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VB20 IP Core Monitoring Probe

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VB20 IP Core Monitoring Probe

The VB20 provides the ability to monitor continuously 260 services for critical measurements makes the portable VB20 invaluable for field use. Its ruggedized exterior and fan-less design make this probe the perfect fault-finding tool for the field engineer. With full support for both the MPEG2 TS and MFRTP encapsulation standards and all current codecs, the VB20 is the tool of choice. The VB20 is invaluable for any network engineer attempting multicast detection on multiple VLANs or in the process of IGMP tracking. Fault finding in complex IP networks just got a lot easier. The power of confidence monitoring is further enhanced by continuous monitoring and alarming of parameters, bandwidth overflow/underflow and signal loss. The unique FSMTM framework also allows checking and continuous monitoring of middleware and network services vital to customer QoE.
SNMP trapping and XML export enable the VB20 to be implemented in any NMS system (with alarm generation either directly from the probes themselves, or via the VBC server for advanced alarm correlation and filtering).
Each VB20 runs an HTTP server with the client as a web browser, so no need to install custom software on computers needing access to the measurement data. Modern web 2.0 techniques such as AJAX are used to facilitate advanced interface behavior in a standard web browser without the need for any plug-ins.


  • 1x 10/100/1000T Ethernet port
  • 1x SFP Optical GigE port
  • 1x 10/100T Ethernet management port
  • 1x ASI Input port
  • Built-in USB to RS232 converter
  • Ruggedized chassis
  • Fanless convection-cooled operation
  • Built-in 100-240VAC PSU
  • Real-time monitoring of 260 multicasts/unicasts
  • Monitors Transport Stream into IP according to ETSI TS 102 034
  • Microsoft MediaRoomTM X-bit RTP header extension support
  • IGMPv2 and IGMPv3 SSM support
  • 802.1Q VLAN tagging support and detection
  • Thumbnail decoding of MPEG2 and MPEG4 streams, SD and HD
  • Packet jitter and media loss measurements
  • Configurable alarm handling including severity level definitions
  • RTP dropped, duplicate and out-of-order measurements
  • Type of Service (TOS) and Time to Live (TTL) displaying
  • Time loss distance measurements (RFC3357)
  • MediaWindowTM visualization technology
  • FSMTM monitoring of middleware services
  • IGMP monitoring and logging
  • Advanced real-time IP protocol breakdown and analysis with individual bandwidth and frame size displaying
  • Alarm triggered recording of a multicast/unicast or selectable ASI service
  • RDPTM of IP unicast, multicast or selected ASI service
  • Searchable alarm lists
  • Built-in web-based management with access control
  • Intuitive GUI using patented visualization techniques for ease of system overview: MediaWindow and microETR (ETR290 option)
  • Optional central management via VideoBridge Controller server
  • SNMP multi-destination trapping
  • EiiTM External Integration Interface for easy integration into any 3rd party OSS / NMS system
  • Compatible with CiscoTM VAMS/CMM
  • NTP client functionality (RFC2030)
  • DHCP client support (RFC2131)
  • Remote software and license upgradeable
  • Technical Specifications

    Operating temperature: 0C to 50C
    Storage temperature: -20C to 70C
    Operating humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing

    10/100/1000 GigE input: RJ-45
    10/100 Ethernet management: RJ-45
    Optical input: SFP Module
    ASI input: 75Ω BNC
    RS232 port: USB Type A connector
    AC power: IEC 320 connector

    Input voltage: 100 to 240V AC
    Power required: 20 VA
    Power dissipated: Maximum 20W

    10/100/1000 BASE-T Ethernet (802.3u and 802.3ab)
    SFP interface for optical networks
    10/100 BASE-TX Ethernet management (802.3u)

    W x H x D: 11 x 1.5 x 8.7 in. (280 x 38 x 220mm)
    Weight: 8 lbs (3.6 kg)

    Full real-time ETSI TR 101 290 alarming and analysis (Pri 1, 2, 3) for 2 transport streams in parallel (Ethernet and ASI)
    Configurable round-robin functionality for each ETSI TR 101 290 analysis engine - Conforms to both DVB and ATSC specifications
    Table and descriptor parsing of PSI/SI and PSIP presented as table summary and full table breakdown (including hex dump)
    Bitrate monitoring and alarming (TS, service and PID level)
    Monitoring of vital CA parameters
    Compare view for comparison of transport streams and services across different interfaces
    Sophisticated threshold template system for detailed alarm handling control at transport stream, service and component level

    Full real-time ETSI TR 101 290 alarming and analysis (Pri 1, 2, 3) for additional Ethernet transport streams


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