A new RF monitoring system from Radio Frequency Systems will be on display. Typically used for monitoring the RF status of broadcast antenna and combiner systems, the MS Series 2 supports simple network management protocol (SNMP) communications, which enables integration with a high-level network management system (NMS).
At the heart of the revamped monitoring system is a new operating platform, which, according to RFS, makes the MS Series 2 easy to configure.
Using the eight-inch color touchscreen, operators can program alarm thresholds and calibrate full-scale deflection when the transmitter is operating at full power; this eases the monitoring of forward and reflected transmitter power.
An active, real-time MIMIC display shows the U-Link, or motorized, switch and multi-channel combiner configurations. It also can be used to indicate whether full- or half-power is being delivered to the antenna.
At the local level, alarms can be reset from the touchscreen display. SNMP “traps” can be configured to alert the network operations center that an alarm condition is present. If a major equipment fault is detected, action by the NOC is triggered, protecting the sensitive broadcast electronics from possible damage.
The status of the monitor system also can be viewed remotely using a Web browser. Alarms can be reset via the Web interface, and configuration of important parameters such as VSWR alarms is possible. A built-in security system prevents unauthorized configuration changes.
Visit Radio Frequency Systems at Booth C2321.
For more information, visit www.rfsworld.com.