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ATP

Advanced Optical Transport Platform

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  • VistaLINK® enabled
  • IPX Enabled
  • SDVN Compatible

The most advanced, scalable and flexible media transport platform for professional video, audio and datacom signal transport applications. A sophisticated Switch Fabric allows for unicast, multicast and broadcast signal distribution over existing SONET/SDH or IP networks. The platform itself may also comprise the network elements by direct connection over dedicated fiber or WDM systems. Integration with Evertz® full 7700/7800 series product line provides comprehensive signal processing and conversion capabilities - all in one extremely versatile platform.

ATP Functional Block Diagram
ATP System Overview

With years of experience in fiber optics, TDM multiplexing, SONET/SDH, IP transport, signal processing and Switch Fabrics, Evertz® now introduces the next generation in multi-service platforms. The ATP leverages Evertz® expertise and takes these proven technologies to new levels, providing an infinitely flexible, fault-tolerant transport platform consisting of the following:

1. Signal Interfaces provide input and output connections for user video, audio, datacom and telecom signals, providing multi-port signal aggregation to optimize footprint density. Signal standard, bandwidth, and bit errors are monitored with information available for remote monitoring via Evertz® VistaLINK® PRO SNMP management software.

Video
7790VB-88x SDI/DVB-ASI Input/Output Ports Signal Interface
7790VB-8-3G8x 3G/HD-SDI/SDI/DVB-ASI Input/Output Ports Signal Interface
7790VB-44-Port DVB-ASI/SD-SDI Bi-Directional ATP Access Module with hitless switching
7790VB-4-3G4-Port DVB-ASI/SD/HD or 2x 3G Bi-Directional ATP Access Module with hitless switching
Audio
7790AESM-88xAES Audio Input Signal Interface
7790AESD-88xAES Audio Output Signal Interface
7790MADI2-DT4-GPIO82xMADI + 4xRS232/422/485 + 8xGPIO Bi-directional Signal Interface Module
Data / IP
7790GT-88xPort 10/100/1000 Ethernet Switch Signal Interface
7790GT-2Dual Port 10/100/1000 Signal Interface
7790IP-ASI-IP1GE IP-ASI-IP Access Module
Telco
7790T1E1-8-DS3E3-28xT1/E1 and DS3/E3 Signal Interface

2. Trunk Interfaces connect to the switch fabric and encapsulate signals for transport on SONET/SDH, IP or dedicated fiber/WDM networks. Any of the Trunk Interfaces available may be deployed on the network, greatly simplifying network planning and allowing full utilization of various network types.

7795ALB-DS3Dual DS3/E3 Trunk Interface
7795ALB-OC3-AOC3/STM-1 Trunk Interface
7795ALB-OC12-AOC12/STM-4 Trunk Interface
7795ALB-OC48-AOC48/STM-16 Trunk Interface
7795ALB-OC192OC192/STM-64 Trunk Interface
7795ALB-GE1-Gigabit Ethernet Trunk Interface
7795ALB-10GE10-Gigabit Ethernet Trunk Interface

3. The Switch Fabric lies between the Signal and Trunk Interface modules and forms the heart of an ATP node. The Switch Fabric employs a completely non-blocking architecture to route signals between the user and the network providing full ADD, DROP and PASS functionality at any node on the network. This gives ATP the ability to support any conceivable unicast, multicast or broadcast signal requirement.

For applications where the number of Signal Interface and/or Trunk Interface connections grows to exceed the capacity of the Switch Fabric, additional Switch Fabric modules can be added for easy scalability.

