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RF Layer Monitoring for ATSC

Real Time RF And Transport Stream Layer Monitoring For Multi Location Operators With ATSC 8VSB Or ASI MPTS Inputs The Most Comprehensive ATSC Analysis Tool On The Market

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High End Real Time ATSC Monitoring System with RF and or ASI input for complete off air analysis and fast error reporting via SNMP. Perfect tool for Class A stations who need high end tools.

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LynnBox 8VSB/IP™

atsc LinuxDVBIntel Platinum Partner
RF Catcher Tool

High End Real Time Single or Multi Location ATSC Monitoring System with RF, IP, and/or Optional ASI Input for Complete Off Air Analysis and Fast Error Reporting via SNMP. Provides Fully Detailed Monitoring on all Technical Layers. Simultaneously Monitors up to 8 RF Channels, In-Depth Down to all Levels. It Can Display all the Designated Streams on a Large Multiviewer and it Logs all Errors in a Large File that is Quickly Searchable. Perfect for Class A Stations Who Need High End Tools.

Real Time, 1 RU, Quick Starting, Standards Compliant, Embedded Linux® Based, Remotely Manageable, 8VSB or Clear QAM to IP Gateway and Live Multi-Streamer with Concurrent Multi Stream, Multi Resolution, Multiprotocol IP Output. Transcodes Incoming MPEG-2 Digital Video and Audio into H.264 or Optional H.265 Compressed IP Transport Streams with Various "Wrappers". Audio Support for AAC, MPEG-1 Layer II, Optional MP3, and/or Optional "SurCode for Dolby Digital" AC-3. Encodes at .1 to 15 Mbps. Ideal RF Gateway for Streaming Video to Remote Sites, Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), or IPTV Compatible Appliances or Players. Optionally Stores Outgoing Content on Local 1 TB Hard Drive.

Comprehensive raw RF capture tool with 512 MB memory for off site analysis of RF parameters. Captures Cable, TV broadcast, FM, Satellite, Wi-Fi, and 8VSB. Ideal Cable System QAM Analysis tool for Field or Head End RF Analysis. Suitable for Digital and Analog Networks.

Standard Features:

  • Continuous real-time monitoring of RF and Transport layers, 24/7
    • RF
    • MPEG TR 101 290
    • PID and Program Bitrate Measurement
    • EPG, Closed Captions CEA-608/-708, SCTE-20
    • Audio/Video
    • Loudness acc. ATSC A/85, ITU-R BS.1770.3, EBU R-128
    • Conditional Access
  • Provides outstanding monitoring features and a comprehensive
  • SNMP MIB including almost 800(!) SNMP operations and TRAPs
  • Supports descrambling of encrypted MDTV services
  • 8VSB and IP inputs standard, ASI input available as option
  • Monitors up to 8 RF channels (MPTS) simultaneously with optional hardware and software upgrade licenses (standard system licensed for two RF channels)
  • Comprehensive logging capabilities for the operator -- a very comfortable SNMP client is available for both administration and status visualization of all probes in the network (also in a geographical map)
  • Very detailed configuration possibilities in order to fit also complex monitoring requirements
  • Monitors ATSC M/H specific error correction algorithms PCCC, SCCC, RS
  • Real-time monitoring of IP, UDP, RTP, SDP
  • IP/Port Bitrate measurements
  • Use on-site directly at the transmitter via ASI or RF inputs
  • Use in the field via RF input
  • IP input available for TS analysis
  • Easy configuration with RDP (Remote Desktop) and/or SNMP
  • Automatic TS snapshot on error trigger for later detailed analysis
  • Bandwidth monitoring per IP service, Program or PID
  • Continuously monitors all ESG’s and PSIP within the TS simultaneously
  • Logs all events as plain text for easy analysis
  • Real-time SNMP traps trigger emails if thresholds are exceeded


  • Headend Monitoring
  • Transmitter Monitoring
  • Field Monitoring
  • Real time EPG monitoring

Standard Features:

  • Supports both HD and SD H.264/MPEG-4 AVC encoding with “virtual” stream replication
  • Inputs: Up to two 8VSB (terrestrial digital or analog RF) or clear QAM inputs, one GigE IP input
  • Supports NewTek™ NDI® input
  • Outputs: Multiple simultaneous IP streams through GigE port (RJ45)
  • IP output protocols:  UDP, RTP, HTTP, HTTP Live (HLS), RTMP (Open Flash)
  • Certified by Akamai®
  • Supports HLS (adaptive) for output to mobile devices and MPEG-DASH
  • Supports logo insertion, text overlay, and SCTE 35 compliant cue tone insertion ("ad markers") on outputs
  • Able to upconvert incoming SD streams to HD, and scale down
  • Tested with leading CDNs (Verizon®, Akamai®, Tulix™, Ustream®, etc.)
  • Supports Octoshape™ and Verizon® upLynk natively
  • Supports H.264 High Profile @ Level 4.0 (HP@L4)
  • Supports 1080i, 1080p, 720p, 480i, 480p, CIF, QCIF, qHD, H.264up and many others, and custom resolutions
  • Supports 50 HLS users natively.  Optional built-in server supports 1,000+ simultaneous HLS, DASH, and/or RTMP users.
  • Audio Output: AAC, MPEG-1 Layer II, optional MP3, MPEG-1 Layer II, and/or optional “SurCode for Dolby Digital” AC-3
  • Support for Variable Bit Rate (VBR) encoding maximizes adaptive streaming video quality and bandwidth efficiency
  • Tested to work with Atlas™, Wowza®, and Adobe® Flash® media servers
  • Tested compatible with major brands of IP devices including Amino™, Roku®, Android™, and Apple iPad® and iPhone®
  • Tested compatible with major brands of professional H.265, H.264 and MPEG-2 decoders and video servers
  • Remote GUI includes some scheduling
  • SNMP, REST, SOAP support for remote management and monitoring
  • Low power consumption


  • Backhaul/Monitoring for Broadcasters


  • Status indicators: USB connection / IQ sample loss / In band saturation (ADC) / Out of band saturation (LNA)
  • FFT display: Spectrum measurements: FFT resolution, FFT markers insertion / Averaging functions: RMS, min/max hold / FFT window functions: rectangular, Hamming, Blackman, Hann…
  • FFT Resolution bandwidth (RBW): 30 Hz (for 2 MHz) to 210 kHz (for 56 MHz)
  • Signal waterfall plot (three-dimensional spectra)
  • RF capture: variable gain, automatic gain setting (AGC)
  • RF playback: variable attenuation
  • Lightweight and compact 163 x 115 x 27 mm, 600 g, 2 W power consumption
  • Connected to PC via USB3.0 connectivity (SuperSpeed) (USB2 backward compatible, but offers lower performances due to limited USB2 bitrate)
  • IQ files stored on the PC: 12 Msps sample rate, 170 min of record = 512 GB