MediaStar Multi-Tuner ATSC / QAM LAN-Caster Gateway for Digital Terrestrial / CATV Re-Broadcast over IP (795)
The MediaStar LAN-Caster streams live Digital Terrestrial or CATV transmissions such as news, sport and entertainment directly onto your IP network and 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 an ATSC ‘off air’ antenna or a QAM CATV signal the unit can stream numerous TV and Radio channels extracted from up to five RF multiplexes to any PC or Mac using the MediaStar Media Portal (Part 470) or to video screens equipped with MediaStar Media Players (Models 780 or 782).
Initial network configuration and network setup can be achieved by using the front panel buttons and the LCD status display. For local headend monitoring a screen may be attached to the unit’s rear panel HDMI connector.
For stream setup, simply check the TV channels that you want to stream and they will then be passed onto the IP network for display on screens and PCs. Multiple 795 units within a larger system can be under full managment control using the MediaStar Media Manager software (Model 462).
Where the incoming transmissions are encrypted, the stream can be passed onto the network with its original encryption, but IPTV decoders or PC software will have to be able to decrypt the stream before it can be viewed.
Front panel RS-232 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 RS-232 devices.
An Infra-red blaster enables IR commands from 3rd party RCUs to be passed back from any display screen equipped with a MediaStar Media Player (Models 780 or 782) to the 795 for the control of other headend located IR devices.
This coupled with maintenance free operation, small physical size and low power consumption make the 795 ideally suited for both large scale distributed applications or simple single unit deployments.