TelVue® B100 HyperCaster™

Description

The B100 HyperCaster is the easy and affordable way to launch a high quality, professional 24×7 digital television channel within minutes of un-packing. We’ve engineered the HyperCaster with
simplicity and reliability in mind through our use of Linux open source technology, plus our proprietary real time video and application software.

The B100 HyperCaster provides IP origination for up to four independent digital broadcast channels. The server supports MPEG-2 Transport with MPEG-2 and optional H.264 video codecs in standard or high definition formats, including CableLabs® and ATSC. The HyperCaster’s native IP over Gigabit Ethernet interface can be easily integrated with any copper or fiber IP network architecture. The IP origination capability of the server enables file-based workflows and all-digital outputs; eliminating costly, per channel real-time encoders while maintaining your content’s original quality.

Content is ingested and scheduled via a simple drag and drop interface. The server can publish a searchable program guide for your website or provide schedule data to 3rd party guide services. For applications that require baseband video output, the HyperCaster now supports optional integrated decoding to SD/HD-SDI, or Composite/Component/HDMI. Each decoded channel supports automatic up & down conversion, seamless format switching on the fly, MPEG-2 and H.264, and SD & HD up to 1080p. You can run a mix a decoder outputs and digital IP channels off a single HyperCaster. With the new output options, you get the best of all worlds: an IP broadcasting core with multi-format MPEG-2 and H.264 playback and native digital IP switching, and your choice of IP, SD/HD-SDI, Composite, Component, or HDMI outputs.

TelVue’s HyperCaster supports PID remapping and IP StreamThru™ that allows seamless switching between files on hard drive and live network streams either on schedule or as default continuity. This unique feature allows the server to double as an IP digital video switcher. The native MPEG-2 Transport capability allows HyperCaster to integrate with existing digital ad insertion systems and support EBIF interactive applications.

The HyperCaster can also interface with CCMS-compatible traffic and billing systems such as OpenTV’s EclipsePlus® with as-run logs, automatic search and transfer of files from networked storage and missing media notifications. Now campaign management, geo-targeting and yield optimization can be applied to all of your longform programming.

APPLICATIONS

  • Leased Access Channels
  • Local Origination Channels
  • Digital CATV Origination
  • On-Campus Broadcasting
  • IP-to-Baseband bridge

BENEFITS

  • Low Cost & Easy to Operate
  • Supports Centralized, Regionalized, or Edge Architectures
  • Store Hundreds of Hours of Content Intuitive Content Management System and Scheduling System

FEATURES

  • Linux Based
  • StreamThru™ Digital Video Switching
  • PID Remapping
  • A Complete “Digital TV Station-In-A-Box” System
  • Up to Four Independent Output Streams / Channels
  • MPEG-2, SD / HD, ATSC, CableLabs® & H.264 (Optional)
  • Traffic & Billing, Middleware Integration
  • IT-Friendly, Supports FTP, SMB, HTTP & NTP
  • Operate Remotely from Any Web Browser
  • Drag & Drop Scheduling
  • Customizable Content Categories
  • Easily Published Program Guide for your Website
  • Mix Traffic & Billing & Local Scheduling
  • OS on SSD
  • HDMI, HD-SDI, Composite or Component Out
  • Seamless On-The-Fly Format Switching
  • Automatic Up & Down Conversion

Specifications

B100 HyperCaster Specifications

Content Introduction
ProtocolsFTP & SMB
Interface10/100/1000 BT
Network Management
InterfacesWeb Browser
ProtocolsSMB, HTTP, NTP
Remote Managed& Software Upgrades
FeaturesEnvironment Monitoring
Firmware
OSLinux
DeviceDrivers All Standard Drives
FeaturesSchedule Playout
Drag and Drop Scheduling, Event Recur & Ripple
Content Management
Custom, Searchable Metadata & Categories; Thumbnails
Website Program Guide Automatic Generation
Playlist Import/Export
Integrated Network Firewall
XMLTV & Minerva/ TV Guide Metadata
CCMS/ GDP Traffic APIs
Content Analysis & Validation
Missing File Notifications: XML, Email
System Health Notifications
CableLabs® ADI Metadata (Optional)
The TelVue® HyperCaster™ has been engineered with simplicity and reliability in mind through the use of Linux open source technology, plus real time video and application software. Its innovative play-out scheduler makes it easy to broadcast a full schedule of recurring and one-time programs. All scheduling features are available using a standard Web browser. Remote control and management gives you unmatched flexibility.
Program Scheduling
InterfaceIntegrated HTML Browser Based (Secure)
PlaylistsScheduled Time – Based Program Layouts
RecurringScheduled Recurring Playout
Station TimingLocked to NTP Standard
ContinuityAuto-play Default Content on Program Gaps
Video Playout
Video OutputMPEG-2-TS over IP (Gigabit Ethernet)
ChannelsStandard with 1 SD Channel, Option to Expand to 4 SD Channels
Storage
Capacity1 TB Standard / 2 TB Optional / OS on SSD
Drives1
Physical
Power100 – 240 VAC/200 Watts
Dimension17.2″ x 1.7″ x 11.3″ (W x H x D)
Weight10 lbs
Form Factors1RU 19″ Standard
External Interfaces & Connections (Typically Used)
Front PanelPower/Fail/Drive LEDs, Power/Reset Switch/ LCD Interface
Rear PanelDual 10/100 BT/1000 BT, Linlk/Data LEDs
OutputMPEG-2 TS over IP (Gigabit Ethernet)
Content
FormatsMPEG-2-Transport Stream; MPEG-2 or H.264 (Optional) Video Constant Bit Rate (CBR), ATSC, CableLabs® HD & SD Compatible
Bit RatesUp to 40 Mbps Total Output