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MediaStar IP Multi-Mux Gateway for Multi-Channel Transport Stream Reception & Re-transmission (796)

The MediaStar IP Multi-Mux provides an efficient and robust way to receive multiple IP video muxes and then re-distribute selected IP video streams over a LAN, WAN or VPN

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MediaStar IP Multi-Mux Gateway for Multi-Channel Transport Stream Reception & Re-transmission (796)

Key Features

  • Gateway device for external IP delivered TV channels
  • Efficiently stream up to 15 selected channels across your LAN
  • Provides AES content protection required by content owners
  • Full Integration with MediaStar Media Manager software for simple setup and live monitoring

Models

(796) - MediaStar IP Multi-Mux Gateway for Multi-Channel Transport Stream Reception & Re-transmission

Specifications

  • 796 Multi-Mux Gateway blade
  • RJ45 patch lead (2m)

Inputs:

  • Unicast or single-source multicast UDP MPEG2 transport streams. 

Outputs:

  • Unicast or multicast UDP MPEG2 transport streams (with IP Address translation).

Stream Handling Capacity:

  • Number of individual TV channels is dependent upon the individual stream bandwidth and its processing requirement.  Network bandwidth and CPU monitors are provided.
  • The Re-Caster has a 600 Mbps input + output capacity (stream buffering latency approximately 250 mS).

LAN and Network Protocols:

  • RJ45 802.3 100/1000 Base-T Auto MDIX.
  • Static or DHCP IP Address.
  • TTL and DSCP stream tagging for QOS

Protocols:

  • UDP, TCP, ARP, DHCP, ICMP, IGMP V2/V3, NTP, HTTP, Telnet, SNMP, SMTP, DSCP.

USB Port:

  • USB 3.0 host port for keyboard and mouse.
  • Software upgrade via memory stick  with ONLY protected MediaStar software.

RS-232 Port for 3rd Party Control Interface:

  • Rx, Tx, CTS, RTS up to 11,5200 Baud. SIPI external configuration/control OR IP to RS-232 bidirectional pass through for external device control

Configuration:

  • Fully integrated with Media Manager software
  • Local status monitoring and IP setup from front panel buttons and LCD display
  • On board web server and web page menus for use with remote computer browser
  • Rear panel HDMI port for incoming stream monitoring.
  • Unit front and rear panel 'locator' LED function to easily identify a single unit within a rack

 Event Monitoring:

  • Internal operating temperature available remotely via web interface
  • Key operational warnings reported via SNMP traps sent to third party SNMP manager (MIB available on request)
  • Automatic e-mail of event log files via external SMTP server
  • Network bandwidth and CPU monitors are provided.

Power Dissipation & ​Environmental:

  • 17 W (from MediaStar rack chassis).
  • Operating temperature;  0° - 40°C; 32° - 104°F (Housing ambient)

Weight and Dimensions:

  • 0.5Kg;  1.3 Lbs (796 Blade only) W 4.1  H 12.9  D 22.5cm;  W I.6  H 5.0  D 8.6" occupies 1 slot of a MediaStar rack / appliance housing

Approvals:

  • FCC, CE, CB, TUV Approved as part of MediaStar 770 or 769 rack chassis

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MediaStar IP Multi-Mux Gateway for Multi-Channel Transport Stream Reception & Re-transmission (796)

When live TV channels are being delivered by a service supplier as an IP stream, these streams are typically delivered as unicast or multi-cast multi-channel MPEG transport streams.

The streams will be routed directly to the Multi-Mux ‘blade’, which will then analyse them to determine the incoming stream details.  The TV channel names will be shown, and the administrator can then select which TV channels they wish to distribute via a simple browser-based GUI.

The selected TV streams can be AES encrypted so that the video and audio content is protected as it is distributed using single channel multicast streams across the LAN.  Encryption is increasingly important as content providers insist on full content protection right up to the viewing device.

MediaStar Settops or PC/MAC software players pull the multicast streams from the LAN when users select the channel. They decrypt the stream and then show the live TV content at its original quality.

The Multi-Mux unit will automatically inform the MediaStar Media Manager software (model 478) when TV channels are made available so it can make new media icons.  These icons can then be dropped onto playlists or channel selection lists that are allocated to individual displays or PCs.

The IP Multi-Mux ‘blade’ can be plugged into a standard MediaStar 770 rack or it can be used in a 769 single blade chassis.  It has a single network interface which can receive and transmit a total of 600 Mbps and can simultaneously encrypt up to 15 TV channels.  

The 796 ‘blade’ would typically be connected to a network switch which has VLAN segregation and security to isolate the internal corporate LAN from the external network source.