Consolidation of the EUMETCast channels used for SAF data distribution

The EUMETCast channels used for the distribution of SAF data will change on 25 March.

Thursday, 20 February 2020

As part of a consolidation of EUMETCast channel usage, the channels used for the distribution of SAF products will change as follows:

On 25/03/2020:

  • All OSI SAF products currently distributed on channels SAF-Global and SAF-Europe will be transferred on channel E1B-SAF-1
  • All LSA SAF products currently distributed on channels SAF-Africa, SAF-Global and SAF-Europe will be transferred on channel E1B-SAF-2
  • All AC SAF products currently distributed on channels SAF-Africa and SAF-Europe will be transferred on channel E1B-SAF-3
  • All CM SAF products currently distributed on channel SAF-Africa will be transferred on channel E1B-SAF-4
  • All H SAF products currently distributed on channels SAF-Global and SAF-Europe will be transferred on channel E1B-SAF-5
  • All ROM SAF products currently distributed on channel SAF-Europe will be transferred on channel E1B-SAF-6

In addition to the above, a few other EUMETCast channel changes will take place on the same date:

  • All training data currently distributed on channels TRN-Africa, TRN-Global and TRN-Europe will be transferred on channel E1B-TRN
  • All Metop-B and Metop-C ASCAT Level 2 products currently distributed on channel EPS-Africa will be transferred on channel EPS-3
  • All Metop-B and Metop-C IASI Level 2 products currently distributed on channel EPS-Africa will be transferred on channel EPS-11
  • All regional EARS-ASCAT products currently distributed on channel EPS-Africa will be transferred on EUMETSAT-Data-Channel-1

Details on the new channels are provided in the table below:

Data New EUMETCast Channel
(from 25/03/2020)
Multicast address PID
OSI SAF products E1B-SAF-1 224.223.222.28:7041 500
LSA SAF products E1B-SAF-2 224.223.222.28:7042 500
AC SAF products E1B-SAF-3 224.223.222.28:7043 500
CM SAF products E1B-SAF-4 224.223.222.28:7044 500
H SAF products E1B-SAF-5 224.223.222.28:7045 500
ROM SAF products E1B-SAF-6 224.223.222.28:7046 500
Training data E1B-TRN 224.223.222.3:7010 500
Metop-B and Metop-C ASCAT Level 2 products EPS-3 224.223.222.232:7014 500
Metop-B and Metop-C IASI Level 2 products EPS-11 224.223.222.240:7022 500
EARS-ASCAT products EUMETSAT-Data-Channel-1 224.223.222.1:7003 500

Users who are currently subscribed to the above data should make sure they change their channel configuration in order to be able to continue receiving these data after 25/03/2020.

To receive the new channels data on dedicated target directories, users need to edit cast-client-channels_bas.ini and add the following sections, one for each new channel:

[channel]
name=E1B-SAF-1
target_directory=
tmp_directory=

[channel]
name=E1B-SAF-2
target_directory=
tmp_directory=

[channel]
name=E1B-SAF-3
target_directory=
tmp_directory=

[channel]
name=E1B-SAF-4
target_directory=
tmp_directory=

[channel]
name=E1B-SAF-5
target_directory=
tmp_directory=

[channel]
name=E1B-SAF-6
target_directory=
tmp_directory=

[channel]
name=E1B-TRN
target_directory=
tmp_directory=

Otherwise the data will be received under the target directory of the default channel (name=*) if it is defined.

For more information, contact our User Service Helpdesk.

 
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