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Two built-in DVB-S2 satellite tuners which can work in one of 3 predefined modes independently.

1. DLNA server mode

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NessieDVB acts as DLNA multimedia server. Main difference in comparision with DLNA servers running on NAS equipment is that NAS serve static multimedia files (like movies, music or photos) but NessieDVB serves live TV and Radio channels reception from satellite.

2. Virtual DVB-S2 tuner mode


For customers equipped with feature-rich satellite, terrestrial or cable set-top-boxes from DreamMultimedia, Dreambox 800, 8000 can be interested second mode - virtual DVB-S2 tuner mode. In this case, all configuration is done using well-know user interface directly inside set-top-box.

We are ready to cooperate with any set-top-box vendor who would like to add same possibility to their boxes.

This mode is also targeted to the users building theirs multimedia cente on Linux operating system. After installing our virtual tuner driver they can use any DVB-S/S2 player they want, including vdr (http://www.vdr.org), MythTV (http://www.mythtv.org), MeTV (http://www.metv.org), vlc (http://www.videolan.org), etc.

3. Multicast mode


This mode is dedicated to broadcasting of one or more particular channels from a given transponder (i.e. broadcasting frequency) to the local network. On the local network this stream can be received by any number of network devices like a personal computer, tablet or smartphone.


WHO CAN CONNECT One of main advantage is wide range of supported clients.

User can watch satellite TV or listen radio with personal computers (Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac/OS), with tablets (iPad, Android based) or even with smart phones (iPhone, Android based mobiles).


Additional supported devices are modern TV sets, networked media players and set-top-boxes.



+Technical specification
128 MB RAM
10/100 MDI-X Ethernet
Linux 2.6 operating system
2x DVB-S2 tuner
   DVB-S < 45 MSps,
   DVB-S2 QPSK < 36 MSps,
   8PSK < 31 MSps


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Czech republic


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NessieDVB can operate in three mutual exclusive modes. But because NessieDVB has two independent satellite tuners, user can configure every tuner independently.

1. Mode "multicast"
(IPTV multicast streamer)

+Multicast mode requires setting exact tv channels on NessieDVB. User has to scan required satellite position and transponder (i.e. frequency) and preset channels, which are then constantly transmitted to the local network using multicast transmission.

+On the client side there can be used any compatible client software, like vlc (www.videolan.org), mplayer, Microsoft Windows Media Player and others.


2. Mode "vtuner"
(virtual dvb tuner or dreamtuner)

+Vtuner mode acts as remote networked DVB tuner. On the client side there is some of compatible stb or linux PC with appropriate driver. Driver forms impression for upper layer applications that DVB satellite card is connected locally.

3. Mode "DLNA"
(DLNA server)

+DLNA mode switches one or both tuners to DLNA server. User can connect with any DLNA compatible device (TV set, media player, PC, tablet or even smart phone) and receive any preconfigured channel.