Transport Stream Multiplexer

MX-400TS

FlexStream MX-400TS – TS Multiplexer

The FlexStream MX-400TS is the West Pond broadcast quality multiplexer in its purest form. 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 PSIP table merging, ATSC parental control overrides, a user friendly Web based UI with video thumbnails of all inputs, and front panel full motion video display of all mux inputs. Supported TS sources include an integrated video server (TS file spooling), TSoIP video/IPTV, RTSP (i.e. security cameras), and ASI (option). The multiplexer output can deliver transport streams over IP, integrated multi-standard RF modulators (option), and/or ASI (option). SMPTE 2022 (proMPEG) FEC is available on all IP inputs and outputs. Use the standard configuration or add up to 9 modulators to create an edge QAM mux or add ASI to convert IP to ASI or ASI to IP. Of course the entire system can be remotely managed via FlexDM.

Multi-channel TS multiplexer

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

Compact, All-in-One Solution

Add up to 9 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:

  • Scalable, high bitrate, multi-input, multi-output TS multiplexer
  • No artificial, software imposed, content processing limitations
  • Flexible, compact, 1RU rack mount format with 4 option module bays
  • Integrated video server for continuous content playback
  • Support for ASI, IPTV, & RTSP inputs
  • Support for ASI, IPTV, & Modulated RF outputs
  • SMPTE 2022 FEC/Pro MPEG input/output
  • Full motion video QVGA front panel to display any multiplexer input
  • User friendly WebUI for easy access and configuration
  • Easy to use graphical front panel for IP configuration, status, and TS analytics
  • Software updatable and remotely manageable
  • Supported by FlexDM cloud based device management and transcoding service
  • Support both RF and IPTV networks

MX-400TS Benefits

  • Use the MX-400TS to
    • Demux/remux transport streams
    • Cherry pick programs for inclusion/exclusion
    • Add/remove PIDs
    • Remap channel numbers, including major.minor and major only numbers
    • Rebrand PSIP signaling
    • Override parental controls to control access on in-house cable TVs
    • Create TV channels from streamed video
    • Supports RTSP and IPTV sources
    • Edge QAM, up to 9 RF channels
    • Monitor IPTV content remotely
    • Convert ASI to IPTV and IPTV to ASI
  • Stream MX solution is best in class because
    • Economical solution for commercial and profession uses
    • Extremely flexible architecture allows you to integrate other features
    • Designed for easy installation and management
    • Support international standards
  • Applications 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, and apartment buildings.

FlexStream MX-400TS

MX-400TS Details

The MX-400TS has be configured to perform the functionality of the following traditional headend components.

Headend Components Integrated:

Video Server / Streamer: Load 30 hours or more of video files onto the MX-400 and create custom TV channels via our built in video server. Create a looping playlist or schedule playback at specific times. Manage channels and video content on one or more systems using FlexDM.

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

GigE Switch: 4 internal GigE ports reduce the need for and external managed switch and simplify wiring in a mixed LAN environment. Our system can communicate with your IPTV LAN, your in-house LAN, security cameras, and other devices while still leaving spare ports to manage the system.

Multi-channel modulator: The MX-400 supports up to 5 frequency and modulation agile modulators.
Monitor TV / IRD: The MX-400 front panel display reduces the need for IRDs or diagnostic TVs. The front panel QVGA screen provides a live view of every multiplexer input. The RF monitor tuner (optional) scans all channels simplifying installation and enabled diagnosing and resolving issues remotely.

 

Software features:

  • Multi-channel video server with timed and looping playlists
    • Convert any video recording to a TV compatible file using the West Pond FlexDM service
  • Broadcast quality TS multiplexer
    • Multiple inputs, multiple outputs
  • Standard agile, frequency agile, RF modulator (optional)
    • ATSC, DVB-T, ISDB-T
  • Multi-standard RF monitor (optional)
  • RF TV and IPTV compatible
    • 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
  • SNMP status
  • Monitor tuner
    • Finds open frequencies
    • Monitors MX-400 RF output
  • 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
    • 4x internal expansion modules
    • 32 GB of SSD storage
  • Warranty:
    • 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:
    • Single US Cable QAM, ISDB-T, DVB-T, 8-VSB modulator
    • Quad US Cable QAM, ISDB-T, DVB-T, 8-VSB modulator (up to 2)
  • Monitor tuner options:
    • Cable TV Monitor Tuner US Cable QAM
    • Cable TV Monitor Tuner DVB-T/T2
    • Cable TV Monitor Tuner ISDB-T
  • ASI
    • ASI Out
    • ASI In/ASI Out
    • Dual ASI In/ASI Out
  • SSD storage up to 4TB

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)
  • Video streaming
    • Multichannel video steamer
    • Playlist and schedule driven
    • >20 Gbytes on board storage, expansion to 4TB
    • WebUI with file upload and progress bar
    • FlexDM cloud based transcoding and channel management

Transport Stream Processing

  • Maximum aggregate bitrate input/output: ~500Mb/s – Constrained by input device, output device, & CPU usage
  • 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 unicast & multicast UDP input/output TS support
  • SMPTE 2022 FEC Pro-MPEG
  • RTP/RTSP input support (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 dejittering and restamping
  • Rate smoothing
  • Time stamping
  • TS CBR and VBR

Transport Stream Outputs

  • RF via DTV modulation
  • IPTV via GigE ports

Transport Stream Analytics

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

Are you looking for a device with a different feature set for your business needs? 

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