The TelVue CCMS Plus feature pack is an optional upgrade module for the TelVue HyperCaster, enabling it to interoperate with any CCMS-compatible Traffic and Billing (T&B) System.
The following are methods, operations and procedures for the TelVue HyperCaster when using the CCMS Plus feature set. It is based on the Generic Digital Protocol (GDP) specification (originally developed by Novar, now owned by Harris Corporation). A summary of the GDP file format is provided in Appendix I. CCMS Plus will work with any standard GDP Traffic & Billing (T&B) system.
All HyperCasters and CCMS Plus remote servers must be active and visible on your LAN. If you are using hostnames or domain names, all servers must be able to resolve DNS for the domain or hostname. HTTP traffic must not be blocked to the servers so you can access the browser-based interface. Inter-server communication occurs over the very common SMB (Samba) or FTP protocols, active by default in all versions of Windows, Mac and Linux.
The HyperCaster is typically configured with two NIC ports, one for streams in and out, and the other on a management network where the HyperCaster can receive schedules and content, and transmit verification reports. Assuming this type of network configuration, the management port would also be the point of connectivity for the various remote schedule and content servers.