Inaris SAT>IP Solution
SAT>IP enables the distribution of a broadcast signal (regardless of satellite, cable or terrestrial signal) without the hassle of laying coaxial cable at home and making it accessible for various IP enabled devices such as TVs, client STBs as well as smartphones and tablets. The open standard, defined by the satellite operator SES Astra provides a SAT>IP server for converting the satellite signal into an IP stream and a client for playing the stream. The standard can be used by each manufacturer and integrated into their products.
The Inaris SAT>IP Solution supports DVB-S2/-C/-T2 and consists of a SAT>IP Client and a SAT>IP Server. It is available as an extension for TARA's own Inaris Middleware or as a stand-alone component for third-party or customer-specific DVB middleware solutions.
Our SAT>IP solution offers a streamlined interface that allows easy, smooth integration into the application, and the connection of a player.
Apart from detailed, structured documentation, we provide a sample application that can be used as a blueprint for implementation. Of course you can also contact our support at any time.
The SAT>IP solution is implemented in platform-independent C. Therefore the client can be used on various devices. We offer the solution in Source Code and binary form for the dedicated platform. Possible use cases are Apps for iPad, iPhone, Android Tablets, Android Phones, but also PCs or IP Boxes like Apple TV, Google Nexus Player or Amazon Fire TV.
Additionally the Inaris SAT>IP Client can also be integrated in set-top boxes to extend with remote tuners which are connected via IP.
We also provide a standard SAT>IP Server solution, which is currently certified by SES. Like all Inaris components it is realized platform independent. That makes it applicable for TV sets, set-top boxes and SAT>IP converter devices.
The SAT>IP Server supports simultaneous connection of multiple tuners and makes them available to other devices as a remote tuner within a home network. It converts the satellite TV signals to IP. Each tuner on the server thus supplies a broadcast MPEG transport stream. By supporting multiple tuners, several programmes can be delivered (from different transponders) at the same time.
Beyond the standard SAT>IP specification we extended the server to support the transcription of encrypted services (CA to DRM) and to allow client-driven transcoding.
25 Years of TV Software
We come from the world of CE software. Having offered a variety of products in the field of smart TV, we know all about decoding, transcoding, streaming and TV standards. Our background and our software development processes convinced SES Astra to cooperate with us in the reference implementation.
To ensure interoperability our software is regularly tested with the pre-compliance tests directly on the target hardware. In addition, we carry out automatic unit testing and system testing on the PC and the respective target platform.
Modular and Slim
The SAT> IP software was implemented in compliance with the TARA Systems quality standard with modular architecture (for better testing and maintainability) and is middleware agnostic and platform independent. This ensures that the Inaris SAT>IP solution can be integrated in a simple way in an existing software infrastructure - and this can be done across platforms.
The next SAT>IP generation will also allow the distribution of pay TV content in the home via IP. We are also working on improved streaming via WLAN through client driven transcoding. The solutions are already specified and will be implemented by TARA Systems as a reference implementation.