Motama expands DVB gateways with DVB-T, DVB

Motama expands DVB gateways with DVB-T, DVB-ASI, and customized
Date: 03-14-2011 12:42 PM CET
Category: Media & Telecommunications
Press release from: Motama GmbH
Agency: Motama
Motama's TVCaster product family now provides support for DVB-T and DVB-ASI, and offers customized servers with
arbitrary combinations of DVB-S2 and DVB-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 for DVB-S2, four new products extend the TVCaster product family and are
available as of today.
Both, TVCaster 200-T with two inputs in a 1U chassis and TVCaster 300-T CI with three inputs in a 2U chassis allow for
receiving DVB-T signals. TVCaster 300-T CI also offers two Common Interface (CI) slots to hold Conditional Access
Modules (CAM) for Pay-TV. All TV and radio channels received from DVB-T can be forwarded individually as IP streams
with up to 500 Mbps of outgoing bandwidth, which offers enough resources for streaming each channel several times.
TVCaster 300-FLEX CI offers an arbitrary and customer-defined combination of three inputs with DVB-T and DVB-S2 with
two Common Interface (CI) slots. The server offers a cost-effective solution for receiving global satellite feeds from DVB-S2
and local channels from DVB-T in a single 2U chassis.
TVCaster 400-ASI offers four DVB-ASI inputs in a 1U chassis. The server is targeted towards professional setups in which
DVB-ASI feeds of existing equipment need to be converted to IP networks. TVCaster 400-ASI allows for sending up to 800
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. Set up and control of the cluster is available with a single log-in
to a streamlined Web interface. The redundancy and failover management features of the TVCaster product family allow for
meeting the requirements of large installations and greatly reduce operational costs.
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
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Visit Motama at and order your TVCaster appliances starting from today.
Motama provides solutions for delivery, processing, and presentation of audio and video content in IP networks.
Our product portfolio includes DVB gateways and streaming servers for content distribution.
These products drive applications in IPTV, Internet and Web TV, telecommunications, content delivery networks (CDN),
hospitality, and corporate networks.
Motama's key technology - called Network-Integrated Multimedia Middleware (NMM) – provides a software solution for
networked multimedia systems, spanning from embedded and mobile devices, to PCs, to large-scale computing clusters. NMM
is available as commercial or Open Source version.
Our middleware forms the basis of our own products and is licensed to world leaders in the areas of home entertainment,
networking, mobility, and content processing and distribution.
Motama was founded in 2005 as spin-off company from the Computer Graphics Lab at Saarland University, Germany.
Further information about Motama is available from
Motama GmbH
Lortzingstraße 10 · 66111 Saarbrücken · Germany
tel +49 681 940 85 50 · fax +49 681 940 85 49 ·
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