MediaStar Cloud Gateway (792)
The MediaStar Cloud Gateway provides an IP interface between your on-premise MediaStar hardware and a cloud based Media Manager server.
Media Manager software is used to configure and monitor your MediaStar system. This runs on a Media Manager server which has typically been a PC connected to the LAN where the MediaStar system hardware resides. MediaStar are now offering customers the option of running their Media Manager software on a cloud hosted PC, rather than having to have a physical server on site.
Customers will be provided with ‘ready-to-run’ Media Manager software hosted on our cloud servers. MediaStar system administrators will have a client application loaded onto their PCs which will provide a direct link to the cloud hosted administration software so they can configure and monitor their MediaStar system. The cloud hosted Media Manager software will communicate with the on-premise MediaStar hardware on your local LAN using the 792 Cloud gateway device.
The 792 ‘blade’ will be installed in a MediaStar 770 multi-blade rack or in a 769 single blade chassis. This single device will be given internet access to talk to the cloud-based Media Manager server, with a single, always-on connection. The 792 device handshakes with the remote Media Manager server to ensure it has established a secure encrypted link to the correct server only. All on-premise MediaStar hardware will then communicate with the cloud server through the 792 Cloud Gateway. When Media Manager wants to communicate with the on-premise hardware, it will talk to the device using this always on-connection, so the system retains the ability to do immediate changes initiated by Media Manager system administrators.
A pair of 792 Cloud gateway blades can also be used to facilitate a control link between multi-site MediaStar systems where there is no transparent VPN link for device communications.