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.
Multiswitch Emulation "Off"
With disabled internal multiswitch emulation, one input is connected to one internal tuner (frontend). The available number of tuners is 4x DVB-S/S2/S2X, which can be used independently. Less cables than inputs can be connected in this operating mode. Also, the reception of multiple satellites is possible in this mode using DiSEqC control.
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.
Unicast streaming with SAT>IP
With RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol), you can distribute the LiveTV signal in your local home network at home or, for example, in smaller hotels simply via LAN or WLAN, regardless of whether SD, HD or UHD. In unicast mode, the number of simultaneously usable clients is equal to the number of installed tuners. From simple media players with RTSP support to software products like DVBViewer® or SAT>IP Apps to hardware clients like Panasonic® TVs with integrated SAT>IP service (TV>IP). With the help of our OctopusCast software you can create M3U playlists in no time or distribute them via the integrated DMS server in the network to existing clients with media player function.
Multicast Streaming with SAT>IP
As a multicast streaming server via the RTP or UDP protocol, Octopus NET distributes the streams with MPTS technology. This makes it possible to stream one or more channels or even whole transponders with only one stream and tuner. MPTS compatible clients such as Panasonic® TVs can be supplied with a large number of channels in this way.
SAT>IP Server with CI Support³
(Note, only for the above selected variant "With CI Support" Item number: 292018)
As the only SAT>IP server available on the market with integrated CI support, encrypted streams can also be decrypted directly in the server in advance with certain software clients or any player compatible with RTSP, by an extended option in the RTSP request. Of course, in addition to server-side CI support, CI+ is also available on the client side, depending on the respective technical equipment of the used client.
*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 According to SAT>IP specification, there is no server-side CI support. The extension of Octopus NET servers with a CI slot, are a separate extension based on the SAT>IP protocol. This extension currently only works with software clients, where the manufacturers/developers have added a related integration in their software. A SAT>IP capable TV or SetTop Box (hardware clients) cannot handle the CI in Octopus NET so far. Decrypting multiple services from different transponders (MTD - Multi Transponder Decrypting) is not possible with Octopus NET systems. Decrypting multiple channels of one transponder (SDT - Single Transponder Decrypting) is possible in multicast mode. STD is technically possible for unicast operation, but there is no practical implementation for decrypting multiple services by the offered clients with CI support for Octopus NET. Basically, in unicast operation clients which support the CI of Octopus NET can request one service (channel) per tuner and CI slot for decryption. When using multiple CI slots / CA modules, multiple decryption is possible according to the number of used CIs. When using different decryption systems, there is no automatic assignment to the corresponding CA module, the assignment for different encryption methods over multiple CA modules, can usually be managed by the client.
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