West Pond began developing datacasting technology in 2005 when our engineers developed the first implementation of the ATSC A97 DTV software update specification. This software was later adapted to deliver files for the digital signage industry and it remains to be the only operational nationwide terrestrial TV datacasting network in the United States. West Pond continues to enhance its datacasting solution including the addition of transport stream multiplexers, IP encapsulators, enhanced Forward Error Correct (FEC), content protection, content targeting, and a variety of input sources and receiving devices.
Datacasting is used to deliver files, video, and other computer content on wireless one-way broadcast transports, such as satellite or terrestrial TV, to many receivers simultaneously. Common uses for datacasting are:
West Pond has been instrumental in creating a number of datacasting networks. The most notable are SpectraRepís IncidentOne U.S. Terrestrial DTV datacasting network and Outernetís global satellite datacasting network. Two very different deployments, yet the technology that enables them is very similar. West Pondís technology is instrumental in collecting the data, encoding, targeting, and preparing it for distribution. We also provide a wide variety of custom and off-the-shelf receivers to meet the needs of each datacasting application.
At West Pond, we understand that your needs may not exactly match the features provided by off-the-shelf products. We are happy to work with you to create a datacasting product that fits your needs.
The FlexStream datacasting product line consists of the:
Product features leveraged for this solution:
|MX-400IO||MX-400SR||RR-ST1000||IPD for PC|
|WPT Stream Manager Rest API||WPT File Carousel Rest API||ATSC Tuning||ATSC tuning via USB 2.0|
|Milestone XProtectģ VMS Matrix Interface||Content targeting key management service||Dual 10/100 Ethernet||Windows XP, 7, 8, 10 support|
|IVI ViewCommander VMS||Content access control with AES 256 encryption||Plug and play with datacast network||Target ID authentication|
|IP Camera Support RTSP||CBR MPTS IP output (unicast or multicast)||4 bar signal strength indicator||Content decryption|
|HDMI/VGA Capture||CBR MPTS ASI output||Support for 5 clients connections||File from stream recreation|
|h.264 encoding||TS Multiplexer||WebUI||Video piping|
|MX-400SR Flow Control||MX-400IO Flow Control||USB Software updates and config||Status and configuration applet|
|IP Camera Emulation||IPDforPC autodetect||Plug and play with RR-ST1000 or provided USB tuner|
|Content access controls||Twist lock power|