vCaster

ATSC 3.0 Delivery & Signalling server

vCaster is ENENSYS’s virtualized software designed to support the delivery of live content from HEVC encoders or non-real-time content over ATSC 3.0 networks using ROUTE or MMTP protocols.

Applications

  • Delivering of Live & NRT services towards ATSC3.0 broadcast network
  • Generating the ATSC 3.0 signalling to ensure a perfect decoding on receiver part

Highlights

Interfacing with multiple Live HEVC encoders

HEVC is the video encoding format defined by ATSC 3.0.

vCaster interfaces with multiple encoders that generate DASH or MPU segments containing all the audiovisual content and manages the delivery of up to 20 services.

Signalling management

vCaster generates all the service signalling (SLT & SLS) as requires the ATSC 3.0 standard.

Service Signaling provides service discovery and description information. The Service List Table (SLT) enables the receiver to build a basic service list, and bootstrap the discovery of the SLS for each ATSC 3.0 service. The Service Layer Signaling (SLS) enables the receiver to discover and access ATSC 3.0 services and their content components.

Services and signalling delivering in multicast IP

vCaster delivers in multicast the DASH segments over ROUTE protocol, the MPU segments over MMTP protocol and the related signalling.

ATSC 3.0 global architecture

Key points

  • Virtualized appliance running on standard servers
  • Standardized WebDav protocol to interface with encoders
  • DASH & MPU segments management in input
  • ATSC 3.0 signalling generation and delivery
  • IP Multicast outputs over ROUTE/MMTP protocols
  • Intuitive HTLM5 GUI to easily setup the product and monitor the services
  • REST API for remote control
  • SNMPv3 support

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Technical Features

  • Virtualized application designed for the delivery of multimedia data on ATSC3.0 network
  • Enable to aggregate up to 20 Live and NRT contents towards IP Multicast outputs
  • Support of ROUTE to deliver MPEG-DASH segments and MMTP to deliver Media Processing Units (MPU)
  • ATSC 3.0 Signalling generation

Technical specifications

INPUTS

Services

Manage up to 20 Live and NRT contents

DASH/MPU segments

WebDAV interface

NRT files

FTP access

OUTPUTS

ROUTE/MMTP

Multicast UDP/IP streams

FEATURING

ATSC standard

V3.0 support

ROUTE delivery

DASH segments or NRT files encapsulation into LCT sessions and ROUTE signaling for ROUTE delivery

MMTP delivery

MPU segment encapsulation into MMT packet and MMT signaling for MMTP delivery

Signalling

Service description to generate LLS/SLT tables
SLS fragments generation and delivery

Monitoring

SNMPV3 support
Service bit rate and video monitoring

Physical

Control

1 Ethernet interface for ATSCaster management (GUI & alarms).

Data

1 Ethernet interface to receive DASH/MPU segments and deliver in output IP multicast streams over ROUTE or MMTP protocol.

SYSTEM

Hypervisor

VMWare ESXI 6.5
KVM

Server reference

PowerEdge R330 / Intel® Xeon® E3-1260L v5 2.9GHz

Time management

NTP client

GUI

HTML5 Web-based interface

Ordering codes

vCaster

ATSC 3.0 file delivery software supporting ROUTE and MMT delivery (limited to 1 service by default)

Options

vCaster-5Svcs

Management of up to 5 services

vCaster-20Svcs

Management of up to 20 services

vCaster-Server

Server to host ATSCaster software

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