MediaStar DVB-T/T2/C LAN-Caster Gateway for Digital Terrestrial & CATV Re-Broadcast over IP (783)
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 a DVB-T/T2 aerial or DVB-C cable signal the LAN-Caster can stream up to 15 channels of TV and Radio from an RF multiplex to any PCs using the MediaStar Media Portal (Model 470) or video screens equipped with MediaStar Digital Media Decoder (Model 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 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 RS232 devices.
Twin Infra red blasters enable IR commands from 3rd party RCUs to be passed back from any display screen equipped with a MediaStar Media Decoder (Model 780 or 782) to the 783 for the control of other headend located IR devices.
Software upgrade options enable very cost effective initial system implementation with future proofed T2 (HD), DVB-C and or CAM capability available when needed using software enablement codes and with no hardware change.
This coupled with maintenance free operation, small physical size and low power consumption make the 783 ideally suited for both large scale distributed applications or simple single unit deployments.