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Transport Stream Monitor
The TSM 1770 Transport Stream Monitor enables engineers to monitor compressed audio, video, and data services on any terrestrial broadcast, cable head-end, satellite, or telco network. With full support for ASI, SMPTE310M, 8VSB, QAM, and Ethernet physical inputs, it provides detailed transport stream and physical layer monitoring for complete system confidence.
Using a multi-layer approach, the TSM 1770 reports the transport stream status on the physical layer, protocol, and audio/video levels. It also monitors quality of service parameters in an easy-to-understand manner, enabling even non- MPEG experts to make accurate decisions and maximize service availability.
To ease the challenges of relating transport stream errors with actual signal degradations, the TSM 1770 presents information using straight-forward thumbnails, audio and video alarms, closed caption decoding, along with a reconstructed program guide. With these intuitive displays, any user can have the right tool to check and understand the impact of any error. For even greater levels of detail, an MPEG expert can connect to the TSM 1770 and view table syntax, monitor for TR 101 290 and ATSC A/78 errors, access error logs, and make stream recordings.