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RF to IP Gateway

Broadcast FULL HD IPTV content from 16 TV frequencies that can be ATSC / DVBS-S2 - or QAM(A&B) / DVBT / DVBT2 / ISDBT
EXAMPLE Model numbers can be ( H-16QAM-IP ---- H-16ATSC-IP ---- 16-8DVBS-IP )
The 16 Input Tuners choices are: All
The IP Output format is UDP multicast or multicast

FTA tuner inputs can be set to any non-adjacent carrier and converted to IP UDP unicast, multicast streams.
After setting the frequency the unit scans for Video/Audio programs and once discovered they can be converted individually to IP streams or re-modulated on different frequencies(channels) or a different modulation standard.

It supports up to 512 IP inputs and one IP (MPTS) output through GE1 and TS input for re-mux through 2 ASI ports. This is the next generation of Gateways of which will create a seamless conversion of RF programs to IP TS that are easily managed via a secure NMS system developed by Thor to help distribute all of your programs via IP and ASI. Convert 16 CATV in either DVBS2, QAM, or ATSC to IP or Transmodulate one format of RF to another form of RF. This family of products equipped with 16RF tuners is model dependent for QAM/ ATSC/ DVBS2 and works as RF to IP Gateway and can output Multicast or Unicast also can act as an RF Translator.

Because we use RF Tuners with specific modulation formats, these models are all independent of each other and must be ordered correctly because they are hardware based; we offer them in standards used across the globe so you can use your specific modulation standard for your country (please check model selection, reach out to your local dealer or call Thor directly). Essentially there are 3 hardware sets we manufacture, one specifically for ATSC, one for DVBS-S2, and the third is for QAM (the QAM model has built in modulation standards for QAM Annex A and Annex B, DVB-T, DVB-T2, and ISDB-T; this is selectable through the NMS GUI)



RF to IP Gateway + RF Transmodulator

16 RF Inputs to IP outputs +16 RF Outputs  (RF to IP Gateway + RF to RF transmodulator)
This unit can take existing ATSC channels and convert them to IP streams and QAM RF channels simultaneously (RF input = IP + RF output)
EXAMPLE Model numbers can be (H-16QAM-IP-ATSC ---- H-16DVBS-IP-ATSC)
RF Inputs can be ATSC / QAM / DVBS-S2
RF Outputs can be ATSC / QAM

This gateway and transmodulator is a unique device that can easily convert existing RF streams, up to 16 frequencies and convert to IP and RF channels. This will allow you to add any RF to existing RF channel bank as well as create IP streams for easy access via LAN. For consideration you can convert ATSC to IP and QAM, or you can convert DVBS2 to IP and QAM, or also use it as a translator so you can take 16 QAM frequencies and convert to IP and 16 QAM (different frequencies, if you like to rearrange your channel lineup). The vast array of options make this an ideal headend piece to quickly and efficiently become more dynamic, add free OTA channels to a QAM headend, or simply create a RF to IP gateway with existing RF programs. This is the exact same unit that is mentioned above with the added benefit of transmodulation, we can essentially mix and match any RF to any RF with a couple exceptions. Please contact your local dealer or Thor directly for more information.

  • 16 RF Tuners INPUT: ( ATSC, DVB-C Annex A/B QAM, DVB-S/S2)
  • 16 DVB-C RF output (ATSC or DVB-C A/B)  (model dependent)
  • Excellent RF output performance index, MER≥40db
  • 16 groups multiplexing +16 groups scrambling +16 groups QAM modulating
  • 1 IP(MPTS) output over UDP or RTP
  •  512 IP SMPTS' output over UDP or RTP
  • Accurate PCR adjusting
  • PSI/SI editing and inserting
  • VCT edit
  • Web management, Updates via web
  • 16 RF to IP or 16RF to IP+ 16RF ( any combination )
16 CATV RF QAM or ATSC or DVB- T to IPTV Converter
The unit inputs 16 modulated CATV RF channels and output ready to go multicast or unicast UDP/RTP stream for IPTV distribution. It outputs SMPT's and MPTS for each TS program from QAM, ATSC, DVB-T, ISDB-T (Model specific). It works as QAM to IP, ATSC to IP, DVB-T to IP, ISDB-T to IP converter Gateway, this is the easiest way to create IPTV headend form the CATV RF cable or OFF-AIR. In many cases, 16 RF channels carry over 100 Video programs. Very often used for varies HOTES, GYM's SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS, CHURCHES IPTV Distribution application. It simply works as TUNER - IP Converter https://thorbroadcast.com/product/16-rf-tuners-to-iptv-ts-qam-output.html/116 Spanish Language: La unidad ingresa 16 canales de RF de CATV modulados y la salida está lista para ir a la transmisión UDP / RTP de multidifusión o unidifusión para la distribución de IPTV. Produce SMPT y MPTS para cada programa TS de QAM, ATSC, DVB-T, ISDB-T (modelo específico). Funciona como QAM a IP, ATSC a IP, DVB-T a IP, puerta de enlace convertidor ISDB-T a IP, esta es la forma más fácil de crear cabecera IPTV desde el cable RF CATV o OFF-AIR. En muchos casos, 16 canales de RF transmiten más de 100 programas de video. Muy a menudo se usa para HOTES, ESCUELAS DE GIMNASIO, HOSPITALES, IGLESIAS Aplicación de distribución de IPTV https://thorbroadcast.com/product/16-rf-tuners-to-iptv-ts-qam-output.html/116
Model Selection
Models :
RF to IP
H-16QAM-IP -   16 QAM to IP Gateway (unit includes QAM(A&B), DVBT, DVBT2, and ISDBT)
H-16ATSC-IP  - 16 ATSC to IP Gateway
H-16DVBS-IP - 16 DVBS/S2 to IP Gateway

