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Consul System Monitor • VNM-CON2 Datasheet

Video Quality Monitors

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Consul™ is typically located at a Network Operation Center (NOC) and provides an ideal solution for correlating and managing data from Medius units located throughout the network.

Key features
  • Program alert dashboard provides single consolidated view of all programs across all Medius units
  • Supports multiple Medius units
  • Automatic report generation and e-mail in PDF format per user-defined schedule
  • Generate alert analysis reports with roll-up data collected from multiple Medius units

QoE monitoring across networks

Consul™ aggregates reports and trending data from multiple Medius units and offers video service providers an effective way of utilizing monitoring data in large-scale monitoring deployments.

Consul can be used by service providers to gain a quick understanding of the quality of experience they are providing on a local, regional, or national level. Key features of Consul include a program alert dashboard that gives a single consolidated view of all programs monitored across all Medius units. The dashboard quickly alerts service providers to issues occurring across the network. In addition, Consul provides an understanding of the video quality degradation from location to location and identifying the top offending programs at each location.

Capturing detailed QoE (Quality of Experience) information is a function of the Consul advanced reporting package. The reporting capabilities allow each user (i.e., a national NOC/operation center) to generate customized reports that provide as much or as focused detail as required, from monthly high-level reports for executive staff to immediate notices for technicians as incidents occur.

Users can create a schedule template so that reports can be generated automatically and e-mailed to designated recipients. Examples of the reports include alert counts by location, trending reports, and distributions by alert type.


Consul is typically located at a regional or national Network Operation Center (NOC) and provides an ideal solution for correlating and managing data from Medius units located throughout the network.


Interface characteristics
Browser support
Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer
MPEG/IP input port
1000BASE-T Ethernet interface
Management port
1000BASE-T Ethernet interface
Physical characteristics
44 mm (1.73 in)
437 mm (17.2 in)
600 mm (29.5 in)
Weight (net)
12.4 kg (27 lb.)
Power requirements
100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Environmental characteristics
+10°C to +35°C, 30°C per hour maximum gradient

Temperature of the intake air at the front and sides of the instrument

–20°C to +60°C, 30°C per hour maximum gradient
4.0-1.7 A maximum, 100 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz

The maximum power consumption for any board combination measured is 175 W at 120 V by safety test

Ordering information

Consul System Monitor
Instrument options
Power plug options
Opt. A0
North America power plug (115 V, 60 Hz)
Opt. A1
Universal Euro power plug (220 V, 50 Hz)
Opt. A2
United Kingdom power plug (240 V, 50 Hz)
Opt. A3
Australia power plug (240 V, 50 Hz)
Opt. A4
North America power plug (240 V, 50 Hz)
Opt. A5
Switzerland power plug (220 V, 50 Hz)
Opt. A6
Japan power plug (100 V, 50/60 Hz)
Opt. A10
China power plug (50 Hz)
Opt. A11
India power plug (50 Hz)
Opt. A12
Brazil power plug (60 Hz)
Opt. A99
No power cord