The MX-400 is the newest member of West Pond’s multiplexer family. This multi-input/multi-output NxM transport stream multiplexer can process transports streams up to 800 mb/s. The number of input and output transport streams is not software restricted and is limited only by the MX-400 processing power and the transport stream composition. The 1RU form factor supports up to four expansion modules providing a wide variety of multiplexer input sources and output TS targets. Video inputs include HDMI, Component, Composite, HD-SDI, DTV tuners, ASI, and IPTV. Outputs include IPTV, ASI, and DTV modulated RF. West Pond provides a variety of market specific software packages including the TS ( transport stream multiplexing ), ST ( stadium ), the HY ( hospitality ), SR ( datacasting ) and the IO ( datacasting video encoder ). Available software features include video encoding, ecryption, content protection & key management, HTML video wrapping, digital signage, alert messages, display controls, in-house cable network monitoring and trouble shooting, datacasting, IP encapsulation, SMPTE 2022 FEC and more.
See each specific package to determine what solution best suits your needs.
|Mux Inputs||TSoIP, RTSP||TS-Files, TSoIP, RTSP, Encoder||TS-Files, TSoIP, RTSP, TV-Tuner, Encoder||MX-400IO||RTSP/VMS/TV-Tuner/Encoder||TS-Files, TSoIP, RTSP, ASI||TS-Files, TSoIP, RTSP, TV-Tuner, Encoder|
|Encoding||None||MPEG2, MPEG4, h.264/MPEG4-AVC||MPEG2, MPEG4, h.264/MPEG4-AVC||None||h.264/MPEG4-AVC||None||MPEG2, MPEG4, h.264/MPEG4-AVC|
|TV Monitor||No||Scanning and signal check only||Yes, including real-time monitoring.||Datacasting RR||No||Scanning and signal check only||Scanning and signal check only|
|Rest Management API||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||No||No|
The MX-400 base model software begins with the FlexStream multichannel (NxM) multiplexer. The entire software package is optimized for multiplexing and as such the MX-400 can process up to 800 mb/s of transport stream data. The maximum throughput is content dependent but there are no software limits on the number of TS inputs or outputs supported. Special features include PSIP table merging, automated multicast IPTV channel discovery, a user friendly Web based UI, and front panel video monitoring for all mux inputs. Supported TS sources include an integrated video server (TS file spooling), TSoIP video/IPTV, RTSP (i.e. security cameras), and ASI. The multiplexer output can deliver transports streams over IP, integrated multi-standard RF modulators, and/or ASI. SMPTE 2022 (proMPEG) FEC is available on all IP inputs and outputs.