GigaCasterII

High density TS over IP gateway

The GigaCasterII is ENENSYS bidirectional TS over IP gateway that provides a versatile, efficient and reliable solution for delivering digital TV content over IP networks.

Applications

DTT distribution

  • DVB-T/DVB-T2 distribution to transmitters
  • Reliable SFN broadcasting over IP

Contribution

  • Studio/Head-end interconnection
  • Primary or secondary distribution
  • Point-to-point video delivery

Bidirectional ASI/IP conversion

  • Reliably connect legacy ASI devices to IP networks

Highlights

Dense TS over IP gateway

GigaCaster II is high density TS over IP gateway that can handle the carriage of up to 8 MPEG-2 Transport Streams (MPEG-2 TS) in ASI to IP direction or in IP to ASI direction. Each MPEG-2 TS can include either MPEG-2, MPEG-4 (H.264), HEVC (H.265) video content in SD, HD or UHD format.

IP jitter & Packet loss management

The GigaCaster II is the most efficient TSoIP Gateway to cope with all IP network drawbacks: removing IP network jittering, recovering IP packet loss using FEC ProMPEG CoP#3, substituting bursty packet loss with NULL packets while maintaining an accurate and constant output bit rate and re-ordering IP datagrams.

Unit and streams redundancy schemes

When broadcasting over Single Frequency Network, the GigaCaster II implements a patented technology that guarantees a reliable SFN broadcasting with or without external 10MHz reference. It offers various redundancy mechanisms at unit level (DistriGuard) and stream level (Dual IP) to ensure a safe IP delivery.

Versatile and Multi-Standard gateway

The Gigacaster II can be configured as an ASI to IP or IP to ASI converter.
Supporting ATSC, DVB, and ISDB-T standards, it can be deployed in multiple broadcast environment where it is required to connect legacy equipment to IP networks.

GigaCasterII Typical Use Cases

Key points

Versatile : ASI>IP or IP>ASI per TS
Multi-standard: ATSC, DVB, ISDB
Video agnostic: MPEG-2, MPEG-4, HEVC
Scalable : From 1 TS up to 8 TS
• Unique patented
SFN preservation
Reliable : Redundancy at stream and unit levels

• Up to 8 DVB-ASI ports
• 1+1 stream redundancy with Dual IP option
• Pro MPEG Forum CoP#3 / SMPTE 2022
• Burst of packet loss recovery mechanism
• Network jitter removal
• Real-time monitoring

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Technical Features

  • Up to 8 DVB-ASI ports
  • 1+1 unit redundancy with DistriGuard
  • RTP / UDP support
  • Unicast, Multi-Unicast and Multicast support
  • Bidirectional ASI or IP delivery in the same unit
  • 1+1 stream redundancy with Dual IP option
  • Pro MPEG Forum CoP#3 / SMPTE 2022
  • Burst of packet loss recovery mechanism
  • Network jitter removal
  • Real-time monitoring
  • Full SNMP v2 support

Technical specifications

Inputs/Outputs

Control

2x Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) for GUI/SNMP

ASI

MPEG-2 Transport Stream over ASI
Up to 8 bidirectional DVB-ASI (BNC)
Up to 100 Mb/s per TS
Up to 400 Mb/s over all TS with FEC

IP

MPEG-2 Transport Stream over IP
2x Gigabit Ethernet (RJ 45)
2x Optional SFP port
600 Mb/s maximum throughput
RTP or UDP datagrams

GPS

1x 10 Mhz input for accurate bit rate

Featuring

IP encapsulation

DVB-IPI - SMPTE 2022 compliant
From 1 to 7 TS packets/IP packet

IP management

Unicast, Multi-Unicast and Multicast
VLANs Management
IGMP v2/V3 support

Packet loss recovery

Packet loss correction based on:
- FEC Pro MPEG CoP#3
- RTP recovery for bursty loss

Jitter removal

Configurable buffer (10 - 900ms) to
absorb network jittering

Single Frequency Network

Accurate bit rate adaptation with or
without 10MHz external input

Redundancy

1+1 unit redundancy in ASI>IP
1+1 streams redundancy
(DualIP option)

Control and Supervision

Easy-to-use Web based GUI
In-band control possible
Full SNMP v2 support

Physical

Height

44 mm / 1.7 in.

Width

444 mm / 17.48 in.

Depth

274 mm / 10.79 in.

Format

1 RU, width 19”

Front Panel

LCD display for control & monitoring

Power supply

100-240VAC/48V DC (option)

Power consumption

20W

Ordering codes

GigaCasterII-ASI1

GigaCasterII shipped with 4 ASI ports and 1 activated DVB-ASI I/O

GigaCasterII-ASI4

GigaCasterII shipped with 4 ASI ports and 4 activated DVB-ASI I/O

GigaCasterII-ASI8

GigaCasterII shipped with 8 ASI ports and 8 activated DVB-ASI I/O

Options

DualIP

Redundancy of IP streams option

NN6-SFP

Dual SFP slot option. SFP module not provided - Hardware option

NN6-ASI1-4

Upgrade from 1 port to 4 ports

NN6-In48V

48V DC input voltage instead of 110V/220V - Hardware option

NN6-In220V-Redundant

110/220V Redundant power supply option - Hardware option

NN6-In48V-Redundant

48V Redundant power supply option - Hardware option

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