RF to IP and RF Translator (additional $$)
H-16ATSC-IP-16ATSC : 16 ATSC to 16 ATSC and IP out
H-16ATSC-IP-16QAM :  16 ATSC to 16 QAM and IP  out
H-16QAM-IP-16ATSC : 16 QAM to 16 ATSC and IP out
H-16QAM-IP-16QAM  :  16 QAM to 16 QAM and IP out
H-16DVBS-IP-16ATSC 16 DVBS/S2 to 16 ATSC and IP out
H-16DVBS-IP-16QAM  : 16 DVBS/S2 to 16 QAM and IP out
H-16DVBS-IP-16DVBT  : 16 DVB-T to 16DVB-T and IP  out
H-16DVBT-IP-16QAM  : 16 DVB-T to 16QAM and IP  out





16 INPUT  FTA Tuner selection:: DVB-S/S2 OT ATSC or DVB-C Annex A/B QAM  (Model dependent)

512 IP (GE1only)input over UDP and RTP protocol    

2 ASI input, BNC interface

Tuner Section


Input Frequency


Symbol rate


Signal Strength


FEC Demodulation

1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 QPSK


Input Frequency


Symbol rate

QPSK 1~45Mbauds

8PSK 2~30Mbauds

Code rate

1/2, 3/5, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 8/9, 9/10

Demodulation Mode



Maximum PID Remapping      

128per input channel


PID remapping (automatically or manually)

Accurate PCR adjusting

Generate PSI/SI table automatically

Modulation Output

Modulation Output format

ATSC or DVB-C Annex A / B QAM ( model dependendt, please chek model selection)


EN300 429/ITU-T J.83A/B or 8VSB ( ATSC model )



RF frequency

50~960MHz, 1KHz step

RF output level

-20~+10dbm(87~107 dbµV),0.1db step

Symbol Rate

5.0Msps~7.0Msps, 1ksps stepping








64/256 QAM





Remote management

Web NMS (10M/100M)

RF Out

16 DVB-C output or ATSC ( model dependendt, please chek model selection)

IP Out

1 IP (MPTS) output over UDP and RTP/RTSP (GE1 only)

Mirrors one carrier



Software Upgrading





482mm×300mm×44.5mm (1RU 19x8x3)




0~45°C(Operation) ; -20~80°C(Storage)


AC 100V±1050/60Hz;

