MX-400 Headend Systems

  • The base model of all MX-400 servers, its software begins with the FlexStream multichannel (NxM) multiplexer which can process up to 800 mb/s of transport stream data. Hardware can be customized to meet a variety of needs.

  • The MX-400ST software package complements existing in-house cable TV networks by merging HTML graphics with stadium video to create dynamic multimedia HDTV channels which can be tuned by one or all stadium TVs

  • The MX-400-HY is specifically configured to enable ATSC HDTV on Free-to-Guest CCTV systems, hotel channels, and digital signage, with remote diagnostics/management. It is designed to help your facility supply ample, high quality programming through the use of DTV broadcast content, in-the-clear satellite channels, captured and encoded HDMI/component video feeds, hotel channels streamed from files, and various internet sources.

  • The MX-400SR is specifically configured for distributing computer files, Internet content, and A/V streams over satellite and terrestrial broadcasts. It replaces the former 2U FlexStream-SR as West Pondís datacasting broadcast interface. This device will provide all the data formatting features necessary to deliver, target and protect your data.

  • The MX-400IO is specifically configured to deliver live audio and video content to the MX-400SR Datacasting Server. Content is sourced from a number of well know video management systems (VMS) or captured from an HDMI or other video interface, and then encrypted and dynamically encoded to meet the VBR bandwidth requirements of the MX-400SR.

  • The MX-400TS adds a TS video server, modulator, and tuner monitor to the MX-400 base configuration. Used as an "edge QAM", the frequency and standards agile modulator provides is enabled as an multiplexer output. A cable TV tuner is also provided to scan and discover unused cable TV frequencies.

  • The MX-400LV is used to replace temporary coax cabling for live events. This unit provides the functionality required to create a complete TV station including video servers, encoders, channel branding, multiplexer, signalling, and modulation. The MX-400LV also supports display controls enabling digital signage, alerts, and display controls.

Headend and Transmission

  • MX-GS200

    The MX-GS200 packs our digital video streamer, transport stream multiplexer, and device controller into one economical, wall-mount package. This is a great solution for display controls, digital signage, hotel channels, and other applications that arenít suitable for rack mount equipment but require sophisticated functionality.

  • MD-100

    The MD-100 DTV modulator is an economical way to convert the MX-GS200 transport streams into DTV compatible RF signals. It is both frequency and modulation agile; supporting all standard cable TV, VHF and UHF frequencies as well as most major modulation standards.

  • FlexStream IPM

    The FlexStream IPM combines IPTV or ASI transport streams into a single MPTS, modifies or merges the signaling, and outputs to ASI, IPTV or both. Great for feeding edge QAMs, converting IPTV to ASI or the reverse, or other TS manipulation.

  • FlexStream FEC

    The FlexStream FEC generates or applies SMPTE 2022 FEC to any UDP or RTP TS. SMPTE 2022 is zero latency solution for lossy IP transports. Use this device to add SMPTE 2022 support to a device that doesnít support it, or in pairs to add FEC onto any network link.

Receiving Devices

  • RR-ST1000

    The RR-ST1000 is a datacasting receiver router compatible with the FlexStream-SR datacasting server and IPDforPC windows software. This low power, plug and play unit, scans the DTV spectrum for datacasting content, locks on, and delivers the encoded payload over IP to network devices running IPTforPC. Use this device in first responder vehicles or office settings.

  • RX-WP100

    The RX-WP100 managed DTV receiver converts a white space, ISM band, or cable TV network into a digital signage media solution. Integrated display controls enable centralized control of your display power and channel. These units are ideal for temporary TV installations, stadiums in need of display controls and simple digital signage features, and retail digital signage.

  • RX-50

    The RX-50 receiver provides display controls over coax networks. With the RX-50, displays and other devices can be controlled via RS-232, IR, and HDMI-CEC protocols. The RX-50 is compatible with the MX-GS200 and other West Pond MX devices.

Software and Web Services

  • FlexDK

    The FlexDK open source software development kit can be used to enable any DTV with file reception capabilities. Once enabled, these devices can receive files transmitted over DTV RF transports (cable TV or broadcast). Files can be used for any purpose including software updates, device configuration, and advertisement.

  • IPD For PC

    IPDforPC is datacasting software for Windows operating systems. This software controls the DTV tuner, applies the FEC, selects content based upon targeting rules, decrypts content, stores file and distributes streams. Files are stored on the local drive for access by customer software, video and/or streams are available for players like VLC to decode and display. The software auto-detects any RR-ST1000 on the LAN or WLAN and performs the same functions without direct access to a local tuner. IPDforPC is compatible with the MX-400SR datacasting protocols.