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NMX for Broadcast

Learn how to monitor, operate, and troubleshoot a Harmonic digital video compression system in a broadcast environment using NMX Digital Service Manager.
Duration: 1-3 days. 
  • Objectives
  • Prerequisites
  • Outline
  • Pricing

Upon completion of this training course, students will be able to perform key NMX operations; including construction or modification of network maps and service plans, service plan to network map connection, and service plan activation. In addition students will learn NMX server administration, batch file creation, use of alarms and logs for system monitoring and troubleshooting, and NMX redundancy schemes for service resilience. 

While no prior knowledge of Harmonic equipment is required for this course, a basic knowledge of networking, including Ethernet, switching, and TCP/IP is recommended. Also, an understanding of MPEG-2 and video processing systems would be helpful. Harmonic strongly recommends you complete a basic networking course prior to attending this course.

Module 1: Compression system overview

  • Compress system overview
  • Components of the compression system

Module 2: Integrated receivers-decoders

  • Integrated receivers-decoders
  • Broadcast encoders
  • ProStream multiplexers
  • NMX Digital Service Manager

Module 3: Activate and provision a video compression system

  • Activate and start a database catalog with Domain Manager
  • Open existing map with NMX operator
  • Launch and display BOOTP and TFTP with NMX Daemons
  • Monitor map for green status and begin passing services

Module 4: Design and provision a video compression system for MPEG over IP

  • Create a new catalog
  • Four steps of map building
  • Build a network group
  • Build a service plan
  • Connect services and activate service plan

Module 5: Adding baseband services and configuring statistical multiplexing

  • Add baseband inputs on the NMX map
  • Configure baseband service properties
  • Verify baseband source inputs
  • Basics of DiviTrack statistical multiplexing
  • Configure and provision statistical multiplexing
  • Monitor the compression system for VBR encoding

Module 6: NMX administration

  • User administration and roles
  • Monitoring active sessions
  • Viewing the audit log
  • Auto restart
  • Database management
  • Remote access

Module 7: Automation and batch scheduling

  • Automation concepts
  • Automation options
  • NMX Designer timeline
  • NMX Operator timeline
  • Creating scheduled batches

Module 8: Switches and redundancy

  • Redundancy basics
  • Redundancy in NMX
  • Using Matrix switches for redundancy
  • Redundancy and IP networks
  • NMX server redundancy
  • Utilizing the backup encoders

Module 9: Alarm management

  • Navigation of the NMX alarm management system
  • Accessing the alarm logs
  • Filtering and exporting alarm logs
  • Configuring alarms
  • Using the timeline view to monitor alarms
  • Report center

Module 10: Maintenance and Troubleshooting

  • Updating device software
  • Licensing
  • MPEG capture tools
  • Obtaining device logs
  • Using NMX alarm logs
  • Four steps of map building
Type
Location
Duration
Number of Students
Price
Part Number

Classroom

Harmonic Facility

3 days

Individual

$4,500 per student

TNG-NMX-BROAD-PP

Classroom

Harmonic Facility

3 days

Group, maximum of 8 students

$8,000 per group

TNG-NMX-BROAD-GROUP

Classroom

On-site

3 days

Group, maximum of 8 students

$10,000 per group

TNG-NMX-BROAD-SITE

Webinar

Online

1 day

Group, maximum of 12 students

$1,500 per group

TNG-NMX-BROAD-WEBINAR

 

Spectrum Family Operations

Learn about Spectrum family hardware and workflows, and tasks related to configuring, operating, monitoring, and troubleshooting a Spectrum system. Students complete tasks using SystemManager, the Spectrum system's administrative hub. Optional topics are included on an as-needed basis.
Duration: 1-2 days
  • Objectives
  • Prerequisites
  • Outline
  • Pricing

Upon completion of this training, students will be able to identify the Spectrum family of products and their hardware components, storage systems, and compatible video formats, use SystemManager for configuration, monitoring, and maintenance, create and control players for recording and playback, reboot, shutdown, and power on the system and its components, and report problems to Technical Support.

Basic understanding of Video Disk Control Protocol (VDCP), ingest of video for playout and record, Samba, File Transfer Protocol (FTP), and general networking.

Module 1: Spectrum overview

  • Spectrum family of products
  • Workflows and diagrams
  • Spectrum branding

Module 2: Spectrum hardware

  • SystemManager
  • MediaDirector
  • MediaCenter
  • MediaStore
  • I/O modules
  • Spectrum X

Module 3: Block diagrams

Module 4: SystemManager

  • SystemManager overview
  • Accessing SystemManager
  • Navigating SystemManager
  • System Diagram
  • Video Server Properties
  • I/O Module Properties

Module 5: SystemManager configuration

  • Basic configuration
  • Configuring Network Settings
  • Configuring a channel

Module 6: Storage concepts

  • RAID support
  • Data stripe
  • Filetypes.conf

Module 7: File system folders

  • File system folders
  • Accessing the Spectrum file system
  • Configuring file system folders

Module 8: File transfers

  • Supported transfer protocols
  • IP performance

Module 9: Player configuration

  • About the player
  • Creating and managing players

Module 10: ClipTool

  • About ClipTool
  • Installing ClipTool
  • Launching ClipTool
  • Creating a ClipTool Shortcut
  • Navigating ClipTool
  • Loading Clips

Module 11: Wrappers and formats

  • About wrappers and formats
  • Media formats
  • Wrappers
  • VANC and VBI storage

Module 12: Messages and alarms

  • About messages and alarms
  • System status
  • System alarms
  • Alarm filters

Module 13: Wink state

  • About wink state
  • Setting wink state

Module 14: Reboot, shutdown, and power on

  • About reboot, shutdown, and power on
  • Performing a reboot or shutdown
  • Power on sequence

Module 15: Firmware upgrades

  • About firmware upgrades
  • Downloading software
  • Upgrading SystemManager
  • Upgrading device firmware
  • Upgrading drive firmware
  • Upgrading a license

Module 16: File system maintenance

  • About the file system
  • About one-click functions
  • One-click functions
  • Manual functions

Module 17: Drive maintenance

  • Failing and unfailing drives
  • Replacing a failed drive
  • Settings wink state

Module 18: Problem reporting

  • Contacting Support
  • Collecting information
  • Remote access

Optional topics as needed

  • Configuring subtitles and captions
Type
Location
Duration
Number of Students
Price
Part Number

Classroom

Harmonic Facility

2 days

Individual

$3,000 per student

TNG-SPECTRUM-PP

Classroom

Harmonic Facility

2 days

Group, maximum of 8 students

$6,000 per group

TNG-SPECTRUM-GROUP

Classroom

Onsite

2 days

Group, maximum of 8 students

$8,500 per group

TNG-SPECTRUM-SITE

Webinar Online 1 day Group, maximum of 12 students $1,500 per group TNG-SPECTRUM-WEBINAR
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San Jose, California

4300 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95134
U.S.A
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Training Centers

Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

12, rue Rouget de l’Isle
1st Floor
Issy les Moulineaux, 92130
France
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