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Media Gateways / MediaStar DVB-S/S2 LAN-Caster Gateway for Digital Satellite Re-Broadcast over IP (784)

MediaStar DVB-S/S2 LAN-Caster Gateway for Digital Satellite Re-Broadcast over IP (784)

The MediaStar range of DVB-S LAN-Caster Gateways are a powerful and ultra reliable, solid state "out of the box" solution for satellite TV reception.

MediaStar DVB-S/S2 LAN-Caster Gateway for Digital Satellite Re-Broadcast over IP (784)

Key Features

  • Supports both SD & HDTV transmissions (DVB-S/S2)
  • PCMCIA CI CAM Slot for multiple channel decryption
  • Auto configuration with MediaStar Media Manager Software
  • Compact, Up to 9 Units in 3RU
  • Delivers up to 15 channels of TV and Radio from a DVB-S multiplex
  • IP command pass through and IR Routing support
  • Easy software upgrade path; non CAM to CAM operation
  • Low power consumption (7W)
  • Hot swappable blade with retained settings configuration


(784-S2) - MediaStar LAN-Caster Blade, Single DVB-S2 Multiplex
(784-S2-CI) - MediaStar LAN-Caster Blade, Single DVB-S2 Multiplex, Common Interface


  • 784 DVB LAN-Caster Gateway Blade
  • RJ45 patch cable (2.0M)

RF Input

  • RF input of Digital Satellite Television (DVB-S2) TV and radio channels via a 75ohm type F female connector

RF Frequency range

  • 950 to 2150 MHz

RF Input level

  • -65 to -25 dBm

RF loop-through

  • F type female connector (75 Ohms), unity gain (+/-5 dB), for connecting additional MediaStar DVB-S2 LAN-Caster units to multiplexes on the same polarity and frequency band.

LNB voltage

  • 13/18 V, 22 KHz signalling, Maximum  current drain 400 mA (short circuit protected)
  • Maximum 770 Rack LNB current 2,350 mA
  • DiSEqC v1.0, 1.1

CAM Support

  • CI CAM modules supported with all common decryption standards (Irdeto, Viaccess, Conax, Nagravision etc.)
  • Single and professional multi-channel CAMs supported (processing 2, 8 & 12 simultaneously encrypted channels)
  • PCMCIA connector, 5V and 3V CAMs supported


  • RJ45 802.3 10/100 Base-T Auto MDIX
  • Static or DHCP IP Address
  • DSCP stream tagging for QoS

Network Protocols


USB Comms

  • USB 1.1 Serial Comms for external configuration and or control

RS232 Port

  • Rx, Tx, CTS, RTS up to 11,5200 Baud Configured for SIPI external configuration/control OR IP to RS232 bidirectional pass through for external device control

Infra-Red Blasters

  • 2 separate outputs supporting Sky, Sky+, SkyHD IR formats with web page or IP command remote activation.
  • Remote IP command generates any IR remote control keypress
  • 30 - 56 KHz modulated IR waveforms supported

Unit configuration

  • Via On board web server using laptop or tablet
  • Via front panel buttons and LCD status display
  • Remotely using MediaStar Media Manager software

Control Interface

  • RS232, USB 1.1 serial interface
  • Telnet for third part connectivity via TCP control such as touch panel interfaces

External IP control interface

  • ASCII Command/configuration via IP interface
  • USB comms and RS232 comms interfaces


  • Enablement code to upgrade from non CAM to CAM support (in situ, with no hardware change required)


  • Fully upgradable ONLY with protected MediaStar software from an HTTP server

SAP Announcements

  • SAP (Session Announcement Protocol) notification of IP streams

Temperature Monitoring

  • Unit operating temperature available remotely via web interface

Event Monitoring

  • Key operating functions reported via SNMP or Syslog traps sent to third party SNMP manager (MIB available on request)
  • Automatic e-mail of Event log files via external SMTP server


  • 7 W (from 770 rack, excluding external LNB load)


  •  405 g


  • 129 x 41 x 225 mm, occupies 1 (of 9) 770 rack slot


  • 0º - 40ºC, 32 - 104 ºF (770 rack ambient)


  • FCC, CE, UKCA, RCM, TUV, CB and UL approved as part of the MediaStar 770 or 769 rack chassis


MediaStar DVB-S/S2 LAN-Caster Gateway for Digital Satellite Re-Broadcast over IP (784)

The MediaStar LAN-Caster streams live Digital Terrestrial and Radio channels such as news, sport and entertainment directly onto your IP network in their original native formats such as H264, H265 or MPEG2.

The LAN-Caster is a 'hot swappable' blade that easily fits into a MediaStar Powered Chassis (Model 770) or single unit appliance case (Model 769).

When connected to a DVB-S/S2 dish antenna signal the LAN-Caster can stream up to 15 channels of TV and Radio from an RF multiplex to any networked PC using the MediaStar Media Portal (Model 470) or video screens equipped with MediaStar Digital Media Players (Models 780 or 782).

Where the incoming transmissions are encrypted, a PCMCIA slot located securely within the rear of the unit allows for the insertion of a CI CAM module with its subscription card.

Initial configuration and stream setup using a laptop or tablet can be via the built in web server with its advanced web UI or by simply using the front panel buttons and LCD status display.
Alternatively, multiple units within a system can be networked under the control of the MediaStar Media Manager software (Model 462).

Front panel RS232 and USB Comms connectors allow local connectivity and can also be utilised to pass IP command signals generated by remotely located Touch Screens and management systems, for control of headend located RS232 devices.

Twin Infra red blasters enable IR commands from III party RCUs to be passed back from any display screen equipped with a MediaStar Media Player (Models 780 or 782) to the 784 for the control of other headend located IR devices.

Software upgrade options enable very cost effective initial system implementation with future proofed CAM capability available when needed using a software enablement code and with no hardware change.

This coupled with maintenance free operation, small physical size and low power consumption make the 784 ideally suited for both large scale distributed applications or simple single unit deployments. Please see model options below.