IP>QAM Box User Manual

P>QAM Box User Manual

Contents

  1. General Information
    1. Overview
    2. Package contents
    3. Technical specifications
  2. Safety guidelines
    1. General safety guidelines
    2. Device Safe Operation Guidelines
  3. Installation and setup
    1. Physical Description
    2. Installation
    3. Hardware setup
      1. Default network settings
      2. Reset to the factory settings
      3. Setting up user network configuration
  4. IP>QAM configuration over WEB interface
    1. Loging in to the WEB interface
    2. IP>QAM configuration
  5. IP>QAM control with RCU
  6. TV Set tuning to the IPTV broadcast
  7. IP>QAM control over Second Screen application

1 General Information

1.1 Overview

IP-to-QAM Box is a universal IPTV network access module. It operates as portable edge DVB-C modulator that retrieves DVB-over-Http type channels/programs from the streaming server of IPTV provider and translates them to the RF input of the TV Set or cable STB.

The device supports two control interfaces to provide user comfortable and convenient Live and On-Demand TV preview experience.

First, IR reciever, allows simple switching of TV channels of IPTV provider play list. It is most convenient if TV Set RCU is used providing One Remote Control experience.

Second, Second Screen, let the user to employ the mobile device for easy and comfortable discovery of TV programs, launching Live or On-demand streaming, getting program description or any other associated information from the provider site or Internet at the time a selected program is shown at the screen of the selected TV Set.

Multi-screen is an other useful and convenient innovation. You can easily launch the program preview on the screen of any(all) TV Set(sets) in your home, pause the preview on one TV and resume on an other or use mobile screen to continue.

High security access module can be activated if IPTV operator decides to restrict illegal preview of TV programs.

The device Software can be automatically updated from the IPTV provider or manufacturer web site.

Embedded scripting language makes it possible to use open API to extend the device adaptability in the operator network.

IP>QAM is packed in compact size plastic case and used power supply of USB port of the cable STB or TV Set.

Embedded WEB interface can be used to make Individual settings such as network configuration, service provider URL or RCU adaptation.

1.2 Package contents

IP>QAM Box1
Power cord of USB - micro USB type1
User Manual1*
* Optionally. Customer agreed.

1.3 Technical specifications

Network Interface
Connector typeRJ45
Physical Interface100Мbit Ethernet
Network protocolTCP/IP
Streaming type.DVB-over-Http
Network IdentificationStatic IP, DHCP
DNSYes
Modulator
Connector typeIEC 61169-2, type 9,52 (Belling-Lee)
ModulationDVB-C
SpecificationEN 300429
Frequency, kHz62000
Modulation modeQAM64
Symbol rate, Msps6750
PCR accuracy
Access control
Embedded secure access moduleYes
Individual setting up
InterfaceHttp server(Web interface)
Default settings
IP address192.168.0.100
Loginadmin
Passwordadmin
Power supply
Connector typeMicro USB
Supply Voltage
Max. Supply current0.5А

2 Safety guidelines

2.1 General safety guidelines

  • Always use caution and common sense.
  • It is forbidden to use the device with undocumented power supply.
  • Connect and disconnect cables gently to prevent connector destruction.
  • Only authorized persons can repare the device.

2.2 Device Safe Operation Guidelines

  • Only use specified supply voltage and signal type.
  • Turn the device power off every time connections made.
  • Escape to use unspecified cables.
  • Do not apply it under heavy environmental conditions.
  • Do not obstruct ventilation holes.

3 Installation and setup

3.1 Physical Description

IP>QAM

Fig. 1 Physical overview

  1. Coaxial cable for connection to DVB-C input of TV Set or cable STB;
  2. RJ45 for Ethernet connection;
  3. Button to reset the device into factory settings;
  4. Micro USB to power IP>QAM from TV Set USB port;
  5. IR receiver for remote control with RCU.

3.2 Installation

Unpack the device and check that all components are safe. If the device was taken to the installation room from a colder place wait at least one hour until condensed damp is dry.

The following sequence of operations recommended:

  • УPlace the device into constant location. We advise to use hanging hole on the bottom so that connectors are directed down. IP>QAM must be directly seen if you want to use Remote Control Unit(RCU) for the TV channel selection;
  • Connect the device to the Ethernet switch with “patch-cord”;
  • IP>QAM RF cable should be connected to antenna input of digital cable STB or TV Set;
  • USB – micro USB cable is used to power the device from USB port;
  • Turn the TV Set or STB power on.
  • Enter the device embedded Web interface and make IP>QAM proper setting up.

3.3 Hardware setup

3.3.1 Default network settings

The following default network settings are usually appear when first time device power on. Please check that your Host PC network settings match to those default settings to make the device connection.

IP address typeStatic
MAC address00:01:15:XX:XX:XX*
IP address192.168.0.100
Маска подсети255.255.255.0
Gateway0.0.0.0
DNS0.0.0.0
Loginadmin
Passwordadmin

* XX:XX – the device series number Note. Please see your device MAC address information attached to the accompanying documentation.

