Satnews Daily
September 21st, 2015

US Government's Headend Refresh Of Their Satellite Broadcast Net To Be Supported By International Datacasting

[Satnews] International Datacasting announces a new order totaling more than CAD $450,000 to support the US Government headend refresh of their secure, worldwide, satellite broadcast network. 

International Datacasting's IPE-4000.

The broadcast network provides secure, high-speed, broadband IP connectivity, as well as broadcast content delivery to US forces and government agencies in the field. As part of the headend refresh, IDC will supply a large number of IP Encapsulators 4000 (IPE-4000) to encapsulate IP data, such that this data can be securely delivered via satellite.

The IPE is a high-performance unit that is capable of encapsulating any kind of IP data at up to 200 Mbps for insertion into a broadcast network. The IPE is particularly ground-breaking as it supports opportunistic data insertion, that allows making use of unused bandwidth on a DVB or ATSC network to deliver the data as quickly and efficiently as possible.

The IPE-4000 is a solid state, fully embedded, Linux-based IP Encapsulator. The IPE-4000 receives IP packets from an Ethernet connection and encapsulates selected packets into an MPEG-2 transport stream per DVB or ATSC specifications. Once the IPE has encapsulated the data, it forwards the data packets based on the user configurations. The output transport stream can then be forwarded to a multiplexer or directly to a modulator for the high performance and cost saving transmission of IP data over cable, satellite or terrestrial networks.