EASyCAP Encoder/Decoder 19.10Emergency Management SystemUser’s Guide

NoticeEvery effort was made to ensure that the information in this manual was accurate at the timeof printing. However, information is subject to change without notice, and VIAVI reserves theright to provide an addendum to this manual with information not available at the time that thismanual was created.Copyright/Trademarks Copyright 2018 VIAVI Solutions Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this guide may bereproduced or transmitted, electronically or otherwise, without written permission of thepublisher. VIAVI Solutions and the VIAVI logo are trademarks of VIAVI Solutions Inc. (“Viavi”).All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.Copyright releaseReproduction and distribution of this guide is authorized for US Government purposes only.Ordering informationThis guide is a product of VIAVI Technical Publications Department, issued as part of theproduct. The catalog number for a published guide is Catalog Number - printed. The catalognumber for an electronic guide on USB is Catalog Number - electronic.Terms and conditionsSpecifications, terms, and conditions are subject to change without notice. The provisionof hardware, services, and/or software are subject to VIAVI standard terms and conditions,available at e 2EASyCAP Encoder/Decoder User’s GuideDocument 0010340001., Rev. 19.10October 2019

Table of ContentsChapter 1. 8General Information.8Introduction.8FCC Certification.9California Proposition 65.9Unpacking and Inspection.10Claims for Damage in Shipment.10Ordering Information.10Where to Get Technical Support.10How this Manual is Organized. 11Conventions Used in this Manual. 11Security Recommendations.12Spanish Language Support.13Chapter 2 . 14Overview.14Installation Information.14Wiring Recommendations.14Hardware Overview (Series 20).15Front Panel View.15Rear Panel View.16Hardware Overview (Series 30).25Front Panel View.25Rear Panel View.26Front Panel Menu Overview.34Touch Screen LCD.34Main Screen (Home Page).34Current Status.35Alert Playback Screen.36Login Menu.36Setup Menu.37Network Setup Menu.37Ethernet Interface Setup Menu.38IP Address Entry Menu.38System Menu.39Front Panel Menu.39October 2019EASyCAP Encoder/Decoder User’s GuideDocument 0010340001, Rev. 19.10Page 3

Chapter 3 . 40Configuration .40System Login.40EASyCAP Status Information.41EASyCAP User Interface Homepage.45Administration Folder.47Account Preferences.47User Accounts.48Backup/Restore Configuration.51Audio/Video Files.52Certificate Files.53Hardware Settings.54Licensing.54Upgrade.55Configuration Folder.57Audio/Tone Volume.57Audio/Radios Sources.60Date/Time.63EAS Events.64EAS Options.67General Purpose I/O Settings .71Lead-In/Background/Lead-Out.74MPEG-DASH.76MPEG Stream.79Network Configuration.82Playback Options.87Selected Locations.89Video Out.90Web Configuration.92CAP Sources.94CAP Proxy Configuration.94IPAWS Atom Feed.95AlertSense Feed.98Campus Alert Feed.100ComLabs EMnet Client.102TCP Feed.105Page 4EASyCAP Encoder/Decoder User’s GuideDocument 0010340001., Rev. 19.10October 2019

Message Delivery Folder.106Atom CAP Server.106CAP HTTP Delivery.108DCM.112DNCS/Evertz. 113IP Switches. 115Minerva Configuration. 116SCTE-18 Configuration. 117Serial Devices.122Management Folder.123Compliance Reports.123Email.126SNMP.128SYSLOG.130Web API.131Logs.132Alert/ System Log.132System Log.135Operations.137Alert Status Monitor.137Custom Messaging.140Generate EAS.141Chapter 4 . 142Appendix .142Telephone Interface.142User Prompts.142Command Keys.142Operations.142Dial-up and Authentication.143Hang-up Telephone.143Abort Message in Progress.143Record User Audio Message.144Activate a Custom (Non-EAS) Message.144Activate EAS Message.146Specifications (Series 20).148Specifications (Series 30).150Specifications for Optional Expansion Boards.152Limited Warranty.154October 2019EASyCAP Encoder/Decoder User’s GuideDocument 0010340001, Rev. 19.10Page 5

