This is what you are missing if you don’t use your field strength meter’s webControl

November 12, 2018.


The webControl is a real true utility knife available in your field strength meter and probably you have never used it before. It’s a built-in webserver inside RANGER Neo TV & Spectrum analyzers that allows you to connect your meter and your PC so you can access a huge range of options.  We are going to explain them in this article.

The webControl allows connecting from PC to the TV Spectrum analyzer and gain access to a huge range of possibilities
The webControl allows connecting from PC to the TV Spectrum analyzer and gain access to a huge range of possibilities

These are PROMAX TV and Spectrum analyzers featuring the webControl:

What is the webControl of a TV & Spectrum analyzer?

webControl is an operating mode of the PROMAX field strength meter that enables its remote control via a local area network (LAN) or the Internet. Thus, it is possible to log into the equipment from anywhere in the world at any time..

Remote control is just one of the possibilities...

Aerials technicians and the rest of telecommunications professionals know sometimes there are problems that show up very sporadically, making impossible to be physically in the location at the exact moment when the problem arises.

But, what would happen if it came up the possibility of let the equipment monitoring the signal quality and receive a warning in our e-mail inbox at the exact time when the problem arises? Actually, that possibility exists!

The webControl allows using the PROMAX field strength meter as a complete 24/7 signal quality monitoring system. In addition, when the problem comes up, you can use the Console mode that allows taking full control of the equipment exactly as if you were there to look for the source of the problem.

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So, what we can do with webControl?

Measures and Spectrum

Measures and Spectrum

  • Changing the tuning and digital demodulator parameters.
  • Browsing the channel plan or directly typing the frequency.
  • Browsing and configure the real-time spectrum.
  • Taking measurements from the current channel.

TV Parameters

TV Parameters

  • Changing the tuning and digital demodulator parameters.
  • Browsing the channel plan or directly typing the frequency.
  • Choosing and demodulating a television or radio service.
  • Previewing over the Internet the service picture.
  • Streaming the service picture to your computer.
  • Displaying information about the service, video and audio.
  • Recording the current Transport Stream or Service.

Console

Console

  • Remotely controlling the equipment, just as being there, receiving the screen content in a live streaming.
  • Complete emulation of the physical keyboard and the touch screen of the field strength meter.
  • Capturing screens and instantly downloading them to the PC.

Monitoring

Monitoring

  • Tracking the quality parameters of all channels of the current channel plan with no time limit; the only limit is the equipment memory available.
  • Setting pre-alarms and alarms for the quality levels of each one of the signal parameters.
  • Displaying in real time the measurement graph of the current monitoring.
  • Sending warnings via e-mail to one or several recipients when an alarm or pre-alarm occurs.

Historical monitoring

Historical monitoring

  • Displaying a measurement graph for an ongoing monitoring or for a completed monitoring session already stored in memory.
  • In-graph information on alarms and pre-alarms.
  • Reviewing measurements for a complete session or just a customized time period.
  • Displaying measurements and alarms/pre-alarms information in a detailed table format.
  • Exporting data to CSV.

Installations management

Installations management

  • Uploading and downloading files from the internal memory of the equipment or the connected USB storage media: Recorded TS, screen captures, etc.
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PROMAX is a leading manufacturer of test and measurement systems, broadcast and TV signal distribution equipment. Our product lines include measuring instruments for cable TV, satellite TV, broadcast, wireless and fibre optics networks, FTTH and GPON analyzers. DVB-T modulators, IP streamers or IP converters (ASI, DVB-T) are among the company’s latest developments.