Datacasting Video Encoder


Adaptive Bitrate Video Encoder – FlexStream MX-400IO

Datacasting solutions have expanded beyond file delivery to include private streaming video. Doing so requires data protection (encryption), targeting, efficient compression, and a mechanism to optimize video encoding within the ebb and flow of the available datacasting bandwidth. i.e. A mechanism to utilize more bandwidth when available, and less when not. Enter the the FlexStream MX-400IO adaptive bitrate encoder. This device encodes live video and delivers it via VPN to the MX-400SR using a proprietary transport designed specifically for the pitfalls of this type of application. Use this device to capture the output of a video management system (camera control PC), a camera or cameras, DTV broadcast, or nearly any other media that can be presented to the device via IP, HDMI, Component video, Composite Video, or S-Video.

The FlexStream MX-400IO is specially designed for:

  • Streaming video datacasting applications
  • Capturing video from two HDMI, Component, Composite, S-Video devices
  • Capturing video directly from security cameras (RTSP)
  • Interface with one or more MX-400SRs
  • Low bitrate applications

MX-400IO Benefits

The FlexStream MX solution is best in class because it has:

  • Support for a wide variety of video sources
  • Adaptive bitrate encoding for optimal bandwidth usage
  • Latency sensitive encoding from remote locations
  • A built in VPN
  • A statically configured, or dynamically controlled via REST API
  • Remote management via FlexDM


Capture and Encode Nearly Any Video Output

Adaptive bitrate encoding of IP, RTSP, HDMI, Composite, Component, S-Video

FlexDM Remote Management

Use FlexDM to manage West Pond devices from anywhere on any device.

Secure, reliable, transport from source to headend

VPN connectivity built in.

Datacasting Flow Diagram

MX-400IO Details

The MX-400IO provides the following datacasting features.


Software features:

  • Video capture from a variety of sources
    • HDMI, Composite, Component, S-Vid, DTV tuner, IP cameras, and more.
  • Adaptive bitrate AV encoding
    • One or more MX-400SR transport sessionsH.264 encoding optimized for low bitrate applications
  • Secure VPN connectivity
    • Cisco ASA compatible Anyconnect Client


  • Front panel graphical configuration and status
  • Front panel video of all mux inputs
  • Web UI, password protected, configuration from anywhere
  • USB Configuration for bulk processing
  • SNMP status
  • FlexDM remote management

Base Hardware:

  • 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
  • Base 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: 100 watts – Actual consumption is 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
  • Standard Inputs/Outputs:
    • 4x GigE
    • 2x External USB Host Ports
    • ATSC DTV tuner
    • Dual HDMI/Component/Composite/S-Video capture w/audio
    • 32 GB of SSD storage
  • Warranty:
    • 1 year repair or replace + software updates
    • 1 year FlexDM remote management subscription included
    • Extended warranty available

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