AC 220V±10%, 50/60HZ



Question and Answers
Are your channels clear or scrambled and need CAM cards? This unit would convert 16 clear channels to IP, you would need 2 pcs. https://thorbroadcast.com/product/8-x-atsc-or-satelliete-antenna-tuners-to-iptv-8230.html 2 x 16 CH H-16DVBS2-IP 16 x Satellite S2 Tuners to IPTV & ASI Output The unit can discover all TS's programs and broadcast each SPTS for each TS. What do you need to do with those streams on the other end? Do you want to leave it as an IP and use IP STB? Or convert this IP to RF QAM or DVB-T. If so this would be the best unit to do it: IP to 16/32 CH RF Gateway https://thorbroadcast.com/product/iptv-to-16-32-clear-channel-rf-qam-atsc-modulator.html I totally understand, but this unit has 16 RF inputs, it converts 16 individual channels to IP. so with those 2 pcs you can move 32 channels You are absolutely right, it would be easier to use fiber optic converters RF to RF. So you don't have dark fiber? But if you have fiber with, anything on there, maybe ethernet or L-band? Whatever doesn't matter, then we can make a pass through mux for you. We can do a custom product for you and multiplex anything on the single fiber. To explain it better, if you would have something already occupied by RFor Ethernet or ASI /SDI. We can build a unit with that and have that signal and in addition RF as well? Does that make sense? Please take a look at this CWDM multiplexer for example : https://thorbroadcast.com/product/chassis-multiplexing-system-for-sdi-ethernet-gigabit-ethernet-rs-data-8230.html
Yes we have a direct converter that will take RF programs and convert them to IP streams; however that device is not an encoder but rather a Gateway, so the programs will maintain their MPEG2 protocol. If you would like to convert to H264 then you would have to use a tuner or STB, for each stream with an HDMI output; then those HDMI outputs would go into a broadcast encoder which will then convert each HDMI input to an IP stream in H264. This is our very popular 8 Channel HDMI to IP Encoder https://thorbroadcast.com/product/8-hdmi-broadcast-encoder-iptv-streamer-and-asi-out-h-264-8230.html Otherwise, if MPEG2 would work out then you can use this device as the gateway for RF to IP https://thorbroadcast.com/product/16-rf-tuners-to-iptv-ts-qam-output.html/116 Considering we use MPEG2 in North America to view streams; if the client to elects to convert to H264; they would still need to use a decoder to grab those IP streams and convert to something you can view on.
This unit is a gateway, so it demodulates and converts the signal type from RF to IP, however, it will not change the protocol standard. 
So if your current RF television system is MPEG2 then the IPTV will be MPEG2. 
If you are in a country that uses DVB-T MPEG2, H.264, or H.264, then your IP will be in came MPEG 2 H.264, H265
It does not support Encryption, so anther words, the RF input needs to be clear and IP output will be clear.
This is the only Tuner Gateway we have in this density.
What is your application, please describe in detail, our engineers will happy to review its ad advise the best solution. 800-521-8467 Ext 2
How many of each signal are you trying to encode? Where is the Youtube source coming from?
I would think 8 RF channels, 1 or 2 HDMI, and YouTube would be via web.
and what protocol on multicast did you require?
youtube is from the web, but in order to integrate, you need to receive it, then encode it again
I watched YouTube video for the 16 rf tuner to IPTV to qam. Not to knowledgeable in this area, a network engineer by trade. Multicast would be UDP. Perhaps a Firestick or Roku device to get YouTube.
Okay so this would be a multi device setup.
We can use RF to IP Gateways' for your 8 ATSC channels
Then an encoder for XX amount of HDMI inputs you need.
Those IP outputs from those devices would all go to one switch and from there you'd have all your multicast streams.
Which part numbers should I look at?
this is the gateway for RF to IP
2 HDMI input encoder for HDMI to IP
Excellent thank you

Do you want to use it on LAN or WAN?
I'm assuming WAN, in this case, UDP multicast would not work.

What you can do is stream your Video to Youtube using RTMP
protocol, and give all your friends and family, private links

You can use this encoder for this purpose :


This is the solution :
H-16ATSC-IP-RF, 16ch ATSC tuners to IP, each tuner can be set to the different channel, and output all it will output multicast streams, then you need to have a Video server which will accept UDP multicast, convert it to HLS and serve the customers,
We do not make video servers, you could use WOWZA for example
The reason is that Public internet doesn't support UDP multicast streams, you can use them easily on the LAN, nut, not on the WAN, this is why you need a Video server with HLS, RTSP or RTP outputs

Because these cameras are H264, we need to convert and encode those transport streams to Mpeg2 and then modulate onto ATSC for RF to your television. 

As I noted, there are a couple of ways to do this. 
I think this is the simplest solution. 
Input the IP from the camera, take HDMI output and then use HDMI modulators. 
Here is a link to our modulators. 
Since you have between 6-12 camera streams, you can use individual compact units or higher density models 
Answer 2
This IP to RF gateway is just a converter, it does not encode, so your IP Streams will still be H264, the television will not recognize those channels. 
You need to encode those H264 streams to MPEG2, otherwise, it will not work. 
So you're correct the 16QAM-IP unit will work; if your customer needs IP STB's we have 2 options, managed and unmanaged.
So if your customer has Samsung TV's that support IP input, it could work in theory; its rare though someone has TV's that will work with Clear IP streams. 
He will have to find an app that will ingest those streams, the issue is Samsung only allows certain apps on their TV sets, so he will have to navigate that himself once he uses the RF decoder to IP. 
Please give me a call if you have more details about the project, 1800-521-8467 ext 1 
Maybe there is another solution, otherwise he will have to use IP STB at every TV, the IP streams will need to get scripted then loaded onto each STB, then IP input and HDMI output to the Television. 
For the reasons above is why most customers use RF modulators, it's cleaner, easier and simpler to implement. 

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