ITNM Systems IDM100 Integrated Digital TV Monitoring
Integration in networks
The IDM100 series are applicable in several kinds of network architecture. Implementation is possible in DVB-C/S/T and IPTV-networks.
Normally the Monitor is placed at the location where centralised processing of digital radio and television services is performed; the head-end or digital play-out centre. From one or more of these source locations, local head-ends are supplied with signal by means of – in most cases redundant - optical networks or microwave links.
Monitoring at home
In most cases the operating company owns a Network Control Centre at their disposal. At that place Workstations are operating. However, control and monitoring is not only limited to that location. At home or at any other place, operational control is possible via Internet. By use of the audiovisual options within the IDM100 one is not dependent of the availability of the television signal, what is important for network engineers working in stand-by duty.
For monitoring on local level, decentralised head-ends are the most suitable locations for the Local Zapper. However, the functionality is not only limited to that.
Local Zappers can be installed in bigger amounts further on in the distribution chain – even up to at home - creating a wide branched monitoring network. Communications among the several components of the IDM100 is done by common Ethernet.
The following drawings display examples of implementation in several kinds of network architecture. In order to have a better view you can click the drawing with your mouse that enables a bigger window to open.