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Chameleon - Software-based Headend Platform

CHAMELEON

A Single Hardware Multi Software Headend

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Solutions with CHAMELEON

Hospital

CHANNEL PROCESSING
Headends for residential, regional and national networks.

Hospital

RF OVERLAY
Solutions for video services in GPON and Active Ethernet networks.

Hospital

HOUSING INDUSTRY
Headends for housing complexes, hotels and hospitals.

CHAMELEON a Software-Based Headend Platform

The CHAMELEON headend platform is designed with all current and future applications in mind.

It is superbly suited for the transition from the analog to the digital environment, and has a unique flexibility that allows you to change functionality by the click of a button.

To meet our customers’ needs, we have made the products in the CHAMELEON product line both affordable and multifunctional, which means that each unit is capable of all different kinds of processing.

The CHAMELEON product line covers the functionality needs for all types of installations. These can easily be extended, in size by adding more units, and in functionality by adding software options. The software functionality can be modified and upgraded at any time, without changing the hardware.

We provide a configuration tool to help you select the software options you need, and offer software packages for the most common setups.

 

CHAMELEON Features
Headend processor for residential, regional and national networks Customizable functionality via software
Regeneration of Service Information Web User Interface and SNMP
MPEG Encoding and MPEG Transcoding ASI input and output
SDI input and output Audio/video decoding
Common Interface Multi-standard DTV tuner
Multi-standard DTV and Analog modulator IPTV input and output

CHAMELEON Features and Benefits

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A WELL-PROVEN PLATFORM
The CHAMELEON platform has been developed and enhanced since 2010 and is today a very stable system.

A well tested and proven platform enables you to focus on your tasks and deliver the results you want.

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MANAGE ALL YOUR INSTALLATIONS ON THE GO
With our embedded web interface you can manage and monitor all your installations from any device that has an IP connection.

The web UI of the CHAMELEON is structured to simplify configuration and management. This makes it easy to keep an eye on particularly important installations wherever you are.

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ONLY PAY FOR WHAT YOU REALLY NEED
The CHAMELEON modules use software options to activate functionality. You can easily add new functionalities, or change the functionalities of existing installations by ordering new software options at any time.

This gives you incredible flexibility and the possibility for your CHAMELEON system to grow with you.

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HIGH DENSITY
Each CHAMELEON is capable of processing up to 1,2 Gbit/s. A base unit with 10 CHAMELEON modules can thus process immense amounts of audio and video streams.

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SOFTWARE-BASED
All the software functionality of CHAMELEON products can be modified and upgraded at any time, without changing the hardware.

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SLA INCLUDED IN PURCHASE
To allow our CHAMELEON users to upgrade for added functionality, a 1 year Support Licence Agreement is included in each purchase of a CHAMELEON.

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30-DAY SOFTWARE TRIAL
To prove to you as a customer how versatile the product is, we provide each CHAMELEON with a 30-day trial of all released software functionality.

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EASY-TO-USE WEB INTERFACE
You can easily manage, monitor and modify functionality anywhere that you have an IP connection through the easy-to-use embedded web UI.

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LOW POWER CONSUMPTION
Our products are designed to consume as little power as possible. The typical power consumption of our CHAMELEON modules is 15W.

CHAMELEON Modules

The CHAMELEON product range consists of two hardware modules, a number of different chassis and powering options and an extensive catalogue of software options. The CHAMELEON hardware modules are designed with flexibility, performance and energy efficiency in mind. The modules have the same form factor to fit the different available chassis options.

CHAMELEON GNHWUW3 Processor

CHAMELEON Processor

The GNHWUW3 processor handles all digital input and output transmission formats and includes MPEG decoding of HD and SD content.

Supports all global standards Several chassis options
Very low power consumption Multituner inputs included
Regeneration of Service Information    

CHAMELEON GNHWENCW Encoder

CHAMELEON Encoder

The GNHWENCW encoder is an HD/SD MPEG-4 encoder providing ASI or IP outputs.

