Transport Stream Multiplexer

MX-400TS

The FlexStream MX-400TS is West Pond’s mission critical, broadcast quality TS multiplexer.

When purchased without any option modules this multi-input, multi-output TS multiplexer will process up to 500 Mb/s from IP sources and IP outputs.  The maximum throughput is content dependent but there are no software limits on the number of TS inputs or outputs supported.

Special features include signaling of major/minor and whole number channels, channel labeling, PSIP table merging, ATSC parental controls override, PCR and IAT de-jitter, program level and PID level re-muxing, and a friendly Web based UI with video thumbnails of all inputs.  All West Pond MX devices support our signature full motion video front panel and IP configuration screen for easy configuration and installation.  These screens provide status information, IP configuration, password reset, and QVGA video of every input source.  

Transport stream sources include an integrated video server (TS file spooling), TSoIP UDP/RTP, RTSP (i.e. security cameras), HTTP (streaming internet sources), SRT, DTV tuners (option module), and ASI (optional module). The multiplexer output can feed TSoIP UDP/RTP, SRT, RTSP, integrated multi-standard RF modulators (optional module), and ASI (optional module).  SMPTE 2022 (proMPEG) FEC is available on UDP/RTP IP inputs and outputs. You can use the standard configuration or add modules to suit your application.  This unit works well as a demux/remux “edge QAM” modulator, ASI to IP or IP to ASI converter, and DTV tuner transport redistribution. 

And like all of our other products, the entire system can be remotely managed by our FlexDM software.

Multi-channel TS multiplexer

Broadcast quality, broadcast tested. Process up to 500 Mb/s.

Compact, All-in-One Solution

Add up to 12 frequency agile, standard agile, DTV modulators to create an mux edge QAM device. ATSC, DVB-T, ISDB-T

FlexDM Remote Management

Use FlexDM to manage West Pond devices from anywhere on any device. Create and manage a video playback channel at multiple sites. Check the status of a customer’s RF network.

The FlexStream MX-400TS is specially configured to:

  • Provide a scalable, reliable, multi-input, multi-output TS multiplexer in a compact 1U format.
  • Support a wide variety of transport stream sources including ASI, IP, DTV tuner, video server, etc..
  • Support for a wide variety of transport stream outputs including ASI, IP, & Modulated RF outputs.
  • Protect the data during transport by supporting SMPTE 2022 FEC/Pro MPEG and SRT protocols.
  • Provide flexible management systems through SNMP, REST, WebUI, Graphical front panel, and the FlexDM remote management portal.

MX-400TS Applications:

  • Physical interface conversion, ASI, Tuner, RF out, IP, etc.
  • Demux/Remux “Edge QAM” for US cable and international applications
  • Reliable, low latency transport stream delivery over broadcast transports, the public internet or leased fiber
  • Remotely managed broadcast TV transport capture and WAN redistribution
  • PCR time stamping (dejitter) and IAT jitter smoothing
  • Program isolation, grouping and signaling

 

FlexStream MX solution is best in class because:

  • Economical solution for professional applications
  • Extremely low PCR and IAT jitter 
  • Support for ATSC PSIP and international standards
  • Flexible architecture to support any TS interface
  • Supports a wide variety of WAN TS protocols
  • Designed for easy installation and management

             

            MX-400TS Can Have Use In:

            • Broadcast TV
            • Cable TV
            • Satellite TV
            • Hospitality
            • Healthcare
            • Senior living
            • Entertainment
            • Restaurants and bars
            • Corporate
            • Education
            • Houses of worship
            • Stadiums and arenas
            • Government
            • Military
            • Apartment buildings.

            MX-400TS Details

            Integrated Components:

            Demux-Remux Multichannel Multiplexer: Our integrated scalable broadcast quality multiplexer replaces the need for external rack mounted multiplexers.

            GigE Switch: 4 internal fully configurable GigE ports reduce the need for external switches.

            Video Server / Streamer: Spool hours of video from the solid state media library to create transport streams for multiplexing and distribution. 

            Multi-channel modulator (optional): The MX-400 supports up to 12 frequency and modulation agile modulators.

            Monitor TV / IRD (optional): The MX-400 QVGA front panel display provides a live view of each multiplexer source. 

            DTV Tuner (optional):  Support for up to 4 quad (16 total) ATSC, DVB-T/T2, ISDB-T tuners. 

