2 Channel 3G-SDI / HDMI H.264 IP Video Streaming Encoder

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Compact dual channel HDMI and 3G-SDI encoder.

Input up to 1080/60P HDMI or 3G-SDI full HD resolution video sources for encoding H264 output. 

Two channel unit with your choice of HDMI and SDI inputs with an extensive GUI for control of audio/video bitrate, PID's, with one RJ45 port for up to 1Gbps output. 

Use any HDMI source or SDI source for easing streaming to your LAN or output using protocols for Facebook and Youtube. 

  • 2SDI /  2 HDMI Input up to 3G-SDI @1080 60p
  • Low Latency & Low bit rate (2~14Mbps)
  • Support CBR/VBR control mode
  • LCD & Web controlled, updated via Web
  • Support UDP/RTP (Unicast/Multicast), HLS,
  • 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 Chroma 
Model Selection

H-SPARTAN-2 2 HD/SD-SDI / 2 HDMI ( selectable ) professional streaming encoder

H-SPARTAN-1 1 HD/SD-SDI / 1 HDMI ( selectable ) professional streaming encoder

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IPTV distribution over LAN most of the time utilizes UDP or RTP Multicast protocol because it allows point-to-multipoint video & audio distribution. This protocol allows smart IP broadcast over a LAN, essentially any IP device can receive that encoded MPEG TS stream generated by the IPTV encoders. 
As an example, you can receive those streams on Smart TV's equipped with a UDP decoding application or software; on PCs and most popular app is VLC player, but using PC's are very inconvenient when we want to convert those to an HDMI output so you can display them on the TV's or Monitors on the network. In those cases we recommend that you use IPTV STB's which are essentially IP to HDMI converters.
Thor has IPTV to HDMI decoders available :
Input 2 x HDMI, 2 x 3G-SDI
Output 1 x RJ45, 1Gbps IP Streaming,
Protocols: UDP/RTP (Unicast/Multicast) / HLS
Control LCD with 6 keys & 1 x RJ45 (Web NMS)
Video Encoding
Format HD:H.264 AVC/[email protected]
Resolution Input: 1080 50/60p, 1080 50/60i,
720 50/60p, 480i, 576i
Output: up to 1080p30
Bitrate HDMI: 2~14Mbps
SDI: 2~14Mbps
Rate Control CBR/VBR
Chroma Sample 4:2:0, 4:2:2
GOP Structure IBBP
Audio Encoding
Format Mpeg1L2, AAC, Dolby AC3
Bitrate 64 ~ 384Kbps
Sample Rate 44.1 KHz, 48.0 KHz
Power Supply DC 12V 2A
Display LCD panel @ 2 x 16 characters
Dimension 220 x 206 x 44mm
Weight 1000g
for operating
Temperature: 5°C- 40°C
Relative Humidity: 80% @ 30°C


Question and Answers

An HD SD 3 G SDI IP encoder is a device that converts video signals from SDI (Serial Digital Interface) to IP (Internet Protocol) format. This allows the video signal to be transmitted over an IP network, such as the internet or a local area network (LAN).

To use an HD SD 3 G SDI IP encoder commercially on an IPTV network, you would need to connect the device to a video source (such as a camera) using an SDI cable, and then connect the device to the IPTV network using an Ethernet cable. You can then use software or a streaming platform to control the device and transmit the video signal over the IPTV network using multicast distribution.

Multicast distribution is a method of transmitting a single video signal to multiple devices on a network simultaneously. This allows the video to be efficiently distributed to a large number of viewers without using excessive bandwidth. To use multicast distribution on an IPTV network, the IPTV provider must support multicast and the network must be configured to support it.

UDP multicast is a method of sending a single data packet to a group of recipients on a network. It uses the User Datagram Protocol (UDP) to transmit data packets to a group of recipients who have joined a specific multicast group.

To use UDP multicast, the sender sends the data packet to a multicast address, which is a special type of IP address that identifies a group of recipients. When a device receives the packet, it checks the destination address to determine if it is a member of the specified multicast group. If it is, the device processes the packet and delivers the data to the appropriate application. If it is not a member of the multicast group, the device discards the packet.

UDP multicast is useful for applications that need to send data to a large number of recipients simultaneously, such as video streaming or online gaming. It allows for efficient transmission of data by eliminating the need for the sender to send separate packets to each recipient.

Video over IP HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) is a method of transmitting video data over an IP network using the HLS protocol. HLS is a streaming protocol that breaks the video content into small segments and transmits them over the internet using HTTP.

To transmit video over IP HLS, the sender encodes the video content into HLS format and sends it to a server. The server then transmits the video segments to the recipients over the internet.

Recipients can access the video content by using an HLS-compatible player, such as a media player or web browser, and connecting to the server using the video's URL. The player retrieves the video segments from the server and plays them back in sequence, providing a seamless streaming experience.

Video over IP HLS can be used for a variety of applications, such as live streaming and video on demand. It is commonly used for transmitting video over the public internet, as it allows for efficient transmission of data and can be accessed using a wide range of devices and players.

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