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1 Using the Campus RF network to Distribute Digital Signage Brad Lipman Director Media Services AHECTA Annual Conference Memphis TN June

2 Agenda Kishwaukee College MATV System History Cable-Modem Equipment Wrap-up / More Questions Agenda

3 Kishwaukee College Where is Kishwaukee College?Kishwaukee -Malta, IL -Unique Location

4 Illinois Map Malta

5 Kishwaukee College Where is Kishwaukee College?Kishwaukee -Malta, IL -Unique Location Campus Layout -Many Additions -Thankfully, mostly inside

6 Birdseye Map

7 Building Map

8 Kishwaukee College Where is Kishwaukee College?Kishwaukee -Malta, IL -Unique Location Campus Layout -Many Additions -Thankfully, mostly inside

9 MATV History Kishwaukee College (1991) Antenna on roof for Student TV lounge Satellite Dish for recording PD CATV (Don’t Have it, not getting it)

10 ( ) Installed.5” P3 main back bone Taps for drops to classrooms Satellite programming Playback on In-house channels Reverse Channels: Distance Learning MATV History Kishwaukee College

11 (1996) 220’ Microwave Tower Built, hmm… MATV History Kishwaukee College

12 Birdseye Map

13 (1996) 220’ Microwave Tower Built, hmm… – Added off-air antennae (no CATV)antennae MATV History Kishwaukee College

14 Tower shots “SW & East TV” “East & North TV” “The Tower”

15 (1996) 220’ Microwave Tower Built, hmm… – Added off-air antennae (no CATV)antennae – Two HeadendsHeadends MATV History Kishwaukee College

16 Headend pics Headend #1 at Tower Headend #2 in Media Services

17 (1996) 220’ Microwave Tower Built, hmm… – Added off-air antennae (no CATV)antennae – Two HeadendsHeadends (2001) Added CRT TVs in study lounges – first video bulletin board (info channel) – 6 locations MATV History Kishwaukee College

18 (2002) New Building Additions – Moved Headend #2 – Upgraded to fiber between Headends – Added Reverse Channel for Graduation MATV History Kishwaukee College

19 Birdseye Map

20 (2002) New Building Additions – Moved Headend #2 – Upgraded to fiber between Headends – Added Reverse Channel for Graduation – New SD Signage Equipment – Added 8 new LCD TV Locations (for Signage) MATV History Kishwaukee College

21 Analog to Digital Transition ( ) Forced Thinking - What are our needs? – Upgrade Head-ends (signal processors/modulators) – Replace Old CRTs to LCD TVs (ATSC/NTSC/QAM) – Digital (HD) Signage replace SD System? Costs – Ethernet system vs Existing RF network Costs – $ drop for Cat 5 (14 locations) – Add Media Player per TV

22 Digital Signage Needs What should it do… – Need for separate content in different locations – Want ability to easily change from digital signage (multiple channels) to TV channels – Adjust volume/mute – Need Control of TVs – Do all of this with CM system

23 Cable-Modem System B/T Cable Modem Termination System – Uses existing RF network (DOCSIS) – Interfaces with IT network – Static IP & MAC Address Filter At TV – Splitter (TV Ant & CM) – Cable-modem – Serial Server (RS-232 Control) Ethernet

24 Cable-Modem Motorola SB-5101N

25 Serial Server Small Static IP address WebUI

26 ‘Penthouse’ Solution from other application Single ‘box’

27 TCP/IP Control Software (Calypso Encore)

28 Out Buildings – Fiber runs Student Center – 16 New Locations – On IT data network – No cable-modem Fall 2012

29 Uh-oh! –L–Lost Connections in Student Center Created MS VLAN Student Center

30 MATV System (evolved over 20 years) Hybrid Fiber-Coax 72 Off-Air ATSC Channels 3 Different States 4 different TV Markets 7 Analog in-house Channels 5 Upstream Sub-Channels 5 Digital Signage QAM Channels Control of 32 TVs by utilizing Cable-Modems Data Network Summary

31 Questions? / Contact info Bradley Lipman Director – Media Services Kishwaukee College Malta Rd Malta, IL x5620 Steve Zahn Zahn Engineering 43W368 Buck Ct. St. Charles, Illinois Thank You!

32 Digital Signage costs B/T DOCSIS 1 x 1 CMTS$ Motorola SURFboard SB5101N $ B&B Vlinx ESP901$ LG LCD TV 37/42LD450/460 Series$ MagicBox Aavelin 1080p$ B/T HDE-2H-QAM HD Modulator$


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