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

Highlights

Dense TSoIP gateway

GigaCaster II is high density TSoIP 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.

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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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