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Chapter 1General InformationIntroductionThe VIAVI EASyCAP (Model EASyCAP-1) EAS (Emergency Alert System) Encoder/Decoderis a 2U rack mounted control center capable of performing manual or automated EASmessaging for Cable, Broadcast, IPTV, and Wire line systems and is in accordance with CFR47 part 11 FCC regulations.The EASyCAP Encoder/Decoder receives EAS messages from up to six audio sources(internal or external), decodes the FSK (Frequency-shift Keying) EAS message, and operatesthe target system equipment to replay the message for viewers/listeners. In addition,messages can be originated by the user via local or remote control of the EASyCAP . TheEAS Audio sources for the EASyCAP include internal AM/FM/NOAA radios and external audioinputs that can be connected to any known EAS audio source.EAS Audio is decoded by the internal AFSK circuitry, then sorted and interpreted to determinethe type of emergency or test, locations for which the emergency applies, and otherinformation supplied in the EAS Header. If a voice message is contained in the EAS message,it is recorded for possible playback to subscribers. EAS messages then pass through a seriesof tests to determine if the message matches predefined, user configurable parameters. Ifthese tests pass, EAS activation (message playback) to the system occurs. To play an EASmessage to viewers/listeners, the EASyCAP activates TTLs, Contact Closures, RS-485 datacommands, RS-232 data commands, and several IP based protocols, it also supplies pertinentvideo and re-encodes/plays the EAS FSK and recorded audio. The TTLs, Contact Closures,and serial data commands, and IP protocols activate routing equipment and end-user devicesto provide the emergency audio and video to all viewers/listeners.In addition to the EAS messaging capabilities, the EASyCAP records all received andtransmitted messages in the internal log for later retrieval.Page 8EASyCAP Encoder/Decoder User’s GuideDocument 0010340001., Rev. 19.10October 2019

FCC CertificationThe EASyCAP Encoder/Decoder is certified to comply with 47 CFR, Part 11(FCC regulations) for EAS encoders and decoders, and is registered with theFCC under identification number: P4V-EASYCAP-1.Pursuant to FCC 15.21 of the FCC rules, changes not expressly approvedby VIAVI might cause harmful interference and void the FCC authorization tooperate this product.This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following twoconditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must acceptany interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digitaldevice, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonableprotection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercialenvironment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energyand, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmfulinterference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likelyto cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interferenceat his own expense.California Proposition 65California Proposition 65, officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic EnforcementAct of 1986, was enacted in November 1986 with the aim of protecting individuals in the stateof California and the state’s drinking water and environment from excessive exposure tochemicals known to the state to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.For the VIAVI position statement on the use of Proposition 65 chemicals in VIAVI products, seethe Hazardous Substance Control section of VIAVI’s Standards and Policies web page.October 2019EASyCAP Encoder/Decoder User’s GuideDocument 0010340001, Rev. 19.10Page 9

Unpacking and InspectionWhen the EASyCAP Encoder/Decoder arrives, immediately inspect the shipping containerand contents for visible damage. Keep all packing materials until the equipment’s intendedperformance characteristics have been verified. If any of the equipment is damaged or fails tooperate properly due to transportation damage, immediately file a claim with the transportationcompany or, if insured separately, with the insurance company.Each EASyCAP Encoder/Decoder will arrive in its own shipping container. The container will,at a minimum, include the following: EASyCAP Encoder/Decoder and AC Power Cord.Claims for Damage in ShipmentClaims for shipping damage should be directed to the shipping and/or freight delivery service.Claims should be made within 7 days to insure prompt handling of the claim.Ordering InformationFor additional information about our products and services, contact your local VIAVIrepresentative or visit to Get Technical SupportPhone US: 1-844-GO-VIAVI or 1-844-468-4284Outside US: om/welcomeBefore any VIAVI EAS Encoder/Decoder can be returned for repair, VIAVI will issue a returnmaterial authorization (RMA) number. No returned equipment will be accepted whichdoes not have an RMA number prominently displayed on the outside shipping cartonand on the shipping label. A complete and full description, in writing, regarding the serviceissues with the equipment must be supplied inside the shipping container with each piece ofequipment for which an RMA number has been issued.Hardware or software modifications and changes may occurat any time during production, shipping, and/or during theequipment’s life span. These changes may occur or beimplemented by VIAVI without prior written notice or warning.Page 10EASyCAP Encoder/Decoder User’s GuideDocument 0010340001., Rev. 19.10October 2019

