Motama's TVCaster product family now provides support for DVB-C and offers customized servers with arbitrary combinations of DVB-S2, -C and -T inputs
Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), meaning the transmission of digital television over the Internet or local area IP networks, is becoming increasingly important. IPTV not only allows for serving millions of users with broadband content, but also provides transmission of content in hospitality and health care, in universities, schools, and corporations, and in IP networks in private homes.
Motama, a leading supplier of distributed multimedia solutions, extends input features of its rack mountable 19'' server appliances for IPTV, called TVCaster. TVCaster is a turn-key solution offering all cutting-edge functionality you expect from an integrated DVB receiver, descrambler, remultiplexer, and IP streaming server.
In addition to the existing TVCaster servers, four new products extend the TVCaster product family and are available as of today.
Both, TVCaster 300-C CI with three inputs in a 2U chassis and TVCaster 600-C CI with six inputs in a 3U chassis allow for receiving SDTV and HDTV received from DVB-C signals. TVCaster 300-C CI also offers two Common Interface (CI) slots to hold Conditional Access Modules (CAM) for Pay-TV. TVCaster 600-C CI includes six CI slots.
TVCaster 300-FLEX CI offers an arbitrary and customer-defined combination of three inputs with DBV-S2, -C and -T with two Common Interface (CI) slots. TVCaster 600-FLEX CI offers six inputs together with six CI slots - offering any combination of DVB-S2, -C and -T as defined by customer.
All TV and radio channels received from DVB can be forwarded individually as IP streams with up to 700 Mbps of outgoing bandwidth, which offers enough resources for streaming each channel several times.
All TVCaster servers can be seamlessly combined to create a scalable cluster of streaming appliances. The number of tuners can simply be extended with additional appliances at any time.
The free Software Development Kit (SDK) allows customers to easily access and configure all features of the servers. It also includes source code for a streaming client demonstrating ultra-fast channel switching. The SDK is based on the award-winning Network-Integrated Multimedia Middleware (NMM) by Motama and available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.