High-performance Luminato chassis has six module slots to be freely furnished with any combination of the receiver modules which enables low-cost applications even with partially equipped chassis. Similarly, Luminato support perfectly pay-as-you-grow model in order to allow optimal timing for investments and system expansion.
DVB-C receiver is available as quad-receiver model or dual-receiver model both with DVB descrambling and two inputs. All Luminato module slots furnished with quad-receivers enable having up to 24 receivers in one RU chassis. As one receiver can process up to four Multi-Program Transport Streams per module, the amount of received services can be vast. This increases efficiency and lowers headend investments dramatically. The optional descrambling uses DVB Common Interface modules flexibly supporting large variety of Conditional Access Systems.
Efficiency and reliability
With advanced transport stream processing, operator can select the services and components which are relevant to his network - either to save bandwidth or otherwise simplify the outgoing stream content. The Luminato receiver follow-up any changes on the received stream to automatically readjust the processing to provide uninterrupted service. This will allow the operator to efficiently manage network capacity usage.
The available tools provide high degree of automated features to minimise the cost of system set-up and operation, and avoiding downtime due to changes in the received services.
Interoperability as standard
Luminato receivers support Standard Definition, High Definition and 3D video in MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC video formats and numerous audio formats.
The output of the receiver is always fully DVB compatible IP streams – complete with automatically generated PSI/SI streams. The output can be either carried as Multi Program Transport Stream or de-multiplexed to Single Program Transport Streams, which are directly suitable for IPTV networks and allow highly flexible stream routing and re-multiplexing on Cable TV networks. The IP output streams from the device can be transmitted either directly to another module on the chassis for further processing, to IP connected head-end equipment on the local or remote head-end, or directly to IPTV network. Further, each module can create up to 120 output IP streams.
Luminato receivers use DVB Common Interface modules to descramble incoming services with DVB scrambling.
Receiver models with descrambling capability are equipped with two Common Interface modules slots and terrestrial inputs. The Common Interface modules can be flexibly connected to either of the inputs. For example, each of the inputs can allocate own Common Interface module, or one input can use both modules for descrambling higher number of services or two different CAS system descrambling. When both descrambling slots are assigned to one input, then the other input can still be used for Free to Air services.
Embedded content protection
All receiver modules have the optional capability to do DVB Common Scrambling Algorithm and AES content protection. The embedded scrambling doesn’t require any additional hardware and the user can freely select which services will be scrambled. The content is never accessible in unprotected format which is highly appreciated by content providers. The component level scrambling is also supported to allow only video and audio scrambling and leave other streams untouched to avoid descrambling challenges for bursty data in set-top box.