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Product Training Syllabus

Training Agendas

We offer a complete five-day training program covering our complete product line, or shorter training sessions for individual product families:
 


Training Schedule
MDS X710, X790 & 9810

Day 1

MAS Overview

  • MAS Terminology
  • MAS Topologies
  • EIA-232 Interfacing in General
  • Popular SCADA Protocols (brief overview)


Data Performance

  • Polled Systems
  • Report by Exception
  • Software Capabilities
  • Protocol Overview


Propagation Planning

  • What is "Line of Sight"?
  • Factors Affecting Radio Path Reliability
  • What is "Availability"?
  • Radio Path Calculation Software

MDS 4790 and 9790 Master Station

  • MAS Terminology
  • Radio Types & Configurations
  • Handshaking
  • Programmable Delays
  • Squelch Tails
  • Modulation Techniques
  • Data Timing Considerations
  • Methods of Keying
  • Repeaters
  • Timing Specifications
  • Features
  • Model Number Configuration Codes
  • Installations
  • Views
  • Block Diagrams


Day 2

MDS 4790 and 9790 Master Station (continued)

  • Modems
  • Data Sync Board
  • Data Terminal Emulation
  • Alignment Procedures
  • Hands-On Activities


MDS 4710 and 9710 Remotes

  • General Features
  • Frequencies
  • System Configurations
  • System Topologies
  • Model Number Codes
  • Status Indicators
  • RTU/PLC Interfacing
  • Installation & Maintenance
  • Helical Filter Adjustments
  • Sleep Mode
  • Options
  • Data Interface
  • Diagnostic Cable
  • Bench Test Set-Up
  • Accessories
  • Hands-On Activities

MDS 9810 Spread-Spectrum Transceiver

  • Features
  • Network configurations
  • Installation and Configuration
  • Diagnostics
  • Troubleshooting


Hand Held Terminal

  • Connections and Startup
  • Terminal Setup
  • Commands
  • Error Messages


RTU Simulator

  • Switch Settings
  • Simulator Pin Functions
  • Simulator Operation
  • Polling Software
  • Simulator Demonstration


Radio Configuration Software


InSite Diagnostic Software


MDS iNET 900

Day 1

  • Introduction
  • Features
  • Interfacing
  • System Configurations
  • Unit Configuration
  • Menus and Management
  • Serial Configuration
  • Security Configuration
  • Device Information
  • Performance Information
  • Maintenance
  • Firmware Upgrades and Configuration Files
MDS TransNET 900

Day 1

  • Introduction
  • Key Features
  • Network Topologies
  • Interfacing
  • Integration with iNET systems
  • Network Management
  • Store-and-Forward Operation
  • Configuration Software
  • Setup
  • Maintenance


MDS NETview MS

Day 1

  • Introduction
  • Client-Server Architecture
  • NETview Server
  • NETview Client
  • Trap Tracker Manager
  • Trap Tracker Viewer
  • Supported Products
  • Installation
  • Configuration
  • Operation
MDS EntraNET

Day 1

  • System Architecture
  • Features
  • Interfacing
  • Security Concepts
  • Local Configuration
  • Network Management
  • Configuration Files
  • RF Adjustments and Measurements
  • Interface Configuration
  • Firmware Upgrades
  • Network Configuration Tips
  • Troubleshooting
  • Redundancy Options
  • Special Features
  • Reference Materials
MDS LEDR Digital Point-to-Point

Day 1

MDS LEDR II Point-to-Point Radio Family
 

  • Introduction
  • LEDR II Radio Capabilities
  • System Applications
  • LEDR II Features
  • Overview of Radio Configuration

Installation

  • Connections
  • Transceiver Setup
  • Verification of System Operation


Network Management

  • Overview and System Architecture
  • Front Panel Management
  • Serial Console Commands
  • TCP/IP Network Management and Setup
  • SNMP Setup

MDS MX-2100/2104 Digital Multiplexer

Day 1

MDS MX-2100 High Speed Time Division Multiplexer
 

  • Introduction
  • Multiplexer Capabilities
  • System Applications
  • Specifications
  • Features
  • Compatibility between modules

MX-2100 Multiplexer Installation

  • Physical Considerations and Installation
  • Connections
  • Programming
  • Voice module level settings
  • Upgrading firmware
  • Network management


Adjustments, Testing and Troubleshooting

  • Alarms
  • Diagnostics
  • Verification of System Operation
  • Built-in Tests

Fundamentals of Radio Communications

Day 1

Radio Frequency (RF) Fundamentals

  • Overview
  • Units of Measurement and RF Terminology
  • Wave and Signal Mechanics
  • Antenna Basics
  • RF Interconnections
  • Link Mechanics
  • Applications and Characteristics
  • Evaluating Radio Paths
  • Feed Lines
  • System Design
  • Grounding and Installation
  • Understanding and Mitigating Interference

Day 2

Radio Interfacing

  • Serial Interfacing Overview
  • Serial Interfacing Basics
  • DTE and DCE Concept
  • Electrical Standards
  • Short-Haul Modems
  • Fiber Interfaces and Fiber Modems
  • Muti-Drop Interfacing
  • Interface Conversions
  • Special Purpose Interface Devices
  • OSI Layers
  • Physical Layer Interconnections
  • Logical Link Layer Communications
  • Network Layer Communications
  • Transport Layer Communications
  • Upper-Layer Communications
  • Security
  • Networking Applications over Radio

Fundamentals of Radio Test Equipment

Day 1

RF Test Equipment

  • RF Mathematics Review
  • Power Meter
  • Spectrum Analyzer
  • Path Calculator
  • And more..
 

Day 2

Data Test Equipment

  • T1/E1/nx64Kbps  
    PCM Review
     
  • SunSET MTT
  • WireShark
  • Serial Protocol Analyzer
  • And more... 
 

MDS Mercury

Day 1

  • OFDM and Frequency Hopping Theory
  • Network Theory  
    • Unicast, multicast and broadcast addressing
    • IP addressing Review
    • IP addressing with Mercury
    • Transparent Ethernet Bridging Theory
    • Ethernet Bridging with Mercury

Day 2

  • Network Theory
    • VLAN and IEEE 802.1Q
    • Network Management Overview
      - SNMP, Syslog and TFTP
  • Network Security Overview
    • - Radius, IEEE 802.1X, SSH, SSL 
    • Configuring 802.1Q, Security and
      Management on Mercury
  • Mercury Maintenance and Best Practices

MDS Intrepid

Day 1

  • Overview


  • Intrepid Power Point Presentation

    Hardware
    Software
    Optimal settings
    System Design

  • RF Power Point Presentation
    Path calculation
    Feed Lines
    Grounding and Installation
    Understanding and Mitigating Interference
  • Using the GE Link Budget Calculator
    (web based software)
    Evaluating what radios will meet your requirements

  • Labs

    1. Installing the MRL Manager (Windows based software)
    2. Setting up two radios to pass traffic (basic configuration)
    3. How to save configuration files
    4. How to upgrade the radios firmware
    5. How to save the Event Log for troubleshooting purposes