3700ALR-24x2472Gb/s ATP Switch Fabric Module
3700ALR-48x48144Gb/s ATP Switch Fabric Module
7800ALR-16x1648Gb/s ATP Switch Fabric Module
7800ALR-8x824Gb/s ATP Switch Fabric Module

4. Signal Processing & Conversion modules can be accommodated in the ATP chassis. Any 7700/7800 series module can be inserted to harness the capabilities of Evertz® vast product line, providing nearly unlimited additional functionality for outgoing or incoming signals, all in one platform. Sample processing/conversion functions include:

  • JPEG2000 SD & HD encode/decode
  • MPEG SD & HD encode/decode
  • Audio Embedding and de-embedding
  • Video & audio D/A and A/D
  • Up/down/cross conversion
  • Dolby encoding, decoding, upmixing and downmixing
  • Audio channel mixing & reassignment
  • Frame synchronization
  • Closed captioning
  • IntelliGain™ inter and intra-program audio normalization
  • Black level, gain, hue and saturation adjustment
  • Video and audio delay
  • RF demodulation

3700FR ATP Chassis

The 3700FR 6RU chassis accomodates sixteen Evertz® 7700/7800 series cards for Signal Interface, Trunk Interface and Signal Processing/Conversion applications. Dual, redundant Switch Fabric modules, power supplies and frame controllers can also be used. All cards/modules are hot-swappable and accessible from the front of the chassis.

Evertz® ATP architecture allows for simple expansion beyond a single 3700FR chassis when additional Signal or Trunk interfaces exceed the slot count. Additional 7800 chassis can be easily added to increase capacity, while maintaining common and transparent control and monitoring through VistaLINK®.

7800FR Chassis

The 7800FR is a 3 rack unit high frame for the 7800 and 7700 series modular system, which can house up to 15 modules of any combination of the 7800 and 7700 series distribution, conversion, processing and synchronization modules.

The 7800FR is designed with a high density capacity to conserve on precious equipment rack space. Care has been taken to ensure sufficient thermal relief for up to 360 watts of processing power per frame, to meet the increasing power demands of future high speed processing cards.

Hot swappable redundant switching power supplies and cooling fans allow power supply or fan replacement without compromising the integrity of critical signal paths. The 7800FR is available with auto ranging 100-240V AC power supplies.

The front loading design permits extraction of the power supplies and active modules from the front without compromising performance even at 3.0Gb/s. Thus, there is no need for time consuming re-cabling nor is there need to have access to the rear of the frame to replace or exchange modules.

ATP Operation, Monitoring and Control

The ATP employs a redundant, fault tolerant architecture to ensure constant service availability. Management systems for network configuration, provisioning and monitoring provide intuitive, user-friendly operation, while increasing network resiliency.

VistaLINK® PRO

VistaLINK® PRO is Evertz® comprehensive SNMP monitoring and control software tool suite. The VistaLINK® PRO ATP Client provides a graphical user interface for service scheduling and provisioning with timeline tracking.

A network view is also provided for graphical display of the network with alarming and drill down capability at any node. Monitoring and control of hardware, signals and network configuration is also available.

VistaLINK® PRO PLUS adds a fully user-configurable graphical environment for user customization. Starting with Global perspectives, drill down to specific nodes, frames and modules can be accomplished. Facility block diagrams and intuitive graphical renditions can be created with images from the VistaLINK® media library.

The VistaLINK® PRO software tool suite is a true SNMP monitoring and control package that goes beyond the ATP to unite Evertz® Fiber optics, Satellite RF, IRD, Conversion, Compression, Transport Stream Monitoring and Multiviewer product lines under one customizable, detailed monitoring & control tool for facility wide signal monitoring and real-time equipment configuration.

Third party equipment support is also provided with Northbound and Southbound interfaces to allow complete system wide M&C under one unified system.

Redundancy

The ATP provides the capacity for hardware, connection and control redundancy. When combined with Evertz® hitless protection switching technology, seamless failover from primary to redundant streams is provided for optimum network performance.

Monitoring & Thumbnailing with the MVP®, VIP® and VistaLINK®

Evertz® is an industry leader in signal monitoring and multiviewer technology, and can provide options for visual monitoring and alarming of your video and audio signals throughout the network.

Multi-display solutions provide flexible, real-time, full-resolution monitoring of video and audio signals. ThunmLINK™ -enabled products provide a means to create low-bandwidth thumbnails of video streams and make them available throughout the ATP network, providing a superior level of confidence monitoring.


