ReFeree 3 QoS

Compact ATSC 3.0 Field Signal Analyzer

Ensuring that end-users can receive good quality over-the-air (OTA) DTV is a primary concern for engineers working through the media delivery chain.  ReFeree 3 is the perfect solution for field engineers looking to verify OTA signal measurements for either ATSC 1.0 or ATSC 3.0 networks.  The unit is designed to be portable and works in conjunction with the user’s laptop PC (not supplied).  ReFeree 3 is powered via the laptop’s USB port and provides the user the ability to conduct:

  • Coverage & Drive Tests for ATSC 3.0 & ATSC 1.0
  • Installation & Maintenance Test Tool
  • RF Reception Qualification Tests
  • Headend / TX site / off-air measurements
  • ATSC 3.0 / 1.0 Network Troubleshooting
  • R&D Test & Measurements

ReFeree 3 includes a built-in GPS receiver and external GPS L1 antenna which allows the analyzer to generate maps including field measurements of the RF signal quality of service, enabling identification of reception issues and efficient troubleshooting.  ReFeree 3 provides the following 5 principal measurement capabilities:

  • ATSC 3.0 & ATSC 1.0 RF Measurements
    • Spectrum & Constellation display
    • Signal level, MER, SNR, BER
    • Channel Impulse Response (CIR)
    • Modulation Parameters
  • ATSC 3.0 Frame analysis
    • Complete frame decoding
    • Frame structure display (including subframe & PLP)
    • Service list view
    • Bitrate monitoring by PLP & Service
    • Log files
  • Audio/Video Display
    • Service decoding (unencrypted programs) via VLC media player
    • DASH (ROUTE/MMTP) reception
  • STLTP Analysis
    • STLTP decoding via PC ETH or HW ETH/SFP
    • IP QoS monitoring (jitter, FEC…)
    • Bitrate monitoring (outer, inner, by PLP & Service)
  • Road Test & Field Coverage
    • Internal GPS receiver
    • GPS L1 antenna provided
    • Google compliant report files including RF measurements

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