From here the engineers monitor the systems 24x7 to ensure the availability of the TV service.
From here an engineer monitors the various component of the Super Headend to ensure all systems are go.
There are over 20 dishes used to ensure all 13 transmissions satellites are always being received
From this view, you'd never guess what was inside.
Although the dishes can easily be moved to any point in the sky, it isn't usually necessary to move them.
From here the SHE engineer can verify that both IRDs are receiving the signal and that the equipment is converting for distribution on the fiber network perfectly.
For an end to end test, the engineers in the VHO use the same equipment as we do at home to make sure they see what we do.
The systems are monitored 24x7 including flipping through the channels on a regular basis to look for issues that have yet to be reported.
This screen shows the engineer that all the monitors for these channels are reporting success. In the event that a monitor failed it would change colors.
From here the VHO engineer can see a graphical representation of all the equipment and its status for a single channel. He can then check the signal at many points along the way to isolate any issues.
This is the same view as the last, but shows how some channel need more equipment then others depending on if that channel ever gets locally inserted content or is subjective to blackouts.
You'd probably never know how much HD goodness was back there from just looking at the sign.