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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.
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
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
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
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.