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Adtec RD-60 User Manual

Adtec RD-60 User Manual


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Multi-CODEC Receiver / Decoder
Includes demodulator versions - ADV, LB, STD and PRM


02.01.2015 - v1.13.00


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  • Page 1: User Guide

    RD-60 Multi-CODEC Receiver / Decoder Includes demodulator versions - ADV, LB, STD and PRM USER GUIDE 02.01.2015 - v1.13.00...
  • Page 2 Contents Contents Trademarks & Copyrights Electrical Device Compliance Notices Safety Warnings and Cautions Compliance Notices Industry Canada European Union EMC Directive Conformance Statement Chapter 1 - Product Introduction Covered Equipment Front Panel Front Panel LCD Transport LED Indicators Audio Decode Indicators System Indicators Controls Reset...
  • Page 3 Premium Demodulator ( PRM option ) Advanced Demodulator ( ADV option ) L - Band Demodulator ( LB option ) Standard Demodulator ( STD option , discontinued ) Appendix C - Adtec Digital Support & Service Telephone and Email Support Preparing for Support SLA Options...
  • Page 4: Trademarks And Copyrights

    Adtec Digital. Trademarks: RD-60 is a trademark of Adtec Digital. Dolby, Dolby Digital, AC-3 and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Other product and company names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
  • Page 5: Electrical Device Compliance Notices

    Electrical Device Compliance Notices Safety Warnings and Cautions For your safety and the proper operation of the device: ● This unit must be installed and serviced by suitably qualified personnel only. ● Do not break the warranty seals on the device or open the lid. Only approved service technicians are permitted to service this equipment.
  • Page 6: Industry Canada

    ● Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Warning: Changes or modifications to this device not expressly approved by Adtec Digital could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Industry Canada This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference Causing Equipment Regulations.
  • Page 7: Chapter 1 - Product Introduction

    Chapter 1 - Product Introduction Covered Equipment RD-60: MPEG 4 / MPEG 2 Capable IRD. Transport Stream inputs standard on ALL RD models include ASI and GigE. Video outputs standard on ALL models include Composite and HD-SDI (x4 Bank A and B). Standard audio decode includes two (2) Dolby E pass-through and four (4) stereo pairs (8 mono) of MPEG 1 Layer 2 with an optional upper 4 stereo pairs (8 stereo pairs or 16 mono channels).
  • Page 8: Front Panel Lcd

    Front Panel LCD 1) Feedback State: There are several quick view menu screens available when in regular feedback state. You can view any of these quick view status screens by using the up and down arrow buttons.
  • Page 9: Transport Led Indicators

    On - Tuner is locked IP Out Off - IP Egress is idle. On - IP Egress is active. * IP Output is not applicable for RD-60 products Bars Off - All B/T/ID options are disabled. On - B/T/ID options are enabled.
  • Page 10: System Indicators

    System Indicators Indicator Function Alarm Off - No system alarms. On - System alarm. (NTP or FAN alarm) BISS Off - Decryption configuration is turned OFF On - Decryption configuration is set to BISS1 or BISSE Link Off - Network communication link not detected On - Network communication link detected Busy Off - No network activity...
  • Page 11: Front Panel Menu Structure

