Cabletime to reveal new additions to MediaStar range with New Multi-Tuner Lan-Caster Gateway Line Up. New IP Multi-Mux and IP Re-Caster Gateways with Encryption Support also making debut.

London, 4 February 2016. At Integrated Systems Europe (9-12 February 2016, RAI, Amsterdam), Cabletime is unveiling a number of crucial additions to its family of MediaStar Chassis products on booth (10-P116). These next generation MediaStar Gateways provide customers and integrators with the ability to receive, manage and direct multiple IP streams to specific end points based on rules created in the MediaStar Media Manager software and also the ability to route and convert multi-cast streams to unicast and vice versa.

Multi Tuner (Multi-Mux) LAN-Caster Gateway range

ISE will also see the arrival of three new additions to the MediaStar LAN-Caster Gateway range. These next generation products all offer multiple tuning/de-muxing capability and enable the re-cast of multiple IP streams at up to an aggregated 200 Mbit/s throughput. With encryption and decryption capability, MediaStar Media Manager easy configuration software and high channel density per chassis card, these new products are ideal for pro-AV managers looking for a professional solution that is power, cost and rack-space efficient.

The Multi-Mux LAN-Caster Gateways have been optimised for international use and include ATSC/QAM (Model 795), DVB-S2/S2X (Model 794) and DVB-T2/C (Model 793) broadcast standards.

Amongst the key features of the product are:

  • Supports SD,HD & UHD TV transmissions
  • Select channels by multiplex or by channel name
  • Unrestricted number of TV channel IP streams from up to 5 RF multiplexes
  • All original PIDs included in each stream
  • Optional stream encryption
  • Auto configuration with MediaStar Media Manager software
  • DSCP tagged streams for QoS enabled networks
  • Compact, Up to 9 Units in 3RU
  • IP command pass through and IR Routing support
  • Easy software upgrade path and feature enablement
  • Low power consumption (17W)

Together with MediaStar Media Manager, these new Multi-Mux LAN-Caster Gateways provide powerful, manageable and scalable solutions for automatic channel detection, naming and distribution of IPTV streams around an IP network.

IP Multi-Mux Gateway (796)

This new solution receives IP transport stream multiplexes’ from cable and IPTV content providers and enables a system administrator to selectively re-broadcast only the relevant channel content to end points within their networks.  Content aggregation is easily achieved using the MediaStar Media Manager Software and the re-cast channels can be a mix of multicast or unicast IP streams.

IP Re-Caster (799)

Cabletime is also launching an IP-Re-caster which supports the efficient routing of content across the WAN through conversion of multi-cast streams to unicast and vice versa. This makes the solution ideal for university campus or large enterprises with multiple sites.

Both new gateway products are easily integrated and support encryption and decryption.

Shaun Oxenham, CEO at Cabletime, said: “ISE is a fantastic forum for the launch of these new additions to the MediaStar Chassis range. We have incorporated the latest technology advancements to provide customers with more flexibility and greater cost-efficiency in their multi-cast IP streaming implementations without compromising on the quality of the broadcast content. We are looking forward to demonstrating the solutions to partners and customers on our booth.”

The MediaStar range provides TV/AV and multimedia distribution products primarily for medium to large enterprises, which require future-proof, stable and proven solutions for live TV, corporate communications, multicasts, music TV, training and digital signage.

Note to editors:

With over 30 years’ experience in developing hardware and software video delivery systems; Cabletime is a leading manufacturer of IPTV over IP and TV over Cat-5/UTPmultimedia delivery products for new and existing infrastructures. Providing solutions for live TV, corporate communications, multicasts, music TV, training and digital signage, Cabletime has over 3,000 installations worldwide and sells through partners in EMEA, USA, Asia, Japan, and Asia Pacific.

Its MediaStar range of products is suited to all types and sizes of companies and includes MediaStar Evolution for efficient delivery of video and multimedia over IP networks and MediaStar Compact and MediaStar Pro for the distribution and management of TV/AV delivery over Cat-5/UTP. The MediaStar system offers both off-LAN and IP delivery mechanisms and supports a variety of endpoints including plasma screens, monitors, televisions, touch screen controllers, and PC workstations.

The MediaStar range serves the retail, publishing, hospitality, sports, healthcare, educational, and government sectors, amongst others, and delivers robust versatility and scalability in a comprehensive hardware and software solution.

Cabletime is headquartered in Newbury, Berkshire and in Mount Arlington, New Jersey.

Further information about Cabletime and MediaStar can be found at

Further information:

Julie Kirby, + 44 (0)7956 955625, [email protected]

Date: 05/02/2016

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