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8VSB: Multi Channel MPEG-4 Based Broadcast Archiving System

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Gearbox™ 8VSB 8 Tuners/IP 52ch

8 8VSB Tuner Inputs with 13 HD or 52 SD Profiles Out. Creates an all-in-one video delivery system when combined with ATLAS™ server applications.


VideoMirror/ASI™ 1-4 Channels


EZ Logger™/Composite

MPEG-4/4 Channels

Gearbox 8VSB 8 Tuners/IP 52ch

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VideoMirror/ASI™ 1-4 Channels EZ Logger

Broadcast Quality, Multichannel, Real Time, Standard or High Definition (up to 1080p), Integrated 8 Tuner 8VSB Receiver, and MPEG-2 to H.264 or Optional H.265 Transcoder, Scaler, and Streamer. Based on Embedded Linux®, it Boots Quickly from Flash Drive and Remembers all Settings. Easy to Use GUI Allows Full Config of Each Stream and via SNMP can Report its Status to Remote Network Operations. Will Transcode and Process Multiple Streams up to CPU Limitations. Typical Dedicated Transcodes are up to 52 SD Streams, or 13 1080i/p Streams, or 20 720p60 Streams. Supports RTMP, HTTP, and Live Streaming and Works with Atlas™, Wowza®, and Adobe® Flash® Servers.  Supports 50 Simultaneous HLS Users.  With Optional Atlas™ Add-on, Supports 1,000 RTMP, DASH, and/or HLS Users Natively. 

High Performance High Definition or Standard Definition Broadcast Quality Transport Stream Logger with DVB ASI Inputs and Outputs. Designed for Cable and On Air Operators Who Need Automated Archiving of All "On Air" Programming for 30, 60 or More Days for Legal Purposes Such as UK's OFCOM. Stand Alone, Windows® Server Based, MPEG Transport Stream Archiving System for the Long Term Storage of SPTS or MPTS MPEG-2 or H.264 Streams that Includes an Easy to Use Indexing Facility for Retrieving Any Segment Quickly. For Continuous or Schedulable Playback and/or Capture of Selected Transport Streams – Includes TS Analyzer/ Viewer, Remote Management, with Built-in Playout Scheduler.

High Performance Yet Cost Effective Server Based MPEG-4 Four Channel Standard Definition Broadcast Video Logger with NTSC or PAL Composite Video and Audio Inputs. Designed for Cable and On Air Operators Who Need Automated Archiving of All "On Air" Programming for 30, 60 or More Days for Legal Purposes Such as UK's OFCOM. All Material Stored on Hard Drives with Time Stamped Frames in Separate 15, 30, 60, or 120 Minute Files. Each File is Time Stamped and Stored as Extension to File Name on Hard Drive. Typically Configured with Two Terabytes for Many Months of Storage.

Standard Features:

  • Inputs: Simultaneously receives one to eight 8VSB (SMPTE 310M) inputs – terrestrial digital
  • IP input (H.264, MPEG-2, or VC-1):  UDP, RTP, RTSP, HTTP, HTTP Live, RTMP (pushed from Flash server)
  • Based on embedded Linux®
  • IP output protocols:  UDP, RTP, RTMP (Open Flash), HTTP, with DLNA support 
  • Supports HLS (adaptive) and DASH for output to mobile devices
  • Supports logo insertion, text overlay, and SCTE 35 compliant cue tone insertion ("ad markers") on outputs
  • Supports rotating key servers like Verimatrix® VCAS™
  • Performs AES-128 encryption
  • Supports 50 HLS users natively.  Optional built-in server supports 1,000+ simultaneous HLS, DASH, and/or RTMP users.
  • Supports NTSC or PAL
  • Transcoding bit rates:  .1 to 15 Mbps
  • Creates simultaneous High, Medium, and Low bitrate streams
  • Resolutions:  qHD, H.264up, SQVGA, QCIF, QVGA, CIF, or any custom size up to 1080p
  • Simultaneous demodulation, transcoding, optional time delay, and optional multiplexing
  • Transcodes up to 20 720p60 HD streams, or 13 1080i/p HD streams, or 52 SD streams from MPEG-2 to H.264, or vice-versa
  • Optional H.265 transcodes are up to 5 720p HD streams, or 3 1080i/p HD streams, or 20 SD streams from MPEG-2 or H.264 to H.265, or vice-versa
  • SNMP, REST, SOAP support for remote management and monitoring
  • Tested to work with Atlas™, Wowza®, and Adobe® Flash® media servers
  • Tested compatible with major brands of IP devices including Amino™, Roku®, Telergy, Android™, and Apple iPad® and iPhone®
  • Tested compatible with major brands of professional H.265, H.264 and MPEG-2 decoders and video servers
  • Audio support:  AAC, optional MP3, MPEG-1 Layer II, and/or optional “SurCode for Dolby Digital” AC-3
  • Settings are remembered when power cycled
  • Remote GUI includes some scheduling
  • Dual Redundant power supplies


  • IPTV Unicasting, Multicasting, Streaming
  • Telco TV ingest
  • Hotels, Ships, Universities, Resorts
  • Streaming to designated VideoLAN VLC or similar clients, or to Roku®, Amino™, or other set-top boxes

Standard Features:

  • Captures transport stream as segments of data configured either by size or time
  • Creates number of file segments that constitute a “floating window” corresponding to the record length
  • Captures and plays back HD, MPEG-2 and H.264/AVC (MPEG-4 Part 10) streams via DVB interfaces
  • Captures and plays back SMPTE 125M files via SMPTE 259M (SDI Video) interfaces
  • Advanced playback Scheduler for Day, Week, Month or Year
  • Transport Streams can be selected by PIDs
  • Plays and Captures TS from all well known Video Encoders, Decoders, and Servers including Harmonic, Tandberg, Omneon, Tektronix, Radyne, Big Band, Seachange, Scopus, TUT Systems, and many others
  • Playback rates up to 213 Mbps with fast SAS hard drives
  • Captures to standard IDE hard drive at 60 Mbps
  • Plays back a sequence of transport streams
  • Play order allows the order of file playout to be edited
  • Input TS file via CD, DVD, USB Drive, Ethernet or input video stream via DVB-ASI
  • Output TS file via CD, DVD, USB Drive, Ethernet or output video stream via DVB-ASI
  • Includes automatic TS analysis utility with PID and PCR clock info (Needs CBR for best result)
  • Automatically uses the TS PCR info to accurately calculate the rate of the transport stream
  • Selectable 188/204 packet size with auto conversion
  • Continuous play or single play modes
  • Buffer Overrun or Underrun warnings
  • Remote management via Web interface
  • Option: custom transport streams can be provided
  • Supports External RAID units from Dell, etc.


  • Capture of video for VideoMirror/ASI Archive
  • Capture or playback transport streams for testing
  • Record and analyze transport streams
  • Development labs, manufacturing shop floors, and trade shows – to capture and playback, or just continuously playback transport streams in real time
  • Analyze and preview transport streams
  • Program scheduler for TV stations
  • Record transport streams of required data size
    1. Broadcast and Network compliance logging
    2. Cable and IPTV ingest logging and monitoring
    3. Content repurposing
    4. Media monitoring digital TV broadcasts
    5. Compliance Recorder

Standard Features:

  • Simultaneously captures, encodes, and saves four channels of video programs
  • Video compression: MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC/H.264
  • High grade industrial computer with dual power supplies
  • Audio support for unbalanced audio
  • Files are easy to search and retrieve with time-stamp via video overlay
  • Stores archives in 1 to 120 minute segments
  • Archives can be stored on removable IDE or USB 2 hard drives
  • Ships with four 500 GB hard drives configured as RAID 0
  • 2 Terabytes of hard disk storage
  • Records closed captioning
  • Adjustable frame rate to reduce file size and increase storage capacity.  Frame rate can be anywhere between 5 and 30 fps without any significant degradations
  • Stored files can be saved for over 60 days
  • Archived file(s) may be stored on the hard discs for a specified number of days, then automatically erased and over written. The number of days can be anywhere between 1 and 60 days per channel. (Additional storage for more days is available.)
  • Brightness, contrast, saturation, and chroma phase can be adjusted separately for each channel
  • Recorded files can be transferred to DVD CD or tape, or sent via FTP
  • View files with Windows® Media Player
  • View files locally or remotely
  • System activities are logged to help determine the cause of any technical problem


  • Additional hard disk storage


  • Legal Backups for cable operators
  • Legal Backups for mobile operators
  • Legal Backups for On Air Operators
  • Surveillance archives for operations purposes
  • Archiving competitive broadcasts for later review
EZ Logger Main GUI

Main GUI (click to enlarge)
EZ Logger Viewer GUI

Viewer GUI (click to enlarge)
EZ Logger GUI
Channel Settings GUI (click to enlarge)
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