MediaStar HD HDMI H264 Encoder with HDCP Pro capability (798)
The 798 encoder is a versatile unit that allows an HDMI delivered video and audio signal, (both with or without HDCP protection) to be streamed to users across an IP network in real-time and viewed via MediaStar Media Players (model 782) on screens and displays.
HDCP is a way of securing high value protected content. All 798 models can encode non HDCP content. When protected content is detected, only encoder model 798-HDCP can implement HDCP across the network to an unrestricted number of receiving Media Players (model 782).
The unit is a 'hot swappable' blade-based processor module powered from a MediaStar 3RU Rack Chassis (model 770) or from a single slot Appliance Case (model 769.
Initial configuration and stream setup using a laptop or tablet can be via the built-in web server or by simply using the front panel buttons and LCD status display. Alternatively, multiple units within a wider system can be networked under the control of the MediaStar Media Manager software (model 462).
Front panel RS-232 and USB Host connectors allow for local connectivity. A screen may be attached to the rear panel HDMI connector for local unit content monitoring.
The encoder has a variety of other useful features that make it an essential part of any sophisticated AV system. These include SNMP trap events, an on-board event log that can be emailed to a specific recipient as well as IP/RS232 control commands.
In addition, the unit has an IP to RS232 pass-through capability enabling remotely generated IP commands to establish a duplex communications link via the unit’s RS232 port to other co-located devices.
Maintenance free operation, small physical size and low power consumption make the 798 ideally suited for both large scale distributed applications or simple single unit deployments.