Secure Datacasting Server and IP Encapsulator

The MX-400SR is based upon the MX-400 and specifically configured for datacasting. It replaces the iconic 2U FlexStream-SR, featured in this PBS promotional video, as West Pond's datacasting broadcast interface.

The MX-400SR datacasting server uses IP encapsulation, content encryption, and DSMCC style data carousels to distribute computer files, Internet content, and A/V streams over unidirectional transports such as satellite and terrestrial broadcast TV. Installed upstream of the main MPEG TS multiplexer, or down stream to enable opportunistic features, this device will provide all the data formatting necessary to deliver, target and protect your data.

  • All the power and versatility provided by the MX-400 base unit plus...
  • File carousels
  • IP encapsulation for MPEG transports
  • TS multiplexing
  • Content encryption (AES-256 ) and targeting and key management
  • Forward Error Correction (FEC)
  • Compatible with MX-400IO adaptive bitrate video encoder
  • Carousel creation and management
  • ASI, SMPTE 310 and IP input/output
  • Fixed datarate and opportunistic
  • Fixed bitrate and Opportunistic carousels
  • Supports multiple indpendent providers
  • Provider isolation via Rest API accesses restriction and preshared certificates
  • Priorities for bandwidth sharing between providers
  • Broadcast tuner installation and for broadcast monitoring
  • TS Capture for stream analysis
  • RESTapi for provider access to carousel and content control
  • Physical relay and software bypass modes
  • FlexDM device management
  • Manageability
    • Front panel graphical configuration and status
    • Broadcast terrestrial TV monitoring
    • Front panel video of broadcast monitored video
    • Rest API for datacasting provider access to bandwidth
    • WebUI for monitoring and configuring state
    • USB Configuration for bulk config
    • FlexDM remote management ready
  • Network
    • 4 independently configured GigE ports.
    • UDP/RTP input auto detect
    • IPTV simulcast output
  • 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
Optional Hardware
  • ASI Out
  • ASI In/Out with opportunistic data insertion and relay failover
  • ATSC/DVB-T/ISDB-T: Broadcast Monitor Tuner
MX-400SR Back View
Example Configuration - Device Can Be Customized

Variations of this solution are currently deployed with: