West Pond Enterprises

Hotel TV Headend System - Free-To-Guest HDTV

As more and more guests bring their own devices with streaming services the use of cable or satellite TV channels decline, yet the subscription expenses continue to be a substantial monthly burden for small hotels and medical facilities. The MX-400HY is specifically configured to enable HDTV on Free-to-Guest CCTV systems, hotel channels, digital signage channels, and in-house cable TV diagnostics. Our goal with this product is to enhance the value and reduce the total ownership costs of the hospitality in-house cable TV network.

The MX-400HY is designed to help your facility supply ample high quality programming to the guest's TV with reduced cable or satellite subscription charges. We do this through the use of DTV broadcast content, in-the-clear satellite channels, captured and encoded HDMI/component video feeds, hotel channels streamed from files, security camera video channels, and various internet sources, all in a small 1U server form factor.

Integrating these components together not only reduces the cost and space required to host the system, it enables advanced features and simplifies overall operation. A single UI allows you to manage the entire system. Here's a list of standard equipment the MX-400HY replaces.

  • Video Server / Streamer: Load up to 30 hours of video files onto the MX-400HY and create custom TV channels via our built in video server. Create a looping playlist or schedule playback at specific times.
  • Video Encoder (HDMI / Component / Composite): Capture video and audio from any of these ports and encoded it to broadcast quality standards. This box supports h.264 and MPEG2 video and a variety of audio formats.
  • Digital Signage Player: The HTML5 video wrapper combines video streams with HTML5 media to create a dynamic multi-media experience on one or more TVs without a digital signage player. This powerful tool is made simple through presentation templates provided by West Pond. See http://www.westpond.com/templates for a list of recent templates.
  • Cable / Terrestrial / Satellite TV Set Top Box Receiver: Integrated receivers replace shelves of clunky receivers and messy wiring.
  • Demux-Remux Multichannel Multiplexer: Our integrated scalable multiplexer replaces the need for external rack mounted devices.
  • GigE Switch: 4 internal GigE ports reduce the need for and external managed switch and simplify wiring in a mixed LAN environment. Our system can communicate with your IPTV LAN, your house LAN, security cameras, and other devices while still leaving spare ports to manage the system.
  • Multi-channel modulator: 1 multi-channel, frequency and modulation agile modulator.
  • Monitor: Scanning of broadcast and cable TV channels to discover new channels and identify/resolve issues is now automated. TV no longer required.
  • Front panel display: MRDs are no longer necessary. The front panel QVGA screen provides a live view of every multiplexer input.
  • Display controller: Every display on your linear TV network can now be controlled via the integrated display control system. Just register the West Pond display control device with the MX-400HY and set its state.
  • All the power and versatility provided by the MX-400 base unit plus...
  • Create channels from broadcast TV, satellite, or other subscription free service
  • Create channels from HDMI, HD-SDI, Component, S-video, Composite video
  • Create channels from internet content, security cameras, streaming and file based sources
  • Create in-house channels using the integrated TS video server
  • Cherry pick HD channels, reassign program numbers to complement your existing CCTV system
  • Monitor the entire CCTV network for errors - discover and fix CCTV issues before your guests do
  • Turn common area TVs into digital signs on dedicated private TV channels
  • Digital signage via HTML5 rendering with video windows
  • Control common area TVs display & power with FlexRX compatible devices
  • Future proof system converts CCTV to IPTV and IPTV to CCTV
  • Monitor video from any input using the integrated full color QVGA display
  • Manageability
    • Front panel graphical configuration and status
    • Front panel video of all mux inputs
    • Web UI, password protected, configuration from anywhere
    • USB Configuration for bulk processing
    • In-house cable TV monitoring
    • Supports RCA commercial TV update/configuration protocols
    • FlexDM remote management ready
  • Video streaming from file playlists
    • Multichannel video steamer
    • Playlist and Schedule driven
    • >20 GBytes on board storage
    • WebUI with file upload and progress bar
    • FlexDM cloud based transcoding service ready
  • Network
    • 4 independently configured GigE ports.
    • UDP/RTP input auto detect
    • IPTV simulcast output
    • multicast IPTV network scanning channel autodetect
    • RTP/RTSP input support (converted to TS)
  • Form factor: 1RU, 19 inch rack, 328.2 mm (12.92 inch) L X 442.2 mm (17.41 inch) W X 44.0 mm (1.72 inch) H
  • Weight: Less than 6 lbs
  • Shipping weight: Configuration dependent
  • Operating Temp.: 0º - 45ºC (32º-113ºF)
  • Humidity: 10 - 95% RH, non-condensing
  • Input voltage: 100 - 240VAC , 50-60Hz
  • Power: Less than 80 watts - Configuration dependent
  • Cooling: Fan cooled. Positive pressure, ~20 cfm air flow front to back.
  • Compliance: FCC class A/CE (TBD)
  • Rack mounting: Mounting ears provided
  • Cabling: Power cord included, others provided with optional hardware
  • Front panel configuration: Management LAN network connection
  • Front panel video: QVGA. H.264 & MPEG2 decode and scaling
  • CPU: Quad core 1.6 - 2.0 GHz with GPU
  • RAM: 4GB, DDR3 ECC, 1600
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Standard Inputs:
    • 4x GigE
    • 2x USB 3.0 Host
    • 2x low profile PCIe X1 Gen II
    • 2x full profile PCIe x1 Gen II
    • 1x Mini PCIe USB 2.0
    • mSATA up to 1TB, 32 GB standard
    • Quad 8-VSB ATSC tuner
    • Quad channel frequency agile, standard agile modulator
    • Cable TV tuner
Optional Hardware
  • mSATA up to 1TB, 32GB standard
  • Dual DVB-S/S2 satellite receiver
  • Quad DVB-T/T2 broadcast TV tuner
  • Quad ISDB-T broadcast TV tuner
MX-400HY Diagram

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