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Octopus NET SL-MC SX8 - Unicast & Mulitcast [SPTS] Streaming Server with 8 tuners for DVB-S/S2 with optional Twin CI.
The Octopus NET SL-MC series is a SPTS Multicast Edition of the Digital Devices Octopus NET SL. The converting of DVB-S/S2 modulated channels is done on IP basis in RTP and / or UDP format. Since firmware 220.127.116.11 unicast via RTSP is also available as an extended feature. Up to 12 TV channels from max. 8 transponders can be converted per server. For a higher conversion of channels, several Octopus NET MC models can be cascaded. The streaming of the individual TV channels takes place in the SPTS (Single Program Transport Stream) procedure, which provides a large compatibility to hardware as well as software clients. Through the integrated CI interfaces, a direct decryption of TV channels is possible. Per CI slot several channels of a transponder can be decrypted*.
From the channel search to the finished streams, the configuration is done exclusively through a password protected responsive WEB interface. In this way, systems can be completely remotely maintained. The multicast IP addresses as well as port and protocol (RTP/UDP) are freely definable. The integrated 5 port GigaBit switch ensures stable transmission in the network and sufficient capacity for streaming. The server is used for the distribution of DVB signals in professional installations and environments via RTP|UDP multicast as IPTV headend.
Proven technology in new design
The SL-MC series and the previous MC series use the same hardware components. The new housing offers more flexibility and passive cooling of the server, even in difficult environments. The Octopus NET mainboard, powered by a Linux OS, delivers a stable streaming engine through a powerful FPGA processor.
Each server comes with a 5 port Gigabit switch to allow additional devices to be added to your network. In addition, the switch can be used in multicast mode for controlled broadcasting of the streams (Stream on LAN Output), so that only certain ports allow certain streams.
Flexible, Modular and Interchangeable
Your Octopus NET is of course equipped with Digital Devices tuners, so if at a later date you find that other tuners or a larger number of tuners are needed, you can easily swap or replace the tuners of the server with a card of the "Max" series or "DuoFlex" series. This modular design allows you to remain flexible with regard to extensions, replacement of tuner hardware or conversion to other types of reception.
The tuners of Octopus NET SX8
The Octopus NET has 8 tuners which can be used for the following types of reception:
- DVB-S (satellite tuner)
- DVB-S2 (Satellite Tuner)
- DVB-S2X (satellite tuner) Full APSK and MIS support (DVB-S2X reception in preparation)
Over the 4 SAT inputs of Octopus NET, up to 8 independent internal tuners (frontends) can be supplied. For this the Full Spectrum method is used, also known as FBC (Full Band Capture). The following connection options are available, which can be set in the web interface:
- Multiswitch Emulation "Quad"
Connection to a quad LNB or 4 multiswitch outputs for the reception of one satellite. The available number of tuners is 8x DVB-S/S2/S2X, which can be used independently of each other. A total of 4 cables are required from the LNB or multi-switch. DiSEqC control for reception of multiple satellites is not possible in this mode.
- Multiswitch Emulation "Quattro"
Connection to a Quattro LNB or 4 trunk outputs of a multiswitch for the reception of one satellite. The available number of tuners is 8x DVB-S/S2/S2X, which can be used independently. A total of 4 cables from the LNB or multi-switch are required. DiSEqC control for reception of multiple satellites is not possible in this mode.
- Single Cable Reception | SCR (Single Cable Routing)
If single cable reception is enabled, the Octopus NET Server is operated with Unicable®¹ or JESS®|Unicable II² support. When using Unicable® or JESS®, all 8 tuners are available. Multiple satellites are supported in this mode. Only 1 cable is needed at the Unicable input for all 8 tuners. Thanks to the integrated multi-switch no additional splitters are needed.
- 4 Tuner Master | Slave (Multiswitch Emulation disabled)
With disabled internal multiswitch emulation, one input is connected to each internal tuner (frontend). The available number of tuners is 4x DVB-S/S2/S2X, which can be used independently. Less cables can be connected in this operating mode. Also, the reception of multiple satellites is possible in this mode by using DiSEqC control. In addition to a connected master tuner (tuner 1-4), another connected slave tuner (tuner 5-8) is available, which can receive the same band as the master.
Unicast streaming using RTSP
By using the RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol) you additionally distribute the LiveTV signal in the network, no matter if SD, HD or UHD. In the unicast method, the number of simultaneously usable clients, according to the number of installed tuners.
(Attention, only with above selected variant "With CI Support" Article number: 282118)
Due to the integrated CI support, encrypted streams can also be decrypted directly in the server in advance. The channels are assigned directly via the WEB interface to the two available CI slots. Several channels of a transponder can be linked via a CI, corresponding CA modules can decrypt several channels of a transponder.
*1 Unicable® Requirement: Unicable®/ SCR / CENELEC EN50494 compliant LNB or multiswitch according to EN50494
*2 JESS® Requirement: Jess®/ CENELEC EN50607 compliant LNB or multiswitch according to EN50607
*3 Decrypting multiple services from different transponders (MTD - Multi Transponder Decrypting) is not possible with Octopus NET systems. Decrypting multiple channels of a transponder (SDT - Single Transponder Decrypting) is possible.
- Octopus NET SL-MC SX8 Basic, (network tuner, 5-port switch, housing)
- integrated DD Max SX8 Basic | DuoFlex CI (depending on selection)
- external power supply (EU plug)
|Octopus Net SL-MC SX8 Basic
| Advantages of Octopus NET MC-S