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.

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.: 0 - 40C (32-104F)
  • Storage Temp.: -25 - 70C (-13-158F)
  • 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

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

Shelf Top Universal Modulator - Frequency/Modulation Agile

The MD-100 is a single frequency modulator. Sold as a companion product to the MX-GS200, the MD-100 receives its configuration and transport stream via a high speed USB 2.0 connection and outputs a modulated RF signal consisting of one MPTS. This modulator is both frequency agile (48 MHz 900 MHz) and modulation agile.

The MD-100 supports the following transmission standards:

  • ATSC North America Terrestrial
  • QAM B North America Cable
  • DVB-T Europe Terrestrial
  • DVB-C Cable
  • ISDB-T Japan & Latin America Terrestrial
  • ISDB-C Japan Cable

Highlights

  • Frequency Range: 48 - 860 MHz (VHF/UHF)
  • Configurable Bandwidth : 6, 7 or 8 MHz
  • Modulation: 8VSB, BPSK, QPSK, OFDM, 16-256QAM
  • Output Level: -20 dBm to 0 dBm (1mW)
  • Carrier Suppression: > 35 dB
  • Adjacent Channel Leakage Ratio (ACLR) : > 40 dBc
  • Modulation Error Ratio (MER) > 40dB
  • Power consumption < 1.9W (5V, 375mA)

Hardware:

  • Form factor: Shelf top / Wall mount unit. Dimensions: 100 mm L X 80 mm W X 25 mm H
  • Operating Temp.: 0 - 40C (32-104F)
  • Storage Temp.: -25 - 70C (-13-158F)
  • Humidity: 10 95% RH, non-condensing
  • Input voltage: < 500mA @ 5V USB
  • USB device port
  • RF output
  • USB powered

FlexStream IPM

Transport stream multiplexer for IP to IP, IP to ASI, ASI to IP. This product is sold through our partner DVEO under the T-Mux IP/IP and IP/ASI product ID.

Multiplexes MPEG-2 transport streams (SPTS/MPTS)

  • De-multiplexes MPTS into SPTS
  • Inputs: 7 IP inputs (10/100/1000 Mbps, UDP, RTP) or optional ASI
  • Outputs: One multiplexed stream to IP (UDP, RTP, 10/100/1000 Mbps) or optional ASI
  • Option for one or two ASI inputs and one ASI output.
  • UDP Unicast and Multicast support
  • Supports all video layers and profiles including Multi-view and 4:2:2
  • Audio stream types supported: AC-3, Enhanced AC-3, MPEG Audio (Layers I, II, and III), AAC, DTS
  • SMPTE 302M 8 channel audio (pass through)
  • Transport packet size: 188 bytes
  • LCD front panel controls plus web-based management
  • Front panel connectors for IP inputs, for easy setup
  • Transport stream rates up to 400 Mbps
  • Program filter and mapping
  • PID filtering and mapping
  • PSI (PAT/PMT) signaling
  • PCR dejittering and restamping
  • Bit rate conversion CBR to VBR, VBR to CBR
  • SMPTE 2022 FEC compatibility

Applications:

  • IP re-multiplexing
  • Adding or dropping programs/services in IP TV
  • PID filtering
  • IP over satellite or over RF
  • Customizing Transport Streams
  • Cable Television Edge QAM presentation

This device is sold through our partnership with DVEO.
Please follow link to purchase device.

FlexStream FEC

Standards based Forward Error Correcton (FEC) is used to reduce or remove transport stream packet loss on LANs or WANs. Used in pairs or to create compatibility with existing SMPTE 2022 devices. This product is sold through our partner DVEO under FEC Box IP IP/pr product ID.

The FlexStream-FEC is a compact, DC brick powered, computing device with two 10/100 Ethernet jacks. The purpose of the device is to ensure UDP traffic, specifically RTP packets, reach their destination even when errors occur during transmission. The FlexStream-FEC repairs RTP streams by inserting or applying the required FEC data in a way that is as transparent as possible to the target device. To ensure compatibility with targets that dont support FEC, the RTP stream itself is not modified. To ensure compatibility with third party FEC devices, the format of the FEC data inserted or applied is specified by the SMPTE 2022 specification. The FlexStream-FEC can be paired with a target device to apply FEC data provided by the source, or paired with a source to insert FEC data for consumption by a compatible target, or deployed as a set of devices that wraps the lossy transmission inserting FEC on the source side and applying it at the target side. See image below for details.

FlexStream-FEC features:

  • SMPTE 2022 FEC compatibility
  • Inserts FEC for transmission from non FEC enabled transmitters
  • Applies FEC for reception by non FEC enabled receivers
  • Dual 10/100 Ethernet allows inline configuration or targeted configuration
  • Process up to 20mb/s input and output UDP streams
  • Use with any lossy network such as broadcast, satellite, cellular, microwave, WiFi
  • Web UI and USB management

This device is sold through our partnership with DVEO.
Please follow link to purchase device.