Many of the largest public and private broadcast networks in the world use Davicom systems to monitor and control their transmitter sites. This ensures uninterrupted access to broadcast information by the listening public because site equipment status and performance is continuously monitored.
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How Can Davicom Help You Operate Your Broadcast Station or Network?
Davicom remote monitoring systems can be deployed in small as well as in larger networks comprised of hundreds of transmission sites. The units may be networked and connected to a NOC (Network Operation Center) for global monitoring of transmission sites.
On-site equipment can be connected to Davicom units through SNMP, MODBUS or standard GPIO (General Purpose I/O) interfaces, and Davicom units can be reached from outside the site through IP network links, serial data modems or via legacy PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) connections.
How can Broadcast Transmitter Operating Parameters be Monitored, Locally or Remotely?
Davicom’s AM/FM Broadcast Monitor (FMBM) is designed to be used as a receiver for on-site and off-site monitoring of broadcast transmitter characteristics such as Modulation level, RF-Power, Audio presence and frequency drift. It offers many advanced features in a compact, low-cost package. Remotely controllable through Davicom’s line of intelligent site monitoring systems, the FMBM can also be manually configured and operated without a Davicom unit.
Designed for full and easy integration into Davicom’s powerful control, monitoring and automation structure, the FMBM gives you the benefit of remotely monitoring the key RF parameters of your AM or FM transmitter to ensure regulatory compliance.
How can Digital Audio Signals be Monitored and Controlled?
Davicom’s AES/EBU Audio Detector Switcher (DADS-01) is designed to be used as an automatic or manual switch for AES/EBU digital audio signals. It offers all the necessary inputs and outputs so it can be controlled and monitored by other equipment such as Davicom’s monitoring and control units (RTU). It can also be used as a standalone device.
The DADS-01 has sophisticated digital audio level detection algorithms that enable thresholds with delays to be programmed on its 2 digital input sources. Automatic switching can then be performed upon loss of the digital signal on an input. A third, analog input, can be used as a final fall-back option.
What is a Broadcast Remote Management System?
Remote management refers to monitoring, control and operation of electronic or electromechanical equipment located at a remote site from the operator. For larger networks, the operator can be at a central site called the NOC, or Network Operation Center. Remote management applications are almost limitless. At the core of the remote management process is the Remote Telemetry Unit (RTU), a device with communication, measurement and control capabilities.
The RTU is usually installed at each site where monitoring, reporting and control is required. It collects all relevant data from other equipment, analyzes it, performs actions based on specific rules defined by the user and sends alarms to the NOC or to the user.
From managing a remote mountain-top broadcast transmitter, an HVAC system in a building or water pumps in the middle of a city, an RTU finds application almost everywhere.
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Has your site photocell become defective? No problem: Use the Cortex’s integrated sunrise/sunset calculator to control tower, and site security lights.
Don’t have an audio silence detector? No problem: Use the signal rectifier that is built-in to every Metering input on the Cortex and continually check for audio loss on the channel.
Don’t have an SNMP interface on a piece of legacy equipment? No problem: Use the Cortex’s built-in Agent to convert analog readings into SNMP OID fields that can be read by a remote SNMP Manager.
Don’t have an electronic gauge on your fuel tank? No problem: Use the Cortex’s built-in Activity Timers to estimate fuel level from total generator run-time.
Want to listen to live audio from inside your site building/shelter or from your on-air signal? No problem: Use the Cortex’s built-in microphone or line inputs to remotely listen to ventilation fans, compressor motors, radar gearboxes or on-air audio.
Don’t have an on-site timer to run the Generator test every week? No problem: Use one of the Cortex’s built-in versatile event schedulers to start and end the test.