(1996) 220’ Microwave Tower Built, hmm… – Added off-air antennae (no CATV)antennae MATV History Kishwaukee College
Tower shots “SW & East TV” “East & North TV” “The Tower”
(1996) 220’ Microwave Tower Built, hmm… – Added off-air antennae (no CATV)antennae – Two HeadendsHeadends MATV History Kishwaukee College
Headend pics Headend #1 at Tower Headend #2 in Media Services
(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
(2002) New Building Additions – Moved Headend #2 – Upgraded to fiber between Headends – Added Reverse Channel for Graduation MATV History Kishwaukee College
(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
Analog to Digital Transition (2008-2010) 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 – $600-1200 drop for Cat 5 (14 locations) – Add Media Player per TV
Digital Signage Needs What should it do… – Need for separate content in different locations – Want ability to easily change from digital signage (multiple channels) to TV channels – Adjust volume/mute – Need Control of TVs – Do all of this with CM system
Cable-Modem System B/T Cable Modem Termination System – Uses existing RF network (DOCSIS) – Interfaces with IT network – Static IP & MAC Address Filter At TV – Splitter (TV Ant & CM) – Cable-modem – Serial Server (RS-232 Control) Ethernet
Out Buildings – Fiber runs Student Center – 16 New Locations – On IT data network – No cable-modem Fall 2012
Uh-oh! –L–Lost Connections in Student Center Created MS VLAN Student Center
MATV System (evolved over 20 years) Hybrid Fiber-Coax 72 Off-Air ATSC Channels 3 Different States 4 different TV Markets 7 Analog in-house Channels 5 Upstream Sub-Channels 5 Digital Signage QAM Channels Control of 32 TVs by utilizing Cable-Modems Data Network Summary
Questions? / Contact info Bradley Lipman Director – Media Services Kishwaukee College 21193 Malta Rd Malta, IL 60150 815-825-2086 x5620 firstname.lastname@example.org Steve Zahn Zahn Engineering 43W368 Buck Ct. St. Charles, Illinois 60175 630-365-0575 email@example.com Thank You!
Digital Signage costs B/T DOCSIS 1 x 1 CMTS$ 8100.00 Motorola SURFboard SB5101N $ 39.00 B&B Vlinx ESP901$ 220.00 LG LCD TV 37/42LD450/460 Series$ 580.00 MagicBox Aavelin 1080p$ 4500.00 B/T HDE-2H-QAM HD Modulator$ 5962.00
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