Shelf Top Coax Network Controller and TS Multiplexer

The MX-GS200 combines A/V programming, digital signage content, device commands & controls, and other content onto a single multi-program MPEG Transport Stream (MPTS) for distribution over coax or wireless networks. The input streams are either generated by the MX-GS200 streamer/data carousels or provided as an IPTV input to the MX-GS200 over the gigabit Ethernet connections. The output of the MX-GS200 is typically modulated onto a single carrier frequency and combined with other signals on the RF network where it is delivered to TVs, computers, the Rx-WP100 digital signage receiver, and other FlexDK enabled devices. The integrated broadcast quality multiplexer ensures A/V compatibility with consumer and commercial TVs.

The MX-GS200 can be used as a stand-alone IPTV modulator, as a file delivery tool for coax networks, as a TV management system for FlexDK enabled TVs, or as a display control system, or as a digital signage controller. Digital signage, display controls, and file reception utilize the features of West Pond Rx products.

Highlights

The MX-GS200 provides all of the signaling, multiplexing, content streaming, and data carousels necessary to create a complete broadcast transport stream. The compact shelf-top package includes the following features:

  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports
    • 1 LAN / 1 WAN
    • NAT firewall
  • Dual USB ports
    • Update software & configure system with USB command sticks
    • MD-100 Modulator
    • Additional storage
  • SD card slot
    • Additional storage
  • Wi-Fi Access Point
    • Access Web UI
  • 4 status indicator LEDs
    • Power
    • Mux Streams
    • Internet
    • Transmitter
  • WAN and LAN
    • NAT firewall
    • Internet access to enable Flex Device Management (FlexDM)(WAN)
    • Streaming inputs/outputs
    • Access Web UI
  • TS grooming/monitoring
    • RTP and UDP format, auto detect
    • Monitors programs streams for errors and over subscriptions
    • DTV White Space signaling
    • Inserts PSIP and DVB-T tables
    • Rate smoothing
    • Time stamping
    • Corrects common A/V artifacts
  • Data carousels
    • West Pond RX software updates
    • West Pond RX control channel
    • West Pond RX L-bar signage data
    • West Pond RX display control state
    • Files for FlexDK SDK enabled devices
Hardware
  • Form factor: Shelf top / Wall mount unit. Dimensions: 108mm (L) x 58mm (W) x 24 mm (H)
  • Weight: < .45 kg (< 1 lb)
  • Certifications: FCC class A/CE class A, UL
  • Operating Temp.: 0º - 40ºC (32º-104ºF)
  • Storage Temp.: -25º - 70ºC (-13º-158ºF)
  • Humidity: 10 - 95% RH, non-condensing
  • Input voltage: 100 - 240VAC (50-60Hz)
  • Power consumption: 3A @ 5V
  • Physical I/O: 2 GigE, 2 USB 2.0 Host, 1 SD, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n AP
  • LEDs: Power, Status, Mux, Modulator, Ethernet Link/Act/Transfer Rate
FlexStream Cable TV Controller Ecosystem,
with the MD-1000 and the RX-WP100