Single/quad HD encoding from HDMI and HD-SDI inputs Dual/quad encoding of SD programs from A/V or SDI
UDP/RTP streaming Several chassis options

CHAMELEON Base Units

The CHAMELEON modules can be mounted in four different subracks. In high profile professional applications, the GN50 with redundant power supply and integrated GigE switch is recommended. For standard applications in 19” rack mounting, the GN40 chassis is recommended. The GN20 B/R allows you to install one or two CHAMELEONs in a 1 HU, 19” chassis. GN20 R includes dual redundant power supplies. For wall mount of one or two CHAMELEON modules, the GN01 can be used.

CHAMELEON GN01

GN01

Wall mount for up to
2 CHAMELEON modules
Integrated fan and PSU’s
Embedded passive combiner

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GN20 B/R

1 U subrack for up to
2 CHAMELEON modules
Integrated fan and PSU
Single or dual power supplies

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GN40

3 U subrack for up to 10 CHAMELEON modules
Integrated PSU and power supply harness
Accompanied with a 1 U fan subrack

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GN50

3 U professional subrack for up to 10 CHAMELEON modules
Integrated Ethernet switch
Single PSU, optional redundant powering
Replacable fan bay

CHAMELEON Software Options

The CHAMELEON modules use software options to activate functionality. When you buy your CHAMELEON hardware, you can use the WISI Configurator to find out which software options you need. If you need to add or change functionality later on, you can easily order new software options.

INPUTS & OUTPUTS
GN DCMOD Two DVB-C or J.83 Annex A/B/C modulator outputs
GN QCMOD Four DVB-C or J.83 Annex A/B/C modulator outputs
GN DTMOD Two DVB-T modulator outputs
GN DMOD One DTMB modulator output
GN DVMOD Two Analog TV modulator outputs
GN ISMOD One ISDB-T modulator output
GN OCTFM Eight FM radio modulator outputs
GN ASI One ASI input/output
GN DASI Two ASI inputs/outputs
GN SSDI One SDI output
GN DSDI Two SDI outputs
GN HSDI One HD-SDI output
GN SSDMOD One SDI input to one Analog TV modulator output
GN DSDMOD Two SDI inputs to two Analog TV modulator outputs

AUDIO PROCESSING
GN DOL Decoding of two Dolby Digital (AC-3) audio
GN BTS One MTS+SAP (BTSC) audio modulation for PAL-M and NTSC

MPEG TRANSOPRT STREAM PROCESSING
GN SYMUX Remultiplexing of services and system wide DVB PSI/SI table sharing
GN T2MIDE One T2-MI de-encapsulator capable of extracting 2 PLPs
GN DT2MIDE Two T2-MI de-encapsulators capable of extracting 2 PLPs each
GN DT2MIPL Adds capability to extract two additional PLPs
GN QT2MIPL Adds capability to extract four additional PLPs
GN OT2MIPL Adds capability to extract eight additional PLPs
GN XT2MIPL Adds capability to extract sixteen additional PLPs

IP STREAMING
GN STR 20 MPTS/SPTS IPTV inputs and outputs
GN STR_X Extension for GNSTR. Gives an additional 128 MPTS/SPTS
GN STREC 20 MPTS/SPTS IPTV inputs and outputs with FEC

REDUNDANCY
GN RED IP input signal redundancy
GN NRED N+1 module redundancy

CHAMELEON Packages

The CHAMELEON platform has the ability to do almost everything with the extensive number of software options available! To make it easier to pinpoint the software you need, we have created packages for all of the most common set-ups.

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DVB RECEIVER & MODULATOR
With the CHAMELEON Receiver package you will be able to receive DVB transmissions, decrypt, remux and modulate into QAM or DVB-T.

DVB RECEIVER WITH VSB RF OUTPUTS
The DVB Receiver with analog modulators makes it possible to deliver analog signals into your cable network. Perfect for legacy TV distribution.

IP STREAMER
This package is suitable for any high quality IP streaming solution. Satellite or Terrestrial transmissions as input and IP as output. Remultiplexing and decryption are included as part of the package.

