Exceptional product modularity
The modularity of the Streamron IPTV Gateway is outstanding. The great variety of Streamron IPTV Gateway components, support for off-the-shelf servers and A/V tuner cards and the Linux-based system allows case by case product assembly according to the particular IPTV project needs and budget. It can be assembled as DVB gateway, ATSC gateway, analogue gateway or as gateway supporting a mix of these A/V content sources. The number of A/V tuner cards in a particular IPTV gateway product is in most cases defined by the particular project needs in order to minimize project costs and maximize product efficiency.
Great live streaming performance
The Streamron IPTV Gateway architecture and special algorithms support exceptional performance even on low-specification hardware platforms. Its performance is additionally enhanced via the implementation of memory caching and network optimizer functions. The capture and transition of a few hundred A/V streams can be processed on most average network servers.
Nevron not only provides IPTV products, but also standalone software editions. One of them is the IPTV Gateway software. While software editions enable rapid product delivery, installation and configuration can be done easily and remotely. Support for off-the-shelf servers also enables Nevron's partners or end customers to get a proper server on the local market or use already existing servers.
Live TV, Radio, Camera and Other Live A/V Feeds
The Streamron DVB to IP gateway captures live audio/video content from various input sources. The A/V source can be captured from DVB (DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-T, DVB-T2, DVB-C, DVB-C2), ATSC and analogue tuner cards, which can receive signals from satellites, terrestrial transmitters or cable networks. Furthermore, the A/V source can be captured from a UDP socket (IPTV streams), LAN and WAN networks (SHOUTcast and IceCast audio streams, MMS and Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) formats) and from various analogue sources (composite video, S-Video, FM and RF, such as UHF and VHF).
H.264 / MPEG4 High-Quality and Other Video Formats
Streamron captures A/V signals and converts them to the Transport Stream format while preserving the original content encoding e.g. MPEG2 or MPEG4. If the encoding is other than MPEG2 or MPEG4, Streamron exploits hardware encoder cards and decodes the signals from their native format, encodes them to MPEG2 or MPEG4 (H.264) video and MP2, MP3, AC3 and AAC audio formats and sends the signals over the IP stream (multicast streaming) via the designated IP network.
EPG, CAM Support and Other Functionalities
The Streamron live streaming server supports EPG (Electronic Program Guide), which provides users of TV, radio and other media applications with scheduling and other channel information. A conditional access module (CAM) represents a hardware module in which a smart card can be inserted for the decryption of encrypted channels.
UDP, RTP/UDP, TS, IGMP
The Streamron DVB-to-IP gateway enables the transmission of A/V live streams using the transport stream (TS) standard format, the IGMP communication protocol and the UDP protocol. IGMP enables connection to a multicast stream while UDP protocol supports multicasting by transmitting the desired audio/video stream to all subscribers at the same time.
The Streamron DVB-to-IP gateway supports multicast streaming, which is one of the most efficient forms of transmission. The bandwidth usage for the transmission of all streams is always the same, regardless of the number of users connected. It is a one-to-many system, where the streams are sent only once to all the specified clients on the IP network. At the same time, all clients access the same available streams on the IP network.