Streamron IPTV Gateway – DVB to IP Gateway Solution

Streamron IPTV GatewayThe Streamron IPTV Gateway captures live TV and radio channels from local cable operators and terrestrial and satellite receivers and transmits them over IP networks. Live audio/video content is received from various sources, such as DVB, ATSC or analogue transponders, SHOUTcast, IceCast, MMS, Motion JPEG, Composite S-Video and UHF/VHF sources. Audio/video sources are captured and processed using standard off-the-shelf tuner cards. The Streamron DVB to IP gateway supports the capture and transmission of FTA (free to air) or non-FTA video sources.

Streamron IPTV Gateway server

Essential Features

The Linux-based Streamron technology is exceptional for preserving network bandwidth, which is very useful for low bandwidth networks. Based on API support, the Streamron IPTV Gateway can be managed and incorporated within 3rd party applications, such as IPTV middleware, digital signage, security and other video based applications.

" Exceptional in preserving network bandwidth. "

Product Components

The Streamron DVB to IP gateway is composed of preinstalled Streamron IPTV Gateway software, supported A/V tuner cards and DVB server hardware.

A number of available product components allow the construction of a DVB gateway to exact IPTV project requirements.

" Great modularity options. "

Request Options

Nevron IPTV experts will professionally help you define the most efficient and cost effective DVB to IP gateway for your IPTV project requirements. You are invited to apply for free to IPTV Project Consultation

You can also apply for the DEMO Kit to evaluate Streamron DVB to IP Gateway high performance capabilities.

List of Features

Management & Monitoring

  • Web management
  • Dedicated Streaming NIC
  • Link Aggregation (bonding)

Live streamer features

  • EPG (EIT) Pass-Through (Electronic Program Guide)
  • Teletext Pass-Through
  • Track (PID) Filtering
  • EIT to XMLTV Converter
  • CAM Support (DVB-CI)

Product Characteristics and Detailed Features

Remote Web-Based Management, Monitoring and Content Delivery Applications

Streamron supports protocols for data transmission, session control, content delivery & management and media server management & monitoring. Its remote web-based management is user-friendly, secure and allows system configuration and task administration at a distance. This remote administration also allows you to outsource administration to preferred service providers in order to minimize costs and human-errors. All the functionality provided by the web administration is also available via SOAP.

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.

Software Versions

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).

Off-the-Shelf Audio/Video Tuner Cards/Adapters

Capturing non-FTA (encrypted) and FTA (free to air) audio/video streams is realized via standard off-the-shelf A/V tuner cards of different types (analogue, DVB, ATSC) and from various providers. Most of these cards also support conditional access modules (CAM) via a standard conditional access interface (CI) for watching encrypted channels. With the cards freely available on the market, delivery is available from various suppliers.

Off-the-Shelf Servers, Linux OS Based

Streamron is designed to be cost effective. It is built on top of Linux OS using open-sourced Linux TV drivers, which serve as a basis for using standard and cost-effective off-the-shelf HW servers from HP, IBM, SuperMicro or other vendors.

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.

Multicast Support

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.

You are invited to request more information about the Streamron IPTV Gateway.

Live Streamer Input - capture sources

  • DVB-S (digital satellite)
  • DVB-S2 (digital satellite)
  • DVB-C (digital cable)
  • DVB-C2 (digital cable)
  • DVB-T (digital terrestrial)
  • DVB-T2 (digital terrestrial)
  • ATSC (digital satellite, terrestrial, cable)
  • Analogue TV capture cards (composite, S-video, antenna - RF in UHF/VHF range)
  • FM Radio cards
  • LAN and WAN networks (SHOUTcast and IceCast audio streams, MMS and Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) formats)
  • Transport Stream over UDP socket (IPTV streams)

Output media formats

  • MPEG-2 Transport Stream (various codecs)
  • UDP or RTP
  • Unicast or Multicast

Supported codecs

  • MPEG-2 Video
  • MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) Video
  • AC3 Audio (Dolby)
  • AAC Audio
  • MPEG-1 Audio
  • MPEG-2 Audio (MPEG-2/4)

Video standards

  • MPEG-2 Video
  • H.264/AVC (MPEG-4 Part 10)
  • HD TV formats:: 720p, 1080i, 1080p
  • SD TV Formats: PAL, NTSC, SECAM

Audio standards

  • MP2 (MPEG-2 Audio)
  • MP3 (MPEG-1 Layer 3)
  • AC3 (Dolby Digital)
  • AAC (MPEG-2 Part 7 / MPEG-4 Part 3)

Network standards

  • UDP
  • RTP
  • IGMP

Other standards

  • MPEG-2 Transport Stream
  • DVB Common Interface (EN 50221)
  • DVB Service Information
  • DiSEqC (Satellite Multi-Switch)

Physical IPTV Gateway Server

  • up to 18 slots for A/V tuner cards
  • up to 36 A/V tuners
  • third party physical servers
  • 2 Ethernet interfaces (for system management and streaming)
  • Linux OS

You are invited to request more information about the Streamron IPTV Gateway.

Streamron IPTV Gateway System Architecture

Streamron IPTV Gateway System Architecture

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Beside the IPTV Gateway software and network server itself, a very important components of the DVB to IP gateway are the DVB tuner cards, CI modules (CI stands for Common Interface) and CAM modules or cards (CAM stands for Conditional Access Module).

DVB Tuner Cards

The most important IPTV Gateway accessories are the so-called DVB tuner cards. These audio/video tuner cards receive digital audio and digital video signals from the source (satellite, terrestrial transmitters, cable, etc.) and enable their transmission over an IP network. DVB stands for Digital Video Broadcasting.

The Streamron IPTV Gateway supports various types of DVB tuner cards;

DVB-S / S2 tuner card (captures digital A/V signal from satellite)
DVB-T / T2 tuner card (captures digital A/V signal from a terrestrial transponder)
DVB-C / C2 tuner card (captures digital A/V signal from cable)

DVB tuner cards are inserted into the network server in various combinations and numbers, according to the server capacity and IPTV project requirements.

DuoFlex S2 & Octopus twin CI DuoFlex-S2-Octopus DuoFlex S2 PCIe


CI Modules

DVB-CI or Common Interface modules are special hardware components that allow CAM modules to be separated from the IPTV Gateway server or any other audio/video receiver equipment. DVB-CI modules enable communication between DVB tuner cards and CAM modules. Common Interface modules comply with a special industry standard, which ensures the usage of various CAM modules that supports different kind of cryptography. Each CI module allows the insertion of one CAM module into the IPTV Gateway server.

Nevron supports various types of CI modules the most commonly used one is presented in the section DVB Gateway Accessories.

CI Modul


CAM Modules

Conditional access modules are electronic components with a smart card burned into the memory or with a slot for smart card insertion. Smart cards allow encrypted content to be viewed on digital video devices, such as set-top-boxes or smart televisions. One CAM module with a slot supports the insertion of one smart card at a time, which allows one or more encrypted TV channels to be viewed. CAM modules can easily be inserted or removed from the CI module.

Nevron supports various types of CAM modules the most commonly used one is presented in the section DVB Gateway Accessories.

You are invited to request more information about DVB tuner cards, CI or CAM modules.

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