2. Professional Communications
The B-NOVA chassis B-NOVA architecture
The B-NOVA chassis has 6 module slots for interface and
processing modules. The B-NOVA architecture is future
proof to support new module development later on by ha-
ving all stream processing features in sub modules. The-
refore, new functionality can be introduced later into the
platform without touching the chassis.
The BLANKOM Digital B-NOVA Chassis is a base for an IPTV
modular platform and cable TV headends. B-NOVA enables
the operator to setup a very compact headend configuration
using various processing and interfacing modules. B-NOVA
scales from one chassis ”headend in a box” to a multiple
chassis system for bigger headend system. Designed for
very high performance, high density and very low power
B-NOVA business benefits:
Fully modular platform that grows with your business, Energy efficiency also reduces site cooling requirements
from a compact 1 RU ”headend in a box” to a multisite,
distributed headend solution Internal switch for cable free interconnections and
Platform’s small footprint enables efficient space usage
Advanced DVB stream processing offers flexibility for
Low power consumption enables longer module lifetime channel creation and simplicity in multi-vendor
and lower energy costs. environments
The B-NOVA platform
The stream processing in B-NOVA is DVB-T
distributed to sub modules, which utilize processing streaming
virtually unlimited processing capacity in COFDM
practical configurations, without problems
typically caused with a central shared DVB-S2
DVB-T FE1 MGMT
processor. All sub modules can process DVB IP
DVB-ASI Host FE2 MGMT
processing streaming Internal
independently incoming streams. DVB-C processor
The internal router of the chassis is DVB-S2
managing the interconnection between DVB-T
the sub modules and the payload gigabit DVB-ASI
Ethernet input and output ports. This PSU
means much less cabling at the headend
and thereby simplifies headend configu- GE1 SFP
ration. GE2 SFP
The router also has a separate internal
management network for sub modules a very high-density design, which saves a Using quad SI-modules means that one-
and a chassis which guaranties reliable lot of rack space compared to traditional chassis can have up to 24 ASI inputs or
operation also in high-load situations. All headend setups. ASI outputs.
internal connections are gigabit Ethernet
which enables high-performance opera- B-NOVA can have up 12 receivers with Installing six quad QAM modules means
tion. descrambling capability in one chassis. If up to 24 QAM per chassis.
6 quad receiver modules without de-
High-density design scrambling are installed into the chassis, The B-NOVA chassis can also have a mix
The new component technology and it increases the receiver count up to 24 in of modules to adapt to the various ap-
selected architecture for B-NOVA creates the chassis. plication needs of the operator.
3. Embedded DVB Content Protection
B-Nova has the capability to protect services based on internal intelligence. There is still
with DVB scrambling. The chassis provides the possibility to also adjust the detailed con-
DVB Simulcrypt interface to Conditional Ac- figuration for professional users.
cess systems, which allows integration with a Dual DVB-S2 (S) Module with Dual
large variety of CA vendors. The content pro- Automatic service identification and PID re- Common Interface Module (optional)
tection has been designed to scale to a large mapping based on internal rules create unique
number of scrambled streams with minimal values for all streams. Therefore, it is very
system configuration. easy to do the system-level configuration.
The actual scrambling is an integrated CLI (Command Line Interface) is helpful to
feature on the B-NOVA sub modules, which do configuration updates in patches and also
provides scalable performance and maximum makes it possible to manage B-Nova through
flexibility of the system configuration, sup- low-speed communication links.
porting both centralized and decentralized Quad DVB-S2 (S) Module.
scrambling solutions. Monitoring parameters and warning/alarm
messages are available using SNMP protocol
Any service can be scrambled simultaneously and traps. This allows integration to the ele-
with multiple CA systems. Other advanced ment management system or higher-level
features include short-key change intervals, management systems.
automatic PSI/SI table generation, detailed
monitoring of the interaction with CA system, The front panel has an indicator to get a quick
support of redundant ECM generators and overview status of B-NOVA. All indicators
scheduled changes of the content protection show green: Everything is running as expect-
properties. ed. All sub modules have status indicators for Dual DVB-T Module with Dual Com-
mon Interface Module (optional)
module operation and interface indicators for Installed.
Management signal status. Indicator LED´s are helpful to
locate an interface or a module that requires
The B-NOVA chassis has centralized man- action.
agement features for configuration and
status monitoring of the sub modules and
chassis as well as connection to a centralized
Server based NIT, EPG and STB-Management
system: The Broadcast Manager. 6 processing and interface module slots
19” 1RU rack mechanics
Management features are optimized for typi- Installation rails for easy installation Quad DVB-ASI Module.
cal CATV or IPTV headend operations. There Slot for Power Supply and I/O module
are many helpful features to make headend Power Supply Redundancy
daily operation easy and effective. USB port for initial setup
2x gigabit Ethernet ports (SFP modules)
Intuitive WEBUI is designed for easy man- for payload
agement and monitoring for troubleshooting. 1+1 chassis redundancy
It allows the user to establish setup quickly Intuitive WEB user interface
just by entering a few parameters, and then Automatic SID and PID remapping COFDM-Modul
let B-NOVA do the detailed configuration CLI (Command Line Interface)
SNMP monitoring and traps
Quad QAM Modul