Modify apology pages

The FAB Teletext Data Generator/Bridge FT-DGS/FT-DBR is a product that is now obsolete and has been replaced by FAB Teletext Generator.

FAB Teletext Data Generator / Data Bridge can be configured to transmit apology teletext pages when the teletext transmission software is not running. To configure and modify the content of the apology pages send the following commands from the Teletext Editor to the Data Generator:

  • Open a terminal window. This can be done directly on the unit by typing TERM. You can close the window by typing .EXIT [ENTER]. Alternatively you can open a window in FAB Teletext Editor and connect to the unit over network.

  • Login by typing REG username,password. The command and the text behind will not be displayed. Please consult the manual to see the default username and password or start CONFIG.EXE. The default administrator username is 9

  • The following commands for management of apology pages:

CFG VBI ERRPGS ON Disables the option „Bypass when EPROM“. In this case the teletext data generator will transmit static pages in case of failure. CFG VBI ERRPGS OFF Enables the option „Bypass when EPROM“. In this case the teletext data generator will not transmit any pages in case of failure, but it will go to by-pass mode.

CFG VBI ERRPGS GET 1 Reads the first apology page that is transmitted in case of failure. The parameter 1 reads the first page, the parameter 2 reads the second page and the parameter 3 reads the third page. An error is returned if the page is disabled. In that case it should be reenabled using the command CFG VBI ERRPGS PGN.

CFG VBI ERRPGS SET 1 Stores the first apology page that is transmitted in case of failure. The parameter 1 writes the first page, the parameter 2 writes the second page and the parameter 3 writes the third page. An error is returned if the page is disabled. In that case it should be reenabled using the command CFG VBI ERRPGS PGN.

CFG VBI ERRPGS PGN 1 ppp Sets the page number of the first apology page that is transmitted in case of failure to ppp. The parameter 1 sets the number for the first page, the parameter 2 sets the number for the second page and the parameter 3 sets the number for the third page. The three pages are sorted on ascending page number after this command. Before setting the number of other pages, verify, in which of the three positions it is stored.

CFG VBI ERRPGS PGN 1 OFF Disables the first apology page that would be transmitted in the case of failure. The parameter 1 disables the first page, the parameter 2 disables the second page and the parameter 3 disables the third page. The three pages are sorted on ascending page number after this command. Before setting the number of other pages, verify, in which of the three positions it is stored.