    Select Service Allows service selection from a list of services ALL ASI RF1 RF2 IP per input. Select First Found Allows you to configure the RD-60 to ASI RF1 RF2 IP decode the first valid program found on a given input.
  • Page 12 RF Rx Menu (ADV Advanced / PRM Premium) Item Function Options Select Selects RF1 or RF2 as the RF acquisition source Tuner* Local The Local Oscillator (L.O.) control specifies the C: 5150 Oscillator frequency of the LNB local oscillator. The KU: 11300 standard L.O.
  • Page 13 The advantage of using DVB-S2 in the CCM mode is the improved protection that is achieved by utilizing the new inner and outer codes. Another advantage is the 30 percent increase in capacity that is realized while using the method. If Auto-CCM is selected, the receiver will detect and configure the Modulation Mode, Pilot, and Frame Type.
  • Page 14 Acquisition Acquisition Range is defined as the range of 0 - 7.5MHz Range frequencies that the tuner will scan in order to achieve carrier synchronization. Allows the operator to select the range of frequencies that the RF tuner will sweep through to acquire the carrier.
  • Page 15 LNB Menu LNB State This configuration will enable or disable power on the input connector to power the LNB. If on, the user selected voltage and tone will be placed on the connector via the Polarity and Tone configurations. LNB Polarity This control is primarily used in “Universal”...
  • Page 16 frequency is used with the Local Oscillator frequency to calculate the L-Band frequency. The Downlink and Local Oscillator frequencies can be used to determine if spectrum inversion occurs using the following rules. If the Downlink frequency is less than the Local Oscillator frequency, then spectrum inversion does occur.
  • Page 17 or low band from either polarity to the IRD. The high band is selected by enabling the 22 kHz tone and the low band is selected when the 0 Hz tone is enabled. Modulation Allows the selection of the mod type. AUTO Type DVBS...
  • Page 18 IP Rx Menu Item Function Options Multicast Rx IP Multicast IPA sets the multicast receive - Group IP address. IP Multicast receiving is supported from compatible streamers. The range of the multicast group IP is 224.XXX.XXX.XXX to 239.XXX.XXX.XXX - XXX represents any number 0 through 255.
  • Page 19: Video Menu

    value is 300 milliseconds. If the timeout value is set too low, the multicast receive may timeout during normal reception if the packet transmission is bursty. Video Menu Item Function Options Output Menu Fault Mode Display or Modify the current SDI 480i59.94 video fault setting.
  • Page 20 will be used. Downscaling The Downscaling SDI setting determines whether the SDI bank ( SDI Output 1 and 2 ) will be output natively or downscaled to SD. Downscaling The Downscaling SDI setting SDIALT determines whether the SDI bank ( SDI Output 3 and 4 ) will be output natively or downscaled to SD.
  • Page 21 generally with 3D applications. SYNC - CVBS output is black burst The ‘MASTER’ unit CVBS sync signal configuration must be configured as ‘SYNC’. Genlock Reset Reinitializes the Genlock System.
  • Page 22: Audio Menu

    PID's to audio engines PMT ORDER upon stream acquisition. This setting determines if the audio assignment should be done in PID Ascending order, the Adtec default, or PMT order. Some legacy IRD's use PMT order. Audio Sync Audio Sync Mode determines...
  • Page 23 DolbyD Configures the audio engine to PASSTHRU Mode Pass-through ( COMPRESSED ) DECODE - STEREO* or decode ( 2/0 STEREO ) if a Dolby Digital AC3 PID is detected for the selected Audio input. Mpeg1Layer2 always decodes, and LPCM / Dolby E always Pass-through, regardless of this setting.
  • Page 24 If timecode is carried by a PES stream, configure the RD-60 Timecode Source to PES VIDEO (default). If a PES time code PID is not available, the RD-60 can extract the time code from the GOP by configuring Timecode Source to VIDEO. SDI Output...
  • Page 25 SDI Line Number Configures the SDI ANC line output of AFD ( 0 - Disabled SDI Output Port 1 and 2 ) 7 - 22 SDI Alt. Line Configures the SDI Alternate ANC line output of 0 - Disabled Number AFD ( SDI Output Port 3 and 4 ) 7 - 22 Closed Captions...
  • Page 26: System Menu