How this Manual is OrganizedThis manual is divided into the following chapters: Chapter 1, “General Information,” provides contact information and describes how thisoperation manual is structured. Chapter 2, “Overview” gives an overview of the EASyCAP Encoder/Decoder hardwareand how it works. Chapter 3, “Configuration” describes the steps necessary to configure the EASyCAP Encoder/Decoder. Chapter 4, “Appendix” describes the specifications and warranty of the EASyCAP Encoder/Decoder.Conventions Used in this ManualThis manual has several standard conventions for presenting information. Connections, menus, menu options, and user entered text and commands appear inbold. Section names, web, and e-mail addresses appear in italics.A NOTE is information that will be of assistance to you relatedto the current step or procedure.A CAUTION alerts you to any condition that could cause amechanical failure or potential loss of data.A WARNING alerts you to any condition that could causepersonal injury.October 2019EASyCAP Encoder/Decoder User’s GuideDocument 0010340001, Rev. 19.10Page 11

Security RecommendationsWhere possible, EAS Participants should adhere to the security best practicesrecommendation for EAS participants contained in the Communications Security, Reliabilityand Interoperability Council (CSRIC) EAS Security Subcommittee report.EASyCAP Software/Firmware upgrades are available from [email protected] recommends checking for upgrades at least every six (6) months. If you become awareof security vulnerabilities for the Debian Linux operating system you should check for VIAVIEASyCAP upgrades.EASyCAP upgrades are performed using the Web GUI by accessing the Administration/Upgrade screen, which provides a means to upload and install the upgrade file. If the upgradefile has a .zip file extension it will also contain a readme text document providing importantinformation or special instructions for the upgrade.While EASyCAP Encoder/Decoders utilize an internal firewall, VIAVI strongly recommendsthe use of an external router and firewall for connections facing the internet. Alternatively anhttp proxy may be used. A three-tier architecture is recommended. If able to manage the EASyCAP from an internal private network (LAN), the internetfacing firewall should completely block incoming connections while allowing outboundconnections on port 443. If management over the internet is required, use of Network Address Translation to port443 for the Web GUI is highly recommended. The internet exposed port should be anon-standard port (not a well-known port) between 11000 and 65000, and should avoidending in common port numbers such as 21, 22, 80, and 443.- Some web browsers or other security features will not allow https connections over aport other than 443. In such a configuration there is no choice but to use port 443 forincoming connections.- If possible, restrict incoming IP addresses to known address ranges for yourorganization. If there is no choice but to place the EASyCAP directly on the Internet- The non-secure web server interface should be disabled. Turn on the option to usesecure https access in the Configuration/Web Configuration settings.- Disable the “Allow SSH” checkbox in the network settings for the internet-facinginterface.- If the web interface is not required for the internet-facing connection, disable the“Allow Web Server” checkbox in the network settings for the internet-facing interface. Where possible, the Internet facing Ethernet port should be avoided for management andsystem activation protocols.Page 12EASyCAP Encoder/Decoder User’s GuideDocument 0010340001., Rev. 19.10October 2019

Spanish Language SupportEASyCAP supports English and Spanish languages. Audio and video interfaces, messageorigination, and delivery recipients can be configured to use English and/or Spanish. Thelanguages presented during message playback will be dependent on the availability oflanguages in the received message as well as user configuration.1. Audio inputs used to receive EAS messages will always be considered English audiosources.2. If a CAP message does not include a Spanish info block, the alert text will consist of therequired FCC translation text in Spanish followed by the CAP text in English.3. If Spanish audio is not present in the received message: If text-to-speech (TTS) is enabled then Spanish TTS audio will be used. If TTS is disabled then English audio will be used.4. If English audio is not present in the received message: If TTS is enabled then English TTS audio will be used. If TTS is disabled then no voice message will be played.5. Alert text must be limited to 1800 characters. If a video output or delivery recipientis configured to use English followed by Spanish text, and the text exceeds 1800characters, Spanish text will not be included.October 2019EASyCAP Encoder/Decoder User’s GuideDocument 0010340001, Rev. 19.10Page 13

Chapter 2OverviewInstallation InformationThe EASyCAP should be installed in restricted access areas,where only authorized personnel are allowed access.The EASyCAP Encoder/ Decoder should be installed in a rackthat is properly grounded.To ensure proper cooling, leave at least 3 inches of space infront and in back of the EASyCAP chassis.”Wiring Recommendations Shielded audio wire for all TTL, contact closure, and audio connections Shielded RS-232 cable Shielded (coaxial) video cables Shielded Category 6 or 7 Ethernet cables for all Ethernet connectionsPage 14EASyCAP Encoder/Decoder User’s GuideDocument 0010340001., Rev. 19.10October 2019

Hardware Overview (Series 20)Front Panel View121. Speaker – Used for monitoring audio inputs and to provide aural feedback duringEAS activations.2. Touchscreen LCD Display – Provides visual feedback during programming, setup,monitoring, and activations and it is used for local control of the EASyCAP andaccess to the on-board menu system.The keypad and LCD display provide an on-board menusystem, allowing for a limited amount of configuration, tests,and encoding functions. A secure web interface provides morecomprehensive configuration and control of the encoder/decoder.October 2019EASyCAP Encoder/Decoder User’s GuideDocument 0010340001, Rev. 19.10Page 15

Rear Panel View123456789101. PCIe Expansion Slot (Optional) – This is a PCI Express expansion slot that willaccommodate one (1) PCIe card. This is reserved for future use. Only use cardsapproved by VIAVI. Use of unapproved cards may void warranties and render theequipment inoperable, and cannot be supported by Customer Support.2. Audio Expansion Slot(Optional) – One (1) slot isprovided for expansion audioboards. An AES-EBU digitalaudio board is currently available.Additional cards may beavailable. Contact EAS CustomerSupport for information.AES-EBU Digital Audio Board – Provides independent synchronized AES-EBUaudio switches for in-line replacement of programming audio during EAS operations.It includes two (2) AES-EBU digital audio switches on 110 Ohm XLR connections. Theinternal switches replace the normal AES-EBU program audio with alert audio. Thealert audio automatically locks to the incoming bit rate and sample rate (up to 192kHz). If no input is provided, the output sample rate will be 48KHz. Bypass relays areprovided to ensure the program audio is not interrupted during a power loss.Page 16AES-EBU Input 110 Ohm XLR femaleAES-EBU Output - 110 Ohm XLR malePin 1: Ground/drainPin 1: Ground/drainPin 2: Balanced Pin 2: Balanced Pin 3: Balanced -Pin 3: Balanced –EASyCAP Encoder/Decoder User’s GuideDocument 0010340001., Rev. 19.10October 2019

3. General Purpose Inputs/Outputs – The EASyCAP Encoder/Decoder comesstandard with six (6) general purpose outputs, four (4) general purpose inputs, andtwo (2) TTL outputs. Additional cards may be available, contact EAS CustomerSupport for information.Output 1Output 2Output 3Input 1 Input 2Output 4Output 5Output 6TTL Out 1Input 3Input 4TTL Out 2General Purpose Outputs – Six (6) contact closure outputs (switches) are providedfor activating equipment to route the alert audio and video, sound alarms, andactivate other devices during EAS transmission. When an output is active, thecommon and normally opened terminals are shorted together (closed).(C)Common contact(NC)Normally-closed contact(NO)Norm

EASyCAP Encoder/Decoder User's Guide Page 8 Document 0010340001., Rev. 19.10 October 2019 General Information Chapter 1 Introduction The VIAVI EASyCAP (Model EASyCAP-1) EAS (Emergency Alert System) Encoder/Decoder is a 2U rack mounted control center capable of performing manual or automated EAS