23.01.08

TV distribution over LAN

AUTHOR: Inavate

Cabletime has launched a new product in its MediaStar Evolution family of IP products, the LAN-Caster – (Digital Terrestrial TV to LAN(IP) Gateway).

The LAN-Caster allows an organisation to connect live digital terrestrial broadcasts (DVB-T) directly into a LAN to deliver TV and Radio to any networked PC or display device such as a plasma or LCD to view live news, sports and entertainment channels.

The LAN-Caster receives the digital terrestrial off-air DVB signals and extracts the digital data out of the MPEG-2 streams, re-packetises the data in a format suitable for transmission over an IP based network/LAN. Channels can be selected or deselected depending on viewing preferences and are controlled via an easy HTML browser interface.