    Word Session Word for use with BISS_E modes. numeric keypad User ID One Valid in Mode BISS_E_USER_ID_ONE user-defined using the ONLY. The 14-digit hexadecimal User ID numeric keypad (injected ID) used for decryption. User ID Two Valid in Mode BISS_E_USER_ID_ONE user-defined using the ONLY.
  • Page 27 Press <Right> arrow Press <Enter> Duration The front panel also has a login duration feature. This setting allows the user to specify a time frame (in minutes) until the unit will automatically log itself out. Action Press mode until you see the System Menu. Press <Select>...
  • Page 28 GigE IP Address This is the address of your device user-defined using the numeric on your network specific to the keypad GigE Port. Default is GigE Mask Defines the unit relative to the user-defined using the numeric rest of your network. keypad Default is GigE DHCP...
  • Page 29 Management Protocol (SNMP) feature. We support SNMPv2c. Read-only The Simple Network user-defined using the numeric keypad community Management Protocol (SNMP) default: adtec Read-Only Password. Default Value: "adtec" Read-write The Simple Network user-defined using the numeric keypad community Management Protocol (SNMP) default: none Read-Write Password.
  • Page 30 Default is 38400 8 1 None Host Name Item Function Options Host Name The hostname of the unit. This Read-Only name is be used by unit to broadcast zero-conf name and is viewable in web-browser title bar Firmware Item Function Options Firmware Reports the currently running...
  • Page 31: Back Panel

    Back Panel Connector Description Power 1 & 2 Redundant AC Power, Standard 3 pin computer power plug (Auto range 70-240 VAC Input) GigE UDP or RTP multicast transport ingress port (SMPTE 2022) COM2 API Serial Communication Interface ** COM1 Serial Port Used for Troubleshooting (Terminal) Ethernet 10/100 base T ethernet interface (Monitoring/Management) DVC Parport...
  • Page 32: Db9-M Analog Audio Output Pinout

    AES Audio Out 1-4 x4 75 Ohm AES-3 BNC ASI/SDI In 75 Ohm terminated BNC input. SDI input features are not active at this time. x3 ASI OUT x3 75 Ohm BNC ASI output per EN5000839 Sync In Standard analog video sync separation for NTSC, PAL, 480I/P, 576I/P, 720P, and 1080I/P/PsF from Composite Video (CVBS).
  • Page 33: Com1/Com2 To Db9 Serial Adapter Pinout

    COM1/COM2 to DB9 serial adapter pinout The COM1 and COM2 port is an industry standard RS-232 DTE device on RJ45/RJ48. Units ship with RJ45 to DB9 adapters that are pinned per the following. DB9 PIN DB9 Function RJ45 Pin RJ45 Function Carrier Detect (CD) No Connect / Carrier Detect (DCD) Receive Data (RXD)
  • Page 34: Gpio Pinout

    GPIO pinout Designation Function No Connect reserved for future functionality reserved for future functionality reserved for future functionality reserved for future functionality No Connect 5VDC +5V DC ground TTL Tally reserved for future functionality Parport pinout Designation Function No Connect Data bit 3 ( input ) Data bit 2 ( input ) Data bit 1 ( input )
  • Page 35: Chapter 2 - Getting Connected

    Chrome Ethernet Access To begin, you will need to connect to your RD-60 via Ethernet directly, or by adding the RD- 60 to your local area network. The default address for all Adtec devices is To connect directly to the device, make sure that your computer and the device have IP addresses within the same IP class range.
  • Page 36: Firmware Upgrade Via Web User Interface

    Once you reach the default login page for the web-based application, you will need to login by pressing the login button. You will be prompted for a username and password. The default username is ‘adtec’. The default password is ‘none’. The left-hand panel of the application will report current status in real-time while the right panel tabs will allow you to configure your device.
  • Page 37: Demodulator Firmware Upgrade Via Web User Interface

    Select button associate with the new firmware and wait for your device to reboot. Demodulator Firmware Upgrade via Web User Interface In some cases, Adtec may provide a modulator or demodulator firmware upgrade. These are handled separately than standard product firmware upgrades because they can take longer than a product firmware update and should be planned during maintenance windows.
  • Page 38 The time required to update firmware varies on hardware model and should be accounted for during the maintenance windows. Estimated Time required to update firmware: LB Demod firmware update - ~6 minutes ADV Demod firmware update - ~12 minutes PRM Demod firmware update - ~26 minutes Once the version is seen on the Upgrade ->...
  • Page 39 For those times when using the web user interface is not convenient, you can upload the firmware file via ftp and then extract and select into it via Telnet. File Transfer Protocol (FTP) FTP connections can be made to the Adtec device using any ftp client. Host: <ipa of the unit> Default Username: adtec...
  • Page 40: In Field Feature Upgrades

