philips screw drivers Flat-head screw driver Flat-head screw driver Diagonal-cutting pliers, long-nose pliers Sockets Special tools to remove specific components #1 and #2 small large ~5"

Size

1 1/32", 1/2", 5/8", and 9/16" (deep) Not needed

Product Disassembly Process


1. Disassemble equipment at a dedicated area only, gather the needed tools for disassembly. 2. Remove covers, housing, etc. 3. Remove and separate subassemblies (i.e. lasers, cables, metals, displays, fans, etc.). 4. Separate hazardous materials from the remainder of the material. a. Sort hazardous materials into their different types (i.e., batteries, hazardous liquids, hazardous solids, fiberglass, etc.).

b. Proceed with hazardous waste management processes only. 5. Identify re-usable materials/subassemblies and separate these from the rest of the material. 6. Identify and separate recyclable materials as per below examples: a. c. Scrap material to be sent to smelter(s). Metals such as steel, brass, and aluminum. b. E-waste such as displays, CPU's, cables and wires, hard drives, keyboards, etc. d. Plastics such as fan casings, housings, covers, etc.

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e.

Fiber optics and plastic tubing not containing electrical or data wiring.

Safety Rules
Recycler personnel are to wear personal protective equipment including proper eye protection, proper hand protection, and proper breathing protection if needed. Recycler personnel shall be experienced with using the proper tools required for disassembling equipment. Untrained personnel shall not disassemble Harmonic products. Unfamiliarity with tools can cause damage and injury.

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