EDGE QAM/COFDM
When using IP as source and you need to convert to QAM or COFDM, the Edge QAM/COFDM package is perfect for you.

EDGE VSB
When using IP as source and you need to convert to legacy analogue VSB format this package allows for highest quality VSB modulation.

CHAMELEON Application Examples

Compact Installation

Perfect Solution for Smaller Networks and Hubs

Despite the small form factor in GN20 B and GN20 R (redundant powering), together with two CHAMELEON processors, the CHAMELEON chassis provides tremendous processing capabilities. Multituner is always included, and by adding software options different outputs and processing can be achieved. For IP output, more than 500 TV programs can be streamed. Outputs in QAM, DVB-T, VSB RF, FM etc. are available. Decryption, multiplexing and encryption are only a few of the processing options.

Application Features
Compact 1U 19” cabinet with redundant power supply (optional) and low energy consumption, typical system consumption <50W Software upgradable to virtually any input or output format
Easy setup and maintenance via web-UI First year Support Licence Agreement (SLA) included

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Products Used

MODULES

  • CHAMELEON Processor

BASE UNIT

  • GN20 B or GN20 R (redundant power)

EXAMPLES OF SOFTWARE OPTIONS

  • Descrambling
  • Multiplexing
  • IP Streaming
  • Scrambling
  • Digital RF output
  • Analog VSB RF output
  • FM output

Encryption in Hospitality Systems

DVB-CSA, AES 128, Samsung LYNK, or Pro:Idiom Encryption

The CHAMELEON chassis GN50 W0230 is the perfect choice for small to large hospitality installations. It hosts ten CHAMELEON Processor modules and can be configured for basically any format required in a hospitality environment. Available software options include Samsung LYNK and Pro:Idiom, which are both dedicated hospitality encryption systems. Other applicable software options are DVB-CSA and AES Scrambling.Fully equipped, the GN50 W chassis can process more than 10 Gbit/s. For baseband video and audio, the CHAMELEON Encoder module is a dedicated HD or dual SD MPEG-4 encoder, and provides high-quality encoding from A/V, HDMI, SDI or HD-SDI.

Application Features
Compact 3U 19” cabinet with hot-swap fans and redundant power supply (optional) Integrated high performance IP switch
Software upgradable to virtually any input or
output format
First year Support Licence Agreement (SLA) included
Easily expandable    

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Products Used

MODULES

  • CHAMELEON Encoder
  • CHAMELEON Processor

BASE UNIT

  • GN50

EXAMPLES OF SOFTWARE OPTIONS

  • Descrambling
  • Multiplexing
  • IP Streaming
  • Digital RF output
  • Analog VSB RF output
  • FM output
  • Scrambling (Pro:Idiom, Samsung LYNK, AES 128, DVB-CSA)

City Carrier Gateway and Edge Solutions

100 TV Programs to City Households

Fully equipped, the GN50 chassis can provide very high density and generate close to 10 Gbit/s of streaming, as well as up to 40 QAM channels in one chassis. Multiplexing, descrambling, and encryption are part of the system. Redundancy schedules for IP inputs, n+1 redundancy and powering are available options. Even legacy VSB RF can be offered through the advanced MPEG Decoding, and digitally generated VSB signals provide outstanding quality. All digital RF inputs are part of the system by default.

Application Features
Compact 3U 19” cabinet with hot-swap fans and redundant power supply (optional) Software upgradable to virtually any input or output format
Integrated high performance IP switch First year Support Licence Agreement (SLA) included
Setup and maintenance via web-UI    

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Products Used

MODULES

  • Up to 10 CHAMELEON Processors

BASE UNIT

  • GN50

EXAMPLES OF SOFTWARE OPTIONS

  • Descrambling
  • Multiplexing
  • IP Streaming
  • Digital RF output
  • Analog VSB RF output
  • FM output
  • Scrambling (AES 128, DVB-CSA)

Ask Us About CHAMELEON Headends

For more information email us using the form below or contact your local Matchmaster office toll free on 1800 237 425

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