Professional CommunicationsThe Compact & Modular HeadendPlatform for Cable TV and IPTV networks
Professional CommunicationsThe B-NOVA chassis B-NOVA architecture The B-NOVA chassis has 6 module slots for interface and processing modules. The B-NOVA architecture is future proof to support new module development later on by ha- ving all stream processing features in sub modules. The- refore, new functionality can be introduced later into the platform without touching the chassis.The BLANKOM Digital B-NOVA Chassis is a base for an IPTVmodular platform and cable TV headends. B-NOVA enablesthe operator to setup a very compact headend configurationusing various processing and interfacing modules. B-NOVAscales from one chassis ”headend in a box” to a multiplechassis system for bigger headend system. Designed forvery high performance, high density and very low powerconsumption.B-NOVA business benefits: Fully modular platform that grows with your business, Energy efficiency also reduces site cooling requirements from a compact 1 RU ”headend in a box” to a multisite, distributed headend solution Internal switch for cable free interconnections and simplified maintenance Platform’s small footprint enables efficient space usage Advanced DVB stream processing offers flexibility for Low power consumption enables longer module lifetime channel creation and simplicity in multi-vendor and lower energy costs. environmentsThe B-NOVA platform DVB-S2The stream processing in B-NOVA is DVB-T DVB IP DVB-ASIdistributed to sub modules, which utilize processing streaming DVB-C FANsvirtually unlimited processing capacity in COFDMpractical configurations, without problemstypically caused with a central shared DVB-S2 DVB-T FE1 MGMTprocessor. All sub modules can process DVB IP DVB-ASI Host FE2 MGMT processing streaming Internalindependently incoming streams. DVB-C processor switch COFDM USBThe internal router of the chassis is DVB-S2managing the interconnection between DVB-T DVB IPthe sub modules and the payload gigabit DVB-ASI processing streaming DVB-CEthernet input and output ports. This PSU COFDMmeans much less cabling at the headendand thereby simplifies headend configu- GE1 SFPration. GE2 SFPThe router also has a separate internalmanagement network for sub modules a very high-density design, which saves a Using quad SI-modules means that one-and a chassis which guaranties reliable lot of rack space compared to traditional chassis can have up to 24 ASI inputs oroperation also in high-load situations. All headend setups. ASI outputs.internal connections are gigabit Ethernetwhich enables high-performance opera- B-NOVA can have up 12 receivers with Installing six quad QAM modules meanstion. descrambling capability in one chassis. If up to 24 QAM per chassis. 6 quad receiver modules without de-High-density design scrambling are installed into the chassis, The B-NOVA chassis can also have a mixThe new component technology and it increases the receiver count up to 24 in of modules to adapt to the various ap-selected architecture for B-NOVA creates the chassis. plication needs of the operator.
Embedded DVB Content ProtectionB-Nova has the capability to protect services based on internal intelligence. There is stillwith DVB scrambling. The chassis provides the possibility to also adjust the detailed con-DVB Simulcrypt interface to Conditional Ac- figuration for professional users.cess systems, which allows integration with a Dual DVB-S2 (S) Module with Duallarge variety of CA vendors. The content pro- Automatic service identification and PID re- Common Interface Module (optional) Installed.tection has been designed to scale to a large mapping based on internal rules create uniquenumber of scrambled streams with minimal values for all streams. Therefore, it is verysystem configuration. easy to do the system-level configuration.The actual scrambling is an integrated CLI (Command Line Interface) is helpful tofeature on the B-NOVA sub modules, which do configuration updates in patches and alsoprovides scalable performance and maximum makes it possible to manage B-Nova throughflexibility of the system configuration, sup- low-speed communication links.porting both centralized and decentralized Quad DVB-S2 (S) Module.scrambling solutions. Monitoring parameters and warning/alarm messages are available using SNMP protocolAny service can be scrambled simultaneously and traps. This allows integration to the ele-with multiple CA systems. Other advanced ment management system or higher-levelfeatures include short-key change intervals, management systems.automatic PSI/SI table generation, detailedmonitoring of the interaction with CA system, The front panel has an indicator to get a quicksupport of redundant ECM generators and overview status of B-NOVA. All indicatorsscheduled changes of the content protection show green: Everything is running as expect-properties. ed. All sub modules have status indicators for Dual DVB-T Module with Dual Com- mon Interface Module (optional) module operation and interface indicators for Installed.Management signal status. Indicator LED´s are helpful to locate an interface or a module that requiresThe B-NOVA chassis has centralized man- action.agement features for configuration andstatus monitoring of the sub modules and Featureschassis as well as connection to a centralizedServer based NIT, EPG and STB-Managementsystem: The Broadcast Manager. 6 processing and interface module slots 19” 1RU rack mechanicsManagement features are optimized for typi- Installation rails for easy installation Quad DVB-ASI Module.cal CATV or IPTV headend operations. There Slot for Power Supply and I/O moduleare many helpful features to make headend Power Supply Redundancydaily operation easy and effective. USB port for initial setup 2x gigabit Ethernet ports (SFP modules)Intuitive WEBUI is designed for easy man- for payloadagement and monitoring for troubleshooting. 1+1 chassis redundancyIt allows the user to establish setup quickly Intuitive WEB user interfacejust by entering a few parameters, and then Automatic SID and PID remapping COFDM-Modullet B-NOVA do the detailed configuration CLI (Command Line Interface) SNMP monitoring and traps DVB Simulcrypt Quad QAM Modul