    When prompted for a password, enter none. Once you see "User 'adtec' connected", the session is open and you may issue API commands to the unit. To extract and select into the new firmware version you have uploaded, issue the following commands.
  • Page 41: Temporary Key Instructions

    Older units may not have hardware capability for all of the above keys. If the hardware is not capable of supporting the feature, it will not be listed as an available feature item on the Upgrade -> Features tab of the WebUI. This new RD-60 key hiding mechanism is present in 1.11.00 and later.
  • Page 42: Chapter 3 - Operational How - Tos

    Chapter 3 - Operational How - Tos DVB-S / DVB-S2 AUTO Modes (ADV and PRM) The RD-60 Advanced and Premium demodulators support automatic modulation and coding mode detection. The minimum amount of configuration required in auto modes is downlink frequency, symbol rate, and rolloff. In DVB-S mode, selecting QPSK_AUTO or 8PSK_AUTO from modulation mode will automatically detect the coding scheme for DVB-S modulated carriers.
  • Page 43 If packets are lost or received out of order, service anomalies will occur. The RD-60 supports up to 100Mbps when a 7 DVB Packet payload exists for each UDP packet.
  • Page 44 15 Mb/s when a 7 DVB Packet payload exists for each TCP packet. Multicast is not supported with TCP streams. The RD-60 supports both unicast ( point to point ) and multicast ( broadcast ) streams. The RD-60 operates in UDP/RTP mode by default. To setup an IP Rx session, first configure the IP Rx operation mode.
  • Page 45: Multicast Reception - Address

    Multicast Reception - Address To receive a multicast (UDP/RTP/SMPTE2022) stream, place the multicast address wished to view in the ‘Address’ field. This address must match the same address used on the multicast transmitter. Multicast IP address ranges are to, where 0 <= xxx <= 255.
  • Page 46 2000 is a common port to start with. Please verify transmitter port configuration. Choose the IP Rx ‘Connector’ dependent upon your network setup. Adtec recommends using the GigE port for all IP receptions.
  • Page 47: Dolby E, Dolby D, Lpcm, And Mpeg1Layer2

    Dolby E, Dolby D, LPCM, and Mpeg1Layer2 As of 1.07.01 firmware, the RD-60 supports 16 channels of SDI embedded audio output with support of up to two audio pass-throughs, up to 8 pairs (sixteen channels) of Mpeg 1 Layer 2 audio, and up to 8 pairs of Dolby Digital decoding. An audio pass-through consists of a Dolby E 20 Bit, Dolby E 16 Bit, Dolby Digital, or a Linear PCM stream that is preserved (not decoded) from the transport stream and embedded on the SDI output.
  • Page 48 Dolby Labs - Dolby E recommended line position table 1080i 1080p 720p 1080i 1080p 720p 29.97 59.94 59.94 59.94 Earliest Ideal -80us Ideal +- 80us Ideal +80us Latest Adtec Auto...
  • Page 49: Afd - Active Format Description

    AFD carriage can be carried within a transport stream as a unique ANC PID (ancillary pid), within the video elementary stream as SEI data (H264), or user data (MPEG2). The RD-60 does not support AFD via an ANC PID at this time.
  • Page 50: Genlock System

    SYNC IN signal is synchronous with the decoded stream (both signals are using the same 27 MHz source clock). This mode allows two RD-60's to be used for receiving 3D signals, or when the decoded source is using the same clock base as the SYNC IN. This mode bypasses the need for the audio sample rate converters.
  • Page 51: Ts Out Decrypt