3.3.2 Reset to the factory settings

During the device operation press the reset button on the connector side and hold at least 3 seconds. Turn the device power Off/On for new factory settings take effect.

3.3.3 Setting up user network configuration

  • Enter IP address properly to agree your current network configuration. Make sure IP and MAC addresses of the devices of the same subnet are different.
  • Set subnet mask properly(255.255.255.0 for LAN).
  • Your Internet provider Gateway IP address is used for Internet connection.
  • Login and password must be set to secure IP>QAM embedded WEB interface.

4 IP>QAM configuration over WEB interface

4.1 Loging in to the WEB interface

Internet Browser is used to enter Web interface. Enter the device IP address to connect(192.168.0.100 is default). Authorization page opens if successfully connected.

IP>QAM login

Default Login - admin. .

Default password - admin..

You can change password any time if you enter the device configuration page.

After 15 minutes of the interface inactivity authorization period expires so new authorization process is required.

4.2 IP>QAM configuration

Configuration page looks as below:

IP>QAM tuning

1. Network settings

partition is used to configure IP>QAM for proper interfacing within your Ethernet LAN and Internet connection.

2. Media settings

is used for IP>QAM or Second Screen unique identification within your LAN, and to point base Media server URL and additional playlist URL:
  • Device Name let you descover IP>QAM modules within your LAN. It's convenient if the name say the location(Living Room, Bedroom etc.) but may be any.
  • Client ID is used if your media server supports personal services ( playlist, advertizing etc.) to present IP>QAM to the server.
  • Media server let IP>QAM to know the URL of the media server to work with. By befault Crypton media server is appointed. If no server can be found on the URL please make sure at least additional playlist URL is valid to let the device operate.
  • M3U Playlist is used if You want to access an other IPTV network to request streaming TV channels. If additional playlist URL is present then IP>QAM will use it in RCU control mode. “Crypton IP>QAM” Android Second Screen application let You select any of two available networks to interoperate with.

3. Remote Control configuration

let you teach IP>QAM to understand RCU commands. It's convenient if You can use TV Set original RCU. To do so any four RCU buttons that do not affect TV Set must be selected to ascape interference.

Channel + / Channel - - let You switch IPTV channels along the provider play list.

Ch. Group + / Ch. Group - let You switch groups of interest(Music, Film etc.). Group tags must be present in the playlist.

Note. All four buttons must be taught to apply new configuration. Four times press the selected button to see it become green. That means IP>QAM has undestood the RCU command.

4. Use Authentication configuration

if IP>QAM Web interface access parameters have to be changed.

5 IP>QAM control with RCU

After power on IP>QAM starts autonomous operation. It uses Media server URL preliminary configured over Web to upload network script and operator playlist. First TV channel from the play list is selected for play out.

You can use RCU buttons to switch groups of interest or TV channels in the selected group.

6 TV Set tuning to the IPTV broadcast

It's very important to perform proper TV set tuning to enjoy all IP>QAM Box diverse and agile features. The device uses 62000kHz DVB-C carrier to broadcast selected from the playlist IPTV channels. Usually the TV Set tuning routine requires steps as below.

Broadcast typeDVB-C
Frequency62 000kHz
Modulation modeQAM64
Symbol rate6750 Msps

Start channel Scan. After successful search the channel preliminary selected for preview is seen.

Note. Please refer TV Set user manual for detail information on channel tuning process. We also advise You to clear list of scaned TV channels before each scanning to simplify usage of IPTV services.

7 IP>QAM control over Second Screen application

IP>QAM Box supports IPTV preview control over “Crypton IP>QAM” Android Second Screen application. It's very convenient to use mobile for TV Set preview control. Second Screen give You new nice experience of interoperation your connected TVs and mobile devices within your home net. Let You easy Catch-up TV programs discovery, launch and rewind. Pause the preview in one room and resume on the other room TV Set or mobile screen. Friendly and agile user interface let you enjoy real multiscreen, multiroom and interactive TV experience.

Install ''Crypton IP>QAM'' from Google Play.

IP>QAM Box and TV set(STB) must be preliminary configured for IPTV reception before You start using Second Screen.

Every time You start application it provides IP>QAM device seaching and let You select one for preview.

IP>QAM select

Next window shows You All TV channels sorted by interests and On-demand programs arranged by time. Standard Android tools let You easily navigate resources of Your IPTV provider.

IP>QAM next-select

If On-demand mode is available for the selected channel You can select the TV program(event) start preview from any time, rewind and pause if required.

IP>QAM next-select

Multiscreen(Multiroom) is an other great feature available with IP>QAM Box. It let You pause preview on one TV screen and resume on an other(in other room) or on the screen of your gadget to continue.

IP>QAM next-select