ITNM Systems IDM100 Integrated Digital TV Monitoring
Digital television distribution systems will serve the public more and more the next few years. For that reason, permanent quality guarding and control becomes of vital importance. Digital television offers unmistakable advantages, but also has vulnerable properties. Errors in the data stream and in the distribution chain can result in very annoying disturbances in sound and picture quality and has a fatal effect on the image quality and customer satisfaction. The more important it is to monitor stability and reliability continuously, so that it is always possible to diagnose problems instantly and before the impact of disturbances will escalate seriously.
ITNM Systems has developed a powerful, advanced, cost-effective and above all pragmatical monitoring system for analysis, guarding and testing of digital TV networks. The IDM100 Integrated Digital TV Monitoring is a complete and user friendly monitoring system for digital radio and TV. It is extremely flexible to use by means of standard web browser access, which means that no special software is required on the workstations. Monitoring in accordance with the final result on the customer’s set-top box prevents unnecessary reports. Integration of audiovisual options makes it possible to access the system on distance by service personnel working in shift duty by means of a standard Internet connection, apart from the availability of the television signal itself.
Scalable network design
The IDM100 series are applicable in most types of digital TV distribution systems. Extension of the programme capacity is no problem at all by means of scalable modular design. The system can be used centrally as well as locally with clear insight over the whole distribution chain as a result.
The previous version of the IDM100 was successfully used at the Network Control Centre of Mediakabel, the company that served most of the cable operators in the Netherlands of digital TV by means of DVB.
The system can be adapted to support video over IP systems. Adaptation according to customer demands is possible as well.
The following chapters will display more information about the design and functionality of the IDM100:
• Product description
• Local Zapper
• Work station(s)
• Functionality I
• Functionality II
• Functionality III