Latest Version of Torpedo DVB-to-IP Gateway adds Support for DVB-T2, Conditional Access Modules, and Secure IP Multicast Distribution
MONTREAL and CHICAGO — Sept. 6, 2011 — Haivision Network Video, leading provider of IP video and media distribution solutions, today announced the release of the Torpedo™ 2, the latest generation of the company’s DVB-to-IP gateways. Now supporting the latest SD and HD digital video broadcast (DVB) standards, the new Torpedo gateway delivers DVB signals from a satellite or terrestrial antenna over IP video networks without the need to re-encode the content.
The Torpedo takes free-to-air or encrypted digital broadcast signals from a satellite or terrestrial antenna and makes these signals directly available over local area networks. Supporting DVB conditional access to enable decryption of pay-TV services, the Torpedo can be paired with Haivision’s Furnace™ end-to-end IP video system to take advantage of the Furnace’s military-grade AES encryption and Conditional Access features. This makes it possible to deliver media to desktop players and set-top boxes anywhere without sacrificing control or content protection. Every Furnace platform also includes unlimited instances of the patented InStream™ player technology that works across all platforms and does not require any client installation.
Besides meeting DVB-S and DVB-S2 standards for SD and HD satellite transmissions, the new Torpedo adds support for DVB-T2 for terrestrial HD broadcasts in addition to DVB-T for SD. The form factor of the new Torpedo is compatible with Haivision’s Makito™ compact H.264 encoders. The new Torpedo gateway supports up to 15 streams per input. It is available in a single-unit stand-alone configuration or as a mini-blade within Haivision’s high-density 1-U and 3-U rack-mountable chassis, which slots up to six Torpedo mini-blades in a single rack unit.
“Haivision is simplifying the challenge of media distribution for our integrators and clients by providing end-to-end solutions,” said Peter Maag, executive vice president of Haivision. “We pair innovations that get media onto networks, with integrated transcoding and streaming solutions to deliver video securely to every user and every device.”
The new Torpedo is just one of the many hot new products that Haivision will have on display at the upcoming IBC2011 Show in Amsterdam, in stand 13.451.
About Haivision Network Video
Haivision delivers advanced technology for streaming, recording, managing, and distributing secure IP video and interactive media within the enterprise, education, medical/healthcare, and federal/military markets. Haivision is a private company based in Montreal and Chicago, with technical excellence centers in Beaverton, Ore.; Austin, Texas; and Hamburg, Germany. With a global sales and support organization, Haivision distributes its products through value-added resellers, system integrators, distributors, and OEMs worldwide.