    TS Out Decrypt TS Out Decrypt is a new feature of the RD product line that determines how BISS encrypted transport streams are processed. This configuration provides end users flexibility in how the RD is used. The TS Out Decrypt configuration determines if the ASI output should mirror the selected input (OFF), thus preserving any encrypted streams or if it should be decrypted / free to air (ON).
  • Page 52: Chapter 4 - Appendix

    Chapter 4 - Appendix Appendix A - GNU General Public License Version 2, June 1991 Copyright (C) 1989, 1991 Free Software Foundation, Inc. 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing it is not allowed.
  • Page 53 These requirements apply to the modified work as a whole. If identifiable sections of that work are not derived from the Program, and can be reasonably considered independent and separate works in themselves, then this License, and its terms, do not apply to those sections when you distribute them as separate works.
  • Page 54 10. If you wish to incorporate parts of the Program into other free programs whose distribution conditions are different, write to the author to ask for permission. For software which is copyrighted by the Free Software Foundation, write to the Free Software Foundation;...
  • Page 55: Appendix B - Technical Specifications

    Appendix B - Technical Specifications Base Model (RD60-09) Inputs DVB-ASI Use: Input available for Decode or Pass to ASI outputs. Standard: Asynchronous Serial Interface per EN500083-9 Input Rates: DVB-ASI 210Mb/s for free-to-air 188/204/208 Byte Transport streams (SPTS and MPTS). If TSO (TS Out Decrypt) option is OFF and transport stream contains BISS encrypted programs, up to 210Mb/s at this time.
  • Page 56 SDI Ancillary data and OSD overlay have unique configuration for each SDI bank Connector: Four BNC (75 Ohm) - Two per bank CVBS SD NTSC or PAL D1 Composite Video Output (downscaled from HD source) Supports Closed Captioning and Teletext Connector: BNC (75 Ohm) DVB-ASI Standard: Asynchronous Serial Interface per EN500083-9...
  • Page 57: Video And Audio

    Video and Audio Video Decode MPEG-2 SD (ISO/IEC 13818-2) Decode: Format: 480i59.94, 576i50 Profiles: MP@ML, SP@ML, 422P@ML MPEG-2 HD (ISO/IEC 13818-2) Decode: Format: 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080i50, 1080i59.94 Profiles: 422P@HL, MP@H14L, MP@HL, SP@H14L, SP@HL MPEG-4 SD (ISO/IEC 14496-10) Decode: Format: 480i59.94, 576i50 Profiles: Baseline, Main (support 8 bits only) MPEG-4 HD (ISO/IEC 14496-10) Decode: Format: 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080i50, 1080i59.94...
  • Page 58: Premium Demodulator (Prm Option)

    Advanced Demodulator (ADV option) note: Software keys are required to unlock full hardware support. Early units running fw v1.03 supported DVB-S2 3 - 45Mbaud. Please contact Adtec for field upgradable firmware if unit does not support less than 3Mbaud. Modulation Scheme support: QPSK / 8PSK / 16APSK...
  • Page 59 Supported Code Rates: DVB-S QPSK: 1/2, 3/5, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 DVB-S2 QPSK: 1/4, 1/3, 2/5, 1/2, 3/5, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10 DVB-S2 8PSK: 3/5, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10 DVB-S2 16APSK: 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10 DVB-S2 32APSK: 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10 DVB-S symbol rate range: Up to 62Msym/s* DVB-S2 symbol rate range: 1 - 65Msym/s (QPSK / 8PSK / 16APSK / 32APSK)*...
  • Page 60: Appendix C - Adtec Digital Support & Service

    All inquiries will be processed in the order in which they are received and by the criteria outlined in the Call Response Order. Inquiries and inquiry responses made after 5:00 PM (CST) weekdays, Saturday, Sunday or on an Adtec-recognized holiday will be processed the next business day in the order received.
  • Page 61 SE SUPPORT Services: Event based on-site technical representation *Available for up to three years after purchase for Adtec manufactured products only **Excludes equipment that has been subject to misuse, negligence, or accident All SLAs are subject to terms and conditions of sale. For details see

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