Frequent Asked Questions



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What kind of a computer is needed ? How much CPU and RAM are needed ?
We do recommend Dell rack servers (PowerEdge R210II). However any computer with a free PCI Express 1X slot or higher will do as Gigabyte GA-H81M-S1 mainboard. As an encoder H.265 needs 8 hyperthreads at 3.6 GHz. As a Player 1 core/2 hyperthreads at 3.4 GHz and RAM than the encoders is enough even for Full HDTV H.265.

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What models of Black Magic cards can be used ?
Any PCI Express model that supports the latest drivers 10.5 (Decklink series and Intesity Pro 4K). Just select according to your needs.

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What operating system or drivers do we need ?
The images you can download and test for free in our download area already contains all drivers and operating system needed for a perfect operation. although the underlying OS is a Debian 8, you could access the configuration of it thru any computer or device with a browser in an easy and intuitive way.

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What kind of Internet connection is needed ?
You can use any public internet connection with enough bandwidth for the uploading and downloading bitrates configured. Every encoder and player software comes with a basic version of the Zero Lantecy RTMP Server, so you could make point to point connections on local networks from any encoder to all of our players.

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What kind of matrices or tapeless workflow could be controlled ?
You will be able to control any matrix or workflow that uses RS232 connection to send and receive commands. You will have to use the same protocols on both sides, if you want this to work fine.

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How much cheaper is this method compared to satellite links ?
This alternative of contribution and distribution of television is about 100 times cheaper than satellite links. For point to point deployments is even cheaper (you will only have to pay for the hardware and one time licenses), your won't need to use external server services.

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What is the delay between encoder and receiver ?
On a typical ADSL connections would be about 1 second or less. Depending on the capacities of the network, this could even increased to no more than 2 seconds. In eventual point to point connections you could cope to latencies of 500 ms (0.5 s).

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Can I test it for FREE?
Of course you can. All of our software can be downloaded and tested it for free. Only players and decoders will work playing out continuoslly up to 7 minutes; enough to do some testing to see quality and viability, once passed the machine will block, and rebooting will be needed to test it again for the same time slot. For a player and a decoder to playout undefinitely will need a USB license crypto-key plugged in.

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How much a license cost ?
Class B licenses cost 100 euro (VAT excluded). Licenses Class A cost 200 euro (VAT excluded). Every license is paired with the hardware mainboard used.