Set-Up Networking Tips

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The following information applies to the use of TagStation with all middleware providers except JumpGate.

Datacasting system accessing Automation System:

  • Make sure you can ping your Automation System from your Datacasting System
  • Make sure you can ping your Datacasting System from your Automation System
  • Verify the port you are using to communicate between Automation System and Datacasting System is not being used already

Connectivity tests you may wish to conduct via browser from your Datacasting PC:

Datacasting system accessing Tagstation via Internet:

  • Bandwidth usage ~100kbps
    • Varies based on number of multicast streams and frequency of event changes
  • Datacasting PC sends specific queries to:
    • https://tsl.tagstation.com/ via TCP port 443
    • http://static.tagstation.com via TCP port 80
  • HTTPS query requires TagStation.com SSL certificate validation from datacasting PC by connecting to http://*.digicert.com via TCP port 80

TagStation systems are hosted by Amazon; the IP address ranges are announced in:

Datacasting system communication to station RDS and HD systems:

  • RDS encoder using UDP port as configured on RDS encoder (i.e. UDP5401)
  • HD exporter for PAD data using port UDP11000
  • HD importer for PAD data
  • UDP4444 or UDP10010 (Nautel default) for HD2
  • UDP4446 or UDP10020 (Nautel default) for HD3
  • HD importer for artwork delivery using port TCP8020 (JMSAC application)
  • Overall bandwidth usage max ~150kbps
    • Example for station with HD1 and HD2 ~70kbps
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