Multi-Service Video / Audio / Data over SONET/SDH and Core IP Networks

Whether the application entails contribution, content delivery, provisioning of video transport services or any other high-performance video/audio/datacom transport application, Evertz® ATP provides the flexibility to handle any requirement.

With Signal and Trunk Interfaces available for all popular signal types, interface with the outside world is straightforward. Compatibility with the entire Evertz® 7700/7800 platforms provide limitless possibilities for processing and conversion of incoming and outgoing signals.

Network Operations Control (NOC): Service Scheduling and Network Provisioning

The ATP client provides extensive capability for service scheduling with network provisioning & monitoring. Dedicated circuits, occasional use services and last minute requirements can all be accomodated within the ATP scheduling client for maximum flexibility and optimum efficiency of network bandwidth.

Network topology and geographic views provide operational monitoring with on-screen alarming and drill down capability for diagnostics and trouble shooting. Equipment views provide further drill down capability to the card level, for status and signal diagnostics to the individual service demarcation point.

This provides the required feedback to ensure service level agreement (SLA) compliance. Provisioning logs can also be exported to third-party billing systems for ease of software integration.


Specifications

Electrical
AC InputAuto ranging, 100 - 240V AC, 50/70Hz
Maximum Operating Current9.5A @ 115V AC nominal, 4.0A @ 220V AC nominal
Power Supply Configuration1 Standard, plus 1 optional redundant
ConnectorIEC 60320 - 1 per power supply
Physical
Height6RU - 10.5" (266mm)
Width & Depth19" (483mm), 14.5" (368mm)
Module Capacity16 x 77xx/78xx series slots
6 x 3xxx slots
WeightApprox. 20lbs. (9kg) with 2 power supplies, no slots occupied

Ordering Information

Chassis & Controllers
3700FR6RU ATP Chassis with Redundant Power Supplies
7800FR3RU Chassis with Redundant Power Supplies
3700FC3700FR Frame Controller, Controls 3700ALR
Switch Fabric
3700ALR-24x2472Gb/s ATP Switch Fabric Module
3700ALR-48x48144Gb/s ATP Switch Fabric Module
7800ALR-16x1648Gb/s ATP Switch Fabric Module
7800ALR-8x824Gb/s ATP Switch Fabric Module
Signal Interfaces
Video
7790VB-88x SDI/DVB-ASI Input/Output Ports Signal Interface
7790VB-8-3G8x 3G/HD-SDI/SDI/DVB-ASI Input/Output Ports Signal Interface
7790VB-44-Port DVB-ASI/SD-SDI Bi-Directional ATP Access Module with hitless switching
7790VB-4-3G4-Port DVB-ASI/SD/HD or 2x 3G Bi-Directional ATP Access Module with hitless switching
Audio
7790AESM-88xAES Audio Input Signal Interface
7790AESD-88xAES Audio Output Signal Interface
7790MADI2-DT4-GPIO82xMADI + 4xRS232/422/485 + 8xGPIO Bi-directional Signal Interface Module
Data / IP
7790GT-88xPort 10/100/1000 Ethernet Switch Signal Interface
7790GT-2Dual Port 10/100/1000 Signal Interface
7790IP-ASI-IP1GE IP-ASI-IP Access Module
Telco
7790T1E1-8-DS3E3-28xT1/E1 and DS3/E3 Signal Interface
Trunk Interfaces
7795ALB-DS3Dual DS3/E3 Trunk Interface
7795ALB-OC3-AOC3/STM-1 Trunk Interface
7795ALB-OC12-AOC12/STM-4 Trunk Interface
7795ALB-OC48-AOC48/STM-16 Trunk Interface
7795ALB-OC192OC192/STM-64 Trunk Interface
7795ALB-GE1-Gigabit Ethernet Trunk Interface
7795ALB-10GE10-Gigabit Ethernet Trunk Interface