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, 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)
  • Statistical multiplexing with MX-400IO rate controlled stream server
  • Carousel creation and management RESTful API
  • ASI and IP output
  • Fixed bitrate and Opportunistic carousels
  • Broadcast tuner for broadcast monitoring
  • RESTapi for complete carousel and content control
  • FlexDM device management
  • Manageability
    • Front panel graphical configuration and status
    • Front panel video of all unencrypted mux inputs
    • RESTapi for programatic control
    • USB Configuration for bulk processing
    • Broadcast terrestrial TV monitoring
    • FlexDM remote management ready
  • Network
    • 4 independently configured GigE ports.
    • UDP/RTP input auto detect
    • IPTV simulcast output
    • multicast IPTV network scanning - free 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
Optional Hardware
  • ASI Out
  • ASI In/Out with opportunistic data insertion and relay failover
  • ATSC/DVB-T/ISDB-T: Broadcast Monitor Tuner
Example Configuration - Device Can Be Customized

Variations of this solution are currently deployed with: