The EYES™ (Examine Your Edge System) Monitoring Tool provides cable network engineers visibility into the tru2way™ and ETV data packets flowing over your cable plant.
Benefits to Cable Operators
- The EYES Monitoring Tool, licensed to cable operators, provides human-readable decoding of tru2way and ETV data packets.
- EYES is portable, easy to setup and has an intuitive user interface.
- Install EYES analyzers in remote locations throughout your network and monitor from a central location; or connect directly.
- Analyze live data in real-time; capture logs for more in-depth analysis later.
- Parse and Display Data
- DOCSIS® DSG Tunnels
- In-band channels
- Legacy OOB channels
- Parse Recognized Packet Types
- Channel Map Service Information (SI)
- DOCSIS DSG application tunnel data (APP)
- Tru2way® eXtended Application Interface Table data (XAIT)
- DOCSIS DSG Conditional Access tunnel data (CA)
- Enhanced TV data (ETV)
- MPEG transport stream Program Specific Information (PSI)
- Emergency Alert System data (EAS)
- Program Guide Data
Network Architecture Diagram
The EYES™ (Examine Your Edge System) Monitoring Tool decodes tru2way and ETV data packets into a human-readable format enabling monitoring, analysis and troubleshooting of cable networks. The Hardware and Software components are easy to setup and use.
- ADB tru2way™ Analyzer hardware connects to the cable/RF plan to capture live data packets
- EYES™ TruView Cable Tester (TCT) software running on your computer allows you to drill-down into the packets flowing on your network. You can analyze live data in real-time, or capture logs for more in-depth analysis later.
The following diagram shows a high-level overview of the EYES™ Monitoring Tool connecting to your cable network.
A Closer Look
Here are a few examples of what you can see on your network using the EYES Monitoring Tool.
Tunnel Flow Information:
The EYES tool provides visibility into the data packets flowing on your network. It classifies the packets into flows, based on their destination IP address, destination port number and source IP address. Then it examines the packets in the flows to see if it recognizes the type of packets being sent. It labels packets that it recognizes and parses the packets into a human readable form.
The EYES tool can receive packets from DOCSIS DSG tunnels, legacy out of band channels and in-band data channels.
The EYES tool allows you to read and verify the XAIT to see what Tru2way applications are being signaled on your plant.
Channel Map Details:
The EYES tool assembles the SI data packets and displays them in a tabular format which can be sorted by any of the columns. This allows operators to check their channel lineups.
In-Band DSM-CC Carousel:
The in-band video tuner of the EYES tool can be tuned to in-band data carousels where the EYES tool will accumulate the DSM-CC data packets and display them. The accumulated data carousels can also be saved for closer inspection.
Connectivity Test Screen:
Operators can check network connectivity with the EYES tool by sending TCP connection requests through the RF return path and directly to application servers.
- For questions or to schedule a demonstration of the EYES Monitoring Tool, please contact CableLabs at EYES@cablelabs.com.
- For purchasing information, please contact Mega Hertz
- Contact EYES@cablelabs.com for licensing details.
- We invite Cable Operators to visit support.cablelabs.com for more information on the EYES™ monitoring tool including the latest software releases and user documentation.