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- Linear Systems Ltd.'s web site's site map seems to make it
easier to navigate the site. Google seemingly wasn't indexing the site.
- Linear Systems seems to have quite a few different Broadcast
Boards available. These look to be branded DVEO boards (many or all
of the pictures show the word DVEO on the boards). There seems to be
mostly boards for DVB-ASI, ATSC (SMPTE 310M), and SDI (SMPTE 259M).
Caster is a pair of systems designed to receive ASI at one end, and
then transmit ASI at the other. In between them is some kind of IP based
network (probably using Gigabit Ethernet). The transmitter side of IP
Caster looks like it might be able to be used to send to other
appliances and software such as VideoLan.
Loop is a product that according to Computer Modules, uses Stream
Valve software, and seems like it has a full duplex DVEO DVB-ASI PCI
card in it.
Mux looks like it could be quite a nice, low cost, real time MPEG-2
transport stream multiplexer. The page says it supports MPEG SI tables
such as PAT's, PMT's etc..
looks like a low cost way to move content from one time zone to another,
keeping prime time content, in prime time for the new time zone (e.g. a
9PM show in the eastern time zone could be played out an hour later to
be 9PM in the next time zone oler).
- A variety of software
is available from Linear Systems.
- It seems that Linear Systems gives away their drivers, and some
SDK's for their cards at their downloads page.
- A variety of manuals are available for free download from Linear
Systems' Support -
Manuals page. Of particular interest is the Master
Technical Reference Manual which has quite a few details on the
features of many of the DVEO boards, their operation, how to qualify a
system, and even some introduction to DVB, MPEG and other broadcast
- The Support - Data
Sheets page seems to contain both Data Sheets and a few white
papers. Of paticular interest is discussions on high speed (AKA
throughput) data transfers, and information about overflows.