             

            Software features:

            • Broadcast quality TS multiplexer.
            • Multiple inputs, multiple outputs.
              • Multi-channel video server with looping playlists
                • No encoder required, convert any video recording to a TV compatible file using the West Pond FlexDM service.
                • 20 GB of storage provided, expandable to 1 TB
                    • Standards agile, frequency agile, RF modulator (optional)
                    • ATSC, DVB-T, ISDB-T
                        • Multi-standard RF monitor (optional)
                          • Monitor the entire in-house cable TV system remotely
                        • DTV Tuner (optional)
                          • ATSC, DVB-T/T2, ISDB-T, DVB-S/S2
                        • Simultaneous RF TV and IPTV compatible output
                        • Simultaneously supports both RF and IPTV
                          • Web UI with video thumbnails, status, and configuration

                          Manageability:

                          • 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
                          • REST API for integrating management into other systems
                          • 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
                            • 2x low profile exposed expansion modules
                            • 2x full profile exposed expansion modules
                            • 1x internal expansion modules
                            • M.2 SSD (1 TB storage option)
                          • FlexCare Warranty, Service and Support (optional after first year):
                            • 1 year of technical support and training
                            • 1 year repair or replace + software updates
                            • 1 year FlexDM remote management subscription included
                            • Extended warranty available
                            • MADE IN USA

                                                Hardware module options:

                                                • DTV modulator options:
                                                  • Up to 12 US Cable QAM, ISDB-T, DVB-T, 8-VSB modulators
                                                • Monitor tuner options:
                                                  • Universal TV Monitor Tuner (ATSC, DVB-T, ISDB-T)
                                                • ASI
                                                  • ASI In/Out, Quad ASI In/Out
                                                • Internal M.2 SSD storage up to 1 TB

                                                  Transport Stream Sources:

                                                  • Ethernet
                                                    • 4 independently managed GigE ports.
                                                    • IPTV, Digital Cameras, other MX-400 units, 3rd party encoders
                                                    • UDP/RTP input auto detect
                                                    • RTP/RTSP input support (converted to TS)
                                                    • HTTP input from 3rd party content providers (converted to TS)
                                                    • SRT for reliable low latency WAN sources
                                                          • Video streaming
                                                            • Multichannel video steamer
                                                            • Playlist driven
                                                            • >20 Gbytes on board storage, expansion to 1 TB
                                                            • WebUI with file upload and progress bar
                                                            • FlexDM cloud based transcoding 
                                                            • Provides TV compatibility
                                                            • Ensures seamless playlist file transitions

                                                                      Transport Stream Processing

                                                                      • Maximum aggregate bitrate input/output: ~500Mb/s – Constrained by input device, output device, & CPU usage.  If you need more throughput, check out the MX-300TS.
                                                                      • Maximum number of MPTS inputs: Not limited
                                                                      • Maximum number of MPTS outputs: Not limited – Constrained by CPU usage or output devices
                                                                      • Maximum video elementary streams per program: Not limited
                                                                      • Maximum number of audio elementary streams per program: Not limited
                                                                      • Maximum number of data streams per program: Not limited
                                                                      • UDP/RTP unicast & multicast UDP/RTP input/output TS support
                                                                      • SMPTE 2022 FEC Pro-MPEG
                                                                      • SRT 
                                                                      • RTSP input support (converted to TS)
                                                                      • HTTP streaming input sources (converted to TS)
                                                                      • Transport packet size: 188/204 byte

                                                                      Transport Stream Multiplexing

                                                                      • Demultiplexer/Remultiplexer
                                                                      • Program filter and mapping (“cherry picker”)
                                                                      • PID filter and mapping
                                                                      • PSI (PAT/PMT) signaling
                                                                      • ATSC, DVB-T, ISDB-T signaling including user definable channel labeling descriptors
                                                                      • PSI, PSIP, ATSC, DVB-T, ISDB-T table merging
                                                                      • PSIP parental control insertion and override
                                                                      • PCR de-jittering and restamping
                                                                      • IAT Rate smoothing
                                                                      • Time stamping

                                                                      Transport Stream Outputs

                                                                      • RF via DTV modulation
                                                                      • IPTV via GigE ports
                                                                      • ASI

                                                                      Transport Stream Analytics

                                                                      • Presented via Web UI 
                                                                      • Dynamic input/output stream stats
                                                                      • Signaling verification
                                                                      • Video thumbnails in web UI

                                                                      Are you looking for a different feature set for your facility's TV system?

                                                                      We can customize our devices to meet your  programming needs. Contact us today to discuss the specific needs of your correctional facility.

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